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MAY 2020
 
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Niagara Falls Culture

 
Niagara Falls Culture is trying to find ways to support you through COVID-19. Everything is still very much in flux at this point and, until we've weathered this, it will be difficult to comprehend the full extent of how this situation has affected our community. We recognize that the COVID-19 crisis will impact everyone's lives and organizations / operations / businesses going forward. 
  • Please keep us informed of your cultural updates as we can assist with posting any online events/outreach or content.
If you have questions or comments, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Email is the best way to contact us as we work from home as much as possible. You can reach us at culture@niagarafalls.ca
We hope you stay safe, healthy and creative.
COVID -RESOURCES FOR THE ARTS
Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: LINK 
Canadian Heritage’s FAQs : LINK 
Canada Council for the Arts’ FAQs: LINK 
CALLS FOR ART / SUBMISSIONS

DIGITAL ORIGINALS $5000 MICRO INNOVATION GRANTS

Artists, groups or organizations can either adapt their existing work or create a new work for digital dissemination to the Canadian public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital Originals offers a $5,000 micro innovation grant from the Canada Council.
Create an account and applicant profile now if you do not have one. INFO

THE POPPY PROJECT
The Poppy Project is a collaborative community ART PROJECT by the Niagara Falls History Museum in conjunction with Stick 'N Needles Guild. The Museum is inviting you to work on this large scale installation of knit and crochet poppies to drape over the exterior of the Museum for Remembrance Day. 

The public is asked to create these poppies at home or at the Museum at regularly scheduled events throughout 2020.

  • July 28, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
  • August 25, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
  • September 22, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Members of the Stick’N Needles Guild will be on hand to help participants with the poppy patterns. Coffee, tea and yarn will be provided at these events, but please bring your own needles or hook if you have them.  INFO

NIAGARA FALLS POETRY PROJECT
Dedicated to the poetry of Niagara Falls – the waterfalls, river, city, people, and history. A section of the site is also being developed to showcase Niagara poets. The very first poem that contains a reference to Niagara Falls is by Le Sievr de la Franchise, published in 1604. 
Read Poetry HERE
Submissions of original poems about Niagara Falls are welcome and can be sent via this LINK . If you are a Niagara Falls poet please indicate that you live in Niagara Falls.


THE BANISTER 35th Annual Poetry Anthology Contest
The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association is holding its 35th Annual Poetry Anthology contest for residents of Ontario. 
Deadline: May 31. INFO

HAPPENINGS
Coming this weekend to your neighbourhood!
 
Beginning May 1st, the Crush the Curve Caravan will tour the neighbourhoods of Niagara Falls to brighten your day and thank you for staying home and keeping safe. Wave and cheer on the cars from your windows and porches! Dance to the music as the Crush the Curve Caravan passes! Be sure to share your Caravan photos using #CrushTheCurveCaravan for a chance to win daily prizes! 
 
Check out our event page for maps, schedules and contest details. INFO
NIAGARA FALLS CAMERA CLUB
Check out the Weekly Challenges on their Facebook page. Join in!
-New challenge every Wednesday
-Post as often as you like, everyday or once a week
-Most importantly HAVE FUN LINK
4680Q - LIVE - TALK SHOWS - EVENTS - PODCASTS: 
David Green's Tiktok video just hit 100,000 views! David is the host of the award winning talk show “Live on Queen with David Green”. LINK to Video Laughs. LINK to 4680Q.
NIAGARA FALLS - THEN & NOW
A Photographic Journey Through The Years
Discover historical Niagara Falls with photographs from our Local History Collection.
Browse the site or hit the streets with our interactive map! INFO
DOODLES WITH DRE
Daily 3 PM start time  🌸 Kid Friendly 🌸
Live on Facebook (add Andrea Letourneau) & Instagram💕 (letourneau.art) or Youtube HERE

NIAGARA FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Online Events Hosted by NFPL
Facebook Online Storytime
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays @ 10:30 A.M.
Join the Niagara Falls Public Library as they perform rhymes and songs, read storybooks and teach you fun activities you can do at home.
Facebook Maker Programs
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 10:30 A.M.
Makers are people who build, design, invent, and create. Join on Facebook while they explore all sorts of materials, and projects.
NFPL Facebook page LINK.


JUNKIE out now!
The Mandevilles new Video for "JUNKIE" was filmed at Camp Cataract! Check it out and see some of your friends HERE.


SHOWCASE NIAGARA
Amazing Niagara musicians gather for online Showcase Series!!!
Read ARTICLE
Watch and Listen on Showcase Niagara's Facebook page! May 6, 13 & 20 7pm LINK
DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL – digital giveaway!
On May 5th, Elevation Pictures will be releasing Disappearance at Clifton Hill and we have access to free copies.   
When Abby (Middleton) returns home following the death of her mother she becomes obsessed with fragmented memories of a kidnapping she claims to have witnessed as a child. Abby’s younger sister (Gross), Laure’s tense relationship with her sibling is tested as Abby’s obsession grows out of control.  
What the synopsis above doesn’t mention, is that the city of Niagara Falls is in pretty much every scene.  
First come first served!! Email us HERE
MUSEUMS / HISTORY
NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM is closed until further notice.
A PEEK IN THE STUDIO
A PEEK IN THE STUDIO
JD Louis
A Creative Media Studio 
LINK
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