Do you know someone who has made a difference in the cultural community of Niagara Falls?
Nominated them for the Stamford Collegiate Alumni Association Award In Memory of Barbara Frum.
First awarded in 1992, the Barbara Frum Award is presented to an individual or an organization who has enhanced the quality of our lives by virtue of their "outstanding contribution to fostering and developing arts and culture opportunities in Niagara Falls.
The Barbara Frum Nomination Form is available in online HERE.
Deadline is October 2nd.
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 installationof 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.
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.
HEREis a video on making a poppy by Yarnspirations
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.
ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL
Exhibition Assistance Programme
Current Deadline— THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER 2020
Grant Amount Minimum $500, Maximum $2000
Plan that project NOW! This program assists with the artists’ costs related to the presentation of artwork in a confirmed, public exhibition. For Ontario-based visual artists, craft artists, media artists and artist collectives who have a confirmed, upcoming public exhibition.
presentation costs, including framing, display structures, mounting and installation hardware and supplies and construction of structural elements specific to an installation
audio-visual presentation equipment
technical and installation expenses and fees, including the cost of preparing or documenting artwork to present in a virtual/online exhibition
Thur 10 Sept + Camp Cataract catering THE WAY OF THE DRAGON
1972, Hong Kong. Directed by Bruce Lee. 90 min. R
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them. TRAILER
Fri 11 Sept IL BOOM
Italy, 1963. Directed by Vittorio De Sica. 88 min.
Presented in Italian with English Subtitles.
During the economic boom of Italy a man tries desperately to maintain a high standard of living for his family. TRAILER
Sat 12 Sept CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL MAGAZINE
USA, 2019. DIrected by Scott Crawford. 75 min. NR
Ripping back the curtain on legendary rock rag CREEM Magazine's wild and disruptive newsroom; a dysfunctional band of unruly outsiders who weren’t all that different from the artists they covered. TRAILER
Thu 17 Sept ANIMAL CRACKERS
USA, 1930. DIrected by Victor Heerman. 97 min. 14A
Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding. TRAILER
Fri 18 Sept DISAPPEARANCE ON CLIFTON HILL
Canada, 2019. Directed by Albert Shin. 100 min. 14A
After several years away, Abby (Tuppence Middleton) returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls when her mother passes away, leaving Abby and her younger sister Laure (Hannah Gross) the family business, the Rainbow Motel.
Abby has a memory of a day their family spent on the river, when Abby was by herself in the woods, and saw an injured boy being kidnapped. TRAILER
Sat 19 Sept BLOODY NOSE EMPTY POCKETS
USA, 2020. Directed by Bill Ross, Turner Ross. 99 min. NR
Patrons and staff enjoy their last night in a Las Vegas bar that's shutting down. TRAILER
HOUSE OF HAUNT
Saturday Night Concerts with The House of Haunt
A night of frightening Psychobilly. Sept 19
Party in the Park. Sept 27 INFO4680Q - LIVE - TALK SHOWS - EVENTS - PODCASTS: Broadcasting from the heart of Niagara Falls, Ontario. 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
NIAGARA FALLS FARMERS MARKET
New temporary location at the MacBain Centre
Physical distancing and other health & safety measures in place
Open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. FACEBOOK
NIAGARA FALLS CAMERA CLUB
Check out the Weekly Challenges on their Facebook page. Join in!
New challenge every Wednesday LINK
QUEEN STREET DOWNTOWN
Pop-Up on the Promenade Queen Street Vendor Market Series!
Numerous artisan and craft vendors that appeal to the whole family. This will be something you definitely don’t want to miss! COVID-19 protocols followed. On the Queen St Promenade.
Sept 5 & 12, 5 - 9pm INFO
Join us at 8pm (sunset hour) every Wednesday at the Queen Street Promenade to watch your favourite movies with the whole family!Movie Night Schedule
Take a Seat on Queen Art Show! 8 artists will each create an original art piece on pinewood lawn chairs. An online competition to win a $150 follows! Catch live painting & music and relax in the Queen St. Promenade! FREE. Stage 3 protocols.
Sept 18, 5pm INFO
Camp Cataract is thrilled to present the RETURN of COMEDY Night Show hosted by local favourite Joel van Vliet!
Featuring stand-up and a bit of musical comedy from the best of Niagara and Beyond. Every other Wednesday! You don't want to miss it! Wed Sept 16 INFO
Improv Niagara performing LIVE improv comedy, on the patio at Camp Cataract.
All the safety protocols.
Space is limited. Get your tickets online now!
Sept 19. INFO
FALL INTO NORMALITY CONCERT SERIES
4 concerts coming to Taps Brewhouse outdoors. Stage 3 protocols in place.
Sept 20 , 27, Oct 4, 11 INFO
ROAD WAVES + JIN + BROOKE GEORGENEAU
Social-distance friendly concert right on the Queen Street Promenade!
LIVE MUSIC, BEER GARDEN by Camp Cataract, COFFEE/DESERTS by Third Space Café + ARTISAN VENDORS!
FREE! Sept 26 INFO
NIAGARA FALLS NIGHT OF ART – QUEEN STREET EDITION! September 17 - 20, 2020
The City of Niagara Falls is proud to host the 9th annual Niagara Falls Night(s) of Art-Queen Street Edition! This year things will need to be a bit different, including the location. We are very excited to be partnering with the Queen Street BIA to bring art to the Queen Street Promenade (St Lawrence to Chrysler). The event will run for four days and features large scale street, window and video installations. Taking a hiatus from performances and vendors for 2020, just come and enjoy some amazing art on an urban streetscape while supporting local Queens Street businesses.
MUSEUMS / HISTORY
NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM IS NOW OPEN!
5810 Ferry Street
Opening September 25, “North Is Freedom”, an evocative photographic essay by Canadian photographer Yuri Dojc which celebrate the lives of the descendants of freedom-seekers who escaped slavery in the US in the years before the American Civil War. Sept 26- Jan 10 INFOTHE FORTS OF NIAGARA
Two of the oldest European sites in Niagara are located 40kms apart, at both ends of the Niagara River. Fort George and Fort Erie are lasting reminders of the European movement into what we now know as Niagara.
These two structures have been burned down, occupied, reconstructed and much more. Parks Canada and the Niagara Parks Commission own and operate these reminders of our history and during this discussion, we will explore their history, the stories behind the walls and the people who share this history. Join us as we speak to Travis Hill, Site Manager of Old Fort Erie and Peter Martin, Visitor Experience Product Development Officer from Fort George to learn more about these great sites.
Click on the link to register on Zoom: HERE
September 3, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FALL FILM SERIES: HEROIC JOURNEYS – BLACK HISTORIES ON SCREEN
Bi-weekly the Museum will screen a pre-recorded Movie Matters Talk @ 7pm with Joan Nicks. She will explore the films sharing insights on narrative and documentary style, heroic characterization, and cultural meaning. We recommend screening the films from the comfort of your own home before tuning into Joan’s talk. See complete film series program for details: HERE
September 24 @ 7pm – Selma | Ava DuVernay, 2014, U.S. Rated PG
Shot on location, a drama-bio of Martin Luther King’s iconic role in the Civil Rights movement and the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
Options for Viewing: NF & St. Catharines Public Library Loan, Prime Video Streaming Service, Rent on Amazon Prime ($3.99), Rent on Apple TV ($4.99)
September 24, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
History@Home: BRINGING THE MUSEUM TO YOU!
Spend some time online with us today as these short videos highlight the Museum's collection and the history of our famous City. Annie Edson Taylor! Blondin! Bridges and more! LINKS
The Niagara Falls History Museum is seeking donations of items that will help us document this defining moment of our time.
Museums collect objects and stories that help people learn from and connect with the past. Niagara Falls is a beloved hometown and an international destination connecting with people both near and far. We want to hear from our friends at home and around the world with stories of the pandemic that relate to our City.
Some examples of things we might collect: Photographs, drawings, paintings, signs, posters, scrapbooks, videos, poems, music, journals & letters postcards, flyers etc. You tell us what matters. Items can be digital or analogue. DETAILS
EMPATHIC TRADITIONS: NIAGARA'S INDIGENOUS LEGACY
The Niagara Falls Museums teamed up with Landscape of Nations 360⁰ to create an exciting new virtual exhibition that explores the Museums’ collections of Indigenous artifacts as curated through the perspective of Indigenous curators and their allies.
Featured objects selected from the Indigenous collections of the Niagara Falls History Museum reveal the presence of Indigenous peoples, their art and history in the region, extending back to the earliest human inhabitation of the region. From the Paleoindian Period reaching back 13,000 years, through the Archaic and Woodland Periods, to European contact and modern times, Indigenous peoples have always been an essential part of Niagara.
NIAGARA FALLS VIRTUAL ART SHOW AND COMPETITION
The Niagara Falls Art Show & Competition is our Annual event to honour and reward local talents in Visual Art.
This collection showcases the various artworks from digital to traditional mediums of local talent. The competition ran virtually on our social platforms from August 2nd to Thursday August 26th with the public having the option to vote for the People's Choice Award.
Congrats to all the artists and the recipients of awards.
Audience Choice- Debra Farnum
Digital Art- Falynn Shaw
Judges Choice- Zorica
Mayors Award- Sara Lou Stewart EVENT PAGE