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JANUARY 2021
 
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CALLS FOR ART / SUBMISSIONS 

CANNON PROJECT WALL

Deadline: January 16, 2021
Hamilton Artists Inc. is seeking proposals for the Cannon Project Wall, the 8×33 foot billboard on the side of our building. Located at the corner of James and Cannon Streets in downtown Hamilton, the billboard sees upwards of 10,000 vehicular and pedestrian traffic each day. They encourage proposals from local, national, and international artists working in any medium and at all levels of their careers. As an artist-run centre, they are interested in works that push artistic boundaries and engage with critical, conceptual and/or experimental thinking from diverse perspectives.
INFO


NIAGARA FALLS POETRY PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

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. 
NEWS
NIAGARA FALLS EXCHANGE (NFX) - CULTURAL HUB & MARKET
The old building has been demolished and ground breaking has begun!
See the video HERE!

NEW RELEASES

Niagara Falls author, Cat Wilson writes novels and short stories. If you like alien encounters, gruesome ghosts, morbid murderers or just the poor misunderstood, you will love Cat’s Tales of the Macabre.  If you like mysteries and whodunnit’s join her and her detectives on a Caribbean island. Grant Stone, and Blake Anthony solve their adventures of murder and mayhem. Check out her site: catwilsonmysteries.com for more details.

BOOK RELEASE “Savagely Noble”

Just released! Niagara Falls resident Scott G. Harvey's psychological novel titled “Savagely Noble.” Abandoned in an alienating world, Savagely Noble brings the reader on a voyage to connect individual and collective identities. As the expedition spirals out of control, this psychological thriller will make you question how best to live, what is real, and whether you’re truly free.  
Book review HERE
HAPPENINGS
NEW YEAR'S EVE COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA!
Ring in the New Year with a hilarious night of live stand up comedy direct to your living room featuring some of Canada's funniest comedians! We could all use a good laugh to end this crazy year and these comics are here to deliver the goods!

Featuring two of Niagara Falls finest- Levi Mann and Host David Green!!!
INFO
WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
3 million lights and dazzling displays that decorate the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands and streets across the city. 
The Festival lights will be on until January 10, 2021. Driving along the Niagara Parkway in your vehicle is the safest way to enjoy the OPG Winter Festival of Lights. www.WFOL.com

HIKING
Niagara Parks offers 15 kilometres of hiking footpaths through six different nature areas.
TRAIL MAPS


4680Q - LIVE - TALK SHOWS - EVENTS - PODCASTS: Broadcasting from the heart of Niagara Falls, Ontario. LINK to 4680Q.
UPPER SPACE 
Sign up and enjoy Concerts, podcasts, and more. Our programming extends beyond just the music and dives into the Martial Arts, Health and Wellness, Comedy, DJ spins and more! INFO

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 PUBLIC LIBRARY
As a result of the restrictions imposed on libraries, the following contactless services will be offered as of December 29, 2020:
Pick up of library materials on hold using Curbside Pick Up or Take & Go Pick Up 
Print Pick Up service for printing jobs free of charge (limits apply).
Virtual Programs
Visiting Library Service Delivery
Return boxes will be open at all locations. All items will continue to be quarantined upon their return.
INFO
A New Stamford Centre Library coming soon!
The Niagara Falls Public Library is thrilled to announce the renovation and expansion to the Stamford Centre Library in the Town & Country Plaza!


NIAGARA FALLS CAMERA CLUB
Check out the Weekly Challenges on their Facebook page. Join in!
LINK  
MUSEUMS / HISTORY
NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM 
IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
We will continue to offer a wonderful online experience. Check out the Museum website for lots of great videos and information.
WEBSITE

SYMBOLS & STORIES IN STONE – PART I
Since its establishment in 1883, Fairview Cemetery in Niagara Falls has gradually grown to stretch across over 77 acres of land. As the resting place of many Niagarans both prominent and “common”, it’s one of the Region’s best places to learn about local, regional, and national histories. Join the Niagara Falls Museum and historian Adam Montgomery for part one of a two-part series as we explore some of the most interesting stones and stories Fairview holds.
Video will be released at 7pm on January 7, click here to watch: https://youtu.be/7LLog46PHT4
Online Event
January 7, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SYMBOLS & STORIES IN STONE – PART II
Part two of our series on Fairview Cemetery in Niagara Falls continues our journey with the Niagara Falls Museum and historian Adam Montgomery. In this video, we explore more of the interesting people, organizations, and stories commemorated through the cemetery’s thousands of monuments.
Video will be released at 7pm on January 14, click here to watch: https://youtu.be/UJnXD-JPZQI 
Online Event
January 14, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WINTER FILM SERIES:
NEWSHOUNDS ON SCREEN
– JOURNALISM AT STAKE

His Girl Friday (Howard Hanks, 1940, 1 hr/32 mins.) Rated PG
Screwball comedy: Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) navigates a male newsroom, banters with a clever editor (Cary Grant), and chases a serious story. 
Options for Viewing: Prime Video Streaming Service, CTV Movies App (Free) St. Catharines Public Library Loan, Rent on Apple TV ($4.99)
Link to Movie Matters Talk (video will drop on January 28 @ 7pm): https://youtu.be/SZn-pj06jmc

 
Online Event
January 28, 2021 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

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.

A PEEK IN THE STUDIO
NIAGARA FALLS ARTIST’S STUDIO PEEK
WITH
DILLON DOUGLAS & CHRIS LOUIS
(KRANK MEDIA HOUSE) 

See images HERE
WRAP UPS
NIAGARA FALLS FARMERS MARKET
The market is now closed for the season. This year saw a whopping 60% increase in attendance to over 28,000 visitors! Congrats to the people who put it together and thanks go out to all those who participated this year! See you next year!

Interested in becoming a vendor in 2021?
The vendor application form will be available in March 2021 on 
niagarafalls.ca

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