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Museums

The City of Niagara Falls is home to multiple museums.  Visit the Niagara Falls History Museum to get information about them and their locations and operating hours.

Arts, Culture & Museum Committee

The Arts, Culture & Museum Committee endeavours to promote an awareness of and appreciation for arts, cultural, and heritage activities within our community. The committee looks forward to connecting you with many talented organizations and persons in our city. They host art shows, awards ceremonies, provide funding, hold capacity workshops and have links with various Community Groups.  Check out the Arts, Culture & Museum Committee page for details.

City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan

In 2015, City Council for Niagara Falls approved a Culture Plan to identify, leverage and strengthen the community’s cultural resources. It will result in a better awareness of the City’s cultural resources, an improved quality of life for residents, opportunities to recognize and develop the cultural sector as both a cultural asset and an economic engine, as well as create improved opportunities for artists and cultural organizations to network, and to showcase or exhibit their artistic talent.  We are in the process of getting the Culture Plan AODA compliant.  If you require such a copy please contact the city staff listed on this website. You can download a copy of the Plan here.

Culture Forum

In November of 2015, the first Cultural Summit was held at the MacBain Community Centre. The public, artists and cultural organizations were invited to participate in dialogue about the next steps in the City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan.  The results of those meetings will assist in the development of the short term goals for the Culture Plan. Thanks to the Niagara Community Foundation for their support of this summit.  The 2016 Forum will be held on October 13th at 7 p.m. at the MacBain Community Centre.  
Check out the notes from the 2016 meeting.

Arts & Culture - Wall of Fame

The Arts & Culture Committee's Purpose is to foster, develop and unite artistic and cultural activities in the community. Through an Arts & Culture Wall of Fame initiative the community will have the opportunity to celebrate the many outstanding accomplishments of its past and present citizens, as well as the works of art that reflect the best of Niagara Falls. View the inductees to the Wall of Fame.

Events Calendar

The City offers a Public Events Calendar for events happening in Niagara Falls.  View the events happening or submit your own community event to our calendar, free of charge. You can also visit CNiagara for a listing of culture events in the region.

Arts and Culture Events

Arbour Day

Friday, April 28, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Chippawa Lions Park

40 native trees will be planted at Chippawa Lions Park starting at 9am in celebration of Arbour Day. The Park in the City Committee, along with members from the Rotary Club of Niagara Falls Sunrise, Land Care Niagara, NPEI and various students will help plant the trees to support of our urban forest.

Arbour Day website link

Southern Fried- Tribute to the Legends of Southern Rock

Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:00 PM
4624 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario

This band has passion, plain and simple, as demonstrated in every performance. The members have dedicated themselves to accurately reproducing the music and the spirit of an undying era and the hard work has certainly paid off. Southern Fried is meant to be seen and heard. They are the type of band that provides you with a Live experience of Southern Rock.

Southern Fried- Tribute to the Legends of Southern Rock website link

A Literary Treat

Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Victoria Avenue Library, 4848 Victoria Avenue

Join us for an afternoon of coffee, tea, treats and literary delights with author Craig Davidson. Craig Davidson was born and grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario. He has published several books of literary fiction, including Rust and Bone, which was made into an Oscar-nominated feature film, and Cataract City, which was short listed for the Giller Prize. $5.00 Registration is required.

A Literary Treat website link

NFCF Presents: RANK & VILE XXX COMEDY SHOW

Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
4624 Queen Street

Kenny Robinson has been touring across North America for nearly four decades. He has shared the stage with the biggest names in comedy, including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jim Carrey, Norm McDonald, Tommy Chong, and Russell Peters. Darren Frost is famous for his completely and totally unfiltered, profane and opinionated brand of "in your face" social commentary.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. Relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality and maintaining or re-gaining your health. No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. Recommended for ages 16 and up. 20 Participants max, please come early to ensure a spot!

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series website link

FAIRY GARDEN/TERRARIUM WORKSHOP WITH NORAH LEGROS

Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
4848 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON

Bring a container no wider than 8" & any accessories that you would like in your garden. Norah will be giving tips on where to get inexpensive accessories. A succulent will be provided and a baggie with a soil mixture. Approx. fee $10 for members & $15 for non-members. Raffle/door prizes, flower show & refreshments. RSVP by May 1st to shannonmichelleb@live.com or to 905-329-7929.

FAIRY GARDEN/TERRARIUM WORKSHOP WITH NORAH LEGROS website link

Mark it Right

Saturday, May 13, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Chippawa Library, 3763 Main Street

Make your own bookmarks using simple techniques and fancy, Japanese and printed papers. $5.00 per person. Registration is required.

Mark it Right website link