Arts & Culture

Night of Art 2015 showing the back of the Niagara Falls History Museum, artists in the Bike Parade and other activities taking place

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.

Culture Committee

The Culture 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 Culture 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.

 

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.

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.

Past Winners of the Barbara Frum Award

  • Wendy Leard (2019)
  • Angela Menotti (2018)
  • Elizabeth Manker (2017)
  • Micheal Madden (2016)
  • Philomena McCracken (2015)
  • Dr. John (Jock) Ainslie (2014)
  • Rick Rose (2013)
  • Derek Tidd (2012)
  • Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association (2011)
  • John Anstruther (2009)
  • Elizabeth Detlor (2008)
  • Anthony J. Smith (2007)
  • Nancy Zimmerman (2005)
  • Niagara Concerts (2004)
  • Carmen Dix (2003)
  • Frances Corfield (2002)
  • Marjorie Slinn (2001)
  • Hilda Corkum (2000)
  • Sherman Zavitz (1999)
  • Egidio (Ed) Fantinel (1998)
  • Pamela Robb (1997)
  • Ruth Redmond (1996)
  • Adam Daniel White (1995)
  • Norma Potter (1994)
  • George and Olive Seibel (1994)
  • William S. Smeaton (1993)

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

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

January 23 February 20 March 5 & 19 @ 7pm Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. Relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety. 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

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series

Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

For Love of Country and Men: Woman at War - Winter Film SeriesJanuary 30 @ 6:45pm WW II: Recruiting Canadian Women to Serve, a presentation by Joan Nicks. Screened in theatres and community halls across the country, recruitment films portrayed women as a special class crossing social lines to perform wartime roles. Presentation illustrated with visual materials of the period.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Trivia Night

Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

February 6 @ 7pmHow much useless trivia do you know? Useless facts are always full of odd surprises. Come waste a Thursday Night @ The Museum with a fun evening of laughter and random trivia!

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Trivia Night website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series

Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

February 13 @ 6:45pm WATERLOO BRIDGE (Mervyn LeRoy 1940, US) 1hr/48 mins. Rated PG Drama/romance set in WW I. A whirlwind courtship between a ballet dancer and a young British officer takes a desperate turn when she thinks he's been killed and descends into a world of prostitution. With Vivien Leigh in her first role since Gone with the Wind (1939) and Hollywood leading man, Robert Taylor.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series website link

Family Fun Day @the Museum

Monday, February 17, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

February 17 @ 10am-4pm FREE AdmissionSpend Family Day exploring biodiversity and habitat conservation @ the Museum! Join the Earth Rangers with their animal ambassadors for live animal shows at: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm Sponsored by Ontario Power Generation. Other activities include scavenger hunts, crafts, & FREE family portraits!

Family Fun Day @the Museum website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

February 20 March 5 & 19 @ 7pmJoin Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. 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

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series

Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

February 27 @ 6:45pm MILLIONS LIKE US (Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder 1943, UK) 1hr/43 mins.Rated PG Drama. Famous British actresses play women conscripted into industrial factory work during WW II. This morale-boosting propaganda film stands today as a record of Britain's war effort at home and women's fashion tastes of the period. Digitally restored print.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series website link