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Your donation to the 2014 Annual Appeal Campaign is greatly appreciated! To contribute online, click here.

The Kenan Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Kenan Center Business Office and Montessori Preschool will be closed Nov. 28-30; the Kenan House will be open Sat, Nov. 29 from 2-6 pm for the Historic Homes Holiday Tour. Programs inthe Arena will take place as scheduled.


Historic Homes Holiday Tour: November 29

Hosted by Explore Buffalo, the holiday tour of homes will be held in conjunction with Christmas on the Canal and Light Up Lockport. Tour cost is $25/person; reservations can be made at Mills Jewelers and the Historic Palace Theatre. Tickets and map may be picked up at the Kenan Center the day of the event. Hours: 2-6 pm. For more information go to: Explore Buffalo.

Kenan Center Montessori Preschool: Fundraiser at Monkey See, Monkey Do!

Shop from November 28-December 6, and a percentage of all your purchases will benefit the Kenan Center Montessori Preschool. Several special events are scheduled at the store, including "Animals' Santa Party with Hawk Creek Wilflide Center" on Thursday, December 4 from 6:30-8 pm. Friends of the Kenan Center are free--simply let them know if you attend that you're supporting the Kenan Center. For information or to schedule a personal tour of the Preschool, call the Kenan Center Business Office at 433-2617. Click here for more details.

2nd Annual Holiday Gala

Break our your dancing shoes! The 2nd annual Holiday Gala takes place Saturday, December 13 from 6:30-midnight at the Lockport Town & Country Club. There will be an open bar from 6:30-7:30 pm followed by a buffet-style dinner of sumptuous fare. Music by The All Star Band. Black tie optional. Tickets: $75 individual; $150/couple at the Kenan Center Business Office. Proceeds from the Gala will benefit the Kenan Center Montessori Preschool.

Winter Soccer Registration

Applications for the winter session can be downloaded now from the Soccer page. If your child is a current player, you will receive an application in the mail. Online registration is now available--links are located on the Soccer page. Deadline for registration is December 19. For questions regarding cancellation and rescheduling of games/practices due to weather, please call the Arena office at 433-2619.

4th Annual Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest, January 24:
Tickets Now On Sale!

Chosen two years in a row Buffalo Spree Magazine as one of the "HOT FIVE" events of January! The event features more than 30 wineries, breweries, restaurants, and specialty/gourmet food vendors. Plus, every ticket includes a $5 food voucher! Also raffle baskets, 50/50 split, live music, and wine for sale by the bottle. Online tickets are on sale now; tickets can also be purchased at the Kenan Center Arena and Business Office starting November 21. Watch for 2015 updates at

RENTALS: Book Now for Your Special Event or Party

The Kenan Center is the perfect setting for a wedding, reception, meeting, or private party. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available. Summer dates are limited and fill up quickly. To learn more about fees and amenities, contact Alyssa Neglia at 433-2617. Click here to read more and download a brochure.

Check out videos of Kenan Center events on our YouTube channel!

Be Here! Upcoming Kenan Center Events & Programs:


November 28-December 6: Montessori Preschool Fundraiser at Monkey See Monkey Do

December 5 Annual Volunteer Recognition Party

December 13 Holiday Gala


January 11 GALLERY: MANmade Art: A Cross-Generational Survey

January 24 SPECIAL EVENT: Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest

Winter Closing

Weather-related Closings The Kenan Center (Business Office and Gallery) and Preschool are closed when the Lockport Schools are closed due to weather. Events scheduled for days when the Center is closed due to weather may still take place. Please refer to local TV stations for event cancellations. You can also call the Kenan Center Business number at 433-2617 for a recorded voicemail message about cancellations. The Kenan Arena and recreational programs may take place even if the Center is closed. If you have children in a program that is cancelled, you will be contacted. You can also call the Arena at 433-2619 to inquire if a program is cancelled. Generally, a decision to cancel a recreational program is made in the afternoon of a weather-related event. Promoters of special events not hosted by the Kenan Center that are cancelled due to weather are responsible for informing the public about the cancellation of their event. Again, we recommend watching your local news channel for event cancellations.

The Kenan Center is proud to be a member of the Cultural Alliance of Niagara promoting Niagara County's arts and cultural organizations as tourist, recreation and education destinations to the world. To learn more about CAN member organizations, go online to

433 Locust St, Lockport, NY 14094 * 716-433-2617

Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

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