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The Gallery will be open Saturday, September 20 from 2-5 pm. It will be closed Sunday, September 21 for a Tea & Tour with Coni Minneci. Admittance is by pre-reservation only, and must be made by 5 pm Friday. Phone calls cannot be taken on weekends. Regular Gallery hours resume on Monday, September 22.

The Kenan Center is proud to present the third of our solo exhibits featuring women artists of Western New York. This exhibit focuses on the work of painter Coni Minneci and will include her entire series, A to Z: An Historical Survey of Women Artists, along with a collection of Niagara Falls scenics and other landscapes. Artist's reception, Sunday, September 7, 2-5 pm. Gallery hours: M-F, Noon-5 pm; Sat & Sun, 2-5 pm. Read more.

Rapunzel with Missoula Children's Theatre, October 14-18

MCT is back for a 12th year to present a week-long residency that culminates in two musical productions featuring a cast of local young performers. Visit the Arts page for details on the Group Audition, October 14, and performance date and times.

Fall Registration Continues This Week

Registration for the fall session will continue through September 25. There are limited spaces in the Colt divison (ages 5-7) and Pony division (ages 7-8). Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Once spots are filled, registrations will be accepted on a waiting list. Visit the Soccer page, for schedules and standings. For questions regarding schedules, or cancellation of games/practices due to weather, please call the Arena office at 433-2619.

OPENING SOON! Revolution Training & Fitness Center in the Arena!

Under the direction of pro trainer Gina Nowak, Revolution will offer a full range of personal and group training as well as popular classes like Zumba, Yoga, and Pilates. Grand opening is slated for September 28. Watch the local paper for more details. (Revolution Training & Fitness Center is independently owned and operated. Information regarding membership and classes, and who to contact, will be posted when it becomes available.)

Children & Music Together with Mary Dunn

The fall schedule for Children & Music Together is now available on the Education page. Registrations are now being accepted through September 25.

Kenan Center Montessori Preschool

Spaces are currently available for the program beginning in fall. For information, call the Kenan Center Business Office at 433-2617. The Kenan Center's Montessori Preschool provides multi-sensory, multi-age group learning that's hands-on and child-centered. The program is half-day, 5 days a week. Click here for more details.

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.

Download our Fall 2014 Issue of Be Here

The Kenan Center's 4 page guide to programming and events is now in color! You can receive a copy by mail twice a year as a member. Membership also includes discounted fees on selected programs, including soccer and preschool, advance announcements of gallery exhibits, postcard mailing for 100 American Craftsmen, and the Kenan Center newsletter. Additional benefits are ofered at higher levels. To learn more, visit our Membership page.

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Be Here! Upcoming Kenan Center Events & Programs:


September 21 Tea & Tour with Coni Minneci

September 28 Grand Opening: Revolution Fitness & Training Center


October 2 SPECIAL EVENT: Whimsical Sculpture Unveiling. 5:30 pm. Kenan Arena.

October 4 & 5 SPECIAL EVENT: Niagara Apple Fest

October 9 Quilters' Guild Meeting/Program

October 14 KAC program: Arborist Brian Sayers

October 14 GROUP AUDITION: Missoula Children's Theatre

October 18 Rapunzel with Missoula Children's Theatre

October 18 Quilters' Guild Workshop

October 19 OPENING: Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society National Exhibition

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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