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Calendar

Aug
14
Fri
Music in the Gardens for Kids @ Kenan House Gallery
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Weekly starting July 31. Join us for a music series featuring Music with Miss Sara! Only $10 per family.

Bring a blanket and chairs and join us in the Kenan Center Gardens for a youth music by Miss Sara! Miss Sara is a board-certified music therapist and performing musician in Buffalo. She currently provides music therapy and music instruction with a variety of organizations throughout Western New York. TrueBean Coffee Co. will set up their pop-up shop with fresh brewed coffee & baked goods each week.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

These accessible music enrichment sessions will focus on movement, socialization, expression and communication and are great for ages 3-12 years old!

• July 31
• August 7
• August 14
• August 21

10am – 11am
Online registration preferred
$10 per family
Socially distanced class

Where will the music be? You can enter the Kenan Center campus from either 433 Locust St. or 95 Beattie Ave. You may park behind or adjacent to the Taylor Theater & Kenan Montessori Buildings. You will enter the gardens towards the Kenan Herb Club Shed. Music will be played off the back patio of the Taylor Theater.

In case of rain, programming will move to the Kenan Center Arena (195 Beattie Ave.)

 

Aug
20
Thu
Yoga in the Gardens @ Kenan House Gardens
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Weekly starting July 30. Come stretch during Yoga in the Gardens! Only $10 a person.

This outdoor class will be led by Peaceful Waters Yoga

  • July 30
  • August 6
  • August 13
  • August 21

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Save time at check in and complete this waiver in advance.

5:30 PM Check-In, class from 6-7 PM
Bring your own yoga mat
$10 per person
Online advance registration is preferred (click link above)
Socially distanced class

All Levels Yoga
A slow paced Hatha yoga class that is appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis, using language that is easy to follow. Instruction blends postures to increase flexibility, balance, and strength, while simultaneously calming the nervous system. Class will begin with breath awareness, move into the physical practice, and conclude with deep relaxation.

Where will the yoga be? You can enter the Kenan Center campus from either 433 Locust St. or 95 Beattie Ave. You may park behind or adjacent to the Taylor Theater & Kenan Montessori Buildings. You will enter the gardens towards the Kenan Herb Club Shed. Yoga will take place off the back patio of the Taylor Theater.

In case of rain, programming will move to the Kenan Center Arena (195 Beattie Ave.)

 

Aug
21
Fri
Music in the Gardens for Kids @ Kenan House Gallery
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Weekly starting July 31. Join us for a music series featuring Music with Miss Sara! Only $10 per family.

Bring a blanket and chairs and join us in the Kenan Center Gardens for a youth music by Miss Sara! Miss Sara is a board-certified music therapist and performing musician in Buffalo. She currently provides music therapy and music instruction with a variety of organizations throughout Western New York. TrueBean Coffee Co. will set up their pop-up shop with fresh brewed coffee & baked goods each week.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

These accessible music enrichment sessions will focus on movement, socialization, expression and communication and are great for ages 3-12 years old!

• July 31
• August 7
• August 14
• August 21

10am – 11am
Online registration preferred
$10 per family
Socially distanced class

Where will the music be? You can enter the Kenan Center campus from either 433 Locust St. or 95 Beattie Ave. You may park behind or adjacent to the Taylor Theater & Kenan Montessori Buildings. You will enter the gardens towards the Kenan Herb Club Shed. Music will be played off the back patio of the Taylor Theater.

In case of rain, programming will move to the Kenan Center Arena (195 Beattie Ave.)

 

Aug
29
Sat
Drive In Style Concert Series @ Kenan Center Campus
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Kenan Center presents Drive-In Style Concert Series! August 29 & September 26.

The Kenan Center is excited to launch Drive-In Style Concert Series, featuring two of WNY’s favorite bands; Handsome Jack (August 29) and Workingman’s Dead (September 26).

Please see information below on ticket sales (by the car ONLY) and our social distancing guidelines.

HANDSOME JACK

Saturday, August 29 | 4-7 p.m.
A rock band with a natural soulful boogie that remains rooted in raw blues.

Band website

Purchase tickets

WORKINGMAN’S DEAD

Saturday, September 26 | 4-7 p.m.
Grateful Dead music for deadheads, by deadheads.

Band website

Purchase Tickets

KENAN CENTER CAMPUS

Entrance ONLY: 195 Beattie Avenue, Lockport NY 14094

FULL LIST OF VENDORS ANNOUNCED SOON

TICKET PRICING:

VIP SECTION – $120 per car (6 people max)

  • Front Row Lot Parking
  • Access to VIP only picnic tables near stage (first come, first sit!)
  • 3:15 PM entrance time

MIDDLE SECTION – $100 per car (6 people max)

  • Middle Row Lot Parking
  • 3:30 PM entrance time

BACK SECTION – $80 per car (6 people max)

  • Back Row Lot Parking
  • 3:45 PM entrance time

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES

Purchase of Kenan Center Drive-In Style Concert Series tickets obligates all guests to agree to and abide by the rules of conduct stated below. Any guest who fails to comply with any of those conditions, at the discretion of management, will forfeit their right to remain on the premises, and will be ordered to leave without a refund. Social Distancing Guidelines are not optional, and are subject to change without notice.

NOTICE: Absolutely no refunds or exchanges will be granted on advance ticket purchases for any reason.

PARKING

All parking is designated by Kenan Center attendants. Management has final authority over where you may park. To comply with social distancing guidelines, all vehicles must park no closer than 6 feet from the vehicles parking next to you.

Sitting outside your vehicles in lawn chairs or in the back of a pickup truck is permitted, so long as you remain a minimum of 6 feet away from other guests. Face masks are not required unless you are in a public area within 6 feet of other guests.

All guests must remain inside or near their vehicles at all times, except for bathroom breaks or to visit food & craft vendors. All guests must wear a face mask whenever they are in a public area within 6 feet of other guests until further notice.

SMOKING

Smoking and vaping is not prohibited on the Kenan Center Campus.

NO IN-AND-OUT

Same day re-admission is not permitted.

SAFETY

Please keep children supervised and inside your vehicle at all times, with the exception of bathroom breaks.

FOOD VENDORS

Please limit Food Vendor visits to one person per vehicle due to social distancing restrictions. There will be monitored social distancing lines outside of each food vendor. All guests must wear a face mask when visiting the food vendor area until further notice.

RESTROOMS

Portable toilets will be available for emergency use only, one patron at a time, until further notice. An adult may accompany a young child to use the restroom if necessary.

Attendants will be sanitizing each portable toilet regularly. There will be monitored social distancing lines outside of the restroom.

All guests must wear a face mask when visiting the restroom until further notice.

Sep
2
Wed
Defiant Monkey: Improv Show @ Taylor Theater
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Defiant Monkey Improv
Improv Jams & Masters of Improv Shows

Defiant Monkey Improv is a two-person improvisational group featuring Karen Eichler and Andrew Spragge that creates on-the-spot theatre based on audience suggestions and participation, like you see on the TV show Whose Line Is It, Anyway? The team hosts a monthly “jam” where participants take part and a show where they take suggestions from the audience and then create one-of-a-kind theatre experience. Both events take place in the Taylor Theater. There is a $5 cost to participate in jams; $10 admission for shows. Click here to visit their website for tickets and information.

 

2020 Schedule

Show’s and Jam’s begin at 7:00PM

February

5 – Show

11 – Jam

 

March

4 – Show

10 – Jam

 

April

1 – Show

7 – Jam

 

May

6 – Show

12 – Jam

 

June

3 – Show

9 – Jam

 

July

1 – Show

7 – Jam

 

August

5 – Show

11 – Jam

 

September

2 – Show

8 – Jam

 

October

7 – Show

No Jam this Month

 

November

4 – Show

10 – Jam

 

December

2 – Show

8 – Jam

 

Sep
8
Tue
Defiant Monkey: Improv Jam @ Taylor Theater
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Defiant Monkey Improv
Improv Jams & Masters of Improv Shows

Defiant Monkey Improv is a two-person improvisational group featuring Karen Eichler and Andrew Spragge that creates on-the-spot theatre based on audience suggestions and participation, like you see on the TV show Whose Line Is It, Anyway? The team hosts a monthly “jam” where participants take part and a show where they take suggestions from the audience and then create one-of-a-kind theatre experience. Both events take place in the Taylor Theater. There is a $5 cost to participate in jams; $10 admission for shows. Click here to visit their website for tickets and information.

 

2020 Schedule

Show’s and Jam’s begin at 7:00PM

February

5 – Show

11 – Jam

 

March

4 – Show

10 – Jam

 

April

1 – Show

7 – Jam

 

May

6 – Show

12 – Jam

 

June

3 – Show

9 – Jam

 

July

1 – Show

7 – Jam

 

August

5 – Show

11 – Jam

 

September

2 – Show

8 – Jam

 

October

7 – Show

No Jam this Month

 

November

4 – Show

10 – Jam

 

December

2 – Show

8 – Jam

 

Sep
26
Sat
Drive In Style Concert Series @ Kenan Center Campus
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Kenan Center presents Drive-In Style Concert Series! August 29 & September 26.

The Kenan Center is excited to launch Drive-In Style Concert Series, featuring two of WNY’s favorite bands; Handsome Jack (August 29) and Workingman’s Dead (September 26).

Please see information below on ticket sales (by the car ONLY) and our social distancing guidelines.

HANDSOME JACK

Saturday, August 29 | 4-7 p.m.
A rock band with a natural soulful boogie that remains rooted in raw blues.

Band website

Purchase tickets

WORKINGMAN’S DEAD

Saturday, September 26 | 4-7 p.m.
Grateful Dead music for deadheads, by deadheads.

Band website

Purchase Tickets

KENAN CENTER CAMPUS

Entrance ONLY: 195 Beattie Avenue, Lockport NY 14094

FULL LIST OF VENDORS ANNOUNCED SOON

TICKET PRICING:

VIP SECTION – $120 per car (6 people max)

  • Front Row Lot Parking
  • Access to VIP only picnic tables near stage (first come, first sit!)
  • 3:15 PM entrance time

MIDDLE SECTION – $100 per car (6 people max)

  • Middle Row Lot Parking
  • 3:30 PM entrance time

BACK SECTION – $80 per car (6 people max)

  • Back Row Lot Parking
  • 3:45 PM entrance time

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES

Purchase of Kenan Center Drive-In Style Concert Series tickets obligates all guests to agree to and abide by the rules of conduct stated below. Any guest who fails to comply with any of those conditions, at the discretion of management, will forfeit their right to remain on the premises, and will be ordered to leave without a refund. Social Distancing Guidelines are not optional, and are subject to change without notice.

NOTICE: Absolutely no refunds or exchanges will be granted on advance ticket purchases for any reason.

PARKING

All parking is designated by Kenan Center attendants. Management has final authority over where you may park. To comply with social distancing guidelines, all vehicles must park no closer than 6 feet from the vehicles parking next to you.

Sitting outside your vehicles in lawn chairs or in the back of a pickup truck is permitted, so long as you remain a minimum of 6 feet away from other guests. Face masks are not required unless you are in a public area within 6 feet of other guests.

All guests must remain inside or near their vehicles at all times, except for bathroom breaks or to visit food & craft vendors. All guests must wear a face mask whenever they are in a public area within 6 feet of other guests until further notice.

SMOKING

Smoking and vaping is not prohibited on the Kenan Center Campus.

NO IN-AND-OUT

Same day re-admission is not permitted.

SAFETY

Please keep children supervised and inside your vehicle at all times, with the exception of bathroom breaks.

FOOD VENDORS

Please limit Food Vendor visits to one person per vehicle due to social distancing restrictions. There will be monitored social distancing lines outside of each food vendor. All guests must wear a face mask when visiting the food vendor area until further notice.

RESTROOMS

Portable toilets will be available for emergency use only, one patron at a time, until further notice. An adult may accompany a young child to use the restroom if necessary.

Attendants will be sanitizing each portable toilet regularly. There will be monitored social distancing lines outside of the restroom.

All guests must wear a face mask when visiting the restroom until further notice.

Jazz at the Taylor: Katy Miner Sextet @ Taylor Theater
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Katy Miner Sextet
The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook
Saturday, September 26 at 7:30PM – Get tickets here!

Oct
7
Wed
Defiant Monkey: Improv Show @ Taylor Theater
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Defiant Monkey Improv
Improv Jams & Masters of Improv Shows

Defiant Monkey Improv is a two-person improvisational group featuring Karen Eichler and Andrew Spragge that creates on-the-spot theatre based on audience suggestions and participation, like you see on the TV show Whose Line Is It, Anyway? The team hosts a monthly “jam” where participants take part and a show where they take suggestions from the audience and then create one-of-a-kind theatre experience. Both events take place in the Taylor Theater. There is a $5 cost to participate in jams; $10 admission for shows. Click here to visit their website for tickets and information.

 

2020 Schedule

Show’s and Jam’s begin at 7:00PM

February

5 – Show

11 – Jam

 

March

4 – Show

10 – Jam

 

April

1 – Show

7 – Jam

 

May

6 – Show

12 – Jam

 

June

3 – Show

9 – Jam

 

July

1 – Show

7 – Jam

 

August

5 – Show

11 – Jam

 

September

2 – Show

8 – Jam

 

October

7 – Show

No Jam this Month

 

November

4 – Show

10 – Jam

 

December

2 – Show

8 – Jam

 

Oct
13
Tue
Defiant Monkey: Improv Jam @ Taylor Theater
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Defiant Monkey Improv
Improv Jams & Masters of Improv Shows

Defiant Monkey Improv is a two-person improvisational group featuring Karen Eichler and Andrew Spragge that creates on-the-spot theatre based on audience suggestions and participation, like you see on the TV show Whose Line Is It, Anyway? The team hosts a monthly “jam” where participants take part and a show where they take suggestions from the audience and then create one-of-a-kind theatre experience. Both events take place in the Taylor Theater. There is a $5 cost to participate in jams; $10 admission for shows. Click here to visit their website for tickets and information.

 

2020 Schedule

Show’s and Jam’s begin at 7:00PM

February

5 – Show

11 – Jam

 

March

4 – Show

10 – Jam

 

April

1 – Show

7 – Jam

 

May

6 – Show

12 – Jam

 

June

3 – Show

9 – Jam

 

July

1 – Show

7 – Jam

 

August

5 – Show

11 – Jam

 

September

2 – Show

8 – Jam

 

October

7 – Show

No Jam this Month

 

November

4 – Show

10 – Jam

 

December

2 – Show

8 – Jam

 

For weather related closing information please click here.

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