Enriching lives by providing the community with cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities.
This year, the Kenan Center celebrated its 50th anniversary of serving the community with arts, education and recreation programs. How the Kenan Center came into existence, and the legacy of Lockport businessman and philanthropist William R. Kenan, Jr., is detailed in an eight-page story in the fall issue of Western New York Heritage Magazine, co-written by Kenan staff members, Rikki Cason and Elaine Harrigan. Read the story here.
Reserve your seat for our special holiday “Crafts Uncorked” night, December 4, to create a decorative sign while sipping wine. Advance registration required.
We’ve added new membership levels with great benefits! Join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary, and become a member or renew your membership, today. For more details, visit our Membership page.
Join us October 22 as we kick off a new story hour series with a fun Halloween twist! Crafts, activities & Trick or Treating, too!
Our popular painting and wine events return for three dates, September 13, 20 and 27. Three different projects! Register now!
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Adapted from the bestselling Young Adult Book by Barbara Robinson. December 7 & 8 and 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m.; December 8 & 17, at 3:00 p.m. All performances take place in the Kenan Center Taylor Theater. Ample free parking is available onsite. Tickets are $14/$12 members; for children age 12 and under, $10/$8 members. To purchase, visit the Kenan Center Business Office, call 433-2617 to charge by phone, or go online to Ticketleap. Directed by Peg Merrill. Presented by The Carriage House Players in partnership with the Kenan Center.
The Kenan Center soccer program offers a 4-year-old clinic, and league play for ages 5-17. Forms are mailed to recent participants, or can be picked up at the Kenan Arena Office. You can also download a form on the soccer page. Links for online registration will be posted soon. Deadline to register is December 15.
Children & Music with Mary Dunn uses music to encourage early learning and creativity in young children. Music is the means, not the goal. American Sign Language and Toddler Yoga incorporated into classes. Mary Dunn, instructor, has taught a children’s music program at the Kenan Center for more than 21 years. For information, contact Mary Dunn at 531-3104. Fee: $110 Kenan members/$120 non-members. Deadline to register is September 29.
The World Around Us. For ages 15 months – 3 1/2 years. 10 weeks beginning October 3 for Tuesday classes; October 4 for Wednesday classes. Tuesdays, 9:30-10:15 AM; Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 AM. Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15 AM; Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 AM.
TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES. Call 433-2617 to charge by phone or visit the Kenan Center Business Office, M-F, 9 am-4:30 pm. All class fees are due at the time of registration.
REFUND POLICY. 100% refunded up to 7 days before a one-day class/workshop or first week of a multi-week class. No refunds if less than 7 days prior to the class starting date. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.
The Kenan Center offers scholarships that allow those in need the opportunity to participate in our programming. Contact the Business Office at 433-2617 to request a scholarship form.