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

The Kenan House/Business Office will be closed starting at 2 pm Tues, Dec 30-28 and Dec 31-Jan 1. The House will be open Dec 29 & 30. Regular business hours resume Jan 5. The Montessori Preschool will be closed December 22-January 5. No activities take place on campus December 25 or January 1. Programs in the Arena will take place as scheduled.

4th Annual Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest, January 24

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. Watch for 2015 updates at

NEW! VIP Ticket! Less than 100 of these tickets are available for $50. Purchase includes reserved parking, early entry at 4 pm, a specially created gift bag, and $1 off the purchase of wine by the bottle from 4-5 pm. VIP tickets can be purchased online (service fee applies) or at the Business Office or Arena.

VINTAGE SPONSOR: Contracts Unlimited

BARREL SUPPORTERS: Julie Coy Agency-State Farm Insurance, Murphy Insurance Agency, Ulrich Sign Company, Kenan Arts Council, Kenan Quilters' Guild, Friends of the Kenan Herb Club, Kenan Center Board of Governors

MANmade Art: A Cross-Generational Survey, January 11-February 22

The Kenan Center presents an invitational exhibit featuring artistic works by men from across the Buffalo-Niagara region. Opening reception, Sunday, January 11, 2-5 pm. The Gallery will be closed January 19 and February 16 & 21. Read more.


The Kenan Center is seeking design concepts for the 45th annual 100 American Craftsmen show, May 29-31, 2015. For full requirements, download the entry form, here. Submissions deadline is February 13.

Winter Soccer Registration

Applications can be downloaded now from the Soccer page. Online registration is now available--links are located on the Soccer page. Deadline for registration is December 19, but will continue until spaces are filled prior to start up of winter session January. For questions regarding registration, please call the Arena office at 433-2619.

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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