Closings

Updated March 30, 2020
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Please adhere to Governor Cuomo's Social Distancing requirements.

Please send your closings to jennifer@niagarariverregion.com to be included in this listing or text (716) 940-1063

Niagara County Schools - CLOSED Until further notice  
Erie County Schools - CLOSED Until further notice

Niagara County - list of Niagara County Government and Supported Programs Closings 

WGRZ -Channel 2 Closing Link
WIVB - Channel 4 Closing Link
WKBW - Channel 7
Niagara Frontier Publications
Niagara Gazette

CLOSINGS

Governor Cuomo joined the governors of Connecticut, New Jersey  and announced they have agreed to close bars, restaurants, movie theaters and casinos starting at 8 p.m. Monday.  TAKE OUT food options is allowed.

Governor Cuomo issued a separate executive order that includes several health care items and also information about closures at malls and amusement-related businesses:
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2025-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

Effective Saturday night (3/21/20) at 8 p.m., all barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors, and other personal care services will be closed to the public in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The new executive order issued for New York State says this includes nail technicians, cosmetologists, estheticians, and the provision of electrolysis, laser hair removal services.These services cannot be provided while maintaining social distance.

LISTING OF PROGRAMS / SERVICES that are CLOSED 

Adells School of Dance - Classes cancelled until further notice. Niagara Falls, NY.  

Artpark Box Office -
CLOSED for in-person sales effective immediately and until further notice. Patrons who wish to purchase tickets or have ticketing-related questions may call (716)754-4375 between the hours of 10AM - 4PM, Monday-Friday. Tickets may also be purchased online anytime at tickets.com.  The administrative offices will also be closed, and staff will work remotely until further notice. A list of our staff contacts is posted here.

Aquarium of NF - CLOSED

Castellani Art Museum - All Art Express programs are cancelled for the remainder of the spring season. 

Cave of the Winds Winter Experience - CLOSED

Discovery Center NF State Parks - CLOSED

Graci Family Dental - Closed from March 19 through April 7th. Will have limited availability on Tuesdays and Wednesday’s for emergency procedures. 


Lewiston Bicentennial Committee - All meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Lewiston Dance Center - Classes cancelled the week of March 16, 2020. Another update will be sent on March 20th.

Lewiston Porter Center School District
- Closed until April 20, 2020.
Click HERE for information on Planning for Home Learning.

Lewiston Recreation Saturday Basketball Program - Postponed
The program has been postponed until further notice. There might be an outdoor court late May if possible.

Lewiston Public Library - Closed until further notice. 

Lutheran Church of the Messiah - All in-person activities and services at the church until March 31st.

Maid of the Mist  - Closed

Manente Orthodontics- Rescheduling appointment for the next three weeks. 

Mount St. Mary's Hospital & Health Center - Due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, all outpatient education programs, health screenings, support groups, seminars and community events have been cancelled until further notice.

Niagara County Community College - Closed until further notice.

Niagara Falls State Park  Observation Deck - Closed

Niagara Falls State Park Trolley & Visitor Center- CLOSED

Niagara Falls Underground Heritage Center  Museum - closed until further notice. 

Niagara Falls USA Visitor Center - Closed through March 30

Niagara Wheatfield Central School District - School will be closed for students beginning Monday, March 16, and until April 20, 2020. District’s will reassess student attendance weekly. There will be no extra-curricular activities, community events, or community education classes until further notice. Click here for food service information.

Niagara University - Classes Canceled through March March 28 for Graduate Classes and March 30th for Undergraduate Classes.

Old Fort Niagara - Closed until further notice

Real Estate Showings - NYS prohibits real estate showings and open houses after Sunday, March 22, 2020

Seneca Niagara Casino - CLOSED until further notice


Silver Sneakers - Red Brick in Youngstown has been cancelled until further notice.

Stella Niagara Education Park - Closed until April 20, 2020

Stella Niagara Swim Program
 - Cancelled until further notice 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Lewiston, NY  -
All in-person worship and events are suspended until further notice.  We will be live streaming a shortened service each Sunday at 11:15am on Facebook (SPLewiston)

St. Peter's R.C. Parish - Lewiston, NY. ALL PUBLIC MASSES, programs and events are cancelled until further notice, effective immediately.  The Church will remain open for those who wish to come and pray.

Town of Lewiston Offices - Town of Lewiston Town Hall and all town buildings will be closed to the public effective 3/18/20. The staffing will remain at 50% per an executive order from the governor , which means that all town departments will have someone on hand to answer phone calls. If you have a situation that requires immediate action you can call the town at 716-754-8214. If you have an emergency you are asked to call 911. Our town police department is operating at 100%.

Town of Lewiston Court Office - Town of Lewiston Court Office is closed until further notice. There is no court on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until further notice.

Town of Lewiston Senior Center - Closed until further notice  

Town of Porter - Town Hall will be closed until further notice because of circumstances beyond our control.  Limited staff will be present and in case of an emergency, please call 745-3730 or highway 791-3831.

Village of Lewiston Recreation Programs - All Recreation Programs at LEWISTON RED BRICK are now cancelled as well as Lewiston Swim at Stella Niagara until further notice  

Wear and Share - Community closet is closed until further notice  

Youngstown Free Library - All programs sponsored by or held at the library are cancelled from March 16 to April 10th.  Call or email for curbside pickup! www.youngstownfreelibrary.com

Youngstown Recreation Program
- All recreation programs are closed until further notice. All State Park playgrounds, athletic courts and sporting fields are CLOSED.

March Events

March 28 and 29, 2020 - Lewiston Choraleers Spring Concert has been cancelled

March 28, 2020 -Jeopardy Fundraiser  
The Historical Association of Lewiston Jeopardy fundraising event has been postponed. 

March 30, 2020 - Dining in the Dark
The Dining in the Dark event with the Lewiston Community Lions Club at Apple Granny Restaurant has been rescheduled to Monday, June 1, 2020

March 30, 2020 - Lewiston Fire Co # 1- Please be advised that the Burn Care class by ECMC, scheduled for March 30th has been postponed until further notice.



APRIL EVENTS

April 2, 2020 - LYNC EDU 228 Session - Postponed with date TBA

April 4 and 5, 2020 - Lewiston Choraleers Spring Concerts are cancelled.

April 9, 2020 - Leadership Niagara April Session - Postponed date TBA

April 11, 2020 - Youngstown-Lions Easter Egg Hunt at Old Fort Niagara - Cancelled.

April 19, 2020 - POSTPONED
A Taste of Jazz Fundraiser - Lewiston, NY
The Taste of Jazz Fundraiser for the Northwest Jazz Festival will be postponed to a later date.  

April 23, 2020 - Business Blender POSTPONED
The Business Blender at Bella Rose Vineyard and Winery with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is postponed until a date to be determined in May.

May Events

May 1, 2020 - POSTPONED
The Lewiston Smelt Festival will be postponed to a future date to be determined by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Village of Lewiston.

May 21, 2020 - Chamber Awards Dinner - POSTPONED
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner will be postpone to a date in July or August  Thank you for your understanding!

June Events

June 15, 2020 - Chamber Golf Tournament - POSTPONED
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course has been temporarily rescheduled to Monday, August 10, 2020. More details to follow.

We want to remind everyone that the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is not a health official or government official. Our goal is to share information that is accurate and unbiased in a timely manner.

If you are sick or feel sick, please contact your healthcare provider and follow their instructions.