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Community Presents: The No. 2 Construction Battalion

March 16 - May 1

Community Presents: The No. 2 Construction Battalion is a temporary exhibit created by the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia. This small exhibit commemorates the overseas departure of the No. 2 Construction Battalion, the first and last all-Black Canadian Army unit. On March 25, 1917, the battalion’s 600 men sailed from Halifax Harbour and arrived in France in May. The unit was an achievement for the African-Canadian community which had been denied opportunities to enlist. The battalion served mainly with…

Canada: Day 1 Exhibit Returns to Pier 21

March 18 - November 12

Celebrate our country’s 150th anniversary with the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 – home to a world of stories honouring the immigrants who helped shape the Canada we know today. From welcoming home the Museum’s Canada: Day 1 exhibit, to hands-on workshops and lively performances, join us for special Canada 150 events and programs at Pier 21 throughout 2017. In addition to the Museum’s programming, we will also host a variety of partner events. Check back regularly to…


March 24 - May 14

Fencelines is an immersive artwork combining the blacksmithing of Ruben Irons, ceramics by Fenn Martin and gestural drawing by Raina McDonald. These Pictou/Antigonish County based artists share their collaborative exploration of the rural landscape, ownership, permissions and borders. Given the current global climate of fear and separation, this fence and gate with imagery reflecting on rural outmigration and the collapse of small farms, is an elegy and challenge to re-imagine rural life in Nova Scotia. Opening Reception: March 23, 6:00…

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NSCAD Art Factory Gallery Exhibition Opening

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are proud to be hosting the first (but not last) Gallery Exhibition Opening for the NSCAD Art Factory! For the past 6 weeks, Phoenix Youth Programs and NSCAD School of Extended Studies have partnered to offer workshops led by NSCAD students for Phoenix Youth in the fields of Jewellery, 3D Printing, and Ceramic Slipcasting. Their work will be on display in the Port Loggia Gallery at 1107 Marginal Road and it is not to be missed! The opening reception…

Opening Gala: Emerging Lens Film Festival

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Opening Gala: Emerging Lens Film Festival For the second time Pier 21 will host the Emerging Lens Film Festival’s opening night celebration. The opening program will feature two unique films from the African Canadian community: Jean of the Joneses (82 minutes), a family dramedy from Toronto-born writer/director Stella Meghie, and Hustle and Heart (10 minutes), a dramatic short filmed in Halifax. The film was directed by local actress/director Koumbie and written by Halifax-based writer/actor Taylor Olson. Date: Wednesday April 19…

Northwood Live More Awards

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Live More Awards celebrates people who see the need and make the choice to create better, more fulfilling lives for others. To help others, live more. The 2017 Live More Awards will be held on April 29th, 2017 at the Cunard Centre. This year we will be honouring Mr. Jim Dickson and his work in the community. Tickets: Single Ticket $150.00 Table of 10 $1,500.00

A Toast to Spring in support of the Mission to Seafarers

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market for an evening of live musical entertainment, a silent auction and raise a glass in support of the Mission to Seafarers! Celebrate spring’s arrival with a selection of wines from Bishop’s Cellar. WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017 TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market TICKETS: $50 each or table of 8 for $400 For more information and to purchase tickets please phone (902) 422-7790.

Pier 21 Reads with Madeleine Thien

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a reading of Do Not Say We Have Nothing with author Madeleine Thien, followed by a book signing. Born in Vancouver, Thien is the author of a short story collection and three novels. Her most recent novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016), explores the story of an extended Chinese family of musical prodigies in the 1960s and 1970s, the fallout from the Tiananmen Square Massacre and a fragmented family in modern Vancouver who take in…

Community Workshop: Growing and Pruning Herbs

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Jim Bruce from Riverview Herbs and learn how to grow and prune your own potted herbs. Everyone will leave the workshop with their own plant to take home!   $12.00 per workshop (includes supplies)   Please RSVP to welcome@halifaxfarmersmarket.com to reserve your space today. Space is limited.

Nova Scotia Leadership Prayer Breakfast

May 3 @ 7:15 am - 9:15 am

Welcome to the thirty-sixth Nova Scotia Leadership Prayer Breakfast. The breakfast has moved to the Cunard Centre. So mark your calendars now and set aside May 3, 2017 to join us and 300+ other leaders from across Nova Scotia for the breakfast. This year's speaker will be announced shortly. Please stay tuned as tickets are now available. Make sure you are on the email list. Click the green button below. Tickets: Early Bird Ticket $40.00 + fee, Table of 10…

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