Museums of Niagara Association (MONA) To Hold First Friday Event at Old Fort Erie

Fort Erie, ON – As part of the Museums of Niagara Association (MONA) First Fridays public awareness campaign, The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to announce that its Old Fort Erie heritage site has been selected to host the association’s upcoming First Friday event.

The Tailgate Party-themed event will take place within Old Fort Erie’s Visitor Centre on Friday, November 3 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and will feature globally inspired cuisine served up by the Smokin’ Buddha, music, a photo booth, as well as a series of tailgate games and activities. Tickets for the Tailgate Party will be $10 in advance and $12 at the door. To purchase tickets online, please visit:

Taking place on the first Friday of each month, the First Fridays campaign was designed by the MONA to promote and transform rich historical spaces and collections within the Niagara museums communities into vibrant hubs for social activity. To learn more about other First Fridays events across Niagara, please visit:

About Museums of Niagara Association (MONA)
MONA has been advocating for the professionalization of museums in Niagara for over thirty years. In the mid-1990s, the organization drastically expanded the visibility of Niagara’s museums by emphasizing strategic marketing in museums across the region. The Association successfully developed tour guides and brochures to attract both locals and tourists to the wide variety of museums within the region. More recently, MONA has adopted the role of cultural and historical advocate by regularly meeting with its members for over two decades, hosting workshops, professional development sessions and advocacy initiatives for its members.

About Niagara Parks
Old Fort Erie is owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission. Niagara Parks is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

For more information, please visit or contact:
Tony Baldinelli, Senior Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
(905) 356-2241 ext. 2206

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Instagram: @niagaraparks
Twitter: @NiagaraParks

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