Did you know that Canada has a week long celebration of young people called “National Youth Week”? Youth Week is the first week of May each year. Many community partners have contributed and helped make Youth Week in Kingston one of the most successful Youth Week in Canada.
This is your guide to National Youth Week here in Kingston, check out all of the FREE events and programming in what will be a busy week!
Boys & Girls Club Youth Drop In (3pm-8pm Monday-Friday, 1300 Bath Rd, Kingston)
FREE drop-in program for School-age youth get to experience an enormous variety of diverse activities that help you grow in all areas of your life and make new friends!
You can find workshops for almost all disciplines of art as part of the Juvenis festival! Check out http://www.juvenisfestival.ca/skillbuilders.php for details on the times and locations!
W.A.F.F.L.E.S. Community Robotics (6:30pm-9pm Monday-Friday, 1030 Sunnyside Rd, Kingston)
No experience necessary! Learn a variety of skills including computer-aided design, programming, machining, and business skills as we work together to build a 120 lbs. custom robot and compete in events around the province. Email email@example.com to register!
Youth Performances and Art Shows
Addams Family The Musical, The Movement Market, Hallway Plays, dance shows and musicals all playing throughout the week, check out http://www.juvenisfestival.ca/Ticket-Info.php to get tickets and to see the calendar of the Juvenis Festival for the whole week go to http://www.juvenisfestival.ca/juveniscalendar.php
Youth Week Opening Event: 12:30-1:30pm @ Juvenis Storefront Gallery (274 Princess Str.)
The opening of National Youth Week and the Juvenis Arts Festival!
Constellate Showcase: 7:30-9:00pm @ H'Art Stuido (237 Wellington Str.)
A concert for female and non-binary musicians to connect and discuss inclusive shows in Kingston. Entry is by donation!
The Hall Way Plays: 7:30pm-9:00pm @ Princess Street United Church (484 Albert Str.)
This one-act play is an intersectional examination of what it means to be a women in Canada. Get your tickets at: http://www.juvenisfestival/ca/thehallwayplays2018.php
Hip Hop: 11:30am-1:30pm @ YMCA (100 Wright Cres.)
Held in the group fitness studio in the YMCA! Learn a choreographed hip-hop dance! No experience necessary.
Full Moon Drum Circle: 4:30pm-6:00pm @ CMHA (400 Elliot Ave.)
Join the community drum circle and be a part of drumming under the full moon!
Print Making: Intro to Linocut: 10:30am–1:00pm @ YMCA (100 Wright Cres)
Come to the multi-purpose room to learn, design, carve, and handprint!
Life Hacks: 3:00pm-5:00pm @ One Roof Youth Hub (426 Barrie Str.)
Come on out to life hacks to explore different hacks within everyday life!
Juvy's Movies: 8:00pm-9:30pm @ the Screening Room (120 Princess Str.)
Free screening of the 48-hour film challenge and other youth short films!
Create Your Own Virtual Reality: 4:00pm-6:00pm @ Calvin Park Library (88 Wright Cres.)
Explore the immersive world of Virtual Reality and 360º Photography.
The Poetry Show ft Truth Is… 8:00pm -10:00pm @ The Mansion (506 Princess St)
Spoken word artist Truth Is... along with many other poets, artists, and wordsmiths in the community come together to bring you the next Kingston Poetry Collective Show! A part of the Juvenis Arts Festival, tickets are by donation!
We Are All Alive: 7:30 – 9:00 PM @ Store Front Art Gallery (274 Princess Str.)
A fashion an art show feature local artist in the community!
Dreamplaces: Memoir Writing and Performance: 6:00 – 8:00 PM @ Isabel Turner Library (935 Gardiners Rd)
Explore the themes of memoirs in a series of individual and group activities!
Walk the Talk: 3:30 – 5:30 PM @ Rideau Heights Community Centre (77 Maccauley Str.)
An effective expressions class! Learn to strengthen your powers of speech, build confidence, and learn new effective techniques of expression.
Y2K Free Movie Screening: 8:00pm @ the Screening Room (120 Princess Str.)
Y2K is hosting a free movie screening of School of Rock for all young people under the age of 30 in celebration of National Youth Week!
Indigenous Drumming Circle: 5:00-7:00pm @ One Roof Youth Hub (426 Barrie Str.)
Everyone is welcome to join for a free drumming circle with Elias George!
Juvenis Festival Improv 5:00pm-6:30pm @ Boys and Girls Club (1300 Bath Rd.)
A Theatre workshop that uses the skills in Improv to combine ideas, work together and make something beautiful right away!
FUSE Youth Group (LGBTQ Drop In) 3:30pm-5:30pm @ Street Health 115 Barrack Str.
A fun drop-in youth group that happens weekly! More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/FUSE-Youth-Group-195460157149842/
Sound Ceremony: 5:00pm-6:00pm @ Kingston Community Health Centre (263 Weller Ave.)
Through meditation, soundscapes and instrumentation, participants will learn to be grounded in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.
Young Women's Empowerment Group: 3:00pm-5:00pm @ One Roof Youth Hub (426 Barrie Str.)
Held at One Roof Youth Hub, a young women's empowerment group meeting weekly for female identifying/non-binary young people, hosted by Girls Inc.
Drop In Sports: Basketball: 6:00pm-8:00pm @ Boys & Girls Club (1300 Bath Rd)
Free basketball drop in for school age youth at the Boys and Girls Club!
Protest Art: 4:00pm-6:00pm @ Agnes Etherington Art Centre (36 University Ave.)
A workshop that will explore the history of protest through poster-making and screen-printing!
Youth Artists Roundtable: 5:30pm-7:00pm @ Calvin Park Library (88 Wright Cres.)
An open discussion on the trails and tribulation associated with producing your own work
Toonie Swim & Gym for Youth: 8:00pm-9:30pm @ Artillery Park (76 Ordnance Str.)
Have a fun time swimming and using the gym at Artillery Park for only $2!
Intro to Character Design in Animation and Books: 3:00pm-6:00pm @ Ellena’s Café (16 Dundas Street, Napanee)
Participants will work on developing something brand knew or working on your previous work through sketching, revising and writing!
Crash Course on Illustration: 4:00pm-6:00pm @ the Boys & Girls Club (1300 Bath Rd.)
This workshop takes you through a series of ways to create original illustrations from “non-googleable” sources.
Arts-Based Career Expo: 1:00pm-4:00pm @ ReStart Employment Service (900 Montreal Str.)
Networking event for youth interested in a career in the arts!
Audition Workshop 11:00am-1:00pm @Baby Grand Theatre (218 Princess Str.)
This workshop is a great fit for anyone looking to audition for one of Blue Canoe’s summer shows or other community productions.
Special Effects Makeup (SFX): 1:00pm-3:00pm
Learn about how to use makeup to create special effects for film and the stage!