midtown weekly

August 13 - August 19, 2018
Check out all the great things happening in Midtown!
Attention, Midtown Small Businesses! 

MainCor will again serve as an American Express Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday on November 24. If you own or manage a small retail business in Midtown KC, please contact us to be added to our Shop Local list and to receive Shop Small swag for the day of the event.

In addition, we will select 10 businesses to promote via a social media campaign leading up to the big day. If you would like to be one of the featured businesses, contact Leigh Blumenthal by 8/31/18.

To qualify to be selected as a 2018 MainCor SBS Featured Business:

1) you must be a Midtown business with a retail storefront in the boundaries of Pershing to 47th, Broadway to Oak

2) you were not a 2017 MainCor SBS Featured Business

Selected featured businesses will be announced in September. Preference will be given to MainCor members.
Please note: All small businesses can receive their own dedicated box of SBS swag from American Express. Go here to sign up!
Please make sure to use the following for all social media posts for your business: #luvmidtownkc  #shoplocalkc  #shopsmall
Bike Share for All Program 

Kansas City BCycle has launched a new program that is making it easier and more accessible for all people to use bike share. Individuals that receive needs-based services are eligible for $10 annual memberships, free 60 minute rides, and free Confident City Cycling classes with BikeWalkKC. You can sign up for the reduced rate membership at: MainCor, Hope Faith Ministries, Westside Housing, and Metro Lutheran Ministry. You must pay with a credit card, debit card, or prepaid card, as the card you use will serve as your way to check out bikes at the bike stations. For more information, go to kc.bcycle.com or visit one of the partner organizations. BikeWalkKC will also be presenting the program at the next MainCor luncheon on 8/16.
Have You Taken Our Annual Midtown Survey Yet?

If you couldn’t make it to our listening session in July, please take a few moments to complete our Midtown Survey…it's short, we promise!

Why do we need your feedback?
We need business/property owners, residents, stakeholders, and community leaders to help us strategize and prioritize for the next year to improve the overall Quality of Life for Midtown.
Tell us what you love (and want more of) and what needs immediate attention.

When you think of Midtown…
  • What inspires you?
  • What frustrates you?
  • What initiatives need to happen?
  • What amenities/services are missing from our community?
  • What could we (the community) do without?
  • What could we (MainCor) do better?
  • What's uniquely Midtown?
Click Here to Take the 2018 Midtown Survey
Check your neighborhood's site for their meetings & events!

Coleman Highlands
Heart of Westport
Hyde Park
Old Hyde Park Historic District
Union Hill
West Plaza
Greater Downtown Area Plan Public Meeting #1

Tuesday, August 14 @ 6:00 pm
Bartle Hall, 301 W 13th Street, KCMO
Room 2104-A

The Kansas City, Missouri City Planning and Development Department is kicking off the planning process for the 2018 Greater Downtown Area Plan (GDAP) on Tuesday, August 14. All citizens interested in shaping the future of the Downtown area should mark their calendars and attend the first meeting for the GDAP2018. The GDAP boundary includes 14 diverse neighborhoods on both sides of the Missouri River from 31st Street on the south, North Kansas City on the north, State Line Road on the west, and Woodland Avenue on the east. 
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MainCor Monthly Networking Luncheon

Thursday, Aug. 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
MainCor, 3215 Main, KCMO

Featured Presenter for August: BikeWalkKC
Topic: New Bike Share For All program

Please RSVP here.
$15 provides lunch. You can pay with cash, credit card, or check at the door or pay in advance here.

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Kemper Museum Block Party

Saturday, August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4420 Warwick, KCMO

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art invites everyone to a FREE evening filled with food, fun, festivities, friends, and film for their fourth annual Summer Block Party.

6:00 – 7:00 pm      Live Music | KC Latin Jazz All-Stars 
7:00 – 8:30 pm      DJ Leo Nightus
8:30 – 10:30 pm    Outdoor Film | The Neverending Story

Food and Drink
Enjoy a bite to eat at some of Kansas City’s favorite food trucks, including Jerusalem Cafe, Kona Ice, and KC Smoke Burgers stationed on the North side of Kemper Museum. Come early and enjoy complimentary items for a limited time. 

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more this week  
gala @ irish center of kc - 8/24
southmoreland yard sale - 8/25
kc open spaces exhibit - 8/25 - 10/28
kc race & equity initiative - 8/29
hatch chile festival - 9/1
kc irish fest - 8/31 - 9/2
maincor coffee klatch - 9/5
paris of the plains cocktail festival - 9/6 - 9/9
art westport - 9/7 - 9/9
dance in the park - 9/8
chalk & walk festival @ crown center - 9/8
uncorked wine festival - 9/15
kkfi crossroads music fest - 9/18
maincor luncheon - 9/20
plaza art fair - 9/21 - 9/23
food truck friday @ union cemetery - 9/21
unplaza art fair - 9/22 - 9/23
westport oktoberfest - 9/30
10th annual visions of the flint hills - 10/5
kc games for good - 10/6
maincor luncheon - 10/18

historical epitaphs @ union cemetery - 10/20
kc marathon - 10/20
general election - 11/6
legacy summit on african american leadership - 11/9 - 11/10
city school fair - 11/10
global entrepreneurship week - 11/12 - 11/16
maincor luncheon - 11/15

we art together - 12/5
maincor holiday luncheon - 12/20
If you have events you would like featured in
The Midtown Weekly, please email info and a photo (if you have one) to LEIGH by Thursday,
the week before the date of the event.