midtown weekly

July 16 - July 22, 2018
Check out all the great things happening in Midtown!
Kansas City Art Institute to Start Construction of New Residence Hall

Last Thursday, KCAI broke ground on a new residence hall located along Warwick Blvd south of the campus gates. The building will house a 244-bed residence hall, the Wylie Dining Center and Café Nerman.

“The contemporary student coming to KCAI to study deserves the best possible living space and the residence hall will be exactly what the students and their parents want - a home that is comfortable, relaxing and safe, with high connectivity. After a day of working in the studio, they can return to a supportive community and a place they can make their own,” said Nerman Family President Tony Jones.

The residence hall is paired with the Wylie Dining Center and the Café Nerman. Both will be a welcoming first impression to prospective students, their families and the neighborhood.
Renderings of the new residence hall and dining facilities at KCAI can be downloaded HERE.
Thelma's Kitchen Opens July 18

Reconciliation Services' Donate-What-You-Can Café can be summed up by two words -- Food & Community. Thelma's Kitchen is a gathering place where ALL ARE WELCOME! Thelma's Kitchen builds on Reconciliation Services' 30 years as a trusted and caring community advocate. It stands as a safe and thriving community hub, embodying the RS mission to transform Troost from a dividing line to a gathering place, and offers an entirely new approach to providing affordable healthy food and promoting community engagement. Thelma's Kitchen is located at 3101 Troost Ave. Kansas City, MO 64109 and will be open from 11am-2pm weekdays starting July 18.
Resident Work Sessions To Be Held in August

The City of Kansas City, Missouri, is offering several times, dates and locations for a series of public sessions designed for residents who want to delve deeper into the citywide planning process while offering their creative thoughts on the best ways to spend tax dollars. Save the date for the session you wish to attend:
  • CENTRAL: Thursday, Aug. 23 – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Liberty Memorial (The National WWI Museum and Memorial), 2 Memorial Drive (light lunch)
  • SOUTH: Saturday, Aug. 25 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St. (continental breakfast)
  • NORTH: Tuesday, Aug. 28 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Briarcliff Church, 800 NE Vivion Rd. (light dinner) 
For more information, go HERE.
Click HERE to see 2018-2019 adopted budget.

To register, please send an email noting the date/location you plan to attend to: Finance@kcmo.org or call 816-513-1173. Early registration is recommended to reserve your seat!
Vendor Call for The Whole Person's July Jubilee

The Whole Person is seeking vendors for their July Jubilee being held on Friday, July 27 & Saturday, July 28. All spaces tented at 3710 Main Street, Kansas City, MO. Vendor spaces are $100 each (2-space limit per vendor). Vendor receives one 8' table and two chairs. Limited number of spaces available; filled on a first-come basis. (Rain or shine) Open to artisans, organizations, and businesses. No food vendors as we will have food trucks at the event.  Only one direct sales representative per company allowed.  Go HERE to apply for a vendor space.
Streetcar Tax Assessment Calculator

For property owners in the Main Street Streetcar Extension boundaries, HERE is a calculator for what your annual estimated tax assessment will be in a few years. Please note, there are four categories for properties:
Check your neighborhood's site for their meeting schedule!

Heart of Westport
Hyde Park
Old Hyde Park Historic District
Union Hill
MainCor Midtown Small Business Forum

Wednesday, July 13 - July 18
MainCor, 3215 Main, KCMO

Own or manage a small business in Midtown?
Come network with other small businesses and learn about local resources that will help you operate, promote, grow, and thrive!

Assistant City Manager for Small Business & Entrepreneurship
City of Kansas City, Missouri

Development Concierge, Planning & Development Department
City of Kansas City, Missouri

Registration is FREE but limited to small businesses only in the MainCor service area boundaries: Pershing Road to 47th Street, Southwest Trafficway to Gillham Road.

Registration is required. RSVP HERE.
MainCor Annual Listening Session

Thursday, July 19th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
MainCor, 3215 Main, KCMO.

If you live and/or work in Midtown, we want to know what what you love about Midtown, what your dreams are for the area and what issues concern you.

As an organization dedicated to making Midtown a safe, inviting, and fun place for everyone, this day provides us with our community's vision and helps us to strategically plan for the coming year.

Lunch is FREE, but registration is required. Click HERE to let us know you will be joining us.
Kansas City's Big Picnic

Sunday, July 22 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nelson Atikins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO

The Nelson and KC Parks & Rec is partnering for this fun-filled evening of live music, food trucks, art activities and lawn games stretches from the museum to Brush Creek. Discover more than 30 sculptures and celebrate #WhereKCPlays during National Parks and Recreation month.

See the full lineup of events HERE.
more this week upcoming events
district 4 piac public hearing - 7/23
main street music festival at the whole person - 7/27
kcya's into the woods jr. - 7/27 - 7/28
july jubilee at the whole person - 7/28
july jazz jam - 7/29
the great car show @ wwI museum - 7/29
black excellence ball @ the met - 8/3
kc taste @ union station - 8/3 - 8/4
primary election - 8/7
crossroads food truck fest - 8/11
maincor luncheon - 8/16

charlie parker celebration - 8/16 - 8/25
food truck friday @ union cemetery - 8/17
southmoreland yard sale - 8/25
kc open places exhibit - 8/25 - 10/28
kc irish fest - 8/31 - 9/2
art westport - 9/7 - 9/9
uncorked wine festival - 9/15
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
maincor luncheon - 10/18

historical epitaphs @ union cemetery - 10/20
legacy summit on african american leadership - 11/9 - 11/10
global entrepreneurship week - 11/12 - 11/16
maincor luncheon - 11/15
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.