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First Friday welcomes live + virtual showcases for the arts

First Friday – Arts take center stage in the Crossroads The beloved tradition of First Friday returns this Friday in the Crossroads Arts District, home to Kansas City’s eclectic enclave of boutique shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, creative businesses, studios and art galleries. Click here to map out your tour of local artists and galleries. And, as the City’s […]

H&R Block aims to alleviate pandemic strain on Black-owned businesses

As Black business owners continue facing disproportionate impacts on their businesses, H&R Block has announced a new program to provide them with free one-on-one coaching during the pandemic and beyond. According to new data from its ongoing “Small Business Recovery Series,” Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, confirms that Black-owned businesses are seeing a […]

Celebrating Black History Month with the KC Streetcar this Friday

Storytelling on the Streetcar: Celebrating Black culture The KC Streetcar will celebrate Black History Month on Friday with a virtual celebration of the City’s Black culture through dance, poetry, art, and music. Performances will be featured on the KC Streetcar’s YouTube page and Facebook page at 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 26). “The KC Streetcar is more […]

Crossroads Charter Schools select leader + KC Ballet presents ‘New Moves’

Crossroads Charter Schools select new superintendent Tysie McDowell, co-founder and former chief academic officer of Crossroads Charter Schools, is the Downtown district’s new superintendent of schools. Former school leader and co-founder, Dean Johnson, announced his resignation in November to establish a new organization that will advocate for public education improvements in Kansas City and throughout […]

CIDs to provide services to Port KC + Dish serves winter options

CID Ambassadors to provide contract services to Berkley Riverfront The Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) have reached an agreement with Port KC (the Port Authority of Kansas City) to provide maintenance contract services to benefit visitors and residents to Port KC properties on the riverfront, effective this month. “The agreement between the […]

Live performances return to Downtown beginning this week

Disney On Ice to open 8-day run of live shows at T-Mobile Center This week marks the return of live performances at the T-Mobile Center, as Disney On Ice prepares to open a series of 15 shows over eight days beginning Thursday. The ice extravaganza marks the first live events at the center since the […]

Results of COVID sentiment survey + ULI selects East Village for competition

COVID-19 survey draws responses from local + national urban residents A nationwide COVID-19 sentiment survey of urban dwellers across the country has produced an insightful look at the responses of Downtown KC residents. Conducted in December by RRC Associates in coordination with the International Downtown Association (IDA), the survey of downtown residents in the U.S. […]