Entries by Mike

Downtown KC revels in the All Star home stretch

All Star Game fever is in full bloom around Downtown Kansas City. Visitors and baseball enthusiasts have been pouring into Downtown hotels, restaurants and attractions over the weekend in preparation for the stretch run of All Star activities today and Tuesday. Today’s highlights include day 4 of the Major League Baseball All Star Fan Fest […]

Downtown rolls out the All Star welcome mat

All Star Week got off to a flying start on Friday as Downtown Kansas City welcomed fans and visitors by the thousands to Fan Fest and a host of special events. Families poured into Bartle Hall for day one of the five-day Major League Baseball Fan Fest. Today’s Fan Fest will run from 9 a.m. […]

All Star Mania opens today in Downtown KC

Downtown Kansas City is buzzing today, as Major League Baseball’s All Star Game festivities begin a five-day run at Bartle Hall. Doors opened at 9 a.m. today with more than 100 people waiting to get in. Today’s Fan Fest activities, which run until 8 p.m., feature the opening ceremonies, the first of three mascot Home […]

Maker Faire to celebrate invention & creativity

Union Station is gearing up for Maker Faire, Kansas City’s biggest show-and-tell festival celebrating innovation, invention and creativity, this Saturday and Sunday in Downtown. Highlighting the things people make themselves, Maker Faire: Kansas City could very well be displaying the beginnings of the next great innovation in science, technology and engineering. Maker Faire: Kansas City […]

Downtown to serve as Home Base for All Star Week fun

Downtown Kansas City will serve as Home Base for fan activities during the Major League Baseball (MLB) All Star Game week, July 6-10 with special events throughout greater Downtown. More than 125,000 visitors are expected to enter Bartle Hall for the All Star Fan Fest over the five-day run. And, that’s just for starters. Special […]

CID Ambassadors team up with KCMO Police

Our Downtown CID Ambassadors are working closely with the KCPD to prevent thefts – particularly car break-ins – in the Central Business District and the River Market. Such thefts are up 7 percent over last year, but Master Patrol Office James Schriever insists the number of these thefts can be cut by 90 percent. The […]

Maker Faire: Kansas City 2012 Call for Makers is officially open, and you are invited to participate!

Makers, Inventors, DIYers… Here is your chance to shine! Now is the time to reserve your booth at this year’s expanded Maker Faire: Kansas City, set for June 23-24 at Union Station. The Maker Faire is seeking all types of Makers to apply to participate in annual creativity extravanganza. Art, Music, Creative Foods, Urban Gardening, Science, […]

New elementary charter school now enrolling

Crossroads Academy of Kansas City is a tuition-free elementary charter school located at 1015 Central in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri with a mission  to prepare students to excel in high school by providing an academically rigorous K-8 education. Their vision is to be the premier urban school serving Kansas City’s youth and a destination for […]

KC Convention Bookings Run Strong at Year-end

December was a busy month for the convention business in Kansas City. A total of 46 conventions – a nearly 50 percent increase from last December – were booked in December 2011 by the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association. Collectively, these bookings will generate more than 85,000 room nights and bring an estimated economic impact of […]

Launch Party Is Planned for New Downtown Elementary School

Momentum is building for a new academically rigorous charter school in Downtown Kansas City by the fall semester of 2012, including plans for a launch party on Saturday, Feb. 4. Crossroads Academy of Kansas City is designed to be a tuition-free elementary charter school in Downtown. The Crossroads Academy mission is to prepare students to excel […]