Posted April 22, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Northeast News

Wednesday, April 23

KC Museum Hard Hat Tour

Take a hard hat tour of Corinthian Hall, the 100+ year old home of lumber baron Robert A. Long and his family. Visitors will see Corinthian Hall in mid-renovation, the bare interior of the building exposed for the first time in decades. Visitors will also tour the exhibit inside Corinthian Hall: Planning for the Future: Find History at Kansas City Museum. Admission is free and this week’s tours will be held Wednesday through Friday at 2 p.m. at the museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd.

Canvas Art Exhibit

Join the Kansas City Museum for “Kansas City Canvas: Thomas Hart Benton and Beyond.” Explore the artisan world of Thomas Hart Benton and Kansas City artists through the collection of the Kansas City Museum. As part of the 125th anniversary of Thomas Hart Benton’s birth, the Museum will be showcasing the historical life and work of this amazing artist. The Museum will be displaying such lithograph prints as Forward Pass, Benton Home and more from our collection. The Museum, through the lens of history, will also be exploring works of art from several other KC artists including works from George Caleb Bingham, James Fitzgibbon, Daniel MacMorris and the WPA art of H.L. Pierre. Each piece will be accompanied by an essay from museum staff, area historians and artists offering insights about the history, culture and art of their chosen piece. Tours begin every hour, on the hour at 10 a.m. with the last tour at 3 p.m.

DIY Recycle Art Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable

At 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, visitors of the North-East Library will have the opportunity to create unique art and jewelry from soda tabs, bottle caps, and junk. This program is intended for children and teenagers.


Thursday, April 24

Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable

The Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department will host its first 2014 quarterly Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable at Gregg Klice Community Center, 1600 John “Buck” O’Neil Way, on Thursday, April 24 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free parking is available. The meeting will include a presentation from the Parks and Recreation Department on tree removal/care on private property and a presentation from the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department on code violations, illegal dumping and weed cutting.


Friday, April 25

Story Time

Join North-East Public Library for its weekly story time and craft at 10:30 a.m. Parents and kids will enjoy stories geared toward toddlers and pre-schoolers. The program promotes literacy in children with the participation of caring family members in activities that explore the world of language using stories, songs, and crafts.


Saturday, April 26

Computer Class – Microsoft

Join North-East Public Library for class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word which will focus on templates as well as the various menu options. Class begins at 10:30 a.m. at the library, 6000 Wilson Rd.

Chalk Walk in Historic Northeast

From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Satuday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, head over to the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., for a free, family friendly event that transforms the grey concrete surrounding the museum into works of art. There will be entertainment and additional activities for families to take advantage of on the Museum grounds. Additional details can be found at This event is sponsored by Northeast Arts KC.


Sunday, April 26

Sunday Family Movie

Join North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., for its Sunday Family Movie at 2 p.m. at the library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.



Community Curator Speaker Series

At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, join the Kansas City Museum for its Community Curator Speaker Series, with guest speaker Steve Sitton. Guests will be able to tour the Kansas City Canvas exhibit in Corinthian Hall prior to the presentation.

Dia Celebration!

Join the North-East Library at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, as hundreds of libraries throughout the country host special multicultural events in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). The Dia Celebration will include a multicultural storytime, a design-your-own book craft for children, delicious snacks, and more!

Earth Walk

On Saturday, May 3, join Bridging the Gap for a 3-mile walk along the Missouri River. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk commences at 9 a.m. The walk will begin at the River Market and travel east along the Berkley Riverfront Park. This event is free to the public.

Cinco De Mayo party

Join the North-East Library at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with music, crafts, games, snacks, and more!