Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day. Banks, government offices and The Northeast News will be closed for the holiday. Have fun and celebrate safely!

Friday, July 5 – Pop in at the Park, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Lykins Square Park, E. Eighth St., and Myrtle Ave. Fun activities and a free book, free meals for kids ages 1 to 18. Held each week through Aug. 16. Sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library.

Wednesday, July 10 – Community Forum for District 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 2203 Lexington Ave. Join Revolution Educativa in an English/Spanish forum with the candidates for Missouri’s House of Representatives District 19. Childcare and interpretation available. Please register in advance at or text RevED’s WhatsApp at 816-200-1377.

Thursday, July 11 – Coffee, Culture, and Conversation, 10 to 11 a.m. Come network with business owners and members of the community, while enjoying  coffee and sweet treats. Sponsored by the Northeast Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, July 12 – Family Bingo at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s Hall, 3208 Lexington Ave. Doors open at 4 p.m. Dinner options include meatball sub sandwich for $4 and shrimp spring rolls for $1, plus desserts, soda and water. Bingo begins at 6 p.m. 3 cards and 3 papers for $6. Cash only.

Saturday, July 13 – La Pulga Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 12  p.m., 2203 Lexington. Come enjoy food, music and shop from unique vendors. Sponsored by Latinx Education Collaborative.

Saturday, July 13 –  Public Health & Safety Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1622 E. 17th Terrace (Kansas City Urban Youth Academy). Free immunizations, health screenings, and more. Smoke detectors, children’s bicycles, and car booster seats available to those who qualify. Sponsored by Senator Barbara Ann Washington and the Black Healthcare Coalition.