Whether you're traveling to Kansas City on a budget or are simply looking for activities that won't break the bank, you will love my Guide to Summer in KC!

The Ultimate 2017 Guide to Having a Fabulous and Completely Free Summer in Kansas City

Whether you’re traveling to Kansas City on a budget or are simply looking for activities that won’t break the bank, you will love my Guide to Summer in KC! Some of the event listings are sponsored which means I received compensation for sharing them with you.

I love that I live in a city where I don’t have to spend a fortune on fun things to do. No matter the time of year, Kansas City has wallet friendly activities and events. But there’s just something magical about the summer! Warmer days, gorgeous nights, and for my family it is birthday season. Yep, we were all born in July or August. Except for my oddball sister who has a January birthday…

Whether you're traveling to Kansas City on a budget or are simply looking for activities that won't break the bank, you will love my Guide to Summer in KC!
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Summer is when most people start reaching deep into their piggy banks to splurge on vacations. Not me! Actually that’s a lie. God willing, I’ll be going on a few road trips this summer. More on that later. Even so, I take on this season with an extra challenge. How many free things to do can I find over the next three months? This year I’m sharing that list with you! You’ll be surprised at some of my finds.

The Ultimate Guide to Free Summer Events & Activities in Kansas City

Plaza Live! Courtyard Concerts – May through September
Live music from the best local and regional acts kicks off at the Country Club Plaza on May 4th. Plaza Live! features concerts in beautiful Plaza courtyards every Thursday 5 to 8 pm, Friday 4 to 7 pm, Saturday 2 to 5 pm, and Sunday noon to 3 pm. Concerts are held in Mermaid Courtyard near Michael Kors, Penguin Courtyard near J. Crew, and Valencia Courtyard near Banana Republic from May through the end of September.

Off the Wall Film Series – May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8
This year the Kansas City Public Library’s annual rooftop summer film series highlights quirky characters fighting the status quo. Bring blankets and folding chairs to the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library for an evening of downtown KC skyline cinema. Enjoy popcorn courtesy of Friends of the Library and locally brewed ales and lagers from Kansas City Bier Company. Doors open at 8 pm, screenings start at 8:45 pm.

Hot Country Nights – June through mid August
Hot Country Nights presented by Q104 is a country concert series happening at the Kansas City Live Block every Thursday evening, all summer long! The party starts every week at 7 pm. Shows are open to all ages but anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Must be over 21 to enter after 9 pm.

Whether you're traveling to Kansas City on a budget or are simply looking for activities that won't break the bank, you will love my Guide to Summer in KC!
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Dragon Boat Festival – June 10
The 13th annual Kansas City International Dragon Boat Festival brings the traditions of ancient China to Brush Creek on the Country Club Plaza on June 10th. Enjoy this event featuring 14 college and community boat racing teams, authentic musical and martial arts performances, children’s activities and the Bochi and Kona Ice food trucks. The eyes of the dragon are opened at 9:45 am when the races begin.

Juneteenth KC – June 10, June 17
Juneteenth is the annual commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. The celebration kicks off in Kansas City with a parade down the historic 18th and Vine District on June 10th from 11 am to 1:30 pm. For the first year ever the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art joins JuneteenthKC in commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States. Activities at the museum include visual and literary arts, music, entertainment, and education on June 10th from 10 am to 4 pm. The Juneteenth Festival takes place at 18th and Vine on June 17th from noon to 8 pm. The festival features cultural activities, a kids zones, crafts, local music, and dance.

Sprint Family Fun Days – May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14
Bring your kids downtown for the Sprint Family Fun Series the second Saturday of each month, May – October. Enjoy a new theme filled with family fun and entertainment every time. Be a part of all the fun on social media by using #FamilyFunKC. Event is held on 14th Street and Walnut Street in the Kansas City Power & Light District from 10 am to 3 pm.

Whether you're traveling to Kansas City on a budget or are simply looking for activities that won't break the bank, you will love my Guide to Summer in KC!
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City Market Busker Festival –  June 11
The City Market is known for its buskers (street performers who entertain for tips). They are an important part of the unique atmosphere at the City Market. On June 11th, 9 am to 1 pm, the City Market presents Busker Festival, a celebration of  the street-style entertainment that’s fun for all ages. The Busker Festival will showcase uni-cycling, juggling, fire twirling, aerial arts, stilt walkers, dancers, comedy, hula hooping, circus acts, magicians and more. The City Market’s motto is “where the locals go,” and in keeping with that tradition, all performers are local to the area.

Urbana KC – June 11, June 25
This downtown street scene happens on select Sundays in June. A familiar city block is re-imagined without the traffic flow from cars. You can eat and drink under the stars, hear live music, see public art displays and share a uniquely Kansas City summer experience. It all takes place in the heart of the Power & Light District neighborhood from 4 to 8 pm.

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – June 13 through July 2 (excluding Mondays)
Moral corruption, revenge, madness, murder – Hamlet runs the gamut of dysfunction. This year’s festival focuses on the villainy and abundant human frailty in perhaps the greatest of the Bard’s 38 plays. Activities for each night include an educational prologue to the play and performances from the KC Shakes teen apprentice troupe. The play begins at 7:30 pm. Enjoy your dinner, picnic style, with blankets and lawn chairs or buy food from nearby vendors.

Whether you're traveling to Kansas City on a budget or are simply looking for activities that won't break the bank, you will love my Guide to Summer in KC!
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Future Stages Festival – June 25
As an extension of the Kauffman Center’s Spotlight on Youth initiative, Future Stages Festival is a free, community event designed to celebrate the arts in Kansas City. This one-day festival showcases Kansas City’s diversity. It brings together visitors from all over the metro area to enjoy interactive arts activities and performances featuring more than 700 young artists.

Crown Center Weekenders – July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4
Cap off your work week with top local bands and favorite food trucks. Finish the evening with a famous flick under the stars at Crown Center Square. Festivities begin at 6 pm with the movie starting at approximately 9 pm.

Kansas City’s Big Picnic – July 23

Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month and KC Parks 125th anniversary with Kansas City’s Big Picnic. Kansas City Parks and Recreation join with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to host the biggest picnic the region has ever seen! The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and Theis Park will be linked to become a giant space for Kansas City to come together for an evening of fun activities from 4 to 8 pm. Pack your own picnic or grab dinner from an on-site food truck.

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First Fridays – Monthly recurring event
On the first Friday of every month, the Crossroads and 18th & Vine districts come alive with hundreds of people there to enjoy works from local artists, buskers, street concerts, and more. Arts organizations, galleries, studios, and a variety of local businesses feature regional and national artists as well as live entertainment starting in the early evening.

Third Thursdays – Monthly recurring event
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art hosts third Thursday programs every month from 6 to 9 pm It’s your not-so-quiet night at the museum where art and local talents meet for a lively night of free entertainment. The night spotlights the wonderful musicians, community organizations and local businesses from the Kansas City area while drawing attention to the artwork, galleries and exhibitions at the museum.

Third Fridays –  late Spring through mid Fall
The West 39th Street District takes summer up a notch on 3rd Fridays. Live acoustic musicians stretch all the way down West 39th, boutiques have extended hours, restaurants have special happy hours. It’s a great time to get out and explore the local atmosphere at a leisurely pace. Activities take place from 5:30 to 9:30 pm.

Phew, that’s a long list! I hope my guide gives you some fun ideas for summer. Also I mentioned earlier that I plan on hitting the road soon. And I’m taking my free loving spirit along when I do! Subscribe to the blog so you won’t miss any of my city adventures. Thank you for reading!

The Yelp Kansas City Spring Break Vacation Party was a night full of music, dancing, delicious eats, and fun games; set in the historic Brass on Baltimore.

Yelp Kansas City 2017 Spring Break Vacation Party at the Historic Brass on Baltimore

On Thursday March 16, 2017 I found myself attending the Yelp Kansas City 2017 Spring Break Vacation Party. The event was a night full of music, dancing, delicious eats, beach themed cocktails, local brews, and games. This mini getaway from my norm, set in the historic Brass on Baltimore, was an enjoyable way to kick off the last few days of Spring Break.

The Yelp Kansas City Spring Break Vacation Party was a night full of music, dancing, delicious eats, and fun games; set in the historic Brass on Baltimore.

Yelp KC is a great source of real information about local places in Kansas City. The Yelp KC app occasionally features deals on restaurants and more. It gets even sweeter if you’re part of the Yelp Elite Community. Elite Yelpers have bonus access to meet-ups, parties, special events, and the built-in social community. To become an elite member of Yelp you have to play nice on the app. Basically that means writing quality and honest reviews, liking and commenting on others reviews, and staying connected to the community talk pages.

The Yelp Kansas City Spring Break Vacation Party was a night full of music, dancing, delicious eats, and fun games; set in the historic Brass on Baltimore.

The Yelp Kansas City 2017 Spring Break Vacation Party took place on the 4th and 5th floors of the Brass on Baltimore. My first stop was the Seasons 52 table. Their trifle like dessert was richly sweet. It consisted of a creamy goat cheese and caramel sauce, topped with nuts. Later I came back for their savory and filling ahi tuna bites. I also sampled tastings from Ruby Jean’s Juicery, The Lucky Taco, ’37 Steak, and Betty Rae’s Ice Cream. My favorite was the candied bacon from ’37 Steak. It was thick cut stripes of smoky bacon covered in a mix of brown sugar and spices.

The Kansas City Ladies Social Society

The Yelp Kansas City Spring Break Vacation Party was a night full of music, dancing, delicious eats, and fun games; set in the historic Brass on Baltimore.

The best part of any party is not just having a good times with old friends but meeting new people as well. The Yelp Kansas City 2017 Spring Break Vacation Party was without exception. Once I ventured to the 5th floor I made introductions with a few of the women from the Kansas City Ladies Social Society (KCLSS). These women are a warm and welcoming bunch. No sooner had we met than had they pulled me into their group for the rest of the night.

The KCLSS focuses on developing new friendships among women in their 20s and 30s. They are a diverse group of young professional women who meet quite often throughout the month. One of the women said there are opportunities to socialize every week. I also checked the KCLSS page on meetup.com and it already has several events listed for April. Whether you’re new to Kansas City or have lived here for years this group is a great way to explore and create new friendships.

The Yellow Brick

The Yelp Kansas City Spring Break Vacation Party was a night full of music, dancing, delicious eats, and fun games; set in the historic Brass on Baltimore.

Local non-profit, The Yellow Brick, benefitted from the Yelp Kansas City 2017 Spring Break Vacation Party through suggested donations. The Yellow Brick believes every woman is beautiful and deserves happiness in their life. Their mission is to grow and cultivate self-esteem within the women they serve through education, mentoring, and support.

Thank you for reading! How did you celebrate Spring Break? Share your adventures in the comments below.

Kansas City Restaurant Week 2017 featured an array of restaurants that gave foodies a chance to visit old favorites and try new ones in Kansas City, MO.

My Best Moments of Kansas City Restaurant Week 2017

Kansas City Restaurant Week 2017 featured an array of restaurants that gave foodies a chance to visit old favorites and try new ones. As always, Kansas City’s finest culinary talents offered a variety of mouth-watering lunches and dinners. Kansas City Restaurant Week has long been considered a 10 day highlight of one of the best dining scenes in the nation. Here are just a few of the delicious dishes that I enjoyed during the 2017 event.

Cafe Trio

Mac Daddy from Cafe Trio in Kansas City, MO. Voted KC’s Best Mac & Cheese! Day One of Kansas City Restaurant Week 2017 for My City Adventures. - Kiara Watts

First Course

Brussels Sprouts
Pan seared with bacon, sweet potato purée, pecans, dried fig, and red wine vinegar.

Second Course

Mac Daddy
Voted KC’s Best Mac & Cheese! Creamy gourmet mac & cheese with bacon, green onion, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, bel paese, fontina & romano cheeses.

Third Course

Gooey Chocolate Cake
Served with pecan praline ice cream and caramel crème anglaise.

and…

Lemon Cake
Served with carrot curd, elderflower syrup, carrot brown sugar, and mascarpone.

Yardhouse

Nashville Hot Chicken from Yardhouse in Kansas City, MO Power and Light District. Day three of Kansas City Restaurant Week 2017 for My City Adventures. - Kiara Watts

First Course

Kale Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, brussels sprouts, pistachios, raisins, sweet baby tomatoes, and shaved parmesan.

Second Course

Nashville Hot Chicken
Served with fried sage, sweet potato pancakes, pickles, ranch dressing, and honey hot sauce.

Third Course

Banana Berry Rum Macadamia Nut Crumble
Topped with toasted coconut ice cream

Gordon Biersch

Lobster and Shrimp Tacos from Gordon Biersch in Kansas City, MO Power and Light District. Day Five of Kansas City Restaurant Week 2017 for My City Adventures. - Kiara Watts

First Course

House Salad
Classic style served with signature Marzen balsamic vinaigrette.

Second Course

Southwest Egg Rolls
Stuffed with pulled chicken, black beans, corn, roasted red peppers, carrots, zucchini, and pepper jack cheese.

Lobster and Shrimp Tacos
Prepared with house-made Cajun rémoulade, pepperjack cheese, lettuce, and pico de gallo. Wrapped in crisp blue corn tortillas and in soft flour tortillas. Served with their signature garlic fries.

Fourth Course

Triple Chocolate Brownie
Three different chocolates mixed together, topped with fudge, caramel and ice cream.

Spin! Neapolitan Pizza

Roasted Potato Pizza from Spin Pizza in Kansas City, MO. Day eight of Kansas City Restaurant Week 2017 for My City Adventures. - Kiara Watts

First Course

Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad
Fresh baby spinach, criminis, pancetta, caramelized onions, roasted grape tomatoes, glazed pecans, goat cheese, and Chianti vinaigrette.

Second Course

Roasted Potato Pizza
Pancetta, roasted red peppers, goat cheese, and scallions on whole wheat.

Third Course

Gelato
Dark chocolate and raspberry.

The Jacobson

Salted Butterscotch Pudding from The Jacobson in Kansas City, MO Crossroads Art District. Day ten of Kansas City Restaurant Week 2017 for My City Adventures. - Kiara Watts

First Course

Tuscan Tomato Caprese Salad
Roasted plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and lightly dressed artisan field greens, finished with aged balsamic reduction.

Second Course

Bucatini Pasta
Tossed with roasted garlic marinara. Finished with Pecorino cheese & fresh basil.

Third Course

Salted Butterscotch Pudding
Served with fresh cream and shaved chocolate.

I had a blast during Kansas City Restaurant Week 2017! If you enjoyed it as well leave a comment about what you liked best. You can also find more delicious photos at My City Adventures on Instagram. Thank you for reading!

My City Adventures, An Evening of Tea, Kansas City, MO

An Evening of Tea

I received complimentary passes to An Evening of Tea in exchange for this special event article.

I had the privilege of experiencing my first tea festival in the Spring of 2016. The annual Midwest Tea Festival was a day long celebration of everything to love about tea. During the event, I learned how to prepare a proper cup of tea and how tea merchants select teas from the farmers who grow them. I even discovered a few favorites to take home. What I appreciated most was that the festival dove far beyond mere causal tea drinking and brought those who attended into the rich culture and history of tea. I left enlightened and wanting to further my education.

Unfortunately, the Midwest Tea Festival is a once a year event. However, to my delight there are many ways to stay immersed in tea culture in Kansas City, MO. When I received an invitation to An Evening of Tea, a preview of the 2017 Midwest Tea Festival, I happily accepted. An Evening of Tea consisted of four Tea Tasting Workshops, which were a highlight from the Midwest Tea Festival. Guest speakers from local Kansas City tea shops, Anna Marie’s Tea and Tea Market presented each 45 minute workshop. While I only attended two, below you’ll find information about all of them. The workshops provided an intimate setting to sharpen my tea knowledge and get a refresher on defining the layers of flavor in a cup of tea.

Brenda Hedrick from Anna Marie's Teas speaks at An Evening of Tea in Kansas City, MO

Matcha for Recovery

Being honest, until this workshop, I knew next to nothing about matcha. I rarely drink it. In fact, the most excited I had been about matcha is when I came across Japanese Kit-Kats. Thanks to Brenda Hedrick from Anna Marie’s Teas, I now know that the history of Matcha tea is even more unique than its flavor. The legend goes that Buddhist Monks developed Matcha for ceremonies where they had to stay awake for extended periods of time. The monks discovered that grinding the tea leaves into a fine powder before consuming them provided the sustainable energy they needed. Hedrick also discussed the vast amount of health benefits of matcha and ways to merge it in a daily routine. In addition to boosts in energy, antioxidant rich Matcha is known to remove free radicals in the body, lower LDL cholesterol, and has a high level of fiber.

Rooibos Dessert Teas

Hedrick’s second workshop featured teas which can satisfy the cravings of any sweet tooth. Anna Marie’s Teas has several rooibos blends in their dessert tea collection. During the workshop, guest tasted their Red Velvet Rooibos and Carrot Cake Rooibos. Hedrick presented the teas with other sweets including apples and brownies to see if flavors in one would enhance flavors in the other. Rooibos teas are naturally caffeine-free, with a rich and ultra smooth taste. The full-bodied flavors are reminiscent of a smooth black tea. However, it’s not actually from the tea-plant. Instead it is the South African red bush which produces a dark reddish liquor. Their Red Velvet Rooibos has a delightfully indulgent chocolate flavor and crosses over several different tea categories. Their Carrot Cake Rooibos is not too sweet yet still satisfying.  It consists of carrots, rooibos, fruits and chocolate bits that when blended together have the fragrant aroma of spices, cake, and icing.

Stacie Robertson from Tea Market in Kansas City, MO speaks at An Evening of Tea

A Comparative Tasting of Oolongs

Stacie Robertson from Tea Market took guests on a journey to taste and discover the complexities of oolong teas. During the workshop we tasted Jade Oolong, Bao Zhong, Ti Kwan Yin, Milk Taste Oolong, and Wuyi Dragon Oolong. Oolong Teas may be the most interesting of all teas. They are semi-oxidized and the process of making these beautiful teas of multi-layered flavors and aromas requires more steps and more skill than any other group of tea. Oolong Teas range from light and fragrant to darker or more heavily oxidized. The leaf styles of oolong teas are fascinating as well. The “nugget” style or rolled oolongs show themselves again and again with multiple steepings. The twisted leaf of the Bao Zhong or Black Dragon lend themselves to different steeping styles and variety in aromas and flavors. The flavor profile depends on the variety of the tea-plant, the area where the tea is grown and the goals, traditions and skill of the tea maker.

Functional Teas for Wellness

“I honestly believe we are having the wrong National conversation, too much talk about health care and not enough about “self care”, Stacie Robertson. She’s on to something. The healing properties of teas have been well-known and documented for centuries. As a Certified Tea Specialist and Holistic Health Coach, Robertson has developed proprietary and unique tea blends that are completely natural with no artificial flavors or ingredients. In her second workshop we tasted her Detox, Flu Fighter, Energize, Tummy Tamer, Sweet Dreams, and Total-I-Tea. The six “functional teas” work to create balance in the body that allows natural wellness and healing to take place. We learned the ingredients of each and everything about how and why they’re so effective.

An Evening of Tea, a preview of the Midwest Tea Festival, was an intimate setting to sharpen tea knowledge and learn about the history and culture of tea.

All in all, An Evening of Tea was a fantastic sampling of what the 2017 Midwest Tea Festival will have in store. For more information on the Midwest Tea Festival and other tea related special events in Kansas City, MO, please visit www.midwestteafest.com. Thank you for reading!

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art created an instant travel adventure with the Passport to India Festival. Events for the day long celebration of India included Indian art, culture, music, dance, fashion and food.

India, officially the Republic of India, is the seventh largest country in the world. The country is also the second most populous with over 1.2 billion people. India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to the Indian Ocean coastline. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex, massive Jama Masjid mosque and Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is a yoga center and base for Himalayan trekking.

Passport to India Festival Travel Itinerary

Henna tattoo drawings from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City

10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Local artists showcased traditional henna designs using markers.

Volunteers from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City teach travellers how to tie a fashionable sari

10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Travellers learned how to tie a sari from community volunteers then tried on Indian fashions for photo opportunities.

Museum staff discuss the Jain Shrine from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City

10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Museum staff and members of the Jain community held conversations about the Jain Shrine in South & Southeast Asian Art Gallery 203.

Artwork from India. from the South and Southeast Asian Galleries of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City

10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Professor Alison Miller from the Kansas City Art Institute hosted talks on the study of selected South Asian Buddhist Art objects in South & Southeast Asian Art Gallery 227.

Hindi word for hope. From the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City

10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Travellers learned to write their names in Hindi, one of the 18 recognized languages of India and the country’s official language.

Sculpture from India at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City

10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Indian art activities were available for travellers of all ages.

Indian folk art tradition. Rangoli flower bud design from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City

10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Volunteers demonstrated the Indian folk art form of Rangoli. Traditionally, elaborate designs decorated floors were often used as entrance ways for Hindu deities.

Indian performance art dance from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City

11:00 to 11:40 am, 2:00 to 2:40 pm, and 3:30 to 4:10 pm – Local studios interpreted Ramayana, the ancient Sanskrit epic with classical dances.

Bhelpuri, traditional Indian food, from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City

11:00 am to 4:00 pm – Rozelle Court Restaurant featured delicious meals inspired by the flavors of India.

Children dance to favorite Indian music from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City

11:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 to 1:30 pm – Small groups of young dancers performed Indian favorites in the Noguchi Court.

Hyderbadi Chicken Biryani from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City

11:00 to 4:00 pm – Travellers were able to buy Indian specialties such as samosas, Hyderbadi Chicken Biryani, lentil cutlets, chai tea, and coconut-cardamom cookies.

Sculpture from India at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City

11:00 am to 4:00 pm – The special Mughal album facsimile and a selection of resources from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art collection was on display.

Performing artists danced to music from India at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City

11:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Community dancers performed dances of India in Kirkwood Hall.

Dancers performed to Indian music from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City

11:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, and 3:00 to 4:00 pm – The India Association of Kansas City presented an eclectic mix of live music.

Indian deity sculpture from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City

12:00 to 12:15 pm, 1:00 to 1:15 pm, and 2:00 to 2:15 pm – Local musicians performed live with the backdrop of the Hindu temple in South & Southeast Asian Art Gallery 228.

Jain Shrine from South & Southeast Asia Art Galleries at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

12:30 to 1:10 pm – Kathleen Garland, Kimberly Masteller, and Jeanne McCray Beals discussed the conservation process of the Jain Shrine.

Models shows off traditional and contemporary Indian fashions from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Museum and community volunteers modeled traditional and contemporary Indian fashions.

Travellers learned yoga positions from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City

2:00 to 2:30 pm – Yoga demonstrations gave children a chance to practice a few standing and seated poses.

Indian dance performance from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Passport to India Festival in Kansas City

2:30 to 4:00 pm – Artist Cherie Sampson presented a film on the symbolism in traditional Indian dance.

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The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art serves as a vital partner in the educational, social and cultural life of Kansas City. The use of their collections and programs, such as the Passport to India Festival, builds an environment where people can gather, share and contemplate the greatest creations of humankind.