Thursday, February 11, 2010
Entertainers needed for Sunday Parkways event
Kansas City, Missouri's first Ciclovia-type festival will take place on Sunday, May 16 in conjunction with Car Free Weekends on Cliff Drive. In addition to non-motorized activities, the inaugural Sunday Parkways event will feature culturally diverse entertainment ranging from bands and dancers, to yoga classes and face painting, chalk art to juggling and other outdoor-friendly activities. The festival, scheduled for 12:00-4:00pm, will also serve as the kickoff for Kansas City's annual Bike Week.
Car Free Weekends on Cliff Drive were initiated in 2008 to provide opportunities for pedestrian and non-motorized activities that promote healthy lifestyles for all to enjoy. Each Friday at 2:00pm, Cliff Drive is closed to cars and becomes a playground for bikes, pedestrians, strollers, roller bladers, unicyclists, anything BUT motorized vehicles. Gates reopen to vehicular traffic each Monday at 8:00am. With two years of successful Car Free Weekends under their belt, Kansas City Parks and Recreation together with Public Works decided to take one Car Free day and turn it into a true Ciclovia.
Artists, entertainers, activities and performers are needed for the festival. If you or your organization are interested in participating, please contact Heidi Downer at KCMO Parks and Recreation, firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-513-7527.
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