The Kansas City Mayor’s Nights program, which includes summer activities for teens, starts Friday and Saturday and continues through early August.
Young people are encouraged to register for events here.
The first event is Friday, 6-9 p.m., at Tony Aguirre Community Center, 2050 W. Pennway. Saturday’s event is 7-10:30 p.m. at Smith-Hale Middle School, 8925 Longview Rd.
A calendar of events is at www.kcmayor.org/mayorsnights.
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The events and activities, which are held at community centers and other city locations, provide opportunities for teens and adults to play sports, dance, socialize, and explore art and technology.
Kansas City’s more stringent curfew also begins Friday night, through Sept. 24.
For minors 15 and younger, the summer curfew is set at 10 p.m. every night. For minors ages 16 and 17, the summer curfew is 11 p.m. every night in most parts of the city.
The City’s five entertainment districts — the Plaza, Westport, Downtown/Central Business District, 18th and Vine, and Zona Rosa — have a special curfew during summer months. It requires anyone under 18 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian after 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights during the summer months.
Registration for Mayor’s Hoops, Kicks and Nets closes May 31. Registration for Club KC is open all summer. Registrants will receive a free Mayor’s Nights VIP Card, which is required to participate in Mayor’s Nights events. Holders of a VIP Card from previous years need not register again.
Mayor’s Nights includes four major programs:
▪ Club KC: Youth ages 11-18 can enjoy live DJs, dancing, basketball, swim parties, video games, arts, robotics, and other activities through early August. Partners in 2017 include Arts Tech KC, Atkins Group, Nelson Gallery Foundation, Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, Guadalupe Center, Kansas City Public Library, KC Hoop, and Mattie Rhodes.
▪ Night Hoops: Night Hoops is an eight-week evening basketball league for youth and adults that not only focuses on basketball, but also offers job and professional development training and mentoring. Night Hoops is managed by Kansas City Parks and Recreation.
▪ Night Kicks: This eight-week evening soccer program for both youth and adults is modeled after the World Cup Soccer tournament. The 2017 partner’s are Guadalupe Center and Mattie Rhodes.
▪ Night Nets: Night Nets is an eight-week evening volleyball program for both youth and adults. The program also offers educational enrichment on topics such as health and wellness, financial literacy and more. Night Nets is managed by Kansas City Parks and Recreation.