Historic Northeast

What is HNE?

Historic Northeast Events was originally formed by the NEKC Chamber of Commerce to be the Not-For-Profit agency and sister organization to administer the Historic Northeast Fall Festival.
It received its determination letter 3-15-2005. It managed the Fall Festival through 2007 and then decided to discontinue holding the community event. The board decided to keep the organization but change the name to better identify its role in the Historic Northeast community. On 12/1/2009 it officially became the Historic Northeast Events, a 501 C3 Not-For-Profit.
We have applied and received several grants for several Civic Leadership classes, a healthy food choice grant, a Banner grant, and acquired several land grant properties to enhance landscaping and creative place-making. HNE has hosted meetings, workshops, and seminars over the years.
HNE partners with not only the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce but also Jackson County, Independence Avenue Community Improvement District, the City of Kansas City Missouri, Northeast Arts KC, and others.

Mission Statement

The mission of HNE is for the purpose of organizing, uniting, and promoting community engagement, activities, and events in the Historic Northeast area of Kansas City. Since 1995, we have organized parades, family picnics, musical events and, most notably, from 1996 to 2007, a family weekend event called ‘Historic Northeast Festival.’ This event brought together our ethnic business products, foods, live entertainment, youth activities and a carnival to a local park. It was an economic boost to the area and a social event to mix the broad range of our ethnic cultures. This event enabled us to mentor the youth of our community and encourage them to participate as volunteers of community building. As a result, approximately 15,000 diverse people came together annually to celebrate one another’s culture; but, after 12 years of planning, collaborating and partnering with stakeholders in the community, we outgrew the capacity of the park.