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All together now: Neighbors enjoyed wellness, music and crafts at Summer on Armour

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Venn

– VOL. 2

In June, Venn welcomed hundreds of neighbors in Kansas City to Summer on Armour, a day-long, community-wide celebration featuring tons of family activities, music, food, and drink.

The celebration coincided with the launch of Mac+Venn, our latest partnership with the Midwest-based property developers aimed at promoting neighborhood connection and participation among residents. The celebration was broken into a morning wellness session at the pool house recently revamped by Venn’s in-house Design Team, an afternoon maker’s fair, and evening pool party. It was an incredibly busy and fun day. Take a whirl through the pictures below snapped by local KC photographer Shawn Brackbill.  

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The morning session began with a poolside sound bath and yoga session led by Tyra Prosser, a local yogi and founder of United Letti Yoga Studio.

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This was the first time Neighbors had the chance to practice at the redesigned pool house featuring a newly painted deck by artist Alex Proba.

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After yoga, the energy picked up with water aerobics. Neighbors joined with kids, water wings, and even a mimosa. 

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Hugs all around at the end of the water aerobics session. Now that vaccines are widely available in Kansas City, Neighbors have embraced the opportunity to embrace again.

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It wouldn’t be a wellness morning without a mimosa, right? Neighbors enjoyed fresh fruit and drinks served out of Venn’s retrofitted Citroen truck.

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In the afternoon, Neighbors had the chance to explore an outdoor market featuring local vendors and artists including Shea Made, a Kansas City-based jeweler.

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Quincy, a local candlemaker, mental health professional, and mom shared handmade crafts and a laugh, or two, with Neighbors. Baby Elliot enjoyed himself, too.

 

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Jameson from Dirt Beast Farms, an urban farm collective, sold collard greens, snap peas, and some of the sweetest cherries — all grown in Kansas City.

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Neighbors tried to keep a straight face while posing for a custom sketch by local artist Taylor Fourt. When fresh cider and local cherries are involved, that’s easier said than done.

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It was a hot one! Neighbors took to the shade of the tent where cold beverages and ice cream were being served.

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One of the highlights of the afternoon was an impromptu dance party led by Venn Hosts. DJ Sheppa set the beat as Neighbors and team members joined. We even saw a few pets in the crowd.

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As the sun set, the pool house welcomed Neighbors for a party featuring cocktails and a performance by Quixotic, a group of local musicians and performing artists. 

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Neighbors used the Life at Venn app to unlock complimentary drinks and VIP experiences.

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A little jazzy, a little techno, the musicians of Quixotic set the tone for an eclectic, multi-sensory experience.

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The performers lit up the night, entertaining Neighbors with arabesques and flaming torches flying through the air.

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Taking a que from Quixotic, Neighbors hammed it up and posed cabaret-style at the outdoor photo booth.

 

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It was a special night with young folk taking to the pool after dark and parents letting the kiddos stay up past their bedtime.

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Inside the pool house, Neighbors had the opportunity to tap into their inner selves with tarot readings.

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Back outside, the party continued late into the night with Neighbors enjoying the water and the warmth of being all together again.

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