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Pictures from the Livable Center Study Meeting on Oct. 6

Hobby Area Chairman Danny Perkins, Board member Ann Collum and Executive Director Jerry Lowry with the Livable Center study team and Houston-Galveston Area Council after our workshop October 6, 2016. Thanks to all who made the time to come out to our Livable Center study meeting tonight! Now, the real work begins. Putting this all…

A message from Council Member Robert Gallegos

I was honored to join Mayor Turner, the Parks Department, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and many others to kick off this year’s Annual Disability Awareness Month. Having an older brother with profound mental and physical disabilities, I know how important it is to raise awareness and the importance of a more accessible…

Gragg Park Celebrates 100 Years

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department was created in 1916 to oversee the fledgling park system of 750 acres of land and a handful of parks. The system has since grown to over 37,800 acres and 350 parks serving neighborhoods all across the City. In celebration of its 100th anniversary, HPARD held a Citywide Celebration…

Houston Arts Alliance Grants Workshop

ATTENTION: INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS, ARTS ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITY CENTERS, AND COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS WITH ARTS AND CULTURE PROGRAMMING Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is the city’s designated local arts and culture agency. HAA invests in Houston as a place to visit, live, work, honor, and create. They do this in part by commissioning, conserving and promoting public art and…

3rd Annual Park to Port Bike Ride

The third annual Park to Port Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, October 15. The 20-mile ride will start in Hermann Park and travel east along the Bayou Greenway trail on Brays Bayou to the Port of Houston. Riders can enjoy a turn-around party, sponsored by the Port of Houston Authority, with snacks, music…

2016 Fire Fest

The 2016 Houston Fire Department Fire Fest is around the corner. Join HFD to help raise awareness on Fire and Life Safety. There will be numerous live fire and rescue demonstrations throughout the day, Safety Skills Zone, Kids Zone, antique cars and engines, vendors, food trucks, and much more! Houston Fire Fest is a free…

CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow

The CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow this October 22nd and 23rd at Ellington Airport is presented by the volunteer efforts of the Houston Wing, Gulf Coast Wing , and Tora! Tora! Tora! of the Commemorative Air Force, with support from the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, the Texas Flying Legends Museum, Collings Foundation-Houston based…

2016 Wicked Music Show Case

Join fellow music lovers on Saturday, October 22, for the 2016 Wicked Music Showcase featuring 50 bands at 5 venues in the East End. For a list of bands, venues, purchase tickets, and more information, visit eastendhouston.com/wickedmusic.

Jones Hall Turns 50

In October 1966, Jones Hall was dedicated as our city’s first performing arts center, designed to be home to the Symphony, the Opera, the Ballet, and the Society for the Performing Arts (SPA). Given as a single gift to the city by Houston Endowment, Jones Hall put Houston’s performing arts on the national and international…