July Events at Discovery Green

Style News Wire | 6/5/2009, 8:22 p.m.
Beat the heat and make plans to enjoy the beauty and ambience of Discovery Green throughout the month of July. ...

Information on the park features, dining at one of the two restaurants, The Grove and The Lake House operated by Schiller Del Grande Restaurant Group, ongoing programs and special events can be found on the Discovery Green website, www.discoverygreen.com or by calling (713) 400-7336.

Visitors to the park are invited to stay connected to Discovery Green online through Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.

All the activities below are Free and Open to the Public.

DISCOVERY GREEN SPECIAL EVENTS

AFA Big Band

Wednesday, July 1, 7:00 PM

Anheuser-Busch Stage

Discovery Green and Neiman Marcus Group host one of AFA's most popular concerts featuring the AFA Big Band. Warren Sneed conducts a band composed of students and faculty will for playing a wide range of classics and modern jazz band repertoire in the shadow of Houston's downtown skyline. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and relax (or dance!) at this exciting performance.

Armadillo FEMA Trailer on Display

Thursday, July 2

Jones Lawn and Andrea and Bill White Promenade

On a cross-country round trip from Pasadena, CA to Boston, The Armadillo – atransformed FEMA Trailer from Hurricane Katrina into a mobile garden – will make a stop at Discovery Green in partnership with DiverseWorks. The nonprofit artist organization Side Street Projects created the project and is embarking on the 6,500 mile cross-country road trip to retrieve it from the students and faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who transformed it. The mobile, sustainable community garden and composting station was part of the MIT FEMA Trailer Project, founded and directed by MIT Visual Arts Program instructor and artist Jae Rhim Lee.

CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY EVENTS

Young Writers Workshop

Saturdays

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

HPL Express at Discovery Green

Houston’s only free writing workshop for young writers is taught by professional writers and educators from Writers in the Schools. Young minds at work!

Gymboree Play & Music

Saturday, July 3 – the last of the summer; reconvenes in Fall

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Anheuser-Busch Stage

The Gymboree Play & Music Audience: Newborns – 4 years of age Come play, sing, and pop bubbles with a Gymboree instructor and Gymbo the Clown puppet on a colorful parachute.

HEALTHY LIVING IN THE PARKThe Healthy Living Series continues through the summer with:

Central City Co-op Downtown Green Market at Discovery Green

Sundays, 12 – 4 p.m.

Andrea and Bill White Promenade

Year-round co-op and farmer’s market offering the freshest organic produce and products made from local, sustainable ingredients.

Recycling Saturdays presented by Biolage

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Andrea and Bill White Promenade at McKinney Street

The City of Houston partners with Discovery Green to present a downtown recycling drop-off location. Bring your paper, glass, plastic and cans. On Saturday April 4, Accenture’s Eco-Team organizes a Recycling Fair with environmentally friendly product demonstrations, workshops and hands on recycling activities.

Bike Repair Workshop

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Andrea and Bill White Promenade

Free bicycle repair lessons by Nicholas Auger.

Zumba!

Wednesdays, 7 – 8 p.m.