Family Day at Sylvester Turner Park The Fun Begins April 13

Style Magazine Newswire | 4/8/2019, 5:53 p.m.
Sylvester Turner Park is where the fun begins this Saturday with music, baseball, games and food.

Sylvester Turner Park is where the fun begins this Saturday with music, baseball, games and food.

The 12th Annual Family Day will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Sylvester Turner Park, 2800 West Little York. The event is free.

Mayor Sylvester Turner started Family Day in 2008 while he was a state representative to offer free food, games, music, senior activities and baseball to the residents of his community following completion of the park that now bears his name. Turner conceived the park and raised the funds to build it.

Family Day features three stages of music and other entertainment. J. Paul Jr. and the Zydeco Nubreeds, Carver High School Performing Arts Students, Luna Llena Mariachi Band from Rice University, the Rhodes School Drumline, Teo Chew Temple lion dancers, Tiger Rock Martial Arts and more will perform throughout the afternoon. Radio One and KTSU Radio will host stages.

There will be inflatable games and little train rides for the kids, facepainting, a senior tent will provide a place to gather for our seniors, the Zoomobile will bring some animals to meet and the Houston Public Library will have its mobile van.

The Major League Baseball/Houston Astros Urban Youth Academy at the Park will hold youth baseball games on three of the park’s four fields beginning at 11 a.m. Major League Baseball is hosting baseball skill games for attendees on the fourth field.

Better come hungry because the food is plentiful and free. Feast on turkey legs, hot dogs, sausage on a stick, corn on the cob, nachos, popcorn and snow cones.

Metro will be providing free shuttle buses from four off-site parking locations: Carver High School, 2100 S. Victory; Lone Star College, Victory Campus, 4141 Victory; Living Word Fellowship Church, 7350 T.C. Jester; and Shady Acres Church, 7330 Vogel.

Family Day at Sylvester Turner Park is produced by the Greater North Houston Youth Alliance, and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events. Our thanks to our sponsors: AT&T, Aldine ISD Police Department, CenterPoint, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Constable Alan Rosen, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, HEB, the Houston Astros, Major League Baseball, Minute Maid, Pepsico, Nolan Ryan Beef, Radio One, Reddy Ice, Scantec, the Astros/MLB Urban Youth Academy and the following Houston City departments: Fire, Police, Neighborhoods, Parks and Recreation, Public Works and Solid Waste.