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Author: Houstonfirst Staff

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10/8/2018
The George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) is buzzing with excitement about its new bee colonies. That’s right! Bee Colonies! The GRB kicked off the new sustainable farm project in partnership with its hospitality partner, Levy, at the beginning of fall 2018. This is all part of the GRB and Levy’s efforts to create an on-site garden and promote local flavors. With four new honeybee... Read More »
10/5/2018
UPDATE: Mayor Sylvester Turner declares October 9, 2018 as "KHOU-TV Day" in Houston.  Coming to you live from Avenida Houston, it’s KHOU! That’s right. The downtown Houston area welcomes its latest, one-of-a-kind additions with the opening of the area’s first satellite news studio, KHOU Avenida Studio.  The CBS news affiliate plans to use the Avenida... Read More »
9/25/2018
Ever wondered what it’d be like to see the moon up close? Wonder no more because Lucion’s larger-than-life art installation, moonGARDEN, arrives in Downtown Houston this Saturday. Over 20 illuminated spheres, ranging from six feet to 30 feet in diameter, will transform Discovery Green and the Plaza at Avenida Houston into an ethereal moonscape. Designed by Montreal art collective... Read More »
9/19/2018
There’s nothing quite like the resilience of Houston. Neighbors helping neighbors. Strangers helping Strangers. Everyone coming together as one community. One year after Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s own Sarah Fisher reflects on the amazing people who lent a helping hand in a time of need through a larger-than-life sized artwork. “To commemorate the magnanimity of... Read More »
9/7/2018
Avenida Houston’s iconic Party on the Plaza returns on Thursday, Sept. 13 with an award-winning lineup this fall. Presented by Bud Light, the free concert series presents live performances by local and regional bands, as well as food and a craft brew station every other Thursday from 6 to 10 pm through October 25. But the music doesn't stop there. With Discovery Green, The Thursday... Read More »
8/31/2018
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. But fortunately, it gives us another excellent excuse to have a great time! It's time to start crafting those three-day weekend plans, and what better way to do that than right here in Houston. Here are a few favorite holiday-specific things to do and deals going on. Things to Do Black White Party Date/time: Aug. 31 from 9 p.m. to 2... Read More »
5/10/2018
Mother’s Day. It’s the one day dedicated to spoiling the person who keeps it all together - Mom. Loved by all and the family’s number one fan, life just wouldn’t be the same without them. For all the planners out there who’ve already picked out that perfect card that says everything and found that beautiful arrangement of flowers, Congratulations! The only things left... Read More »
5/2/2018
Cinco de Mayo is this Saturday, May 5, and there’s no better neighborhood than Avenida Houston that celebrates the holiday. Whether someone is a resident or visitor, one can’t be in the area on May 5 and not either learn a little history from a proud Houstonian on Mexico's victory over France or see a beautifully-ornate parade that celebrates Mexican culture. But what would a... Read More »
4/19/2018
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! In this day and age, introducing eco-friendly habits into a daily routine is easier than ever. Carpooling, using a stylish water bottle, buying green products or bringing reusable bags to the store are just a few ways to recognize Mother Earth. There are also plenty of fun ways to celebrate Earth Day, in addition to sustainable acts, with family and friends. Here are 5... Read More »
4/10/2018
Party on the Plaza Starts with a Bang! The Party on the Plaza series kicked off last Thursday at Avenida Houston with an upbeat and oddly entertaining mix. The free outdoor concert, set in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center, opened with deejay and drum master DK the Drummer, who had the crowd moving to his high energy and hip house mixes. Dance the Night Away As the fun continued, fans... Read More »
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