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Celebrate July 4th in Houston

Celebrate July 4th in Houston

Your guide to family-friendly Independence Day 2018 activities around Houston, courtesy of Visit Houston.

Freedom Over Texas featuring Chris Young
Eleanor Tinsley Park
Wednesday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$8 online/$10 door

Join other Houstonians in this patriotic celebration in downtown Houston. Fireworks will light the sky while country music star, Chris Young, headlines the musical performances, which also include Cupid and the Dance Party Express and The Mavericks. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door.

ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: Star-Spangled Salute
Miller Outdoor Theatre
Wednesday, July 4. 8:30 pm
FREE

Pack up a picnic and a blanket or lawn chairs and take your family to Miller Outdoor Theatre for a spectacular Independence Day concert by the Houston Symphony. At 10 p.m., enjoy a fireworks display to cap off the night.

4th of July Weekend at CityCentre
CityCentre
Wednesday, July 4 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
FREE

Head to CityCentre for an evening of live country and rock music by the Texas Unlimited Band. No outside food or beverages are allowed but you can pick up some food at one of CityCentre’s many restaurants and bring it with you to the show. Make sure to get there early. The event is free but parking is $10.

4th of July Celebration at Bayou Bend
Bayou Bend
Wednesday, July 4 from noon to 5 p.m.
FREE

For something a little different, drop in for an afternoon at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, which offers a dose of Americana during its Fourth of July Festival. Listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence, enjoy a lemonade toast, watch performers and sign the giant copy of the Declaration of Independence. Admission is free.

Fourth of July Snow & Ice Celebration at Memorial City
Memorial City Mall
Wednesday, July 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cool off this Independence Day at The Square at Memorial City Mall where you and your family can play in in 30,000 pounds of snow. Plus, you can enjoy frozen treats, live music, cotton candy and more.

City of Bellaire Fourth of July Parade and Festival
Bellaire Town Square
Wednesday, July 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Watch a parade of local school bands, floats and classic cars at 9:30 a.m. and then head to Bellaire Town Square and Loftin Park for a fun-filled festival featuring games, food and music. Kids can choose from a variety of activities, including a Putt-Putt course, petting zoo, rock wall, water slide and more.

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Shop to Benefit Second Ward Fire Victims

Shop to Benefit Second Ward Fire Victims

Council Member Karla Cisneros, Christina Morales of Morales Funeral Home, and Christian Navarro of the Original Villa Arcos are hosting a pop-up resale shop, silent auction & raffle benefiting the victims of the May 4th warehouse fire that affected nearby residents in Houston's Second Ward.

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Director Filling Big Shoes in Houston’s Hispanic Community

Director Filling Big Shoes in Houston’s Hispanic Community

She was bequeathed in an immense legacy of funeral service by her grandparents. Since the 1930s, long before her birth, her extended family has included at least 30 funeral home owners, directors, and embalmers. Fortunately, Christina Morales also inherited her grandparents’ unrelenting standards of excellence and their vision for lifting up their community. In fact, this third-generation funeral director and owner of Morales Funeral Home continually pioneers innovative ways to make a once exclusive settings for funerals a center to honor the Hispanic culture through the arts and other support for the community. Christina’s journey hasn’t always been easy.

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NPR: Massive Mural Of Underwater Sea Life Pops Up In The East End

NPR: Massive Mural Of Underwater Sea Life Pops Up In The East End

Tomeka Weatherspoon, Houston Public Media, December 11, 2017 East End community groups and artists gathered to unveil a new large-scale mural. It’s a wall of underwater sea creatures not far from the city docks. “It was a year of planning,” said Veronica Gorczynski of the Greater East End Management District. Her group supports efforts to beautify the area. “We had over 300 people over 2 weekends — that includes a Saturday and a Sunday just cleaning up the site.” “If residents aren’t coming out and walking their neighborhood, we have to ask ourselves why.” said Gorczynski.

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