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October 2016 Buffalo Bayou Currents
We hope you can join us for KBR Kids Day on Saturday, October 15th!

Celebrate with BBP!

Buffalo Bayou Park's 1st Birthday on October 6th

Buffalo Bayou Park's Grand Opening Celebration, October 3, 2015.
Photo by Katya Horner/Slight Clutter Photography.
We hope to see you on Thursday, October 6th in celebration of Buffalo Bayou Park's 1st Birthday from 4 to 8 pm at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park! Come for tasty food truck fare available for purchase from Colonel Eats and Foreign Policy, free birthday cake, beer courtesy of Saint Arnold Brewing Company, root beer floats for purchase from Fat Cat Creamery, lawn games and tunes from A Fistful of Soul. Bring the kiddos to play in the Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area!
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10th annual KBR Kids Day on October 15th

Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park (105 Sabine Street)
Parking: City Lot H

Join us for FREE, family-friendly fun at the 10th Annual KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou! From hands-on learning opportunities, arts and crafts, music and entertainment, to tasty treats from food trucks, this year's KBR Kids Day will surely captivate your child's imagination! Families will also have the opportunity to explore the Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area, take $2 rides on BBP’s pontoon boat Spirit of the Bayou, and rent bikes or kayak/canoes from Bike Barn or Bayou City Adventures.

Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to this event!

Also, KBR Kids Day is the kickoff for Every Kid in a Park (EKIP), a national initiative to connect youth with nature by providing free park admission to all 4th graders. The Houston-area EKIP partnership brings sites with nature-based field trips together with local teachers from Title I schools during the 2016-17 school year. Passports for nature activities will be a fun way to get your family or school connected to all the parks in the Houston area. Teachers, special information will be available on how to connect to cool field trips too!

Ghost Tours along BOO-ffalo Bayou on October 28-30

Ghost and Spirits Boat Tour


Join historian and “ghost writer” Andrew Groocock, as he shares to stories of haunted tales and legends along Buffalo Bayou. Libations courtesy of Saint Arnold Brewing Company and light bites from Spaghetti Warehouse. Costumes are encouraged in keeping with the Halloween spirit and to continue the ghoulish fun in downtown after your tour.

Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Cost: $45 per person
Boat Tour Tickets

Tales from the Cistern


Wear your costumes and join us for historical Cistern tours with a spirited twist! Hear ghostly tales and see reflections of a haunted past...

Dates: Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30
Time: 10 to 4:30 pm (30 minute tours)
Cost: $5 per person
Cistern Tickets

Walking Tour on October 15th

Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am
Parking: City Lot H
Location: The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park (105 Sabine St.)
Cost: Free; RSVPs required to sloc@buffalobayou.org

Enjoy a free walking tour in Buffalo Bayou Park highlighting the landscape and ecology of 19th century Texas that created Houston, as well as the importance of prairies in rebuilding this astonishing and all but vanished ecosystem.

Volunteer Workday on October 22nd

Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 am
Parking: City Lot H
Check-In Location: The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park (105 Sabine Street)

Bring your own gloves and BBP will provide any needed tools. To sign up, please read and complete an online volunteer waiver with the event date 10/22/2016.

Questions? Contact Sarah McIntire at 713-752-0314 ext. 303.
Sign Up to Volunteer!

Great Houston Wildlife Count on October 8th

Prairies & Pollinators Month, October 7 through November 12, offers a host of fun, educational, and hands-on activities and adventures for all ages at state parks, nature preserves, and public green spaces throughout the greater Houston area.

Sponsored by six conservation groups, this year’s Prairies & Pollinators Month will include three public prairie plantings, a tour of urban prairies by lightrail, a teacher workshop, a public prairie celebration, seed collecting, and a hands-on workshop for private landowners looking to restore prairie on their land.

You can sign up to participate in the Great Houston Wildlife Count on Saturday, October 8th to count butterflies, pollinators, birds, and other wildlife in Buffalo Bayou Park with local environmental leaders. This is your chance to add to our understanding of urban wildlife!
Buffalo Bayou Currents is a monthly e-newsletter produced by Buffalo Bayou Partnership.

Upcoming Events

Bayou City Art Festival

Date: October 8-9
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Location: Downtown Houston
Purchase tickets!

Buffalo Bayou Partnership is proud to be a non-profit partner of this year's Bayou City Art Festival in downtown! The two-day festival showcases the works of over 300 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the world and offers visitors the opportunity to meet with exhibiting artists, and enjoy food and entertainment.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala

We're Leafing through the Years as we celebrate BBP's 30th anniversary on Thursday, November 10. Learn more.

Run for a Reason

Buffalo Bayou Partnership is proud to be an official 2016-17 Run for a Reason charity for the upcoming Chevron Houston Marathon! Spots for the Aramco Half Marathon have sold out, but you can gain guaranteed entry by supporting Team BBP! Learn more.

Should you have any questions, contact Sylvana Loc at 713.752.0314 ext. 104.

Ongoing Events

Food Trucks

Make sure to follow along @buffalobayou for the weekend line-up of food trucks at The Water Works.

Camp Gladiator

Go bold with your workout routine by joining Camp Gladiator at Buffalo Bayou Park!

Street Closures

Please be aware that access to Buffalo Bayou Park may be affected due to the following events:

 

Buffalo Bayou Revealed

Get the download from Houston Public Media's Ernie Manouse, Catherine Lu, Tom Carter and Al Ortiz in Buffalo Bayou Revealed, a 12-part audio tour sharing facts about key destinations in Buffalo Bayou Park. Available in English and Spanish!
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