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Toddler Tuesdays – Discovery Green

toddler tuesdays

Toddler Tuesday’s at Discovery Green

Toddler Tuesdays, presented by Discovery Green and Houston Public Library, is at Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston. April 10 to May 29, 2018. Every Tuesday at 10:30am, parents and kids enjoy a free story time and activities with their favorite characters. Grab your little ones and head to the park for a morning of fun at these free events!

Story time begins promptly at 10:30 AM, so arrive early. Help us promote literacy and the love of reading by being a part of our book exchange each week. Bring a new or gently used book, and trade it for another great story! Continue reading Toddler Tuesdays – Discovery Green

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Drop Side Cribs Illegal

Drop Side Cribs Illegal

The Law in the USA

Drop side cribs illegal to manufacture, sell, or even donate in the US. All cribs sold in the US—new or used—are now subject to the most stringent safety standards in the world. That’s the goal of the new crib safety standards put in place on June 28, 2010, by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Continue reading Drop Side Cribs Illegal

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Houston Art Car Parade

Houston Art Car Parade – Things to do

You know it’s Spring when the Houston Art Cars roll! Houston is the home of the first Houston Art Car Parade 1and largest of it’s kind. With entries from all over the Country, it attracts an audience 300,000.

What is the Houston Art Car Parade?

Houston Art Car Parade 4The Houston Art Car Parade, presented by The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, is the world’s biggest celebration of Art Cars and the largest free public art event in the city of Houston. Now in its 31st year, the parade attracts over 250 cars and other entries from 23 states including Canada and Mexico and an audience of 300,000 spectators eager to see the weird and wild vehicular creations. The parade is celebrating its 31st year and is bigger than ever!

Wait, what is an Art Car?

Houston Art Car Parade 3

Art cars or art mobiles usually begin their lives as an older or used vehicle (car, truck, van, bus, jeep, golf cart, etc). The owner of the car decided they want to alter their automobile, not necessarily converting what’s under the hood, but instead transforming the exterior/interior of the car. Some artists approach the alteration of their cars cautiously and tentatively, opting to use materials of a temporary nature such as paper or tape, while others decide to radically change the original structure of the vehicle so that it in effect becomes a moving sculpture.

When and where is it held?Houston Art Car Parade 5

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018 we roll from 2pm – 4pm. The parade route opens at 11am for a perfect opportunity to see the entries up close and stationary – meet the artists!

Where: The Houston Art Car parade route will start and end on Allen Parkway, winding its way east into Downtown Houston, taking a left onto Smith Street, taking another left onto Walker Street, another left onto Bagby Street, and then a right onto Dallas Street, heading back down west onto Allen Parkway, dispersing around Waugh Drive.

Is there a cost to attend?

No, the parade is free to the public!