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May 2017
May 05

Cinco de Mayo Boat Tour on Buffalo Bayou

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Buffalo Bayou with tasty tacos from downtown’s La Calla restaurant and cerveza provided by our friends at St. Arnold Brewing Company. As you take in the flavors of Mexico you will also enjoy a cruise along Houston’s historic waterway on BBP’s pontoon boat.

May 06

From Port to Port

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Join bayou guide Andrew Groocock on a historical tour of the upper channel of Buffalo Bayou focusing on the historical significance of this industrial stretch and Houston as you cruise the approximately seven miles from the old port of Houston to the new port of Houston.

May 13

SOLD OUT – “Looking Back” History Tour

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Take a look back to the late 1800s when Houston was founded with Louis Aulbach, local historian and author of Buffalo Bayou: An Echo of Houston’s Wilderness Beginnings. Louis will share stories of the Allen brothers and provide historical information about the people, places and events along the bayou that helped shape Houston.

May 13

Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour

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Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us! Led by a “bat girl” docent, guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from the Waugh Drive Bridge on Buffalo Bayou.

May 18

Blanket Bingo

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This popular event is back at Market Square Park! Join BBP and the Downtown District for the first Blanket Bingo event of the year. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of fun, music and great prizes! $10 admission includes one bingo packet (approx. 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. Proceeds benefit BBP and Historic Market Square Park. Get there early as cards sell out quickly!

May 20

Volunteer Workday

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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 5/20/2017.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leticia Sierras, by email or phone 713.752.0314 ext.206.

May 20

Second Saturday Boat Ride

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These 30-minute boat rides are a great way to spend the afternoon with your family. Escape from the city and enjoy the cool breeze as you glide along Buffalo Bayou’s waters. Look for graceful herons, jumping fish, and even an occasional alligator sunning on the banks.
Weather permitting. No reservations are taken for these tours. They are first come, first serve.
Questions? Contact Trudi Smith at 713.752.0314 ext. 103.

May 20

Walking Tour

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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.

May 27

Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour

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Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us! Led by a “bat girl” docent, guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from the Waugh Drive Bridge on Buffalo Bayou.

June 2017
Jun 10

From Port to Port

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Join bayou guide Andrew Groocock on a historical tour of the upper channel of Buffalo Bayou focusing on the historical significance of this industrial stretch and Houston as you cruise the approximately seven miles from the old port of Houston to the new port of Houston.

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