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Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Upcoming Events

September 2019

Sep 19

CANCELLED: Blanket Bingo in Market Square Park

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This popular park favorite is back! Join us for an exciting new season of Blanket Bingo, benefiting Market Square Park and Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of fun, music and great prizes!

Sep 20

CANCELLED: Sunrise Yoga sponsored by BIG Power Yoga

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Flow into the weekend with Sunrise Yoga on Buffalo Bayou! We’re partnering with BIG Power Yoga for a series of 45-minute early morning yoga sessions that will take place on the lawn at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. With a spectacular view of downtown, Houston’s most iconic greenspace is a unique and uplifting backdrop for yogis of all levels and ages. Bring your own mat. Reusable water bottle encouraged.

Sep 21

FULL: Monthly Volunteer Workday

Houstonians, ages 9 and up, are invited to join Buffalo Bayou Partnership for community-wide volunteer days at Buffalo Bayou Park happening the third Saturday of each month. Whether volunteering as a large or small group, or individually, your efforts will lead to a healthier environment and a more aesthetically pleasing amenity for all to enjoy.

Sep 21

Looking Back History Boat Tours

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Aboard BBP’s pontoon boat, 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 Beginning or Andrew Groocock, local historian. Hear stories of the Allen brothers and historical information about the people, places and events along the bayou that helped shape Houston.

Sep 21

Nature 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.

Sep 21

Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour

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Guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from Waugh Bridge. Learn more about the thousands of magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us.

Sep 27

Birding with the Bats

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Join Alisa Kline, a Texas Master Naturalist, for an evening of birding along Buffalo Bayou at Waugh Drive Bridge where a colony of more than 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats resides. Find out which birds and other critters are attracted to the bats during their nightly emergence. We cannot guarantee hawks will be on the job, but make sure to bring your binoculars. It will be hard to catch the action without them!

Sep 28

The Currents Fall Volunteering

If you’re a member of The Currents (BBP’s YP group), join us for a volunteer morning along Buffalo Bayou to help us keep it looking bayou-tiful!

Sep 28

Port to Port History Boat Tour

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Join bayou guide Andrew Groocock on a historical tour of the upper channel of Buffalo Bayou focusing on the historic 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.

October 2019

Oct 02

Wednesday Wellness Walk

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Buffalo Bayou Partnership Urban Paths Wellness Walk

Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership on a Wellness Walk led by Laura Conely, founder of Urban Paths Wellness Coaching. Anyone and everyone is invited to walk through the paths of Buffalo Bayou Park while discussing topics including mental and physical health as well as the benefits of being exposed to nature.

Oct 04

Sunrise Yoga sponsored by BIG Power Yoga

Location:

Flow into the weekend with Sunrise Yoga on Buffalo Bayou! We’re partnering with BIG Power Yoga for a series of 45-minute early morning yoga sessions that will take place on the lawn at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. With a spectacular view of downtown, Houston’s most iconic greenspace is a unique and uplifting backdrop for yogis of all levels and ages. Bring your own mat. Reusable water bottle encouraged.

Oct 05

Looking Back History Boat Tours

Location:

Aboard BBP’s pontoon boat, 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 Beginning or Andrew Groocock, local historian. Hear stories of the Allen brothers and historical information about the people, places and events along the bayou that helped shape Houston.

Oct 12

Port to Port History Boat Tour

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Join bayou guide Andrew Groocock on a historical tour of the upper channel of Buffalo Bayou focusing on the historic 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.

Oct 12

2019 KBR Kids Day

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KBR Kids Day is one of Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s (BBP) signature events, with thousands of children and their families in attendance each year. Join us on October 12 for free family fun at the 12th annual KBR Kids Day at Guadalupe Plaza Park. Activity stations will include numerous hands-on activities from over 20 Houston partners, local entertainment and performers, Dia de los Muertos face painters, balloon artists, a rock climbing wall, and so much more!

Oct 17

Blanket Bingo in Market Square Park

Location:

This popular park favorite is back! Join us for an exciting new season of Blanket Bingo, benefiting Market Square Park and Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of fun, music and great prizes!

Oct 18

Sunrise Yoga sponsored by BIG Power Yoga

Location:

Flow into the weekend with Sunrise Yoga on Buffalo Bayou! We’re partnering with BIG Power Yoga for a series of 45-minute early morning yoga sessions that will take place on the lawn at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. With a spectacular view of downtown, Houston’s most iconic greenspace is a unique and uplifting backdrop for yogis of all levels and ages. Bring your own mat. Reusable water bottle encouraged.

Oct 19

Art on Wheels

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View the public art in Buffalo Bayou Park like never before on this exciting bike ride! During this tour led by BBP guide Andrew Groocock, you will learn about the various works of art along Buffalo Bayou that make this green space so unique.

Oct 19

Buffalo Bayou Boat Tour

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These 30-minute boat rides are a great way to spend the afternoon or evening 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.

Oct 19

Nature Walking Tour

Location:

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.

Oct 22

Wine Tasting with Nice Winery

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Winemaker, Ryan Levy, a certified sommelier, wine educator, and Le Cordon Bleu trained chef, will lead guests through a discussion of his award-winning wines while taking in exceptional views of Buffalo Bayou’s lush landscape from our pontoon boat. One of his wines was recently awarded Best of Show out of 3,000 wines in the Houston Rodeo Wine Competition!

Oct 23

Wine Tasting with Nice Winery

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Winemaker, Ryan Levy, a certified sommelier, wine educator, and Le Cordon Bleu trained chef, will lead guests through a discussion of his award-winning wines while taking in exceptional views of Buffalo Bayou’s lush landscape from our pontoon boat. One of his wines was recently awarded Best of Show out of 3,000 wines in the Houston Rodeo Wine Competition!

Oct 26

Buffalo Bayou Boat Tour

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These 30-minute boat rides are a great way to spend the afternoon or evening 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.

Oct 26

Landscape Design Walking Tour from Water Works

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Buffalo Bayou Park is an award-winning park for many reasons – and one of those reasons, including its thoughtful and resilient design. What were the considerations and obstacles in planning for this 160-acre green space in the heart of Houston’s floodplain? Find out firsthand on this walking tour led by Scott McCready, Principal of SWA Group, one of the team leads on the landscape design of Buffalo Bayou Park.

November 2019

Nov 02

Looking Back History Boat Tours

Location:

Aboard BBP’s pontoon boat, 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 Beginning or Andrew Groocock, local historian. Hear stories of the Allen brothers and historical information about the people, places and events along the bayou that helped shape Houston.

Nov 06

Wellness Walk

Location:

Buffalo Bayou Partnership Urban Paths Wellness Walk

Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership on a Wellness Walk led by Laura Conely, founder of Urban Paths Wellness Coaching. Anyone and everyone is invited to walk through the paths of Buffalo Bayou Park while discussing topics including mental and physical health as well as the benefits of being exposed to nature.

Nov 07

BBP 2019 Gala

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Proceeds from this important fundraising event allow Buffalo Bayou Partnership to continue transforming, activating and maintaining Buffalo Bayou along the 10-mile stretch from Shepherd Drive to the Port of Houston Turning Basin.

Nov 09

East Sector Wellness Walk

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Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership on a free Wellness Walk along Buffalo Bayou’s East Sector led by Laura Conely, founder of Urban Paths Wellness Coaching. Discover the historic East End neighborhood. This scenic urban trail follows along Buffalo Bayou flowing toward Tony Marron Park (808 N. York Street) and is a combination of pavement, dirt, and gravel. Wear durable yet comfortable shoes.

Nov 09

Port to Port History Boat Tour

Location:

Join bayou guide Andrew Groocock on a historical tour of the upper channel of Buffalo Bayou focusing on the historic 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.

Nov 16

Monthly Volunteer Workday

Houstonians, ages 9 and up, are invited to join Buffalo Bayou Partnership for community-wide volunteer days at Buffalo Bayou Park happening the third Saturday of each month. Whether volunteering as a large or small group, or individually, your efforts will lead to a healthier environment and a more aesthetically pleasing amenity for all to enjoy.

Nov 16

Buffalo Bayou Boat Tour

Location:

These 30-minute boat rides are a great way to spend the afternoon or evening 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.

Nov 16

Nature Walking Tour

Location:

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.

Nov 23

Buffalo Bayou Boat Tour

Location:

These 30-minute boat rides are a great way to spend the afternoon or evening 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.

December 2019

Dec 04

Wednesday Wellness Walk

Location:

Buffalo Bayou Partnership Urban Paths Wellness Walk

Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership on a Wellness Walk led by Laura Conely, founder of Urban Paths Wellness Coaching. Anyone and everyone is invited to walk through the paths of Buffalo Bayou Park while discussing topics including mental and physical health as well as the benefits of being exposed to nature.

Dec 07

Looking Back History Boat Tours

Location:

Aboard BBP’s pontoon boat, 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 Beginning or Andrew Groocock, local historian. Hear stories of the Allen brothers and historical information about the people, places and events along the bayou that helped shape Houston.

Dec 14

Port to Port History Boat Tour

Location:

Join bayou guide Andrew Groocock on a historical tour of the upper channel of Buffalo Bayou focusing on the historic 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.

Dec 21

Monthly Volunteer Workday

Houstonians, ages 9 and up, are invited to join Buffalo Bayou Partnership for community-wide volunteer days at Buffalo Bayou Park happening the third Saturday of each month. Whether volunteering as a large or small group, or individually, your efforts will lead to a healthier environment and a more aesthetically pleasing amenity for all to enjoy.

Dec 21

Nature Walking Tour

Location:

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.

January 2020

Jan 18

Monthly Volunteer Workday

Houstonians, ages 9 and up, are invited to join Buffalo Bayou Partnership for community-wide volunteer days at Buffalo Bayou Park happening the third Saturday of each month. Whether volunteering as a large or small group, or individually, your efforts will lead to a healthier environment and a more aesthetically pleasing amenity for all to enjoy.

March 2020

Mar 07

48th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta presented by Gillman Subaru

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https://buffalobayou.org/event/47th-annual-buffalo-bayou-partnership-regatta-presented-by-gillman-subaru/

Paddlers, ages 12 and up, are encouraged to participate in the 15-mile race along the scenic Buffalo Bayou. Whether you are entering competitively or paddling for pleasure, you won’t want to miss out on this longstanding Houston tradition!

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