Skydance Mural, Houston, Texas. Photo by Morris Malakoff.
Skydance Mural, Houston, Texas. Photo by Morris Malakoff. 

There is no shortage of family-friendly activities going on this week! Let’s just hope the weather holds out so we can enjoy some of these fun, outdoor events.

Wednesday, September 5th

One Year Anniversary: Healing in Community After Harvey | 12-1PM
Rothko Chapel | 3900 Yupon St, Houston, Texas 77006
“Twelve Moments: Resilience
In the aftermath of the storm, the Chapel held weekly community gatherings to help us come together, process, and begin to heal. Join us as we reflect on our collective experiences surrounding Hurricane Harvey, one year later.
Dr Alejandro Chaoul of the Mind Body Spirit Institute at the The Jung Center of Houston, Texas will lead participants in a meditation followed by a session of reflective story telling with Marcela Brave and Leslie Gauna of Houston Playback Theatre.”
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Family Craft: Marbled Leaves | 6:30-7:30PM
Pearland Library| 3522 Liberty Dr, Pearland, Texas 77581
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Children’s Bingo | 4:30-5PM
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098
Ages 4-12
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Lego Mania | 3PM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
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Thursday, September 6th

PJ’s Coffee Pearland Grand Opening | 11AM-2PM
PJ’s Coffee | 12640 Broadway St., Suite 102, Pearland, TX 77584
“We’re happy and excited to invite you all to the official Grand Opening of PJ’s Coffee Pearland. Join us and get a FREE 12oz hot or cold cup of #PJsCoffee!
Have some fun with us and enjoy:
Spin Wheel for prizes, Raffle to win PJ’s Gift Cards, Food sampling
Ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m”
Click here for more info.

Free Family Night | 5-8PM
Children’s Museum of Houston | 1500 Binz St, Houston, Texas 77004
“Join us each Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. as we host Free Family Night. Experience everything the Museum has to offer including hands-on exhibits and Super Powered Summer programming!”
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Toddler Music with Sessions Music | 9:30-10:15AM
Sugar Land Town Square | 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
This class is recommended for ages newborn through 7 years.
Click here for more info.

Movie Night: School of Rock | 8-10PM
Hosted by Historic Market Square Houston | 301 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002
Forget about trekking to the theater for your movie fix and join us for a free outdoor screening of School of Rock (PG-13).
Click here for more info.

Family Storytime | 10-11AM
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098
“Join the Houston Public Library for a cross-generational literacy experience. Family Storytime, held in the Children’s Pavilion, is followed by a facilitated activity or craft for the whole family to enjoy.”
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Mexican-American History Mural Unveiling | 6PM
Heritage Society |1100 Bagby Street, Houston
“Join Heritage Society for the unveiling of the Mexican-American History & Culture in 20th Century Houston Mural. A short program will begin at 6:30 pm that will include remarks from the key fundraisers and the artists, Laura Lopez Cano and Jesse Sifuentes. Light refreshments will be provided.”
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Friday, September 7th

Children’s Story Hour at Hermann Park’s Family Garden | 10-11AM
Hermann Park | The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens | 6100 Fannin St., Houston
Story reading followed by an art or gardening activity. The Family Garden is an edible, interactive garden with fruits, veggies, herbs, and more.
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Saturday, September 8th

Pearland Farmers Market | 9AM-1PM
Pearland Town Center | 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, Texas 77584
“Come shop the Pearland Farmer’s Market for locally grown and made items, including produce, breads, baked goods, sweets, soaps, beauty products, crafts, and variety of other unique items.”
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Bilingual Storytime! | 10-11AM
The Goddard School (Pearland – Shadow Creek Ranch) | 2151 Kingsley Drive, Pearland, Texas 77584
“Come join us for FREE monthly bilingual storytime, hosted by the Booklandia Bilingual Kids Club and the Goddard School!
Izzie Chea, from Booklandia Books, will be providing an engaging and dynamic storytime event, reading two books, leading movement and dance to bilingual music, and a fun craft to end the session!
This event is perfect for ages 2-8, and families are definitely welcome! Parents must stay with their children.
The event is FREE, but donations are encouraged to help keep these events sustainable.”
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Movies on The Lawn at The Lawn: Black Panther | 7-9PM
Baybrook Mall | 500 Baybrook Mall Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546
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Movie Under the Moon: Star Wars: The Last Jedi | 7:45-10PM
Sugar Land Town Square | 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
“Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to the Plaza to enjoy a free Movie Under the Moon brought to you by our friends at First Colony Church of Christ!”
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Little White Oak NIGHT Market | 4-8PM
Sideout Volleybar | 2623 Keene St, Houston, Texas 77009
“This is where Houstonians can find a common culture among its community. Our city, being a collection of neighborhoods separated by major freeways, needs a centralized location to find the best of what we Houstonians can offer. We bring together local farmers, craft merchandisers, and artists from paint to performance.”
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A Day in The District | 11AM-2PM
1502 Sawyer St, Houston, TX 77007-4435, United States
“Experience art and architecture in the context of the preserved silos at the Site Gallery. Visit Houston’s beautiful historic Glenwood Cemetery where the famed Howard Hughes was laid to rest or grab a coffee or a beer at one of the neighborhood haunts. Take in the expansive murals at Art Alley or check out Sawyer Yards, Foto Fest, MECA, or the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern which exhibits art in a former underground drinking water facility from the 1920’s.”
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Train Rides at the Galveston Railroad Museum| 11AM-1:45PM
Galveston Railroad Museum | 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Texas 77550
“The “Harborside Express” is an open air caboose that travels 1 mile up Harborside Dr., then returns to the Galveston Railroad Museum. The train rides are approximately 15 minutes long. Boarding for the Harborside Express begins at 11:00 am, with the last train ride departing the depot at 1:45 pm. The train is a standing ride without seats. Due to the caboose being open air, the rides will sometimes be closed during inclement weather.
Tickets are $5 in addition to admission to the Galveston Railroad Museum, and must be purchased at the museum.”
Click here for more info.

Second Saturday Boat Rides | 10AM
Sabine Promenade on Buffalo Bayou | 150 Sabine, Houston
“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.”
Adults $7, Children (age 4-12) $5. Cash Only.
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Young Writers Workshop | 10:30-11:30AM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
Kids learn to express their thoughts and develop language skills, thanks to Writers in the Schools (WITS), HPL Express and Discovery Green in Houston’s only free and open writing workshop for kids. Limited to 25 students, first come first serve.
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STEM Saturdays | 12:30-1:30PM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
K Girls, Inc. hosts a hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education program for kids. Limited to 40 students, first come first serve.
Click here for more info.

Sunday, September 9th

Grandparents Day Breakfast | 8:30-10AM
Hermann Park | Pinewood Cafe | 6104 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
Have a grand day in Hermann Park as we celebrate Grandparents Day!
Many generations have made memories together in Hermann Park. This Grandparents Day, we invite you and your family to join us for Grandparents Day breakfast in Pinewood Cafe! Your day will include breakfast, special arts and craft project, ride on the Hermann Park Railroad, and a complimentary ticket for a pedal boat ride on McGovern Lake!
8:30 – 10 a.m.: Breakfast at Pinewood Cafe
10 a.m.: All aboard the Hermann Park Railroad!
Note: Your complimentary pedal boat ticket can be redeemed on this day or on another visit to the Park.
Space is limited and advance ticket purchase for this event is required. Tickets are $14 per adult and $7 per child 12 years and younger.
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Drive Thru BBQ Fundraiser | 11:30AM-1:30PM
Pearland Lions Club | 3550 S Main St, Pearland, Texas 77581
“Drive Thru BBQ Fundraiser Benefiting the Counseling Connections for Change, Inc. Mental Health Services Program.
The Bottomless Pit BBQ Team will be doing the cooking so it is guaranteed to be fabulous! BBQ plate includes chicken, sausage, potato salad, and beans.
Counseling Connections is a 501(c)(3) organization. During 2017, we served a total of 690 clients with 4,676 service hours. We provided $179,541 in discounted or free mental health services.”
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Food Allergy Safety Tip Cart | 1-2PM
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098
“Come visit the Health Museum’s FAST (Food Allergy Safety and Tips) Cart and learn all about allergic reactions, how to prevent them, and how to react in case of emergency. For people suffering from food allergies, interactive videos will show you how to effectively use an epinephrine auto-injector. Doctors and nurses from the Texas Children Hospital will give you tips on how to successfully read food labels and better navigate eating out. For more information on the Health Museum please visit thehealthmuseum.org.”
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Pawsitive Pups | 1-2PM
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098
“Pawsitive Pups, presented by the Houston Public Library, offers an opportunity for children to practice their reading skills alongside comforting canine companions. Young readers can bring their own books or borrow from Levy Park’s Reading Room and read aloud to trained therapy dogs for some paws-itive encouragement.”
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Sunday Drum Jam | 3:30-5PM
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098
“Calling all drummers and those who want to learn! This informal facilitated drum circle is a jam session for all ages and experience levels. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, percussion instruments, or other objects to create rhythmic sound.
Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on while you play your instrument of choice.”
Click here for more info.

Monday, September 10th

Baby Storytime | 10:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
Ages 6-18 Months
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Toddler Storytime | 11:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
Ages 18-36 Months
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Tuesday, September 11th

Toddler Yoga | 10:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
“Toddler Yoga is a fun, active way to engage with your child as they become more mobile.”
Click here for more info.

Ongoing Events:

Saturdays in the Park
Smither Park 2441 Munger St, Houston, TX 77023
See artists in action, as they cover more of the park’s surfaces in beautiful mosaics.
Click here for more info.
 
The Twilight Epiphany Skyspace
Rice University
Every Wednesday-Monday (Closed Tuesdays) 6AM-10PM
Check schedule for sunset time on the day you plan to visit
Reservations Recommended
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Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern | 105 Sabine, Houston
Wednesday-Friday | 3:30-6PM, Saturdays & Sundays 11AM-6PM
Tickets $8-10. Free admission on Thursdays however, reservations are still required. Children under 9 not permitted in Cistern.
Click here for more info.

Minute Maid Park Tours | 10AM and Noon
Minute Maid Park Tour | 501 Crawford, Houston
Tuesday-Saturday – Ongoing through August 11th
Tickets $5-9
Click here for more info. 

Open House | Daily from dawn until dusk through February 2019
Sam Houston Park| 1000 Bagby Street, Houston
Open House is an interactive temporary public sculpture created by local artists, Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. Sourced from Cherry House Moving Company, the 1940s-era house has circular holes into the walls creating a “Swiss cheese” appearance, and collaged interior walls with vintage images sourced from family, friends and local resale shops that represent the city’s people, places and past. Visitors can walk through Open House, soaking in some of Houston’s history while viewing both the modern skyscrapers of Downtown Houston and the landscape of Sam Houston Park through the holes that have been carved out of the house.
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South and North of the Border: Houston Paints Houston
Heritage Society | 1100 Bagby Street
Houston 10AM-4M | Mon.-Sun. through Sept. 23rd
The Houston paints exhibit brings together more than 60 works created over more than 130 years that can help present-day Houstonians better understand how the vision of the city evolved and helped create the modern city in which we live.
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Free Museum times: