Baby boom: These are the insanely adorable animals born at the Houston Zoo in 2021
If you love baby animals (And, seriously, who doesn’t?), it was an awww-some year at the Houston Zoo. The beloved Hermann Park institution welcomed some insanely adorable bundles of joy into the world in 2021, including Asian Elephant calves, ocelot cubs, and a teeny-tiny lemur. If you need a dose of ooey-gooey, dopamine-induced euphoria, scroll below for a gander at the zoo’s newest residents.
What to know about ReelAbilities Festival 2021, showing the best of music, art, and film from people with disabilities
ReelAbilities 2021 will take place virtually and the public is invited. HOUSTON – This year’s ReelAbilities Festival will take place virtually and Houstonians are invited to view the best of music, art, and film. The ReelAbilities festival will also feature a music, art, and movie festival featuring contributions made by talented people with disabilities. The events are free and anyone can attend to view showings, or purchase art from talent. AdTo see the full schedule and for more information on movie showings and the music festival, click here.
SAVE NOW, TRAVEL LATER: 2021 vacation deals
HOUSTON – If you were looking forward to a well-deserved vacation in 2020, those travel plans were probably derailed, postponed or even cancelled due to the pandemic. This year, 2021 is coming in hot with travel trends and deals we can take advantage of booking now and traveling later. Here with more is travel zoo senior editor, Gabe Saglie, Travelzoo Senior Editor shares the top 5 travel we can look forward to. HOW TRAVEL IN 2021 WILL LOOK DIFFERENT1. for upgraded Strip View room + $100 resort credit (60% off) for travel thru JuneFor more information click here.
Experts discuss mental health care during COVID-19 and tips for 2021
The pandemic changed how we do things and impacted people’s mental health, but experts say there is a lot to look forward to this new year. “I think that this year for many people has been incredibly exhausting and emotionally and psychologically taxing,” Julie Kaplow said. She’s the executive director of the Trauma and Grief Center at the Hackett Center for Mental Health. In the past 365 days, Kaplow said COVID-19 has created a lot of mental health issues for children and adults. “We’ve all been incredibly stressed over the last year and now is the time to really take care of ourselves,” Kaplow said.
Minutes after midnight, Houston welcomes one of 2021’s first babies
Hudson Ryder Galvez was born at 12:07 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021 at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston. He weigs 7 pounds, 12 ounces and is 21.5 inches long. Just minutes after the clock struck midnight, Memorial Hermann Health System delivered its first baby of the new year. Hudson Ryder Galvez was born at 12:07 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021 at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston. He weigs 7 pounds, 12 ounces and is 21.5 inches long.
These 15 Houston restaurants are serving up end-of-year menu specials for New Year’s Eve
HOUSTON – Ready to kiss 2020 goodbye? Celebrate with the best meals you’ve had this year by dining at one of these Houston-area restaurants on New Year’s Eve. From New American and French to Japanese and Mexican cuisines, these restaurants will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to celebrate the departure of 2020 and the arrival of 2021. This list includes information from both OpenTable and 365 Things To Do In Houston. #Lodgestyle Posted by Rainbow Lodge on Monday, December 28, 2020Address: 2200 Post Oak, HoustonAddress: 3755 Richmond, HoustonAddress: 13616 Memorial, HoustonAddress: 807 Taft, HoustonAddress: 309 Gray, HoustonAddress: Multiple locationsDo you know of other restaurants bringing New Years Eve specials?
Here’s where you can watch New Year’s Eve fireworks in Houston
As a long and challenging year comes to an end, some people are looking forward to celebrating everything they have overcome in 2020. Some major annual events are not taking place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are few places where you can watch a public fireworks display. Here are three events happening in Houston:Cost: Free entry until 11 p.m. When: Starting 7 p.m. on Dec. 31Address: 2401 San Jacinto St., Houston, TexasCost: $10When: Starting 7 p.m. on Dec. 31Address: 3333 Farm to Market 359, Richmond, TexasCost: $35When: Starting 8 p.m. on Dec. 31Address: 16416 Mueschke Road, Cypress, TexasDo you know of other public fireworks displays in the area? Drop them in the comments.
Hops and Hot Sauce Festival: This is what to expect at 2021 festival, from tamales to what’s on tap
HOUSTON – Houston’s SpindleTap Brewery will kick-start 2021 with their annual Hops and Hot Sauce Festival. The festival is scheduled to take place Saturday, Jan. 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m in honor of National Hot Sauce Day,This year’s spicy festival will also feature several local vendors selling bottled hot sauces, Texas-style food such as tamales, and local boutiques. Local food trucks and cold craft beers on tap will be available. IF YOU GO:Hops and Hot Sauce Festival at Spindletap BreweryAddress: 10622 Hirsch, HoustonTickets: $10, kids 12 and under free. Groupon tickets available here.