‘Barbie’ beauty descends on Houston’s Discovery Green: See pink lights to celebrate the highly anticipated film premiere
Discovery Green is changing the color of its lights to pink on Friday night to help celebrate the release of the new Warner Bros. Pictures movie “Barbie,” which opens in theaters on Friday.
You’re invited to Houston’s largest Olympics watch party at Discovery Green
KPRC 2 is proud to partner with Discovery Green in downtown for Houston’s biggest Olympics watch party! For five days, all the live action from the Tokyo Games will be projected onto the big screen of the Anheuser-Busch stage at Discovery Green and hosted by KPRC 2 on-air talent.
Photos: Vigils in Houston and Dallas remember Atlanta victims and rally against anti-Asian violence
Photographers for The Texas Tribune were at these Houston and Dallas vigils this weekend, and here’s what they saw. AdQiongxia Lin prepared candles in a heart shape at the Grassy Knoll in Dallas to honor to the victims of the shootings in Atlanta. Credit: May-Ying Lam for The Texas TribuneJeanie Ling, right, attends a rally at Discovery Green on March 20, 2021, in Houston. Credit: May-Ying Lam for The Texas TribuneA person holds a candle skyward during the Stop Asian Hate Vigil & Rally in Houston. Last: Anshu Shrestha and Jospeh Matawaran sat near the vigil held at the Grassy Knoll in Dallas.
Vigil held at Discovery Green to end Asian hate
HOUSTON – Hundreds gathered at Discovery Green Saturday to denounce Asian hate and mourn the eight people lost in Atlanta’s spa shootings earlier this week. The vigil was put on by the OCA-Greater Houston, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well being Asian Pacific Americans. In the crowd, there were signs of love and others asking for the end to Asian hate. According to the OCA-Greater Houston, there have been 3,800 local hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since March of 2020. AdSix of the eight victims were of Asian descent, despite that though the shooter claims the shooting was not racially motivated.
Screen on the Green returning to Discovery Green with family-friendly films
Need a family night out and a semblance of normalcy in a period of social distancing? Screen on the Green, one of downtown Houston’s annual attractions is returning to Discovery Green just in time for Spring. Attendees will be given their own space on the lawn to ensure social distancing and are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Discovery Green is located at 1500 McKinney St. in downtown Houston. Visit our Things To Do page.
Voices of Houston: Discovery Green honors unsung Houston heroes in its winter art installation
HOUSTON – A group of unsung heroes is getting well-deserved recognition as the faces of Discovery Green’s latest art installation and exhibit. The Houston community is made better by his unwavering spirit and commitment. Driven to increase awareness and acceptance of the neurodiverse population at every societal level, Russo is deeply involved in the Houston community from the workplace to broader social activities. The art installation and exhibit at Discovery Green is open to the public from December 12 through January 18. KPRC 2′s Voices of Houston and Houston Life are proud partners on this project honoring our community’s unsung heroes.
3 family-friendly holiday events to enjoy in Houston this weekend
HOUSTON – H-Town is doing it big this weekend with several events for families to enjoy! Ice skating at Discovery GreenThe Ice Rink powered by Green Mountain Energy opened at 5 p.m. on Friday the 13th at Discovery Green Park. If you are coming with someone who is skating, you won’t be allowed in the ice rink area unless you’re with a child younger than 10 years old. This year’s zoo lights run from Nov. 14 to January 10, 2021. People already got a sneak peek at Zoo Lights earlier this week.
Ice skating returns to Discovery Green with new COVID-19 protocols in place. Here’s what to expect this year.
Discovery Green’s ice rink will open on November 13 and run through the end of January. The ice rink capacity has been restricted to 50 percent capacity to allow for social distancing. A number of changes in the venue have been made to allow for social distancing while changing shoes and skates. Ice rink staff procedures have been revised to allow for social distancing and monitoring. The ice rink is located in Discovery Green at 1500 McKinney St. in downtown Houston.
Hundreds march from Discovery Green to city hall to demand justice for Vanessa Guillen
HOUSTON – Hundreds of people marched from Discovery Green to Houston’s city hall in honor of 20-year-old Vanessa Guillen. The Houston native, who was missing since April, is believed to have been bludgeoned to death on the Fort Hood army base in Kileen. Lupe Guillen, Vanessa’s sister, choked back tears as she addressed the large crowd. Other protesters, like Yvette Villegas, were at the event demanding those responsible for Guillen’s death be held accountable. “I don’t think any woman or anybody should have to go through this whether she’s in uniform or not,” Villegas said.
Thousands crowded downtown Houston for George Floyd march
HOUSTON – People marched for several hours through downtown Houston Tuesday in protest of the death of George Floyd, who died while being detained by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Police said they were willing to remain at the scene all night as long as the protest remained peaceful. Organizers called for the event, which included a march from Discovery Green to Houston City Hall, to remain peaceful. Watch the KPRC 2 team coverage of the protest in the live blog below. Tap here to view the live blog.
Trae tha Truth, Bun B, Mayor Turner and George Floyd’s family plan to march from Discovery Green Tuesday
HOUSTON – Rappers Trae tha Truth and Bun B announced a march Tuesday with the family of George Floyd in Houston. We will do it right for the homie,” Bun B wrote on his Instagram Sunday. We want to honor Mr. Floyd’s memory in a respectful way.#JusticeforGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/Db9WwTlRni — Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) June 1, 2020Trae tha Truth said the goal is to make this biggest march ever. Bun B is demanding action. “We just want to stand as unified front right now and send a message to the world of how Houston, Texas gets down,” said Bun B.
VIDEOS: Powerful moments from the Houston Black Lives Matter protest seeking justice for Houston native George Floyd
HOUSTON – Hundreds of people attended a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown demanding justice for Houston-native George Floyd, who was killed after an officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. Throughout the march, protestors chanted: “Hands up, don’t shoot," “I can’t breathe,” and “No justice. She said the black community has been fighting for years against systemic racism. “It can no longer (only) be black people out here stomping the ground for black people,” she said. ‘Enough is enough.’Reporter Hannah Mackenzie gives details on downtown Houston protestReporter Brandon Walker gives inside look at Houston protest for George Floyd
UPDATE: 100 to 150 arrests made in Houston protests, a few officers suffer minor injuries, Acevedo says
HOUSTON – Hundreds of Houstonians took to the streets to protest police brutality after the death of native-Houstonian George Floyd. WATCH PROTESTERS IN DOWNTOWN:WATCH LIVE: Houston police making apparent attempts to disperse crowds in downtown. MORE: https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/05/29/justice-4-george-floyd-protest-will-be-held-at-discovery-green-friday/ Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Friday, May 29, 2020WATCH ANOTHER ANGLE BELOW:ANOTHER ANGLE: Protesters in downtown Houston. WATCH BOTH LIVES: https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/05/29/justice-4-george-floyd-protest-will-be-held-at-discovery-green-friday/ Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Friday, May 29, 2020The protest that began at 2 p.m. at Discovery Green and continued through the evening. Follow our live blog of the protest below:App users click here to see live blog.
Discovery Green to roll out nightly rollerskating rink starting March 6
HOUSTON – Houston, time to break out the rollerskates! Discovery Green will be bringing The Rink back to downtown Houston. The nightly rollerskating rink will feature themed music nights and fun for the whole family regardless of skating level. Discovery Green offers free skate rentals all season for those who participate in the Forever Green Membership. Sundays: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.Tickets$8 per person with $4 skate rental$8 on Cheap Skate Nights, including free skate rentals (March 9, 23, April 6)Visitors can bring their own skates.
Team USA is hosting a free fan fest at Discovery Green in May
HOUSTON – The Team USA Summer Fest is bringing the spirit of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Houston. The free event will be held at Discovery Green on May 9 from noon to 5:30 p.m. The event will also include concerts with international musical artists plus Team USA giveaways. A dozen Team USA athletes will be available to take photos with and will be signing autographs and sharing their Olympic and Paralympic journies. The Team USA Summer Fest stops include:New York City - April 15Houston - May 9St. Louis - June 26-28Nashville, Tenn. - July 3-4Los Angeles - July 25
Carols, sing-alongs for the whole family at Discovery Green December event
HOUSTON – Voices from the Houston Grand Opera Chorus, the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Chapel Choir and AFA Girls Chorus will perform holiday music and sing-alongs at a free Discovery Green event in December. The Carols on the Green: Celebrating the Season in Song event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 7 to 8 p.m.Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome; food, beer and wine are available for purchase on site from The Lake House, which is offering seasonal beverage for the whole family, including rich hot chocolate with whipped cream ($3) and mulled wine, featuring a California red simmered with cloves, cinnamon and star anise ($5). No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. Go here for additional information.