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Wrapping Up Buffalo Bayou Park’s Fifth Year Anniversary


Wrapping Up Buffalo Bayou Park’s Fifth Year Anniversary

A Picnic to Celebrate 5 Years of Buffalo Bayou Park

The 2020 Buffalo Bayou Partnership Picnic, Celebrating Five Years of Buffalo Bayou Park,was held under the stars last Thursday, November 5th to raise much-needed funds for our organization. Guests had the option of attending a socially distanced, seated picnic dinner on The Brown Foundation Lawn of The Water Works or enjoying a custom picnic basket at home for a virtual experience. Special thanks to event co-chairs, Winifred and Carleton Riser and Leslie and Shannon Sasser, and to all who participated. Proceeds from this fall fundraising event cover a significant portion of BBP’s operating budget, and we greatly appreciate the generous support of all of the donors!

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Recognizing 25 Years of Anne Olson’s Leadership

A surprise announcement was made at our Buffalo Bayou Partnership Picnic: November 5th is now known as “Anne Olson Day” in Houston! Congratulations to Buffalo Bayou Partnership President Anne Olson for being recognized by Mayor Sylvester Turner with a proclamation honoring her 25 years of service to BBP this year. Anne’s unwavering leadership and vision have brought unique experiences, green spaces, and trails to Houston’s diverse communities, positively impacting the lives of all our city’s residents.

Artful Anniversary Comes to a Close

Music, dance, and public art brought Buffalo Bayou Park to life for its fifth anniversary this fall. BBP extends tremendous thanks to partners including Houston Grand Opera, Urban Souls Dance Company, DACAMERA, and Urban Yarnage for helping us celebrate theArtful Anniversary of one of Houston’s most important and dynamic green spaces. We hope you enjoyed the virtual and visual experiences, and if you missed them, not to worry – tune in here to view the online performances through the fall. Knitscape (pictured below) is extended through November 30 and Carmen Herrera’s Estructuras Monumentales is on view through April 23, 2021.


Virtual Discussion: The Art of Carmen Herrera in Houston

You’re invited to a virtual discussion on December 3! Panelists will discuss Herrera’s current exhibitions in Houston: Estructuras Monumentales in Buffalo Bayou Park and Structuring Surfaces on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Panelists include:
Rachel Mohl, Assistant Curator, Latin American and Latino Art, MFAH
Daniel S. Palmer, Curator, Public Art Fund
Dena M. Woodall, Ph.D., Curator, Prints and Drawings, MFAH
Moderated by Judy Nyquist, BBP Board Member and Co-Chair and Public Art and Programming Committee

Register to receive the link to join!

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Meet Maddie Taylor and Tiffany Smith!

In May, Maddie Taylor joined BBP as our Events, Programs and Outreach Assistant.

After graduating from the University of Denver with a degree in Media Studies, she moved to New York to fulfill a dream of living in Manhattan. A dedicated and native Houstonian, she is now back home.

Maddie is experienced in customer service, pays careful attention to detail, and is an outdoor enthusiast. She is a great addition to the BBP family!

Tours of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern and Private Pontoon Boat Tours have resumed. All other BBP programs, tours and events are canceled through November 30.

The following are closed to the public until further notice:

  • Lost Lake Visitor Center and The Kitchen at The Dunlavy
  • Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area
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