Brownsville’s festive ambience sets the mood for an exciting and fun vacation for the whole family. From our Charro Days festivities in February, to our Latin Jazz Festival in October, it’s no wonder Brownsville is Always a Fiesta!

May
1
Wed
2019
Retired…Now What? @ Downtown Rec Center
May 1 @ 8:30 AM – Jul 31 @ 12:30 PM

A year-round program for Seniors 50+

Monday -Friday 8:30am -12:30pm

The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department Retired…Now What program is designed to meet the needs of today’s active 50+ community.  All the actives are fun, safe, and easy for any level. The cost to register and participate is free, and you decide on which activities you want to participate in. The program always meets at the Downtown Rec Center.

Retired…Now what is your place and your time.  It is a safe place to enjoy life, learn how to do the things you always dreamed you could do, and make friends.

Fitness, health, games, arts and crafts workshops, and social activities—we are here for you!

 

 

Fitness

  • Badmington
  • Bocce Ball
  • Dancing
  • Shuffleboard
  • Water Aerobics
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

Social Activities

  • Bingo Days
  • Board Games Group
  • Book Club
  • Cards
  • Fishing
  • Knitting Group
  • Quilting
  • Scrapbooking
Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events
Zumba & Toning @ Downtown Rec Center
May 1 @ 8:30 AM – Jul 31 @ 9:30 AM
Zumba & Toning @ Downtown Rec Center

Schedule: Monday- Friday

Bored with the treadmill? Those who enjoy a group workout atmosphere should check out our free Zumba and toning class! The program runs all year round except for holidays.

May
11
Sat
2019
An Art Exhibit: Impressions from Brownsville @ Heritage Museum, Vezzeti Room
May 11 @ 10:00 AM – Jul 27 @ 4:00 PM
An Art Exhibit: Impressions from Brownsville @ Heritage Museum, Vezzeti Room

In honor of Preservation Month, Juan Velez, Historic Preservation Officer and BHA Board Member will exhibit a collection of art work featuring historic buildings of Brownsville.

Impressions from Brownsville an Art Exhibit by Juan Velez @ Heratige Museum, Vezzetti Room
May 11 @ 10:00 AM – Jul 27 @ 4:00 PM
Impressions from Brownsville an Art Exhibit by Juan Velez @ Heratige Museum, Vezzetti Room

Brownsville native, Juan Velez, exhibits his collection of artwork featuring historic buildings.  In honor of Preservation Month, the BHA hopes to inspire and educate visitors of the architectural gems displayed.  All artwork is available for purchase and a portion of the sales benefit the Brownsville Historical Association.

 

Jun
1
Sat
2019
New Colobus Monkey Exhibit: Opening Summer 2019 @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Jun 1 @ 9:00 AM – Aug 31 @ 5:00 PM
New Colobus Monkey Exhibit: Opening Summer 2019 @ Gladys Porter Zoo

Colobus Monkey Facts!

  1. The name “Colobus” is derived from the Greek word for “mutilated,” because unlike other monkeys, colobus monkeys do not have thumbs.
  2. Colobus monkeys complex stomachs enable them to digest mature or toxic foliage that other monkeys cannot.
  3. Colobus babies are born completely white. They don’t start developing their distinguished black and white coat until several weeks after birth.
  4. When jumping from tree to tree, these monkeys can leap a distance of more than 19-7 feet!
  5. Colobus troops consist of multi-female families that practice allomothering. This means that all females in the troop will take turns caring for the young.