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!
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!
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.
Colobus Monkey Facts!
- The name “Colobus” is derived from the Greek word for “mutilated,” because unlike other monkeys, colobus monkeys do not have thumbs.
- Colobus monkeys complex stomachs enable them to digest mature or toxic foliage that other monkeys cannot.
- Colobus babies are born completely white. They don’t start developing their distinguished black and white coat until several weeks after birth.
- When jumping from tree to tree, these monkeys can leap a distance of more than 19-7 feet!
- 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.