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Dec
1
Sat
2018
Costumes of America Exhibit: Honoring the Past and Coloring the Future @ Costumes of America Museum
Dec 1 2018 @ 10:00 AM – May 12 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Costumes of America Exhibit: Honoring the Past and Coloring the Future @ Costumes of America Museum

Highlighting the season’s exhibit is a Children’s Coloring Book illustrated exclusively for the museum by Don Breeden. Come and experience a one of a kind of collection of authentic and indigenous textiles and art.

Feb
1
Fri
2019
School Group Season @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Feb 1 – Jun 30 all-day
School Group Season @ Resaca de la Palma State Park

Park admission is waived for educational institutions. Please contact the Visitor Center 956-350-2920 for more information or to book your field trip.

Email: lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov

Feb
4
Mon
2019
War and Peace on the Rio Grande 1846-1876 A Traveling Exhibit @ UTRGV Edinburg Campus
Feb 4 – Jun 19 all-day
War and Peace on the Rio Grande 1846-1876 A Traveling Exhibit @ UTRGV Edinburg Campus

War and Peace on the Rio Grande 1846-1876 A Traveling Exhibit is open to the public UTRGV Visitors Center Edinburg Campus.

 

Special Events

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

“Just a Ferry Ride to Freedom”

Documentary Film Debut

UTRGV Performing Arts Complex

Edinburg Campus 6:30 pm

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail Community Celebration

UTRGV – Edinburg Campus

Public lecture series – Student Union Theater

Re – enactors – Union & Confederate Soldiers

Book Signing 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

 

Mar
9
Sat
2019
Dawn of the Dinosaurs @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Mar 9 @ 9:00 AM – Jul 7 @ 5:00 PM
Dawn of the Dinosaurs @ Gladys Porter Zoo

The long-awaited dinosaurs have returned, just in time for Spring Break!

This limited-time exhibit will be an additional $3.00 will be at the gate or the entrance of the exhibit, which is located in the Special Events building. Step back in time and witness the dinosaurs as they once were, only at the Gladys Porter Zoo.

Dawn of the Dinosaurs was made possible by the City of Brownsville, McDonald’s, and Metro by T-Mobile.

Mar
27
Wed
2019
47th International Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Mar 27 – Apr 27 all-day
47th International Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art is now accepting applications for its 47th. Annual International Art Show. The exhibition will be juried by visual artists Joe Harjo (San Antonio, TX) and Mauricio Saenz (Matamoros, Mexico / Brownsville, TX). The registration fee is $45.00 for up to 3 art pieces. The opening reception will be on Wednesday March 27 at 6:00 pm, and the exhibition time will be from March 27 thru April 27, 2019.

Apr
6
Sat
2019
BISD Student Exhibit: Autism Awareness @ Historic Brownsville Museum
Apr 6 @ 10:00 AM – Apr 27 @ 4:00 PM
BISD Student Exhibit: Autism Awareness @ Historic Brownsville Museum

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Brownsville Independent School District’s Fine Arts Department in partnership with B.H.A., invite the community to celebrate their 7th Annual Autism Awareness Student Exhibit. Beautiful and original art work by students of all age levels will be on display.

Apr
19
Fri
2019
Easter Bazaar @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 19 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 21 @ 5:00 PM
Easter Bazaar @ Gladys Porter Zoo

Everyone is invited to “hop” on over to the Zoo’s annual Bunny Corral and Easter Bazaar. Our Bunny Corral, a visitor favorite, will be open across from Small World. The bunnies will be available to pet and docents will be on hand to answer questions about the adorable animals. Visit the Easter Bazaar in the special events building where vendors will be displaying and selling their Easter crafts. All activities are free to visitors with paid admission or Zoo membership. Plus, on Easter Sunday, the first 50 children to visit the Zoo will receive a free foam bunny mask. For more information call the Gladys Porter Zoo at (956) 546-7187.

 

Friday Fish Fry @ River Church
Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday Fish Fry @ River Church

Friday Fish Fry

Begin your Easter festivities on us and join us for dinner outdoors!

This is a free event and open to the public.

Being your family and friends.

Están invitados a una rica cena de pescado frito! Celebre este fin especial con nosotros!

Este evento es gratis y para toda la familia y sus amistades.

UTRGV School of Fine Arts: Collective Wisdom @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
UTRGV School of Fine Arts: Collective Wisdom @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center

Work by UTRGV Sculpture Students opens.

Apr
20
Sat
2019
Nature & Wildlife Explorers Birding and Nature Hikes @ Phillips Blanco Tract
Apr 20 @ 7:45 AM – 11:40 AM
Nature & Wildlife Explorers Birding and Nature Hikes @ Phillips Blanco Tract

FREE Birding and Nature Hikes!
Be part of the Nature and Wildlife Explorers. Come on out and enjoy a beautiful hike on USFW property that is normally closed to the public.

Specific Details: Dress accordingly (long sleeve, blue jeans, and a cap) good hiking boot. Hike will start off at 3 miles but could go for more if wanted after a short break off of individuals that want to call it a day.

Bird and Nature Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 20 @ 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Bird and Nature Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park

*Saturdays the months of April to June*
Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our “Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds” can be spotted. This walk is for all visitors, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, one-hour easy trail walk.

This weekly survey allows birders a chance to find birds in their wild habitat, and by logging the bird list on the internet, allows future visitors to find out who’s flying and when!

Bring: Water, good walking/hiking shoes, appropriate weather attire and your sense of adventure. Optional items: Sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, and hiking sticks.

Meet: Check in at the Visitor Center to register and any pertinent instructions will be given at this time.

Regular park entrance fees apply ($4 per person; 12 years & younger are free). There is no extra fee for this program.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled.

Art in the Park @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 20 @ 10:00 AM
Art in the Park @ Resaca de la Palma State Park

*Every Saturdays during the months of April to June 2019
Dress for a mess. We are going to make art in the park with paint, glitter and glue.

Bring: Water, good walking/hiking shoes, appropriate weather attire and your sense of adventure.

Meet: Check in at the Visitor Center to register and any pertinent instructions will be given at this time.

Regular park entrance fees apply ($4 per person; 12 years & younger are free). There is no extra fee for this program.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled.
For more information contact the Visitor Center at 956-350-2920

Bunny Corral @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 20 @ 10:00 AM – Apr 21 @ 3:00 PM
Bunny Corral @ Gladys Porter Zoo

Everyone is invited to “hop” on over to the Zoo’s annual Bunny Corral and Easter Bazaar. Our Bunny Corral, a visitor favorite, will be open across from Small World. The bunnies will be available to pet and docents will be on hand to answer questions about the adorable animals. Visit the Easter Bazaar in the special events building where vendors will be displaying and selling their Easter crafts. All activities are free to visitors with paid admission or Zoo membership. Plus, on Easter Sunday, the first 50 children to visit the Zoo will receive a free foam bunny mask. For more information call the Gladys Porter Zoo at (956) 546-7187.

Saturday Art Classes @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Apr 20 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Art Classes @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Come and have fun doing art projects “Egg shell collage”.
We will have 2 classes, from 10-12pm and 1-3pm

Easter Celebration @ Children's Museum of Brownsville
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Easter Celebration @ Children's Museum of Brownsville

Spring has arrived! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and the Children’s Museum is ready to mark the occasion with our annual Easter Celebration, complete with several fun activities for kids to enjoy!

Easter Egg Hunt @ River Church
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Easter Egg Hunt @ River Church

You are invited to our first indoor Easter egg hunt. This event is free and open to the public.

There will be games, prizes, and bounce houses for the kids as well!

Egg hunt will be divided by two age groups. Please bring your own basket.

Los invitamos a nuestra primer caza de huevos de pascua dentro de nuestra iglesia!

Este evento es gratis y para toda la familia!
Por favor traiga su propia canasta.
La caza sera dividida entre niños chicos y grandes.

Saturday Safari: “Measuring Up” @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 20 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday Safari: "Measuring Up" @ Gladys Porter Zoo

How do you find out how much a bird weighs? How do you measure how long a snake has grown? Come help zookeepers record the weights and lengths of some of the Zoo’s animals. A Zoo tour, arts & crafts, animal encounter and snacks are included in each class. Classes are $15 per child or adult with a $5 discount for Zoo members. Children must be 4 years or older to participate. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, please call 956-548-WILD (9453) or e-mail the Education Department at educ@gpz.org.

4th Annual Crafts for a Cause Fundraiser @ Laureles Ranch House Museum
Apr 20 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
4th Annual Crafts for a Cause Fundraiser @ Laureles Ranch House Museum

Join the Brownsville Craft Beer Enthusiasts at the Laureles Ranch House Museum. Guests will sample Texas craft beers while listening to music and enjoying local food samples. B.C.B.E. will also be holding a silent auction and feature local food vendors.  A portion of the proceeds benefit the BHA.

 

Apr
21
Sun
2019
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 21 all-day
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park

*Every Sunday during the months of April to June*

Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs. Interested youth complete a series of activities, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive a Junior Ranger pin. These activities are typically for ages between 5 to 13, but anyone is welcome.

Bring: Water, closed-toed shoes, appropriate weather attire and your thirst for knowledge. Optional items: Sunscreen and bug spray.

Meet: Check in at the Visitor Center and any pertinent instructions will be given at this time.

Regular park entrance fees apply ($4 per person; 12 years & younger are free). There is no extra fee for this program.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled.

Animal Play Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 21 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Animal Play Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo

Animal Play Days are scheduled events where Zoo animals are given an enrichment item that has a specific theme. The theme for this Animal Play Day will be Easter! Keepers will hide Easter eggs for around the animals’ exhibits. Guests will be able to watch as the animals search for, find and interact with their treats. Animal enrichment provides novel food and play items to stimulate and entertain zoo inhabitants. It is performed on a daily basis at the Zoo and is a vital component essential to the health and well-being of our animal collection. For more information, visit www.gpz.org or call (956) 546-7187.

 

Apr
24
Wed
2019
Fashioned for a Cause Annual Fashion Show “A Day at the Beach” @ Brownsville Event Center
Apr 24 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Fashioned for a Cause Annual Fashion Show “A Day at the Beach” @ Brownsville Event Center

Join us for a relaxing lunch and beachwear fashion show as we honor our legal professionals for their service to creating a safer community. Friendship of Women is hosting their annual fashion show to support life-saving services for child and adult victims of family violence and sexual assault. In 2018, Friendship of Women responded to 18,00 crisis hotline calls and served approximately 1,130 victims and survivors. Tickets: $25 Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information on becoming a sponsor or purchasing tickets contact Gloria Ocampo at ceo@fowinc.com or 956-544-7412.

For the Love of Brownsville Workshop @ Brownsville Event Center
Apr 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
For the Love of Brownsville Workshop @ Brownsville Event Center

Would you like to learn more about the planning and development process in Brownsville?
The Brownsville Planning & Development Services Department will host  For The Love of Brownsville: Workshop

This is a great opportunity for all general contractors and designers that are interested in learning about the permitting process and all of the steps involved in the development process.

RSVP  by April 18, 2019

Apr
26
Fri
2019
April Historical Happy Hour: Spring is in the air! @ Stillman House Museum & Gardens
Apr 26 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
April Historical Happy Hour: Spring is in the air! @ Stillman House Museum & Gardens

Spring is the best time of the year! Flowers pop up and fill our gardens with yellow, blue, white, pink & lilac. Come celebrate the season with us. Follow us on Facebook to receive more information and get a preview of featured beers. Thank you L&F Distributors for making this program possible!

Rain Location: Historic Brownsville Museum (641 E. Madison Street)

Grease @ Camille Playhouse
Apr 26 @ 8:00 PM
Grease @ Camille Playhouse

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical.