Just in time for the 50th anniversary of Hemisfair '68, March's episode of Hidden Histories will recall the 1968 World's Fair from the perspective of its youth workers. Curator Becky Barrera, Advisory board member for the Institute of Texan Cultures and former Hemisfair ’68 VIP Guide, will moderate a roundtable discussion with several former employees of the fair who were in high school or college at the time about the lasting impact of Hemisfair on the course of their lives, as well as on San Antonio’s history and sense of cultural identity.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Nov 18 2016 - 2:35pm
The citizen committees studying San Antonio's planned 2017 bond are more than halfway through their work. Members of the parks and recreation committee, though, are offering varying opinions that reflect a growing number of residents who hope to get more attention for smaller, less visible projects citywide.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Nov 3 2016 - 12:45pm
Residents packed the auditorium at San Antonio Central Library Nov. 2 to speak in support of millions of dollars in bond-funded projects to improve the city's largest parks, including Brackenridge, Hardberger, McAllister and the Hemisfair Civic Park. The meeting was the last chance for citizens to be heard by the Parks and Recreation Bond Committee on proposals for the $850 million bond package that will go before voters in 2017.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Jul 11 2016 - 4:43pm
The LaborFest Park Explosion is a family friendly event featuring various music genres and performers. The event will take place it the Institute of Texan Culture on Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 11p.m. The celebration will have food and carnival activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets cost $30 for one day and $45 for both. VIP tickets are available as well.
Written by Jeremy Cash on Jun 29 2016 - 4:48pm
This week: Learn what happened at public hearings for the Brackenridge Park draft master plan, how residents in Dimmit County banded together to reject a family detention center in their community, the life and times of Alan Weinkrantz, and where you need to be for your Fourth of July celebration. Brackenridge Park Draft Master Plan
Written by Michelle Richard on Oct 23 2012 - 4:23pm
ACCESSABILITY FEST 2012 BRINGS FREE RESOURCES AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO HEMISFAIR PARK Over 100 non-profit organizations come together in one place, on one day to provide expert advice, resources, entertainment, trick-or-treating, a costume contest and more. On Oct. 28, 2012 disABILITYsa.org and Texas Public Radio, invite the public to AccessAbility Fest 2012 to celebrate disability awareness month.
Written by Michelle Richard on Aug 16 2012 - 3:36pm
The AccessAbility Fest committee is now taking applications for the 2nd annual AccessAbility in Action award. All nominations must be in before the deadline of 5 pm August 31, 2012. This award is presented to one organization, family or individual who makes it a focus to help people with disabilities in San Antonio and the surrounding area in work, life and play.
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on Jun 6 2012 - 3:20pm
As part of the outdoor cinema series, Movies by Moonlight, "Open Season" will be screened in HemisFair Park. Screenings are free, open to the public and will take place in the grassy area between the Hemisphere arches and the Magik Theatre. Pre-show entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. followed by a brief intermission, with the feature film beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on Jun 6 2012 - 1:33pm
As part of the outdoor cinema series, Movies by Moonlight, "Puss in Boots" will be screened in HemisFair Park. Screenings are free, open to the public and will take place in the grassy area between the Hemisphere arches and the Magik Theatre. Pre-show entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. followed by a brief intermission, with the feature film beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Feb 2 2012 - 9:14am
More than 80 artists learned this week that they would be the public face of the fifth year of Luminaria. See a full list of the artists selected.Organizers said they believe they will eclipse last year's attendance of 310,000 people for the Saturday, Mar. 10, festival at HemisFair Park. Performance times and locations have yet to be determined.