Mayor Sylvester Turner celebrates 11th Annual Family Day

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will celebrate his 11th Annual Family Day on April 14 with baseball, music, games, food and more.

Family Day at Sylvester Turner Park will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the park at 2800 West Little York.  Admission is free, as are all the games and food.

“Each year we welcome up to 12,000 people to this fun family event,” Mayor Turner said.  “We have added even more this year and hope everyone across Acres Homes will join us.”

The entertainment lineup continues to grow.  Back by popular demand are J. Paul Jr. and the Zydeco Nubreeds.  Also returning are the talented students from Aldine Carver High School.  There’s something for everyone as the Mayor welcomes Baby Sonic Boom, the Luna Llena mariachi band from Rice University, Tiger Rock Martial Arts and the Teo Chew Temple lion dancers.  Radio One, KTSU and KSBJ will also be on hand.

Come hungry because the food lineup includes turkey legs, sausage on a stick, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, snow cones and corn on the cob.  And Nathan’s returns with everyone’s favorite hot dogs.

Kids from the Houston Astros/MLB Urban Youth Academy will play games on three of the park’s four baseball diamonds beginning at 11 a.m. and running throughout the day.  Texas Southern University and Southern University will play on the park’s show field at 1 p.m.

The Houston Zoomobile will bring some of the Zoo’s ambassador animals for attendees to meet.  The Houston Public Library will have its mobile van; the Houston Fire Department will set up its Smoke House for kids; and Metro will have its Discover Bus with a prize wheel.

There will be facepainting, inflatable games, a rock wall and a train ride for the young ones.  For seniors, we will have a tent with bingo and other games.

“We have something for everyone, no matter your age!” said Mayor Turner.  “And remember, everything is free!”

Metro will be providing free shuttle buses from four off-site parking locations:  Carver High School, 2100 S. Victory; Lone Star College, Victory Campus, 4141 Victory; Living Word Fellowship Church, 7350 T.C. Jester; and Shady Acres Church, 7330 Vogel.

Family Day at Sylvester Turner Park is produced by the Mayor’s non-profit, the Greater North Houston Youth Alliance, and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.  Our thanks to our sponsors:  AT&T, Aldine ISD Police Department, CenterPoint, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Constable Alan Rosen, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, HEB, the Houston Astros, Major League Baseball, Minute Maid, New Destiny Church, Pepsico, Nolan Ryan’s Beef, Reddy Ice, Scantec, the Astros/MLB Urban Youth Academy and the following Houston city departments:  Fire, Police, Neighborhoods, Parks and Recreation, Public Works and Solid Waste.