Mayor's Office Press Release

Houstonians are Invited to Participate in Immigrant Heritage Month Celebration this Saturday at Discovery Green

June 15, 2018 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner issued a proclamation recognizing June as Immigrant Heritage Month in the city of Houston. Immigrant Heritage Month, now in its fifth year, is an opportunity to reflect on our shared immigrant heritage, and to celebrate the meaningful and positive ways immigrants impact communities across the country.

The Mayor’s Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities will be celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month this Saturday, June 16, at an outdoor celebration and interactive art installation at the Discovery Green. Participants will be encouraged to affix a flag that represents their ancestry to the art piece to honor their heritage. The day-long event is free and open to the public. More information is available here.

WHAT: Immigrant Heritage Month Community Celebration, Public Art Installation
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM CDT
WHERE: Discovery Green,1500 McKinney, Houston, TX, 77010)
**The event will be held on Avenida De Las Americas (directly across from the George R. Brown Convention Center).

Parking is available at the Avenida North and Avenida South parking garages. Mayor Turner joins dozens of elected leaders in recognizing June as Immigrant Heritage Month. Houston is committed to fostering a welcoming place for individuals from all backgrounds and all walks of life, and building an inclusive community for all.

For additional information, please contact Zaira Garcia at zaira@fwd.us or 210-445-2987.