Things To Do

Updated January 27, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017  from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Chinese Community Center in Houston, Texas  hosts the 2017 Lunar New Year  Festival to celebrate the year of the rooster. Free admission and parking.  The Chinese Community Center is located at 9800 Town Park Drive in southwest Houston.

http://ccchouston.org/lunarnewyear/

Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. – Super Bowl Live opens today at Discovery Green in Houston.  The 9-day fan festival is free, open to the public and family-friendly. Visitors can enjoy games, live music, food, exhibits and NASA’s Future Flight, a virtual reality ride to Mars and back.  Discovery Green is located at 1500 McKinney Street in downtown Houston near the George R. Brown Convention Center. Super Bowl LI is on Sunday, February 5th.

The Super Bowl Host Committee recommends parking on the west side of downtown where you can take free rides on Special Event Circulators to the front entrance of Super Bowl Live.  Pre-paid parking ranges from $5 – $30 to get to Discovery Green and George R. Brown Convention Center for the NFL Experience. Dress comfortably and wear walking shoes.  There also is metered parking in downtown Houston.

http://www.housuperbowl.com/transportation#downtown-event-parking

Visitors also can travel around Houston for Super Bowl and related events on Metro Rail and Metro busses with an all-day pass for $3.00 per person.

http://www.housuperbowl.com/

The NFL Experience at George R. Brown Convention Center requires tickets purchased through Ticketmaster.com. An adult ticket is $35.  Tickets for children 12 and under are $25.  NFL Experience is open January 28-January 29 and reopens February 1- February 5th.   NFL Experience is a pro-football theme park with games, youth clinics, autograph sessions with NFL players and legends and offers NFL shopping.

https://www.nfl.com/super-bowl/event-info/details/nfl-experience-driven-by-genesis/c77eb0dc-fc71-48d7-b8d7-faab7b9b3e36

Security will be high and ramped up for Super Bowl and its events in Houston.Visitors are subject to searches. For prohibited items when entering Super Bowl Live:

http://www.housuperbowl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SuperBowlLIVE-Prohibited-Items.pdf

Super Bowl visitors also should be aware of scams, especially the sale of counterfeit tickets and seat purchases from sellers.  During this time, monitor your credit card purchases daily online and report fraudulent charges and scams to your bank, local authorities and the local Better Business Bureau.

For more on Super Bowl scams, visit:

http://www.bbb.org/boston/news-events/news-releases/2017/01/avoid-being-intercepted-by-a-scammer-this-super-bowl-season/it

Be alert of your surroundings for personal safety when attending any public event.  If you see anything suspicious, say something and report it to local authorities.

Have a wonderful, blessed and enjoyable time!

—Carol Lim

 

 

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