July 11, 2023

For information, contact us at 713-229-0900

Help your business THRIVE

Application deadline extended to July 30, 2023

Supporting small businesses in the Greater Northside area fosters economic growth, helps them thrive and enables them to pivot in changing environments. Business development, through continuous learning, networking and skill-building, plays a vital role in the success of small businesses. 

Click here to apply for this innovative program.

Mark your calendar for the Tour de Northside

and Northside Festival - October 7, 2023

  • Click here to view sponsorship opportunities. (Tour de Northside sponsorships must be received by Sat., 9/30/2023, to place your logo on the commemorative T-shirt.)
  • Click here to register for the Tour de Northside.
  • Click here to become a vendor for the Northside Art Market.

Upcoming events

Chief's Citywide Positive Interaction Program

Tues., July 11, 7 p.m., 1602 State St

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg will share information regarding the State of Public Safety in Harris County. She will discuss the progress in tackling the court backlog, the current jail population breakdown and what measures her office is taking to address public safety in our county.


The meeting will be also be streamed live with sign language interpretation on HPD’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/houstonpolice.

Closed captioning can be enabled on the YouTube video or found at: streamtext.net/player?event=CitywidePIP.

Unveiling of neighborhood mural @ McDonald's

Sat., July 15, 10 a.m., 2515 Fulton St

Westcott Cemetery Association

Volunteer Appreciation & Ice Cream Social

Sat., 7/15, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Paint art panels for the Tour de Northside

and Northside Festival @ HTX Art

Sat., 7/15, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 8321 Jensen Dr

Dream With Alebrijes:

ALMAAHH - MFAH Collaboration

Proposal deadline: July 16, 2023

ALMAAHH and MFAH are conducting a call for proposals. Six Houston Latinx artists will be selected to each create an Alebrije temporary sculpture to be displayed in the Cullen Sculpture Garden at the MFAH, during the Fall Festival scheduled for November 5, 2023, on view through November 12, 2023. Alebrijes are brightly-colored Mexican folk-art sculptures of spirit animals or fantasy, otherworldly creatures.  


Eligibility: Latinx artists who live and work in Houston

For Questions: alebrijecall@almaahh.org

Fees: There is no application fee


        Call for Proposal Closes: July 16, 2023

        Notifications: July 31, 2023

        Sculpture Construction: August 1, 2023– October 29, 2023

        Sculpture Delivery/Installation: October 30, 2023 – November 4, 2023

        Festival Day & Artist Talk Presentation: November 5, 2023

        Sculpture on View: November 5 – November 12, 2023

Sculpture Pick-Up: November 12 – November 13, 2023



Temporary sculptures should be visible from the street. The large-scale artwork of fantastical figures should be inspired by the Mexican folk-art tradition of Alebrijes. 

Artists selected must be available for a workshop during the second week of August, studio visits during the third week of September, and Artist talk during the Fall Festival on November 5, 2023.

A stipend of $5,000 will be provided to each artist to cover all labor, materials and transportation of the artwork to the Cullen Sculpture Garden on MFAH Campus. 


How to Apply:

Click here to complete the application form.

Help sponsor the Ninth Annual Jensen Jubilee

Fall Festival being held on Sat., October 21

The Ninth Annual Jensen Jubilee Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023. This project promotes and engages the Eastex/Jensen Community to help develop and sustain educational and economic empowerment.

For more information, call 713.697.0933 or send an email to jensenjubilee@gmail.com.

Checks should be made payable to Houston Northeast CDC (memo field: Jensen Jubilee) and mailed to: Attn: Jensen Jubilee Committee

Houston Northeast CDC

9126 Jensen Dr.

Houston, TX 77093

Art on the Avenue

Nov. 2 & 4, Spring Street Studios

Art on the Avenue is the biggest silent auction of local art in Houston, and a great place to buy art!

Featuring work from more than 250 local Houston artists each year, the event benefits Avenue's work to build and preserve affordable housing, revitalize distressed neighborhoods, while supporting local artists.

Click here to purchase tickets and sponsorships.

Beat the heat cooling center @ Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South St

The Houston Health Department encourages people to take extra precautions to protect themselves from heat-related illness and death. High-risk groups such as adults ages 55 and older, children under the age of 4, and people with chronic illness or who are either overweight or on certain medications should stay inside air-conditioned buildings between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. -- the hottest part of the day.


  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fridays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Stay safe during hurricane season

Hurricane season began on June 1 and ends on November 30. Are you ready? We hope these preparedness guidelines will help you.

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The Greater Northside Management District's Butterfly Pocket Park on Fulton won the award for On-the-Ground Projects Under $500K in the 2020 Houston-Galveston Area Council Parks and Natural Areas Award Program. Each year, H-GAC honors projects that serve as models for planning and implementation for parks and natural areas in the region.