San Antonio Real Estate and Community News

June 15, 2018

Celebrate the Spanish Roots of San Antonio Real Estate at the Pearl’s Olé Events

Celebrate the tricentennial on San Antonio real estate.All over the city, local businesses and and residents are celebrating the 300th anniversary of San Antonio in tons of fun ways. Pearl is a San Antonio real estate landmark. Founded in 1883 as a brewery, it’s now a mixed-use space for amazing food, shopping, and events. To honor the tricentennial, Pearl is hosting Olé, a series of events showcasing the city’s connection to Spain through food, music and dance, and art and architecture.

You don’t have to go far from your San Antonio home to experience the culinary delights of Spain. Thursday, June 21st is Dia Mundial de la Tapa (World Tapas Day). Pearl Stable will host 10 Spanish chefs from different regions of the country. Each will create a tapa that reflects the flavors and techniques native to their region. The event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $100. Find more information and purchase tickets to Dia Mundial de la Tapa

If you’ve ever wanted to bring the flavors of Spain to your home, take the Tapas class. Offered by the Culinary Institute of America, the class will be held on Saturday, June 23rd from 11 a.m. to noon. 

Enjoy Spanish Music, Food, and Dancing Near Your San Antonio Home

Experience the energy and beauty of flamenco dancing and music on Thursday, June 21st. Pearl Park will host Primitivo Daza & Company for an evening dedicated to flamenco. Come for the performance from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Be prepared to be carried away by the musicians, singers, and dancers.

Find great shopping at Pearl’s pop-up shop site. It’s open Tuesday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Here you’ll find lots of Olé merchandise as well as tickets to special events. The shop will also showcase the work of two Spanish photographers--Beatrix Molnar and Andrés Marín. Find incredible artwork to connect your San Antonio real estate to the city’s Spanish roots.

These are just a few of the events happening at the Pearl’s Olé celebration. Visit them online to find out about even more exciting culinary, artistic, and cultural events. 

 

Posted in Community News
June 6, 2018

Teens from Every San Antonio Home Can Come to the Teen Connection

Teens from every San Antonio home have fun at Teen Connection.Get your teens out of your San Antonio home and active this summer. The Teen Connection program will be starting soon. Teens ages 13 through 18 are invited to participate in this free program to stay physically active and make new friends. Keeping teens feeling connected is very important. There will be supervised open gym time as well as active games and sports. There are two locations available. Choose from Lincoln Community Center that offers the program from June 11th through August 3rd or Melendrez Community Center that offers the program from June 18th through August 10th.

Explore the Parks on San Antonio Real Estate

Registration will take place on the first day of the program and parents are even welcome to stay and participate with their kids. The hours for the Melendrez Community Center location are from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and the hours for the Lincoln Community Center Location are from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. A free lunch and an afternoon snack will be available to participants. Please call 210.207.3047 with any questions you may have about this program. All who call San Antonio home are lucky to have such an active parks and recreation department, especially one with so many free offerings.

Visit the city website to read more about this program and also find links for other offerings. Find art, dance, fitness, martial arts, music, nature and science, and a huge variety of other classes and programs over the summer and throughout the year. There is something for every age and everyone living in San Antonio real estate can find something that interests them. At the same website, also find links to information about all of the parks and facilities in San Antonio. It could be great fun to explore as many playgrounds and trails in the city as you can over summer break.

 

Posted in Community News
May 23, 2018

Everyone Living in San Antonio who Loves Tacos Goes to the Taco Truck Throwdown

Taco lovers living in San Antonio go to the taco truck throwdown.This Memorial Day is the 8th Annual Taco Truck Throwdown. Taco lovers living in San Antonio should come down to VFW Post 76 on the San Antonio River Walk, at 10 Tenth Street. The contest will run from noon to 8 p.m. Live music will fill the air, as over 25 different taco trucks compete for best tacos. Come early to get $1 tacos al pastor from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free, so you’ll have plenty of cash to try all the tacos you want. There are three categories in the competition: best tacos al pastor, best freestyle tacos, and people’s choice award. Attendees can vote for their favorite taco via text message.

Explore Beautiful San Antonio Property at River Walk While Eating Tacos

The Taco Truck Throwdown is a perfect way for San Antonio property owners to get together with friends. Invite a bunch of people, then tour the taco trucks and decide which you’d like to try. The atmosphere is fun and festive, with great music as well as top notch food and drinks. Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea is one of the major sponsors of the event, so you know you will be able to relax with an adult beverage or two to complement your tacos.

Anyone living in San Antonio who comes to the throwdown can feel good about participating, as a portion of the proceeds will go to the VFW Post 76 Veteran Relief Fund. Not only do you get to enjoy a day of great tacos, drinks, and music, you will be helping people who give a helping hand to struggling veterans.

Get more details about the 8th Annual Taco Truck Throwdown. The event is becoming a fixture in San Antonio. Visit the website to get details about sponsoring the event. This is a great way to get your business noticed, as thousands of people attend. It’s never too early to start planning for next year. 

 

Posted in Community News
May 16, 2018

Kids from San Antonio Property Go to Day Camp this Summer

Do summer camp on public San Antonio property.Any families looking for an enriching summer program for their children away from their San Antonio property can consider the Summer Youth Program offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. This program is affordable and offers a wide variety of activities to children ages six to 14. Fees are based on a sliding scale that takes into account income and family size. Participants will make new friends and participate in engaging offerings such as reading, science, math, art, craft projects, fitness and nutrition, and sports. There is sure to be something that satisfies the interest of every child. The hours for the program are 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch as well as an afternoon snack are provided.

Families Living in San Antonio Can Find Convenient Summer Program Sites

There are many sites available around the city, so there is sure to be one close to your San Antonio property. Community Center sites will be available to children ages six to 14 and school sites will be available to children ages six to 12. Opportunities for swimming will be available at select community center sites, and school sites will utilize gyms and outdoor play spaces. Some sites already have a waiting list, so be sure to sign up quickly to get your first choice. The staff to student ratio is 1:25, and children will be grouped according to age.

Registration can be completed online or in person. Anyone who would like to take advantage of the reduced fee will need to be pre-approved in person by bringing along any needed documentation. Visit the Parks and Recreation department to learn more about the Summer Youth Program. There are links for those living in San Antonio to use to register as well as a list of all sites that will be open for this program with the dates listed. Be sure to note the times and locations for in person registrations as well. Feel free to call 210.207.3047 with any questions.

 

Posted in Community News
May 9, 2018

San Antonio Real Estate Owners Celebrate Local Birds at the Migratory Bird Fest

Learn about migratory birds on San Antonio real estate.Learn more about the birds that visit your San Antonio real estate by attending the Migratory Bird Fest. This event will provide fun for the whole family and take place on Saturday, May 12th 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. The schedule is jam packed with activities and it will be a great day for learning new things, having a great time, and coming together as a community. Everyone is invited to take part in bird-themed games, make crafts, visit with nature-based vendors, purchase native plants for their San Antonio real estate, munch on tasty food from food trucks, and experience many presentations about birds.

Enjoy a Day of Activities for Everyone in Your San Antonio Home

  • The day starts out with the Migration Fun Run at 8:30 a.m.. Anyone who wishes to participate must register in advance and is encouraged to wear a costume. Other events that will be going on throughout the day include:
  • Van Tours of Wetlands at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:45 a.m.
  • Learn about Birds with Sea World San Antonio and Their Feathered Friends at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 12:15 p.m.
  • Nature Walks at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 a.m.
  • Learn to Build! With Home Depot from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Food Trucks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Bird of Prey Show by Last Chance Forever at 1 p.m

In addition to the scheduled activities, those who attend can also participate in an obstacle course, play migration madness games, search for nature books to add to their San Antonio home collection, take pictures, watch drone demonstrations, and much more. Gain a better appreciation for the natural world at the festival. Find all the details for the Migratory Bird Fest and plan your day. 

 

Posted in Community News
May 2, 2018

San Antonio Home Owners Explore Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

Enjoy a drink at Buckhorn Saloon near your San Antonio home.The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum is a fun spot to visit for anyone new to a San Antonio home. There is a lot of history here and a lot of fun. In operation for more than 130 years, people have been gathering here with friends and coming to see the impressive wildlife exhibits for a very long time. In a prime location downtown, visitors can stop in and then check out the Alamo or the Riverwalk very easily. This establishment has changed and grown over the years and today includes a café, gift shop, shooting gallery, the Buckhorn Museum, and the Texas Ranger Museum.

The Buckhorn Museum houses over 520 species of wildlife. These include fish, animals from every continent, and a great number of interesting animal oddities that have made their way here over the years. Be sure to see the 1,056 pound black marlin and an Irish elk that dates back 10,000 years. The crown jewel of this collection, however, is the renowned ‘78 Point Buck,’ which was sold to then saloon owner, Albert Friedrich, in 1890. The other museum on site tells the story of the Texas Rangers, which include the notable Frank Hamer, John B. Armstrong, Joaquin Jackson, and Ray Martinez. View artifacts and read about the rangers that enforced the law for over a century.

Learn Local Lore on Historic San Antonio Real Estate

Be sure to grab a drink in the Buckhorn Saloon while visiting. Sit in the same room as many who have called San Antonio home before you. Also feel a part of history, as Teddy Roosevelt recruited Rough Riders here, and rumors also claim that Pancho Villa planned the Mexican Revolution in this very spot. Many original furnishings are still found here including the hand-crafted back bar. Enjoy locally brewed beers on draft as well as other drinks such as the popular Prickly Pear Margarita.

Food is also available in the Buckhorn Café, which is open for lunch each day with extended hours over the summer months. There is a little something for everyone. Order a salad, burger, ribs, chicken, or Texas BBQ brisket. There are plenty of options for the kids as well. Before heading out, make sure to stop into the gift shop. One never knows what interesting treasures await. Find old west memorabilia, t-shirts, mugs, and many other great items to take back for gifts or to adorn your San Antonio real estate. Read all about the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum and plan your visit.

 

Posted in Community News
April 25, 2018

People Who Live in San Antonio Enjoy San Pedro Springs Park

Live in San Antonio and go to San Pedro Springs Park.There are so many beautiful parks available to all who live in San Antonio. There is no shortage of opportunities to get out, breathe in the fresh air, feel the sunshine, walk, jog, and play. San Pedro Springs Park is a unique stop in San Antonio because of its rich history. Believe it or not, San Pedro Springs Park is actually the second oldest park in the country. People have been gathering in this spot for thousands of years thanks to the springs and creek that originate here. This spot got its name in 1709 and was reserved for public use by the Spanish government in the 18th century. It has gone through many changes and improvements throughout the years. The United States Army temporarily stabled camels here in 1856, a race track once existed on the baseball field, and a small zoo operated here as well. During the 1920’s the spring fed swimming pool was built in the old lake bed and tennis courts, a library, and community theater were completed. Another renovation took place in 1998-2000 making it the park that so many have come to love today.

Explore the Historic San Antonio Property and Cool Off at the Pool

The massive swimming pool is a cool haven for many who live in San Antonio during the hot summer months. Even though it is a very popular spot, its immense size means it rarely feels crowded. Another major plus is that there are trained lifeguards on site. Take a rest under a very old and majetic shade tree or bring a frisbee along to play in the grassy area of the park. Consider renting the gazebo for a gathering, bringing a picnic, going for a walk, or letting the kids play on the playground. Also watch for outdoor Shakespeare plays or other events on the stage. Explore this lovely San Antonio property to hear the birds singing and be surrounded by nature right in the middle of the city. Read more about the interesting history of this San Pedro Springs Park and plan a visit! 

 

Posted in Community News
April 18, 2018

San Antonio Property Owners Go to the Carver Center for Music and Art

San Antonio property owners go to the Carver Center.The Carver Community Cultural Center has been the place where people gather to share a variety of cultural and performance art experiences for over 75 years. Their eastside San Antonio property was originally used as a community center for African-Americans, but by the 1930s it had been transformed into a library and named the Carver Library and Auditorium. Throughout the 1940s and Civil Rights Era, the Carver played host to many talented performers like Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. Even Louis Armstrong and Count Basie played at the Carver. As the years passed the building itself fell into disrepair and was almost demolished, but it was saved by community members who used their bodies as human shields to protect it from the bulldozers. The City of San Antonio fully renovated it and then the building was reopened to the public in 1977 with its current name and mission.

The Carver is dedicated to offering everyone living in San Antonio premier artistic presentations. Its mission is “to celebrate the diverse cultures of our world, nation and community, with an emphasis on its African-American heritage.” The Center’s beautiful San Antonio property has shown a wide variety of nationally acclaimed performances through the years from people like Benny Carter, Savion Glover, and Tango Buenos Aires. Other acclaimed performances have come from talents like Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band, Sheila E, and Robert Cray. This spring a diverse range of performances will grace the Carver’s stage including the San Antonio Youth Ballet’s presentation of a Mexican fairytale called Blanca Flor, and Dee Creations performance of Black and White - A Bollywood Musical. In early May there will even be a presentation of She Forgot to Pray from YAC Creations. The Center is proud to offer the public glimpses into the world’s cultures through the medium of performance arts!

All Ages Living in San Antonio Can Take Classes at the Carver School

The Carver also aims to expand opportunities for the young people in the community while unearthing their hidden talents. The Carver School of Visual and Performing Arts provides a wealth of arts education that offers both children and adults the opportunity to explore different art forms. They provide everything from summer camps and community-based arts classes to artistic residences and master classes. Through their educational efforts the public is able to obtain experience in the arts of music, dance, visual arts, and others. The School’s emphasis on the celebration and presentation of African-American art forms inspires their provision of cultural experiences which “celebrate and honor the diversity of our world”.

Visit the Carver Community Cultural Center to learn more about everything the center offers, or call 210-207-7211 for more information.

 

Posted in Community News
April 11, 2018

Learn About Historic San Antonio Real Estate at the Missions Historical Park

Tour the missions on San Antonio real estate.It has not always been easy living in San Antonio real estate. Life here in the 1700s was pretty rough. There was drought, diseases, and lots of conflicts. For many, fleeing to a Spanish mission was the only chance for survival. However, by entering a mission, the people had to become Spanish, accept a new religion, and make a pledge to a far off king.

The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park offers those living in San Antonio homes and visitors to the area the chance to visit these sites and learn about this era of history. Be advised that all of these sites are not on the same property. Each site is between two and three miles from the previous one. Begin with Mission Concepción three miles south of downtown San Antonio real estate. Mission San José comes next and is home to the park’s Visitor center. Located a few miles away is Mission San Juan that includes the Spanish colonial demonstration farm, and the farthest site is Mission Espada. Entrance to the park is free.

Step Back a Few Centuries to Learn About Life in San Antonio Homes

Explore the 300 years of history and culture on your own or opt for a free guided tour with a knowledgeable guide. Tours normally last about 45 to 60 minutes and will be cancelled due to lightning or extreme heat. Another thing to keep in mind is that these mission sites are home to active Catholic parishes. This means that regular services are held in the historic buildings as well as special events such as weddings and funerals. The parks will be closed during special events. Be sure to call ahead to make sure the park will be open when you’re thinking of visiting. Find more details and plan a visit to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. This would be a fun outing and a great way to learn more about the history of the San Antonio area.

See Daisy Vernoy to find San Antonio real estate. Visit San Antonio Missions National Historical Park near San Antonio homes to learn local history.

Posted in Community News
April 4, 2018

Meet Authors and Find Books near San Antonio Homes at the Book Festival

Go to the book festival near San Antonio homes.Book lovers living in San Antonio homes have a treat coming this weekend. The San Antonio Book Festival will take place at Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. The festival, in its sixth year, will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 7th. This is a wonderful way to meet authors. The festival will host over 100 authors this year. Throughout the day, festival goers will be able to attend author talks which will tackle subjects ranging from race to poetry to local food culture. People of all ages will find something to interest them at the San Antonio real estate location. Children will find special events just for them at Holt Family Children’s Reading Tent. There will even be a bilingual performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears by The Magik Theatre at 1:20 p.m.

Shop for Art, Jewelry and Clothing and Find Great Food

In addition to all the author talks, there will be many exhibitors. Several booksellers will be in attendance, from new books for kids and adults to rare editions. There will also be vendors selling jewelry and clothing. Art vendors will be at the festival, too. Several companies that hold writing classes and workshops will be there, too. Aspiring writers from San Antonio homes can get information on education and support for their writing goals. If you get hungry, stop by the food trucks. Choose from taquitos, pizza, burgers, barbecue, ice cream, and donuts.

On the day of the festival, be aware that there will be construction around the library. It could be a good idea to take public transportation, and there is a bus stop close to the festival. If you do drive, there are many parking lots, some free and some paid. Admission to the festival itself is free.

Visit the San Antonio Book Festival to see a full schedule of events. You can make up an individualized schedule so you won’t miss any of the authors you want to meet. 

 

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