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Houston’s East End And Fifth Ward Hosts Sunday Streets

The last Sunday Streets of the year takes place this weekend east of downtown Houston.

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Sunday Streets activities will take place on the Navigation Boulevard Esplanade.

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Visitors can see colorful signs and folk art along Navigation Boulevard.

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Navigation Boulevard will be closed to cars, and open to walkers and cyclists.

 

Colorful Mexican artwork fills the sidewalks outside the Dona Maria restaurant on busy Navigation Boulevard. Owner Juan Hernandez is getting ready to hang a pinata for the kids to enjoy during this weekend’s Sunday Streets.

“Well, you know what, I’m very excited about it. I’m really pushing it real hard, because I want people from other neighborhoods to see what we’ve got to offer in our neighborhood in the Second Ward.”

Sunday Streets is part of the city’s Go Healthy Houston initiative. Selected streets are closed for a few hours on a Sunday so people can walk and bike.

Along with checking out the historic neighborhood, Cite Magazine’s Raj Mankad says visitors can also get an up-close look at the city’s industrial corridor. 

“There is an amazing bayou trail. It goes right along the banks. You can see these remnants of an older industrial past.”

This Sunday’s event takes place from noon to 4:00 p.m. The route runs east along Navigation and then north on York Street.

Click here for more information on the route.

 

 

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Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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