McAllen B-Cycle

 

Transita alrededor de  McAllen de una manera diferente. Alquila una bicicleta en uno de los ocho lugares McAllen B-Cycle que hay a través de la ciudad,  localizandose dos en el Centro de Convenciones de McAllen. #mcallen #bycycle # health #sport #family 🚲 

Compra un pase de un día directamente en cualquier quiosco con tu tarjeta de crédito o viaja como un ciudadano local y convertirte en miembro anual! Puedes alquilar una bicicleta durante 24 horas en cualquiera de las estaciones o en línea y puede ser devuelta en cualquier estación. 

Más información en: https://mcallen.bcycle.com/ 

 Nos vemos en McAllen!

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Lone Star Hunting & Fishing Expo

Lone Star Hunting & Fishing Expo

Fecha:    Viernes, Mayo 5, 2017 – 3:00pm – 9:00pm
                Sábado, Mayo 6, 2017 – 10:00am – 7:00pm
                Domingo, Mayo 7, 2017 – 11:00am – 6:00pm

Lugar:     McAllen Convention Center

                700 Convention Center Blvd.

                McAllen Tx

http://www.lonestarhuntingexpo.com/

Nos vemos en McAllen!

McAllen Convention Center Lone-Star-Hunting, Mayo 2017

9 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside in McAllen

Kayaking in McAllen
Kids and adults alike enjoy kayaking at McAllen’s Fireman’s Park.

One of the best ways to fight childhood obesity- or adult obesity, for that matter- is to encourage time outdoors. And now that school’s back in, it’s easier than ever for kids to find excuses not to go outside. There’s homework to do, friends to call, video games to play. And, as schools cut back on physical activity to concentrate more on STEAM subjects, lots of us worry about how kids are going to stay physically fit. Especially here in the Valley, where obesity and diabetes are such major topics, it’s important that we all stay moving- particularly kids who often need a little incentive to get them off the bed or sofa. Here are some ideas for getting them up and out- and for creating wholesome family memories they’ll remember fondly.

1. McAllen Nature Center has a month’s worth of standing programs, and some special ones, too. Every Monday there’s a morning program at 9:30 called nature for Kids, and every Monday evening at 6:30 kids can let off some steam at the Run in the Woods.
2. The Nature Center also offers a Youth Bird & Nature Club Saturday, September 17 at 9 am. This club, lasting 1 ½ hours, is free, and offers opportunities for parents to discover nature’s wonder along with the kids. All ages are welcome, but the program is targeted for ages 6-16. September’s program is all about butterflies. (The Valley is the country’s very best butterfly destination- did you know?) This program free.
3. Don’t forget your pet when planning outdoor activities. McAllen’s Dog Park can offer great exercise for not only your dog but also the kids. Let them play a rousing game of catch at Tamarack Avenue and North 5th Street. The park is divided into large and smaller dog sizes and there’s no charge.
4. Quinta Mazatlan has Saturday programs for children called Discovery Saturdays. Topics vary each week and include dragonflies, frogs, birds, butterflies, and alligator gar, and participants actually get hands-on experience exploring a pond with nets and seines. Cost is $3.
5. Make memories by taking the kids kayaking without leaving town. McAllen’s Fireman’s Park has low-cost kayak rentals every weekend.
6. Here’s a really cool event, targeted to the littlest nature lover. It’s a stroller-friendly nature program called Songbirds, Stories and Strollers. There’s a pause mid-program for a short children’s nature story. Held sporadically from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, it’s cooled off a bit by then and also held at the McAllen Nature Center. It’s open to all ages and free to participate. Check the website for dates.
7. Here’s a good one for staying cool- Swimming at the Municipal Pool. Classes vary depending on the age of the child or youth, so check with the Parks and Recreation Department for details. There is a cost to participate.
8. McAllen also has two splash parks- check with the Parks and Recreation Department for locations and hours.
9. For loads of more ideas, visit http://www.mcallen.net/parks-recreation/home and http://texaschildreninnature.org.

PALMFEST 2016

Celebra la rica cultura e historia diversa que se encuentra en la región del Valle del Río Grande en el PALMFEST 2016.

Habrá muestras históricas, arte, juegos familiares, paseos y actividades, demostraciones y concursos de cocina, bandas musicales, espectáculos en vivo de belly dance, grupos de danza de la india, espectáculos de caballos, alimentos y bebidas. Más de 50.000 personas podrán disfrutar del evento en el interior del centro de convenciones y en las instalaciones del Parque Oval #mcallen #palmfest2016 #art #music #crafts #entertainment #family #friends

Fecha:       Sábado 1 de Octubre de  12 pm a 11 pm

Domingo 2 de Octubre de 12 pm  a 8:30 pm

Lugar:       McAllen Convention Center

700 Convention Center Blvd,

McAllen, Texas

ADMISION: $5 dlls y gratis para niños menores de 12 años

También puedes hacer algunas compras en “El Mercado” y en el “Sunset Live Artisan Markets”, de Artes y Manualidades al aire libre en Palmfest.

O bien, puedes alquilar un bote de remos para tener otra perspectiva del Festival.

Más información en: www.palmfest.com

palmfest-2016Nos vemos en McAllen!

9 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. One of the best ways to fight childhood obesity- or adult obesity, for that matter- is to encourage time outdoors. And now that school’s back in, it’s easier than ever for kids to find excuses not to go outside. There’s homework to do, friends to call, video games to play. And, as schools cut back on physical activity to concentrate more on STEAM subjects, lots of us worry about how kids are going to stay physically fit. Especially here in the Valley, where obesity and diabetes are such major topics, it’s important that we all stay moving- particularly kids who often need a little incentive to get them off the bed or sofa. Here are some ideas for getting them up and out- and for creating wholesome family memories they’ll remember fondly.

 

  1. McAllen Nature Center has a month’s worth of standing programs, and some special ones, too. Every Monday there’s a morning program at 9:30 called nature for Kids, and every Monday evening at 6:30 kids can let off some steam at the Run in the Woods.
  2. The Nature Center also offers a Youth Bird & Nature Club Saturday, September 17 at 9 am. This club, lasting 1 ½ hours, is free, and offers opportunities for parents to discover nature’s wonder along with the kids. All ages are welcome, but the program is targeted for ages 6-16. September’s program is all about butterflies. (The Valley is the country’s very best butterfly destination- did you know?) This program free.
  3. Don’t forget your pet when planning outdoor activities. McAllen’s Dog Park can offer great exercise for not only your dog but also the kids. Let them play a rousing game of catch at tamarack Avenue and North 5th The park is divided into large and smaller dog sizes and there’s no charge.
  4. Quinta Mazatlan has Saturday programs for children called Discovery Saturdays. Topics vary each week. September’s topics include dragonflies, frogs, and alligator gar, and participants actually get hands-on experience exploring a pond with nets and seines. Cost is $3.
  5. Make memories by taking the kids kayaking without leaving town. McAllen’s Fireman’s Park has low-cost kayak rentals every weekend.
  6. Here’s a really cool event, targeted to the littlest nature lover! It’s a stroller-friendly nature program called Songbirds, Stories and Strollers. There’s a pause mid-program for a short children’s nature story. Held on September 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, it’s cooled off a bit by then and also held at the McAllen Nature Center. It’s open to all ages and free to participate.
  7. Here’s a good one for staying cool- Swimming at the Municipal Pool. Classes vary depending on the age of the child or youth, so check with the Parks and Recreation Department for details. There is a cost to participate.
  8. McAllen also has splash parks- check with the Parks and Recreation Department for locations and hours.
  9. The City is sponsoring a Fishing Derby for children ages 4 to under 13 on September 24. Bait is provided, but bring your own poles. It’s $5 to participate, and will be held in Oval Park in front of the Convention Center. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department to register.
  10. For loads of more ideas, visit http://www.mcallen.net/parks-recreation/home and http://texaschildreninnature.org.

DIG-IT at Quinta Mazatlan with Wildlife Gardening Classes for 2016

New Year means making some fun and simple resolutions like gardening in your yard to provide homes for wildlife.  Sign-up now for the Backyard Habitat Steward program on Tuesdays, February 2nd to March 8th, six fun hands-on classes from 9 to noon!  Each week, the best experts in the valley will provide their expertise for your garden.