Discovery Green, the 12-acre park in the heart of downtown Houston, kicks off the Winter 2019–2020 Season with Frostival on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, from 6 to 10 p.m. The annual park-wide celebration features ice carving demonstrations by Reverend Butter and DLG Ice Factory, ice sculpture photo opps, skating at The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy® and more.
This fun-filled evening also marks the public opening of Paloma Sponsored by PNC Bank, a temporary, site-specific public art installation in two parts. Paloma, created by French creative studio Pitaya, is a series of 200 colorful aluminum “origami” birds, which will be suspended from the canopy along Discovery Green’s Brown Promenade and will be illuminated by dynamic LED lights after dusk to create the illusion of flight. Complementing Paloma is Here and Now, a sound installation by Houston-based artist and anthropologist Lina Dib, whose work explores ecological change and global migration. Dib’s choreographed sounds will dance along the Brown Promenade in conversation with Pitaya’s sculptures to create an immersive and contemplative experience beneath the park’s century-old live oaks.
Guests who make a contribution to the Discovery Green Conservancy will receive a hand-carved stein made of ice plus a free craft beer or root beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Steins can be obtained for a $20 donation prior to Nov 22 at discoverygreen.com/frostival. A limited number of steins will be available for $25 on the day of the event.
Frostival is free to attend; skating fees at The ICE apply. Please visit www.discoverygreen.com/frostival for additional information.
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 6 to 10 p.m. The ICE will open at 5 p.m. on the day of Frostival (weather permitting)
WHERE: Discovery Green 1500 McKinney Houston
COST: Admission is free
ABOUT DISCOVERY GREEN
Discovery Green is a highly acclaimed 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the nonprofit Discovery Green Conservancy in downtown Houston, Texas. Since opening in April 2008, the park has welcomed more than 13.5 million visitors. Discovery Green features sprawling lawns, a one-acre lake, an interactive fountain, a playground, public art installations, gardens and an allée of century-old live oaks. The Discovery Green Conservancy works with hundreds of programming partners to present more than 700 artistic, musical, educational, family-friendly and health-focused events each year, most of which are presented free to the public. The park also features two on-site restaurants, the award-winning destination restaurant The Grove and the fast-casual Lake House Café, providing visitors with an array of dining options. As a nonprofit organization, the Conservancy raises all the funds needed for the programming that Houstonians enjoy through contributions from park users, foundations and sponsors. For more information, please visit www.discoverygreen.com.