Brackenridge Park Hosting Community Event with Performance by Santiago Jiménez Jr. Nov 6th
Brackenridge Park Conservancy and San Antonio River Authority hosts local legend Santiago Jiménez Jr. to perform at 1 PM near the Joske Pavilion at Brackenridge Park. The event is sponsored by San Antonio Parks & Recreation.
About the Event
- In August 2021, the The Brackenridge Park Conservancy (BPC) unveiled the Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) that establishes the importance of Brackenridge Park not only to the City of San Antonio but also to the state and nationally. The CLR focuses on the significance of Brackenridge Park, both historically and culturally, as a gathering place for locals and visitors alike. The intention of the CLR is to pave the way for the Brackenridge Park Conservancy and the City of San Antonio to start healing the Park’s ecological systems, protect and celebrate the Park’s historical and archeological sites, tell the stories that are part of the diverse fabric of the City and elevate the Park’s status on local, state and national levels. The full report can be found on the Brackenridge Park Conservancy website. The full press release on the Cultural Landscape report can be found HERE.
- The BPC released a schedule of community events to receive feedback from the public regarding the Cultural Landscape Report and what improvements the public would like to suggest for the park. The public still has one opportunity to join and provide feedback. The public can also fill out a survey available HERE.
- Food trucks will be onsite for the open houses and a portion of proceeds from their sales will support the BPC revitalization of the park. Food trucks on site include Charm City SnoBalls, Cheesy Jane’s, and Dona Kika’s Tacos & Gorditas. Giveaways, informational booths and tours will also be available onsite.
- Additionally local accordionist legend Santiago Jiménez Jr. will perform at 1 PM near the Joske Pavilion. Trumpeter Jerrold Feigenbaum will perform at 11 AM near the Tony “Skipper” Martinez Softball Field.
- Hosted by: Brackenridge Park Conservancy and San Antonio River Authority
- Sponsored by: San Antonio Parks & Recreation
- Representatives from the Brackenridge Park Conservancy, San Antonio River Authority, City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department, San Antonio Parks Foundation and San Antonio Water System will all be onsite and available to share information
- Saturday, November 6, 2021
- 10 AM – 2 PM
- 11 AM: Trumpeter Jerrold Feigenbaum will perform near the Tony “Skipper” Martinez Softball Field
- 1 PM: Local accordionist legend Santiago Jiménez Jr. will perform near the Joske Pavilion
- Address: 3700 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
- Photographers/videographers interested in attending, please contact Avery Eustace (email@example.com).
- For more information, visit www.brackenridgepark.org.
ABOUT SANTIAGO JIMÉNEZ JR:
Santiago Jiménez Jr. is a San Antonio based folk musician and recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship in 2000 for lifetime achievement in traditional Tex-Mex/folk music. In 2016, he received the National Medal of Arts award for his contribution to American music.
This three-time Grammy nominee comes from a family of musical pioneers with his father being Santiago “Flaco” Jiménez Sr. and his older brother, Leonardo “Flaco” Jiménez, who many consider the greatest and most famous Tejano accordionist ever. Santiago recorded his first album with his brother Flaco at age 17, and since then, he has recorded over 700 songs on numerous labels.
In 2012, Santiago and Flaco reunited for a performance at the Tejano Conjunto Festival in San Antonio, the first time they were on the same stage since 1982. His latest album titled El Chief released in February of 2020.
ABOUT THE BRACKENRIDGE PARK CONSERVANCY:
Incorporated in 2008, the Brackenridge Park Conservancy’s formation was the result of advocacy on the part of the Conservation Society of San Antonio, which played an active role in the Park’s preservation for nearly 100 years. The Conservancy’s mission is to be a steward of and an advocate for the Park and an instrument for preserving and enhancing the Park’s natural, historic and recreational resources for the enjoyment of current and future generations.
The non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization operates under a long-term Management Agreement with the City of San Antonio that is administered by the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. The only organization dedicated solely to protecting Brackenridge Park, the Conservancy raises fundsSan for projects that benefit the Park, implements park-based programs and projects, supports the evolution and implementation of plans for the Park, and acts as a forum for users to address common issues and build consensus.
ABOUT SAN ANTONIO PARKS AND RECREATION:
The mission of the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is to provide exceptional parks, facilities, programs, and services to improve the quality of life for all. San Antonio Parks and Recreation operates the City’s recreational and cultural programs and maintains more than 250 City-owned parks, including swimming pools, gymnasiums, historic cemeteries, sports facilities, and recreation centers.
The department is responsible for the maintenance of 16,000 acres of green space, including more than 140 miles of trails in City parks and over 80 miles of hike and bike trails that comprise of the Howard. W. Peak Greenway Trails System. Explore the fun!
For more information about parks, trails, programs, and events, visit saparksandrec.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @saparksandrec.
ABOUT SAN ANTONIO RIVER AUTHORITY:
The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) was created by the 45th Texas Legislature on May 5, 1937, and reorganized in 1961 to plan, manage, and implement water-related programs and projects within the San Antonio River Watershed.
The State of Texas empowered the River Authority to preserve, protect, and manage the resources and the ecology of the San Antonio River and its tributaries. To learn more about the River Authority, visit our website at www.sariverauthority.org.