Discovery Green Celebrates Asia with Discover Your World Event

Photos: Katya Horner

Photos: Katya Horner

HOUSTON: Hundreds of Houstonians celebrated Asia on Sunday, June 2, with an evening full of native food, music and performances at Discovery Green. The second event of the new, three-part Discover Your World series at the park, the evening offered visitors a chance to partake in unique aspects of different Asian cultures, with entertainment provided by local performing groups representing China, Korea and India.

Emcee Surender Talwar introduced Houstonians to the evening’s entertainment, which included a fashion show, Shailon Academy’s Dragon Dance and performances by the Kuja School, Infused Performing Arts, and Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti with drummer Chidanand Singh.


“Houston is rich with culture and Discover Your World Asia showcased and celebrated our city’s vibrant and growing Asian community,” said Discovery Green President Barry Mandel.

In addition to performances, attendees had the opportunity to explore vendors selling food, crafts and jewelry. The Discovery Green advisory committee, representing a broad cross section of cultural organizations, helped put this series together for the enjoyment of park visitors. The free family-friendly series was made possible in part through the City of Houston’s Initiative Grant Program of the Houston Arts Alliance.


The third and final Discover Your World event, happening on Sunday, June 16 from 4 – 9:30 p.m. at Discovery Green, explores the diverse sights and sounds of Africa and features a headlining performance from ‘Mellow Rythm, a Fela Kuti tribute band.

Discovery Green is a 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the non-profit Discovery Green Conservancy. Since the park opened in April 2008, it has welcomed more than 5 million visitors and hosted more than 2,000 public and private events. The Discovery Green Conservancy works with hundreds of programming partners to present three dynamic programming seasons each year most of which are FREE and open to the public. As a non-profit organization, the Conservancy raises all the funds needed for the programming that Houstonians enjoy.

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