Emancipation Park Conservancy presents Holiday in the Tre
The 2020 Holiday in the Tre sponsored by H-E-B will be a virtual experience happening on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. via Facebook Live. The event will be hosted by ABC 13 KTRK News Anchor, Samica Knight and will feature multi-Grammy award winner David De La Garza, The Voice finalist Shawn Sounds, and Houston favorites Nesha Cortex and Patrice Dominique. The virtual celebration will also include bike and toy giveaways; a virtual tree lighting sponsored by Reliant Energy and a few special guest appearances.
Emancipation Park was founded in 1872 by formerly enslaved African Americans led by Reverend Jack Yates, Richard Allen, Richard Brock, and Reverend Elias Dibble. These men, along with members of the Third and Fourth Ward communities, gathered $800 to purchase the ten acres of land and celebrate their freedom. In 2013, the park underwent a $33.6 million renovation and later reopened in June 2017. Several public private partnerships, and the community worked to revitalize the greenspace to allow for more economic and sustainable opportunities. Emancipation Park Conservancy, a non-profit 501c3 charitable corporation, was established in 2014 to restore, manage, and enhance Emancipation Park. Its purpose is to create an open space of environmental and community excellence while continuing to preserve the park’s integrity and historical roots. Its goal is to transform the park into one of the nation’s premier landmark destinations through capital initiatives, operational improvements, strategic partnerships, programming, and special events. For more information about Emancipation Park Conservancy, visit www.epconservancy.org.
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