Family Day at Bayou Bend “The Cup That Cheers”

February 18, 2024

Visit Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for an afternoon of family-friendly fun discovering the histories of three hot beverages: tea, coffee, and chocolate. Enjoy art-making activities and performances inspired by tea leaves, cocoa beans, and the trade centers that cultivated the spread of the crops.



  • 1:30 p.m. Music and storytelling: “Jo-Jo Gitcho Banjo” by JAWAD
  • 3 p.m. “Dance across India” by Silambam Houston
  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Storytelling: The Empty Pot, read by David Allen 
  • Enjoy historical games, and painting with tea and coffee on the Diana Lawn.
  • Discover Children’s History Pockets inside the house.
  • Sample tea, coffee, and hot chocolate at the refreshment table.

Learn more about Bayou Bend

Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Houston Junior Woman's Club; Sharon G. Dies; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; Susan Vaughan Foundation; Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; Ms. Bobbie Nau; and additional generous donors.

The education programs also receive endowment income from funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; and the James William Glanville and Nancy Hart Glanville Endowment.


Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007
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