I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already since the Heights kicked off what was then a novel annual tradition that all of us would someday look forward to each year—like most things in the Heights, White Linen Night was somewhat of a best kept secret among my neighbors and our friends at first. That didn’t last for long. Now, thousands of Houstonians and even out-of-towners flock to 19th St. for a New Orleans-style summer stroll on the first weekend of August in their coolest white linen garb to experience the art and local shopping that we Heights neighbors get to experience year-round.
You can bet I’ll be there this year, and along with the rest of Boulevard Realty, I’m throwing one hell of a pre-party!
Here are the details:
Saturday August 6th from 5-8 PM
At my gorgeous listing, the long-awaited new home from Smith Family Homes at 1035 Harvard. The oversized lot and adjacent property give us plenty of room to enjoy food trucks, lawn games, and a live performance from Houston favorite Craig Kinsey and His Band. Of course there will be refreshments, and we’ll even have shuttle service to and from the main White Linen Night Party festivities on 19th St.
And a little background for those of you wondering where this whole White Linen Night thing came from…It all started in the Arts District of New Orleans’ French Quarter, as a celebration of the city’s artists, local businesses and vibrant culture. Everyone wore white linen for the celebration, partly as a fashion statement, but even moreso to keep cool during the heat of the summer. When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and many of its residents were forced to relocate, a large number of them ended up in Houston. Of those, a good deal of them sought refuge in the Heights, an area that has much of the same charm and friendliness of New Orleans. As a way of saying thanks and to hold on to a piece of home, the business owners and artists from this New Orleans contingent got together with other business owners in the Heights and collaborated to bring their unique celebration to our neighborhood.
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