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08.01.2016

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McNay ArtStrolls: Making Faces

Bring your little CASA friends ages infant to 2 years for an ArtStroll themed stroller tour and related sensory playtime at the McNay Art Museum located on 6000 North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78209. ArtStroll will be on August 5 at 10 am for children under 12 months and 11 am for children 12 months to 2 years.

ArtStroll is free for CASA Advocates and their kids and $10 per adult for non-Advocates. If you are able to attend, please notify the McNay staff at the front desk that you are an Advocate with your CASA kids and you’ll get in free!

McNay Art:Music:Food:Drink

Celebrate contemporary art and enjoy FREE general admission to the museum on August 11 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Tours offered at 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Enjoy food for sale from local food trucks. Based on the exhibition on view, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008, the McNay features Second Thursday talent with classic American roots (Dirty River Dixie Band to play)

Second Thursday is a free event, so there is no purchase necessary to attend.

McNay Toddler Art Play

Bring your little CASA friends for a Mini museum visit meets creative playtime for children under 5. Wear paint clothes for a messy, fun time outside at the McNay Art Museum located on 6000 North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78209. Toddler Art Play will be August 19 from 10:30-11:30 am for children under 5.   

Art Play is free for CASA Advocates and their kids and $10 per adult for non-Advocates. If you are able to attend, please notify the McNay staff at the front desk that you are an Advocate with your CASA kids and you’ll get in free!

CASA and Kuper Sotheby Art and Soul

CASA and Kuper Sotheby are partnering up for an Art and Soul on August 20th from 10-11:30 at the CASA office.

Join us for a creative and unique art project exploring the artist we have within us all. CASA youth will use crayons to draw images and then use watercolors to create different backgrounds.  The Art and Soul project allow us to spend quality time with our CASA kids and provide a special, safe place to engage and interact with the children we continue to serve – all while creating beautiful art work!

Snacks and drinks will be provided for all of those attending! If you’re interested in bringing your CASA kids, please RSVP to Kimberly Unger kunger@casa-satx.org by August 10th. Hope to see you there!

 

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES:

Visit the McNay for Free

The McNay Museum has provided free passes for CASA Advocates to take their CASA children.  Passes can be picked up at the CASA office.

Visit the Witte Museum every Tuesday for free!

Every Tuesday from 3-8 pm, the Witte Museum is free for you and your CASA kids. Be sure to take advantage of all of the enhanced activities and programs for free!

The Witte Museum is a staple of San Antonio and showcases science, natural history, health, and heritage of early South Texas and the surrounding environments. Free admission includes entrance to all permanent exhibits, the South Texas Heritage Center, and the HEB Body Adventure.

For more information about the Witte Museum and their other events, check their website here!

Hemisfair Conservancy

Every week, the Hemisfair Conservancy has plenty of fun events you can take part of with your CASA kids! Parking is free in the SAISD Parking lot.

Monday 10am-12pm: Imagination Playground with Big Blue Blocks 

Thursday 10am-12pm: Story Time and Take-a-Book, Leave-a-Book Library.

Tobin and H-E-B Cinema in the Plaza

The 2nd Friday of every month has a FREE movie experience on the Tobin River Walk Plaza at the Tobin for you and your CASA kids! Make sure to bring your blanket/lawn chair and join the Tobin and CASA for a free Friday night movie!

This month’s feature is on Friday, August 12 and you can RSVP here on their Facebook page.

You can find more movie dates and times on their Facebook events page for the next Cinema in the Plaza.

San Antonio Museum of Art

The San Antonio Museum of Art offers free admission twice a week on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Children 12 and under are always free.

Visit their website for more unique events and opportunities!

Slab Cinema Offers Free Outdoor Movies!

Want to take your CASA kid to a unique movie experience? Slab Cinema, a local movie company, offers movies in the unique outdoor locations all over the city that you can take part of! The films are sponsored by local organizations around San Antonio like the San Antonio River Authority, the City of San Antonio, and the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA).

You can find all of the show times here!

San Antonio Aquarium

The San Antonio Aquarium offers free admission to all foster children.  The San Antonio Aquarium welcomes everyone to enjoy the unique interactive experiences found within, and is especially excited to introduce children and families to the world beneath the ocean’s surface.  Guests are encouraged to hand feed sharks, rays, birds, and fish, or to get up close and personal with many of the reptiles and other animals on exhibit. 

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