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Houston Greeters offers you a unique insight into Houston through the eyes and hearts of our residents. Local volunteers act as hosts for two-to-four hour visits to the destination or for the activity of your choice. Whether you want to learn more about the architecture of the city, visit a museum, attend an Astros game, experience Houston nightlife or take a neighborhood stroll, we have a host for you! Our volunteers are not just passionate about Houston; they are also passionate about your interest. Read More

Houston Greeters Selects New Leader

At its December Board meeting the Houston Greeters selected a successor to outgoing chair, Mr. Gordon Quan. Board member Barry J. Kaplan, president of B.J. Kaplan & Associates, a media firm specializing in crisis management, political consulting and professional service marketing, is now the incoming Board chairman.
In response to the vote Dr. Kaplan noted that he was “honored by the decision of the Board and I look forward to this opportunity. I have been in this city for over 39 years and I know that Houston’s quality of life is one of this county’s best kept secrets. Visitors to our city are surprised by all of the great things that Houston offers.”
Dr. Kaplan came to Houston in 1975 and taught American and Urban History at the University of Houston for nine years. He authored numerous articles on Houston and New York City and co-authored an anthology on Houston. After his academic career, he worked in the computer industry focusing on marketing and training. Before opening his own consulting business in 1991, he was an executive director for a national non-profit, covering seven southern states and the deputy director of a City Department. He has run numerous political campaigns and bond elections and handled many Public relations crises.  Dr. Kaplan is president of Interstate MUD and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Buffalo where he obtained his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.
Houston Greeters is part of a worldwide organization. They offer a unique insight into Houston through the eyes and hearts of residents who act as volunteer guides.  The volunteers offer visits to the destination or activity of their choice in Houston. Whether they want to learn more about the architecture or history of the city, visit a museum or a park, attend an Astros game, experience Houston nightlife or just take a neighborhood stroll, Houston Greeters has a host for that experience. Partnering with METRO they host “Rails to Restaurants,” for both residents and visitors. Participants use METRORAIL to bar and restaurant hop Main Street for the evening.

Holiday party invitation with red and green ornaments

WHEN: Tuesday, December 16 from 12:00 PMto 2:00 PM
WHERE: D’Amico’s Italian Market Cafe
5510 Morningside Drive Houston, TX 77005

5th Annual Christmas Tree Signing and Holiday Market


3rd annual “Rails to Restaurants” by Houston Greeters

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