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San Antonio Conservation Society

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NIOSA® 2014 MEDIA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

NIOSA® 2014 MEDIA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

                               (These events are not all open to the public, but all are open to the media)

EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL APRIL 17, 9 to 11 a.m.:

Gathering of approximately 20+ volunteers from the Cascarónes Committee to decorate and stuff cascarónes, and the Decorations Committee to create flowers and other decorations used at NIOSA on booths, etc.  Committees meet at the River House - behind Steves Homestead, 509 King William Read more ...

Tickets for “A Night In Old San Antonio®”

Tickets for “A Night In Old San Antonio®” (NIOSA®)

Discount tickets for “A Night In Old San Antonio®” now available

on the NIOSA website and on sale at select locations

“A Night In Old San Antonio® (NIOSA®) is a four-night festival in the heart of downtown San Antonio that celebrates the city’s diverse cultural legacy for more than 85,000 revelers annually.   Read more ...

Poster Release

2014 NIOSA® Poster and Medal Unveiled

2014 NIOSA poster honors the 66th anniversary of “A Night In Old San Antonio®”

"A Night In Old San Antonio®" Chairman Barb Machado, San Antonio Conservation Society President Sue Ann Pemberton and artist Brad Braune unveiled the 2014 NIOSA® poster at a private reception on Monday, March 24 for Society board members, NIOSA volunteers, special guests and Fiesta dignitaries. 

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NIOSA 2014 Overview

 

San Antonio Conservation Society to bring the city’s culture alive with

festival of food, drink and music on its 66th Anniversary

“A Night In Old San Antonio®” celebrates and funds historic preservation

WHAT:            “A Night In Old San Antonio® (NIOSA®) is a four-night festival in the heart of downtown San Antonio that celebrates the city’s diverse cultural legacy for more than 85,000 revelers annually.  Read more ...

Fall 2013 NIOSA Newsletter

Click to read the latest edition of NIOSA© News! 

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Going Green

“A Night In Old San Antonio®” and the San Antonio Conservation

have been “Going Green” for many decades

Every year it adds more systems and policies

 

In the broad sense, the San Antonio Conservation Society—one of the oldest and most active community preservation groups in the United States—has advocated smart growth practices since its inception in 1924 when it began its relentless fight to preserve buildings and monuments in the San Antonio area.  Hundreds of buildings and homes have been saved (and kept from landfills) because of the Society’s support—be it financial, legal, advocacy or education.


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NIOSA Food and Entertainment

“A Night In Old San Antonio®” brings the heritage of San Antonio alive in 15 cultural areas through 250 food, drink and atmosphere booths and 12 musical acts

A Night In Old San Antonio® (NIOSA®) is a four-night festival in the heart of downtown San Antonio that celebrates the city’s diverse cultural legacy for more than 80,000 revelers annually. 

Sponsored by and benefiting the San Antonio Conservation Society, the 66th presentation of NIOSA will be held April 22-25, 2014, during the city’s Fiesta San Antonio® celebration. 

Through the magic of more than 250 food, drink* and atmosphere booths, 12 live musical acts, children’s games, decorations, costumed volunteers and souvenirs, NIOSA brings the city’s heritage alive in its 15 areas. Check NIOSA’s website and mobile website for a complete list of all food, entertainment and drinks, by area.   A map of these 15 areas can be found on the NIOSA website at http://www.niosa.org/EventMap.aspx.

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MEDIA FAQ

Jeanne Camacho Albrecht

Public Relations - Marketing - Special Events

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The History of NIOSA & Where the Proceeds Go

Each April, La Villita National Historic District–the 18th century Spanish neighborhood set on the banks of the San Antonio River in the heart of downtown San Antonio–becomes the venue for the San Antonio Conservation Society’s “A Night In Old San Antonio®” (NIOSA®). NIOSA is a four-night event that celebrates San Antonio’s diverse cultural heritage with 15 ethnic areas spread over five acres that serve fabulous foods and drinks at more than 250 food, atmosphere and beverage booths and offers regional entertainment by 15 bands and dance troupes to over 80,000 revelers.

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Barb Machado elected as NIOSA 2014 Chairman

Barb Machado has been elected by the San Antonio Conservation Society as its Fourth Vice President, with the primary responsibility of chairing the 66th presentation of the Conservation Society’s “A Night In Old San Antonio®” (NIOSA®), April 22-25, 2014.  


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San Antonio Conservation Society Fact Sheet

Beginning with efforts to preserve such unique features as the city's four Spanish Colonial Missions (now the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park), the San Antonio Conservation Society has been responsible for saving many of the historic attractions that now make San Antonio one of the top tourist destinations in Texas.

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Host a NIOSITA – Mini NIOSA

One of the most popular festivals held in La Villita is “A Night In Old San Antonio®” (NIOSA®)—a four-night festival sponsored by the San Antonio Conservation Society during San Antonio’s city-wide Fiesta celebration every April.  NIOSA involves more than 16,000 volunteers, 250 food and drink booths, and 80,000 revelers, and is considered to be one of the largest fundraisers for historic preservation in the country.

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Volunteer Trail At NIOSA

“A Night In Old San Antonio®” (NIOSA®) is put on by an army of 16,000 volunteers each year and produces far more revenue for historic preservation than any other event in the nation for the San Antonio Conservation Society. 

For the past 63 years, NIOSA ® has provided almost the entire funds for the Society’s preservation activities.

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