A Living Mosaic



Join us for the 2016 East Montrose Civic Association Annual Holiday Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange!

When: Tuesday, December 13th @ 7pm

Where: Midtown Bar & Grill, 415 West Gray

Why: Connect with your friends and neighbors in the spirit of the holiday season and share a few laughs over great food and a white elephant gift exchange that borders on the sublime! Each person that wants to participate should bring one wrapped gift (serious or silly). We see some gifts returned year after year, then there is the weird and the wonderful – all in the name of fun. If you love what you choose from the pile, you’d better hide it – because stealing is allowed!  We're also collecting non-perishable food items for the HPD / Channel 11 Holiday Food Drive. The generosity of East Montrose residents has long led the Neartown area in contributions to this annual food drive, and we want to lead the pack again this year!

How much:  $20 in advance/$25 at the door. The entry fee will cover the cost of appetizers, an assortment of hand-tossed, house-made pizza , Midtown's specialty chicken kabobs, dessert , tea, soda or water.  Cash bar will be available as well!

You can prepay via PayPal using the button below or mail a check made payable to East Montrose Civic Association to PO Box 131363, Houston, TX 77219.  Cash, check or credit card may be used at the door.  

 We hope to see you at this annual tradition of food, fun and camaraderie with your neighbors and friends!


The East Montrose neighborhood sits within the general Montrose area, central to Houston Texas. Originally established in 1911, it was planned as one of the more pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods in Houston. Montrose maintains its independent spirit even as it has grown over the years.

The residents are as varied as the architecture. Here you can find a style to meet your taste, whether an original bungalow, remodel, a new four story townhouse or mansion, stately historic home or even a live/work building. The community exemplifies an independent spirit by being developed privately through individuals rather than as a reflection of public government policies.

East Montrose neighborhood is a demographically diverse community with a vibrant street life, access to the Museum District, a variety of restaurants, festivals, artists, musicians, shopping, and the Medical Center. All of which are accessible via light rail, bus or walking.

In 2009 Montrose was honored to be named by the American Planning Association as one of the country's 10 great neighborhoods.

For more reading about East Montrose, see the following:

Montrose, Houston (Wikipedia)

Established in 1911, the neighborhood is a demographically diverse area with renovated mansions, bungalows with wide porches, and cottages located along tree-lined boulevards. Read more ...

Eclectic, walkable and one of top 10 (Houston Chronicle)

Montrose, the central Houston community known for its diverse lifestyles, vibrant street life and stately historic homes, is being honored by the American Planning Association today as one of the country's 10 great neighborhoods. Read more ...

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Enjoy your neighborhood!