All You Need to Know for Teresa Lozano Long Community Day

In loving memory of Teresa Lozano Long, one half of our founding duo, we’re throwing a FREE community bash and open house! Part block party part arts fest, this day is all about what makes Austin the place we love to call home. Right here, we’ve got everything you need to prepare for Community Day on September 9th

First off, get to know the humanitarian, arts advocate, and philanthropic pioneer we’re honoring! She passed away in 2021, but her legacy lives on in the Austin arts scene and beyond.

What to Expect

Saturday, September 9 | Noon-5pm

We can’t wait to see you for our first annual Teresa Lozano Long Community Day! Come prepared for a full day of indoor & outdoor performances, visual art, tasty food, and warm fuzzy feelings. Don’t even bother wearing socks, ’cause we’ll end up knocking them right off.

Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro


You mean, besides you? Plenty of other cool neighbors, plus performing arts groups, service organizations, food trucks, and more! Here’s the full lineup 👇

Ballet Austin will host their crowd-favorite program Rhythm on Stage on the Meredith Stage in Dell Hall. That’s right, you’ll be able to bust a move with a Ballet Austin instructor on the very stage where Ballet Austin performs! Dance experience is not required, but a positive attitude is 😉

Musicians of the Austin Symphony will also treat us to a classical quartet. Keep your ears open, because we think you might recognize what they’ll play!

And last, but definitely not least, a singer and a pianist from Austin Opera will perform several numbers from AO’s upcoming season and beyond.

What a treat to have all of our Founding Resident Companies with us on the same day!

Photo by Ballet Austin


There’s no shortage of things to do on Community Day! On top of performances going all day, we’ve also got a full list of activities for ya:

📝 Explore all the Long Center’s nooks and crannies while completing a scavenger hunt

✂️ Make a craft or play a game in the KIDosky Family Zone with Creative Action

🎨 Take a stroll down memory lane in the 15 Years Long: Retrospective Gallery

🤝 Chat with some local orgs working to make a difference in our Partner Showcase

🎫 Enter our Golden Ticket Giveaway for a chance to win free tickets to all Long Center Presents shows for the rest of the season

🍔 Grab a bite at one of many food trucks

🥂 Sip a drink and enjoy the vibes

🍼 Feed your baby or get some downtime in the Parent’s Room

All of our inside and outside spaces will be open, so the choice is yours if you want some fresh air and sunshine or sweet, sweet air conditioning.

Photo by Sophia Lawson


We love our Long Center and Business Arts Council Members! Because of their support, we’re able to put on free events like Teresa Lozano Long Community Day. 

Members get access to the Member’s Lounge in the Dell Green Room. Enjoy a free cocktail and popcorn and imagine what it’s like to be a performer waiting in the Green Room before a show. 

To learn more about Membership, click the button below or swing by the Membership table during Community Day.


This event is totally, 100%, absolutely free! No ticket or RSVP required.

Nope! RSVPs are not required for this event. Just come on by!

You bet it is! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Creative Action to curate a kids-only zone called KIDosky on the Mezzanine Level. It’ll be chock-full of games, crafts, and more. Just be sure to stick with your kiddo; KIDosky is not a drop off area. The AT&T Education Room on the ground level will also be home to the Parent’s Room, a dark, quiet space to feed your baby or just get some down time. Special thanks to Mother’s Milk Bank for helping us make that happen!

Leashed dogs are welcome outdoors on the H-E-B Terrace. Properly identified service animals are welcome inside and out.

Nope, but food and beverage will be available to purchase onsite from Taco Man, Sweet Frida, and the bars.

Parking is available at the Palmer Events Center Parking Garage, located at 900 Barton Springs Road.  There are two entrances to the garage, one at Riverside Drive and South First Street near the Long Center’s Circular Drive, and one on Barton Springs Road adjacent to the Palmer Events Center main entrance. 

Mobility Impaired/Accessible Parking is available in the Palmer Events Center Parking Garage on all levels near the elevators. Please see the Accessibility section of our website for more information, including drop-off location.

Complimentary Garage Parking is available to vehicles with any of the following specialty license plates: Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Medal of Honor, and Legion of Merit Medal, Purple Heart, Pearl Harbor Survivors, and Prisoners of War (House Bill 618 and City Code Section 12-3-8).

Check out our Directions and Parking page for more details.

You betcha! Stop by the LC Membership table in the Orchestra Lobby to make a donation or become a Member. You can also check out the Support Us section of our website to see all the ways to can help.

Thanks to our sponsors!

We can’t wait to see you on September 9! The Long Center is always yours, but especially on Teresa Lozano Long Community Day 💜

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