Foursquare Day Houston proclamation

The next installment in our 4sqDay City Spotlight series is Houston, TX. This will be Houston’s 3rd year hosting a 4sqday event, but the first time since original city organizer John and I combined forces. Last year, Corpus Christi’s foursquare day was my going away party.  This year, I’ve decided to invite a very important guest to the party.


Dear Mayor Annise Parker,

Thank you very much for proclaiming April 16th, 2012 “Foursquare Day” in Houston.

I wanted to cordially invite you, Kathy, and your staff to our foursquare day party! For the third year in a row we’re having it at Firkin & Phoenix, which is at 1915 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098 at 6PM (it is a school night). That’s not too far from your house; you could just ride your bike to Firkin! You can RSVP here. What it was like last year:

I noticed you don’t use foursquare (like you fondly use twitter), but I think you’d really like it. Foursquare’s main objective is helping people explore cities. And there’s so much to discover here in Space City! It is also a free tool for local businesses to promote themselves, and we’re all about our local economy, right?

Moreover, this year our party is raising funds for charity. For each check-in at Firkin & Phoenix, at least $2 will be donated to Houston’s Ronald McDonald House, using Texas-based snoball. If you are interested in contributing to the snoball, let us know.

Other things happening at the party:

Firkin & Phoenix will have a special foursquare shot, $4 16oz drafts and $4 Crown Royal and Crown Black. If you’re wearing a crown, you might as well be drinking Crown.

Fousquare Day Shotglasses
We will have events such as a real-life foursquare game! Did you play that game as a kid? Here’s foursquare Houston co-manager John playing last year:

Foursquare Game on 4sqDay 2011

We will have food trucks: Houston favorites such as The Modular and Oh My Gogi!,  as well as custom-made Sprinkles cupcakes!

We will have giveaways! Current swag includes:

Houston has also been selected to participate in a special giveaway from Bing! Stay tuned to our twitter, facebook, and tumblr for details.
Such a good time was had last year; you can’t miss out this year.  Hope to see you check-in with all the other Houston (foursquare) mayors!  If you need any help setting up an account or talking to local businesses and brands about it, Foursquare Houston is here for you.


Nicole Buergers
Foursquare Houston
Mayor of 25 venues


Image credits: David Huynh & CuPics