City Leaders Session Focuses on Historic Preservation

The Planning Department is offering a City Leaders learning opportunity for community members interested in historic preservation. Participants will hear from the City’s historic preservation staff about how neighborhoods are protected and preserved, and how community members can help with these efforts in their neighborhoods. We’ll also take time to explore both traditional and new housing opportunities for Albuquerque residents, such as casitas (accessory dwelling units), which are now allowed in all residential areas, as well as new proposals for meeting housing and economic development needs in the City. The Session takes place Saturday, December 2, 10:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m., Special Collections Library, 432 Central Avenue NE. For more information, visit:

City Leaders Meeting October 22nd

Connect with the City Planning Department during a morning of learning and engagement! City Leaders is intended to inform the community about planning and the built environment in Albuquerque, create a more transparent planning process, and encourage community engagement in the growth and development of Albuquerque.


Kimo Theater Celebrating 95th Birthday with Free Community Party

The historic Kimo Theater is celebrating its 95th birthday on Wednesday, September 21 with a community-wide party and you’re invited! From 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., you’re invited to bring the family to celebrate the beloved building’s 95th birthday. Enjoy a self-guided tour full of KiMo history, live music by the Burque Jazz Bandits, and eats and treats from local vendors. To learn more about this free event, visit:

September 2021 New Mexico History & Culture Opportunities



The September 19 virtual program of the Albuquerque Historical Society (AHS) presents Richard & Shirley Cushing Flint speaking on their book: Overhaul: a Social History of the ABQ Locomotive Repair Shops. The AT&SF shops were the City and state’s largest employer from the 1880s-1950s. Its payroll drove the ABQ economy.  For more info go to the website,

OPEN HOUSE FOR HISTORIC LOCOMOTIVE 2926, free food, pictures of the train, merchandise for sale, music. 1833 8th St. NW. More info at

NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR, SEPTEMBER 9-19. More information at 

EAST MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY announces the recorded program of Rt. 66 and Historic NM License PlatesGo to  to view.

SEPTEMBER 1, 12 noon, free, virtual on the You Tube channel of the NM History Museum in Santa Fe. Go to The Apache treaty of 1852, presented by Jeff Shepherd, Professor of history at UTEP.  The website of the Friends of History has links to all the past programs, 

SEPTEMBER 2, San Estavan Feast Day, Acoma Pueblo

SEPTEMBER 2/3, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in September, in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at

SEPTEMBER 3, 5-8 pm, free, In-person, ! ART WALK DOWNTOWN CENTRAL. Meet the artists in person. Street music and vendors. Most artists will be along Central. Download map and descriptions at

SEPTEMBER 3 and other Fridays in September, 4:30-7:30 pm, free. La Familia Growers Market, 100 Isleta SW @ Bridge Blvd. Includes arts and crafts, kids’ activities, food trucks, music, heritage work

SEPTEMBER 3-5, free. Fridays/Saturday 7-9 pm; Sunday 1-3 pm, Music in the Old Town Plaza Gazebo. Bring your own chair. More details on the City’s website, or call 311.

SEPTEMBER 3 & 10, 7:30 pm, free. Shakespeare at the Open Space Visitor Center., 6400 Coors NW. Sept. 3, Hamlet; Sept. 10, Twelfth Night. Performance is outdoors so bring chair or lawn blanket. 

SEPTEMBER 4, St. Augustine Feast Day, Isleta Pueblo.

SEPTEMBER 4 , 1 pm, $20, Anthropological Genetic HistoryCoronado & Spanish Exploration of the Southwest presented by Angel de Cervantes from the New Mexico DNA Project and the Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Pay by check. To pay and get a link for the program contact

SEPTEMBER 4/5, 11am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to for more info.

SEPTEMBER 4, 8:30-11:30 amHelp Clean-up Historic Fairview Cemetery,  700 Yale SE. Come and hoe tumbleweeds and goat heads. The cemetery is open dawn to dusk and accessible through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park. Wear hard soled shoes & bring your own tools. Trash bags provided. or “Where the Past meets the Present”.

SEPTEMBER 4, 6 pm, Concert is free but there is $2 per car parking fee. Concert at the Elena Gallego Visitor Center, 7100 Tramway NE. Performance by the Meandering, a duo of guitar and folk music.

SEPTEMBER 4 & other Saturdays in SEPTEMBER, 8 am – 12 – Downtown Growers Market at Robinson Park, 8th & Central NW. Mask not required if you are vaccinated. (Honor System)

SEPTEMBER 5, 8 am, free but you must preregister at 768-4950. Guided Nature Walk / Bosque Wild. Leaves from the Open Space Visitor Center, 6400 Coors NW.



SEPTEMBER 7, 5:30-6:30 pm, free, in person or Zoom. Levi Romero speaks on The University of New Mexico, Mi Querencia, A Narrative Cruise through the Manito Homeland. UNM Zimmerman Library. Sponsored by the Center for Southwest Research. To request Zoom link contact

SEPTEMBER 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10 am-2 pm and other Sundays.  Rail Yards Market. Various vendors, 777 1st St. SW.

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New Mexico History & Culture Opportunities


 July 2021 Online & In-Person New Mexico History & Culture Opportunities

Encourage your participation in the following on-line history & cultural events:

THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY July 18, 2 pm, Facebook Live.  Building Community and Culture: Jews in 20th Century Albuquerque by Harvey Buchalter. Go to the website, then link to the Facebook page.

New Mexico Historic Sites and Museums are open. Check individual websites for hours, open dates, etc. There are also programs on their YouTube channel. 

The Wheels Museum, 1100 2nd St. SW has reopened. Times are Monday-Thursday, 9am-12 noon. Call first to confirm, 243-6269 or

FUNDRAISER FOR THE NM HOLOCAUST MUSEUM & GELLERT CENTER FOR EDUCATION, Silent auction begins July 15. Go to their website for more info, or call 247-0606. 616 Central

JULY 7-11 and again July 14-18, $30. International Folk Art market on Museum Hill in Santa Fe.

​JULY 8, 1 pm, virtual, free. Museum of Las Cruces presents The Pueblo Revolt with the Pueblo Action Alliance. Go to Also 575-541-2217. Contact Kayla Myers for link and more information., 575-541-2154

JULY 8/9, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in July, in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at

JULY 9, 1 pm, Zoom. Colcha Embroidery. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

JULY 9 and other Fridays, 4:30-7:30 pm, free. La Familia Growers Market, 100 Isleta SW @ Bridge Blvd. Includes arts and crafts, kids’ activities, food trucks, music, heritage workshops. Sponsored by the South Valley Main Street. Contact Biana Encinias @ 400-3635 for more info or

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