The public is invited to an upcoming meeting to discuss site improvements at the Elena Gallegos Open Space, including roads and parking, Cottonwood Springs and nature trail, and the education center. The public meeting takes place Wednesday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m., both in person and via Zoom. In person at Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE, and Zoom registration at: www.FoothillsEducationCenter.com.
July 2021 Online & In-Person New Mexico History & Culture Opportunities
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, albuqhistsoc.org then link to the Facebook page.
New Mexico Historic Sites and Museums are open. Check individual websites for hours, open dates, etc. nmhistoricsites.org. There are also programs on their YouTube channel.
FUNDRAISER FOR THE NM HOLOCAUST MUSEUM & GELLERT CENTER FOR EDUCATION, Silent auction begins July 15. Go to their website for more info, nmHolocaustMuseum.org or call 247-0606. 616 Central SW.nmholocaustmuseum.org.
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 las-cruces.org/1523/museums. Also htpps:rebrand.ly/PuebloRevolt. 575-541-2217. Contact Kayla Myers for link and more information. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 nhccnm.org.
JULY 9, 1 pm, Zoom. Colcha Embroidery. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org.
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 email@example.com.Continue reading
From Councilor Borrego’s office:
Council President Borrego writes to communicate on the subject of two different matters: COVID 19 Updates, and, on a more light hearted note, City Fireworks locations and plans for Summerfest. Firstly, a list of current COVID-19 vaccination sites provided by the City of Albuquerque Office of Emergency Management is available here. On June 22, 2021, Senior Planner Nicholas Zubel at the City Office of Emergency Management provided an update on upcoming July 1st changes to COVID Restrictions. Council President Borrego’s office is informed by the City of Albuquerque Cultural Affairs Department Director Michelle Sanchez that, with the lifting of capacity restrictions, i.e. allowance of mass gatherings, both the City BioPark and Historical Museum will resume normal operations including offering free admittance on Sundays and one Wednesday every month. Senior Planner Zubal spoke at Council President Borrego’s recent District 5 Open House occurring Tuesday June 22, 2021 at 5:30p.m. The open House remains visible for viewing on YouTube and GovTV (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVEdAxeU_Ig).
Commencing at 9:15pm, the City will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks at varies locations including Ladera Golf Course on Albuquerque’s Westside. The public is advised to enjoy the fireworks from a distance and avoid approaching fireworks’ locations. Please see the Press Release announcing locations. In addition Albuquerque’s popular Summerfest is going forward this year.
Councilor President Borrego wishes you a happy 4th of July and is looking forward to seeing each and every one of you at this year’s Summerfest at Ventana Ranch Community Park on August 14th! It is amazing to celebrate freedom and togetherness again this year in Albuquerque’s District 5.
Albuquerque Fire Rescue
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
To: City Councilors and Staff
From: Fire Chief Gene L. Gallegos
Subject: Fire Restrictions, Open Space Patrols and Fireworks
As we approach the 4th of July and subsequent sale of fireworks both in and around the City of Albuquerque, I understand that you and your constituents are as concerned as I am regarding the fire danger in the Bosque and other Open Space areas. The following will explain the fire restrictions already in place and how Albuquerque Fire Rescue will respond over the next few weeks.
Stage I fire restrictions.We are currently in Stage I. The goal of Stage I restrictions is to prevent the start of wildfires based on human activities that are known to be high risk. Based on climate and fuel conditions in the Albuquerque area, Stage I restrictions shall be in effect at all times within all open space areas and include the following:Continue reading
Love the outdoors? Looking for a volunteer opportunity? why not sign up for the Open Space Trail Watch Training? This great opportunity is the first step to volunteering with the City’s Open Space Division and will teach you the history of open space. To sign up for this volunteer opportunity, and to see what other opportunities are available, visit: oneabqvolunteers.com