September 2021 New Mexico History & Culture Opportunities

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FREE SATURDAY WALKING TOURS, 10 AM, DOWNTOWN CENTRAL (1ST – 8TH ST.)  MEET YOUR GUIDE IN FRONT OF TUCANO’S RESTAURANT AT 1ST & CENTRAL SW. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society.

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, albuqhistsoc.org.

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

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

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


SEPTEMBER 1, 12 noon, free, virtual on the You Tube channel of the NM History Museum in Santa Fe. Go to NMHistoryMuseum.org. 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, FriendsofHistoryNM.org. 

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 nhccnm.org.

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 abqartwalk.com.

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, cabq.gov/oldtown 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 angelrcervantes@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 4/5, 11am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org 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.  www.HistoricFairviewCemeteryABQ.org or facebook.com/HistoricFairviewCemetery. “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. www.cabq.gov/openspace.

SEPTEMBER 6, OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY

SEPTEMBER 7, OBSERVANCE OF ROSH HASHANAH

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 tjaehn@unm.edu.

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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Public Meeting on Elena Gallegos Open Space Improvements

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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.

Open Space Trail Watch Program Seeking Volunteers

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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