City Requests Public Feedback on Rail Trail

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency has published a public comment draft of a new report, Advancing Inclusive Growth through the Albuquerque Rail Trail. The Albuquerque Rail Trail is a planned 7-mile urban bike and pedestrian trail, an iconic and artistic parkway that will reflect Albuquerque’s vibrant history and cultural diversity. This new report highlights the trends in Rail Trail neighborhoods and recommends programs that can promote neighborhood stability and vibrancy.

The public can read the report, take a survey, provide public comment and register for a public informational webinar by visiting: Spanish language translations are available. Traducciones en español disponibles. Public comment is open through Friday, March 8.

Community Meetings on West Mesa Trails Master Plan Invite Public Input

Join the City’s Open Space Division and Sites Southwest for one of two community meetings to discuss the vision of the West Mesa Trails Master Plan. Participants will help the City develop a vision for the future trail network throughout the West Mesa Open Space.

Tuesday, June 14
5:30-7:00 PM
Westgate Community Center
10001 De Vargas Rd SW
Thursday, June 23
5:30-7:00 PM
Don Newton- Taylor Ranch Community Center
4900 Kachina St NW
Learn more about the project and stay in touch at the project website: For more information, please contact Tricia Keffer, City of Albuquerque, Planner, | 505-768-4228 or Nate Begay, Planner, Sites Southwest, | 505-879-5253.

City Hosting Public Meeting on West Mesa Trail Master Plan

The City of Albuquerque is hosting a public meeting on the West Mesa Trail Master Plan on Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Open Space Visitors Center, 6500 Coors NW. The Plan intends to develop a conceptual trail network which will provide new recreational opportunities on open space lands surrounding Petroglyph National Monument and connect essential points of interests to surrounding communities. For more information, contact Nate Begay at

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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Public Meeting on Elena Gallegos Open Space Improvements


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: