What’s happening in New Mexico January 7-13

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Find out about community events taking place January 7-13 in New Mexico.



January 7 – ABQ Art Walk – ABQ Art Walk 2022 will start on Friday January 7th. Starting in this new year, Art Walk will be adding more sites, street blocks, and a brand new map. More monthly artist features. Join them for ABQ Art Walk on January 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for pop-up art exhibitions, performances and craft markets.

January 7 – Post-Holiday Bazaar – Galerie ABQ presents the Post-Holiday Bazaar for January 2022. Original paintings, prints, jewelry, glassware, mosaics and more will be in the lounge. In the main gallery, the artists would like to tell you about their art. The opening will take place on January 7, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Gallery ABQ, 8210 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque.

January 8 – Cup Bins Composting – Learn the science, art, materials, methods and benefits of composting in cup bins in the desert. The use of drum composting bins can be improved with useful information for the high desert. Learn the methods for success with drum composting. The free event starts at 10 a.m.

January 812 February – Family Art Workshops – Stop by the Albuquerque Museum School during your visit to complete an art project. We are happy to welcome families back to the Museum with weekly opportunities to be creative together. All ages will enjoy our family art projects. Work on a new project every week. Try your hand at working with a variety of artistic mediums – all materials provided. Suitable for children and adults.

January 8 – Community neighborhood parties – Neighborhood parties are open to the entire community and will take place from noon to 3 p.m. The installation will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The objective of Community Block Parties is to connect the community to resources and services adapted to the needs of the neighborhood. This week’s event is at the Westside Community Center.

January 9 – 2022 Al’burrr’querque Polar Bear Plunge – Take a dip January 18 in the 50-degree waters of the outdoor pool with slides at West Mesa Aquatic Center. The swimming pool has been specially prepared for your adventure. Have the option of jumping in the deepest part, running in the pool by the beach or taking the challenge of going down one of the slides. This is a fundraising event for the Shanta Strong Swim Fund. All event costs will go directly to the ONE Albuquerque Fund to help pay for the swimming scholarships. We will donate part of the profits to feed the polar bears and penguins at the Rio Grande Zoo.

January 9 – Adoption day at Boofy’s Kat Kastle Suites – From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Boofy’s Best for Pets is organizing an adoption day. Visit their second location on Cutler Ave. bring home a new furry friend.

January 9 – Treecycling – Solid Waste Management, Parks and Recreation and PNM will recycle real Christmas trees at three separate locations in Albuquerque for free. No artificial trees will be accepted. MNP vegetation management teams and Parks and Recreation staff will crush the trees into mulch chips, which can then be used as mulch to provide a better growing environment for plants and residential landscapes. Please remove all bags, tree stands, decorations and lights from the trees before placing them down for mulching. Limit of 5 trees per resident, no commercial customers. Trees can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Montessa Park Convenience Center, 3512 Los Picaros SE
  • Eagle Rock Convenience Center, 6301 Eagle Rock NE
  • Ladera Golf Course, 3401 Ladera Dr NW

January 12 – Mapping Indigenous Poetry: Joy Harjo & Layli Long Soldier – 516 ARTS presents an evening with Joy Harjo, (Muscogee / Creek Nation), an internationally renowned performer and writer serving her third term as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, in conversation with Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota), poet, writer, feminist, artist and activist. Harjo will speak about his signature poet-laureate project, “Living Nations, Living Words: A Map of First Peoples Poetry,” which features 47 poets from Indigenous Nations through an interactive ArcGIS Story Map and a new Library of Congress audio collection.

Around New Mexico


January 3-7 – Christmas Tree Collection – Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division will be collecting Christmas trees the week of January 3-7 and the week of January 18-21. Environmental services staff remind residents of Los Alamos to plant trees on the sidewalk on their regular garbage collection day during one of the Christmas tree collection weeks. All lights and ornaments should be removed prior to collection. No artificial trees will be accepted. The harvested trees will be transformed into mulch and compost. If residents miss these dates, they can bring their tree to the Eco Station or the Overlook Collection for free or call the Eco Station at 505-662-8163 for a special collection of brushes for $ 25.

January 8 – Las Cruces Farmer’s and Craft Market – Local cuisine, crafts and entertainment every Wednesday and Saturday in downtown Las Cruces. The opening hours of the market are Wednesday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

January 8 – Socorro Farmers Market – Visit the Socorro Farmers Market, which is part of the New Mexico Farmers’ Market Association. The only continuous market in New Mexico, during the winter, November through May, you’ll find them at the Teen Center at 1002 Ake Ave. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

January 9 – Chatter – Brought to you by SITE Santa Fe, Chatter weaves traditional and contemporary chamber music programs that include a reading by a morning poet.

January 9 – The Railyard Artisan Market in Santa Fe – The Railyard Artisan Market, launched in 2009, represents a wide variety of artists and artisans from New Mexico. The Sunday Market provides a unique opportunity to enjoy local art and music inside the Farmers Market Pavilion. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can find pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, textile arts, photography, hand-blown glass, craft teas, and body products made from handmade plants. Location: 1607 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe, 87501.

Albuquerque Notice

?? Rail Trail Master Plan available online for public comment and comment – The City of Albuquerque Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency (MRA) has released the first draft of its Rail Trail Master Plan. The Rail Trail is part of the City’s work to improve the quality of life for all residents by increasing foot traffic for local businesses, reducing crime by increasing the number of looks on the street and improving public health by expanding outdoor recreation areas and providing more entertainment options. Residents interested in the proposed Downtown Rail Trail project can now view the Core City Future Catalytic Plan and provide feedback at: www.cabq.gov/railtrail. Comments will be taken until Monday, January 31.

New Mexico Notice

?? NMDWS will mail 1099s to UI claimants in January – New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) will mail all 1099-G IRS forms by January 31, 2022 to people who received unemployment insurance benefits from the agency in the 2021 calendar year. The ministry urges claimants to view and verify their mailing addresses by logging into the tax and claims system of the agency. unemployment insurance (https://www.jobs.state.nm.us). From their requester’s home page, they can select “View and keep account information”, then “Contact information”. The 1099-G forms will also be available on the UI claimant’s online home page. under the correspondence file. Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader software is required to access, print, and save this form from a computer or mobile device.

?? Women’s Commission Seeking Members – The Santa Fe Women’s Commission was established by Mayor Alan Webber’s Resolution 2019-24 in 2019 to identify opportunities to improve programs and policies in the City of Santa Fe and strengthen the quality of life of women and girls in Santa Fe so that they can thrive, personally and professionally. Currently, the City of Santa Fe is accepting applications for two positions, one for a representative from District 1 and an alternate from any district. The alternate can participate in the discussions and vote in the absence of a voting member. The Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Meetings will be open to the public. Interested candidates can apply by submitting a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Anna C Pendas, Project Administrator; [email protected]; (505) 955-6236 Deadline to apply: 5:00 p.m., February 10, 2022

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