What occurs in New Mexico from January Seventh to January 13th?

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



January 7th – ABQ Art Walk – ABQ Art Walk 2022 starts on Friday, January 7th. Starting this New Year, Art Walk will add more venues, street blocks, and a brand new map. Plus additional monthly artist functions. Join the event on January 7th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM for art exhibits, performances, and artisan pop-up markets.

January 7th – Post-holiday bazaar – The ABQ gallery is presenting the post-holiday bazaar in January 2022. Original paintings, prints, jewelry, glass objects, mosaics and more are on display in the salon. In the main gallery, artists would love to talk to you about their art. The opening reception will be held on January 7, 2022, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gallery ABQ, 8210 Menaul Blvd. NO, Albuquerque.

January 8th – Tumbler Composting – Learn about the science, art, materials, methods, and benefits of tumbler composting in the desert. The use of tumbler compost bins can be enriched with useful information for the high desert. Learn about methods for success with drum composting. The free event starts at 10 a.m.

January 8thFebruary 12th – Family Art Workshops – Visit the Albuquerque Museum School during your visit to do an art project. The museum looks forward to welcoming families back with weekly opportunities to get creative together. All ages will enjoy our family art projects. Work on a new project every week. Try to work with a variety of art media – all materials are provided. Child and adult friendly.

January 8th – Community Block Parties – Block parties are open to the entire community and take place from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The setup takes place on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The aim of the Community Block Parties is to connect the community with resources and services that are tailored to the needs of the neighborhood. This week’s event will take place at the Westside Community Center.

January 9th – 2022 Al’burrr’querque Polar Bear Plunge – On January 18th, take a dip in the 50-degree water of the outdoor pool with slides at the West Mesa Aquatic Center. The pool has been specially prepared for your adventure. Have the option to jump into the deeper end, run into the pool on the beach, or take on the challenge of going down one of the slides. This is a fundraiser for the Shanta Strong Swim Fund. All event fees go directly to the ONE Albuquerque Fund to pay for swimming class scholarships. We donate part of the proceeds to feed the polar bears and penguins in the Rio Grande Zoo.

January 9th – Adoption day at Boofy’s Kat Kastle Suites – From 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Boofy’s Best for Pets is holding an adoption day. Visit their second location on Cutler Ave. Bring home a new furry friend.

January 9th – Treecycling – The Solid Waste Management Department, Parks and Recreation and PNM will recycle real Christmas trees for free at three different locations in Albuquerque. Artificial trees are not accepted. The staff at PNM Vegetation Management and Parks and Recreation will grind trees into mulch chips that can then be used as mulch to create a better growing environment for plants and living spaces. Please remove all bags, tree stands, decorations and lights from trees before handing them in for mulching. Limit 5 trees per inhabitant, 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 12th – Mapping Indigenous Poetry: Joy Harjo & Layli Long Soldier – 516 ARTS presents an evening with Joy Harjo (Muscogee / Creek Nation), an internationally renowned performer and author who is in conversation as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States in her third term is with Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota), a poet, author, feminist, artist, and activist. Harjo will speak about her signature Poet Laureate project, Living Nations, Living Words: A Map of First Peoples Poetry, which features 47 indigenous poets via an ArcGIS interactive story map and a newly developed library of Congress audio collection.

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3rd-7th January – Collection of Christmas trees – The Department of Environmental Services of Los Alamos County will collect Christmas trees during the week of January 3rd to 7th and January 18th to 21st. Environmental services remind residents of Los Alamos to put trees on the curb on their regular garbage collection day during one of the Christmas tree collection weeks. All lights and ornaments must be removed prior to collection. Artificial trees are not accepted. The trees collected are processed into mulch and compost. If residents miss these appointments, they can take their tree to the Eco Station or Overlook Collection for free, or call Eco Station at 505-662-8163 for a special brush collection for $ 25.

January 8th – Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market – Local food, crafts and entertainment every Wednesday and Saturday in downtown Las Cruces. Market opening times are Wednesday and Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

January 8th – Socorro Farmers ‘Market – Visit the Socorro Farmer’s Market, which is part of the New Mexico Farmers’ Market Association. The only non-stop market in New Mexico, during the winter, November through May, is located in the Teen Center on 1002 Ake Ave on Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am.

January 9th – Chatter – Presented by SITE Santa Fe, Chatter interweaves traditional and contemporary chamber music programs that include a reading by a poet of the morning.

January 9th – The Railyard Artisan Market in Santa Fe – The Railyard Artisan Market, which started in 2009, represents a wide variety of New Mexico artists and artisans. The Sunday market offers a unique opportunity to enjoy local art and music in the farmers market pavilion. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. you will find ceramics, painting, jewelry, sculpture, fiber art, photography, hand-blown glass, artisanal teas and handcrafted herbal products for the body. Location: 1607 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe, 87501.

Albuquerque notices

🔶 Railroad Framework Available Online for Public Comment and Feedback – The Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency (MRA) of the City of Albuquerque has released the first draft of its Railroad Masterplan. The Rail Trail is part of the city’s work to improve the quality of life for all residents by increasing pedestrian traffic for local businesses, reducing crime by increasing the number of eyes on the road, and public health by expanding outdoor recreational spaces and more outdoor offerings will improve entertainment options. Residents who are interested in the planned Rail Trail project in the city center can now view the catalytic plan for the future of the heart of the city and give feedback at: www.cabq.gov/railtrail. Comments will be accepted until Monday, January 31st.

Notes on New Mexico

🔶 NMDWS Submits 1099 Applicants in January – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) will send all IRS 1099-G forms to individuals who received unemployment insurance benefits from the agency in calendar year 2021 by Jan 31, 2022.The department is calling on applicants urge you to view and verify your mailing addresses by logging into the UI Tax & Claims System (https://www.jobs.state.nm.us). On the applicant’s home page, they can select “View and manage account information” and then select “Contact information”. The 1099-G forms will also be available on the UI applicant’s online home page under the correspondence folder. Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader software is required to view, 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 Resolution 2019-24 by Mayor Alan Webber in 2019 to identify opportunities to improve Santa Fe’s programs and policies and improve the quality of life for women and girls in Santa Fe to empower them to thrive personally and professionally. The City of Santa Fe is currently accepting applications for two positions, one for a District 1 representative and an alternate from any district. The deputy can take part in discussions and vote in the absence of a voting member. The commission meets every second Tuesday of the month from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. Interested applicants can apply with a letter of interest and a résumé to: Anna C. Pendas, project administrator; [email protected]; (505) 955-6236 Application deadline: February 10, 2022, 5 p.m.

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