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05/14/2021

Bernalillo County is seeking public comment for the Alvarado Square chambers mural project.

The three finalists for the project presented their proposals virtually during a Zoom webinar to the Arts Board, the public and the project selection committee... Read More


05/05/2021

Bernalillo County community centers will be open and running summer programs for kids beginning June 7.

Summer programs are open to kids aged 5 – 14 and there is limited availability, on a first-come first-served basis, at each community center.... Read More


05/04/2021
Public Art

Bernalillo County is looking for original artwork submissions for the Sugar Skull Fun Run, happening later this year on Sunday, Oct. 24. The call for art is open to New Mexico professional and amateur artists of all ages.

The artwork selected will be ... Read More


04/30/2021
Public Art

The three finalists for the Tiny Home Village public art project presented their concepts and designs on April 19, 2021. Bernalillo County’s Public Art Program is seeking public comment on the proposals to provide to the Bernalillo County Arts ... Read More


04/30/2021
Public Art

The Bernalillo County Public Art Program invites the general public to attend the finalists’ presentations for the new Alvarado Square chambers mural.

When: May 10, 2021 at 12:15 p.m.

Register in advance for this virtual event: https://us02web.zo... Read More


04/29/2021

The 2021 El Camino Real Trade Fair concludes this weekend with a cooking demonstration, storytelling, lectures and a discussion. The series of online presentations highlight the historic trade route from Mexico City to New Mexico’s Ohkay Owinge... Read More


04/22/2021

The El Camino Real Trade Fair continues this weekend with cooking, arts and crafts, music and a lecture. The virtual event presented by Bernalillo County and community partners has so far reached over 3,500 Facebook users and logged over 2,300 video ... Read More


04/15/2021

The second week of the El Camino Real Trade Fair gets underway Friday at 6:30 p.m. with a cooking demonstration, a kids’ activity that combines archaeology and cookies, and a musical performance. The event is virtual this year and presented by ... Read More


04/14/2021

Bernalillo County and Silver Horizons will again offer free groceries to low-income seniors (50+) at two drive-thru grocery pickup events.

•    Friday, April 16, 2021, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Rio Bravo Senior Center parking l... Read More


04/08/2021

Bernalillo County and community partners have teamed up to present the 2021 El Camino Real Trade Fair. The series of virtual events will take place Friday evenings and Saturday mornings for the next four weeks on the El Camino Real Trade Fair Faceboo... Read More


03/31/2021
Open Space

Bernalillo County Open Space is excited to present six special events in April and May for residents interested in gardening, sustainable landscaping, painting and more.

All the events are virtual and free. Registration is necessary to obtain the Zoom... Read More


03/24/2021
Office of Senior and Social Services

Bernalillo County and Silver Horizons will again offer free groceries to low-income seniors (60+) at two drive-thru grocery pickup events.

  • Friday, March 26, 2021, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Rio Bravo Senior Center parking lot, 3910 Isleta Blvd SW (map)
  • We... Read More

03/17/2021

Bernalillo County continues to accept donations in a special account through the Bernalillo County quality of life fund which allows donors to contribute to a program that offers families experiencing homelessness temporary hotel housing.
The vouchers... Read More


02/24/2021

Bernalillo County commissioners have directed the county manager to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Albuquerque for the design and construction of a pro-practice/championship soccer facility at Mesa del Sol, just south of t... Read More


02/10/2021

Bernalillo County, in partnership with the Albuquerque Indian Center, accepted the certificate of occupancy on the Tiny Home Village project and has welcomed the first residents to the community located at 101 Texas St. SE, in the International Distr... Read More


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  • Bernalillo County is seeking public comment for the Alvarado Square chambers mural project. The three finalists for the project presented their proposals virtually during a Zoom webinar to the Art...

  • Bernalillo County community centers will be open and running summer programs for kids beginning June 7. Summer programs are open to kids aged 5 – 14 and there is limited availability, on a first-c...

  • Bernalillo County is looking for original artwork submissions for the Sugar Skull Fun Run, happening later this year on Sunday, Oct. 24. The call for art is open to New Mexico professional and amateu...

Community Services
  • In this workshop, we will use the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program (ABQ BRP) workbook and learn a myriad of ways the Bachechi Open Space might better support local plants and wildlife. Meet with the ABQ BRP team who will feature Bachechi Open Space as an example to demonstrate the first step in becoming a certified habitat – and in turn, be able to certify your own garden as a backyard refuge. Registration closes May 14.
    Time:
    5/15/2021 9:00 AM - 5/15/2021 10:30 AM

  • Join us May 21 - July 31 for a taste of local history through the outdoor exhibit along the agricultural fields on the grounds of Gutiérrez Hubbell House History & Cultural Center, a Bernalillo County Open Space located at 6029 Isleta Blvd SW. The exhibit invites visitors to explore the varied origins and paths to New Mexico of key elements in our local foods. We’ll examine Pueblo agricultural trade and innovation, the impact of Spanish colonization on local crops and foods, and the influence of changing technology on what ingredients are available to New Mexicans. The exhibit tells the story of how generations of farmers and cooks adopted, adapted, and embraced foods from around the globe to create the unique and recognizable flavors that New Mexicans treasure as our local culinary traditions. The exhibit is located outdoors along the agricultural fields, with ample spacing. Downloadable and print guides for self-led tours will be available for those who wish to explore the exhibit alone or with a small group. On-site parking is available dawn-to-dusk, 7 days a week. Check online for updates about free reservations for guided tours of the exhibit and Gutiérrez Hubbell House. Museum hours and tour availability subject to change, in compliance with covid-safe practices. The exhibit will be accompanied by programs provided either online or in hybrid forms that allow digital participation. All Bernalillo County Open Spaces are responding flexibly in the face of changing COVID-19 conditions and public health orders. We will share updated information on site-specific practices and restrictions on this page and recommend you check back before attending the exhibit. The museum and grounds are ADA compliant and NM-Safe Certified. As conditions and restrictions related to COVID-19 change, updated information can be found at both the exhibit website and https:/www.bernco.gov/coronavirus. You can also find the link to our video on Open Space outdoor etiquette during COVID-19 at these locations or on the BernCo YouTube channel. Please call 505-314-0400 for more information or to request accommodation.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center, 6029 Isleta SW
    Time:
    5/21/2021 12:00 AM - 7/31/2021 12:00 AM

  • Are you fascinated by the weather? Learn how to stay safe and be prepared. Join National Weather Service of Albuquerque Meteorologist who will teach the basics of severe local storms. This incredible two-hour workshop includes training about thunderstorms, flash floods, downburst winds, tornadoes, and more. This event is part of the volunteer SKYWARN weather spotters and volunteers training for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). Registration closes May 21.
    Time:
    5/22/2021 9:00 AM - 5/22/2021 11:00 AM

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