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One Albuquerque: Engage

Elevating public experiences while increasing public safety throughout Albuquerque.

First Friday: Jan. 2019

Download a map of First Friday activities taking place on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

What does One Albuquerque: Engage do?

  • Encourages new businesses to move in and existing businesses to grow by filling vacant buildings with creative temporary experiences and attractions.
  • Attracts people to underutilized areas while enhancing social experiences.
  • Works to activate indoor and outdoor spaces fostering a safer, more vital downtown.
  • Partners with organizations and businesses already making a positive impact through a variety of arts, performance, dining, and shopping experiences.
A man getting food with the One ABQ logo on the side.

Occupy A Vacant Space


Do you have a business/idea that will activate a previously empty space/building?


Tell us a bit about your business or idea!

Inquire Now

Amplify an Opportunity or Event


Are you doing something cool that we should know about? One Albuquerque: Engage wants to amplify all the hard work being done in and around the areas we are aiming to activate. If you have something planned that we should know about – tell us about it here.

Promote My Event

Get Your Pop Up Business License


Are you a maker? Do you want to get a window into the entrepreneurial world? Take a first step with us. Apply for your pop-up-business-license and gain access to like minds, fun CABQ events*, and helpful resources – inquire about eligibility here.

Apply for a Pop Up License

Need something else?

Contact the One ABQ: Engage Team at [email protected].


Legal Disclaimer

  • A Pop Up Business License issued for the OneABQ Engage initiative is temporary. It is not a full business license and should not be treated as such. If you are interested in obtaining a full business license, please contact Business Registration at (505) 924-3890 or [email protected]

  • An application for a temporary business license or an inquiry into use of vacant space does not guarantee the use of that space. Only those who properly follow the application process and are selected by the City may use the space. Furthermore, those who are selected may only conduct business at the specific location the City has set aside for them, not any other vacant or available spaces that are a part of OneABQ Engage.
  • The City seeks to promote events that align with the mission of OneABQ Engage, and it is at the City’s discretion to decide what events it will promote. Notifying the City about your event for promotional purposes does not guarantee that the City will promote your event.