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Summer Series, Poetry and Spoken Word

Mayor Richard J. Berry and the City of Albuquerque’s Parks & Recreation Department, Open Space Division, invite you to a summer of family friendly events during our 2014 Open Space Summer Series.


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Aug 02, 2014
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Elena Gallegos Picnic Area/Albert G. Simms Park
Simms Park Road
Albuquerque, NM 87111


All Saturday Sunset Series programs take place at the Elena Gallegos Double Shelter Amphitheater with the exception of Flamenco which will be at the nearby Kiwanis Shelter.  All the Saturday events begin at 7 pm.  All talks and performances are free with a $2.00 entry fee per vehicle to the park.  The Elena Gallegos Park is located at the end of Simms Park Road, east of Tramway Boulevard, just north of Academy.

With this being the 30th anniversary of Open Space, our Sunday Hikes will explore the earliest purchases of Open Space’s outlying properties in the East Mountains and elsewhere.  Please check our website, under Open Space Events for more information on details and directions to the individual events or call Bill Pentler at 452-5222 for Pre-registration or other questions.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy the Summer Series while we nudge you and your family to expand your views and begin a lifelong ritual of returning to your newly discovered favorite Open Spaces.  We hope you experience new wonders, enjoy old favorites, discover information that will widen your perspective of the world around you, and entice you to explore the benefits of 30 years of Open Space.

Saturday SUNSET SERIES at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area

The Saturday Sunset Series will feature talks, demonstrations and shows by some of Albuquerque's best speakers, educators, and performers at the Elena Gallegos Double Shelter Amphitheater on Saturdays at 7:00pm except for Solar Viewing on June 1st which will begin at 5 pm.

August 2nd Poetry and Spoken Word

A wonderful evening of offerings from a collection of talented artists led by Gina Marselle.