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Mayor Tim Keller and One Albuquerque Youth Connect Offer Teen Nights All Summer

Events include paint and coffee night, basketball tourney, and hike and campfire.

June 18, 2019

Mayor Tim Keller and One Albuquerque Youth Connect are bringing back Teen Nights for a second year. All teens 12 to 19-years-old who are looking for something fun to do this summer are invited to any and all of the thirteen Teen Night events starting June 21!

Teen Nights take place Friday evenings at different locations across the City, creating a safe space for Albuquerque’s youth to have fun during the summer and directly influencing public safety - driving Mayor Keller’s goal of a safe, innovative, and inclusive city.

“We had a successful launch of Teen Nights last year, providing opportunities for fun, engagement, and learning,” Mayor Tim Keller stated. “This year, teens are taking over again for fun-filled Friday nights all summer! In true One Albuquerque fashion, we’ve combined efforts between departments and partner organizations to offer Albuquerque’s youth bigger and better events.”

Youth Connect has organized a wide variety of events to appeal to many different interests and hobbies, while also providing the opportunity to explore something new. This year, partner organizations include warehouse 508, Explora, Roller King, Art Hub, Aaron’s Rentals, Kona Ice, NM United, local artists and performers.

“We want to make sure these events are very accessible and engaging so no one has to miss out,” stated services division manager for Family and Community Services, Cristin Chavez-Smith. “So far, everyone really loves the Teen Nights we have planned. Roller King was really popular last year and we can’t wait to see what our teens think of the great events we have planned this year.”

The official kick-off to Teen Nights is a Tropical Pool Party at the Sunport Pool on June 21st from 6 to 9 pm with a local DJ, food, live performances, volleyball, games, and more!

To RSVP to each event and find out more information, visit and follow the City’s Department of Family and Community Services @fcsabq. Teen nights are held every Friday from June 21 to September 27, with the exception of July 5 and August 30. Teen Nights are free to attend with the exception of ‘90s Roller King Teen Night.

  • June 21 - Teen Night Kick Off Pool Party – 6 to 9 pm - Sunport Pool
  • June 28 - Teen Takeover at Explora - 6:30 to 10 pm - Explora
  • July 12 - Teen Night Tournaments, Basketball Tournament – 6 to 9 pm - Dennis Chavez Community Center
  • July 19 - Soccer & Cookout - 5:30 to 9 pm - Herman Sanchez Community Center
  • July 26 - Movie Night - Time TBD - South Broadway Cultural Center
  • August 2 - End of Summer BBQ Bash – Time TBD -Taylor Ranch Community Center
  • August 9 - 2nd Annual Game Night – 6 to 9 pm - Mesa Verde Community Center
  • August 16 - Paint & Coffee Night – 6 to 9 pm - Los Duranes Community Center
  • August 23 - Hike & Campfire – Time TBD - Location TBD
  • September 7 - Night of the Flying Drones Drone Racing, Flight Simulator and Demos – Time TBD - Balloon Museum.
  • September 13 - Glow in the Dark Night, glow-in-the-dark everything – 6 to 9 pm - Barelas Community Center.
  • September 20 - Crafts Night, 10 art stations, music, fun and refreshments – 6 to 9 pm - Art Attack
  • September 27 - 90's Roller King Teen Night – 6 to 9 pm - Roller King


One Albuquerque: Youth Connect is made up of staff from a number of City of Albuquerque departments including the Mayor’s Office, Family and Community Services, Parks and Recreation, Senior Affairs, Cultural Services, Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Department of Technology and Innovation. Youth Connect works to connect Albuquerque’s youth to opportunities in our City, enriching the lives of the people of Albuquerque and creating a community of safety and inclusion.