OCTOBER in OLD TOWN

Music in the Sky

Two Sessions Offered: 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

When

Nov 21, 201812:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Where

Balloon Museum9201 Balloon Museum Drive NEAlbuquerque, NM 87113505-768-6020

Description

Music, stories, and art for ages 0-3 and their adult companions. Two afternoon sessions are offered each Wednesday:

  • 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m.

Preschools and Mom's and Dad's groups are welcome to attend Music in the Sky. To bring a group of 10 or more to Music in the Sky, please make a reservation in advance by emailing Lauren Coons, lcoons@cabq.gov.

Price

Free

Contact



Stories in the Sky - Happy Thanksgiving!

Two Sessions Offered: 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

When

Nov 21, 201809:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Balloon Museum9201 Balloon Museum DriveAlbuquerque, NM 87113505-768-6020

Description

Stories, songs, movement and crafts for our youngest explorers. Ideal for ages up to 6 years old, but all are welcome! Two sessions every Wednesday.

  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Today's theme: Thanksgiving! Turkeys, pumpkin pie, and all of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions.

Preschools, grades K-1, and Mom's and Dad's groups are welcome to attend Stories in the Sky and Music in the Sky! To bring a group of 10 or more to Stories or Music in the Sky, please make a reservation in advance by completing this online form.

Price

Free




Every Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m., families can create a work of art in the Museum School inspired by what they see at Albuquerque Museum. A different project every week! Free with Museum admission.

When

This event has already happened.Nov 03, 201801:00 PM - 02:30 PM

All dates

Nov 03, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PMNov 10, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PMNov 17, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PMNov 24, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PMDec 01, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PMDec 08, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PMThere are 46 more occurrences.

Where

Albuquerque Museum2000 Mountain Rd NWAlbuquerque, NM 87104505-243-7255

Description

Family Art Workshops

Every Saturday, families can create a work of art in the Museum School inspired by what they see at Albuquerque Museum. A different project every week!

Upcoming Workshops - Details subject to change.

November 3: Japanese Spoon Doll

November 10: Family Coat of Arms

November 17: Cy Twombly Painting

November 24: Wabi Sabi Pottery

December 8: Foil Sculptures 

Price

The workshop is free with your paid general admission.


Friday, December 7, 2018 | 5-9 p.m. | Historic Old Town

Set the holiday season in motion with entertainment, dining, shopping, and more.

Shop local and get any and all holiday gifts in the variety of shops throughout Old Town. Purchase a Holiday Stroll Button at the event and enjoy discounts at participating stores. Proceeds from the buttons will benefit Beds 4 Kidz

Lighting of the Tree | 6 p.m. | Plaza Don Luis

Sip hot chocolate and enjoy live entertainment in the plaza in anticipation for the annual lighting of Albuquerque's largest Christmas Tree. KOB 4 will be broadcasting as Weatherman Steve Stucker hosts, live from Plaza Don Luis, located on Romero Street.

The tradition holds a special meaning for the Aceves family. 2017 marked the tree lighting ceremony's silver anniversary, and the first since the passing of Henry Aceves, longtime Old Town business owner and the one who, along with his wife Karen, began the tree lighting community tradition.

Parking

Free parking is available at the lot on the corner of 18th St. and Bellamah Ave. (Map) Free shuttles, provided by Airport Parking, will take event-goers to several locations including Explora, The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and The Albuquerque Museum near Old Town Plaza. 

Spur Line Supply Co. located at 800 20th St. NW, will have free parking. Parking lots and street parking is available in the surrounding area, please be sure to follow all parking laws.

Streets throughout Old Town will close to traffic starting at 3 p.m. to prepare for our big celebration. Please plan accordingly and arrive early. 

Museums

In addition to the fun in Old Town, Explora, The NM Museum of Natural History and Science and The Albuquerque Museum will be open, joining in the festivities with activities and entertainment for the evening. Enjoy free admission!

At Explora, teens can meet a local scientist and find out about their work and career in the FREE Teen Science Café from 5-7 p.m. Snacks and activity or demo included. Visitors of all ages can Make It, Take It DIY LED Mini Luminarias and Chromatography Snowflakes, take a photo on the high wire bike with holiday props and explore the exhibits. Take advantage of holiday discounts at Ideas, the Store at Explora! 

Celebrate the Magic of the Holiday Season in Historic Old Town

Old Town Tree Lighting & Holiday Stroll is free for the public to attend and is a rain or shine event. 

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