New Mexico Veterans Memorial
Saturday, Sep 24: International District Festival
Get in the Swing at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial
Swing to the tunes of the 1940s when dance halls and clubs (and living rooms) across America were filled with young and old alike who embraced the latest dance craze. You can relive those days at the monthly all-ages Big Band Swing dance at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Event Center on Saturday, September 24 from 6-9pm.
The free admission event begins with free dance lessons from 6-6:45pm conducted by the Albuquerque Swing Dance Community. From 7-9pm you can dance your feet off to tunes performed by The Dukes of Albuquerque American Legion Band, the official military band for New Mexico, and the only American Legion Band in the state.
So, circle your calendars, grab your dancing shoes and join us for a great time. Even if you don't dance, come and enjoy the music-it will energize you!
New Mexico Veterans' Memorial to Honor Vets on Memorial Day
With honor and gratitude, we remember veterans who have served and sacrificed. Join us at the 2016 Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 30th at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial.
Today, Monday, May 30.
9-10am - Musical Prelude
10am-noon - Memorial Day Ceremony
Where: New Mexico Veterans' Memorial
1100 Louisiana SE
Parking & continuous shuttle services provided by the Department of Senior Affairs,from Gibson/Louisiana Kirtland Federal Credit Union. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for best parking.
Globe-Trot Locally at 15th Annual Festival of Asian Cultures
One of the best parts of travel is the chance to breathe new air, literally and figuratively. Sample that refreshing discovery mode at Sunday’s Asian Festival of Cultures, a colorful, collective celebration of Asian and Pacific Countries hosted by the Asian American Association of New Mexico. This year, the venue is the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park rather than the usual Downtown site. Aptly, the Festival’s theme is “Salute to American Veterans.” The beloved Vietnamese Lion Dance kicks off the day’s performances; a dozen more are scheduled through the day, including Taiko drumming, music and martial arts. Children’s activities are free, as are visits to information booths.
All you need to do is go; the only cost is for flavorful treats from Kimo's Hawaiian BBQ, Soo Bak Korean Food Truck and Basil's (Filipino) Home Cooking. Plan to collect a few new insights about people and places, as participants include Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Middle Eastern, Nepali, Tahitian, Thai and Vietnamese cultural groups. To volunteer in exchange for food and drink, call 332-9249. The Festival is funded in part by NM Arts and the City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, and is co-sponsored by Talin Market and the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Dept. For details: aaanm.us or cabq.gov/