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Bring in the Fall Season With These Fun Events in Albuquerque

by Sandi Pressley

Fall is just around the corner and it's time to embrace the season in Albuquerque with some fun events. Here's a few events coming up this month and October that are sure to make the beginning of Autumn a time to remember.

Community Expo

Sat, Sep 21, 10 AM – 2 PM MDT
in 4 days
2335 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerqu

Sat, Sep 21, 10 AM – 2 PM 
2335 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque

Community Expo is a family fun day, music, food, get resources from local business owners and shop with local vendors.

Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk

Fri, Sep 20, 8 PM
Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk
330 Tijeras Ave NW Suite Q, Albuquerque, NM

The 100-minute Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk will guide you past 1.3 miles of Albuquerque’s dark side, including historic (and reportedly haunted) sites such as the KiMo Theater, old Bernalillo County Courthouse, the Wool Warehouse, Freed Building and more.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2019

Oct 4 – Oct 13

There's simply no other festival like it in the world. It's the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® and it's coming up next month on October 5-13. This beautiful time of the year is only made more amazing with the sight of hundreds of colorful balloons in the air. But this fiesta is not all just a bunch of hot air. There's so much going on during these 9 days to keep everyone from around the world in amazement.

Albuquerque Oktoberfest

Thu, Oct 10, 12 – 10 PM
Rio Bravo Brewing Company

Enjoy Dancing, Special Oktoberfest Brews, German Bands, and Huge Fresh Pretzels. Authentic German Food brought to you by the German American Club.

New Mexico Brew Fest

Sat, Oct 12
Expo New Mexico

Held during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico Brewfest is expecting thousands of thirsty craft beer lovers. This year promises to deliver another round of great live music and the biggest selection of New Mexico craft beer., along with some of the finest local food trucks and specialty food producers.

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HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

326 Atrisco Drive SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105  $189,000

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms (1 full, 0 half) / 1570 Square Feet

Check out this incredible opportunity! Precious 2 BR Adobe with separate Casita! Lovingly restored, the main house boasts wood floors, newer water heater, newer metal roof and refrigerated air. With beautiful landscaping surrounding, the separate casita has a kitchen, full bath & combo sleeping/living area. This oversized lot - greater than a 1/2 acre - also boasts irrigiation from the Atrisco Ditch and great open space!! Both the main house & casita have a solid Air BnB rental history. Don't miss this one!

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The Best Public Elementary Schools in Albuquerque

by Sandi Pressley

On our other website, we listed the best schools in Albuquerque according to Niche.com. That list showed the best schools on all grade levels. But there are so many outstanding schools in Albuquerque that we just can't contain them to one list. So here's a list of the top elementary schools in Albuquerque for your review, along with links to search for homes near each school.

Southwest Primary Learning Center
#1 Best Public Elementary Schools in New Mexico
#1 Best Charter Elementary Schools in New Mexico
#2 Best Public Elementary School Teachers in New Mexico

Southwest Primary Learning Center has 102 students in grades 4-6 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

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Coral Community Charter School
#3 Best Charter Elementary Schools in New Mexico
#3 Best Charter Elementary Schools in New Mexico
#8 Best Public Elementary Schools in New Mexico

Coral Community Charter School has 195 students in grades PK, K-6 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

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Montessori Elementary School
#5 Best Charter Elementary Schools in New Mexico

Montessori Elementary School has 420 students in grades K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
#1 Best Public Elementary Schools in Sandoval County
#14 Best Public Elementary Schools in New Mexico

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School has 883 students in grades K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Find Homes For Sale Near Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

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HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

113 Buffalo Ridge Court, Placitas, NM 87043  $539,000

3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms (1 full, 1 half) / 2700 Square Feet

Exceptional Custom Home nestled on approximately 2.5 hilltop acres with Sweeping 360 degree VIEWS! The courtyard entry welcomes the most discerning buyer into the light, bright great room with awe-inspiring wall of windows, & cozy fireplace-ideal for gatherings and/or relaxation. The Chef's delight kitchen boasts maple cabinets, kitchen island, built-ins, & eat at bar. Adjacent dining room walks out onto the tranquil outdoor covered portal. The upper level is dedicated to the Master retreat w/relaxing sitting area, builtins, spa like ensuite, & private balcony to take in the stunning views!

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Summer Fun Continues in Albuquerque

by Sandi Pressley

The good times keep rolling in Albuquerque this month, with plenty of fun times for the whole family to enjoy. Here's a few upcoming events to plan for this month in Albuquerque.

NM Jazz Festival on ABQ Civic Plaza
Sat, Jul 13, 5:30 PM | Albuquerque's Civic Plaza

Presented in partnership with the City of Albuquerque, this 14th annual New Mexico Jazz Festival celebrates women, with performances by Leyla McCalla, hONEyhoUSe, and Marcia Ball.

Route 66 Summerfest
Sat, Jul 20, 5 PM

This free event includes the Old Route 66 Car Show, Mother Road Art Market, Kids Zone & Youth Central, food trucks and live entertainment throughout Nob Hill.

DISRUPT Festival
Sun, Jul 28 | Isleta Amphitheater

Rockstar Energy presents Disrupt Festival at the Isleta Amphitheater featuring The Used, THRICE, Circa Survive, Sum 41, Sleeping with Sirens, Andy Black, Memphis May Fire, Meg & Dia, Juliet Simms, and Hyro the Hero.

Kansas
Sat, Jul 20 | Isleta Resort & Casino

Rock legends Kansas bring their string of hits and classic rock to the Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque.

9th Annual SmileFest
Sun, Jul 21, 12 – 7 PM | Cliff's Amusement Park

Laugh, ride & play all day. The 9th Annual SmileFest will be held at Cliff's Amusement Park.

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HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

326 Atrisco Drive SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105  $199,000

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms (1 full, 0 half) / 1570 Square Feet

Check out this incredible opportunity! Precious 2 BR Adobe with separate Casita! Lovingly restored, the main house boasts wood floors, newer water heater, newer metal roof and refrigerated air. With beautiful landscaping surrounding, the separate casita has a kitchen, full bath & combo sleeping/living area. This oversized lot - greater than a 1/2 acre - also boasts irrigiation from the Atrisco Ditch and great open space!! Both the main house & casita have a solid Air BnB rental history. Don't miss this one!

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Celebrate Freedom in Albuquerque

by Sandi Pressley

The 4th of July is almost here, and it's time to start planning your celebration of freedom in Albuquerque next week. Albuquerue is a hot spot for Independence Day celebrations. Here's a few few ways you can celebrate freedom in Albuquerque and the surrounding area next week.

Freedom 4th Celebration

This free annual celebration at the Balloon Fiesta Field, Freedom 4th, is one of the largest Independence Day gatherings in the state. 
Headlined by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, this annual free event will take place on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 3 to 10 p.m. The event also features a beer garden with local microbrews, free children's activities, a food court, and several other performances culminating in the largest fireworks display in the state.

This free annual celebration at the Balloon Fiesta Field, Freedom 4th is headlined by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. This annual free event will take place on July 4, 2019, from 3 to 10 p.m. Also featuring a beer garden with local microbrews, free children's activities, a food court, and several other performances culminating in the largest fireworks display in the state.

Music and Fireworks in Los Lunas

Starting with a parade at 9am at Lambros Loop to Don Pasqual Road. Then at 4pm enjoy the festivities at Daniel Fernandez Memorial Park. Free live entertainment from Nathaniel Krantz Band, Nosotros, The Gershom Brothers, The Black Pearl Band of NM, food (you can bring a picnic but no ice chests), and activities for the whole family. The fireworks display starts at dusk. 

Isotopes Baseball and Fireworks

Take the whole family to enjoy an all-American game of baseball followed by a fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the game starts at 6:35 p.m. with the minor league Isotopes playing the Las Vegas Aviators. 

Pork and Brew BBQ Cook-Off

From July 5–7, 2019, the Annual Pork and Brew will return to the Santa Ana Star Center about 30 minutes north of Albuquerque. Over 50 competitors will gather from around the United States to cook-off for the chance to go to the national BBQ competition held in Kansas City each year.

Rio Rancho Fireworks

20 minutes north of Albuquerque, the city of Rio Rancho puts on this fireworks display for the 4th. It's a great alternative if you live on the west side of Albuquerque if you want to avoid the crowds of the Freedom Fourth event.

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

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HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

7508 Calle Montana NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113  $419,000

5 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms (2 full, 1 half) / 3000 Square Feet

Beautiful 5 bedroom Stillbrooke in highly desirable planned community! The main level offers a grand open floorplan that seemlessly connects the living spaces. Cathedral ceilings & Clerestory windows lend to the light, bright family room w/cozy fireplace; A chef inspiring kitchen will delight featuring gorgeous granite counter tops, ample cabinet space, large pantry, eat at kitchen island & sunny breakfast nook. Master suite is situated on the main level at the back of home for optimal tranquility with backyard access, spa like en suite & huge walkin closet. Upstairs features a loft/den, three more large bedrooms, & another full bathroom. Enjoy the tranquil water feature in the professionally landscaped and fully walled backyard.

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Cool Down This Summer With These Top Albuquerque Ice Cream Shops

by Sandi Pressley

Do you scream for ice cream? Summer is unofficially here, and it’s time to start thinking about the best part of summer – ice cream! In a city like Albuquerque, you can bet you’ll find amazing ice cream, frozen yogurt, and gelato delights to sooth the summer heat. Here’s the latest list of the best places to get ice cream in Albuquerque.

I Scream Ice Cream

Of course one of the best places to get ice cream in Albuquerque has that name. And to go with delicious ice cream are walls filled with memorabilia to gaze at as you revisit your childhood.

Green Jeans Farmery

There’s plenty of ways to cool down at Green Jeans. It’s a collection of several restaurants, including Chumlys Southwestern, Rustic on the Green, Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria,  Nitro Fog Creamery and Rockin’ Taco. You can get your ice cream, have a refreshing brew, and enjoy delicious food all in one place.

Pop Fizz

Only in Albuquerque will you find an ice cream shop like this. Pop Fizz mixes Mexican Paleteria with an American Soda shop twist. They make their own Paletas with real fruit and cane sugar, with constantly changing flavors. And if you need something stronger, they offer beer, wine, boozy milkshakes and alcohol infused Paletas.

Frost Gelato

So smooth and delicious, gelato is the perfect ice cream alternative. Frost Gelato offers the best gelato in Albuquerque, where you can mix and match flavors to create something new every time you visit.

Steve's Ice Cream & Java

While you’re touring old town Albuquerque,  stop by Steve’s for amazing ice cream, muffins, and a refreshingly strong cup of coffee. It’s the perfect diversion while shopping downtown.

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HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

7508 Calle Montana NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113  $419,000

5 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms (2 full, 1 half) / 3000 Square Feet

Beautiful 5 bedroom Stillbrooke in highly desirable planned community! The main level offers a grand open floorplan that seemlessly connects the living spaces. Cathedral ceilings & Clerestory windows lend to the light, bright family room w/cozy fireplace; A chef inspiring kitchen will delight featuring gorgeous granite counter tops, ample cabinet space, large pantry, eat at kitchen island & sunny breakfast nook. Master suite is situated on the main level at the back of home for optimal tranquility with backyard access, spa like en suite & huge walkin closet. Upstairs features a loft/den, three more large bedrooms, & another full bathroom. Enjoy the tranquil water feature in the professionally landscaped and fully walled backyard.

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Make This a Memorial Day to Remember in Albuquerque

by Sandi Pressley

Get ready for fun, excitement, and rememberance this next weekend in Albuquerque! There's no better place to spend Memorial Day weekend than Albuquerque, so make sure you make your plans now. If you need some ideas, here's a list of some of the events coming up this Memoral Day weekend in Albuquerque.

Singin’ in the Rain Broadway at Albuquerque Little Theatre

Opening night is Friday, May 24, 2019 and the production runs on weekends through June 16 at the Albuquerque Little Theatre.

Downtown Growers' Market

The downtown market offers fresh produce, live music, yoga, and a wide variety of vendors. The market at historic Robinson Park runs on Saturday, May 25, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Albuquerque Wine Festival

Sample wines from wineries throughout the state. Listen to great live music, taste mouth-watering selections from food vendors, and view the work of talented arts and crafts vendors.  The wine festival, suitable for all ages, runs from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, and noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 27, at Balloon Fiesta Park. Tickets required and parking is free. 

ABQ Beer Week

The annual Albuquerque Beer Week runs from May 23 through June 2, 2019. Enjoy beer tastings, beer tappings, trivia, live music, beer stein painting, and other events around town. This is your chance to discover some of the city's best breweries and pubs showcased throughout the week.

Albuquerque Blues and Brews

Hear live music from top blues bands, enjoy unlimited samples from dozens of regional craft breweries, participate in raffles and games, check out the cocktail bar, and more. The event takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Sandia Resort & Casino.

Memorial Day Ceremony at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Park

Remember veterans who sacrificed their lives in service at a special Memorial Day ceremony at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Park. The ceremony on Monday, May 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon will feature patriotic music and guest speakers.

Have a Happy Memorial Day Weekend in Albuquerque!

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HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

6448 Kola Court NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120  $399,000

4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms (2 full, 1 half) / 2587 Square Feet

Exceptional custom home! Cul-de-sac location and huge lot! 4BDR/3BA/3CG with master bdr split plan. Private owner's suite on its own wing features tray ceiling, garden tub, sep shower, double sink vanity, walk-in closet & linen closet. REFRIG AIR! Great room & dining room share a cozy two-way fireplace and are open to the custom kitchen with great entertaining space! Kitchen features beautiful cabinets with crown molding, recessed lighting, granite countertops, backsplash, bkst bar, tile flooring, walk-in pantry! Oversized backyard with backyard access, extended covered patio, trees, shrubs and walled for privacy. Perfect for summer BBQs and enjoying the best of NM weather!!

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Get Ready For Albuquerque's Farmer's Markets

by Sandi Pressley

Spring is here, and with it will soon come the fresh fruits and vegetables of the farmer’s and organic markets in Albuquerque. It’s that time of year that all of us who enjoy the heathy great flavors of the Southwest wait for. Here’s a list of the top farmer’s markets opening soon in the Albuquerque area, along with opening dates. Set your calendars!

Downtown Growers' Market
Opens April 14

Located in historic Robinson Park on Saturdays, April 14-November 2, 8am-noon, this large market is home to over 75 New Mexican growers. They also feature live music, yoga, bike valet, and accept EBT/SNAP (and double it for you so you can be twice as healthy)!

Rail Yards Market
Opens May – October on Sundays

This community organized grower’s market celebrates all things Albuquerque, as they provide hundreds of vendors featuring the finest food, farm fresh produce, art, and healing products. With live music and educational zones for the kids, there’s something for everyone.

Corrales Grower’s Market
Winter Market Open Through April 7 | Regular Season Opens April 28

Here’s  a great local farmer’s market where you can buy your green chilies and have them roasted while you wait. And while you wait for your chilies to roast, you can visit dozens of vendors selling local farm fresh goods, arts & crafts, and home made items, along with live music.

Moktezu Mart Market
115 Harvard Dr SE | Bldg B Retail 3 | Albuquerque, NM 87106

If you can’t wait for the outside farmer’s markets to open, then Moktezu is a great alternative to get your farm fresh produce and other natural items. You’ll also find coffee, atole, smoothies and wheatgrass shots, locally made tamales, veggie & chicken burrito, veggie & chicken tacos, quesadillas, rice, beans, tostadas and pan dulce.

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HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

7904 Charger Trail NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109  $375,000

4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms (1 full, 2 half) / 2828 Square Feet

NEW ROOF! (2018) NEWER CARPET & PAINT! (2017) Single story 4BDR/3BA/2G with TWO LIVING AREAS, formal dining, oversized eat-in kitchen plus sunroom! .25 ACRE LOT! REFRIGERATED AIR! Skylights! Wet bar and wood burning fireplace in the oversized family room! Large secondary bedrooms, walk-in closets! Master bath has updated wood tile flooring, double sink vanity and sep vanity! Spacious eat-in kitchen features lots of cabinets, newer oven and dishwasher (2017 & 2018). Beautifully landscaped yard with mature trees, grass and shrubs! Conveniently located in Academy Estates neighborhood, close to shopping, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Alb Academy, parks, schools & restaurants! Sandia High School district!

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Stay Warm in Albuquerque at these Top Coffee & Tea Houses

by Sandi Pressley

With that cool nip in the air, we all need something warm and revitalizing to start the day - or keep it going for that matter. And what better place to find the perfect cup of java or tea than in Albuquerque’s fine coffee houses? Here’s a list of some of the best coffee and tea houses in Albuquerque to warm up your day.

Pinon Coffee House

Pinon features coffee roasted locally by New Mexico Piñon Coffee. You can also enjoy pastries and breakfast burritos made in house, with new pastries flavors created every week.

Prismatic Coffee

If a great cup of espresso is all you need, then Prismatic is the place. They don’t feature food items, except for an outstanding stroopwafel made in house. Otherwise, you’ll just find superb coffee and a relaxing atmosphere to work or relax.

Satellite Coffee

As co-founder Jean Bernstein says “Coffeehouses are where we fuel up, exchange ideas, people watch, and hopefully get a little warmth. With coffee, all things are possible.” At Satellite Coffee you’ll find regular patrons hanging out, enjoying the outstanding coffee choices and relaxing vibe.

Humble Coffee Company

Humble Coffee is a craft coffee shop that specializes in single-origin espresso and brews. Located in the Nob Hill/University and Downtown neighborhoods of Albuquerque, you’ll also find a tasty supply of locally made breakfast burritos and pastries.

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HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

9300 Thornton Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109  $375,000

4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms (2 full, 1 partial) / 2717 Square Feet

 Light, bright and open floor plan on this custom-built NE Heights beauty with 4 bedrooms and over-sized 3 car garage. Full pitched tile roof. Separate laundry room with W/D that stay! Close to schools, shopping and lovely park!

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The Best Schools in Albuquerque

by Sandi Pressley

My how the time flies! It's already time to start thinking about where your children are going to school, especially if you're moving into the Albuquerque area. To help you find the best schools in Albuquerque, Niche.com has rated thousands of schools across America. The good news is that they gave an “A” grade to 17 schools in the Albuquerque Public Schools district. They base these ratings on a number of factors such as test scores, reviews, and other criteria.

One school in the district that shines is North Star Elementary School. Niche.com says “North Star Elementary School is a highly rated, public school located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 604 students in grades K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.” Those are outstanding marks for sure!

What are people saying about Albuquerque Public Schools? One reviewer said “Most of the teachers are very caring and thoughtful throughout the Albuquerque Public School system.” Another reviewer notes “Albuquerque has a great diversity which allows a better sense of community.” In regards to offering a safe learning environment, one student says “They are alert when there are serious issues going on and they try their best to resolve the problem by taking care of the students and keeping them safe.”

Some of the top rated schools in Albuquerque Public Schools that received at least an “A” grade are:

North Star Elementary School
Hubert H. Humphrey Elementary School
San Antonito Elementary School
Dennis Chavez Elementary School
Double Eagle Elementary School
Desert Ridge Middle School
The Family School
La Cueva High School
Early College Academy
Eldorado High School
College & Career High School
Sandia High School

You can read the full reviews on Niche.com. You can also search homes for sale in the Albuquerque Public Schools area with our powerful home search tool.


HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

11716 Easy Goer Road SE, Albuquerque, NM  $289,000

3 Bedrooms/ 3 Bathrooms (2 full, 1 partial) / 2600 Square Feet

Beautiful Southwest style home in Volterra. Light, bright and open floorplan with plenty of entertaining space!  Mountain views! The secondary bedrooms are large plus a loft and the utility room is upstairs for convenience! Mountain views! Beautifully maintained landscaped front and backyards!

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Honor Those Who Serve This Memorial Day Weekend

by Sandi Pressley

Memorial Day is fast approaching, so now is a good time to plan for the weekend if you haven’t already done so. It’s also the unofficial start of summer, giving us even more to celebrate. Albuquerque is the perfect place to both remember our veterans and enjoy the freedoms they fought for. Here’s a few events we can look forward to this Memorial Day Weekend in Albuquerque and the surrounding area.

Memorial Day Ceremony at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Park

This special Memorial Day ceremony at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Park features patriotic music and guest speakers. The ceremony takes place from 10am – noon on Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Ceremony in Rio Rancho

This remembrance ceremony will honor both those service members and first responders from the community.  The ceremony for service members begins at 11am at the Veterans Memorial Park, featuring speeches from the mayor and military personnel.  There will be a dedication ceremony after the ceremony for the new Metro Area First Responders Monument.

New Mexico Philharmonic Concert at the Zoo

The New Mexico Philharmonic brings it’s "Hooray for Heroes" concert to the Albuquerque Biopark Zoo. You can eat your picnic in the grass while enjoying American favorites along with the Jackie McGehee Young Artists' competition winners. The concert takes place on Saturday, May 26, at 8 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. There will be pre-concert entertainment for early birds and military discounts.

Albuquerque Blues and Brews

Round out the Memorial Day weekend with Blues and Brews, featuring top blues bands and non-stop samples from local craft breweries.  Have a great time with raffles, games, a cocktail bar and much more. All this happens on Sunday from 2pm – 6pm.

Have an Amazing Memorial Day Weekend!

HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

12201 Mountain Haze Road NE, Albuquerque, NM  $750,000

5 Bedrooms/ 6 Bathrooms (3 full, 3 partial) / 4438 Square Feet

Luxury awaits you in this fully renovated and remodeled home in the sought after neighborhood of Primrose! 5 spacious bedrooms each with own bath, as well as a 20x17 Casita with private entrance and 3/4 bath! Outdoor kitchen, fire pit, mature landscaping and raised flower beds will make your backyard BBQ's a blast!  

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