Neighborhood Nature Festival
featuring the New Mexican Marimba Band
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Come celebrate nature right in your neighborhood with free pop-up events! We'll have live music, bilingual nature storytelling and puppet show, nature-themed carnivale performers, bosque ecosystem traveling exhibit truck, hands-on science activities, nature-based games, show and tell with urban wild animals, Esperanza bike repair clinic, food trucks, on-site language interpreters, and more!
Vendors include Esperanza Bicycle Safety & Education Center | Transit Department | Keep Albuquerque Beautiful | Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico | Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District | Friends of Valle de Oro- ABQ Backyard Refuge Program | Hawks Aloft | Michelle Adam - Bilingual Storyteller | Conservation Carnivale | We Grow Eco | Naomi Todd-Reyes LLC: On-site Language Interpretation | PopFizz Paletas Food Truck
This event will feature an Interactive Music Performance with Recycleman!
The event is free, but please register to get updated info on the day's activities and the rest of the festivals (running monthly through September). You can also make reservations by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.
Each month will have a different musical guest! This month it's the New Mexican Marimba Band. Music is from 10:30-11:30 AM.
Additional information is available on the City of Albuquerque's website.
The New Mexican Marimba Band performs on an authentic Mexican Marimba featuring the music of Steve Chavez, who is a teacher, screenwriter, composer/arranger, and collector of 38 Marimbas from around the world. Steve was a member of the NM Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque and Santa Fe Pro Musica. He has composed/arranged nine Concerti for Marimba and Orchestra and over 70 works for Marimbas, Steel-Drums, Latin-Jazz, pop, country, and religious. Steve will be joined by percussionist John Bartlit.
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