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You’re Invited To “Coffee With A Cop” Hosted by Southeast Area Command

The Southeast Area Command invites you to join police officers in our community at “Coffee with a Cop” this Thursday, September 27, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at Loyola’s Restaurant, 4500 Central SE, and share concerns, ask questions and enjoy a cup of joe! To learn more, e-mail:

International District Festival Showcases Diverse Neighborhoods

The Albuquerque International Festival is coming up Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the New Mexico Veteran’s Memorial Park, 1100 Louisiana SE, and you’re invited to join in the fun! This annual event showcases the diversity of the neighborhoods within the International District and invites the public to learn more, too. There will be a petting zoo, face painting, carnival games, local food trucks, and much more. To learn more, e-mail:

APD Seeks Input on Updating Mission and Vision for the Department

The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is in the process of updating its mission and vision statements, and wants your input. What would you like to see in your police department? Participate in a focus group or take a short survey at:

Focus group dates, times and locations are below. Please attend only ONE session so that as many people as possible have opportunities to provide input.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:00 p.m., Alamosa Community Center
  • Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10:00 a.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center

If you need interpreting services, for questions or to learn more, e-mail:

Free Community Training Offers Tips for Recognizing Mental Illness

On Tuesday, September 25 at the Johnny Tapia Wells Park Community Center, the Family and Community Services Department will offer free training for the community on how to spot symptoms of mental illness in those close to you, and how you might be able to help. To RSVP for this very useful training, e-mail:

Neighborhood Meetings Around Town

  • Palomas Park, Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. No location given. E-mail: for more information.
  • Historic Old Town Property Owners, Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m., Old Town Substation. E-mail: for more information.
  • Cielito Lindo, Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m., Mitchell Elementary School Cafeteria. E-mail: for more information.
  • Heritage Hills, Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7:00 p.m., Dennis Chávez Elementary School. E-mail: for more information.
  • International District Healthy Communities Coalition, Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9:00, Highland Baptist Church. E-mail: for more information.
  • District 6 Coalition, Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:00 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church. E-mail: for more information.
  • Nob Hill Annual Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., Monte Vista Christian Church. E-mail: for more information.
  • District 8 Coalition, Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center. E-mail: for more information.
  • Vineyard Estates, Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. E-mail: for more information.

Syringe Pick-Up Safety Tips and Resources for your Neighborhood

Many neighborhood groups have expressed interest in cleaning up their local parks, particularly picking up discarded syringes and needles that seem to be a problem everywhere. But it’s important to do it safely. Learn more about safe needle disposal at:

TEDxABQ Highlighting Innovation in our City

TEDxABQ is coming to our city Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center! This non-profit organization has brought together New Mexico innovators who inspire with their big ideas! Imagine Albuquerque will present six speakers on civic innovation on Friday, and The Main Event on Saturday features 13 homegrown ideas from artists, scientists, activists and others. To learn more about TEDxABQ, visit:

New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society Hosting Free Train Event This Saturday

The Santa Fe #2926, one of the largest steam locomotives ever built, will be on display Saturday, September 29, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at 1833 8th St. NW. The community is invited to come out and see this beautiful train restored to its former operating glory, enjoy free hot dogs and soda, and check out some cool model trains. Visit: to learn more.

Want to Learn about Bees and Blooms While Drinking a Brew?

Join in the fun with the September Science Café, hosted by the ABQ BioPark Conservation Committee, this Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m. at High and Dry Brewing, and get the scoop on pollinating flowers, bumblebees and enjoy some locally brewed beer as well. To learn more about this fun and FREE event, visit:

Family Outreach Empowerment Groups Offer Support for Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers

Did you know that MCH Family Outreach offers free family empowerment group events every 3rd Tuesday of the month? From 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Explora Children’s Museum, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, there is food, childcare, and guest speakers who share information on benefits, SNAP, Medicaid, legal issues, housing, schooling, familyadvocacy, and much more. To learn more about this terrific community resource, visit: or call 505-255-8740.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor on National Good Neighbor Day?

Friday, September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day! Why not challenge yourself to do something nice for a neighbor, like take their trash bins to and from the curb, help them pull weeds, or even just introduce yourself to a new neighbor! Share your stories or post pictures of you being a Good Neighbor on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media with the hashtags #goodneighborabq#goodneighborday and #abqneighborhoods and be part of this nationwide community outreach initiative!

Grow Neighborhood Involvement with an Elevator Pitch?

One great way to show passion for your neighborhood and grow involvement is talking about your neighborhood association, and the ONC offers resources on how to develop an “elevator pitch” you can use when talking to people in your neighborhood. You can use this elevator pitch when you’re out walking your dog, when you see people in your area doing yardwork, or at any local community event. To learn how to develop an elevator pitch for your neighborhood, visit:


The Office of Neighborhood Coordination Staff

Phone: 505-768-3334