what to do . . . what to do . . .
No plans for Saturday yet? Make your way to Route 66 (Central Ave.) this Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 2pm to 10:30pm for the Route 66 Summerfest. Central Ave. will close to traffic from Girard all the way to Washington for the New Mexico Jazz Festival on 2 stages, the Arts and Artisans’ Market, the best of local restaurants and street food artisans, a dance party at Desert Fish (Hob Nob), the Show and Shine Car Show (including a neon-lit car parade), Route 66 Cork & Tap, and a Kid Zone. There will be a TON of entertainment and activities all along Central.
Sadly, this year’s Summerfest doesn’t appear to include the midnight 5k. I’m bummed about that, but there are plenty of other activities to participate in. You can still get your “wellness” in by riding your bike to the event and taking advantage of the valet* (or rent a comfy cruiser), trying your hand at the rock climbing wall, and working your walking muscles traveling roughly 3/4 of a mile up and down Central.
Perhaps the best benefit is stepping out and enjoying all the cool, crazy things the Nob Hill community has to offer. Some of my favorites are Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro, Two Fools Tavern, Ecco Gelato, Masks y Mas, The A Store, Dawg Gone Good, Tres Boutique, and The Herb Store. Get a henna tattoo for $10. See some magic. Last year there were also hula hoopers and fire jugglers.
The Kid Zone will have yoga, folk dancing, craft projects, a jump rope team performance (how cute!), and even a play. (Check the website for a schedule of events.)
Whatever you do, have a wonderful weekend!
*Immanuel Presbyterian Church and Two Wheel Drive Bicycle Shop are organizing a bike valet. Check out the Nob Hill Mainstreet Program Facebook page for details.
Posted in Events, In the Community, Outside with Family
Tagged art, Bicycle, community events, family, family friendly, Local, NM Jazz Festival, Nob Hill, Route 66 Cork & Tap, Summerfest
Easter is so much more fun with kiddos! Having an only child is a bit challenging when it comes to holidays. Easter being one of those, we get him out to socialize with others in our community. On Saturday we went to the Los Ranchos Easter Egg Hunt at Hartnett Park. We rode our bikes because the park is just down the road and I don’t have to worry about getting there early to find a parking spot. The hunt started at 10 a.m. sharp and was over five minutes later. 5,000 eggs don’t go very far when there are hundreds of kids out on the park! Overall, it was a good time and good practice for Easter Sunday. Sunday we celebrated Easter with our family and my son had a great time playing with his cousins, hunting for eggs, eating candy, and flying kites. What a fun weekend!
Confetti eggs are best when served as a surpise! You can see they leave just the tiniest bit of confetti in your hair. The marshmallow guns were a blast, if not a little slobbery sometimes – gross I know, but worth the fun! (The plastic egg/prize exchange worked out wonderfully too. What’s better than cousins and farting silly putty?)
We hope you had a beautiful weekend! Check in tomorrow to see what we’re up to next . . .
3rd Annual Open Space Recycled Art Fair
I don’t know about you, but I am so fond of recycled art. I love the creativity and ‘green’ spirit that follows it. In an effort to be green (and get some excercise in that morning) Rebecca and I will be riding our bikes to the Open Space Recycled Art Fair this weekend with our families. It’ll be great to see how creative people can be, while supporting our local open space. The surroundings are georgeous, the people are friendly, and being outside is good for your soul.
Some of the activities include:
- Recycled art vendors
- Demonstrations and workshops
- Juried recycled art exhibit
- Live music
Where is this happening? Open Space Visitor Center. 6500 Coors Blvd NW between Montaño and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.
When? April 16th and 17th.
It starts at 10 a.m. See you there!