• Virtual ¡Happy Arte Hour!

    May 6

  • Film: Zonazine documental, El cuarto reino: El reino de los plásticos

    May 7

  • Money for Writers Workshop: Grant Writing for Latinx Writers

    May 8

  • Colcha Community Stitch-Along

    May 14

  • Film: Zonazine documental, Para la guerra

    May 14

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May 2021

Film: Zonazine documental, El cuarto reino: El reino de los plásticos

May 7

12 pm (MST)

Available for 48 hours

Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel HERE

El cuarto reino: El reino de los plásticos, by Adán Aliaga and Álex Lora, is set in a can collection and recycling center in a New York City neighborhood. At “Sure We Can,” founded by Basque nun Ana Martínez, homeless people can come to exchange recyclables that they have collected for a few dollars. Through René, an undocumented worker from Mexico who works and sleeps at the center, and the relationships he establishes with his peers, we explore the daily life of this “kingdom of plastics,” and a community that, in the face of its disillusionment with the American dream, transcends this reality to turn “el cuarto reino” into a sometimes surreal planet of its own.

Spain; 2019; Spanish with English subtitles; 82 minutes; rated G.

Free community event

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Money for Writers Workshop: Grant Writing for Latinx Writers

May 8

11 am (MST)

Live via Zoom. Register HERE

Tips from Successful Grantees

This workshop features three Latinx writers who were awarded literary grants. What does a successful literary grant application look like? Our presenters will share sections of their successful grant applications and talk about how strategies for writing compelling grant applications. There will be time for Q & A at the end of this hour and a half session. This workshop is a response to the requests for grant writing workshops expressed by Latinx writers at the National Latinx Writers Gathering in October of 2020. Presenters TBA.

Workshop fee: $20.

Colcha Community Stitch-Along

May 14

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting.  Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.

Please register here every month and we will email the zoom link to you.

Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.

This is a free community event

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Film: Zonazine documental, Para la guerra

May 14

12 pm (MST)

Available for 48 hours

Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel HERE

Francisco Marise’s Para la guerra explores the combat memories of Mandarria,” a former Cuban soldier who is searching for the comrades who served in his last command. As Mandarriagoes through a series of exercises from a military manual, the director’s observation of his body and his gestures offers insight into his memories, his solitary life, and the invisible wound he still carries with him, 30 years after his final mission.

Cuba/Spain/Argentina; 2018; Spanish with English subtitles; 65 minutes; not rated.

Free community event

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Tertulia Histórica Albuquerque: Roosevelt’s New Deal in New Mexico

May 22

2 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom. Register HERE

The lecture will explore the effect of the Work Progress Administration on New Mexico, specifically focusing on the programs and social impact in and around Santa Fe.

Jana Gottshalk is the Assistant Curator at the New Mexico Museum of Art, specializing in modern and contemporary. Jana has worked at such institution as Las Golondrinas, The Denver Art Museum, and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art.

Free community Event

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Virtual Book Reading and Discussion: Richard Flint & Shirley Cushing Flint, Overhaul

May 23

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom. Register HERE

In Overhaul, A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops, historians Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint present the largely forgotten story of Albuquerque’s locomotive repair shops, the driving force behind the city’s economy for more than seventy years. In the course of their study they also document the thousands of skilled workers who kept the locomotives in operation, many of whom were part of the growing Hispano and Native American middle class.

Free community event

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NHCC Book Club: Children of the Land: A Memoir—Marcelo Hernandez-Castillo

May 27

5:30 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom
To join, contact cassandra.osterloh@state.nm.us

“Honest and unsparing, this book offers a detailed look at the dehumanizing immigration system that shattered the author’s family while offering a glimpse into his own deeply conflicted sense of what it means to live the so-called American dream. A heartfelt and haunting memoir just right for the current political and social climate.” -Kirkus Reviews.

Free community event

VOCES Summer Writing Institute for Teens

May 31June 25

9:30 am – 4 pm (MST)
Weekdays, Monday – Friday

Registration link coming soon.

Limited to 15 teens
(Apply early to get in! First come, first served)

Voces is a FREE, month-long writing institute for high school writers. Teens (rising 9th graders through graduating seniors) are inspired to write prose, poetry and monologues through a wide range of experiential activities. The program culminates with chapbooks and a public reading/performance. This free institute is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for teens to experience the equivalent of a writing intensive, with guest writers and artists and a wide range of field trips that inspire writing, at no cost.

Free community event

June 2021

Virtual ¡Happy Arte Hour!

June 3

6:30 pm (MST)

Live on Zoom

Register in advance HERE

We are back! Coming to you through zoom!

Happy Arte Hour is an adult only at making program and social gathering. We really miss seeing you at the NHCC but hope you will join us on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm (MST) February – December.

Please register and prior to the class you will receive an email with the zoom link and items/art supplies  to gather from around your house.  Please do not pass out the link, we will let you in to the zoom room from your registration, thank you!

Free community event

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Colcha Community Stitch-Along

June 11

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting.  Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.

Please register here every month and we will email the zoom link to you.

Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.

This is a free community event

(more…)

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