First Friday: Docent Education and Conversation

9:30 am – 12 pm On the first Friday of each month, NHCC docents and core volunteers meet for coffee and conversation along with monthly presentations on topics that build the knowledge and skills of the docent core to give tours, educate the NHCC visitors and share the NHCC mission and programs. For more information on the NHCC Docent and Volunteer program, Please call Annette Lujan at 505-383-4783 or email her at for more information. Free event

Reading & Booksigning: Antonio C. Marquez, Volver

2 pm to 4 pm Join author Antonio C. Marquez for a reading from his new book, a memoir titled Volver: A Persistence of Memory. Volver recounts Marquez’ life story from his childhood memories to the impact of immigration and war on his family; his experiences of gang conflict in El Paso and Los Angeles; his enlistment in the Marine Corps; and his activism in the civil rights movement and the antiwar movement of the Vietnam era. Born on the eve of World War II into a (more…)

New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference 2017 (Rental)

For information on the 2018 New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference click HERE. 8:30 am – 1:30 pm The Verdes Foundation and Southwest Organic Producers (SWOP) present the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference, with experts in the medical field sharing current cannabis-related applications and protocols. As the first dispensary in New Mexico to offer nursing services, the Verdes Foundation is proud to host this event with Southwest Organic Producers to continue to help patients gain access to cannabis education. The forum will feature doctors and experts who will (more…)

Women’s History Month

Each year in March the National Hispanic Cultural Center celebrates women with programming that honors their contributions to dance, music, theatre, art, poetry, films, novels, and much more. Listed below are all the events that you can experience at the Center during Women’s History Month. Below are our offerings for 2017.

International Women’s Day Celebration

7 pm to 9 pm In celebration of International Women’s Day, 19 different voices will perform poetry. The event will feature, Ebony Isis Booth, Alysia Coriz, Mercedes Holtry, Mary Oishi, Brenda Morales, Sarita Gonzalez, Merimee Moffitt, Ana Lopez, Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Brooke Von Blomberg, Eva Crespin, Arlaina Ash, Jules Nyquist, Liza Wolff-Francis, Yasmeen Najmi, Mikki Aronoff, Tina Carlson, Amy Beveridge, and Valerie Martinez. Free public event

Workshop with Cynthia Cook

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm The National Hispanic Cultural Center, in conjunction with Albuquerque’s annual Women and Creativity series celebrating women’s creativity across the disciplines, invites you to observe Women’s History Month with artist Cynthia Cook. This hands-on workshop will be led by Cook and inspired by her work and personal techniques, which are featured in the NHCC Art Museum’s exhibition Fantasía Fantástica: Imaginative Spaces and Other-Worldly Collage. Please register using the link below (so we know how many materials to prepare) For more information please (more…)

24th Annual César Chávez Day

March—11 am Fiesta—12 pm Join the 24th annual César Chávez Day celebration, with a march—La Marcha de Justicia—beginning at 10:30 am at the Dolores Huerta Gateway Park, picking up additional participants at the National Hispanic Cultural Center at 11:00 am, and ending at noon on the NHCC’s Plaza Mayor. Following the march, the family fiesta at the Center includes poetry, dancing, community exhibits, children’s activities and games, food, a keynote speech by Dolores Huerta, and live music. Additionally, the 2017 César Chávez and Dolores Huerta ¡Sí Se Puede! (more…)

Spanish Olive Oil Tasting

5:30 pm – 8 pm Olive oil is a key ingredient of Spanish cuisine. This olive oil tasting workshop, organized by Instituto Cervantes and the National Hispanic Cultural Center and facilitated by Spanish specialists Alfonso J. Fernández López and Alberto Moya Carraffa, will give you the knowledge to appreciate its different flavors and textures. Alfonso J. Fernández López works in the olive oil business; his family has been involved in olive oil production and cultivation for 5 generations. Living in Andalucia, the largest production area worldwide, Alfonso (more…)

Book Reading and Signing: “Coyota in the Kitchen” by Anita Rodriguez

2 pm to 4 pm Anita Rodriguez is a New Mexican artist and writer.  Her father’s side goes back ten generations in her beloved Taos valley, and her mother is a painter who came to Taos from Austin, Texas.  Anita’s training as an artist began in childhood from her mother and extended to her formal training at the Colorado College. With many artist shows to her credit, Coyota in the Kitchen is Anita’s first full-length book.  Coyota in the Kitchen is a book of stories and recipes, (more…)

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