Last Sunday at the Rail Yards Market

Did you miss last Sunday at the Rail Yards Market? Not to fear, we have the rundown via multimedia! We were fortunate to have the fine folks from the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire programming our STEAM Zones while musician Greg Swardson played on our Main Stage!

The Albuquerque Aerialist Collective graced our Main Stage with high flying acrobatics:

Join us this coming Sunday, August 2 (10-2pm) where we will be learning about Sustainability with Artist April Parrish, and the folks from Sanctuary at ABQ!


Alex Paramo is an Author and Co-Founder of Community PublishingCommunity Publishing brings Alex Paramo Summer Solsticelocal artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as Multimedia Books while promoting literacy in our communities.

We are proud to be a community partner and digital marketers at Rail Yards Market.
#JoinOurCommunity at http://communitypublishing.org

Putting the Arts in STEM at the RYM

MakersThe buzzword for sometime in Academia has been STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. A renewed focus on STEM can be seem in terms of education policy and funding foci.

At the Rail Yards Market we joining the movement to incorporate the the Arts into STEM. With the help of the folks at the Albuquerque Mini Makers Faire, we will be infusing the A into STEM to make STEAM this Sunday, July 26. READ MORE to find out what we have planned.

Youth Day at the Rail Yards Market

warehouse508-2If I only knew then what I know now,” is a common refrain uttered by many of us. What if we as adults can pass our knowledge over to the youth of today? That is exactly the idea that inspires Youth Day at the Rail Yards Market. The fine folks at Warehouse 508 will join us on Sunday July 19 from 10-2, in all of our STEAM Zones and our Main Stage.  “Warehouse 508 provides a youth-focused, youth-driven avenue to introduce, develop and professionally implement skills in the arts, music, outdoor recreation and non-traditional sports. Through mentor-ships and lifestyle events youth are invited to explore their potential and encouraged to create opportunities for themselves.” Here is what they have planned: READ MORE

Last Sunday at the Rail Yards Market

The Albuquerque Rail Yards are a landmark consisting of railroad cars, tracks and structures located in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Once a thriving hub of activity and business, the area suffered when the Rail Yards were shut down. Today, thanks to organizers and the City of Albuquerque, the site is once again booming with activity. This past Sunday at the Rail Yards Market we honored the history of the Rail Yards, here is a quick run-down!

We would like to thank artists: Eric Thelander, Aaron Richardson, Jade Leyva, all of our entertainers: Skip BatchelorWalker Young, The Boondoggles, The Rudy Boy Experiment, our incredible vendors/growers and our awesome Volunteers! For more info on volunteering please click here.

Photos courtesy of our very own Kelly Cavanaugh of K. Cavanaugh Photography! Please respect creative property rights. Contact Kelly here for photography services.


Alex Paramo is an Author and Co-Founder of Community PublishingCommunity Publishing brings Alex Paramo Summer Solsticelocal artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as Multimedia Books while promoting literacy in our communities.

We are proud to be a community partner and digital marketers at Rail Yards Market.
#JoinOurCommunity at http://communitypublishing.org

Rail Yards History Day

800px-Hammering_out_a_draw_bar_on_the_steam_drop_hammer_in_the_blacksmith_shop,_Santa_Fe_RRDid you know that the Rail Yards grounds and Barelas, NM in general was thriving with activity, and commerce? Yes indeed, the current buildings, which were owned by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, were constructed between 1915 and 1925.  They became Albuquerque’s largest employer, with 970 employees (then about a quarter of the city’s workforce) in 1919, and a peak of 1,500 in the 1940s. The original structures were erected in the 1880’s. The WHEELS Museum, a Rail Yards Market sponsor, has worked to preserve the grounds for community-centred activities. At the Rail Yards Market we will be celebrating that history July 12 from 10am to 2pm: READ MORE

Last Sunday at the Rail Yards Market

Feeding-Pets-HomelessThis past Sunday (July 5) we celebrated another successful Sunday at the Rail Yards Market! With the help of our patrons we welcomed the folks from Lucky Paws, the City of Albuquerque’s pet adoption center! The fine folks from Feeding the Pets of the Homeless (click link for more info) also joined us on Pet-riotic Sunday as well as the folks from Tail Waggin Temptations Gourmet Dog Treats!

We also ushered in our new Summer Hours with folks lined up before 10 am, eager to join us! The artists and educators set the stage for a wonderful day of creating and learning. The musical offerings of ‘Merican Slang headlined our incredible lineup! The Rail Yards Market was definitely the place to be this past Sunday! See you next Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, as we honor the hallowed grounds that are the Albuquerque Rail Yards!


Alex Paramo is an Author and Co-Founder of Community PublishingCommunity Publishing brings Alex Paramo Summer Solsticelocal artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as Multimedia Books while promoting literacy in our communities.

We are proud to be a community partner and digital marketers at Rail Yards Market.
#JoinOurCommunity at http://communitypublishing.org

Pet-riotic Sunday at the Rail Yards Market

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Hey folks we are ushering in our Summer Hours, this Sunday, July 5, 10 am to 2 pm! So sleep late, or do your morning thing and come join us! The folks from Lucky Paws will be on-site with their cute pets for adoption! Check out more of the activities by clicking here!

 

Welcome a life of Wellness at the Rail Yards Market

wellness_wheel_1By now we have all heard the term “wellness” being thrown around and used often but, what does it really mean? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), wellness is “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as, “a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential,” and thats where the Rail Yards Market comes in!

Our vision speaks to wellness – The Rail Yards Market is focused on building a resilient, sustainable local economy that we all love to work and play in. Through food, arts, and education, we hope to bring our community together in an atmosphere of fun, learning, and creativity – and this Sunday (June 28) is no different! Check out what we have planned by clicking here!

The Longest Day into Night at the Rail Yards Market

Summer Solstice The Summer Solstice is when the summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere and for us living in Mountain Time Zone that moment is “officially” occurs at 10:38 a.m., June 21. Known as  Litha in many pagan traditions, there are many celebrations that take place around the globe and  and in many creative ways. Many observers believe that on this day the forces of light defeat the forces of darkness because the Summer Solstice has the most daylight hours of the year.

Summer Solstice and the Midsummer Night

Summer Solstice In Northern European countries, Midsummer is a very important celebration that revolves around the Summer Solstice. Sometime known as St. John’s Day, this celebration is as important as Christmas and New Years Day. The celebration is often celebrated with bonfires and there is  usually  a clear inter-mingling with Christian rituals.

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Last Sunday at the Rail Yards Market

By Alex Paramo

Last Sunday, June 14, we welcomed some Makers from the Albuquerque Mini Makers Faire to the Rail Yards Market!  Makers are folks who believe in the DiY philosophy and have spearheaded the STEM movement. At the Rail Yards Market we have added the A to STEM which creates STEAM! In the spirit of Makers we have a STEAM Zone and a Children’s Zone which teachers kids to create uses their imagination as their motivation.
For a run-down on events check out our article on the importance of shopping by clicking here.
Here is a look at many of the festivities courtesy of our very own Kelly Cavanaugh of K. Cavanaugh PhotographyPlease respect creative property rights. Contact Kelly here.


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Alex Paramo

Alex Paramo is originally from NYC. He is an Author, Co-Founder of Community Publishing and Marketing Coordinator at the Rail Yards Market in Albuquerque, N.M.

Community Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as multimedia eBooks while promoting literacy in our communities. #JoinOurCommunity at http://communitypublishing.org We are proud to be a community partner in the Rail Yards Market.