Welcome to the Open Space Alliance

The Open Space Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote public awareness and conservation of Open Space lands, and to educate the public about the natural, historic, cultural, educational, and recreational aspects of Open Space areas.

Vision: Residents and visitors will understand and value Albuquerque’s Open Space Program, and recognize the Open Space Alliance as an avenue for stewardship and engagement.

Mission: OSA will enhance the experiences of all users of Albuquerque Open Space lands by providing financial support for Open Space programs; by advocating for sustainability and expansion of Open Space programs; and by encouraging increased public involvement with and use of Open Space lands.

Saturday, September 21
5:00pm-6:30pm

Celebrate the arrival of fall with the Latin Jazz of “Fuego!” Bring a picnic and enjoy the sunset on our shaded outdoor patio.

The concert will be followed by our 35th Anniversary Campfire Event.

FREE.  For more information please call 897-8831.

Saturday, September 21
7:00pm-9:00pm

Bring the whole family for an evening under the stars hearing about the legends of Open Space including thrilling tales of heroism and adventure. Hot chocolate and s’mores will be provided along with a presentation and slide show by Rex Funk and Dr. Matthew Schmader, kids’ activities, live music with “Dogs on Leash!” and more!

This event is a great opportunity to learn about our incredible Open Space legacy and celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Open Space Division.

FREE. Space is limited. For more information and to register, please call 897-8831.

Sunday, September 8 and September 22
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Explore the mysteries of Chinese Qigong in a beautiful setting with instructor Marcy Pincus. Cloud Hands is a one movement posture that incorporates many of the benefits of Tai Chi.

Minimum donation is $10.00. A portion benefits the Open Space Alliance. Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.

Sunday, September 29
1:00pm-3:00pm

Photographers Nick Tauro Jr. of Albuquerque, NM, Fábio Miguel Roque of Sintra, Portugal and Ong Hean Kuan of Penang, Malaysia, will talk about the inspiration and origins of this exhibition that features 90 photographs exploring each photographer’s relationship to his local source of water (the Rio Grande, Atlantic Ocean, and Adaman Sea, respectively).

Miguel Roque and Ong Hean Kuan will appear for the event via Skype from the respective countries. The companion book of photographs of the exhibit will also be for sale.

FREE. Call 897-8831 or see www.cabq.gov/openspace for more information.

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