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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

  1. Picnic in the Park for Preschoolers

    April 1, 11:00 AM - September 30, 12:30 PM @ Riverside Nature Center

    Preschool children and their families bring lunch and meet at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park for a picnic, followed by a story or activity and a stroller-friendly walk in the park. Learn about plants, insects, birds, and all the interesting wildlife. Feed the friendly ducks, and go home in time for naps. This program continues every week throughout the spring and summer.

  2. Summer Terrace Series

    June 7, 6:00 PM - August 30, 7:30 PM @ Farmington Museum at Gateway Park

    Outdoor concerts hosted most Saturday nights at 6:00 p.m. throughout the summer. Concerts take place on the picturesque terrace, next to the river, at Farmington Museum at Gateway Park.

  3. Navajo Blanket Donation Exhibit

    June 21 - September 9 @ The Farmington Museum

    The Farmington Museum is proud to announce an incredible gift of 21 historic Navajo blankets generously donated by XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation. The Navajo blankets range in age from 1870 to 1900 and contain two third-phase Chief’s blankets, a small wearing blanket, and many other examples of early Navajo weaving from the blanket period. It is through their donation that the cultural beauty, legacy, and local Navajo heritage can be appreciated, preserved, and utilized to inspire future generations of Navajo weavers.

  4. Plants of Many Uses Exhibits

    July 1 - September 30 @ Riverside Nature Center

    Local plants were, and are, used in many ways for food, household items, and art. Visit this exhibit at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, which will change throughout the summer to learn about the many uses of our local plants. Some of these uses will be featured in Saturday activity programs and walks.

  5. "Stan", the Tyrannosaurus Rex and other related Dinosaur Exhbits

    July 3 - September 8 @ Farmington Museum

    Come visit "Stan", the Tyrannosaurus Rex, who is generously on loan from the Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque, from NOW until September 8. Bring your family and friends to this FREE dinosaur diversion and other dinosaur exhibits at the Farmington Museum.

  6. Knocking It Out of the Park: Celebrating 50 Years of Connie Mack EXHIBIT

    July 26 - November 1

    Fifty years ago, a delegation of Farmington businessmen traveled to the American Amateur Baseball Congress Annual Meeting in Chicago in what many thought was a futile effort to bid on the 1965 Connie Mack World Series. The delegation presented a convincing story and won the bid by one vote. 2014 marks the 50th year Farmington has hosted the Connie Mack World Series. It is not by chance or by accident that this tournament continues to be a success. It has been a team effort from the beginning. Since Farmington hosted its first tournament in 1965, the Connie Mack World Series has grown to be the largest and highest esteemed tournament in the realm of amateur baseball. The Farmington Museum is proud to present this exhibit honoring Farmington’s rich baseball heritage and the legacy of baseball in America.

  7. SPCC Open House/Game Night

    August 22, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Sycamore Park Community Center

    If you haven't come to the Sycamore Park Community Center to check it out, this is the perfect opportunity to do so! There will be light refreshments, games, and partners in the community that work with us. Come check out the fall programming, meet the staff and have some fun!

  8. Last Poetry Picnic at the Farmington Public Library

    August 22, 6:00 PM @ Farmington Public Library

    The final program of the Riverside Nature Center sponsored program, the Poetry Picnic series, will be hosted by the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave. Sit beneath the cottonwood trees idyllically located at the north amphitheater. This program will feature works from the Farmington Public Library’s poetry collection, along with "open mic" time for people to read and share their own original poem, or favorite poetry. A picnic box lunch will be provided for this event through a Grace B. Wilson Southwest Poetry grant. Registration is required for this program, logon to www.infoway.org and visit the Library Events Calendar, where you can register to attend. You may choose a sandwich or a salad dinner, with a beverage included.

  9. Totah Festival

    August 30 - August 31 @ Farmington Civic Center

    At the Farmington Civic Center and sponsored by the Farmington Convention & Visitor Bureau. The Totah Festival began in 1988 with the idea of creating a marketplace for Native American artists to share their skills and craftsmanship with the community, visitors, and each other. The Festival has grown to more than 100 artist booths, a Contest Pow Wow, and renowned Navajo Rug Auction. Also, volunteers are needed to help with Totah Festival. Two volunteers are needed for each shift for each sales booth: Posters, Beverages, and Raffle Tickets. Saturday shifts are 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, and 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Sunday shifts are 11:00 am - 2:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Please call the volunteer coordinator at (505)599-1421 or e-mail klemoine@fmtn.org.