WHAT's New at the Rail yards market?

Growers Day at the RYM

The trend toward eating locally grown food is growing every year! At the Rail Yards Market we are fortunate to host many of the areas' wonderful growers each and every Sunday!

This Sunday, among other programming, we will have Julie Grueskin from the Cat Cafe is going to show us what to do with that wonderful produce that we buy at the Rail Yards Market!

Entertainment for Growers Day

  • Morning Yoga with Bhava Yoga  10:00 am
  • Young Musician Initiative 11:00 am
  • Antonio Marquez 12:30 pm

NM Heritage Day at the RYM

Join us this Sunday as we celebrate New Mexico's heritage at the Rail Yards Market. The folks from the Albuquerque Public Art department will be on hand to lead the kiddos with an art making project. Local Artist Sean Wells will be on hand showing her Retablos along with Patrick "Cloudface" Burnham who will be creating live art. See an example of his art below.

Entertainment for NM Heritage

  • Morning Yoga with Bhava Yoga  10:00 am
  • John Virga 11:00
  • Georgio O'Neal 12:30

Rail Yards History Day

The Rail Yards grounds has a remarkable history that spans parts of three centuries. The Barelas neighborhood used to be the hub of economic activity in Albuquerque. The Rail Yards Market are beginning of a movement to revitalize all 27 acres of the Rail Yards grounds. Come celebrate that history with us this Sunday, July 17 from 10am to 2pm.

Entertainment for Elder's Day

Elders Day at RYM

Respect your elders is a common refrain and included in that should be spend time with your elders! A great place to spend time with your elders is at the Rail Yards Market. We offer a variety of programming from local music to morning yoga and most everything in between.

This Sunday we have the folks from the ABQ Reads in the Children's Zone leading the kids in story telling and craft-making revolving around literacy! ABQ Reads is a program created by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and is in its 13 year of existence! They are always looking for volunteer tutors for their program. Bring your grandparents or any other elder in your life to meet the folks at ABQ Reads to discuss tutoring possibilities. 

Entertainment for Elder's Day

Pet-riotic Celebration at RYM

Come join us for a great independence day celebration featuring our wonderful four legged friends! 

Programming for Petriotic Day will include the wonderful folks at Positive Paws. They will be educating the public on animal safety, and leading the kiddos in animal themed crafts! 

Entertainment for Petriotic Day

Celebrating the Sun at rym

The Sun, a critical component to life. It warms us, heals us and helps our crops grow. Many of our growers spend countless hours under the hot sun to bring us the fresh bounty you see every Sunday at the Rail Yards Market. Come help us celebrate during "Dia del Sol." 

The Albuquerque Sol Soccer Team will be at the Rail Yards Market this Sunday to raffle off tickets for the big game at UNM Soccer Stadium. Come kick the ball around with some of the Sol players and enjoy your day in the Sun. 

Entertainment for Dia del Sol 

Father's Day at the RYM

A Father means so many things...
A understanding heart,
A source of strength and of support Right from the very start.
A constant readiness to help In a kind and thoughtful way.
With encouragement and forgiveness No matter what comes your way.
A special generosity and always affection, too
A Father means so many things
When he's a man like you...

Come on over to the Rail Yards Market this Sunday and celebrate the Father, Dad, Grand dad, or any father-figure in your life! We have lots of fun stuff for the family planned including 3-D Art courtesy of Dennis Harroun in our STEAM Zone! 

Entertainment for Father's Day

Dennis Harroun

Celebrate Pride at the RYM

This Sunday come out and celebrate Pride at the Rail Yards Market. The Rail Yards Market was founded on the principles of the Pride movement which include: the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.

Add the icing on the cake during your Pride 2016 celebration this Sunday by spending the day with us. We have a day full of fun family friendly activities planned! Artist Ramona Snow Teo of Guerilla GraphiX will be on hand to create a Rainbow Sand Mandala, come join her! 

Entertainment for our pride celebration

Shop Local at the RYM

Over the past two seasons the Rail Yards Market has seen an increase in vendors from 60 to 80. During those first two seasons (2014, 2015) vendors generated over 1 million dollars in revenue! A part of our overall mission is to serve as an economic incubator for small businesses. Read more about the many benefits of shopping local. 

Entertainment on Shop Local Day

Wellness at the RYM

This Sunday May 29 the focus at the Rail Yards Market will be Wellness! There are lots facets as it pertains to wellness and with that in mind the fine folks at the Native Health Initiative have partnered with the RYM to bring a holistic experience of wellness education to our community.

The Native Health Initiative sponsors, Running Medicine, which is based on the understanding that running and exercise is a beautiful and potent medicine for mind, body, and spirit. NHI will also be bringing Traditional Healers into the STEAM Zone and motion and movement on our stage. In the Children's Zone we will have bead making courtesy of Lisa Richards with Pony Beaders. 

ENTERTAINMENT FOR Wellness 

  • Morning Yoga with Bhava Yoga  10:00 am
  • Ancient Bones 11:00
  • Jenna Dunlap 12:30

Super Hero Day at the RYM

Have you ever dreamed of being able to fly, bend steel, run as fast as a race car, all while saving the world? Well Sunday, May 22 is your day to dress up as your favorite Super Hero or create your own, and head on over to the Rail Yards Market!

Join the Comic Crusaders for New Mexico a nonprofit group bringing your favorite comic characters to life, visiting hospitals, schools and community events all over Albuquerque. In the Children's Zone, the kiddos will be making Super Hero capes! In our STEAM Zone artist Dhaveed Woody will be teaching us how to sketch Super Heroes!

Entertainment for Super Hero Day


Entrepreneur DAY AT THE RYM

On Sunday May 15 join us as we celebrate innovation, vision, and the can-do attitude. Joining us on this fine Sunday will be the fine folks from the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire! They will be leading the activities in our Children's Zone and our STEAM Zone!

Entertainment for Entrepreneur Day


MOTHER's DAY at the MARKET

This Sunday May 8 come celebrate Mother's Day at the Rail Yards Market. Come get unique gifts from our wonderful vendors. This season we have over 100 vendors both inside and outside. Check out our interactive vendor map to guide you through the Black Smith's Shop and to your favorite vendor. 

ENTERTAINMENT FOR MOTHER'S DAY

Full STEAM Ahead

In the STEAM Zone this week we have our very own uber artist/educator/musician Stephanie Galloway create some art live! 

2016 season opens May 1st

Hop aboard for the Rail Yards Market of Albuquerque's 3rd annual season celebrating all things New Mexican! Welcoming over 100,000 visitors annually, and showcasing more than 250 Farm, Food, Artisan, Educational, and Musical entrepreneurs and experts each year, the market is a hub for innovative ideas and simultaneous preservation of the unique traditions of New Mexico. 2000-5000 community members attend the market each Sunday to celebrate local produce, food, culture, and, very important to the market’s vision, interaction!

Stay connected on all the upcoming fun and themes on our Facebook page and be sure to join the opening day celebration event as well!

HELP RYM CREATE COOL SEATING!

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALs

Can you make some cool, green, seating to power-up place-making at the Rail Yards Market? See our request for proposals to do just that...

Greetings Local Maker!  To power-up our placemaking initiatives, The Rail Yards Market is seeking creative makers to design and construct some mobile seating elements for our Sunday event.

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well being (definition from wikipedia).

Right now, we are requesting one design and prototype to be created and beta-tested by each applicant. We are awaiting a possible grant award in late May, and if awarded, a panel will choose our favorite design, and would like to pursue constructing more of the units. Anyone can apply, and we encourage local neighborhood residents to submit design proposals!

Design proposals are due by April 15th, and should be emailed to RailYardsMarket@gmail.com. Designs should include a sketch or image of idea, and a budget breakdown of how much each unit would cost. 

Read our full RFP here.

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777 1st Street SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Email: RailYardsMarket@gmail.com
Voicemail: 505-600-1109