Navigating the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency▸
In accordance with guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of New Mexico to prevent community spread of COVID-19, Homewise closed its Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM physical offices effective March 16, but will continue to serve customers via phone and online technologies. Here are some statewide resources to help individuals navigate this difficult time.
One unique group that utilizes the space on a weekly basis is a Ballet Folklorico group called Ballet Xallitic, led by Barelas resident, Cesar Velazquez Martinez. Ballet Folklorico, or “folkloric dance” is a collective term for traditional Mexican dances that emphasize local folk culture with ballet characteristics. Ballet Xallitic stands out because Cesar teaches the class free to anyone interested and donates his free time, 3 evenings a week to teach Ballet Folklorico. I met up with Cesar at the Ruppe before his class to talk about the origins of Ballet Xallitic.
South of the Homewise Orpheum Community Hub and within the walls of the railyards property lies the Wheels Museum. Located in the 21,000 square foot Freight building (also known as…
Ives Flower Shop▸
Located minutes from the Homewise Orpheum Community Hub lies a quaint flower shop on Fourth Street in Barelas, known as Ives Flower Shop. What you may not know about this…
The Legacy of B Ruppe Drugstore and Maclovia Zamora▸
Located along the Barelas-South Fourth Street Historic District lies the B Ruppe Drugstore. Most people would recognize it by the iconic pink sign out front and the mural painted on the…
The Tannex and Zine Fest 9▸
Abq Zine Fest 9 is just around the corner and coming to Barelas! For those of you who don’t know what a “zine” is, it is a homemade publication devoted…
The Turquoise Museum▸
Stop by the new “Turquoise Castle” and see the museums impressive collection from all over the world, including collectible, rare pieces of turquoise, and jewelry. The museum also includes educational exhibits regarding the science and mining of turquoise. In addition, they have a large collection of antiques, including a handmade desk made for Louis XIII!
The New (Old) Sanitary Tortilla Factory▸
The Sanitary Tortilla Factory, located a block north from Homewise’s Orpheum Community Hub, is not what it appears to be. It’s not actually a “tortilla factory” as the name might…