Category Archives: Blog

Thank You for Being with Us!

Hello Fair West neighbors,

We need your help to continue with Scary Supper, Ice Cream Social, Park Luminarias and other community projects. The FWNA hasn’t been as active during the Covid 19 pandemic, which has left our funds low.


If you would like to help contribute please consider the suggested $15.00. However your contribution in any amount is always appreciated. There are 2 ways to give to FWNA!


Visit our website at and use our PayPal link.

Please make sure to share your contact information with your name and street address when making your contribution through PayPal. We have been working on updating our database with the goal to be able to contact you to both confirm your valuable contribution, and to say Thank You!


We are gladly accepting payments in person too. Please contact Anita Shenkman at to coordinate.


We appreciate those who have given through PayPal, with cash, or by check. We miss you and are looking forward to having you back!

We can’t do this without you
—your Fair West neighbors

Remember to signup to receive timely announcements online. Go to FWNA Blog and sign up on the right-hand side of the website or near the bottom on the mobile app.

Coffee with a Cop


Sep 08, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Cesar Chavez Community Center
7505 Kathryn Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108


Come join your community and Police Officers for coffee and conversation. No presentations, No agendas. Bring your concerns, questions and comments. Get to know your southeast area Police Officers.


Starting in August 2022, FWNA will be publishing a newsletter to inform residents of the latest neighborhood issues and news.  Copies are sent out by email via Blog, posted to the website and available at FWNA social events. A big thank you to Dayna who is putting together the FWNA newsletters!

Fair West residents and businesses are encouraged to provide content. If you’d like to submit a guest commentary, story idea, photograph, or article for the newsletter, please email dayna.vocasek @

Enter the Creative Placemaking Contest for the Revitalize San Pedro Project

Revitalize San Pedro Partnership Opens Creative Placemaking Contest for Community Proposals

The Revitalize San Pedro Partnership (RSPP) is excited to release its Request for Proposals for the San Pedro Corridor Creative Placemaking Contest. Individuals with a personal connection to Albuquerque’s San Pedro Corridor between I-40 and Central Avenue and the adjoining neighborhoods are invited to submit their ideas for celebrating and enhancing the Corridor via inexpensive, small-scale placemaking projects.

Placemaking can be used to improve all the spaces that comprise gathering places within a community – its streets, sidewalks, parks, buildings, and other public spaces – so they invite greater interaction between people and foster healthier, more social, and economically viable communities. Placemaking project examples include murals, pop-up parks, moveable sidewalk seating, sculptures, and much more.

Projects should be completed for $2,500 or less and by utilizing volunteers. The top three proposals will be awarded gift certificates to local businesses, and the project identified in the first-place proposal will be completed by December 31, 2022.

For more information and to apply online, go to

Applications will be accepted from August 1 through August 18, and may be submitted online OR emailed to with the subject line “San Pedro Creative Placemaking Contest” OR mailed to San Pedro Creative Placemaking Contest, c/o MHNA, Box 311, 1933 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque NM 87110, postmarked no later than August 18, 2022.

Applications will be assessed by a Review Panel that includes representatives from relevant City offices, local artists and arts organizations, RSPP business partners, and the four connected neighborhood associations. Public input will also be considered via Facebook posting of contest finalists on between August 31st — September 5. Contest selection of First, Second, and Third place projects will be publicly announced on September 9, 2022.

Primary funding for the San Pedro Creative Placemaking Contest is provided through a grant from the New Mexico Resiliency Alliance, with some additional funding from Albuquerque District 7 City Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn and the Rio Grande Credit Union. The Revitalize San Pedro Partnership is a New Mexico MainStreet Urban Neighborhood Commercial Corridor Initiative. The Corridor lies partially within both Albuquerque City Council District 6 and 7.


Amy M. Barnhart
New Mexico MainStreet Revitalization Specialist in Preservation & Non-Profit Resource Development

AMB Consulting 773-368-7557

Visit the historic and cultural resources of New Mexico’s MainStreet and Arts & Cultural Districts!

You’re Invited to the Fair West Ice Cream Social

Join us for the 28th Annual Fair West Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 27th @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
At Fox Memorial Park

Connect with your neighbors and enjoy the last taste of summer! Hope to see you! Please share this with your neighbors.

Help support the FWNA Ice Social, Scary Supper and other community projects. Donations in any amount are always appreciated.

Thank you!

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FWNA Annual Meeting 2022

Please note the FWNA Annual Meeting has been changed to Sunday, July 17th @ 11:00 AM due to much feedback received. Apologies for the confusion this may cause. We hope to see you then.

The Fair West Neighbor Association Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 17th, 2022, at 11:00 am hosted by Enchantment Ballroom at 337 San Pedro Dr. NE.

Learn about ways you can become involved in FWNA and about upcoming events in and around the neighborhood, including the San Pedro Business Corridor Initiative and an update on the Traffic Mediation on Alvarado Dr.

Itinerary includes:

  • Meet and Greet with neighbors 11:00-11:30 am
  • Update and discussion regarding neighborhood affairs, projects and issues 11:30-12:45 pm
  • FWNA member elections and goodbyes 12:45-1:00 pm

Please come and invite your neighbors. We look forward to seeing you.