Filipinos in

new mexico



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For complete 2014 schedule of events in the Filipino community: FAFNM.

April 15.  Deadline for application of Outstanding Asian Youth Award.  Application form.

April 15, Tues., 10 am-2 pm., Crafting, Bring in your own project.  Teach and learn enjoyable craftwork from each other, Asian Family Center, Halle Manoa, 619 San Mateo NE.  Click for: flyer.

April 17, Thurs, 10 am to 2 pm (FAFNM Cultural Dance Group will perform at 12:30 noon), International Festival at UNM, Cornell Mall (next to Student Union Bldg. which is next to Popejoy).  FREEAlso, meet the members of the Filipino Student Organization of UNM (or visit their FB page).

April 26, Sat. Kite Festival, 10 am to 4 pm, Balloon Fiesta Park, $5.00 Park & admission.  For details, click on: Kites.

On-going (starting March 10, 2014):  Acting Class conducted by a Filipina, Pat Price.  Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Corrales Elem. School (Teacher’s Lounge), 400 Target Rd., Corrales, NM 87048.

For details:  Acting Class & registration or contact Pat at

May 3, FAPAC (Federal Asian Pacific American Council New Mexico Chapter) Ball, 6:00 pm, Mountain View Club, Kirtland AFB.  Contact Vilma 507-2179,

May 17, Sat., Santacruzan at the Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, at 5:00 pm (Mass at San Felipe de Neri Church), 6:30 pm (Procession and Cultural Show at the Plaza).  See right column for flyer.  FREE. Flyer.

May 17, Sat, Karaoke Night, Lucky's Lounge, 9800 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111, from 8:00 PM to 12:30AM, $10 (entrance).  See right column for flyer. Pass this to friends who want to sing: karaoke.

May 18, Sun, Festival of Asian Cultures, NM Veterans Memorial Park, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, FREE, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Sponsored by the Asian American Assn. of New Mexico.  Poster.

May 30 & 31, Fri & Sat., NM Fashion Week, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Convention Center.  Ticket: $25 (early birds $20).  One of the ten designers will be Pat Anaia Price (Anaia Designs), a Filipina.  Contact Pat at


Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) will be holding its biennial conference from July 31 to Aug. 2, 2014 at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego Bay, California.




Sept. 19 & 20, Fri, Sat. GLOBALQUERQUE,  A music festival of musicians around the world and workshops, National Hispanic Cultural Center.  Click on

Sept. 27, Sat., Oral History/Potluck:  The New Wave of Filipino Educators in NM.  11:30 am, Halle Manoa Bldg., 619 San Mateo NE.  Sponsored by the Filipino American National Historical Society Rio Grande.  FREE. Please bring a dish.  Visit:  FAFNM RG.


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Just like Jami Abdullah, FAFNM Youth Outreach coordinator, wear your FAFNM t-shirt with pride!!!  Order it today!  Send us a message from our FB account (indicate the size and no. of t-shirts you want to order). (Filipino American Foundation of NM)

or email Tessie at

$15 (logo in front only)

Sizes available:  M, L, XL, 2XL

$20 (front & back: logo and Bataan March) - limited edition

(only large size is available)

Santacruzan, a Filipino cultural event, is also known as Flores de Mayo.  It commemorates the search of the Holy Cross by Queen Helena (Reyna Elena) and her son, the newly converted Emperor Constantine.  After the Holy Cross was found in Jerusalem and brought back to Rome, there was a joyful celebration for thanksgiving.  At the same time, since the event is in May, the flowers come out in bloom after the spring rain, as if occurring overnight and the Filipinos may refer to the whole “Flower Festival” or Flores de Mayo celebrated in honor of the Virgin Mary.

For information on the recent 2014 activities (including Bataan Memorial Ceremony), visit the following pages:

  1. BulletTyphoon Haiyan and Benefit Show

  2. BulletYouth (Bataan March)

  3. BulletPhilippine-NM Connection (Bataan Memorial)

  4. BulletFAFNM (Links to all activities)