There will be something for everyone at the second annual International District Health Fair Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Central Ave. and Texas St. SE. The event is free and open to the public.
“Celebrating Our Community, Celebrating Our Health” will span a full square block in the heart of Albuquerque’s International District, offering health and dental screenings, kids’ activities, wellness workshops, community health resources, nutrition education, regional cooking, dancing and other entertainment – even voter registration. Ground beef and bean tostadas, and calabacitas will be served to the first 2,000 in line, along with plenty of water, free fruit and vegetables and healthy snacks.
"This year we have information booths showcasing services for better health and living, community assistance, food coops, community arts and activities programs, legal access programs, and so much more,” says health fair organizer Roberto Martinez, who provides community support for UNM Hospitals' Southeast Heights Clinic. “We also have a rock climbing wall, Bike ABQ, the ABQ Biopark, Explora, a Teddy Bear Hospital, a dunk tank and more for kids – and cooking, dancing and singing for all ages.”
Albuquerque’s International District is home to Asian, African and Central American communities. The International District Health Fair is hosted by the UNM Southeast Heights Clinic, the Albuquerque Indian Center, and Ed Romero Terrace Apartments. Event sponsors include UnitedHealthcare, UNM Hospitals, City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.