Singing Arrow Neighborhood Association (SANA)

  • Starbuck’s in Smith’s Grocery Parking Lot: Watch the building process and progress!  Completion hoped for by the end of the year.
  • New Fire Station on Central Planned: The City has purchased the land and is deveoping plans to build a new fire station #12 on Central Avenue, to the west of Sonic.
  • Singing Arrow Playground Renovation: The City’s landscape architect along with Councilor Renee Grout met with Singing Arrow neighbors to share plans for a shiny new Singing Arrow playground. Neighbors offered substantial comments with the hope that changes will be made to the plan and brought back to the community for its further consideration.  GroundworkStudio, the landscape architect, has responded that it is endeavoring to revise the plan to incorporate some of the comments discussed at the meeting.

There’s lots going on for you and your family - mostly FREE!  Get out and check these out!
  • July 20 (Saturday) 5-10pm, Route 66 Summerfest: kids play for FREE in Nob Hill for a full mile of festivities; featuring face painting, a 25’ climbing wall presented by the Parks and Recreation Dept, and giant inflatable games, plenty of fun for kids and adults alike; pay all day then head to the main stage for a performance by The Family Stone at 8pm. For more information, go to

  • July 24 (Wednesday) 5pm, Lara Manzanares performs: FREE, award-winning bilingual singer-songwriter of Northern New Mexican Heritage, for all ages, at the Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central Avenue NW,; pre-registration preferred; doors open at 4pm.

  • July 25 (Thursday) 10:30am, Pint-Sized Polkas with Mike Schneider: a FREE fun children and family event: at Lomas Tramway Library; the happiest music on Earth, plus magic and comedy promise a musical adventure the whole family will love; 291-6295;

  • July 25 (Thursday) 5-8pm, Public Town Hall for the community to voice how opioid settlement funds should be used, at the Manzana Mesa Multigenerational Center, with Commissioner Olivas.

  • July 26 (Friday) 10am-pm, Rock Climbing Wall: have a summer adventure on the 25-foot climbing wall at the Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 291-6260,

  • July 26 (Friday) 3pm, Dreamcatchers: ages 9-12 years; at Lomas Tramway Library; FREE but registration required; for complete event description, please visit

  • July 27 (Saturday) 10:30am, Explore Robots at Explora: for Community Building in the Community, at Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd NW, for ages 4 and up; request a spot today at: https//

  • August 6 (Tuesday) 6-8pm, National Night Out: sponsored by the Singing Arrow Neighborhood Association at the Singing Arrow Community Center; see the SANA August Update for details about this event. 

  • August 7 (Wednesday), APS First Day of School for Grades 1-12.

  • August 9 (Friday), APS First Day of School for pre-K and Kindergarten.

  • September 2, LABOR DAY.

  • September 5-15, New Mexico State Fair.

  • October 5-15, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

The Singing Arrow Neighborhood Association provides the above listing of meetings, activities and events for the benefit and convenience of our community, but does not sponsor nor specifically endorse them. We replicate listings from each relevant organization’s website or other public communications or advertisements.  You are encouraged to visit these organization’s websites or contact them directly for more information, or to confirm that an event is still scheduled as advertised.  We hope you will get out and check out some of these interesting events!!!

Have You Joined, or Renewed, Your SANA Membership for 2024?
If you live within our neighborhood, we hope you are a current 2024 member of the Singing Arrow Neighborhood Association (SANA), to become informed and hopefully involved in getting to know your neighbors and improving our neighborhood.  Only current SANA members will be entitled to vote for new Directors at our Annual Meetings, and to receive important neighborhood information via email.  It's FREE and EASY to join!
If you were a member in 2023, please renew your membership for 2024 by sending an email to: and request that your membership be renewed for 2024.
If you are not a current member, please consider joining SANA as soon as possible.  Send an email to, and we will email a membership form to you.
SANA membership benefits you and our neighborhood!  SANA offers opportunities for neighbors to:
  • get to know each other,
  • promote community welfare,
  • support local businesses, and
  • improve community appearance and quality of life.
Additionally, Albuquerque law requires that SANA be notified in writing by city government and developers concerning proposed housing or business developments, zoning changes, land use flood plain and other environmental / conservation issues that could impact our community.  SANA shares these proposals with our members and when possible, arranges for neighborhood meetings with proponents of such developments, to exchange information and to voice our support or opposition.  SANA's position may be taken into consideration when such proposals are considered for approval.
Please call us at 505/675-0479 or email us at if you have any questions.