By: Shaya Rogers, Managing Editor
Inhabitants of Burque host film festival
Summertime is all about enjoying the outdoors and the Film and Food Festival created by Inhabitants of Burque wants to give Burquenos the chance to do just that, said creator and operator Leo York.
On Sunday, June 2 at Bataan Park from 3 to 10 p.m., members of the community can enjoy a free showing of the ‘80s cult classic film “Spaceballs,” he said.
“It is an event to give families and individuals a chance to enjoy a day in the park with movies, acro yoga, and any other activities people would like to do in the park,” York said.
The event was created to give people more options for things to do in the summer and anyone is welcome, he said.
“I want to make this a community event where people can enjoy a beautiful park, the outdoors, community bonding and time with their friends and loved ones,” he said.
A friend of York’s runs the Boiler Monkey food truck and came to him with the idea, he said.
“I agreed and I do the permits, sound, film, event organizing and promoting of the event,” he said.
The Supper food truck has also helped with organizing, he said, and the two food trucks will be there on the day of the event to sell food, he said.
The event creates an opportunity for members of the Albuquerque community to get to know one another, while enjoying spending the day outside, he said.
Although the movie starts at 5, attendees are encouraged to come around 3 if they want to participate in activities like yoga, hula hooping, juggling or anything else they may be interested in and to bring things to share, he said.
York plans on continuing the event throughout the summer as long as he can before the weather turns cold, he said.
“I hope to bring the community together and to make an awesome event for everyone to enjoy on the weekend,” he said.
Any businesses interested in sponsoring or getting involved with the event are encouraged to contact Inhabitants of Burque, he said.
“We are also taking sponsorships for businesses that would like to be involved and would like to promote their business to a large and diverse group of people from the city,” he said.
For more details visit facebook.com/ InhabitantsofBurque.
Film and Food Festival
When: Sunday, June 2 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: West of Carlisle on Lomas Bataan Park, ABQ
Film Showing: Spaceballs