Join PEEC noon to 6 p.m., Sunday at the Fall Apple Harvest Festival at Los Luceros Historic Site. Courtesy/PEEC
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center at Los Luceros Historic Site this Sunday, Sept. 16 for a Fall Apple Harvest Festival.
PEEC’s educator Denise Matthews will be at the festival with a variety of apple-themed activities for kids to enjoy. Families also can bring bags to pick apples from the orchard, enjoy food trucks and live music, watch dance performances and much more. The property will be open noon to 6 p.m. and the festival is free to attend.
At PEEC’s booth, families can enjoy activities like stamping with apples, bobbing for apples and an apple engineering challenge. Visitors can also enjoy a Farmer’s Market, docent-led tours of Los Luceros, a sheep shearing demonstration, cider making and tasting and food from Tru BBQ 4 U and Lil Susi’s New Mexico Food Truck.
Throughout the day, there will be live music and dance performances:
- 1 p.m. — Hoop Dancers from Moving Arts Española
- 1:30 p.m. — Folkloric Troop from Moving Arts Española
- 2 p.m. — Irene Adams Music
- 3 p.m. — Break Dancers from Ohkay Tribe
- 4 p.m. — Johnny Sanchez y Puro Norte
PEEC partnered with the Amigos de Los Luceros and New Mexico Historic Sites starting in April to host a monthly event at Los Luceros. The Apple Harvest Festival is the final event in this series for 2018. Los Luceros is north of Española off N.M. 68.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.