Another Tuesday is here and it’s time for Tidbits. It’s a great time to be enjoying what Santa Fe and northern New Mexico have to offer in the great outdoors. The weather is great and there are so many great things lot to do. Check through our posts on Santa Fe Travelers to discover some of the area’s natural bounty and historic and other sites worth a visit.
Celebrate the earth:
Earth Day, falling April 22nd each year, is 31 years old. There’s an early celebration planned for Santa Fe’s Railyard Park on Saturday April 16th. Picnic for the Planet, sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, begins at 10am.
There’s also a day of community service and celebration at the Nancy Rodriguez Community Center on Caja del Oro Grant Road (Lopez Lane). It begins at 9:30am.
And while we’re on the great outdoors, El Rancho de las Golindrinas is open for the season. This living history village depicts life in New Mexico during the 18th and 19th centuries. In April, May and October they are open Monday through Friday for docent guided tours; reservations are required. From June through September, they are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Summer brings special weekend events and festivals. We’ve enjoyed the ones we’ve attended. Saturdays and Sundays the buildings are open and docents, in period dress, talk about what life at this remote hacienda was like centuries ago. They also demonstrate period life-skills such as baking and weaving.
Museum show opening:
Sunday, April 18th from 1 to 4pm, Folk Art of the Andes, a new exhibit, opens at the Museum of International Folk Art. It runs through October 7, 2012. On opening day, there will be Andean music and dance performances, a make you own retablo workshop and a gourd-making demonstration. The Woman’s Board of the Museum Of New Mexico will serve refreshments between 2 and 4pm.
Santa Fe’s Ironweed Productions presents David Mamet’s American Buffalo, at the El Museo Cultural, Thursday, April 14th.through Sunday, May 1st. The Obie Award-winning play, set in a Chicago junk shop is the tragic-comic story of three men trying to pull off the perfect heist and make their “American dreams” come true. There are evening performances ($15) Thursday through Saturdays and matinees ($10) on Sundays. They offer reduced-price tickets ($10) to students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. For tickets call 505-660-2379 or email
Friday April 15th: Santa Fe Concert Association presents the last concert of the season, a Shubert program, at St. Francis Auditorium. Get tickets at Tickets Santa Fe or call 505-984-8759.
Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st: Santa Fe Pro Musica presents Lenny & Friends, the music of Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copeland. Both performances (Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon) are at St. Francis Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the Lensic box office or at Tickets Santa Fe.
May 1st: Chick Corea and Gary Burton at the Lensic. Tickets can be purchased at the Lensic box office or at Tickets Santa Fe.
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Authors’ note: As a former hotel concierges and owners of a travel concierge and trip-planning business in Santa Fe, the writers may have been guests of business or services mentioned in posts on this site. While these experiences have not influenced us in any way, this information is provided in the spirit of full disclosure.