May 2017

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe – May 2017


May 3, 9, 13, 20

Sustainable Santa Fe Community Conversations

Help SF become a thriving green city and leader in caring for our environment, economy and each other. Learn about the ongoing development of SF’s 25-year Sustainability Plan. Share your ideas and creative solutions. 5/3 and 5/9, 5:30–7:30 pm. Intro by Mayor Javier Gonzales. 5/3: Genoveva Chávez Center, 3221 Rodeo Rd; 5/9: Hotel SF, 1501 Paseo de Peralta; May 13, 1–3 pm: Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr; May 20, 2–4 pm: Chainbreaker, 1515 5th St. Food, refreshments, childcare, bilingual services provided.


May 5, 4:30–6:30

Climate and Social Justice Poster Contest

SF Community College

High School winners announced. Tour Trades & Technologies Dept. including new Science on a Sphere®, meet faculty members. 505.428.1467,


May 5–14

Upstart Crows

SF Performing Arts

1050 Old Pecos Tr.

Four casts of actors ages 10–18 stage Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. 7 pm Fri.–Sat., 1 pm Sat., 2 pm Sun. $10. 505.466.3533,


May 6, 7–10:30 am

Make the Plaza Beautiful

Volunteer teams meet at the bandstand for team assignments. Breakfast and refreshments. 505.699.2687,


May 6, 10 am–3 pm

Folk Art Flea

Museum of Intl. Folk Art

706 Cam. Lejo

Treasures from all over the world. 505.476.1200


May 6, 10 am–7 pm

IAIA Spring Powwow

IAIA Campus, 83 Avan Nu Po Rd.

Contest powwow gourd dancing and drum contest. 11 am grand entry. Food, arts & crafts vendors. Free. 505.424.2339,


May 6, 10 am–12 pm

Xeric Landscape & Water Conservation

Railyard Park Community Rm.

Free workshop. Learn techniques to use at home to maximize catchment and minimize waste. Presented by Jeremiah Kidd. RSVP: 505.316.3596,


May 7, 12–2 pm

Heritage Vegetable Gardening

Jannine’s Micro-farm

56 Coyote Crossing

Learn which warm-season heirloom varieties grow here and how to prepare for planting. $5.


May 10 Application Deadline

Dry-land Permaculture
Design Course

Intensive hands-on natural living experience on a 1.5-acre permaculture homestead. May 22–June 4. Guest speakers: Katrina Blair, Tyler VanGemert, Joel Glanzberg. 575.613.6158,


May 13, 9 am

SF River Education Day

Intersection of W. Santa Fe River Road. and Calle Don José

Join the Rainwater Resource Partnership and the SF River Commission to learn about the recently installed structures in the river and participate in a hands-on workshop installing spreader dams.


May 13, 9:30 am–12 pm

SF Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Higher Ed. Center

1950 Siringo Rd., Rm. 135

Working for climate change solutions that bridge the partisan divide.


May 13, 10 am–9 pm

City of SF Community Day

Santa Fe Plaza

Annual Día de la Gente. 10 am–3 pm: Community and government organizations’ information tables. 10 am–9 pm: Live local performances. Free. 505.955.2146,


May 13–14

Spring Open House

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary

 3749-A Hwy. 14

Visit the animals. Eldercare and hospice for dogs, horses and poultry. Educational talks and demos. 20 miles south of SF. 505.471.5366,


May 14 Opening, 10 am–5 pm

Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest

NM History Museum, SF Plaza

Exhibit spans the 1960s and, ’70s. Archival footage, oral histories, photography, ephemera and artifacts. Curated by Jack Loeffler and Meredith Davidson. Keynote lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder at the Lensic at 5 pm. Exhibition runs through Feb. 11, 2018.


May 17, 5–8 pm

Farms, Films, Food

CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Tr.

A Santa Fe Celebration. Food trucks, demos, speakers, gallery tours, screening of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food and The True Cost. Free.


May 20, 12 pm

March Against Monsanto

Meet at SF Farmers’ Market

Worldwide Protest. A nonviolent march to the Plaza to raise public awareness of corporate farming and business practices and to advocate banning genetically engineered (GE) seeds and foods.


May 31, 2 pm

Energy Storage Hearing

PRC, 1120 Paseo de Peralta, 4th Fl.

Public workshop/hearing to consider amending rules to require NM electric utilities to add energy storage resources to their portfolios. Commission Vice-Chair Cynthia Hall will preside. 505.827.4446,


June 4–6

Next Generation Water Summit/Green Expo

SF Convention Center

Learn about new tools and models for building to become radically more water-efficient. An event for policymakers, building designers, builders, water conservation professionals, water system designers, landscape designers, etc. Hosted by the City of SF, SF Green Chamber, Green Builder Coalition, SF Area Homebuilders Association.


Sundays, 10 am-4 pm

Railyard Artisan Market

Farmers’ Market Pavilion

1607 Paseo de Peralta

Local artists, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, live music. 505.983.4098,,


Sundays, 11 am

Journey Santa Fe Conversations

Collected Works Books

202 Galisteo St.

May Water and Watersheds in NM series. 5/7: Law professor/author Em Hall on Water Tales from the St. Augustine Plains; 5/14: Science Journalist/author John Fleck on An Exploration of Solutions to the Colorado River Basin’s water problems; 5/21: SF County Sustainability Manager Claudia Borchert on Greening the Place We Call Home; 5/28: Acequia Madre and SF River Commissioner Phil Bové on A Brief History of Acequias in Santa Fe. Hosts: Alan Webber and Bill Dupuy. Free.


Weds. through June 7, 5:30–8 pm

Climate Masters

The Commons, 2300 W. Alameda St.

Curriculum focused on climate change and the interrelated connections of water, soil, consumption/waste, forest management, transportation, architecture and how we can live more sustainably. Field trips and weekly expert guest speakers. $25. 505.820.1696,


Sat., 7 am-1 pm

SF Farmers’ Market

1607 Paseo de Peralta (& Guadalupe)

Northern NM farmers & ranchers offer fresh greenhouse tomatoes, greens, root veggies, cheese, teas, herbs, spices, honey, baked goods, body care products and much more.


Sat., 8 am–3 pm; Sun., 9 am–4 pm

Winter Market

El Museo Cultural

555 Cam. de la Familia

Art, antiques, folk and tribal art, books, jewelry, beads, glass, rugs, vintage clothing, etc. 505.250.8969


Sat., 8 am–4 pm

Randall Davey Audubon Center

1800 Upper Canyon Rd.

Striking landscapes and wildlife. Bird walks, hikes, tours of the Randall Davey home. 505.983.4609,


Santa Fe Recycling

Reduce, reuse and recycle. City residential curbside customers can recycle at no additional cost and drop by 1142 Siler Road, Building A to pick up free recycling bins. For more information, visit or call 505.955.2200 (city), 505.992.3010 (county), 505.424.1850 (SF Solid Waste Management Agency).


Sustainable Growth Management Plan for SF County

Hard copies $70, CDs $2. Contact Melissa Holmes, 505.995.2717 or The SGMP is also available on the county website: and can be reviewed at SF Public libraries and the County Administrative Building, 102 Grant Ave.



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