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Santa Fe Community Orchestra Performances

December Santa Fe Travel events offer visitors easy opportunities to create memorable and affordable travel package. Free performances  by the Santa Fe Community Orchestra occur throughout the year, but this year we highlight the following two. Each season, Santa Fe Community Orchestra presents five free concerts of classical favorites, rarely heard repertoire, accessible  contemporary works and world premieres of compositions by New Mexico composers.  On December 2nd at 7:00 pm, the Santa Fe Community Orchestra proudly presents:

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Educate Your Ear
Erkki Melartin: Greatness in the Shadow of Sibelius

in James A. Little Theater
on New Mexico School for the Deaf Campus 

Enjoy the musical talents of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra as they explore the first movement of Erkki Melartin’s fabulous, rarely performed Symphony No. 5- premier in 1916!  Melartin wrote music rich in expression, romantic on the edge of modernism and full of lyrical melodies and rousing climaxes.   Oliver’s engaging, informative commentary with musical illustrations by Santa Fe Community Orchestra takes one inside the music and the life  and times of this wonderful, undiscovered Finnish composer- followed by a complete performance of the first movement.  Free Admission, Donations Appreciated

Educate Your Ear – it will change the way you hear!

Free Concert Series- Santa Fe Community Orchestra

Next, on our Santa Fe December Travel Event Calander the Santa Fe Community Orchestra Winter Concert on 4th at 2:30 pm:

Melartin: Symphony No. 5 (Sinfonia brevis), Op. 90

Márquez: Danzón No. 2

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Roberto Capocchi, guitar

in James A. Little Theater
on New Mexico School for the Deaf Campus 

Free Admission, Donations Appreciated

Yellow Skier

Ski Santa Fe opens Saturday, December 3rd

 
Snow falls have been delayed this season, but the enjoyment of incredibly beautiful fall days have been great- no complaints here! December is upon now and it’s time to wax your skiis because Ski Santa Fe opens officially December 2nd! Though all slopes will not be open many are: Midland, Easy Street, Pine Flats and the Chipmunk Corner Children’s Center have 20” of natural and manmade snow as of this writing.  The Super Chief Quad Chairlift, Easy Street Beginner Chairlift, Pine Flats Conveyor Lift, and Chipmunk Corner Conveyor lift will also be open. Other facilities including La Casa Lodge, La Casa Café, Ski Santa Fe Sports Shop, Ski & Snowboard Rental Shop, BAZ Coffee Bar and Totemoff’s Bar and Grill will be ready to accommodate skiiers and provide a great outdoor snow experience. Join the folks at the Snow Sports School and Chipmunk Corner Children’s Center for a ski or snowboard lesson and get everyone’s season started right! We look forward to seeing everyone on the mountain. Just a 16 mile drive from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn in downtown historic Santa Fe New Mexico- give us a call 1-800-4621-4599 for the BEST WINTER LODGING PACKAGE IN DOWNTOWN SANTA FE!

Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM every day of the week, for more information log on to www.skisantafe.com

 

Adult All Day  $62
Adult w/ Peak Plus Card  $37
Student  All Day  $53
Student w/Peak Plus Card  $28
Child All Day  $48
Child w/Peak Plus Card  $23
Senior All Day  $50
Senior w/Peak Plus Card  $25
Military All Day  $59
AM or PM ½ Day  $50
2 Day Adult  $124

*Prices are subject to change at any time as additional terrain opens.

 

Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn specializes in Santa Fe Travel for guests wanting an authentic historic New Mexico Lodging experience. Our property, located in prime downtown Santa Fe, embodies the architecture, culture and cuisine Santa Fe is famous for!  Create a one of a kind historic Northern New Mexico adventure vacation to Santa Fe by headquartering your lodging at Pueblo Bonito b&b inn. Voted “Guest Favorite” from over 2800 properties with in the US and Canada! There is no end to what we can do to make your Santa Fe visit an authentic historic New Mexico Travel adventure. Call us 1-800-461-4599 for reservations and best rates book direct!

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Santa Fe Holiday Events: New Years Eve Celebration on the Plaza

Santa Fe New Years Eve Special Event

New Year’s Eve Celebration on the Plaza!

WHEN: December 31st, 2016. 9:30pm – 12:15am.

WHERE: Just minutes walk to the Historic Santa Fe Plaza from Inn at Pueblo Bonito Santa Fe!

Imagine what a New Years Eve celebration on America’s oldest capital city- Santa Fe- could possibly be! As this unique and culturally diverse 400+ yr old southwestern destination stands on it’s own merits, especially when it comes to traditions, New Year’s eve has availed the opportunity to create a new modern tradition for historic Santa Fe visitors and locals alike! Santa Fe known for its art, culture, history, authentic traditions, is known also known as the City Different. True to it’s name, Santa Fe’s New Years eve celebration rings true! How many New Years eve festivities are family friendly? How many are specially set up to support and fund children? How many are alcohol free and uplifting? Come enjoy, participate and witness the newest in Santa Fe tradition by gathering up friends and family and ringing in New Year 2017 at the inaugural Santa Fe New Year’s Eve celebration.

Santa Fe Plaza Lights

Santa Fe Plaza Lights

Schedule of 2017 New Year Eve Celebration Activities:

9:30pm – Festivities begin with bonfires lining the Historic Santa Fe Plaza. Sip on a cup of hot chocolate (available for donation to benefit Santa Fe kids). Enjoy ethnic foods highlighted in food vendor trucks attending to feed the body while local music heroes like: Alex Maryol and Lumbre del Sol feed the soul and rev the festivities from the bandstand.

11:45pm – Mayor Javier Gonzales and city officials will address the crowd and begin the countdown to 2016.

Midnight – At the stroke of midnight, there’ll be a City Different New Year’s surprise to kick off the New Year in a family-friendly, uplifting fashion.

Late City Bus service will be provided until 12.30am. Remember to thank the driver!

(This is an alcohol-free event!)

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July Santa Fe Travel Events: Los Alamos Science Fest and Spy Tours

scienceLooking for a fun and interesting event July 13-16, 2016 while visiting Santa Fe and staying at Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn? Here’s a fun one: Los Alamos ScienceFest– Celebrating the secrets and the science of the Atomic Age! We cordially invite guests of Inn at Pueblo Bonito- Santa Fe to add this fun classified event to your party calendar! Spectators of all ages will enjoy interactive exhibits, storytelling and demonstrations putting themselves in the shoes of world-class scientists of Los Alamos New Mexico. We thought would be a unique and fun addition to your July Santa Fe Travel Plans! Science, History, Outdoor lovers delight- this event should be great and add a distinctive element to your New Mexico travel experience. View activities and event calendar for Los Alamos Science Festival HERE

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Atomic Age

Santa Fe Spy Tour – by Ellen Bradbury Reid: 

This special walking tour around the Santa Fe’s Plaza highlights most of the espionage that the KGB conducted during the Manhattan Project. This tour visits spots where secrets were passed and discuss Soviet involvement. Ellen Bradbury Reid moved to Los Alamos in the summer of 1944 when her father was hired by Norris Bradbury to work in the high explosives division. Ellen Wilder married John Bradbury and then eventually married Ed Reid. Her perspective is unique as she grew up in Los Alamos and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Maximum capacity is 15. Click here to register for Santa Fe Spy Tour. Tours given Friday, July 15; Saturday, July 16 at 1pm, $15 per person.

Book your room nights NOW at Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn in downtown Santa Fe for July 13-15 to enjoy the Los Alamos Science Festival. Walk to the best restaurants Northern New Mexico has to offer- just minutes from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast’s doorstep! Combine world class shopping, gallery viewing, historic site seeing, wine tasting and more with this fun and interesting Los Alamos ScienceFest experience! BOOK NOW 

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Santa Fe Wine Festival – Coming July 2, 3!

Santa Fe July 2 July 3 Travel Suggestion!

Northern New Mexico Winery tours suggested by Inn at Pueblo Bonito - Santa Fe.

Northern New Mexico Winery tours suggested by Inn at Pueblo Bonito – Santa Fe.

Making travel plans to Santa Fe New Mexico for the upcoming 4th of July weekend? Here’s a great addition for travelers who will never find a better way to sample delicious New Mexico wines and buy directly from the vintners! Enjoy festive food, music and arts & crafts as well as some of the best New Mexico wines available.  Santa Fe Wine Festival kicks off July 2 and 3 and runs from 12 noon to 6 pm each day. Admission is $13 for adults and includes a festival souvenir wine glass! (Kids under 12 are free)  Santa Fe Wine Festival is being held at the living museum at El Rancho los Golondrinas . El Rancho los Golondrinas is a short drive south of downtown Santa Fe off I-25 in the village of La Cienega (a 15 minute drive). El Rancho los Golondrinas is known for the summer festivals they host which provide visitors a glimpse into living history. We at Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn highly recommend considering adding the Santa Fe Wine festival to your  visiting to do list for this July 2 or July 3 travel. All participants must present a valid ID to sample or buy wine (no exceptions).  Glass sales and tasting will end at 5:30 pm sharp with bottle sales ending at 6:00 pm. If you must, a Regional Transit Bus can be accessed by guests of Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn at several downtown locations (walkable to/from the inn). If you’re looking to follow our suggestions, we would invite you to  start your Saturday July 2 out by  visiting the Farmers Market (always a fun Saturday Santa Fe to do), then hit Tent Rocks (in the same general area of El Rancho los Golondrinas), then stop by the Santa Fe Wine Festival to finish off a spectacular day of Santa Fe day tripping and adventure!

Enchantingly Santa Fe! Pueblo Bonito Inn- New Mexico

Enchantingly Santa Fe! Pueblo Bonito Inn- New Mexico

You’ll need to come back home to Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn after this exciting day of Santa Fe area touring to relax. Just park your car in our prime downtown location (no hassles here- we’ve got a free parking spot for all paying guests!) and kick your shoes off for a short respite in our quiet, cool courtyard before walking the quaint historic streets of downtown Santa Fe for a delicious dinner at one of Santa Fe’s best restaurants!

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Santa Fe Summer Spanish Market Activities and Lodging Specials

JULY SANTA FE TRAVEL TIPS: SPANISH MARKET- A MUST DO!

…Traditional Spanish Market – Summer

WHEN: July 30th & 31st, 2016: 8am – 5pm.

WHERE: Santa Fe Plaza area.

Hours and Admission: 8 am- 5 pm: Free!!

The oldest, largest juried Spanish Market in the United States is celebrating with festivals, music, cultural events, food, stories and traditional historic lodging centered in and around Santa Fe’s historic Plaza- July 2016!

Website: http://spanishcolonial.org/spanish-summer-market-santa-fe/

July Spanish Market in al Santa Fe New Mexico

July Spanish Market in al Santa Fe New Mexico

July brings up to 70,000 people (locals, visitors, collectors and enthusiasts) flocking to Santa Fe to experience this traditional Santa Fe Spanish Market event- you don’t want to miss! Hundreds of artists show works which is now known world-wide as the largest juried Spanish Market in the United States! The Spanish Colonial Arts Society proudly announces its 65th Annual Traditional Spanish Market on the historic Santa Fe Plaza on July 30-31, 2016. We humbly invite you to join us at Santa Fe’s Inn at Pueblo Bonito –Santa Fe to experience this wonderful and exciting summer Santa Fe Market event.  The first market took place near the Santa Fe Plaza in 1926. Today our market features authentic artistic traditions which can be traced directly back over 400 years with skilled artists and craftspeople creating breathtaking expressions of living traditions with their art as their only source of income. Styles and quality are differ and are far more exacting in terms of traditional accuracy and finish than tourist pieces sold elsewhere in the USA. Market artists submit pieces and are then juried into the Market with youth mentored by current Market artists in specific categories.

250 Spanish Colonial Artists (approximately) from New Mexico and Southern Colorado take part in this enchanting event. Santa Fe’s downtown plaza is filled with exponents of woodcarving, tinwork, colcha, hide painting, retablos, straw appliqué, furniture and furnishings, weaving, jewelry, filigree, pottery and ironwork. But that’s not all!

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Pueblo Bonito Inn- Santa Fe your SFO lodging.

In addition, ¡Viva La Cultura! is a week long immersive experience of Santa Fe’s history, culture and modern daily life! Lecture series, tours, music, culinary events, movies and more are coordinated through cooperative activities with several Santa Fe organizations brining to life the Spanish Market, July 30-31, 2016. Music and performances are on Market stage throughout the weekend, a food court of local flavors and authentic, traditional lodging are provided to limited guests of the one and only Inn at Pueblo Bonito- Santa Fe! Artist demonstrations, interactive art projects, books on Hispanic culture and a special Market Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi are elements of Santa Fe’s Spanish Market you don’t want to miss! Walk to all of these special events and soak in the full experience of this 65 yr old traditional Spanish Market from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn, while feasting on traditional Spanish breakfast items like red chile pork tamales and green chile chicken stew! Give us a call (1-800-461-4599) to make your end of July reservations while availability lasts at Santa Fe’s only 156 yr old historic authentic adobe pueblo-style b&b! Free parking. Easy walk to Market, activities, restaurants, museums, shopping and more!  BOOK NOW ONLINE

Voted "Guest Favorite b&b"- 2015

Voted “Guest Favorite b&b”- 2015

1-800-461-4599. www.pueblobonitoinn.com

Don’t just Stay in Historic New Mexico – Experience it a Inn at Pueblo Bonito- Santa Fe! Check out our reviews here BOOK NOW ONLINE

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Santa Fe International Folk Art Market 2016 Information

International Folk Art MarketInternational Folk Art Market Visitor Information:

2016 Santa Fe Folk Art Market will soon be here! Santa Fe travelers don’t miss out on any of it‘s offerings! Hard to describe but we’ll try: Santa Fe Folk Art Market is “Unique”, “Innovative”, “Interesting”, “Intriguing”, “Whimsical” and so much more. Honestly words do not pay the whole Folk Art market experience justice! Santa Fe Folk Art Market is simply an annual New Mexico Event visitors must experience first hand. Inn at Pueblo Bonito- Santa Fe hosts guests from all over the US and World each year who come to this one-of-a-kind event- the largest Folk Art Market in the World! Santa Fe New Mexico travelers converge July 9,10,11,12 celebrating diverse cultures, traditions, faiths, dress and foods! So don’t miss out- here some visitor information we hope you‘ll find helpful:

Where to Stay:  Inn at Pueblo Bonito – Santa Fe! Voted “Guest Favorite” Santa Fe b&b three years in a row! Most convenient for Folk Art Market Attendees as it’s 3 minute stroll to P.E.R.A pick up/drop free shuttle location to all Market events! Due to popularity, limited rooms and affordablity Folk Art Market visitors should call now! Direct Bookings only at this historic adobe pueblo-style Santa Fe b&b, quietly nestled in “prime” downtown location! 1-800-461-4599 See Summer Specials: HERE!

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Santa Fe Folk Art Market Schedule 2016:

Friday July 10: 6:30 – 9 PM: Market Opening Party – Gathering under the stars!

Tickets $225 ($125 tax deductible). Shop, dance, listen to international music, enjoy international food and drink tasting. Inn at Pueblo Bonito guests will walk to free shuttle service to Museum Hill (location of Market event). Shuttles run from 6 to 9:15pm TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE for Market Opening Party- no ticket sales at the gate.

Saturday July 11: International Folk Art Market Santa Fe

Early Bird Market 7:30 am to 9am Be early and meet the artists first hand without the crowd! Tickets: $75- include all day Saturday Market!
Regular Market 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Adult $15 if purchased before June 1; $20.00 after; youth 16 and under are free! Ticket includes: entrance to the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden on Museum Hill. Explore the market, international foods, entertainment.

Comanche Mask for Carnival and Day of the Dead Dances Huastec People San Luis Potosí, Mexico 1997 International Folk Art Foundation

Comanche Mask for Carnival and
Day of the Dead Dances
Huastec People
San Luis Potosí, Mexico
1997
International Folk Art Foundation

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE– no ticket sales at the gate.

Sunday July 12: Folk Art Market- Family Day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adult tickets $10.00 before June 1; $15 after June 1; Youth 16 and under are free! Ticket price includes admission to Museum of International Folk Art and Santa Fe Botanical Garden on Museum Hill and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture! Inn at Pueblo Bonito guests can easily walk to Shuttle pick up/drop off which will run from 8 am to 5:15 pm. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE– no ticket sales at the gate.

For information on Santa Fe International Folk Art Market- visit International Folk Art Museum’s website at: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/eventsedu/jul.html

Where to Eat: Walk to Santa Fe finest restuarants from the P.E.R.A shuttle drop off location or Inn at Pueblo Bonito! Here are a few excellent choices to consider: Restaurant Martin; Pink Adobe; El Farol; Geronimos; La Casa Sena; Tomasitas; The Thunderbird on the plaza; La Boca; El Meson; Pranzo’s Italian Grill; Saveur Bistro; and so many more! Don’t forget the cafe at Museum Hill- try thier desserts and herbal teas!

Historic Adobe- Pueblo Bonito b&b inn-Santa Fe.

Historic Adobe- Pueblo Bonito b&b inn-Santa Fe.

Blog Compliments of: Pueblo Bonito b&b inn Santa Fe, NM

2015 Folk Art Market Information from International Folk Art Market website.

 

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May 2016 Historic New Mexico Trip Planning Suggestions

1860 Adobe Horno (Native American Bread oven) - Inn at Pueblo Bonito- Santa Fe

1860 Adobe Horno (Native American Bread oven) – Inn at Pueblo Bonito- Santa Fe

Santa Fe Things To Do

Exciting exhibits and activities exist for May 2016 Historic New Mexico Trip Planning. Not only is May a beautiful month to visit New Mexico, but the New Mexico History Museum just a short 5 minute stroll from Inn at Pueblo Bonito- Santa Fe, NM offers rich Southwestern History and insights into yesteryear for our valued Santa Fe visitors.

Summer hours/Special Events begin May 1st at New Mexico History Museum: A brief overview 

  • Open all seven days -10 am to 5 pm.
  • Every Friday Evening thru October is free from 5-8 pm!
  • “Families Make History” workshops held every third Sunday of each month!
  • Monday–Saturday (through October 15): Historical Downtown Walking Tours!
  • Two major exhibit openings! (See below)

May 2016 at New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe:

Sunday, May 1: Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico.  New Exhibit Opening! 1-4:00 pm. Cars exhibited in lobby and exhibition hall with a souvenir photo booth for visitors. Video loop screening of movie South American Cho Lo showing. 2 pm history lecture the nationally renowned Lowrider Magazine given by former editor, Ray John.

Friday, May 6: “Citizen Min in New Mexico” 6:00 pm. The first Free Friday Evening event! Highlighting Japanese American civil-rights successes.  A special presentation given by Holly Yasui, daughter of Minoru (Min) Yasui who was a Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. Yasui’s activism started in World War II during the internment camps era.

The New Mexico History Museum- Santa Fe, NM

New Mexico History Museum

Wednesday, May 11, noon: Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture –New Mexico historian and author Stephen Zimmer of Cimarron, NM presents “Kit Carson and Lucien Maxwell, Compadres.” Free in the Meem Community Room. Seating is limited.

Sunday, May 15: Families Make History May workshop. From 1:30-3:30 pm make a kite! New Mexico springtime brings winds great for flying. The whole family can enjoy learning to make a kite. Workshop Free with admission. Children 16 and under free daily!

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Sunday, May 22: Lowrider Day on the Plaza– 10 am- 5:00 pm. What to expect? Mayor Javier Gonzales proclaims today as the official Lowrider Day of Santa Fe!  Celebrations include a car procession followed by a show on the plaza,  music, hopper demonstration and an awards presentation!

Sunday, May 22: Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities – Exhibit Opening! Be among the first to see this ground-breaking exhibition as a major institution tells the comprehensive story of Spanish Jewry’s 1492 diaspora and how it led to a tenuous foothold in North America.

Thursday, May 26: Palace Guard field trip– 12-4:00 pm. Have lunch with Daniel Kosharek (Photo Curator) and visit the private shop of mechanic and collector Sonnie Jaramillo. See examples of lowrider and custom-car work in action! Not a Palace Guard member? To join, call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100. Cost: $25. Call Alex Hesbrook for reservation details: (505) 982-7799 ext. 4.

Palace of Goverors- US National Treasure!

Palace of Goverors- US National Treasure!

Historical Downtown Walking Tours-Learn the history of Santa Fe, New Mexico via a museum-trained guide! BEST HISTORIC SANTA FE WALKING TOUR (recommended by Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn).  Tours begin at the Palace of the Governor Courtyard’s Blue Gate (south of History Museum) at 10:15 am- Sunday thru Fridays. Make your historic Santa Fe travel experience come alive and RESERVE YOUR ROOM at “Pueblo Bonito b&b inn” in  downtown Santa Fe! Voted “Guest Favorite” 3 years in a row, this popular adobe B&B features traditional historic adobe architecture dating to 1860- one of Santa Fe Travelers best value for true historic adobe lodging!

The New Mexico History Museum is part of a campus which includes the Palace of the Governors, a National Treasure and the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States; the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library; the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives; the Press at the Palace of the Governors; and the Native American Artisans Program. A division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, its exhibitions and programs are supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. A definite “Must See” when planning a historic southwest Santa Fe travel trip.

Compliments of Inn at Pueblo Bonito- Santa Fe, NM. 1-800-461-4599

 

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New Mexico Pueblo Feast Day Dances

Native American Dances at New Mexico Pueblos

Native American dance at Santa Fe Plaza

Native American dances at Santa Fe Plaza

Though traditional Feast Day dances on New Mexico Pueblos are abundant throughout the year, here are just a few listings to illustrate the rich heritage, tradition and importance Native American Dances have within modern Pueblo life. Easter is a time of celebration and worship for the Native American Pueblo people as it is with Anglo and Spanish Christian New Mexicans.


PUEBLO DANCES Easter Weekend

SUNDAY – March 27, 2016
(ALL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT To change)

NAMBE:
BOW AND ARROW DANCE
10AM OR SO TO EARLY AFTERNOON

Carne Adovada - a New Mexican Pueblo Feast Day favorite!

Carne Adovada – a New Mexican Pueblo Feast Day favorite!

OHKAY OWINGEH (SAN JUAN):
BUFFALO DANCE
10AM
OR SO FOR MOST OF THE DAY

SAN ILDEFONSO:
MEN’S DANCES
BEGINS AT 9AM

SANTA CLARA:
RAIN DANCE
ALL DAY

COCHITI
DANCING EASTER AND MON.
MAR. 27 AND 28
AROUND
11AM 2/3PM

Traditional Tamales - a welcomed meal in New Mexico culture.

Traditional Tamales – a welcomed meal in New Mexico culture.

SANTA DOMINGO
NOW KEWA
DANCING EASTER AND
MAR. 27/28/29/30
MON./TUES./ WED. ,
FROM 10AM -3 OR SO

Santo Domingo Pueblo Church

Santo Domingo Pueblo Church

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Santa Fe July Festival Event to Enhance your New Mexico Adventure Travel Plans!

2016 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival July Travel Event

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival July Travel Event

Santa Fe July Festival events are certain to make for memorable New Mexico Adventure travels! The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is one of those July Santa Fe Summer Festivals you don’t want to miss! Since it’s 1972 founding, guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated artistic excellence and innovation, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become a preeminent music festival- known around the music world. Santa Fe’s unique location provides a setting nestled amid the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains which has been a valuable contribution to the success of this Music Festival.

We are excited for 2016 Season of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival to begin. Welcoming extraordinary artists like Orion Weiss (pianist) provides Santa Fe travelers the opportunity to create memorable travel experiences when visiting New  Mexico. Orion makes his debut with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival July 2016! We highly recommend adding of one of these certain to be popular concerts to your July visit with us at Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn:

  • Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21: Dvo?ák Piano Trio No. 3 (with Kyoko Takezawa, violin and Keith Robinson, cello)
  • Thursday, July 21—Piano Recital: Program to be announced
  • Sunday, July 24 and Monday, July 25: Night sky- featuring the young pianist Orion Weiss.

Curious about our July 2016 Featured Artist of Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival?

Well, here’s a little bit about the young pianist phenomena:

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 2016 Orion Weiss

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 2016 Orion Weiss

Orion Weiss- One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians already has an impressive list of awards such as: the Gilmore Young Artist Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Gina Bachauer Scholarship at the Juilliard School. Orion has performed with major American orchestras Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. Impressive scheduled stops on his 2016 world tour include: the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Pacifica Quartet with Cho-Liang Lin and the New Oxford String Quartet.

To explore more into this fabulous opportunity, please visit the SantaFe Chamber Music Festival  and don’t hesitate to make your Santa Fe Travel plans NOW! Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn is located in a prime downtown Santa Fe location- offering the convenience of free parking and walking to the July Music Festival! 1-800-461-4599 or www.pueblobonitoinn.com

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NATIVE AMERICAN FETISH & SYMBOLISM in Distinctively New Mexico Artwork

Native American Fetish Carving

Symbols: Mountain, Rain, Cloud, Lightening, Circle of Life on “Chard” by Marilyn Ray Acoma

Fetish carvings and Native American symbolism found frequently on crafts items like pottery, jewelry, bead or leather work, paintings, carvings, etc are part of an ancient culture and religion which is extremely complex. Zuni fetishes, known to the Shiwi people as wemawe, are small stone animal carvings made by talented artisans of the Zuni Pueblo. Due to the remote location in Northwest New Mexico, the Zuni people have been able to retain a great deal of their culture and religion despite being among the most studied Native American people by anthropologists, past and present. It is my experience that though Native American culture and tradition can differ between tribes/sects, there are many agreed to meanings of the symbols found throughout the craft works, etc. Inn at Pueblo Bonito features several Native American Artisans from local NM Pueblos- two of which are Marilyn Ray (Acoma) and Vera Tenorio (Santo Domingo). Well known and respected artisans within their Pueblo cultures- each proudly carry on ancestral traditions of craftsmanship and storytelling. The following should provide some insight as to meanings of Native American symbols, Native American fetishes, and materials used in their artwork.

Acoma Pueblo artist Marilyn Ray- featured in Pueblo Bonito gift gallery.

Acoma Pueblo artist Marilyn Ray- featured in Pueblo Bonito gift gallery.

Native American Symbolism Guide

Bears: symbolizes physical strength, leadership and is known as the “first helper”.

Bear Paws: are a symbol representing inner strength.

Feathers: symbols of prayers, marks of honor or sources of ideas. They represent a Creative Force.

Kokopelli: a common fertility symbol thought to bring fertility to women drawn to his flute playing. He also represents the spirit of music.

Eagle: Master of sky; carrier of prayers. Admired for bravery and special connections to the creator.

Buffalo: Spiritual protector bringing nourishment to body & soul. A White Buffalo symbolizes peace.

Dream Catcher: It is believed the web tangles bad dreams & prevents them from passing through. Good dreams slip through the center. Each morning sunlight purifies the web of bad dreams.

Arrowhead: Represents the hunter and symbolizes the adventurer within each of us.

Zuni Bear: The Guardian of the Earth. A heart-line arrow going from head to heart symbolizes a warrior’s heart is strong like the bear’s.

Vera Tenorio (Santo Domingo) Jewelry Artist

Vera Tenorio (Santo Domingo) Jewelry Artist

Native American Stone Meanings

CORAL: is known to be very soothing and very protective. It is of an organic origin, being the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.

TURQUOISE: It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.

RUBY: A gemstone, ruby is thought to speed the healing of body, mind and spirit. It is believed to aid in psychic development while it energizes. It’s a good stone for just about everyone.

LAPIS: Lapis is the perfect stone for wisdom and fortitude. It is also believed to be an excellent stone for decision makers. It helps increase psychic ability.

OPAL: Most people know Opal for it’s distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word “Oplus” meaning precious stone. Opal is October’s birthstone. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens one’s psychic and mystical qualities.

Native American Stone Jewelry

Vera Tenorio originals: Turquoise; coral; silver; lapis; onyx, shell

ONYX: It is a semi-precious gemstone, and it is a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. Onyx is also known to be a calming stone. Native Americans believe it collects negative energy from you while wearing it.

MALACHITE: It is famous for its radial banding and deep green color. Popular today for use in Southwestern Indian jewelry, malachite was also popular in the past with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. It was worn as a good luck charm to keep away danger and illness. It is believed to balance and stabilize ones emotions.

TIGER”S EYE: Also called Tigers eye or Tiger eye is a chatoyant gemstone. Tiger Eye stone contains a golden yellow reflection on a brown ground color. The most important source of tiger eye is South Africa, but it is also found in California. Native American Indians believe it conveys courage and protection.

PEARLS: Pearls are known to stabilize and balance emotions. They are believed to help your body in using calcium better. For Native Americans pearls are full of purity and integrity.

RHODOCHROSITE: A mineral mined in the U.S., rhodochrosite is known to strengthen self- identity; helps heal deep emotional trauma and balances with a loving vibration. JET: It is an organic gemstone which was highly popular during the reign of Queen Victoria. It has been traditionally fashioned into rosaries for monks. In the U.S. long necklaces of jet beads were very popular during the 1920s, or Roaring Twenties, when women and young flappers would wear multiple strands of jet beads stretching from the neckline to the waistline. Today it is used to beautify Native American Indian jewelry.

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