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New Santa Fe Area Comes to Life this Spring


New Santa Fe Area Comes to Life this Spring

Santa FeSpring in Santa Fe promises to be green and lush after plentiful snowfall over the winter. Following the first flush of annual color will come the blooming of the Santa Fe Railyard,, an exciting development adjacent to the Santa Fe Southern rail line in the Guadalupe Street area.

The Guadalupe Historic District has been anchored for years by the refurbished railroad warehouses of the Sanbusco Market Center, Santuario de Guadalupe, the city's most contemporary museum SITE Santa Fe, and the many shops, galleries, and restaurants along and just off of Guadalupe. As the Santa Fe Railyard project takes shape in earnest this spring, a whole new dimension will be added to this already lively part of the city.

Highlights of the Railyard include 13 acres of open space including a performance area, plaza, and pedestrian promenade, live-work studio space, a new retail complex and theater center, and a permanent home for the popular Santa Fe Farmers Market,, scheduled for completion this spring. New restaurants, galleries, and stores have already moved into the Railyard area. The project will be a green development with water-wise landscaping and multiple water catchments for storing precipitation.

Santa FeIn addition, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express,, train will depart from the old Santa Fe train station, located in the Railyard, during multiple runs per day between Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and towns farther south. The train will connect Santa Fe with Sandoval County locations, various stops in Albuquerque including near the Albuquerque Airport, and the towns of Los Lunas and Belen. Service is expected to begin in late 2008.

Among other pending developments in Santa Fe is the opening of the new state-of-the-art Santa Fe Convention Center downtown this summer. The new facility will offer groups meeting in Santa Fe a highly flexible, modern venue as well as providing gallery space for local artists and be the new home of the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau. Visitors will find the bureau's outstanding information specialists and a new information center at the new building, located at the corner of Grant and Marcy, starting in late July.

Spring Calendar of Events

29 Nrityagram Dance Ensemble. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Lensic, 505-988-1234,

Santa Fe31 In the Mood, In the Mood Singers & Dancers, Santa Fe Concert Association, Lensic, 505-988-1234,

1 Black Grace, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Lensic. 505-988-1234,

6 Ski Santa Fe closes (tentative), 505-982-4429,

9 Quartet Supreme. Takács Quartet, Santa Fe Concert Association
Lensic, 505-988-1234,

12-14 Louder Than Words. Moving People Dance Theater
James A. Little Theater, 505-438-9180


16 Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute Movie Series: "Acequias del Norte". A documentary about the culture, history and lifeblood of Northern new Mexico's water resources. NM Film Museum, 505-983-7726,

17 The Mikado, Carl Rosa Company of London, Santa Fe Concert Association, Lensic, 505-988-1234,

Santa Fe18-20 the Global Green Indigenous Film Festival. The first festival of its kind featuring Native American film makers. 505-242-2175,

27 Music for the Royal Fireworks, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Lensic, 505-988-4640,

1 San Felipe Feast Day, San Felipe Pueblo, 505-867-3381

3-4 Carmina Burana, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Lensic, 983-1414, 800-480-4640,

3-4 Civil War Weekend, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 505-471-2261

8 Broadway Serenade, Marvin Hamlisch. Santa Fe Concert Association, Lensic, 505-988-1234,

17-18 Eldorado Art Studio Tour, 505-466-3256

18, 23d Annual Santa Fe Century. Santa Fe's biggest bike event and most popular group ride .

21 Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute Movie Series: "Silence of the Bees". A PBS NATURE program exploring why up to 80% of US honeybees have vanished. Panel presentation and discussion with local beekeepers afterwards. NM Film Museum, 505-983-7726,

6-15 Santa Fe Dance Festival, Moving People Dance Theater Lensic, 505-988-1234,

7-8 Spring Festival & Animal Fair, El Rancho de las Golondrinas 505-471-2261,

16 Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute Movie Series: "Ripe for Change". Fending off overdevelopment while embracing innovative visions of sustainability. Discussion with local chefs, farmers, and experts following the film. NM Film Museum, 505-983-7726,

13 Bernstein, Sondheim & Friends, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Lensic, 505-983-1414, 800-480-4640, http://www.lensic.com21-22 Plaza Arts & Crafts Festival, Challenge New Mexico, The Santa Fe Plaza, 505-988-7621

June 22-October 26, SITE Santa Fe Biennial featuring the work of 20 international contemporary artists displayed throughout Santa Fe. 505-989-1199,

25-28 Rodeo de Santa Fe, Rodeo grounds, 505- 471-4300,

Coming Up This Summer
Santa FeJune 27-Aug. 23, 52nd Santa Fe Opera Season: Verdi, Falstaff, New Production. Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro, New Production. Britten, Billy Budd. New Production. First Performance by The Santa Fe Opera. Handel, Radamisto. New Production. First Performance by The Santa Fe Opera. Saariaho, Adriana Mater. New Production based on The Paris Opera 2006 production, American Premiere. 986-5900, 800-280-4654,

Late June-early Sept. Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco – Spanish music and dance at its best. The Lodge at Santa Fe, 982-1237, 877-982-9198 (after June 15).

July 10-13, Art Santa Fe International Art Fair returns as an annual event with contemporary galleries and artists from all over Europe and North America. El Museo Cultural, 505-988-8883,,

July 12-13, Fifth Annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market featuring artists from around the world in the largest market of its kind. Milner Plaza at Museum Hill, 505-476-1200,

July 19-20, Santa FeEight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show presenting the work of local Pueblo artists from all 19 Pueblo tribes. Ohkay Owingeh (formerly San Juan Pueblo), 505-747-1593

July 20-August 25, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Artists from the world's stages performing four weeks of chamber music. 505-982-1890, 888-221-9836,

July 26-27, 57th Annual Spanish Market on the Santa Fe Plaza. Hundreds of artists presenting Spanish Colonial art. 505-982-2226,

August 15-17, 25th Annual Antique Ethnographic Art Show, presented by Whitehawk at El Museo Cultural, 505-992-8929,

August 23-24, Santa Fe Indian Market. 1,200 artists from 100 tribes in the largest
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