Department of Cultural Affairs

Come Join the Fun at the 2021 Museum Hill Community Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2021

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Museum Hill Community Day is back, and you’re invited! The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is excited to announce that this year’s Community Day will take place on Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on beautiful Museum Hill located in Santa Fe.  

Bring your family, friends, or yourself to enjoy a variety of activities, music, and performances! Admission will be FREE to visitors at the following Museum Hill Partner Sites: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA), Museum of Spanish Colonial Art (MOSCA), Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG), and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian (WMAI). The International Folk Art Market (IFAM), another Museum Hill Partner, will also be on site.  

The Wonders on Wheels Mobile Museum (WOW) will also be showcasing “Música Buena - Celebrating Music in New Mexico.” The exhibit is curated by the Museum of International Folk Art.

Below is a list of events and activities at this year’s Community Day: 

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM  
Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions about native plants at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG) 

9:15 – 9:45 AM 
Docent-led tour of the Botanical Garden’s water harvesting and catchment system (SFBG) 

10:00 AM 
Acoma Sky City Buffalo Elk Dancers performs on Wheelwright Plaza (WMAI) 

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
Pick up a coloring page and sign up for a membership (IFAM) 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
Learn about the Botanical Garden’s role in the Xerces Society’s Santa Fe Pollinator Trail pilot program (SFBG) 

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
Artist demonstrations all day with Doug Nava (retablos); Cristina Hernandez Feldewert (tinwork), and Julia Gomez (colcha embroidery) (MOSCA) 

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
Explore Música Buena - Celebrating Music in New Mexico (WOW) 

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
Mas Chile Food Truck (WMAI) 

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM 
Docent-led tour of the new Piñon-Juniper Woodland (SFBG) 

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM 
Docent-led tour of the Botanical Garden’s water harvesting and catchment system (SFBG) 

11:00 AM 
Storytelling with Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia (Santa Ana Pueblo) (WMAI) 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
Join Kaitlin Haase of the Xerces Society for a Santa Fe Pollinator Trail plant walk (SFBG) 

12:00 PM 
Acoma Sky City Buffalo Elk Dancers performs on Wheelwright Plaza (WMAI) 

12:00 – 4:00 PM 
All-ages craft sessions, design and make your own beaded plate in the outdoor classroom (MOIFA) 

1:00 PM 
The Earth Turns: Autumnal Equinox Labyrinth Walk, join the Labyrinth Resource Group of Santa Fe for a walk on the Milner Plaza Labyrinth (MOIFA) 

1:00 PM 
Storytelling with Ehren Kee Natay (Diné/Kewa), a multimedia artist who specializes in music and percussion (MIAC) 

1:00 PM 
Storytelling with Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia (Santa Ana Pueblo) (WMAI) 

1:30 PM 
Nacha Mendez performs original and eclectic pan-Latin-style songs on Milner Plaza (MOIFA) 

1:30 – 3:00 PM 
Talk by nature photographer, botanist, and author George Oxford Miller, followed by a book signing, including his Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies (SFBG) 

3:00 PM 
Storytelling with Ehren Kee Natay (Diné/Kewa), a multimedia artist who specializes in music and percussion (MIAC) 

3:00 – 3:45 PM 
Docent-led tour of the new Piñon-Juniper Woodland (SFBG) 

3:30 PM 
Nacha Mendez performs original and eclectic pan-Latin-style songs on Milner Plaza (MOIFA) 

 

 

 


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