Category Archives: Events

El Farol Tapas Dinner

We couldn’t let a year go by without tapas and pintxos! Join us at El Farol in Santa Fe for good food and fun.

$25 per person (includes four tapas and dessert, but not beverages)

Space is limited!  To reserve your space, send a check made out to NMEE to:
Sherry Morrison
4313 Lone Raven Ln
Santa Fe, NM 8750

Contact: Sherry Morrison 505.474.3254 /

New Mexico History Museum Procession

Join us in a celebration of New Mexico’s newest museum!

New Mexico Euskal Etxea will participate in the one-hour interfaith service in Santa Fe’s St. Francis Cathedral Basilica starting at 10 AM on Monday the 25th. We will then join in the procession across the Plaza and down the very short distance to the main entrance of the New Mexico History Museum. The procession will likely take 30 minutes. If you wish to participate in the procession only, meet us towards the southeast side of the Cathedral at 10:45-11am. Period dress is appropriate but not necessary.

For more information about the museum and this weekend’s opening celebrations, see these web sites:

NMEE Annual Picnic!

Saturday, August 15, 2009
Hyde Park, Group Site #3

Potluck Meal, Traditional Games, and Fun!!!

Tickets available at the site:
Free for members / $10 non-members / children 12 & under are free
Hyde Park will charge $5 per car for parking

Prepare a dish to share, gather your family & friends, and come enjoy an afternoon of great food and fun games. Bring your fold-out spectator chairs and cheer on the competitors or participate!

If you plan to bring wine, remember your bota bag, since glass is not allowed.

Hyde Park is Northeast of Santa Fe, located below the Santa Fe Ski Basin.
Heading North on St. Francis Drive, cross Cerrillos Road.
Turn right on Paseo de Peralta.
Turn left on Washington Ave.
Turn right on Artist Road.
Continue on Hyde Park Road, past the Ranger’s Station. The picnic is on your right, at Group Site #3.

For more information, or to volunteer:
Roger Martínez y Mondragón at 575.779.9378 / Dragon1492

The Mondragon Cooperative Experience

Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, 1915-1976 (Founder, Mondragon Cooperatives)The Mondragón Cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain are the oldest and most successful worker-owned cooperatives in the world.

Come hear what made them possible and why they continue to prosper in these difficult economic times.

Presenter: Lisa Aldon, MA, CPP
Thursday, April 23, 6:00pm
Santa Fe Complex, 624 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe

Visit a Progeny of the Gernika Oak!

A friend of NMEE, Michael Martin Meléndrez, invites us to a beautiful day at The Arboretum Tomé in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Thank you, Michael, for this wonderful opportunity!
Click here for flyer: Arboretum Tomé Flyer.

As you may know, the Basque people are particularly fond of oak trees, with the common oak species of our homeland being the Quercus robur, sometimes called the English Oak. Since the middle ages the elders or leaders of each village would assemble under an oak tree to conduct the affairs of the village. One tree in particular became a symbol of Basque nationalism, called the Gernikako Arbola or “the Tree of Gernika”. Gernikako Arbola is also the title of a song celebrating the tree and Basque freedom. It’s the unofficial anthem of the Basques.

A progeny of the famous Gernika oak growing in my arboretum in Los Lunas is now about 20 years old and 25 feet tall. The arboretum is one of the largest species collections of oaks in the United States and the largest collection in the world of oak species native to the Southwest. The garden and collections is called the Arboretum Tomé and it’s where I live and conduct my two businesses – Trees That Please and Soil Secrets. On May 16, 2009, I’ll open the site to the public for a day long picnic and self guided tour of the trees, all labeled. In the afternoon I’ll have live easy listening music and in the morning some lectures on proper tree planting techniques, how to make your soil healthy for gardening and so forth. Anyway, the day is free and everyone is invited.

Euskara Lesson

Have you wondered how to say hello in Basque? How to ask for directions? How to count to one hundred?

The next Euskara Lesson will be taught by Blas Uberuaga in Santa Fe.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
7:00 – 9:00pm

Food & beverages will be served.

Future classes are tentatively scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month and are taught by either Bradley Williams or Blas Uberuaga.

R.S.V.P. Contact Lisa Van De Graaff at if you would like to participate in this or future classes.

Basque Book Club

We will be meeting tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, to discuss the book The Basque Country: A Cultural History by Paddy Woodsworth.

(This posting is mostly to test the upcoming events feature.)