We like to have fun with our members. Our popular events give us a chance to participate in our communities and interact with our members on a personal level. Bring the family out. We can’t wait to see you.
Daniel McCoy/IAIA Exhibit at DNCU Cordova (Summer)
DNCU in association with the Institute of American Indian Arts unveils an exhibit at DNCU Cordova branch featuring work by Daniel McCoy, a Native American artist (Muscogee Creek/Citizen Band Potowatomi) whose vibrant acrylic works depict native themes interwoven with contemporary messaging that harken his mural and billboard experience."I paint so I can leave an imprint of my existence. I re-create past triumphs, disasters, as well as inspiring stories in my works." Many thanks to IAIA for facilitating this exhibit. Click here for more information about Daniel's art. All paintings are for sale.
Than Povi Fine Art at DNCU DeVargas (Summer)
A new exhibit at DNCU DeVargas branch featuring works by Native artists Gerald Nailor, Sr. (1917-1952) and Gerald Nailor, Jr. Nailor, Sr. was heralded for his exquisite silkscreen prints. In 1939 he was commissioned by the WPA to create a large mural, which still exists in the Dept. of the Interior Building in Washington, DC. His work hangs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of the American Indian, and the Denver Art Museum. Nailor, Jr., of the Pueblo of Picuris, paints in many mediums--this exhibit showcases landscapes in pastels. His work can be viewed at Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, Indian Pueblos Cultural Center Museum, DeVargas Center, and Hotel Santa Fe. Many thanks to Than Povi Fine Art for providing this exhibit - all prints and paintings are for sale.
Shred Days are Coming! (Summer)
For members only! Watch your unwanted items get shredded (crosscut) right in front of your eyes, reducing materials to fine pieces of confetti that are then recycled. Please note only paper items will be accepted. Our vendor will NOT be able to shred plastics (CDs, videotapes, DVDs, etc.) on site this year. Due to the popularity of this event, there is a 50 lb (2 box) limit per person; please respect the limit so that other Members will have the opportunity to have their items shredded.. Times for each Shred Day are 10 a.m. - noon.
Cordova branch - May 16 - 4,560 lb shredded!
Los Alamos branch - June 6 - with our friends from Zia Credit Union, members shredded 5,740 lb of paper.
Cerrillos branch - June 20 - VERY busy event with 5,460 lb shredded
Española branch - June 27 - 2,560 lb shredded
DeVargas North branch - July 11
White Rock branch - July 18
Keep it Co-Op! Concert/Gordon's Concert (Friday, July 10)
We are sponsoring a night of music along with our Keep it Co-Op! partners at Ashley Pond in Los Alamos. The Far West Band's honky-tonk sounds will be complemented by some animals for the kids to pet from a local 4-H group. Dust off your cowboy boots!
Santa Fe Bandstand (Tuesday, July 14)
DNCU and its Keep it Co-Op! partners will once again be sponsoring a night of music on the Santa Fe Plaza. The main act, Humming House, is a folk-rock-roots band that hails from Nashville and has earned the praise of critics and fellow musicians. "Put Humming House on your list of must-see acts of 2015," says Huffington Post. Don't miss this night of "cooperative" fun.
Kids' Bike Safety Fair (Saturday, August 8)
We will be holding a Members' Only Bike Safety Fair in Española, location TBD. Kids ages 8-12 are invited to improve their riding skills, ride a bike course, get a bike inspection, have a bike/helmet adjustment. Kids must bring their own bikes (and helmets if they have). Two lucky kids will win a free bike! Space will be limited, look for information about reserving space in mid July. Many thanks to Bike Santa Fe, a not-for-profit that encourages safe, accessible cycling for providing certified instructors at the event.
Private Reception with Zozobra (Thursday, August 27)
This was such a hit last year that we're doing it again. Look for more information in August about how to get on the guest list for a private behind-the-scenes visit with Old Man Gloom. Ray Sandoval, event chair of Zozobra, will provide some interesting tidbits and stories and members can leave their gloom behind for burning.
Gordon's Concert (Friday, August 28)
In celebration of our commitment to the community, DNCU is sponsoring a night of music at Rover Park in White Rock by The Iguanas, who play rock influenced by the music traditions of Louisiana and Mexico.
Pancakes on the Plaza (Saturday, July 4)
DNCU is a sponsor of the annual pancake festival, coordinated by the Rotary Clubs of Santa Fe. Enjoy fresh cooked pancakes, entertainment, and a cool car show. Tickets will be available starting in June at local financial institutions ($7 each in advance).
PEEC Summer Family Evenings (Summer, see website)
DNCU is the sponsor of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings. Highlights include favorites like the Taxidermy Museum and the Harrell House of Natural Oddities, and new programs like the Rattlesnake Museum and Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. For more information, visit the Pajarito Environmental Education Center website events page.