Villa Ernesto Ramos

The Village: A Health and Wellness Expo and Athlete Experience

June 14-23, 2019, Albuquerque Convention Center

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The Village will be free and open to both athletes and the public from June 14-23, 2019 in the Albuquerque Convention Center. The Village is the hub of activity for The Games, offering athlete check-in, special presentations, demonstrations, interactive displays and more.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a variety of experts, special guests, vendors and more.  Each day offers something unique for the community to help celebrate The National Senior Games. 

Current Listing of Vendors and more information - A list will be announced in May.

For Vendor Opportunities - Please contact Kevin Houseknecht - [email protected]

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2019 Flame Arrival Ceremony

Saturday, June 15, 2019,  7pm Mountain Time, Downtown Albuquerque - Civic Plaza 

Let's get the party started! The festivities will be held at the Civic Plaza in the Heart of Downtown Albuquerque.  Athletes and Albuquerque locals will mingle and celebrate the opening of The Games as the torch flame arrives and ignites the ceremonial cauldron. De Oro productions present “Noche de Fuego” (Night of Fire).  Noche en Fuego is an exciting production that celebrates the rich, ever-evolving and absolutely unique and diverse history of New Mexico through dance, music and song. The performance will lead you through the NATIVE AMERICAN ERA, SPANISH ERA, MEXICAN ERA, TERRITORIAL ERA, and a CONTEMPORARY SET.

Official Cauldron Sponsor 


Indian Day in The Village

Monday, June 17, 2019, 9am-3:30pm Mountain Time, Albuquerque Convention Center, “Villa Ernesto Ramos: The Village Health and Wellness Expo”   

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Indian Day will highlight unique aspects of New Mexico life and Indian culture, paying tribute to native athletes and to the ancestors whose land the event is taking place on. Activities include a live broadcast of the national radio program Native America Calling, healthy eating demos, and the premiere of video interviews of American Indian athletes by nDigiDreams.

Movie Monday - Field of Dreams

Monday, June 17, 2019, 7pm Mountain Time

Civic Plaza

Join us for Movie Monday out on Civic Plaza to enjoy and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the movie Field of Dreams.  Free to all athletes and spectators.  Civic Plaza features one of the largest outdoors screens in Albuquerque.  Local food trucks, concession stands, and a beer garden on-site along with the Civic Plaza splash pad fountain!


"Launchpad to What’s Next LIVE!"

Tuesday, June 18, 2019,  6pm Mountain Time, KiMo Theatre – Short walk from The Civic Plaza

We all wonder, “What’s next and how do I create it?” Launchpad to What’s Next LIVE! answers the most important questions, addresses the biggest fears, and inspires the kind of lifestyle change that empowers healthy and active aging. It’s a high-energy, educational and inspiration-packed program...with every guest excited to reignite their passion and discover What’s Next!

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Celebration of Athletes

Wednesday, June 19, 2019,  7pm Mountain Time, University of New Mexico - Dreamstyle Arena “The Pit”

Doors Open at 5:30pm. Athletes staged by 6:15pm

This is a combination opening and closing ceremony held in the middle of the event schedule that celebrates the achievements of the athletes. Here is where the pageantry happens, including a stirring Parade of Athletes and a warm welcome is extended by the host cities, celebrities and dignitaries. Performances by Mariachi Nuevo Sonido, National Institute of Flamenco and Chill House featuring Hillary Smith.

March in with your fellow athletes representing your State! 


Olympic Day

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 1–3pm Mountain Time, Albuquerque Convention Center, Brazos East Meeting Room

Join U.S Olympian, Trish Porter-Topmiller, as she shares her personal Olympic stories along with key Olympic values in honor of international “Olympic Day.” Dr. Becca Jordre, director of the Senior Athlete Fitness Exam (SAFE) research project, will lead an intergenerational fitness challenge. Olympic Day was created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games and is celebrated every June by NSGA with the support of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).


Farewell Fiesta 

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 6pm Mountain Time

Civic Plaza

Performances by DK & The Affordables, Gonzalo and The Pleasure Pilots. With a special appearance by Clan Tynker Family Circus. Enjoy Food Trucks, a beer garden and local vendors as we bid farewell to the 2019 National Senior Games.


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