Bien Shur Rooftop Lounge at Sandia Casino
Cash bar & lounge menu
Come join other class of '79 Migration attendees for an unofficial First Flight Happy Hour at the Bien Shur Rooftop Lounge of the Sandia Casino (Tramway & I-25). While this will be an informal gathering, this is the lounge associated with Sandia Casino's premier dining experience, so come to enjoy some informal re-uniting with fellow classmates and their guests, but you may want to wear something more than shorts, t-shirt, and flip flops for this one. (Pete & Martha, no black tie or evening gown required though.)
We're not establishing an "end" time for this kickoff event because everyone is free to stay and socialize at their leisure.
BIEN SHUR LOUNGE MENU:
Eldorado High School Courtyard & Cafeteria
Mac 'n Cheese Bar | Taco Bar | Dessert Bar | *Non-alcoholic Beverages
"Isn't your class the class we have to thank for the tire on the flagpole?"
-- Current EHS Vice-Principal
The Friday night of our Migration weekend will begin with a Meet & Greet at the place it all started! We've secured the cafeteria (not for their food mind you) and the courtyard for the first part of a fun-filled evening of celebrating, re-connecting, and more.
There will be low-key, optional activities coordinated on campus to enhance our migration experience at EHS, but the focus of this event will be seeing faces you have likely not seen in some time, reminiscing about our awesome years together on campus, and exploring where the last 40 years have taken your fellow classmates.
* Even in our late 50's we are STILL not allowed to have alcoholic beverages on campus so this part of our evening will not include a bar or adult beverages, but fret not... more plans for the evening to be revealed soon will!
A Curated List of ABQ's Local Breweries & Pubs
Alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) Beverages
"With endless blue skies, one of the winningest collections of IPAs in the world, and a rapidly growing roster of beer festivals, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is staking its claim as one of America's best brew destinations."
-- "Beercation: Albuquerque, New Mexico", Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine, https://beerandbrewing.com/beercation-albuquerque-new-mexico
Friday night, following the Serna Insurance Return to the Nest Meet & Greet on the Eldorado campus, we're tapping some of our own local brew-experts to put together a "Brews Cruise" tour through some of the best hops in town -- think of it as your after party!
The informal nature of the Brews Cruise will afford you plenty of time to catch up with classmates as you experience some of the area's premier craft beers and in some cases the breweries responsible for them.
"Okay", you say, "that's the Brews Cruise, but what's the Crews part of the night about?"
Well, we're glad you asked. As only Eldorado's class of '79 can, while you are out "hop"ping about, we'll be providing you with suggestions for putting our social media "mark" on our rival high schools. Do you have an Instagram account? How about a Twitter account? Facebook? That's okay if you don't... someone in your "Crew" will, and we'll be providing #hashtags dedicated to the Eagles Migration!
* As we highly recommend NOT drinking and driving, we are working to put together a few options like a Brews Cruise party bus or special Uber or Lyft rates, but at the very least we request folks arrange for a designated driver -- It would be great if some of the non-partaking classmates would team up and be our DD's for those who choose to transport themselves through the Brews Cruise -- oh, and the Crews!
Catered Dinner Buffet | Cash Bar
The BioPark Convocation will be a fun, relaxed evening of reconnecting with your Eagle classmates while you enjoy the fabulous Botanical Gardens and Aquarium that make up two-thirds of the ABQ BioPark. Appetizers will be served in the Spanish Gardens, the main course will be served in the Courtyard, and desserts will be served in the Aquarium.
The convocation of your fellow Eagles will feature a tasty catered dinner as well as a live, local band playing the songs that will surely take you back to those dances in the cafeteria, cruising McDonalds, or late nights in the back seat of your car (hahaha)! There WILL be laughing, reminiscing, dancing, drinking, a photo booth, and MORE!
Cowboys of Colorado Springs (Thanks Tim Metcalf) has graciously sponsored a live band for our Saturday night fun. Chute Nine will be playing a mix of great '70's and '80's songs so we can dance our Eagle asses off!
Domingo Baca Park
Select Food Trucks* or Pack Your Own Picnic and Thirst Quenchers
Bring your blanket, lawn chairs, and canopies and set up at Domingo Baca Park for an afternoon in the sun hanging out with your extended EHS Eagle family.
We want to close out a memorable celebration of the 40th anniversary of our graduation with a Migration event to end all migration events... we're inviting our families who were Eldorado graduates in any year (kids, brothers and sisters, cousins, etc.). So, reach out to your network of Eagles and pass the word.
Oh, and dig out that old Eldorado t-shirt (or get a new one at an area store) and wear your EHS orange to the park -- We're taking a big group photo with a drone!
You can enjoy the convenience of select ABQ food trucks, or bring your own picnic lunch and thirst quenchers.
This will mostly be a simple, informal picnic (no organized events or games) but we will have some standard picnic stuff available for everyone to enjoy:
* We will be providing porta potties for our group so no need to worry about the necessary stuff!