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The Shanley Hotel - Credit AmityPhotosStatewide haunted trail adds more ways to interact with spirits and learn the haunted stories, including Ghostly Getaway Packages, events, and a new social channel

Batavia, N.Y. – The Haunted History Trail of New York State has grown in 2021 to include new ghostly getaway travel packages, haunted partners, and events. The Trail has also added a new channel on social media site, TikTok, where viewers can catch video content telling the haunted backstory of locations across the state of New York.

Furlongs Exterior Front 2East Durham, N.Y. – Garrett Doyle, founder of NYC restaurant/bar TUTTLES BAR & GRILL (www.tuttlesnyc.com) announced today that his newest restaurant FIVE FURLONGS TAVERN (www.five furlong.com) will open its doors on August 12th, 2021 in the Catskills hamlet of East Durham, NY at 2478 New York Highway 145.

Located in the home of the original ‘Furlongs,’ founded by well-respected Irish couple Yvonne & Tom Furlong, Doyle plans to employ all the characteristics of what made the original Furlongs such a beloved community establishment by offering locals a place to enjoy great food, cold drinks, and live music.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logo 2020WHEN: Tuesday, July 6th, 2021, 3:00-7:00 PM
WHERE: The Event Gallery at Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720
WHAT: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural organization located in Bethel, NY, will host a Job Fair highlighting seasonal opportunities available to individuals looking for work featuring a flexible schedule and fun work environment.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logo 2020The Documentary Focuses on the Importance of The 1969 Harlem Cultural.Festival
July 1st Outdoor Screening is Free and Open to The Public.

Bethel, N.Y. -- (June 22nd, 2021) – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural organization located in Bethel, NY, in partnership with Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, is proud to announce an outdoor screening of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s debut film SUMMER OF SOUL on Thursday, July 1st on The Terrace Stage.
Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Bethel, NY, where Woodstock was held, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten–until now. Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary: part music film, part historical record, created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logo 2020Season kicks off with performance by Chicago on July 20th

Bethel, N.Y. (June 17, 2021) – After 643 days without music on the Pavilion stage, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the nonprofit cultural center located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced that its 2021 Pavilion concert season will operate at full capacity with no social distancing required. This follows the rescindment of most coronavirus restrictions state-wide as New York hits a 70% vaccination rate. 
Guests will no longer be required to present proof of vaccination when purchasing tickets or arriving at the concert venue. Masks will be required for those who are unvaccinated and optional for vaccinated patrons, per CDC recommendations and State regulations. The Center, a nonprofit cultural center located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, will open on July 20th with a performance by Chicago. The lineup includes shows by Dead & Company, James Taylor & Jackson Browne, and Chris Stapleton.

The Museum at Bethel Woods logoThe Museum at Bethel Woods is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.

Bethel, NY – The Museum at Bethel Woods is proud to be a participant in this year’s Blue Star Museums initiative, which provides free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families. The 2021 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15th, 2021, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th, 2021.

Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums nationwide.

Virtual Ice Harvest FestivalThe region’s “coolest” tradition will continue with free online events and at-home activities

East Meredith, NY – For more than 30 years, Hanford Mills Museum has held an Ice Harvest Festival to celebrate a historic winter tradition in the Catskills. Though COVID-19 will prevent Hanford Mills from hosting an in-person event, the Museum will offer free virtual events and at-home activities.

“We have the same goal, to highlight the history, science, and traditions of ice harvesting, but will be interacting with people online instead of here at Hanford Mills,” explains Liz Callahan, executive director of Hanford Mills Museum. She notes that the Ice Harvest often brings more than 1000 people to the museum, making it their biggest event. “We will miss having visitors here for Ice Harvest, but hope people will enjoy this new online programming.”…

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logo 2020Partnership is for Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility

Initiative will focus on Center's oral history collection

Bethel, NY (December 14, 2020) – The Museum at Bethel Woods, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, has been selected to participate in The Museum Association of New York’s (MANY) “Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility,” an IMLS CARES Act grant project designed to help museums impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Museum at Bethel Woods is one of 98 museums from across New York State participating.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logo 2020Serving Sullivan County and Neighboring Communities, Students, and Educators

Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods, the nonprofit cultural center located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, is proud to continue making art accessible to all. In an effort to meet the needs of learners in a time of social distancing and hybrid schooling models, the Center’s E3: Engage. Experience. Explore. program is now being offered to classrooms, homes, and/or learning pods, delivering high-caliber performances through a virtual platform for the 2020-2021 school year.

Y01New wellness programming allows guests to boost immunity for optimal health


Monticello, NY – ​YO1 Health Resort​ (formerly YO1 Wellness Resort & Spa) has reopened its doors with new health programming to help guests achieve a healthier way of living and boost immunity in this COVID-19 era. YO1 believes that building a strong immune system, placing an importance on wellness and encouraging people to become their healthiest and happiest selves is of the utmost importance. The ​new health programs​ at YO1 are a reflection of these values and include Immunity Boosting, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia Management, Pain Management, Diabetes, Cholesterol and Hypertension Management, Weight and Lifestyle Management, Fertility Programs and more tailored to an individual's wellness goals.