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I LOVE NY Logo - stackedCampaign Aims to Bring Even More Visitors to the Region and Includes New I LOVE NY Ads for TV and Digital Platforms, a New Tourism Website and App, and Print Brochures - View the Ads Here and Here

Campaign Programs Include the "Catskills Fire Tower Five Challenge" and "Hike with Us • Catskills" to Bring New and Seasoned Hikers to the Region

Over $40 Million Invested since 2011 to Bring More Visitors to the Catskills

NEW YORK – July 11, 2019 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new three-pronged summer tourism campaign to bring even more visitors to the Catskills this season, following the successful 2016 Catskill Challenge and tourism campaign. The new "See the Catskills Like Never Before" campaign, announced at this year's 2019 Catskill Challenge, will include a new TV and online ad and other targeted marketing materials promoting the world-class tourism destinations and recreational opportunities in the Mid-Hudson region.

Jack Casady guitarThe Museum re-opens for A Season of Song and Celebration March 30th featuring the 2019 Special Exhibit We Are Golden

BETHEL, NY (March 8, 2019)  – On March 30thThe Museum at Bethel Woods, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, will open for the 2019 season and mark the 50th Anniversary with the Special Exhibit We Are GoldenReflections on the 50th Anniversary of The Woodstock Festival & Aspirations for a Peaceful Future, part of A Season of Song and Celebration. This exhibit examines the desires of the youth of 1969, places the legendary festival within the context of the positive societal changes it inspired and asks today's youth what THEY are asking of the world now. 
We Are Golden will feature a large collection of authentic Woodstock artifacts such as instruments, clothing, equipment, art and photography. Highlights include Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane's bass guitar and tunic, handwritten lyrics for "Goin' Up the Country" by Alan Wilson of Canned Heat, a speaker cabinet and mixing equipment used by Bill Hanley at Woodstock which helped to set the standard for outdoor sound engineering and world-class photographs from the 15 best photographers of the festival.

Woodstock - 50th at MaristPoughkeepsie, NY—Three days of peace and music were actually almost a decade in the making. This summer, Marist College will hold a conference, “1969: When Woodstock Changed the World,” examining the events that led to the iconic music festival. Marist’s conference, which will be held June 13-14, 2019, is the definitive—and perhaps only—academic conference on this key anniversary. All events are open to the public (registration required; see below for details).

“With the site of Woodstock essentially in our backyard, it is fitting for Marist to take the helm on an event like this,” said President David Yellen. “This conference curates key historical milestones to fully examine the circumstances that culminated in the unprecedented three-day concert that was the Woodstock Music Festival.”…

Santana WoodstockPart of Bethel Woods Season of Song & Celebration Anniversary Weekend
Tickets On-Sale Friday, March 8th at 10 AM

Bethel, N.Y. (March 5, 2019) – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced that he will return to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival on Saturday, August 17th – exactly 50 years after Santana made history during the legendary festival.
 
Santana’s performance will be a highlight of Bethel Woods’ Anniversary Week programming, commemorating the semi-centennial of the greatest festival of all time on the days in which it happened.  Anniversary Week will include extended museum hours, docent tours of the exhibits and historic site, and a variety of events and programs, beginning with a screening of the Warner Bros. Academy-Award winning documentary Woodstock: the Director’s Cut on Thursday, August 15th.

BenchmarkA Benchmark Resorts & Hotels Property to Open in March

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, January 2019 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has added The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark to its expanding Benchmark Resorts & Hotels brand operating portfolio. Located in Monticello, in New York’s Catskill Mountains, the new property will open in March 2019 on 1,600 wooded acres, the site of the Resorts World Catskills entertainment complex. The new luxury hotel will include a state-of-the-art, two-acre indoor waterpark with activities and amenities geared to family fun. The hotel and indoor waterpark will also feature multiple dining options, a relaxing spa, a ropes course, and an entertainment arcade. Guests will have access to cutting-edge gaming at Resorts World Catskills and can tee off at the world-famous Monster Golf Course. The accommodations will include 324 luxury suites.

Bethel Woods Center for the ArtsPeace, Love & Posters Contest

Original Woodstock poster designer David Edward Byrd and renowned Broadway poster artist Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo to serve as judges

Bethel, NY, January 10, 2019 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural organization located on the historic grounds of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced a national poster contest in celebration of the iconic festival’s 50th anniversary this year. Woodstock spawned one of the most recognizable posters of the century with its signature bird and guitar celebrating “3 Days of Peace & Music.”
 
The Peace, Love & Posters Contest invites student, amateur and professional artists to create a poster that visually expresses values of kindness, community, and our aspirations for the next fifty years. The contest opens for submissions on February 6 and ends on March 14, 2019. The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500 and national exposure for their work.

Bethel Woods Music and Culture FestivalBethel, NY (December 27, 2018) – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (BWCA), a non-profit cultural center located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY, Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, and INVNT, a global live brand storytelling agency, today announce Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival: Celebrating the golden anniversary at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival.  

Coming August 16-18, 2019, this pan-generational music, culture, and community event will be held at BWCA just 90 minutes from New York City. These three days of memorable experiences will include live performances from prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades, and TED-style talks from leading futurists and retro-tech experts.

Sullivan CatskillsFerndale, NY, November 7, 2018: Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel authority, reveals its 2019 picks for the hottest travel destinations — announcing the Catskills, USA, and featuring the Sullivan Catskills, as one of the top ten regions on the globe to visit next year.

When it comes to declaring the world's best destinations, Lonely Planet is the world’s leading travel authority.  There are abundances of possibilities and Lonely Planet's “Best in Travel” report is based on the nominations of editors, researchers, locals and influencers who evaluate each place.

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