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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

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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.

Bethel Woods Holiday MarketThe 11th Annual Holiday Market will take place on November 28th-29th & December 5th-6th

Bethel, NY (October 7, 2020) – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced the return of its annual Holiday Market.  For the first time ever, the event will take place on two consecutive weekends: Saturday and Sunday, November 28th and 29th and December 5th and 6th.

Each weekend will showcase a completely different selection of vendors.  This guarantees an exciting and diverse shopping experience to guests each weekend, allows ample spacing between vendors to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for vendors and guests, as well as enable Bethel Woods to support as many local makers as possible.   …

Bethel Woods Signed GuitarSpecial fundraising video will be available October 22nd for 72 hours.

Bethel, NY (October 5th, 2020) – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced that the nonprofit cultural organization, together with a talented collection of Broadway stars, Emmy and Tony winners, and songwriters proudly presents Broadway Boosts Bethel on October 22nd at 7:00 PM.

Hosted by Tony Award-winner BD Wong (M.Butterfly, Father of the Bride, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), this special fundraising video combines Broadway talent with the Center’s historic legacy, featuring artists performing songs from the Sixties of their choosing.

Bethel Woods Augmented RealityImmersive tour NOW OPEN to the public

Bethel, NY (August 31, 2020) – The Museum at Bethel Woods, located at the National Register historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced a new augmented reality tour, Meet Me at Woodstock.  The immersive tour gives guests the chance to experience the history of the festival first-hand as they listen to stories of those who were there, visualize the iconic stage, hear concert recordings and authentic announcements, and survey the grounds as a member of the 450,000 person crowd.

Catskills Folk ConnectionEast Meredith, N.Y. – Catskills Folk Connection will present an exhibit of local artists, “Folk Art in Wood,” on view by reservation at Hanford Mills Museum from Wednesday, September 2 through October 15. The exhibit features artists who work with wood in a wide variety of ways.

Joe Dibble carves decoys of water birds such as swans, geese, and ducks, plus wood carvings of trout and land birds. Gary Mead creates one-of-a-kind furniture from carefully selected wood, some of which he harvests and mills specifically for his projects. Kira Lendo creates pictures on wood, drawing wildlife and Catskills scenes with a wood burner. Joe Hewitt and Ken Etts know the secret of the “whistle stick”, a folk toy they make out of a notched stick and a small propeller, which reverses direction when they whistle.

Bethel Woods Harvest FestivalPlus, two more Harvest dates added; Wine and Craft Beer Festivals postponed to 2021

Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced the return of its annual Harvest Festival Farmers Market.  Now in its 22nd year, the farmers market will take place every Sunday for seven consecutive weeks – beginning August 30th and continuing through October 11th.

Kenneth L. Wilson Campground - Scenic View Day Use with PavilionUpdates to Amenities Will Help Campground Continue to Attract Visitors of All Abilities

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the completion of improvements to the Kenneth L. Wilson Campground and Day Use Area in Ulster County. Updates to the campground's shower house and three comfort stations, which include several accessible features to make camping fun for people of all abilities, will help connect more New Yorkers to the outdoors and reduce the facility’s environmental footprint.

Hanford Mills MuseumVisitors can call ahead to reserve a guided tour of the water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop

East Meredith, NY – Beginning August 12, Hanford Mills Museum will be open for guided tours of its water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop. Tours will be offered Wednesdays through Sundays and feature demonstrations of the 1926 Fitz overshot waterwheel and water-powered machines operating just as they did a century ago. To promote social distancing, reservations are required and only one party will tour the Mill at a time. To schedule a tour, call 607/278-5744.

Sunset on the Street"Captured at a Distance" Virtual Gallery on Display Now

Bethel, N.Y. – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced a virtual gallery titled “Captured at a Distance.” The exhibit is the culminating project of teen participants in the Center’s Project: Identity Photography program. “Captured at a Distance” offers a glimpse into the lives of students before and during social distancing practices and stay-at-home mandates.

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