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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.”…

Lilac Festival 2019Begins countdown to spring

Rochester, N.Y. (March 5, 2019) – Today, Rochester Lilac Festival organizers announced nineteen headliners and special guests to perform free shows at the 121st annual event from May 10-19, 2019. With the Festival just 60 days away, Rochesterians can officially begin the countdown to the highly-anticipated festival season.

This year’s Festival continues the tradition of bringing big-name national performers to entertain more than 500,000 annual visitors from across the State and beyond. Performances will take place on the Sahlen’s Center Stage over the course of the 10-day free festival, the largest of its kind in the country. In total, there will be 70 group performances at this year’s 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.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedVideo Submission Contest Encourages New Yorkers to Share How They Showcase Their New York Pride

Contest Coincides with WorldPride Celebration and Stonewall 50 Coming to New York in 2019

NEW YORK – February 27, 2019 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the WorldPride 2019 Ambassadors competition, ahead of the WorldPride and Stonewall 50 commemorations planned for June. WorldPride, the largest international LGBTQ Pride celebration, is coming to New York City in 2019, marking the first time it has been held in the United States. The commemoration includes marches, performances and festivals that promote the LGBTQ rights movement, and the WorldPride Ambassadors selected to highlight the diversity of New York's LGBTQ community will be invited to join I LOVE NY in New York City to be part of the celebration, including participating in the Pride March.

Washington's Birthday CelebrationNewburgh, NY …. February 14, 2019) When someone like General George Washington has a birthday, one day to celebrate just isn’t enough. At least that’s how we feel at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, and why we are having three days of fun and festivities in honor of him – Saturday, February 16th, Sunday, February 17th and Monday, February 18th, 12 PM until 4 PM.

Join us in singing “Happy Birthday” to the General, who will the start the festivities each day by cutting into his birthday cake. Then explore all that each day offers - music, military demonstrations, topical talks, and a take-home craft - something for everyone!…

Bethel Woods - Historic Site of the Woodstock Festival logoExploring the Impact and Inspiration of the Sixties

Changemakers, artists, and influencers inspire thinking and awaken purpose throughout series of eight events from May to October 2019

Part of a Year-Long Celebration of Woodstock’s Golden Anniversary

 Bethel, NY, February 12, 2019 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural center located on the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announces Vibrations, a series of eight events celebrating the iconic festival’s Golden Anniversary from many angles. From May to October 2019, Vibrations will explore music, iconic photography, film, mindfulness, environmental stewardship, deep space and more, connecting these conversations to the legacy of the sixties and movements of today.

Adirondack Theatre FestivalGlens Falls, N.Y. – Adirondack Theatre Festival Producing Artistic Director, Chad Rabinovitz, is proud to announce the lineup for ATF’s 25th Anniversary Season.  The leading professional theatre in the Capital Region dedicated to new plays and musicals, ATF’s season runs June 14 – August 9, 2019 with performances at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Downtown Glens Falls, NY.  The summer season of fully produced new works features 4 Mainstage shows and 4 special events, including a multiple award-winning science thriller, a romantic comedy musical based on an incredible true story, a Monty Python-esque musical comedy set in the Dark Ages, and an uplifting musical about a young boy connecting with the grandfather he never knew he had. …

Ticonderoga Triathlon FestivalTiconderoga, N.Y. – The Ticonderoga Triathlon Festival will be coming to Ti on June 22 & 23, produced by Wilson Endurance Sports (WES). Held at Black Point Beach, the weekend consists of a Sprint Triathlon and AquaBike, Olympic Triathlon and AquaBike, Duathlon and Kids Triathlon. This race offers a wide variety of options for any type athlete of all ability levels. The focus is on fun and fitness.

Relay Teams are welcome for the adult Triathlons and the Duathlon, making this event great for those that aren’t ready to jump in big by themselves but want to share the fun with co-workers, friends and families.

LGBT Logo transparent stackedEvents Across New York State Honor LGBTQ History and Heritage in Monumental Year for LGBTQ Pride

New York, NY – January 17, 2019: Fifty years ago this summer, a group of LGBTQ individuals stood up to discrimination at the Stonewall Inn in New York City – a pivotal moment that started the modern gay rights movement. That night became known as the Stonewall uprising, and the Stonewall Inn is now the country’s first national monument dedicated to LGBTQ rights. In conjunction with the anniversary this June, New York City will host WorldPride 2019, an international month-long celebration of the LGBTQ community, taking place in the United States for the first time ever.

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