Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, is commemorating the festival’s golden anniversary this year.
The Woodstock Music and Art Fair occurred in Bethel, New York, 50 years ago in August. Bethel Woods Center for Arts remains committed to perpetuating the legacy of the Woodstock festival by preserving its history and illustrating the lasting power of music and the arts.
According to Emily Casey, public relations manager, the center offers experiences and packages that will captivate groups of all ages and interests.
“At Bethel Woods, your group can experience a diverse range of exceptional programs and events, explore the National Register Historic Site of the 1969 Woodstock festival and the award-winning Museum of Bethel Woods, which tells the story of the 1960s and Woodstock, or enjoy a world-class concert or festival in our bucolic Sullivan Catskills setting,” Casey said. “Our attentive and professional staff will help you plan the most memorable visit.”
The 800-acre campus includes an amphitheater, an indoor Event Gallery, the Museum at Bethel Woods and a Conservatory for arts education programming.
The museum immerses visitors in the 1960s’ societal evolution. Exhibits, artifacts and programs present the roots of today’s freedom of expression and resurgent human spirit. Those viewpoints defined the politics, music, art and societal issues of the ’60s, which culminated in the Woodstock festival.
For tour planners who make advance reservations, the center will customize full- and partial-day packages and itineraries.
Customized museum and Woodstock historic site tours are available for an additional charge. Availability is limited, and a two-week advance notice is required. Docent-led museum tours are available; a three-week advance notice is required.
A variety of dining options can be arranged based on group size and budget.
For more information on Bethel Woods Center for the Arts call 845-583-2060 or visit bethelwoodscenter.org.