A great weekend day trip:
Even if you weren’t there–or even alive–everyone has an impression of Woodstock, the 1969 rock festival that left a lasting cultural, social and political legacy, held on Max Yasgur‘s 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills from August 15 to August 18, 1969, in the town of Bethel.
What you may not know is that Woodstock is preserved and celebrated at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, in Bethel, NY, about an hour and 45 minutes away.
The Center has an amphitheater that accommodates 15,000, a 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and the Museum at Bethel Woods.
The Museum is described as “a world-class history museum that places the 1969 Woodstock festival within the context of all the events of the 1960s…telling the story of the world’s greatest rock festival and the decade that made it.”
theLoop has 5 pairs of tickets to give away to this special place. All you have to do is leave a comment below describing your own best impression of Woodstock, whether you were there or not. (Be sure to fill in the e-mail field–it is not made public) and we will send a pair of tickets to the first five!
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY. Located just 90 miles from New York City on a lush campus featuring bucolic countryside views, the Center is comprised of the Pavilion Stage amphitheater that accommodates 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods. The Center offers a diverse selection of popular artists, culturally-rich performances, and educational, community, and museum programs committed to inspiring expression, creativity and innovation through the arts.
The Museum at Bethel Woods is dedicated to the study and exhibition of the social, political and cultural events of the 1960s, including the Woodstock festival, and the legacies of those times, as well as the preservation of the 1969 Woodstock festival site. More than a nostalgic celebration of a colorful decade, the award-winning Museum provides a focus for deeper issues and lessons of the decade.
For more information please visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.
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