Celebrate the Woodstock spirit

| 06 Aug 2012 | 03:37

BETHEL, N.Y. — The Museum at Bethel Woods explores the unique experience of the Woodstock festival and the legacy of the 60s all year long. This August, visitors can enjoy four days of activities that commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the 1969 festival. Activities in the museum each day, Wednesday, Aug. 15 through Saturday, Aug. 18, will include:

1960s Costume Contest:Dress like it’s 1969! Visitors in costume can register to win prizes, including a pair of tickets to see Judy Collins in the Event Gallery on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music Screening:For the first time on the big screen in the Event Gallery, with full concert sound, the Academy Award-winning 1970 documentary, Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music will be continuously running during museum hours, free with museum admission.

Authors and artists will be on hand throughout the weekend to sell and sign their books and artwork.

Take a step back in time to the 1960s by visiting the Museum at Bethel Woods, an immersive and captivating multi-media experience that combines images, film, interactive, music, color and historical artifacts to tell the story of the 1960s and Woodstock.

Don’t miss the special exhibit, Across the Great Divide: Photographs by Roberta Price, a loving photographic diary of Roberta Price’s seven years as a resident of Libre, a commune in the Huerfano Valley in southern Colorado. The special exhibit is open now through Dec. 31, exploring the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s and the 1970s.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, N.Y.Located 90 miles from New York City, 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 and community programs.

For more information, visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.