Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
We are just minutes from Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, home of the famous original Woodstock Festival.
The decade of the 60s are remembered for many major events from the assassination of President JFK to the arrival of The Beatles to the U.S. The Voting Rights Act of 1965, to the long Vietnam War which led to the start of the Peace Movement. We had the first man land on the moon on July 20, 1969 and just a month later, a man name Max Yasgur said, “Yes” to have a concert held on his farmland in Bethel, NY. The Woodstock Festival ended up to be the biggest musical event of the century with an estimated 500,000 in attendence, the organizers expected only 50,000.
Today, the original Woodstock Festival site is home to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The site is now protected and considered a heritage site of American culture, complete with a museum of the sixties and an amphitheater for concerts that accommodates up to 20,000 people