Jonathan Hyman Photos: Woodstock 50th anniversary

Jonathan Hyman, who lives in Smallwood,  travelled the Bethel area on a bike over Woodstock anniversary Weekend, and captured these photos.

Hippie Thanksgiving at Hector’s Inn, the Woodstock watering hole

On August 16, the first day of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival, the yearly ritual known as Hippie Thanksgiving was held at Hector’s Inn on Route 17B in the Town of …

‘That’s my knee!’

Dan Berger was there. And there’s a well-known photo to prove it.

‘Racey Stacey’

The Dancing Cat owner recalls chipping in to feed hordes.
Robert Tellefsen: bringing it back home

Robert Tellefsen and I are sitting in a mostly empty coffee shop, which he’s using as a canvas to illustrate his former life as a 17-year-old in Greenwich Village in the midst of the 1960s folk …

Coming back to Bethel's Woodstock, on the periphery

BETHEL, NY — In August of 1969, Long Islander Bill Galante was 20 years old and working as an artist at a surfboard shop.

Janis Joplin changed my life

BETHEL, NY — I had turned 15 by the summer of 1969, and already considered myself a man of the world. I’m not sure that my parents shared this lofty opinion, but by then I had attended a …

Keeping the memory alive: a celebration

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (BWCA) hosted a celebration of the publication launch of “Woodstock: 50 Years of Peace and Music” Sunday, July 21, featuring a group of panelists, all …

The origin of Woodstock

New York State — Michael Lang gets the most credit—or blame—for launching the original Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969, but the three-day event was brought about by Lang …

Nutshell Arts Center celebrates Woodstock and more

What's coming up for the Woodstock 50th August 1-7

Bethel Peace Parade marks Woodstock Anniversary

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — The businesses on State Route 55 through Kauneonga Lake closed down as did the road for a time on July 27, as the Bethel Peace Parade sauntered down the highway. The …

U.S. Post Office commemorates Woodstock with postmark

White Lake Postmaster Maria Forlenza is announcing a special pictorial postmark will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bethel NY Post Office, 2166 …