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 …

Cochecton’s shy dove

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — “In the nine and a half years I’ve been supervisor, I’ve caught more [an expletive used here to mean criticism and/or complaints] on this than on any …

Lumberland’s dreaming dove

GLEN SPEY, NY —  “They don’t really do it justice,” Lumberland Supervisor Jenny Mellan said of the photos of the town’s Woodstock Anniversary Dove, which she showed …

Metal sculpture nods to Woodstock anniversary

BETHEL, NY — Drivers motoring along State Route 17B through the Hamlet of Bethel in recent weeks have likely noticed a large, gun-toting metal sculpture aiming at the road from a truck. The …

Woodstock 50 again in doubt

WATKINS GLEN, NY — The Woodstock 50 event scheduled for Watkins Glen on August 16 was thrown into serious doubt after the Watkins Glen International speedway announced on June 10 it will no …
Who pays for all those doves?

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — When the last dove is unveiled near Cabernet Franks in Parksville on June 7, there will be 50 painted doves on display in Sullivan County in recognition of the 50th …

Déjà vu: Woodstock Light Bus returns

The psychedelic painted VW “Light” Bus is tripping back to Bethel for the Woodstock 50th Anniversary celebration. As a symbol of the Woodstock generation, the bus is best described in …

Woodstock 50 back on?

WATKINS GLEN, NY — The concert planned to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock in Watkins Glen—not the one planned for Bethel—is back on, the organizers say. They have …

The Woodstock Way unveiled

MONTICELLO, NY — Elected officials from the town, county and state level gathered on May 16 for the unveiling of the Woodstock Way sign on Route 17B in Monticello. The county is celebrating the …

17B renamed to The Woodstock Way to highlight historical significance  

District 1 Legislator Scott Samuelson, who represents Bethel, Cochecton, Highland and Tusten. A crowd gathered on the side of Route 17B, across the street from Raceway Row, at 12 noon on Thursday, …

Doves landing throughout Sullivan

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Doves begin landing this week throughout Sullivan County. There’s one at the Villa  Roma  Resort, one at the Narrowsburg Union, another at the Discovery …

Watkins Glen Woodstock 50 concert cancelled?

WATKINS GLEN, NY — According to two separate published reports, one from Billboard and another from Rolling Stone, the concert scheduled for Watkins Glen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of …

Re-discovering Woodstock’s lost relics

Despite the Woodstock festival occurring years before concert merchandising became a big business, there is still a surprising amount of memorabilia from Woodstock that has survived. Posters with the …