While circumstances have separated many, we feel more connected than ever.

We want to stay connected during these times of uncertainty.

hand drawing

Use this page as a guide on how to stay kind, creative, and connected.  Show us what you've made by sharing your projects on social using #BWatHome

Bethel Woods Coloring Book

Since you can't visit, we're bringing Bethel Woods to you!  Re-imagine the grounds as you explore some of our favorite parts of the historic site through this free, new, and expressive coloring book.

dove half sketched half photo

Make Your Own Vision Board

Creative Arts Therapist and Bethel Woods Teaching Artist Candace walks you through vision boarding -- from identify your vision to giving it clarity and bringing it to life.  On staying creative, Candace says, “During these very uncertain times when our mental, physical, and emotional well-being can be compromised, it becomes especially important for us to tune out the noise around us and tune into our own internal experience.”

Creating Instruments Using Household Objects

Güiros made from spiral notebooks? Claves from pots and ladles? Explore the rhythm of Latin music with every day objects in your home with Bethel Woods Teaching Artist Brandon Sparkman!

 

Brandon is a music educator teaching elementary music, band, and chorus at Chester Elementary School where he also runs a jazz band and multiple clubs. He enjoys performing with many music ensembles in the area. Brandon is in his second year of teaching artistry at Bethel Woods and has been a lead teacher in our PLAY and SAW programs.

Drawing to Music

See how you respond to sound and what can be created by listening to music. Let worries fall away about what your image will look like and instead enjoy working from an intuitive place where the focus is on process and not product.

'60s-Inspired Crafts

Brush Up on Your Woodstock Knowledge!

Eager to learn more about the greatest festival of all time? Allow us to help!

50 Years of Peace and Music Blog

From 2017-2019, The Museum at Bethel Woods created a comprehensive guide highlighting each of the 32 acts of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, leading up to August of the 50th year of the greatest festival of all time.  

Museum at Bethel Woods Online Archive 

The Museum at Bethel Woods, located on the historic Woodstock festival site, is home to a large and growing historical collection that includes snapshots and home movies of the festival. In 2018, The Museum launched an online archive of photographs and videos collected from nearly 30 contributors – all bringing new life and context to the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair. Less polished than the images most are familiar with, the photographs capture candid moments from before, during, and after the festival. The archive preserves both the joyous experiences of festival attendees as well as the less-than-perfect aspects such as mud and the traffic jams on rural country roads.

overhead shot of woodstock

Learn More About the 2020 Special Exhibit!

Exhibit Curator Julia Fell joins us to discuss the 2020 Special Exhibit: Lights, Color, Fashion. Learn how museum curators determine an object's authenticity; the type of art the exhibit will showcase; and what it was like working with collector Gary Westford.

See how some of our friends are using their imaginations

Musical Tour of Europe

The Kennedy Center put together a "Musical Tour of Europe" with listening activities, historical facts, and all the information you need about becoming a composer.

Musical Tour of Europe

#TogetherAtHome

Live music hasn't stopped! Enjoy streams from your favorite artists as part of Global Citizen's #TogetheratHome campaign.

person making heart at concert

Live Stream Doodles with Mo Willems

Join children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems for his virtual “Lunch Doodles” – grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and explore ways of writing and making together. 

Live Stream Doodles with Mo Willems

San Diego Zoo Virtual Trip

Designed for the youngest learners, The San Diego Zoo's site is filled with videos, activities, games, and tours.

photo of koala

Create a Family Painting

Have the entire household come together for a project that is collaborative, expressive, and creative.

family painting

GoNoodle: Movement and Mindfulness

GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free!

https://www.gonoodle.com/