Community, Education & Wellness Programs at Bethel Woods in New York

Celebrating our past and inspiring a future of creativity and positive impact.

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History and the arts give us a place to gather, engage, and share.

 Our Team of teaching artists present-year round programming for families, children, adults, and the community, all with a goal to celebrate our past and inspire a future of creativity and positive impact. With a history of identifying and cultivating young artists. Bethel Woods is a place to gather, engage and share creative experiences. 

 We believe that arts and culture are critical to the strength of the community. 


  • Adult ProgramsAs educational as entertaining, workshops and lectures spark conversations and thoughtful creativity.
  • Teen ProgramsArt, music, theater, and photography provide an opportunity to learn something new as they develop tools for self-expression, leadership, collaboration, and life!
  • Kids ProgramsFestivals, workshops, performances, and yes, sleepovers in our 1960s history museum, create lasting memories. All ages find inspiration in the colorful decade of the '60s.
  • School & Group Programs: Customized group visits, artist residencies and our traveling teaching artists programs bring the lessons of the 1960s to life.
  • Educator Resources: Tools for educators to enhance their classroom experience.

Once you sign up for a program, see our visitor information page for details about our location and contact information. Make sure to also check out our list of upcoming events so you have something to do when enjoying the New York outdoors.

Funding for education and creative programs has been provided by Bethel Woods members and donors and through generous gifts from foundations, individuals and agencies. View a copy of our annual report or visit our website at for a more comprehensive list of supporters. View a copy of our annual report or click here  for a more comprehensive list of supporters.