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

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

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.



A Live Liquid Light Show & Multi-Course Dining Experience in the Event Gallery

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Art of Wellness

Outdoor yoga classes on our historic grounds are designed to connect guests and foster optimal well-being in body and mind.


Camille A Brown and Dancers

As part of our artist-in-residence program, teaching artists from Camille A. Brown and Dancers' celebrated community engagement platform EVERY BODY MOVE connected virtually with local students during school and after school workshops.

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P.L.A.Y. Songwriter Workshop

Students went “behind the music” to learn composition through individual lessons and small group ensemble work with a focus on vocal and instrumental work.

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Creative Arts Therapy

Inviting guests to the historic site to connect through creative arts workshops and mind-body practices that focus on resilience, health, and wellness.


Explore the '60s

Museum field trips bring the lessons of the 1960s to life. Each field trip includes a teacher planning consultation, customized pre and post virtual visit activities, and resources for continued exploration and learning.

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.