Special Events at Bethel Woods

Bethel Woods' annual fundraising events provide an opportunity for you to enjoy the beautiful Center and grounds your generosity supports.

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Although the Pavilion Stage was lonely and dark this summer, Bethel Woods is committed now more than ever to Share The Music, Again! In recent years, we gathered for the annual Wine Pairing Dinner and Auction in the Event Gallery to support our mission, legacy and continued growth. The funds raised from this beloved event, our most important fundraiser of the year, sustain our programming and provided opportunities for underwriting support from our community.

Though we cannot come together in-person this year, we are hosting a virtual Silent Auction, to safely continue the tradition and raise necessary funding for Bethel Woods. In addition, we are excited to announce this year that we have added a special performance element to the online auction format that will include exclusive access to Broadway Boosts Bethel, a virtual concert and unique shared experience featuring Broadway performers singing songs of the sixties.

Summer Solstice Silent Disco

Summer Solstice Silent Disco

Presented in collaboration with Angry Orchard, the Summer Solstice Silent Disco was a bohemian-inspired party filled with flowers, refreshing cider, lawn games, art-making, music, and dancing! Proceeds from the event helped to support educational programming throughout the year.

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A New York State of Mind: Annual Wine Pairing Fundraising Dinner

2019's Wine Pairing Dinner celebrated New York State as Master sommelier Meg McNeill of Upstream Wine & Spirits (located right in Livingston Manor!) thoughtfully curated a menu of New York wines to complement a locally-sourced meat and cheese spread followed by a bountiful dinner.  Framing this experience was a lively bidding of collectibles, entertaining experiences, and one-of-a-kind items through live and silent auctions.

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2019 Member Thank-You Event

Bethel Woods hosted a decadent BBQ to thank our devoted members for their support and dedication. The site was open exclusively to members for the evening, where they enjoyed live music, lawn games, backstage tours, free admission to the museum, and more.

chogyi lama performing in bethel woods event gallery

2019 Museum Opening & Private View

The opening of our special exhibition, We Are Golden, marked the beginning of our year-long commemoration of the greatest festival of all time. Chogyi Lama, grandson of Richie Havens, kicked off the evening with a musical performance followed by short stories by performers, Woodstock alumni, and Bethel Woods program participants.

Bindy Bazaar trail signs

Bindy Bazaar Ribbon Cutting & Trail Walk

The Museum worked closely with preservationists and the Bethel Woods grounds team to restore the Bindy Bazaar Trails, a very special location that was a part of the historic Woodstock Music and Art Fair. A ribbon cutting to declare the opening was followed by a guided walking tour and food and beverage.