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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Create a meaningful and memorable experience while supporting our programs and preservation efforts.

Your donation to Bethel Woods helps us encourage civility and kindness in future generations.  You are opening doors for people of all ages to explore new ideas, experience our unique history, and unleash their creativity. Please check back soon for announcements regarding upcoming fundraising events.

Past Events Have Included:

 

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.

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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.

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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.