What's Happening

This Month at Bethel Woods - September 2020

overhead of Harvest Festival

Plan Your Visit to Bethel Woods

Whether you're visiting The Museum, attending a program, seeing a concert, or here to do it all, find everything you need to know to plan the perfect visit to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

outside shot near museum at bethel woods

Events Calendar

Planning a visit to Bethel Woods? Here for the museum and wondering what's happening today? Check our events calendar for up-to-date information about events, programs, concerts, & festivals!

aerial shot at bethel woods monument

It's hard to believe that September is here! Though summer is coming to an end, events at our historic site have really only just begun. As we have since our opening, we will continue to curate happenings with your interest and safety in mind. We hope you'll visit soon!

 

Harvest Festival is every Sunday in September!

(Plus two more in October!)

Now in its 22nd year, the Harvest Festival is one of our most important events: it connects our community to local farmers, artisans, and vendors, and allows everyone a chance to welcome the autumn season on our grounds. This year, we've modified the event to ensure it is safe and enjoyable for all. Come out and shop local at one (or more!) Harvest Festival days this fall.

JUST ANNOUNCED: More socially-distant dining opportunities

We asked what you liked most about our first iteration of More Than a Meal and you answered…

“It's all about the vibe, isn't it? Good food in a place whose history and soul is powerfully tangible - and where the organization's efforts remain centered around nurturing appreciation of that history and supporting its everlasting impact on the present and future of music and the arts.”

“Loved our server [Bethel Woods Staff Member] who wasn’t really a server, loved the food, the setting and the ability to walk around the grounds.”

“Food was outstanding. Setting always warms my soul”

So now, we are adding five more meals and amping up the menu, music, and experience - unleashing the culinary talents of Chef Jasper Alivia. 

 

About Chef Jasper

Born in the Philippines and raised in American Samoa, Jasper Alivia did not initially plan for his life to be so intertwined with food and restaurants. He moved to Philadelphia to attend Saint Joseph’s University where he received his B.A. in Economics. Quickly he realized that cooking was his calling and soon left a promising job in finance to work in restaurants in Philadelphia. He later moved to New York City to attend the French Culinary Institute, and put in work and training at some of the highest rated restaurants in town, including Savoy and Park Avalon.

Now calling the Catskills home, his hope as the Executive Chef of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is to provide high-quality food to complement the Center’s variety of programs, and to source ingredients locally, highlighting regional cuisine with global influences.

Adult Programs,MORE THAN A MEAL,Pre-Show Dinners

More Than A Meal: September 25

Join us for a dinner in the open-air Market Sheds as we amp up the menu, music, and experience - unleashing the culinary talents of Chef Jasper Alivia.
  • September 25th 2020
  • 5:30pm
  • Market Sheds

Adult Programs,MORE THAN A MEAL,All Ages Programs,Family Programs,Film,Pre-Show Dinners

Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President Outdoor Film Screening

Theatrical screening outside on our Terrace Stage as part of Big Eddy Film Festival 2020. Plus, ticket holders can enhance their experience with a pre-show dinner in the Market Sheds.
  • September 25th 2020
  • 7:00pm
  • Terrace Stage

Adult Programs,MORE THAN A MEAL,Pre-Show Dinners

More Than A Meal: October 1

Dinner with a soundtrack featuring Dinner with the Folks
  • October 1st 2020
  • 6:00pm
  • Market Sheds

Adult Programs,MORE THAN A MEAL,Pre-Show Dinners

More Than A Meal: October 8

Dinner with a soundtrack featuring Jazz/Food Fusion
  • October 8th 2020
  • 6:00pm
  • Market Sheds

Adult Programs,MORE THAN A MEAL,Pre-Show Dinners

More Than A Meal: October 15

Dinner with a soundtrack featuring Hawaii in Contrast
  • October 15th 2020
  • 6:00pm
  • Market Sheds

Explore health and wellness with us!

Led by a new, local instructor each week, this series encourages optimal well-being in body and mind.

Sunday, September 27: Sound Healing with Marc Switko

Sunday, October 4: Pilates with Andrea Lanzetti

Sunday, October 11: Stay tuned!

Experience the historic site like never before with our new augmented reality tour

Want to know where the stage was? And how 450,000 people fit on that field? Led by the voices of Nick and Bobbi Ercoline (the couple from the Woodstock album and also volunteers at Bethel Woods), guests will listen to stories of those who were there, see the iconic stage, hear concert recordings and authentic announcements, and relive the legendary moments as a member of the 450,000 person crowd. Tours are $5.00 with your museum ticket, or $8.00 standalone. 

Learn more by watching below or clicking here.

Enjoy two nights of film screening under the stars

New this year, enjoy films at our picturesque Terrace Stage as part of The Big Eddy Film Festival.

Like the pool of water in the Delaware River that inspired its name, the Big Eddy Film Festival flows against the main current, providing a thoughtful and entertaining viewing experience for the Catskills, Delaware and Hudson River Valleys, and beyond. Produced by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the arts council for Sullivan County, the Big Eddy Film Festival aims to advance the traditional art of storytelling by showing the newest and best independent films from around the world and our own backyard. Tickets on sale soon - stay tuned!

Friday, September 25: Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President

This new documentary chronicles the relationship that music played in Carter’s early life, his campaign for the White House, and his term as the 39th President of the United States. 

Plus, before the screening, join us for dinner in the Market Sheds! Learn more here.

Saturday, September 26: Gossamer Folds

Ten-year-old Tate develops a strong bond with his transgender neighbor Gossamer in this heart-felt drama set in 1980s Missouri. 

Plus, before the screening, enjoy a picnic dinner! Learn more here.

Visiting The Museum? Don't forget about these outdoor exhibitions! 

earth in focus exhbiti at bethel woods

Earth In Focus: A Celebration of Our Dynamic Planet

Featuring the work from photographers around the world, Earth in Focus commemorates Earth Day, the environmental movement's 50th anniversary, and strides made in preservation and sustainability.

concert show by elliott landy

Elliott Landy: Woodstock and Beyond

Located just beyond the Market Shed buildings, a selection of 12 portraits by iconic festival photographer Elliott Landy are displayed outdoors around the campus, highlighting figures of the classic rock era and the work of a long-time Museum partner and collaborator.

crocheted connections carol hummel

The Bindy Bazaar Trails

In 1969, the Bindy Bazaar was a marketplace and trail system that acted as the heart of Woodstock, connecting two major areas of festival grounds. Explore this area (located across from The Monument at the corner of Hurd and West Shore) and see it brought to life through the work of artist Carol Hummel's Crocheted Connections!

peace overlook path

The Peace Overlook

The Peace Overlook serves as an opportunity to take pause and reflect on the historic events that took place on the field below.

We hope to see you soon!

Plan Your Museum Visit

Visiting The Museum? View standard policies, dining options, and purchase your tickets online for a discounted rate!

exterior of museum at night lit up with colorful lights

Purchase A Museum Ticket

No more than 25% maximum occupancy will be allowed - we recommend purchasing your ticket in advance.

museum exhibit at bethel woods

Events Calendar

Planning a visit to Bethel Woods? Here for the museum and wondering what's happening today? Check our events calendar for up-to-date information about events, programs, concerts, & festivals!

aerial shot at bethel woods monument