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Officials call Woodstock anniversary ‘success’

BETHEL, NY — Sullivan County and Town of Bethel officials are calling the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival of Music and art a “memorable success.” The long weekend came …

‘That’s my knee!’

Dan Berger was there. And there’s a well-known photo to prove it.

‘Racey Stacey’

The Dancing Cat owner recalls chipping in to feed hordes.

Robert Tellefsen: bringing it back home

Robert Tellefsen and I are sitting in a mostly empty coffee shop, which he’s using as a canvas to illustrate his former life as a 17-year-old in Greenwich Village in the midst of the 1960s folk …

Coming back to Bethel's Woodstock, on the periphery

BETHEL, NY — In August of 1969, Long Islander Bill Galante was 20 years old and working as an artist at a surfboard shop.
Janis Joplin changed my life

BETHEL, NY — I had turned 15 by the summer of 1969, and already considered myself a man of the world. I’m not sure that my parents shared this lofty opinion, but by then I had attended a …

Keeping the memory alive: a celebration

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (BWCA) hosted a celebration of the publication launch of “Woodstock: 50 Years of Peace and Music” Sunday, July 21, featuring a group of panelists, all …

The origin of Woodstock

New York State — Michael Lang gets the most credit—or blame—for launching the original Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969, but the three-day event was brought about by Lang …

Nutshell Arts Center celebrates Woodstock and more

What's coming up for the Woodstock 50th August 1-7

A Woodstock pig

“Stay off the hill!” I bellowed to a swarm of young people, most of whom had spent the night in a field under open skies that bled rain for more than 12 hours. “Pig!” they …