2015 Top 10 Volunteers and the Value of Volunteering

With the start of 2016, the Volunteer Department would like to say an extra special thanks to volunteers with the Top Ten logged hours in 2015! Overall, our 168 Volunteers have contributed about 12,700 hours to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts!

We cannot thank them enough for all the hard work and long hours that they put into our not-for-profit organization. Without them, we would not be as successful as we are today or have been for the past decade.

The “Top Ten” Volunteers of 2015 are as follows: Read More

Legacy

At Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, legacy is a multifaceted term. It defines our unique place in history, characterizes the Sixties, and influences our not-for-profit mission to inspire, educate and empower through the arts and humanities. When thinking about the lessons, leaders, and events of the ‘60s, it is difficult to think of the decade without legacy.

Legacy can be defined as anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. This definition brings to mind many names such as John F. Kennedy, The Beatles, Malcolm X, Betty Friedan, Bob Dylan, Fidel Castro, Jimi Hendrix, Richard Nixon, and other leaders of influence who contributed to the Sixties legacy. Read More

Rubber Soul

Originally from: http://wogew.blogspot.com/2013/01/rubber-soul-uncropped.html

George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney (photo by Robert Freeman).

The Beatles album Rubber Soul, released in time for Christmas on December 6, 1965, became the Billboard #1 album on January 8, 1966 and remained there until February 18.

When the Beatles had returned to the studio after their 1965 tour, they decided to go in another direction. Why?

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The kids are alright…

 

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E3: Engage. Experience. Explore. presents Story Pirates in the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods. Photo Credit: Mike Bloom

This year was riddled with moments in which I was inspired by our future. It’s filled with talent and humor and personality and vulnerability and willingness and approachability and joy. Back in May, participants of Bethel Wood’s PI: Photography program spent the evening in the green rooms, behind the scenes, and in the audience, documenting a cappella groups from five local high schools singing their hearts out for a visibly moved and appreciative audience in The Event Gallery.

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And Oh What a 10 Years it’s Been…

It’s hard to believe we will celebrate our 10th anniversary this year.  It all began on July 1, 2006 starting with 9 memorable performances and nearly 60,000 visitors. Today, with main stage performances, festivals, event gallery performances, education, community outreach and museum programs, special exhibits, and films and workshops, there seems to be something happening almost every day. Read More