This summer, team members from Binghamton University’s Public Archaeology
Facility spent five days digging up sections
of the 1969 Woodstock site in Bethel, N. Y.
Their quest was to pinpoint the exact position of the festival stage from the decade’s
defining cultural event to help map out interpretative walking routes for Woodstock’s
50th anniversary in August 2019.
The National Historic Landmark site 80
miles north of New York City forms part
of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,
where venues include the Main Stage Pavil-
ion, featuring seasonal concerts and enter-
tainment. Opened in 2008, the LEED-certi-
fied Museum at Bethel Woods features the
Woodstock and The Sixties exhibit.
From award-winning tradeshow design
(see Zoom In, page 44) to movements that
changed history, Upstate New York is for
uplifting discoveries, you dig?
Historic Empire State hotels hold the
keys to inspiration. About 60 miles east of
Bethel, the Mohonk Mountain House was
founded in 1869 as a place of peaceful,
Time has only heightened the enchantment of this National Historic Landmark
600-room Victorian castle. Groups have 14
versatile meeting rooms, a high-level sanctuary in the six-bedroom Grove Lodge and
abundant activities on Mohonk’s namesake
lake and 40,000-acre natural paradise.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Brooklyn Flint
Corning Museum of Glass
Launched in Brooklyn
this May, the barge,
offering free glassmaking
its multi-stop expedition
up the Hudson River this
month with a community-wide celebration.
State of Mind
Inspiring events and venues paint an uplifting backdrop for groups
BY JEFF HEILMAN
ROWLAND HOUSE, AURORA
THE ADELPHI HOTEL, SARATOGA SPRINGS
THE LOFT AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE, AURORA
WOODSTOCK MEMORIAL AND FESTIVAL FIELD,
BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
WILD CENTER, TUPPER LAKE