Today in Music: 6/6/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: On June 6, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, was officially placed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is a program of the National Park Service and U.S. Department of the Interior which recognizes the significance of buldings, structures and sites throughout the country. “Woodstock was a pivotal moment in both New York and American history, bringing together unique art and music in an event that changed this nation’s cultural and political landscape,” Governor Cuomo said. “This prestigious recognition will help preserve a priceless New York landmark for current and future generation of New Yorkers.” In August 1969, more that 400,000 people traveled to Max Yasgur’s dairy farm for the now famous three-day music festival, featuring some of the most iconic musicians of all-time. Today, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the Woodstock site, inspires and educates students and visitors through the arts and humanities. The Museum at Bethel Woods explores the social, political, cultural and musical transformations of the sixties while drawing connections to the issues that continue to affect our world today. It features an award-winning permanent collection, evolving exhibits and engaging programs. This summer marks the 50 anniversary of Woodstock. A celebration event called Woodstock50 is schedule for August 2019. #woodstock #bethelwoodscenterforthearts #andrewcuomo #governorcuomo #nys #newyorkstate #woodstockmusicandartfair #historicplaces #nationalregistry #nationalparkservice #usdepartmenoftheinterior #americanhistory #landmarks #maxyasgur #dairyfarm #iconic #1960s #60s #hippies #ageofaquarius #summeroflove
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