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Bethel Woods introduces Growing Hope

Reaching out on how to stay kind, creative, and connected

Bethel Woods, community, plants, family

For the past 15 years, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has committed to hosting a selection of culturally-rich performances, popular artists, and community and educational programming at the 800-acre campus in the Sullivan Catskills of Upstate New York. This year, amidst an unprecedented global pandemic, things are a little different. With that said, we remain connected at home through virtual programming that we hope will bring a bit of comfort to our community right now. Below we have outlined a few different programs that we hope you and your families will take part in. Be sure to follow along and show us what you’ve made by tagging #BWatHome

In partnership with Sullivan Renaissance, Bethel Woods has launched Growing Hope; an initiative that provides flower-growing kits and art supplies to school students who are presently at home due to the pandemic. The community will be invited later in the season to plant a peace garden at the historic Woodstock festival site later in the year.

The goal of this project is to strengthen the personal and communal connections that have been weakened by social isolation in order to retain creativity, positivity, and productivity. Kits are available at The Museum at Bethel Woods (200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, NY 12720), Mondays-Fridays from 10am-4pm. Vehicles can drive into the circle for a contact-free pickup.  

You can find classes that include sing alongs, tools on how to build out ideas using mind maps, mindfulness exercises and more, all led by Bethel Woods Teaching Artists as part of our #FeelGoodFriday series.  

Last but not least, we bring Bethel Woods home to YOU through this free, new, and expressive coloring book. Re-imagine the grounds as you explore some of our favorite parts of the historic site!

For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please visit our website.

All programming can be found here.