“What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000,” Wavy Gravy, a member of the Hog Farm Commune, proclaimed to attendees on the first morning of the Woodstock festival that took place on a field in Bethel, N.Y. 47 years ago this month.
While it may not serve 400,000, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, will commemorate the legendary event’s 47th anniversary, inviting guests to come “back to the garden” for a full brunch in the center’s open-air Market Sheds on Saturday, August 13 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The $30.00 event ticket includes a buffet-style brunch, two complimentary mimosas, admission to The Museum at Bethel Woods, and a gift bag including one reproduction souvenir Woodstock program. The event will also take a photographic look back at the festival, have live acoustic music, stories, and a community art project called “Leaf a Message” where guests are encouraged to celebrate the past and leave a message for the future.
There will be guided tours of the Main Exhibit and festival site and well-known Woodstock alumni, including Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, who graced the cover of the Woodstock album, will be in attendance.