EXPERIENCE WOODSTOCK is about experiencing the town and spirit of Woodstock, NY. Visitors return again and again, and often make their homes here. Known as the “Colony of the Arts” since 1902, Woodstock is located in the Hudson Valley at the foothills of the Catskills. Because of its prominence in the worlds of art and music, Woodstock is often called “the most famous small town in the world.” Above: Maypole revelers at the Woodstock Library Fair
The Woodstock area is welcoming visitors this spring with a festival of Earth-friendly events. On Saturday, April 29th, The Ashokan Center ("celebrating 50 years of outdoor education") hosted the 2017 Ashokan Watershed Conference. The program included a full day of presentations and workshops for adults: "Building Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment."
It also offered a Stream Explorers Youth Conference, geared for children ages 8 to 14:
Stream Dynamics: Fun with the Stream Table
Getting to Know Your Macroinvertebrates
Cathedral Gorge Hike:
Water Quality Sampling
Riparian Area Flora and Fauna
Art of Journaling
On Friday, April 28th, Woodstock observed Arbor Day with a special ceremony on the Woodstock Village Green. And the previous Saturday, April 22nd, the Woodstock Environmental Commission partnered with Sunflower Natural Foods Market to promote Earth Day awareness about solar solutions, gardening and landscaping best practices, composting and recycling, Earth-friendly building, safe hiking and other outdoor activities, and a new repair café in Woodstock.