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An unincorporated community of southeast New York south-southwest of Albany. In 1969, it was the scheduled site of an eponymous rock music festival that was actually held in Bethel, New York, a small town to its southwest.
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(Placename) a town in New York State, the site of a large rock festival in August 1969. Pop: 6253 (2003 est)
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a rock music festival held in August 1969 near Bethel, a village in SE New York: orig. to have been held near Woodstock, a town in SE New York.
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If you weren't at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969, or if you were and want to revisit the music that shaped a generation, you're in luck.
In 1969, the Woodstock music and art fair was organised on a farm in southern New York in the United States.
Discussion Nick Langhart, library director, will discuss the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, 7 p.m.