Monroe Free Library invites the public to Woodstock Day

MONROE. In the spirit of the original festival, Woodstock Day will take place rain or shine on Aug.17.

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Aug 05 2019 | 08:29 PM

Monroe Free Library invites the public to attend Woodstock Day, a 50th anniversary celebration of the Woodstock Music Festival, on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 12 to 3 p.m. on the library's front lawn at 44 Millpond Parkway.

Music will be provided by 1960's Psychedelic rock band ,The Psychedelicats, beginning at noon.

The event will feature food and drink, a tie-dye station, paper flowers and a chill out "rain room" designed to mimic the feel of a thunderstorm.

Attendees are encouraged to bring something white to tie dye and their own chairs as outdoor seating may be limited.

This program is appropriate for all ages.

During August, the library will embrace the spirit of the 60's to promote the event. Sporting psychedelic colors, headbands, vintage round sunglasses and face paint, staff hopes to shake up the traditional image of a library.

"It will be an exciting community event and a showcase of the best that the library has to offer," said Assistant Directory Mary Duffy.

Duffy led the committee that organized the event, which included Carol Bezkorowajny, a staff member who attended the original Woodstock Music Festival in 1969.

"What I remember most is the rain," Bezkorowajny recalled, "and the people I was with. The music was good, of course, but that was really secondary to the whole social experience."

In the spirit of the original festival, Woodstock Day will take place rain or shine. For more information about this or any other library program, call the library at 845 783 4411 or visit www.monr,oefreelibrary.org.