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Original Woodstock Venue Opens Upscale Campground on the Hallowed Festival Grounds

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The Press Release:
A historical pillar of the American music scene, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts—a non-profit performance venue and original site of the 1969 Woodstock festival—today unveiled the launch of its brand new, state-of-the-art campground. Bethel Woods is among the first venue of its kind to offer campground facilities of this caliber, which include a spectrum of options, from basic campsite amenities for the camping purists to exclusive, unparalleled glamping experiences for those seeking a touch of luxury in the outdoors.

With the current trend of camping and glamping—which accounted for approximately 32 percent of all leisure trips taken in 2022—Bethel Woods sets itself apart by fusing top-tier outdoor hospitality with its existing programming and expansive musical lineup. Bethel Woods invites guests to elevate their Sullivan Catskills experience, providing an opportunity to immerse themselves in nature while enjoying live music performances and festivals. In addition, the campground experience promises an array of unique activations, from morning yoga and sound baths to evening drum circles and campfire hootenannies.
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Presenting “Christmas In New York City” 2020 – The Videos

My now annual tradition of presenting numerous New York City Christmas Trees to our audience at home and abroad has expanded from being shown only on the website to our other networks. A couple of years ago I began sharing to the Official Instagram and now we’re doing the same thing with our still brand-new Official YouTube Channel. Join Content Creator Ken Pierce (that’s me) as I hit the locations of numerous amazing holiday displays. All of the clips being shot with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 along with some narration. Part One of Two is below.

Locations In Video: Metrotech Center, Wall Street, South Street Seaport, Washington Square Arch, Madison Square Park, Gramercy Park, Grand Army Plaza, Hudson Yards and The Vessel, Manhattan Mall and Bryant Park

Part Two Goes Live On YouTube On 12/22/2020 @ 2PM EST. Be sure to watch the premiere of this second clip.

Locations In Video: Saks Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Lotte New York Palace, Bloomberg Headquarters, Bloomingdales,

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day My Readers :)

Hello my friends and “Happy Saint Patrick’s Day” to you all. I know that it’s weird to wish readers such a thing considering the growing concerns about this Coronavirus (aka Covid-19). As you well know by now, the annual Saint Patrick’s Day was cancelled in addition to large gatherings. With gatherings like concerts, conventions and parades being among the biggest draws of people, the view is by stopping them from happening, we will help slow the progression of this virus. Here’s to hoping right? This photo below comes from the nearby popular bar and restaurant, The Wicked Monk.


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Happy New Year 2020 My Readers!!!

Good morning my Friends and those who are just happening by this here domain, let me be one of the first to wish you a very “Happy New Year”. I didn’t go crazy with any revelry last night as I’ve been on one of those sober months that you read about people doing at this time of the year. I actually started mine just before Christmas and figure I might wait until the annual Toy Fair if I am approved for that event. So the wonderful Queen of the Apartment, my black cat Spooke wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year as well and she was quite upset that the glasses were too big for her. She is a good sport with all the silliness that I include her in for sure. She is closing in on her 18th birthday this March.

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As you might already know if you’ve been reading this site for any measure of time, I generally like to post a dozen or so “principles” or thoughts on how to have a productive and positive New Year. Since my own day has started off like an Olympic Race I will need to return with the list in the coming days. I have about five convention pitches to work on at the moment for the shows that are happening at the end of the month and into February and that doesn’t even touch the stuff that is happening over on the PiercingMetal side of the fence. Stay tuned and until I get around to the longer list, be good to each other and your pets. Time is a precious commodity so use it well. See you soon.

Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Presentation “Greatness Is Everywhere”

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Last night I was braving the effects of what the news called a “Squall” to secure my annual Holiday Tree visuals and as expected, a part of this adventure is to stop and enjoy the holiday lightshow that gets put on by the famous Saks Fifth Avenue store. This years show was called “Greatness Is Everywhere” which connects to the “Frozen II” film I am told. Since I didn’t see the picture I will have to trust what I’ve read. It’s only about three minutes in length so sit down, relax and enjoy and consider giving the channel a little love by clicking “Subscribe”.



Production Notes:
This year I secured the clip via my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and didn’t use a conventional camera at all. Heck, I didn’t even snap photos of the trees with one and instead opted to be phone only for a change. Considering the brief bit of snow that we had, I preferred the device getting wet to be my encased mobile device more than a traditional digital camera. Though we still have a few days before the Christmas Holidays, I want to wish you and yours a very “Merry Christmas”. Be kind to one another.

Official Website: https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/