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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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Saying “Goodbye” To My Cat Spooke (1/20/2020)

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It’s with an overwhelming and crushing sadness that I announce that my beloved black cat Spooke has left the realm for the Rainbow Bridge. She was just shy of her 18th birthday and was an amazing companion to me for sure. I’ve owned since her birth back in my old apartment and to say that I’ll miss her terribly is an understatement. Spooke was a very friendly and what amounted to a “talkative” cat. She loved attention and being a part of the conversation if it suited her. These photos are from the night before and the day of her last vet visit.

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Spooke was the offspring of my rescue cat Shadow who I lost back in 2015 when she was just past around fourteen years old. Shadow was a very good and loving cat and is remembered HERE for those who are new to our writings about life and entertainment. While I am pretty much inconsolable at the moment based on the emptiness her loss has left me, I feel that in time an appreciation will come because at 17.75 years of a cat amounts to something in the mid-80’s if you were to work out her human years equivalent.

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Spooke was pretty spry and active up until about a month ago when some weight loss and less activity became the case. She wasn’t as talkative and seemed to prefer being alone and as the animal studies say when the behavior and practices dramatically change its never a good sign. While I hated to make that decision it was indeed her time according to the vet and I made sure to stay with her until the very last second of her life when she closed her eyes that final time. Goodnight my Spooke, you were an amazing part of my world that was loved deeply. I will miss you beyond words that can be formed right now. Closing up, I wanted to put more historical photos up in this post but I don’t have the emotional strength for it and just want to tune out for a bit. Maybe around what would have been her birthday I will but I cannot think about that right now. Thanks to all who have called, texted or left a notice on my personal and site pages on Facebook. It’s all been comforting. Rest easy my sweet girl.

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.