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When Greenwich Village was Bohemia

When Greenwich Village was Bohemia - Print Magazine

1920's Greenwich Village Woman Hanging Poster - Vintage Life Network found on Polyvore

Polly's, a famous Bohemian hangout in NYC. This is a photo of the second location on MacDougall Street.

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Community Post: 20 Things You Might Not Know About The Woodstock Music Festival

August 1969, Crowds of people carry picnic and camping supplies while walking past parked cars on the road to the Woodstock Music Festival in Bethel, New York.

On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in the upstate New York town of Bethel.

On July 31, 1970, at Middlefield, Connecticut, the Powder Ridge Rock Festival was scheduled to begin. A legal injunction forced the event to be canceled, keeping the musicians away; but a crowd of 30,000 attendees arrived anyway, to find no food, no entertainment, no adequate plumbing, and at least seventy drug dealers. Volunteer doctor William Abruzzi declared a drug “crisis” on 1 August and said “Woodstock was a pale pot scene. This is a heavy hallucinogens scene.”

On January 14, 1967 the Human Be-In event was held in Golden Gate State Park in San Francisco. This event, which received extensive media coverage from the major networks, popularized the hippie culture throughout the United States and led to the legendary Summer of Love on the West Coast. 3,000 hippies were expected but 30,000 hippies showed up and gathered in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to celebrate the hippie culture.