all-love-dancing-people“All Love, All Woodstock” is a benefit for Constance McMillen and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), to be held on Friday, June 25th at 7pm at The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York.

Billed as “A Night of Peace, Love, Music…and Tolerance,” the event takes its slogan from the original 1969 Woodstock Festival (with the blessing of Festival creator and community member Michael Lang).

And like those who came together in ’69 to celebrate their connectedness, today’s Woodstockers and Woodstockers-in-spirit are gathering to celebrate the heroism of Constance McMillen, an 18 year-old lesbian high school senior from Mississippi who refused to be silenced or shamed.

“All Love, All Woodstock” celebrates this young woman who stood up for her rights, and salutes the ACLU for their hard work on behalf of everyone’s right to respect and acceptance.

The brainchild of Woodstock resident Abbe Aronson, she and a volunteer committee of parents, school board trustees, local business owners and others, are the core of a community-wide effort to show the world that even if prejudice exists in small towns elsewhere, Woodstock will once again show the way to love, compassion and tolerance.

Doors open at 7 p.m. on June 25th for “All Love, All Woodstock, ” with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from many of the area’s fine restaurants including Joshua’s, Oriole 9, Bistro to Go, Wittenberg Store Catering, The Peekamoose Restaurant and Lucky Chocolates.

A select, high-end live auction will follow, conducted by celebrity auctioneer Barry Cherwin.

Auction items will include an “NYC Foodie Lover’s Day on the Town” worth nearly $10,000, a Herman Miller Aeron Chair, signed celebrity swag and memorabilia and much, much more.

Then the party kicks into high gear with an array of musical talent including Hudson Valley luminaries, internationally known artists and surprise guests, with our Master-of-Ceremonies, the legendary Murray Hill plus a variety of DJs spinning late into the night. BGHV is joining the party, and we hope that you come along with us too!

The Details:
“All Love, All Woodstock” – A Night of Peace, Love, Music and Tolerance.
June 25th at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the party goes on ’til wee in the morning!
Tickets start at $50.00 a piece, and are available online.

Live Auction, Live Music, Fabulous Entertainment and Surprise Guests!
100% of the proceeds to go towards Constance McMillen’s education fund, the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and AIDS Project and the Onteora Central School District’s Gay Straight Alliance.

“All Love, All Woodstock” is in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) corporation in order to receive charitable contributions and funding. Donations of any size are encouraged and appreciated and can be made out to:
and mailed to:
35 Abbey Rd.,
Mount Tremper, NY 12547

prom4allAbout the ACLU/LGBT Project
The ACLU has advocated on behalf of LGBT people for over 70 years and in 1986 founded the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project, a division of the national American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. The Project’s staff consists of experts in constitutional law and civil rights, specializing in sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV/AIDS. The ACLU’s nationwide network of affiliates allows the Project to work for fairness and equality at the local, state and federal levels, affecting change in the courts and legislatures, as well as in the court of public opinion. As part of the broad civil liberties mission of the ACLU, the Project brings together the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities with other social change movements to achieve a just society for all. Today, the ACLU brings more LGBT cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national civil rights organization.