Living the high life underground

Ever wanted to tour a '60s-era fallout shelter but don't happen to have one handy in your neighborhood?


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You probably didn't know this, but every Friday afternoon from 2 to 3, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock offers tours of the fallout shelter the Rockefellers had built for themselves on the property. They'll be doing it until October 26.

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This could be pretty interesting all on its own. As the park describes it, "Descend into the 1960s era fallout shelter built by the Rockefellers, and consider what life was like when Earth teetered between burgeoning environmental consciousness and nuclear destruction."

But maybe a simple tour isn't enough for you. Because heaven knows, you can get mighty hungry contemplating nuclear destruction.

So then you'll want to know about this Saturday's "Sixties Cocktail Hour," from 5:30 to 7 pm. You'll have to bring your own beverages, but the park will be serving "fallout food": freeze-dried or vacuum-packed Mountain Stew, Diced Carrots, Vegetable Noodle Soup, and Soup/Stew Mix. They'll also be providing '60s lounge music, a ranger in vintage uniform, and -- just in case freeze-dried diced carrots with a martini isn't your thing -- the garden in bloom.

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