A summer folk music festival on the Parsippany, N.J., grounds of Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital will pay tribute to one of its most famous former patients: Woody Guthrie.

A summer folk music festival on the Parsippany, N.J., grounds of Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital will pay tribute to one of its most famous former patients: Woody Guthrie. The concert, tentatively scheduled for Aug. 14, will also celebrate the acquisition of 300 acres of former hospital land as Morris County parkland.

"We thought that a folk festival might be a good transition from the past to the future at Greystone," Denise Lanza, assistant deputy director of the Morris County Park Commission.

Guthrie, whose best-known song was "This Land Is Your Land," admitted himself to Greystone in 1954. Only about 500 patients are now living at the hospital, which once held more than 8,000 patients.


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