Flag Day Elementary School Concert 2013
Contact: Emily Prigot, 508-996-4095 x6105
New Bedford Elementary School Band Celebrates Flag Day in National Park
Friday, June 14
New Bedford, MA –New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park will host a Flag Day concert featuring New Bedford elementary school students on Friday, June 14 at 10:30 AM. The band will play patriotic songs as well as other musical pieces. The concert will take place in the national park garden at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. The event is free and open to all.
The band brings together students from the Ashley, Pacheco and Winslow Elementary Schools. Bill Lacey and Dana Bernier direct the band, which numbers 70 students.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park was established by Congress in 1996 to help preserve and interpret America’s nineteenth century whaling industry. The park, which encompasses a 13-block National Historic Landmark District, is the only National Park Service area addressing the history of the whaling industry and its influence on the economic, social, and environmental history of the United States. The National Park visitor center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. It is open seven days a week, from 9 AM-5 PM, and offers information, exhibits, and a free orientation movie every hour on the hour from 10 AM-4 PM. The visitor center is accessible to all. Admission is free. For additional information and schedules, go to the park website at www.nps.gov/nebe, call 508-996-4095, or visit the park’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP
Did You Know?
Between 1840 and 1860 some 300-700 escaped slaves were living in New Bedford. Frederick Douglass was among those who found freedom in New Bedford. He arrived in 1838 after escaping from Baltimore carrying another sailor's protection papers.