• Historic buildings and the waterfront in New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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July 24, 2014
Cape Verdean Reggae concert in park garden
Afrika Rainbow to play Cape Verdean reggae in park garden for Thurs eve. concert series

July 16, 2014
Maritime Music with group Crabgrass
Crabgrass to play park garden

July 16, 2014
Songs of the Sea with Jim McGrath
concert in the garden with jim mcgrath

July 12, 2014
Dock U Mentaries film series
Dock U Mentaries film series continues on July 18 2014

July 11, 2014
Thursday Night Concerts in the Park Series
Thursday evening concerts in the garden

July 09, 2014
Ocean Day to kick-off New B Under the Sea Campaign
Thousands of whaling voyages sailed around the world from New Bedford, but only one whaleship, the Charles W. Morgan, remains above water. Much of New Bedford’s whaling history is still hidden beneath the sea. On Monday, July 14, children and adults alike can celebrate their love of the ocean, discover the exciting world of underwater exploration, and add their voice to the “New B Under the Sea” campaign.

July 08, 2014
YAP group featured for AHA night
YAP! to perform in the park garden, followed by DJ spinning music to dance to. Ruth and Abby , the 1850s ladies, offer a craft activity.

Did You Know?

Crew members at sea

By the 1840s, black sailors constituted about one-sixth of the labor force; and by 1900, West Indians, Azoreans, and Cape Verdeans had become a majority.