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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

YAP group featured for AHA night

YAP! in garden
YAP! performs in park garden
New Bedford Whaling NHP

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News Release Date: July 8, 2014
Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105

YAP! (Youth Ambassador Program) members will perform live tracks from their album "Edutainment Movement" and their newly released song "North Star" from the reality documentary "The North Star Journey" from 6:00-6:30 PM in the national park garden for AHA! night, Thurs., July 10. From 6:30-7:30 PM DJ John Gotem will continue the party and spin YAP! songs and positive, kid-friendly music in the garden. Sing along and put on your dancing shoes!AHA! (Art, History, Architecture) is a FREE arts & culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in Downtown New Bedford. This month's theme is Kids Rule!

That same evening, from 6-8pm, you can join Ruth & Abby, the national park's 1850s ladies, for fish clip crafts. These "fish clips" can be worn in your hair or used to hold papers together. Decorate the fish to look real or whimsical. This event takes place atNew Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's visitor center, 33 William Street, downtown New Bedford.As always, admission is free.

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 wheelchair-accessible, and is free of charge.For more information, call the visitor center at 508-996-4095, go to www.nps.gov/nebe or visit the park's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP.

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Did You Know?

This National Historic Landmark was built for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr. in 1834.

The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum is the only whaling mansion on its original grounds and open to the public in New England.