Centennial A new music video by YAP celebrates The 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service Premiers October 15, 2015

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Date: October 13, 2015
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

LOWELL, MA. On Thursday October 15th, 2015 the ="" target="_blank">www.yap100.com, on YAP!'s social media outlets, and numerous National Park Service social media sites.

To accompany the digital release, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, will be holding Red Carpet premier.The premiere at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the park's theater located inside the visitor center at 33 William St. New Bedford,Ma.

The song Centennial was originally produced as a "birthday wish" for the National Park Service through a G.O.A.L. Academy project. The song written by YAP! members Dakota Lopes, 22, and Sky Bento, 21 struck a chord with those who heard it and it instantly became clear that the song needed a video.

In the summer of 2015, Video Producer/Director Ben Gilbarg, set out to make an epic video for Centennial. He hit the road with YAP! in a van decorated as the "History Machine" and visited seven national park sites in 4 states. Together they explored, connected with youth, and performed live. The video includes involvement from nearly every region of the National Park Service and features a cameo from National Park Service's Director, Jon Jarvis.It is truly a celebration of the National Park Service, the Centennial, and the youth who are "Finding Their Parks" everyday throughout the nation.

The video was filmed on site at the following national parks: Lowell National Historical Park, Fort Stanwix National Monument in Rome NY, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, NY, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in New Bedford, MA, New England National Scenic Trail, and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, NH.


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