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Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105Ruth and Abby, the National Park’s 1850s Ladies, will be jammin' at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park on Thursday, August 10, AHA! night. Come by to learn about 19th century jams and jellies and try some of their favorites. Then, enjoy a summer concert on the garden stage. SkyBridge will be playing international jazz from 6:30-7:30. These free activities are fun for the whole family and take place at the visitor center at 33 William Street, downtown New Bedford. For more information on AHA! go to www.ahanewbedford.org/
SkyBridge is a band of accomplished vocalists, pianists, guitarists, and bassists. They come from many different countries, including the United States, India, France, Ireland, Kenya, and Japan. With influences ranging from pop, R & B, reggae, jazz, soul, and funk, their musical style is truly global. Through the exchange of culture, language, and ideas, SkyBridge creates music with messages of warmth and great purpose for the global community.
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 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. Everyone finds their park in a different way. Discover yours at FindYourPark.com
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