Thursday Evening Concert series begins July 9

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News Release Date: July 2, 2015

Contact: Emily G Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105

The 2015 Thursdays in the Park Concert Series kicks off with Julie and Denya's Songs of the Sea, a family friendly performance of maritime songs featuring the Cape Cod based duo, Julie Charland and Denya LeVine.The free concert takes place as part of the Kid's Rule AHA Night, Thursday, July 9th from 6:30-7:30 in the garden at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, (33 William Street), downtown New Bedford. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors to the National Park Theater.

Julie Charland and Denya LeVine perform sea shanties, folk songs, familiar 20th century music and lively fiddle tunes, all on the theme of the sea. They play guitar, fiddle, and ukuleles, and their vocal harmonies sparkle with joyous energy. Julie is a Nashville recording artist, award-winning songwriter, and local folk and bluegrass musician with Toast And Jam. Denya's a full time musician who's performed on Cape Cod and in southeastern Massachusetts with folk and ethnic bands for 30 years. This duo has a zest for life that is contagious.

This year's Thursday in the Park Concert Series is co-sponsored by the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, a new non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of the City's commercial fishing industry.

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 https://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP. Everyone finds their park in a different way. Discover yours at FindYourPark.com

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Last updated: July 2, 2015

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