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Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105
Free evening concerts in a garden setting might sound like just a pleasant idea. At New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, they are a weekly occurrence. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park has announced its 2014 Thursdays in the Park Concert Series.The free concerts takes place Thursday evenings each week during the summer from July 17-August 28 from 6:30-7:30 in New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's garden, 33 William Street, downtown New Bedford. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors.
The schedule for the concerts is as follows:
July 17: Jim McGrath (sea music)
July 24: Crabgrass (maritime music)
July 31: Afrika Rainbow (Cape Verdean reggae)
August 7: Marieke Slovin (Maritime stories and songs)
August 14: Debra Cowan (maritime ballads)
August 21: Nettukkusqk Singers (Native American song)
August 28: Sharks Come Cruisin' (Sea Chantey Punk).
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-3 PM.The visitor center is accessible to all. Admission is free.For additional information and schedules, go to the park website at www.nps.gov/nebeor visit the park's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP