Summertime is the best time to enjoy free entertainment in your local national park! Hip-hop artist Tem Blessed will be appearing in the garden area of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in downtown New Bedford on Thursday evening, July 19, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. as part of its Thursday evening summer concert series. Then, on Saturday, July 21, from 12 noon- 2 p.m., Charlie York will be demon-strating oar making in the garden, while Ruth and Abby, the 1850s ladies, offer hands-on crafts for children. The Saturday afternoon activities are part of the park’s Maritime Heritage series. The concerts and maritime crafts are offered free each week at the park during July and August.
Tem Blessed has been making socially conscious music for over ten years now with Busted Fro now including Da Empress, Strela Negra and also as a solo act. He has continued to elevate the underground Hip Hop scene and has released many albums. Blessed has also opened up for nationally known recording artist such as Ludicris, Common, Das Efx, Brand Nubian, Killa Preist, Wordworth, Dead Prez, Slick Rick and KRS-1. For more information on Tem, go to http://temblessed.com/