Moms and dads seeking free, engaging activities for their young children should check out this event: Whales, Tales and Sails, a free, one-hour story hour each Friday morning from 10:00-11:00 AM. The weekly event features professional storyteller Andrea Lovett and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music, crafts and free play at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center. This activity is geared for children ages 0-5. The center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford.
Andrea Lovett has been performing and teaching storytelling professionally since 1992. From the moment she begins to speak her audiences are caught up in the magic of story. Lovett co-founded massmouth, an award winning storytelling organization based in Massachusetts, with Norah Dooley in 2009.
Jen Nersesian, superintendent of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, said, “We know that there is tremendous public demand for this program and the park is so pleased to bring continue to offer this program. Andrea Lovett is such a wonderful storyteller; children and adults alike enjoy her stories. We invite anyone and everyone to this entertaining and family-friendly event in our park each Friday at 10:00 AM.”