CHANTEYS: THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CONNECTION
This Saturday, February 25, 1:00-2:00, aboard BALCLUTHA at Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, in the shelterdeck. Ships admission fees apply; Adults, $10. Ages 15 and under (accompanied by an adult), free. Free with national park passes and for active military with current military I.D. no reservations. Ticket booth located halfway along Hyde Street Pier. Ticket good for 7 days from date of purchase.
Discover African-American and Caribbean-based chanteys of merchant seamen, fishermen, oarsmen and longshoremen in this program led by ranger Peter Kasin and volunteer Richard Adrianowicz. The choruses to the compelling work songs are easy to pick up, and you’ll be encouraged to sing along, in this African American History month program.
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March 4-7, 2017: San Francisco History Days at the mint. “FREE and Open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, March 4 & 5, 2017, this year’s Annual San Francisco History Days expects to be an even greater success than years past! Visit The Old Mint the first weekend in March and join dozens of organizations celebrating and telling the stories of the City’s unique past. Community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, re-enactors and other history enthusiasts will enjoy a FREE Community Open House on Saturday and Sunday at the historic site.”
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The next Chantey Sing will be on Saturday, March 4, 8:00-11:00pm aboard the ferry EUREKA. Enter any time after 7:30pm. Reservations required. To reserve, either send me an email, or call 415-561-7171.
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WOMEN AND THE SEA: A SINGERS CIRCLE
Saturday, March 11, 1:00-2:00, aboard BALCLUTHA, in the shelterdeck. Ships admission fees apply (see fees under African American History Month chantey program, above)
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August 19, 2017:
Full-Day Event Celebrates the NPS Centennial and the 1895 Schooner C.A. Thayer
with Traditional Music, Educational Programs, and Activities for All Ages
Saturday, August 20, 2016 at San Francisco Maritime National Historical ParkSan Francisco – Celebrate your maritime heritage at the free 2016 Festival of the Sea at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. On Saturday, August 20, help the Park celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, and the installation of three new masts in the park’s 1895 National Historic Landmark schooner C.A. Thayer, with a full day of traditional music, craft demonstrations, films, and fun for all ages.Free, continuous music performances on three stages will feature internationally renowned acts and local musicians.