Ernestina Program Announced

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, August 25, 2007

FEATURED EVENTS
11-11:45 a.m. New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus, with Candida Rose (Dockside)

12-1 p.m. ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY (Main Stage)

1:15-2 p.m. “Tradição/Tradition” Musicians (Dockside)

2:15-3 p.m. Storyteller Len Cabral (Main Stage)

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3:15-4 p.m. Full Blessings Church Youth Worship and Dance Team (Coast Guard Park)
Director, Lyn Paulette; Choreographer, Fiona Paulette

3:15-4 p.m. Cape Verdean Musicians (Main Stage)

4:15-5:15 p.m. Candida Rose (Main Stage)

5:30-6 p.m. Tonka’s Tumblers (Coast Guard Park)

ONGOING ACTIVITIES
11-4 p.m. Food Vendors (Coast Guard Park): New Bedford Band Club, Veterans Transition House

11 a.m., 1 p.m. “Mystery Lady” Documentary by Tom Lopes
& 3 p.m.

1-4 p.m. NBAM Art Mobile (Kids’ Ernestina Art)

1-5 p.m. Onboard Tours and Children’s Activities

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Ernestina Display Panels, Exhibits, Videos, Sale Items, and collecting oral histories

ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY

12-12:15 p.m. WELCOME AND OPENING
Emcee Laura Pires-Hester
Posting of the Colors
Cape Verdean Veterans Association and
Veterans Transition House Honor Guards
National Anthems of United States and Cape Verde
Candida Rose and Sandra Bell
Ernestina/Morrissey Roll Call
Blessing of the Past: Pastor Joseph Mendes,
Haven of Grace Church

12:15-12:55 p.m. GREETINGS AND REMARKS
Congressman Barney Frank
Consul General Maria de Jesus Mascarenhas
Mayor Scott Lang
DCR Director of Parks and Recreation Priscilla Geigis
State Senator Mark Montigny
State Representative Antonio Cabral
Vice Chair, School Committee Ramona Silva
Granddaughter of Capt. Henrique Mendes, Maria Mendes

12:55-12:58 p.m. INTRODUCTION OF 1982 CREW
MEMBERS
Steven Brown Norman Gomes
Stephen Hopkins Stephan Platzer

12:58 p.m. PRAYER FOR THE FUTURE
Rev. Stanley Kolasa, Pastor, Our Lady of
Assumption Church

1 p.m. RETIRING OF THE COLORS -CLOSING