New Year's Swingin' Eve – family friendly party rings in 2013

(NEW BEDFORD, Mass.)  — New Year’s Swingin’ Eve – a festive evening of upbeat music and dancing, great food, raffle prizes, and children’s activities is on tap Monday, December 31, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Hosted in partnership with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, the event is a casual, fun-filled affair for family and friends, featuring the music of Blu Lobsta, performing their popular mix of classic rock, blues and original songs. Selected members of the NBSO will make cameo musical appearances in museum galleries.

We’ll celebrate the New Year at 9:00 p.m. and kids can join the Balloon Brigade to shower the dance floor with balloons. Cap off the evening by viewing the city’s fireworks display from the comfort of the Bourne Room.

Tickets: $50 for adults; $15 for kids. Contact: Sarah Budlong, (508) 997-0046 ext. 150, email: . Fare includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Proceeds benefit the education programs of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of whales, whaling and the cultural history of the region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. For a complete calendar of events, visit the Museum online at

For more information, contact:
Sarah Budlong, Donor Relations Coordinator
(508) 997-0046, ext. 150