The Bend Announces a Free Solar Eclipse Celebration in North Charleston
Featuring Grammy Award-winning music, a trebuchet launch and more on Aug. 21 from Noon – 4 p.m.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (July 26, 2017) – On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will touch the continental U.S. for the first time in nearly 40 years and The Bend, a 17-acre waterfront property, is pleased to announce a free opportunity for all ages to celebrate.
In conjunction with the City of North Charleston and The Post and Courier, the Total Solar Eclipse in North Charleston: Look to the Sky! event will feature nationally-acclaimed live music, education from NASA astrologists, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEM)-based activities organized by Lowcountry STEM Collaborative and a trebuchet launch and robotics demonstration from Boeing.
“The solar eclipse is going to be an unforgettable spectacle and we’re delighted to invite locals and visitors alike to share the experience with us at no cost,” shares Susan Pearlstine, owner of The Bend. “With the help of some incredible partners, this is exactly the type of collaborative project we’ll continue to host at our natural commune.”
Total Solar Eclipse in North Charleston: Look to the Sky! will take place on Monday, Aug. 21 from noon – 4p.m. and will feature:
A live performance from Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, a Grammy Award-winning family hip-hop artist.
Lowcountry STEM Collaborative activities including a robotics demonstration, paper airplane building projects, a 3D modeler demonstration and a live feed of drone flights.
Programming from Boeing, including their longest ever trebuchet launch, robotics demonstration, paper airplane building projects, a 3D modeler demonstration, and a live feed of drone flights.
Charleston County School District North Charleston Kaleidoscope and College of Charleston Astronomy Department.
Special guest Elizabeth Joyner of NASA’s Langley Research Center educating guests about the total eclipse.
Live feed of NASA launching their high altitude balloons in Charleston.
About The Bend
Purchased by locally-owned Pearlstine Company in 2014, The Bend is 17 acres of opportunity on the banks of the Ashley River with a rich history dating back to the 1600s. Most recently known as Ashley Shores, the property has been completely cleared and restored to its natural beauty while it awaits a new master plan. By embracing the local communities and the scenic and and natural setting of the lowcountry, theBEND strives to create a plan that balances the interests of a larger community vision with a mindfully envisioned project. Open to the public on a limited basis, theBEND will offer community experiences that highlight the importance of local music, art, and culture. For more information, please visit www.thebendcharleston.com or follow The Bend on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.