Join us for AHA! Night when Art, History & Architecture come alive in New Bedford. On December 11th we celebrate people, places & things that are Made in NB. This is also a perfect evening for unique holiday shopping. So come early & stay late - there’s so much happening you will need the extra time to fit it all in!
MADE IN NB: SHOP LOCAL, SHOP UNIQUE, SHOP NEW BEDFORD
The CVPA Ceramics Club will be holding their annual holiday sale at the UMD CVPA Star Store (715 Purchase Street).
Craft-O-Rama Pop-Up Shop (Corner of Union and Purchase Street, across from Green Bean) is NB’s premiere artists’ market featuring the best of local art, craft & design. Stop by for spectacular holiday shopping.
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (608 Pleasant Street) presents their Annual Holiday Boutique featuring unique holiday gifts handmade by local artists.
Swing by the South End! Judith Klein Art Studio (127 Rodney French Blvd. Door #31) presents the "6th Anniversary Exhibit ". Artists in the show include: Beth Barry, Lori Bradley, Michael Brisson, Mark Delisle, Stephen Denton, Alison Horvitz, Donna Huse, Judith Klein, Liliya Krys, Christy LaGue, Henry McMahon, Anthony Miraglia, Sheila Oliveira, James Soares, Valorie Sheehan, Adrian Tio, Carol Scavotto, John Landry and Laurie Carlson Steger. Plus! New hand weaving by Laurie Steger and new jewelry, ceramics, and silk scarves by Mary Monteiro.
Opening Reception for The Luminous Landscape", paintings by Roy Russow, at Gallery 65 (65 William Street). Plus a Special Event! Trunk Show featuring Jewelry by Ann Hanson and Kim Collins. 5-9pm
MAKE IN NB
What became of the Stone Fleet once it left New Bedford? See what happened in Charleston Harbor then join Ruth and Abby, the 1850s Ladies, in making paper tree ornaments. 6-8pm on the 2nd floor of the Corson building at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (33 William Street).
Join WHALE (the Waterfront Historic Areas League) and build a Historic House from their “Towers, Turrets, & Tenements” book. Put together a particular architectural style seen in and around New Bedford and decorate your house for the holidays while learning about New Bedford’s cultural heritage. Receive one of these great books illustrated by local artist Arthur Moniz . 5-7pm on the first floor of the New Bedford Free Public Library, Floor 3 (613 Pleasant Street)
Stop by the Buzzards Bay Coalition (114 Front Street) to Make Your Own Seashell Ornament! There will be paint, glitter, sparkles, and plenty of shells to decorate. 5-8pm
MORE AHA!MAZING MADE IN NB PROGRAMMING
Deck the Windows of Downtown New Bedford!
Stroll the streets and enjoy over 40 windows decorated for the holidays.
Tonight is the final chance to vote and stick around for the Awards Ceremony.
Let It Snow!
A holiday exhibit featuring wintery images from the art collection and archives, along with vintage snowmen loaned from the Almeida Christmas Collection. New Bedford Free Public Library, Floor 3 (613 Pleasant Street)
The Culture of Tea Tasting continues at Gatlin's Framing and Subtext Books (209 Union Street). Featuring favorites from last time and a new tea to try--- a traditional Chai blend for the holidays!
From Immigrant To Native Family Photo Booth
Part of Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s An Indian from India Exhibit at
UMD CVPA Star Store (715 Purchase Street). 6-8pm Learn more at tinyurl.com/immigrantphoto
Sailor’s Marlinspike knot tying Demonstration and Book Signing at the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum (396 County Street), 5-7pm. Welcome author and marine rope worker, Barbara Merry, with more than thirty years of experience in the seamanship trade of “marlinspike” rope splicing and knot tying. Merry will demonstrate traditional knot tying techniques including displays of her New Bedford students craftsmanship involved in the New Bedford fishing trade and a book signing of her most recent book, Marlinspike Sailor’s Arts and Crafts: A Step-by-Step Guide to tying Classic sailor’s Knots to Create, Adorn, and Show Off. Jointly sponsored by the Working Waterfront Festival.
The New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (608 Pleasant Street) presents 2 new shows and 2 continuing shows: - New Show! New Bedford Open Studios presents Tribute, featuring all NBOS artists, in the Vault.
- New Show! Annual Juried Members Exhibition in the Heritage Gallery. - Meeting the Shadow: the paintings of Andrew Fish continues in the Regions Gallery.
Andrew will be in gallery to discuss his paintings with AHA!ers. - The Library Beastiary, curated by Janice Hodson, continues in the City Gallery.
The Working Waterfront Festival presents Ship to Shore: Family and Community in the New Bedford Fishing Industry, a talk by Diana Lempel. 7:30pm in the Corson Theater at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (33 William Street).
Artist Reception for Sea By Wind featuring Judith Klein and Brad Eadie, 5-7pm.
In the Mayor’s Gallery at New Bedford City Hall (133 William Street). The poetic connection with natural beauty expressed through two-dimensional media, and the whimsy of the copper weather vanes are intertwined in a sea-inspired exhibition by New Bedford artists.
The New Bedford High School Drama Club will be caroling for the season along William Street & at Custom House Square. Pilgrim UCC presents a Holiday Sing-a-long and old favorites with Marshall Connolly at the piano. 7-8:30pm, in the Church (635 Purchase Street)
WBSM DJ Phil Paleologas will be broadcasting live and playing carols and Christmas music from Custom House Park, 6-8pm.
Cafe Arpeggio (800 Purchase Street) December featured performance is a Special Holiday Concert with the String Benders, 6-7pm. Plus Weekly Open Mic, hosted by Art Tebbetts & Denn Santoro, from 7-10pm. All are welcome, either as performers or audience members. It's a great way to spend an evening, & the quality of the music is top notch.
More about the The String Benders: This "Good Time" quartet has played the Café before, and will honor us with their first Holiday show. Their music has been called " New England string band", as it joins several different forms of music, and comes out the other end as something very special! Dick Webb on guitar & vocals, Brand Cedrone on ukes washboards & more, "Horizontal Harry" Cook on stand-up bass, and Jim Gordon on mandolin join forces make Great music & always have a Good Time!
All activities are FREE and open to the public.Year-round programming is funded in part by the Mass Cultural Council's
John and Abigail Adams Arts Program, The Island Foundation, The City
of New Bedford, the AHA! partners, individual supporters and in-kind
marketing support from the Standard-Times and WBSM. For more
information call 508-996-8253 x205
First time visitors may want to
start AHA! Night at the National Park Visitor Center (33 William Street).
Complete program flyers with maps are also available at all AHA! venues
starting the Tuesday prior to each event.
Directions: From I-195
E or W. Take Exit 15 (Rte. 18). Follow Rte 18 to 2nd traffic signal;
take a right onto Union St. At the first traffic signal take a right
onto Second Street and take your first left for parking in Custom House
Square or continue on two blocks to the Elm Street garage. On-street
parking also available for free after 6 pm.
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