Sponsored by BayCoast Bank
New Bedford Whaling Museum (18 Johnny Cake Hill)
- SoCo Blueways Kick-Off Event
The Whaling History Alliance along with a number of local partners has begun an effort to create a nationally recognized water trail right here in the Southcoast. In an effort to gain support and publicize the many organizations who already actively program our waterways, they are holding a SoCo Blueways Kick-Off Event! The event will include a partner showcase fair in the Jacobs Gallery between 5-7pm and a brief speaking portion to commence at approximately 6pm.
- The New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus performs on the Plaza at 7pm, or after the SOCO Blueways Kick-Off.
- Casa dos Botes Open House – Join members of the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society, local officials and guests for Portuguese music, refreshments and photo displays of the work of the AMHS as they kick off the summer sailing season, which will culminate with the 7th International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta in September. 5-8pm, North Water & Union Streets. The evening also includes inducting new members into the AMHS’s Wall of Fame, 7pm.
- All Museum galleries open free of charge, 5-8pm.
Buzzards Bay Coalition (114 Front Street) – Legendary Dick Wheeler will talk about his round-the-Bay paddle at the Bay Learning Center, 7pm.
Seamen’s Bethel (15 Johnny Cake Hill)
- Explore foods and recipes of the 1850s with Ruth and Abby, the national park’s 1850s ladies. Chat about their favorite dishes and family recipes, 6-8pm.
- The Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society will be selling their cookbooks to benefit the restoration of the Seamen’s Bethel.
"New Bedford Harbor in a New Light" featuring recent work by more than forty artists working within a range of different media. This all encompassing exhibition is curated by Kim Barry, Willoughby Elliott, and Lasse Antonsen.
- UMass Dartmouth CVPA at the Star Store (715 Purchase Street) Opening Reception, 6-9pm
- NBAM (608 Pleasant Street)
- 2 additional installations on view - a video about the watershed at the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce (794 Purchase Street), and an outdoor installation "Habitat" at the corners of Hamilton and Front Streets.
“New Bedford Harbor in a New Light” draws on the two rich traditions of New Bedford – the fishing industry and the visual arts. Over forty contemporary artists who work in a wide variety of mediums are exhibiting their new work that will showcase issues related to the New Bedford Harbor and the fishing industry. The exhibit is designed to stimulate a community conversation about New Bedford Harbor through the eyes and artwork of these contemporary artists alongside scholars, researchers and humanists.
WHALE (Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE) Have you been watching the transformation of Route 18 downtown? Ever wondered what this area looked like before the highway was built? Learn about WHALE’s leadership role and work in the redesign of Route 18/JFK Boulevard. Come see our display of historic photos of the area, organized by WHALE Board Member, Jay Avila of Spinner Publications. 5:30-7:30pm at the Corson Building Theater and lobby, enter through the National Park Visitor’s Center at 33 William Street.
Join SouthCoast Serves for Tonnessen Square Park Restoration Ribbon Cutting.
Tonnessen Square Park is located on the working waterfront near the Waterfront Visitor Center.
Farmer’s Market with Silverbrook Farmin Bristol Hall (next to the Green Bean).
Subtext Bookshop https://www.facebook.com/SubtextBookShop?fref=ts (71 8th Street, First Unitarian Church NB) will be offering 50% discount on Port of New Bedford books, 5-7pm.
Zeiterion Summer Sizzle Block Party on Purchase Street
Celebrate the start of summer & The Z’s Summer Sizzle Series Celebrities: Joan Baez! David Byrne! Cyndi Lauper! St. Vincent! Music’s brightest stars are coming to The Z this summer and they’re clicking our heels in celebration! Come dance in the streets in front of The Z at a hot summer block party. FUN107 and DJ “X” will rock a mix of hits featuring the music of David Byrne, Talking Heads, Cyndi Lauper, St. Vincent, Joan Baez and other musical giants. Wear your favorite mid-80’s Cyndi Lauper outfit and you could win a pair of tickets to her concert where she’ll perform her 1983 debut album “She’s So Unusual” in its entirety! Fun for everyone! Face painting, kids activities, popcorn, and drinks. Fun107 is providing free hot dogs and soda!
Stop by the Custom House Square Fountain for safe solar viewing with a great telescope. Hosted by Astronomical Society of Southern New England, 6-6:30pm.
Rotch Jones Duff House and Garden Museum (396 County Street)
In conjunction with the current Nat C. Smith exhibit at the RJD, Bruce Barnes will be our guide for a walking tour of extant houses designed by this prolific architect. The tour steps off the RJD porch at 6:30pm sharp. The House and Exhibit will be open for visitation from 5–6:30pm.
Judith Klein Gallery (98 William Street)
NEW SHOW! "DeBlois Gallery Artists": 12 artists from Newport RI
This is an exciting diverse, multi-media exhibition. Stop by for the reception from 5-9pm.
UGLYgallery (246 Union Street) NEW SHOW! Art of the Slap Sticker Show
NBAM (608 Pleasant Street) is hosting the opening of the NEW SHOW "Art Detectives" exhibition on the lower level. More information to come….
Gallery 65 on William NEW SHOW! Facets of the Harbor featuring photos by John Robson and collaborative ceramics pieces by Kim Medeiros and Hollis Engley.
Gallery X (169 William Street) 2 NEW SHOWS!
- My Hometown: Where do you belong? A show for work that tells us something about your home town or a place where you feel at home. Curated by Frani Keeley and Helen Granger.
- Repurposed Art: Found art "enhanced" by Gallery X artists.
Artworks! (384 Acushnet Avenue)
NEW SHOW! Artworks! Member Exhibition in the Main Gallery.
The summer tradition continues! Centre Street Sessions presented by Whaling City Sound and Fiber Optic Center, Inc. The series kicks of with New York based composer, arranger, band leader and guitarist Peter Hand in concert with Dave Zinno on Bass and Chris Poudrier on Drums. In the Kaller Beef Building parking lot on Centre Street. Sets at 5:30 & 7:15pm. Rain location: BayCoast Bank (corner of William & Purchase Street).
Yoga on Union (1 Johnny Cake Hill) Live music with Tania Alexandra & friends plus free yoga & brief lecture from 6-6:30 & 7-7:30pm. Feel connected to this enriching community, learn something new about yoga and be amazed at Tania’s vocals.
Pilgrim UCC (635 Purchase Street) hosts celebrity singer Maureen Curran at the keyboard, 7pm. Maureen performs her own songs as well as Broadway tunes, country and easy listening.
Cafe Arpeggio (800 Purchase Street) June featured performer is a homegrown Favorite, Molly O'Leary, 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.
Molly’s first open mic appearance was when she was in Jr High School, & this month she graduates from Bishop Stang High School & heads off to Providence College in the Fall. All the while, Molly has been playing at open Mic, sharpening her skills, and increasing her comfort level on-stage. Along the way, she has appeared on NB Cable Access TV, the South Coast Stage at the New Bedford Summerfest (now the New Bedford Folk Festival), and most recently, as Belle in Stang's production of "Beauty & The Beast" this Spring. She is truly a Fan Favorite at the Cafe, and we will miss her dearly when she leaves for college. But before she goes, we will be assured of having her for one long set of music. It's gonna be a Good night!
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.
Our 2012-2013 Calendar of dates and themes!
|September 13, 2012
|| NB Cultures
|October 11, 2012
||Naughty & Notorious
|November 8, 2012
||Please Be Seated
|December 13, 2012
||Made in NB
|January 10, 2013
|February 14, 2013
||Ha! Ha! on AHA!
|March 14, 2013
||March in Motion
|April 11, 2013
|May 9, 2013
|June 13, 2013
||Portraits of a Port
|July 11, 2013
|August 8, 2013
||Dancing in the Streets
|September 12, 2013
||It Came From a Book
|October 10, 2013
|November 14, 2013
||The Art of the Plate
|December 12, 2013
||Made in NB