AHA! Is a monthly FREE celebration of arts & culture in downtown New Bedford.

AHA! Is a monthly FREE celebration of arts & culture in downtown New Bedford.

AHA! is deeply appreciative of the support from our local delegation and their commitment to the role that the AHA! program plays in their vision of New Bedford as a creative community engaged in place-making and widespread citizen engagement.

Montigny Secures Funding For Local Community Groups
Posted on SouthCoastToday.com Aug. 1, 2016

State Sen. Mark C. Montigny, D-New Bedford, has announced that funding he secured in this year’s budget will be included despite recent veto attempts. The assistant majority leader and Rules Committee chairman said in a news release he leveraged his senior leadership position to preserve funding for New Bedford area programs that provide critical after-school and summer programming for children.

The funding includes $650,000 in support of local organizations, including but not limited to: Zeiterion Theatre; New Bedford Historical Society; AHA! New Bedford; Dennison Memorial Community Center; Community Boating Center of New Bedford; and the New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks!

In the release, Montigny said “giving our children increased access to world-class cultural programming and after-school activities is a cornerstone of building a bright future for New Bedford. I look forward to seeing these organizations collaborate to leverage this resource in order to foster an environment that will inspire and lead the next generation to a future full of hope and success.”

Montigny represents the 2nd Bristol and Plymouth District that includes Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford.

AHA! Is a monthly FREE celebration of arts & culture in downtown New Bedford.