AHA! RECEIVES $35,000 FROM MASS OFFICE OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM Program Credits Advocacy of Rep. Antonio F.D. Cabral NEW BEDFORD, MA – The AHA! Partnership has received $35,000 from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism to continue presenting its monthly arts and culture nights both virtually and with live events in the city’s downtown, …


AHA! 20th

AHA! at 20: Still Redefining New Bedford “All of it is a showcase of the city today with a glimpse into tomorrow. A space in the center where the very definition of New Bedford can express and manifest itself in its own manner, powered by its people on the second Thursday of every month.” Click …

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Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

684 Purchase Street (508) 997-5664 or box-office (508) 994-2900  Historic performing arts center open year-round. Hosts a variety of performances including the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and children’s educational programs. Zeiterion is a friend of AHA! and on occasion hosts AHA! Night groups.

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

396 County Street (508) 997-1401  Built in 1834 and attributed to architect Richard Upjohn, this Greek revival residence was designed for Mr. Rotch, a prominent whaling merchant. This house and formal gardens are the best examples of the “brave houses and flowery gardens” described by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick. Open year round. Mon.-Sat. 10am-4pm; Sun. …

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The New Bedford Whaling National Park Visitor Center

33 William Street (508) 996-4095  Hours 9am-5pm daily Commemorates a living history and heritage reaching back to New Bedford’s dynamic era as the world’s foremost whaling port during the 19th century. This one of a kind National Park incorporates businesses and homes within the bounds of its historic footprint creating a dynamic experience that blends …

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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

38 Bethel Street (508) 993-8894  The Fishing Heritage Center tells the story of the nation’s #1 fishing port past, present and future through exhibits, programs, and archives. Offerings include films, talks, demonstrations, performances, group tours, resource center, gift shop, and more. Open Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm.  Admission $5.  Free for members and children 12 and under.  Open …

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Mass Escape

13 North 6th Street (774) 425-3295 A hands-on mental adventure game. Players are put in a “locked” room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles to escape within a set time limit, or having completed a mission. It’s a great activity for family, friends and corporate team building as …

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