Connect From Your Couch

Connect From Your Couch

Our curated list of on-line resources and virtual programming from local artists, businesses and organizations will keep you creative and connected 24-7. 

Connect From Your Couch 24/7

Your New Bedford 2020 Finale 
Hosted by 3rd EyE Unlimited
Coming at you LIVE from the Zeiterion Stage!
Tune in for music, dance, live art, meditation & yoga, community conversations and more. 
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Cultural Continuity through Indigenous Languages & Movement Building: A Talk by Jennifer Weston, Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project Director
Jennifer Weston (Hunkpapa Lakota, Standing Rock) is a writer and producer who has worked for the past 25 years with Tribal community programs focused on environmental justice, Indigenous education, and language revitalization. Currently she directs the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project. Prior to joining WLRP in 2012, Weston managed Cultural Survival’s endangered languages program in Cambridge, MA, building a network among 350+ Indigenous communities, serving as researcher and producer for the 2011 documentary WE STILL LIVE HERE: Âs Nutayuneân, and the film’s companion website,
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Post-Election Panel
Hosted by YWCA of Southeastern MA 
Review the state of affairs post election and outline priorities following the election. Panelists will provide information, resources, and updates on how to support our community during this year of tremendous and seismic change. Together, we must continue to raise our voices to demand racial and gender equity for our community regardless of who holds power. 
Panel Members:
Jennifer DeBarros, PhD
Dr. LaSella Hall
Helena da Silva Hughes
Lisa Lemieux
Andy Pollock
Dr. Juli Parker
Moderated by Gail Fortes
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For Youth By Youth
presented by Dream Out Loud
A video compilation of DOLC students’ creative work including:
– “Get Out and Art” promotional video, inspiring youth to explore their creative minds
– Songs that tackle the subjects of dealing with loss, self-discovery, depression and facing fears
– An interview with local business owners Power and Grace Yoga
And other fun creative works.
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New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks! presents:

Pastoral Light Exhibit Talk 
Join New Bedford Free Public Library’s Curator Allie Copeland as she discusses her newest exhibition at NBAM, Pastoral Light: 19th Century Landscapes from the Library’s Collection.
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Steppin’ Out 2020
Celebrating the 16th year of the Teen Artist Internship Program
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She Persisted: Women Artists of
New Bedford, 1900-2019
Highlighting female-identified artists from the New Bedford Public Library’s collection.
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2020 Members Exhibition
See what our community has been making! 
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NBAM YouTube Channel
Find Creative Convos, Fiber Optic
Fridays and Museum Dog!
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Exploring My City Through Art 
Art lessons and activities with 
artist Alison Wells 
Click To Create 

Learning Studio: 
Early Literacy Through The Arts 
Little ones and their caregivers will create, build language skills, and learn together with Ricky Rainbow Beard.
Click To Create

Entropy Installation Conversation
with Stacy Latt Savage

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Museum Dog 
a video series that highlights artists and exhibitions featured at New Bedford Art Museum and around the city. In each episode, a Labrador Retriever named Museum Dog and his friends Creative Canine and Bark Ranger introduce viewers to elements and principles of design such as texture or color. Each episode encourages viewers to identify design elements in artworks presented by Museum Dog, and apply them to an at-home activity using accessible materials.
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Explore The Outdoors From Your Home 
The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Discover Buzzards Bay website has a wealth of resources to help you adventure safely, including some recent blog posts like:

13 Places You Can Visit While Social Distancing And Enjoying The Outdoors  

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20 Places To Explore A Spring Vernal Pool
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30 Places To Discover In 30 Days Around The Bay (updated daily!)
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Nathan & Polly Johnson House
Virtual Tour

The National Park Service and the New Bedford Historical Society worked in partnership to create this tour, providing the opportunity for everyone to see what is inside. This self-guided interactive tour and narrated video tour allows visitors to explore the interior of this historic home that is normally not open to the public.
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Virtual & Self-Guided Walking Tours brought to you by the New Bedford Preservation Society

Virtual tours include An Introduction to Historical New Bedford and Tour of Howland Mills: A history of the New Bedford textile industry and a utopian workers village.
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New Bedford Personalities Virtual Tour
Tour guide Bruce Barnes brings to life
8 notable New Bedford historic VIP personalities through the places they
lived and worked. Combined with
historic maps, pictures and illustrations, the tour explores the history – whaling, textiles, religion, abolition, even the
poetry – of our fascinating and important New England city.
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Self guided walking tours

(to be used while observing appropriate social distancing guidelines) include Acushnet Heights, County Street, West of County Street, Old Bedford Village and Kempton’s Corner.|
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Facebook Series
– Cherished & Perished
– Historic Property of the Week 
– Windows, Knobs & Nails:
architectural details of historic buildings
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May VAHA! Mini-Concert
hosted by Scott Bishop 
Featuring 4 New Bedford-based artists playing original music: 
Kittens Slay Dragons 
Chris Evil (aka Chris Guaraldi)
Brian Cass
Scapeghost (aka Scott Bishop)
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July VAHA! Mini-Concert
hosted by Scott Bishop 
Featuring 2 New Bedford-based artists playing original music: 
Roots Run Wild
Mercy Bell 
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August VAHA! Mini-Concert
hosted by Scott Bishop 
Featuring 3 New Bedford-based artists playing original music: 
Molly Motta
Mike Heffernan
Sarah Donner playing a special
“Lighting The Way” themed set 
Click To Watch 

September VAHA! Mini-Concert
hosted by Scott Bishop 

Tune in for this mini-concert featuring
2 South Coast-based artists playing
original music: 
Neal McCarthy 
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October VAHA! Mini-Concert
hosted by Scott Bishop
Tune in for this mini-concert featuring
3 South Coast-based artists playing
original music: 
Yaya Ortiz
Butch McCarthy
Candida Rose
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November VAHA! Mini-Concert
hosted by Scott Bishop
A special pre-recorded concert featuring musicians performing at downtown businesses: 
Myles Goulart at Hewn NB 
Sarah Donner at Shimmer 
Click To Watch 

Original Music created for VAHA! 
– 6 Feet Away by Hooly J Chan
A tune about the pandemic
we’re in right now.
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– Keeping Distance by Scapeghost 
A song about social distancing, lockdowns, and the pandemic. 
Featuring some New Bedford public art.
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Virtual MAC 
The Marion Art Center’s Virtual MAC will feature profiles on works of art, interviews with artists or performers, links to partner and community organizations, as well as demos and tutorials to help you feel engaged and motivated. 
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#museumfromhome with the
New Bedford Whaling Museum

If you are looking for things to do with your children, resources to keep students engaged, ways to spend your time learning about something new, or just taking a moment to enjoy the Museum Collection from the comfort of your own home – You’ve come to the right place.
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Lighting the Way Self-Guided Tours
The LTW Trail Map guides you to locations in downtown New Bedford associated with over 30 inspiring women. The trail map is available in paper form, pdf download, and on a mobile app.
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Join The Show Us Your Art
Facebook Group 
Created by Gallery X A place for artists of all skill levels to share and appreciate contemporary art. The group is open to everyone including career artists, hobbyists, students and art admirers.
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31st Public Hanging 
Down to the Sea in Ships 
Combined the exhibitions include over 100 pieces of art by dozens of local artists. www.galleryx.orgParticipate in Earth Day Live & Digital Earth Day with local partner Earth Day New Bedford 2020April 22nd – 24th Earth Day Live is a mobilization that aims to engage people across the country and around the world in collective actions to protect our climate and communities. The live stream will include training sessions, performances, and appearances to keep people engaged, informed, and inspired, with speakers including celebrities, politicians, scientists, and youth activists.Click For More Info Digital Earth Day is a global digital mobilization on April 22 to address the most urgent threats to people and the planet. The global conversation will be unified and tracked by the shared hashtags #EarthDay2020 and #EARTHRISE.
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Junior Ranger E-Book & 
National Park Tours

The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park invites you to explore New Bedford during the whaling days!

Complete the Junior Ranger eBook, fill out the certificate, email or snail mail it and your badge will be sent to you. 
Click To Start Your Adventure

The NB Park is one of 419 National Parks across the nation. Join rangers from some of our most magnificent natural areas on a tour of these majestic, unique, remote and truly awesome place. 

Whales, Tales and Sails 10am on Fridays Free story and music hour with local story teller Jackson Gillman for ages 0-5. Email for event link.


New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 
Digital Offerings
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Click For Digital Exhibits  
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We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration Virtual Concert
Featuring performances by local musicians Ana Vinagre, Candida Rose, and Johan Gundersen presenting songs from and about Portugal, Cape Verde,
and Norway.
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Illustrated Talk: Portuguese Immigration and Fishing Experience

Featuring Gloria deSa, Peter Pereira, and Ron Fortier. Learn about fishing in Portugal as well as about the Portuguese community in New Bedford today.
Click To Watch 

Exploring Cape Verdean Musical Traditions 

A presentation and performance by musician and educator, Candida Rose. Learn more about Cape Verdean cultural heritage and the connections between Cape Verdean and American musical traditions. 
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Virtual Concert by Dave Penny 
Dave Penny is a steady presence on the local folk scene as a composer of songs that are truly unique to Newfoundland and Labrador. With his engaging stage personality, and a style that is entirely his own, he has been a key figure in resurgence in popularity of Newfoundland comic songs.
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Co-Creative Center On-Line Offerings

Co-Creative Podcast
Highlighting local South Coast creatives. Hear from members, artists, leaders and the creative minds shaping our community.
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Co-Creative YouTube Channel
Inspiration, shared knowledge and access to short learning sessions.
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Virtual Tours of Historic Buildings
with WHALE including: 

First Baptist Church
The Strand Theater
1060 Pleasant Street
305-307 Pleasant Street
148 Hawthorne Street 
Co-Creative Center 
Past Projects Tour featuring the Andrew Robeson House, Rodman Candleworks, The Old Bank – National Park Visitor’s Center and The Corson Block
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The Collective NB hosts: 

Virtual Variety Show #1
Featuring live theater, music, visual art and poetry. 
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Virtual Variety Show #2: 
Performance from the Void
An evening of scenes, music, animation, poetry and more.
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The NB Symphony Orchestra presents 
Virtual Concerts & On-line Education 
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Click To View Past Concerts
Click For Learning In Concert Educational Video Series

Ferdinand the Bull & The 3 Little Pigs
Snuggle up with your favorite stuffed animal or real furry friend and join the NBSO for an afternoon of stories and music. Enjoy two familiar stories, Ferdinand the Bull and The Three Little Pigs, with a slightly new twist. Jesse (violin) and Ealain (narrator) will present a virtuosic rendition of Ferdinand the Bull with lots of violin theatrics and dramatic narration. Peter and Emmy will give their premiere performance as narrators in Daniel Dorff’s musical version of Three Little Pigs. Be ready for a fun, silly time with these NB Symphony musicians!
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Messages of Light and Hope
NBSO musicians Raluca Dumitrache and Emmalee Holmes-Hicks present beautiful music with an uplifting theme.
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The Buttonwood Park Zoo hosts
Virtual Keeper Chats

11am daily on Facebook Live
While kids are home from school and BPZoo is closed, they want to continue connecting you to the animals you love through educational videos each day.
Click For Daily Vids 
Click To Watch Past Chats 

Your Theatre presents 
– YTI Trivia Fridays 
– Mini Performances 
– Back Stage Tours 
– YTI History 
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Virtual Exhibits & Tours 

Virtual Studio Tour with artist David Cole
Hosted by UMass Dartmouth CVPA
Zoom on over to Hudson, New York and visit with the artist who created the ‘New Landscapes’ installation at UMass Dartmouth Star Store Campus. Cole’s large scale landscape ‘encaustics’ use non-traditional materials and techniques such as shoe polish and beeswax on cement board which is “painted” with a steam iron and a blowtorch. This will be the first virtual visit to this vibrant artist’s studio and will include a demonstration of Cole’s unusual techniques.
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Dave Cole: New Landscapes
Online Reception live from the
UMass Dartmouth CVPA Star Store
A site-specific installation by New York artist Dave Cole. His work created with new and repurposed construction materials is timely and surprising with dark undertones and redefines viewers‘ relationship with the gallery space.
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Virtual Gallery Visit to Marc St. Pierre’s Exhibition at Dedee Shattuck Gallery
Presented by UMass Dartmouth CVPA 
Nicole and Olivier St. Pierre will walk you through this beautiful show that unfortunately never had the opportunity to ‘open its doors’ due to Covid-19. Joining will be ‘guest art-historian’ and the former gallery director of UMass Dartmouth, Lasse Antonsen. He will be discussing Marc’s work, aesthetically, stylistically and contextually. Hosted by the UMass Dartmouth Gallery Director, Viera Levitt. 
Click To Watch 

2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition:
A Virtual Experience
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Opening Reception for 
We Are All Contagious: A UMass Dartmouth CVPA Online Exhibition
The UMass Dartmouth University Art Gallery is pleased to invite you to its new online exhibition, We Are All Contagious. The juror, Nato Thompson, Artistic Director of Philadelphia Contemporary, has selected 49 artworks created by 39 artists from an impressive pool of 745 submitted works of art. Their techniques range from photography, painting, conceptual art, fabric sculpture, digital illustration, drawing, video, to print on toilet paper.
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Click For Opening Reception

Virtual Tour of the Interwoven Maker Gallery with Rhonda Fazio 
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Mayday Mask Makers 
In The Time Of COVID
A call to all people making masks:
If you’ve made one or 100’s
If you are an artist creating
If you are new to making
Rhonda Fazio shares the work and 
stories of local mask makers. 
Click To Watch  

Virtual Tour of the House of Glass
with artist Tracy Barbosa
Visit IRL at Haskell Public Gardens
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Alison Wells Gallery presents

Mixed Media Wednesdays
Gratitude Art Journaling
Weekly at 1pm on Facebook Live
Click For Weekly Links & Past Vids

Click For April VAHA! Collage Craft 

Click For July VAHA! “Let the Rythm Move You!” Art Activity 

In The Neighborhood:
A Virtual Artist Talk 

Artist Alison Wells and Whaling Museum Curator of Social History Akeia de Barros Gomes discuss Alison’s artistic journey; as an artist, art educator, and gallery owner.

Alison explains how she weaves references to New Bedford’s rich layers of history, heritage, arts, culture, and industries into her vibrant, large-scale paintings, and combines these influences with her Caribbean culture and sensibilities to convey the essence of the city she loves.

This FREE virtual talk was presented as part of Massachusetts Art Week.
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Virtual Gallery Tour 
Join Alison Wells for a virtual tour of the gallery and a chat about reopening her doors to the public. Enjoy new colorful displays of artwork on the brick walls as well as take a sneak peek of some of her new work titled “In the Neighborhood” to be featured later this summer at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
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A Virtual Tour of Alison Wells’ New Exhibit at the NB Whaling MuseumNew Bedford has been Alison’s home away from home for the past 15 years. This area has and continues to serve as a major source of inspiration throughout her career in the United States, both consciously and subconsciously. She is influenced greatly by its rich architecture; its prolific fishing harbor; its fascinating histories of Whaling; the Underground Railroad & Textiles; its multicultural backbone and the artistic veins that pump the city with life and vitality. She fuses these significant influences along with her Caribbean culture and sensibilities to create unique and vibrant mixed media, large scale paintings in this series titled In the Neighborhood. Join Alison For A Virtual Tour

Doodles Creative Sessions &
3rd EyE Youth Empowerment present 

The Colorful Yoga Virtual Series 
A fun mix of hands-on craft projects that explore creative freedom and playful games and exercises that increase self-awareness and inner calm. 
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Story Time with Nyla & Lonelle  
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The 5 Pillars Of Hip Hop Series 
presented by 3rd EyE & 
the NB Whaling National Historical Park 
Featuring music, dance, spoken word 
and live painting. 
Click To Watch The May 14th Event
Click To Watch The June 11th Event 
Click To Watch The July 9th Event
Click To Watch The August 13th Event 
Click To Watch The Sept 10th Event 

V3E Pride: A Celebration of
Young Creatives & Community
Music and dance performances,
live art, micro-workshops, community conversations, interactive activities
and more.
Click To Watch The May 15th Event 
Click To Watch The June 26th Event 
Click To Watch The July 31st Event 
Click To Watch The Sept 25th Event 

The Road to Recovery Podcast 
hosted by 3rd EyE Unlimited,
The Dinner Club Podcast
& The Queer Arts Council of NB 
A Community Conversation
& Virtual Town Hall featuring real talk, resources and community discourse.
Part of the June 11th VAHA! 
Click To Watch 

Your New Bedford Virtual PopUps
Click To Watch The June 19th Event 
Click To Watch The July 17th Event 
Click To Watch The August 21st Event 
Click To Watch The Sept 18th Event 

The Toe Jam Puppet Band presents 

Doodles & Drawings with Mr. Vinny 

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Where’s Hodge Podge In NB! 

Toe Jam From Home! 
Mr. TOM and Mr. ViNNY are ready to bring their special brand of high-energy-interactive-musical-silliness to your living room. Yes, they’ll have your favorites and new stuff too. Get ready to dance and run around kiddos! (The Toe Jam Puppet Band is NOT responsible for any damage done to your home during this show.)
Click To Get Down With Toe Jam


Virtually Visit
The Cape Cod Museum Trail

Enjoy the history, nature, art and cuture of Cape Cod from your couch. Take part in virtual art installations, walking tours, talks and animal visits presented by museums on the trail.
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New Bedford Public Schools Student
& Music Virtual Celebration
Visual and Performing Arts students have been busy learning and working from home! This compilation includes student artwork and performances from across the district.
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The Rotch-Jones-Duff House
& Garden Museum presents 

A Preservation Conversation
with Dawn Salerno, Director of the RJD
and Anne Louro, Preservation Planner for
New Bedford. 
Click To Watch

Behind the Seams of “Sewful Work” 
with Blair Walker
Join the RJD on a “Behind The Seams” tour of their latest exhibition titled “Sewful Work” curated by Blair Walker.
Click To Watch 
The exhibit opens to the public on July 9, 2020. Visit for more details.

A Creative Arts Display
from Child & Family Services
In recognition of May Mental Health Awareness Month enjoy a showcase of the creative and artistic talents of CFS workers/providers of mental health services and learn how they utilize the arts as a form of self-expression, shedding negative emotions, building self-esteem, and processing.
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Celia’s Boutique Fashion Shows

Enjoy a virtual fashion show of spring and summer styles,
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Enjoy a virtual fashion show of
summer styles. 
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New Bedford Festival Theatre presents 

“From NBFT With Love!”
Miss New Bedford and NBFT alumni Alyssa Maitoza will be performing some favorite NBFT hits such as “Thank You For The Music”, “What I Did For Love”, “Hopelessly Devoted To You” and more.
Click To Watch Part 1
Click To Watch Part 2

Celebrate George, Armand, and NBFT

Watch the premiere of the video that was aired from the Zeiterion stage during the Festival Theatre 30th anniversary production, The Best Of Times, on November 30, 2019. A star-studded cast of performers assembled that evening to pay tribute to George, Armand, and NBFT, through song, dance, and stories. 
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They Dreamed a Dream:
NBFT’s Summer Academy Apprentices Reach for the Stars
An inspiring event featuring the 2020 Summer Academy apprentices and their solo performances of beloved Les Miserables songs as well as Erin Ban, former NBFT apprentice, who played Fantine in the 2008 NBFT production, members of the Broadway and National tour. And, of course, George and Armand, weigh in on this award-winning, record breaking NBFT production.
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The Rosenbach of Philadelphia presents American Voyager: 
Herman Melville at 200

Intro Video 
Including basic information about 
The Rosenbach, American Voyager, why they are involved in this New Bedford celebration, and an invitation to their June 18th event In Bed with Ishmael.
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A Virtual Exhibit  
Few American writers have achieved the cultural impact of Herman Melville, author of the eternal classic Moby-Dick, yet he died unrecognized by his contemporaries for his genius. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Melville’s birth, The Rosenbach’s new exhibition will explore the life, works, and legacy of this iconic but under-read author. Making use of The Rosenbach’s extensive Melville holdings and numerous loans from partner organizations, including rare manuscripts and first editions, the exhibition will examine how Melville fled to the watery fringes of 19th-century life to grasp core truths about American society—and even human nature itself. The exhibition will challenge visitors to consider what Melville’s writings have to say about modern America through the lens of marine conservation, globalization, social justice, and LGBTQ+ identity.
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Rainbow Shaving Cream
Marbled Art Activity 

with Little People’s College
Join Miss Tara from Little People’s College as she leads Families step by step to create shaving cream marbled rainbows.  Families can follow along by having 3 items ready. 1. Shaving cream 2. White paper and 3.Tempera paint (Rainbow colors). You can find these supplies at your local WalMart, Target, craft store or even Stop & Shop. This activity is appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers with adult supervision and guidance. Older school age children can participate independently. 
Click To Make Art

New Bedford Creative presents 

Seaport Art Walk Tour & Talkwith Margo Saulnier, Creative Strategist for the City of New Bedford and Jess Bregoli, Seaport Art Walk Curator

Margo chats with Jess about the 2020 SPAW and the process of building her sculpture Maria Mitchell’s Waves. This year’s SPAW honors the anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the unfinished legacy of the women’s suffrage movement and is inspired by “Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast”, a project of New Bedford Whaling Museum.
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Lighting the Way: Seaport Art Walk
Meet the Artists VAHA! video premiere
To honor the anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the unfinished legacy of the women’s suffrage movement, the 2020 Seaport Art Walk is inspired by “Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast,” a project of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. This year’s artworks are on exhibit now through October at State Pier along MacArthur Dr. The artists selected by an esteemed panel of jurors include Jessica Bregoli, Bruce Bailey, Ramiro Damaro-Comas and Grace Lang. 
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Self-Guided Public Art Walks
Need to stretch your legs and catch some sunshine? #NBCreative is here to help with three self-guided public art walks in the North End’s Love the Ave and the Seaport Cultural District’s waterfront and downtown.
Click To Download Tours

Elevate Southcoast presents

Heart Conversations
Talks with special guests about the connection and intention of each aspect of health and well-being, as we seek to navigate this unprecedented time together. 
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Click For Past Convos

The Power of Openness
A brief but enlightening talk about the power of openness, followed by a guided meditation that will leave you feeling light, spacious and open to the miracles that life has to offer you.
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The Comfort of Gratitude
A brief but enlightening talk followed by a guided meditation that will leave you feeling light, peaceful, and connected to the things that make you happy.
Click To Watch 

A brief but enlightening talk about surrender, followed by a guided meditation that will leave you feeling
open to the ebbs and flows of life.
Click To Watch 

Embracing Change in a Season of Uncertainty
A brief but enlightening talk about embracing change, followed by a guided meditation that will leave you feeling open and free to the ebbs and flows of life. 
Click To Watch 

Virtual Wellness 

New Bedford Wellness presents 
weekly classes including yoga, meditation, sound healing and laughing wellness. 
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Click For Past Classes 

New Bedford YMCA presents 
Daily Workouts 
including Barre, yoga, family boot camp, kickboxing and more. 
Click To Join

Sangha New Bedford presents 
Yoga with Jeff Costa
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The Worry Workshop Hosted by The Drawing Room A special online event with Carrie Foster Vinson, LICSW, Life Coach, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.Carrie is an expert in helping people deal with the universal emotion of worry. Carrie will share her expertise in a livestream about facing worry.
Click To Watch 

South Coast Surface Design hosts 
Elin Noble & Deborah Baronas  

n on-line get-together with two well-known Surface Design / Textile Artists.
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Talk Art & Music with Butch McCarthy
hosted by The Drawing Room  
Butch speaks with Liz Aragao, a fan of art and music who works with The Drawing Room to highlight the talents and stories of local artists. Hear from Butch, take a look at his work and listen to his music. 
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Creative Piano Interludeshosted by GroundworkListen to a live piano performance by Midori Evans.
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#seethelight with DATMA

Behind the Scenes of Light 2020
Join DATMA for a brief behind the scenes visit of the public art project, Photo Kinetic Grid by Soo Sunny Park, featuring DATMA’s co-founder, Roger Mandle and Executive Director, Lindsay Mis interviewed by Viera Levitt, UMass Dartmouth Gallery Director. Lindsay Mis will be on location from the CVPA Star Store Campus building’s corner space, Swain Studio and take you to see the installation from close up.
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Lighting Your Home (And Your Art)
hosted by The Drawing Room & DATMA
A presentation, by lighting designer Evelyn Audet of Evelyn Audet Lighting Design, on the aspects of light and how good lighting design and the right light fixtures can transform a space.
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2 art installations viewable from the street: 

Vessels in Situ 2020
Now viewable on-line
For six weeks this summer, the city came alive presenting the spirit of our fishing industry on building facades in downtown, New Bedford. Due to the global health crisis, DATMA and MASARY Studios understand that not everyone was able to leave their homes and see the artwork. Now that the exhibition has concluded at its physical locations, they bring a virtual rendition of the exhibition to your home.  
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Photo-kinetic Grid by Soo Sunny Park

Reflective silver mirrors embedded in welded chain link fencing emitting light and colorful rainbows generated by camera-projector cycles. On view at the UMass Dartmouth CVPA Star Store Building, corner of Union and Purchase Streets. 
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Whaling City Sounds Annual Jazz Series 

July Concerts 
Recorded at the Steeple Playhouse
Featuring vocalist Shawnn Monteiro with the Mike Renzi Trio including Dave Zinno on bass and Steve Langone on drums. 

Mike Renzi was music director and pianist for Tony Bennett for a few years, including his recording with Lady Gaga, and also was music director at Sesame Street for a decade or more. He toured with Peggy Lee, Lena Horne, Mel Torme and many others, including a few weeks with Frank Sinatra.
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Click For Set 2 

August Concerts 
Recorded at the Steeple Playhouse
Featuring the Tim Ray Trio with Dave Zinno on bass and Mark Walker on drums.

Until the pandemic shut live music down, Tim was touring as music director and pianist for Tony Bennett, and his recent CD with Terri Lyne Carrington and John Patitucci made the top 10 in the JazzWeek National Radio Chart.
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Click For Set 2 

September Concerts
Featuring two sets by the John Stein Trio, with Ed Lucie, electric bass, Mike Conners, drums and John Stein, guitarist.
Filmed at NBAM/Artworks.
Click For Set 1 
Click For Set 2

Seaglass Theater Company presents
Music & Martinis 
A free 20 minute cocktail concert featuring some of your favorite Seaglass artists. Opera, musical theater, drink recipes, skits, and anything else they can dream up.
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Click For Past Concerts 

Anomaly Poetry Virtual Open Mic
Click For June VAHA! Event 
Click For August VAHA! Event 
Click For September VAHA! Event 

Is It A Crime To Vote? 
How Enfranchisement Stops Lynching 
– told by Ida B Wells & Susan B Anthony 
When Ida B Wells was eleven years old watching her father struggle with politics in Mississippi, 1873, Susan B Anthony was on trial for voting in New York State.
Using the words of these eloquent crusaders, five performers show us how the VOTE of the Whole People prevents lynchings and protects us all. This performance is brought to you by The Tempest Theatre Co. 
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Ripples. Through a Wampanoag Lens 
Join artist Elizabeth James Perry for a conversation about her art and the concept for her exhibition, “Ripples. Through a Wampanoag Lens,” which opened at the Whaling Museum on September 3. Elizabeth, an Aquinnah Wampanoag whaling descendant and marine scientist, will discuss how her designs and the raw materials for the exhibition have personal and historical cultural meanings.

This engaging conversation, moderated by Whaling Museum Curator of Social History Akeia de Barros Gomes, will touch on Indigenous gender roles and responsibilities, the environment, and important adaptations to centuries of close contact between Wampanoag communities in New England, Wampanoag whalemen and naval officers, and cultures around the world. Elizabeth will share with us how this history influences and inspires her work.
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