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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:

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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NBAM YouTube Channel
Find creative convos, artist talks 
and Museum Dog!
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Exploring My City Through Art 
Art lessons and activities with 
artist Alison Wells 
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Learning Studio: 
Early Literacy Through The Arts 
Little ones and their caregivers will create, build language skills, and learn together with Ricky Rainbow Beard.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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.

#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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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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View Virtual Exhibits
Visit virtual exhibitions, Flora & Fauna, Primarily Colors and The Art of Lisa Goulart. Combined the exhibitions include 100 pieces of art by dozens of local artists.
Participate in Earth Day Live & Digital Earth Day with local partner Earth Day New Bedford 2020
April 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.
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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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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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 
Digital Offerings
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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.
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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

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.
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Click To Watch Past Chats 

Virtual Wellness 

New Bedford Wellness presents 
weekly classes including yoga, meditation, sound healing and laughing wellness. 
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New Bedford YMCA presents
Daily Workouts 
including Barre, yoga, family boot camp, kickboxing and more. 
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Sangha New Bedford presents
Yoga with Jeff Costa
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Virtual Exhibits & Tours 

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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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. 
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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
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Click For April VAHA! Collage Craft 

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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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. Every Saturday at 10am on Zoom.
Click To Register
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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 

V3E Pride: A Celebration of
Young Creatives & Community
Music and dance performances,
live art, micro-workshops, community conversations, interactive activities
and more.
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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! 
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The Toe Jam Puppet Band presents 
Doodles & Drawings with Mr. Vinny 
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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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Your Theatre presents 
– YTI Trivia Fridays 
– Mini Performances 
– Back Stage Tours 
– YTI History 
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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. 
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Self-Guided Public Art Walks
presented by New Bedford Creative
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.
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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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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.
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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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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 Interludes
hosted by Groundwork
Listen to a live piano performance by Midori Evans.
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