This month our AHA! partners are offering a variety of both virtual and IRL (in-real-life) programs. 
Look for the Virtual and IRL icons to help you plan your AHA! activities.

Virtual

IRL

AHA! In The Afternoon 

Our downtown New Bedford museums, galleries and institutions are welcoming back visitors. 
Visit their websites for more info about current hours, programs, exhibits and COVID19 safety protocols.

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 
Open on AHA! 10am – 4pm 
& extended AHA! programming from 5:30-7:30pm (see listing below)
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New Bedford Port Society including Seamen’s Bethel & Mariner’s Home 
Open on AHA! 10am – 4pm 
Click For More Info 

 

New Bedford Whaling Museum 
Open on AHA! 10am – 4pm 
Click For More Info 

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 
Open on AHA! 10am – 4pm 
Click For More Info  

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum 
Open on AHA! 10am – 4pm 
with extended AHA! programming from 3-5pm (see listing below)
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Please consider shopping or dining in DNB throughout the day  
to help support our small biz community.

Follow DNB, Inc. on Facebook /dnbinc or Instagram @dnbinc
for updates about indoor and outdoor dining and retail shopping.

SHOPPING SPOTLIGHT! 
Subtext Bookshop 
209 Union Street 
Stop by to shop books on gardening and birding
– perfect summer time reading! 

Celebrating your Art, History & Architecture from home? 
Order up some take-out or delivery from one of your
favorite downtown eateries and enjoy all the
VAHA! programming from the comfort of your couch or yard. 

 
3-4:30pm
on Facebook Live


5 Pillars of Hip Hop Series

presented by 3rd EyE Unlimited
& the NB Whaling National Historical Park

Featuring music, dance, spoken word, live painting plus interesting info and interviews with Park Rangers.

Click For More Info About 3rd EyE


3-5pm 


AHA! at the RJD (396 County Street) 

The Museum House will be open for visitors from 3-4pm at no charge. In addition, kids can stop by the front porch of the mansion, grab a coloring book, and adorn the driveway with chalk art.

Please note:
COVID-19 protocols will be followed including limiting the number of visitors inside the Museum at one time, all guests must wear a mask and practice proper phyical distancing.

Click For More RJD Info

 

5pm on Facebook Live 


VAHA! Mini-Concert

hosted by Scott Bishop 
Tune in for this mini-concert featuring 3 
New Bedford-based artists playing original music: 
Molly Motta
Mike Heffernan
Sarah Donner playing a special “Lighting The Way” themed set 

More Info Coming Soon 

5-8pm 


31st Public Hanging 

at Gallery X 
Featuring over 100 pieces of art. 
Masks required to enter the gallery. 
There will also be a virtual exhibit to accompany the IRL show.

Click For More Info

 

7pm on Zoom 


Anomaly Poetry Virtual Open Mic 

Enjoy a lovely summer evening full of poetry
from the comfort of your home live on Zoom.

Click For More Info

 
5:30pm & 7:15pm on Facebook


Whaling City Sound Annual Jazz Series
More info coming soon. 


5:30-7:30pm 


Stop by the NB Fishing Heritage Center 

Check out the latest gallery exhibit, “We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration” and enjoy live music in the Center’s parking lot featuring “Traditional Music from Ireland and the Canadian Maritimes” with Fern Tamagini-O’Donnell on fiddle, John MacDonald on guitar and banjo, and Colin Everett on Irish uilleann pipes, Scottish smallpipes, and whistle.

The number of guests inside the Center is limited to 10 at a time. Masks are required for entry to the parking lot and the Center.

Visit the Center’s website for a full list of the Center’s COVID-19 Safety policies: 
fishingheritagecenter.org

Lighting The Way
 

 
5:30pm
on YouTube & Zoom


Lighting the Way For All

Public Art Unveiling
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution recognizing some women’s right to vote. The public art project Lighting the Way for All is commemorating the centennial, honoring the unfinished legacy of the women’s suffrage movement, and celebrating historic women who forged the path and lit the way for us all.

10 civically engaged women from the Lighting the Way project were chosen and local
students were asked to tell the stories of these historic women through inspiring videos. Thousands voted online to select educator Marial Harper (1934-2016) and community leader Jennie Horne (1920-1998) to be the subjects of a public artwork created by local artist Alyn Carlson. Join in virtually for the unveiling of the piece!

Watch On YouTube 

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6pm on Facebook


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.  

Click For More Info
 

Any Time!


Lighting the Way Self-Guided Tours

brought to you by The New Bedford Whaling Museum
The LTW Trail Map guides you to locations in downtown NB associated with over 30 inspiring women. The trail map is available in print form, pdf download, and via mobile app.

Click To Learn More

History & Architecture with the NB Preservation Society

 

6pm 
Gather at Custom House Park 


Downtown Historic District Walking Tour 

This walking tour of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and adjoining areas will cover many of the most significant buildings in the city’s history and the stories behind them.

Space on the tour will be limited.
contact nbps2000@yahoo.com 
or 508-997-6425
Click To Learn More About the NBPS

 

Any Time! 


New Bedford Personalities Virtual Tour
Tour guide Bruce Barnes brings to life eight notable New Bedford historic VIP personalities thorough 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.

#SeeTheLight

 

6pm
Pre-Register For Livestream Link


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.

Click For More Event Info, Event Registration And To RSVP For Event Updates/Reminders

Any Time! 


DATMA presents Light2020

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.

Click For More Info

 

Any Time! 

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. 

Link Coming Soon 

 

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