explore new bedford’s
vibrant culture this
summer in the seaport

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.



AHA! In The Afternoon 

Our downtown New Bedford museums, galleries and institutions are open for 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
Plus open IRL for AHA! from 5-8pm (see listing below)
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New Bedford Port Society
including Seamen’s Bethel & Mariner’s Home 

Open on AHA! 10am – 4pm 
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New Bedford Whaling Museum 
Open on AHA! 9am – 5pm with reserved timed admission
Plus virtual AHA! programming at 6pm (see listing below) 
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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 
Open on AHA! 10am – 4pm 
Plus IRL AHA! programming at 1:30 & 6pm (see listing below)
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Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum 
Open on AHA! 10am – 4pm
Plus virtual AHA! programming at 5:30pm (see listing below) 
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New Bedford Art Museum / Artworks! 
Open on AHA! 10am-4pm with reserved timed admission
Plus IRL AHA! programming from 5-7pm (see listing below) 
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Please consider shopping or dining in DNB to help support our small biz community.
Follow DNB, Inc. on Facebook /dnbinc or Instagram @dnbinc for updates about downtown dining and retail shopping.

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. 
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(V)AHA! Programs 

Coming Soon

Celebrate Pride Month with the 
South Coast LGBTQ+ Network 

Any Time 

Out of the Shadows
On October 11, 2020, The South Coast LGBTQ+ Network celebrated National Coming Out Day. Since then, they have heard from so many people whose own stories they wanted to share.  Here’s a short video featuring the stories of people in the South Coast who came “Out of the Shadows” with the hope of inspiring others to do the same.
Click To Watch 
Breaking New Ground
On April 1, 2021, The South Coast LGBTQ+ Network welcomed friends and supporters from the local government, arts community, police department, and houses of worship, to a tour of the future South Coast LGBTQ+ Community Center on 60 Eighth Street in downtown New Bedford.
Click To Watch 

5-8pm at Gallery X   

Kaleidoscope: Art Through Your Eyes
A showcase & sale of the work of local LGBTQ+ artists. 

Pillars & Pride in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Garden



3rd Eye Unlimited Presents
The 5 Pillars of Hip Hop, Part 2 

Stop by for:
– live djing with 16 year old DJ Vincentenced
– live performances by Liv, Sophia from Dream Out Loud,
D-Rock, Nevaeh and Shay Mae Lee
Hosted by Lonelle Walker

This is the second of 5 monthly events (May- September) where we will explore the 5 pillars of hip hop (Knowledge, B-Boy/Girl, Graffiti, MC’ing, DJ’ing) through performance, visual art, and sharing. Find out more about what the 5 pillars are, the history of these traditions and where their influences originate.


Watch the VAHA! Pride Digital Block projected on the big screen.

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