Start Your AHA! Adventure At The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitor Center 
The AHA! website will be available for you to look at along with Park staff and volunteers ready to answer any questions you may have. The Visitor Center (33 William St) is
open 10am-8pm on AHA! 

AHA! Happens Rain Or Shine
Be sure to check the AHA! event page, Facebook page and Instagram Stories as well as website and social for participating event partners for info about location changes, program rescheduling and cancellations.

Planning  To AHA! IRL?
All of the AHA! partners have their own masking requirements. We recommend you carry a mask with you at all times so you don’t miss out on any of the AHA! festivities.

Be sure to stop at one of the many fantastic downtown restaurants after your AHA! stroll! If you stop at PLAY, Freestones, or Pour Farm, you can sign up to get $5 off your next meal!


3:00 PM

4:00 PM

Main Library: Youth Services Musical Stories & Crafts

613 Pleasant ST

Listen to the music that will tell the new story about the North Atlantic Right Whale illustrated by a local New Bedford Pixar Studio artist Olivia Coucci and written by Terry Wolkowicz and David Mackenzie!

All families are welcome to this free event and there is no registration required. Enter to win a FREE copy of the NEW book “Right Whale, Wrong Letter” during the event! This program is made possible through the generosity of Sound Explorations. For more information about Right Whale, Wrong Letter, please visit

Ends: 6PM

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

5:30 PM

6:00 PM

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

Hip Hop Cypher Finale!

Custom House Square, 21 Barkers Lane

What is a cypher? A hip hop cypher is an informal, improvised, freestyle cyclical rapping session where people take turns or, an open mic! Come and enjoy the event finale at the Co-Creative Center from 7:00 – 9:00pm. The Cypher will feature a local emcee and producer who will be highlight and featured during the evening. The featured emcee will improvisationally rhyme over instrumentals in a rap cypher that will also include the emcees from the public. The featured producer will be highlighted with a 30 minute segment of their instrumental that the emcees will rhyme over. The featured emcee will also have a 30 minute performance set at the end of the set. The Cypher will include rhyming games and will be family friendly and open to public participation. The cypher is hosted by Hendrick Hernandez and Bristol County Castro from Sleepless In New England as well as by Iean Morgan of MIDI Studios. This event is brought to you by the New England Foundation for the Arts.


Ends: 9:00pm

7:30 PM

8:00 PM