WHALE (Waterfront Area Historic LeaguE, Inc.)

The mission of WHALE is to foster historic preservation and continued use of the city’s architectural heritage to enhance community and economic vitality in New Bedford. WHALE accomplishes this through the restoration and reuse of historic structures for the economic and community development of New Bedford,

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Situated within Studio One at the Cummings Building Studios, Sarah G. Kocur (SGKocur) is a self-taught sewist with a passion for textiles. She warmly invites you to step into her sewing space and be part of the creative experience.

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Groundwork is a coworking space located just north of downtown New Bedford. In addition to providing shared workspace, we operate a free public gallery where

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South Coast Almanac

Through our print publications and online presence, we encourage people to celebrate and explore all that makes the South Coast special, with a focus on arts, culture and history.

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Thallo – Home & Garden

Thallo offers a variety of nature-inspired gifts for home and gardens. Birdhouses, live plants, terrariums, botanical candles, seeds, dog and cat beds and treats, books, artwork, and so much more!

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Play Arcade

Locally-owned and operated. Over 50 vintage arcade games, delicious food and tasty nostalgic drinks.
Vegan and gluten-free options available. Featuring a relaxing roof deck with views of the harbor (weather permitting).

Bring your kids or bring out your inner kid at Play!

No reservations.
All ages welcome until 8PM.

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Little People’s College

LPC…Where children are special and learning is fun!
At Little People’s College we are much more than traditional child care. We strive to create a relaxed, trusting and caring learning environment. Infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children are encouraged to pursue their own interests, develop friendships and grow in confidence, independence and respect for themselves and others. Our dedicated and well trained educators support and challenge your child as they develop a love for creative learning.

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The First Unitarian Church in New Bedford

The First Unitarian Church in New Bedford is inspired by a long history of tolerance, social responsibility, and spiritual exploration. We envision a congregation in which we practice the principles of our faith. We seek to enjoy peaceful reflection and inspiration in intellectually and spiritually satisfying church services. We aim to embrace the people and efforts of our church community by supporting our children and their programs, our committees and their goals, our staff and their efforts on our behalf, and each other.

We aim to help address the larger community’s challenges in such areas as racial, social, and economic justice; ecological sustainability; education; and support of the arts. We endeavor to reflect in our own growing numbers, the cultural and ethnic diversity of our area. We commit to enhancing our understanding and acceptance of the diverse religious expression present in our greater community, including reaching out to other faiths in mutual respect and with shared goals.

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New Bedford Creative at the NBEDC

New Bedford Creative is housed at the New Bedford Economic Development Council, and tasked with implementing the city’s first-ever strategic arts and culture plan, published in December 2018. The vision of the plan is that “In New Bedford, the creative community is an engaged and powerful partner, inspiring social, economic, and cultural growth. In this authentic seaport city, each and every person enjoys an opportunity to experience a diversity of cultures. Art is everywhere, encouraging fun, provoking thought, and nurturing the soul.”

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TL6 The Gallery

Owned and operated by artists Arianna Swink and Jenny A Liscombe-Newman, TL6 The Gallery features over twenty different New Bedford-based and local artists. We specialize in custom, handmade art and unique gifts. TL6 has a wide selection of affordable art including pottery, sculptures, clothing, prints, paintings, cards, soap, candles, and jewelry featuring micro-macrame and custom jewelry by Tenacious Lilly. We also carry fine retail lines such as Maruca Handbags, Enchanted Boxes, Jenness Farms soap, as well as hand-blown glass by Elias Studio Glass. Free gift-wrapping and a convenient 90-day layaway plan is available. Most of all, TL6 offers friendly service and affordable art and gifts for every budget!

100 William St.
New Bedford, MA 02745
Hours: Mon, Tues-Sat 12 noon-5pm,
and open until 9pm on the second Thursday of every month for AHA!

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Co-Creative Center

The mission of the Co-Creative Center (CO+) is to establish a footprint for creative enterprise in the historic downtown of New Bedford, which connects, supports and celebrates artists and cultural entrepreneurship.

The Co-Creative Center is a platform for the creative community that provides access to a flexible a workspace, studio, classroom, exhibition space and event space as needed. In fact, the Co-Creative Center is designed to provide all of the needs for creatives to thrive and build capacity in the city and region.

Beyond its physical attributes, CO+ serves as an active creative community hub. That provides the opportunity to build relationships among peers, partners and organizations by working together, sharing resources and benefiting from the art of community.

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Pilgrim United Church of Christ/Mercy Meals & More

Pilgrim United Church of Christ is an historic church that welcomes and affirms all people regardless of their age, race, class, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation. Our church service is at 10am every Sunday. Mercy Meals & More is a non-profit human service organization that operates out of the historic Church Home across the street and offers a free breakfast and other services Monday through Saturday each week to those in need from 6:30-7:30am. Both the Church and Church Home buildings were constructed in the late 1800s on the corner of Purchase and School St. as the Trinitarian Church and Booker T. Washington gave a speech at the Church Home in 1895.

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New Bedford Whaling Museum

Get ready to explore the rich art, history, science, and culture of the SouthCoast region of Massachusetts and its ties to the rest of the world. Surrounded by cobblestone streets once strolled by Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville, the New Bedford Whaling Museum shares the diverse stories of this vibrant maritime region and its people through dynamic exhibitions, programs, and research. Marvel at five massive whale skeletons, the world’s largest ship model, and much more in this world-class museum that has something for everyone to enjoy!

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Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute (DATMA)

Massachusetts Design, Art, and Technology Institute (DATMA) presents impactful contemporary art at the intersection of design, art, and technology, combined with related community learning experiences, to spark creativity, collaboration, and economic innovation in the SouthCoast region and beyond.

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