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!

Seaport Sessions Events

Hip Hop Cypher!

Whaling Museum Plaza, 18 Johnny Cake Hill

What is a cypher? A hip hop cypher is an informal, improvised, freestyle cyclical rapping session where people take turns or, an open mic! The AHA! Cyphers will be happening from April – September at the Co-Creative Center from 7:00 – 9:00pm with the exception of June when they will be hosted by the New Bedford Whaling Museum on the plaza. The Cyphers will feature a local emcee and producer who will be highlight and featured during the cyphers. 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 cypher. The Cyphers will include rhyming games and will be family friendly and open to public participation. The cyphers will be hosted by Hendrick Hernandez and Bristol County Castro from Sleepless In New England as well as by Iean Morgan of MIDI Studios. We want thank our funders the New England Foundation for the Arts.

Ends: 9:00pm