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AHA! Night: City Views

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AHA! Night’s “City Views” brings creative fun to New Bedford. As always, the family-friendly festivities are free for all. This month’s event features hands-on activities for kids, art exhibits, a walking tour, music, and more. Here are some highlights; visit AHA! for the full lineup.

4 p.m.

New Bedford Public Library

City Views Maker Space

Take part in a City View Makerspace activity with the Little People’s College staff. Children will use art and recycled materials to create sculptures, images, or pictures of their “view of the city.”

Free Henna and Crafts at Youth Services

Mandy from Wicked Good Henna offers free henna tattoos. There is no registration required, and will be available while supplies last.

4:30 p.m.

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

Behind the Scenes: Oddities from the Attic

View museum areas and objects that aren’t generally on display. Lauren Prescott, manager of collections and interpretation, explains how museum objects are acquired.

District-Wide Art Show

Paul Rodrigues Administration Building

New Bedford Public Schools is hosting the District-Wide Art Show with thousands of student works on display.

5 p.m.

Judith Klein Gallery

Inspired by Light Exhibit

Make your way down to the Kilburn Mill for the reception of “Inspired by Light,” an invited artists’ group exhibit. Artwork includes acrylic, oil, pastel, mixed media, paintings, photography, and sculptures.

5:30 p.m.

Custom House Square

Birding Adventure with Mass Audubon

Join a Mass Audubon naturalist on a short walk-through downtown in search of birds. Feel free to bring your own binoculars, or some will be available.

6 p.m.

Co-Creative Center

AHA! Seaport Session with Troy Henriksen

Troy Henriksen is a singer/songwriter, painter, and novelist passionate about telling stories through his art. Troy’s music is American-rooted, dealing with odd perspectives of the human condition and a love for simple poetry.

7 p.m.

DeMello International Center Lobby

Musical Connections with Dave Prentiss

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra President & CEO Dave Prentiss will discuss connections between classical music and other types of music. Dave will explore what Beethoven and The Beatles have in common and how they differ. Attendees will receive complimentary tickets to an NBSO concert and a link to Dave’s favorite classical music playlists.


May 11
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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