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AHA! Night

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The March AHA Night celebrates Women’s History with a plethora of female-inspired festivities. This month’s cultural night, “Women’s Work,” features art, music, history, and kids’ activities. Here are some highlights; visit AHA! for the full lineup.

3–4 p.m.  New Bedford City Hall

Self-Guided Tour of “Women’s Work” exhibit

Learn about the lives and work done by women on the waterfront – fishermen, welders, net-menders, business owners, and more. Visit the second floor of City Hall to see the exhibit and take a self-guided tour

4–6 p.m. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Daughters of the Loom/Letters to the Past

Join artist-in-residence Beatrice Alder to learn the stories of these millworkers and make your mark on history.

As part of a community art project, people of all ages and genders are invited to send messages to the female millworkers who wove New Bedford’s wealth. Write (or draw) a letter to the past, and become part of a story still unfolding today.

5–7 p.m. Splash

Join Painting at Splash for an open-style paint session where you can paint your wooden picture frame. From 5:30–6:30 p.m., enjoy live music from the Roots Run Wild Duo while you paint. This is a free event for all ages.

5–8 p.m. Gallery X

See two new exhibits at Gallery X: in the Main Gallery – The Classical Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, & Water; in the Douglass Gallery – Manuel Estrela: The Art of My Travels.

Hear some music at Gallery X featuring this month’s artist, Butch McCarthy.


March 9
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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