COVID-19 WARNING: While we continue to list New Bedford's array of cultural offerings, readers are advised to heed the latest public health recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that both unvaccinated and fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission, including Bristol County.

 

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SEMAYO Summer Camp Registration

UMass CVPA Main Campus 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA

Registration is now open for the 2022 SEMAYO Summer Camp . The camp offers multiple performing groups of various skill levels to string, wind, and percussion students. Participants must have […]

$250
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The Azorean Spirit: The Art of Domingos Rebêlo

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

Domingos Rebêlo (1891-1975) created thousands of works of art that reflected his Portuguese identity and culture and honored his Azorean roots. The seminal exhibition, "The Azorean Spirit: The Art of […]

Geometric Incidents Exhibit at Narrows

Narrows Center for the Arts 16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA

This three-person exhibition features works by artists Michael Cochran, Lloyd Martin, and Jason Travers. Paintings, paper works, and sculptures focus on and illustrate their interests in geometric compositional strategies. Each […]

William Shattuck Art Exhibit

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford Whaling Museum will be exhibiting the luminous landscape paintings of a Dedee Shattuck Gallery favorite: William C. Shattuck. The opening night is from 5–6 p.m. on Friday, June 3 […]

Susan Darwin: New Bedford Paintings

James Arnold Mansion 427 County St., New Bedford, MA

Artist Susan Darwin's New Bedford paintings will be displayed at the James Arnold Mansion from June 4 to July 23. Susan's works capture the Whaling City from bygone days to […]

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Losing Stories: Paintings by Molly Judd

Dedee Shattuck Gallery 1 Partners' Lane, Westport, MA

The Dedee Shattuck Gallery presents the works of Irish painter Molly Judd, one of the most gifted young figurative painters working today. The artist talk is on Sunday, June 12 […]

DATMA: Shelter 2022

Downtown New Bedford Union St. /Purchase St. Area, New Bedford, MA

DATMA is launching its 4th year of exhibitions and programs on June 16, 2022. SHELTER 2022 will feature free exhibitions and programming all summer. The SouthCoast region is rooted in […]

Free

2022 Summer Sound Series

Downtown New Bedford Union St. /Purchase St. Area, New Bedford, MA

Every Friday from 6–8 p.m., Jun. 17 to Sept. 16, downtown New Bedford will be the place to be for dance-filled fun. The city is hosting the most extensive musical […]

Free

Drawings by Kristen Palana at Narrows

Narrows Center for the Arts 16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA

The Narrows is pleased to present the current artwork of Malawi Africa-based artist Kristen Palana. The opening reception and artist meet/greet is Saturday, June 18, from 1–3 p.m. Here and […]

Free
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New Bedford Boats…Waxing Poetic Exhibit

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

New Bedford Boats...Waxing Poetic features works by local poets inspired by the artwork and shared on the wall at Gallery X. This exhibition is sponsored by Fiber Optic Center in […]

Summer Exhibition at Judith Klein Gallery

Judith Klein Art Gallery 127 West Rodney French Blvd., Suite 287, New Bedford, MA

The Judith Klein Gallery's Summer Exhibition will run from June 25 to August 20. The opening receptions will occur on Saturday, June 25, from 4–7 p.m., and AHA! Nights July […]

50th Cape Verdean Recognition Week 2022

This year, the New Bedford Cape Verdean celebration is back in full swing due to the lift in COVID restrictions. Scheduled events are listed below and will be updated as […]

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Survey for a Museum of the Portuguese Speaking World

Virtual

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMass Dartmouth invites you to imagine what should take place at a new Museum of the Portuguese Speaking World. Fill out this survey before June 30. and be entered to win a gift certificate from Portugalia Marketplace or Seabra Foods.

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The Concept Duo at Seaport Inn Grill

Seaport Inn and Grill 110 Middle Street, Fairhaven, MA

The Concept is a party band that plays top 40, rock, alt-rock, dance, and sing-along style music from the '80s until now.

Get The Funk Out at Kilburn

The Rooftop at The Cove at Kilburn Mill 127 W. Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

Get The Funk Out will perform on the roof deck at the Kilburn Mill on Sunday, June 26. Enjoy live music and play corn hole or giant Jenga between dance moves. This event is free and open to the public. The doors open at 2 p.m. with music from 6-9 p.m.

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Apply for NBForward! and NB100! funding from NBEDC

Virtual

The New Bedford Economic  Development Council (NBEDC) has launched NBForward! and NB100! – two new funding  programs to help finance the dreams of existing and aspiring small businesses in the City of  New Bedford.  NBForward! will provide funding to existing New Bedford businesses still suffering negative  effects of the pandemic. NB100! will focus on assisting […]

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Monday’s New Bedford Food Pantry Schedule

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Please follow each food pantry's rules and regulations, including how often they can be accessed. Many require photo ID for adults and MA Health cards for children and some require a proof of address and/or income. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., House of Hope, 306 Mount Pleasant Street, New Bedford, 508-996-6814 10 a.m. to 2 […]

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Mass Humanities 2022 Grants Calendar

Virtual

Four new funding opportunities from Mass Humanities seek to respond to the challenges facing the people of Massachusetts. Part of a new three-year strategic plan, the foundation’s 2022 grants calendar prioritizes support for projects and local organizations serving historically marginalized communities. Mass Humanities offers four ways for nonprofits and tribal entities to seek funding in […]

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Survey for a Museum of the Portuguese Speaking World

Virtual

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMass Dartmouth invites you to imagine what should take place at a new Museum of the Portuguese Speaking World. Fill out this survey before June 30. and be entered to win a gift certificate from Portugalia Marketplace or Seabra Foods.

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Henry Horenstein Exhibit

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

Henry Horenstein is a professional photographer, filmmaker, and teacher. The New Bedford native studied at RISD in the 1970s under Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White. He is also […]

$9 – $19
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NB Farmer’s Market at Brooklawn Park

Brooklawn Park 1997 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, MA

Local products are available at the New Bedford Farmer's Market sponsored by Coastal Foodshed. Live music and a cooking demonstration will be onsite. Multiple payment options are available, including SNAP/HIP.

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Figure Drawing at Co+Creative

Co-Creative Center Gallery 137 Union Street, New Bedford, MA

Figure Drawing at Co+Creative will run on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of June, July, and August. The registration fee is $10 to practice drawing a live model. Bring your […]

$10

Beaded Bracelet Workshop

Acushet Public Library 232 Middle Road, Acushnet, MA

Doreen Benoit of Moonlight Beads leads participants through the process of creating a two-wrap beaded bracelet. This class is for adults aged 18 and up. The workshop is now filled. […]