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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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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 […]

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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2022 Seaport Art Walk

New Bedford Seaport Cultural District New Bedford, MA

The 2022 Seaport Art Walk "Open Spaces" officially opens during the July 14 AHA! Night. Sculptures and murals reflect the idea of creating open space for our minds and souls, […]

Free

New Bedford Symphony Audition: Register by Sept. 30

Masonic Temple 1950 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (NBSO) will hold auditions for the following instruments: viola, principal/3rd horn (two positions), and 2nd bassoon in October 2022. The orchestra regularly performs under the direction of Maestro Yaniv Dinur at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford. The auditions will take place at the Masonic Temple in Cambridge, MA (1950 […]

Three of a Kind Exhibit

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

Three artists (Anarchestra, James Reitzas, and Barney Zeitz) use a welding torch to create works of art. Each one has a different purpose, but all come out the same. They create art from metal in different ways. Musical instruments, statues, and hammered metal. A collection of found objects to untouched metal molded into art. Each […]

David Walega: Tiny Poems Every Where

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

"Tiny Poems Every Where: A Selection of Black & White Photographs" by artist David Walega is on display in the Frederick Douglas Gallery at Gallery X through Sunday, Oct. 2. David Walega is a designer, painter, and photojournalist. Born and raised on the South Coast, he has lived in Seattle, Los Angeles, and most recently calls […]

Call For Art: Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

This exhibition is open to all artists working in any medium. To some, this may mean work focusing on nightmares' dark or frightening aspects. For others, this may mean work that is surreal and whimsical. Deadline to submit: October 3 Non-members $10 per piece, 3 for $25, or 5 pieces for $40. Free for members. […]

Divulgences Exhibit: Brooke Mullins Doherty

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

Brooke Mullins Doherty’s tree-inspired sculptures, drawings, and prints have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She has also created sculptural commissions for the Old Colony YMCA in Brockton; The Naked Oyster in Hyannis; Providence Community Acupuncture; and The Spot in Providence. "My drawings, prints, and paintings explore connections and communications between and within […]

DATMA National Call for Art

DATMA is issuing a call for art for an outdoor installation on the shelter theme. New Bedford will serve as a canvas for art exploring the role of shelter within the histories, communities, and cultures of the SouthCoast region and beyond. Artists are welcome to consider subjects including housing, the Underground Railroad, and/or immigration. Three […]

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Tuesday’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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New Bedford Public Schools’ Family Engagement Center

Normandin Middle School 81 Felton St., New Bedford, MA

Do you need help applying for or renewing your SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program / food stamp)? You can do this at the New Bedford Public Schools' Family Engagement Center in Normandin Middle School every Tuesday from 8-10 a.m. Register using this link.   ¿Necesita ayuda para solicitar o renovar su SNAP (Programa de Asistencia de Nutrición […]

SouthCoast Business Builders Breakfast

Hampton Inn Fairhaven 1 Hampton Way, Fairhaven, MA

One SouthCoast Chamber, the Southeastern Massachusetts Business Network and Smith Mills Apiaries, Inc., are hosting a "One SouthCoast Business Builders Breakfast" morning networking series. This event provides members, guests and friends an early-morning opportunity to increase your access to leads, build your book of business, and to encourage the meaningful professional relationships. Please bring plenty […]

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Free virtual addiction recovery meeting

Virtual

Hello New Bedford: You are invited to a free virtual addiction recovery meeting. Topics include Recovery Coping Skills, Values Building, Mental Health, Trauma, Addiction & Recovery, Harm Reduction, Understanding CORI, Healthy Relationships. Addiction Recovery Education Access Services (AREAS) is a FREE weekly peer-to-peer facilitated meeting that focuses on recovery-based topics chosen by group participants. Meeting […]

Library Board of Trustees

New Bedford Downtown Library 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA

The Library Board of Trustees will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the Main Library. The agenda will be linked here when available.

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Bristol County Commissioners

Taunton Superior Courthouse 9 Court Street, Taunton, MA

The Bristol County Commissioners will meet in the Jury Room on the second floor of the Taunton Superior Courthouse. The agenda will be posted here when available.

Montel Williams at Bask in Fairhaven

Bask 2 Pequod Road, Fairhaven, MA

Bask cannabis dispensary welcomes former talk show host Montel Williams to discuss his line of cannabis vapes. This event is open to people ages 21 and up. Williams has been using cannabis for over 20 years to treat symptoms following his 1999 diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Williams has been an outspoken advocate for the cannabis […]

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AJ Gomes Neighborhood Association

Gomes School 286 S 2nd St., New Bedford, MA

Meets  the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30  PM at the AJ Gomes School. For more information contact Buddy Andrade at obvdcbr@yahoo.com

Special Committee on Environmental Affairs

Virtual

The New Bedford City Council's Committee on Environmental Affairs will meet virtually at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The meeting will be live streamed on New Bedford Cable Access's Facebook page. On the agenda: A motion requesting a briefing regarding the City's ongoing legal position and financial exposure resulting from the Mass DEP and […]

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Line Dancing at Kilburn

Kilburn Mill 127 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

Line Dancing classes every Tuesday from 7:30–8:30 p.m. in the A & M Dance Academy on the second floor of The Kilburn Mill. Open to all ages and experience levels, $5 per class.

$5
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Wednesday’s New Bedford Food Pantry Schedule

Various

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 9 a.m. to Noon, […]

Viva Fall River Pop-Up Shop Grand Opening

Viva Fall River Pop Up 333 South Main Street, Fall River, MA

The Viva Pop-Up Shop is designed to deliver the community’s desire for social and creative space in the city's heart. The public is invited to the shop for a celebratory moment and to meet the people behind the anomaly that is Viva Fall River. The new Viva Fall River Pop-Up Shop is a flexible retail […]

Committee on Memorials and Dedications

New Bedford City Hall 133 William St., New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford City Council's Committee on Memorials and Dedications will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in City Council Chambers at City Hall. The only item on the agenda is an application for a memorial park bench and tree dedication program for Women in Military Service at Fort Taber Park. The application […]

SRPEDD Commission Meeting

Virtual

SRPEDD Commission Meeting will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 via Zoom.  Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 829 7312 7525 Passcode: 093334 Read the full agenda here.

Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhoods

New Bedford City Hall 133 William St., New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford City Council Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhoods will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in City Council Chambers at City Hall. On the agenda: A request that Thomas Anderson, superintendent of New Bedford Public Schools to discuss the InForce 911 program. A request to meet in executive session for […]