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.



Marine Heatwaves Exhibit

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

Marine Heatwaves is on view from May 23–December 31 in the museum’s Jacobs Family Gallery. This installation combines art with oceanography. The exhibit finds a common language between art and […]

Sea Monsters: Real and Imagined

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel St., New Bedford, MA, United States

"Sea Monsters Real and Imagined" is a new exhibit that opens on July 13 (AHA! Night) and will remain on view until December 31. The exhibit showcases real-life deep sea […]

Common Ground: Community Story

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

Since 2018, the Museum has been engaged in an extensive oral history project called “Common Ground.” If you have not already, we need you to participate in this ground-breaking project. […]

Whaling Museum Call for Artists

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

Applications for the museum's Local Artist Showcase display case are now being accepted from local artists. NBWM will accept submissions until December 2023 to fill the display case in 2024. Visit […]

All Hands Exhibit at the Whaling Museum

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

"All Hands" explores the fascinating link between American whaling and the U.S. Navy. Michael Dyer, Curator of Maritime History, looks at the intersection of whaling and the U.S. Navy from […]

Gateways to Awareness Exhibit

New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA, United States

Gateways to Awareness explores the role of memory, perception, and the five senses in our appreciation of art and the world around us. The artworks in the exhibition engage the […]

Event Series Art Celebrated Exhibition

Art Celebrated Exhibition

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

The "Art Celebrated" exhibit showcases oil, acrylic, and mixed media paintings, printmaking and sculptures. Participating artist include: Alma Cummings, Mary Hurwitz, Judith Klein, Teresa Manning, Sheila Oliveira, Barbara Roessner and Suzanne […]

Call for Art: Transformations

New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA, United States

Transformations is a juried exhibition of works on paper that explore the theme of metamorphosis or change. Works may be 2D or 3D but must be predominantly made of paper. […]


Meditations on Landscape III — Call for Submissions


Meditations on Landscape is a ten-day exhibit and festival celebrating the landscapes of the South Coast. Now in its third year, the exhibit displays the work of local photographers alongside […]

Friday’s New Bedford Food Pantry Schedule


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 […]

Jackson Neves at Rose Alley

Rose Alley Ale House 94 Front St., New Bedford, MA, United States

Jackson Neves is a music and business major at Wheaton College. He’s also a guitarist, singer, and pianist playing the best music of the ’50s through today.

Ken n’ Donna Livin’ the Dream at Cork

Cork Wine and Tapas 90 Front St., New Bedford, MA, United States

Donna Harris is a singer-songwriter who has performed with Idina Menzel, Garth Brooks, Badfinger, The Hollies, Enya, and more. Kenny Richards, guitarist-singer-songwriter, worked with Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller. He […]

Friends Helping Families

Moose Lodge 914 Rockdale Ave., New Bedford, MA, United States

Join Friends Helping Families for a fun night out for a cause. A Christmas event where Friends come together to make a positive impact on families in need during the […]

Pokey LaFarge at Narrows

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

Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, actor and designer specializing in American roots music. A six-piece band has been touring with him since 2016. When LaFarge was a solo artist, […]

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Real Deal at Ying Dynasty

Ying Dynasty 724 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth, MA, United States

The Real Deal is an R&B band that performs non-stop high-energy dance music across the decades.