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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NBAM Annual Member’s Exhibition

New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford

The annual Member's Exhibition is currently on display at the New Bedford Art Museum from Dec. 4, 2021, to May 8, 2022. Visitors can view both the winning selections and all approved artwork. Juror Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Deputy Director, and Chief Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum, led the selection process. The winners are Nancy […]

Christopher Volpe: Loomings Exhibit

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford

Christopher Volpe's Loomings exhibit is on view in the Braitmayer Family Gallery in the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Named after the first chapter of Moby Dick, all of the tar, oil paint, and gold leaf paintings in Volpe's collection allude to the classic novel. The artist's collection suggests disquieting parallels between today's oil-driven industrial age […]


New Bedford Clemente Course In the Humanities accepting applications

PACE Head Start 32 Madison Street, New Bedford

Earn up to six college credits from UMass Dartmouth with this free class from PACE while connecting with others and engaging in lively discussions. Study American History, Moral Philosophy, Art History and Literature while strengthening your writing and public speaking skills. Classes will be held face-to-face (pending vaccination availability for children 5+) at the PACE […]


Monday’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 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 […]


Toe Jam Puppet Band

Charlie's Nature Play in the Buttonwood Farm area 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford

Toe Jam Puppet Band performs twice at Buttonwood Park every week, at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. These shows are scheduled on Mondays, weather permitting. Check the Buttonwood Park website or social media for cancellations.