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 […]


West End Neighborhood Association

Carney Academy 247 Elm St., New Bedford

Meets the second Monday of the month at Carney Academy at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Councilor Derek Baptiste at


New Bedford School Committee

Keith Middle School 225 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford

The New Bedford School Committee will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 9 at Keith Middle School. On the agenda: Public comment on the 2023 budget Consideration of approval of 2023 budget Discussion and vote to approve the 2022 School Choice Spending for the New Bedford High pool structural repairs project […]