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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.



Free Dance Classes for Youths and Adults

Attitude Academy of Performing Arts will host free open-house dance classes for youths and adults on Sunday, Feb. 5: 10 a.m.  Pre-Dance, 3–4-year-olds 11 a.m.  Fundamentals, 5–8-year-olds 12 p.m.  Adult […]

Mixed Media Abstract Florals

Register before January 9 and receive $20 off. In this workshop, students can allow their art to flourish. Flowers are such a wonderful subject matter to explore mixed media techniques. […]


Frutos do Mar: Cooking Class with Chef Jose Arturo Cabral

Restaurante Algarve 128 County St., New Bedford, MA

Chef Jose Arturo Cabral of Restaurante Algarve leads this year's second cooking class. Learn how to cook local species using traditional Portuguese flavors. Limited spots available; tickets at: Sponsored […]

$40 – $50

Mixed Media Abstract Landscapes

Alison Wells Gallery 106 William St., New Bedford, MA

Register before January 9 and receive $20 off. Delve into abstract landscapes by layering paper collage, acrylic, and mark-making. Learn how to work in a series on paper from beginning […]


Mixed Media Art Journals for the Soul

Alison Wells Gallery 106 William St., New Bedford, MA

Register before January 9 and receive $20 off. Learn to create and complete a handmade art journal. Allison Wells will take students through choosing papers, preparing backgrounds, binding a book, […]


School Vacation Week Art Classes

Hatch Street Studios 88 Hatch Street, New Bedford, MA

Students receive instruction in traditional drawing and painting techniques to depict still life, landscapes, and portraits. All materials are provided with tuition. Children aged 9-12 meet from 10 a.m.–noon, and […]


Cooking Class/Demo with Chef Michael Melo

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

Chef Michael Melo (M&C Catering) presents a combination cooking class and demo. Students can see all the behind-the-scenes of working with local seafood. Limited spots available; tickets at Sponsored […]

$40 – $50

Creative Classroom: Modern African Dance

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

In this 5-week course, students will learn Acogny: the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa. Acogny is based on traditional African dances from Senegal and Benin and Western dance techniques like classical ballet, release, and Graham technique. Acogny asks us to place ourselves inside the community and nature and encourages us to become […]

$5 – $20