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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

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 […]

Hollihock Writers Conference

UMass Dartmouth Star Store Campus 715 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

The Hollihock Writers Conference is an event for writers looking to improve their craft and network with fellow creatives. 50+ programming sessions include panel discussions, lectures, workshops, and readings from […]

$49 – $89
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Apple Picking at Keith’s Farm

Keith’s Farm 1149 Main St., Acushnet, MA

The apple picking season begins Saturday, Sept. 17, at Keith’s Farm in Acushnet. Pickers can fill bags of fruit every weekend from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Apples are priced per pound. […]

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Silverbrook Farm Fall Festival

Silverbrook Farm 934 Main St., Acushnet, MA

The Silverbrook Farm Fall Festival returns for another season of fun and frolic. The farm will be open every weekend from Saturday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 30, plus Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10. The festivities include free sugar pumpkin, corn maze, barrel rides, tractor rides, farm animals, games, and more. Tickets may be purchased […]

$15

Elephant Appreciation Day at BPZOO

Buttonwood Park 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA

Elephant Appreciation Day is on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Buttonwood Park Zoo. The public is welcome to join in honoring and celebrating Ruth and Emily. Ruth is turning 64, and Emily will be 58 years old. Stop by the Asian elephant habitat for educational activities and enrichment offerings from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

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Corn Maze & Hayrides at Simcock Farm

Simcock Farm 293 Marvel St., Swansea, MA

Fall outdoor activities return to Simcock Farm with another year of corn mazes, hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkins, and ice cream from Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, October 30, for $5 per person. Spooky Sundae brings sweet, ghoulish fun from Friday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 29, from 6:30–9 p.m. for $10 per person. Free for children […]

$5
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Candy Apple Farm in Acushnet

The Candy Apple Farm 788 Main St, Acushnet, MA

Satisfy your sweet tooth at The Candy Apple Farm in Acushnet. The longstanding farm stand is now open Saturdays and Sundays from 12–5 p.m. for the 49th season. They offer a wide variety of homemade red and caramel candy apples topped with coconut, peanuts, toffee, etc. Also, stock up on fresh apple pies for the […]

Blu Lobsta at Cisco

Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar 1480 East Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

Blu Lobsta plays covers and originals from the classic rock and blues genres, including Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Little Feat, The Allman Brothers, Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, and The Doobie Brothers. The band members are Gary Brown-guitar and vocals, Brad Cardoza-guitar and vocals, Ken Kenyon-bass and vocals, Peter Stone-keyboards, sax, and vocals; and […]

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Joy Pereira at Pub 6T5

Pub 6T5 736 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Local singer Joy Pereira is a local favorite who keeps the crowd hopping. The seasoned musician performs old-school R&D and dance favorites

Lustre: NBSO Chamber Music Series

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 351 Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA

Four brilliant rubies: Germaine Tailleferre – Piano Trio (1917) David Popper – Nocturne for Cello & Piano Astor Piazzolla – Four for Tango César Franck – Piano Quintet (his 200th birthday year) Ethan Wood, violin EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin Christopher Nunn, viola Leo Eguchi, cello Janice Weber, piano Begun during the first World War and completed […]

$25
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Musical Bingo at Le Place

Le Place 20 Kenyon St., New Bedford, MA

Good Thomas‘ Musical Bingo is back at Le Place, every Wednesday from 6–8 p.m., every third 8–10 p.m. Five in a row still score that prize.

Aldous Collins Band at Cisco

Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar 1480 East Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

The Aldous Collins Band brings its high-energy rock and soul music to Cisco.

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NB Farmer’s Market at Brooklawn Park

Brooklawn Park 1997 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, MA

Local products are available at the New Bedford Farmer's Market sponsored by Coastal Foodshed. Live music and a cooking demonstration will be onsite. Multiple payment options are available, including SNAP/HIP.

Seth Adam at Cisco

Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar 1480 East Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

Singer/songwriter Seth Adam writes compelling, genuine songs with honest lyrics. Taking musical cues from artists like Counting Crows, Tom Petty, and more.

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Bilingual Yoga Latin Flow

Andrea McCoy Recreation Center 181 Hillman St,, New Bedford, MA

Yoga Latin Flow is a 5-class series of beginner's bilingual yoga classes led by instructor Tahais Martins. The series introduces the fundamental principles of yoga poses, meditation, and breathwork. Register […]

$50

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 […]