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Modelmaking Demonstration: Captain Bruce Gifford

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

Lobsterman and tugboat Captain Bruce Gifford is coming to answer model boat questions. A native of Westport, Gifford builds models of boats he grew up around. He is also a featured artist in our current gallery exhibit, "Fishboats: Art of the Industry."

Motion State Dance Film Series

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

Playing Favorites is a unique cinematic event showcasing an eclectic collection of dance films pulled from the first four exciting seasons of the Motion State Dance Film Series. Motion State Dance Film Series is the only short film festival in New England devoted to showcasing the diversity of contemporary creative voices exploring the medium of […]

Owl Prowl

Ricketson Nature Center 54 Irvington St., New Bedford, MA

Spend an evening with Mass Audubon and learn about New Bedford's resident owls. After a brief program at Ricketson Nature Center, take a short, guided stroll to search for these […]

Free Dance Classes for Youths and Adults

Attitude Academy of Performing Arts 637 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford, MA

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 […]

Recurring Event Astronomy Night

Astronomy Night

Fort Taber 1000 Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Astronomy Night is a series of outdoor star-gazing events at Fort Rodman/Fort Tabor from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Dec. 7, Jan. 11 (indoors due to forecasted clouds), Jan. 25, and […]

Exquisitely Re-defining Ballet

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

Let’s dive into the legacy of ballet's all-male company. From off-off Broadway beginnings, pioneering activism in dance, and parody of le travesti, we will celebrate their vibrant history. Come ready to laugh, engage, and witness footage of the TROCKS's fabulous journey from 1974 to receiving global recognition today, all while becoming our beloved Ballet Boys. […]

Recurring Event Lobster Days

Lobster Days

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

Kids can visit the Center for crafts, storytime, and lobster-themed fun during school vacation. Working lobstermen will be on hand to answer questions and teach kids about these exciting critters.

Recurring Event Lobster Days

Lobster Days

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

Kids can visit the Center for crafts, storytime, and lobster-themed fun during school vacation. Working lobstermen will be on hand to answer questions and teach kids about these exciting critters.