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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El Patio de Comidas de Riverside (Riverside Food Patio)

Riverside Park 297 Belleville Ave., New Bedford, MA

Food is one of the strong cultural traditions of Latino immigrants. In New Bedford, el Patio de Comida is a special place for newcomers to remember their hometowns. Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m., Patio de Comida (Food Patio) returns with slushy ice drinks, ice cream, tacos, and other traditional treats. Also, performers, artists, yoga […]

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Morrissey Blvd. at Cisco

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

Morrissey Blvd. is a musical family from New Bedford with Zan on guitar, Zoelle on keys, Henri on bass, and Wilson on percussion. All of the siblings are on vocals.

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Craig DeMelo at Play! Arcade

PLAY! Arcade 34 Union St., New Bedford, MA

Craig DeMelo is a versatile singer/songwriter from Acushnet who can sing a ballad, or blast out a rock song. During his career Craig has opened for Howie Day, Hootie and the Blowfish, Matchbox 20, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Less than Jake, Griffin House, and Ed Kowalczyk.

19th Nervous Breakdown at Kilburn Mill

The Rooftop at The Cove at Kilburn Mill 127 W. Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

19th Nervous Breakdown is a local tribute band that celebrates the music of the Rolling Stones.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream in New Bedford

Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum 396 County St., New Bedford, MA

Reverie Theatre Group presents another season of Shakespeare in New Bedford. The adventure takes us to a magical forest outside Athens where fairies and sprites play and laugh, where the earth has magic, and where love reigns. In RJD's tented garden patio, one of the Bard's most popular and whimsical comedies is performed.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds with Neal McCarthy

Narrows Center for the Arts 16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA

For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by diverse musical styles, manifested into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up.” Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into […]

$43 – $45

SoulJah Band at Cisco

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

SoulJah Band will play reggae, soul, R&B, and hip hop selections indoors at Cisco.

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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 the author of over 30 books and has creations in many major museum collections. Join the artist and New Bedford Whaling Museum Chief Curator, Naomi […]

$9 – $19

Amber Mello Scholarship Foundation fundraiser

Pub 6T5 736 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

2nd Annual Memorial Bike Ride Fundraiser benefiting The Amber Mello Scholarship Foundation and Mission 22. Meet at Pub 6T5 at 11 for national anthem with The NB Rude Boys, ride out by the Blue Lantern, then back to Pub 6T5 for lunch, drink and more live music from NBRB $15 per bike, $10 per passenger, […]

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Abolitionist Fair

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 33 William St., New Bedford, MA

Come spend your Sundays with at the park. Sundays through Sept. 25 the 1850 ladies will explore different topics on Abolitionist fair in New Bedford. How did New Bedford play a role in the abolitionist movement? End your day with an Underground Railroad tour with a ranger at 2:30 p.m. Abolitionist Fairs were about raising […]

Joaquin Santos & Friends at Cisco

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

Drumming Joaquin Santos performs outdoors with friends on the Cisco patio.

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Joe August at Play Arcade

PLAY! Arcade 34 Union St., New Bedford, MA

Joe Sayward August is a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter from Somerset heavily influenced by soul, R&B and the blues.

Neal McCarthy at Seaport Inn

Seaport Inn and Grill 110 Middle Street, Fairhaven, MA

Local acoustic guitarist Neal McCarthy performs with musicians Tom Hall, Geoff Fortin and Ben Moniz.

Ashley Victoria at Krave

Krave Restaurant and Bar 1856 ACUSHNET AVE, New Bedford, MA

Krave Restaurant and Bar presents Sunday dinner with Ashley Victoria and Friends.

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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.

Red Handed at Cisco

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

Red Handed is a diverse party band from New Bedford that plays various musical genres across generations.

G and Friends at Kilburn

Kilburn Mill 127 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

Local guitarist George Piva is back with the G & Friends Band. This popular group featuring George Piva, Jeff Gobush, Geoffrey Fortin, and Ed Oliver will play various blues, jazz, rock, roots, and funk.

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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 the author of over 30 books and has creations in many major museum collections. Join the artist and New Bedford Whaling Museum Chief Curator, Naomi […]

$9 – $19

Job Fair at MassHire in New Bedford

MassHire New Bedford 618 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, MA

MassHire New Bedford will be holding an onsite recruitment event with Able Associates on Aug. 15. They are working with a company called Tech-Etch out of Plymouth and have many positions open on all shifts. To sign up for this event, please call 508-990-4000.

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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.

New Bedford School Committee

Keith Middle School 225 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford

The New Bedford School Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 in the Steven De Rossi Community Room at Keith Middle School. On the agenda: Opening of year updates New principal introductions Reports from Finance & Operations, Personnel, Sub-Committee and School Committee Read the full agenda here.