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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AJ Gomes Neighborhood Association

Gomes School 286 S 2nd St., New Bedford, MA

Meets  the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30  PM at the AJ Gomes School. For more information contact Buddy Andrade at obvdcbr@yahoo.com

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Trivia Night at Pub 6T5

Pub 6T5 736 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Every other Tuesday evening, Comedian Tom Stewart hosts trivia night at Pub 6T5. After 90 minutes and three rounds of play, the first-place winner receives a $25 gift card.  

Free
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City Council FY23 Budget Hearing

New Bedford City Hall 133 William St., New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford City Council will hold a series of six special budget hearings, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, in council chambers at City Hall. They will also be held May 31, June 2, June 6, June 8 and June 13 before a budget cut session is held on June 27. The […]

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Neal and Company at Cork Wine and Tapas

Cork Wine and Tapas 90 Front St., New Bedford, MA

Local legend Neal McCarthy plays acoustic guitar with musicians Marc Friedman and Mark Purrington every Tuesday night at Cork. Reserve a table here.  

Wednesday’s New Bedford Food Pantry Schedule

Various

Please follow each food pantry's rules and regulations, including how often they can be accessed. Many require photo ID for adults and MA Health cards for children and some require a proof of address and/or income. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., House of Hope, 306 Mount Pleasant Street, New Bedford, 508-996-6814 9 a.m. to Noon, […]

LGBTQ Flag Raising

Virtual

Join the Fall River Pride Committee to kick off Pride Month 2022 at city hall while they raise the LGBTQ flag at 1 p.m. on June 1. There will be a speaker program to discuss the importance of raising the flag and to talk about pride events that will happen throughout the month of June.

ADA Transition Plan Public Information Meeting

Virtual

Learn about the City’s ADA Transition Plan for public right-of-way. The plan looks at barriers to accessibility and strategies to improve access. Help the city identify your public-right-of-way accessibility concerns. Click here for the Zoom link. Meeting ID: 857 0230 2155 Passcode: 515518 Call-in Number: +1 929 205 6099

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Buttonwood Park Ward 5 Neighborhood Meeting

Buttonwood Senior Center 1 Oneida Street, New Bedford, MA

Monthly meeting for Buttonwood Park Ward 5 Neighborhood Meeting at Buttonwood Senior Center is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Buttonwood Senior Center. For more information contact Naomi Carney at Naomi.Carney@newbedford-ma.gov

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A-Ok Karaoke at Pour Farm

Pour Farm Tavern 780 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA

A-Ok Karaoke hosts a music-filled night every Wednesday at The Pour Farm Tavern. Sing along and perform to a wide variety of karaoke songs, with music and lyrics.

Thursday’s New Bedford Food Pantry

Please follow each food pantry's rules and regulations, including how often they can be accessed. Many require photo ID for adults and MA Health cards for children and some require a proof of address and/or income. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., House of Hope, 306 Mount Pleasant Street, New Bedford, 508-996-6814 10 a.m. to Noon: […]

The Relics at The Seaport Inn

Seaport Inn and Grill 110 Middle Street, Fairhaven, MA

The Relics help launch opening day at The Seaport Inn and Grill. The band has been a New Bedford area staple for more than two decades. They play a little bit of everything.

Sugarcane Duquesne at Cisco

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

Sugarcane Duquesne performs the sounds of New Orleans, R&B, gospel, roots, and Americana selections. The band keeps alive the great New Orleans classic style of vocals, horns, and piano-based traditional R&B, Jazz music.

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Yoga at Haskell Gardens

Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens 787 Shawmut Ave,, New Bedford, MA

New Bedford Wellness Initiative and Haskell Gardens have partnered again this summer to provide the community with free yoga. Every Thursday evening from 5:30–6:30 p.m., a lineup of different teachers will lead the sessions throughout the summer.

Free

The Makers Series: Glassblowing

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

Learn about the history of glass-blowing and New Bedford’s impact on the art form. A glassblower who once worked for Pairpoint Glass Company illuminates the process, which has remained unchanged over thousands of years.

Free
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Tech Talk Thursdays

Howland-Green Library 3 Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Wish you knew more about computers? Want help with your Kindle? Wonder what all the hoopla is about Hoopla? Just drop in and ask us! Stay for a few minutes or the whole hour. Bring your device or learn from one of theirs. For more information, contact: Kristen Cardoso at 508-991-6212 or kcardoso@sailsinc.org

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Clarity Through Collage Club

Co-Creative Center Gallery 137 Union Street, New Bedford, MA

In-person collage workshop on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month around an evolving altar, Participants create an individual intuitive art piece, then explore and receive insights through different Oracle and Tarot decks led by Co-Creative member, Melanie McMullin. Doors open at 5:45 pm. All materials are provided. This is a free event open […]

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City Council FY23 Budget Hearing

New Bedford City Hall 133 William St., New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford City Council will hold a series of six special budget hearings, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, in council chambers at City Hall. They will also be held May 31, June 2, June 6, June 8 and June 13 before a budget cut session is held on June 27. The […]

Friday’s New Bedford Food Pantry Schedule

Virtual

Please follow each food pantry’s rules and regulations, including how often they can be accessed. Many require photo ID for adults and MA Health cards for children and some require a proof of address and/or income. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., House of Hope, 306 Mount Pleasant Street, New Bedford, 508-996-6814 10 a.m. to 2 […]

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Lawler Branch Device Advice

Lawler Library 745 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly Lawler Library staff. For more information contact Denise Plaskon at 508-991-6216 or dplaskon@sailsinc.org

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J. Kelley Band at The Seaport Inn

Seaport Inn and Grill 110 Middle Street, Fairhaven, MA

The J. Kelley Band performs various musical genres, including rock and roll, pop/rock, roots, and Americana tunes. Lead guitarist John Fernandes, drummer Tom O’Leary, vocals and bass by Rob Massoud, and lyrics and singing by J. Kelley complete the group.

The Silks at Cisco

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

The Silks are a band from Providence, RI that deliver honest sounds of the blues-based rock n roll variety.

Out in the Wilde… and Then Some: Pride Fundraiser

Round-the Bend-Farm 92 Allen Neck Rd, South Dartmouth, MA

Out in the Wilde (And Then Some) is a Pride Gala to benefit the South Coast LGBTQ+Network. To light up an evening of cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, and dinner, The Performing Arts Collective sets a creative and joyful tone for Pride 2022 with a performance of witty excerpts from gay icons Oscar Wilde and Shakespeare, spoken words, […]

$200

Colby James & The Ramblers at Narrows

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

Colby James is an accomplished singer/songwriter. He has consistently earned an outstanding reputation as one of the area’s hardest working, multi-talented vocalists/guitarists. The Ramblers include acclaimed violinist Heather Church, lead guitarist Brian DeFusco, Colby’s lifelong friend percussionist and backup vocalist Jay Pacheco, James Raiola on rhythm guitar, and Leigh Gilbert on bass.

$25 – $27