"Tell A Tall Tale" competition at the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (608 Pleasant Street), 6:30-7:30pm. Participants may tell an original tale or retell a classic. Judges are poet laureate, Pat Gomes and critic, Don Wilkinson. Sign-ups to participate begin at 5pm that night on a first come first served basis. Participants have two minutes to tell their tale.
Family Story Night at Buzzards Bay Coalition (114 Front Street), 5-8pm. Listen to stories of fantastic ocean adventures that will keep visitors of all ages captivated until the very end! After the story stay for coloring and crafts with underwater characters from the stories.
Way Cool Storytelling at the New Bedford Unitarian Church (corner of Union, County and 8th Street), 5:30-7:30pm. Readbox is open for business! Come hear a story, tell a story or take home a book!
Tales & WHALE at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (33 William Street).
- Historical (& hysterical!) Mad Libs with 1850s lady, Ruth. Famous for telling tales, this time Ruth has them all mixed up.
Ruth, of the national park's 1850s ladies, is famous for telling tales, but this time she has them all mixed up! Come create historical (hysterical!) mad libs with her.
- No Trains, No Tunnels: a lecture about NB & the Underground Railroad with the NB Historical Society. 6-7pm in the Corson Theater at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (33 William Street).
- Nostalgia Night with WHALE (the Waterfront Historic Areas League) View WHALE’s 52-year collection of photos and listen to historic era music. 5:30-7:30pm on the 2nd floor of the Corson building.
Stop by the Seamen's Bethel (15 Johnny Cake Hill) for the Schooner Ernestina Birthday Celebration & Maritime Tall Tales, 6-7pm. Members of the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus will lead a chantey sing finishing with Happy Birthday to celebrate the 121st anniversary of Effie M. Morrissey (now Ernestina-Morrissey)'s launch. Plus, a good news update and birthday cake! Sponsored by Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. and New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus.
The Culture of Tea Tasting continues at Gatlin's Framing and Subtext Books (209 Union Street). Featuring a classic Earl Grey, and a Lincoln’s Birthday surprise.
Kids activity with New Bedford Parks, Recreation and Beaches at the New Bedford Free Public Library (613 Pleasant Street).
FREE admission to select galleries at the New Bedford Whaling Museum (18 Johnny Cake Hill).
Plus! The first lecture in the 25th annual Sailors’ Series, featuring Llewellyn Howland III, titled No Ordinary Being: An introduction to the life and times of W. Starling Burgess. 6pm reception, 7pm lecture; lecture fee: museum members $15, non-members $20
4 New Shows at the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (608 Pleasant Street)
- In the Skylight Gallery and Vault
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts: CELEBRATING CRAFTSMANSHIP, CREATIVITY & COMMUNITY
A “four in one” show presenting the impact and opportunity of the Watershed residency experience, featuring current work of approximately 40 artists.
- In the Heritage Gallery
ESZTER BORNEMISZA: URBAN NARRATIVES curated by Lasse Antonsen
Hungarian textile artist, Eszter Bornemisza, investigates city maps and their history, creating cultural presence and absence in tall suspended fabric and paper panels.
- In the City Gallery
Masters of the Japanese Print curated by Janice Hodson
This exhibit highlights work by some of the acknowledged masters of the form — Hiroshige, Koson and Zeshin. All exhibited prints are from the collection of the New Bedford Free Public Library.
- In the Regions Gallery
FLOATING STONE: Furniture by Michael Pietragalla
TL6 the gallery (100 William Street) Featured Artists of the Month: Arianna Swink and Jenny Liscombe-Newman, metalsmiths and gallery owners, also known as Tenacious Lilly jewelers. Jelly tasting by Sprig Savory Herb & Pepper Jellies
Swing by the South End! Judith Klein Art Studio (127 Rodney French Blvd. Door #31) presents "Rouge" a 12 artist exhibit featuring painting, photography and mixed media sculpture. Plus! New jewelry and silk hand-painted scarves just in time for Valentine's Day.
The Wall at Travessia Urban Winery (760 Purchase Street) presents local artist Fitzcarmel LaMarre of Gallery X, Painting With A Splash and the Artmobile (New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks!) with his exhibition "The Ambassadors of Peace." An acrylic portrait painting series inspired by a letter written (but never sent) to President Barack Obama. Meet the artist, view his pieces, and taste Travessia's sustainably-produced local wines, and Shy Brothers Farm cheeses from 5-8pm.
Opening Reception for The Party Platform, drawings and handmade shoes by Chris Donovan, at Gallery 65 (65 William Street). Plus a Special Event! Trunk Show featuring Howland Designs clothing and accessories. 5-9pm
Amore! Artistic musings on the subject of love at Gallery X (169 William Street).
Café Arpeggio (800 Purchase Street) presents Featured Performers SY YULES & Family. Featured Performer from 6-7pm and Weekly Open Mic from 7-10pm, hosted by Art Tebbetts & Denn Santoro.
Sy has been an Open Mic favorite for as long as he has been coming. His sets are always varied, and true crowd pleasers, filled with interesting choices. He promises this show will be dedicated to Love, as a warm-up for Valentine's Day.
Joaquin Santos and friends live in the dining room at Cork Wine and Tapas (90 Front Street).
|February 12, 2015
|March 12, 2015
||Hand To Hand
|April 9, 2015
|May 14, 2015
||We Art NB
|June 11, 2015
||Latitude & Longitude
|July 9, 2015
|August 13, 2015
||Dancing In The Streets
|September 10, 2015
||Festa, Fiesta, Fete: Celebrate NB Cultures
|October 8, 2015
||Down On The Farm
|November 12, 2015
||No Place Like Home
|December 10, 2015
||Made In NB
All activities are FREE and open to the public.Year-round programming is funded in part by the Mass Cultural Council's
John and Abigail Adams Arts Program, The Island Foundation, The City
of New Bedford, the AHA! partners, individual supporters and in-kind
marketing support from the Standard-Times and WBSM. For more
information call 508-996-8253 x205
First time visitors may want to
start AHA! Night at the National Park Visitor Center (33 William Street).
Complete program flyers with maps are also available at all AHA! venues
starting the Tuesday prior to each event.
Directions: From I-195
E or W. Take Exit 15 (Rte. 18). Follow Rte 18 to 2nd traffic signal;
take a right onto Union St. At the first traffic signal take a right
onto Second Street and take your first left for parking in Custom House
Square or continue on two blocks to the Elm Street garage. On-street
parking also available for free after 6 pm.