AHA! Is a monthly FREE celebration of arts & culture in downtown New Bedford.

AHA! Is a monthly FREE celebration of arts & culture in downtown New Bedford.

AHA New Bedford

  • The Big Brass Band will be roaming the streets of Downtown NB
  • Jam (& Jelly) with the 1850s Ladies plus live music with SkyBridge @ the NB Whaling National Historical Park
  • Centre Street Sessions presents Peter Hand & Friends
  • Be You! Concert in the Rotch-Jones-Duff Garden
  • Guest Venue! Standard Times Open House
  • Lecture on Out There: Peter Pereira Photojournalist Exhibit @ NB Whaling Museum
  • Audubon Opening & Catalog of Birds Book Talk @ NBAM/Artworks!
  • {Parenthesis} Book Reading by Author Melissa Tandiwe Myambo @ Celia’s Boutique
  • Fire Truck Rides to the NB Fire Museum
  • Crafts & Games with Behavioral Connections & the United Way

    More Info Coming Soon

AHA! AT-A-GLANCE

2017  
February 9, 2017 History, Herstory, Ourstory
March 9, 2017 All Sewn Up
April 13, 2017 Sustainable SouthCoast
May 11, 2017 We Art NB
June 8, 2017 Launch: New Spaces, New Places
July 13, 2017 Kids Rule
August 10, 2017 Jammin’ in the Streets
September 14, 2017 NB Cultures
October 12, 2017 Moveable Feast
November 9, 2017 Made in NB
December 14, 2017 City Sidewalks

GENERAL INFORMATION
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. 




Our AHA! Partners have something for everybody on your list. 
- boutique shops 
- museum memberships
- galleries galore
- tickets to a show
- gift cards to eclectic eateries 

Click here for AHA! Partner info.

AHA! Is a monthly FREE celebration of arts & culture in downtown New Bedford.