July 27, 2017
  • Seafood Throwdown

    July 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Custom House Square, Barkers Ln, New Bedford, MA 02740, USA

    Watch an Iron Chef showdown between two local chefs! With a secret seafood ingredient revealed, contestants have $25 and 15 minutes to shop at the New Bedford Farmers' Market and an hour to create a dish for the judges. Limited sampling for the audience. Bring a chair to watch in comfort. Free admission.

    Presented by the Center, Port of New Bedford, and NAMA.


July 28, 2017
  • Fish Fry Fundraiser

    July 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cotali Mar Restaurante, 1178 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746, USA

    Join us for our annual fundraiser with local seafood, chowder, live music, and fantastic auction items! Tickets are $35/adult, $15 for children 12 and under. Purchase at the Center or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3014527


August 10, 2017
  • Nautical Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them exhibit opening

    August 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

    Join us for the opening reception of Nautical Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them. This exhibit will run until October 1, 2017.

    Featuring the stories of those men and women with ink, captured by the stunning photography of Phil Mello, this exhibit shows how tattoos are more than skin deep and have meaning beyond the image. Opening on AHA night. Free admission.

    This exhibit is partially funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


August 13, 2017
  • Film premiere The Finest Kind: The New Bedford Fishing Industry

    August 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Greasy Luck Brewery791 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740, United States

    Join us for the premier of Finest Kind: The New Bedford Fishing Industry, an original documentary produced by the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center.

    Written and directed by Kevin Kertscher, the film uses interviews, historic and contemporary footage, and photographs to provide a sense of the rich history and culture of the New Bedford/Fairhaven fishing industry. The expression “Finest Kind” was commonly used in New England fishing communities to mean “the best”.

    The screening will be held at Greasy Luck Brewery located at 791 Purchase Street, New Bedford. Doors open at 6pm but come early to purchase a meal. The film will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a facilitated discussion with some of those featured in the film and director Kevin Kertscher.

    Parking is available on the street. The venue is wheelchair accessible. This event is presented free of charge.

    The film was made possible with funding from a Maritime Heritage Grant provided by the National Park Service.


August 18, 2017
  • Dock-U-Mentaries: Downeast

    August 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William Street, New Bedford, MA, United States

    Join the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park for the screening of Downeast. After the closing the closing of the last remaining sardine cannery in the United States, Boston-based entrepreneur Antonio Bussone purchases the plant in the small lobster village of Prospect Harbor, Maine hoping to establish a lobster processing facility and rehire the laid-off sardine workers. Antonio's troubles begin from the day he arrives. During a town-hall meeting, local politicians oppose his vision of rebuilding the factory with a $200,000 federal grant combined with his own investment of more than $2 million dollars. Undeterred, Antonio moves forward, determined to build and operate one of the first lobster factories in the United States. The film premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Free admission.