August 23, 2018
  • Seafood Throwdown

    August 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Custom House Square, 21 Barkers Ln, New Bedford, MA 02740, USA

    Watch an Iron Chef-style showdown between Chef Kevin Gibbons of UMass Dartmouth vs Chef Michael Comire of URI!

    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 New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Coastal Foodshed, and New Bedford Farmers' Market.


September 6, 2018
  • Anita Best in Concert

    September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Anita Best is a traditional singer and storyteller working primarily with Newfoundland songs and stories. She has spent a lifetime exploring, cataloguing and celebrating the rural Newfoundland lifestyle and culture. In the process, she has become one of the province's most prominent traditional singers.

    She also works as a broadcaster and folklorist.  Anita has received several honors for her work in collecting and disseminating Newfoundland folksongs, including the Marius Barbeau award from the Folklore Studies Association of Canada and an honorary doctorate from Memorial University. She was named to the Order of Canada in 2011.

    She currently lives in Norris Point, in the heart of GrosMorne National Park, where she volunteers with the Voice of Bonne Bay community radio station.

    Tickets are $12 for members, $15 for non-members. Available on line or at the Center gift shop.


September 8, 2018
  • Scanning Day

    September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

    We invite the public to bring their fishing related photographs, both historic and contemporary, as well as documents such as settlement sheets, union books, or news clippings to be scanned. NBFHC staff and volunteers will scan your materials and record any information you share about what you bring. You will leave with your originals along with a digital copy on a flash drive. We are working to create a digital archive of these materials which will be made available to researchers and the public. These documents will help us to tell the story of the fishing industry. This event is free and open to the public.


September 10, 2018
  • Seascape/Memory Frame Class - A Fundraiser for the Center!

    September 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Painting at Splash, 772 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740, USA

    Create your own Seascape/Memory Frame!

    These unique seascape/memory frames are a great way to make something beautiful that also has meaning. Whether for yourself or to give as a gift, there are many variations you can create with your imagination and our help.
    We supply everything you need to have a unique creation at the end of this two hour class.  Choose from an amazing variety of seashells, colored sand, glitter, glass gems, and other pieces.  Frames in assorted sizes up to 11" x 20" will be available for you to choose from to create your piece.

    Personalize your masterpiece by bringing your own add-ons such as buttons, loved one's jewelry, pennies, beach treasures from a memorable vacation, wedding invitations or special photos!

    This is a relaxing class and a fun way to get together with friends!

    Registration is required.  Registration is $50/members  $60/non-members.  All supplies are included!

    Not a member? Join and save on this class and more!


September 13, 2018
  • Faering: The Norse Wooden Vessel for Fishing, Trading & Exploring

    September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, 38 Bethel St, New Bedford, MA 02740, USA

    Join us during AHA Night as Fred Sterner discusses this 1,000 year old design and exhibits his newly built 15' faering in our outdoor stage (aka the parking lot!).

    A faering is a Norse design wooden boat with two pairs of oars and pointed at both ends. This vessel can only be rowed or rigged with a sail. The design is virtually unchanged since the Viking era. Fred was part of the crew that built this vessel at the Wooden Boat School in Maine.


September 15, 2018
  • Sunset Harbor Cruise

    September 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    M/V Cuttyhunk State Pier New Bedford

    Join us for our annual fundraiser! Enjoy an evening cruise aboard the M/V Cuttyhunk. Cruise departs from the Cuttyhunk Ferry Company dock on State Pier. Relax, enjoy a beverage from the cash bar, and listen to live music. Tickets are $40 and are available at the Center gift shop or on line.