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Oct
13
Thu
October AHA! Night: Performance by Folk Musician Larry Kaplan @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

October 13, 2022 • 5:30-8 PM, Performance 7-8 PM • Free  • FHC, 38 Bethel St, New Bedford MA 02740

October AHA! Night: Performance by Folk Musician Larry Kaplan
For this month’s AHA! Night theme, Art in Tune, we invited folk musician Larry Kaplan to play at the Center! From 7-8 PM, Larry will perform songs about working boats including his well-known songs about Vineyard Captain Zeb Tilton. The Center will be open free of charge starting at 5:00 PM – don’t forget to check out the unique items in our gift shop!
This program is part of Fishboats: Art of the Industry. Fishboats: Art of the Industry is supported in part by a grant from the Westport Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust administered by Bank of America, along with support from the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Councils, as well as BankFive and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Oct
21
Fri
Dock-u-mentaries: FISH & MEN @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

October 21, 2022 • 7 PM (Doors 6:30) • Free • NB Whaling National Historical Park Theater (33 William St, NB)

Dock-u-mentaries: FISH & MEN
FISH & MEN exposes the high cost of cheap fish and the forces threatening local fishing communities and public health by revealing how consumer demand drives the global seafood economy. Free tickets: https://october2022docks.bpt.me/
This event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.
Oct
22
Sat
dNB’s Fall Fest @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

October 22, 2022 | 2-5 PM | Free | rain date October 29, 2022

We’re participating in Downtown New Bedford’s Fall Fest (formerly known as All Treats, No Tricks)!

Formerly “All Treats, No Tricks,” dNB’s Fall Fest is back this month! Enjoy trick-or-treating, live music, and more fall fun in downtown New Bedford. Don’t forget to swing by the Center for a fishy treat. We’d love to see your costumes!

For more information, see the page on dNB’s website. 

 

Oct
29
Sat
Modelmaking Demonstration: Captain Alan Curtis @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, October 29, 2022 | 1-3 PM | Free

Modelmaking Demonstration: Captain Alan Curtis

A career scalloper out of New Bedford, Alan Curtis has been making models of old-style Eastern Rig Scallopers for many years, often on commission from boat owners. His models are featured in our newest gallery exhibit, Fishboats: Art of the Industry, and he’s coming to the Center to talk about his craft. Drop in to the Center to hear from Alan from 1-3 PM on October 29. He will also be working on his current model and can answer your questions about the process! Be sure to stay for a while to check out the work of the rest of our Fishboats artists in the Gallery.

This will be the first in a series of monthly model making demonstrations to accompany our Fishboats exhibit programming. Check back soon for more dates!

Nov
18
Fri
Dock-u-mentaries: Double Feature @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

November 18, 2022 • 7 PM (Doors 6:30) • Free • NB Whaling National Historical Park Theater (33 William St, NB)

Dock-u-mentaries: Double Feature Shipbuilders of Essex and Harold A. Burnham, Master Shipwright
Shipbuilders of Essex – A USIA film that chronicles the life in the village of Essex in Massachusetts, a town famous for its hand built wooden fishing boats. Scenes give a complete account of the building of one of the boats, a 70-foot trawler, the St. Rosalie.
Harold A. Burnham, Master Shipwright – Shot both in the Burnham shipyard and on the water, the film touches on shipbuilding in Essex, the Burnham family, learning from old-time boat builders, designing boats using half models, milling lumber, lofting, framing, community involvement, navigating on the water, maintaining a wooden boat, and rehabilitating a historic schooner. Free tickets: https://november2022docks.bpt.me/
This program is part of Fishboats: Art of the Industry. Fishboats: Art of the Industry is supported in part by a grant from the Westport Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust administered by Bank of America, along with support from the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Councils, as well as BankFive and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Dec
16
Fri
Dock-u-mentaries: Culture and Traditional Boat Building in Lunenburg @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

December 16, 2022 • 7 PM (Doors 6:30) • Free • NB Whaling National Historical Park Theater (33 William St, NB)

December Dock-u-mentaries: Culture and Traditional Boat Building in Lunenburg
On the east coast of Canada, a place whose name sounds strangely familiar. The small town of Lunenburg, west of Halifax, was founded in 1753 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the 19th century, Lunenburg was one of the richest towns in the British Empire, becoming prosperous through fishing and shipbuilding. This documentary is a touching portrait of a town and region that, after many years of decline, has been transformed from a prosperous center of fishing and wooden shipbuilding into a bustling jewel on the Canadian coast. Free Tickets: https://december2022docks.bpt.me/
This program is part of Fishboats: Art of the Industry. Fishboats: Art of the Industry is supported in part by a grant from the Westport Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust administered by Bank of America, along with support from the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Councils, as well as BankFive and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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