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Jun
17
Thu
“Harvesters of the Deep” Public Art Installation
Jun 17 – Oct 17 all-day
"Harvesters of the Deep" Public Art Installation

The Fishing Heritage Center is pleased to partner with DATMA for Harvesters of the Deep, a public art installation highlighting women in the seafood industry.

From June 17th – October 17th, DATMA will bring works of outstanding photographers from select locations around the world, the exhibit will feature insightful, life-sized portraits celebrating women working in the fishing industry. Featured photographers include: Phil Mello presenting photographs of New Bedford fisherwomen; Hyung S. Kim’s photographs of Korean shellfish divers (aka Haenyeo) and Craig Easton’s photographs of English smokehouse workers (aka “The Herring Lasses”).

Custom designed kiosks, including documentary will be strategically positioned along outdoor public walkways in downtown New Bedford and along the waterfront and participate in the annual New Bedford Seaport Art Walk.

Aug
19
Thu
August Dock-u-mentaries: Haeneyo – Wisdom of the Sea @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
August Dock-u-mentaries: Haeneyo - Wisdom of the Sea @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center along with DATMA present the film, Haeneyo – Wisdom of the Seaon Thursday, August 19th at 7:00pm. The film is in Portuguese with English subtitles. Free and open to the public.

Please note this month’s film take place on Thursday, August 19th. Films about the commercial fishing industry and other aspects of the working waterfront are screened in the theater of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street, unless noted otherwise. Presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating for this event is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Sep
9
Thu
Exhibit Opening: “Women’s Work” @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibit Opening: "Women's Work" @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Join us for the opening of our latest gallery exhibit, Women’s Work:  At Sea, On Shore, At Home, In the Community. Free and open to the public for AHA! Night.

This exhibit and related program series is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women’s Fisheries Network, Mass Cultural Council, and the New Bedford, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Westport, Marion, and Mattapoisett Cultural Councils.

Sep
17
Fri
September Dock-u-mentaries: Conversations with the Lobster Lady @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
September Dock-u-mentaries: Conversations with the Lobster Lady @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Meet an inspiring woman and ride along as she and her son Max haul their lobster traps in Spruce Head, Maine. Virginia’s positive approach to life as well as her infectious laugh will capture viewers heart’s and inspire them in their own lives. Free and open to the public.

Films about the commercial fishing industry and other aspects of the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street, unless noted otherwise. Presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating for this event is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

This program is part of “Women’s Work” programming which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women’s Fisheries Network, Mass Cultural Council, and the New Bedford, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Westport, Marion, and Mattapoisett Cultural Councils.

Sep
30
Thu
North Sea Gas in Concert @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Sea Gas in Concert @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Save the date for a performance by Scottish folk trio, North Sea Gas! More details and tickets to come!

More about North Sea Gas:

Over thirty-eight years and stronger than ever!! “North Sea Gas” is one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humor are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sold out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and around the world! 

They have released 19 albums with “When We Go Rolling Home” being the most recent and are constantly adding new material to their shows. One of their previous albums, “The Fire and the Passion of Scotland” was Album of the Year at Celtic Radio in the U.S., winning first place in the “Jigs and Reels” category as well for the set of tunes on the album. All of their previous albums continue to be very popular with fans all over the world evidenced by the Scottish Music Industry Association gold and silver awards for: “Dark Island;”  “Lochanside;” “Glencoe Massacre;” “Edinburgh Toon;” “Rosslyn;” “Tak A Dram Afore Ye Go;” and “The Fire and the Passion of Scotland.”  Their newest album, “Hearth and Homeland” will be released in late summer 2019.

Their show, and their albums, consists of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material put together in a style all their own along with their humor and story- telling. This proves popular during their regular tours of Scotland, America, Canada, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Turkey, and many other destinations both in and outside of their home in Scotland. Every year there are appearances on TV and Radio on both sides of the Atlantic including “Late Night Saturday,” “Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour,” and “Song of the Mountains” shown on select PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) TV stations in the U.S. 

In the past the band recorded for Chinese television with an estimated audience of 800 million, played in Istanbul, Turkey for the British Consulate, and recently had the honor of performing at the famous Rosslyn Chapel. 

In addition to regular tours at home and abroad, they have taken their show to theatres, arts centers, colleges, schools, libraries, and  community halls around the world. Touring, and seeing their native Scotland and other parts of the world,  is something the band really enjoys. 

We could say more but put simply “North Sea Gas” are a highly entertaining Scottish folk band who have an ever-growing fan base ranging through all age groups thus giving the “Gas” shows a wonderful atmosphere and universal appeal. 

Oct
15
Fri
October Dock-u-mentaries- We Have Stories: Women in Fish @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
October Dock-u-mentaries- We Have Stories: Women in Fish @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Join us for a screening of the film, We Have Stories: Women in Fish, a twenty-minute documentary and community storytelling project about Indigenous women, water, and fish. Free and open to the public.

Films about the commercial fishing industry and other aspects of the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street, unless noted otherwise. Presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating for this event is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

This program is part of “Women’s Work” programming which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women’s Fisheries Network, Mass Cultural Council, and the New Bedford, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Westport, Marion, and Mattapoisett Cultural Councils.

 

Oct
17
Sun
Virtual Dock-u-mentaries Discussion- We Have Stories: Women in Fish @ ZOOM
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Virtual Dock-u-mentaries Discussion- We Have Stories: Women in Fish @ ZOOM

Tune in for a virtual discussion about our October Dock-u-mentary film, We Have Stories: Women in Fish. We’ll be joined by filmmakers Rosemary Georgeson and Jessica Hallenbeck for this program. Click here to access the Zoom link.

This program is a follow up to October’s Dock-u-mentaries film screening on Friday, October 15th at 7:00pm. Click here for more information.

This program is part of “Women’s Work” programming which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women’s Fisheries Network, Mass Cultural Council, and the New Bedford, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Westport, Marion, and Mattapoisett Cultural Councils.

 

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