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Jul
13
Sat
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

The Center invites the public to bring their fishing industry related photographs, both historic and contemporary, as well as documents such as settlement sheets, union books, or news clippings to be scanned. Staff will scan the materials and record any information the owner shares about each piece. The owner will leave with their originals along with a digital copy of the scans on a flash drive. The Center is 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.

Jul
18
Thu
Seafood Soiree @ Wamsutta Club at the James Arnold Mansion
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Seafood Soiree @ Wamsutta Club at the James Arnold Mansion

This annual event celebrates the bounty of the sea by offering attendees the opportunity to taste more than a dozen signature seafood appetizers, prepared with local seafood and seasonal ingredients by the area’s finest chefs.

Enjoy live music by The Hot Club Cheese Roll which plays a mix of jazz standards and more contemporary hits interpreted in the gypsy jazz style.

The event also features chance and live auctions, a cash bar, and dessert/coffee station.

The main focus of this event is to get the public excited about eating (local) seafood, help promote the New Bedford Seafood brand, and raise funds to support the Center’s mission of telling the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs and archives.

Jul
19
Fri
Dock-u-mentaries: Last Season: Portrait of a Trawler @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (33 William St, New Bedford) @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dock-u-mentaries: Last Season: Portrait of a Trawler @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (33 William St, New Bedford) @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Last Season is a portrait of the ground fish trawler Isabel S. from New Bedford, MA. Jeff, the captain, learned fishing from his father, local legend ‘Fearless Freddy’ Hatfield. Brian, the cook, is a biker and a recovering alcoholic. Lo, the deckhand, is a refugee from Vietnam who has rediscovered Buddhism.

Aug
8
Thu
Concert: Sharks Come Cruisin @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Concert: Sharks Come Cruisin @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Sharks Come Crusin

One Saturday in November of 2002, in a three family tenement on Jewett Street in Providence, RI, I heard the song Spanish Ladies for the first time while watching the film “Jaws” on television. At that moment, I discovered a musical history that was a genuine to New England—something I had been in search of for years.

In December of 2003 Seth Forden joined in on bass guitar and vocal harmony. In the fall of 2004, Ed Wenzl came aboard as drummer. Paul Dube began playing accordion in 2006 shortly before we recorded “Live at Jake’s” at Jake’s Bar and Grill on Richmond Street in Providence, RI. In late summer of 2007, Eric Wohgemuth joined in on banjo and Jonathan Cannon on fiddle. In 2008 we released Four Years Before the Mast, our first studio recording.

The mission of Sharks Come Cruisin is to shed light on these forgotten songs, to remind us of a day when music and work went hand and hand, and most importantly, to bring people together to holler, shout, and sing along to songs of drinking and sinking.

Aug
10
Sat
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

The Center invites the public to bring their fishing industry related photographs, both historic and contemporary, as well as documents such as settlement sheets, union books, or news clippings to be scanned. Staff will scan the materials and record any information the owner shares about each piece. The owner will leave with their originals along with a digital copy of the scans on a flash drive. The Center is 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.

Aug
16
Fri
Dock-u-mentaries Film Screening – Atlantic @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dock-u-mentaries Film Screening - Atlantic @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center

Directed and produced by Risteard Ó Domhnaill, 2016

An award-winning documentary about the two big resources in the North Atlantic, fish and oil, and the impact of their exploitation on the environment in various countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Narrated by Emmy-award winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities – in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland – bringing to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate.

Sep
5
Thu
Concert: North Sea Gas @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Concert: North Sea Gas @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

“North Sea Gas”, Dave Gilfillan, Grant Simpson, Ronnie (Mac) McDonald, 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 released 19 albums with “When We Go Rolling Home” being the most recent and are constantly adding new material to their shows. Their album, “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. They also hold Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association for: “Dark Island;” “Lochanside;” “Glencoe Massacre;” “Edinburgh Toon;” “Rosslyn;” “Tak A Dram Afore Ye Go;” and “The Fire and the Passion of Scotland.”

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.

Here’s what Celtic Radio – Boston said about “North Sea Gas”: “The band displays an attachment and a reverence for their roots from the very start. The music feels genuine, unpretentious and spontaneous, with a fondness for storytelling and beautiful harmonies.”

Tickets are $12/members, $15/non-members. Available on-line, at the Center gift shop, and at the door. Doors open at 6:30. On street parking is free!

Sep
12
Thu
F/V Innovation @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
F/V Innovation @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

F/V Innovation is a new exhibit that explores the evolution of vessels and gear and pays tribute to individuals whose innovations propelled the commercial fishing industry into the modern era. Join us on Thursday, September 12th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm to celebrate the opening of our latest exhibit. The event is free and open to the public.

Sep
14
Sat
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

The Center invites the public to bring their fishing industry related photographs, both historic and contemporary, as well as documents such as settlement sheets, union books, or news clippings to be scanned. Staff will scan the materials and record any information the owner shares about each piece. The owner will leave with their originals along with a digital copy of the scans on a flash drive. The Center is 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.

Sunset Harbor Cruise Fundraiser @ M/V Cuttyhunk
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunset Harbor Cruise Fundraiser @ M/V Cuttyhunk

Join us for our annual end-of-summer fundraiser aboard the M/V Cuttyhunk! Relax, enjoy light refreshments and a beverage from the cash bar, and listen to live acoustic music from David Conlon.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Purchase tickets online or at the Center gift shop.

Cruise departs from the Cuttyhunk Ferry Company dock on State Pier. Parking is in the southwest corner near Cuttyhunk Ferry office.

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38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-993-8894

Located in New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives.

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