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Dec
4
Sat
dNB’s Holiday Stroll @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

December 4, 2021 • 12-5 PM

The FHC is a stop on Downtown New Bedford’s Holiday Stroll – come in to enjoy some Swedish Fish and hot cocoa, take pictures with Salty Santa, or make an ocean-themed holiday ornament! You’ll also enjoy 10% off in our Gift Shop – pick up a unique item crafted by a local artisan or fishing family member, or perhaps a book or two… there’s something for everyone!

Check out dNB’s website for additional information about the overall event.

Dec
9
Thu
AHA! Night @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

AHA! Night

December 9, 2021 • 5-8 PM

The Center is open free of charge. Take 10% off in our Gift Shop, which offers unique items created by local artisans and fishing family members, as well as cookbooks, kid’s books, books about fishing, CDs, DVDs, and more!

Dec
17
Fri
December Dock-U-Mentaries: Open Line @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

December 17, 2021 • 7 PM • Zoom

Directed by Andres Camacho, Open Line (2019) explores Pebble Mine and the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. It features the story of Melanie Brown, Yupik fisherwoman who has been set net fishing on Bristol Bay for over forty years. Melanie Brown and Andres Camacho will participate in a post-film discussion. The program will be presented via ZOOM. Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89415812320

Feb
10
Thu
Can She Bait a Line? An Illustrated Talk @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Can She Bait a Line? An Illustrated Talk

February 10, 2022 • 12:00 Noon • Virtual (Zoom)

The unsung heroes of Northeast England’s fishing communities – an illustrated talk by Katrina Porteous, a historian and poet who has documented the lives of fishermen and women on the Northumberland coast. This program will be presented via ZOOM and is part of a new occasional series called Mid-Day Mug Up. Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86095216612

This presentation will be recorded. The recording will be available on YouTube and streamed on ZOOM at 7 PM on Feb. 10 for AHA! Night. Link for evening stream: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88919757856

Katrina Porteous was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, studied History at Cambridge, and has lived on the Northumberland coast for over 30 years, recording the lives of fishermen and women. Her oral history publications include The Bonny Fisher Lad, and her academic papers include Bednelfysch and Iseland Fish, co-authored with Dr Adrian Osler (Mariner’s Mirror, 96: 1, 2010). Her poetry, published by Bloodaxe Books in collections such as The Lost Music and Two Countries, won a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors in 2021. Katrina is a frequent speaker on BBC national radio. www.katrinaporteous.co.uk

February AHA! Night (Hybrid) @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

February AHA! Night

February 10, 2022 •  5-8 PM • Hybrid

The Center will be open free of charge. At 7 PM we are screening a recording of Katrina’ Porteous’ lecture “Can She Bait a Line?” You can also tune in from home with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88919757856 

The Center’s Gift Shop will also be open with 10% off for your Valentine’s shopping. There’s something special for every Valentine: jewelry, dishware, books, and cards – all handmade by local artisans and fishing community members!

Feb
18
Fri
February Dock-U-Mentaries: Double Feature @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

February Dock-U-Mentaries: Double Feature

February 18, 2022 • 7:00 PM • In-Person

Towed in a Hole (1932) and Tugboat Annie (1933)

In this special double feature, we will be showing two films from the 1930s: “Towed in a Hole” (1932) starring Laurel and Hardy follows the shenanigans of successful fishmongers Stan and Ollie as they try their hand at becoming fishermen – but they soon learn making a boat seaworthy isn’t as easy a task as they think. (20 min runtime)

“Tugboat Annie” (1933) features Marie Dressler as Annie, a skipper on the tug Narcissus. Annie steers through the Pacific Northwest waters and through troubles with her hard-working, adoring son Alec (Robert Young) and her hapless, boozing husband Terry (Wallace Beery). There are plenty of laughs, but also lots of familial strife, until life-threatening danger at sea brings out the best in Terry… and puts everyone’s priorities in order. (86 min runtime)

Seating will be limited to 25. Masks are required. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Feb
24
Thu
Lobster Days! @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lobster Days

Thursday Feb 24 & Friday Feb 25, 2022
11-3 • In Person (Timed Entry) • Free

Bring the whole family to the Center for Lobster Days during February school vacation! Learn about the lobster industry through presentations by working lobstermen, activities like lobster related crafts, story time for the littles, and short film screenings throughout the day.

As a precaution for COVID-19, this program will be regulated with timed entry. Please book your FREE ticket using this link: https://lobsterdays2022.bpt.me

This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association. 

Feb
25
Fri
Lobster Days! @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lobster Days

Thursday Feb 24 & Friday Feb 25, 2022
11-3 • In Person (Timed Entry) • Free

Bring the whole family to the Center for Lobster Days during February school vacation! Learn about the lobster industry through presentations by working lobstermen, activities like lobster related crafts, story time for the littles, and short film screenings throughout the day.

As a precaution for COVID-19, this program will be regulated with timed entry. Please book your FREE ticket using this link: https://lobsterdays2022.bpt.me

This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association. 

Mar
10
Thu
March AHA! Night: Women in the Wheelhouse @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

AHA! Night: Women in the Wheelhouse

Thursday, March 10, 2022
6:30 PM • Free • Registration required

Female captains, mates, and deckhands who work on commercial fishing boats will share firsthand experiences of life at sea.

Seating is limited to 25. Masks are required. Book your FREE ticket here:
https://womeninthewheelhouse.bpt.me

Mar
12
Sat
Educator Days @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Educator Days

March 12 & 19, 2022 • 11-3 • Free • In-Person

Come into the Center from 11-3 PM and have a chat with an FHC staff member to learn more about the school programs we have to offer! Free admission for teachers & educators – but please email programs@fishingheritagecenter.org or call (508) 993-8894 to RSVP!
Additionally, check out our free educational materials on our website here, as well as our “A Changing Way of Life” digital exhibit here.
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