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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
10
Thu
AHA! Night: The Life and Legacy of Arthur Moniz @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

AHA! Night: The Life and Legacy of Arthur Moniz

November 10, 2022 • 6 PM • Free • FHC (38 Bethel Street, NB) 

Learn about the life and work late maritime artist Arthur Moniz in this illustrated talk presented by Cheryl Moniz and Gary Golas. The talk will focus on Moniz’s depictions of his favorite theme: fishing boats and the commercial fishing industry. 

Arthur Moniz was born in 1945 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He attended school in New Bedford and then went on to Massachusetts College of Art and the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His paintings depict a wide range of interests geographically and topically, depicting images of boats, cranberry bogs, harbors, and more.

Moniz’s work combines graphite drawing with transparent watercolor washes over the highly detailed renderings creating images which are soft and subtle yet show remarkable details and textures.

Nov
17
Thu
Concert: Rum-Soaked Crooks @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Concert: The Rum Soaked Crooks

Thursday, November 17, 2022 • 7 PM • Free for Members; $5 General Public

Come one, come all, and hear from the Crooks!
The Rum Soaked Crooks are maelstroms of maritime minstrelsy, delivering salty songs, diaphanous ditties and roiling recitations collected from many ports of call, past and present. They’ll be serving up a fishy musical stew (all ichthyologically-related songs!) at the FHC on November 17.
Members are free; $5 general public admission. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite: bit.ly/rumsoakedcrooks2022
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.
Nov
27
Sun
Front & Centre Holiday Market @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Front & Centre Holiday Market

November 27, 2022 •11-4 PM • FHC, 38 Bethel St, NB

Get your holiday shopping done early! Browse local New Bedford businesses (including the Center’s Gift Shop) for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Maybe you’ll catch Mrs. Clause out and about, or Salty Santa when you visit the Center… Plus, make fishy ornaments for your holiday décor!

Check back for more information about participating businesses as the event date gets closer.

Dec
2
Fri
Women on the Water @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Women on the Water

December 2, 2022 • 7 PM • Free • FHC, 38 Bethel Street, NB

Presented in partnership with Long Island Traditions, women from Long Island who are involved in fishing will give a panel talk about their experiences. Panelists include bayman Flo Sharkey, Shinnecock tradition bearers Josephine Smith and Shavonne Smith, scalloper Crystal Vaughn, and trap fisherman Corey Wheeler-Forrest. Free tickets available through Eventbrite – limited seats available! https://bit.ly/womenonthewater22

Dec
8
Thu
AHA! Night: Steve Kennedy’s Art and Work @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

December 8, 2022 • 6 PM • Free • FHC (38 Bethel Street, NB)

AHA! Night: Steve Kennedy’s Art and Work

On December 8, 2022 at 6 PM, we are hosting an illustrated talk by Steve Kennedy, painter and longtime photographer for Commercial Fisheries News, who is featured in our exhibit “Fishboats: Art of the Industry.” As always, the Center is open free of charge starting at 5 PM. Program begins 6 PM.

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
10
Sat
DNB Holiday Stroll @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

dNB’s Holiday Stroll

December 10, 2022 • 12-5 PM • Free • FHC, 38 Bethel St, NB

The Center is open free of charge. Come visit Salty Santa and listen to him read a story, or perhaps you want to make fish-themed holiday ornaments to decorate your home. Hot chocolate will be supplied thanks to Massachusetts Health Connector too!

For more information and to see what else is happening throughout downtown New Bedford, check the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/465783202227617

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.
Jan
25
Wed
SOLD OUT – From Whole Fish to Dish: Cooking Class with Chef Henry Bousquet @ Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From Whole Fish to Dish: Cooking Class with Chef Henry Bousquet

Wed., 1/25 • 6-8 PM • NB Voc High School (1121 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford) • $25 public, $20 members

Join us for a cooking class led by Chef Henry Bousquet, Culinary Arts Instructor at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School. Learn how to prep and cook with local and abundant species – from whole fish to dish! Sponsored by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Seafood Marketing Grant.

This class is SOLD OUT. Please email programs@fishingheritagecenter.org or call (508) 993-8894 to be placed on a waitlist.

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