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!
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.
Concert: The Rum Soaked Crooks
Thursday, November 17, 2022 • 7 PM • Free for Members; $5 General Public
November 18, 2022 • 7 PM (Doors 6:30) • Free • NB Whaling National Historical Park Theater (33 William St, NB)
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.
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
December 8, 2022 • 6 PM • Free • FHC (38 Bethel Street, NB)
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.
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
December 16, 2022 • 7 PM (Doors 6:30) • Free • NB Whaling National Historical Park Theater (33 William St, NB)
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 email@example.com or call (508) 993-8894 to be placed on a waitlist.