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Mar
11
Wed
Matthew Byrne in Concert @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Matthew Byrne in Concert @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Matthew Byrne is a traditional singer, storyteller, & guitarist from Newfoundland. Storytelling through song is a fundamental duty of traditional music and Matthew Byrne does this brilliantly. His repertoire has been shaped by his musical upbringing and Byrne supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work, and a presence that fills the room.

Tickets are $12/Members, $15/General Public. Buy your tickets at the Brown Paper Tickets link or by calling the Center at 508-993-8894.

Mar
12
Thu
Remembering Fish Mary @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Remembering Fish Mary @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Mary Stanley, known as Fish Mary, was a figure on the New Bedford waterfront and the only female lumper in the 1950s and 1960s. Members of Fish Mary’s family and lumpers and fishermen who worked with her will share stories of her life and work.

This program takes place on AHA! Night and is free and open to the public.

Apr
9
Thu
New Bedford’s Working Waterfront, a Virtual Illustrated Talk by Phil Mello
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Bedford's Working Waterfront, a Virtual Illustrated Talk by Phil Mello

Join us (virtually!) on Thursday, April 9th for an illustrated talk by photographer Phil Mello. Phil has worked on the New Bedford waterfront for 40+ years and has been taking photographs of waterfront fellow workers since 1975. As an insider with direct knowledge of the fishing industry, he has access to what is often a closed community. Phil will share photos and stories about the working waterfront.

Join our Zoom webinar to hear and see Phil’s presentation by clicking here

This program takes place on April’s virtual AHA! Night. Learn more by visiting the AHA! website.

May
14
Thu
“We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration” Virtual Concert @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration" Virtual Concert @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

On Thursday, May 14th, the Fishing Heritage Center will launch our latest exhibit, “We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration,” with a concert celebrating cultural traditions. Join us at 7:00pm via Facebook Live for a virtual concert featuring local musicians Ana Vinagre, Candida Rose, and Johan Gundersen who will present songs from and about Portugal, Cape Verde, and Norway. This event takes place on May’s Virtual AHA! Night. Click here to visit our Facebook page.

“We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration” explores stories of immigration and cultural heritage on New Bedford’s working waterfront. Over the next 8 months, we will look at cultural heritage through a variety of programs including film screenings, cooking and craft demos, performances, and talks, which will be offered virtually until we are able to re-open the Center.

The Center’s 2020 exhibits and programs are funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Commonwealth Initiative, and the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Councils.

May
15
Fri
Virtual Dock-u-mentaries Discussion
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Dock-u-mentaries Discussion

Join us (virtually!) at 7:30pm on Friday, May 15th for a discussion of our May Dock-u-mentary film, “Big Dreams from Karmøy to Hawaii: The Kaare Ness Story.” Click this link to connect to our Zoom call at 7:30pm for a discussion of the film: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82520526288?pwd=RmdsQXF2U0FpOXpjeFdCSGhUR0dvQT09; Password is 737244

Click this link to watch Big Dreams from Karmøy to Hawaii: The Kaare Ness Story on Youtube anytime before the discussion at 7:30pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qhrSGT1Akg&t=4s

Thank you to BankFive for their support of our Dock-u-mentaries Film Series.

Jun
11
Thu
Illustrated Talk: Portuguese Immigration and the Portuguese Fishing Experience @ Facebook Live
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Illustrated Talk: Portuguese Immigration and the Portuguese Fishing Experience @ Facebook Live

Tune into Facebook Live for an illustrated talk on Portuguese immigration and the Portuguese fishing experience featuring Gloria deSa, Peter Pereira, and Ron Fortier. Learn about fishing in Portugal as well as about the Portuguese community in New Bedford today.

This talk is a part of our series of programs related to our latest exhibit, “We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration.” This exhibits explores stories of immigration and cultural heritage on New Bedford’s working waterfront. Over the next 8 months, we will look at cultural heritage through a variety of programs including film screenings, cooking and craft demos, performances, and talks, which will be offered virtually until we are able to re-open the Center.

The Center’s 2020 exhibits and programs are funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Commonwealth Initiative, and the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Councils.

Jun
19
Fri
Virtual Dock-u-mentaries: Voices in the Fog
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Virtual Dock-u-mentaries: Voices in the Fog
Join us on Zoom for our June Dock-u-mentaries screening and discussion of the film Voices in the Fog. We will be watching the film together on Zoom. Filmmaker Pedro Marnoto and former member of the Portuguese White Fleet Joaquim Pereira will join us after the film for a Q&A Discussion. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
From 1900 to 1974, men traveled on large ships from mainland Portugal to fish for cod off the coast of Newfoundland and Greenland.Cod was such a valuable commodity, that men could avoid military conscription by “enlisting” as part of the White Fleet.
Click here to watch the trailer for Voices in the Fog.
For more information on the Portuguese White Fleet, we suggest watching The Lonely Dorymen on Youtube.
Thanks to BankFive for sponsoring our film series.

 

Jun
25
Thu
Portuguese Foodways: Virtual Discussion with Maria Lawton and Milena Rodrigues @ Facebook Live
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Portuguese Foodways: Virtual Discussion with Maria Lawton and Milena Rodrigues @ Facebook Live

Tune into the Center’s Facebook Live for a discussion with local cookbook authors Maria Lawton and Milena Rodrigues about Portuguese foodways and traditions. Food is an integral part of cultural heritage! Learn about the traditions of Portuguese cooking as well as about Maria’s and Milena’s work to uphold this cultural heritage! Visit our Facebook page by clicking here.

Find Maria on Facebook at Maria Lawton – The Azorean Green Bean. Find Milena on Facebook at For the Love of Portuguese Food / Milena Rodrigues

This program is part of a series based on the Center’s latest exhibit, “We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration.” Over the next 8 months, we will look at cultural heritage through a variety of programs including film screenings, cooking and craft demos, performances, and talks, which will be offered virtually until we are able to re-open the Center.

The Center’s 2020 exhibits and programs are funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Commonwealth Initiative, and the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Councils.

Jul
7
Tue
Fishing Program- Something Fishy Virtual Camp @ ZOOM Meeting
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fishing Program- Something Fishy Virtual Camp @ ZOOM Meeting

New Bedford is the United States’ most valuable fishing port! Join the Fishing Heritage Center for a virtual program all about fishing! Learn about what kinds of fish live off the coast of New Bedford, try out some fish origami, play some fishy trivia, and have a meet and greet with a real New Bedford fisherman!

This is a free, virtual program. Click here to register, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4626077

This program does not take place at the Fishing Heritage Center. The virtual program takes place on a ZOOM Meeting. Register in advance on Brown Paper Tickets to receive the link and password to join the ZOOM Meeting.

ZOOM is a free video conferencing app that can be accessed on a computer, tablet or smartphone.

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center’s annual Something Fishy Camp is going virtual this summer! Every Tuesday afternoon from July 7th to August 4th, the Center will host a performer or speaker to lead a digital program over ZOOM. All programs are free! Families interested in participating in any of these programs should register using the provided Brown Paper Tickets link in order to receive the necessary password to join the ZOOM Meeting. Learn more about Something Fishy Camp at https://fishingheritagecenter.org/virtual-camp/

Jul
9
Thu
Exploring the Cabo Verde/U.S. Musical Connection and Legacy @ Facebook Live
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Exploring the Cabo Verde/U.S. Musical Connection and Legacy @ Facebook Live

Tune into Facebook Live at 7:00pm on Thursday, July 9th for an illustrated talk and performance by Candida Rose. Learn more about Cape Verdean culture and the Cape Verdean community in New Bedford.

To watch our stream on Facebook Live, visit our Facebook homepage at 7:00pm. The live video will be near the top of the page. If you do not see the stream immediately at 7:00pm, refresh our Facebook page until you do. You do not need a Facebook account to watch a Facebook Live event.

This talk is a part of our series of programs related to our latest exhibit, “We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration.” This exhibits explores stories of immigration and cultural heritage on New Bedford’s working waterfront. Over the next 8 months, we will look at cultural heritage through a variety of programs including film screenings, cooking and craft demos, performances, and talks, which will be offered virtually until we are able to re-open the Center.

The Center’s 2020 exhibits and programs are funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Commonwealth Initiative, and the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Councils.

This program takes place on July’s Virtual AHA! Night.

Image provided by Candida Rose

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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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