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Sep
9
Thu
Exhibit Opening: “Women’s Work” @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibit Opening: "Women's Work" @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Join us for the opening of our latest gallery exhibit, Women’s Work:  At Sea, On Shore, At Home, In the Community. Free and open to the public for AHA! Night.

This exhibit and related program series is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women’s Fisheries Network, Mass Cultural Council, and the New Bedford, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Westport, Marion, and Mattapoisett Cultural Councils.

Sep
17
Fri
September Dock-u-mentaries: Conversations with the Lobster Lady @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
September Dock-u-mentaries: Conversations with the Lobster Lady @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Meet an inspiring woman and ride along as she and her son Max haul their lobster traps in Spruce Head, Maine. Virginia’s positive approach to life as well as her infectious laugh will capture viewers heart’s and inspire them in their own lives. Free and open to the public.

Films about the commercial fishing industry and other aspects of the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street, unless noted otherwise. Presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating for this event is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

This program is part of “Women’s Work” programming which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women’s Fisheries Network, Mass Cultural Council, and the New Bedford, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Westport, Marion, and Mattapoisett Cultural Councils.

Oct
7
Thu
On Deck: An Online Auction to Benefit New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm

Auction Begins In:

Seafood Soirée 2021 @ The Black Whale Restaurant
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Seafood Soirée 2021 @ The Black Whale Restaurant

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center’s annual Seafood Soirée takes place October 7, 2021. The Online Auction runs October 7-17. Click here for more information about the 2021 Seafood Soirée.

Tickets for the Soirée are sold out! Contact info@fishingheritagencenter.org or call (508) 993-8894 with questions.

Oct
14
Thu
Commercial Fishing Women in Monuments and Murals @ ZOOM
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Commercial Fishing Women in Monuments and Murals, a virtual program highlighting several projects that pay tribute to the important work of women in fishing communities. Ginok Song is an artist who recently created a mural depicting women in the fishing community of Petty Harbor, Newfoundland. Angela Sanfilippo, is president of Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association.  GFWA created a quilt that chronicles the history of activism of the wives. They were also instrumental in developing a monument dedicated to the role of women in Gloucester’s fishing community.  The program will be presented using ZOOM.  Click here to join the program.
Oct
15
Fri
October Dock-u-mentaries- We Have Stories: Women in Fish @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
October Dock-u-mentaries- We Have Stories: Women in Fish @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Join us for a screening of the film, We Have Stories: Women in Fish, a twenty-minute documentary and community storytelling project about indigenous women, water, and fish inspired by Coast Salish / Sahtu Dene storyteller Rosemary Georgeson’s experiences in the commercial fishing industry, and playwright Marie Clement’s longstanding project Women in Fish: Hours of Water. Directed by Rosemary Georgeson, this beautiful film illuminates the often-overlooked stories of Indigenous women in the fishing industry.  The film screening and a virtual discussion with the filmmaker will take place on Friday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. over ZOOM.  This program is funded by a Bridge Street Sponsorship from Mass Humanities and is part of our year-long Women’s Work project. Free and open to the public.

Films about the commercial fishing industry and other aspects of the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  In person screenings take place in the theater of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street, unless noted otherwise. Presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

 

 

Nov
11
Thu
Women in Fisheries Science Then & Now @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85349432813
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION
Women in Fisheries Science – Then and Now. Five women will share their experiences working in the field of fisheries science. Panelists include pioneering scientists Linda Depres (the first female chief scientist on bottom trawl surveys at NOAA), Pat Gerrior (New Bedford’s first female port director) and three current graduate students from SMAST: Alison Frey, Aubrey Ellertson Church, and Patricia Perez. All of these women are featured in the Center’s Women’s Work exhibit. The program will be presented via ZOOM.  Click the link to join the meeting or visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85349432813.

This program is part of our Women’s Work project, a year-long exploration of the roles of women in the fishing community and is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women’s Fisheries Network, the Mass Cultural Council, and the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, and Westport  Cultural Councils.

Nov
19
Fri
A Fish Story – Film Screening
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

IN PERSON FILM SCREENING at the Center

A Fish Story is the tale of two women who lead their communities in a battle for control of the ocean. Angela Sanfilippo of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and Shareen Davis of Chatham, Massachusetts (both of whom are featured in the Center’s Women’s Work exhibit) were born into fishing families and married men who continue to make a living from the sea. Fishing defines who they are and has sustained their communities for generations. But their way of life is threatened when a powerful coalition of national environmental groups file a lawsuit that could put hundreds of fishermen out of business. Three hundred years of fishing tradition and the health of the ocean hangs in the balance. The film will be shown at the Center (38 Bethel Street, New Bedford).  Doors open at 6:30.  Screening is free of charge.  Masks required.  Seating limited to 25 people.

In the 1970s, enormous international fishing fleets decimated the waters off New England leaving local fishermen struggling to survive in the wake of this environmental disaster. Decades later, New England fishermen and environmentalist remain locked in an intense battle over the current health and future management of the ocean. And with the success of a broad sweeping lawsuit filed in 2000, environmentalists are demanding radical new conservation measures that could spell disaster for New England fishermen and their communities. Angela and Shareen find themselves at the center of this political storm as they struggle to save both fish and fishermen. Delving into the behind-the-scenes world of politicians, environmentalists, journalists, and fishermen, A Fish Story confronts the hard choices faced when human needs and those of the environment collide.

This program is part of our Women’s Work project, a year-long exploration of the roles of women in the fishing community and is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women’s Fisheries Network, the Mass Cultural Council, and the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, and Westport  Cultural Councils.

Nov
23
Tue
Mid-Day Mug Up – Fisherwomen: An Illustrated Talk @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88422651769
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – 12:00 p.m.
VIRTUAL TALK

Fisherwomen: An Illustrated Talk by award winning Scottish photographer Craig Easton, about his project Fisherwomen that chronicles the work of the “herring lassies” of the past and the women who work in Scotland’s fish processing today. Easton’s work was recently featured in New Bedford as part of DATMA’s Harvester’s of the Deep. The program will be presented via ZOOM.  Join the zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88422651769

This program is part of our Women’s Work project, a year-long exploration of the roles of women in the fishing community and is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women’s Fisheries Network, the Mass Cultural Council, and the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, and Westport  Cultural Councils.

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.

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