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Sep
29
Thu
Book Signing with Phillip Mello @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Book Signing with Phillip Mello

9.29.2022 | 6-8 PM | Free | 38 Bethel Street, New Bedford MA (02740)

Renowned New Bedford photographer, former General Manager at Bergie’s Seafood, and previously Chairman of the Center’s board, Phillip Mello will be at the Center on September 29th signing copies of his new book “Working Waterfront: A Portrait of New Bedford’s Fishing Industry.”
Bring your copy of the book if you’ve already bought it, or purchase a copy day-of. We will have plenty of copies of this fascinating book full of Phil’s gorgeous photography!
In addition, Turk’s Seafood will be providing delicious sushi to snack on for the event.
Oct
13
Thu
October AHA! Night: Performance by Folk Musician Larry Kaplan @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

October 13, 2022 • 5:30-8 PM, Performance 7-8 PM • Free  • FHC, 38 Bethel St, New Bedford MA 02740

October AHA! Night: Performance by Folk Musician Larry Kaplan
For this month’s AHA! Night theme, Art in Tune, we invited folk musician Larry Kaplan to play at the Center! From 7-8 PM, Larry will perform songs about working boats including his well-known songs about Vineyard Captain Zeb Tilton. The Center will be open free of charge starting at 5:00 PM – don’t forget to check out the unique items in our gift shop!
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.
Oct
21
Fri
Dock-u-mentaries: FISH & MEN @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

October 21, 2022 • 7 PM (Doors 6:30) • Free • NB Whaling National Historical Park Theater (33 William St, NB)

Dock-u-mentaries: FISH & MEN
FISH & MEN exposes the high cost of cheap fish and the forces threatening local fishing communities and public health by revealing how consumer demand drives the global seafood economy. Free tickets: https://october2022docks.bpt.me/
This event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.
Oct
22
Sat
dNB’s Fall Fest @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

       

October 22, 2022 | 2-5 PM | Free | rain date October 29, 2022

We’re participating in Downtown New Bedford’s Fall Fest (formerly known as All Treats, No Tricks)!

Formerly “All Treats, No Tricks,” dNB’s Fall Fest is back this month! Enjoy trick-or-treating, live music, and more fall fun in downtown New Bedford. Don’t forget to swing by the Center for a fishy treat. We’d love to see your costumes!

For more information, see the page on dNB’s website. 

 

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

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