This summer, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will offer a series of small group walking tours of downtown New Bedford and the working waterfront. These tours will provide guests an opportunity to learn about New Bedford’s history and fishing industry while being outside and socially distanced.
Tours will explore topics including the history of the fishing industry, life in a fishing family, and the ins and outs of a contemporary waterfront. Group size will be limited to 10 guests and a tour guide. Masks and social distancing are required.
Tours are $5/person, children under 10 are free, members of the Fishing Heritage Center are free. Click here to purchase tickets.
Tour begins in the parking lot at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and ends at Pier 3. Plan to meet in the parking lot at least 5 minutes before the start of the tour. Following the tour, guests may return to the Center to tour our exhibits. Tour lasts approximately one hour. If the tour is cancelled due to weather, you will know the day of, but with notice.
Join us for an in-person Auction Preview! View and bid on a variety of unique auction items and enjoy live music from Hot Club Cheese Roll featuring Jason Smith on guitar and vocals, Mark Russell on violin and vocals, and Michael Lavoie on upright Bass . This is the kick-off event for the Center’s 2020 Seafood Soirée. Click here for more information on the Soirée.
Inspired by the amazing musicianship of Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli of the The Quintette of the Hot Club of France, The Hot Club Cheese Roll plays a mix of jazz standards and more contemporary hits interpreted in the gypsy jazz style. As you may gather from the name, we do not take ourselves too seriously…
The event will take place in the parking lot at the Fishing Heritage Center. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this year’s Soirée.
Join us for an evening of beautiful Portuguese fado music with Ana Vinagre and her ensemble.
Ana Vinagre is one of the area’s best known, and most respected Fadistas. Born in Portugal, she immigrated to New Bedford as a young woman with her husband Jose. Both had been members of folkloric dance and music ensembles and they have continued to perform at area Portuguese restaurants, community events, and in festivals and concerts around the nation. They take great pride in their culture and enjoy teaching American audiences about the tradition of Fado music, a genre that developed in the port city of Lisbon and was performed at waterfront clubs and bars frequented by sailors and seamen.
The performance will take place in the Fishing Heritage Center’s parking lot. Masks and social distancing will be required. Free and open to the public as part of October’s AHA! Night.
This concert 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.
Tune in for our October Dock-u-mentary screening, Saudade. Click here to join the ZOOM Meeting. We will screen the film directly on the ZOOM Meeting.
Saudade (Nostalgia) provides a sensitive and perceptive portrait of the human dimension of immigration. Placed against a background of local history, this video highlights how Portuguese immigrants have recreated their homeland’s past in their everyday life in New Bedford. The story-line of Saudade is based on the personal reminiscences of seven Portuguese women and men in New Bedford: six immigrants from the Azores, Madeira, and the mainland and one second generation Portuguese-American. The unfolding of memories, songs, and visual representations of the past is juxtaposed with contemporary ways of life; reconstruction of the homeland’s past provides continuity of immigrants’ lives in the context of their specific experiences in an American industrial city.
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.
Thank you to BankFive for supporting our film series.