EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford! The Taste of Southcoast, Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival, Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, Seaport Chowder Festival, WHALE International Wine Festival, Working Waterfront Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Summer Sound Series, Friday evening concerts overlooking the working waterfront. (Whew! Did you catch all of that?!)

Need some inspiration? Check out our list of the Top 10 Things to do in New Bedford!

Calendar of Events
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Community members are encouraged to bring in any photographs, documents, or objects related to their own stories of immigration or enduring cultural heritage traditions. Such items will help inform and may be used in the... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
12:00 pm
A basic introduction to the art of improvisation geared specifically for women! Class instructor Jess Wilson is a working professional actor and director with many years of experience in the performing arts, as well as... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
A truly “electrifying” performance! With “singing” Tesla coils, an automated robot, and more, ArcAttack invites you to explore electricity, voltage and current, magnetism, and robotics in a show that combines music with science for an... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2:00 pm
House Tour Sunday, February 9, 2pm Enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the Rotch-Jones-Duff mansion. Tours are conducted by various RJD Docents and staff. Free with the price of admission.
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Peter DiMuro, Executive Director of the Dance Complex, Cambridge This Dance Barre pairs with Folclórico Nacional de México performance on Saturday March 7th at 8PM. Dance Barre is FREE, but we do ask... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
What are the Birds Telling Us? Fifty Years of Research at Manomet Bird Observatory Trevor Lloyd-Evans Long term studies based at Manomet Bird Observatory have let us follow the amazing migrations of the birds that... Read more »
Buttonwood Park Zoo
7:00 pm
Photographer Phil Mello will present, “Working on the Waterfront: Stories Behind the Images,” an illustrated talk about shore side industries in New Bedford. The images and stories that will be featured are part of a... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
7:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Salsa Workshop on the historic Zeiterion Stage! Love to dance? Learn to dance salsa from longtime instructor Sue Young. First you’ll learn steps, body movement, and timing, then you’ll enjoy... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm
9:00 am
A basic introduction to the art of improvisation, culminating in a showcase on Saturday, 2/22 at 10AM! Class instructor Jess Wilson is a working professional actor and director with many years of experience in the... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
Mark’s first job in the fisheries – unloading the day’s catch from vessels returning to Point Judith, Rhode Island – was just a temporary way to earn some money while visiting friends after college. He... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Historical National Park
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Adapted from the extraordinary life of slam poet, playwright and speaker Lemon Andersen, County of Kings takes audiences on an astonishing journey of self-discovery, touching on young love, the birth of hip hop, slinging crack,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Restoring the Amazon Rainforest Dave McGlinchey This past summer, global attention was focused on widespread fires in the Amazon. Fires – and related deforestation for agriculture – have destroyed 800,000 square kilometers of Amazon rainforest... Read more »
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
A Salsa Workshop on the historic Zeiterion Stage! A salsa workshop for beginners. Start with the fundamentals – steps, body movement, timing – in the first half of the workshop, then practice your new skills... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Los Angeles Theatre Works brings Seven, a riveting documentary play by seven female writers based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
A Deep Dive into the Ocean Twilight Zone Philip Renaud The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has embarked on a bold new journey to explore the mesopelagic (aka the ocean twilight zone), a vast, globe-spanning,... Read more »
Buttonwood Park Zoo
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
The celebrated chef and author takes the historic Zeiterion stage for a unique and fulfilling evening! While offering a demonstration of one of his favorite recipes, Mark will address topics such as food chain supply... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center