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
7:00 pm
Leap-Day Concert In partnership with NBSO Saturday, February 29, 7pm In Ireland, every February 29th, traditional roles were reversed: women were allowed to ask a man for marriage. The man was fined if he refused.... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones Duff House & Garden Museum
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Open House at the RJD and JAMI Sunday, March 8, 1pm – 4pm The two mansions connected by marriage (James Arnold married Sarah Rotch, daughter of William Rotch, Jr.) offer free admission and guided tours... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
5:30 pm
Exhibition Tour: Shaking the Foundations Thursday, March 12, 5:30pm Walk through the RJD’s current exhibition exploring suffrage in New Bedford and other movements towards equality for women. Part of AHA Night. Free.
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
5:30 pm
History Happy Hour: The Herschel Island Baseball League Thursday, March 19, 5:30pm Mark Procknik, Librarian, New Bedford Whaling Museum Belly up to the bar for a shot of history with a chaser of networking. RJD’s... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
5:30 pm
Talk: Planting Trees for Sustainability Thursday April 9, 5:30pm Justin Ohlson, New Bedford City Arborist “People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world that will not sustain people”, so says writer... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
2:00 pm
Lecture: Historic House Window Treatment Sunday, April 19, 2pm Michael Chellel, The Studio: Period 19th Century Interiors Hear from the speaker about appropriate historic window treatment based on his 40 years of experience and case... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
2:00 pm
Concert: Springtime in New Bedford Sunday, April 26, 2pm Jesse Holstein and Jeff Louie Join NBSO Concertmaster Jesse Holstein and pianist Jeff Louie for an early springtime recital at the RJD. Come early to walk... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
May 6 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 pm
History Happy Hour Wednesday, May 6, 5:30pm Belly up to the bar for a shot of history with a chaser of networking. RJD’s newest program offers a brief talk on a historical topic, along with... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
5:30 pm
Talk: Daniel Drayton & Photius Fisk Thursday, May 14, 5:30pm George Kontanis, RJD Docent Daniel Drayton became known for helping enslaved individuals escape to northern ports in the early to mid 1800s. He is now... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
2:00 pm
House Tour Sunday, May 17, 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
Annual Student Jazz Concert Tuesday, May 26, 7pm New Bedford High School Whaler Jazz Band and Jazz Combo, Directed by Tim Mason; The Global Learning Charter Public School Jazz Ensemble, Directed by Donald Richard, Music... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 pm
Exhibition Opening Thursday, June 11, 5:30pm View RJD’s newest special exhibition of needlework. Refreshments served. Part of AHA Night. Free.
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Poetry Reading Friday, June 26, 7pm Celebrate the release of Domesticated Primate’s summer poetry anthology, Rituals, with a curated reading featuring local poets. Free.
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum