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
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
7:30 pm
If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center. With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money, she takes... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
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
7:30 pm
In a nod to the variety shows of the 70s and 80s comes the country’s premiere celebrity illusionists, twin brothers Anthony and Eddie Edwards! Utilizing the latest make-up and prosthetics, the duo impersonates stars –... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
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
7:30 pm
Rolling Stone named 15-year-old EmiSunshine among “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know,” but she is more than country! With music described as “old-timey,” the East Tennessee native adds her own unique contemporary blend... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 8 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
The Off-Broadway sensation is back by popular demand! Comedian Dena Blizzard, also known as the “Target Mom” from her viral Back to School Rant, has extended the tour of her one-woman show. Join the former... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 9 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
No Portuguese artist since Amália Rodrigues has experienced such a triumphant international career, performing on the most prestigious stages, receiving rave reviews from the most demanding music critics, and partnering with distinguished musicians from Sting... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join us for the entertaining and quotable movies you know and love – or are discovering for the first time! There’s nothing like experiencing a film on the big screen with excitement all around you,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
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
8:00 pm
To further its mission on cultivating a culture of respectful debate, the New Bedford Lyceum presents Monica Lewinsky, who, at just 24 years old, become an unwilling public figure overnight. She was thrown into the... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
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 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