Visitors Bureau Blog
Do you ever feel like on your Holiday shopping list each year is a struggle to find gifts to certain people? Holiday shopping here in Southeastern Massachuetts can be done so much easier and faster. These places listed below have items which will make anyone on your list feel special and happy this year.
The Narrows Center of the Arts is celebrating their 15th anniversary! The Narrows moved into the former American Printing Company mill building in Fall River Massachusetts in 2001. Prior to the move the organziation was operating out of the Renissance Gallery and was run fully by volunteers. Over the last 15 years 150 volunteers have donated over 40,000 hours to the organiztion. The art gallery which opened in Since November 5th until the New Year the exhibit TIMELINE: Celebrating the Narrows which tells us all the different stories of a visionary with great dreamers; also the camaraderie and tenacity of the many hard-working volunteers who helped and still help make the dream a reality. The Celebration continues to be a huge success but the party is not done just yet!
Just like people, dogs also enjoy going for rides, getting some fresh air and feel the wind through their hair! I personally know how horrible I feel when I leave my dog home alone on a beautiful sunny day. I have gathered a list for all my fur families out there places in Southeastern Massachusetts where you, your family and your dog can have fun: - Gooseberry Island located in Westport Ma - Fort Phoenix State Reservation located in Fairhaven Mahttp://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-south/fort-phoenix-state-reservation.html - Lloyd Center off leash trails located in South Dartmouth Mahttp://lloydcenter.org/walking-trails/ - Jose Silva Memorial Dog Park located in Fall River Ma
I had the honor to personally meet Kelsey Garcia in April of 2016 at the #MassMillennials event in UMass Dartmouth Fall River off-campus site Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. She is one of the sweetest and most driven young woman I have ever met, truly an inspiration. Her dream in life was to work in something within photography. In April 2012 she started her own business in photography and video production named K.Garcia Production. She is currently in her senior year at UMass Dartmouth studying Marketing. She is an active member of the Fall River Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. In 2016 she was awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and also a nominee for the SouthCoast Emerging Leader Awards.
The Old Colony History Museum presents Native American Storytelling Drum Program. Many of us know storytelling is transfer by word of mouth but Native American folklore is influenced by Inter-Tribal songs and deep culture stories. The Awasos Aqueni tribe sings songs by ceremonialists; each song is significant to the Native American and the drum is the song’s heartbeat. The rich and deep tradition of the Native American storytelling allows this to be entertaining but as well as educational. These songs are still today a very important part of the Native American culture. Brother Granite has 20 years as an active Awasos Aqueni ceremonialist and a Native Story-teller. He unique Totem Bone Readings will take you on the guided journey to help you with your personal spiritual path. Watch and listens to the stories come alive with Brother Granite on Saturday July 23, 2016 at 11 AM at Old Colony History Museum located on 66 Church Green, Taunton Ma 02780.
Join us July 5 - 8 at Coast Guard Park, south side of State Pier to meet the crew and view a traditional Hawaiian double-hulled voyage canoe, Hokulea, as it makes a historic visit to New Bedford! New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and City of New Bedford, will be hosting the vessel and its crew as it makes its worldwide voyage. The crew will offer canoe tours, dockside activities, as well as connect with members of local area Native American tribes. The Hokulea has voyaged traditionally for 40 years, using only star navigation, sailing over 150,000 nautical miles throughout the Pacific. Their recent worldwide voyage began in 2013 with a Malama Hawaii sail throughout the Hawaiian archipelago, and in 2014 to 2015, two of their canoes visited 24 islands and six countries throughout Polynesia. Take advantage of this one of a kind opportunity to experience and learn the traditions of New Bedford's South Sea cousins.
How else to celebrate America’s Birthday then fireworks! Through all the cookouts, sunny days, and family fun weekend the South Coast area will be blasting fireworks into the night ski. Here is the schedule: July 1stTaunton – Hopewell Park – 9:00 PM July 3rd Freetown – Hathaway Park – 9:45 PM Attleboro – Attleboro High School – 9:00 PM July 4thFall River – Battleship Cove – 9:30 PMNew Bedford – Waterfront and Historic Downtown – 9:00 PM