Visitors Bureau Blog
Although we are still looking forward to warm weather in Southeastern Massachusetts, days are getting longer and flowers are blooming, which indicate the spring season! During this rebirth season the Southeastern has a way of bringing out the best in you. Here are 5 activities that can help you take full advantage and bloom along with the season.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Enough about what books has to say about whales? Witness its structure yourself at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Located in the city that once lit the world, it is also an opportunity to visit the city mentioned by Herman Melville in his famous book “Moby-Dick”. Take a chance to commemorate the heritage of the world‘s permanent whaling port during the 19th Century. The park doesn’t just allow you to see, but to touch and feel the sperm whale oil, once used to light our houses. If during the tour, you hear your “tummy growling” there is “Freestones” an amazing restaurant located kitty corner to the park waiting for you. For more information about the New Bedford Whaling National Park click http://www.nps.gov/nebe/index.htm
Are you ready to embark on an amazing adventure and have a whale of a good time! The Massachusetts Whale trail offers a one of a kind experience where you will have a whale of a good time. The Massachusetts Whale Trail features nearly 40 stops along the coast as well as a literary tangent connecting sites in Western Massachusetts. Whale Trail partners include museums, attractions, historic sites, educational centers, and tours. The trail contains 11 stops in the New Bedford area, including the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Seamen’s Bethel, and the “Whaleman” Statue. These sites and museums emphasize New Bedford’s connection to whales by creating opportunities for visitors to interact with these ocean giants through immersive exhibitions, which tell a cultural narrative of maritime Massachusetts. For more information on the trail go to http://www.massvacation.com/whale-trail
The International Portuguese music awards started back in 2013, and aim to recognize the talent of Portuguese-born musical artists scattered around the world! The International Portuguese Music Awards are coming to New Bedford Massachusetts on Saturday April 21, 2018. This year it will be held at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in New Bedford! The awards show, which will include a red carpet photo op will start at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now and can be bought for: $39, $69, $85, $160*, & $190* *$160 & $190 tickets include a VIP package. Limited quantity are available.
Do you feel like winter is dragging and Netflix is not making the cut? Guess what! ForeKicks is the one place where you can play soccer, volleyball, basketball, hockey, lacrosse and more! Snow, rain or sunshine ForeKicks is the ideal indoor and outdoor sports complexes where individuals, groups, families, and companies can watch, play and socialize all year round as there is no age limit. Located at 223 Fremont St Taunton Mass, it is the perfect place to host large events, team parties and celebration. It is also equipped with Inflammable Park for your birthday celebration and children entertainments, meeting rooms for professional gathering and conference facilities with a professional instructor in a wide variety of sports.
Are you looking for something new to do? Something unique? Well then stop on down to the Black Doll Museum at 288 N.MAIN ST MANSFIELD, MA 02048. This unique cultural and educational facility pays homage to recycling it is also the first museum in New England and the second museum in the nation dedicated to preserving the history of black dolls. Go to their website to learn more about they came to be! http://nbdmhc.org/about-us/ They also have an open mic night coming up on April 1st from 7PM-10PM this event is not a joke but if you have jokes bring them to this event and make everyone laugh!! They also rent the facility for birthday parties!! For more information http://nbdmhc.org/events/ So come check out this unique museum and learn about the history and culture of Black Dolls
February is a month where we celebrate the history of African Americans and the hardships they faced; Bristol Community College has been putting on a series of events all month long. Those events have included, an opening ceremony and a poet, future events include: osalyn Elder, author of “African-American Heritage in Massachusetts: Exploring the Legacy,” Thursday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m., New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford. Jordan Seaberry, director of public policy and advocacy, Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in Providence. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m., BCC Attleboro campus auditorium, 11 Field Road and Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m., room H209, Jackson Arts Center (H-Building), BCC Fall River campus, 777 Elsbree St. These events are free and they are open to the public so if you are looking to learn more about Black history, or are a history buff and looking for something fun to do these are the events for you!
Are you looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day date? Well, look no further then Southeastern Massachusetts! Take your significant other for a long walk on one of our beautiful beaches or hike across on one of our trails throughout nature. Then enjoy a nice dinner at one of our AMAZING restaurants. I personally cannot think of a more perfect way to spend your Valentine’s Day then right here in Southeastern Massachusetts! Do not just take my word for it; come and experience it for yourself with your other half! Thinking about the weather and may be chilly over here? The New Bedford Guide has eight great date ideas, click here https://www.newbedfordguide.com/valentines-day-date-ideas-new-bedford/2012/02/07
What is ArtWeek? ArtWeek is an award winning festival that will feature hundreds of different opportunities for you to access art, culture, and a way to let your creativeness flow! So if you are someone who loves art, wants to learn more about the culture in your area this is the event for you! ArtWeek is a 10-day event starting April 27th running all the way through May 6th. ArtWeek is now an annual event that started back in 2013 as a small event in Boston but now has expanded all across the commonwealth. Since ArtWeek started back in 2013, about 60% of the events have been free! So if you like, art or are looking to unleash your creative potential this is the perfect event to be a part of help make ArtWeek successful once again and let those creative juices flow!! How can I be a part of ArtWeek?