Fantastic Attractions in Greater
New Bedford

Silver Current Opening

Opening night of a summer long series of events called Summer Winds. Inspired by the graceful, synchronous motion of schools of fish, Patrick Shearn’s signature Skynets are a constant reminder of nature moving around us. The forthcoming installation for DATMA’s Summer Winds exhibit will dramatically reveal the coastal wind currents moving throughout New Bedford, that are hardly visible otherwise. The artist will pursue a site-specific design for Custom House Square in order to maximize both the drama and intimacy of the artwork

Behind Poetic Kinetics

Get a behind the scenes look at an artists process and learn about projects seen around the world Poetic Kinetics.

Dance Barre: Can Dancers Save The World?

Cuban born Jose Mateo explores the ways dance artists are creating deliberate social change. While the arts have always had an impact on the way social order is perceived, many artists in today’s highly-connected global culture openly declare their intended commitment to “save the world” through their work. Experiments seem to proliferate in dance circles because the medium is so well suited to community building. How much impact do these artists really have and is their work done at the expense of artistic excellence and innovation? Tickets for this event are FREE, please RSVP at!

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

This fierce fiddling duo has seen dazzling solo success, and they are as dynamic working together as they are apart. Their combined album sales exceed one million, and their past collaborators include Yo-Yo Ma, Alison Krauss and Béla Fleck, to name a few. Natalie and Donnell command the stage with an explosive celebration of energy and passion that blends their traditional heritage with contemporary style. They also lead a unique life off-stage, as they raise seven musically gifted children who perform alongside their parents. Join us for a must-see performance that highlights the astonishing talents, influences, and stories of this amazing, growing clan through singing, dancing, and unparalleled live music! Tickets start at $35, available online at, by phone at 508-994-2900 or in person at The Z Box Office.

Boston Comedy Jam

Lenny Clarke returns to host a line-up of comedians for laugh-out-loud fun! Four of Boston’s best make their New Bedford debut: Tony V (Seinfeld, The Heat), Christine Hurley, who is also known as “Queen of Boston Comedy,” pharmacist-turned-comedian Artie Januario, and up-and-coming Graig Murphy. It’s a night of stand-up that will have you doubled over in laughter! Tickets start at $20, available online at, by phone at 508-994-2900 or in person at The Z Box Office.

Winston Churchill: The Blitz

Historian and actor Randy Otto delivers an astonishingly nuanced portrayal of the iconic leader filled with humorous wit, grit and gravitas. In this riveting one-man show, Churchill guides you through The Blitz, the German bombing of London from 1940-41. Tickets start at $19, and are available online at, by phone at 508-994-2900 or in person at The Z Box Office.

Bernadette Peters LIVE!

Hello, Bernadette! Fresh from her starring role in Hello, Dolly on Broadway, Bernadette Peters will light up The Z this spring. Known for scene-stealing performances in movies like The Jerk and Annie, the legendary songstress will perform songs from her Broadway shows as well as from her GRAMMY® Award-winning albums, including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sondheim, and more. Experience her incomparable voice, versatility and charm to a set of timeless pop and show tunes! Tickets start at $59, available online at, by phone at 508-994-2900 or in person at The Z Box Office.

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

Built by shipwrights in 1834 for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr., the Rotch-Jones-Duff (RJD) House and Garden Museum epitomizes the “brave houses and flowery gardens” described by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick. Greek Revival in style, it was designed by architect Richard Upjohn, a founder and first president of the American Institute or Architects.

New Bedford Whaling Museum

Discover the underwater world of whales, the dramatic story of whaling and its impact, and the maritime history of Southcoast Massachusetts at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.


Other Attractions in Southeastern, MA

    • Plainrigde Park Casino

      301 Washington St
      Plainville, MA 02762
      Phone: 508-576-4500

    • Lizzy Borden House

      230 2nd Street
      Fall River, MA 02721
      Phone: 508-675-7333

    • NB Fishing Heritage Center

      38 Bethel Street
      New Bedford, MA 02740
      Phone: 508-993-8894

    • Fort Phoenix

      South end of Fort Street
      Fairhaven, MA 02719