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?
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
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 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
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.
This unique railroad museum is located in four authentic railroad cars next to an active railroad yard. The museum is directly opposite the entrance to the Battleship Massachusetts. There are displays on local railroad history from 1847 until the present. It also feature a display of model trains in different gauges including an operational "N" scale train layout. Its also has a small kids play area. You will also enjoy sitting in a rare Diesel Rail Car and climbing aboard a vintage caboose. Visiting the boxcar will show you more displays and it also houses a video theater which shows railroad videos. The museum is open May 1 to June 30 and September 1 to Sept 29 Saturdyas and Sundays 12 to 4 pm. In July and August the museum is open Friday Saturday and Sunday 12 to 4 pm. We also hold special events all summer and we host a Haunted Rail Yard the last three weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) in October.
The Town of Fairhaven Visitors Center has brochures and maps about Fairhaven attractions, history, businesses and events as well as information about other nearby communities. It is open year round. Brochures for self-guided tours are available. There is also information about free guided walking tours held at various times and location throughout town. The museum of the Fairhaven Historical Society, Inc. is located the the same building and may be viewed by the public whenever the Visitors Center is open. Regular hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. On Monday mornings in July and August the Office of Tourism presents free outdoor children's activities and guest presentations at Monday Morning Fun, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., geared to children 5 to 12 and their parents or guardians.
Fort Phoenix, overlooking New Bedford Harbor, was built during the Revolutionary War and was manned through the Civil War. It is a public park operated by the Town of Fairhaven and is open to the public during daylight hours. In the summer there are sometimes historical reenactors from the Fairhaven Village Militia on duty to talk about the fort's history. The Fairhaven Office of Tourism offers a historical presentation each Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. in June, July, August and September. The historical fort is directly adjacent to a public state beach with plenty of free parking.