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10 Things To Do This Weekend (July 26-28)


new-bedford-weather The weekend outlook, will start off as a wet one (60%), take a break, and then return to being wet. 🙁 It will rain throughout the day today, and be in the mid 70s. Saturday will be sunny and warmer, before returning to rain on Sunday (50%). As we’ve mentioned in the past, we are hardy New Englanders and that is what raincoats and umbrellas are for. Sitting on the coach isn’t living! However, if you simply don’t like rain, there are plenty of indoor activities too!

Click on the title of each event for detailed information. Most of the events were pulled from our event calendar  where you can find hundreds of local area events each month. The event calendar is FREE, so if you are a local business, and not taking advantage of FREE publicity, shame on you! Are you a local business and want to sponsor this high traffic, weekend guide? Contact info@newbedfordguide.com for more details. Have an event to add? Check out our tutorial. For more info, you can click on each title. Know of another event this weekend? Post a reply!

Friday, July 26th

Take a deck tour on the Kalmar Nyckel!

“A Voyage to Health” Exhibit (9:00 am-5:00 pm)
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is currently hosting “A Voyage to Health,” a traveling exhibit developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine. This six-panel exhibit explores the recent revival of the ancient arts of navigation and voyaging that first brought the people of Hawai‘i to their island homes. The Hokulea, a native people of Hawai’i, have embarked on a seven-year journey in traditional canoes around the world to reacquaint themselves with the traditional ways of navigation and to seek ways to restore the collective soul of the people.

Sail on the Tall Ship, Kalmar Nyckel  (4:00 pm-7:00 pm)
This week you won’t want to miss Kalmar Nyckel tall ship as it steams into New Bedford Harbor. She stands 105-feet to the top of her mast and is fully rigged ship, a replica of the 1625 Kalmar Nyckel of Sweden.

Buttonwood Park Zoo “New Zoo Nights” (5:30 pm-8:00 pm)
Do Zoo animals behave differently on summer nights as the sun goes down? On this second Zoo Night, DJ Steve of Music and Motion will entertain with tunes for the whole family to enjoy, and youngsters can create a totally awesome turtle. For members, admission cost is $6/adult and $3/child; non-memers $10/adult, $6/child.

New Bedford Summer Sound Series – Ritmo Masacote
A 13 piece Cuban Salsa Orchestra Powerhouse comprised of some of Berklee’s most talented professors/alums/students and NY & Boston’s finest musicians. Many of the members are in their early twenties, but don’t let them fool you. This young, charismatic cast produces commanding presentations full of life, spirit, and contagious energy. The orchestra was created with the purpose to bridge the growing divide between the music and dance genres by making listeners want to move and dancers want to play.

Saturday, July 27th

SUP Buzzards Bay – Learn to Stand Up Paddle Board (Fairhaven, MA) (9:00 am – 11:00 am)
Learn a new skill and explore Nasketucket Bay in Fairhaven during this unique Bay Adventure. SUP – stand up paddleboarding – is easy to learn, great exercise, and a fun way to experience Buzzards Bay. With our partners at Osprey Sea Kayak, we’ll provide the boards, instructors, and everything else you need to have a comfortable experience. The cost is $60 for Buzzards Bay Coalition members and $70 for the general public. We will meet at the end of Edgewater Street, off Sconticut Neck Road. Registration is required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alicia Pimental at 508-999-6363 x226 or pimental@savebuzzardsbay.org.


Padanaram Village Festival & Sidewalk Sale (9 am – 4 pm)
Saturday will be a great day to head to Padanaram in South Dartmouth and do some shopping. There will be festival activities and vendors selling items. If you get hungry swing by the Black Bass, The Sail Loft or The Beach Plumb

A special day jam packed with activities!

Herman Melville Family Day (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
Herman Melville Family Day celebrates the 194th birthday of the famed author of “Moby-Dick” at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with free children’s activities indoors and out, and it ends as all birthdays should – with cake.

The annual celebration takes place in the Jacobs Family Gallery and on the museum plaza, with programs throughout the museum galleries. It features special guests, art, music, and story reading for children 12 years and younger. Regular admission applies to museum galleries.

Bennett Farm Concert Series
Matt Cusson, Mieka Pauley, Melissa Polinar, Kevin So, Rebecca Correia and J Kelley will perform at Bennett Farm in Rochester. All ages are welcome. Details: Bring your picnics, blankets, lawn chairs, eyes & ears for this year’s Bennett Farm Concert Series 2013! Tickets and full details here: http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d73b09dbf74f9d9597cfaf68c&id=d644a21498

Sunday, July 28th

Acoustic Sunrise – Morning Glory Cafe 9:30 am – 12:30 pm In what is perhaps the most unique breakfast next to Leggs ‘n Eggs, you can enjoy breakfast and live music every Sunday at Morning Glory Café, in the South End. Amanda Rae will serenade you from 9:30-12:30 while you enjoy the best breakfast in town!

Watch a LIVE Baseball Game!

Bay Sox vs. Ocean State Waves 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Most people in the SouthCoast know, by now, that there is a baseball team called the New Bedford Bay Sox playing ball around here someplace. Many folks don’t know what kind of team the Bay Sox are and just how good the baseball is.Join us at Paul Walsh Field and cheer on your New Bedford Bay Sox as they challenge the Ocean State Waves! Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children 16 years and younger.

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About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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