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A.H.A. (Amazing Harbor Adventure) for AHA!: A Fundraising Event


Get on board with AHA!

On Friday, May 13th , the AHA! (Art, History and Architecture) Project, downtown New Bedford’s monthly Art and Culture Night, will host a fundraising event: A.H.A. (Amazing Harbor Adventure) for AHA!

Back by popular demand, this fun evening reinvigorates the Fast Forward fundraiser held in 2008.

aha cruise new bedford guideYour ticket to the evening’s festivities includes a Complimentary Cocktail Kick-Off at 5:30 pm, featuring wines provided by Travessia Urban Winery and the musical stylings of the Clockwork Duo. Take a tour of the newly renovated Ferry Terminal with exhibits from New Bedford Whaling Museum and Crowell’s Fine Gifts, an adjunct giftshop featuring local artists and artisans, and the newest location of the Celtic Coffee House.

An hour before sunset, when the clock strikes 7pm, the party moves on board the SeaStreak Martha’s Vineyard for an Amazing Harbor Adventure. Guests will be treated to a bountiful tapas dinner with food provided by AHA! partner eateries, dancing to music by the popular local duo McCarthy & Legge, a guided harbor tour and of course, the beautiful scenery of Buzzards Bay. The cruise returns at 9pm to the breathtaking view of New Bedford at night. A cash bar will be available on-board.

The night also includes a one-of-a-kind silent auction full of unique experiences, as well as a small, live auction led by comedic duo & auctioneers Peter & Toby DeWalt.

Live and silent auction items, featuring unique experiences including:
– Dine New Bedford with Senator Mark Montigny
– Mixology 101 with Freestone’s own David Neitz
– Portrait by Michelle Carr Photography & framing by Crowell’s Fine Framing
– Paint the New Bedford Harbor with Sig Haines
– Harbor Cruise and on board dining for 10 with Whaling City Expeditions
– It’s a Party! Pizza throwing with Domino’s Pizza, cake from Starbird Bakery, ice cream from Café Arpeggio & fun, fun, fun with Lulu the Clown
– Get Styled! Personal consultation with Elissa Paquette owner of Calico.
– Learn photo archiving with Kate Mello photo archivist at the NB Whaling Museum

– Landscaping lesson with landscape designer Mary Rapoza
– Photography 101 with Peter Perreira
– Business card design by mediumstudio
– Clay party for adults with ceramic artist Amy Schusser
– Shoot the harbor with John Robson
– 1 night stay at the Octagon House Bed & Breakfast plus guided NB architecture tour
– Tour of Palmer’s Island with NB Historian Arthur Motta plus boxed lunch inside Fort Taber
– Private Dinner for 10 at Ginger Grill
– 2 tickets for Festival Theatre’s production of Hair plus dinner at Cork wine&tapas
– Private Harbor Cruise for 10 with Whailing City Expeditions plus on-board drinks & apps

new bedford seastreak
Seastreak Martha's Vineyard

Tickets for A.H.A. for AHA! are $75 per person and are on sale now. The price includes: the Cocktail Kick-Off, sunset cruise, tapas dinner, live music and dancing. The event starts at 5:30pm, with the cruise departing at 7pm sharp.

Tickets for this event are limited and will not be sold at the door. Purchase tickets early to ensure you don’t miss out on this great event. Tickets are available at Crowell’s Fine Art and the Celtic Coffee House in downtown New Bedford, Euro in Fairhaven, and Baker Books in Dartmouth. Tickets can also be purchased on-line at: https://www.cfsema.org/donors/donate-to-a-fund/donate

A.H.A. for AHA! is sponsored in part by the SeaStreak Martha’s Vineyard and the AHA! partner eateries who have graciously donated food for the tapas dinner including No Problemo, Rose Alley Ale House, Café Arpeggio, On a Roll, Freestone’s City Grille, Ginger Grill, Celtic Coffee House, Cork Wine and Tapas, Pour Farm Tavern, & Spicy Lime.

Your contribution will help support the AHA! Project, which is funded in part by the City of New Bedford, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Island Foundation, local businesses, community sponsorship and partner venues. For more information about AHA! visit the organization on the web at www.ahanewbedford.org or call (508) 996-8253 x205.

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