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AHA! (art•history•architecture)
(508) 996-8253 ext. 205

Experience AHA! Nights when downtown museums, galleries, nonprofit groups, shops and restaurants host a monthly night of FREE art and cultural exhibits, performances,talks, live music & kid friendly activities. Every second Thursday from 5-9pm.

CITY HALL
133 William St.
(508) 979-1400

Built in 1857, the building that now houses New Bedford's City Hall originally served as the city's library. City Hall at that time was the granite elevator2.jpg (344656 bytes)building located directly across William Street, the current Downtown Library. In 1910, however, the two structures switched uses. The library moved across the street to its present location and municipal offices were centralized at 133 William St.
Two features are especially worth noting. The large sculptured pediment over the main entrance features the city seal and motto (Lucem diffundo: I spread the light) surrounded by symbols of the city's economic history: whaling, textiles and transportation. Inside, a unique semicircular elevator installed in 1906 is the oldest working elevator in the United States. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

CUSTOM HOUSE

Corner of Second St. and William St.
(508) 994-5158
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This granite Greek Revival building has served as New Bedford's Custom House since 1836, making it the oldest Custom House in continuous operation in the United States. During the heyday of the whaling era, it serviced the nation's fourth largest seaport. Only New York, Boston and New Orleans registered more tonnage than the combined whaling and merchant fleets of New Bedford and its nearby ports.

FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY: WHALEMAN'S STATUE & LEWIS TEMPLE STATUE
613 Pleasant St.
(508) 991-6275

Housing extensive records of whaling journeys, captains' logs, a vast 19th Century art collection, historical and genealogical records, the Library is a treasury of resources to local and international researchers. Best permanent art collection in the City. Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9am-9pm; Fri-Sat 9am-5pm; Closed Sun. Across the street from City Hall, it is readily identified by the Whaleman's Statue and the statue of harpoon-maker Lewis Temple flanking the magnificent Greek Revival entrance.

NATHAN AND POLLY JOHNSON HOUSE
21 Seventh St.

Among the best known black activists of the 1800's the Johnsons sheltered Frederick Douglass and his wife, Anna, who fled north from slavery in 1838. Learn more: www.newbedfordhistoricalsociety.org

NEW BEDFORD WHALING NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Visitor Center at 33 William St.
(508) 996-4095

Located in the heart of the National Park and Historic
District, the center is housed in the old bank building built in 1853 during New Bedford’s golden age of whaling, the center features interpretive exhibits, a gift shop, free daily walking tours in season and information about area events and
attractions.

SCHOONER ERNESTINA COMMISSION OFFICES AND MUSEUM
South side of the State Pier
(508) 992-4900

The 114-year-old ERNESTINA, built in Essex, MA, and home ported in New Bedford, is the official sailing vessel of the Commonwealth of MA, a National Historic Landmark and a part of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Her career includes service as a Grand Banks fishing schooner; an Arctic exploration vessel that came within 578 miles of the North Pole (a record that still stands for a sailing vessel); a U.S. Naval vessel in World War II; a Cape Verde packet (the last sailing vessel in regular service to bring immigrants to this country); and most recently a sail training, marine environmental, and cross-cultural education vessel.

SEAMEN'S BETHEL
18 Johnny Cake Hill
(508) 992-3295

Across from the Whaling Museum, the Bethel, or Whaleman's Chapel, was built in 1832. It was the setting for the famous chapter in Moby Dick in which Father Mapple preaches his sermon on Jonah and the Whale. Mon - Sat, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Sun, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (April - Oct.) An active church open to the public when possible.

WATERFRONT VISITOR CENTER - WHARFINGER BUILDING
52 Fisherman’s Wharf
508.979.1745.

Once the City’s fish auction house, the Center
welcomes visitors to New Bedford’s busy harbor. Located near the Cuttyhunk and Martha’s Vineyard ferries, it features exhibits on our commercial fishery including a
film on port operations.

54th REGIMENT MASS. VOLUNTARY INFANTRY PLAZA
Corner of William St. & Acushnet Ave.

On February 10, 1863, after President Lincoln’s order to enlist regiments of black soldiers to fight in the Civil War, a recruiting office was opened near this spot. The fifty-fourth regiment.jpg (352808 bytes)men who volunteered formed Company C of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment. Later recruits were mustered into the 55th Regiment, 5th Cavalry and U.S. Navy. On July 18, 1863, the 54th Regiment took part in the attack on Fort Wagner, South Carolina. Their bravery in that battle did much to silence those who had doubted the military qualities of the black soldier. One of those wounded in that battle was New Bedford’s Sgt. William H. Carney, who later became the nation’s first black Congressional Medal of Honor winner.


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FORT TABER HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION & MILITARY MUSEUM
Fort Taber Park
1000c Rodney French Blvd.
(508) 994-3938

The museum illustrates the history of the fortification and military installations that were once part of the Fort Rodman complex and also collects and displays the history of New Bedford area veterans. Admission is free. Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Sat, and Sun 1- 4pm, May to September. Open Fridays, 1-4pm. (Will open special for groups by appointment)

NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM

608 Pleasant St.
(508) 961-3072
Fax: (508) 979-1604

The New Bedford Art Museum engages the public in experiencing, understanding and appreciating art. Changing
exhibitions, lecture series, after-school youth and adult programs, membership, facility rentals. Hours: Winter/Labor Day through Memorial Day: Wed-Sun, noon–5pm; Summer/Memorial Day through Labor Day: daily 10am–5pm.
Every second Thursday of the month is AHA! Night when admission is FREE from 5-9pm.
www.newbedfordartmuseum.org

NEW BEDFORD FIRE MUSEUM

51 Bedford St.
(508) 992-2162

Fun for the entire family. Slide down a brass pole, try on uniforms, ring bells. Located in the oldest, continuously working fire station in the country until 1979. 1840 hand-pump engines. Open Mon-Fri in June, July, August.

NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSEUM
18 Johnny Cake Hill
(508) 997-0046

The world's leading interpreter of the global whaling story. Open daily 9am-5pm. Every second Thursday of the month is AHA! Night when admission is FREE from 5-9pm.

ROTCH-JONES-DUFF HOUSE & GARDEN MUSEUM
396 County St.
508) 997-1401

Built in 1834 for whaling merchant William Rotch, Jr.,
this National Landmark Greek Revival mansion is the best example of New Bedford’s “brave houses and flowery gardens” described by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick. The period rooms and exhibits in the museum chronicle the social, economic and political evolution of the city through the families who lived and worked in the House. Open year-round: Mon-Sat, 10am-pm; Sun, noon-
4pm. Admission $5


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ARTHUR MONIZ GALLERY
22 William St., New Bedford (508) 997-8644
28 Smith St., Fairhaven (508) 992-6050

Fine paintings, prints, note cards, antiques, unique crafts, authentic scrimshaw and whalebone items, 19th & 20th century paintings and books. A working artist for over 30 years, Arthur Moniz has created the area's largest collection of paintings and prints of New Bedford and New England. Open 7 days a week. Summer 10am-5pm; Winter 11am-5pm. www.arthurmonizgallery.com

ARTWORKS!

384 Acushnet Ave.
(508) 984-1588

A vibrant non-profit community arts center with classrooms, a ceramics studio and three gallery spaces, ArtWorks! programs visual arts experiences that engage the community. Exhibitions reflect community concerns and present new work by local and regional artists. Galleries are wheelchair accessible and are open to the public free of charge, Tues - Sat, noon-5pm. Also open 2nd Thursday of every month until 9pm for AHA! nights. Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm.

crowells 2.jpg (289580 bytes)CROWELL'S FINE ART
382 Acushnet Ave.
(in the historic district)
(508) 992-5231

Crowell’s is a contemporary fine art gallery and
archival custom frame shop, established in 1897, the oldest gallery and frame shop in the City. Kate Levin, new owner, continues the tradition of quality and service
that offers fine art for sale, custom archival framing, museum quality restoration, and consulting services. Crowell’s will also present a core group of artists from the Swain School of Design with ties to the New Bedford area. Every third
Thursday of the month a new show of artists work will be presented to include an opening and artists reception (visit web site for schedule) Tues through Sat 10am-5pm; Open late on AHA! night, the second Thursday of the month.

GALLERY X
169 William St.
(508) 992-2675

Gallery X is a non-profit contemporary, cooperative
gallery of visual, performing and literary artists and volunteers. We offer monthly art exhibits of local and regional artists, theater and musical events, poetry readings, film screenings and more. Visit our art shop, Something X-tra, for unique hand-made gifts. Gallery X promotes a mission of cultural outreach through community partnerships, educational programs and exhibitions. Gallery hours are
Wed-Fri, 11am-5pm, Sat & Sun, 11am-3pm & AHA! nights (2nd Thursdays) 5-9pm. Admission free. www.galleryx.org

JUDITH KLEIN ART GALLERY

752a Purchase St.
(508) 965-7396

A collection of fine art, high craft, ceramics,
jewelry, textiles, photography and unique gift items. Hours: Mon-Sat noon-5pm


UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

715 Purchase St.
(508) 999-8555

Changing exhibitions of local, national and international art. Located on the first floor of the Star Store. Call for more information on current exhibitions, events and hours.


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YOUR THEATRE, INC.
St. Martin's Church Hall
136 Rivet St.
508-993-0772

A non-profit volunteer community theatre in continuous operation since 1946. Your Theatre produces four to seven quality stage productions each year, drawing talent from the city and surrounding communities. www.yourtheatre.org

ZEITERION PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

684 Purchase St.
(508) 997-5664 (business)
(508) 994-2900 (box office)

Historic performing arts center open year-round. Hosts a variety of world class performances each year including jazz, world, theatre, dance, musicals, comedy, blues, pop and family programs. Schedule, info and tickets available at www.zeiterion.org, by telephone at 508.994.2900 or in person at box office. Box office hours: Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 10am-3pm. Box office closed Sun & Mon.


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NEW BEDFORD PRESERVATION SOCIETY
William Rodman House, Ground Floor
388 County St.
(508) 997-6425

Learn about the city's architecture and history on our biannual historic house tours, cemetery and summer walking tours. Call for schedule. Tues & Thurs, 10am-2pm

PILGRIM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
635 Purchase St., Corner of School St. in historic downtown.
(508) 997-9086.

You are welcome at all church activities. Adult Sunday School 8:45am-9:30am. Youth Sunday School 9am-9:45am. Worship 10am. Vacation Bible School, July 20-24, 26. Historic tour (by appointment) features a Tiffany mosaic and window. Office hours Mon-Fri, 9am-1p.

WHALING CITY EXPEDITIONS
Waterfront Visitor Center (head of State Pier NW corner)
(508) 984-4979

whaling city launch 3.jpg (295575 bytes)Whaling City Expeditions provides fun and informative 70-minute launch tours of New Bedford's harbor and working waterfront, including the fishing fleet, the Schooner Ernestina, the hurricane barrier and Palmer's Island Lighthouse. Departures are at noon, 2pm and 4pm, seven days a week. Available for charter and sunset cruises.


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BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
188 Union St.
(508) 984-8226

Bristol Community College’s full service New Bedford Campus at Star Store offers career and transfer credit programs, as well as noncredit workforce training, noncredit courses, Adult Basic Education and GED preparation. BCC - "Changes the world by changing lives, learner by learner." Open 8am- 9pm, Mon-Thurs; 8am-5pm, Fri.

BUTTONWOOD PARK ZOO
425 Hawthorn St.
(508) 991-6178

Called "one of the finest zoos in the United States", the zoo features 30 exhibits and over 200 animals including Asian elephants. Visit a New England farm and the Aquatics Environment Center. Take a train or pony ride (seasonal). Located in a 97-acre, Frederick Law Olmstead-designed park, the Zoo, Bear's Den Cafe and Northwoods Gift Store are open daily from 10am-5pm, year-round.

NEW BEDFORD BAYSOX

A member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League since 1997. Games played at Paul Walsh Field, New Bedford. Games on Mon-Sat 6:30pm; Sun 6pm.

OCEAN EXPLORIUM AT NEW BEDFORD SEAPORT
174 Union Street, (former New Bedford Institution for Savings building)
(508) 994-5400

A center for public education with a particular emphasis on environmental stewardship and science literacy. Features “Science on a Sphere,”
described by Time Magazine as...”one of the top ten inventions of 2006.”

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH AT STAR STORE COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
715 Purchase St.
(508) 999-8904

star store college of visual and performing arts.jpg (310352 bytes)Located in the heart of historic downtown, the New Bedford campus features state of the art studios, classrooms, and galleries to accommodate graduate and undergraduate programs in ceramics, painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry/metals, textile design/fiber arts and wood/furniture design, as well as several Continuing Education courses. The public is invited to visit the University Gallery and student gallery on the first floor and for special scheduled events. www.umassd.edu/cvpa

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH PROFESSIONAL & CONTINUING EDUCATION

800 Purchase St.
(508) 990-1160

The Professional and Continuing Education Center, an extension of the Umass Dartmouth Division of Professional & Continuing Education, serves as the community's outreach and recruitment resource for Long-Life Learning. The center serves the community through adult and youth educational programs, job training and skills development opportunities. The facility, located in historical downtown New Bedford and accessible by public transportation, is an environmentally friendly atmosphere for all students, is responsive to the needs of persons with disabilities, and is a caring learning environment. www.umassd.edu/pce

WATERFRONT VISITOR CENTER - WHARFINGER BUILDING
52 Fisherman’s Wharf
(508)979-1745

Once the City’s fish auction house, the Center welcomes visitors to New Bedford’s busy harbor. Located near the Cuttyhunk and Martha’s Vineyard ferries, it features exhibits on our commercial fishery including a film on port operations.
 


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THE ARTIFICIAL MARKETPLACE
104 William Street
(508) 971-8989

A Vintage Shop. Hours: Seven days a week 11am-5pm

THE BAY / COTTAGE
89 North Water St.
(508) 992-5700 / (508) 991-4500
FAX: (508) 992-5759

Fine clothing for men and women. Tuxedo rentals available. Featuring Vera Bradley bags. Hours: Mon- Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat, 9:30am-5pm.
com www.thebayclothing.com

THE BEDFORD MERCHANT
28 William St.
(508) 997-9194

Byers' Choice, Yankee Candles, Crabtree & Evelyn, Willow Tree Angels and other unique gifts. Visa and MC accepted. Hours: Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, noon-4pm, seasonal.

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27 Centre St.
(508) 990-1300

A modern jewelry store featuring an amazing selection of sterling silver, 14K gold and designer jewelry. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Sundays (Summer & Holiday Season) 10-3pm.

BILTMORE PACKAGE SHOP, INC.
650 Pleasant St.
(508) 992-2535

Beer, wine and spirits. Located across from City Hall. Full service Mass. Lottery agent. 8am-9pm daily.

Blush beauty bar
29 Centre St.
(508) 991-2272

A cosmetic, skin care, and fragrance boutique for both
men and women that offer popular products and hard to find brands. Also specializing in professional makeup artist services, we offer makeup lessons, parties, bridal makeup, and applications for any occasion. Hours: Tues-Fri 10am- 6pm; Sat 10am-5pm

calico
173 Union Street
(508) 999-4147

Well-edited vintage shop specializing in on-trend women’s
clothing from the 60’s through 80’s. With a focus on dresses ranging from timeless to trendy, Calico also stocks the most covetable vintage accessories, bags, shoes, and sunglasses, as well as unique new designer labels. Hours: Mon– Sat noon–6pm, Sun noon–4pm, and until 9pm on the second Thursday of every month for AHA! www.shopcalico.com

CARTER'S CLOTHINGcarters.jpg (327076 bytes)
55 William St.
(508) 993-8221

Work & casual clothing featuring Levi’s, Woolrich, Timberland, Carhartt, Nike and Adidas (at prices that can’t be beat). Mon-Sat, 8:30am-5:30pm; Thurs, 8:30am-8pm; Sun, noon-5pm.

celia.jpg (293669 bytes)CELIA'S BOUTIQUE
800 Purchase St.
508-994-3833

Business, business-casual and all-occasion attire; fragrances, leather handbags, and more. Fashion consultation by appointment. Couture for today's well-dressed woman. Store hours: Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-4pm.

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM
274 Union St.
(508) 992-5902

Christian Science Literature: Bibles, large print and foreign languages; children's books; tapes. Tues & Thurs 10am- 1pm; Sat, 10am-noon. All are welcome.

CLARA'S BOUTIQUE
89 North Water St.
(508) 984-7567

Specializing in prom, pageant, dance competition
as well as Mother of the bride and groom, and any other special occasion event. Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat, 9:30am-5pm, Evenings and Sunday by
appointment.


CONVERSE PHOTO SUPPLY
10 North Sixth St.
(508) 992-3910

Downtown's only full service camera store with Custom One Hour developing for 35mm film and digital cards or CDs. Film, batteries & more! Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9am-5pm; Wed, Sat, 9am-1pm

THE CRYSTAL GARDEN / THE DOLL'S CLOSET / THE GREEN LANTERNcrystal_garden.jpg (348202 bytes)
772 Purchase St.
(508) 993-9420

Three shops under one roof: The Crystal Garden: A Fine Little Rock & New Age Shop with crystals, fossils, semi-precious stones, jewelry and more. The Doll's Closet: Clothing to fit 15" and 18" American Girl Dolls and Tea Parties. The Green Lantern: 508.993.4771 - Byers Choice Carolers, Jewelry & Souvenirs. Hours: Mon, 11am-5pm, Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm

elaines.jpg (276312 bytes)ELAINE’S T-SHIRTS & COSTUMES - HOME OF THE BLACK WHALE
778 Purchase St.
(508) 999-2166, Fax (508) 996-8228

T-shirts & other wearables. Costumes to rent or purchase. Sizes 6 mo - XXXL. Don't leave New Bedford without our Black Whale merchandise. Credit cards accepted. Daily 10am-5pm.

MARE STUDIO AND GALLERY
98 Front St.
(508) 997-7934 Fax (508) 997-7943

We are located at the corner of Front and Centre Streets in historic New Bedford, directly across from the waterfront. PPA Certified Professional Photographer Nelson Mare has been capturing moments and memories for 30 years! Locations available include our studio, along the streets of historic New Bedford, at the beach, or at any location you have always dreamed of. We can make it happen! Call ahead before your visit to the city and schedule that “once in a lifetime” portrait. Weekend and evening sessions are available by appointment. www.marestudiosandgallery.com

TL6: THE GALLERY
100 William St.
(508) 992-8100

Owned and operated by artists. TL6: The Gallery
features over twenty local artists. We specialize in custom, handmade art and unique gifts. TL6 has a wide selection of affordable art including pottery, stained glass, clothing, photographs, prints, paintings, cards and custom jewelry by
Tenacious Lilly. We carry fine retail lines such as Maruca Handbags, Enchanted Boxes, Jenness Farms soap, hand-blown glass by Glass-Eye Studios and Elias Glass. Free gift-wrapping and a convenient 90-day layaway plan. TL6 offers friendly
service and affordable art and gifts. Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11am-6pm, Fri, 11am-8pm, Sat, 11am-6pm, Sun, noon-4pm (seasonal) Open until 9pm second Thursday of month for AHA!

TRAVESSIA WINERY
760 Purchase Street
(774) 929-6534
Fax: (774) 929-6534

An urban winery producing white and red wines made with grapes grown exclusively in the Southeastern
Massachusetts. Open everyday for tasting and sales from noon-6pm (contact winery for seasonal hours)


VETU GIFTS & FINE CONSIGNMENTvetu.jpg (439355 bytes)
One Johnny Cake Hill
(508) 990-8388

A unique shop featuring a fun and eclectic selection of gifts and specializing in personalized gifts for babies, photo and personalized jewelry We also have the area's top selection of pre-loved, brand name designer clothing and accessories. Hours: Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun Seasonal.

WHALEMEN'S SHIPPING LIST
1whaleman's shipping list.jpg (271013 bytes)7 Johnny Cake Hill, Whaling National Park
(508) 990-3786

Buying, selling, appraising quality whaling and nautical antiques, books, collectibles. Unlike the Whaling Museum’s collection across the street, this impressive collection is for sale. May through December Tue-Sun 11am-4pm.

THE WHITE BOUQUET FLORIST SHOP
763 Purchase Street
(508) 993-5755

Unique contemporary floral arrangements: specializing in wedding design and event concept, birthdays, anniversaries and sympathy arrangements. Free consultations by appointment only. Hours: Wed-Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat, 9am-1pm, Closed Sun, Mon, Tues.


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BRICK
163 Union St.
508.999.4943

Pizzeria Napoletana; Wood fire brick oven pizza. Hours:
Tues-Fri, 11am-8pm; Sat noon-8pm

CATWALK BAR & GRILL
34 Union Street
(508) 994-3355

catwalk.jpg (356907 bytes)Located in New Bedford’s historic district, just steps from the waterfront, Martha’s Vineyard Ferry, Whaling Museum and Zeiterion Theatre. Catwalk offers fresh seafood, steaks, sandwiches and an extensive appetizer menu, along with 24 beers on tap. The Roof Deck, with full bar and BBQ
grille, has sweeping views of Buzzards Bay and is open seasonally. All ages are welcome until 10pm. Closed Monday. Tuesday–Sunday, 4:30–10pm.

THE CANDLEWORKS RESTAURANT
72 N. Water St. (off Rt. 18 south)
(508) 997-1294 or (508) 997-1295

Enjoy a unique, romantic, five-star dining experience in a nineteenth century setting of granite walls and beam ceilings. Live entertainment: Wed,Fri,Sat, Sun- Call for schedule.
Located in downtown New Bedford’s historic district. Lunch: Tues-Fri, 11:30am-3:30pm; Dinner: Sun, Tues, Wed, 5-9pm; Thurs- Sat, 5-10pm.
www.thecandleworksrestaurant.com

THE CORNER CAFE
242 Union St.
(508) 996-4141

Read, watch TV, use your computer in a cozy, relaxed
atmosphere. Serving Boston’s Best coffee as well as cappuccino and latte, regular and flavored assorted teas, fresh muffins and pastries, homemade soups and sandwiches, daily specials. Gift cards available Hours: Winter, Mon-Fri, 8:30-3pm. Summer, 8:30am- 4pm, Sat. 9am-2pm, closed Sunday.


CORK WINE & TAPAS BAR
90 Front St.
(508) 994-WINE

Upscale locale in Downtown New Bedford. Over 200 selections
of wines. Expansive tapas menu with international flair. Weekly Tastings & Live Music. Tues 9pm-2am, Wed & Thurs 3pm-midnight, Fri & Sat 3pm-1am

DESTINATION SOUPS
141 Union St.
(508) 991-SOUP

Fresh homemade soups, sandwiches and
seasonal sides. Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat noon-4pm


DUNKIN' DONUTS
231 Union St.
(508) 997-3047

Downtown runs on Dunkin! Specializing in America’s favorite coffees. Now including delicious breakfast and lunch menu. Hours: Mon-Sat 4am-10pm, Sun 5am-9pm

FREESTONE'S CITY GRILL
41 William St.
(508) 993-7477
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Dining and socializing in a 130-year-old bank building restored in 1979. We feature award-winning chowder, creative salads, Black Angus steaks, fresh seafood daily and a children's menu. Located in the National Park, next door to the Visitor Center. AMEX, VISA, MC. Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm; Sun noon-9pm; Bar Open 7 days a week 11:30am (Sunday noon) until 11pm except Fri & Sat until midnight. www.freestones.com

THE GREEN BEAN
740 Purchase St.
(508) 984-3300

Come and relax in this unique downtown cafe with a full menu including homemade baked goods, fresh squeezed juice and smoothies, soups, sandwiches, espresso drinks and wireless internet. Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm; Sat. 8am-2pm; Sun 9am-2pm.

HIBERNIA IRISH PUB
109 William St.
(508) 984-HIBE

Located in Downtown Hibernia is the place to
stop in for good times and to experience the feel of an Irish Pub. Hibernia offers an extensive beer menu with over 30 to choose from, including Guinness Extra Cold. The kitchen offers classics such as homemade sheppard’s pie, fish & chips and is open late night. Come enjoy a Traditional Irish Music Session every Sunday 4-7pm; while you are there be sure to check out the rotating exhibit of local artists. All ages are welcome until 10:00 PM. Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri,
4pm; Sat & Sun at noon. www.hiberniairishpub.com

ISAIAH'S RESTAURANT DOWNTOWN
562 Pleasant St.
(508) 999-6037

Serving breakfast from open 'til close, lunch & dinner, fresh seafood, daily specials. Hours: Mon-Thurs, 7am-2pm; Fri, 7am-8pm; Sat 7am-2pm; Sun 8am-2pm.

MIGUEL'S AMERICAN & PORTUGUESE RESTAURANT
253 Union St.
(508) 990-8781

miguels place.jpg (318847 bytes)Breakfast and lunch served daily, with American favorites and downtown New Bedford's only authentic home-cooked Portuguese luncheon specials. Enjoy our Sumol Fruit Drink, Cappuccino or Espresso. Eat in or call for take-out. Very reasonable prices. Full Massachusetts Lottery. Catering services available. Hours: Mon-Fri, 7am-3pm; Sat & Sun, 7am-1pm

NO PROBLEMO TAQUERIA
813 Purchase Street
(508) 984-1081

Offering fresh, healthy and delicious Mexican style food
this is the place to go for sit-down meals, carry-out, a drink, or to sample from the late-night menu. Weekly DJs & Live Music. Small city business, big city attitude. Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri & Sat 11am-midnight

ON A ROLL - SPECIALTY SANDWICHES
149 Union St.
(508) 991-5200
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Cafe/Deli serving coffee, light breakfast, homemade baked goods, specialty sandwiches, paninis, soups, salads, desserts, Del's frozen lemonade and more. Seasonal outdoor seating available. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-3:30pm; Sat, 11am-3pm; Sun, closed. Extended seasonal hours. All major debit and credit cards accepted.

PIC-A-DELI CONVENIENCE STORE
660 Pleasant St.
(508) 992-6902
Fax: (508) 992-2566

Serving Boar’s Head Brand deli meats and sandwiches. Enjoy homemade muffins with a cup of our famous Rachel’s gourmet coffee. Also available are daily specials, soups and salads. Take out only.

SPICY LIME THAI CUISINE
522 Pleasant St.
(508) 992-3330

Best Thai food around! Stimulate your taste buds, satisfy your adventurous side and your international spicy lime.jpg (191132 bytes)appetite with dozens of Thai specialties such as Tom Yum, Emerald Salmon, Padthai and more. No MSG or transfat oil. Eat in or take out. Summer Hours: Lunch & Dinner - Tues-Fri, 11am-9:30pm; Dinner - Sat & Sun, 5-9:30pm. Winter Hours: Lunch - Tues-Fri 11:00am-3pm; (closed 3-5pm) Dinner - 5-9:30pm; Dinner - Sat-Sun 5- 9:30pm, Closed on Monday. www.spicylime.net


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THE DAVENPORT HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST
124 Cottage St.
(508) 999-1177

Built in 1912 by industrialist William S. Davenport, this wonderful home is one of only a few remaining examples of Jacobethan architecture. Accommodations are available for five guests. Bathroom options include master bath with double shower/steamer and/or bath with Jacuzzi/tub.
Rooms include cable TV, air-conditioning, and wireless internet access. Private porches and garden area are available. Check-in after 4:30pm. Check-out by 10:30am. At Davenport House “we treat you like family, because you are!” Major credit
cards accepted. www.davenporthouseb2b.com

MELVILLE HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST
100 Madison St.
(508) 990-1566

The longest operating B&B in New Bedford, this elegantly restored 1855 Italianate whaling mansion has represented New Bedford on the Travel Channel. It was once occupied by Herman Melville's sister, and the author himself found comfort here in the 1860s. Now his experience can be yours. Private baths, air conditioning, cable TV, environmentally green, organic breakfast. Absolutely beautiful! Rates: $125-$175.

THE ORCHARD STREET MANOR
139 Orchard St.
(508) 984-3475

#1 B&B in New Bedford according to Standard-Times readers. Exceptional historic, globetrotter-run lodging with elegant public areas and individually decorated rooms. Experience New Bedford's past in whaling Captain Benjamin Clark's home, expanded in 1903 by cotton-mill baron Henry L. Tiffany. Harbor views, private baths, A/C, cable, WiFi. Check-in 3-6pm. Check out by 11am. Also available for functions. 

COMFORT INN

171 Faunce Corner Rd., Dartmouth
(508) 996-0800

84 spacious guest rooms featuring coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, in-room movies, free high-speed Internet access, complimentary breakfast buffet, seasonal outdoor pool & patio, free passes to local health club. Laundry service available. Pet friendly (with fee).

DAYS INN / WHALER BANQUET & CONFERENCE CENTER - NEW BEDFORD

500 Hathaway Rd.
(508) 997-1231

Modern guest-rooms featuring satellite television,
in-room coffee makers, Jacuzzi rooms available, indoor mineral pool (open all year) and a laundry facility open 24 hours a day for all guests. We have full banquet and
meeting space available and are close to numerous New Bedford historic, cultural and entertainment centers including the world famous Whaling Museum and the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park. Complimentary continental breakfast 6-10am. Wireless high speed internet in all rooms. We are also pet friendly.

HAMPTON INN FAIRHAVEN

1 Hampton Way, Fairhaven
(508) 990-8500

107 beautiful guestrooms with many amenities, including high speed wireless Internet, on-the-house hot breakfast.

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT
181 Faunce Corner Rd.,Dartmouth
(508) 984-5858
FAX: (508) 742-0261

96-unit all suite hotel, complete with full kitchens, high-speed internet access, full buffet breakfast, indoor pool, lobby business station, ATM, exercise room, laundry facility, meeting room, 24-hour on-site convenience store. Pet friendly. Long term and corporate rates available.
 


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BLUEBIRD CAB
(508) 999-1124
Toll free: 1-866-999-1124

Our company offers exceptional service, clean and comfortable cabs and good drivers. "Anytime & Anywhere." VISA / MC accepted. Hours: 24-7 www.bluebirdtaxicab.com Email: bluebirdcab@hotmail.com

CUTTYHUNK FERRY COMPANY, INC.
66 B State Pier, South Bulkhead
(508) 992-0200

Daily trips to scenic and historic Cuttyhunk Island, leaving State Pier 9:00 AM with return departure time 4:00 PM. Friday evening sunset cruise leaving State Pier at 7:00 PM. Boat also available for charters and special events, seal watches, school groups and island tours. Call for reservations, prices, ticket info and off-season schedule. www.cuttyhunkferryco.com Email: info@cuttyhunkferryco.com

DOWNTOWN NEW BEDFORD, INC.
105 William St., 2nd floor
(508) 990-2777
Fax (508) 997-7969

A non-profit organization representing all Downtown New Bedford stakeholders and dedicated to making the heart of our city an economically healthy, welcoming, vibrant place to work, live and visit. Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM or any time by appointment. www.downtownnb.org Email: info@downtownnb.org

GREATER NEW BEDFORD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

874 Purchase St.
(508) 992-6553

Centrally located in downtown New Bedford, we are easily accessible by public transportation. gnbchc.jpg (364659 bytes)We provide complete, family-oriented, quality primary health and dental care services with a focus on the medically uninsured and underserved. Primary care services include adult medicine, perinatal care, pediatrics, confidential teen clinic, HIV/AIDS primary care, and dentistry, podiatry, GYN, eyecare, Walgreen's pharmacy program, on-site laboratory and x-rays. The Health Center is the provider of the region's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program for mothers and children at risk. The Health Center accepts private insurances, Medicare and Mass Health, and will assist individuals and families in obtaining coverage through a variety of federal and state programs. Open Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.; Urgent Care Mon. - Thurs. until 6:00PM.; Sat. 9:00AM - 5:00 PM www.gnbchc.org

NEW BEDFORD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
794 Purchase St.
(508) 999-5231
Fax: (508) 999-5237

"Serving our members while advancing the communities of Greater New Bedford." Mon.-Fri. 8:30AM-5:00PM. www.newbedfordchamber.com
Email: info@newbedfordchamber.com

NEW BEDFORD YMCA - A DIVISION OF YMCA SOUTHCOAST
25 South Water St.
(508) 997-0734

Conveniently located at the corner of Union Street and South Water Street, this 60,000 square ft. facility provides a variety of recreational, social, health and wellness opportunities for visitors, including a swimming pool, racquetball courts, indoor running track, stadium stairs, rock-climbing wall, gym, wellness center, aerobics classes and more. Daily guest passes are available. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 5:30 AM -9:30 PM; Fri. - 5:30 PM-9:00 PM; Sat 7:30 AM -5:00 PM; Sun 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM. As our hours vary during the summer, please call for more information or visit www.ymcasouthcoast.org.

fast ferry.jpg (255253 bytes)NEW ENGLAND FAST FERRY COMPANY

49 State Pier
866-MVFERRY (866-683-3779)

Get there first! New Bedford to Martha's Vineyard Express Ferry. Year-round, daily, 1-hour, passenger service. Online reservations, directions and schedules at www.mvexpressferry.com

SOVEREIGN BANK
One Sovereign Place, Union St.
(508) 999-5469

A full-service bank with two ATMs, drive-up and walk-up; member NYCE and Cirrus programs. Lobby and drive-up open Mon.-Sat. Member FDIC / Equal Housing lender. www.sovereignbank.com

jeff pontiff real estate.jpg (282725 bytes)E.J. PONTIFF REAL ESTATE
120 Front St.
(508) 961-1671

Brokerage specializing in downtown, waterfront and mill properties - commercial and residential. Located in the heart of the historic district. Hours: 9:00 AM. - 5:00 PM. www.pontiffre.com Email: contact@pontiffre.com

YELLOW CAB

987 Pleasant St.
(508) 999-5213 or 1 (800)-Taxicab

Quality, safe and reliable customer transportation has defined Yellow Cab for over 36 years in historic New Bedford and surrounding areas. To ensure the best taxicab and wheelchair service, call Yellow Cab. 24-hour service.
 

 

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