Your (Virtual) Week Ahead – May 1-7

Arts and culture has gone virtual in New Bedford – and we’re happy to share events of interest that you can attend right from your couch. These select happenings were curated online. If you’d like to send us a virtual event for future posts, published every Thursday, email us at

Each week we’ll also spotlight a fabulous New Bedford eatery dishing out the take-out for your culinary pleasure. Scroll down below for this week’s restaurant….

The Lightness of Spring – Fri. May 1: Continuing their living room tour, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra brings you Peter Zay, cello and EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin for an evening filled with a sprinkling of Scottish fiddle tunes, Italian songs, Disney classics, a sparkly Mozart duo and more. NBSO home concerts live stream via their main Facebook page, found here. Event link for more info here

Whales, Tales, and Sailors – Fri. May 1: The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park hosts a 0-5 years-old storytelling hour each Friday from 10-11 a.m. Join local storyteller Jackson Gillman for tales and tunes by emailing for the streaming link. Event link here.

The Virtual Artist – Thurs. May 7: Gather together for a virtual exploration of The Artist’s Way, using powerful tools on a spiritual path to higher creativity.  Register at Hosted by Midori Creativity, New Bedford Creative and the Co-Creative Center. (Ongoing every Thursday.)

RESTAURANT of the WEEK: Destination Soups continues to ladle out the good stuff downtown at 149 Union Street, New Bedford. Safe outdoor pick-up available as pictured. Follow them on Facebook here for their daily menu.