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WHALE Event Calendar 2020

We hope you join us this year for an event!

Stay tuned for updates.

Virtual Historic Hooplah with WHALE – WHALE, Wine, & Windows

Thursday, June 18 5:00 via Zoom

WHALE would like to give a huge thank you and shout out to Harvey Building Products for sponsoring  Virtual Historic Hooplah with WHALE – WHALE, Wine, & Windows!

Join us this Thursday at 5:00 to learn about why your classic windows matter! All registered participants will receive a follow up email with information on how to join in virtually. To register today click HERE

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP DEAL: Any new WHALE supporters who join for Virtual Historic Hooplah with WHALE – WHALE, Wine, & Windows will receive $5 off their first WHALE membership!

Our speakers include:

Rachel Alison, WHALE Historic Projects Manager

Kathryn Duff, owner and founder of studio2sustain (s2s)

John Aumann, local New Bedford craftsman

Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to receive daily updates on our projects, tours, and events!



Roaring 20’s Beaux Arts Ball

Have you ever wanted to see the view from the Zeiterion stage? Join us for our Roaring 20’s Beaux Arts Ball to enjoy a night on the stage!

WHALE is excited to announce our position as development advisor for the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center and celebrate the project with a night to remember on Thursday, September 3 6:30 – 9:30.

Tickets include open bar, food, and live music. Stay tuned for updates!

Join our Soiree Host Program to receive tickets to the Beaux Arts Ball: 2020 Soiree Host Form


305-307 Pleasant Street Restoration Soiree


WHALE is excited to continue celebrating success in the South Central neighborhood at 305-307 Pleasant Street. All proceeds benefit our Neighborhood Restoration Program for WHALE to continue its work throughout New Bedford. Join the movement that is transforming our beautiful city and become a Soiree Host: 2020 Soiree Host Form

Events we’ve enjoyed

Virtual Historic Hooplah with WHALE – Cultivating Colors – WHALE’s first ever virtual event brought together an awesome group of speakers, including WHALE staff, Sherwin-Williams, and Anne Louro the Preservation Planner for the City of New Bedford, to share their expertise on historic colors, important tips, and services available.

Masquerade Beaux Arts Ball- Celebrating the successful restoration of the beautiful and historic 148 Hawthorn Street with a festive and fun masquerade ball.

Legacy Dinner- Elegant sit-down cocktail hour and dinner to honor WHALE’s contributors over the years and raise funds for its future.

Annual Meeting- A night where guests can learn about WHALE’s previous and current projects as well as distinguished, nominated individuals and organizations who are awarded our preservation awards.

Nostalgia Nights – View WHALE’s photo collection and listen to historic era music.

Architectural Bingo – Win prizes, learn and test your architectural lingo.

“Historic Paints and Finishes” – Lectures in honor of Historic Preservation Month.

Kid’s Rule Scavenger Hunt Search for historic architectural details on downtown New Bedford’s historic buildings. Discover which historic buildings WHALE has saved over the last 50 years. Win a prize!

Build a historic house from the WHALE’s “Towers, Turrets, & Tenements” book- Receive one of these great books illustrated by Arthur Moniz. Children get to choose and put together a particular architectural style seen in and around New Bedford and decorate Christmas style while learning about their city’s cultural heritage.

Site Visits of Current Projects- On select nights WHALE has opened up a restoration in progress for a “peak in” of its plans and development timeline. Current sites include the Co-Creative Center and First Baptist Church.

Open House- On select nights, prior to the open of the lottery process, WHALE has invited community members to view the completed, renovated homes that are part of our first-time homebuyer program.

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