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WHALE Event Calendar 2019

We hope you join us this year for an event!

Stay tuned for updates.


Masquerade Beaux Arts Ball Tickets

Masquerade Beaux Arts Ball

Friday, December 13, 2019

Join WHALE for our Masquerade Beaux Arts Ball at 148 Hawthorn Street to celebrate another successful restoration project on Friday, December 13 from 6:00-9:00. Come witness the transformation of this historic home that has captured the heart of New Bedford. Attire is anything fun for the holiday season, ball gown and glass slippers are not required. All proceeds benefit our Neighborhood Restoration Program, which helps us continue our important work throughout the city of New Bedford.

Tickets are $85 and include:

  • Open bar
  • Culinary specialties by New Bedford’s own Morton’s Fork Catering
  • Live music by Dori Rubbicco & Friends.

To specify that your payment is going to the Beaux Arts Ball please click “Write a note”. Checks can always be made payable to 15 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740

Events we’ve enjoyed

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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