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Art, Reggae, Yoga and more…YOUR WEEKEND

Judith Klein Art by the Cove

SATURDAY, JUNE 24 – Judith Klein Art Gallery occupies a sweet perch in Kilburn Mills Studio overlooking Clarks Cove – and the new Cove Walk. If you’ve never been, today’s the day to swing by from 5:00 – 8:00pm for the opening reception of their Summer Exhibition. Every year, it’s an eclectic and refreshing show featuring some of the most interesting artists in the region working in Painting, Photography, Mixed Media, Fiber Art, Printmaking and Sculpture. You’ll find the gallery around the back of the building at 127 W. Rodney French Boulevard; hang a right from the New Bedford Antiques Center parking lot and look for the signs to lead you to door 31.

24 Hour People

SATURDAY, JUNE 24 – The Collective NB holds one of their fab 24 Hour Projects this evening from 7:00 – 10:00pm at Gallery X, 169 William Street, NB. They explain how it works here: All the shows we put up on that night will be written, rehearsed, produced and performed in 24hrs. We will have a special musical guest – Rob Velocity will be entertaining with his Musical Talents! Plus a raffle where you can win things from local artists,businesses and restaurants.The first show will be at 7:00pm and the second show (The infamous Stumble Through) at 9:00pm the same night. Admission is a suggested donation of $10. Make reservations by sending an email with the amount of tickets you need and what time you will be attending to

Sea Shanty Sunday

SUNDAY, JUNE 25 – The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center (38 Bethel Street, NB) kicks off their first anniversary celebration at 11:00am this morning – with a special sea shanty chorus! Following in rapid succession are: 11:45 – Unveiling of Founders plaque; 12:15 – Cake by Ellen’s Creations & ice cream from the Ox Cart; 12:45 – Performance by storyteller Jackson Gillman. Plus children’s activities and Ox Cart food truck! Free admission to all events today.

Reggae on West Beach!

SUNDAY, JUNE 25 – Reggae on West Beach – the beautiful brainchild of Brooke Baptiste – returns to New Bedford today from 3:00 – 7:00pm! And this year, it’s for the entire summer! Good to Know Productions, in conjunction with the City of New Bedford Parks, Recreation, and Beaches, will host the 2017 Reggae on West Beach Summer Series June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, and Sept. 24, from 3:00pm-7:00pm, at the West Beach Pavilion located at 237 W. Rodney French Blvd. across from Hazelwood Park. Reggae On West Beach is a free community event that is inclusive, multi-generational, welcoming and family-friendly for all who attend, celebrating Jamaica’s gift to the world: reggae music. It’s a reinvention of the “sound system” parties that have been a staple of Jamaica since the 1950s. Patrons are encouraged to bring beach chairs, pack a picnic, and groove to the vibes. Food trucks will offer a variety of delicious local offerings. Food trucks include Two Sisters, Alice’s Food Truck, and Dorothy Cox selling ice cream and Del’s Lemonade. We could write more – but just take our word for it and just go!

Yoga at the Fort

MONDAY, JUNE 26 – REMINDER: Yoga at the Fort – Fort Tabor/Rodman – continues tonight and every Monday and Thursday through the summer, weather permitting. Class drop-in charge is only $5. Class incorporates movement, meditation, balance and strength. This is open to all levels, newbies to advanced. Bring a mat/towel and water at 6:30pm. More info here

America Divided

TUESDAY, JUNE 27 – Southcoast Fair Housing and Civic Support come to Groundwork! tonight at 6:00pm to co-host a film screening of “America Divided.” The film explores the housing divide in New York City, confronting stark images of inequality. The filmmakers speak with tenants, realtors, homeless people, housing activists, landlords and city officials — investigating the Big Apple’s affordability crisis, hedge fund speculation on residential housing, and a legacy of discrimination that still persists today. Discussion to follow. Refreshments provided. Kid-friendly and free admission in Groundwork’s co-working space at 1213 Purchase Street (use Maxfield Street entrance.)

Steven Froias