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YOUR WEEKEND: Irish Eyes, Female Muscle and more


St. Patrick’s Day

FRIDAY, MARCH 17 – It’s St. Patrick’s Day! We’re confident you know what that means – Guinness, Jameson, Corned Beef and lots of green. The celebration reaches into every corner of the city with St. Patrick-themed dinners, drinks and music crowding out the Portuguese for a day. We’ll largely leave you to your own devices – but here’s two Gaelic gastronomic specials that caught our eye: Downtown, dNB Burgers (22 Elm Street) adds a Reuben Burger to the menu for a day. In New Bedford’s north end, the Endzone Sports Pub (218 Coggeshall Street) upholds tradition and brings their famous Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner to the table. Eat, drink and be responsible on this emerald evening!

Female Muscle

FRIDAY, MARCH 17 – In honor of Women’s History Month, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center hosts “On the Job: Women Launching a New Tradition” at the Whaling National Park’s Corson Building. It’s a screening in their dock-u-mentary series and the film concerns itself with women who worked in the South Portland Shipyards during WWII (pictured above). More than 30,000 men and women worked in the South Portland Shipyards building hundreds of “Liberty Ships” and British “Ocean Class” ships during WWII. In the flick, young women currently enrolled in welding classes at SMTC talk about their work along with women who were employed as welders at the shipyard during WWII. It starts at 7:00pm and is free and open to the public.

Winter Farm Market

SATURDAY, MARCH 18 – The WINTER FARM MARKET returns to the Bristol Building (750 Purchase Street) this morning from 10:00 am until 1:00pm. Find a great selection of local produce, chicken, beef, jam, baked goods, honey and more in the lobby between the Green Bean and Travessia Winery.

New Bedford Half Marathon

SUNDAY, MARCH 19 – There may be wind and there may even be snow this year, but organizers write that the wildly popular New Bedford Half Marathon will go on today beginning at 11:00am. We salute the runners and look forward to watching them reach the finish line – from the windows of the Hungry Whale. The marathon turns 40 this year – a milestone that deserves a cheer. Find out more about this great happening in our city at

March Business Buzz

BONUS: WEDNESDAY, March 22 – Be sure to join the Groundwork! And Civic Support crew for a night of NOTworking at the March Business Buzz at Slainte Irish Pub (34 Union Street) tonight from 6:00 – 8:00pm. “Grab a drink, enjoy some apps, meet some new friends and if you stick around afterwards you can show off your trivia skills!”

Steven Froias