Past Events

2023 AHA! Pride Block Party

June 9 2023 at Custom House Square, NBMA

2022 AHA! Pride Block Party

The Queer Arts Council, SouthCoast LGBTQ Network, AHA!, and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park are partnering to present the 4th Annual AHA! Pride Block Party on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. This is an all-ages, free event showcasing LGBTQIA+ artists and performers, vendors, community resources, and a DJ dance party in Historic Custom House Square, Acushnet Avenue, and at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in Downtown New Bedford. 

This project received a Wicked Cool Places grant, facilitated by New Bedford Creative and the NBEDC, and funded by the City of New Bedford’s Arts, Culture and Tourism Fund, with additional support from Bristol County Savings Bank, Barr Foundation, Mass Cultural Council, and MassDevelopment’s TDI Creative Cities Initiative.

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The Queer Arts Council thanks all the attendees, performers, neighbors, community and financial partners for creating such a joyously beautiful event with us on June 9th. We had so much fun with our community and can't wait to collaborate with more of you in the near future! 

Pride Block Party Montage_V4.mp4

Many thanks to the folks at Magic Land Entertainment for their live production at the event and this amazing video.