Audubon Events

During the run of the Birds of the First Light & Longhouses exhibition, the Museum will be collaborating with a variety of organizations around the city on Audubon related events. Please check back often for updates!


Special tours of NBAM/AW!’s Audubon exhibit and New Bedford Free Public Library’s collection. Free, meet at the Museum.

Pre-registration required, max 6 people per tour.

Chick on the date to register:
9/27/2018, 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Nesting Nights, Group Knitting in the Galleries

9/20,  5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Drop-in knitting and crochet group in the galleries. Bring your own projects to work on while hanging out with other knitters and special guest fiber artists who will be available to instruct, give pointers, and challenge your knitting skills!

Sponsored by Wicked Cool Programs Grant


WOMEN IN AUDUBON’S LIFE: The Indefatigable Lucy

A Living Timeline with Susan Gabert
9/26, 6:30 – 8 PM

Join Susan Gabert as she unpacks the history of the women in Audubon’s life through a female lens.  This interactive lecture tracks Audubon’s mother, step-mother, female workers, and of course his wife and business partner Lucy Audubon.


SWAN SONG: Private Wine Tasting + Tour
Thursday, October 4th
6 PM, ages 21+
Tickets $20/person
Swirl and sip your way through the Museum’s updated exhibition highlighting all new prints from John James Audubon’s Birds of America elephant folio. Featuring an insightful private part two tour of the Birds of First Light and Longhouses: The Prints of John James Audubon with Curator Louie Doherty, Curator of Art for the Special Collections Department at New Bedford Free Public Library Janice Hodson, and NBAM/AW’s own Jamie Uretsky. Enjoy pairings of wines, chocolate, and cheese to delight your palette while they share behind-the-scenes tidbits. Join us for our Audubon exhibition’s swan song as we get say goodbye to some of New Bedford’s most treasured artwork.

Best Bird Photo Contest/Party 

10/11/2018, 5 PM – 8 PM

AHA! — 7 PM Winner Announced, snack and DJ.