Under The Sea
under the sea logo with background

6:00 PM: Reception on the Museum Plaza at 18 Johnny Cake Hill

7:00 PM: Dinner and live auction

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE, please contact Traci Calabrese for information at tcalabrese@whalingmuseum.org.

Table of Ten - $5,000
Reception and premier table seating for ten guests

Table of Eight - $4,000
Reception and prime table seating for eight guests

Pair of Tickets - $550
Reception and seated dinner for two guests

Individual Ticket - $275
Reception and seated dinner for one guest

For event questions or sponsorship information, please contact Traci Calabrese at tcalabrese@whalingmuseum.org or 508-717-6856.

Saturday, July 15th | 6:00pm

Under the Sea, the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s annual summer benefit, celebrates our ties to the sea, each other, and the coastal communities with whom we share this connection.

Capturing the excitement and elegance of A Singularly Marine and Fabulous Produce: the Cultures of Seaweed, the Museum’s summer 2023 major exhibition, this summer’s benefit will evoke the refreshing sea breezes, sunset vistas, and warm companionship of an evening on the water with friends. Under the Sea will draw 200+ attendees from across the SouthCoast for an outdoor reception and dinner in the heart of historic downtown New Bedford. Guests will enjoy cocktails and a raw bar on our plaza, followed by a seated dinner under a tent.  The evening’s brief program will include a fabulous live auction, and an insiders’ preview of the Museum’s exciting upcoming projects.

Join us for our online auction from Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 16! Everyone is welcome to bid on online-exclusive items and experiences that won’t be offered at the event. Preview auction items, set up an account today, and get ready to start bidding!

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Title Sponsors 

The logo for BayCoast Bank
Bristol County Savings Bank Logo
Tonix Logo

Patron Sponsors

Baldwin Brothers
The logo for Vineyard Wind

Corporate Sponsors

Sylvia Group an Alera Group Company


Paulina and Henry Arruda


Jose S. Castelo

Encore Boston Harbor

The Gallery

Garden Gables Inn

Horizon Beverage Company

SATA Azores Airlines

Bonnie & Louis Silverstein

Peter C. Stone

Table Sponsors

Thomas Barry & Nancy Shanik

Christina Bascom

Nancy & Jack Braitmayer

Cindy & Doug Crocker

Vanessa & John Gralton

James S.& Maryellen S. Hughes

Holly & Joe McDonough

Katherine Read & William Sommerville

Cathy & Henry Roberts

Tricia & Chris Schade

Sloan & Wick Simmons

Fredericka & Howard Stevenson

Margot Stone