Your Guide to 50s Night in Downtown New Bedford
***Update: This event has been postponed to Thursday, August 22 due to inclement weather. Details will be posted on our website and Facebook page as soon as possible.***
50s Night returns to Downtown New Bedford on Thursday, August 22 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., due to the EEE threat. Since it's been a couple of years since our last cruise night, we wanted to let you know how to navigate your way down Memory Lane.
Streets will begin to close at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 22.
Entrance to 50s Night is FREE for all who attend. There is a $5 fee that only applies to those showcasing an antique car at the event. Dash plaques for the first 300 cars.
See map and information below for specifics on locations:
Vendors: food and service available for purchase
1. Face Painting on S 2nd Street by Santander Bank
2. Poppin Mad Kettle Corn at the corner of Union and Purchase; front of Union Square Bank
3. Cool Licks at the corner of Union and N2nd; side of Saint Anne’s Bank
4. Cove Surf & Turf at the corner of Williams and Acushnet
1 located on Barker's Lane by Custom House Square
1 located at Purchase Street by BCC
Car / Entertainment List & Location
A. Johnny Angel's RV at the corner of Union and Pleasant Street
B. Downshifters Car Club* with Johnny Angel at the top of Union/Pleasant
C. Absolute at the corner of Purchase and Union
D. Showstoppers in front of Absolute trailer stage
E. No Car Club - 1st come 1st serve, both sides of Purchase
F. Jazzy Ladies on Purchase, in front of Wings Court
G. Cuz’s Car Club with Bob Bramwell on Union
H. Bob Bramwell’s RV
I. Doug Botelho Entertainment at Custom House Square
J. Supreme Perfectionists at Custom House Square, in front of Doug Botelho stage
K. MA Corvette Club with Joe Barclay on Union
L. The Legendary Street Rods on Union
There will be a short ceremony held in honor of Joe Jesus at 6 p.m. at the center stage near Union and Purchase.
A committee has been formed to head 50s Night New Bedford - In Memory of Joe Jesus. They have decided to continue donating proceeds to Mercy Meals & More, as Joe had done for many years before.
A special thank you to our sponsors for keeping this event free for everyone to attend:
Cottage Street Motors, Captain's Place, Avalon Medical Spa, SouthCoast Health, Gaspar's Linguica, Market Basket, Cove Surf & Turf, Joe Castelo Real Estate, Tremblay's Bus Company, Melanie Bonnano of Caliber Homes, and Empire Ford.