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Come say farewell (for now) to our historic building and celebrate the past and future of The Z before our restoration and renovation.
Join us for an epic dance party on the street outside of the theater, with DJ Anghelli playing the hits through the decades and dance moves taught by talented teaching artists JunnYahh Burnett, Victor Fonseca, Geovanny Sequeira, and Sue Young. We’ll have a live performance by Candida Rose, NBSO String Trio inside on stage, tours of the building, a live mural painting by David Guadalupe, kids' crafts, lawn games, silent auction, food trucks, bar, and more. Plus, a reading by New Bedford's Poet Laureate Sarah Mulvey and a Toast at Twilight!
The free block party will take place on Purchase Street, from School Street to Union Street, rain or shine. Feel free to dress in your favorite decade.
ZEITERION LOUNGE 5-9PM
Community Mural Painting
Make your mark on our community mural with artist David Guadalupe.
IN THE THEATER 5-8PM
Pick the Worst Seat in The House
We like to say our seats are “well loved,” but we know you’ re happy to say goodbye to these 40+ year old seats! To vote, place a sticker on the chair you think deserves the title: Worst Seat in the House. Winning seat will be announced at 8:00PM.
Welcome to the stage! We’ve reserved this space for anyone who wants to chill out, enjoy the sounds of our NBSO musicians, and take a picture in front of our new exterior. New Bedford Symphony Orchestra trio perform: Ethan Wood, violin; Elisa Birdseye, viola; Shay Rudolph, cello
Take a pic in front of the renovated building! Use #DecadesDanceParty and tag @zeiterion for your posts!
New Chair Samples
Take some potential new seats for a test drive.
Self-Guided Building Tours
Pick up a your tour-guide pamphlet in the lobby.
Click here to check out the items up for bid.
UNDER THE TENT 5-9PM
DJ Anghelli spins the hits over the decades
Dances through the Decades: Learn dances from each decade since The Z opened 100 years ago!
1920s – Charleston (Sue Young)
1930s – Coladeira (Geovanny Sequeira)
1940s – Jitterbug (Victor Fonseca) – Baby Workout (Jackie Wilson)
1950s – Cha Cha (Victor Fonseca); The Stroll (Sue Young)
1960s – Hully Gully (Victor Fonseca); Twist (Victor Fonseca);
1970s – Funaná (Geovanny Sequeira) featuring live performance by Candida Rose
1980s – Electric Slide (Victor Fonseca)
1990s – Passada (Geovanny Sequeira)
2000s – Cha Cha Slide (JunnYahh)
2010s – The Cupid Shuffle (JunnYahh)
2020s – Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae (JunnYahh)
Poem by New Bedford Poet Laureate Sarah Mulvey 7PM
Toast at Twilight 8PM
Find a delicious treat at Kyla’s Korner, Punto de Sabor, Sorbae Frozen Treats.
This is your last chance to experience the building in its current state, before we undertake a massive renovation and historic restoration that will transform The Z as we know it!
Let us know you're coming! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by clicking the orange button above.