Our Mission Statement


Love The Ave is a committee of diverse community members dedicated to promoting the equally diverse commercial corridor, Acushnet Avenue and all of New Bedford’s North End.

Love The Ave believes:

Acushnet Avenue in the City of New Bedford, MA has a beloved past, dynamic present and thrilling future as the heart of the North End.

The commercial corridor and surrounding neighborhood is home to the city’s International Marketplace – a collection of cultures reflected in its many restaurants, businesses, services and opportunities – and vibrant Riverside Park among other unique destinations.

Its residential population enjoys the area’s most walkable neighborhood. From dawn into the evening, The Avenue, as it is affectionately known, is a hub of activity.

Up and down The Avenue and throughout the North End you’ll find a community of civic and private enterprises of all backgrounds working together to create a destination like none other on the South Coast.

Make yourself part of this unique streetscape. Meet, mingle, create and Love the Ave. The North End is the launching pad for what’s next in New Bedford!

New members are always welcome! Follow us on Facebook for news and meeting notices.