Local musicians ARlin Tart, Andrew Maune and Miguel Delima have come together to form a high energy funk, soul, rock trio covering music from Stevie Wonder to Journey. Cover is $7. For more information, visit www.liveattcl.com.
During his four elected terms with the District Council, Washington, DC, Dr. Frank Smith, Ph.D., laid the groundwork for establishing a national memorial for African American troops who served in the Civil War. Fulfilling a lifelong dream to honor African Americans who fought for freedom as USCT, Dr. Smith oversaw the dedication of the African American Civil War Memorial in July 1998. At the May African American Lecture Dr. Smith will discuss the military service records of the United States Colored Troops that volunteered to serve with the Union during the Civil War. Though some African American units were raised and participated in the war prior to this, President Abraham Lincoln did not authorize the use of colored troops in combat until 1863, following the Emancipation Proclamation. The Bureau of Colored Troops was established by the United States War Department in May, 1863, and was responsible for recruiting African American soldiers to fight. About 175 regiments composed of 178,000 African-American troops served the Union in the final two years of the Civil War. The Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series offers a free, new program on the third Thursday of each month. All performances begin at 7 p.m. in Cullman Performance Hall and are free. Special hearing devices are available if requests are made 48 hours in advance of the performance. Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center
Take a look at the history and tradition of teas and tea service during the May Lunch and Learn lecture. This monthly brownbag lunch series will be held in the North Carolina History Center. Each Lunch and Learn will begin at noon and guests will meet in Mattocks Hall inside the North Carolina History Center. No food or beverage is provided. Admission: $6 per person, free for Tryon Palace Foundation members
An “energetic and exciting band with talent to burn!” according to Maverick Magazine UK, Sultans of String thrill audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz and Middle Eastern rhythms. Fiery fiddle dances with kinetic guitar, while percussive footwork lay down unstoppable grooves. The band’s 5- string violinist, Chris McKhool, met guitarist Kevin Lalibert just as Kevin was coming off the road from touring around the world. When McKhool first heard Lalibert’s rumba rhythm, their musical synergy created Sultan’s of String’s signature sound “the intimate and playful relationship between violin and guitar.” “A Place To Call Home” and “Journey To Freedom” are sure to entertain our audience. Admission: General Admission: $16 Active Duty Military & Down East Folk Arts Society Members: $13 Full-Time Students: $10 Doors will open 1 hour prior to show. Tickets are available via Pay Pal at the website link below or by calling or texting (252) 646-4657. Tickets will also be available at Trent River Coffee Company and at the Bank of the Arts in Historic Downtown New Bern. Prices listed do not include NC Sales Tax.
Trent River Coffee Company in Historic Downtown New Bern
Each month LIVE! @ The City Laundry brings together some of the best pro jazz players in our area. This month Jazz Trombone player Chris Schott has assembled some very talented Cherry Point Marines to bring you the Hot House Quintet! The band will be swinging from 8pm -11pm. Admission: $8.00 cover Charge
Old boats have a beauty and sound all their own. Take a trip back in time and check out these much-loved craft. Layers of varnish creating a mirror finish, throaty engines, unique features not found on today’s boats are the order of the day. Who knows you might even be invited for a ride! While not yet confirmed, we hope to have some surprises for the attendees. If your a fan of good-looking boats, you are not going to want to miss this show! Ahoy mates! See ‘ya there! Admission: Free to the viewing public. Fee to display boat or to have a booth at the event.
At the Gallery: 20th Century American Composers Lerner and Loewe performed by Mollye Otis, Michael Vetrano and Erin Stowe As the world gets crazier, music can offer a lovely, romantic refuge. A new series paying tribute to American composers, the brainchild of Steve Kelly and Craven Arts Council & Gallery Executive Director Carol Tokarski, takes you back to quieter, more melodic times. Tickets are available at the Bank of the Arts and online. Alan Jay Lerner attended the Juilliard School of Music, and then graduated from Harvard College, where Leonard Bernstein was a contemporary. By age 15, Frederick “Fritz” Loewe was getting considerable attention as a promising young piano virtuoso. He did not meet with musical success until he met Alan Jay Lerner, seventeen years his junior; and from that time Loewe worked with only Lerner. From the start of their partnership, Lerner wrote the books of the shows as well as the lyrics; and Loewe wrote the music. Lerner and Loewe wrote such musical classics as “Brigadoon,” “My Fair Lady” and “Camelot,” as well as the film “Gigi.” Excerpts from their catalogue include “Almost Like Being In Love,” “They Call the Wind Mariah,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On The Street Where You Live,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face,” “I Remember It Well” and “Camelot.” Admission: $15 for Craven Arts Council Members, $20 for Nonmembers Visit www.cravenarts.org/membership.html or call (252) 638-2577 for membership information. All tickets purchased online can be picked up at the Bank of the...
Chef’s Feast at Tryon Palace will showcase an array of local, signature dishes. This food tasting event is a collaboration of the Food Bank CENC at Greenville and New Bern and several of the area’s most celebrated chefs. In attendance will be special guest Chef Vivian Howard, owner of Kinston-based Chef & the Farmer, James Beard semi-finalist, and host of PBS cooking series “A Chef’s Life.” Beyond the array of food, guests can: enjoy an open bar participate in an auction that includes food-themed items enjoy the ample outdoor terraces with live music meet renowned chefs as they serve up their signature dishes Admission: Sold out! Thanks for your support! Proceeds benefit the more than 207,000 people living with food insecurity in the Greenville and New Bern Branch service areas. Formal dress not required. Business casual attire is appropriate for this event.
A musical tribute to 70s icons James Taylor and Carly Simon. The concert will include performances of favorites such as Taylor’s Fire and Rain, and Carolina on my mind along with Simon’s collection of works including You’re So Vain, and Anticipation. The evening will include an All Star line up of local musicians and singers, including appearances by Patrick Bliss, Dora Bullock, Andrea Owens and John Van Dyke. Showtime 8:00pm Admission: Tickets $15.00
Help us celebrate the 150th birthday of Caleb Bradham, the inventor of Pepsi-Cola! Visit The Birthplace of Pepsi for some birthday cake and nickel Caleb’s Kola, while the Visitor Center will have some special treats and Pepsi products to enjoy!
In honor of those who served our country over the years, and those who still do, Tryon Palace will offer free admission to all active duty and military veterans with the presentation of their military ID or proof of service on Memorial Day. Discounted admission will be given to their accompanying family members. Admission: Free admission to all active/veteran military with proof of service
https://www.facebook.com/TryonPalace/videos/10155562036589063/ “Colonial Market Days” brings a new outdoor festival to Tryon Palace that celebrates the cultures and people that colonized North Carolina. Held in the spirit of a traditional renaissance fair, “Colonial Market Days” celebrates the period of 1660-1720 with a lively outdoor market, encampments, and multiple performance stages that will come to life with a variety of entertainers, including musicians, puppet shows, magic shows, singing, dancing, and theatre. Also enjoy performances by the Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps and Jonkonnu Troupe. The fair will also include a wide range of children’s activities like pony rides, a petting zoo, and activities and crafts. Food vendors, historical goods, and crafts vendors will be available. Featured on the Tryon Palace South Lawn will be cultural areas representing the early inhabitants and settlers of what would become North Carolina. Also meet with pirates and privateers to learn about life on the sea. Admission: Adults: $20 + tax; Youth (ages 7 through 18): $10 + tax Foundation Member Adult: $18 + tax; Foundation Member Youth (ages 7 through 18): $8 + tax Preschool (ages and under): Free
An exciting Family Night of Aviation at the Fly-In Theatre! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, rain or shine! Disney’s “Moana” at 7:oopm n the giant screen! Fun & interactive STEM demonstrations & booths! Learn about engineering, weather and aerodynamics! Photos in flight gear and giveaways! Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Alisa Mike, a talented musician who has performed at numerous area venues will perform vintage hits of rock, soul, funk, and more, utilizing her talented voice to bring expression and feeling to the music. Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
In this play, Annie has arranged to spend an illicit weekend with her sister Ruth’s husband Norman, and for this reason, suitably disguised, has asked her elder brother Reg and his wife Sarah to look after their widowed mother and the house. As it happens the seduction, thought or planned, by each of the six characters never takes place either. June 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 8:00pm June 11 and 18 at 3:00pm Admission: $13 in advance, $16 at the door, $10 for students with valid ID
John Van Dyke and his band will stir up a powerhouse evening as he sings his way through the heartwarming music of Georgia’s favorite son, songwriter Johnny Mercer. An iconic treasure, Mercer wrote the lyrics to more than 1,500 songs and underscored some of the most enduring moments in popular culture with such timeless tunes as “Moon River,” “Autumn Leaves,” “Black Magic,” “My Shining Hour,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” and many more. Admission: Tickets are $15
Enjoy the anniversary of the birth of America at Tryon Palace with historical interpreters, games and crafts for all ages, exhibitions, and a live reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Palace steps. This free event also includes a performance by the Fife and Drum Corps and free access to the Palace gardens. The Glorious Fourth Brochure Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Lawson Creek Park will be open all weekend as a picnic area and fireworks viewing location. Visitors are welcome to bring coolers, blankets, lawn chairs and tailgate items to Lawson Creek Park. However, alcohol, glass, fireworks, pets, weapons, and concealed carry weapons are not permitted. Service animals are permitted. Bicyclists are asked to refrain from riding their bikes inside the park. Festivities will begin at 4:30 pm on July 4th with a misting tent to help stay cool, bounce houses for the kids, games, and food and beverage concessions. Then, from 5:00-9:00 pm a dj will play music and host dance contests. Finally, the fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:15 pm. Handicapped accessible parking will be available at Lawson Creek Park. Other parking inside the park will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Overflow parking will be available at Temple Baptist Church (1500 Kingdom Way) and YMCA (100 YMCA Lane). The City will also offer shuttle service from Stanley White Recreation Center (901 Chapman Street). The shuttle will run approximately every 20 minutes from 4:00-8:00 pm and resume once the fireworks show is over. The City’s rain date for the fireworks is Wednesday, July 5th. This will be a fireworks only event. Parking begins at 7 p.m. at Lawson Creek Park and Temple Baptist Church. The fireworks show will begin around 9:15 p.m. Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
https://www.facebook.com/HavelockNC/videos/1467716333250003/ July 4th at Havelock City Park The Freedom Festival is scheduled from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, July 4th at Havelock City Park, with fireworks wrapping up the festivities at 9:00pm. The festival includes a variety of games and entertainment such as a Hula Hoop contest, pizza eating contest (Adults only), pie eating contest (Adults and children), three-legged race and egg toss. The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band will headline the entertainment, along with Megan McVickers and Amber Lewis. Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Enjoy an evening of food, fun, live music, and fireworks at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center this Fourth of July. Located on New Bern’s picturesque Trent River, Independence Night celebrates the Fourth of July with good music, tasty foods, children’s activities, and more. The event reaches its grand finale with the best waterfront view in town of the fireworks launched by the City of New Bern. Admission is free for members of the Tryon Palace Foundation while supplies last. Admission includes tickets to a buffet of hot dogs, hamburgers, and soft drinks, as well as ice cream. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, but no pets or coolers are permitted. This is an alcohol-free event. This event is sponsored by the Bate Foundation and the Tryon Palace Foundation. The Glorious Fourth Brochure Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Bike MS is back in New Bern celebrating our 29th annual year! Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride 2017 is a ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? There are multiple route options, all of which are well supported by a fully-stocked rest stops every 10-15 miles, a great lunch stop each day and safety provided by medical personnel, HAM radio operators, law enforcement and motorcycle escorts. Once you’ve gotten your miles in, you can celebrate with your teammates, friends, and family in our vibrant and scenic water-front Team Village and Start/Finish Festival area! In addition, you’ll experience an incredible level of camaraderie as you embark on a journey filled with laughter, excitement, support and a profound sense of accomplishment. Your participation will drive MS research forward faster and deliver programs and services to those who face the challenges of MS every day. We are proud that Bike MS: Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride 2017 raises more than $1.7 million every year, and thank you for being a part of that achievement! Your fundraising supports programs and services that help people affected by MS live their best lives. Route options include 30, 50, 75 and 100 miles each day! Register today at www.bikeMSnewbern.org and let’s fight MS together!
Madame Z is at it again with her talented divas of drag to present an evening you’ll never forget. Every month Live @ The City laundry hosts New Bern Pride. The crowd is diverse and fun loving. The dance floor is always full. The atmosphere is celebratory. The party goes into the wee hours so come early or late just be there! Everyone is welcome. Admission: $8
Jump in our Birthday time machine and head back to the legendary discotheque where dreams were limited only by one’s imagination. The DJ will be spinning all of those 70s anthems into the early a.m. and we’ll be serving up some great 70s specials. Plus it’s our monthly Birthday bash! Show us that you’re a November baby and receive a free Birthday gift from Live! Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Downtown merchants will have their stores decked out for the holidays with beautiful decorations, free refreshments, live Christmas carolers and so much more! Annual Downtown Christmas Open House – Friday, November 24th, Retail Shops Open until 8:00 pm Mitchell Hardware 26th Annual Open House – Friday, November 24th, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 25th, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Carolina Creations Christmas Open House – Friday, November 24th, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 24th, 10am-6pm Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Beary Merry Christmas in New Bern officially begins on Friday, November 24th, with Santa’s Arrival Celebration sponsored by Riverside Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Santa’s Arrival Celebration is an annual family event that will welcome Santa and illuminate Bear Plaza with thousands of lights and open Santa House to kids of all ages. The seasonal block party will take place along the 200 block of Middle Street from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will include holiday music, dancing, and crafts for the children. Downtown shops will stay open late so parents and grandparents can get a head start on their holiday shopping. Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
An annual tradition of Downtown New Bern! The tree lighting with take place at the round-about at the corner of Broad Street and East Front Street. We will have live music from local student choirs, speakers from around the community, holiday characters including Bernie the Bear, Frosty the Snowman, Santa’s reindeer, The Grinch as well as some newbies like Minions! Come celebrate the holidays with us as a community that welcomes everyone on Santa’s List!
Book any of these accommodations and skip the lines at Beary Merry Christmas with sledding passes and pictures with Santa! Plus you will receive 2 Candlelight Tickets, 2 Trolley Tickets, and a New Bern Tote Bag filled with goodies! Make sure you mention Beary Merry Christmas when booking your overnight reservation! *Subject to availability. Only available for stays the weekend of December 8th and must be booked no later than December 6th. Must call accommodations directly to book package* Meadow’s Inn – (252) 634-1776 2 Night Stay $126/night 2 VIP Sledding Passes 2 Pictures with Santa Passes 2 Candlelight Tickets 2 Trolley Tickets New Bern Goodie Bag $10 Gift Card to Brutopia Beer & Wine 10% Off Salon Services or Aveda Products at Magnolia Jane Salon Hanna House – (252) 635-3209 2 Night Stay 15% Off Any Room 2 VIP Sledding Passes 2 Pictures with Santa Passes 2 Candlelight Tickets 2 Trolley Tickets New Bern Goodie Bag $10 Gift Card to Brutopia Beer & Wine 10% Off Salon Services or Aveda Products at Magnolia Jane Salon Harmony House – (252) 636-3810 2 Night Stay 10% Off Any Room 2 VIP Sledding Passes 2 Pictures with Santa Passes 2 Candlelight Tickets 2 Trolley Tickets New Bern Goodie Bag $10 Gift Card to Brutopia Beer & Wine 10% Off Salon Services or Aveda Products at Magnolia Jane Salon The Aerie Bed & Breakfast – (252) 636-5553 2 Night Stay 10% Off Normal Room Rate 2 VIP Sledding Passes 2 Pictures with Santa Passes 2 Candlelight Tickets 2 Trolley Tickets New Bern Goodie Bag $10 Gift Card to Brutopia Beer &...