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Jun
18
Tue
Tryon Palace Celebrates National Pollinator Week
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm
Tryon Palace Celebrates National Pollinator Week @ Tryon Palace Gardens, North Carolina History Center, Cullman Performance Hall | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join Tryon Palace in celebrating National Pollinator Week June 18-23. Throughout the week, learn about how to help pollinators with posters and take-home items, and meet the bees in our observation hive at the NC History Center. There are three events taking place throughout this week. All are free events, “Pollinator Garden Tours” are free with purchase of One-Day, Galleries, or Gardens Pass.

 

Pollinator Garden Tours
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – Jun 21 @ 11:00 am
Pollinator Garden Tours @ Tryon Palace Gardens | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

During National Pollinator Week, Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, will be leading daily tours of the Palace Gardens. During the tours, Cheris will be discussing our favorite pollinator plants and those pollinators that can be found on the grounds.

Tours will take place on Tuesday, June 18 to Friday, June 21. All tours begin at 10 a.m. at the Waystation. “Pollinator Garden Tours” are free with purchase of One-Day, Galleries, or Gardens Pass.

Jun
20
Thu
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty’s
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty's @ Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Each Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm, enjoy live music at Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse in historic Downtown New Bern. The music changes each week so be sure to check out the website for more details https://captainrattys.com/

2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

On Thursday, June 20, join us for the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Tryon Palace with guest speaker, Dr. David Dennard.

Program Schedule:

  • 7:00 p.m.: Present Flag, National Anthem (Lift Every Voice)
  • 7:10 p.m.: Youth Image Theater Performance – PACE
  • 7:20 p.m.: Youth-Performed Poetry – Y.E.L.L
  • 7:30 p.m.: Lecture, Dr. David Dennard
  • 8:15 p.m.: Q&A
  • 8:30 p.m.: Reception

About Juneteenth:

Juneteenth was the oldest known observance of the ending of slavery in the United States. According to historical records, the celebration began on June 19, 1865, the day Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army rode into Galveston, Texas in final execution of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Issued by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, the Emancipation Proclamation stated, among other things, “That on the 1st day of January, A.D., 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall they be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free…”

In Texas, Granger’s announcement was met with great celebration among the population of enslaved Africans. According to one account, “On the evening of June 19, 1865, thousands flooded the streets of Galveston, rejoicing in their newly announced freedom. The sweet smell of barbecue smoke filled the air. Dancing feet pounded the dirt roads and harmonic voices sung spirituals. This was the day, Juneteenth, that would forever commemorate African American freedom.”

Juneteenth celebrations today commemorate that memorable day in 1865 Texas and emphasize the achievement of African Americans. Marked by community celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings, it is a time for reflection and rejoicing, for self-assessment and planning and future.

“The celebration of Juneteenth is not only a showcase event of the African American community’s positive contributions to the American way of life, but it also makes a statement for all Americans that the United States is truly the ‘Land of the Free’,” says Reginald D. Greene.

“Juneteenth is an expression and extension of American freedom and, like the Fourth of July, a time for all Americans to celebrate our independence, human rights, civil rights and freedom.”

Location:
North Carolina History Center

Event Price

Free
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3500
Live at Persimmons!
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live at Persimmons! @ Persimmons Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States
Live music is coming back to the deck at Persimmons! One of our favorite restaurants is back and better than ever, having been restored after Hurricane Florence. Come out and show your support for this New Bern treasure and enjoy a delicious dinner on their beautiful deck on the Neuse River. No cover charge!
Jun
21
Fri
9th Annual Family Fly-In & Movie Night
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
9th Annual Family Fly-In & Movie Night @ Havelock Tourist & Event Center | Havelock | North Carolina | United States

9th Annual Fly-In Movie & Family Night

Fun and interactive stem demonstrations and booths.

Learn about engineering, weather and aerodynamics

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to watch Incredibles 2 at 7 pm on the giant screen.

Free Event

Jun
22
Sat
The Great Trent River Raft Race
Jun 22 all-day
The Great Trent River Raft Race @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Great Trent River Raft Race is back AGAIN!  In the 70’s and early 80’s there was an event…an event that drew thousands to the shore of the Trent River to watch a spectacle like no other.  Hundreds of participants built homemade rafts and raced in The Great Trent River Raft Race.

A couple of decades later the race is back!

June 2018 saw the successful return of the race to New Bern NC – Folks from all over the State grabbed their paddle boards, jumped on their kayaks, built paddle and pedal rafts and got together with friends for a fantastic day of fun on the water!  The great news is…we’re back – AGAIN for 2019! Join the fun.  Design It – Build It – Race It!

https://thegreattrentriverraftrace.com/

THE WEEKEND KICKS OFF FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVERS

The New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce and WRNS are pleased to announce Nashville Recording Artist Chris Lane as the HEADLINE PERFORMER at the #RockinontheRivers Kickoff Concert for the The Great Trent River Raft Race. Also joining him will be Nashville Recording Artist Walker Hayes.
Special appearance by New Bern’s Own Bryan Mayer and the Bandit Flight Team. Join us Friday, June 21st where the Two Rivers Meet at Union Point Park. ONLINE tickets are on sale NOW visit www.newbernchamber.com

“Intro to Apiculture” Pollinator Week Lecture
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
"Intro to Apiculture" Pollinator Week Lecture @ Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

During National Pollinator Week, join Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Apiary Beekeeper, and DJ Moran, Educator Liaison Craven-Pamlico Beekeepers Assoc & NC State Beekeepers Assoc. Master Beekeeper Prog. Committee Member, as they discuss the importance of honey bees and what becoming a beekeeper entails.

This pollinator-themed lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall.

New Bern Epic Water War & Foam Party
Jun 22 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
New Bern Epic Water War & Foam Party @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

As part of the Great Trent River Raft Race, EOP will be there providing an epic water war and foam party!!!! Wear clothes that can get soaked and bring a towel….or two!

The water war will run from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

NOTE: You WILL get drenched!

We will have two foam parties, each for 30 minutes:

1:00-1:30 PM
3:00-3:30 PM

We even may have some SLIME!!!! If you are willing to get slimed to raise money for Relay For Life of Carteret – Craven, let us know and we will tell you how you can sign up to take the challenge!!!! You may also nominate someone to get slimed — teacher, coach, boss, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.!!!! Basically anyone who you think would be hysterical to get slimed!

More information on the entire Raft Race can be found at https://thegreattrentriverraftrace.com

The Saturday Sessions
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Saturday Sessions @ Bear Plaza | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza are rotating music and art weekends located in the heart of downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Saturday Sessions run from 1pm-5pm and begin Saturday April 6, 2019 and will run every Saturday until Mumfest weekend in October.

Special Saturday Sessions children’s programming is available. Between 1pm-5pm the second and fourth Saturdays indoors at the The Next Chapter Books and Art and the first and third Saturdays outside of The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts, children of all ages are encouraged to paint #downtownNBrocks and hide them around town. The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts will also be the host location of Saturday Session Storytimes held the second and fourth Saturdays at 1pm and 3pm. Please join us as books about community, nature, and neighborhood are shared alongside beautiful local works of art on display.

Please join us in this immersive cultural community experience. All are welcome. Please keep in mind there is always something for the kids to do, rain or shine, in participating downtown venues.

Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza – JUNE

Saturday Sessions June 1:

Bring a chair and sit a spell for Music Sessions! FOLKS Journal courtesy of Toyota New Bern are proud to present Local Favorite Band Sometimes Lions from 1pm-2:30pm. Swiss Bear is proud to present musician William Seymour from 3pm-5pm.

June 8:

Art session is from 1-5 in Bear Plaza includes jeweler Elisa Schulman, reiki master and massage therapist Catherine Ould, art demo by Claudina Madrid, intuitive Tami Sigfried, and more!

June 15:

Bring a chair and join us for Music Session in Bear Plaza! FOLKS Journal courtesy of Toyota New Bern is proud to present local family band Strung Together from 1pm-2:30pm. Swiss Bear is proud to present NC Songwriters Co-op band Tiny House from 3pm-5pm.

June 22:

Art Session from 1-5 includes henna artist Mehak Minas, reiki master and massage therapist Catherine Ould, various artists and demonstrations from Uptown Gallery, intuitive holistic services provided by Tami Sigfried, watercolor and acrylic oyster art by Erin Droese Designs, free family yoga from 1-3 courtesy of Hope Boucher from A Hopeful Balance, and many more!

June 29: Art Session

More info to come.

“Disneynature – Wings of Life” Movie
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
"Disneynature - Wings of Life" Movie @ Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

During National Pollinator Week, enjoy a free presentation of the movie “Disneynature – Wings of Life” in Cullman Performance Hall. This will be a great event for all families!

80’s Night
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm
80's Night @ The Garage | North Carolina | United States

It’s 80’s night people!! Let’s get fluorescent , break out the wigwam socks and big hair! “Dj Jazzy Tommy” doing the 80’s jams! We also are hosting for the first time McGrady Grill, yum!!🍴

At the Gallery: Season Finale
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

At the Gallery: Season Finale
​June 22, 2019

Join us for a special encore presentation of the At the Gallery series.  The 20th Century American Composer Season Finale will draw from the songbooks of all eight of this season’s preceding performances, performed by Ken Kennedy. This night promises to be a wonderful experience, allowing the audience to compare and contrast performance of the same composers’ hits by a different musicians.  ​

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​A native of North Carolina and resident of High Point, Ken Kennedy has spent his lifetime singing and playing music.

As the vocalist for the Piedmont Airlines, later the US Air Jazz Orchestra, he consistently amazed audiences throughout the world in his engagements at the Grand Casino, Deauville, and Paris, France; London; Frankfurt; Wiesbaden; Konigswinter, Germany, as well as most major cities in the USA.  He sang for a distinguished audience, which included then Vice President George H. W. Bush, when the Space Shuttle Enterprise was donated to the Smithsonian Institution.  Upon the Vice President’s recommendation, he later entertained at the Southern Governors’ Conference in Charlotte.  He also sang successively before then ex-President George H. W. Bush and then First Lady Hillary Clinton at the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor Society meetings. He was the featured vocalist in the “Down Home with the Carolina Pops” tour with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, during which he performed the music of a number of North Carolina artists in styles ranging from bluegrass to jazz.  He recently was a guest artist on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last at Bank of the Arts for his amazing ATG: Billy Joel Concert, Craven Arts is excited to welcome Ken Kennedy back for the 2018-2019 Season Finale.


Jun
23
Sun
Big Jim Kohler
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Big Jim Kohler @ Carolina Colors Pool | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Tracey Stones Productions, LLC presents
Big Jim will be out singing the blues for Carolina Colors residents and their friends.
Pack a snack and bring a drink.
Suggested $10 donation for the band.

Jun
25
Tue
Jonkonnu Workshops
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm
Jonkonnu Workshops @ Waystation Auditorium | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

To prepare for Candlelight, Jonkonnu Workshops are held for both children and adults every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. from June 25 to August 6, 2019. At the workshops, participants will learn the dances, songs, and other skills associated with Jonkonnu.

Jun
27
Thu
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast @ Cullman Performance Hall | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Be our guest for the first installment of our summer movies series and watch one of our favorite princess movies of all time, Beauty and the Beast (1991). This is the animated story of an arrogant young prince and his castle’s servants that fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress. She turns him into a hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father. With the help of his enchanted servants, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.

The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. Arrive between 6 p.m. and showtime for an opportunity to meet Princess Belle!

Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty’s
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty's @ Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Each Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm, enjoy live music at Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse in historic Downtown New Bern. The music changes each week so be sure to check out the website for more details https://captainrattys.com/

Jun
28
Fri
Bridgeton Blueberry Festival
Jun 28 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm
Bridgeton Blueberry Festival @ Vernon Blades Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States
Dates:  June 28 & 29, 2019
Location:  Vernon Blades Park, 901 B Street, Bridgeton
Friday times 4:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday times 9:30am-4:00pm

Rivermist, Band
Friday night, June 28, 6:30-8:30pm
The Pamlico Sound Machine,
Band Saturday afternoon, June 29, 1:30-3:30pm
Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at BUMC
Saturday, June 29, 8:00-10:00
Blueberry Bake-Off
Saturday, June 29, 11:00am-12:30pm
Donnie Cox, Chief Meteorologist, News Channel 12
on site Saturday morning
Lauren Arnott, Morning News Anchor, News Channel 12 
on site Saturday morning
Chip Chagnon, Chairman, Craven County ABC Board
on site Saturday morning
Silent Auction
Book Sale.

If anyone has books they would like to donate call
Sherri LeFever 252-349-5711.
Unveiling of the new playground
$5 Paid parking to help support the free concerts, TriCommunity Vol. Fire Dept, and
Bridgeton Christian Church
Unique craft vendors,
Food trucks

Beer Garden (possible)

 

Footloose On The Neuse – Summer Concert Series
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm
Footloose On The Neuse - Summer Concert Series @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

New Bern Parks and Recreation presents the Trent Cadillac GMC “Footloose on the Neuse” Summer Concert Series featuring:

Friday, June 14th- The Back Beat

Friday, June 28th- Martin Davis Band featuring Jackie Gore

Friday, July 19th- River Mist Band

Friday, August 16th- Lewis and Clark

Friday, August 30th- Adam Pitts

Friday, September 13th- Joe Brown Band

All Concerts begin at 6:30Pm in Union Point Park!

Admission is FREE! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Pets must be on a leash. Sorry, no coolers!

For additional information, contact New Bern Parks and Recreation at 252-639-2901.



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