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Jan
19
Sat
Exhibit: The Story of BBQ in NC
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 am
Exhibit: The Story of BBQ in NC @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

In North Carolina, we love our tasty, regional, home-grown barbecue. From the earliest history of cooking meats over flames and coals to modern methods, North Carolina has a proud barbecue tradition, featured at family and community gatherings across the state. Whether at a backyard grill, a community event, or a traditional wood fire pit at a local restaurant, delicious barbecue can be found in every North Carolina county and in every corner of our history.

The Story of BBQ in North Carolina explores how growing and cultivating hogs emerged in North Carolina. The exhibit also fuels the east versus west debate about sauces and condiments, even as explains that the eastern vinegar base and the western tomato ketchup enhanced versions really are not that different. Visitors will leave hungry so be sure to have a list of local BBQ joints on hand!

Accompanying educational materials will include play kitchens for the youngest visitors and will explore healthy eating options.

The “The Story of BBQ in N.C.” Exhibit will be open to the public January 19, 2019 to March 2019 in the North Carolina History Center.

Feb
4
Mon
Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble – Air Force Band
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble - Air Force Band @ North Carolina History Center` | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

On Monday, February 4, join the USAF Heritage of America Band as they present “Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble” in Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center.

From the swingin’ sounds of Major Glenn Miller to the best of contemporary big band jazz, the USAF Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble plays with style and sophistication. Made up of outstanding Airman-musicians from around the country, Rhythm in Blue takes great pride in preserving America’s true art form, developing a new generation of listeners, and representing all Airmen. One of the few traveling big bands still in existence, Rhythm in Blue regularly performs for audiences across the eastern seaboard from Maine to South Carolina. Paying homage to the great big bands of Basie, Ellington, Kenton and Goodman, Rhythm in Blue also spotlights the works of modern bands and composers such as the Mingus Big Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, and John Fedchock’s New York Big Band. With music dedicated to our veterans and all Airmen serving worldwide, Rhythm in Blue honors our American military heroes for their selfless sacrifice at every performance. Whether presenting the sounds of the great big band era the new sounds of today, Rhythm in Blue has something for audiences of all ages.

Location:
Cullman Performance Hall in North Carolina History Center

Event Price

Free Admission
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3500
Feb
5
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Rob Jones, Tryon Palace Multi-Media Coordinator, will take visitors on a tour inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center. Get an in-depth look into making history come alive and learn how Tryon Palace combines modern technology with meeting educational goals inside the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History Museum.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.

Location:
Tour begins and ends at the North Carolina History Center

Event Price

$6 adults, $3 youth
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3500
North Carolina Symphony: Tchaikovsky Serenade
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm
North Carolina Symphony: Tchaikovsky Serenade @ Temple Baptist Church | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Tchaikovsky Serenade

1500 Kingdom Way
New Bern, NC, 28560

Program

RespighiAncient Airs and Dances, Suite 3
Grieg: “Holberg” Suite
Jessica MeyerThrough Which We Flow
Tchaikovsky: Serenade

Performers

  • North Carolina Symphony
  • Grant Llewellyn, conductor

About This Performance

Soaring melodies stir the soul in Tchaikovsky’s tender Serenade for Strings, written as an homage to Mozart. Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances and Grieg’s “Holberg” Suite also find inspiration from the past, bringing freshness and flair to elegant dance forms.

Feb
9
Sat
Free Day: Daily Life in Historic New Bern
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Day: Daily Life in Historic New Bern @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Come visit Tryon Palace and enjoy activities and craft demonstrations free-of-charge at Free Day! New Bern was a lively community in the 18th century, just as it is today. Learn what daily life was like for the people who lived in our city in the 1770s.

Have you ever wondered what types of jobs men and women had? Or how were boys and girls educated, or what they did in their free time (if they had any!)? Find out as you tour the first floors of the Governor’s Palace, Kitchen Office, Stable Office, and historic Dixon and Stanly Houses; explore 16 acres of gardens; play historic games; and make fun crafts to take home.

The Tryon Palace gardens and grounds will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Activities, crafts, and historic buildings will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Feb
15
Fri
2019 Antiques Show & Sale
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm
2019 Antiques Show & Sale @ Carolina Colours Pavilion | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Antiques Show & Sale Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.

Dealers love the show and come from as far away as New York and Florida. Items range from fine jewelry and antique clothing to vintage toys to military heritage items to fine old beer steins. Everything must be at least 50 years old, so the range is from the 1700s to the 1960s.

Tickets are easily available in advance at Mitchell Hardware  for $8 per person or  online at NewBernPF.org Or you can purchase them for $10 at the door. For families, children under 15 with an adult are free.

Willie E. Atkinson & Transitional Jazz Quintet – The Poetry of Jazz Concert
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm
Willie E. Atkinson & Transitional Jazz Quintet - The Poetry of Jazz Concert @ Orringer Auditorium New Bern CCC Campus

Explorations in the ARTS presents Willie E. Atkinson (vocalist) and The Transitional Jazz Quintet will present an evening of soulful ballads and up tempo jazz classics. This Poetry of Jazz concert should prove to be just the ticket for sharing a musical evening with your valentine!

An extraordinarily smooth Jazz vocalist, Atkinson makes each of his performances a unique and unforgettable experience for his audience with his fluid interpretation of Jazz and Blues standards. Whether exploring the syncopated rhythms of a swinging tune or telling the story of a lonesome, wanting heart, he offers a fresh approach and seizes every moment to make the songs his own.

Renowned Jazz critic Peter Ingram, CVNC Online Arts Journal in North Carolina, begins his jazz review of a recent concert stated, “They (the audience) basked in the “jazz poetry” interpretations that vocalist Willie Atkinson gave to mostly swing era standards.” And ends with… “He certainly inspired the audience to standing ovations at this concert!”

The Transitional Jazz Quintet is: Stephen Anderson, UNC Chapel Hill, piano; Phil Owens, New Bern, guitar; Doug Trammel, Myrtle Beach, bass; Michael Hanson, Rocky Point, percussion; and Jeff Bair, East Carolina University, saxophone. Guest jazz vocalist is Liz Pina of Wilmington, NC.

Feb
16
Sat
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor’s Palace
Feb 16 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor's Palace @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Fans of Outlander series may now travel in Claire Fraser’s literary footsteps in the Governor’s Palace, located in New Bern, the first permanent capital city of North Carolina. Meet with the servants who can offer enlightenment as to the facts regarding Claire’s place within the household, and other 18th century news.

Ticket quantities are extremely limited. Tour will begin at the Palace Gates at 9:15 a.m. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds. Tickets will go on sale a month before the tour date and are non-refundable and cannot be altered or exchanged.

There is now a different afternoon tour, “Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Hearth and Home” at 3:15 p.m., featuring the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office and Garden and an option to purchase a DISCOUNTED BUNDLE for both tours.

Learn more about the new tour and “Outlander Tour Bundles” HERE!

Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home and Hearth
Feb 16 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home and Hearth @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Thinking of joining Jamie and Claire Fraser in 18th Century North Carolina? The Discovering Tryon Palace series presents “Outlander Home and Hearth.” This tour will give you the skills you need as you meet the Governor’s Cook for a few tips on seasonal fare, get advice from our local Apothecary or Surgeon, and learn about the fabrics best suited for this southern colony with one of our on-site weavers.

Ticket quantities are extremely limited. Tour will begin at the Palace Gates at 3:15 p.m. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds. Tickets will go on sale a month before the tour date and are non-refundable and cannot be altered or exchanged.

We are still offering the morning tour, “Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor’s Palace” at 9:15 a.m., featuring the Governor’s Palace and an option to purchase a DISCOUNTED BUNDLE for both tours.

Learn more about the morning tour and “Outlander Tour Bundles” HERE!

Feb
21
Thu
African American Lecture Series: “Music of Black Migrationers”
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
African American Lecture Series: “Music of Black Migrationers” @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Music of Black Migrationers

Music is a mainstay in African American culture. From the banjo to African Griots to work songs that lifted our spirits, music gave us hope and kept us sane since landing in America. This program will entertain and remind us that so much of America’s music is tied to that of migrating African Americans.

PRESENTER: DICK KNIGHT & COMPANY shares music of southerners who escaped the violence and injustices of the South to forge better lives and lasting careers by migrating from the South. These people became the backbone of American Music.  Come enjoy performances of songs by a few of those great artists such as W. C. Hendy’s “Memphis Blues;” Wilbert Harris’s “Going to Kansas City;” Huddie Lead Belly’s “Midnight Special;” Bessie Smith’s “Give Me A Pig Foot and a Bottle of Beer;” Muddy Waters’s “Got my Mojo Working;” Nina Simone’s “Trouble-in-Mind;” and more.

Location:
Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center
Feb
26
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Learn about the conservation work that is done to the artifacts on exhibit in the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center and our historic house museums around Tryon Palace with Behind-the-Scenes tours of the Tryon Palace Conservation Lab.

Observe the techniques and tools the conservation staff uses to preserve items from the past to be showcased in the present and for future generations. Also, guests can learn about techniques they can use to care for their own treasures at home.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.

Location:
Tour begins and ends at the Waystation
Feb
28
Thu
Empty Bowls
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Empty Bowls @ Temple Baptist Church | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Fill the empty bowls of those in need…by filling your own on February 28th, 11am-1:30pm! For $25, you’ll get a hearty lunch, prepared by local restaurants and church groups, along with a handcrafted bowl to take home and use again. Proceeds benefit Religious Community Services and the Craven Arts Council and help us nurture the creative process and feed hungry people in Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties.

Tickets are available in person at Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St; over the phone at 252.638.2577; or online http://www.emptybowlsnewbern.org/

Mar
2
Sat
24th Annual Train Show
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm
24th Annual Train Show @ New Bern High School | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Saturday, March 2 from 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, March 3 from 10 am to 4 pm

24th Annual New Bern, NC Train Show hosted by Carolina Coastal Railroaders.

Bring out the Family to enjoy operating model and toy train exhibits, vendors, and a chance to win free prizes. Fun for all ages!

New Bern Mardi Gras
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
New Bern Mardi Gras @ Ghent Neighborhood | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Historic Ghent Community and friends present

New Bern’s 4th Annual Mardi Gras 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

This year will be our biggest, best, and most festive Mardi Gras yet—we’re planning to celebrate BIG in 2019—more vendors, more music, more floats, and more fun than ever before!

Festivities will begin at 11 am and wrap up at 6 pm, with the parade at 3 pm.

This year’s parade route will be from Spencer Avenue and 8th Street to Spencer Avenue and 2nd Street and will feature floats galore, antique cars, costumed krewes (groups and clubs), musicians and dancers, throws (Mardi Gras beads!), the New Bern Trolley, and of course, the Mardi Gras king and queen and their royal court.

Festivities will take place before, during, and after the parade on Spencer Avenue between 2nd Street and 5th Street. Festivities to include vendors, artists, musicians, New Bern’s own Jonkonnu and other street performers, and food trucks.

Mar
21
Thu
North Carolina Symphony: From Classical to Broadway
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
North Carolina Symphony: From Classical to Broadway @ Temple Baptist Church | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

From Classical to Broadway

1500 Kingdom Way
New Bern, NC, 28560

Performers

  • North Carolina Symphony
  • Wesley Schulz, conductor

About This Performance

Share great moments in music with classical gems including Strauss’ famous “Blue Danube” waltz and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, along with Broadway hits including selections from The Phantom of the Opera and South Pacific.

Pre-concert Talk at 6:30pm

 

Mar
23
Sat
Neuse River Bridge Run
Mar 23 @ 7:00 am
Neuse River Bridge Run @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States
Apr
6
Sat
Boots & Bowties
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Boots & Bowties @ The Epiphany School of Global Studies | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join us for an evening of fun April 6, 2019! This year we will host our Gala and Auction at 2301 Trent Road. This event is a great night filled with food from The Chelsea, entertainment, 300+ auction items and more…  Tickets go on sale soon.

Joe Baes Plays Music
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr
12
Fri
Heritage Homes Tour
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm
Heritage Homes Tour @ Historic New Bern | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Have you often admired New Bern’s wonderful historic houses from the street? The New Bern Historical Society presents a rare opportunity for an insider’s tour of these remarkable homes. Enjoy a delightful day as home-owners open their doors to visitors and share the history and the architecture of these unique buildings that make up the fabric of our New Bern Heritage.

Apr
27
Sat
Parade of Homes & Remodeler’s Tour
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm
Parade of Homes & Remodeler's Tour @ Craven & Pamlico Counties

April 27 & 28 and May 4 & 5

Open noon to 5 pm all four days

Tour newly constructed and remodeled homes in Craven and Pamlico counties constructed by some of the area’s best builders.

The Parade of Homes magazine with a complete list of homes open to the public will be available at www.NewBernBuilders.com a few weeks before the Parade. Printed copies of the magazine will be available in all the homes on the Parade as well as participating business and sponsor locations.



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