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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.

Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Tryon Palace historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht will lead a tour of the historic Jones House with a brief description of the house and then through the Tryon Palace Costume Shop on the first floor of the house. The costumer will discuss historical clothing research, the sewing techniques used in the past, and current projects for upcoming events.

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

Tour begins and ends at the Waystation

Event Price

$6 adults, $3 youth
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North Carolina Symphony Performance
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Carolina Symphony Performance @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The North Carolina Symphony Orchestra returns to Tryon Palace for its annual free concert on the picturesque South Lawn.

This concert is presented in partnership with the New Bern series of the North Carolina Symphony. Gates open at 5 p.m., performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

To enjoy music in this beautiful waterfront setting that borders the Trent River and is surrounded by beautiful gardens, Tryon Palace invites you to bring your own chairs, blankets, and dinner, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home.


In the event of rain, the back-up location is Temple Baptist Church (1500 Kingdom Way, New Bern, NC 28560)

Poetry & Literature Open Mic
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm
Poetry & Literature Open Mic @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Folks Journal and City Stage New Bern are pleased to announce their 2019 events partnership in bringing New Bern an evening of Literature & Poetry every 3rd Tuesday from 7pm-9pm. Local poet and co-founder of FOLKS Journal Meg Wethington / Meg Wethington, Poet will be your host for the evening. Authors of all genres will be given 10 minutes to read on stage using a microphone from their works. Sign up begins at 6:30. Published authors will have the opportunity to have their books available for sale- authors, please bring your books and materials you will need to be responsible for the purchase/selling of any of your books. A table will be provided for display at the front of the stage where purchases can be made. The City Stage serves as the host venue for this free FOLKS Journal event. Local food and libations are readily served at the City Stage, lending itself to a particularly special evening with the written arts in downtown New Bern.  For questions, please contact (252)617-0939.

Team Feud Trivia Night
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Team Feud Trivia Night @ Blackbeard's Triple Play | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Try your luck in a fun new twist to trivia! Team Trivia – Eastern NC and Blackbeard’s Triple Play present to you….Family Feud! Build your team and head on downtown to try your hand.

PIE Spring Luncheon
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
PIE Spring Luncheon @ Havelock | Havelock | North Carolina | United States

More than 400 educators, business leaders, community members, and elected officials will fill the Havelock Tourist and Event Center on Tuesday, June 19, 2019, for the Partners In Education Spring Luncheon. This annual event supports and recognizes teachers who won PIE Grants during the 2018-19 school year. PIE awarded over $200,000 through a variety of grants and programs during the 2018-19 school year.

Don Brinkley, President of Craven County Partners In Education’s Board of Directors, announced that the luncheon will feature Col. Todd Ferry, Commanding Officer, MCAS Cherry Point, as keynote speaker.

Doors open at 11:30 am for seating with the event beginning at Noon. Tickets are $30 per person. The Chelsea Restaurant is catering. John Bircher, attorney with White and Allen, will emcee the event. This event is open to the public.

Mr. Brinkley explains, “The luncheon is an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support of Craven County Schools, our public school educators, and administrators. PIE Grants are awarded to teachers for creative and innovative projects in Craven County Schools classrooms and to fund materials for technology, science, music, and art projects, along with supplies and books for our students.”

The mission of Craven County Schools is: Together with our families and community, Craven County Schools will educate all learners to personal, professional, and civic success through challenging and personalized instruction.

To purchase a ticket, or to learn how your organization can be a PIE sponsor, contact Darlene Brown, Executive Director, Craven County Partners In Education, at 514-6321, or or visit the PIE website at

Partners In Education is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Local Education Foundation that provides grant funding and special programs to classrooms and schools within the Craven County Schools system.

Since 1989, PIE has been changing the lives of students and families in our community by providing our educators with financial resources that enhance and reward innovative approaches to educational excellence.

Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Big Jim Kohler and Friends!

With a unique style all his own, Jim Kohler is one of the last true blues players. Having played for over 20 years with blues legends, Jim has created a killer sound that everyone will enjoy!
7:00pm – 9:00pm There is No Cover Charge
City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

Trivia Night
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Trivia Night @ The Brown Pelican | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Show off your knowledge in a number of categories. Bring a team or take on everyone by yourself. Fun and prizes from 7-8:30 pm.

African American Heritage & Cultural Center
Jun 19 @ 11:04 pm – 11:19 pm
African American Heritage & Cultural Center
An evening to celebrate the launch of The African American Heritage & Cultural Center and JUNETEENTH

Celebrate the launch of The African American Heritage & Cultural Center of New Bern. JUNETEENTH, June 19 is chosen because of its historic significance. JUNETEENTH commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The Center will work with organizations and groups to present events & programs celebrating the historic impact and progress of African American heritage and culture in Eastern North Carolina. It starts in 2019! Live Dance. Theater. Musical Performances & Concerts. Food Festivals. Family and Community Activities. Art Exhibits and Guest Artist Forums. Oral History Interviews. Storytelling. Exhibits of Personal Artifacts & Family Collections. This event welcomes all to support The Center and its events.

Ladies Night
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ladies Night @ Franklin's Antique Mall | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join us for our first ever Ladies Night! We’ll have refreshments, giveaways, and special discount offers! Our store hours will be extended until 8 pm for this one night event!

Grab a few of your girlfriends and come spend a special evening shopping around the mall!

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

30 Second Rocks!
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
30 Second Rocks! @ BrUtopia | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Think you know music?
Come prove it with our take on a traditional game! We play 30 seconds of a song, you mark the song title off on your game sheet! First three rounds, the first person to come up with a winning sheet wins a prize from the venue
1st round: A sampler flight of BrÜtopia beer.
2nd round: A Pint Glass and a BrÜtopia beer.
3rd round: A BrÜtopia beer.
For the final round, the jackpot is a blackout game, and is worth $100-$250!!

So what are you waiting for? Bring your friends and come dance, sing, and rock out to 30 Second Rocks!!

Palace Contemporaries: Summer Solstice Party
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Palace Contemporaries: Summer Solstice Party @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Come mingle with your contemporaries on the Kitchen Garden Patio. Join our Gardens Manager in the Kitchen Garden and explore the history of medicinal herbs. Learn how to prepare a delicious summer cocktail, from a professional mixologist, that will keep your Summer Solstice party energized through the longest day of the year.

Alcohol will be available for purchase at the event.

Tickets are $5 for Palace Contemporaries members and $10 for guests. Accompanying children 17 and under are free.

Moonbeam Creations and Fairy Hair will also be there creating magical hair moments for both children and whimsical adults. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

  • 10 strands = $15
  • 20 strands = $20
  • 40 strands = $40

Tickets for the “Summer Solstice” can be purchased in advance online, by calling Chris Zolenski at (252)-639-3524, or in person at the North Carolina History Center. Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event at the Metcalf Street gate from 6:00 to 6:45pm.

Attendees must either be Palace Contemporaries Members or guests of a member. Learn how you can join the Palace Contemporaries (ages 18-39) HERE! 

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, Eva M. Doyle. View Mrs. Doyle’s full biography at

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, Eva Doyle
  • 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.

Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Popular local singer Alisa Mike serenades us with jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as other classics through the years and ones in the making. Her dynamic vocal range, artistic phrasing and interaction with the audience make for a delightful evening! 7:00 PM Showtime – There is No Cover Charge – Artist Donations Encouraged Table reservations are recommended. 252.631.5122 City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

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!
Karaoke with Diane Dees
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Karaoke with Diane Dees @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

It’s karaoke night from 8-11pm! The garage doors will be open, flags will be flying, and tunes will be flowing! Come show us what you’ve got!

Open Mic Night
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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