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Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab
Sep 17 @ 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.

Tour begins and ends at the Waystation

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$6 adults, $3 youth
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Poetry & Literature Open Mic
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 17 @ 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.

Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live
Sep 18 @ 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
Sep 18 @ 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.

Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty’s
Sep 19 @ 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/

30 Second Rocks!
Sep 19 @ 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!!

African American Lecture Series: “World War I: What is it Good for?”
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
African American Lecture Series: "World War I: What is it Good for?" @ Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

World War I was a transformative moment in African American history. Migration, military service, racial violence, and political protest combined made World War I one of the most dynamic periods of the African American experience. The war coincided with the Great Migration, one of the largest internal movements of people in American history.

Culturally, the impacts of the Great Migration changed the impact of life for those migrating to the North, Northwest and the Northeastern parts of the United States.  Observe as we trace those steps and the impact on the nation, African American History, and life during this period while overcoming these obstacles to better their plight in a new found period of victory over oppression.

Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike
Sep 19 @ 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.

City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

Live at Persimmons!
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live at Persimmons! @ Persimmons Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States
Live music is back on the deck at Persimmons! One of our favorite restaurants is back and better than ever. 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!
Open Mic Night
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday: “Military Camp Life”
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
First Friday: “Military Camp Life” @ Cullman Performance Hall in N.C. History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Have you ever wondered what life was like in a military camp? What did soldiers do in their downtime? Join Interpretive Programs Coordinator Gary Riggs for a closer look at camp life. Event Price: $6, Foundation Members Free

Mark McKenzie Onstage
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm
Tommy Duzan
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
I Hate Hamlet
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm
I Hate Hamlet @ New Bern Civic Theatre | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. But there is trouble in paradise when his TV series is cancelled and Andrew really doesn’t want to play Hamlet. When Andrew]s agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew’s apartment. This prompts a sèance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew’s life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ago , presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor’s destiny. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.

The Switch
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home & Hearth
Sep 21 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home & 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 Waystation at 4:15 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.

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

Meet at the Waystation (Corner of George and Pollock St.)

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Garden Lecture Series – September
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Garden Lecture Series - September @ Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

“Heritage Plants of ENC & Trade Specials”

Tryon Palace and Craven County Agricultural Center will co-host the September garden lecture, “Heritage Plants of ENC & Trade Specials”. This garden lecture will focus on plants best adapted to face the weather challenges of Eastern North Carolina with a sneak peek of the plants available at the Tryon Palace Fall Plant Sale.

The lecture features Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, and Jennifer Knight, community gardener and owner of Knightscapes Enterprises, a design/ build landscape firm. Knight is also a Craven County Master Gardener. This lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.

Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout at Tryon Palace
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 10:00 am
Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout at Tryon Palace @ Tryon Palace South Lawn | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Bring the family and your camping gear for a night under the stars at our Fall 2019 Spring Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout on the Tryon Palace South Lawn to benefit the Tryon Palace Foundation.

Campers can reserve 15-foot square plots on the South Lawn for a campsite and set up for the evening. Setup begins 2:00–6:00 p.m. Saturday. The Tryon Palace Gardens and Garden Shop will remain open until dusk to allow campers to walk through the gardens, and purchase items from store.

Saturday evening activities will continue with crafts, lawn games, an All-American dinner buffet of hamburgers and hot dogs, making s’mores, a campfire sing-a-long, and a moonlit scavenger hunt in the Wilderness Garden with glow sticks.

Wake up on Sunday to a breakfast of coffee, juice, doughnuts, and fruit, followed by a family yoga session.

All camping equipment and other personal belongings must be removed by 10 a.m. Sunday.

  • Foundation Member Presale: July 8th – 12th

  • Regular Ticket Sales: July 15th

Registration requires completion of Registration Form. Incomplete forms will not be processed. No one will be admitted unless properly registered. No refunds will be given for registration fees after September 6th.

For groups of up to four guests, $50 (Tryon Palace Foundation Members)/$60 (Nonmembers). For groups exceeding five guests, $90 (Tryon Palace Foundation Members)/$100 (Nonmembers). Campsites not to exceed eight guests. Children 5 and under are free and also not part of the campsite head counts.

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