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. Saturday Session April 27 from 1pm-5pm will be another fun-filled Art weekend in Bear Plaza featuring various artists demonstrating their disciplines. 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.
African American Heritage Tour Saturday, March 23, 2019 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm Tryon Palace’s African American Heritage Tour explores the history and heritage of more than 20 historic locations around downtown New Bern. New Bern served as a haven for many African Americans during the early stages of the Civil War after Union forces occupied New Bern in 1862. The city’s African American population was the majority population in the area from 1800 to the 1930s. Conditions like this allowed the African American community to thrive in New Bern. Many of the city’s houses and public buildings were built by African American craftsmen, while the city was also home to some of the oldest African American congregations in the Southeast. The Tryon Palace African American Heritage Tour will be offered March to November, with the exception of July and August. Tours begin at the Waystation, located on the corner of George and Pollock streets, at 2 p.m. Location: Meet at the Waystation Event Price $6 adults, $3 youth Contact Email: email@example.com Contact Phone: 252-639-3500
New Bern Parks and Recreation presents the 19th annual Festival of Fun on Saturday, May 4th from 10am – 4pm. This annual event will be held at Union Point Park, located at 210 E. Front Street in beautiful downtown New Bern! Enjoy a day full of arts & crafts, educational information, fun, games, great food, inflatables, kid-friendly vendors and so much more! The festival will also include entertainment provided by local performers, magicians and dance groups. This event promises fun for the entire family! For additional information, call New Bern Parks and Recreation (252) 639-2901. This event is presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation.
Let your ticket be your guide as you stroll the beautiful streets of Downtown New Bern, listening to the sounds of live music while stopping at a variety of restaurants and host businesses to taste a “bite.” At the end of the night, you will vote for your favorite “Bite of the Nite.” Tickets are $30 each. Online purchases reserve your ticket; actual tickets must be picked up at Sound Bank (1801 S. Glenburnie Road) between May 1 and May 15 (Monday – Friday 8-5). For more information, please contact Mark Gatlin at 252-646-4655 or Barb Krcmar at 252-633-1599, ext 101. Purchase your ticket to enjoy delicious bites and be ENTERED TO WIN a gift card basket to participating restaurants valued over $250! Participating Restaurants: The Chelsea Cypress Hall Blackbeard’s Triple Play Baker’s Kitchen The Kitchen on Trent MJ’s at the Isaac Taylor Garden Persimmons Restaurant Prohibition Morgan’s