This traveling exhibit commemorates the bicentennial of President Monroe’s southern tour, highlighting his visits from Virginia south to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, and west to Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. Modern-day presidents are readily recognizable by almost every American. This was not true two hundred years ago. Monroe’s predecessors rarely traveled, and there was, of course, no mass media continually broadcasting the president’s image or the sound of his voice. Monroe’s 1819 tour was a follow-up to his highly successful northern tour in 1817. Americans came out by the thousands, thrilled by the opportunity to see the president, and newspapers across the country gave day-by-day accounts of his progress. Political differences were forgotten as Americans of both parties joined together in a grand celebration of the presidency, marked by parades, speeches, dinners, balls, receptions, and concerts.
Gateway Gallery in the North Carolina History Center
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.
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.
Learn about flight science, air pressure, and lift in a way you never have before during this engaging mix of science and storytelling. Free! This event is open to children of all ages. To register for this event or for more information, call the Youth Services Department 252-638-7815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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/
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!!
The Chicago Defender has long served as one of the most recognized voices of African Americans. When mainstream newspapers did not cover the Black Experience, The Chicago Defender was there! Founded by Robert S. Abbott on May 5, 1905, The Chicago Defender hired their first full-time paid employee, J. Hockley Smiley in 1910. With Smiley’s help, the Defender attracted national audiences and addressed issues of national scope. The Defender had more freedom to denounce issues outright, and its editorial position was very militant, attacking racial inequities head on. Sensationalistic headlines, graphic images, and red ink were utilized to capture the reader’s attention and convey the horrors of lynching, rapes assaults, and other atrocities affecting African Americans. Presenters: Actor/Historian/News reporter Thomasi McDonald will demonstrate how The Chicago Defender became “A Beacon of Hope” for decades of African Americans fleeing the south.
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 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!
On Friday, July 19, The Fifes and Drums of York Town will be performing on the Tryon Palace grounds. At 11:30 a.m., The Fifes and Drums of York Town will begin their march down the Grand Allée to the Tryon Palace South Lawn for their performance. The Fifes and Drums of York Town was formed for the American Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. Today they continue their mission to recruit youth between the age of 10 and 18 and train them in the rudiments and drill of 18th Century field music. A typical performance season consists of approximately 80 shows, many of which are conducted for the National Park Service and York County, as well as various historic venues along our Eastern seaboard including Mount Vernon, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Valley Forge Pennsylvania, West Point, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts. Our members dress in period uniforms. The goal of all members is to promote into the Senior Corps and wear the red regimental uniform reminiscent of the uniform worn by 18th century musicians who served in the Continental Army in Yorktown, Virginia…where Freedom was Won! Learn more about The Fifes and Drums of York Town HERE! Location: Tryon Palace South Lawn Event Price Included with your purchase of a One-Day, Gardens, or Galleries Pass. Contact Email: email@example.com
Come hang out at the Patio Party. Enjoy cold beer, great dogs, and games. We have cornhole, yard jenga, and beer pong. MOTHER EARTH BREWERY will be here with some great beer $5 pints and with every Mother Earth beer purchase receive a raffle ticket for some awesome Mother Earth swag.
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.
July 12, 13, 19, 20 @ 7:30pm, July 14, 21 @ 2:00pm, 2019 Marie Antoinette chronicles the reign, removal, and eventual beheading of France’s most infamous queen. The retelling of France’s iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette, comes to life on the NBCT stage with mile high wigs and extravagant dresses. The story follows Marie from her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and the fall of Versailles. Join The Saax Bradbury Players as Marie Antoinette delivers one of history’s most famous quotes. At some point around 1789, when being told that her French subjects had no bread, Marie Antoinette supposedly sniffed, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” — “Let them eat cake.” Rated PG-13 for language and adult content. TICKETS: (Excluding Sales Tax or Online Service Fee) Advance: $16; Door: $18; Students & Active Duty Military: $10.
Brush up on your vocal skills and get ready to take center stage at City Stage! Everyone is a star tonight! Join Fox Feltman with BTA Entertainment for a night of fun with friends! There is no Cover Charge! This is a General Admission event. City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.
Men, Women and Junior will compete in semi contact Muay Thai Sparring and win nice awards! There are no knockouts but the action is fast and exciting! Register online now and save or pay at the door between 9:AM and 11:AM. Rules at 11:30 and competition starts at Noon. For Questions, contact Kru Pol at firstname.lastname@example.org or Johnny Davis at (843)773-1005. $35 advance fighter registration – $45 at the door- Add $5 Credit Card Fee. Thanks more information visit; https://www.akpromotions.org/
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! Location: Meet at the Waystation (Corner of George and Pollock St.) Event Price $15 Contact Email: email@example.com Contact Phone: 252-639-3500
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 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 July 20 Charlie Duzan, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite, sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern Joe Woodson and The Bean Trees featuring Paul Rosenberg and Art Champagne, 3pm-5pm, NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc August 3 Pete Pawsey, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite, sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern Double H Bluegrass, 3pm-5pm, NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc August 17 Wiregrass, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite, sponsored...
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 Waystation 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 4:15 p.m., featuring the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office and Garden. Learn more about the new tour and “Outlander Tour Bundles” here! Location: Meet at the Waystation (Corner of George and Pollock St.) Event Price $15 Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Phone: 252-639-3524