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.
Tryon Palace Gardens, North Carolina History Center, Cullman Performance Hall
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.
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. Location: Tour begins and ends at the Waystation Event Price $6 adults, $3 youth Contact Email: email@example.com Contact Phone: 252-639-3500
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)
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.
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,...
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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 https://www.evamdoyle.com/biography/. 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.
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 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!
The New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce and WRNS are pleased to announce Nashville Recording Artist Chris Lane as the HEADLINE PERFORMER at the #RockinontheRivers Kickoff Concert for the The Great Trent River Raft Race. Also joining him will be Nashville Recording Artist Walker Hayes. Special appearance by New Bern’s Own Bryan Mayer and the Bandit Flight Team. Join us Friday, June 21st where the Two Rivers Meet at Union Point Park. ONLINE tickets are on sale NOW visit www.newbernchamber.com Limited VIP $50 / Advanced tickets $20 each / Children 6 to 15 $10 / General Admission at the gate and the week of June 16 $25 (so get your tickets early). On Saturday The Great Trent River Raft Race is back again! Folk from all over the state will grab their paddle boards, jump on their kayaks, build paddle and pedal rafts and get together with friends for a fantastic weekend of fun on the water. Design It – Build It – Race It! Click here for more details https://thegreattrentriverraftrace.com/?fbclid=IwAR1ZckSZKG1WbzpkQGfb_sFM4YwrX48lNvdAn2ZnBchWKrBya8gLAV9IsMc
9th Annual Fly-In Movie & Family Night Fun and interactive stem demonstrations and booths. Learn about engineering, weather and aerodynamics Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to watch Incredibles 2 at 7 pm on the giant screen. Free Event
Save the date for the start of a weekend of workshops and unforgettable dancing with a night of fun, vending and performances by local and regional guest dancers. Confirmed performers: Queen of the Universe Dance Troupe, Apsara Dancers NC, Chudney Raks & Raks Royale, Lisa Zahiva & Troupe, Nadia, Kalaa Bellydance, Aaliyah Jenny C KarmaDance, Emily Beamon & The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers…more to be announced! Tickets and Show info coming soon! City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Membership Fee.
The Great Trent River Raft Race is back AGAIN! In the 70’s and early 80’s there was an event…an event that drew thousands to the shore of the Trent River to watch a spectacle like no other. Hundreds of participants built homemade rafts and raced in The Great Trent River Raft Race. A couple of decades later the race is back! June 2018 saw the successful return of the race to New Bern NC – Folks from all over the State grabbed their paddle boards, jumped on their kayaks, built paddle and pedal rafts and got together with friends for a fantastic day of fun on the water! The great news is…we’re back – AGAIN for 2019! Join the fun. Design It – Build It – Race It! https://thegreattrentriverraftrace.com/ THE WEEKEND KICKS OFF FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVERS The New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce and WRNS are pleased to announce Nashville Recording Artist Chris Lane as the HEADLINE PERFORMER at the #RockinontheRivers Kickoff Concert for the The Great Trent River Raft Race. Also joining him will be Nashville Recording Artist Walker Hayes. Special appearance by New Bern’s Own Bryan Mayer and the Bandit Flight Team. Join us Friday, June 21st where the Two Rivers Meet at Union Point Park. ONLINE tickets are on sale NOW visit www.newbernchamber.com
During National Pollinator Week, join Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Apiary Beekeeper, and DJ Moran, Educator Liaison Craven-Pamlico Beekeepers Assoc & NC State Beekeepers Assoc. Master Beekeeper Prog. Committee Member, as they discuss the importance of honey bees and what becoming a beekeeper entails. This pollinator-themed lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall.
Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center
As part of the Great Trent River Raft Race, EOP will be there providing an epic water war and foam party!!!! Wear clothes that can get soaked and bring a towel….or two! The water war will run from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM. NOTE: You WILL get drenched! We will have two foam parties, each for 30 minutes: 1:00-1:30 PM 3:00-3:30 PM We even may have some SLIME!!!! If you are willing to get slimed to raise money for Relay For Life of Carteret – Craven, let us know and we will tell you how you can sign up to take the challenge!!!! You may also nominate someone to get slimed — teacher, coach, boss, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.!!!! Basically anyone who you think would be hysterical to get slimed! More information on the entire Raft Race can be found at https://thegreattrentriverraftrace.com
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. 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 – JUNE Saturday Sessions June 1: Bring a chair and sit a spell for Music Sessions! FOLKS Journal courtesy of Toyota New Bern are proud to present Local Favorite Band Sometimes Lions from 1pm-2:30pm. Swiss Bear is proud to present musician William Seymour from 3pm-5pm. June 8: Art session is from 1-5 in Bear Plaza includes jeweler Elisa Schulman, reiki master and massage therapist Catherine Ould, art demo by Claudina Madrid, intuitive...
African American Heritage Tour 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Phone: 252-639-3500