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Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm New Bern Civic Theatre
Directed by Peyton Jenkins Produced by Abigail Leffler Musical Direction by Jessica Cruz March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 7:30 pm March 17 & 24 at 2 pm Tickets (NOT including Sales Tax or Online Service Fee): Advanced: $14, Door: $16, Students & Active Duty Military w/ ID: $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling 252-633-0567 or by stopping by 412 Pollock Street T-F 10am to 4pm. The theatre box office window will open starting 1 hour prior to the start of the performance for walkup sales only. Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting https://tickets.newberncivictheatre.org.
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm Masonic Theatret
Rivertowne Players Present Hairspray The Broadway Musical Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock Street, New Bern March 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm March 10 & 17 at 3:00 pm $18 adults, $10 students Directed by Krissy Boccia Produced by Christy Hawkins
Mar 23 @ 7:00 am Union Point Park
BRIDGE RUN 2019 ​The Neuse River Bridge Run is held in 300-year-old historic downtown New Bern, offering magnificent views of the Neuse and Trent Rivers. There’s plenty to do in and around town; spend some family time touring downtown New Bern, visit Tryon Palace, paddle on the river or try one of our delicious eateries. Course distances include a half-marathon, 10K or 5K race. Participants who wish to walk may choose the 5K route only. All courses are USATF certified and runners are chip-timed. March 23rd, 2019 Race Start Times: 7:00 a.m. – Half-marathon 7:30 a.m. – 10K 8:15 a.m. – 5K *Please arrive at East Front Street start line no later than 7:45 a.m. if you are running the 5K. Race day registration and pre-registration packet pickup will close at 7:00 a.m. Please allow ample time for parking and walking to the start line. TIMING  The Bridge Run will be timed by Run the East LLC. All participants will receive a bib with a disposable timing tag attached to the back of the bib. Participants should wear the bib on their front during the duration of the race and must not bend or fold the tag. ENTRY FEES  Entry fees are non-refundable and include a race t-shirt, runners’ swag, entry into the Publix “Be Active, Be Healthy” Expo and the runners’ celebration activities.  Register online or use the registration links found here.  Registration prices can be found HERE. If registered prior to 2/20/18 racers are guaranteed a t-shirt in their...
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Tryon Palace Grounds
Natural History Day Saturday, March 23, 2019 – 10:00am to 2:00pm Celebrate the wonders of the natural world during Natural History Day at Tryon Palace. Meet an 18th century scientist and explore the campsite of a natural historian living in the wilderness. Practice your powers of scientific observation of plants and animals as you roam the grounds and gardens, and learn how 18th century science continues to inform life and biological sciences today. Location: Tryon Palace Grounds, North Carolina History Center Event Price Included with Gardens Pass or One Day Pass Contact Email: info@tryonpalace.org Contact Phone: 252-639-3500
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm New Bern Battlefield
Battlefield Adventure Day Saturday, March 23, 2019 from noon – 4 pm Harry Goodman Battlefield Adventure Day is an annual springtime event for the entire family held at the New Bern Battlefield Park, 300 Battlefield Trail.  This Saturday event is filled with learning activities and living history.  Young recruits and their parents are greeted by re-enactors from the 5th NC regiment, the 7th NC regiment, and artillery from McCullough Living History.  The newly enlisted recruits can choose to participate in practice drills or Civil War period camp activities and crafts.  They will also take part in Civil War era games and enjoy living history presentations.  A commissary lunch provided by Moore’s Barbecue will be served to the young recruits and parents.  Historical Society battlefield guides will provide an informative and entertaining walking tour of the battlefield for interested adults.  The day’s activities will conclude with an exciting mock battle re-enactment that includes the children. Battlefield Adventure Day will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019 from noon to 4 pm; check-in at 11:30.  Cost is $10 for first family member, plus $5 for each additional family member, with a $20 maximum for a family.  Pre-paid registration is required.  For more information or to register, please call 252-638-8558. Discounts for families of active duty military and those eligible for free school lunch program: $5 for first family member; $5 each additional child or adult; family max $10.  For more information or to register your child, please call 252-638-8558. This event, formerly known as Civil War Adventure Day, was renamed...
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm New Bern Civic Theatre
Directed by Peyton Jenkins Produced by Abigail Leffler Musical Direction by Jessica Cruz March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 7:30 pm March 17 & 24 at 2 pm Tickets (NOT including Sales Tax or Online Service Fee): Advanced: $14, Door: $16, Students & Active Duty Military w/ ID: $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling 252-633-0567 or by stopping by 412 Pollock Street T-F 10am to 4pm. The theatre box office window will open starting 1 hour prior to the start of the performance for walkup sales only. Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting https://tickets.newberncivictheatre.org.
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm Masonic Theatret
Rivertowne Players Present Hairspray The Broadway Musical Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock Street, New Bern March 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm March 10 & 17 at 3:00 pm $18 adults, $10 students Directed by Krissy Boccia Produced by Christy Hawkins
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Tryon Palace
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. Location: Tour begins and ends at the North Carolina History Center Event Price $6 adults, $3 youth, Free for Foundation Members Contact Email: info@tryonpalace.org Contact Phone: 252-639-3500
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm New Bern Civic Theatre
Directed by Peyton Jenkins Produced by Abigail Leffler Musical Direction by Jessica Cruz March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 7:30 pm March 17 & 24 at 2 pm Tickets (NOT including Sales Tax or Online Service Fee): Advanced: $14, Door: $16, Students & Active Duty Military w/ ID: $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling 252-633-0567 or by stopping by 412 Pollock Street T-F 10am to 4pm. The theatre box office window will open starting 1 hour prior to the start of the performance for walkup sales only. Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting https://tickets.newberncivictheatre.org.
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am Fire Headquarters
New Bern Fire-Rescue and the Muscular Dystrophy Association are teaming up for a fire truck pull! Grab your 6 person team & sign up today by calling (252) 639-2931. Participants are encouraged to wear a creative team shirt or costume. Prizes will be awarded!
Mar 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm North Carolina History Center
Join New Bern Get Your Color On for a FREE carnival themed event inside the NC History Center for all kinds of fun including live entertainment, food trucks, face painting, photo booth, games, activities and an awesome raffle where 100% of proceeds directly benefit the cancer patients in our community. A Carnival of Colors will celebrate hope for those fighting, the strength of caregivers, friends and family and the legacies of those we have lost to cancer.
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm New Bern Civic Theatre
Directed by Peyton Jenkins Produced by Abigail Leffler Musical Direction by Jessica Cruz March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 7:30 pm March 17 & 24 at 2 pm Tickets (NOT including Sales Tax or Online Service Fee): Advanced: $14, Door: $16, Students & Active Duty Military w/ ID: $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling 252-633-0567 or by stopping by 412 Pollock Street T-F 10am to 4pm. The theatre box office window will open starting 1 hour prior to the start of the performance for walkup sales only. Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting https://tickets.newberncivictheatre.org.
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm Orringer Auditorium New Bern CCC Campus
A Sony platinum artist, motivational speaker, and 18-time Paralympic gold medalist, Ronan Tynan is a member of the Irish Tenors. He has performed for Presidents, two Popes, and at the National Memorial Day Concert. Those who attend his concerts are mesmerized by the stirring beauty of his music.
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tryon Palace
Join us on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 to celebrate Tryon Palace’s 60th Anniversary with a special anniversary celebration tour! Visitors to the Governor’s Palace will catch a glimpse at 1959 New Bern as costumed interpreters bring to life the excitement of Tryon Palace’s grand opening celebration. In the Council Chamber, meet Mrs. Kellenberger as she shares the story of how original blueprints were discovered along with detailed descriptions on how certain items in the Palace were purchased. Then wander over to the Dining Room where Miss Carraway will be training a new hostess. Tours are included with your One-Day Pass. Visit our 60th Anniversary page to learn more about how we’re celebrating this great Tryon Palace anniversary! Location: Governor’s Palace Event Price Included with One-Day Pass Contact Email: info@tryonpalace.org Contact Phone: 252-639-3500
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tryon Palace
Join us on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 to celebrate Tryon Palace’s 60th Anniversary with a special anniversary celebration tour! Visitors to the Governor’s Palace will catch a glimpse at 1959 New Bern as costumed interpreters bring to life the excitement of Tryon Palace’s grand opening celebration. In the Council Chamber, meet Mrs. Kellenberger as she shares the story of how original blueprints were discovered along with detailed descriptions on how certain items in the Palace were purchased. Then wander over to the Dining Room where Miss Carraway will be training a new hostess. Tours are included with your One-Day Pass. Visit our 60th Anniversary page to learn more about how we’re celebrating this great Tryon Palace anniversary! Location: Governor’s Palace Event Price Included with One-Day Pass Contact Email: info@tryonpalace.org Contact Phone: 252-639-3500
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Downtown New Bern
ArtWalk is a fun, casual celebration of art and community in downtown New Bern, held every second Friday of each month . It begins at 5pm and usually goes till 8pm–but on warm summer nights, it has been known to go on until 10 o’clock. You’re invited to stroll along the sidewalks, drop in on shops and galleries, and dine at one of many fine restaurants and lively taverns on your way.
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Union Point Park
PLACE Union Point Park 210 E. Front St New Bern, NC US 28560 DESCRIPTION Race Description/Details: How does the event support Easter Seals UCP? Easter Seals UCP is the host of The Great Glow Run 5K race. 100% of proceeds go directly to support programs in Craven, Carteret, Pamlico, Jones, Onslow and Pitt Counties, benefiting our local communities. • Money is raised through registration and promotional sponsorships. • SPONSORS help offset the costs of hosting the event and contribute to the overall experience of our participants. • TICKET SALES for registration allow runners the fun and excitement of being part of the experience, while also contributing to a local community cause that they care about. Benefit & Impact • Easterseals UCP is a community-based non-profit, and a lifelong partner to children, adults and families overcoming disabilities and mental health challenges. • Easterseals UCP provides a broad range of supportive services: foster care and adoption; inclusive therapeutic child care facilities; in-home therapies for youth and families; supported employment training and placement; independent living supports; mental health treatment, crisis intervention; and more! • Easterseals UCP works side by side with children, adults, and families who are managing disabilities and mental health challenges. We serve as a nurse, a therapist, a social worker, a job counselor, a teacher, a psychologist, a caregiver, and a compassionate friend all rolled into one. The mission at Easterseals UCP is to help individuals with disabilities live, learn, work and play in our communities. Registration Fees/Dates/Categories: For the...
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm Bank of the Arts
At the Gallery: Willie Nelson April 27, 2019 Born in the Great Depression and raised by his grandparents, Willie Nelson wrote his first song at the age of 7 and joined his first band at 10. After a rocky start in the music field, Nelson left RCA records in 1972 with the intention of retiring from music. Moving the Austin, Texas, Nelson was rejuvenated by the hippie music scene there and returned to recording under Atlantic Record in the outlaw country style. Finally achieving success with the album Shotgun Willie, Nelson would become of the biggest names in country. Nicknamed the “Red Headed Stranger” after the song and album of the same name, Nelson has released sixty-eight studio albums, and earned induction in the County Hall of Fame, the Agricultural Hall of Fame for his Farm Aid benefits, and a Library of Congress Gershwin Award. Hit’s include “Crazy, ” “Family Bible,” and “Shotgun Willie.” Blue Cactus makes country music for people who think they don’t like country music and people who love what country music used to be. Based out of Chapel Hill, NC, Blue Cactus is led by Steph Stewart and Mario Arnez who create songs that range from gritty honky-tonk to heartbreaking balladry. Coming off the release of their self-titled debut album, Blue Cactus has toured up and down the east coast, breathing life into the future of “modern classic country”and receiving praise from music critics across the nation. Inspired by the iconic vocal harmonies of the Everly Brothers and dynamic...
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Persimmons Restaurant
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!
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Tryon palace
Join Tryon Palace’s Military Interpretive Units Coordinator Gary Riggs for a look into medical history during the Civil War, including practices and procedures in camp and on the battlefield. Location: Cullman Performance Hall in N.C. History Center Event Price $6, Foundation Members Free Contact Email: info@tryonpalace.org Contact Phone: 252-639-3500
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Downtown New Bern
ArtWalk is a fun, casual celebration of art and community in downtown New Bern, held every second Friday of each month . It begins at 5pm and usually goes till 8pm–but on warm summer nights, it has been known to go on until 10 o’clock. You’re invited to stroll along the sidewalks, drop in on shops and galleries, and dine at one of many fine restaurants and lively taverns on your way.
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Persimmons Restaurant
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!
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tryon Palace
Experience the excitement of a busy colonial market during a militia muster with historic craft demonstrations and costumed interpreters. Enjoy the pageantry of the colonial Fife and Drum Corps, watch as the militia practice their drills, and observe live firing demonstrations by the 1st NC Regiment of the Continental Line. Location: Tryon Palace Grounds Event Price Included in One Day Pass and Gardens Pass Contact Email: info@tryonpalace.org Contact Phone: 252-639-3500
May 18 @ 7:00 pm Bank of the Arts
At The Gallery: Stephen Sondheim May 18, 2019 Mentored by none other than Oscar Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim would go on to become one of the best known names in musical theater, winning eight Tony Awards, an Academy Award, eight Pulitzers, a Grammy, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His best known works as composer and lyricist include “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Into the Woods,” among others. He also wrote the lyrics for “West Side Story” and ” Gypsy.” Hits include “Pretty Women,” “Everybody Ought the Have a Maid,” and “Maria.” Andrea Owens is a singing, songwriting, actress and fiber artist.  A native of Rockport, Massachusetts, she studied dramatic arts and vocal performance at Emerson College in Boston and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Recently she was the Managing Director of Ratio Theatre Company, where she was also a member of the acting ensemble and was featured in the casts of Let’s Fly Away, Songs for a New World, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Side by Side by Sondheim.  Most recently Andrea played the role of Abuela Claudia in New Bern Civic Theater’s production of In the Heights. ​Judy Harrison has performed with the Ratio Theatre’s “Side by Side by Sondheim,” “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris,” and “Songs for a New World” programs.  Judy first came to the Old North State as a graduate student.  While at UNC-Chapel Hill she was keyboardist with the...
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Tryon Palace
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. Location: Tour begins and ends at the North Carolina History Center Event Price $6 adults, $3 youth, Free for Foundation Members Contact Email: info@tryonpalace.org Contact Phone: 252-639-3500
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tryon Palace
Tryon Palace will offer free admission to all active duty and military veterans, and their dependents and minor children in honor of Memorial Day. Since Tryon Palace is closed to the public on Mondays, the free admission will be granted on Sunday, May 26. This free admission will include the Governor’s Palace, historic homes, North Carolina History Center, and 16 acres of gardens. Military ID or proof of service is required for free admission. Location: Tryon Palace, North Carolina History Center Event Price Free Admission with Proof of Service Contact Email: info@tryonpalace.org Contact Phone: 252-639-3500
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Persimmons Restaurant
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!
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Creekside Park
COASTAL WOMEN’S SHELTER PRESENTS: The 21st Annual Run For Shelter CWS would like to invite you to celebrate our 21st Annual Run for Shelter 5K 10K & 1 Mile race/walk fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Creekside Park! Our 5K and 10K route is perfect for families, strollers, leashed dogs, and competitive runners. Both the 5K and 10K are open to timed. Our 1 mile fun run is perfect for adults looking for a smooth stroll and for kids to dash away! PARTICIPANTS OF THE RACE WILL ENJOY: Running on a USATF Certified Course Professional race timing provided by Run The East- Run The East has been timing races for over 15 years and bring their experience plus reliable and proven RFID technology to every race they time. Inflatable start/finish line arch to enhance the look of you running over the finish line Live results TV with scrolling results, providing instant results to you the runner. Electronic timing Shoe Tags. Awards list and posting results on-site, as well as online. Runners can receive results via e-mail and/or text messaging. Same day registration from 7 AM- 7:45 AM Carolina Bagel Company Bagels Fresh Fruit- Bananas Morning coffee to speed you up Bottled Water Metals for winners in each category Included T-Shirt Stroller Friendly & Family Friendly run/walk Form A Team! – Team discounts are automatic Student discount Pricing Proceeds Benefit Victims living a life free from domestic violence SUPPORTING BUT NOT RUNNING? We have you covered! T-Shirts can be...
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Persimmons Restaurant
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!
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Downtown New Bern
ArtWalk is a fun, casual celebration of art and community in downtown New Bern, held every second Friday of each month . It begins at 5pm and usually goes till 8pm–but on warm summer nights, it has been known to go on until 10 o’clock. You’re invited to stroll along the sidewalks, drop in on shops and galleries, and dine at one of many fine restaurants and lively taverns on your way.


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