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Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm Tryon Palace Gardens, North Carolina History Center, Cullman Performance Hall
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.  
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – Jun 21 @ 11:00 am Tryon Palace Gardens
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.
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse
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/
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm North Carolina History Center
On Thursday, June 20, join us for the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Tryon Palace with guest speaker, Dr. David Dennard. 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, Dr. David Dennard 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. Issued by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, the Emancipation Proclamation stated, among other things, “That on the 1st day of January, A.D., 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall they be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free…” In Texas, Granger’s announcement was met with great celebration among the population of enslaved Africans. According to one account, “On the evening of June 19, 1865, thousands flooded the streets of Galveston, rejoicing in their newly announced freedom. The sweet smell of barbecue smoke filled the air. Dancing feet pounded the dirt roads and harmonic voices sung spirituals. This was the day, Juneteenth, that would forever commemorate African American freedom.” Juneteenth celebrations today commemorate that memorable day in 1865 Texas and emphasize the achievement of African...
Jun 20 @ 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 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Havelock Tourist & Event Center
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
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm The Garage
Come out and support a favorite local artist and get some food from  Gorhamn’s Cafe!
Jun 22 all-day Union Point Park
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
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center
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.
Jun 22 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm Union Point Park
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
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Bear Plaza
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...
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center
During National Pollinator Week, enjoy a free presentation of the movie “Disneynature – Wings of Life” in Cullman Performance Hall. This will be a great event for all families!
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm The Garage
It’s 80’s night people!! Let’s get fluorescent , break out the wigwam socks and big hair! “Dj Jazzy Tommy” doing the 80’s jams! We also are hosting for the first time McGrady Grill, yum!!🍴
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm Bank of the Arts
At the Gallery: Season Finale ​June 22, 2019 Join us for a special encore presentation of the At the Gallery series.  The 20th Century American Composer Season Finale will draw from the songbooks of all eight of this season’s preceding performances, performed by Ken Kennedy. This night promises to be a wonderful experience, allowing the audience to compare and contrast performance of the same composers’ hits by a different musicians.  ​ ​A native of North Carolina and resident of High Point, Ken Kennedy has spent his lifetime singing and playing music. As the vocalist for the Piedmont Airlines, later the US Air Jazz Orchestra, he consistently amazed audiences throughout the world in his engagements at the Grand Casino, Deauville, and Paris, France; London; Frankfurt; Wiesbaden; Konigswinter, Germany, as well as most major cities in the USA.  He sang for a distinguished audience, which included then Vice President George H. W. Bush, when the Space Shuttle Enterprise was donated to the Smithsonian Institution.  Upon the Vice President’s recommendation, he later entertained at the Southern Governors’ Conference in Charlotte.  He also sang successively before then ex-President George H. W. Bush and then First Lady Hillary Clinton at the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor Society meetings. He was the featured vocalist in the “Down Home with the Carolina Pops” tour with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, during which he performed the music of a number of North Carolina artists in styles ranging from bluegrass to jazz.  He recently was a guest artist on the stage of the Grand Ole...
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Carolina Colors Pool
Tracey Stones Productions, LLC presents Big Jim will be out singing the blues for Carolina Colors residents and their friends. Pack a snack and bring a drink. Suggested $10 donation for the band.
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm Waystation Auditorium
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.
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cullman Performance Hall
Be our guest for the first installment of our summer movies series and watch one of our favorite princess movies of all time, Beauty and the Beast (1991). This is the animated story of an arrogant young prince and his castle’s servants that fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress. She turns him into a hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father. With the help of his enchanted servants, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. Arrive between 6 p.m. and showtime for an opportunity to meet Princess Belle!
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse
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/
Jun 28 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm Vernon Blades Park
Dates:  June 28 & 29, 2019 Location:  Vernon Blades Park, 901 B Street, Bridgeton Friday times 4:30pm-9:00pm Saturday times 9:30am-4:00pm Rivermist, Band Friday night, June 28, 6:30-8:30pm The Pamlico Sound Machine, Band Saturday afternoon, June 29, 1:30-3:30pm Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at BUMC Saturday, June 29, 8:00-10:00 Blueberry Bake-Off Saturday, June 29, 11:00am-12:30pm Donnie Cox, Chief Meteorologist, News Channel 12 on site Saturday morning Lauren Arnott, Morning News Anchor, News Channel 12  on site Saturday morning Chip Chagnon, Chairman, Craven County ABC Board on site Saturday morning Silent Auction Book Sale. If anyone has books they would like to donate call Sherri LeFever 252-349-5711. Unveiling of the new playground $5 Paid parking to help support the free concerts, TriCommunity Vol. Fire Dept, and Bridgeton Christian Church Unique craft vendors, Food trucks Beer Garden (possible)  
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm Union Point Park
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.
Jun 29 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am Union Point Park
Hope For The Warriors® is excited to share HOPE with your community! Run For The Warriors® is a national race series bringing communities together to support our service members and families. Races: 1st Mile Mile Mutt Strutt 5K Furry 5K
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Bear Plaza
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...
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Tryon Palace
In 1783, North Carolina Governor Alexander Martin became the first American governor to issue a state order for celebrating the Fourth of July. Step back in time and attend one of our earliest celebrations of the Glorious Fourth! There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence done on the Palace front steps following the Fife and Drum Corps Parade down the main Allee at 11am. The 1st NC Regiment of the Continental Line will be on the South Lawn during the event and will perform a firing demonstration  directly after the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Kids will have a chance to practice using a quill pen to sign their own copy of the Declaration. We’ll have various individuals from the period (with several viewpoints from the period) roaming the grounds as well so guests can have a chance to chat with historic individuals.
Jul 4 @ 5:30 pm Lawson Creek Park
City of New Bern 4th of July Celebration Thursday, July 4th, 2019 Activities begin at 5:30 at Lawson Creek Park Live Music Food Trucks Inflatables Games & Activites Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm Coolers welcome. Do NOT bring glass, alcohol, fireworks, grills, or pets. Service animals permitted pursuant to City Ordinance Section 6-5. Bicyclists are asked to refrain from riding their bikes inside the park. This event is presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation. For information, visit us online at www.NewbernNC.gov or call 252-639-2901
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse
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/
Jul 4 @ 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!
Jul 4 @ 9:15 pm – 2:00 am Jumpin' Jive Battlefield
Let’s glow crazy for the Fourth of July!!! Come join us at Jumpin’ Jive Battlefield for a rocking glow time! This event will be jamming to the sounds of DeeVeeJay, Ricky Stylus, of Mash Up! There will be an admission fee of $10.00 per person. This is an alcohol free event and fun for all ages! Doors for this event will open at 9:15pm and party starts at 10:00pm. Will will be open as scheduled from 9am – 9pm with our regular scheduled events. At 9:15pm will open our doors and start admission for the glow party! Come ready to glow! Concessions will be available on site!
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm RiverTowne Players
Excited to announce our next show in New Bern on JULY 5th WITH Bryan Mayer!!!! Get your tickets today! Singing classic summer hits, etc! With special guest, Shannan Grace! Thank you to RiverTowne Players for teaming up with Stafford Entertainment And Talent to make this happen! Tickets at : http://bit.ly/LNCnBryanMayerTix7519 #SET
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Bear Plaza
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...
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse
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/


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