Check out this Weekend’s Happenings in and around New Bern

Weekend Events New Bern NC

8th: ARTcrawl at Greater Good Gallery and Isaac Taylor Garden. See performances, artist exhibits, and creative demonstrations. For details call 252-649-1712

8th: ARTcrawl – Bohemian Artists of New Bern, For details call 252-649-1712

8th: ArtWalk Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at participating businesses. For details, call the Craven Arts Council at 252-638-2577

8th: ArtWalk at Fine Art at Baxters, Jewelry Trunk Show, 5:00pm – 8:00pm. For details call 252-634-9002

8th: ArtWalk Holiday Show featuring Gallery Artists at Carolina Creations Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Gallery. For details call 252-633-4369

8th: “Benefit Concert for Council of Friends of Tryon Palace”, 5:00pm at Bear Town Market, 402 S. Front St. For details call 252-637-0022

8th: Explorations: The International Film Series – Mao’s Last Dancer, 7:30pm, Orringer Auditorium at Craven Community College. For details call 252-638-7351

8th – 10th: Holiday Gift Show presented by ENC Shows, 9:00am – 4:00pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

8th – 10th: Hello Dolly, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm and Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. For details call 252-633-0567

9th: Crafting Lives: African American Artisans in New Bern 1770 – 1900, 12:30pm, North Carolina History Center. For details call 252-639-3500

9th: Cedar Grove Cemetery Tours, 4:00pm, 701 George St. presented by the Earl of Craven Questers. For details call 252-635-1374

10th: The Meanings and Representations of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamations, 12:30pm, North Carolina History Center. For details call 252-639-3500

10th: UNC’s Dr. Reginald Hildebrand to Present Lore Lecture for Historical Society, 2:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. For details call 252-638-8558

11th: Defending New Bern: Military Appreciation Day (Veterans Day), 9:00am – 5:00pm at Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center. For details call 252-639-3500

There also all kinds of fun activities to include something to do for all ages!

Visit the local Art galleries and shops to admire the vast array of art on display by local Artists.

Check out Amusements to learn about fun and games. Some examples are miniature golf, rollerskating, playing bingo, bowling, and much more!

Relieve some stress by working out at the local Fitness Centers.

Learn about New Bern’s 302 years of History by taking a professionally guided or self-tours and visit the many historical landmarks.

Spend some time at the New Bern – Craven County Library, read a book, use the computer, and better yet, take some FREE computer classes!

Get some fresh air by taking a walk in the park. Your kids will have a blast at the local playgrounds and water park. Your dog can play with others in the “dog park”. Thanks to the City of New Bern’s Parks and Recreation and Craven County Recreation and Parks there are over 20 parks, a community resource center, two recreation centers, an aquatic center complex, and a spray park in our community. They also organize numerous events and classes throughout the year.

Enjoy a Night on the Town by attending a live performance, singing Karaoke or dancing, or watching a movie at the box office.

Get back to nature by visiting Outdoor Recreation and see the hotspots for biking, boating, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting, tennis, scuba diving, etc.

Enjoy a stroll through the New Bern Farmer’s Market. The locals gather here on the weekends to shop for arts and crafts, food, and many other unique gifts. They even have live bands throughout the year.

What are you doing this weekend?

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