Latest Happenings and Things to do in New Bern through June 3rd

New Bern NC

May

1st – 31st: Tryon Civitan Food Drive benefiting Religious Community Services, drop off location is the UPS Store, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-637-7500.

29th: Behind The Scenes: Museum Technology, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation.  Call 252-639-3500.

31st: Knights of Columbus “Yard Sale”, Thurs: 7:00 a.m. – 12 :00 p.m.; Fri – Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at 1125 Pine Tree Dr. Call 252-204-7700.

June

1st – 2nd: Knights of Columbus “Yard Sale”, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at 1125 Pine Tree Dr. Call 252-204-7700.

1st – 3rd: Blood Brothers, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

2nd: 2nd Annual Ride to Remember, 8:00 a.m. Presented by Alzheimer’s of Eastern North Carolina and HomePlace of New Bern Call 252-637-7133.

2nd: Coast Guard Auxiliary Basic Boating Course – How to in Boating Helps You Be Safe…and Legal, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the New Bern Yacht Club, 1206 Brices Creek Rd. 252-672-1653.

2nd: Annual Free Skin Cancer Screening, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Oncology Center on the CarolinaEast Medical Center campus. Call 252-633-8154.

3rd: New Bern Community Drum Circle, 6:30 p.m. at Union Point Park. Presented by Andrea Clements Thompson and New Bern Parks and Recreation.

There are also all kinds of things to do in and around town. To name a few, take advantage of over 20 parks and 3 recreation centers maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation and Craven County Recreation & Parks. Play disc golf at Glenburnie Park and Creekside Park, roller skate at Rollerland, go horseback riding at Equidae Farms (288-9706), or check out the Bear Towne Escape Room.

Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library for free classes, reading programs, movie rentals, etc.

Watch a movie at the Bear Town Cinema 6.

Take a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour: Cruise the Neuse Boat Tours (876-7232), Pedi-Bear Tours (649-3839), Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation (636-0716), Tugboat of New Bern Cruises (919-306-5712), and Trolley Tour (637-7316). Call New Bern Tours for more options (637-7316).

Tour the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park. It’s not only for Civil War Buffs, but it’s a perfect place to take a walk in the woods (with your dog), picnic, or sit on a bench and watch the wildlife.

Take a walk in the woods in the Croatan National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sundew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatan spans approximately 160,000 acres and is located in New Bern’s backyard. It’s a sanctuary for black bear, deer, wild turkey, quail, coyote, bald eagle, beaver, bobcat, porcupine, American alligator, red-tailed hawk, and other wildlife you may see. For maps and more information, talk to the people at the Croatan National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E (638-5628).

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