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Arts and Culture in New Bern

Find out what’s happening with the Arts and Culture scene in and around New Bern, North Carolina!

Beary Merry Christmas Update

Beary Merry Christmas 2018
We are only 5 weeks away from the kick off to the Christmas season in New Bern.  Our Elf Squad is making final preparations for the transformation of Bear Plaza starting the 1st of November.  With the holiday season quickly approaching I wanted to take a moment to send out a few important dates for […]
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Upcoming Halloween Themed Events

Parade of Preschoolers
There’re all kinds of things to do in and around New Bern celebrating Halloween. So far, here’s the latest line-up of events: 24th: Annual Trunk or Treat, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 309 New St. Call 252-637-4181. 26th: 18th Annual Halloween Preschool Parade, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Starts at […]
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Colorfest Hurricane Florence Relief

Colorfest Hurricane Florence Relief
First and foremost, we would like to thank the city officials, churches, non-profits, people in the community for all the work that has taken place over the weeks. It has been nothing but love to see everyone pull together and help pull the affected residents up out of a very stressful situation. No one could prepare […]
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MumFest 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

New Bern Parks and Recreation
The annual MumFest 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation, will be held on Sunday, October 14th. This flat course will begin and end at beautiful Union Point Park, located at 210 East Front Street in downtown New Bern. Day of registration begins at 6:00 a.m. The 1 Mile […]
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Bee by the River “Seasons for Quilts” Quilt Show is Rescheduled to 2019!

Bee by the River Quilt Show
The Twin Rivers Quilters guild Bee by the River “Seasons for Quilts” Quilt Show originally scheduled for October 2018 has been moved to October 25-26, 2019. Hurricane Florence significantly affected Eastern NC, specifically our members and the town of New Bern. Our venue for the show, the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center experienced extreme flooding and […]
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October Happenings Live at The City Stage

City Stage New Bern
5th: Stand up Comedy Showcase with Matt White and Friends at 7 p.m. Winner of the “2012 Port City Top Comic” and 2013 “Carolina’s Funniest Comic”, Matt White’s brand of observational humor mixed with improv and theatre elements engages audiences and leaves them giggling for days. $8 Cover Charge. 6th: Singer Songwriter Jon Shain at […]
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Twin Rivers Artists Association awards grant to Craven Partners In Education

Twin Rivers Artists Association - PIE Grant
Partners In Education was recently awarded $1,000 from Twin Rivers Artists Association to be used for grant money for art teachers in Craven County Schools. The grants are awarded to art teachers based on imaginative and creative art programs for their students. If you would like to learn how your organization can make a difference through Craven County Schools’ […]
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Mum’s the Word Exhibition

Eileen Wroe - Fireworks
Local Artwork centered around the Chrysanthemum on display at multiple locations October 3 – October 23 Craven Arts Council & Gallery in cooperation with Swiss Bear is proud to present the annual “Mum’s the Word” exhibition at various locations in downtown New Bern. This exhibition highlights local artists and the annual Mumfest. Locations displaying work […]
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Ghostwalk Goes Forward

Bill Hand - Ghostwalk
Tickets Now Available For 28 years, Ghostwalk has endured whatever mother nature sends along.  This year she sent Florence.  For many New Bernians this means much flooding and damage.  Many prayers, good wishes and offers of help continue to come in to our wonderful town.  As we all work back toward normalcy, the New Bern […]
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