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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!

Holiday Performances and Workshops at Bank of the Arts

Tracey Brenneman
Extended Hours and Events for the Holiday Season Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to announce special hours, performances, and workshops for the 2017 holiday season. These events are meant to provide the public with free, open events that celebrate and unwind the holiday season while enriching the cultural atmosphere of New Bern. Craven […]
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Fun-Filled Weekend of Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Holiday Events New Bern
1st – Dec 24th: Beary Merry Christmas throughout Downtown New Bern. Visit for detailed event information. 8th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577. 8th: ARTcrawl presented by the Greater Good Gallery, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Isaac Taylor House and Gardens, and […]
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New Bern Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Where to Retire
New Bern, NC, has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The city is profiled in the January/February 2018 issue, available nationwide on Dec. 12. Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said New Bern possesses qualities important to […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – December 4th

New Bern Now Podsquad
Find out the latest information about our beautiful and happening town of New Bern and Beyond. Beyond, meaning our travels throughout Eastern North Carolina. During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Susan Moffat-Thomas, Rich Sheridan, Colleen Roberts, and I talked about all kinds of positive things happening in our community of New Bern, NC! Listen […]
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Awards Presented to Gingerbread Contest Winners

Gingerbread House Awards
The New Bern Historical Society presented the awards to its first Gingerbread House Contest winners at the recent Beary Merry Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown New Bern. First place and runner up awards were presented in three divisions:  Youth, Adult, and Professional.  The winners and prizes were Youth:  Runner-up $50 and pottery award to Cole […]
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Director’s Gallery: Elaine Varley

Craven Arts Council and Gallery
Local wildlife photographer to exhibit at Bank of the Arts Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present the work of Elaine Varley in the Director’s Gallery for the month of December. A Craven County native, Elaine’s work focuses on wildlife and landscapes. Craven Arts Council and Gallery will host an opening reception during […]
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Weekend Packed with Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend Events New Bern
1st: Bell Tower and Honor Garden Dedication and Chamber Ribbon Cutting, 1:00pm at the New Bern Fireman’s Museum. Call 252-637-3111. 1st: Ladies Only Holiday Sip and Shop, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Mitchell Hardware. (Bring in “Mac & Cheese” and/or “Spaghettios” and receive 10% off your purchase on Dec 1st.- benefiting RCS). Call 252-638-4261. 1st: “Treasure Seeker” A Community […]
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Medieval Games Workshop – Oblong Chess

Medieval Games Bear's Lair
Simon Spalding and Bear’s Lair Games are offering a fourth Medieval Games Workshop, featuring the Persian chess variant “Oblong Chess”, on Sunday afternoon December 3. The workshop is free, and is open to anyone and everyone.  Historical games are fun for historical reenactors, strategy game lovers, SCA members, Renaissance Festival performers, and anyone who enjoys […]
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December Happenings Live at The City Laundry

Live at The City Laundry
Wednesdays Pub Trivia with Austin Vaquilar. Pub Trivia every Wednesday Night at 7pm! Come and test your Trivia skills for an opportunity to win great prizes and have fun with friends! It’s all about bringing people together! The kitchen at Live will be cooking up some great compliments for an evening of fun. December 1st: […]
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19th Annual Cookie Walk

19th Annual Cookie Walk
Saturday, December 16 from 10am – 1pm  Christ Episcopal Church is once again holding the Annual Cookie Walk 311 Middle Street New Bern. There will be homemade cookies, pastries, pastries, delicious edibles, and other desserts. Enjoy specialty items along with hostess trays for sale. There will also be: The craft table will display homemade gifts, just […]
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Giving Tuesday Celebration Video

Giving Tuesday 2017
What a beautiful day to celebrate #GivingTuesday with the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce’s Non-profit Council, Craven County Non-profits, businesses, and supporters! Special thanks to Tharesa Lee, with the Chamber’s Non-profit Council for organizing the Kickoff event at Union Point Park! The New Bern GIV3’s Initiative is “Time, Talent, Treasures”. Meet the executives, board […]
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“Around the World in 80 Carols”

Simon Spalding - 80 Carols
Simon Spalding offers a new spin on the season: holiday music played on international instruments! Simon Spalding plays Trent River Coffee Company on Thursday, December 21, presenting “Around the World in 80 Carols”. The concert features musical instruments from around the world.  Each instrument will be heard in a seasonal carol or song.  The program […]
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Send us your information for Ledger Magazine – Deadline December 18th

Ledger Magazine
Send us your community announcements, events, and other information that you want to share with local residents and visitors to be included in New Bern Now’s 1st Quarter Ledger Magazine (January  – March 2018). Deadline for submissions is December 18th. Reach prospective customers/clients by becoming an advertiser or sponsor. We offer opportunities like no other community […]
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