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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!

Annual Parade of Preschoolers

Parade of Preschoolers
Join New Bern Parks & Recreation’s annual Parade of Preschoolers on October 27th, at 9:30am! The preschoolers will parade down Middle Street in their favorite costumes, and conclude at Union Point Park for a fall festival.  Rain location is at West New Bern Recreation Center, located at 1225 Pinetree Drive (next to Kidsville). We welcome […]
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Enjoy this Weekend filled with Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Pumpkin Patch at Christ Church
20th: Formal Adopt-A-School Ceremony with Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 28, 10:30am in the Tucker Creek Middle School Auditorium. Call 252-514-6300. 20th: Lunch and Learn: A History of Costumes, 12:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500. 20th: Family Fall Festival, 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Saint Paul Catholic School. Call 252-633-0100. 20th: New Bern Community Drum Circle, 6:00pm […]
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Heroes & Hooligans…They Walk Among Us!

Ghostwalk 2017
New Bern Historical Society’s Ghostwalk October 26-28 It is that time of year again, and the New Bern Historical Society is preparing its 27th annual Ghostwalk, Heroes & Hooligans… They Walk Among Us!. Each Ghostwalk brings a whole new batch of characters from New Bern’s colorful and varied past to tell you their stories right […]
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Tracey Brenneman and Simon Spalding in Concert

Tracey Brenneman and Simon Spalding
Tracey Brenneman and Simon Spalding, both institutions in the New Bern music scene, will team up to perform at Trent River Coffee Company on Friday, October 20!  With an acoustic mix of covers and an occasional original, Tracey and Simon will rock the house! Tracey Brenneman was the lead vocalist for two bands in Raleigh: […]
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First Women Woodworkers Class with Shop Class LLC

Shop Class LLC
We are putting together our first woodworking class exclusively for women – Women Woodworkers I (WWI). WWI – 3 weeks, Saturday October 21 & 28, 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. (maximum of 8 registrations) Location: 406 Guion Street (the industrial area north of Historic Downtown Neighborhood, between North Craven and George Street) Registration: $180 Instructor: A. […]
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Walt Bellamy Jr. Park opens MumFest Weekend

Walt Bellamy Jr
The City of New Bern is excited to announce the opening of a new park.  Located at the intersection of Pollock, Jones, and Liberty streets, Walt Bellamy Jr. Park will officially open to the public during MumFest weekend. A special celebration is scheduled for Saturday, October 14th, at 1 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend. […]
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Join The Sanctuary Gallery for Open House

The Sanctuary Gallery
The Sanctuary Gallery will be hosting an open house on Friday, October 27th from 5 until 8pm. New Bern’s newest fine arts gallery will be featuring small works from over a dozen regional and national artists. Local painter and gallery owner Chris Wagner has collected over 100 works of art to display in the renovated […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – October 10th

New Bern and Beyond Podcast
Episode 79 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, Lisa Bisbee-Lentz, Jan Francoeur, and I talked about all kinds of positive things happening in our community of New Bern, […]
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Heroes & Hooligans…They Walk Among Us!

Ghostwalk 2017
New Bern Historical Society’s Ghostwalk: October 26 – 28 It is that time of year again, and the New Bern Historical Society is preparing its 27th annual Ghostwalk, Heroes & Hooligans… They Walk Among Us!. Each Ghostwalk brings a whole new batch of characters from New Bern’s colorful and varied past to tell you their […]
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Old Man Kelly in Concert

Old Man Kelly in Concert
Friday, October 13, Trent River Coffee Company Saturday, October14, Joslyn Hall The sound of Old Man Kelly comes broadly from the early days of American roots music: when bluesmen sang from front porches on hot afternoons: when swing bands played dances in speakeasies late into the night; when being an American troubadour was a trade. […]
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