Things to do in and around New Bern: September 19 – 27, 2019

Arts Around Town

Ben Watford - Facejugs

Ben Watford’s facejug pottery in the Greater Good Gallery

20th – 22nd: I Hate Hamlet at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Sponsored by the Law Offices of Oliver & Cheek.

21st: At the Gallery: McCartney and Lennon at the Bank of the Arts. Presented by the Craven Arts Council and Gallery.

27th – 29th: Disney “Alice in Wonderland” JR at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players.

Community Engagement

Lawson Creek Park

21st: Badge, Faith, and Community at Lawson Creek Park.

22nd: Belt Sander Drag Race and Chili Cook-off. Presented by Shop Class, LLC.

23rd: Medicare 101 in the MERCI Clinic Reception Area. Hosted by MERCI Clinic in partnership with the Eastern Carolina Council Agency on the Aging.

Sept 26th – Oct 6th: Craven County Fair at the Craven County Fairgrounds.

27th: Date Night Movies in the Park: The Wedding Singer at Union Point Park. Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation.

Step Back in Time

Entrance to New Bern Battlefield Park

20th: Justice Paul Newby to Present “Recovering History – The Undercover Sting Operation that Recovered North Carolina’s Copy of the U.S. Bill of Rights” at the North Carolina History Center.

21st: Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander and Outlander Home and Hearth at the Tryon Palace Waystation.

21st: Garden Lecture Series at the North Carolina History Center.

21st – 22nd: Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout on Tryon Palace’s South Lawn.

24th: Behind the Scenes: Gardens at the Tryon Palace Waystation.

27th: 6th Annual Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament on Tryon Palace’s South Lawn.

On the Big Screen

Bruin Theater 2500 Neuse Blvd., enccinemas.com

Bear Town Cinema 6: 2806 Trent Rd., 252-638-1820 beartowncinema.com

Around Town…

Having fun

Check out the New Bern-Craven County Library! They have a lot fun programs, events, and resources! They offer childrens programs, computer usage and technology workshops, book clubs, writer’s workshops, open mic night, live music, childrens theatre, movie screenings and rentals, meeting rooms, historical and genealogy research, and much more! Call 252-638-7800.

Looking for live music? Visit the New Bern Music Calendar Facebook page created by Bob and Joanne Friedman.

Check out Jungle Jump of New Bern – it’s an indoor bounce arena with an obstacle course and arcade games, 252-772-3742

Go skating at Rollerland, 252-633-3804

Solve a mystery at the Bear Towne Escape Room, 919-288-4764

Axe Throwing? Check out Beary The Hatchet, 252-634-2933

Take flight with ParaFlight, 703-963-7389.

Do you prefer ballroom dancing? Visit the Rivertowne Ballroom, 252-637-2003.

Take advantage of over 20 parks and recreation facilities maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation. 252-639-2901.

Introduce your dog(s) to new friends or just let them run around at the Down East Dog Park at Glenburnie Park, please know that you need to register first and receive the gate code before you can enter, 252-639-2901

Craven County Recreation & Parks. 252-636-6606.

New Bern Farmer’s Market is open for business Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop, shop and enjoy the day meeting our vendors.

Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library as they have a lot of fun programs, events, and resources! They offer children’s programs, computer usage, and technology workshops, book clubs, writer’s workshops, open mic night, live music, children’s theater, movie screenings, and rentals, meeting rooms, historical and genealogy research, and much more! 252-638-7800.

Learn more about our town by taking a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour:

– Cruise The Neuse Boat Tour, 252-876-7232

– African American Heritage Tour, Architectural Walking Tour, Churches & Cemeteries Tour, Historic Homes Tour, or Revolutionary War Heritage Tour.

– Bear Town Bears self-guided tour

– New Bern’s Civil War Battlefield Park. 252-638-8558

– Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation. 252-636-0716

– Trolley Tour, 252-637-7316.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Take a walk in the woods in the Croatian National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sun-dew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatian 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 Croatian National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E, 252-638-5628.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if we’re missing something by sending us an email or call 252-259-6853.

Wendy Card

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