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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!

Should “The Podsquad” go on the Road?

New Bern Now's Podsquad
We’ve been thinking about taking New Bern Now and Beyond’s Podcast on the road for a couple of years now. We started recording in the Isaac Taylor House in 2014, thanks to Lisa Bisbee-Lentz and Mike Lentz. Last year, we relocated and went live in the Charles Tendell Studio on New Bern Live (located in […]
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2018 Visitor Impact for Craven County

New Bern Waterfront
County Spending by Domestic Visitors Increases by 4.96% to $149 Million New Bern, N.C. — Governor Roy Cooper announced today that domestic visitors to and within Craven County spent $149 million  in 2018, an increase of 4.96% from 2017. The data comes from an annual study commissioned by Visit North Carolina, a unit of the […]
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New Bern Strong Bear Town Bear Unveiled

New Bern Strong Bear
On Thursday, August 8th, CresCom Bank hosted a cookout at its Front Street branch in New Bern to unveil the New Bern Strong Bear statue. The bear was designed to show the resiliency of New Bern in its recovery from Hurricane Florence. It features the colors of a rainbow along with the cityscape and the […]
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New Bern Now and Beyond Podcast for August 8, 2019

New Bern Now Podsquad
Episode 123 Connecting you with our community as we talk about the people, places, and the latest happenings in and around New Bern! During the show we talked about community news from locals; along with businesses and nonprofits! We also went Staytrippin’, Daytrippin’, and Nighttrippin’! During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Colleen Roberts (City […]
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Believing in Education, Achievement and Responsibility (B.E.A.R) Afterschool Program

New Bern Parks and Recreation
New Bern Parks & Recreation is currently accepting for the Believing in Education, Achievement and Responsibility (B.E.A.R.) Afterschool Program. This afterschool program offers youth from kindergarten through 8th grade a combination of education, recreation, and socialization in a safe and creative atmosphere. The program picks up participants from the New Bern area elementary and middle […]
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Fun Found Around Town August 8-14, 2019

Things to do in and around New Bern NC
Live Music Options At press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm.   Thursday: August 8, 2019    Alisa Mike on stage at City Stage each Thursday 7-9 pm Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St (252) 633-2088 welcomes the music of Jason Addams aka The Mad […]
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Building Bridges with Lee Chaix McDonough

Coastal Women's Forum
Coastal Women’s Forum’s (CWF) Has a New President and a New Theme for     2019-2020 Lee McDonough didn’t pull “Building Bridges” as the theme for her year as CWF President out of thin air. It was born from her education, life experiences, and desire to reach out to others. “I believe that when we are […]
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Take Me Out to The Ball Game

New Bern Parks and Recreation
New Bern Parks and Recreation invites you to join us on a trip to Grainger Stadium for a “Down East Wood Ducks” game against the “Wilmington Blue Rocks” on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The bus leaves West New Bern Recreation Center at 4:45 p.m. and returns 45 minutes after the game ends. […]
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