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New Bern’s Outdoor Life

Enjoy the great outdoors – boating, fishing, golfing, hunting, swimming, camping, and much more in and around New Bern, North Carolina!

Happy Earth Day 2019

Mayor Dana Outlaw - Earth Day Proclamation
Today marks the 49th Anniversary of Earth Day! Earth Day was declared by Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970. Let’s reflect on his statement almost half a Century ago. He said, “Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality […]
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Bern Garden Plein Air Event

Bern Garden Plein Air Event
New event features artists creating on site at three locations 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 18th Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St Join us for the first ever Bern Garden Plein Air Event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 18th, 2019. This new event will feature artists of all mediums creating […]
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New Bern Now and Beyond Podcast for April 11, 2019

New Bern Now's Podsquad
Episode 115 Today we talked about community news from locals; along with businesses and nonprofits! We also talked about the latest happenings in and around town and went Staytrippin’, Daytrippin’, and Night Trippin’ to surrounding areas! During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society), Rich Sheridan (Crystal Coast Discovery Map), […]
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City of New Bern’s Easter Egg Hunt

New Bern Parks and Recreation
Saturday, April 13th 1 – 2 years old – Hunt starts @ 11am (1 parent may assist their child); 3 – 5 years old – Hunt starts at 11:15am (No parents may assist); 6 – 8 years old – Hunt starts at 11:30am; 9 – 12 years old – Hunt starts @ 11:45am Activities start […]
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Craven County Clean Sweep

Riverwalk - New Bern NC
Craven County Clean Sweep sponsors four annual clean up events on the first Saturdays of February, May, August and October to help keep New Bern streets and waterways free of litter. The upcoming one will be Saturday, May 4th, but if that day is not convenient, you can choose another day that fits your schedule! […]
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Five Questions for a Better Garden

River Bend Community Organic Garden - May Workshop
Whether your garden is struggling or thriving, you can always do something to improve your space. The River Bend Community Organic Garden and Education Center will present a free workshop, Five Questions for a Better Garden on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm at River Bend Town Hall. Five simple questions: where, why, what, when, how. The details of the answers […]
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4th Annual Brews & Bites to feature Hubie Tolson Air Show

Brews & Bites on the River
Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow (ACT) is thrilled to announce it will host the 4th Annual Brews & Bites on Friday, May 3 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The event will be located on the Neuse River, at the end of Broad Street, and will feature the return of New Bern’s own internationally-acclaimed stunt pilot, Hubie Tolson. Attendees will enjoy a beautiful […]
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City of New Bern Electric Department Receives Two Awards for Reliable Public Power

RP3 Award 2019
Diamond RP3® designation represents highest level of achievement The City of New Bern Electric Department recently received two awards from the American Public Power Association (APPA); one is a Certificate of Excellence in Reliability and the other is the prestigious Diamond designation as a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3). The Certificate of Excellence recognizes electric […]
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Rhone Sisters’ Story at Two Heritage Homes Tour Sites

Carrie Rhone Smith and Charlotte Rhone
April 12-13 Tour in 5 Historic Neighborhoods The Rhone sisters, Carrie and Charlotte, two of four African American sisters, spent a lifetime working to serve the community. In the New Bern Historical Society’s April 12-13 Heritage Homes Tour, you’ll see two locations connecting to their history.  The first, the Isaac Smith House on Johnson Street.  […]
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