UPDATE: Please note, we re-scheduled the upcoming Community BBQ lunch to September 25th from 11am – 12:30pm at Glenburnie Park!
When we started out, we wanted to create an atmosphere for people to meet new people and see old friends. We also wanted to visit New Bern and Craven County Parks so people can see our beautiful parks. Occasionally we host it at a local business, so stayed tuned to New Bern Now’s Facebook page.
We decided to put out a donation jar for people to write down their favorite local charity and donate a dollar. Before we knew it, people were donating much more to include $20 bills. All the money went to the local charity that was drawn at the end of each BBQ.
We grill Buffalo wings and hotdogs (chicken or beef) along with other things. Join us for some pulled pork, coleslaw, and other fixings. We’ve been pleasantly surprised as some people contribute their special dishes for everyone to enjoy.
You don’t have to donate or bring anything. All we ask is that you bring your own beverage. It’s a free community gathering. People show up in business attire to casual wear to include shorts and t-shirts. We don’t have any rules and you won’t see any cliques as people seem to mingle with everyone.
The only request is to let us know if you’re joining us by responding on New Bern Now’s Facebook page, sending us an email, or calling 252-638-6858. We want to make sure we have enough food for everyone!
Tell us what you think by commenting below or sending an email.
We hope to see you there!