5th: Jonkonnu Workshop, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.
5th: Behind The Scenes: Costume Shop, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.
5th: Nexus Poet’s presents Poetry Open Mike with Katie Bowler Young, 7:30 p.m. at New Bern Arts and Wellness Center, 919 Broad St.
7th: Coastal Women’s Forum Annual Hat Social and Dinner Meeting, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m at the New Bern Golf and Country Club.
7th: Dine Out United Pamlico presented by the United Way of Coastal Carolina. Dine at a local restaurant and 10% of the cost of your meal will be donated to support Hope Clinic, Promise Place and HeartWorks. Call 252-637-2460.
7th: Finding Nemo – Summer 2018 Children’s Movies Series, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3524.
8th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577.
8th: ARTcrawl presented by the Greater Good Gallery, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Isaac Taylor House and Gardens, and numerous locations in Downtown New Bern.
8th: June Art Walk at the Community Artists Gallery & Studios, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 504 S. Front St.
8th: Uncorked – A Wine Tasting, 5:00 p.m. at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern. Call 252-514-2553.
8th: 8th Annual Fly-In Movie and Family Night: Ferdinand, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. Call 252-444-4348.
8th: Bern Summer Blast, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the New Bern Farmers Market. Presented by the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 252-637-3111.
8th: Movie At The Park: Disney’s Zootopia, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Union Point Park. Presented by Two Rivers Church. Call 252-633-2830.
8th – 10th: Blood Brothers, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.
9th: Patriot Golf Day Fundraiser benefiting the Folds of Honor Foundation at The Emerald Golf Club. Call 252-633-4440 ex 228.
9th: For The Fighters 22 Benefit featuring Peace Soldier, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at VFW Post #2514. Call 252-637-9222.
10th: Sunday Serenade with Alisa Mike, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Circa 1810 Bar, Harvey Mansion. Call 252-635-3232.
There are also all kinds of things to do in and around town. To name a few, take advantage of over 20 parks and 3 recreation centers maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation and Craven County Recreation & Parks. Play disc golf at Glenburnie Park and Creekside Park, roller skate at Rollerland, go horseback riding at Equidae Farms (288-9706), or check out the Bear Towne Escape Room.
Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library for free classes, reading programs, movie rentals, etc.
Visit the New Bern Farmers Market and support our farmers, artists, and numerous vendors by shopping local! You’ll find fruits, vegetables, plants, baked goods, crafts, numerous handmade items, and more! Hours: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For details call 252-633-0043.
Watch a movie at the Bear Town Cinema 6.
Take a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour: Cruise the Neuse Boat Tours (876-7232), Pedi-Bear Tours (649-3839), Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation (636-0716), Tugboat of New Bern Cruises (919-306-5712), and Trolley Tour (637-7316). Call New Bern Tours for more options (637-7316).
Tour the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park. It’s not only for Civil War Buffs, but it’s a perfect place to take a walk in the woods (with your dog), picnic, or sit on a bench and watch the wildlife.
Take a walk in the woods in the Croatan National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sundew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatan 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 Croatan National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E (638-5628).
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