Join us for the 49th Anniversay of Earth Day Celebration and After Party in Downtown New Bern!

Earth Day New Bern 2019Come out for a fun afternoon of learning and eco-friendly kids arts and crafts on Saturday, April 20th from 1 – 4 p.m. at the corner of Craven and S. Front Streets in the vacant lot next to Mitchell Hardware.

The After Party will be hosted by the North Carolina Music Zone and the Brown Pelican held from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Brown Pelican with live music by the Carolina Swamp Dogs and the Neuse River Ramblers!

We’re kicking off the celebration with the reading of the Earth Day Proclamation by Mayor Dana Outlaw at 1 p.m. Please know that we;re celebrating Earth Day early as it’s officially on April 22.

Special thanks to New Bern Parks and Recreation for partnering with New Bern Now to present New Bern Earth Day 2019!

Our goal is to bring people together for a fun, learning experience about our local ecosystem and discover how we can all become more socially-conscious.

We want to start the conversation and spread awareness of how we can take steps to “Refuse, Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”.

Meet organizations who are making a difference in the preservation and conservation of our local environment. Your children will have fun with eco-conscious activities hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Plains with materials sponsored by U. S. Cellular.

You’ll also be given a map highlighting participating Downtown Businesses.

Enjoy giveaways! Both at the event and at participating businesses!

Participating Downtown Businesses:

Carolina Creations – Recycled Art Exhibit, 317-A Pollock St., 252-533-4369

Hanna House Bed & Breakfast – Beekeeping, Tesla Charging Station, and Water Reuse System Exhibits, 218 Pollock St., 252-635-3209

– Living Well Down East – Explore Healthy Living and Giveaways, 309 Middle St., 252-637-0011


Carolina Nature Coalition, 252-626-5100

– Coastal Environmental Partnership, 252-633-1564

– Young Living Essential Oils by Dona Baker, 252-672-5933

New Bern Parks and Recreation, 252-639-2901

NC Sierra Club – Croatan Group

Trent Woods Garden Club, 252-288-4846

One Million Goal

Veterans Employment Base Camp

Note: Confirmation of additional exhibitors and participating businesses is pending and the information will be published soon!

Special thank you:

– Volunteer Members of the Earth Day Planning Committee and day of Volunteers

– Artist Chris Wagner of The Sanctuary Gallery for creating the artwork for New Bern’s Earth Day

Please let us know if you have any questions by calling 252-259-6853 or sending us an email.

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