Things to do in and around New Bern: Oct 10 – 17, 2019

City Hall Clock Tower by Dave Cowles
City of New Bern on a cloudy morning – New Clock on City Hall (Photo by: Dave Cowles)

Arts Around Town

11th: “Before Your Last Breath” Meet the Author – Jilliana Raymond, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at The Next Chapter Books & Art.

Community Engagement

11th – 13th: Fall Garden Lover’s Weekend on Tryon Palace’s Grounds. Call 252-639-3500.

11th – 13th: MUMFEST 2019 in Downtown New Bern. Presented by Swiss Bear. Call 252-288-9825.

12th: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Craven Community College, 800 College Ct in New Bern. Call 252-636-6659 and at The Pamlico County Courthouse on Highway 55 in Bayboro. Call 252-745-4240.

15th: “How My Hearing Loss Made Me a Superhero!”, 11:00 a.m. at McCarthy Court Apartments. Presented by the Hearing Loss Association of America, New Bern Chapter. Call 252-626-6864.

Step Back in Time

10th: Lunch & Learn: The Last POW by Steve Tyson, 11:30 a.m. at The Chelsea Restaurant. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

11th – 12th: Fall Heritage Plant Sale, 2:00 p.m. at The Dave’s House – Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3500.

15th: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop, 2:00 p.m. at the Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

On the Big Screen

Bruin Theater 2500 Neuse Blvd.,

Bear Town Cinema 6: 2806 Trent Rd., 252-638-1820

Around Town…

Check out the New Bern-Craven County Library! They have a lot fun programs, events, and resources! They offer Children’s programs, computer usage and technology workshops, book clubs, writer’s workshops, open mic night, live music, children’s theatre, movie screenings and rentals, meeting rooms, historical and genealogy research, and much more! Call 252-638-7800.

Looking for live music? Visit the New Bern Music Calendar Facebook page created by Bob and Joanne Friedman.

Check out Jungle Jump of New Bern – it’s an indoor bounce arena with an obstacle course and arcade games, 252-772-3742

Go skating at Rollerland, 252-633-3804

Solve a mystery at the Bear Towne Escape Room, 919-288-4764

Axe Throwing? Check out Beary The Hatchet, 252-634-2933

Take flight with ParaFlight, 703-963-7389.

Do you prefer ballroom dancing? Visit the Rivertowne Ballroom, 252-637-2003.

Take advantage of over 20 parks and recreation facilities maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation. 252-639-2901.

Introduce your dog(s) to new friends or just let them run around at the Down East Dog Park at Glenburnie Park, please know that you need to register first and receive the gate code before you can enter, 252-639-2901

Craven County Recreation & Parks. 252-636-6606.

New Bern Farmer’s Market is open for business Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop, shop and enjoy the day meeting our vendors.

Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library as they have a lot of fun programs, events, and resources! They offer children’s programs, computer usage, and technology workshops, book clubs, writer’s workshops, open mic night, live music, children’s theater, movie screenings, and rentals, meeting rooms, historical and genealogy research, and much more! 252-638-7800.

Learn more about our town by taking a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour:

– Cruise The Neuse Boat Tour, 252-876-7232

– African American Heritage Tour, Architectural Walking Tour, Churches & Cemeteries Tour, Historic Homes Tour, or Revolutionary War Heritage Tour.

– Bear Town Bears self-guided tour

– New Bern’s Civil War Battlefield Park. 252-638-8558

– Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation. 252-636-0716

– Trolley Tour, 252-637-7316.

Take a walk in the woods in the Croatian National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sun-dew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatian 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 Croatian National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E, 252-638-5628.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if we’re missing something by sending us an email or call 252-259-6853.

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