Things to Do & See in New Bern: November 14 – 21, 2019

New Bern NC
Kidsville in New Bern, NC

Arts Around Town

15th: “Shabby to Chic” and Auction Fundraiser, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at The Restore at Habitat for Humanity of Craven County. Call 252-633-9599.

15th: “Lewis n Clark” Expedition: Timeless Broadway Showtunes, 7:30 p.m. at Orringer Auditorium on the New Bern Campus. Presented by Craven Community College’s Adult Enrichment Program. Call 252-638-7273.

15th – 17th: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

16th: New Bern High School Murder Mystery Theatre, 5:30 p.m. at The Flame Catering and Banquet Center.

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

Mitchell Hardware and Accidental Artist

Community Events

15th – 16th: Holiday Gift Show and Home Expo at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 970-590-0383.

16th: Craven CC to hold STEM Event, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at New Bern-Craven County Public Library. Call 252-638-7285.

16th: Mitchell’s Annual Ladies Night, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Mitchell Hardware. Call 252-638-4261.

17th: “Love Mercy, Do Justice” Community Forum, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The Harrison Center.

20th: Coastal Women’s Forum Lunch and Networking, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the New Bern Golf and Country Club.

City Hall New Bern, NC
City Hall, New Bern, NC

Step Back in Time

15th: Tryon Palace Cultural Arts Series Presents: “Letters From Home”, 7:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

16th: Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor’s Palace, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3524.

16th: The American Revolution – A Maritime Conflict with RADM Jay DeLoach, USN, Ret., 12:00 p.m. at Craven Community College’s Naumann Room. Presented by the Colonial NC Branch English-Speaking Union.

16th: Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home and Hearth, 3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3524.

17th: Annual Lore Lecture, Retracing John Lawson’s Voyage of Discovery by Author Scott Huler, 2:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

19th: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop, 2:00 p.m. at the Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

21st: African American Lecture Series: “The Musical Impact of the Second Great Migration”, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

Union Point Park
Union Point Park


– Sign up for Fall Sports Leagues with Craven County Recreation and Parks or the City of New Bern Parks and Recreation.

– Go fishing!

– Play disc golf at Glenburnie or Creekside Parks

On the Big Screen

ENC Cinemas: Bruin Theater at 2500 Neuse Blvd. or Bear Town Cinema 6 at 2806 Trent Rd.

Learning in New Bern Now - March 5 2019

Around Town…

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

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.

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 the vendors.

Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library! 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 theatre, movie screenings and rentals, meeting rooms, historical and genealogy research, and much more! Call 252-638-7800.

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

– 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.

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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.

Have fun!

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