New Bern Weekend Happenings: February 3 – February 6, 2022

Catfish Lake

Around Town

Valentine Cards Sale – Fundraiser for Craven County Schools Art Supplies at the Bank of the Arts in the Directors Gallery through the end of February. The Bank of the Arts is free and open to the public.

Check out the Twin Rivers Quilting Guild Exhibit at the North Carolina History Center, 529 S Front St.

Tryout with the East Carolina Amateur Baseball League! Players who have registered or plan to register are invited to attend tryouts this Sunday, February 6, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Kafer Park in New Bern.


3rd – 27th: Looking Back, Moving Forward: Images from the Civil Rights movement and the South, 12:00 p.m. every Thursday-Sunday at Holt’s Chapel Community Center, 136 Janiero Rd., Oriental. Call 917-733-5107.

4th: “Ali”s Wedding” (2017) International Film, 2:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. at Craven Community College’s Orringer Auditorium. Call 252-633-2618.

4th: Coastal Community Action Health & Resource Fair, 10:00 a.m. at New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 S Front St. Call 252-223-1655.

5th: Craven County Clean Sweep, 9:00 a.m., meet at 406 Craven St. Call 252-633-1477.

5th: Backyard Bee’s Expansion Celebration, 6:00 p.m. at 2607 Trent Rd.

Rowland and The Home Sales Team

Music and Nightlife


– 30 Second Rocks & Jasmine Tasty Thai at BrÜtopia, 1201 US Hwy 70 E.


– First Friday’s at Flo’s Extravaganza Lounge, 2704 Neuse Blvd.

– Chocolate Chip & Co. at Blackbeard’s Triple Play, 415 S Front St.


– Hearne Brothers performance and Dirty Tacos & Mas, 904 Pollock St.

Check out the New Bern Music Calendar for more — it’s a great resource to help you follow and support local bands. Thank you, Joanne Freidman, for creating and maintaining this one-stop shop for us to see who’s playing where.

Outdoor Life

There’s always fun to be had at the 20 + parks and recreation facilities maintained by Craven County Recreation and Parks and New Bern Parks and Recreation! They offer all kinds of activities from tennis, sand volleyball, bocce ball, kickball, baseball, softball, pickleball, to disc golf and other sports.

Prefer paddling? There are plenty of places to launch your boat or watercraft. Rent a canoe at Merchant’s Grocery in Brices Creek or watercraft from Stand Up Outfitters on Country Club Rd. Contact the Twin Rivers Paddle Club for a Paddle Trails Packet for mapped trails and launch sites.

Enjoy a day at the park – playgrounds, picnic tables, grills, shelters, dog park, fishing piers, and other amenities.

Take a walk in the Croatan National Forest or bike, camp, hike, fish, horse riding, observe wildlife, picnic, water activities, etc. For more information, contact the Ranger’s station located off Hwy 70 at 252-638-5628.

At the Movies

The Bruin cinema exterior
ENC Cinemas: Bear Town Cinema at 2806 Trent Rd. and The Bruin at 2500 Neuse Blvd. Call 633-2772. American Underdog (PG), Jackass Forever (R), Moonfall (PG13), Redeeming Love (PG13), Scream (R), Sing 2 (PG), Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG13), The King’s Daughter (PG), and The Tiger Rising (PG).


Go on a “Bear Town Bear” Hunt

Take a self-guided tour:

– African American Heritage Tour

Architectural Walking Tour

Churches and Cemeteries Tour

Civil War Heritage Tour

Historical Homes Tour

Revolutionary War Walking Tour

Follow the African American Heritage Trail signs to learn about New Bern’s history.

Take a self-guided or guided tour of New Bern’s Battlefield Park. Call the New Bern Historical Society to arrange guided tours at 638-8558.

Ghost Tour of New Bern every Tuesday thru Saturday. Visit the Black Cat Shoppe located at 246 Middle St. or call 635-1410 for details.

Captain Gary Dubiel fishing
Captain Gary Dubiel of SpecFever Fishing Guide Service

Boaters and Fishermen

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