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New Bern Now is a community website and magazine for New Bern NC and beyond. It was founded in April 2009 to provide a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

New Bern Now Pod Squad

New Bern Now and Beyond’s 10th Podcast Episode

Listen to our latest podcast episode of NBN and Beyond. We think this is the most informative and fun-filled show so far! Find out the latest information about our cozy and happening town of New Bern and Beyond. Beyond, meaning our travels throughout Eastern North Carolina. During this show, New Bern Now’s Pod Squad: Laura Johnson, …

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Brew Bern Beer Festival

6th Annual Brew Bern Beer Festival

New Bern will be hosting their sixth annual beer festival at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center on June 27th 2015. This 45,000 square foot venue is a first class, state of the art building located downtown in the city’s historic district on the Trent River waterfront. The festival will focus on 40+ American craft …

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Mumfest 2015

MUMFEST: Everything from Hot Dogs to Helicopters

As MUMFEST celebrates its 35th year, Swiss Bear and the City of New Bern are proud to host an award winning festival guaranteed to entertain visitors of all ages. Join us as we celebrate MUMFEST weekend with non-stop entertainment including magicians, artists, acrobats and helicopters. That’s right – helicopters! The North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots …

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Distinguished Leadership Program

Local Principal Completes Leadership Program

Kathy Barber, principal of J.T. Barber Elementary School, New Bern, NC recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed and provided by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principal’s Association in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and UNC-LearnNC. The Distinguished Leadership in …

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Naturalization Ceremony

New Citizens Welcomed During Naturalization Ceremony at Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace to host U.S. naturalization ceremony June 3 Join Tryon Palace in welcoming some of the United States’ newest citizens during a citizen naturalization ceremony held at the North Carolina History Center. Hosted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, this emotional ceremony will include the Oath of Allegiance, Pledge of Allegiance, and a Call …

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New Bern Parks and Recreation

Upcoming Events presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a martial art that teaches a smaller person “male or female” how to defend themselves against a larger person. It is a combination of judo and Japanese jiu-jitsu. It is popular around the world and soon to be an Olympic sport. This …

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Pruitt Health Ribbon Cutting

New Bern Chamber Celebrates Grand Opening of PruittHealth Hospice & PruittHealth Home Health

The New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening & ribbon cutting ceremony at PruittHealth Hospice & PruittHealth Home Health at 4:30 pm on Friday, April 30th. The Chamber of Commerce is very attentive to the attraction and promotion of new business in the New Bern area and recently celebrated a ribbon cutting …

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New Bern, NC

Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern

There are all kinds of things to do this Weekend! Here are some ideas to help you decide what to do: 28th: Community ACTion Gathering with music by Bryan Mayer and presented by Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow at Havelock Tourist and Event Center. Call 252-631-5021. 30th: Move Your Booty 5K and Neverland 1 Mile Fun Run, 8:30am …

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Creative Writing Workshop

Do you have an unfinished story? A new idea?

Study and practice the elements of fiction writing in a small, supportive group of local writers. Matthew Crutchfield is a recent transplant to the New Bern area. He has a Master of Arts in English-Creative Writing. He has published several works (fiction and nonfiction), and he currently teaches high school English. Each session includes a …

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Coastal Women's Forum

Coastal Women’s Forum Annual Hat Social and Dinner Meeting

Horsing Around: Coastal Women’s Forum Annual Hat Social and Buffet Dinner Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 2 at the Emerald Golf Club. Cocktails and networking will begin at 5:00 PM, followed by dinner, allowing plenty of time to enjoy the creativity of all the hat-wearing participants. All attendees are invited to participate, and prizes …

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