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Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

Join with PBS Star and Chef Vivian Howard and Regional Executive Chefs

Chef’s Feast at Tryon Palace to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Enjoy delicious foods prepared by regional executive chefs, live music, beverages, and great auction items! This special event will be held in Mattocks Hall, 529 South Front S. on Thursday, May 23, 2019. VIP Reception at 5:30 …

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Teacher Appreciation Day

Tryon Palace Celebrates Teachers with Free Admission this Teacher Appreciation Day

As a “thank you” to the hard-working educators in North Carolina, Tryon Palace will offer free admission to all teachers on May 4. This event is made possible through a sponsorship by Carolina Publishing & Associates. Teachers with identification will receive a complimentary One Day Pass, which includes access to the Governor’s Palace, …

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Carnival of Colors

A Carnival of Colors

New Bern Get Your Color On is hosting our annual event, themed and titled “A Carnival of Colors” on March 30th at the NC History Center from 12 p.m. -2 p.m. Come and show your support for the courageous cancer patients, survivors and caregivers in our community. Join us for live music, food …

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Tryon Palace Garden Lecture

“Heirloom Vegetables for ENC & Spring Trade Specials”

Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Our March garden lecture series, Saturday, March 9th, features Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, and Jennifer Knight, community gardener and owner of Knightscapes Enterprises, a design/ build landscape firm, co-hosting “Heirloom Vegetables for ENC & Spring Trade Specials”. This free …

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Sham-Rockin' St Patrick's Celebration

Fourth Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration Comes to New Bern

March 15th The Rotary Club of New Bern’s Sham-Rockin’ 2019, A St. Patrick’s Celebration, is coming Friday, March 15th. The event will be held again at the North Carolina History Center, overlooking the Trent River. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the Sham-Rockin’ will continue until 10:00 p.m.  The Chelsea Restaurant will serve …

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Tryon Palace Free Day

Tryon Palace Opens Gates to Visitors at Free Day: Daily Life in Historic New Bern

Come visit Tryon Palace to enjoy activities and craft demonstrations free-of-charge at Free Day: Daily Life in Historic New Bern, Saturday, February 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Bern was a lively community in the 18th century, just as it is today. Learn what daily life was like for the people …

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Barbour Boatworks

After Hurricane Florence, Tryon Palace Reopens, Extends Barbour Boats Exhibit

Tryon Palace is pleased to announce the reopening of the Tryon Palace Barbour Boats Exhibit in the North Carolina History Center’s Duffy Exhibition Gallery. After the gallery sustained damage from Hurricane Florence, the exhibit was closed, but it will reopen to the public January 26, and be on display through March 17. Follow …

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Feeding birds at Union Point Park

Fun For All in the Week Ahead

Live Music Report At Press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm Thursday: January 17, 2019 City Stage New Bern,901 B Pollock St. (252) 631-5122; A M Serenades Alisa E. Mike, Vocalist offers Evening Serenade 7-9 pm. Free music The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Open Mic. Sign up starts at 7 …

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Story of BBQ in NC

“The Story of BBQ in NC” Temporary Exhibit to Open in North Carolina History Center

January 19, 2019 A new free exhibit, “The Story of BBQ in North Carolina” will open to the public January 19, 2019 in the North Carolina History Center. The exhibit explores the roots of BBQ in North Carolina and will remain at the History Center through March 2019. In North Carolina, we love …

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