The improv comedy group Walk-In Bathtub will perform an 8-hour “Improv-A-Thon” fundraising event for New Bern Civic Theater (NBCT) Saturday, Oct. 10, from 4 p.m. to midnight. Since the pandemic, NBCT has been forced to postpone or cancel 13 events, which provide 80 percent of the theatre’s revenue. Saturday’s marathon fundraising performance will open NBCT’s stage for the first time since closing in March. “The coronavirus has shown us how unpredictable life can be,” said Angelina Doyle, NBCT executive director. “So when Governor Cooper’s Phase 3 announcement showed that we could open with limited performances, we figured an improv show where anything could happen wasRead More →

Swiss Bear Inc., the Main Street program administrator for the City of New Bern, announced a safely re-imagined MumFest, now appropriately renamed MumFeast! This month-long weekends-only event will be an expansion of Downtown New Bern’s very successful Friday and Saturday evenings dining in the streets. Downtown streets will close at 5 p.m. Fridays and remain closed through 9:30 p.m. Saturdays so participating restaurants can provide “Feasting in the Streets”. Stores will have sidewalk and street displays, and a handful (6-8) of artisans will be safely positioned in the streets each weekend as well. One of the most talked about components from 2019 will be hereRead More →

New Bern Post asked its social media friends to tell us the funniest movie they have ever seen. We hope this list brings you joy and many hours of streaming entertainment. Here is the list (duplicates removed): Movie 43The Sweetest ThingBlazing SaddlesA Knight’s TaleThe PestBest in ShowThe ImpostersLost in AmericaMrs. DoubtfireFunny FarmYoung FrankensteinPineapple ExpressThis is the EndHow to get Ahead in AdvertisingKnocked UpLove & DeathDuck SoupUncle BuckTalladega NightsHistory of the WorldHigh AnxietyADDAMS FAMILYADDAMS FAMILY VALUESAnimal HouseAnnie HallAuthurStir CrazySee no Evil Hear no EvilThoroughly Modern MillieMurder by DeathPlanes, Trains, and AutomobilesHarry and the HendersonsLittle Miss SunshineRaising ArizonaMonty Python and the Search for the Holy GrailNight AtRead More →

New Bern’s own Next Chapter Books & Art has released the inaugural issue of its literary magazine, The Next Chapter Literary Magazine. The magazine contains works of poetry, short stories, and art from local artists and writers. Michelle Garren Flye, the owner of Next Chapter Books & Art, says she had planned to start a literary magazine eventually, but while the store was closed for Covid-19 she decided to go ahead with the plans a little earlier. “It seemed like the right time. I wanted to preserve something of this time because I feel like it’s an important part of our history. Plus, as aRead More →

Stories and reminiscences of New Bern’s “used to be” — Captain Ratty’s used to be Duffy’s Drug Store; First Citizens Bank sits where there used to be the Hotel Queen Anne. “New Bern Then and Now” by New Bern Historical Society Curator Jim Hodges is chock full of historic photos and images and is one of the Society’s most popular presentations, selling out 4 times. Now it is going virtual and free of charge.  Be sure to be on the New Bern Historical Society Facebook page at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 when they will live stream the presentation, and he will be on handRead More →

RiverTowne Players is holding a 10-minute Summer Play Contest for New Bern area teenagers, with cash awards for the top three finishers. It is open to any New Bern area resident ages 13-18. Here are the details. Jury: Author and playwright Leslie Tall Manning and Author and screenwriter Ted Peterson Theme: Write a 10-minute (approximately 10-15 pages) play with no more than five characters and minimal set changes. Play must be original, unpublished and never performed publicly. Play subject matter should be age appropriate for all teens. Submission Deadline: July 15, 2020 Applicants may submit only one play. Attach a cover sheet with name andRead More →

Here are restaurants participating for this weekend *Indoor Seating Takeout ONLY: The Bay Leaf Indian Restaurant Galley Stores and Marina Savages Woodburning Pizzeria Thai Angel Street Cafes & Sidewalk Cafes: * Baker’s Kitchen * Beer Army Burger Company * Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse * The Chelsea * Cow Cafe * Cypress Hall Kitchen + Bar Other Outdoor Space (Not Street Dining): * Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant (On Deck) * Persimmons Restaurant (On Deck) * Pirates Cove Seafood and Oyster Bar (Inside New Bern Farmer’s Market) * Prohibition: Drinks and Desserts (Limited Menu on Patio) Table Service ONLY: * The Country Biscuit * Tap That Craft Beer and Wine Bar * Tryon Palace Seafood & The Stingray Cafe SidewalkRead More →

Block Party to make it all happen—Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Vanceboro The Craven Resource Council was forged with four primary goals in mind Building relationships between community residents and partner stakeholders. Raising awareness about community resources. Identifying and addressing resource gaps Maximizing the reach of partner agencies. The council is the result of a collaborative relationship between Habitat for Humanity of Craven County, Twin Rivers Opportunity, and Vision Forward and has since expanded to include other non-profit groups, City and County agencies, and other organizations. The Craven Resource Council will host their second community focused event on Saturday, Feb. 29, in Vanceboro, at theRead More →

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and millions of people still shopping during the holiday, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its 2019’s Best Places to Go for Thanksgiving report as well as accompanying videos, along with fun and interesting stats about the holiday in its Thanksgiving Fun Facts infographic. To help Americans decide where to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 20 key metrics. They range from cost of Thanksgiving dinner and share of delayed flights to volunteer opportunities per capita and forecasted precipitation. Top 20 Cities for Thanksgiving 1. St. Paul, MN 11. Chandler, AZ 2. Scottsdale, AZRead More →

Here is your opportunity to be a part of a world premiere event telling one of New Bern’s most compelling stories, the Stanly-Spaight Duel. Auditions for Honour, The Musical with book and lyrics by Bill Hand and music by Simon Spalding will be held July 10 at 6 p.m. and July 13 at 10 a.m. at Craven Community College at Orringer Auditorium. Participants will be asked to present a one-minute monologue of their choice and to read from the script.  They will also be asked to sing one of two songs.  The songs and more details are found at Performance dates are Jan. 23-26Read More →