Giving Tuesday looks a little different this year, and Tryon Palace is on board for this unique approach to this special day when all are called to make a gift to causes near and dear to their hearts. Tryon Palace is participating in the global Giving Tuesday initiative and local Giving Tuesday events. All Giving Tuesday efforts will be available online and on social media platforms online, Instagram, and Facebook. Patrons’ support will go towards Tryon Palace’s continued efforts in preserving historic collection pieces, supporting their mission to connect all generations to North Carolina History. Show your support of Tryon Palace’s mission and work onRead More →

Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, kicks off the holiday season in Downtown New Bern with Bear Merry Christmas and Christmas on Craven Street-Downtown New Bern-Open House events. In light of COVID-19, this year’s Beary Merry Christmas is called A Beary Safe and Magical Christmas in New Bern. Beary Merry Christmas, a Downtown New Bern staple for years, will be Friday, Nov. 27 and 28 at Santa House in Bear Plaza on Middle Street and throughout Downtown New Bern. For more on the season’s events, go to BearyMerryChristmas or on Facebook at Facebook.com/BearyMerryChristmas. Beary Merry events Friday, Nov. 27: Beary Merry Christmas Kickoff Santa arrives in BearRead More →

Looking for the perfect way to have a delicious pancake breakfast before visiting Santa in Bear Plaza, taking in some shopping, and enjoying the many activities happening during the holiday season in beautiful, historic downtown New Bern? New Bern, North Carolina’s Colonial Capital, literally transforms into a wonderland the entire Christmas season. Streetlights and storefronts are decorated, and the community comes together to create a magical time for kids young and old. Amid the holiday bustle, Adam and Candice Simmons, owners of a downtown New Bern landmark, Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, take time out of their busy holiday schedule on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, fromRead More →

This event has become known all over the region as a tasty tradition “must do” before starting a day of shopping and attending Christmas-themed events held during New Bern’s Beary Merry Christmas season. Mike McCoy, PIE president, explains, “This event is an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support for Craven County Schools.  Morgan’s generously donates all proceeds from Pancakes for PIE to fund grant programs administered by PIE for Craven County Schools.  The Morgan’s staff, along with PIE volunteers, will be dressed in Christmas-themed sweaters and Santa caps to greet and serve you.” Join us for Pancakes for PIE at Morgan’s TavernRead More →

Craven County residents are set to walk as individuals, families and small teams to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. On October 25, hundreds of Craven County residents will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®– New Bern. The funds raised support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association. This year’s Walk will take place on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Craven County as participants walk as individuals, families or small teams, instead of hosting a large gathering. On Walk day, an Opening Ceremony will feature local speakers and a presentation ofRead More →

The New Bern Historical Society’s Ghostwalk is known for bringing back historic characters from New Bern’s past. Yes, the New Bern Historical Society knows where all the skeletons in New Bern are buried. This year they have made adaptations to keep folks safe in these COVID-19 times, and they are finding tickets are moving fast! The 30th Annual Ghostwalk, Tales from the Underground, which runs Oct. 22-24, starts next week! The challenges and restrictions of the pandemic have brought major changes in the structure of this year’s event. An all-outdoor LIVE Ghostwalk will take place at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Queen Street, October 22-24 fromRead More →

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 →

The New Bern Historical Society knows where all the skeletons in New Bern are buried! And they’ll share some of those hidden secrets during the 30th Annual Ghostwalk, “Tales from the Underground,” Oct. 22-24. This year’s Ghostwalk will bring you the same great 13 vignettes featuring some of New Bern’s most intriguing historical characters telling their fascinating tales. But with the challenges and restrictions of the pandemic in place, you can expect major changes in the structure of this year’s event. A safely reimagined, all-outdoor Live Ghostwalk will take place at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Queen Street, October 22-24 from 5:30-9:30pm. Tickets will be goodRead More →