New Bern Celebration of the 49th Earth Day and After Party

Join Earth Day celebrations on Saturday, April 20 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the corner of Craven and South Front Streets in the vacant lot next to Mitchell Hardware for fun afternoon of learning, children’s activities, giveaways, and an after party!

The goal is to bring people together for a fun, learning experience about our local ecosystem and discover how we can all become more socially-conscious.

“We want to start the conversation and spread awareness of how we can take steps to “Refuse, Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.'”

The event will kick off with the reading of the Mayoral Proclamation of Earth Day 2019 (officially recognized on April 22).

Meet organizations who are making a difference in the preservation and conservation of our local environment. Your children will have fun with eco-conscious activities hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Plains with materials sponsored by U. S. Cellular.

Continue the celebration with The After Party will be hosted by NCMZ.live and the Brown Pelican held from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Brown Pelican with live music by the Carolina Swamp Dogs and the Neuse River Ramblers.

New Bern Parks and Recreation is partnering with New Bern Now to present New Bern Earth Day 2019.

Educators:

  • Carolina Nature Coalition, 252-626-5100  
  • Coastal Environmental Partnership, 252-633-1564
  • Young Living Essential Oils by Dona Baker, 252-672-5933
  • New Bern Parks and Recreation, 252-639-2901
  • NC Sierra Club – Croatan Group
  • Trent Woods Garden Club, 252-288-4846
  • Veterans Employment Base Camp

You’ll also be given a map highlighting participating Downtown Businesses.

Enjoy giveaways both at the event and at participating businesses.

Participating Downtown Businesses:

  • Carolina Creations – Recycled Art Exhibit, 317-A Pollock St., 252-533-4369
  • Hanna House Bed & Breakfast – Beekeeping, Tesla Charging Station, and Water Reuse System Exhibits, 218 Pollock St., 252-635-3209
  • Living Well Down East – Healthy Living and Giveaways, 309 Middle St., 252-637-0011

Special thank you:

  • Volunteer Members of the Earth Day Planning Committee and Day of Volunteers.
  • Sponsors: Boys & Girls Club New Bern, U.S. Cellular, AlphaGraphics of New Bern, Harris Teeter, NCMZ.live, The Brown Pelican, Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines, Carolina Creations, New Bern Woman’s Club, Salon #9, The Sanctuary Gallery, and the aforementioned Exhibitors and Participating Businesses.
April 17th, 2019 by
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