New Bern is alive and happenin’ in January!

January 9, 2017



New Bern is no sleepy little beach village that hibernates in January. It is vibrant town full of excitement in the winter as well as the summer. Here is a sample of just a few of the activities slated for January.


BBQ in Blue Jeans

Friday, January 13, 2017 at New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

Includes BBQ dinner, open beer, wine and soft drink bar, two great bands and dancing!

Supports the New Bern Fireman’s Museum.


ARTcrawl and ArtWalk

Friday, January 13, 2017, 5:00pm-8:00pm

ARTcrawl is a monthly arts festival held in New Bern's Downtown Historic District. Downtown art galleries, restaurants and other participating merchants stay open for extended hours and sponsor special events every second Friday of the month! Participating venues throughout Historic Downtown New Bern. FREE & Open to the Public!


Pottery Throwdown 2017

January 13, 2017, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560

Come watch 7 local potters work to make as many bowls as they can in 3 hours. Learn about throwing pottery on the wheel, and the upcoming Empty bowls event the dishes will be used for.

FREE & Open to the Public!



"Next to Normal" Presented by the New Bern Civic Theatre

January 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2017, 7:30pm

January 15 and 22, 2017, 2:00pm

New Bern Civic Theatre, 412 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560

Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, Best Musical Score & 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Next to Normal will tug at your heartstrings and uplift you at the same time. “No Broadway show makes as direct a grab for the heart— or wrings it as thoroughly. It is something much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical.” Ben Brantley, NY Times


Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palace: Costume Shop

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 2:00pm.

Tryon Palace Waystation (Tour Begins & Ends), 610 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560

Tryon Palace historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht will lead a tour of the historic Jones House with a brief description of the house and then through the Tryon Palace Costume Shop on the first floor of the house. The costumer will discuss historical clothing research, the sewing techniques used in the past, and current projects for upcoming events.



WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews, and Comfort Foods

Friday, January 27, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Bate Commons, Mattocks Hall, NC History Center, 529 South Front Street, New Bern, NC

Shuck your winter shell as Tryon Palace’s WinterFeast oyster roast returns to the North Carolina History Center in 2017. Dive into a table full of fresh, local, steamed oysters, sample classic winter favorites like chowders, shrimp and grits, and jambalaya prepared by your favorite local chefs, and wash it down with a selection of delicious brews while enjoying a night out with friends and neighbors.  This indoor/outdoor event includes a cash bar and will be held at the North Carolina History Center (529 South Front St., New Bern, NC), where you can dance along to the DJ’s music, play a game of cornhole, or simply enjoy the view.


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