June Happenings at Tryon Palace
Summer Garden Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 7 pm
Sunday - 1 pm - 7 pm
Last ticket sold at 4:30 pm
Yoga & Pilates at the Palace
Sponsored by Green Bear Fitness
Friday, June 1 ~ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
North Carolina History Center, Karen Rand River Walk
Yoga and Pilates will improve overall body fitness, including flexibility, abdominal and postural strength, elongating muscles, and creating balance between body and mind. Come prepared to relax your mind, strengthenyour body, and energize your spirit on the Karen Rand River Walk. Bring your yoga mat for a complimentary class facilitated by Green Bear Fitness.
Free admission; Donations will be accepted on behalf of Tryon Palace.
Music & Movement: Come Play at the Palace
Sponsored by Green Bear Fitness and New Bern Play Date
Friday, June 1 ~ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
North Carolina History Center, Bate Commons
Ages birth - 5 with parental accompaniment
This interactive fitness program promotes a positive learning experience through music and exercise. The program is designed for ages birth - 5 and will incorporate music, movement, stretching, stories, and games.
Free admission; Donations will be accepted on behalf of Tryon Palace.
North Carolina Symphony Summer Concert
at Tryon Palace ~ "Rhapsody in Blue"
Saturday, June 2 ~ Gates open at 5 pm; Concert begins at 7:30 pm
Tryon Palace South Lawn ~ Free admission
Pack a picnic and join your family and friends for this always popular concert on the beautiful South Lawn overlooking the Trent River. Please bring your own chairs and blankets, but leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home.
This year's program, led by North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn, includes such favorites as Leonard Bernstein's "Overture to Candide"; Percy Grainger's "Spoon River"; Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer"; Largo from Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World" by Antonín Dvořák; George Gershwin's ever-popular "Rhapsody in Blue" featuring Clara Yang on piano; and so much more.
The concert is free, courtesy of symphony presenting sponsor PotashCorp and statewide partner Progress Energy and is presented in the new Tryon Palace Performing Arts Series in partnership with the New Bern series of the North Carolina Symphony. Media sponsorship for the Tryon Palace Performing Arts Series is provided by Public Radio East.
Tryon Palace Theater: "Authentic Southern Charm -
Francisco de Miranda in the Carolinas"
Saturdays, June 2 and June 16 ~ 1 pm
North Carolina History Center, Cullman Performance Hall
Venezuelan Don Francisco de Miranda -- champion of Spanish-American freedom, international traveler, adventurer and Casanova -- visited the Carolinas in 1783 while on the run from the Spanish government. Miranda has been called the American Casanova by scholars not only for his way with women but also because of his love affair with America, her people, and its ways and laws. This original production, based on Miranda's own diaries, provides a unique look at life in our fledgling country, from how New Bern celebrated the end of the Revolution to how citizens went along everyday life.
$6 per adult, $3 per student; free with regular admission.
2nd Saturdays: Our Musical Past
Saturday, June 9 ~ 9 am - 5 pm
Enjoy the music of North Carolina's past at Tryon Palace's first of three 2nd Saturday programs. The day's events will include special tours, local artist displays, and musical performances. 2nd Saturdays 2012, sponsored by the NC Department of Cultural Resources, combine arts, heritage and fun on June 09, July 14, and August 11.
Gardens, musical performances and artist displays are free; discounted admission on galleries and historic buildings.
Tryon's Tales for Tots:
Wednesday, June 13 ~ 10 am
North Carolina History Center
Ages 3-5 with parental accompaniment
You're never too young for history! Pre-schoolers and parents will learn about how early colonists dealt with the North Carolina summers by visiting the Royal Governor's Palace. Tots will decorate colonial fans to help keep them cool this summer.
$6 per child, adults free; included with regular admission.
Happy Father's Day!
Sunday, June 17
Wondering what to get Dad for Father's Day? A Council of Friends membership is a unique idea that he and the family can enjoy all year long!
For as little as $75, dad will enjoy all the benefits of Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center, including free admission to our site, discounts for special events, 10% off in our Museum Store, and many other benefits.
To purchase a membership please visit our website, or contact Gwen Parish at 252-639-3516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
History Summer Day Camp: Colonial Days
Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22 ~ 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ages grades 3-5
$90 per child ($60 for Council of Friends members)
Step back into the past and experience life before iPods and the Internet. During this camp, campers will explore how colonists lived in Colonial North Carolina. They'll participate in numerous hands-on activities that will give them a taste of colonial life, including cooking demonstrations, dress-up, games, natural history activities, and much, much more! So come join us this summer, and discover how Tryon Palace is making history fun!
Advance registration is necessary: call 252-639-3524 for more information. It pays to be a Member! Join the Council of Friends on the day of registration and receive the member discount. Registration closes Monday, June 4. Maximum enrollment: 20, minimum enrollment: 8.
Every Wednesday from June 20 - August 8
1 pm - 3 pm
Tryon Palace Way Station at the corner of
George & Pollock Streets
Free admission ~ Ages 5 and up
Jonkonnu was a Christmastide tradition that appeared in 17th-century Jamaica and spread to other Caribbean islands - a time away from the actual misery of slavery, revealing both elements of resistance and rebellion against the slaveholding system. Learn more about this celebration as this workshop explores the history of Jonkonnu, African drumming, mask making, African dancing, and 19th-century clothing. Advance registration is required. Please contact Sharon Bryant at email@example.com or call 252-639-3592 to sign-up or learn more information.
"Wine on the Waterfront"
A Council of Friends Event Benefiting Tryon Palace
Saturday, June 29 ~ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Carolina History Center ~ Bate Commons
Come enjoy wine and the musical sounds of "Refried Beans" on Bate Commons at the North Carolina History Center and support the Council of Friends as they raise funds to benefit the educational programming at Tryon Palace. For more information, please call 252-639-3516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
$20.00 per person ($15.00 per person for Council of Friends members) - Memberships and tickets available at North Carolina History Center; non-Council of Friends tickets at Mitchell Hardware, Village Butcher and Havelock Tourist & Event Center.
Sponsored by Joe Alcoke Auto & Truck Center ~
Merrill Lynch ~ Pittard, Perry, & Crone Inc. ~ Sun Journal ~ US Foods
The War America Forgot
Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1
North Carolina History Center and Stanly House
200 years ago this June, our nation entered into war with Britain yet again. As we prepare to celebrate our country's birthday, join us to explore the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, what many call our second war of independence. Special War of 1812 programming includes a character-based tour of the Stanly house and an interactive gallery cart and kids' crafts in the North Carolina History Center.
Special activities in North Carolina History Center: 10 am - 3 pm on Saturday and 1 pm -
3 pm on Sunday. Stanly House program: 9 am -
4 pm. on Saturday and 1 pm - 4 pm on Sunday.
Included with regular admission.
For a full listing of events at Tryon Palace, visit the online calendar or call (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.
Tryon Palace, located in New Bern, NC, is part of the Office of Archives and History, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Tryon Palace is one of North Carolina's most significant historic sites. It is the home of the Governor's Palace, North Carolina's first colonial and first state capitol, and includes historic buildings, gardens and the North Carolina History Center, which revolutionizes the visitor experience through use of the latest interactive technology. The History Center includes galleries, a performance hall, the museum store and a waterfront café. Tryon Palace's mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement in 1710, the development of statehood and into the mid-twentieth century. It is dedicated to collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.
Main entry to Tryon Palace is North Carolina History Centerat Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern. Tickets and visitor information are available there. For directions and further information about special events, programs or group tours, employment and more, visit our web site: www.tryonpalace.org or phone (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.