Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events week of June 25 to July 1

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The National Park Service summer programs for the week are listed below

Monday, June 25

Ocracoke Preservation Society museum tour, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Poker, 7 pm
Ocracoke Community Center: A Tale of Blackbeard, 8 pm

Tuesday, June 26

Ocracoke Preservation Society: Porch Talk: US Lifesaving Service & Coast Guard– Philip Howard, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
The Jolly Roger: Aaron Caswell & Jackie Willis, 6 pm

Willis Gupton. Photo: Peter Vankevich

Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Desiree Christa Ricker, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One: Kim France, 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Barryoke Karaoke & Dance Party, 9 pm

Wednesday, June 27

Kid’s Craft – Shells! Ocracoke Preservation Society museum tour, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
Hyde County Commissioners: meet at 7 a.m with electronic conferencing equipment in the Community Center to discuss FY2017-2018 budget revisions and transfers. (Time is correct.)
The Jolly Roger: Kate McNally, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer, 7 pm; Karaoke, 9 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Duo (Lou & Marcy), 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Bryan Sanders, magician/comedian: magic, 7:30-9:30 pm; comedy, 10:25 to midnight
Deepwater Theater: Dingbatter’s Guide to Ocracoke, 8 pm

Thursday, June 28

The Jolly Roger: Jon and Trevor, 6 pm
Zillie’s Full Moon Thursday Wine Tasting: 6 p.m. Reserve at 252928-9036, or Zillies.com

DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Willis Gupton, 7:30 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek music, 8 pm

Friday, June 29

Ocracoke Preservation Society museum tour, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
Zillie’s: Wine Tasting: 6 p.m. Reserve at 252928-9036, or Zillies.com
The Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
DAJIO: Mercy Creek, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Rob Lightner, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Martin Garrish & Friends “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories,” 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s:  Sidetrac Band, 9 pm

Saturday, June 30

The Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin Garrish & Friends, 7 pm
DAJIO: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Rob Lightner, 7 pm
Gaffer’s:  Sidetrac Band, 9 pm

This week’s summer programs with the National Park Service:

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore Visitor Center in Ocracoke village. Photo by C. Leinbach


Meet at the NPS Visitor Center across from the Cedar Island/Swan Quarter ferry terminal. For more information, call 252-473-2111 or check out website by clicking here 

Monday:
Crabbing, 8:30 am

You bring the bait—raw chicken or fish parts work best. Limited to 12. Pre-registration required at the visitor center by 5pm the day before the program. (90 minutes)
Pirates, 1pm
Yes, they were here. Learn about Blackbeard and others. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)
 Barrier Island Nature, 3 pm
Join a Ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Ocracoke after Dark, 8:30 pm
Explore the night sky with a ranger. Bring bug spray. Meet at the Ocracoke Day Use Area. (1 hour)

Tuesday:
Cast Netting, 8:30 am
Practice this early method of fishing still used today. Limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration required at the visitor center by 5 p.m. the day before the program. (90 minutes)

Ocracoke History, 2:30 pm
Learn about the island’s rich past. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Wednesday:
Crabbing, 8:30 am
You bring the bait—raw chicken or fish parts work best. Limited to 12 participants.  Pre-registration required at the visitor center by 5 p.m. the day before the program. (90 minutes)

All About Turtles, 10:30 am
Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Pirates, 2:30 pm
Yes, they were here. Learn about Blackbeard and others. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Thursday:
Banker Ponies, 10:30 am
Meet the ponies unique to Ocracoke. Bring bug spray. Meet at the Pony Pen. (20 minutes)

Barrier Island Nature, 2:30 pm
Join a ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Friday:
Outer Banks Bird Walk, 8:30 am
Morning bird walk. Binoculars are available. Bring bug spray. Meet at the Hatteras Ferry Parking Lot on north end of island. (90 minutes)

All About Turtles, 2:30 pm
Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)