May 21st, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!


Well, it’s almost time to get back in the water – hope you have fun plans for the Bermuda Day holiday!  The calendar is definitely heating up – here’s the latest on summer events in Bermuda:

0521 West End Wednesday at Snorkel Park

Getting over Hump Day just got a little easier, thanks to Snorkel Park’s West End Wednesdays from 6pm.

From 6pm, you can savour the sunset with $3 drink specials, play beach volleyball, horseshoes and frisbee, and enjoy live bands on the beach from 8pm until 10pm.

From 6.30pm until 9.30pm, you can dine al fresco on one of Bermuda’s beautiful beaches and enjoy their famous fish fry, prepared in their signature batter, served with fries, homemade coleslaw and tartar sauce, all for $10.

And when the sun goes down, the beach heats up. From 10pm until 3am, you can dance the night away under the stars at Wacky Wednesdays at Club Aqua, featuring DJ Rusty G and $3 drink specials from 10pm until midnight. Admission to Club Aqua is $10 and free for ladies all night.

To make it easier for locals to get to the Club, there is a new Fun Bus to and from Hamilton. For more details visit

West End Wednesdays and Wacky Wednesdays will continue weekly until October 1st.

For more information, contact Snorkel Park at 234-3100 or, or visit

0501 2014 Weekly Events at The Reefs

There are a few new regular events from The Reefs for the summer season. Firstly, film buffs who like the outdoors will be pleased to know that every Wednesday, The Reefs will be showing a weekly Movie on the Beach with showtime at 9pm.

On Thursday nights, enjoy live entertainment, courtesy of Randy Lambert & Tempo at The Reefs. The performance will be from 8.30pm until 11.30pm and there is no cover charge.

Latin Night at the Reefs is now back weekly on Fridays. From 7pm until 11.30pm on the Ocean Echo Terrace and Patio, they’ll be offering made-to-order mojitos made with fresh sugar cane, authenic Latin cuisine highlighted by interactive live cooking, and Latin tunes from the lovely DJ Travis.

Winner of the Best of Bermuda Award for 2013, The Reefs Sunday Brunch will run from noon until 3pm in the Ocean Echo dining room. The cost is $48 per person, plus 17% grats, and reservations are suggested.

For reservations, or more information, contact 238-0222.


0522 Caribbean Thursty Thursday

Why wait for the weekend? Celebrate Friday Eve at Snorkel Park’s Caribbean Thursty Thursdays from 6pm.

From 6pm, you can savour the sunset with $3 drink specials, play volleyball, horseshoes and frisbee on the beach or just enjoy the sounds of DJ WhoKnew? spinning vinyl.

From 6.30pm until 9.30pm, you can dine al fresco on one of Bermuda’s beautiful beaches and enjoy their signature jerk chicken or pork served with the local speciality peas n’ rice, corn on the cob, four bean salad and homemade coleslaw, all for $10.

And when the sun goes down, the beach heats up. From 10pm until 3am, you can dance the night away under the stars at Thursty Thursday at Club Aqua, featuring DJs Reality Sound or DJ Nieko and Robbie G, and $3 drink specials from 10pm until midnight. Admission to Club Aqua is $10 and free for ladies before 11pm.

To make it easier for locals to get to the Club, there is a new Fun Bus to and from Hamilton. For more details visit

Caribbean Thursty Thursdays will continue weekly until October 2nd.

For more information, contact Snorkel Park at 234-3100 or, or visit


0404 Will Black at Hog Penny

As mentioned previously, Thursdays are Theme Night with Will Black at Hog Penny. This week is Ladies Night so you can expect to songs about the ladies and for the ladies all night long, in addition to your favourite song requests.

This week’s Saturday night gig will be a Triple Tribute throughout the evening to Coldplay, John Mellencamp and Bryan Adams performed by Will Black.

There is no cover charge for any of the nights. For more information, contact Hog Penny at 292-2534.


0523 Taste of Bermuda

A chance to get under the skin and sample some of our local culinary delights at Taste of Bermuda on Fridays in the Cooperage Atrium in Dockyard.

Between 1.30pm until 3.30pm, you can sample a variety of items, from local beer and ginger beer to pepper jam, pepper sauces, Swizzle taffy and other weekly specials.

Afterwards, you can stop by the Craft Market where the showcased food products are sold and talk to local crafters who make and sell their locally inspired creations.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact the Craft Market at 234-3208 or


0523 Rhino in the Park

Lemon Tree Cafe are shaking up their usual Happy Hour with a special edition Bermy Day Happy Hour and Rhino in the Park Party from 5pm until midnight on Friday, May 23rd.

This event is in memory of Devrae Noel-Simmons and in association with the Bermuda Heart Foundation.

Tickets are $30 and include a t-shirt, food, one drink, and chance to win a prize while riding the mechanical bull.

All proceeds will benefit Dante Noel-Simmons school fees and the Bermuda Heart Foundation.

For more information, contact Lemon Tree at 292-0235 or


0523 Newstead Happy Hour

Another good reason to leave your bike or car at home on Fridays as Beau Rivage at Newstead’s Happy Hour is back on Fridays between 5pm and 10pm from May 23rd.

Unwind in style on the pool terrace with one of their exotic cocktails while overlooking Hamilton Harbour to the sounds of DJ Danger Donnavan.

Drinks cost $6, or six tickets for $30 on the water shuttle and, as well as a complimentary Beef Carving between 5pm and 6.30pm, there will also be weekly raffles and promotions. Dress code is smart casual.

Newstead’s private water shuttle will be running every 30 minutes between 5pm until 10pm from the dock adjacent to the Ferry Terminal.

If you’re celebrating something special, you can also book their VIP Corner or even make reservations for prime seating at Beau Rivage.

Happy Hour will run weekly until October 31st.

For more information, contact 232-8686 or


0523 Agape Faith Kingdom Reunion

Agape Faith Kingdom Ministries invite you for a fun-filled family weekend at their Family Reunion and VIP Weekend from Friday, May 23rd until Sunday, May 25th.

This will take place at their Lagoon Park location in Dockyard, the old Lagoon Park Preschool building and will kick off with a Movie Under the Stars on the Friday. There will be adult and kids movies at 7.30pm and then another movie for adults at 10pm. The movie night is free with your first hotdog and drink included. Additional snacks will be on sale.

On the Saturday, the Kingdom Fitness Walk/Run will start at 10am, to be followed by a health reception.

Finally, on the Sunday, they will be celebrating a Then & Now Church Service at 10am with speaker Pastor Lynn Landy. Sunday School (KETT) will be beforehand at 9am. A BBQ will follow immediately after the service.

For more information, contact 234-0305.


0524 1609 Official Opening

A new gastronomic experience will soon be available on the island as 1609 Bar & Restaurant, the newest restaurant at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, officially opens at 11am on Saturday, May 24th.

Named to commemorate the wreck of the Sea Venture and the establishment of a colony in Bermuda, 1609 will offer uninterrupted harbour views and open air dining.

The restaurant will be open daily from 11am until 10pm, weather permitting.

Reservations are not required.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 295-3000.


0524 Twilight Summer Series

Rather than spending your Saturday evening holding your spot for the Bermuda Day Parade, Twilight Entertainment invite you over to their Summer Series double bill at City Hall Car Park on Saturday, May 24th.

The event starts at 7pm with pre-movie entertainment and trivia contest prizes awarded by Maxilous Salon and Pepsi & Frito-lay.

Showtime will be at 8.30pm with Pacific Rim, followed by Fast & Furious 6 at 10.50pm.

Admission is free.

For more information, visit



0525 Bermuda Day at Snorkel Park2

Snorkel Park Beach promise fun for the whole family, all day and all night, at their Kick off the Summer Party on Sunday, May 25th.

From noon until sunset, you an enjoy entertainment from live band Working Title and guest DJs, as well as fun competitions for everyone, including a limbo show and competition, pedal boat turtle rescue, bar trivia, a gombey dance lesson, volleyball, an inflatable race and, just for the kids, their famous Treasure Hunt at 1pm. Happy Hour will be from 4pm until 7pm and there will be an all day BBQ and Pig Roast to keep your hunger satisfied.

Admission is $10.

For more information, visit


0525 Bermuda Day at Snorkel Park

No need to rush off home after Snorkel Park’s Kick off the Summer Party as the Nightclub Edition will also be on Sunday, May 25th.

Doors open at 10pm with a $3 Happy Hour until midnight and drinks specials all night. Entertainment will be courtesy of DJ Reality Sound and DJ Chubb playing your favourite Top 40, house, reggae, hip hop and pop.

Admission to Club Aqua is $10 and free for ladies until 11am. The fun bus will leave town at 9.30pm so you can leave your wheels at home.

For more information, contact Snorkel Park at 234-3100 or, or visit


0519 Mad Mondays at Snorkel Park

A great way to blast away those Monday blues can be found at Snorkel Park’s Smokin’ Mad Mondays from 6pm.

From 6pm, you can savour the sunset with $3 drink specials, play volleyball, horseshoes and frisbee on the beach or just relax to the rhythmic sounds of Reality Sound.

From 6.30pm until 9.30pm, you can dine al fresco on one of Bermuda’s beautiful beaches and enjoy BBQ ribs and home-smoked meats served with the local speciality peas n’ rice, corn on the cob, four bean salad and homemade coleslaw, all for $10.

And when the sun goes down, the beach heats up. From 10pm until 3am, you can dance the night away under the stars at Club Aqua, featuring video DJ Reality Sound and $3 drink specials from 10pm until midnight. Admission to Club Aqua is $10 and free for ladies before 11pm.

To make it easier for locals to get to the Club, there is a new new Fun Bus to and from Hamilton. For more details visit

Smokin’ Mad Mondays will continue weekly until September 29th.

For more information, contact Snorkel Park at 234-3100 or, or visit


0531 BSMART Academy

BSMART Academy is hosting a Parent Open House at their newly renovated Cedar Avenue facility on Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st from 3pm until 5pm.

The Academy is gearing up for summer camp season and are especially proud to announce the opening of their new school in September. Registrations for their preschool class of 3 to 5 year olds are now being accepted.

They will also be introducing their newest programme advisor, Dr. Lyelle Palmer, Research Scientist in Neuro-educational Development and Professor Emeritus (Special Education: Learning Disabilities and Accelerated Learning) at Winona State University, Minnesota. Dr. Palmer is the co-developer of the research-based and documented-effective SMART/Boost-Up early childhood brain stimulation program for high achievement and school readiness used in hundreds of K-3 classes worldwide through the Minnesota Learning Resource Center, Minneapolis and is also a consultant in neuro-educational development for early childhood B-8 academic readiness and learning mastery, including specific learning disabilities.

For more information, including a host of information relating to neurodevelopment and school readiness, visit


0601 Sundays Live

Snorkel Park promise fun in the sun every Sunday from June 1st as they bring back Sundays Live for 2014.

Sundays Live showcases the Island’s top live bands, open net beach volleyball tournaments, conga lines, family games, friendly contests and more.

Also available are their featured watersports, jetski tours, oceanfront cabana and bed rentals and all beach amenities, as well as the beachside BBQ from noon until sunset.

Entry is $10 or free if you are under 12.

Sundays Live will run weekly until October 5th.

For more details, visit


0601 Historical Heartbeats Hidden Treasures of St Georges

The next in the Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series will be a Walking Tour to discover the Hidden Treasures of St. George’s on Sunday, June 1st.

There are two tours at 1pm and 2.30pm and participants will enjoy a tour of historic Fort William and the Gunpowder Tavern, followed by a visit to the beautiful interior murals of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The speaker will be Richard Lowry, Heritage Officer.

Spaces are limited. For free tickets, visit the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs’ office on the 4th floor at 58 Court Street.

For more details, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or, or visit


0601 Summer Sundays in the Park Soulful Expressions

Part 2 of this year’s Summer Sundays in the Park will be on Sunday, June 1st, and promises a focus on R&B, Classic and Soul music with the theme Soulful Expressions.

This event will feature lots of family-friendly entertainment in Victoria Park from 3pm until 8pm, featuring performances by Prestige, Working Title, John Seymour, Joy Barnum, Cindy Smith, and more.

As usual, there will be a kids’ zone with free face-painting and interactive play areas. If you don’t want to take your own picnic with you, there will be food vendors available as well as a Vendor Village for casual shopping.

Admission is free.

For more information contact 279-5254 or visit


0608 Allied World Family Community Day

The Centre on Philanthropy and Allied World are hosting their 3rd Annual Family Community Day at the National Sports Centre on Sunday, June 8th.

From noon until 4pm, families can volunteer during an afternoon of food, fun, entertainment and prizes, in support of Bermuda’s non-profits.

Activities will include painting Artful Bins for Keep Bermuda Beautiful, writing letters for Amnesty International Bermuda, prepping Tag Day buckets for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Bermuda and wrapping food boxes for the Eliza Dolittle Society.

It’s not all work though, as there will also be tug of war, musical chairs, gombeys, Troika, DJ Siid James, a fun castle, a photobooth, facepainting and more, with MC for the day Nikita Robinson of HOTT 1075.

Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories, including the youngest volunteer, the oldest volunteer, and the largest family to participate.

Admission is free and families can register at

For more information, contact The Centre on Philanthropy at 236-7706.


0613 Bajan Explosion

The Barbados Association of Bermuda presents its Summer Cruise, Bajan Explosion, aboard the M.V. Bermudian on Friday, June 13th.

The cruise will feature Lil Rick, live from Barbados, as well as DJs Rusty G, Ragin Bajan and D’General. Food will be included and a cash bar will be available.

Boarding begins at 7pm for a prompt departure from Pier 1 at 8pm, returning at midnight.

Tickets are $65, or $55 if you take advantage of their Early Bird Price up until May 23rd, and tickets are available from Secrets, Kit n’ Caboodle, Fish n Tings, Janauzis and The Salon Store

Part proceeds will benefit The Eliza Dolittle Society and The Coalition for the Protection of Children.


0619 Folklife Documentary Series

As part of the Bermuda Folklife Documentary Series, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will be launching two new films at BUEI on Thursday, June 19th.

Both documentaries will be on Bermuda’s Arts of the Sea. Seagull Racing will be screened at 6pm, followed by Llewellyn Hollis, Fisherman at 7.30pm.

Entry is free to the public and there will be a special launch night price of $15 for the DVDs, which have a suggested retail price of $20 and will be on sale island-wide from June 20th.

This event is free to the public.

For more information, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or see


0621 Summer Soul-stice

The Adult Education School in conjunction with the Chewstick Foundation invites you to celebrate the summer solstice and the official start of the Bermuda summer with an evening of local art and entertainment at Bermuda Summer Soul-stice on Saturday, June 21st.

From 6.30pm at Pier 6, you can begin the night by enjoying signature Bermuda cocktails and the sounds of Paul Smith on steel pan, while participating in a silent auction that will showcase works from many local artists along with other unique and interesting items.

Afterwards, you can follow the Gombeys to the main tent and enjoy the sunset over Hamilton Harbour while indulging in a casual chic menu featuring favourite local dishes. A cash bar will be available for you to enjoy drinks in their cool lounge or dance the night away to the smooth sounds of Gita Blakeney-Saltus, Shine Hayward and the reggae band Fire and Ice.

All proceeds will support educational & arts programmes and provide AES Opportunity Scholarships, helping to transform lives and build a better Bermuda through education and the arts.

Tickets are $125 and available from


0621 Bermuda Chamber Choir Summer in Europe

The Bermuda Chamber Choir & Orchestra promises an exhilarating musical tour of Europe throughout the ages at Summer in Europe on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd.

The concert takes place at the Earl Cameron Theatre at 7.30pm on the Saturday and 4pm on the Sunday and features the glorious choral singing of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Schubert’s Mass in G and culminates with the magnificent Piano Concerto No. 1 by Chopin, featuring well known piano soloist Oliver Grant.

Tickets are $55 for sponsors, $35 for adults, $20 for students and are available from Bermuda Bookstore on Queen Street, through choir members, at the door or online at


0706 Miss Bermuda Pageant

The Miss Bermuda Pageant is back and reigning queen Katherine Arnfield will crown her successor on Sunday, July 6th at the Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre in the Fairmont Southampton.

Doors open at 7pm, the show begins 8pm and the seating arrangements are at tables with drink service for Patrons and theatre-style for everyone else.

Tickets are $65 for general admission, $85 for Gold, $105 for Patrons and are available from Tickets sold at the door, subject to availability, will be $10 more.



0707 City Fashion Festival Evolution

Fashionistas rejoice – the City Fashion Festival: Evolution is back for 2014. This annual, week-long fashion celebration will run from Monday, July 7th until Saturday, July 12th and will include three international standard fashion shows featuring Bermuda’s retailers, salons, designers and of course, beautiful models.

The week commences with the Hair & Beauty Show in the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall on Monday, July 7th, where seven local salons will bring their creativity alive in a theatrical hair runway show. Cocktails will be from 6.30pm, with showtime at 7.30pm and tickets are $35.

On Tuesday evening, a private presentation will feature international designer Anna Laub of Prism, for a cocktail style gathering at Fort Hamilton.

On Thursday, July 10th, the Local Designer Show will be at Pier 6 on Front Street. Eight local designers were hand selected to participate in a three month mentorship program with international magazine editors and fashion professionals with a goal of creating a unique and high-quality fashion collection to display exclusively for this show. Cocktails will be from 6.30pm, with showtime at 7.30pm and tickets are $35.

The grand finale of the week is the Evolution Fashion Show on Saturday, July 12th on the grounds of City Hall and will feature 14 Hamilton retailers, 4 salons, 4 makeup brands and over 150 children and adult models on a 100 foot runway. The show starts at 8pm and general admission is free while VIP tickets are $50. VIP includes a complimentary cocktail reception from 7pm until 8pm, access to a private cash bar during intermission, gift bags and reserved seating.

All tickets available from the City Hall Offices or from June 2nd. A limited number of Passports to Fashion are also available at a cost of $100 for all three events, a saving of $20.

For more information, contact or 292-1234, or visit The official event hashtags are #CityFashionFestival and #Evolution2014.




Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section:


Meditation Workshop: Effective Mind & Body Relaxation – May 22nd

The Lizard and the Rock eBook Launch – May 22nd

Wine Tasting 101 – May 22nd

Salsa Friends presents Friday Night Salsa at Grand Café – May 23rd

**NEW  Bermy Day Happy Hour at Lemon Tree – May 23rd

**NEW  Beau Rivage at Newstead’s Happy Hour – starts May 23rd

**NEW  Agape Faith Kingdom Ministries Family Reunion/VIP Weekend – May 23rd to 25th

Bermuda Day Gospel Explosion – May 24th

Discovery Wines Bermuda Day BBQ – May 24th

Flag Invasion – May 24th

**NEW  1609 Official Opening – May 24th

**NEW  Twilight Summer Series: Pacific Rim and Fast & Furious 6 – May 24th

Sunday Soca Series: Pre-Bermuda Day Cruise – May 25th

**NEW  Kick off the Summer Party at Snorkel Park – May 25th

**NEW  Kick off the Summer Party: Nightclub Edition – May 25th

Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby – May 26th

Annual Bermuda Heritage Day Parade – May 26th

BPW Bermuda: Wills and Estate Planning Seminar – May 28th

11th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 29th to June 1st

Adult Docent Programme at Bermuda National Gallery – May 30th

Relay for Life Bermuda – May 30th and 31st

Gemini Dream Weekend – May 30th to June 1st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Così fan tutte – May 31st

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Zoo/Aquarium – May 31st

An Evening in Tuscany – May 31st

**NEW  BSMART Academy’s Parent Open House – May 31st and June 1st

The Big Chill at Cambridge Beaches – starts June 1st

Celebrating Her First Moon Workshop – June 1st

32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 1 – June 1st

We Are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at St. Paul’s Church – June 1st

**NEW  Sundays Live at Snorkel Park – starts June 1st

**NEW  Historical Heartbeats: Hidden Treasures of St. George’s – June 1st

**NEW  Summer Sundays in the Park: Soulful Expressions – June 1st

Fit ‘N’ Firm Water Aerobics – starts June 2nd

The Big Game: Bermuda Barbarians vs. Saracens – June 7th

2014 BNG Youth Film Festival – June 7th

Tea with a Twist and Encore Fashion Show – June 7th

We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at the Evening Light Tabernacle – June 8th

Masterworks Family Day – June 8th

Hat Show & Tea Charity Fundraiser – June 8th

**NEW  Allied World Family Community Day – June 8th

Adult Docent Programme at Bermuda National Gallery – June 13th

**NEW  Barbados Association of Bermuda Summer Cruise: Bajan Explosion – June 13th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Cenerentola – June 14th

**NEW  Bermuda Folklife Documentary Series: Seagull Racing and Llewellyn Hollis, Fisherman – June 19th

32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 2 – June 22nd

Bermuda Toastmasters Awards Banquet – June 21st

**NEW  Bermuda Summer Soul-stice – June 21st

**NEW  Bermuda Chamber Choir: Summer in Europe – June 21st and 22nd

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Whales – starts June 26th

32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 3 – July 6th

**NEW  Miss Bermuda Pageant – July 6th

**NEW  City Fashion Festival: Evolution – July 7th to 12th

32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 4 – July 20th

7th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament – August 26th and 27th

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th


Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Ever The Twain Shall Meet – January 17th to June

Tale of Two Cities Exhibition – January 17th to September

A Myriad of Birds by Fran Giffard – May 16th – May 28th

Sky Gazer by Alan Smith – May 30th to June 11th

Treasure Island – July 11th to August 13th

Kal Draws Bermuda: Satirical Pen Takes on Island Life – August 15th to 27th

SPArt on Sabbatical Exhibition at Common Ground – ongoing

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – January 24th to May 31st

Michael Walsh: Contemporary Conversation
Highlights from the BNG Collection
Book Launch of Bermuda National Gallery: An Introduction

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – May 16th to June 3rd

Onions Gallery: KAF Spring Showcase: Art Happens Here
Edinburgh Gallery: Repurposed, Beauty from Broken by Corrina Rego
Studios A and B: Organus, Series 1 – Roots Rock Reggae by Jerome Stovell


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