July 2nd, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!


Well, we made it to the second half of 2014 already!  And what a busy start there is to it, especially for our North American friends – Happy Canada Day and 4th of July to you all!  Here are the latest Bermuda events for July and beyond:

0703 Pop Up Playroom

Looking for a new way to keep the little ones entertained in July?  The Pop Up Playroom is a new indoor play area for children under 5 at the National Sports Centre Pavilion in Devonshire. A range of soft play equipment provides a safe and fun environment for the little ones.

The Pop Up Playroom will be open from 9.30am until 11.30am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in July and will also be open from 2pm until 5pm on Saturday, July 19th.

The cost is $15 for one adult and one child, and $5 for each additional walking child.

For more information, visit www.bermudaplayroom.com.



0703 Americana

Discovery Wines invite you to join them at Urban Cottage in Warwick for Americana, a wine tasting featuring some fantastic American wines from 5.30pm until 7.30pm on Thursday, July 3rd.

Urban Cottage also has some exciting new goods in their portfolio, just in time for the Fourth of July which they would love to show off.

The cost is $15 for a flight of wines and a cheese board sampling. Reservations are recommended.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact 296-WINE (9463) or events@discoverywines.bm.


0704 UberVida July 4th Mini Cruise

Enjoy a special US Independence Day Happy Hour on the water, with ever-changing views of the Harbour Islands and Great Sound, at UberVida’s 4th of July Special Mini Cruise and Ibiza Party Cruise on Friday, July 4th.

As with every Friday throughout the summer, you can enjoy a cocktail cruise through Paradise Lakes with the boat departing #1 Dock on Front Street at 6pm returning at 7.30pm, and 8pm returning at 9.30pm. The last boat, departing at 10pm, is an Ibiza Party Cruise, returning at 11.30pm.

To mark the occasion, there will be drink specials on Budweiser and Jack Daniels all night long.

There is no cover charge and the dress code is smart casual. Cash and credit cards are both accepted and bottle service is available.

For more information, contact ubervidabda@gmail.com or 236-2222.


0703 Mount Zion

Bring your family, your blankets or chairs and enjoy an evening of gospel music, both contemporary and traditional, as the Mt. Zion Inspirational Voice Choir presents the 8th Annual Free Open Air Concert Series.

There will be three stops on this tour, beginning with the Clock Tower in Dockyard on Thursday, July 3rd. On Thursday, July 17th, they will be at Albuoy’s Point in the City of Hamilton and, finally, on Thursday, July 24th, they will be performing in King’s Square in St George’s. Showtime is at 7.30pm on each evening.

The concerts are free, although donations will be accepted.

For more infomation, contact Mount Zion AME Church at 238-0284 or mtzion@ibl.bm, or visit www.mtzion.bm.


0705 Inspiring Moments

Inspiring Moments, a devotional written by Crystal Holdipp, will be launched at the Bermuda National Library on Saturday, July 5th.

This will run from 11am until 1pm with a limited number of Inspiring Moments available for sale. Black and white copies cost $13, while colour copies cost $20.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact 296-1297 x223 or ejhollis@gov.bm.



0705 Bermuda Glee Iconic

Come witness Bermuda’s rising stars play homage to some of your favourite musical artists at Bermuda Glee’s Iconic on Saturday, July 5th.

Showtime is at 7pm in the Berkeley Institute Cafetorium and promises a thrilling theatrical production celebrating the musical icons through the decades.

The 2014 Bermuda Glee program is sponsored by The Argo Foundation, The Bank of Bermuda Foundation, Orbis and Dasani.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $50 for donors, available from www.pTix.bm.

For more information, visit www.troikabda.com or email info@troikabda.com.


0705 Portuguese Festival Holy Spirit

Good family fun is in store in St. George’s at the 19th Annual Portuguese Festival of the Holy Spirit on Saturday and Sunday, July 5th and 6th.

This will take place in King’s Square and Ordnance Island from from 7pm until 11pm on the Saturday and from 5pm until 11pm on the Sunday.

Local entertainment will be provided by the Travellers, Caroline Araujo and Friends, Portuguese and Filipino Dances, and Portuguese singer Sara Pacheco.

This event will feature Portuguese food and baked goods for sale and entry is free.

For more information, contact 293-4245 or 531-5250.


0705 Pajama Sexy Party

Dig out your very best bedtime attire for a Pajama Sexy Party aboard the Ubervida on Saturday, July 5th.

The boat will start boarding at 7.30pm for an 8pm departure, returning at 11pm.

For those of you who love to dance, there will be a DJ on board playing Soca, Reggae, Hip Hop and R&B. There will also be a cash bar, swizzle and refreshments.

Pajamas are not mandatory so you can wear whatever you feel will jive with your vibe that night, however there will be prizes for the best dressed male and female so don’t hold yourself back.

Tickets are $35 per person and available from Shira on 735-2700 or Davis on 500-2707.

All the funds raised from this event will help children in Kenya.


Government House Gardens

Thanks to a new programme, the beautiful Government House Gardens will be open to the public on Sundays, excluding Cup Match weekend, from noon to 5pm until August 31st.

Families are invited to come and relax and enjoy the space. Entry and exit will be by the North Gate on North Shore Road. Visitors are encouraged to come by foot, pedal bike or use the No 11 bus, which stops near the gate, as there will be no parking allowed on the grounds.

Visitors are asked to respect the gardens, especially the gardens being run by students from the three Pembroke Parish primary schools: Victor Scott, West Pembroke and Northlands, and are asked to be considerate of others using the grounds by not playing amplified music and by not bringing dogs.

For more information, contact Government House at 292-3600.


0712 AFB Bastille Day

Francophones and francophiles alike are invited to a garden party for a Bastille Day Celebration with l’Alliance Française des Bermudes on Saturday, July 12th.

This will take place in the beautiful gardens of historic Waterville, Bermuda National Trust’s HQ on Pomander Gate Road in Paget and the evening will begin with cocktails at 6.30pm, followed by dinner at 7.30pm. Dinner will be catered by Chef Derek Meyers from Island Restaurant Group and will feature a salad bar, BBQ with steak, merguez and local fish served with roast potatoes and ratatouille, cheeses, crêpes and macarons. Dinner will then be followed by dancing under the stars and a cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $80 for members, $90 for non-members and available from www.BDAtix.bm and Pulp & Circumstance.

For more information, visit www.alliancefrancaise.bm.


0712 Full Moon Wine Tasting Sunset Cruise

The second of Discovery Wines Summer Sunset Cruise Series aboard the Ana Luna will be their Full Moon Cruise on Saturday, July 12th.

The boat will leave the dock at Grotto Bay at 7pm, returning at 9pm, and promises an ethereal selection of food and wine for you to enjoy during this celestial cruise to watch the sun set and the moon rise.

Tickets are $75 per person and spaces are limited.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact 296-WINE (9463) or events@discoverywines.bm.


0712 Heineken Full Moon Party

As well as the moon, many stars are promised as D’General presents the Heineken Full Moon Party at Barr’s Bay Park on Saturday, July 12th.

This will kick off at 9pm and will feature international Soca Monarch Kerwin Du Bois, DJ Crown Prince from Dubai, DJ Barrie Hype from Miami and local DJs, DJ Rusty G, New Era and D’General.

Tickets are $40 and are on sale at Kit N Caboodle, Stefanel and www.pTix.bm.

If you’d like to upgrade your experience, there are limited VIP tickets available for $85, which includes a premium open bar cruise from 8pm until 10pm. To book, call 333-3306.

For more information, contact 300-1049 or 333-3306.


0716 US Securities-Seminar

A seminar on Deciphering the U.S. Securities Laws: Key Issues and Concepts for Insurers, Including a Discussion of the Halliburton Case and Other Developments will take place at XL’s O’Hara House at 3.30pm on Wednesday, July 16th.

This will be a review and discussion of commonly pled securities claims in litigation involving directors and officers in the United States, as well as a discussion of several key recent and upcoming decisions before the United Supreme Court that could impact the way securities litigation is handled going forward (including Halliburton, Omnicare and IndyMac). This program is approved for 1.5 hours of Professional Practice CLE credit in NY and there is no fee.

For more information, or to RSVP by Friday, July 11th, contact michelle.chernoff@sedgwicklaw.com.


0718 Abstractuality

Neal J.F. Morris will be showcasing his latest collection of work, under the title Abstractuality, in Homer’s Café at Masterworks from Friday, July 18th.

The show will run until Thursday, August 14th and artwork is available for purchase.

For more information, contact 299-4000 or artmworks@logic.bm.



0722 BC2BC Walk

Celebrating 40 years of Bermuda College, the launch event for the BC2BC Sunset Walk will be on Tuesday, July 22nd.

The evening will begin with an opening and tree planting ceremony from 6.30pm until 7pm.

The walk will begin at 7.15pm from the North Pavilion at National Sports Stadium, the site of the old Bermuda College campus on Robert’s Avenue, heading to the current site on Stonington Avenue. From 8.15pm, the walk will conclude with music, refreshments and a Throw Back Tuesday photo show.

Registration is $10, which includes a t-shirt and the first 40 registrants will receive a gift bag. The registration deadline is July 18th.

Proceeds will go towards student scholarships through the Bermuda College Foundation.

For more information, visit www.college.bm.


0724 Historical Heartbeats

The next in the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs’ Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series will be Reparation, Psychological Rehabilitation and Pedagogical Strategies on Thursday, July 24th at Bermuda National Gallery.

This is the 9th Annual Dr. Kenneth E. Robinson/Cyril Outerbridge Packwood Memorial Lecture and the speaker for the evening will be Dr. Verene Shepherd, Professor of Social History at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

The reception will begin at 5.30pm, followed by the lecture at 6pm.

The cost is $10 per person and light refreshments will be served.

For more details, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or kdrobinson@gov.bm, or visit www.communityandculture.bm.


0919 Annual Peace Day Concert

Now in its third year, the award-winning Annual Peace Day Weekend Bermuda will be from Thursday, September 18th to Sunday, September 21st. This year’s goal is to raise $150k for charity.

Firstly, the Paint for Peace Art Exhibit will open at Bermuda Society of Arts on Thursday, September 18th. Ride the Wave Foundation in collaboration with Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation will provide the schools with the art supplies needed for the project and then the kids will interpret the peace statements through their art. 250 paintings will be part of the show and artwork will be on sale for $100, with money raised going back to help the arts in Bermuda. The exhibit will run for 3 weeks, until Tuesday, October 7th. All the art will be digitized and shown at the next Peace Day Concert.

​The Peace Day Concert will take place in the Bermuda Botanical Gardens Show Ring on Friday, September 19th. Gates open at 5.30pm and the show runs from 7.30pm until midnight. This year’s concert will include performances from Bermuda School of Music, Jamie Lawson, Chrissi Poland, The Splashband, Bones Blues Band, The Silken Strings, Hamish Stuart Band and more, with a few surprises promised.

General admission tickets on the hillside or bleachers range from $50 to $95. Children’s tickets are half the price of adult tickets. Reserved seating on tables of ten range from $1000 to $10000. All are on sale now at www.pTix.bm. Early birds who buy their tickets before July 31st will receive a discount of 10% by using the promo code PEACE2014 at checkout.

New for 2014, the 1st Annual Peace Day 5K Road Race will take place on Sunday, September 21st, starting and finishing at Victoria Park. The competitive run and fun walk will both begin at 9am and participants are invited to dress up as their favourite musician for a chance to win prizes. The entry fee is $35 and registration is now open at www.RaceDayWorld.com until 6pm on Friday, September 19th.

For more information, contact Tony Brannon at tony.brannon@doublefantasybermuda.com or visit www.doublefantasybermuda.com.


Building Blocks Academy

Building Blocks Academy, Bermuda’s first Performing Arts Pre School is now enrolling for ages 18 months to 5 years.

Your child will enjoy classes such as art, dance, music, spanish, science, math, drama and much more, with tennis and Bermuda’s first pre school Drum Line coming this year.

Teachers are educated in the subjects they teach and genuinely love and have fun with the children.

From now until August 31st, you can receive $1000 for every child enrolled.

For more information, or to organise a tour, contact 295-4222 or info@buildingblocks.bm.






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


World Cup at Lemon Tree – June 12th to July 13th

Early Childhood Conference – July 2nd to July 4th

Jackson School of Performing Arts Recital: Cirque de la Danse – July 2nd to 5th

**NEW  Americana Wine Tasting – July 3rd

**NEW  UberVida 4th of July Special Mini Cruise & Ibiza Party Cruise – July 4th

**NEW  8th Annual Free Open Air Concert Series – July 3rd, 17th and 24th

4th of July Celebrations at Mickey’s – July 4th

**NEW  Book Release Celebration: Inspiring Moments – July 5th

**NEW  Bermuda Glee: Iconic – July 5th

**NEW  Pajama Sexy Party on Ubervida – July 5th

**NEW  Portuguese Festival of the Holy Spirit – July 5th and 6th

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

Miss Bermuda Pageant – July 6th

Summer Sundays: Rockin’ de Rock – July 6th

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

Plough: St. George’s 402nd Birthday –  July 11th

**NEW  Alliance Française des Bermudes: Bastille Day Celebration – July 12th

**NEW  Heineken Full Moon Party featuring Kerwin Du Bois – July 12th

**NEW  Deciphering the US Securities Law – July 16th

**NEW  Pop Up Playroom – July 19th

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

**NEW  BC2BC Sunset Walk – July 22nd

**NEW Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Reparation, Psychological Rehabilitation and Pedagogical Strategies – July 24th

2014 Cup Match Classic – July 31st and August 1st

Cup Match Fever: The International Edition – August 1st

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

**NEW  3rd Annual Peace Day Weekend: Paint for Peace Exhibit Opening – September 18th

**NEW  3rd Annual Peace Day Weekend: Peace Day Concert – September 19th

**NEW  3rd Annual Peace Day Weekend: Peace Day 5K Road Race – September 21st

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th

Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2014 International Championship All Breed Dog Shows – October 18th and 19th




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

KAF’s Land & Sea Weekly Summer Camp – weekly from June 30th to July 21st

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Disaster – starts June 30th

Spicelands Fun Camp – June 30th to September 5th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Sea Myths, Sea Serpents & Superstitions – starts July 7th

Radnor Road Christian Fellowship’s Vacation Bible School – start July 7th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts July 14th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Dissection – starts July 21st

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Pirates – starts July 28th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Bermuda – starts August 4th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Sharks – starts August 11th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Sea Myths, Sea Serpents & Superstitions – starts August 18th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Wild Weather – starts August 25th



Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Tale of Two Cities Exhibition – January 17th to September

Bermuda Postal History From 1620 to the UPU by David Pitts – June 27th to July 9th

Treasure Island – July 11th to August 13th

The Tucker Sisters: Under the Yellow Flag – July 11th to October 10th

**NEW  Homer’s Cafe Display: Abstractuality by Neal J.F. Morris – July 18th to August 14th

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 Society of Arts – June 27th to July 15th

Onions Gallery: The Acute Care Wing: Design – Construction – Complete
Edinburgh Gallery: Pictorial History of Bermuda Hospital Buildings




Enjoy the rest of the week!




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