June 29th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update
The countdown is on – Cup Match is now less than a month away! Here are the latest events to be added to the Bermuda summer calendar – as always don’t forget to check out the Quick Recap section at the bottom of this post for a full listing of all upcoming events, including those previously covered in previous posts.
Grab your ace girls and support Bermuda National Gallery at the First Annual Gab with the Girls Friend Raiser on Wednesday, June 29th.
From 5pm until 8.30pm at Bermuda National Gallery, women are invited to gather and share the evening together with a few drinks.
Since this is a nice way to spread the word and have some fun, this event will also be a “friend raise” for the Gallery. Why not surround yourself with friends who love the Gallery and enjoy some girl-time before your summer vacations?
Tickets cost $50 per person, which includes a single membership to BNG, and can be purchased at the door.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Chewstick Foundation presents Roots Rock Reggae Wednesdays every Wednesday during Harbour Nights, with the next on June 29th.
The event will run from 6pm until midnight at the Chewstick Culture Hub, where you can enjoy a live reggae band plus DJs playing reggae niceness from 8.30pm until 11pm. The band will change from week to week but will always be reggae.
The official hashtags for the event are #RootsReggaeWeds #BermudaMusicians.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, visit www.Chewstick.org.
Bermuda National Library invite you to join them for educational and informative evening at Complementary Alternative Medicine in Bermuda on Wednesday, June 29th.
Starting at 6pm, this session will discuss Complementary Alternative Medicine therapies and how the world along with Bermuda are embracing these centuries old therapies and merging them into modern day medicine.
Admission is free and there is no reserved seating.
For more information, contact Kenisha at 299-0039.
Immersing your child in the exciting world of the oceans and ocean exploration, BUEI are running a series of educational and fun Summer Camps for 7 to 13 year olds.
Camps will run from 9am to 3pm at the BUEI, with after-camp supervision available from 3pm until 5.15pm. Each week will have a different ocean theme.
From Monday June 27th to Friday, July 1st campers can Dabble in the Deep and learn about bioluminescent creatures and squid encounters.
From Monday, July 4th to Friday, July 8th campers will Dabble in Frozen Seas.
Dabble in Abyss/Titanic Camp will be held from Monday, July 11th to Friday, July 15th.
From Monday, July 18th to Friday, the 22nd is the Dabble in Sharks Camp where campers will learn about a newly discovered species of shark.
There are only a few spots left for the Dabble in Pirates Camp, which will run from Monday, July 25th until Wednesday, July 27th.
Dabble in Dissection Cool Invertebrates from Monday, August 1st is already full but the Dabble in Disaster Camp will look at the latest worldwide updates and explore tactics of survival from Monday, August 8th to Friday, August 12th.
From Monday August 15th to Friday, August 19th, the Dabble in Prehistoric Seas Camp will expose campers to some incredible recent findings.
From Monday, August 22nd to Friday, August 26th, the Dabble in Sea Myths, Serpents & Superstitions Camp will run.
Finally, the Dabble in Wild Weather Camp will run from Monday, August 29th to Friday, Sept 2nd.
The cost for each camp is $250, or $325 if after-camp care is included, except for Dabble in Pirates Camp, which is $150 and $225 respectively. Spots are very limited for some of the weeks so parents are encouraged to sign up children ASAP to avoid disappointment.
For more information, or to sign up, contact 294-0207 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A registration form can also be found online on the Education page at www.BUEI.bm.
Throughout the month of July, Willow Stream Spa presents a special on their signature full-body aromatherapy massage, complete with specially formulated oils to stimulate your senses or promote full relaxation.
The cost is
$199 for 60 minutes and $269 for 90 minutes **UPDATE: the cost is now $179 for 60 minutes** and appointments are available from 8am until 8.30pm daily.
For more information, or to book online, visit http://bit.ly/28NbxzZ or contact 239-6924.
Channel your inner yoga goddess at Fairmont Southampton’s Morning Yoga on the Beach, starting on Saturday, July 2nd.
From 7.45am until 8.45am every Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday in July, you can greet the day and get in touch with nature at a private beach at East Whale Bay, next to Horseshoe Bay.
This activity is open to the public and weather dependent. Participants should meet in the Willow Stream Spa Reception on Mezzanine Level of the hotel at 7.30am.
The cost is
$15 $25, plus 17% gratuities per 60-minute session.
For more information, contact 238-8000.
Come and celebrate Independence Day at Fairmont Southampton on Monday, July 4th.
Their first option can be found near Horseshoe Bay as Ocean Club are hosting a special Seafood Grilling Celebration from 6pm until 10pm. The dress code is anything from swimwear to seersucker, with a varied menu that includes a mouthwatering seafood display with poached shrimp, kiwi green mussels and wahoo ceviche; a chili spiced seafood kebap, char chilled beef tips and more from the hot pit fire grill, as well as fresh salads, hot soups and delicious desserts. The cost is $69 for adults or $34.50 for children aged 6 to 12 years old, plus 17% gratuity.
If you prefer a seated indoor setting, satisfy your culinary curiosity at Jasmine Lounge with a special US-themed Independence Day Menu from 11am until midnight. Choose your favourite from a selection of Texas BBQ pork ribs with grilled corn, corn muffin and pickled red cabbage, chicken and waffle with maple syrup, chicken thyme gravy and whipped cranberry butter, Maryland crab cake with garlic remoulade and cucumber & pepper slaw, or delicious Chicago-style pizza.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.
Excitement mounts as the UEFA Euro Football Championships enter the final week! Watch the matches in style with a fun crowd at Fairmont Southampton’s Jasmine Lounge and enjoy daily drinks and food specials from Monday, July 4th until Sunday, July 10th.
No matter who wins, for every goal scored, the team at Jasmine Lounge will take $1 off your next drink.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.
The Reefs Hotel & Club invite you to join them for a special Beach BBQ to celebrate the US July 4th holiday on Monday, July 4th.
Dine at The Reefs private beach with family or friends and feast on their award-winning culinary team’s twists on American traditional July 4th fare, including Fried Chicken & Waffles, BBQ Ribs, a whole Mojo Pig, plus much more. Dinner will be served from 6pm until 8pm and DJ Keem will be keeping your feet moving with tunes from 7pm until 11pm.
The cost is $55 per person, plus 17% grats.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222.
Expect a one of a kind 4th of July US Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 4th.
From 6pm until 10pm at Mickey’s Beach Bistro, the evening will feature a special dinner menu for you to savour, before enjoying spectacular views of the July 4th fireworks on Elbow Beach. The fireworks themselves will start between 9.30pm and 9.45pm.
The cost is $85 per person, or $40 for children under 10 years old, plus gratuities.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884 or email@example.com.
Bermuda International Collections: Fashion Royalty is proud to host some of the leading international models and designers of the world at their Series of Designer Showcases on Friday and Saturday, July 8th and 9th.
Kicking off this fashion-focused weekend, Design Collections Part 1 and Stylist Showcase will take place on Friday July 8th. From 7.30pm at CedarBridge Academy’s Ruth Seaton James Centre, this event will showcase styling by Bermuda’s very own Amir X and Fyi TV Network’s B.O.R.N to Style (NYC) along with Curvy/Plus designs by New York’s PLY Apparel.
The first of a double-whammy of shows on Saturday, July 8th will be Design Collections Part II. From 5.30pm at CedarBridge Academy, this event will showcase designs by local designers Chineza Augustus and Desiree Riley, while also featuring international designers Emanuel Denson, Duane Fish and Juliette Dyke-Cribbin.
This will be followed at 7.30pm by the Kristi Grayston Tribute Show, Design Collections Part III. This show will highlight Douglas Says Ny Ny and Bermuda’s very own King of Style, Dwayne Paynter.
The special guest model for all three shows will be Sanele Xaba, South Africa’s first international albino model.
Ticket are $40 for general or $75 for front row access for Design Collections I and II, and $65 for general or $100 for front row access for Design Collections Part III. Tickets are available from 27th Century, Urban Cottage, Pulp & Circumstance, Orange Bay, or online at www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact 296-2605 or 707-4393, or visit www.BermudaInternationalCollections.com.
Learn traditional Irish step dance with certified instructor, choreographer and adjudicator Jim Mueller, ADCRG as the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band (BIPB) presents Irish Dancing Camp/Workshops from Monday, July 11th until Saturday, July 16th.
In addition to training dancers and teams that have placed at the World Championships, Jim has helped found schools in six western US states, and is currently the Vice-President of the North American Feis Commission, which governs over 200 Irish dance competitions in North America.
The day sessions will run from 9am until 5pm from Monday, July 11th until Friday, July 15th with a concert on the 16th.
The evening sessions will run from 6pm until 8pm on Monday and Friday and from 7pm until 8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday with a concert on the 16th.
The cost for the week is $250 for the day camp and $125 for the adult evening sessions.
For more information, or to register, contact www.bipb.bm.
Aimed at all middle school-aged young people, Young Ambassadors Middle School Summer Programme will run from Monday, July 18th to Thursday, September 1st.
From 11am until 3pm, Monday to Friday, Carla Watson and Caprial Dill (counsellors with over 20 years experience) will do all kinds of activities, including life skills, competitions, fun games, art, Aquatic activities, themed events, technology, science, etc. Plus it is a great opportunity for them to get Community Service.
This programme is free of charge. Sign-up is at the St. George’s Community Centre anytime between noon and 8pm. Participants can sign up for the whole period, certain weeks, or even single days.
For more information, contact 297-1754.
Promising a productive and fun evening, students are invited for cocktails, canapés, and a few surprises with EY professionals at their Building Connections: EY Student Networking Event on Tuesday, July 19th.
From 5.30pm until 7.30pm at their premises on Bermudiana Road, you can join fellow students for an opportunity to meet their people, and hear more about EY, our clients, and their impact on global markets. Learn more about what a career in professional services can provide, so that you can start thinking today about building your legacy, and the impact you want to make on the world. Have your career questions answered in person by talented EY professionals from across their auditing, advisory, and core business service functions, who will be present to share insights and career experiences.
The EY team looks forward to speaking with you to answer your career questions – whether it’s advice on optimizing your resume or application process, a discussion around what career path is right for you, or information about their service lines and thought leadership campaigns.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact Students@bm.ey.com.
If you like Hamilton bars and you enjoy jogging or walking, then you are invited to join in the Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series on Thursdays, July 21st, August 18th and September 15th.
Thirsty Thursday is a monthly social run/walk from a different local watering hole. Partipants gather at 5.30pm, they run or walk 5K, socialize and the first 50 people to sign in will receive a free drink.
Upcoming Pub Run locations will be at Casey’s Cocktail Lounge on Thursday, July 21st, Flanagan’s Irish Bar on Thursday, August 18th, Coconut Rock on Thursday, September 15th.
This event is sponsored by Sportseller and Asics, so participation is free.
For more information, contact 295-2692.
Catering to the lovers of house music, Nakternl Entertainment invites you to the next edition of Housestyle Takeover on Saturday, July 30th.
From 9pm until 3am at Blue Waters Anglers Club, this promises to be an event that you won’t want to miss. On the decks for this month’s installment, they have Siid James, DJ Fozzy and Special Guest DJs ready to keep you grooving all night long. This event is sponsored by Smirnoff, Heineken and Smile Bermuda Shades.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.NakternlEntertainment.com.
All of you locals will be VERY familiar with what Cup Match is all about but some newbies or tourists out there might be wondering why there is all this fuss over a game of cricket.
The Thursday is officially Emancipation Day and the Friday is Somer’s Day. On the surface, Cup Match is a cricket game played on a two-day public holiday on the Thursday and Friday before the first Monday in August. This means that for 2016, it is on Thursday, July 28th and Friday, July 29th. It is much more than just a cricket game though and, when combined with the weekend, becomes a four-day celebration of all things Bermudian.
Cup Match pits the East of the Island, St. George’s, against the West, Somerset, and alternates venues every year. 2016 will be played at Somerset Cricket Club and next year will be at the Wellington Oval in St. George’s. You will be able to spot St. George’s fans by their light blue and dark blue attire while Somerset will be in red and blue.
Even those who aren’t fans of cricket attend the game from 10am until 6pm each day to experience this uniquely Bermudian experience, soak in the carnival atmosphere, local food and drinks, see the outrageous fashions and to try their luck at gambling on the Crown & Anchor tables (only legal during Cup Match).
Tickets are available on the gate and are $20 for adults, $5 for seniors and children under 12.
For more information, contact Somerset Cricket Club on 234-6327, or email@example.com.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Wimbledon Specials at Fairmont Southampton – starts June 27 to July 10th
**NEW BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in the Deep – starts June 27th
Create2Connect with Den&Ken Studio: Drumming Circle – starts June 28th
On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!: Summer Reading Program – June 28th to August 13th
**NEW First Annual Gab with the Girls Friend Raiser @BNG – June 29th
**NEW Roots Rock Reggae– June 29th
**NEW Complementary Alternative Medicine in Bermuda – June 29th
Beginner’s Yoga 12-Session Course – starts June 30th
LIV Bermuda: Fantastic Friday – July 1st
Canada Day Specials at Fairmont Southampton – July 1st
**NEW Willow Stream Spa Specials in July – starts July 1st
Yoga Foundation Course – starts July 2nd
Annual ACIB Canada Day BBQ Beach Party – July 2nd
Youth Summer Jam – July 2nd
The Kardias Club Annual Tea with a Twist – July 2nd
Summer Jazz Jam – July 2nd
Jaycee Reunion Dinner – July 2nd
**NEW Morning Yoga on the Beach – starts July 2nd
21st Portuguese Festival of the Holy Spirit – July 2nd and 3rd
Vacation Bible School – July 3rd to 7th
LIV Bermuda: July 4th Pool Party – July 4th
Champagne and Fireworks on the Ana Luna – July 4th
Dolphin Quest Connect to Nature Summer Camp – July 4th to September 2nd
Summer Squash Camp 2016 – weekly from July 4th to August 12th
Learn to Row Camp: Junior Camp Session 1 – starts July 4th
**NEW Independence Day Specials at Fairmont Southampton – July 4th
**NEW July 4th Beach BBQ – July 4th
**NEW Mickey’s 4th of July US Independence Day Celebration – July 4th
**NEW UEFA Euro Football Championship at Jasmine Lounge – July 4th to 10th
Sportz Mania 2016 Summer Multi-Sport Programs – starts July 9th
**NEW Bermuda International Collections: Design Collections Part 2 & 3– July 9th
Nick Silk Drawing Workshop at Masterworks – July10th
Bermuda Fashion Festival: Evolution Retail Show – July 10th
**NEW BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Abyss/Titanic – starts July 11th
**NEW Irish Dancing Camp/Workshops – July 11th to 16th
Bermuda Fashion Festival: Hair and Beauty Show – July 11th
Bermuda Fashion Festival: Celebrity Golf Classic – July 13th
Bastille Day Celebration – July 14th
Bermuda Fashion Festival: Coach Black Tie Gala – July 16th
Groundswell Lionfish Tournament 2016 – July 16th
Learn to Row Camp: Junior Camp Session 2 – starts July 18th
**NEW Young Ambassadors Middle School Summer Programme – July 18th to September 1st
**NEW BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Sharks – starts July 18th
**NEW Building Connections: EY Student Networking Event – July 19th
**NEW Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – July 21st
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – July 21st and 22nd
**NEW BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Pirates – starts July 25th
**NEW 2016 Cup Match Classic – July 28th & 29th
**NEW Housestyle Takeover – July 30th
Non Mariners Safari on the Ana Luna – July 31st
The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – August 5th
Allen Camp 2016 – starts August 8th
**NEW BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Disaster – starts August 8th
**NEW BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts August 15th
Pechakucha Bermuda Night Volume 16 – August 18th
**NEW Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – August 18th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – August 20th and 21st
**NEW BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Myths, Serpents & Superstitions – starts August 22nd
The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – August 26th
**NEW BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Wild Weather – starts August 29th
The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – September 2nd
**NEW Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – September 15th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 18th and 19th
Bermuda Sloop Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration – September 30th
An Evening of Spirited Celebration – October 7th
**DATE CHANGE Bermuda Toastmasters 20th Anniversary Banquet –
June 25th October 15th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 18th and 19th
Art for Sail: Auction of Painted Sloops – October 20th
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- Hidden Gems – June 12th to July 10th
SPArt at Common Ground
- SPArt presents Vibrant Essence – April 15th to July 13th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Up Country Down Country – until December 31st
- It’s Only Natural – June 3rd to 28th
- Hail to the Queen – June 21st to November 15th
- 441 – July 1st to 27th
Enjoy the rest of the week!