May 24th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update

Happy Bermuda Day, Kids!


Hope you all enjoy the holiday today – have fun and be good to each other!

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.



Looking for something fun and different to do during the Bermuda Day Holiday?  Wild Herbs N Plants of Bermuda invite you to join them on a Wild Edible Herbal Tour on Wednesday, May 24th.

From 10am until 11.30am at Spittal Pond, you will learn how to identify various edible herbs and learn of the many health benefits.  Following the tour, you will have the opportunity to taste the flavours of Bermuda through tasters provided for you made from some of the plants featured on the tour.

The cost is $35 per person and all participants must register.

For more information, or to register, contact



Launching on Bermuda Day, Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Southampton invite you to come and experience their new and unique treatment, True Bermuda Signature Expression, from Wednesday, May 24th.

Experience the True Bermuda in this two hour multi-sensory escape from it all. Start your experience with mineral rich Atlantic Sea Salt Scrub to cleanse your skin top to toe, while listening to the healing sounds of steel drums and the crash of waves. Then they invite you to melt away your cares in a Royal Poinciana fragranced bath accompanied by the sound and tranquility of their shoreline.

You will then experience a full body massage featuring the fragrance and feel of the beautiful wood of the indigenous Cedar tree, using locally sourced Cedar wands and the euphoria-inducing essence of Cedar wood oil to help you drift away. Wrapping up this esoteric experience you are encapsulated in gorgeous nourishing pink body butter, depicting the beautiful sands of the Bermudian shores. This will leave you luxuriously pampered and in-sync with the bliss of Bermuda.

The cost is $369, plus 17% gratuity.

For more information, or to make your reservation, contact Willow Stream Spa at 239-6924.


Promising an amazing evening of poetry, dance and music, Ayana and Friends Griot Session Fundraiser will take place on Thursday, May 25th.

From 7pm until 10pm at Bungalow 56, Ayana will share her talents alongside special guests Joy T. Barnum, Gavin Djata Smith, Justin Brangman, and Jennie Lightbourne to fundraise for her participation in the July 2017 cast with Up With People.  This event is sponsored by Department of Community and Cultural Affairs as part of Heritage Month.

Tickets are $20 at the door.

For more information, contact The Chewick  Foundation on 292 2439 or



The luxury sailing catamaran Ana Luna, look forward to hosting you on what is set to be an event of a lifetime as they invite you to join them for an America’s Cup Safari, daily from Friday, May 26th until Tuesday, June 27th.

The Ana Luna will be sailing daily to take you to view the America’s Cup races, the J Class and Superyacht Regattas, Tall Ships, and other events that may be going on during this busy period.

The 7 hour outing will begin when the boat departs at 11am from the dock at Grotto Bay, returning at 6pm.  A full lunch is included, with dessert and coffee on the way home, and a cash bar of great beers and wines will also be available.

Ana Luna will allow guests to change dates if races or events are postponed due to weather.

The cost is $195 per person and tickets can be purchased from  Space is limited and spots are going quickly.

For more information, contact or 504-3780.


Promising the perfect day out in the America’s Cup Village, see three-time Grammy Award winning entertainer Wyclef Jean perform on the main stage in the America’s Cup Village on Saturday, May 27th.

The Village is open from 11.30am, allowing you to soak up the atmosphere before seeing the greatest race on water then hearing the best beats in Bermuda in the late afternoon.

Access to the concert is included in the ticket price for all America’s Cup Village, Grandstand, Goslings Dark ’n Stormy Island Bar, and Longtail Lounge ticket holders.

Ticket prices start at just $20.  Children under 13 receive a 50% discount on the adult ticket price for all America’s Cup Village tickets, whilst children under 5 can enter for free on their parent’s ticket.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit


Enjoy great music by talented youngsters as Saltus Grammar School presents the Ruth Henderson Memorial Concert in the Park on Tuesday, May 30th.

From 5pm in Victoria Park, they promise something for everyone with performances by outstanding Saltus student musicians including: Senior Orchestra, Concert Band, Stringendo, Big Band, Function Band, Primary Handbell Choir, Junior Orchestra and the Primary Choirs.

Admission is free and you are invited to bring a folding chair or blanket.

For more information, contact Cathy Carreiro at




Bermuda welcomes over 20 Tall Ships to the island as part of this summer’s regatta – you are invited to help welcome their 1000+ crew at the Tall Ships Welcome to Bermuda Sunset Festival on Wednesday, May 31st.

From 6pm until 10pm at Penno’s Wharf and World Heritage Centre Plaza, this family friendly event will feature street performers, local art and souvenirs, game zone, fun castles, tons of food, tours of the Tall Ships and a wicked finale concert featuring DIA.

Don’t forget, Harbour Nights is being postponed from the Wednesday to the Thursday that week so the City can join in the celebrations too!

This free event is sponsored by Bermuda Tourism Authority, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, and the Bermuda Arts Council.

For more information, contact


Learn the fundamentals of planning for the future at an Estate Planning Presentation on Wednesday, May 31st.

From 7pm at Somerset Cricket Club, you can come out, listen and be informed by Mr. Perry Trott of Trott & Duncan Limited, discussing the importance of Estate Planning.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Andrea Bento at, Perry Trott at, or Tina Martin at




The Hamilton Princess invite you to join them for a glass of champagne as you wind down from your busy day at their new Moët & Chandon Lounge, open Thursdays to Saturdays from Thursday, June 1st.

From 6pm until 10pm on the Crown & Anchor Terrace, you can enjoy great harbour views as the sun goes down over their bustling Marina.

There is no cover charge and no reservations are required.  This will run weekly until September 30th. **UPDATE This event will now finish on August 5th.**

For more information, contact 298-2028 or


Due to an overwhelming demand, there will be an extra edition of the Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale on Saturday, June 3rd.

This is in addition to their usual monthly sale on June 17th, and from 9pm until 2pm you can expect the usual bargains in clothes, shoes, children’s clothes, toys, household items and so much more.  You can also enjoy a cup of coffee while shopping.

For more information, or to book your table, contact Carol Carvalho at 747-3377.


In celebration of the America’s Cup, The Garden Club of Bermuda is opening a Private Garden for Tours every Tuesday morning until June 27th.

The tours will take place every Tuesday morning, with the gardens opening at 9.30am and closing at noon.  Two tours are scheduled during that time, one at 10am  and the other at 11am.  On Tuesday, June 6th, the garden at Old Walls, St. Mary’s Road, Warwick will  be showcased.

The cost is $25 per person and tickets are available from  The tours are not suitable for children under 12.

For more information, visit




Join Friends of Hospice & P.A.L.S. on the second Tuesday of each month for a drop-in Grief Support Group, with the next on Tuesday, June 13th.

From 12.30pm until 1.30pm at the Masterworks Museum near Botanical Gardens, this group is open to any adult who has experienced a death and would like the support of others during their grief journey.

For more information, contact Friends of Hospice at 232-0859 or, or telephone P.A.L.S. at 236-7257.




The June edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing La French (The Connection) on Tuesday, June 13th.

Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI at 8pm, this 2014 French action/crime/thriller with English subtitles is from the director Cedric Jimenez, starring Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche and Celine Sallette.

Marseille, 1975. Pierre Michel, young magistrate from Metz with wife and children, is appointed judge of the great banditry. He decides to attack the French Connection, a mafia organization that exports heroin all over the world. Not listening to any warning, Judge Michel is left alone in his crusade against Gaëtan Zampa, emblematic figure of the middle and untouchable godfather. But he will quickly understand that to get results, he has to change his methods….

All members of the public are welcome.

Tickets cost $7 for AF/BUEI members and students, and $12 for non-members.  Tickets can be purchased from Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI on the night or in advance on 294-0204.

For more information, visit


Learn more about the Smithsonian’s newest museum at the lecture, A Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Thursday, June 29th.

This will start at 5.30pm at at Bermuda National Gallery in the City Hall and Arts Centre.

Joanne Hyppolite, Ph.D. is a Museum Curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which opened on September 24th, 2016, as the Smithsonian’s newest museum. Located on the national mall on a site adjacent to the Washington Monument, NMAAHC is the result of political lobbying and public advocacy that dates back to 1915.

The exhibition A Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture, co-curated by
Dr. Joanne Hyppolite, recounts these efforts, and the critical milestones along the way. Topics explored in this exhibition presentation include: the original source of inspiration for the museum, the legislative efforts that led to the museum’s establishment, how the museum built its collection, and an architectural overview of the museum building. An inside of view of the 12 inaugural exhibitions will also be presented.

The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact 295-9428 or






Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section – simply click on the “One-off Events” filter to show just these events instead of the whole calendar



The Bermuda Chess Championship 2017 – May 16th to June 27th

Bermuda Day Specials at Fairmont Southampton – May 24th

Bermuda Day Parade 2017 – May 24th

**NEW  Wild Herbs N Plants of Bermuda Tour – May 24th

**NEW  Launch of Willow Stream Spa’s True Bermuda Treatment – May 24th

Ocean Club Seasonal Lunch Reopening – May 25th

Princess Beach Club BBQ – starts May 25th

Mike Hind on the Ukulele at 1609 – starts May 25th

**NEW  Ayana and Friends Griot Session Fundraiser – May 25th

14th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 26th to 28th

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers – May 26th to June 3rd

**NEW  Ana Luna America’s Cup Safari – May 26th to June 27th

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin – May 27th

Super Saturday at Masterworks: Sailing – May 27th

Behind the Mask: The Story of the Gombeys – May 27th

Onion Day at Carter House – May 27th

Knot the Art Walk – May 27th

**NEW  Wyclef Jean at the America’s Cup Village – May 27th

Breakthrough Women’s Healing Circle – May 28th

Private Garden Tours: Somers Cove – May 30th

**NEW  Saltus Grammar School’s Ruth Henderson Memorial Concert in the Park – May 30th

Ladies Day at the 35th America’s Cup – May 31st

**NEW  Tall Ships Welcome to Bermuda Sunset Festival – May 31st

**NEW  Estate Planning Presentation – May 31st



Tall Ship and Sip – June 1st

Global Perspectives and Solutions for a Clean Ocean – June 1st

**NEW  Moët & Chandon Lounge at the Crown & Anchor Terrace – starts June 1st

Free Lunchtime Concert – June 2nd

Corporation of St. George: Friday Evening Summer Series 2017 – starts June 2nd

Collie Buddz Concert – June 2nd

**NEW  Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – June 3rd

**UPDATED  Tall Ship Gulden Leeuw Dinner Cruise – June 3rd

Art Therapy – June 3rd

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs – June 4th to 12th

**NEW  Private Garden Tours: Old Walls – June 6th

Bermudian Heartbeats Film Night: Vanishing Sail – June 8th

Bonfires and BBQs – June 8th and 22nd

Masterworks Exhibition Opening: Sorgel and Nicky Gurret – June 9th

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (on film): R Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier – June 10th

We Can Be Heroes Vol. 2 – June 10th

Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – June 11th and 12th

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup plus J Class and Superyacht Regattas  – June 12th to 21st

**NEW  L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: La French – June 13th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – June 14th

America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton – June 17th and 18th, then 24th to 27th

PURE: The White Party – June 18th

Cocktails and Cannons – June 22nd

SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 – June 22nd

Family Folklore and Genealogical Connections – June 24th

Art with a Twist – June 27th

**NEW  A Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture – June 29th

Masterworks Exhibition Opening: Art of the Gombey – June 30th

Cocktails and Cannons – June 30th



iSpike Bermuda Summer Volleyball Clinics: Skills and Tournament Play – July 3rd to 7th

Animal Advocate Camp – July 3rd to September 1st

iSpike Bermuda Summer Volleyball Clinics: Skills and Tournament Play – July 10th to 14th

Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – July 11th and 12th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – July 12th

iSpike Bermuda Summer Volleyball Clinics: One-Day Serving and Passing Clinic – July 18th

Art with a Twist – July 25th

Diamond Jubilee at the Museum – July 29th



Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – August 9th and 10th

Cocktails and Cannons – August 17th

Art with a Twist – August 22nd

Emancipation: A Love Story – August 26th

Cocktails and Cannons – August 28th



Cocktails and Cannons – September 7th

Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 8th and 9th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – September 13th

Cocktails and Cannons – September 17th

Art with a Twist – September 19th

Gladys Morrell, Bermuda’s Suffragist – September 30th



Cocktails and Cannons – October 3rd

Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 7th and 8th

Art with a Twist – October 24th

Cocktails and Cannons – October 31st



Cocktails and Cannons – November 1st

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – November 15th

Art with a Twist – November 21st



Wine Tasting at Masterworks – December 13th

Art with a Twist – December 19th



Art Exhibits


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery


Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club: Hotel Lobby




Enjoy the rest of the week!









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