June 7th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update
Morning Ladies and Gents!
Looks like all those rain dances we’ve all been doing are starting to work – hope all your tanks are filling up and that your grass is turning green again! I guess it’s just the price we pay for a beautiful summer in Bermuda.
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
The Bermuda Tourism Authority have unveiled this season’s Sizzling Summer Programme, running from now until the end of October 2017.
This package of events and activities for our visitors include highlights such as the Visitor Golf Tournament, Family Fort Festival, Tiki Beach Party & Sunset Market, Wet Wednesday Raft Up Party, Caribbean Craze – Night Life, Bon Voyage Party, Family Day, VIP Bonfires on the Beach, BUEI Train Tour, Calico Jack’s Pirate Fire Show, Dockyard Re-enactment/ Historical Tour, Taste of Bermuda, Carole Holding, Dockyard Tour, Living Arts Walk, Gombeys in the Park, Memorable Walking Tours of Bermuda, City of Hamilton Walking Tour, Bermuda National Gallery Tour, Take a Bite out of Bermuda (TABOOB) Food Tour, A Memorable Evening with Mark Twain, Featherbed Alley Print Shop, Haunted History Tour, UNESCO Walking Tour, St. George’s Re-enactment, A Special Tour of Their Majesties Chappell, Historic Pilot Gig Tour of St. George’s & St. David’s, Afternoon High Tea At the Perfumery, Sunset Cruise, Historic Tour of St. George’s, The Way of Life in Years Gone By, Sundays Live, Salsa Mondays with Sabor Dance School, Crazy Night with DJ Travis, Prestige Band Soca, Calypso & Reggae, Dinner and Dancing at Griffin’s, Madd Monday Night Life, Rollicking Pub Night with Will Black, and more.
Aimed at the family, friends, and caregivers of those who are currently living with a serious and/or life- threatening illness, Friends of Hospice is now offering a Friends and Family Support Group on Mondays and Wednesdays.
From 5.30pm until 7pm in the Day Hospice Room at Agape House, the support group is a safe place for friends and family to connect, to find support, and to gain understanding while coping with a loved ones diagnosis.
There is no charge but they recommend that you call and sign up in advance. You do not need to state your name if you don’t want t.
For more information, or to confirm your spot, contact 232-0859 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.FriendsofHospice.bm.
Locals and visitors to the island are invited to gather together to mingle and experience cinematic magic in an enchanted park setting at the Movie Lounge event on Friday, June 9th.
Located in Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville Park), you are invited to bring a blanket, chair or grab an inflatable lounger to enjoy a movie and dinner in the park. There will be two screenings – Sing at 5.30pm, followed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at 7.30pm – combined with a Happy Hour experience and casual dining, promising a great end to a long week.
There is no cover charge but there are limited movie packages available for purchase. The packages are $30 and available on www.pTix.bm. They include an air chair, large popcorn, large M&Ms, and 2 large sodas.
For more information, visit www.CityofHamilton.bm.
Enjoy a day of treasure-hunting at St. Mark’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, June 10th.
From 9am until 2pm at St. Mark’s Church Hall in Smith’s, you can shop for lots of bargains, including gift items, household goods, clothing, jewellery, vegetables, homemade baked goods, toys, books and much more.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Hamilton Princess invite you to join them every Sunday evening on the Marina for their relaxing Harbourside BBQ, starting on June 11th.
From 6pm until 10pm, you can enjoy a great menu and all the activity of their busy marina filled with beautiful yachts here to celebrate America’s Cup. This event will continue every Sunday until further notice.
The cost is $65 per person, plus gratuities.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Willowbank Conference Centre & Resort invite you to their Sunset Supper Buffet on Sundays throughout June.
From 7pm until 9pm each week, the evening will feature an entire vegan/vegetarian section, live entertainment, and Bermuda’s first Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic) Bar.
The dress code is Smart Casual.
The cost is $35 per person, $20 for children under 12, and reservations are strongly recommended.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 234-1616.
You are invited to come and listen to a presentation on J Class Yacht Racing by J. Hartley Watlington, a well known Bermudian historian on Tuesday, June 13th.
He has a passion for the J Class yachts and, from 7pm at the World Heritage Centre, he will share racing anecdotes from their Great Days…and Old Bermudian Sailing Connections to The America’s Cup down through the years. Come and find out what the appeal is of these majestic yachts and the connection to Bermuda. Then enjoy the J Class Regatta being held in Murray’s Anchorage on June 16th, 19th and 20th.
Tickets are $20 for St. George’s Foundation members, $25 for non-members and reservations are required.
For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact 297-5791 or email@example.com.
Aiming to support family members and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness, a Family Support Group Meeting, in collaboration with MWI, will take place on Wednesday, June 14th.
From 6pm until 7.30pm in the KEMH First Floor Conference Room, across from the staff cafeteria, these monthly meetings aim to provide a safe space for individuals to share and support each other. The guest speaker this month is Dr. Sharon Apopa, who will discuss Self-Care for Carers. This will be followed by an open general discussion.
There is no cost.
For more information, contact Winston.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saltus Grammar School invites you to a performance of classical music as they present Taiwanese Virtuoso Violinist Hui Ti (Eric Wang) on Wednesday, June 14th.
This will be at 6pm in the Upper Primary Hall. Mr. Wang serves as the Concertmaster of the Commonwealth Orchestra, Leader of the London Chamber Players, and as a violin professor in London. Recently, he made his recording debut with the Commonwealth Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London. He plays on a fine Andrea Guarneri of Cremona 1671.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and available from https://saltus.wufoo.eu/forms/an-evening-with-eric-wang/. Seating is limited so you are encouraged to book early.
For more information, contact Receptionist Cathy Carreiro at email@example.com.
Grab a bargain at the next monthly Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale on Saturday, June 17th.
From 9am until 2pm, there’ll be great bargains to be had on every table, including clothes, shoes, babies and children’s clothes, household items, books, CDs, DVDs, jewelry and so much more. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee, a hot dog or soup whilst shopping.
For more information, contact Carol Carvalho at 747-3377.
Take a break from all the sailing action by watching some fantastic in-door volleyball at the Men’s Open Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, June 18th.
From 10am until 3pm at Warwick Academy Gym, there will be plenty of parking, food and drinks available, raffles, music and lots more.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact Denise Somerville at Denise.firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Hamilton at email@example.com.
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 20th, the garden at Red Barracks, Speaker’s Drive in St. George’s will be showcased. You will experience the delights of a Chinese garden, rose beds, a vegetable garden, a slat house, a small animal pen and a citrus orchard in this historic property, the earliest known deeds dating back to the reign of King George II in 1758. During this period the property housed a barracks of Red Coats, hence the name Red Barracks.
The cost is $25 per person and tickets are available from www.BDAtix.bm or at the entrance on the day. The tours are not suitable for children under 12.
For more information, visit www.GardenClubBermuda.org.
The Bermuda Karate Institute are hosting the 17th Lepercq Memorial Tournament on Sunday, June 25th.
Starting at 1pm at Pembroke Sunday School, this open martial arts tournament is dedicated to the memory of Paul Lepercq for his contributions to the martial arts in Bermuda. This is open to all ages and levels, with forms, weapons forms, point sparring and K-1.
Competitors entry forms can be found online at www.BermudaKarateInstitute.com and printed forms are available at Bermuda Karate Institute on King Street.
Spectator tickets costs $10 for adults, $5 for under-12s and $20 for families of up to 4, and are also available from BKI.
For more information, contact Bermuda Karate Institute on 292-2157.
Learn how to get the most out of an impact-free, aerobic and muscle-toning sport, as The Bermuda Rowing Club have a highly-experienced and professional rowing coach to teach their Junior Camps and Adult Learn to Row Camps, starting on Monday, July 3rd.
Junior Camps are for ages 12 upwards and 5ft tall or above. The Junior Camp is 5 times per week, from 9am until noon on weekdays for 2 x 2-week courses. You can choose both sessions.
Adult Courses (all beginners) will be 3 times per week (early weekdays, from 6am until 8.15am and some week-ends) over 4 weeks and includes all equipment and a regatta. You must be able to swim 100m wearing rowing kit and be reasonably fit. Two friendly (but competitive!) regattas will be included in each course.
The fee for the adult course is $395, which includes membership to January 31st, 2018. The fee for Juniors is $300 per 2-week course. Spaces on the courses are limited and payment secures your “crew” seat.
For more information, including the the course programme, FAQ sheet and application forms, contactl Bermudarowingassociation@gmail.com or visit www.BermudaRowingAssociation.com.
All of you locals will be VERY familiar with what the Cup Match Classic 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 2017, it is on Thursday, August 3rd and Friday, August 4th. 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. 2017 will be played at at the Wellington Oval in St. George’s and next year will be at Somerset Cricket Club. 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).
Admission is $20 for adults and $5 for children aged 5 to 12.
For more information, contact St. George’s Cricket Club on 297-0374, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
The Bermuda Chess Championship 2017 – May 16th to June 27th
Ana Luna America’s Cup Safari – May 26th to June 27th
ÜberVida America’s Cup Spectator Yacht – June 2nd to 27th
Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs – June 4th to 12th
IslandKaddy’s Wine Wednesday – June 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
IslandKaddy’s Virtual Reality Happy Hour – June 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
Bonfires and BBQs – June 8th and 22nd
**NEW Movie Lounge – June 9th
IslandKaddy’s Demolition Driving Range Happy Hour – June 9th and 30th
We Can Be Heroes Vol. 2 – June 10th
Daddy & Me Paint Class: Super Hero Edition – June 10th
**NEW St. Mark’s Car Boot Sale – June 10th
The Pink Beach Club Summer Parties – June 10th, 17th and 24th
Xtreme Sports Fun Zone – June 10th to September 2nd (every other week)
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – June 11th and 12th
**NEW Princess Marina Sunday BBQ – starts June 11th
**NEW Summer Sunset Suppers at Willowbank – June 11th, 18th and 25th
IslandKaddy’s Monday Indoor Golf League – June 12th, 19th and 26th
Get Golf Ready – June 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th
Red Bull Youth America’s Cup plus J Class and Superyacht Regattas – June 12th to 21st
Private Garden Tours: Bangrove – June 13th
**NEW Lecture Series: J Class Yacht Racing – June 13th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – June 14th
**NEW Family Support Group: Mental Health Monthly Meeting – June 14th
**NEW Saltus Grammar School presents Taiwanese Virtuoso Violinist Eric Wang – June 14th
Bermuda Heroes Weekend: Five Star Friday – June 16th
America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton – June 17th and 18th, then 24th to 27th
Bermuda Heroes Weekend: BHW Raft Up Experience – June 17th
IslandKaddy’s Virtual Reality Gameathon – June 17th and 24th
**NEW Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – June 17th
PURE: The White Party – June 18th
**NEW Men’s Open Volleyball Tournament – June 18th
Bermuda Heroes Weekend: Super Hero J’Ouvert – June 19th
Bermuda Heroes Weekend: Last Lap – June 19th
**NEW Private Garden Tours: Red Barracks – June 20th
Cocktails and Cannons – June 22nd
SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 – June 22nd
Family Folklore and Genealogical Connections – June 24th
**NEW Lepercq Memorial Tournament – June 25th
Art with a Twist – June 27th
Cocktails and Cannons – June 30th
**DATE CHANGE Tutus & Superheroes: Storybook Parade – J
une 3rd July 1st
iSpike Bermuda Summer Volleyball Clinics: Skills and Tournament Play – July 3rd to 7th
**NEW Junior Camps and Adult Learn to Row Camps – July 3rd to 28th
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
Art with a Twist – July 25th
Diamond Jubilee at the Museum – July 29th
**NEW 2017 Cup Match Classic Cricket Festival – August 3rd and 4th
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
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Room with a View – ongoing from January 5th
- A Year Times Two – May 18th to June 7th
- Sorgel and Nicky Gurret – June 9th to 28th
- Art of the Gombey – June 30th to July 19th
Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery
- The Power of Art – January 27th to November 25th
Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club: Hotel Lobby
- Ewan David Eason Art Exhibition – April 7th to July 30th
Enjoy the rest of the week!