July 5th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Troops!

Is it hot enough for you yet? We’re officially into July which means summer is in full swing… so let the partying continue! And by the way, congratulations are in order for Claire and Mark Prior who welcomed their beautiful baby boy to the world on Monday – be sure to show them some FB love 🙂

Here are the latest events that have been added to the Bermuda Calendar since last week and as always, don’t forget to check out the Quick Recap Section a the bottom of this post for a full listing of all upcoming events, including those previously covered in previous posts.


Inviting residents and visitors to view their hand-painted icons, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church will be opening to the public, every Wednesday and Saturday, starting Wednesday, July 5th throughout the summer until the end of August.

From 10am until 3pm, you can visit the Debre Ganet Immanuel Cathedral, in St. George’s.

The cathedral features an interior full of painted icons by Abba Gebre Hiwot Wolde Samuel, who was born in a small village in Ethiopia, and ordained as a Monk Priest when he was 18 years old. He then studied religious art, and was contracted to paint religious murals for 11 churches in Ethiopia. After seven years, he selected to travel to Barbados with other priests to establish churches in the region, and in 1999 Samuel arrived in Bermuda after being asked to paint for the church on the island.

The Bermuda Church belongs to the Archdiocese of Latin America and The Caribbean, and was elevated to Diocesan Status in 1977 with the consecration of the former garrison chapel in St. George’s as the Debre Ganet Immanuel Cathedral Church, which means Immanuel Cathedral Of Paradise.

For more information, contact Laverne at laverner@northrock.bm or 505-1405


Back by popular demand, don’t miss the next opportunity to attend Fishpots, Bonnets & Wine: The Cultural Legacy of the Palmetto in Bermuda, on Wednesday, July 5th.

Doors open 6pm at the World Heritage Centre in St. George’s. Starting at 7pm, presenter Saskia Wolsak will speak about the historical relationship between people and plants in Bermuda, known as “Ethnobotany” and in particular the palmetto.

The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members and reservations are required.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 297-5791 or email manager@sgf.bm



There are three new exhibits opening at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall on Friday, July 7th.

Showing in their Onions Gallery, is Practice What You Teach displaying works by teachers in various mediums. It seemed time for the teachers to get an opportunity to flex their creative skills. They are selfless in building the talents of young Bermudians and now we feel its time for them to show off what they can do. They invite you to join them in what will be a rare showcase of the works from Bermuda’s top art educators.

In their Edinburgh gallery they will be displaying This Side of the Reef by Artist Chris Ingham. This is Chris’s first exhibition at BSoA and they are really excited to introduce this body of works. A compilation of work that has been captured from inside the beautiful ring of reefs surrounding these relaxed islands of Bermuda. This show has been put together for your visual pleasure, hopefully leaving you with an appreciative smile.

In Studios A & B they will be exhibiting The Bluebird Box Exhibition an important project to bring awareness to the Bluebird population in Bermuda. BSoA approached the Audubon Society, requesting boxes to offer to member artists an opportunity to create using any medium of their choice. The bluebird boxes were constructed by middle school students in the P.U.L.S.E. Program at Whitney Institute which launched a student-run business “Sky Blue 4B’s” (BlueBird Box Builders) as part of the in-school BizCamp under the direction of the Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative of Bermuda. The Bermuda Audubon Society reached out the group after seeing their boxes at the Annual Exhibition and requested the boxes be made for the BSOA show.

The opening reception will be from 5-7pm on Friday, July 7th at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA), City Hall.

Opening hours at BSoA are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays. These exhibitions will run until Tuesday, July 25th.

Admission is free, although donations are appreciated, and all are welcome.

For more information, contact 292-3824 or bsoa@ibl.bm, or visit www.BSoA.bm 



Heineken, Smirnoff, and Icelandic Glacial Water present a next-level booze cruise that you don’t want to miss at Swimwear at Night: Booze Cruise and Night Swim on Saturday, July 8th.

From 8pm until 11pm aboard Calico Jack’s Floating Bar you’ll escape to a secret getaway to enjoy a night of fun on the water.

Calico Jack’s leaves at 6:30pm for those boarding in Dockyard. It will then arrive 7:30pm at Albuoys Point, for an 8pm departure.

They promise that this is not your ordinary cruise. The dress code is swimwear and there will be gift certificate giveaways for Makin’ Waves aboard the cruise. Everyone will also get a free drink when they first get on board.

Calico Jack’s will be shining their underwater lights for the night swim.
Not to mention they’ve got some of Bermuda’s hottest DJs including, Supatone, New Era, D’General, and DJFlava, playing the best in Top 40, Soca, EDM, Dancehall and more.

Tickets cost $35 and there is only a limited amount, available from www.Ptix.bm, the DJ’s mentioned above, Makin’ Waves, and by calling 537-6656.

For more information, contact Joey at 537-6656.



Join the Princess Beach Club for Dinner on the Beach, starting on Friday, July 14th until Saturday, September 2nd.

Every Friday and Saturday from 6:30pm until 10pm at the exclusive Beach Club in Southampton, you can enjoy an a la carte dinner and relax yourself as the sun goes down on their beautiful private cove.

Reservations are required.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or ham.diningreservations@fairmont.com



Party People Entertainment & Heineken present Fantasy Island on Friday, July 14th.

The boat leaves at 10pm from Albuoys Point, and every 30 minutes thereafter with the last boat leaving at 12:30am.

This event will feature entertainment by Black Chiney, Lord Hype and Tony X alongside DJ Jim Brown, DJ Mystro, and #DJ Flava of NMR3.0. Patrons will receive a cup of holi powder (so dress to fete). Food will also be on sale by Off D Hook Catering.

There are a limited number of early bird tickets for $40, $50 thereafter or $60 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased from De Oil Shop in the Washington Mall or online at www.PartyPeopleEnt.com 

For more information, contact info@partypeopleent.com



Grab a bargain at the Peace Church Lutheran Car Boot Sale on Saturday, July 15th.

This will run from 9am until 2pm and promises lots of great finds in clothing, shoes, household items, books, DVDs, CDs, plants, children’s clothes, toys, jewellery and much more. You can even enjoy a cup of coffee while shopping.

For more information, contact Carol Carvalho on 747 3377



Head to Snorkel Park Beach for the old School, pure juggling reggae event of the the summer at Mighty Crown- Rewind, Reggae Pon De Beach on Saturday, July 15th.

Gates open at 10pm, and this event will feature two-time winners of the Jam Rock Reggae Sound Clash Cruise, the Far East rulers: Mighty Crown, alongside some of Bermuda’s finest Foundation Sounds, including
OGS Genesis, King Firestone, Blackstar Sound and Lenky Boy Movement.

Presented by Johnny Walker, Hazel-Inc and Snorkel Park Beach, this event promises to be an old school extravaganza for grown folk. So put your dancing shoes on and get ready for your favourite songs of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

Ticket cost $35 in advance, until 7pm on July 15th, or $45 at the gate. VIP tickets are available for $85, which includes access to a VIP Buffet, three VIP drinks and access to two VIP lounges.

Tickets can be purchased from Ptix.bm, Snorkel Park, Kit-n-Caboodle, Jamaican Grill, Fish N’ Tings and Caesar’s Pharmacy

For more information, contact info@snorkelparkbeach.com or 234-3100



Join the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs for an evening in celebration of local literature at Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture: Writ Large: New Fiction by Bermuda’s Writers on Tuesday, July 25th.

From 6pm until 8pm in the Bermuda College Library, you can learn about some of Bermuda’s best new fiction written by published, award-winning Bermudian authors; Florenz Webbe Maxwell, Dr. Angela Barry, Adam Gauntlett, Damion K. Wilson, Elizabeth Jones and Nadia Aguiar.

Tickets are free and available from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs office or Bdatix.bm.

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



Mt. Zion AME Church invite you to a Benefit Gospel Concert on Saturday, July 29th.

Doors open 7pm at the Mt. Zion Church in Southampton, for a 7:30pm start. The concert will feature the dynamic duo – Last Call, as well as other guest artists.

Funds raised will assist Jeron Clemendor, a student at Oakwood University in Huntsville Alabama, with tuition costs. Jeron is a Computer Science major, minoring in Music Development and Recording.

Tickets cost $25 for general admission or $50 for patrons.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 537-3467.



A one-of-a kind fundraiser that brings the community together for a unique entertainment experience, while keeping the sole focus and purpose of the event on support of Bermuda’s children, the Annual Family Centre Beach Bash will be held on Friday, September 8th.

Held directly on the sand at the Fairmont Southampton’s Ocean Club Beach from 7pm until midnight, over 500 persons are expected to take part in this spectacular event that has grown in popularity since the first party in 2010.

The cost is $250 per seat and tables of ten will be $2,500.

For more information, or to reserve your seat/table, contact info@tfc.prevention.bm or 236-1116.



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






Xtreme Sports Fun Zone – June 10th to September 2nd (every other week)



Evangelical Church Vacation Bible School – July 2nd to July 6th

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

Junior Camps and Adult Learn to Row Camps – July 3rd to 28th

Animal Advocate Camp – July 3rd to September 1st

Destiny Summer Camp – July 3rd to September 1st

4th July Wine Cruise – July 4th

**NEW The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Opening – starts July 5th

**NEW Fishpots, Bonnets & Wine: The Cultural Legacy of the Palmetto in Bermuda – July 5th

Biz Camp 2017 – July 6th

St. David’s Island Fish Fry – July 7th

LIV: Fantastic Friday – July 7th

**NEW Exhibits Opening at Bermuda Society of Arts – July 7th

**NEW Swimwear at Nite : Booze Cruise and Night Swim – July 8th

LIV: Daydreams – July 8th

LIV: Dreams All White Cruise – July 8th

LIV: The Raft Up – July 9th

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

**NEW Fantasy Island – July 14th

**NEW Dinner on the Beach – starts July 14th

**NEW Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – July 15th

**NEW Mighty Crown – Rewind, Reggae Pon De Beach – July 15th

RISE Bermuda Summer Day Camp – July 17th to August 25th

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

Introduction Session for the Parenthood: Birth to 6 Months Course – July 23rd

**NEW Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture : Writ Large: New Fiction by Bermuda’s Writers – July 25th

Art with a Twist – July 25th

Headway Hair and Beauty Show – July 28th

Bermuda Civic Ballet: Civic @ 45 – July 28th and 29th

**NEW Benefit Gospel Concert – July 29th

Diamond Jubilee at the Museum – July 29th

Differentiating Sensory from Behaviour: Linking Sensory Integration and a Strength-Based Approach to Assess and Address Challenging Behaviours in Children – July 29th



2017 Cup Match Classic Cricket Festival – August 3rd and 4th

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

Cocktails and Cannons – August 17th

BFA Corporate Wellness Beach Soccer Tournament – August 19th

Art with a Twist – August 22nd

Emancipation: A Love Story – August 26th

Cocktails and Cannons – August 28th



Cocktails and Cannons – September 7th

**NEW Family Centre Beach Bash – September 8th

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


 Bermuda Society of Arts – July 5th to July 25th

  • Onions Gallery: Practice What You Teach, by Bermuda’s top art educators
  • Edinburgh Gallery: This Side of the Reef, by Chris Ingham
  • Studio A&B: The Bluebird Box Exhibition


Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard


Enjoy the rest of the week!











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