St. George’s New Year’s Eve Lineup Revealed
Joy, family, and quality entertainment
BERMUDA, St. George’s — December 21, 2022 — The Corporation of St. George’s reveals the lineup for the New Year’s Eve celebration in the Town of St. George on December 31st, placing emphasis on high quality entertainment in a community setting.
The Rt. Worshipful Mayor, George Dowling, III, announces, "Towne traditions are an important element of the Towne’s cultural identity. As the only parish with a Towne, we cater to a broad range of audiences and have placed our focus on bringing the community together at an event that a child, parent, teen, and senior can attend, enjoy, and share as a special memory. I acknowledge the work of the Corporation of St. George’s executive and staff who make this event possible. Today, we have this special occasion where we can now invite all of our relatives and friends from across the bridge to come home and celebrate New Year's Eve as a family."
The Corporation of St. George’s has been hosting a New Year’s celebration for decades, starting as a small gathering of Towne folk. It has grown to see more residents travel to the Towne as the experience was enhanced and it became recognized as one of the most unique new year's celebrations with the Onion Drop. Few realize that in the 1800s, Bermuda's reputation for onion variety (red, yellow, white, and purple) sparked a trading frenzy, with thousands of onions per week being sent to the United States East Coast. And today, residents still identify themselves by the nickname "onion" when declaring island roots. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the corporation has infused elements of heritage to build on its historical reputation.
Candy-Lee Foggo, Town Manager, informs, "To give families a break, parking is free, and entry is free. With inflation impacting everyone, the UNESCO NYE Celebration is the best value. We have secured the talents of Nadanja Bailey to MC our event. He recently wrapped up his World Triathlon comical promo for Dame Flora Duffy’s winning appearance at that event. He has more than ten years' experience keeping crowds amused and entertained with his insightful comedy. We are giving the DJ spotlight to Mr. Dana "DJ ICEMAN" Rawlins, a member of the St. George’s community and a veteran in the entertainment field. Our headliner will be The WallStreet Band. They are Bermuda’s only Big Band, winner of "Best of Bermuda," and offer a wide repertoire of music that features horns, drums, guitars, keyboards, and powerful singers that will hit the right notes with the crowd as we bring in the new year. Closing in on midnight, MC Nadanja will lead the countdown into the new year with our Bermuda Onion lowering from the top of the Towne Hall."
To keep you hydrated and refreshed, food vendors will be on the square, which include: JB’s Pizza, Ashley's Lemonade, Dandy Donuts, Bermuda Cupcake Company, Four Star, and Jazzy Treats. Parents will also find a kids' zone with fun castles to keep their children entertained.
Mayor Dowling adds, "Please don’t drink and drive. If you need to get home, please ask someone. The Bermuda Taxi Association has been asked to add on extra taxis to ensure all outbound transport options are available after midnight. If residents wish to stay over in St. George’s, we have the St. Regis, St. George’s Club, and Grotto Bay. Please visit our website at corpstgeorge.bm for additional details."
Event: UNESCO New Year’s Eve Onion Drop
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Location: King’s Square, Towne of St. George
Parking: Tiger Bay Car Park
Event webpage: corpstgeorge.bm/index.php/nye2023
Duke of Kent Street will be one way for the duration of the event. Featherbed - Alley will be CLOSED. Duke of Clarence Street will be one way going in a southerly direction York Street. Police will be on hand to direct traffic and assist with traffic flow
There will be NO parking on York Street
Access to Old Maids Lane & Queen Street will be restricted to Residents Only
Parking for the event will be at Penno’s Wharf (Pre-Paid Ticket Holders and Disabled Badge Holders only), St. George's Prep School Field & East End Primary School Field. The locations are highlighted on the Map below. It is advised to park at the east end of Kindley Field just before the Swing Bridge. From there FREE shuttle buses will run to and from Penno’s Wharf/Tiger Bay from 5pm to 9:30pm.
There will be a meeting of the General Council of the Corporation of St. George on Thursday, 24th November 2022 at 6:00PM in the Towne Hall to consider the following:
1 Confirmation of Quorum
2. Open Meeting
4. Adoption of Minutes of previous meeting
5. Matters Arising
6. Town Manager/Secretary Report
7. Committee Reports & Recommendations
a. Finance - Councilor Andrew Smith, Jr.
b. Infrastructure, Development & Property - Mayor Dowling, III
a. Resolution: To accept the proposed signage for the Deliverance/Ordnance Island Project including recommended change in order of flags.
c. Governance - Councilor Christopher
d. Activities - Councilor Roberts
9. Other Board Member Reports
a. St. George's Preservation Authority
10. Any Other BusinessCandy-Lee Foggo | Town Manager & Secretary
There will be a meeting of the General Council of the Corporation of St. George on Thursday, 27th October 2022 at 6:00PM via Microsoft Teams to consider the following: