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Harbour Nights returns to Hamilton

Gombeys perform at Harbour Nights (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Harbour Nights is to return to Front Street tonight with a focus on the island’s cultural heritage and environmental conservation.

The event, sponsored by Keep Bermuda Beautiful and the Department of Culture, will carry the theme of “Cultural Roots and Sustainability Truths”.

Traci Burgess, the executive director of KBB, said: “This year marks six decades of community impact with tens of thousands of volunteers who have removed over one million pounds of litter, illegal dumping and ocean pollution since KBB’s inception in 1964.

“Along with Beyond Plastic, we support the Chamber of Commerce’s sustainability goals for Harbour Nights, which are aimed at reducing waste, encouraging reusable products and eco-friendly packaging, and promoting recycling of tin, aluminium and glass.”

Owen Darrell, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, said: “This partnership between KBB, the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, and the Department of Culture embodies the essence of community spirit, environmental stewardship and the vibrant energy of our cultural heritage.

“As we celebrate Bermuda's rich traditions during Heritage Month under the theme ‘Culture Equals Energy’, this opening event of Harbour Nights serves as a platform for fostering awareness and action towards a cleaner, greener future.”

Danielle Riviere, the chief executive of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, said the body was excited to start the Harbour Nights season with the support of its sponsors.

“KBB has been instrumental in crafting a waste management plan and has kindly donated blue recycling bags, which we are now distributing to all our vendors,” she said.

“The Department of Culture, on the other hand, has provided input in the entertainment line-up for the evening, which promises to captivate the audience.

“Gombeys will lead the procession, paving the way for a diverse array of performers to take the stage from 8pm to 10pm.

“Finally, I would like to thank the Corporation of Hamilton and the Bermuda Tourism Authority, who sponsor and support this key event throughout the season.”

Harbour Nights is scheduled to take place every Wednesday on Front Street from 7pm to 10pm throughout the summer.

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Published May 15, 2024 at 7:57 am (Updated May 15, 2024 at 8:09 am)

Harbour Nights returns to Hamilton

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