New Year’s Eve Party Set For Court Street

December 30, 2015

The Uptown New Year’s Eve Party — with a theme of “unity in the community world vibe, fighting with peace and not for it” – will take place tomorrow evening [Dec 31] on Court Street in North Hamilton from 9.00pm through 1.00am, featuring “Bermuda at its best”.

The announcement said, “The Emperial Group of Companies is pleased to announce an UpTown New Year’s Eve block party on Court Street in North Hamilton. This event will serve as the launch of a collaborative effort to build the preconditions for sustained economic stimulus, community engagement and infrastructure development in North Hamilton.

“The event emerged from the recently concluded walkabout of North Hamilton requested by His Excellency the Governor the Right Honorable George Ferguson. The Governor worked very closely with the Grand Marshall of the Young Progressives, Cleveland Simmons, to ensure that the Mayor of Hamilton the Right Worshipful Charles Gosling, the Premier the Hon Michael Dunkley JP, MP and other invited dignitaries including the Opposition Leader the Hon Marc Bean JP, MP were notified of this request.

“In recognition of the increasing pressure for a “one city agenda” it was decided to focus on working within North Hamilton to create the grassroots preconditions for national unity.

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“Our plan is to produce several of our well know community events in North Hamilton during the upcoming year and work with the necessary authorities to build the capacity within the area to host national events. With this in mind we are pleased to announce that the Corporation of Hamilton has agreed to support our efforts to improve the infrastructure in North Hamilton and likewise the Ministry of Public Works has also committed to working with us in North Hamilton on development projects to improve our national parks.

“UpTown New Year’s Eve will be a night filled with family fun and entertainment highlighted by the return of the venerable production house Dread & Baha to the public agenda. The Community will be encouraged to patronize the North Hamilton Businesses, who are all in full support of this initiative, rekindle the inner child within all of us at the Fun Zone in EF Gordon Square, test our nerves on the 200ft Zip Line, enjoy sights, sounds and special effects on the giant inflatable airscreen provided by the Moonlight Movie Series and dance into the new year with the soon to be released lineup of live local entertainers and DJs provided on stage.”

Executive Director for the Emperial Group, Eugene Dean says, “Uptown New Year’s Eve is a vital part of our Sounds of Sanctuary plan to host block parties that bring the country together for national healing. The New Year serves as a natural time to prepare for the future with personal resolutions and mutual goodwill. We look forward to making North Hamilton a showcase for the unity we wish to enjoy in every area of our society. “

Young Progressives, Cleveland “Outta Sight“ Simmons will serve as the emcee for the UpTown New Year’s Eve. In support of the event he says. “The last time that many people remember a gathering of this scale in North Hamilton was in 1998. I’m proud to say that 2016 is the right time for North Hamilton to take Bermuda to the next level. I invite everyone to get onboard and would personally like to thank the Governor for inspiring this event.”

The event will take place on Thursday, December 31st from 9pm – 1am and Court Street will be closed from Ewing Street to Victoria Street to facilitate the activities involved.

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