Events on May 27, 2019 - Monday
Monday 27th May 2019 11:30 AM
Fort Charlotte, constructed during the governorship of Lord Dunmore (1787-1796), was named in honor of the wife of King George III. There are actually three forts: Fort Charlotte, the eastern section, Fort Stanley, the middle section, and Fort D’Arcy, the western section.
The building of the forts, out of solid rock, began in 1787 and was completed in 1819. A dry moat surrounds Fort Charlotte and it is spanned by a wooden bridge on the north side. The forts and military installations in New Providence and throughout The Bahamas formed such an insurmountable defense system that potential invaders were discouraged, and, as a result, these forts never fired a gun in battle.
Every Monday and Wednesday, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) Rangers perform military drills, play music, and fire the cannon (12:00 pm) in West India Regiment uniforms. Staff of the Antiquities, Museums , and Monuments Corporation (AMMC) are dressed in period costumes to show how people dressed back then and what life was like.
Admission to this event is $1.08 (including VAT).
Location: Fort Charlotte, West Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Ms. Tonya Fernander, Antiquities Monuments Museums Corporation (AMMC)
Monday 27th May 2019 12:00 PM
We have invited several distinguished peace builders known for their work internationally. Their efforts span from war zones of Sierra Leone, Africa; land reform and urban poverty in Scotland; Native American rights in the United States, and international efforts on environmental justice.
We open on May 22 evening with our dear friend, Matthew Fox, founder of Creation Spirituality, who has dedicated his life to saving the earth and has published 34 books.
We are hosting a special Lakota Native American Peace Ceremony on Friday, May 24 at noon, led by an indigenous spiritual leader from Taos, New Mexico, US.
Evening lectures are at 8pm. Lectures are free. Afternoon workshop are at Noon and 2pm. Afternoon workshops are $10.
LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
From May 22 - May 27, 2019 there are several ways to participate in the gathering:
1. Evening lectures each are held Wednesday, May 22 through Sunday, May 27. Our event closes on Sunday, May 27 with a panel discussion. Evening lectures are free.
2. Afternoon workshops will be held Thursday, May 23 through Sunday, May 27. Afternoon workshops are $10.
Getting to the Ashram on Paradise Island:
Our boat dock is located at Elizabeth on Bay Marketplace and Marina in downtown Nassau. Boat trip takes 4 minutes, crossing bay from Downtown Nassau to Paradise Island. The boat schedule is as follows:
7:45am, 10:30am, 11:05am, 12:05pm, 1:05pm, 2:05pm, 3:05pm, 3:40pm, 6:35pm, 7:20pm