A Centennial Celebration of Delicacies for the Afternoon on the Green 2017
On Sunday, March 19, 2017, on th Herman E. Moore Gold Course, Afternoon on the Green will commemorate the Virgin Islands centennial year and UVI's 55th anniversary.
This year the Afternoon on the Green celebrates 28 years of tantalizing food, live entertainment and family fun. The theme this year is "A Centennial Celebration of Delicacies at Afternoon on the Green 2017." All proceeds from Afternoon on the Green will support the Edward E. Thomas Volunteer Scholarship Awards.
A variety of aromas will waft through the air as volunteers unveil decadent dishes featured under the food tent. Some of the dishes featured include the Spanish flavored pinon and Indian chicken tandoori. A host of traditional Caribbean favorites will be on hand, including seafood gumbo, shrimp and potato chowder, veggie roti, ital soup, pumpkin fritters, seafood kalalloo and goat water. Desserts range from the exotic banana split cake and pumpkin/coconut cake to Vienna Cake and flavored cupcakes. Some of the refreshing beverages complimenting the food are ginger beer, sizzling sorrel, and Anegada Iced Tea.
Local performers are put center stage at Afternoon on the Green. This year's line-up includes Cool Session Brass, DJ Skelly, Macislyn Bamboula Dancers, Tanama Colibri, Mungo Niles, and Royalty.
Parents are encouraged to bring their children to enjoy the many activities from bounce houses and face painting to traditional games and creating balloon animals.
UVI will also display the many degree programs, clubs and organizations available under an academic tent. Faculty, staff and students from marine sciences, business and WUVI radio station will share their projects and activities with prospective students and the general public. Not to be missed is an auto show on the green, a crowd favorite, featuring a colorful display of vintage Mustang and Volkswagen vehicles.
Afternoon on the Green encourages members of the community to donate a dish to this fundraising event. Cooks have a chance to win prizes. Patrons vote on the dishes they like and prizes are given to top vote getters.
Afternoon on the Green is made possible by generous sponsors, including: AT&T, The West Indian Company, VI Council on the Arts, VI Water and Power Authority, St. Thomas Federal Credit Union, Thrive Chiropractic, Crown Mountain Water, First Bank, Pro Solar, Lew Henley’s Sewage Disposal, Domino's Pizza, Caribbean Auto Group, Moe's Fresh Market, The Buzz radio station, Bellows International, Merchants Commercial Bank, and MSI.
Request for Volunteers
Centennial delicacies are sought from community members who desire to showcase their exquisite cooking talents at this year's "Centennial Celebration of Delicacies for the Afternoon on the Green 2017". For more information or to sign-up an international dish, please contact Cherilyn Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org, Peggy Fahie at email@example.com or the Office of Institutional Advancement at (340) 693-1040.
Liza J. Margolis
Senior Coordinator of Donor Relations and Special Events
Institutional Advancement Office
University of the Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas, VI 00802