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The 2018 edition of the Afternoon on the Green  has been cancelled. See this link for details.

A Centennial Celebration of Delicacies for the Afternoon on the Green 2017

On Sunday, March 19, 2017, on the Herman E. Moore Golf Course, Afternoon on the Green will commemorate the Virgin Islands centennial year and UVI's 55th anniversary. 
Afternoon on the Green 2017 flyer

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 Filipino egg rolls, saltfish quiche, and pineapple barbecue spicy chicken. A host of traditional Caribbean favorites will be on hand, including, saltfish cook-up, peas soup, chicken, shrimp and lamb roti, banana fritters, turkey kalalloo and goat water. Desserts range from delectable Vienna Cake and cornbread to passion fruit angel cake and an assortment of cupcakes. Some of the refreshing beverages complimenting the food are 'Popeye's Revenge, Cool Breeze, and Chemical X.'

Local performers are put center-stage at Afternoon on the Green. This year's entertainment line-up is as follows:

Family Fun  
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.

PrizesAfternoon on the Green 2016 photo: young girl intrigued at UVI booth
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, Goya, 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 VolunteersAfternoon on the Green 2016 photo
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, Peggy Fahie at or the Office of Institutional Advancement at (340) 693-1040. 

Contact Information
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