"Culture, Fun, and Food Aplenty for Afternoon on the Green 2020."


On Sunday, March 24, 2019, on the Herman E. Moore Golf Course, Afternoon on the Green will celebrate 29 years of tantalizing food, live entertainment and family fun. The theme this year is "Welcome Back to the Green, Rebuilding our Dreams in 2019." All proceeds from Afternoon on the Green will support the Edward E. Thomas Volunteer Scholarship Awards.

Afternoon on the Green 2019 flyer

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. New in the kids zone, hoverball and athletic games, hosted by UVI’s Athletics Department. 

For the first time at Afternoon on the Green, Reichhold Center for the Arts will host a Culture Pop-Up Tent, which will feature Virgin Islands traditions and culture. The Pop-Up will include activities such as moko jumbies performing, costume building, wire bending art, go-cart racing, traditional games, quadrille dancing, kite making and fish-pot making. As customary, UVI will 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. 

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, Coca Cola, VI Lottery, The West Indian Company, VI Council on the Arts, VI Water and Power Authority, VI Port Authority, Paradise Chiropractic, Merchants Commercial Bank, St. Thomas Federal Credit Union, VI Waste Management Authority, Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, First Bank, Pro Solar, Lew Henley’s Sewage Disposal, Buzz Radio station, Bellows International, Alpine, MSI, Department of Health, Department of Tourism, Greengos and Mim’s Seaside Bistro. 

Request for VolunteersAfternoon on the Green 2017 photo
Community members who desire to showcase their exquisite cooking talents at this year's 29th annual celebration of Afternoon on the Green. For more information or to sign-up an international dish, please contact Cherilyn Browne at cbrowne@uvi.edu, Peggy Fahie at pfahie@uvi.edu or the Office of Institutional Advancement at (340) 693-1040. 

Contact Information
Peggy Fahie
Institutional Advancement Office 
University of the Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas, VI 00802