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

In light of the evolving coronavirus pandemic in the US and globally, out of an abundance of caution and care for our UVI Community and the general public, the Afternoon on the Green Committee regrettably announces its decision to cancel the 2020 installment of Afternoon on the Green. 

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On Sunday, March 22, 2020, on the Herman E. Moore Golf Course, Afternoon on the Green will celebrate 30 years of mouthwatering food, exhilarating entertainment and family fun. This year's event is celebrated under the theme: "Culture, Fun and Food Aplenty for Afternoon on the Green 2020." All proceeds from Afternoon on the Green will support the Edward E. Thomas Volunteer Scholarship Awards.


Food
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.'

Entertainment

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 to creating balloon shaped animals. Also returning to the kids zone, hoverball and athletic games, hosted by UVI’s Athletics Department. For the first time in the kids zone, children can look forward to venturing around on Go Karts and testing their golfing skills on a miniature golf course. 

Activities 
Returning this year is the newly added Cultural Pop-Up Tent hosted by Reichhold Center for the Arts, 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 other departments 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. 


Sponsors 
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
340-693-1044
pfahie@uvi.edu