Events and Entertainment Guide

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DAY IN, DAY OUT

Darling Puppies & Kitties
St. Croix Animal Welfare Center
The Animal Shelter invites you to check the beautiful kitties, cats, puppies & dogs it has rescued–one cuter than the next! Adopt one! Or volunteer to assist. (The Shelter now runs a full service, low cost veterinary clinic.) Closed Mondays. Facebook. (340) 778-1650, www.stcroixawc.org

LIFE @ THE FARM WALK (5-30 PEOPLE)

Ridge to Reef Farm
Farm staff guide you around this farm in St. Croix’s rainforest. See gardens, taste crops! $25pp. Reservations, (340) 220-0466 or www.csa@ridge2reef.org

MID OCTOBER-NOVEMBER

Ceramics Classes with Sara Hayes
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts
Call for days & times, (340) 772-2622, www.cmcarts.org

FIRST SUNDAYS, 5:30 PM

Jazz Vespers
St. Croix Reformed Church
Feast your ears & open your hearts with the jazz sounds of our island’s talented musicians; service features music with prayer. (340) 778-0520, www.stcroixreformed.org

MONDAY-SATURDAYS, 10 AM-4 PM

Self-Guided Farm Tour
Ridge to Reef Farm
With map in hand, tour one of the USVI’s only certified organic farms. See the gardens & experience the lush peaceful setting. $10. (340) 220-0466 or csa@ridge2reef.org www.ridge2reef.org

MONDAYS, 6-9 PM

Caribbean Night Dinner Show
The Palms at Pelican Cove
Enjoy a Traditional West Indian Buffet with Mocko Jumbies, live music, & fire dancers. Buffet: 6-8 pm, last seating: 7:30 pm. To reserve, call (340) 718-8920, www.palmspelicancove.com

MONDAYS, 6 PM-10 PM

Live Entertainment
East End Pizza, Divi Carina Bay Resort
Kick back & have a good time over a few good slices & good music! (340) 773-9432

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 11 AM – 3:30 PM

Bridge Games
The Palms at Pelican Cove
Open to the public; full range of ability levels. Casual players welcome! (340) 718-8920
www.palmspelicancove.com

TUESDAYS, 7 PM

Beach BBQ & Floor Show
Harbormaster Beach Club
Take a short ferry ride to Hotel on the Cay for an all-you-can-eat Beach BBQ with Steel Pan Music, Mocko Jumbies, Broken Bottle & Limbo Dancing & Fire Eating. Call for reservations (340) 719-5438.

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 9 AM-11 AM

Nursery Open
St. George Village Botanical Gardens
Shop here for beautiful tropical plants! (340) 692-2874 www.sgvbg.org

THIRD TUESDAYS, 6 PM

Book Group
Undercover Books
Check the bookstore website for which book is up for discussion. (Always a good read!)
Add your 2 cents! (340) 719-1567, www.undercoverbooksstcroix.com

WEDNESDAYS, 11:30 AM-2:00 PM

Women & Friends in the Courtyard
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts
CMCA invites women to meet, communicate & create! Free to CMCArts members, otherwise a $20 donation suggested. (340) 772-2622, www.cmcarts.org

WEDNESDAYS, 3:30-6 PM

Lawaetz Family Museum Walk-Up Tours
Little La Grange, Frederiksted
Learn about the Danish Lawaetz family that arrived at the turn of the 21st century & see how this 18th century property is transforming into a 21st century farm. $15. RSVP: (340) 220-0466 or email csa@ridge2reef.org.

WEDNESDAYS, 5 PM

Crab Races
Divi Carina Bay Resort
The hermit crabs crawl; you cheer them on! (340) 773-9700

WEDNESDAYS, 6 PM-UNTIL

Trivia Night
The Palms at Pelican Cove
Test your knowledge at this fun evening event. (340) 718-8920, www.palmspelicancove.com

THURSDAYS, 5:30 PM

Disco Bingo
Deep End Bar & Restaurant
Revelry @ the bingo table! The DJ plays disco between games; you go wild! Hot, Hot, Hot!
Reservations a must: 340 718-7071. www.newdeepend.com

THURSDAYS, 6 PM BUFFET ENTERTAINMENT 8 PM

Caribbean Beach BBQ
Divi Carina Resort & Casino
Hear Steel Pans, and see Mocko Jumbies and Cultural Dances at this traditional Caribbean Beach BBQ. $35. $19 children 12 & under. Call (340) 773-9700 x 732.

FRIDAYS 5:30 PM

Crab Races
Deep End Bar & Restaurant
The hermit crabs crawl; you cheer them on! (340) 718-7071 www.newdeepend.com

FRIDAYS, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Hip Sounds from the DJ
East end Pizza, Divi Carina Bay Resort
Pizza tastes even better with a good drink & a DJ playing the music! Good watering hole.
(340) 773-9432
OCTOBER

ALL MONTH

“Culture Shock with Puerto Rican Roots”
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts
Photographer David Bergs pays tribute to VI-Puerto Rican Friendship (and his heritage) in this new show on display through November 15. (340) 772-2622 www.cmcarts.org

OCTOBER 2, 9AM-12PM

Coil Basketry Workshop
Mount Victory Camp Eco-Lodge
This ancient style of basketry involves stitching coils together. Learn to use local plant materials to make functional works of art. $20. To register, call 340-201-7983, www.mtvictorycamp.com

OCTOBER 5, 12, 26

4-H/V.I. Pace Runners Cross Country Race
UVI Campus-Frederiksted
This race series, which includes local & national championships, welcomes all age groups. Elementary kids run 1 mile, Jr. Varsity students race 2. Varsity & others compete in 3.1 mile runs. (340) 643-2557, virginislandspace.org

OCTOBER 8

The Annual Coast Weeks Beach Relay
Ha’ Penny Beach
A 2×2 relay beach run, this event helps preserve one of St. Croix’s most beautiful beaches. Post race, runners volunteer for a beach cleanup & findings are cataloged for Coast Weeks study. VI Pace Runners, National Conservancy & UVI collaborate. Free! (340) 643-2557, virginislandspace.org

OCTOBER 8-9

Guy/Gal Fishing Tournament
Seas of St. Croix
The Golden Hook Fishing Club holds a face-off between fishermen and fisherwomen! Captains meeting at Sharkey’s on Oct. 6, 6pm. Info: Dennis, (340) 690-8285, www.fishstx.com

OCTOBER 9, 23, 9 AM

SUP Yoga
East End Paddle Club, Chenay Bay
Explore yoga poses with the paddleboard as your mat! 60min/ $25. To register, call (340)-643-5824 or (828)-280-4987. www.kitestcroix.com

OCTOBER 9, 3 PM

Trail Ramble Fundraiser
Adventure Trail
Join the St. Croix Hiking Association, across from the main entrance to the Dept. of Agriculture, & ramble down Adventure Trail. Light snacks served afterwards. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org

OCTOBER 9

Liberty Day Races
St. Croix Motorsports Complex
The New Caribbean Drag Racing Association hosts fun @ the tracks: 1/8-mile drag racing, food & drinks for sale. Facebook. Info: @gmail.com

OCTOBER 13, 5:30-6:30 PM

National Park Lecture Series
Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse
The Friends of the St. Croix, USVI, National Parks holds monthly lectures that discuss topics regarding current research at our three Parks. Ft. Christiansvaern parking lot open till 7 pm. Call (340) 277-9642.

OCTOBER 14-16

Migrating Histories Performance
Arts Festival
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts
The festival includes artist talks, workshops, & performance! Call for details: (340) 772-2622, www.cmcarts.org

OCTOBER 15

Dance Performance: “Build a Better Fishtrap”
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts
The Artist in Residence gives a movement & dance performance as part of the Migrating Histories Performance Arts Festival. For details, call (340) 772-2622. www.cmcarts.org

OCTOBER 15

The 32nd West Indies Lab 5-Miler
West Indies Lab
Take off from the old Farleigh Dickenson West Indies Lab & race to Estate Southgate, along a scenic course with rolling hills. (340) 643-2557, virginislandspace.org

OCTOBER 15, 10 AM-12 NOON

Free Public Snorkel Clinic
Rainbow Beach
Learn to snorkel or advance your skills! School-aged children to adults are welcome. St. Croix Environmental Association provides instruction & gear. Sponsored by The Buccaneer. To register, call (340) 773-1899, www.stxenvironmental.org

OCTOBER 15

Full Moon Hike
Wills Bay, North Shore
The St. Croix Hiking Association guides you & points out historic, natural & cultural features. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org

OCTOBER 19, 1 HOUR BEFORE SUNSET

Sunset SUP Yoga
East End Paddle Club, Chenay Bay
Enjoy your SUP yoga class under the setting sun. 60min/ $25. To register, call 340-643-5824 or 828-280-4987. www.kitestcroix.com

OCTOBER 20, 5-7 PM

Pre-Season Social Hours
Art@Top Hat Gallery
Everyone welcome, enjoy the great collections and visit with artists and art-enthusiasts. Info: 340-513-3558 www.artattophat.com

OCTOBER 21, 6-8 PM

Sunset Jazz
Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park, Frederiksted
Bring a beach chair or blanket & catch the hip sounds of local & international jazz artists. Food & drinks available for sale. Music & conviviality free!

OCTOBER 22, 8AM – NOON

Christiansted Town Clean-Up
Help the Christiansted Community Alliance to spruce up this Historic District! To volunteer, call (340-513-2081 or email cca@christianstednow.org.

OCTOBER 23, 7-11 AM

3rd Annual Clean Sweep Day
Frederiksted
Come out & help make Frederiksted beautiful– it’s a town clean-up! (340) 227-1978

OCTOBER 23, 8:40 AM

Frederiksted Walking Tour
Freedom Statue Across From the Pier
CHANT (Crucian Heritage & Nature Tourism) leads a 1 ½-hour walking tour that shares the history along the magnificent waterfront including Fort Frederik, Victorian townhouses & churches. Wear walking shoes, hats & sunscreen. $25. To register, call (340)-719-5455 or online www.chantvi.org

OCTOBER 23, 5 PM

Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Basin Triangle
Think pink: Walk with the American Cancer Society, USVI unit. Head out together from Basin Triangle down King Street to Hospital Street ending at Canegata Ball Park. Make a $10. (or more) donation & get a T-Shirt. Info: (340) 778-2882, (340) 719-6068

OCTOBER 27 – NOVEMBER 12

DineVI
Island Wide
Calling all foodies! The USVI Dept. of Tourism presents the 2nd Annual Restaurant Weeks, a 17-day extravaganza celebrating the local restaurant scene & our culinary diversity. A fusion of local, regional & global fare using locally-sourced ingredients at participating restaurants for a special price! Dates to save–October 28, Frederiksted Food Truck Fest, October 29, FEAST Christiansted, and October 30, Reef Responsible Fish Fry. For more info, call (340) 772-0357, (201) 861-2056, www.dinevi.com, www.VisitUSVI.com

OCTOBER 28, 5:30-7:30 PM

Going Batty on Halloween!
Barren Spot Bat Tower
Learn all about the bats on St. Croix, see them emerge from their well-tower roost, & learn how to help these valuable pollinators & mosquito eaters. Wear sturdy shoes & long pants. Free to St. Croix Environmental Association members & children, $10 for non-members. Costumes encouraged! (340) 773-1989, sea.educator@gmail.com www.stxenvironmental.org

OCTOBER 30

Bartender Olympics
Deep End Bar & Grill
Bartenders & servers throughout the Territory compete in a benefit for the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center. Judges name the Best Bar in the VI; you enjoy a cocktail & support animals in need at the same time. Facebook. Info: 340-277-2396

OCTOBER 31, 4:30-6:30 PM

Galloween
Gallows Bay
Calling all kids in fabulous costumes! Sponsored by Undercover Books, (340) 719-1567, and The Bisto.
NOVEMBER 2016

CONTINUING THROUGH NOVEMBER 15

“Culture Shock with Puerto Rican Roots”
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts
Photographer David Bergs pays tribute to VI-Puerto Rican Friendship (and his heritage) in this new show on display through November 15.
(340) 772-2622 www.cmcarts.org

NOVEMBER 2, 6, 20, 28, 30, 8:40 AM

Frederiksted Walking Tour
Freedom Statue Across From the Pier
CHANT (Crucian Herigage & Nature Tourism) leads a 1 ½-walking tour sharing the history along the magnificent waterfront including Fort Frederik, Victorian townhouses and churches. Wear walking shoes, hats & sunscreen. $25. To register,
call (340)-719-5455 or online www.chantvi.org

NOVEMBER 3, 5-8 PM

Multi-Artist Exhibit Opening
Art@Top Hat Gallery
The gallery kicks-off season with a show featuring several “greats”–Victor Rodriquez Preza, Betsy Campen, Preston Doane, Charles “Bud” Hawes & more. (340) 513-3558 www.artattophat.com

NOVEMBER 4, 4:30-6:30 PM

After Hours / Art Opening
Café Christine
Café Christine reopens Nov. 2nd and launches the season with an After Hours Exhibition for artist Kemit-Anon Lewis, Coral Conservation Manager at the Nature Conservancy. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. (340) 713-1300

NOVEMBER 5, 2-5 PM

Annual Kallaloo-Gumbo Cook Off
Christiansted Boardwalk
Krewe de Croix invites you to stroll the boardwalk, try tasty samplings, & cast your vote. Or enter the competition–register at Shupe’s, After Party at Angry Nates, 5pm. (828) 447-3986

NOVEMBER 5

Wahoo Tournament
Deep Blue Seas
Anglers compete to bring in the biggest wahoo! Captains meeting, Nov 3 at Sharkey’s Bait Stand, 6 pm. Sponsored by the Golden Hook Fishing Club. Info: Dennis (340) 690-8285 www.fishstx.com

NOVEMBER 5, 10 AM-3 PM

Limpricht Park Vintage & Collectibles Fair
King Street, Christiansted
Saunter through the old shade trees in this lovely little park. You’ll find treasures, friends & fun. Sponsored by Christiansted Community Alliance. (340) 513-2081

NOVEMBER 5

The 32nd Veterans Day 5K
University of the Virgin Islands
This annual race of multiple distances is the Virgin Islands Cross-Country Championships for all age groups. Hosted by VI Pace Runners. (340) 643-2557. www.virginislandspace.org

NOVEMBER 6, 20, 9 AM

SUP Yoga
East End Paddle Club, Chenay Bay
Explore basic yoga poses with the paddleboard as your mat! 60min/ $25. To register, call (340) 643-5824 or (828) 280-4987. www.kitestcroix.com

NOVEMBER 6

Butler Bay Waterfalls Hike
The St. Croix Hiking Association takes you there! (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org

NOVEMBER 10, 5:30-6:30 PM

National Park Lecture Series
Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse
The Friends of the St. Croix, USVI, National Parks holds monthly lectures that discuss topics
regarding current research at our three Parks. Ft. Christiansvaern parking lot open till 7 pm. Call (340) 773-1460.

NOVEMBER 11-13

St. Croix International Regatta
St. Croix Yacht Club
Sailors & boats from St. Croix, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and the BVIs test their racing skills in the Buck Island Channel. (Classes: Rhodes 19, Spinnaker, Cruiser Racer & Multihull.) Optimist sailors compete inside Teague Bay. View the regatta from the Club, Buck Island, Coakley Beach & many restaurants on the East End. Enjoy fun, food, music & dancing after the races. (340) 773-9531

NOVEMBER 12, 6:30-8:00 PM

Night Sounds
Mahogany Road Gut
What makes those creaky, croaking, chirping sounds in the night? Bring a flashlight & wear long pants & long sleeves. Children over 5 welcome. Free to SEA members & children, $10 for non-members. Register: (340) 773-1898, www.stxenvironmental.org

NOVEMBER 13

13th Annual Treasure Hunt
Around the Island
Drive your car, follow the clues, and be the first to find the treasure! Hosted by Rotary Club of
St. Croix Mid Isle, the event raises funds for scholarships. Info: (340) 277-7992

NOVEMBER 16, 1 HOUR BEFORE SUNSET

Sunset SUP Yoga
East End Paddle Club @ Chenay Bay
Enjoy SUP yoga under the setting sun! 60min/ $25. Advanced registration required. Call 340-643-5824 or 828-280-4987. www.kitestcroix.com

NOVEMBER 16, 6:30 PM

Artists Guild of St. Croix Monthly Meeting
The Palms at Pelican Cove
The meeting commences @ 7pm, after a fun 30 minutes of conviviality. Great time to join!
Bring a friend. (404) 437-4759 Facebook.

NOVEMBER 17, 5-8 PM

Art Thursday
Downtown Christiansted
More than a dozen galleries and shops show the works of artists and jewelry makers. Stay for dinner in town. This art walk is a favorite of visitors and locals! (340) 718-0372 Facebook.

NOVEMBER 17, 5-8 PM

Art Exhibition: “Island Attitudes”
Blue Mutt Gallery
Stop in on Art Thursday to see a wonderful collection of work by the Artists Guild of St. Croix. Facebook. (404) 437-4759

NOVEMBER 18, 6-8 PM

Sunset Jazz
Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park, Frederiksted
Bring a beach chair or blanket & catch the hip sounds of local & international jazz artists. Food & drinks available for sale. Music & conviviality free!

NOVEMBER 19, 10 AM-12 NOON

Advanced Snorkel Excursion
Location TBA
St. Croix Environmental Association invites experienced snorkelers to learn more about our marine flora & fauna. Bring your own gear. Free to SEA members & children, $10 for non-members. To register (340) 773-1989, sea.educator@gmail.com, www.stxenvironmental.org

NOVEMBER 25, 6-10 PM

Christmas Jump Up!
Downtown Christiansted
A favorite, free quarterly event that kicks-off the holiday shopping season! Local bands, street vendors, Mocko Jumbies. Stores open late, bars & restaurants offer specials. Sponsored by Christiansted Restaurant & Retail Association (CRRA). (843) 754-5895. Facebook

NOVEMBER 26, 7 PM

Movie Night
Ft. Christiansvaern
The National Park Service invites you to bring a picnic to enjoy during the movie. (Kindly pack up any discards afterwards!) Bathrooms & parking available. To see what’s playing,
visit: facebook.com/stcroixmoviesatthefort. Free.

NOVEMBER 27, 9AM-2PM

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Workshop
Mount Victory Camp Eco-Lodge
Enhance your knowledge of wild plants. Sample the edible ones, learn how to avoid the poisonous ones. Make your own tincture & salve! $30 (includes materials). Bring your lunch. To register call: 340-201-7983. www.mtvictorycamp.com

NOVEMBER 27

“Crucian Fusion” Slow Down Dinner
Ridge to Reef Farm
Crucian Heritage & Nature Tourism (CHANT) & Ridge to Reef Farm present a special Slow Down Dinner celebrating our island’s culinary traditions. Call: (340) 220-0466, or (340) 719-5455, www.ridge2reef.org, www.chantvi.org
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