Calendar of Events in St. Croix

AUG/SEPT 2017


ALL MONTH, 1 PM-5PM Summer Art Festival VI Top Hat Gallery This “Open Invitational Show” presents works by local artists. Open Wed - Sat with an Open House & refreshments on Thurs, 5 - 7 pm. (340) 513-3558, Facebook.


AUGUST 3, 6-7PM Birds & Wildlife of Cuba The Nature Conservancy Estate Little Princess Join St. Croix Environmental Association Educa - tor, Jen Valiulis, for a presentation of photographs and natural history from her recent trip to Cuba! (340) 773-1989, www.stxenvironmental.org.


AUGUST 5, 6PM-12AM Block Party & Summer Concert Series Caravelle Hotel Casino Check the “New Hot Corner!” Come to another great outdoor concert with Stanley & the Sleepless Knights and V.I. Cool Sessions Brass. (340) 227-7156x609 or x616, (340) 514-4633, marketing@caravellehotelcasino.com. Facebook.


AUGUST 6 Bodkin Mill Moonlight Hike St. Croix Hiking Association AKA the “Bitch,” this hike is perfect by moonlight led by Olasse Davis. Info posted on website a week in advance. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org.


AUGUST 9, 5:30PM Artists Guild of St. Croix Meeting Palms at Pelican Cove After social time & a short meeting, well known Caribbean artist John Jones gives a demonstration on pastels. Everyone is invited! Facebook.


AUGUST 10, 5:30-6:30PM National Park Lecture Series Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse The National Park holds monthly lectures that dis - cuss topics regarding current research @ St. Croix’s Caravelle Hotel Casino’s Block Party & Summer Concert Series featuring Stanley & the Ten Sleepless Knights


August 5, 6 pm – 12 am. Christa-Ann Davis Molloy three National Parks. Ft. Christiansvaern parking lot open till 7 pm. (340) 773-1460.


AUGUST 19, 10AM-12PM Free Public Snorkel Clinic Cane Bay School-aged children and adults—learn to snorkel or advance your skills! St. Croix Envi - ronmental Association provides instruction and gear. Registration (340) 773-1989, sea.educator@ gmail.com, www.stxenvironmental.org.


AUGUST 20, 10AM-2PM Basket Weaving Workshop Mount Victory Camp Learn the age-old skill of basket weaving, warp- and-weft style, with materials collected from the wild. $25. Bring lunch. Register: (340) 201-7983, www.mtvictorycamp.com.


AUGUST 22, 5:30-6:30PM BleachWatch VI Training The Nature Conservancy Do you snorkel, swim, or dive? Become a Bleach - Watch VI volunteer and report what you see on the reefs! See story on Pg 46. Open to the public. More info, Lisa Terry, lisa.terry@tnc.org .


AUGUST 25, 5:30PM-7:30PM Jazz in the Park Ft. Christiansvaern Bandstand Catch cool jazz sounds to the backdrop of lovely Christiansted harbor! Bring chairs, blankets, cool - ers and friends. Presented by Community Music and the Friends of the St. Croix National Parks. Free! (340) 277-3914, (340) 332-4055.


AUGUST 26 National Dog Day Celebrate dogs by enjoying your dog in a special way and by supporting dogs in need. “Their hearts are in our hands.” St. Croix Animal Welfare Center: (340) 778-1650, Facebook, www.stcroixawc.org.


AUGUST 27, 10AM-2PM Wooden Utensils Workshop Mount Victory Camp Craft your own spoon, fork, or knife from sustain - ably harvested local wood and enjoy a day in the rainforest hills! $20. Bring lunch. Register: (340) 201-7983, mountvictorycamp@gmail.com, www.mtvictorycamp.com.


AUGUST 27 Hard Labor Hike St. Croix Hiking Association Get in shape! Trek through remote tropical greenery and rolling hills. Info posted a week in advance. 340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org


SEPTEMBER 2017


ALL MONTH, 1PM-5PM Summer Art Festival VI Top Hat Gallery This “Open Invitational Show” presents works by local artists. Open Wed - Sat with an Open House & refreshments on Thurs evenings, 5 - 7 pm. (340) 513-3558, Facebook.


SEPTEMBER 3, 9AM-2PM Wild Plant Workshop Mount Victory Camp Immerse yourself in the world of wild plants. Identify edible and poisonous plants; make your own tincture and salve! $30. (includes materials). Bring lunch. Register: (340) 201-7983, www.mtvictorycamp.com.


SEPTEMBER 3, 2-5PM 10th Annual Rib Cook-Off Above the Cliff Krewe de Croix presents another fabulous Mama Candy Dyer’s Rib Cook-Off! Taste the entries or enter your own. Registration for entries, 1pm; After Party and Awards, 5 pm. Live music, great food, family fun! Facebook, (817) 908-391.


SEPTEMBER 6 Sprat Hall to Creque Dam Hike St. Croix Hiking Association Trek through the rainforest and its exotic trees. Info posted a week in advance. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org.


SEPTEMBER 9, 8:30-10AM Reptile Ramble Southgate Coastal Reserve From treetops to leaf debris and along the beach, discover reptiles that inhabit our island! Jen Valiulis guides. Great for adults and children 5 and up. Bring sunscreen, water and shoes that can take mud and sand. Members & children free; nonmembers $10. Register: (340) 773-1989, www.stxenvironmental.org.


SEPTEMBER 13, 5:30PM Artists Guild of St. Croix Meeting Palms at Pelican Cove After social time & a short business meeting, Christine Goodrich, On the Wall, leads a framing program. Come artists, patrons and everyone interested! Facebook.


SEPTEMBER 14, 5:30-8:30PM “Pride Through Art” Exhibit Reception Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts St. Croix Pride 2017 presents work by LGBTQ artists & allies. Artists showcase their talents in visual arts, sculpture, music, spoken word and dance. (340) 772-2622, www.cmcarts.org.


SEPTEMBER 14, 5:30-6:30PM National Park Lecture Series Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse The National Park holds monthly lectures that discuss topics regarding current research at St. Croix’s 3 National Parks. Ft. Christiansvaern parking lot open till 7 pm. Call (340) 773-1460.


SEPTEMBER 15, 6-9PM Sunset Jazz Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park Bring a blanket or beach chair & prepare to catch the hip sounds of local and international musicians. Food and drinks available. Music and conviviality free.


SEPTEMBER 16, 8-10AM Coastweeks Clean Up Kick Off Southgate Coastal Reserve Join others worldwide to clean up and quantify coastal trash. St. Croix Environmental Associa - tion provides trash bags, gloves, tally sheets, and drinking water (please bring a reusable bottle). Students receive community service hours. Coordinated by the VI Marine Advisory Service. (340) 773-1989, www.stxenvironmental.org.


SEPTEMBER 16, 10AM-12PM Free Public Snorkel Clinic Southgate Coastal Reserve School-aged children & adults—learn to snorkel or advance your skills! St. Croix Environmental Association provides instruction and gear. Registration: (340) 773-1989 or sea.educator@gmail.com, www.stxenvironmental.org.


SEPTEMBER 17 St. George Hill & Fleming Circle Hike St. Croix Hiking Association Info on this West End hike posted a week in advance on our website. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org.


SEPTEMBER 20, 6:30PM Rosh Hashanah Evening Service & Supper Congregation B’nai Or The Jewish Community of St. Croix begins its High Holiday services and festivities. Bring a dish for the potluck supper. Info: Leslie, (340) 513-1011 or Ellie, (340) 643-0707, www.stcroixjewishcommunity.org.


SEPTEMBER 21, 10AM Morning Service Congregation B’nai Or The Jewish Community of St. Croix continues High Holiday services. Info: Leslie, (340) 513-1011 or Ellie, (340) 643-0707, www.stcroixjewishcommunity.org.


SEPTEMBER 22, 9-11AM Bayside Walking Tour Coakley Bay Explore the Manchineel forest and salt pond and learn about seagrass and coral reef ecosystems from an East End Marine Park ranger. Bring water, sun protection and meet at the entrance to Coakley Bay. (340) 718-3367.


SEPTEMBER 24, 10AM-2PM Fish Spear Workshop Mount Victory Camp Spend a day in the rainforest making a fish spear out of materials harvested from the landscape, $20. Bring lunch. Register: (340) 201-7983, www.mtvictorycamp.com.


SEPTEMBER 25 National Day of Remembrance Women’s Coalition of St. Croix Women’s Coalition honors the memories of ho - micide victims & supporting surviving loved ones. Our Facebook page (www.fb.com/NDRMV.VI) and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/wcstx) invite sharing. See the Wall of Remembrance. Info: (340) 773-9272, or email events@wcstx.org, www.wcstx.org.


SEPTEMBER 29, 5:30PM-7:30PM Jazz in the Park Ft. Christiansvaern Bandstand Catch cool jazz sounds to the backdrop of lovely Christiansted harbor! Bring chairs, blakets, coolers and friends. Presented by Community Music and the Friends of the St. Croix National Parks. Free! (340) 277-3914, (340) 332-4055.


SEPTEMBER 29, 6:30PM Yom Kippur Evening Congregation B’nai Or High Holiday services continue with the Kol Nidre service. Info: Leslie, (340) 513-1011 or Ellie, (340) 643-0707, www.stcroixjewishcommunity.org.


SEPTEMBER 30, 10:30AM & 4-6PM High Holiday Services Congregation B’Nai The Jewish Community of St. Croix holds a Yom Kippur service, afternoon Mincha and Yiskor service, and closing Neilah service with a break-the-fast potluck dinner. Call Leslie, (340) 513-1011 or Ellie, (340) 643-0707.


SEPTEMBER 30, 6:30PM Havana Nights! Fort Frederik 2nd Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser featuring all things Cuban! Live Music, Food, Door Prize and More. Proceeds benefit Project Promise programs. For more info (340) 513-0446, info@projectpromisevi.com, www.projectpromisevi.com.


ALL MONTH, 1 PM-5PM Summer Art Festival VI Top Hat Gallery This “Open Invitational Show” presents works by local artists. Open Wed - Sat with an Open House & refreshments on Thurs, 5 - 7 pm. (340) 513-3558, Facebook.


AUGUST 3, 6-7PM Birds & Wildlife of Cuba The Nature Conservancy Estate Little Princess Join St. Croix Environmental Association Educa - tor, Jen Valiulis, for a presentation of photographs and natural history from her recent trip to Cuba! (340) 773-1989, www.stxenvironmental.org.


AUGUST 5, 6PM-12AM Block Party & Summer Concert Series Caravelle Hotel Casino Check the “New Hot Corner!” Come to another great outdoor concert with Stanley & the Sleepless Knights and V.I. Cool Sessions Brass. (340) 227-7156x609 or x616, (340) 514-4633, marketing@caravellehotelcasino.com. Facebook.


AUGUST 6 Bodkin Mill Moonlight Hike St. Croix Hiking Association AKA the “Bitch,” this hike is perfect by moonlight led by Olasse Davis. Info posted on website a week in advance. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org.


AUGUST 9, 5:30PM Artists Guild of St. Croix Meeting Palms at Pelican Cove After social time & a short meeting, well known Caribbean artist John Jones gives a demonstration on pastels. Everyone is invited! Facebook.


AUGUST 10, 5:30-6:30PM National Park Lecture Series Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse The National Park holds monthly lectures that dis - cuss topics regarding current research @ St. Croix’s Caravelle Hotel Casino’s Block Party & Summer Concert Series featuring Stanley & the Ten Sleepless Knights


August 5, 6 pm – 12 am. Christa-Ann Davis Molloy three National Parks. Ft. Christiansvaern parking lot open till 7 pm. (340) 773-1460.


AUGUST 19, 10AM-12PM Free Public Snorkel Clinic Cane Bay School-aged children and adults—learn to snorkel or advance your skills! St. Croix Envi - ronmental Association provides instruction and gear. Registration (340) 773-1989, sea.educator@ gmail.com, www.stxenvironmental.org.


AUGUST 20, 10AM-2PM Basket Weaving Workshop Mount Victory Camp Learn the age-old skill of basket weaving, warp- and-weft style, with materials collected from the wild. $25. Bring lunch. Register: (340) 201-7983, www.mtvictorycamp.com.


AUGUST 22, 5:30-6:30PM BleachWatch VI Training The Nature Conservancy Do you snorkel, swim, or dive? Become a Bleach - Watch VI volunteer and report what you see on the reefs! See story on Pg 46. Open to the public. More info, Lisa Terry, lisa.terry@tnc.org .


AUGUST 25, 5:30PM-7:30PM Jazz in the Park Ft. Christiansvaern Bandstand Catch cool jazz sounds to the backdrop of lovely Christiansted harbor! Bring chairs, blankets, cool - ers and friends. Presented by Community Music and the Friends of the St. Croix National Parks. Free! (340) 277-3914, (340) 332-4055.


AUGUST 26 National Dog Day Celebrate dogs by enjoying your dog in a special way and by supporting dogs in need. “Their hearts are in our hands.” St. Croix Animal Welfare Center: (340) 778-1650, Facebook, www.stcroixawc.org.


AUGUST 27, 10AM-2PM Wooden Utensils Workshop Mount Victory Camp Craft your own spoon, fork, or knife from sustain - ably harvested local wood and enjoy a day in the rainforest hills! $20. Bring lunch. Register: (340) 201-7983, mountvictorycamp@gmail.com, www.mtvictorycamp.com.


AUGUST 27 Hard Labor Hike St. Croix Hiking Association Get in shape! Trek through remote tropical greenery and rolling hills. Info posted a week in advance. 340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org


SEPTEMBER 2017


ALL MONTH, 1PM-5PM Summer Art Festival VI Top Hat Gallery This “Open Invitational Show” presents works by local artists. Open Wed - Sat with an Open House & refreshments on Thurs evenings, 5 - 7 pm. (340) 513-3558, Facebook.


SEPTEMBER 3, 9AM-2PM Wild Plant Workshop Mount Victory Camp Immerse yourself in the world of wild plants. Identify edible and poisonous plants; make your own tincture and salve! $30. (includes materials). Bring lunch. Register: (340) 201-7983, www.mtvictorycamp.com.


SEPTEMBER 3, 2-5PM 10th Annual Rib Cook-Off Above the Cliff Krewe de Croix presents another fabulous Mama Candy Dyer’s Rib Cook-Off! Taste the entries or enter your own. Registration for entries, 1pm; After Party and Awards, 5 pm. Live music, great food, family fun! Facebook, (817) 908-391.


SEPTEMBER 6 Sprat Hall to Creque Dam Hike St. Croix Hiking Association Trek through the rainforest and its exotic trees. Info posted a week in advance. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org.


SEPTEMBER 9, 8:30-10AM Reptile Ramble Southgate Coastal Reserve From treetops to leaf debris and along the beach, discover reptiles that inhabit our island! Jen Valiulis guides. Great for adults and children 5 and up. Bring sunscreen, water and shoes that can take mud and sand. Members & children free; nonmembers $10. Register: (340) 773-1989, www.stxenvironmental.org.


SEPTEMBER 13, 5:30PM Artists Guild of St. Croix Meeting Palms at Pelican Cove After social time & a short business meeting, Christine Goodrich, On the Wall, leads a framing program. Come artists, patrons and everyone interested! Facebook.


SEPTEMBER 14, 5:30-8:30PM “Pride Through Art” Exhibit Reception Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts St. Croix Pride 2017 presents work by LGBTQ artists & allies. Artists showcase their talents in visual arts, sculpture, music, spoken word and dance. (340) 772-2622, www.cmcarts.org.


SEPTEMBER 14, 5:30-6:30PM National Park Lecture Series Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse The National Park holds monthly lectures that discuss topics regarding current research at St. Croix’s 3 National Parks. Ft. Christiansvaern parking lot open till 7 pm. Call (340) 773-1460.


SEPTEMBER 15, 6-9PM Sunset Jazz Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park Bring a blanket or beach chair & prepare to catch the hip sounds of local and international musicians. Food and drinks available. Music and conviviality free.


SEPTEMBER 16, 8-10AM Coastweeks Clean Up Kick Off Southgate Coastal Reserve Join others worldwide to clean up and quantify coastal trash. St. Croix Environmental Associa - tion provides trash bags, gloves, tally sheets, and drinking water (please bring a reusable bottle). Students receive community service hours. Coordinated by the VI Marine Advisory Service. (340) 773-1989, www.stxenvironmental.org.


SEPTEMBER 16, 10AM-12PM Free Public Snorkel Clinic Southgate Coastal Reserve School-aged children & adults—learn to snorkel or advance your skills! St. Croix Environmental Association provides instruction and gear. Registration: (340) 773-1989 or sea.educator@gmail.com, www.stxenvironmental.org.


SEPTEMBER 17 St. George Hill & Fleming Circle Hike St. Croix Hiking Association Info on this West End hike posted a week in advance on our website. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org.


SEPTEMBER 20, 6:30PM Rosh Hashanah Evening Service & Supper Congregation B’nai Or The Jewish Community of St. Croix begins its High Holiday services and festivities. Bring a dish for the potluck supper. Info: Leslie, (340) 513-1011 or Ellie, (340) 643-0707, www.stcroixjewishcommunity.org.


SEPTEMBER 21, 10AM Morning Service Congregation B’nai Or The Jewish Community of St. Croix continues High Holiday services. Info: Leslie, (340) 513-1011 or Ellie, (340) 643-0707, www.stcroixjewishcommunity.org.


SEPTEMBER 22, 9-11AM Bayside Walking Tour Coakley Bay Explore the Manchineel forest and salt pond and learn about seagrass and coral reef ecosystems from an East End Marine Park ranger. Bring water, sun protection and meet at the entrance to Coakley Bay. (340) 718-3367.


SEPTEMBER 24, 10AM-2PM Fish Spear Workshop Mount Victory Camp Spend a day in the rainforest making a fish spear out of materials harvested from the landscape, $20. Bring lunch. Register: (340) 201-7983, www.mtvictorycamp.com.


SEPTEMBER 25 National Day of Remembrance Women’s Coalition of St. Croix Women’s Coalition honors the memories of ho - micide victims & supporting surviving loved ones. Our Facebook page (www.fb.com/NDRMV.VI) and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/wcstx) invite sharing. See the Wall of Remembrance. Info: (340) 773-9272, or email events@wcstx.org, www.wcstx.org.


SEPTEMBER 29, 5:30PM-7:30PM Jazz in the Park Ft. Christiansvaern Bandstand Catch cool jazz sounds to the backdrop of lovely Christiansted harbor! Bring chairs, blakets, coolers and friends. Presented by Community Music and the Friends of the St. Croix National Parks. Free! (340) 277-3914, (340) 332-4055.


SEPTEMBER 29, 6:30PM Yom Kippur Evening Congregation B’nai Or High Holiday services continue with the Kol Nidre service. Info: Leslie, (340) 513-1011 or Ellie, (340) 643-0707, www.stcroixjewishcommunity.org.


SEPTEMBER 30, 10:30AM & 4-6PM High Holiday Services Congregation B’Nai The Jewish Community of St. Croix holds a Yom Kippur service, afternoon Mincha and Yiskor service, and closing Neilah service with a break-the-fast potluck dinner. Call Leslie, (340) 513-1011 or Ellie, (340) 643-0707.


SEPTEMBER 30, 6:30PM Havana Nights! Fort Frederik 2nd Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser featuring all things Cuban! Live Music, Food, Door Prize and More. Proceeds benefit Project Promise programs. For more info (340) 513-0446, info@projectpromisevi.com, www.projectpromisevi.com.

 

ALL MONTH, 1 PM-5PM Summer Art Festival VI Top Hat Gallery This “Open Invitational Show” presents works by local artists. Open Wed - Sat with an Open House & refreshments on Thurs, 5 - 7 pm. (340) 513-3558, Facebook.


AUGUST 3, 6-7PM Birds & Wildlife of Cuba The Nature Conservancy Estate Little Princess Join St. Croix Environmental Association Educa - tor, Jen Valiulis, for a presentation of photographs and natural history from her recent trip to Cuba! (340) 773-1989, www.stxenvironmental.org.


AUGUST 5, 6PM-12AM Block Party & Summer Concert Series Caravelle Hotel Casino Check the “New Hot Corner!” Come to another great outdoor concert with Stanley & the Sleepless Knights and V.I. Cool Sessions Brass. (340) 227-7156x609 or x616, (340) 514-4633, marketing@caravellehotelcasino.com. Facebook.


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Beach Guide

Did you know... St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling!

Did you know... St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where a diver can:
●Dive a wall that drops over 13,000 feet
●Dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island
●Dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other
●Dive a pier        

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Weddings / Romance

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Croix above others?

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Moving Here

DID YOU KNOW... In addition to it's long and rich multicultural history, friendly people, open spaces, the blue sea and near perfect year-round weather, there are a number of reasons to consider relocating to St Croix. Most importantly, the U.S. Virgin Islands, which includes St Croix, operate under U.S. law which is important in both business and personal matters. 

This means mainland US companies do business here including retail stores such as K-Mart, Radio Shack, Office Max, McDonald's and Wendy's. Also U.S. financial services including a variety of U.S. mortgage, insurance and banking companies offer local service.  U.S. cellular phone companies including AT&T and Sprint, both operate here.

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Arriving By Cruise Ship

Our Port

The Ann E. Abramson Pier is named in honor of the Virgin Islands Public Works Commissioner who was responsible for much of the rejuvenation of the Frederiksted area. This is the pier where most of the large cruise ships dock, as well as military ships, submarines, and other naval vessels. From time to time, tall-ships especially from Denmark, can be seen here.

The dock itself has been a favorite diving place especially for viewing bright coral, sponges, and a multitude of fish life. A night dive should reveal the sea-horses unique to this pier. Visitors arriving at the pier often walk through the small town of Frederiksted and walk to the nearby beaches and beach club     

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Planning A Trip

Planning a trip to the St. Croix is exciting, fun and so easy…..

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St. Croix Food Tours

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Events & Festivals

So many wonderful events and things to do in St. Croix

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Water Sports

Come join us in our exploration of the unique underwater world.

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