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9:00 am

Senate: Holiday

March 31 @ 9:00 am

CENTENNIAL TRANSFER DAY Transfer Day is a holiday celebrated in the U.S. Virgin Islands on March 31. It marks the transfer of the islands from Denmark to the United States of America that took place in 1917.

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Special Naturalization Ceremony

March 31 @ 9:00 am
Fort Christiansted National Historic Site, 2100 Church Street
Christiansted, St. Croix,

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a special naturalization ceremony to celebrate Transfer Day. Attendees will witness 100 new citizens take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. USCIS encourages new citizens and guests to share their naturalization ceremony experiences and photos through social media, using the hashtag #newUScitizen.

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10:30 am

2nd Special Naturalization Ceremony

March 31 @ 10:30 am
Fort Christiansted National Historic Site, 2100 Church Street
Christiansted, St. Croix,

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a second special naturalization ceremony (the first was held today at 9 a.m.) to celebrate Transfer Day. Attendees will witness 20 new citizens take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. USCIS encourages new citizens and guests to share their naturalization ceremony experiences and photos through social media, using the hashtag #newUScitizen.

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2:00 pm

Legislature Invites Public to Centennial Events

March 31 @ 2:00 pm
Capitol Grounds, St. Thomas,

Senate President Myron D. Jackson and members of the 32nd Legislature are inviting the community to witness an historic commemoration of the territory’s first 100 years under the American flag. Dignitaries from Denmark, the United States, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands of the United States, other Caribbean countries, as well as visitors and residents, will witness presentations and performances from notable scholars, dancers, singers, actors, poets and politicians. The events will begin at 2 p.m., Friday, March 31, with the Virgin Islands National Guard 73rd Army Band leading a military parade that will begin at Addelita Cancryn Jr. H.S.   The official observance will begin at 3 p.m. on the Capitol Grounds. There will be live performances as well.

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2:30 pm

Transfer Centennial Events

March 31 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Virgin Islands Transfer Centennial Commission has released its schedule of official events to date. Today there will be a Parade on St. Thomas: 2:30-3:30 p.m.-- Parade 4-6 p.m. – Ceremony  

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8:00 pm

Pistarckle Presents Musical ‘Working’

March 31 @ 8:00 pm
Pistarckle Theater, Tillett Gardens,

The musical “Working” is adapted from the book by Studs Terkel, with songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manual Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor. There will be eight performances. Play synopsis: The characters in “Working” are non-fictional. The actors deliver monologues and song, and the words in the script are those of real people taken in interviews by Studs Terkel.

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Crown Bay Center Centennial Celebration

March 31 @ 8:00 pm
Crown Bay Center in Sub Base, St. Thomas,

The Virgin Islands Port Authority and Crown Bay Center is celebrating USVI History Month and the Transfer Day Centennial. Come out and celebrate V.I. culture while enjoying traditional music, food and local arts & crafts. Cool Session Brass will perform.

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