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Charlotte Amalie
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Oct 8, 2003 — Following right on the heels of Frederiksted's celebration of historic Fireburn, St. Croix is planning the 39th anniversary of Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship for Oct. 10-13 at the Frederiksted ballpark.
The village will be named in tribute to former V.I. Gov. Juan Francisco Luis. The celebration will recognize the contributions that the people of Puerto Rican descend have made to the growth development of the United States Virgin Islands and the relationship that has been developed between the territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, according to a release.
This year's theme is "Revisiting Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day "Como Eta Antes." The focus will be on cultural events and entertainment will be provided by Puerto Rican and Virgin Island musicians and performers. Food and beverages will be on sale.
For more information contact St. Croix administrator Gregory Francis at 773-1404.
The complete schedule of activities:
Friday, Oct. 10 – Opening of the Village
6-6:45 p.m. Village opening ceremony
7-8 p.m. La Tuna de Santa Cruz y Salvador Fragosa
8-9 p.m. Heritage Dances
8-10 p.m. Stanley & the Ten Sleepless Knights
10 p.m.-midnight p.m. Grupo Genesis (band from Puerto Rico)
12-3 a.m. Junny and his band (from Puerto Rico)
Saturday, Oct. 11
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Car racing show at the Frederiksted parking lot
2-10 p.m. Car races at Anguilla Track
6 p.m. Village opens
6 p.m.-4 a.m. DJ Carl
7-8 p.m. Planeros de Santa Cruz y Raquel Fuentes
8-11 p.m.Tercera Dimension (3rd Dimension Band) from Puerto Rico
11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Jerry and the Liquid Sounds Band
1-3 a.m. Rescate Band (merengue band) from Puerto Rico
Sunday, Oct. 12
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Family Fun Day Beach Jam – Hispanos Unidos
1-5 p.m. The Papa Them (Diego Conde) exhibit show at the Frederiksted Court Yard
1-10 p.m. Car races at Anguilla Track
6 p.m Village opens
4 p.m.-midnight DJ Brache
7-8 p.m. Dance contest (salsa, merengue, bachata) with prizes
8-9 p.m. Kalkie with guest appearance Bachatero Singer
8 p.m. Parade of VIPR Queens, serenaded by Kalkie
9 p.m.-midnight Sonic (bachata band from Puerto Rico)
midnight-3 a.m. Cool Session Brass (from St. John)
Monday, Oct. 13
4 p.m. Village opens
4-7 p.m.: performances by:
— St. Croix Majorettes
— Charlita Schuster's Salsa Dancers
— students from Eulalie Rivera Elementary, Evelyn Williams Elementary, and Central High schools
— Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School Quadrille Dancers
4 p.m.-midnight DJ Sax
7-8 p.m. Central High School Latin Jazz Band
8-10 p.m. Bracho Latin Salsa Band
10 p.m.-midnight X-Press Band
Closing of the Village

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