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Monday, July 22, 2024


Chili Cook Off Returns to Brewers Bay in August

The Virgin Islands Chili Cook Off is returning to St. Thomas on Aug. 4 at Brewers Bay after a five-year hiatus. Reviving a cherished tradition spanning 30 years, the 2024 cook off will be the first of its kind since 2019. Known for drawing crowds, this year's event is expected to attract a significant number of attendees, with approximately 30 different booths competing.

PR Based Nel Figueroa Full Scale Art Exhibition Opening Saturday at 81C

81C presents a new solo fine art exhibition opening Saturday in historic Charlotte Amalie.

34th Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament Expected to Draw Large Crowd Sunday

The highly anticipated Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament, hosted by the Northside Sportfishing Club, is scheduled for Sunday at Hull Bay Hideaway, with fishing set to start at 5:30 a.m., followed by weigh-in and a lively beach party beginning at noon.  

Poem “Unsustainable” by Sandra C. Bradley

The Source Arts & Literature section highlights the work of our creative readers.

Sibs on the Mountain Set to Celebrate Centennial Milestone With Two Days of Festivities

Sib’s on the Mountain, more commonly known as “Sib’s,” a well-loved restaurant and bar on the island of St. Thomas, kicks off their “Sib’s Centennial Celebration” on Friday at 5 p.m.

“BLACKFULLNESS”: An Emancipation 2024 Art Exhibition

The third annual Emancipation Art Exhibition is set to open on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Fort Frederik Museum. This year’s exhibition is entitled BLACKFULLNESS, Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announced.

CFVI Awards $232,000 in Humanities Grants With Funding From National Endowment for the Humanities

This funding's primary goal is to enrich the lives of people throughout the USVI through projects focused on humanities education, lifelong learning and public humanities programming.

VIPACC to Host Free Community Concerts

Free community concerts will be held on all three islands from Thursday to Sunday, the Virgin Islands Performing Arts Cultural Connection (VIPACC) announced.

DPNR HOSTS “Talking Books Book Club With Nina Garcia”

The Talking Books Library will host "Book Club with Nina Garcia" on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Challenged, which is now located in Florence Williams Library in Christiansted, Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announced.

81C Presents Katy Turner Pop-Up Exhibit Through Friday

81C is hosting a week-long pop-up art exhibition for St. Thomas artist Katy Turner, on display at 81C through Friday.

New Chili Cook-Off Returns to Brewers Bay on August 4

The Tropical Adventure Group will hold the Virgin Islands Chili Cook Off from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4, at Brewers Beach.

Kayaking Through Salt River a Great Way to Begin Coral Reef Week

The East End Marine Park is hosting a series of events to celebrate "Coral Reef Week." The week kicked off with a fun kayak tour by BushTribe Eco Adventures on Sunday morning.

Upcoming CGL Lectures to Focus on Maritime History of St. Barths and Contemporary Global Challenges

Presenters on the maritime history of St. Barths and contemporary global challenges are scheduled for in July at the Caribbean Genealogy Library. The two lectures include:

28th Annual Mango Melee Brings Excitement to St. George Village Botanical Garden

On Sunday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mango Melee will be in full swing, bringing fun for the entire family at the St. George Village Botanical Garden.

A Closer Look At Emancipation 1848: Book Launch at UVI Thursday

Crucian native Kathleen Dowling will launch her first book, “A Closer Look At Emancipation 1848,” with an interactive PowerPoint presentation. The public is invited to attend Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the UVI Medical Simulation Center. The book will be for purchase and will be signed during the event.

Emancipation Exhibit Opening Wednesday Kicks off Freedom Week on St. Thomas

On Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Council of the Arts (VICA) will premiere its emancipation exhibit, “Celebrating the Virgin Islands Freedom Week,” at 5:30 p.m. at its location in downtown Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas. The exhibit is free and will be open to the public until July 2.

Poem “Pay Day” by Sandra C. Bradley

The Source Arts & Literature section highlights the work of our creative readers.

St. Croix Artist La Vaughn Belle’s Video Works to be Shown at Bajo El Sol on STJ

Bajo el Sol Gallery, in collaboration with the St. John Film Society and the Gri Gri Project, will welcome St.  Croix artist La Vaughn Belle for a screening of her recent video works on June 22 at 6 p.m. There will also be a signing of her catalog for "Being of Myth and Memory," the artist’s 2023-2024 exhibition, at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted.

81C Exhibits Impressionist Oil Paintings by Max Kovalsky

“Maxim Kovalsky’s recent collection of oil paintings portrays a remarkable presence of color and light amongst an environment portrayed from dawn to dusk in the Virgin Islands."

The Virgin Islands Salsa Festival Returns to St. Croix Saturday

In the heart of St. Croix, the eagerness for the Virgin Islands Salsa Festival is intense. At the pre-kickoff last Sunday, the Palms at Pelican Cove hosted a vibrant meet-and-greet event where judges mingled with pageant contestants and sponsors, setting the stage for a week of rhythm, culture, and celebration.


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