In a virtual showcase, the 30th annual Afternoon on the Green held on Sunday, March 21st, successfully staged all the elements for which it has become known – exhilarating entertainment, family fun and delectable delights. Hosted under the theme “We Stream Green Afternoon on the Green 2021,” the virtual edition saw over 6000 viewers.
“The Afternoon on the Green Committee wishes to extend its gratitude to the loyal Afternoon on the Green patrons, Virgin Islanders abroad and first time Afternoon on the Green attendees,” said Chairperson Loretta Lloyd. “We are delighted that despite the restrictions and protocols put in place because of the pandemic, the committee remained committed to present an online version of Afternoon on the Green to share UVI’s love with the community. Your support for this event helps to support our students.”
Afternoon on the Green 2021 was made possible through the kind sponsorship of The Virgin Island’s Department of Tourism, First Bank VI, Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and VI Lottery.
While many patrons and supporters of Afternoon on the Green typically head to the green in search of their favorite delicacies, this year, they remained glued to their screens as they got behind the scenes for a ‘sneak peek’ of some of the tips and tricks some of our cooks use to prepare their finger-licking dishes.
With favorites such as, steak, BBQ chicken, stewed chicken, boiled fish, black bean chili, baked mac and cheese, rainbow cake and local guavaberry drink on the menu, viewer’s appetites were kept wet and wanting more.
As is customary, Afternoon on the Green boasts of a packed show filled with the best in Virgin Islands entertainment along with host DJ Tony T who kept the audience engaged as they transitioned from one kitchen to the next. This year’s exciting lineup included performances from the traditional Macislyn Bambola Dancers, Mungo Niles Cultural Dancers, Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights to the contemporary likes of Dub Lab, Melanin Migration Brothers in Arms, and Cool Session Brass Bands.
In keeping with its family theme, Afternoon on the Green was not void of fun activities for the children. Returning this year was the Cultural Pop-Up Tent hosted by Reichhold Center for the Arts, which featured Virgin Islands traditions and culture. This year, the Cultural Pop-up Tent featured an “In Deh Yard” segment showcasing “How to Build Your Own Go Kart.”
As usual, Afternoon on the Green provides an opportunity for the display of the many degree programs and opportunities available for prospective students. Faculty, staff and students from mathematics and science, liberal arts and social sciences, business, education, nursing, agriculture, and other departments shared their projects and activities.
Persons interested in viewing the event can use this link – https://app.mobilecause.com/e/yN5F7Q?vid=gw86b