For those of you lucky enough to be on island tonight, you may want to stop by Mongoose Junction in Cruz Bay because they’ll be holding quite the party. Tonight’s event, dubbed First Friday, will feature live music, featured artists and art exhibits, cultural performances, sale specials, contests, and more. The First Friday event will take place between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
This month’s features include:
- St. John’s own Visions Reggae will perform from 6 to 9 pm in the Mongoose Junction courtyard.
Throughout the evening, the Mascilyn Bamboula Dancers will perform ancestral dances, and Cooper Penn will provide Mocko Jumbie performances.
- St. John Scoops will offer free face painting for kids from 6 to 8 pm.
- Bamboula boutique and Magic Tree Henna will present henna body painting from 5 to 7 pm
- Caravan Gallery will honor the Virgin Islands Transfer Centennial by offering a free sterling silver petroglyph charm with each purchase of a locally made hook bracelet. Discover the St John hook bracelet and learn more about this local tradition.
- R&I Patton Goldsmithing will be donating sales in the shop to their scholarship fund, which supports the tuition needs of their employees’ children.
- St. John Brewers Tap Room will be hosting their famous $5 All You Can Drink Summer Ale Can Party, and their Brewtique will be offering a free pint glass with the purchase of 3 t-shirts or hats, or any combination thereof.
- The Friends of the Park Store will host author Cynthia Moulton in the afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30 – she will be signing copies of her book “Interconnected”. St Johnian Sharelle Francis will also be in the shop, from 5 to 8:30 pm with her homemade jellies and jams.
- VIVA Cantina will feature artist Kimberly Boulon, and will also host its inaugural “First Friday Draw & Dine” art competition. Show off your drawing skills for the chance to win a $175 gift certificate to VIVA. The competition runs from 6 to 9 pm, and art supplies will be provided.
- The Gri Gri Project at Bajo El Sol Gallery will be hosting the opening of its Transfer Centennial Celebration reflection exhibition “100 Years Of…”.