St. John Tradewinds News

22nd Annual Folklife Festival February 28-March 1

 

The Management of Virgin Islands National Park last week announced the presentation of the 22nd Annual Folk-life Festival. 

This year’s program will be conducted on February 28 and March 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Annaberg Sugar Plantation ruins.

The theme of this year’s program is “From Where We Came.”  It is VINP’s goal that this year’s festival brings awareness in order to conserve the heritage and cultural diversity of the Virgin Islands, and people everywhere through interpretation, presentations and interactions with speakers.

VINP Management is extending an invitation to all schools, both public and private to have students attend.  However, if it is at all possible, the first day, February 28, is geared towards grades K through 6. The second day, March 1, is geared toward grades seven through 12.

Teachers attending are urged to have students seize the opportunity to actually participate at the different demonstration stations that will be set up, i.e. kneading dough and baking their own bread, weaving, ironing clothes on a “coal goose”, etc. 

In addition, students should bring note-taking material, and wear hats to shade from the sun. Music will be provided by Smalls and the Music Makers.

For more information call 776-6201, ext. 239 or 252.