Events & Seminars

Friends of the Park manages and/or sponsors a number of events that celebrate the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Virgin Islands National Park. These events aim to educate and connect visitors and the St. John community with the Park, as well as serving as fundraising opportunities in support of our programs.  Join us!

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Events Calendar

What's happening when!  Our calendar of events and seminars!

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Beach To Beach Power Swim

 Our Annual Beach to Beach Swim takes place on Sunday, May 30 and raises funds for marine conservation and youth programs like coral restoration and learn to swim!  Join us in person or virtually for this great event!

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Hikes, Walks & Paddles

Welcome to Friday with Friends Seminar Program!  Explore and learn about Virgin Islands National Park through a series of hikes, cultural walks, paddles, and turtle talks. Join us!

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Volunteer With Us!

Join us on the trails or at events to help protect and preserve our beautiful park.   

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Virtual Seminars

Friends Virtual Seminars and Webinars explore subjects related to the protection and preservation of the park's natural and cultural resources. 

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Community Matters Seminars

This seminar series intended to sponsor conversations related to conservation, sustainable development, disaster capitalism, and environmental racism is made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and WTJX/NPR.

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Earth Day 2021

 Earth Day was Thursday, April 22 and we celebrated all week with virtual sessions for kids, trash pickup, and tree giveaways!  

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Ocean Week on St. John

Ocean Week Beach Clean Up and Seminar Series takes place in April and October in conjunction with Earth Day and the International Coastal Cleanup.  

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Folk Life Festival 2021 Film

Watch the mini-documentary created to mark the 30th anniversary of Virgin Islands National Park's celebration of cultural arts, music and crafts of the Virgin Islands. 

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Annual Meeting

A virtual year-in-review look at the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park took place on Sunday, January 31 with Nigel Fields, VINP Superintendent and Dr. David Vaughan of Plant a Million Corals as the keynote speakers.

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Gala Online Auction

This year's Gala At Your Home to benefit Friends of Virgin Islands National Park took place on Saturday, February 6. 

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Paddle the Park 2020

Thanks for paddling from Maho to Hawksnest on Sunday, November 8! SUP & kayak fundraiser to support marine conservation programs. 

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Villas & Art Auction

Our 4th Annual Villas and Art for the Park online auction runs from November 13 to 27.  Bidding is now closed.  Thank you for supporting this important fundraiser. 

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Reef Bay Hike

This hike is currently not running.  Friends is hosting group hikes on other trails on the last Friday of every month as a part of our Nature Walks and Talks Series.  Please join us!