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!

Ocean Week

Ocean Week Virtual Seminars

Join us for a series of virtual seminars during Ocean Week (October 18-23)!  Seminar lineup available shortly. 

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Ocean Week Beach Clean Up

Save the date!!! Join Friends on Saturday October 23 to clean up Drunk Bay during Ocean Week! Or get a group together and pick your own beach! Together we make a difference! 

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Villa Auction

Our 5th Annual Villas for the Park online auction runs from November 12 to 26, 2021. Thank you for supporting this important fundraiser. 

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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. This program will resume in November 2021.  A schedule of activities will be available in October.

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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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Volunteer With Us!

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

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Paddle the Park 2021

With restrictions on beach gatherings in effect across the VI, Friends has made the decision to cancel the Paddle The Park fundraising event that was scheduled for Sunday, November 7.  Thank you to the sponsors, paddlers and volunteers who have always supported this event — we look forward to seeing you at other events during the season!  We are thankful that our beautiful park remains open for the enjoyment of all! 

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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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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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Beach To Beach Power Swim

 Our Annual Beach to Beach Swim took place on Sunday, May 30 and raises funds for marine conservation and youth programs like coral restoration and learn to swim!  

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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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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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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!