St. John Thanksgiving Weekend Events

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St. John Thanksgiving Weekend Events

Today

St. John Live Music Schedule

Banana Deck
Steel Pan by Lemuel Samuels
6:00 – 9:00
693-5055
Barefoot Cowboy Lounge
Ike
7:00 – 9:00
201-1236

Concordia
Wayne Clendenin and Pamela Love
4 :30 – 6:30
693-5855

Morgan’s Mango
James
6:30 – 9:30
693-8141

Ocean Grill
Chris Carsel
6:30 – 9:30
693-3304

Shipwreck
Chris Carsel
6:30 – 9:30
693-5640

Spyglass
James Milne
5:00 – 8:00
776-1100

Turkey Day 5K
St. John Landsharks
Information:
Jude Woodcock timberdickwoody@gmail.com 340-779-1416

Friday

Anniversary hike will commemorate 1733 St. John slave revolt Friday
By ALDETH LEWIN (Daily News Staff)
Published: November 27, 2013

ST. THOMAS – Friday is the 30th annual pilgrimage and historical tour to commemorate the 1733 St. John slave revolt.

The annual event will educate and inspire people of all ages by recounting the journey to freedom that many Virgin Islands slaves took on Nov. 23, 1733, when they rose up against their owners.

The all-day tour will visit several plantation ruins where the revolt took place, while local historians and storytellers inform and entertain.

The tour begins in Cruz Bay, followed by visits to Estate Susannaberg, an old steam mill at Estate Adrian, a restored sugar mill at Catherineberg and a steep hike to Fortsberg in Coral Bay.

The Susannaberg stop is new on the tour’s itinerary this year.

Ronnie Jones, one of the event organizers, said Susannaberg was where most of the slave and livestock auctions took place on St. John.

“The history of St. John is so important to us and the community, we feel that it should be included in this,” Jones said.

The tour will include offering libations on the beach in Cruz Bay at the start, drumming performances, a skit in the native language of the slaves who revolted, storytelling and history.

In the 1730s, deteriorating conditions, including rampant illness, a lack of adequate food and water and brutal punishments for slaves in the Danish West Indies caused tensions to come to a head. In 1733, a plague of locusts, a drought and a fierce hurricane tested the limits of the slaves’ endurance.

Taking matters into their own hands, the slaves in the territory revolted for their independence.

The revolt’s leaders, the Akan people of present-day Ghana, stashed weapons in loads of firewood and overtook the Danish fort at Fortsberg.

During the following weeks, they took control of all of St. John, with the exception of Durloo’s Plantation. They left most of the island’s crops and existing structures intact, intending to use available infrastructure to establish their own nation.

It took the combined efforts of Danish, British and French forces, along with the Free Negro Corps, until May 1734 to quash the rebellion…. read more

Presented by the St. John Historical Society & the Fortberg Committee – Information: Gibert Sprauve 340-344-3556

Mongoose Junction Evening in the Courtyard – 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta
Presented by: Coral Bay Yacht Club & Skinny Legs
Single-Handed & Gaffers Race
More Information, contact Steve 340-513-4955

Saturday November 30

Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta
All Classes: Traditional, PHRFI, PHRFII, IV24 & Pursuit
More Information, contact Steve 340-513-4955

St. John Weather

TODAY AND TONIGHT:
NORTH SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO SUBSIDE TODAY…HOWEVER…FRESH TRADE WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO GENERATE ROUGH SEAS. DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL ALSO REMAIN POSSIBLE.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. East northeast wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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