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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, May 29, 2024


Jan. 25, 2002 – Come Wednesday night, Carnival's Victory will once again be Crucians' inspiration for kicking up their stilts and sharing their music and dance, food and drink, and other cultural attractions to make the cruise ship passengers' memories of St. Croix something to tell the folks about back home.
It's another Harbour Night in Frederiksted, of course. And while, truth to tell, Crucians need no external excuse for partying, there's something to be said for drumming ancient traditional rhythms for visitors and drumming up some good old-fashioned business at the same time.
The celebration while the ship with a capacity of 2,400 passengers is in port will get under way at 7:30 p.m. and go until 11:30 p.m.
On the music scene, the Noels will be entertaining and promoting their new CD, "For Daddy." Also scheduled to perform are Dem Boys and Junie & the Jungle, with Willard John's Moko Jumbies stepping out in high style to the beat.
More than 40 booths will be offering arts and crafts. Fund-raising activities sponsored by Asset Management, Divi Carina Bay Casino, Kapok Management, Long Dog Saloon, McDonald's and Motown Bar and Restaurant will benefit the American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club, Karamu Afi Dance and Drum Troupe, St. Croix Animal Shelter and St. Croix Deaf Coalition.
According to a press release, security has been stepped up for this season, including an addition police presence and improved lighting on Strand Street. The street itself will be closed to parking from 5 p.m.to midnight. Any vehicles there after 5 p.m. "will be towed at the owner's expense by order of the Police Department," the release states.
Presenting sponsors of Harbour Night are the Tourism Department, Budget Rent-A-Car, Centennial Wireless and Dalton Associates. For more information, call 772-4000.

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