On Friday, June 26, Ha’Penny Bay Beach Club hosted Jazz By The Sea, a live virtual concert in place of Jazz in the Park. This festive evening of live music is normally held at the Christiansted Fort, but COVID-19 caused the March, April, and May concerts to be cancelled.   

When they reached out to us to host a virtual music event, we were delighted! It was a superb evening, produced by Virgin Islands Consortium, featuring the Edwin Russell Quelbe Jazz Band. Click below to watch!

Prior to the evening, the only announcement of the event was of the live streaming of Caribbean Music on the shores of the Caribbean Sea by Caribbean Musicians, no location given. Of course, in this time of COVID, no live audience was invited, but at the beginning of the concert, the organizers thanked Ha’Penny and announced the location. Over 400 listeners joined the live broadcast. All proceeds are being donated to Cruzan Kids Rock, a non-profit after-school music program for at-risk youth.

The World Ocean School schooner Roseway will be sailing into Christiansted around December 4 to begin their 14th season in St. Croix waters. If you’ve never been on a sunset sail on the Roseway, you really must. This year, in addition to their usual sunset sail opportunities in Christiansted, they have added dates in Frederiksted.

The Roseway Gala at Ha’Penny

We have a special fondness for the Roseway as The Club has hosted Roseway Galas in the past. Here are some photos from the 2016 Gala (Event Planner: Events by Nichole; Photographer: Kelly Greer).

About the Roseway and World Ocean School

After 94 years of service, Roseway is one of only three original Grand Banks schooners still sailing strong today. She is a registered U.S. National Historic Landmark operating in Boston and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

World Ocean School provides experiential education programs aboard schooner Roseway. Their programs challenge a diverse population of students to grow academically, physically, and emotionally. Students’ participation in these programs broadens their perspectives of the world, their communities, and themselves.

We hope to host the Roseway crew again sometime soon! Wishing you safe sailing on your way to St. Croix!

St. Croix is a lovely place for a wedding. The island has many amenities and services to make your big day extra special — including Ha’Penny Bay Beach Club as a venue.

One of our many Club member benefits is the opportunity to host private events with the beautiful Caribbean as the backdrop. Corinne Farinola, owner of STX Weddings, has created magical events here at the Club, including this wedding reception complete with mocko jumbies as special guests!

Corinne’s table settings of fresh flowers and elegant linens were a perfect compliment to Ha’Penny’s charming pink archways. A tent was set up, complete with romantic twinkling lights, to accommodate additional guests. And we just love how Kelly Greer captured the brilliant cobalt dusk sky during the father’s speech.

Learn more about becoming a member so you can host your next big event at Ha’Penny Bay Beach Club.

What better way to start your day than a gentle yoga class overlooking the Caribbean in the shade of the Ha’Penny Clubhouse with a wonderful sea breeze?

Sunshine Yoga with Shera is Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am, and is open to the public. Class is free for Ha’Penny Bay Beach Club members and $15 for non-members (a 6-class card is $75).

Classes are a blend of all the different yoga techniques into a smooth vinyassa flow where everyone can find their comfort level. Friday classes have been adapted to a chair so that all are welcome.

Shera Elvins has been dancing since she was a teenager and teaching since college. She moved to St. Croix in 1995 to work on a charter boat and decided to stick around. After a life-threatening illness at the end of the century, she found yoga as a rehabilitation.

“I’ve been teaching since 2008, with Ha’Penny being the beginning steps of bringing yoga to Every Body.”

The Ha’Penny Columns are again smiling in pink. The Club House has a fresh coat of pink and white. The doors and windows are refinished with black grates.

See you at the Club!