Events

August 19 - 25, 2017

Saturday, August 19

CANCELLED MV Concert Series: Aretha Franklin

She is both a 20th and 21st century musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name: Aretha. The reigning and undisputed “Queen Of...

SoulCycle Martha's Vineyard

We're bringing SOUL to the Island. Join us on Martha's Vineyard this August for a pop-up with our friends at smartwater. Stay tuned for more information on...

Sunrise Meditation

To support us all in cultivating healing presence within ourselves and our world... let's sit together. Come join Femi Akinnagbe and other like-minded folks...

Weekly Yoga

Join Johanna Hynes at the Vineyard Arts Project in Edgartown every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday this Summer. All levels welcome. Expect a mosaic of...

5K Run for Jabberwocky

Join us for the 9th Annual 5K Run for Jabberwocky. Fast, fun course for runners of all levels - bring the whole family. 5K starts at 9:15 a.m. Kids 1/2M fun...

Beginning Sign Language

An 11 lesson series on Channel 13 MVTV on “MV Signs Then & Now.” Each 15-20 minute lesson airs 3 times weekly. By request, this beginning series is to...

Chilmark Flea Market

The oldest outdoor venue on the Island, the Flea has evolved into a market like no other. High-quality handmade items from Vineyard artists and craftsmen,...

Exploring Printmaking

With Allison Doherty. These one day classes will introduce new practices to those who want to try something new, or can be taken to reinvigorate a previously...

Guided Birding Tours

With Robert Culbert. Meets every Saturday morning rain or shine. Meet at the high school faculty parking lot and carpool to the birding hotspots to learn...

Reiki Second Degree Class

This course increases your level of channeling Reiki healing energy. You will also learn ancient symbols and their uses, including the distant healing...

West Tisbury Farmers' Market

Outdoor farmers market features locally grown produce and meat and locally made products. The market is dedicated to bringing local agricultural products to...

AquaStrong Teacher Training

Become a certified AquaStrong Instructor and join the newest revolution in fitness. This balance and strength based water-fitness class uses inflatable,...

Cape Pogue Lighthouse Tour

Sit back and enjoy an over-sand vehicle adventure on the remote Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge and Wasque Point.* We'll look for wildlife - including osprey,...

Saturdays at Sengekontacket

This one-hour program sponsored by Friends of Sengekontacket explores a different aspect of Sengekontacket Pond each week. From the birds above, to the...

Edgartown Walking Tour

To fully appreciate Edgartown, it needs to be explored by foot. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you down narrow brick paths, through Edgartown's past and...

Goat Yoga

With Josey Kirkland. Must be 13 years old or older. Registration is required. Email Josey at joseykirkland@gmail.com.

Library eBooks Instruction Course

Library staff will show you how to download free eBooks and audiobooks to your eReader, tablet or other device. Call to register.

Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair

The 116th annual Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair runs from August 17 through the 20th at the fairgrounds in West Tisbury. Rides, games, shucking and...

National Honey Bee Day

Clebrate Bee Day with us. Ask us how to start a Bee/Butterfly garden. We will be here all day to teach you. We will also be selling all Bee attracting plants...

The Fabulists: Theater for Children

A troupe of dedicated Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse actors and writers perform A Midsummer Night's Dream on a Saturday Morning with witty adaptations and fun...

Drag Queen Storytime

Look out Martha's Vineyard, Reina Del Taco has washed ashore. Reina will be reading from a selection of her favorite children's books that celebrate...

Drop-in Tween & Teen Crafts

In the Young Adult Room on Summer Saturdays. Check the library website for the craft schedule.

Family Crafts

These age-appropriate crafts are free and open to the public. Please visit the WT Library's online calendar for weekly craft listings.

Preschool Story Time with Friends

Story time for children three and up with puppets and more.

Stories and Songs

Come sing, dance, play music and have fun! A musical story hour meant for all ages.

Story Time

Join us in our bi-weekly ritual of reading fun stories.

Island Alpaca Weekend Story Time

Bring your children for a 1/2 hour of story telling in the barn, and meet up close, one of our baby alpaca. Hosted by Island Alpaca staff, Alexis Hughes. ...

Kids Craft

Make a crown using paper flowers.

Mini Book Sale

The Friends of the Library hold monthly "mini" book sales each month. Proceeds benefit children's programs and other library services sponsored by the Friends.

Shore Safari

Venture over-sand with a Trustees guide on a quest for crabs, shellfish, minnows and more. This shallow-water discovery tour is geared towards those...

Brewery Tours

Check out where the beer is made at Offshore Ale.

Classic American Literature Book Club

This month's pick: Stoner by John Williams. Meet up at Oak Bluffs Public Library to discuss American classic novels, both old and new. Lively discussion and...

Trunk Show: Irene Wood

Jewelry designer, Irene Wood, translates ancient artifacts into powerful contemporary jewelry. She uses bold mixed materials of semi-precious stones, wood...

Ice Cream Social

Celebrate the end of summer reading with homemade ice cream on the deck.

Lawn Games & Lemonade

Come play lawn games from our circulating game collection and drink lemonade (weather permitting).

Sip & Shop with Fashion Designer Jody Davis

Join MV Allston in welcoming fashion designer Jody Davis. Jody Davis Designs is recognized for stylish, wearable, functional dresses.

Special Screening: Hidden Figures

Join us for a screening of Theodore Melfi's award-winning 2016 film chronicling the unsung African-American heroines, the "computers," who helped calculate...

Vintage Cocktail Hour

Sip a classic vintage cocktail or an exquisitely prepared drink from the full bar, served with complimentary hors d’oeuvres at The Terrace at The Charlotte...

Cheese Tasting & Milking Tour

Stop by our farm to watch the cows being milked, followed by a cheese tasting and a chance to learn all about our award-winning cheeses. No reservation...

Opening Reception: Brigitte Cornand & Peigi Cole-Jolliffe

French-born, Island-based artist, Brigitte Cornand exhibits new photographs (diptychs) from her latest series, Me & You. Peigi Cole-Jolliffe's new...

Painting Party at The Barn

Paint Corner Art Bar instructors will guide you in creating your own painting in easy to follow steps while you drink and dine at The Barn. No experience...

Live Music

Rosie's Ritzy Review with Stu Gardner, Josh Campbell and Jemima James.

Pop-Up Custom T-Shirt Shop

Hand-painted T-shirts by The Barn's own Sharisse. Customization available.

Ragamala Dance Company

The enigma of night – which conceals and liberates, frightens and absolves – is the universe of Nocturne. Over three movements, Nocturne explore various...

Artist & Author Reception

Music by Silas Berlin, Glenn Tunstull oil/abstractions, archival hand-painted prints, and Tunstull will sign his book From Fashion to Fine Art: The Tunstull...

Theater: Who You See Here

A new comedy by Matt Hoverman. Directed by Jeanie Hackett. An uptight therapist and her recovering alcoholic husband find their lives upturned and their...

Aretha A to Z

A two-hour radio special of Aretha Franklin's hits.

Built on Stilts Festival

The Built on Stilts Dance Festival is comprised of work by members of the Vineyard Community and professional performing artists from the island and beyond. ...

Sunday, August 20

Women's Mikvah

A Rosh Chodesh (new moon) ritual led by Batya Diamond. RSVP by calling.

Oak Bluffs Open Market

Enjoy Sundays in the park by the sea. The Oak Bluffs Open Market is an ever-changing fun mix of local produce, specialty foods, arts, crafts, antique and...

Sunday Worship Service

Pastor Bishop Donald Hillard, of the Cathedral International Church, NJ, presents his sermon "Keep The Fire Burning."

Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair

The 116th annual Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair runs from August 17 through the 20th at the fairgrounds in West Tisbury. Rides, games, shucking and...

Union Chapel Speaker Series

Rev. Calvin Butts, Senior Pastor, Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York.

Vineyard Artisans Summer Festival

A Vineyard summer tradition and the only weekly juried art show where the public can meet over 70 artisans and buy directly from them. Many demonstrations,...

Sunday Worship

All Men are Created Equal – Reverend Bill Clark. Aside from the misogynistic language, there are other factors in play with such a statement. Following our...

Brewery Tours

Check out where the beer is made at Offshore Ale.

Day Drinkers Brunch

With Griff the Piano Man.

Pairing Italian Food and Wine

The challange of finding wonderful pairings of beverages and food is even more interesting and enjoyable, Chef Salvatore della Torre and Italian expert...

IGI's Mobile Market

From the farm to your neighborhood. The Mobile Market is a truck operated by Island Grown Initiative that delivers locally-grown produce at reduced prices...

8th Annual Potters Bowl

Buy a bowl made by a Vineyard artist and fill it with locally made soup from MV Chowder Co., Little Rock Farm, or Scottish Bakehouse. Plus a silent auction...

Book Talk & Signing: Linda Fairstein

With Linda Fairstein, author of Deadfall. Hunting a killer within New York's urban jungle becomes the biggest case of Alexandra Cooper's career in New York...

MV Sound Mini-Fest

TPS Productions will be producing another mini-festival this summer in Chilmark. We are thrilled to announce that our friends Dwight & Nicole will be back to...

Open Pottery Studio

Supervised by Nancy Blank and Sabrina Kuchta. This is a non-instructional time for adults who are familiar with ceramics to work on their own.

Women's Pick-Up Soccer

For more information or to be added to the email list, contact Polina at sopolina@gmail.com.

Artists Reception

Featuring Anna L. Finnerty and a selection of Artist members.

Opening Reception: May & Abrahamson

Abstract painter Tommy May debuts at the Field Gallery. Tommy May, born in 1994, studied Photography at Savannah College of Art and Design. May and his...

Built on Stilts Festival

The Built on Stilts Dance Festival is comprised of work by members of the Vineyard Community and professional performing artists from the island and beyond. ...

IGI's Mobile Market

From the farm to your neighborhood. The Mobile Market is a truck operated by Island Grown Initiative that delivers locally-grown produce at reduced prices...

Opening Reception: Surface Encounters

Featuring Mags Harries: sculpture and works on paper - 3D printing and mixed media; Felicia Murray: photography - black and white film; Peter Roux: landscape...

Pop-Up Dinner

Showcasing a full meal of Chilmark-sourced foods. For reservations and more information email events@beachpluminn.com

Ballroom Dance

Come learn how to dance. All are welcome.

Summer Institue Film: Menashe

Menashe is the heartwarming story of an ultra-orthodox Jewish widower at risk of losing his son due to the strict religious tradition. Shot in the Hasidic...

Bon Fire on the Beach

Shop and dine in Vineyard Haven, then join in for some fun on the beach. Sponsored by the Tisbury Legion Pumper No. 3 and the Vineyard Haven Businesses.

Vineyard Haven Band Concerts

The Vineyard Haven Band has 150 years of tradition behind them and will be celebrating these years next summer season.

Live Music

With Mark Grandfield and Jon Zeeman.

Oak Bluffs Fireworks

Oak Bluffs Fireworks at dusk at Ocean Park. Hosted by Oak Bluffs Fireman's Civic Association. Band performance starts at 8 p.m. and fireworks will light up...

Jiggy Sunday

Music by City 1 Sound with Fada Singh and DJ D-Dub. 21+ event.

Live Music

With Auntie Em and The Bedspins.

Showtime Karaoke

With Johnny Showtime every Sunday in the summer.

Monday, August 21

Kids' Bowling Clinic

Five days of instruction and practice time with our in-house experts for ages 7 to 12.

Sunrise Meditation

To support us all in cultivating healing presence within ourselves and our world... let's sit together. Come join Femi Akinnagbe and other like-minded folks...

Yoga at The Yard

Yoga at the Yard is an extension of the Yards dedication to physical exploration, experience and performance. As with the community class dance program,...

Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club Camp

Each day campers are split up by age groups and led through numerous activities at the club in the gym, game room, technology center or the garden....

Outdoor Yoga

Join us for Vinyasa Yoga, under the oak trees or in the tent by the Tabernacle. Vinyasa is a specific sequence of breath synchronized movements used to...

MV Skate Park Summer Drop-In Program

Through drop-in instruction Monday through Friday kids learn how to perfect a kickflip, ollie, nosegrind and more from some of the Islands best...

Martha's Vineyard Adventure Camp

Our half-day camp engages youth, ages 7 to 13, in a variety of outdoor experiences that are both fun and highly educational. Throughout camp, campers learn...

Martha's Vineyard Teen Adventure Camp

Our half-day camp engages teens, ages 14 to 16, in a variety of outdoor experiences that are both fun and highly educational. Throughout camp, campers learn...

Covering the Essentials of Watercolor

Mastering the technique of watercolor is unpredictable and challenging. Students will be guided through the creative process to find their self expression. ...

Dance Class at The Yard

All levels community classes at The Yard, including Modern, Contemporary, Jazz and Horton classes, plus visiting artist guest teachers. Ballet on select...

Intensive Printmaking Workshops

With Allison Doherty. An hour longer than the one-day classes, these two-day workshops are for those who wish to fully immerse themselves in printmaking. ...

Kayak & Paddle Board Adventures

Paddlers will learn kayak and paddle board techniques through games and activities on the tidal pond of Sengekontacket. We explore hidden canals, navigate...

Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board Quests

Enjoy Sengekontacket Pond on this self-guided tour. Rhyming “quest” clues (think: treasure hunt!) will help you uncover the story of the pond’s people,...

Pony Camp

Our program includes mounted instruction, lessons in horse care, creative horse crafts and games on horseback. Each week of camp offers an open house at the...

Children's Art Classes

For ages 7 to 12. 15 children maximum per class. Activities will include: mosaics, sun printing (cyanotype), kite making, monotypes, mask making, plaster...

Play with Me Playgroup

A facilitated playgroup with different planned activities to choose from such as books, dress up and arts and crafts. Families are invited to take part in a...

Youth Basketball Clinic

Master the skills to win with Coach Asil Cash. This comprehensive one-week clinic emphasizes participation, skill building, health and wellness. Each child...

Farm Tour

Meet us in our farmstand for an hour long full farm tour. Learn about everything we do here whilst visiting the animals as we walk about the farm. No...

Farm Tour with Meadow Hayride

Explore the FARM with a guided tour. Ever wondered how many eggs a chicken lays a day? What our cows eat? (Hint: they are 100% grass fed.) Whether you’re a...

Guided Farm Tour

Learn about our aquaponic and hydroponic greenhouse or come shop at our farm stand.

Seashore Discovery

Meet amazing creatures of the sea. Take a short walk through the forest to a protected beach where you will explore shallow waters with dip nets and use a...

Creature Feature

Young naturalists get an up-close look at the native animals of Martha’s Vineyard. The program combines a story, craft, and a look at the “creature” of the...

Learn to Use Ebooks

Want to learn about ebooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines and more? Our IT/Reference Librarian will be on hand to help you discover the wonderful...

Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga and Breath

Kanta Lipsky will lead a series of balance workshops. Attend one, some, or all dates. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement. Workshops...

Solar Eclipse Party

For the first time in nearly a century, a total solar eclipse will be visible across North America. The total eclipse viewing corridor, called the "Path of...

 MahJong

Meet in the CCC great room. Beginners welcome.

Solar Eclipse Live Streaming

Eclipse live streaming and Q&A with Jane Paquet and even more eclipse activities.

Tank Time

It’s feeding time at Felix Neck. Meet our resident snake, turtle, frogs, and the many creatures in our saltwater tank and learn about these animals during...

Learn About the Solar Eclipse

Join us for a science fair devoted to the eclipse. Features of the event include live streaming of the eclipse from NASA; demonstrations of how an eclipse...

Guided Farm Tour

Learn about our aquaponic and hydroponic greenhouse or come shop at our farm stand.

Kids Mixed Media Arts Drop-in Classes

For kids ages 7 to teens with Lauren Savoia. Registration recommended, space is limited. Themes: Mondays: 2-Dimensional Arts Tuesdays: Printmaking, Mixed...

Photo Show: Elise LeBovit

Nature Speaks in Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Vineyard Scenes by Elise LeBovit.

Accurate Visualization of Offshore Wind Project

Vineyard Wind and Vineyard Power invite members of the Martha's Vineyard community to learn more about, and provide input into, the methodology for creating...

MVFF: The Last Laugh

This funny and thought-provoking documentary pairs clips from films with performances and interviews with top comedians and prominent Jewish leaders...

Beach Yoga

Join us on the south shore of the Vineyard every Monday for vinyasa flow on the beach with Josey Kirkland. Take in the salt air and sound of the ocean...

Painting the Landscape in Watercolor

Working primarily from photographs, we will concentrate first on painting skies: how to paint dramatic skies and get the luminous atmospheric effects of rain...

Sunset Kayak Tours

Enjoy a breathtaking sunset tour on Sengekontacket Pond. Relax, unwind, and appreciate the painted sky while paddling the waters. As the sun sets, see the...

Tween & Teen Movie Night

Join us in the Young Adult Room for a teen movie screening. Popcorn served.

Board Game Night

Come join the local Board Game Club that meets every Monday night in the upstairs space at The Barn. Anyone is welcome. Board games vary from week to week.

Family Movie Night

Join us for a movie screening for the whole family. Popcorn served.

Musical Monday

Pack a picnic and a chair, and come enjoy music on the Featherstone Outdoor Stage. June 26: Jon Zeeman July 3: TBD July 10: Tristan Israel, Nancy Jephcote &...

Bingo

Cash prizes, intermission coffee, tea and snacks, and some good old fashion fun.

MVFF: Marjorie Prime

In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence, 86-year-old Marjorie, whose memory is fading, spends her days with a computerized version of her...

Monday Night Special: She Exits, Laughing

A new play by Marisa Smith. Fortysomething Julie flees her marriage and moves in with her widowed mother-a comedy about how it's never too late for...

The AfroDixieRemixes: A Martha’s Vineyard Listening Session

Multi-media artist and producer John Sims will be coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to present The AfroDixieRemixes: Martha’s Vineyard Session....

Vineyard Haven Band Rehersals

All are welcome to join this Island tradition.

Built on Stilts Festival

The Built on Stilts Dance Festival is comprised of work by members of the Vineyard Community and professional performing artists from the island and beyond. ...

Ghosts of Oak Bluffs

Created by Holly Nadler, author of Vineyard Supernatural and Haunted Island. No reservations needed.

MV Concert Series: Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Celebrating 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and...

The Vineyard Sound

The Vineyard Sound has been an annual fixture of summer entertainment on the Island. Founded in 1992, the all-male vocal ensemble began as a group of ten...

Live Music

The Second Hand with Giulia Casalino, Mike Benjamin, Mike Parker and Phil daRosa.

Tuesday, August 22

Sunrise Meditation

To support us all in cultivating healing presence within ourselves and our world... let's sit together. Come join Femi Akinnagbe and other like-minded folks...

Golf Challenge

Golf with Alums from Howard University.

Beach Yoga

One hour, Vinyasa flow class on the beach. All levels welcome and mats can be provided.

Bird Walks

Join Susan B. Whiting, co-author of Vineyard Birds and published Vineyard Birds II and frequent author of The Vineyard Gazette’s “Bird News” column, along...

Morning Meditation & Labyrinth Walk

Come with your own intention and see what the labyrinth has to offer as you’re guided through this seated and walking meditation.

Weekly Yoga

Join Johanna Hynes at the Vineyard Arts Project in Edgartown every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday this Summer. All levels welcome. Expect a mosaic of...

MV Skate Park Summer Drop-In Program

Through drop-in instruction Monday through Friday kids learn how to perfect a kickflip, ollie, nosegrind and more from some of the Islands best...

Exploring Japanese Paper Art: Day 1

Suminagashi Join us in the mindfulness practice of suminagashi—a Japanese form of paper marbling. It’s very much about the senses, about combining nature,...

Horsemanship

For ages 8 to 12. Be it grooming, bathing, learning to speak horse or navigating through an obstacle course, this class is all about horsing around and...

Intensive Printmaking Workshops

With Allison Doherty. An hour longer than the one-day classes, these two-day workshops are for those who wish to fully immerse themselves in printmaking. ...

Flea and Fine Arts Market

Jewelry, art, clothing and crafts by Vineyard artists. Market may close if it rains.

Human Trafficking Seminar

Bison On The Vineyard annual seminar; This year's topic is Human Trafficking. What's being done; What can be done?

Open Center

Enjoy the MV Family Center during their open hours.

Tom Maley Life Drawing

New participants are welcome. This is a figure drawing session, open to the public. There is no instruction. Participants paint or draw as they wish.

Tuesday Discussion Group

Ongoing discussion group, free and open to the public, new members welcome.

Art in the Stacks: Elizabeth R. Whelan

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present ‘Artists in Art’, an exhibit of paintings by Elizabeth R. Whelan. The exhibit will be on...

Camp Ground Walking Tours

The historic cottages within the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association are well-known and well-loved for their unique charm. Don’t miss your chance to...

Discovery Days Summer Kids Program

Discovery Days is a museum camp that explores history and culture through art. Children start every program examining historical artifacts and photos from...

Discovery Kayak Tour

Navigate through the salt marshes and coastal ponds of Cape Pogue Bay in this discovery kayak tour. This tour gives you the perfect opportunity to explore...

Edgartown Walking Tour

To fully appreciate Edgartown, it needs to be explored by foot. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you down narrow brick paths, through Edgartown's past and...

Farm Tour with Meadow Hayride

Explore the FARM with a guided tour. Ever wondered how many eggs a chicken lays a day? What our cows eat? (Hint: they are 100% grass fed.) Whether you’re a...

Mac Pro Drop-in: Help with Apple Devices

Paul Levy will be on hand to help library patrons with their Mac devices, Tuesdays and Fridays in July and August. Patrons can drop in with or without their...

Snake & Turtle Tuesdays

Reptiles are an amazing group of animals. Are they slimy? Cold-blooded? What makes a reptile a reptile? We’ll answer these questions and more while learning...

Storytime at Pay Beach

Meet librarians under a beach umbrella to sing songs, build sand castles, and listen to stories. Weather permitting.

Family Book Series

Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a story read from a nature-based children’s book by one of our...

Stories and Songs

Come sing, dance, play music and have fun! A musical story hour meant for all ages.

Yoga Workshop for Kids

This yoga and movement workshop for children ages 5 to 9 will be taught by Emily Histen. Please call the library to pre-register.

Community Reads

Leeway Cottage by Beth Gutcheon. The MVCMA Book Club is open to all lovers of reading.

Howes House Writers

For all types of writing for personal use or publication. New members welcome. Bring a bag lunch or snacks to share.

Musical Storytime

Musical storytime with celebrated musician Ellen Allard.

Oil & Acrylic Painting

With Eva Cincotta for ages 17 and up. In Eva’s Painting Workshop, you will learn how to render a complete idea in one session. Eva will teach you how to...

"Looking Together" Arboretum Tour

Learn more about the Arboretum and its plant collections on guided walks led by knowledgeable staff and docents. These specialized tours are designed to...

Are We Serious This Time: Shadow of Racial Healing

New England is proud of its legacy as the birthplace of liberty in North America, which is reflected in New Hampshire’s state motto “Live Free or Die.”...

Kids Mixed Media Arts Drop-in Classes

For kids ages 7 to teens with Lauren Savoia. Registration recommended, space is limited. Themes: Mondays: 2-Dimensional Arts Tuesdays: Printmaking, Mixed...

Baby’s 1st Year: Focus on Feeding

An open discussion group for expectant parents/parents with a child up to the age of 1 year. Participants have an opportunity to share concerns and questions...

Henna Designs

Bridgette of Maple Mehndi is back. Come get some henna at the library.

IGI's Mobile Market

From the farm to your neighborhood. The Mobile Market is a truck operated by Island Grown Initiative that delivers locally-grown produce at reduced prices...

CCC Teen Basketball Pick-Up

Balls and Jerseys will be available. Feel free to stop by and jump in and play. No advanced sign-ups required. Come. play, have fun and meet new friends.

PathwaysARTS - Featherstone - Noepe Center Summer Festival of Poetry

Join us for an evening in memorium of the 50th Anniversary of the deaths of Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker and Carl Sandburg: Readings by Arnie Reisman, Fan...

Summer Speaker Series: Humane Borders

Volunteers Sarah Saltonstall and Damema Mann will share a presentation about the non-profit Humane Borders, whose mission is to create a just and humane...

The Cottagers' Annual Clambake

Catered by Chef Deon. Food from 5:30 to 7 p.m. No meals will be served after 7 p.m. Tickets available at C’est La Vie and Cousen Rose Gallery on Circuit...

Marine Discovery Tour

Cruise from Oak Bluffs Harbor with a Felix Neck naturalist to explore the waters of Vineyard Sound aboard The Skipper. We may tow a plankton net and check...

Refuge Recovery

MVCS Island Counseling Center presents: Refuge Recovery - A mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as...

Sssnakes of Martha's Vineyard

Join us for a presentation by BiodiversityWorks biologists, Liz Baldwin and Luanne Johnson, on snakes of Martha's Vineyard. They will share identification...

IGI's Mobile Market

From the farm to your neighborhood. The Mobile Market is a truck operated by Island Grown Initiative that delivers locally-grown produce at reduced prices...

Bison On The Vineyard Blue and White Reception

Blue and white attire reception, serving Blue Martinis. Alums from Howard University present Senator Edward Brooke Awards.

DIY Journal/Book Binding #1

Come bind and decorate your own hardcover journal. Materials are provided, but if you have personal ephemera for cover designs, feel free to bring it along....

Family Board Games

Play classic and new board games with your family.

Meditation

Guided meditation and instructions with Lama Yeshe Drolma.

Mentoring Night

Are you ready to help the Island take economic development to the next level? Looking for a fun place where you get to share your business experience and...

Trivia Night

With Johnny Showtime. Prizes for first, second and third place winners. Teams can have up to six people.

Drumming on the Beach

Performance on the beach. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music.

Sounds Like Summer: Music on the Lawn

Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish perform their high-energy bluesy rock. Everyone is welcome - rain or shine.

Book Talk: Thomas Dresser

Thomas Dresser will speak about his new book, Hidden History of Martha's Vineyard.

Beginning Sign Language

An 11 lesson series on Channel 13 MVTV on “MV Signs Then & Now.” Each 15-20 minute lesson airs 3 times weekly. By request, this beginning series is to...

Music Performance

Driven by the songs of singer/guitarist Philip Hoffman, Azro Cady has made a name in the New York rock scene, releasing two previous EPs, Azro Cady in 2011...

Theater: Who You See Here

A new comedy by Matt Hoverman. Directed by Jeanie Hackett. An uptight therapist and her recovering alcoholic husband find their lives upturned and their...

The Vineyard Sound

For over 20 years the Vineyard Sound has been an annual fixture of summer entertainment on the Island. Founded in 1992, the all-male vocal ensemble began as...

CnC Dance Cafe

CnC Productions hosts a weekly Old Skool Dance Party featuring DJ Lady K.

Live Music

Country Night with Red Neck Yacht Club.

Rock Documentary

Shotgun Pictures rocks the Island community with a 12-part Rock Documentary featuring the L.A. rock band, The Ruse, and The Strangemen, the comeback of a...

Wednesday, August 23

Play Reading: Class

Gloria Browne-Marshall will be doing a reading of her two-person play Class. Limited ticketed event. Please contact gallery for details.

Sunrise Meditation

To support us all in cultivating healing presence within ourselves and our world... let's sit together. Come join Femi Akinnagbe and other like-minded folks...

Outdoor Yoga

Join us for Vinyasa Yoga, under the oak trees or in the tent by the Tabernacle. Vinyasa is a specific sequence of breath synchronized movements used to...

MV Skate Park Summer Drop-In Program

Through drop-in instruction Monday through Friday kids learn how to perfect a kickflip, ollie, nosegrind and more from some of the Islands best...

Acrylic Painting or Watercolor Painting

With John Holladay. We have everyone from beginners to professionals in these classes. Come with a drawing or photograph that you would like to paint. Don't...

Chilmark Flea Market

The oldest outdoor venue on the Island, the Flea has evolved into a market like no other. High-quality handmade items from Vineyard artists and craftsmen,...

Exploring Japanese Paper Art: Day Two

Orizomegami Orizomegami is a centuries old technique of resist dyeing by folding, twisting, or crumpling kozo and other papers, binding and then dyeing them....

West Tisbury Farmers' Market

Outdoor farmers market features locally grown produce and meat and locally made products. The market is dedicated to bringing local agricultural products to...

Memory Support Group

The ongoing memory support group is a weekly group serving those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and wishing to find a supportive environment to...

Play with Me Playgroup

A facilitated playgroup with different planned activities to choose from such as books, dress up and arts and crafts. Families are invited to take part in a...

Coffee Time

Come read today’s paper, drink some complimentary coffee (courtesy of Tony’s Market), have some pastry, and chat.

Discovery Days Summer Kids Program

Discovery Days is a museum camp that explores history and culture through art. Children start every program examining historical artifacts and photos from...

Farm Tour with Meadow Hayride

Explore the FARM with a guided tour. Ever wondered how many eggs a chicken lays a day? What our cows eat? (Hint: they are 100% grass fed.) Whether you’re a...

Seashore Discovery

Meet amazing creatures of the sea. Take a short walk through the forest to a protected beach where you will explore shallow waters with dip nets and use a...

Breast Feeding Cafe

In collaboration with the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, the YMCA will be hosting a weekly breastfeeding support group for mothers and expecting women who are...

CCC Book Club

At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier.

Crafty Storytime

Songs, stories, and a craft to celebrate the theme of the day. Best for ages 3 and up.

Nature Hour with Felix Neck

Learn about the lives of Vineyard reptiles with visiting naturalist Josey Kirkland. Using live animals, specimens and pictures, we will look at reptile...

Summer Reading Report

Summer readers give their book reports. (This summer, read or listen to ten books on your reading level and report on them to earn a T-shirt. You can report...

Yoga Workshop for Kids

This yoga and movement workshop for children ages 5 to 9 will be taught by Emily Histen. Please call the library to pre-register.

Memory Support Group

The ongoing memory support group is a weekly group serving those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and wishing to find a supportive environment to...

Union Chapel Free Concert Series

Union Chapel hosts free concerts on Wednesday's through the season. Open to all ages. July 5: The Vineyard Sound July 12: Martha's Vineyard Spiritual...

Brewery Tours

Check out where the beer is made at Offshore Ale.

Kids Mixed Media Arts Drop-in Classes

For kids ages 7 to teens with Lauren Savoia. Registration recommended, space is limited. Themes: Mondays: 2-Dimensional Arts Tuesdays: Printmaking, Mixed...

Open Pottery Studio

Supervised by Nancy Blank and Sabrina Kuchta. This is a non-instructional time for children who are familiar with ceramics to work on their own.

Teen Construction Challenge

Each week, teens will be given a brown paper bag full of materials needed to build a construction challenge. Come once or many times and make new friends.

Island Food Pantry Open

For people coming more than once, please bring a letter of reference, written on letterhead, from clergy, medical staff, health care access or employer...

Build Club

For ages 8 to 12. Come in for a fun activity that will bring together creativity and creation.

No Fear Beginner's iPad Class

Did you receive an iPad as a gift, or got one because everyone says it's the best way to keep in touch? Then your 10 year old grandchild who set it up for...

Open Studio: Barney Zeitz

Barney Zeitz will have an open studio to see the German church former synagogue windows. Three of the six windows are finished and the Permanent Endowment of...

CCC Farmers Market & Crafts Fair

Locally grown produce and crafts on sale on the Chappaquiddick Community Center porch.

All Things Mac

Do you have a small or large question about your Apple device... be it iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac laptop? Bring in your stuff and ask questions about...

Author Talk: Joan Nathan

Award-winning cookbook and food historian, Joan Nathan, talks about her new book King Solomon's Table.

MV Toastmasters Club

MV Toastmasters is a chartered club of Toastmasters International, the world's leading resource for building public speaking skills through guided experience...

MVFF: Suspended Sentence & House of Teeth

When Susanna Styron dropped out of college in 1975, she came to the Vineyard to “figure things out.” Working in Poole’s Fish Market, sharing a house with two...

Pizza Night

It might look like a private party, but don't let that dissuade you-it's not. Walk right up, drop your toppings off at the pizza table, say hello, and ease...

Access Ancestral Consciousness

Ancestral lineage healing circle with Kimberly Cartwright.

Goat Yoga

With Josey Kirkland. Must be 13 years old or older. Registration is required. Email Josey at joseykirkland@gmail.com.

Community Yoga

Join us for a complimentary all levels yoga class hosted on the lawn of the Harbor View as a celebration of our gratitude for this Island community.

Sunset Kayak Tours

Enjoy a breathtaking sunset tour on Sengekontacket Pond. Relax, unwind, and appreciate the painted sky while paddling the waters. As the sun sets, see the...

Atria Terroir Series: Wines of Burgundy

We’ll close the season with a dinner exploring the wines of Burgundy. It’s a subject that merits a certain expertise, which we’ve found in Peter Wasserman,...

Author Talk: John Merrow

Author John Merrow presents his new book, Addicted to Reform, A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education, in a public talk and book-signing event. The...

Featherstone Uke Jam

Come learn how to play the ukulele in a relaxed, fun atmosphere! Play along with the group and enjoy refreshments and lots of laughs! Just bring your uke, or...

Sunset Meditation

To support us all in cultivating healing presence within ourselves and our world... let's sit together. Come join Femi Akinnagbe and other like-minded folks...

Sunset Kayak

Savor the sunset from Long Cove Pond as we paddle our way to Water Lily Cove. After kayaking, enjoy a fire on the beach while basking under the moonlight....

Special Screening: Finding Vivian Maier

Critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered...

Theater: Who You See Here

A new comedy by Matt Hoverman. Directed by Jeanie Hackett. An uptight therapist and her recovering alcoholic husband find their lives upturned and their...

Community Sing

Community Sings, a favorite activity for almost 150 years, are fun for the entire family. Included in the program are hymns, folk songs, camp songs, rounds,...

Ghosts of Edgartown

Created by Holly Nadler, author of Vineyard Supernatural and Haunted Island. No reservations needed.

MV Concert Series: Black Violin

Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable...

MVFF: Take Every Wave - The Life of Laird Hamilton

Master documentarian and MVFF alumna Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam, Ethel) gets us up close and personal with big-wave surf legend Laird Hamilton. Part...

Live Music

With Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Thursday, August 24

Sunrise Meditation

To support us all in cultivating healing presence within ourselves and our world... let's sit together. Come join Femi Akinnagbe and other like-minded folks...

Beach Yoga

One hour, Vinyasa flow class on the beach. All levels welcome and mats can be provided.

Early Birders

The early bird gets the worm (or fish). Join Felix Neck birders for a casual walk of the wildlife sanctuary grounds to look for summertime birds. An easy to...

Weekly Yoga

Join Johanna Hynes at the Vineyard Arts Project in Edgartown every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday this Summer. All levels welcome. Expect a mosaic of...

MV Skate Park Summer Drop-In Program

Through drop-in instruction Monday through Friday kids learn how to perfect a kickflip, ollie, nosegrind and more from some of the Islands best...

Horsemanship

For ages 12 and above. Be it grooming, bathing, learning to speak horse or navigating through an obstacle course, this class is all about horsing around and...

Drawing from Nature

Join artist and nature enthusiast Genevieve Jacobs in a series of drawing classes focusing on the special landscape and plants of PHA. Genevieve says:...

Guided Kayak Tours

Join a Felix Neck naturalist for an adventure on Sengekontacket Pond. Watch American oystercatchers, cormorants, and shore-birds feed and frolic. Explore the...

Outdoor Playgroup

An open playgroup on Thursday mornings. Playgroups are held at a different Island park each week from late April until late Fall. Playgroups are sometimes...

Camp Ground Walking Tours

The historic cottages within the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association are well-known and well-loved for their unique charm. Don’t miss your chance to...

Discovery Days Summer Kids Program

Discovery Days is a museum camp that explores history and culture through art. Children start every program examining historical artifacts and photos from...

Farm Tour

Meet us in our farmstand for an hour long full farm tour. Learn about everything we do here whilst visiting the animals as we walk about the farm. No...

Guided Farm Tour

Learn about our aquaponic and hydroponic greenhouse or come shop at our farm stand.

Music and Memory Cafe

A weekly social gathering with live music, refreshments, and discussion. Welcoming environment for seniors, caregivers, anyone who struggles with memory...

Vineyard Artisans Summer Festival

A Vineyard summer tradition and the only weekly juried art show where the public can meet over 70 artisans and buy directly from them. Many demonstrations,...

Creature Feature

Young naturalists get an up-close look at the native animals of Martha’s Vineyard. The program combines a story, craft, and a look at the “creature” of the...