Events

Thursday, August 11

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

We have screened and promoted some of the most outstanding and emerging Feature, Documentary and Short films produced by and starring African Americans from...

The Art of Shore Casting - ACE MV

Martha’s Vineyard happens to sit in some of the best fishing grounds in the world. Learn everything you need to know to master the art of shore casting...

Early Birders

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

Yoga on the Beach

Join certified yoga instuctor at the Edgartown Lighthouse Beach every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. through the end of September. Meet at Lighthouse.

Bookmaking Sampler

For ages 7 to 12. Design and create three unique books with Larissa Bernat.

Color Class

Discover color theory through play and practice. We will focus on a sequential series of color mixing exercises while exploring value, warm and cool hues,...

Scouting Week

Enrich your standard curriculum to deepen your awareness of place; our natural surroundings and the animals that live here. Learn from the animals by acting...

Guided Kayak Tour

Join a Felix Neck naturalist on an exciting kayak adventure on Sengekontacket Pond. Paddle by Sarson’s Island to see nesting shorebirds. Watch American...

Campground Walking Tours

Step into history. The historic cottages within the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association are well-known and well-loved for their unique charm.

FARM Tour

Explore the FARM by foot 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...

Grey Barn Farm Tour

Come see the farm, meet the animals, and learn about the cheese making operation. Tour takes about an hour. No reservations required, just show up.

Music and Memory Cafe

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

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

Parent/child program that offers young naturalists an up-close look at native animals of Martha's Vineyard. Programs combine a story, craft, and a look at...

Island Grown Story Time

Stories, snacks, songs. The library is hosting an Island Grown-themed story time. August’s harvest of the month is tomatoes.

Book Babies

Song, stories, and playtime for babies 2-24months.

Preschool Story Hour

Stories, songs, and Mother Goose for ages 3 and up.

Forest STEM Camp

Create internet connected sensors that reveal the secrets of trees. Our forests can tell us things. Five-day, hands-on stem camp creating "Internet of...

Garden Volunteer Work Party

Help our garden grow. Work alongside our knowledgeable garden volunteers and learn about native species that provide food for our Island butterflies and...

Harlem Fine Arts Show

The four-day traveling show of contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography—the largest of its kind featuring art from the African Diaspora—first...

Marine Tank Discovery

Explore what lies beneath the waters off Martha’s Vineyard and be introduced to local sea creatures through hands on experience.

Courting Lewis Baker - MVAAFF

A young man’s journey to reconnect with his estranged father and it’s impact on his ability to find love.

MBFF (Man's Best Friend Forever) - MVAAFF

An abused dog escapes its captor and embarks on a quest for love and glory.An abused dog escapes its captor and embarks on a quest for love and glory.

The Reunion - MVAAFF

Four teenage girls the morning after a party where one of the girls gets intoxicated and wakes up to the news she’s been sexually assaulted. The girls...

Open Artist Studio

Island artist, Valentine, has opened her studio to the public.

Bike & Brew Tour

Join us as we tour and taste at the two local Craft breweries every Thursday this summer. Bicycle to Oak Bluffs along scenic State Beach, first stop -...

Live Music

Enjoy the acoustic tunes of Mike Martin in the beer garden.

Recess

Come to the library and learn different tag and team building games. If it is raining we will have indoor recess. For school-aged kids.

Story Time

Join us in reading from our collection of new picture books.

Black Movie Night

Two actor friends decide to celebrate a night of black cinema instead of the Oscars, and are caught between their right to protest the lack of diversity, and...

From the Block to the Ballot

The movement for black lives creating change at the ballot. With Judith Browne Dianis, Kayla Reed, Joe Madison and DeAngelo Bester.

RIISE Martha's Vineyard Benefit

Honoring Dr. Lashonda Barnett. Featuring Emilio Modeste Trio. With readings from Jam on the Vine author and scholar. Resources in Independent School...

Searching for Shaniqua - MVAAFF

Searching for Shaniqua is a documentary that examines the impact that unique, Afrocentric, Islamic and so-called “ghetto” names have on people’s lives.

50th Anniversary Open House

CB Stark Jewelers is hosting an Open House in Edgartown to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Join them for food, drinks, and fun.

60th Anniversary Community Outreach

A very special evening, celebrating the 60th Anniversary of The Cottagers, Inc. of Oak Bluffs. The guest speaker will be Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP. Her...

CCC Adult 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.

Lecture: Yiddish and Jive in Your Everyday Life

The West Tisbury Library hosts Herb Foster in a sure to be interesting discussion, “Yiddish and Jive in Your Everyday Life.” Herb will speak and show...

OBDND (Oak Bluffs Dungeons and Dragons)

Join gamemaster Lagan Trieschmann for a night of adventure and dice-rolling. Oak Bluffs Dungeons and Dragons (OBDND) will meet weekly and will begin with a...

Talk: Jo Ann Jenkins

Community outreach program presented by the Cottagers. Jo Ann Jenkins is AARP's CEO and the author of Disrupt Aging.

Theater: Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare and directed by Alexandra London-Thompson. Shakespeare's greatest romantic comedy; a play about pride, rumors, being open with your...

Yale Law School Annual Summer Cocktail Party

For Alums, Students and Faculty. Call or email jfirestone@pavialaw.com for directions.

Kelley House Gallery Reception: Mark Chester

Kelley House Gallery pleased to present "Meet the Photographer" series featuring the work of Mark Chester. Please join us for light appetizers, wine and...

Thirsty Thursday Group Run

Summer running series for all levels, all paces, and whatever distance you'd like. Markers will be set up so you can do 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 miles. Bring some...

Author Talk: Rod Womack

Redwood is a gripping true story of a once successful and popular Baltimore restaurant known for its great cuisine, vivacious musical entertainment, radiant...

Paint the FARM

Join local teacher and painter Eva Cincotta for a fun evening of painting at the FARM Institute. We'll guide you through painting our flock of laying hens....

Woods Hole Scientist Exchange - ACE MV

Just a boat ride away sits one of the greatest research facilities in the World: the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Join some of their leading...

Jazz Thursday

Jazz vocal with Joanne Cassidy, Mark Grandfield and David Hannon.

Author Talk: Elizabeth Benedict

Ms. Benedict talks about the new book of collected essays she's edited Me, My Hair and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession. Alice Robb of the New...

Babies Behind Bars - MVAAFF

Soledad O’Brien examines a controversial program at Washington Corrections Center for Women that allows mothers to keep their babies behind bars for up to 24...

Open Pottery Studio

Supervised by Nancy Blank and Carl Mueller. This is a non-instructional time for those familiar with ceramics to work on their own.

Poetry Reading

MV Poets Collective describes life's small and large stories in rhythmic narration.

Smooth Jazz and R&B: Vivan Male

Singing adult contemporary music, jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop. Vivian's song renditions range in mood and tempo and demonstrate a musical versatility...

MV Author Series: NPR host Diane Rehm

Diane Rehm has hosted NPR's The Diane Rehm Show since 1979. President Obama presented her with the National Humanities Medal in 2014 and her show was named...

Opening Night: Red

By John Logan. Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo. A searing portrait of master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, working in his New York studio in 1958 on a...

Summer Institute Speaker: Harnessing the Wind

Speaker Thomas Brostrøm is General Manager North America, Wind Power for the Danish business DONG Energy. DONG, the largest developer and operator of wind...

Trivia Night

With host Dan Cassidy. Come have fun, eat and drink, and win big prizes!

Barnyard Movie Night: Zootopia

What could be better than a movie under the Katama stars? You bring blankets and snacks, we’ll set up the big screen on the side of the barn. Special thanks...

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. ...

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...

Vineyard Ghost Walking Tours

Lantern led treks through the haunted streets of old Vineyard Haven. Great Ghost stories and family fun. 6 person minimum. Tour dates subject to change. ...

WIMP Comedy Improv

The lauded WIMP Comedy Improv troupe who have wowed audiences at the Chicago Improv Festival and shared the stage with professional comedians are back for...

Live Music

With Mark Grandfield/Soul Kitchen.

Live Music

With Mike Benjamin Band.

Thursday, August 11