Events

Tuesday, August 6

17th Annual MV African American Film Festival

The Run&Shoot Filmworks Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival also known as "The Summer's Finest Film Festival" is now entering its 17th year on...

MV Documentary Week

Documentary films have become the conscience of the nation, providing a deeper study of contemporary, and often unnoticed, social issues. By using the unique...

Unleashing the Power of Your Hustle

COI Ladder Institute is excited to present its 6th annual Unleashing the Power of Your Hustle conference on Martha's Vineyard. This is an event for female...

Hiroshima Day Vigil

Annual remembrance and rededication to peace.

Quick Fit

Get it done in 30 minutes. All over strength building workout comprised of compound movements with weights. Leave the sneaks at home; this class is performed...

Bird Walks

Join Susan B. Whiting, co-author of Vineyard Birds and Vineyard Birds II, and her friends for more birding adventures. Meet at the CCC and carpool from...

Hula Hoop Flow

All levels - beginners welcome. Hula Hoops will be provided. Hula Hoop Flow harmonizes the mind and body through inner reflection and the expression of...

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a comprehensive yoga practice including asana, pranayama, mantra, mudra, bandha and meditation.

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.

Yoga

With Johanna Hynes. Known for her rhythmic deliberate flows, Ms. Hynes's repertoire ranges from classes that are challenging and nuanced for the seasoned...

Yoga on the Beach

With Rachel Elion Baird. Greet the morning on beautiful Lobsterville Beach. Full body breathing and asana postures are structured with care to nourish the...

Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga

A strong and accessible vinyasa emphasizing alignment, breath, and mindfulness. Focus will be on building strength, improving balance, and developing calmness.

Full Circle Cycle

A moving meditation on the bike allowing participants to challenge themselves according to their own inner wisdom. The music will inspire and motivate you 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...

Poolates

Pilates in the pool. A gentle yet effective way to workout, especially for those recovering from an injury.

FootWork Workshop

Learn a variety of FootWork to help create healthier feet, mobility and how to alleviate pain both in the studio and in nature.

Kayak Quest

Enjoy Sengekontacket Pond at your own pace on this self-guided tour. Rhyming quest clues (think: treasure hunt) will help you uncover the story of the Pond’s...

MV Sharks Drop-In Clinic

Mac Curran, a member of the Sharks for the 2015, 2016, and 2017 season and the all-time appearance leader for the Sharks, will lead the 2019 Youth Summer...

Watercolor Workshop

Join MVAA artist member Ned Reade for watercolor demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and group critique in a three-day watercolor workshop. You will be...

Yoga on the Lawn

Guided by The Gatekeeper's Practice. Bring your own mat.

Yoga

Sherry Sidoti's vision is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for the teachings of yoga. Sherry is a true sharer, she moves people to move out of...

Alpaca Yoga

One hour session of relaxing yoga, held in a pasture among our friendly alpaca with one or both of our yoga instructors Isabel Gillies.

Children's Art Classes

Your child will experience the fun and excitement of art. Classes meet Monday through Friday on the second floor studio, turning the large barn-like space...

Discussion Group

Open discussion of exciting and often controversial topics.

Featherstone Flea & Fine Arts Markets

Join us for our The 14th Annual Flea and Fine Arts Market where Vineyard artists bring their jewelry, art, clothing and crafts, and spread their wares...

Mindfulness Meditation

We are a meditation study group that uses guided meditation, silence and participant sharing to explore the principles and practices of mindfulness. All...

Tom Maley Life Drawing

This group met for many years at the home of Tom Maley and now they meet at Featherstone for two hours each Tuesday morning. New participants are welcome....

Torch Fired Enameling

Come experience the magic of enameling - Watch grains turn glossy and create a one of a kind piece of enamel. Learn how to prepare the metal for enameling,...

All Island Junior Art Show

Bring your drawings, paintings, or photos. Limit: 2 entries per child.

Conversation About College Admissions

Please join former Yale admissions officer and award-winning educator Eva Ostrum for a conversation about college admissions. Ms. Ostrum will share...

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...

Farm Walk

Grab a pair of closed toe shoes and head out with us as we take you far and wide across the farm. Meet chickens, see pigs in the woods, listen to cows...

MVM Discovery Days: Storytelling with Photography

Creating art inspired by our exhibitions, collections, and Island history, Discovery Days is a unique summer kids program featuring local artists, rotated on...

Mac Help Desk

Need Mac help? “Mac Pro” Paul Levy will be on hand to help library patrons with their Mac devices. Patrons can drop in with or without their devices and find...

Oak Bluffs COA Walking Club

With Sandy Blythe and Lloyd Henke. Meets at OBCOA and walk to various locations in our beautiful town. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes.

Talon Tuesdays

Discover the physical and behavioral traits that birds of prey like hawks and osprey have. Join us to take a closer look at our resident osprey, found right...

Architectural Walking Tour of Edgartown

This 90-minute tour winds its way through the commercial core of Edgartown; making stops at the 1703 John Coffin House, the hidden Village Green, the Vincent...

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...

Learn about Reptiles

An all ages event with Felix Neck's Ryan Ofsthun. Are reptiles slimy? Cold-blooded? What makes a reptile a reptile? We’ll answer these questions and more...

Special Story Time & Craft

With Dr. Oneeka Williams, who will read her new book Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo's Meteorite Mission and talk about the science behind the story. We will then paint...

Stories & Songs

Come for stories and songs with Rizwan.

Taco Dragon Visits

A Taco Dragon is coming to visit the Chilmark Community Center. Do you love tacos as much as these insatiable dragons? Come find out when you get to meet one...

An Evening in Paris

The Cottager's annual fashion show fundraiser is a fun filled afternoon including lunch, great music and a parade of fashions adorned by the Cottagers and...

Camp Ground Walking Tours

The 150 year old colorful gingerbread cottages are a must-see in Oak Bluffs. Join a guided walking tour today through the beautiful grounds of the MVCMA....

Community Reads

Today's book is A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. All are welcome.

Daily Drop-In Crafts

For all ages; children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Little Artist's Open Paint Group

Come in and use our collection of fingerpaints, assorted brushes, paints, and dot art to create a painting to take home. All ages welcome. Children under 9...

MVAAFF: Con Alma

Before the last the performance of his career, a celebrated jazz guitar has an unexpected visitor who will change his tune.

MVAAFF: Evelyn x Evelyn

With Evelyn, her depression is dramatized and amplified by the use of an ever-increasing Greek chorus (played by multiple African American women). As her...

MVAAFF: Gummi Bear

A brother and sister learn the extent of their autonomy on a day of these kids just trying to be kids.

MVAAFF: Murder in Mobile

In 1948, in Mobile, Alabama, a black man named Rayfield Davis was beaten to death by a white man who was not prosecuted. The crime was forgotten until 2012...

Trunk Sale

Objects and accents, curated home decor and furniture sale. Handmade Artisan collection.

Howes House Writers

Ilmarinen Vogel, who has experience in several writing groups, will be the facilitator. He follows Ellie Bates and others before her who welcome seasonal...

Brewery Tours

Brewer Calantoni Scarfone is on hand to explain the brewing process and equipment used at Bad Martha Brewery.

Community Lunches

Island Grown Initiative will serve free, nutritious lunches.

Harbor Front Walking Tour

Highlights four of the Trust’s iconic maritime properties, the Osborne Wharf Building, Norton Boathouse, and Old Sculpin Gallery. Together, we will journey...

Farmer for a Day

Put on your boots and get ready for some fun. Get a glimpse into the life of a farmer with some hands-on farm experience checking in and completing chores...

Live Music

Enjoy our lawn games, an incredible (gluten, dairy and vegan friendly) menu and an epic beer, wine and cocktail list. Bring the kids, bring the dog and the...

MVAAFF: About The People

Concerned pillars in the African American community meet with one goal in mind; change.

MVAAFF: Acceptables

The thrill of a first date takes an unexpected turn, when under the cover of night, laws are changed and basic rights are revoked.

MVAAFF: An Act of Terror

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

MVAAFF: Respect and Love

It has been said that Gloria was the first African-American woman to sue the Catholic Church.

Open Pottery Studio

With Frank Creney. This is a non-instructional time for adults familiar with ceramics to work on their own in the Pottery Studio.

Spiritual Discussion

Join us as Reverend Susan Turchin, from One Spirit Alliance, leads us in a Spiritual Discussion.

Pilates Fusion

Stretching, toning and core stabilization, everything you love about Pilates with a little challenge. A fun, effective class designed for the beginner to the...

Architectural Walking Tour of Edgartown

This 90-minute tour winds its way through the commercial core of Edgartown; making stops at the 1703 John Coffin House, the hidden Village Green, the Vincent...

Open Studio Tuesdays

Artists and craftspeople, bring your unfinished project or your unrealized vision to bring it to that next level. Every class will include a free themed...

Caftans + Cocktails Pop-Up Party

Just in time for your #happyplace summer soirées, join us at the Martha’s Vineyard Caftans + Cocktails Pop-Up Party. Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Amy Hampton is...

Knitting Group

Cindy Bonnell, master knitter, presides over a sociable group of knitters in one of our upstairs meeting rooms here at the library. Knitters and aspiring...

MVAAFF: The House Invictus

The reincarnated soul of a Master Slave Owner finds disguise in the body of a Butler, who oversees a Black Fraternity House where he pits several young men...

Space Coin Show

Come check out a variety of space-related coins, and learn how to to design a coin of your own.

Summer Poetry Workshop Series: Examining First and Last lines of Poems

Examining First and Last lines of Poems with Fan Ogilvie. In this workshop, participants will look at poems of published poets, unpublished poets and their...

Youth Mediation

Youth between the ages of 13-20 - do you need help resolving a conflict? Martha's Vineyard Mediation Program Youth Mediators can help. We offer kindness and...

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

I.T./Reference Librarian will be on hand to help with tech questions. Please bring your laptop, phone, or tablet that you need help with and any passwords...

Teen DIY

Discover a new DIY project every week. For ages 12 to 18 in the teen room.

Face Yoga

Face yoga is a completely natural alternative to anti-aging remedies. There are over 43 muscles in the face that can be targeted to lift the skin, naturally...

Open House: Fern & Feather Preschool

Come meet Fern & Feather staff, check out our amazing facility, learn about nature based early education, meet Felix Neck’s staff and have all your questions...

Lobster Rolls & Chowder

Chips, drinks, watermelon and lobster roll for $20; cup of chowder for $5.

Ayurveda, The Ancient Indian Art of Cooking and Lifestyle

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian art of cooking and lifestyle that recognizes the energetic connection between food and our bodies. By balancing our diets to...

BBQ Night

Family friendly fun with a face and body artist. Call to reserve a spot.

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.

Dionis Coffin Riggs Day of Poetry

A poetry reading in honor of Dionis Coffin Riggs' birthday to annually commemorate not only the work of Ms. Riggs but the work from poets who have been...

Exhibit Opening: Soul Cup - From James Naismith to the Inkwell

In December 1891, after attending a six-week summer course at the Martha's Vineyard Summer Institute, physical education teacher James Naismith invented the...

Intro to Screen Printing

In this 3 hour intro course we will focus on quick and simple processes that allow you to produce a small edition set or a collection of monotypes using...

Jamaican Independence Day Celebration

Come out to experience authentic Jamaican food including jerk chicken, jerk pork, patties and more. Music by DJ D Dub.

Live Music: Glenn Roth

Join me for an intimate in store performance.

Mobile Market

Selling fresh and locally grown food to everyone. We gladly accept SNAP and WIC and SFMNP coupons. We also accept cash and credit card.

POSTPONED - Community Sing

Sing songs from around the world with song leader Roberta Kirn. All ages welcome.

Table Tennis

MV Table Tennis Club welcomes players of all ages and skill levels. Come and have fun, get exercise and learn new skills. Equipment provided.

Kaiut Yoga

Kaiut Yoga, a yoga of Biomechanics, serves the modern body and modern mind, to increase freedom of movement, working from the joints to maintain/return the...

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...

Art Party: Illumination Lanterns

We’ll be making festive lanterns using empty metal containers. All materials provided, but please bring a hammer if you can.

MVAAFF: Godfather of Harlem

Clip and conversation with Godfather of Harlem executive producer Markuann Smith. Premiering on EPIX on September 29, Godfather of Harlem starring Oscar...

MVY Summer Concert: Ben Fuller

Part of the unplugged Porch Concerts series hosted by mvyradio.

Yoga at the Village Green

Vineyard Trust invites you and your friends to our free weekly yoga on the Village Green. Instructors from lululemon athletica will lead students in...

Author Talk: Skip Finley

Skip Finley discusses his new book, Historic Tales of Oak Bluffs. Refreshments served.

Drumming on the Beach

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

Sounds Like Summer: Music on the Edgartown Library Lawn

Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish perform. Bring a blanket to picnic, or just come to listen to the Island's favorite dance band. If it rains the show moves inside.

ACBL Duplicate Bridge

With the Martha's Vineyard Bridge Club.

Live Music: Isaac Taylor

Isaac Taylor is a 14th generation Islander, as well as an artist in a musically artistic family. Taylor will be playing songs from his Debut album, “Peace In...

Musical: Les Mis

Come to Camp Jabberwocky's studio to see an incredible musical performance of a family-friendly Les Mis. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll definitely want to...

Photographers Salon

Hosted by photographer Michael Johnson.. Photographers and art enthusiasts gather in the Francine Kelly Gallery, and a featured artist presents their body of...

Playoffs: MV Sharks

MV Sharks take on the Newport Gulls in the first round of the playoffs.

RTZ Trivia

Win up to $75 in gift certificates. Hosted by Johnny "Showtime" Tiernan and Emily Hunsaker.

Talk: Cape Light Compact

Home energy assessments, energy efficiency for you home and business and potential rebates. Join Dan Schell for an informative talk from Cape Light Compact.

Vineyard Sound Show

An acapella concert featuring 10 talented boys from various New England colleges. Music typically covers Sam Cooke hits, Beatles classics, and various...

Concert: Natalie Lurie

A former Center kid and counselor, we are excited to welcome Natalie Lurie back after her stunning concert last summer. Hailed as one of "5 harpists who...

Doc Week: The Spy Behind Home Plate

Q&A with director Aviva Kempner afterward. Joining her will be Charles Pinck, who is in the film, and the head of the OSS Society. Among the contemporary...

Family Movie Night

Tonight Family Movie Night features Field of Dreams at the Tabernacle, a story of inspiration and America's best beloved sport, baseball.

Dock Dance

The Dock Dance Band plays every Tuesday over the summer at Memorial Wharf. Bring your friends and family to a free sunset rock-and-roll dance party on the...

MVAAFF: First Wives Club

After neglecting their friendship, best friends Ari (Ryan Michelle Bathe), Hazel (Jill Scott) and Bree (Michelle Buteau) reunite to help each other through...

CnC Ole Skool Dance Cafe

CnC Productions presents its seasonal Ole Skool Dance Cafe featuring the only female DJ working on Martha's Vineyard. This season CnC introduces DJ Colleen...

Karaoke

Hosted by none other than Johnny Showtime.

Martha's Vineyard Comedy Fest

HBO presents The 9th annual Martha's Vineyard Comedy Fest. Starring Damon Williams, George Wallace, Kym Whitley, Chris Spencer, Lavar Walker, AJ Jamal, Myra...

Tuesday, August 6