Events

Wednesday, August 7

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...

Wim Hof and Yogic Meditation Workshop

Join us for the fundamentals of the Wim Hof Method led by Certified Instructor and former Navy SEAL Errol Doebler, combined with Yogic Meditation led by RYT...

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...

Yoga in the Field

With Rachel Elion Baird. Full body breathing and asana postures in the beautiful field garden are structured with care to nourish the body and mind, bringing...

Beetlebung Babies

This year the CCC is trying something new, a before camp program for our youngest community members and their families. We will meet outside the tennis...

Family Birding 101

Families are invited to explore the Sanctuary in search of resident and migrating birds. Learn how to use binoculars, your eyes, and your ears to find and...

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 or Watercolor Painting

​We have everyone from beginners to professionals in these classes. Come with a drawing or photograph that you would like to paint. Don't be afraid. Join us...

Chilmark Flea Market

The oldest outdoor Flea Market venue on the Island. The "Flea" has evolved into a market like no other. High quality hand made items from Vineyard artists...

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...

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...

Solder & Bezel Set a Sea Glass Pendant

In one 4-hour class you will create and complete a beautiful custom pendant. Bring your own sea glass or pick from our collection (if you are bringing your...

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...

Practice Class

Practice is a challenging, high-energy, and music-driven fitness class that includes cardio (HIIT), mobility, strength, balance, and natural movement. Focus...

Art Therapy: 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...

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...

Dramatic Arts Play & Create

Join skilled actors and filmmakers, Brian Ditchfield and Brooke Hardman, as they lead kids through an exploration of theatre and film. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m....

Play with Me Playgroup

Parent/child activity with a focus on how children learn through play with the MV Family Center.

Plein Air Painting

Aire MV is a group of Island artists devoted to painting ‘en plein-air’, to paint outdoors in the changing light of morning, afternoon and evening. Every...

Arboretum Guided Tour

Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our guided tours from a knowledgeable volunteer docent....

Bible Study

Today's topic: Study of the Parables of Jesus in Luke's Gospel, Part II. All are welcome.

Coffee Time

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

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 Visits

Visit a small family farm with free range ducks, pygmy goats, and more. Fun for all ages. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Gingerbread Cottage Tour

Today is the only opportunity this season to view the interior of several of these privately-owned cottages. Admission to 5 historic cottages, the Cottage...

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...

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...

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...

Cross World Africa

A discussion recapping Cross World Africa’s June 2019 visit to Nairobi and the Great Rift Valley. We will be profiling our recent projects and sharing a...

Dragons Love Tacos Storytime

Meet a dragon from Dragons Love Tacos. Your favorite upbeat friend will be our guest at storytime.

Galaxies Galore Storytime

Songs, stories, and a craft to celebrate all kinds of galaxies. Craft best for ages 3 and above.

Windemere Storytime

Volunteers read to residents at Windemere Nursing Home.

iRobot Visit

Our friends from iRobot will bring in their machines and show us how they work from the inside out.

Art Therapy: 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...

Daily Drop-In Crafts

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

Featured Artists: Joan LeLacheur & Suzie Pacheco

Featured artists Joan LeLacheur with ocean jewelry and oil paintings by Suzie Pacheco up through Wednesday, Aug. 14.

MVAAFF: A Happy Divorce

Intelligent, beautiful, defiant, Jenny has the courage to follow her desires to get what she wants, but at what price?

MVAAFF: Interception - Jayne Kennedy • American Sportscaster

The white male dominated world of sportscasting recruits its first Black Woman to to the anchor desk. She’s ready to report the plays, but is a bigoted...

MVAAFF: Road To Zion

A Jamaican immigrant finds his life in LA shaken by forces outside his control as he struggles to understand how far he is willing to go to protect his family.

MVAAFF: Together

“After celebrating their 50th Anniversary, Carver and Ella are trying to decide where to go on their “trip of a lifetime.” But the unexpected happens, and a...

Lunch & Learn

Join the Martha's Vineyard Family Center in collaboration with Island Grown Initiative. IGI will serve a delicious, nutritious community lunch and the Family...

Community Lunches

Island Grown Initiative will serve free and nutritious lunches.

Lego Free Build

Create and build with our giant bin of Legos.

Noon Concert Series

With Mike Benjamin on guitar.

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: Phil daRosa

Special guests may pop in so come check it out for surprises here and there.

MVAAFF: EmPOWERED Voices - More Than Enough to Heal

Implicit bias, absent from your medical records, but voted “most likely” to be present in the room. How does your physician’s race impact your health? Or,...

Painting the Landscape in Watercolor

Working from photographs (or outside ‘en plein air’ at Featherstone if the weather permits) we’ll examine all the elements that contribute to a successful...

Soccer Clinics

In addition to our beloved tennis clinics and new basketball clinics, we are also adding soccer clinics with Kieran O'Conner. Learn the basics of the game,...

Trunk Sale

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

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...

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...

Island Food Pantry Open

The Island Food Pantry strives to cultivate a healthy, hunger-free community on Martha’s Vineyard. Together with our many volunteers, partners, and...

Kids Craft

Kids ages 8 and above join us on the library lawn for tie dyeing. Please bring your own shirt to dye.

MVAAFF: Rigged - The Voter Suppression Playbook

The Advancement Project and American Issues Initiative invite you to an extraordinary screening at the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival,...

Open Pottery Studio

With Nancy Blank and Sabrina Kuchta. Children welcome with experienced adult supervision. This is a non-instructional time for those familiar with ceramics...

Soldering Stackable Rings

Want to learn how to solder? In this 3 hour class with Cecilia Minnehan, from Cecilia Designs you will be able to complete a wearable ring. The class will...

Acupuncture Clinic for PTSD or Trauma

Do you experience difficulty sleeping, sudden outbursts/anger, flashbacks, nightmares, depression, emotional numbness, easily startled/frightened, trouble...

MVAAFF: DisordHer

After the death of her mega pastor father, successful corporate attorney Dahlia White just wants to move on to bigger and better things.

MVAAFF: Prizefighter

Prizefighter is an animated sportrait depicting three days in the life of heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, battling his fiercest opponent – racism.

MVAAFF: The Chosen

An alien race in search of a worthy human to bestow a powerful gift may have run out of time to save the earth.

MVAAFF: The Right Choice

With the help of The Adviser, a husband and wife must answer three seemingly harmless questions to create their perfect designer baby.

MVAAFF: The United States of Paranoia or - How I Stayed On The Line To Repair My Air Conditioner

A middle aged black man struggles to raise his impressionable son, care for his cantankerous father, and deal with his constant racially-charged...

Build Club

iRobot visits with lots of cool robots.

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.

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...

All Things Apple

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

Special Screening: Agents of Change

Agents of Change celebrates the 50th anniversary of the struggle for Black Studies at campuses across the U.S., with filmmakers, Frank Dawson and Abby...

Yoga Class: Mid-Week Slowdown

Join us for a yoga class offered through the Aquinnah Library, led by Jeremy Bresnahan.

Author Talk

With Ron Ferguson and Tatsha Robertson on their book, The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children.

CCC Farmers Market & Crafts Fair

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

Concert: Bach to Brahms to Brubeck

A solo piano recital featuring David Rhoderick performing works by these composers along with favorites from other composers. The program includes music to...

Honey Beehive Tours

Come along shoulder to shoulder with a bee keeper from the family owned Ginny Bee Honey Farms and explore the secret life of bees. With a small group of just...

Cape Cod Hockey's Weekly Skills Night

Cape Cod Hockey will be working on skating technique, passing, stick handling, shooting, and overall Hockey IQ. We will have a great group of coaches on...

Chilmark Firefighters' Backyard Bash

Always an entertaining event, bring your family and friends to a fun-filled evening of great food, live music, auction, and community bonding. All are welcome.

Fundraiser & Silent Auction

The Aquinnah Cultural Center and The Yard come together to present a culturally inspired performance by Danza Organica. Wine, hors d'oeuvres and raw bar...

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: Unarmed Man

Civil unrest erupts after Police Officer Greg Yelich shoots and kills an unarmed man during a routine traffic stop.

Talk: Ospreys Around the Globe - MVY to Europe and Beyond

Join us for Ospreys Around The World with Alan Poole. The extraordinary revival in Osprey numbers that we are witnessing here in southern New England has not...

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...

Wednesday Workshop: Herbal Brewing

Learn about the process of herbal beer brewing from start to finish, including foraging for plants like mugwort and juniper, to the actual cooking process,...

Cheese Talk & Tasting

Head out to the farm and learn about the cheese making process from udder to table. Enjoy watching our cows being milked and hear about what it takes to turn...

Deer, Ticks, and Tick-borne Illnesses on Martha’s Vineyard

Richard Johnson, Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Tick Program will present the latest data on deer and ticks on the Vineyard. The presentation will start...

Concerts at The Carnegie

Bring your beach blankets and folding chairs to the lawn at The Carnegie and join us for a toe-tapping evening of lively jazz, bluegrass, folk, and rhythm...

Cribbage Night

Six games of singles. 1st, 2nd and 3rd cash prizes.

Hand Building

​​In this adults only class we will discuss and experiment with hand building techniques. No prior experience in ceramics is necessary; this class can be...

Concert: Natalie Lurie

An evening concert with classical harpist Natalie Lurie, fellow with the London Philharmonia and recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. Program to...

 Summer Ice Cream Social

Indulge in delicious ice cream, catch up with old friends and meet some new ones. Contact the office if you wish to be a host.

Author Talk: Miciah Bay Gault

All are invited to a talk with author Miciah Bay Gault in honor of her newly released novel, Goodnight Stranger. Books will be available for purchase and...

Big World, Big Screen: International Film Series

From Brazil, a nuanced coming of age story set in the 1970s. Directed by Cao Hamburger (Brazil, 2006) This series is for adults only.

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...

MVAAFF: Brian Banks

A football player’s dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is wrongly convicted and sent to prison. Years later, he fights to clear his name within an...

Neo Soul Live on the Vineyard

The most popular mid-week party on Martha's Vineyard during the annual Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival. Live performances by R&B/NeoSoul and...

Playoffs: MV Sharks

MV Sharks take on the Keene Swamp Bats in the NECBL championship.

Sunset Kayak & Campfire

Enjoy the tranquility of Long Cove Pond at night. Savor the sunset and moonrise as we paddle to Water Lily Cove. After kayaking, take in a campfire complete...

Back on Martha's Vineyard: With the Fishes

An evening of sea songs, maritime stories, poetry and storytelling with Mark Alan Lovewell, a local folksinger, writer, poet and storyteller. Includes guests...

Community Sing

Fun for the entire family. Join us in the Tabernacle for a patriotic Community Sing—a weekly campground tradition for over 100 years. The program includes a...

Doc Week: For They Know Not What They Do

Q&A with director Dan Karslake. From the director/producer of For the Bible Tells Me So comes a new film that continues the conversation about the impact of...

Live Music: The Marotta Brothers Band

World renowned drummers Jerry Marotta and Rick Marotta with special guests Joanne Cassidy, Sam Rothberg, Jon Zeeman and Zoe Zeeman.

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...

Live Music: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

The iconic Vineyard blues band featuring Johnny Hoy, Jeremy Berlin, Delanie Pickering and Kevin Medeiros.

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...

Stand Up Comedy

Don Gavin is considered the Godfather of Boston Comedy. He was one of the original founders of the famous Ding-Ho Comedy Club in Cambridge, MA (a launching...

Karaoke

With DJ JK. Featuring wireless microphones, big screen lyrics and an endless Karaoke selection.

Wednesday, August 7