Martha's Vineyard Calendar Events
Martha's Vineyard Calendar

Events

Thursday, July 28

Exhibit: Photographs by Tim Johnson

The Oak Bluffs location of Mocha Mott's will be featuring photographs taken by Tim Johnson -- known as the Island Light photographer for the Vineyard Gazette...

Morning Yoga with Mollie Doyle

A series bringing consciousness and ease to the body and mind. Class passes sold at the door. If you have any questions you can email Mollie at...

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. Bug spray...

Walk With Us!

Join us for a walk around East Chop! We'll start at the library's Pacific Avenue entrance at 8:15 a.m. Walk is approximately 4 miles and will take about an...

Cape Poge Discovery Kayak Tour

Discover the saltmarsh and coastal ponds of Cape Poge Widllife Refuge with a natural history and engagement ranger in this guided discovery kayak tour. Grab...

Climate Solutions Walk and Stroll

Take a self-guided walk around our Turtle Pond loop, learning different ways to take climate action at home and beyond. To provide access for all, we ask...

Guided Arboretum Tour

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

Gate leading to Sculpture Trail

Created by artists Bill O'Callaghan and Heather Goff, the quarter-mile private trail meanders through a magical landscape populated with whimsical...

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...

Poucha Pond Kayak or SUP Rentals

Explore Poucha Pond and the salt marshes of Chappaquiddick by kayak. Launch from Dike Bridge gatehouse. Last boat rental is at 3 p.m. Children 15 and under...

Kids Do Dance

Directed by dance educators and choreographers Deborah Damast and Daria Fitzgerald, Kids Do Dance enables children to develop their own original choreography...

Stand Up Paddleboard Tours with Kismet Outfitters

Experience the beauty and serenity of the morning on Martha's Vineyard via paddleboard. Call 774-549-5921 or email lars@kismetoutfitters.com to RSVP.

Edgartown Lighthouse Tours

The Edgartown Light stands perched at the mouth of the harbor, watching over beachgoers and sailors alike. Today, it seems as though the conical iron tower...

Edible Weeds Walk

Join herbalist Rebecca Gilbert on a foraging walk for edible weeds around her luscious farmland in Chilmark.

Billy Hoff painting

A Gallery MV collaborates with Featherstone Center for the Arts for a month-long Contemporary Art Pop Up group exhibit, with paintings, photography, mixed...

Exhibit: Art Premiere: Terry Crimmen, Steve Datz and Dan VanLandingham

Premiering works by artists Terry Crimmen, Steve Datz and Dan VanLandingham.

Exhibit: Kathy Poehler, Eva Cincotta, Judith Howells, Debra and Warren Gaines & Margaret Emerson

Popular Martha's Vineyard Art Association artists at the Old Sculpin Gallery: Kathy Poehler, Eva Cincotta, Judith Howells, Debra Gaines, Warren Gaines,...

Exhibit: Meg Mercier and Brandon Newton

New exhibit featuring works by artists Meg Mercier and Brandon Newton.

Exhibit: Stan Murphy at 100

Across a career that spanned more than fifty years, Stan Murphy painted an Island in transition. He captured the Vineyard’s fishermen and selectmen and...

Exhibit: The Luminous Worlds of Omar Victor Diop

The astonishing photography of Senegalese artist Omar Victor Diop takes its departure from the tradition of West African studio portrait photography. In...

Exhibit: They Planted the Seeds: Creating Jewish Community on Martha’s Vineyard

This exhibition traces the Jewish community on the Island from its beginnings just after 1900, through the formation of the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center...

Flying Horses Carousel

Ride the carousel and try to grab the brass ring at the Flying Horses, America's oldest carousel. Since 1884, the Flying Horses Carousel has delighted...

Guided Arboretum Tour

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

Long Cove Kayak & SUP Rentals

Discover the waters and natural history of Long Cove Pond as you paddle about on a self-guided tour. Rentals are available on the western side of Long Cove...

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,...

Wildlife Encounters

This island is filled with some amazing animals. Who lives here? Are they slimy? Cold-blooded? What makes a reptile a reptile or a bird a bird? We'll answer...

Baby's First Year

Join Kim and other caregivers for a Baby's First Year support group.

Breathing & Stretching Yoga Class

Led by Hallie Brevetti. Classes include 30 minutes dedicated to exploring breathing techniques and 30 minutes dedicated to yoga and stretching using seated...

Camp Ground Walking Tours

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

Carnegie Tours: Historic Tours of Edgartown

The Carnegie Heritage Center’s Historic Tour is a 60-minute guided walking tour of Edgartown. Learn about the Island’s rich maritime history– from the...

Exhibit: Abstraction

Group exhibition at Knowhere Gallery featuring Martha Mae Jones, Robert Hauck, Sarah Larsen, Wendy Weldon, and Mohamed Yakub.

Exhibit: Alison Shaw Gallery

Fine art prints of Alison's photographs -- new works and old favorites -- are on view in the gallery located in the Oak Bluffs Arts District.

Exhibit: Arrivals, Christie Scheele Solo Show

Louisa Gould says “Christie’s paintings are meditative and contemplative gems for your wall. Christie creates a soft-landing place for the viewer to breath,...

Exhibit: Sculpture and Textile Show

This show will celebrate the many Island artists who work in fabric, weave and create art using all elements.

Exhibit: Small Works Show

New small works by gallery artists under $1,000: Ann Mallory, Doug Henry, Timothy Gillespie, Donna Blackburn, Suzanne Hill, Ann Rohzon, Rebecca Everett and...

Exhibit: Summer by the Sea Show

New works by Gallery Artists: Paul Beebe, Peter Batchelder, Wooley Dutton, Rick Fleury, Kate Huntington, Larry Johnston, Sean Roach, Jack Yuen and David...

Ruel Gallery

The Ruel Gallery is open for its third season featuring paintings by Colin Ruel. New this season: his one of a kind oyster knives! Also featured is Nettie...

Shark Day for Kids & Families!

We’re celebrating Shark Week with a whole day of fun for the whole family! Activities include Shark Quest, collage crafts, make-your-own megalodon tooth,...

Afternoon Art: Collage

For ages 7+. Led by Tyla Packish. Explore collage with mixed media materials. Bring any photographs, magazines, special papers and/or journals you would like...

Exhibit: Perfect Waits: Allan Gerson’s Martha’s Vineyard Photography

Photographer Allan Gerson (1945–2019) explored the hidden structure and character of our natural and man-made environment. He compared his artistic method to...

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...

Play with the Past: St. Pierre Sports

After it was a marine hospital and before it was a museum, this building was home to the St. Pierre Summer Camp. Try your hand at some of the classic summer...

T-Shirt Event to Support Pro-Choice

T-Shirt Project: The time has come to live our values out loud-once again! We are organizing a t-shirt making and installation that will center reproductive...

Exploring Printmaking with Allison Doherty

These one day studio classes will introduce new practices to those who want to try something new, or can be taken to reinvigorate a previously learned skill...

Workshop: Landscape Painting & Drawing with Katherine Gagnon

Join visiting artist Katherine Gagnon to find your own artistic voice through painting and drawing in this hands on workshop! Participants will be asked to...

Cartooning workshop

Do you love reading graphic novels? Do you love drawing your own creative characters? Do you have a cartoon idea you want to get down on paper? Are you a...

Courtyard Crafts for Kids - Solar Oven S'mores

Come make a solar oven and use it to cook a s'more! No registration necessary but supplies are limited. Weather permitting.

Lego Club

For Kids of All Ages. Mega blocks, Duplo Bricks, and Lego Bricks (of course!).

Marine Life with Felix Neck

The oceans are home to plants and animals of every size! Learn about the amazing creatures from the tiny plants to the largest animals in the world: whales!

Wine 101 Tasting and History: a fundraiser for HBCUs

Taste five (5) types of wine. The class covers wine production from the soil to the glass; including but not limited to growing soil and climate impact on...

Exhibit: The Gretchen V. Feldman Collection

Open during MV Film Center hours, this exhibit showcasese the work of Gretchen Feldman. Gretchen Feldman, a former textile conservator, was born in 1934 in...

On Our Way

Playgroup to discover, explore and socialize.

Artist's Open Studio: Washington Ledesma

Ceramics, Paintings, and interesting conversations with artist Washington Ledesma. Refreshments and art! Enjoy! See washingtonledesmamv.com for recent work.

Henna Tattoos Created by Maple Mehndi

Professional tattoos created by Maple Mehndi, on the lawn at Nomans MV! Cost for designs begins at $25.

IGI Mobile Market

The Mobile Market is a truck stocked with reduced-price fresh, locally grown produce and eggs. The market makes weekly deliveries as part of Island Grown...

Merry Farm Pottery Kiln Opening

Please join us for our annual summer kiln opening. We will have lots of new pottery to show and sell, studio tours, drinks, and free made-to-order crepes...

Opening Reception: Ruel Gallery

Please join us on Thursday July 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. to celebrate three years of the Ruel Gallery. We will be showing new paintings by Colin Ruel, jewelry by...

Author Talk: Gerry Yukevich

Come to a book talk with local author Gerry Yukevich (pen name Ivan Cox) as he presents his newly-released novel Blood Pudding, Confessions of an Immigrant...

Preserving an Island Summer: Quick Pickles

Learn tricks and tips for using and preserving the bounty of an Island summer from chef and cookbook author Catherine Walthers and foraging farmer Rebecca...

Aquinnah Library Summer Speaker Series: Nancy Slonim Aronie

Nancy Slonim Aronie will discuss her new book Memoir as Medicine. Email jmatejcek@clamsnet.org to register.

Artist's Open Studio: Rosenfeld Art Studio

Open Studio at Rosenfeld Art Studio, held every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Meet the artist, enjoy the atmosphere. RSVP to 917-209-4440.

Evening Paddleboard Tours with Kismet Outfitters

Enjoy the golden hour while exploring the coast of Martha's Vineyard by paddleboard. RSVP by emailing lars@kismetoutfitters.com.

Virtual: MVLA Classics Online Reading Group

Read and Zoom with us! Join a group on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays at 5 p.m. Coming up: The MVLA Virtual Book Group will be reading Persuasion by Jane...

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Flowers and Yoga with Molly Flam

Come unwind in the Slough Farm Garden and enjoy a relaxing evening of flower picking and yoga. With guidance, participants will harvest and bunch flowers...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

An outdoor production of Shakespeare's classic tale. Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo.

HBCU Art Collections:  The Heart and Soul of American Art

Please join Picture That, Merrill Lynch, and Bank of America in a lively discussion about the benefits of donating art to HBCU Art Collections for legacy,...

Museums & Mocktails – HBCU MV Legacy Week

Celebrate the 5th Annual HBCU MV Legacy Week! Join Museums & Mocktails, a live, interactive conversation/talk and virtual tour of art collections from...

Open Pottery Studio at Featherstone

This is a non-instructional time for those familiar with ceramics to work on their own in the Pottery Studio. Attendees must have basic knowledge and be...

Live Music: Vineyard Sound, Weekly Concerts at Federated Church

An a cappella concert starring 10 East Coast college guys who gather on the Vineyard each summer to sing professionally!

Wisdom, Strength, & Beauty

Last class for this round Thursday 10/20, to start over in January. Qabalah, Tarot, spiritual disciplines, personal alchemy: Philosophy & practical psychology.

Jimmy Tingle Live!

Jimmy Tingle mixes his funniest comedic hits and newest, post pandemic bits, to deliver the humor, hope and humanity the world so desperately needs in 2022.

Eric Holder

Voting is our most important right as Americans—but it’s also the one most violently contested throughout U.S. history. Since the gutting of the Voting...

Summer Institute Speaker: Ross Douthat

Summer Institute speaker Ross Gregory Douthat's talk is titled "The State of American Politics." Mr. Douthat is an American political analyst and author. In...

Live Music: MV Concert Series: lespecial

lespecial carve their own sonic path in modern music, creating their signature blend of “heavy future groove”. The power trio’s fresh synthesis of varied and...

Thursday, July 28