Martha's Vineyard Calendar Events
Martha's Vineyard Calendar

Events

Wednesday, August 10

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 20th year on...

Virtual: Virtual Chair Yoga

Virtual Chair Yoga will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. Chair yoga is a supported style of yoga that is accessible to all levels and ages. In this class,...

7:30am
Virtual Event
Curbside Crafts

Pick up the ingredients to make a playful craft.

Meditative Morning Drumming

Choose between hundreds of percussion instruments from around the world and participate in an energetic and serene start to your day. No experience...

Wake Up Wednesdays

Wake up on Wednesdays and head to the Oak Bluffs Library. We'll be here bright and early to wish you a good morning. with places to do work, read or meet...

Yoga

Join us for yoga under the oak trees or in the tent at the back of The Tabernacle. Most teachers will teach a Vinyasa style yoga. It is a specific sequence...

Acrylic 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 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...

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...

Get Back into the Swing of Tennis

This group organized by the Vineyard Haven Public Library is for people that want to practice fun tennis drills in a non-competitive environment. We will...

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...

Jewelry Making: Herringbone Bracelet with Anita Musicant

Learn Ndebele stitch, sometimes called Herringbone. Participants are able to design their own piece – make it all one color, two or even three. Using top...

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...

Supportive Day Program for 55+

Martha's Vineyard Center for Living hosts in-person programs offering music, art, history, exercise, conversation and socializing. Events take place on...

West Tisbury Farmers Market

Outdoor farmers market features locally grown produce and meat and locally made products. Restrooms and parking available. The market is dedicated to...

Play & Learn

Join the Family Center indoors for a fun group every Wednesday.

Coding Stem Camp

For more information, contact Crystal Bonds at crystal.bonds77@gmail.com

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...

Exhibit: All Members Celebration Show and Ned Reade, watercolorist

Popular Martha's Vineyard Art Association artists at the Old Sculpin Gallery: All Members Celebration Show and watercolors by Ned Reade. Click the website...

Exhibit: Bruce Mathews

The unique shapes and colors of flowers, caught by fine art photographer Bruce Mathews of Vineyard Haven, will be on display for the month of August in the...

Exhibit: Craig Mooney and Jim Holland

New exhibit premiering works by artists Craig Mooney and Jim Holland.

Nanette Carter, Destabilizing #6, 2022

Curated by Adrienne L. Childs, Ph.D., Imagine is an exhibition that brings works by historical and contemporary African American women artists to...

Exhibit: Janice Frame

The Eisenhauer Gallery will show 16 works by Oak Bluffs-based artist and educator Janice Frame. From Janice's artist statement: "As an African-American...

Exhibit: Let's Dance! 50 Years of The Yard

In 1973, choreographer Patricia N. Nanon had an idea: a colony for performing artists, nestled in the hills of Chilmark, devoted to providing the time,...

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: 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...

Farm Tour with Meadow Wagon Ride

Explore the FARM with a guided tour. Ever wondered how many eggs a chicken lays a day? What the cows at the farm like to eat? (Hint: they are 100% grass...

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...

Frozen Frizzies- Sensory Science

For kids 3+. Find a surprise as you do a sensory science activity with baking soda and vinegar.

Gay Head Lighthouse

Experience the history of the Gay Head Lighthouse at the Island's westernmost point and the first lighthouse constructed on Martha's Vineyard. Admission is...

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...

Pick Your Own Sunflowers

Come tour the FARM Institute’s one-acre sunflower field! Pick-your-own sunflowers are available now through mid-August. Each family admission includes up to...

Seashore Discovery

Take a short walk through the forest to a protected beach where you will explore shallow waters with dip nets! Wear clothing and shoes that can get wet and...

Storytime on the Beach!

Presented by the Oak Bluffs Public Library. Songs and stories are geared to kids ages 1.5- to 4 years old but all ages are welcome. This event takes place at...

Discovery Days at the Library

Join Kristen for reading and activities at the Edgartown Library every Wednesday.

Multigenerational Family Gleaning!

Come join Emily at the Island Grown Farm for Multigenerational Family Gleaning led by Astrid of Island Grown Initiative! We will meet at the Island Grown...

Pick Your Own Sunflowers

Come tour the FARM Institute’s one-acre sunflower field! Pick-your-own sunflowers are available now through mid-August. Each family admission includes up to...

Traditional Storytime

Children’s librarian, Mikaela, will be hosting a weekly traditional storytime. Families will be able to listen and enjoy books new and old with some songs...

Getting ready!

Walking with alpaca is a way to learn more about how gentle yhry truly are. A wonderful experience for all ages. Every participant will learn the basics of...

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...

Digital Navigation Technology Assistance

Do you need help navigating the internet, using a smartphone or tablet, or other technology questions? Call the library at 508-693-3366 or email...

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: Oh Say Can You See Me

Maria-Lana Queen is a mixed media artist, born and raised in Washington, D.C., who uses her artwork to express her private thoughts on issues she is...

Exhibit: Remembering You

Visit this exhibit of new work by Charly Palmer. From the artist statement: "I started a journey 44 years ago. My desire was to be the best artist I could...

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: Still Life and Light Show

Focusing on how light influences images and how it can be used to make art happen. From stained glass to still life paintings and the light of the universe....

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...

Pick Your Own Sunflowers

Come tour the FARM Institute’s one-acre sunflower field! Pick-your-own sunflowers are available now through mid-August. Each family admission includes up to...

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...

Virtual: Another Summer of Drawing with Elizabeth Whelan

Join artist Elizabeth R. Whelan for a series of 19 free, intermediate-level drawing classes. She will be focusing on technique, good starts for drawings and...

11am
Virtual Event
Pick Your Own Sunflowers

Come tour the FARM Institute’s one-acre sunflower field! Pick-your-own sunflowers are available now through mid-August. Each family admission includes up to...

Sam McKinniss, Lobster Dinner, 2022

Discover contemporary visions of the sea in this new exhibition opening Saturday at Winter Street Gallery. Ranging from depictions of beach-dwelling snails...

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...

Pick Your Own Sunflowers

Come tour the FARM Institute’s one-acre sunflower field! Pick-your-own sunflowers are available now through mid-August. Each family admission includes up to...

Rotary Club of Martha's Vineyard

Meets every Wednesday 12:10 p.m. at the PA Club. Enjoy lunch, fellowship and listen to weekly speakers. Visit MVRotary.com for more information. Zoom...

Pick Your Own Sunflowers

Come tour the FARM Institute’s one-acre sunflower field! Pick-your-own sunflowers are available now through mid-August. Each family admission includes up to...

Afternoon Art: Beaded Bracelets

Led by Anita Musicant. For ages 9. During this two-hour class, participants will have the opportunity to design their own memory wire bracelet. No sizing...

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...

Painting the Landscape in Watercolor with Lynn Hoeft

Working primarily outside at Featherstone (or indoors in the classroom if the weather demands it), we’ll examine all the elements that contribute to a...

Pick Your Own Sunflowers

Come tour the FARM Institute’s one-acre sunflower field! Pick-your-own sunflowers are available now through mid-August. Each family admission includes up to...

Pick Your Own Sunflowers

Come tour the FARM Institute’s one-acre sunflower field! Pick-your-own sunflowers are available now through mid-August. Each family admission includes up to...

After School Lego Club

Chilmark Public Library's LEGO club encourages children to learn while having fun! Creativity, problem solving, spatial reasoning, and teamwork are some of...

Courtyard Crafts for Kids: Decorate Your Own Pillow Case

Come decorate a pillow case with fabric markers! No registration necessary but supplies are limited. Weather permitting.

Frozen Frizzies- Sensory Science

For kids 3+. Find a surprise as you do a sensory science activity with baking soda and vinegar.

Mytoi Meander with Lindsay Allison

Discover and explore Mytoi Garden and learn of its Japanese influence. What influences do you see? Why is there such a garden on Chappaquiddick? Led by...

Sunflower Photography Mini-Sessions with David Welch Photography

Looking to capture the sunshine of a Martha’s Vineyard summer? Book a mini-session in our one-acre sunflower field with island photographer, David Welch!...

Wednesday Walk the Chop

Wednesday Walk the Chop meets at the Vineyard Haven Public Library (200 Main street) then walks/runs (or any combination thereof) the West Chop loop. Course...

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...

Learn the Art of Macramé

Join artist Rebecca Tucker as she teaches the basics of macramé. Participants will learn techniques to create a macramé wall hanging. All materials will be...

Sunflower Photography Mini-Sessions with David Welch Photography

Looking to capture the sunshine of a Martha’s Vineyard summer? Book a mini-session in our one-acre sunflower field with island photographer, David Welch!...

Cinema Circus

Cinema Circus is back and better than ever! Join us every Wednesday evening from 4 to 6 p.m. for free filmmaking activities, a live circus show under the big...

Curator's Talk and Gallery Walk-Through

Join our guest curator, Adrienne L. Childs, Ph.D., for a talk about our August show, Imagine: Celebrating Black Female Creativity. In addition, Dr. Childs...

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...

Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Debbie Hale

Intermediate wheel is for students who have completed the four-week Beginner Wheel Throwing and would like to continue to hone their skills.

Make Up Tutorial for young adults

Join us in the young adult room on Wednesday August 10 at 4 p.m. for our first-ever make up tutorial program! Bring your favorite makeup and our makeup...

Salt Water Wednesdays

Have you ever wanted to learn how to gut and fillet a fish? Sign up for this monthly workshop where you will learn about all aspects of Island seafood, from...

Sunflower Photography Mini-Sessions with David Welch Photography

Looking to capture the sunshine of a Martha’s Vineyard summer? Book a mini-session in our one-acre sunflower field with island photographer, David Welch!...

Union Chapel Education & Cultural Institute Charles Ogletree Forum Series Presents: 1619 Project

Join The Union Chapel Education & Cultural Institute for the Charles Ogletree Forum on 1619 Project: Race and American History. Panelists include: Nikole...

Sunflower Photography Mini-Sessions with David Welch Photography

Looking to capture the sunshine of a Martha’s Vineyard summer? Book a mini-session in our one-acre sunflower field with island photographer, David Welch!...

Workshop: The Craft of Poetry

West Tisbury Poet Laureate Tain Leonard-Peck will lead a series of poetry writing workshops on alternating summer Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This...

Discussion: The Debate over Religious Exemptions and the Free Exercise of Culture in the U.S.A.

Richard Shweder leads this talk examining the free exercise of religion and culture in a liberal pluralistic society. Special attention will be given to two...

Film Screening and Filmaker Talk: Beyond the Mask

A decade in the making, Beyond the Mask is a documentary about the life and legacy of the first African American to achieve national fame as a writer. Born...

Fly Fishing Lessons with Kismet Outfitters

Learn the art of fly casting or brush off the cobwebs with Kismet's expert fly casters. All gear can be provided. The lessons take place at Edgartown...

MVY Radio Summer Youth Performance Showcase Series

The 10th Annual MVYRADIO Summer Youth Performance Showcases will run Wednesdays between 5 to 6 p.m. through August 24. Folks can gather on the deck of the...

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...

5pm
Virtual Event
Arboretum Talk: Why Native Plants Matter

Annual David H. Smith Memorial Lecture. Heather McCargo, founder of Wild Seed Project, will share the many reasons we should bring native flora back into...

Cooking from the Island: Eating What’s Fresh and What’s Local with Chef Jenny Devivo

Join us for this farm to table cooking experience with chef Jenny Devivo! These classes will focus on the bounty of the season and the unique flavors of...

Goat Yoga

Yoga with Goats! Email GoatYogaMV@gmail.com to register.

Live Music: Dukes Duo of the Dukes of Circuit Ave at Nomans MV

Live music with Eric Warner and Maria Stukey of The Dukes of Circuit Ave. Rain or shine.

MV Modern Quilt Guild Meeting

Join the MV Modern Quilt Guild. Weekly meetings at the West Tisbury Library. Free and open to the public. Email Katherine Long at longkat@comcast.net for...

Trivia Night

Join us for trivia every Wednesday, with our host Johnny Showtime!

Ecstatic Dance MV

Ecstatic Dance is a freeform movement journey, held in a safe and sacred container and facilitated by DJ FlavYa. The sound journey is 1-2 hours and includes...

Film Screening: 32 Sounds

An immersive and profound sensory experience, this documentary explores the elemental phenomenon of sound and its power to bend time, cross borders, and...

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.

Two Wings to Heaven: The Story of Bessie Coleman

This one-woman show tells Bessie's story from childhood through her graduation at the French aviation school with dialogue, song and movement. Eight...

Live Music: MV Concert Series: Tom Rush with Matt Nakoa

Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration...a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can...

Outdoor Summer Film Series:  La La Land

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with...

11th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Fest

The stage is set for the 11th annual Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Fest. This year's line-up features Damon Williams, Alonzo Bodden, Coco Brown, Chris Spencer,...

Wednesday, August 10