Martha's Vineyard Calendar Events
Martha's Vineyard Calendar

Events

Thursday, August 11

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...

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...

Mindful Tai Chi

Please join Dr. Hyuk Seonwoo, who teaches the traditional Yang style tai chi. Hyuk has studied with John Conroy, a lineage holder of the Yang (or Yeung)...

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...

Peaked Hill Yoga

Peaked Hill Yoga is biomechanically based supporting healing from chronic pain while creating greater range of motion and resetting your nervous system. All...

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...

Glorious Edgartown Seaside Garden Tour

This event is being held as a fundraiser for the Martha's Vineyard Garden Club and is hosted by homeowner and hands-on gardener Jane Bradbury. Here is an...

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.

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...

Edible Weeds Walk

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

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: Andrew Moore, Through the Seasons

An exhibit of recent work in oil, watercolor and pencil. The exhibit will be on view through August 31.

Exhibit: Bruce Mathews, Flowers When No One's Looking

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Storytime with Tony the Pony

Tony the Pony and Annie Parsons from Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center will join us for a special storytime. Tony will do some tricks and teach you about...

Wiggle with the Words

Join Elyce in the Program Room for a movement-based storytime using fun props and interactive stories. This program is geared toward ages 1-5, but all are...

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...

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: 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...

Kate Feiffer Storytime August 11 at 11 a.m.

Join Kate Feiffer for a lively storytime, reading from her hit picture book "Henry the Dog with No Tail!" This event is free and open to the public....

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...

Online Class: Unlock Your Intuition

Are you curious about what intuition really is and how to find the place where your intuition lives within you? Join Shanta Gabriel for a four-week online...

11:30am
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...

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...

Workshop: Oil for Everyone: Beginner’s Oil Painting

Led by visiting artist Lilly Keller. This course is for two types of people: Anyone who has ever wanted to learn oil painting–whether you are a complete...

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: 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...

Enameling: Glass on Metal Workshops with Lucinda Sheldon

Enameling is an ancient art form applying powdered glass to metal and firing it to fusing in a kiln or with a torch. During class you will have the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Book Signing: Areva Martin, Awakening: Lies, Leadership, and the Lies We've Been Told

Awakening goes beyond the idea that women should ask for a seat at the table. Author Areva Martin makes the case for women to tear down the building, build...

Film Screening: Beyond the Barrel: An East Orange Story

Come to the library for a free live screening and panel discussion of a documentary out of East Orange, New Jersey that won Best Documentary at the Newark...

Around Town Teen Scavenger Hunt

For ages 13- 18. In teams of three to five, race to photograph the items on the list. The team with the most points wins!

Courtyard Crafts for Kids: Fireflies

Come make your own light-up firefly! 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!).

Sharks with Felix Neck

Did you know there are over 500 species of sharks? These incredible animals live in oceans all around the world! Come learn how sharks play important roles...

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...

Indoor Summer Night Market

Don’t miss this chance to check out a variety of artists every week if you can’t make it to the up-Island markets. Plenty of parking, Mo's Lunch is open...

Preserving an Island Summer: Garden Drinks

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...

Rock and Roll Show: Mike Mok and the Em-Tones

Come to the library for a rock and roll show with Mike Mok and the Em-Tones from New York city. Singer Mike Mok (guitar), JJ Murphy (drums) and Greg Albert...

Aquinnah Library Summer Speaker Series: Luanne Johnson

Luanne Johnson will speak about Aquinnah's wildlife and how you can protect them. 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.

Variety Tasting Classes at Beetlebung Farm

Come join us for a deep dive into the vegetable-of-the moment at Beetlebung Farm. We’ll be tasting a sampling of different pea, cucumber, lettuce, tomato and...

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
Farm to Focaccia: Bread Art with Vineyard Baker

Join Teri Culletto of Vineyard Baker for a hands-on focaccia class! Teri will walk participants through the steps to making their very own focaccia from...

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...

Peaked Hill Yoga

Peaked Hill Yoga is biomechanically based supporting healing from chronic pain while creating greater range of motion and resetting your nervous system. All...

Author Talk: Our Unfinished March with Cathy Hughes and Eric Holder

The Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival and Union Chapel Educational and Cultural Institute present a discussion between Cathy Hughes (founder...

Open House: Aikido Club of Martha's Vineyard

Aikido is a Japanese martial art . The Way of peace. Enhance your mind, body, and spirit. We also train in sword and staff. The head instructor is a 5th Dan...

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...

Salsa Suelta Cubana with Christina Montoya

Back by popular demand! Christina will introduce us to the movements and rhythms of Salsa Suelta Cubana, a form of salsa dancing from Cuba that is danced...

Family Night at Felix Neck

Enjoy an evening at the sanctuary with your whole family. See the creatures that call Felix Neck home at night, watch the sunset, take a walk at dusk, and...

BrownBody: Tracing Sacred Steps

While in residence at The Yard, BrownBody will present Tracing Sacred Steps, which blends modern dance, figure skating, and Ring Shout. In her essay, “Hoodoo...

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

Informal talks and discussion on philosophy and practical psychology of Qabalah, Tarot, spiritual disciplines, personal alchemy,and the creative life...

Barnyard Movie Night with MVFF featuring Babe

With the help of our friends at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, we are excited to announce the return of Barnyard Movie Nights! We’ll set up the...

Film Screening: Earth Emergency

The screening will be followed by a discussion panel with scientists from the Woodwell Climate Research Center. This compelling and accessible one-hour...

Full Moon Kayak and Campfire

Enjoy the tranquility of Long Point Wildlife Refuge at night! Experience the sunset and the full moon rise from Long Cove Pond as we paddle our way to Lily...

Summer Institute Speaker: Linda Greenhouse

Author, journalist and scholar Linda Greenhouse will speak on "The Year That Broke the Supreme Court." Ms. Greenhouse, a senior research scholar in Law at...

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...

MV Concert Series: Livingston Taylor

Livingston Taylor’s career as a professional musician has spanned over 50 years, encompassing performance, songwriting, and teaching. Described as "equal...

MV Concert Series: Stephen Anglin

Click the website link for more information and to purchase tickets.

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,...

Thursday, August 11