Martha's Vineyard Calendar Events
Martha's Vineyard Calendar

Events

Friday, August 12

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: Kripalu Flow Yoga

Class Description: Join Jason for an all-levels Kripalu flow focused on soothing the nervous system through a combination of movement, breathwork and...

7:30am
Virtual Event
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...

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...

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...

Family Drumming

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

Antique w

Weekly antique and collectible show: vintage woodworking tools, MV items, books, vintage clothing, art, rugs and furniture. Every Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at...

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...

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...

Yoga with Craig

Join us for morning yoga on our patio, surrounded by our beautiful gardens. What better way to start the weekend off on the right foot! Email...

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Martha's Vineyard Center For Living offers a support group for families and caregivers of individuals with dementia memory screening; support, counseling and...

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: 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...

Family Guided Kayak Tours

Join a Felix Neck naturalist for an exploration of Sengekontacket Pond. Paddle the salt marsh and search for pond wildlife. All trips focus on the natural...

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...

Historical Horticulture Workshop: Colonial-Inspired Floral Arrangement

Even working gardens in colonial times produced beautiful blooms, and the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens is no different. Study some period art for inspiration...

Downward Facing Alpaca

Enjoy a 45-minute session of relaxing yoga, held in our pastures among our friendly alpaca with our yoga instructor, Jason Mazar-Kelly (YogiJay). Bring your...

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...

Music & Memory Cafe

The Martha's Vineyard Center for Living hosts a fun, hour-long lively sing-a-long with Island musicians and special guests. All are invited.

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...

Sunflower Sing-a-Longs with Little Bird Music

Laura Jordan of Little Bird Music will bring her seasonal songs and movement to the Farm Institute! We’ll gather in the center of our one acre sunflower...

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...

Broadway Dance Class

Led by Hallie Brevetti. This is a beginner dance class that includes a short warm-up, a brief history of the musical of the day, and a fun piece of...

In-Person Storytime with Emily

Join Emily for a special indoor storytime with your little explorer! With this interactive and hands-on storytime, come enjoy songs, stories and a sensory...

Living on a Houseboat: A Talk with Jeff Canha

Houseboat owner Jeff Canha will talk with kids about what it's like to live on the water. Bring your questions!

Lunch & Learn

Come join the Family Center for the STEM program and a free nutritious lunch from Island Grown Initiative, outdoors on Tuesdays and Fridays from July 12...

Movement Open Studio

Explore intuitive moveent. Feel free to bring a snack to share and a donation for use of the space.

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...

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...

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...

Storywalk!

Starting at the library, walk along a route and enjoy a story written and illustrated by Oak Bluffs kindergarten students. Anytime betweekn 11am-3 p.m. For...

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...

Virtual: Balance Class

The West Tisbury Library hosts an online Balance series led by Kanta Lipsky. This class explores ways to strengthen our connection to the earth and increase...

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...

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: Ceramics

With Nancy Blank and Sabrina Kuchta for ages 7+, in this class we will explore various techniques in hand building and wheel throwing. From decorative...

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...

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...

Book Signing: Holly Hodder Eger, Split Rock

Annie Tucker's world is upended. She's lost her favorite aunt, inherited a house on Martha's Vineyard, and now finds herself alone there with three small...

Community Event: “Community Conversations Under the Tent”

In the tradition of Martha’s Vineyard as a destination for national thought leaders to gather and share their perspectives, Community Conversations Under the...

Grace Church Lobster Rolls

Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven will begin serving Lobster Rolls from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday nights beginning Memorial Day Weekend, May 27. ...

Ice Cream Farm Fridays

Come join us in the farm kitchen to beat the warm weather and whip up your own ice cream! Flavors will rotate based on what we have available in our...

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...

4 Week Hand Building with Mark Bateman

Hand Building is a style of pottery that uses coiling, pinching and slab rolling to create anything your mind can imagine. Unlike wheel thrown pottery, it is...

Exhibit: Up Close at Polly Hill

Visit MVTV Studio for the opening of Up Close at Polly Hill, a collection of macro photography from Polly Hill Arboretum.

MVM Nightlife: Tavern Night at the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens

Come out and play in Edgartown! For one night only, the Cooke House will be transformed into a colonial-era tavern, complete with live music, dancing, parlor...

Culture Strike: A Discussion with Laura Raicovich

Join long-time Chilmark visitor, author, and former director of the Queens Museum, Laura Raicovich for a discussion around the role of cultural institutions...

Exhibit Opening Reception: The Art of Martha's Vineyard's Great Ponds

The Island’s great ponds are among our most distinctive (and beautiful) landscape features. And at the moment, our most imperiled. For generations, Island...

Live Music: Black Dog Blues

Every Friday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Back Porch Trio entertains on the patio with authentic low volume, rhythmic blues music.

Dylan's music at the Beach Service

Friday Night Service on the Beach featuring the songs of Bob Dylan led by Rabbi Caryn Broitman. This event will take place at the Camp Jabberwocky parking...

Live Music: Joanne Cassidy & Friends

The island is home to many talented musicians ​of varying styles and genres. Each Friday we host a band we think you'll love: tonight's concert features...

Live Music: Featherstone Fridays with Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

On summertime Friday nights, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish take the stage of the Art Barn at Featherstone Center for the Arts. Enjoy music on the lawn while...

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 at St. Andrew's Church

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

The Vineyard's Drive-In: Encanto

In the beautiful and vibrant mountains of Colombia, the Madrigal family serves the community with their magical gifts. That is, everyone except Mirabel. When...

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...

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,...

Live Music: The Dukes of Circuit Avenue

Want to sing? Want to dance? This is where you should be.

Friday, August 12