Martha's Vineyard Calendar Events
Martha's Vineyard Calendar

Events

Tuesday, August 16

Yoga on the Beach

Join YogiJay and WholesomeMV for a 60-minute sunrise special of yoga, meditation, and breathwork at Lighthouse Beach in Edgartown. We will meet at the...

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...

Morning Meditation and Labyrinth Walk

Come with your own intention and see what the labyrinth has to offer as you're guided through this seated and walking meditation. Registration is free and...

Balance in Nature

Deepen your appreciation of nature by joining in a mindful hour of gentle movements drawn from the Chi Kung tradition of tai chi with Kanta Lipsky. Set among...

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...

Exhibit: New Works by Rosalie Ripaldi Shane, Judith Howells, Eva Cincotta, Sharon McCann Daly, June Schoppe and Kurt Peterson

An exhibit of new works by Rosalie Ripaldi Shane, Judith Howells, Eva Cincotta, Sharon McCann Daly, June Schoppe and Kurt Peterson.

frog jumping

Join us for yoga and creative movement designed for children ages 2* and up, and all-ages of caregivers. No experience necessary, only a desire to have fun...

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...

Still Life Charcoal Drawing Class with Katherine Gagnon

In this four-week course, instructor Katherine Gagnon will bring fresh energy and perspective to what can sometimes be seen as an overly academic/traditional...

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...

Virtual: Conversation en Francais

Join our weekly French conversation group. All levels are welcome. For more language learning support try Mango Languages, an online language-learning system...

9am
Virtual Event
Breathing and Supported Stretching with Hallie Brevetti

This is an accessible, “no floor” style of yoga using seated and standing postures only. Thirty minutes are dedicated to exploring breathing techniques and...

On Our Way

Playgroup to discover, explore and socialize.

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.

Beading: The Art of Knotting with Lucinda Sheldon

Learn the art of knotting between beads and choosing the right beading technique for each kind of bead. Techniques include choosing appropriate stringing...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

 iPad Workshop, with Kathy Lavieri

You have an iPad and you’re excited to use it - but where to begin? Or perhaps you’d just like to refresh your skills and learn a few new tricks? Kathy...

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....

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...

Nature Storytime

Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a nature-based children’s book read by one of our volunteers. A simple...

Writing and Reading Workshop for Young People

Writing and Reading Workshop for Young People, led by teacher Mathea Morais. For ages 9-14. Snacks, books, pencils and paper provided. Please pre-register...

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: 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...

Presentation: From Tee Shirt to Treasure

Join us at the library for a presentation by the Martha’s Vineyard Modern Quilt Guild. The Guild spent the winter making tee shirt quilts which will be...

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...

The Higher Level Method: What Would I Tell My Younger Self?

Join Darlene Williams and a few of her amazing co-authors for The Higher Level Method: What Would I Tell My Younger Self? (Available May 2022) booksigning....

Organic Seaweed Art

Natural organic seaweed art made on handmade paper by local artist Corinna Kaufman. Come enjoy this rare Victorian art form. Private showings available.

Exhibit: The Beauty of Nature by Rose D'Intino Gates

Paintings and prints on exhibit and for sale. Gallery open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m., by appointment, during show times, or by chance.

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...

Planting the Past: Historical Horticulture

When the Martha's Vineyard Museum moved from its Edgartown campus to its new location in Vineyard Haven, the grounds of the Cooke House were transformed into...

Book Group: Fire Keeper's Daughter by Angeline Bouley

Join the Aquinnah Public Library staff on the deck for a discussion of Fire Keeper's Daughter by Angeline Bouley. Email aq_mail@clamsnet.org to register.

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...

MVM Education Intensives: Intro to MV History

If you’ve ever wanted to dig deep into the story of this island with the help of an expert guide, our six-week Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History,...

Anime Club

Join us to talk about the anime you love while we enjoy some Japanese snacks and create some cool projects. Intended for teens 12 to 18.

Artist Reception: James Jennings

James W. Jennings is a renaissance man, know to most as Coach. Originally from Hartford, Conn., James teaches at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School...

Cut Flower Club

Sign up to spend an hour with family or friends in the Slough Farm Garden picking flowers! Two sessions will be held each week: 4-5 p.m. or 5-6 p.m.. With...

Henna Tattoos Created by Maple Mehndi

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

Outdoor Concert: The Cucumbers

Come to the library for an afternoon of live music featuring The Cucumbers. Jon Fried and Deena Shoshkes will be playing all original songs from ballads to...

Slip Away Farm Flower Class

Join flower farmers Lily and Anna for an afternoon of playing with blooms! In this class, we will share all our flower knowledge and arranging tips before...

Lobster Rolls and Clam Chowder at the American Legion

Please support the American Legion Post 257 and our veterans. Lobster rolls and clam chowder are for sale every Tuesday night from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cash or...

double serving, lobster, roll and chips

Enjoy a generous portion of lobster in a container with a fresh roll and chips.

Book Signing: Lynne Perry Wooten, Arrive and Thrive

Lynne Perry Wooten will be at the Cousen Rose gallery to sign her book Arrive and Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership.

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.

Intro to Wheel Throwing with Mark Bateman

Session 7. In this 4-week course, students learn the skill of centering and evenly distributing clay on a pottery wheel to make cups, bowls, and plates, as...

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
Marine Discovery Tour

Cruise from Oak Bluffs Harbor with a Felix Neck naturalist to tour the waters of Vineyard Sound aboard The Skipper. Participants will have a chance to...

Author Talk: Noah's Rejects by Rob Egan

On the tiny resort island of Chappaquiddick, things are not always as they appear. It looks like paradise, it feels like paradise…it should be paradise. But...

Drumming on the Beach

Join us for drumming on State Beach. Drumming on the beach is an opportunity for Rhythm of Life’s elite drummers to perform. Come dance and enjoy a...

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 Mic Night

Enjoy the return of live, in-person open mics! Come sign up to play, or just come and listen/hang at Island Music, the guitar shop in Vineyard Haven. Sign-up...

Sounds Like Summer Music Series: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

Enjoy live music on the library lawn! Bring a blanket and make it a picnic, or just come for the show. There's a different band weekly, and all shows are...

Live Music: MV Concert Series:  Ladysmith Black Mambazo

For 60 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with uplifting vocal...

Live Music: Vineyard Sound Weekly Concerts in Chilmark

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

MV Concert Series: An Evening with Jim Kweskin with MV Medicine Show feat Kate Taylor

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

Live Music: The Jaywalkers

The Jaywalkers play fun, rockin' tunes at The Cardboard Box from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.

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,...

CnC Old Skool Dance Cafe

CnC Productions is back with Old Skool Dance Cafe at the PA Club, featuring DJ Smooth B, every Tuesday, starting July 5 until September 6.

Live Music: Karaoke

Sing your heart's favorites during karaoke. Hosted by Johnny Showtime.

Tuesday, August 16