Martha's Vineyard Calendar Events
Martha's Vineyard Calendar

Events

Thursday, August 18

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...

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.

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...

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.

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: 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...

Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair

The 160th Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair runs from August 18 through the 21 at the fairgrounds in West Tisbury. Rides, games, shucking and fiddle...

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.

Mammal Adaptations, Th 8/18 at 10:30

Join Felix Neck and the Chilmark Library in a hands-on science experience: mammal adaptations! Felix Neck will bring mammal pelts and skulls into 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...

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...

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...

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...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Indian Museum

The Aquinnah Cultural Center Inc. is an independent non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve the culture and history of the Aquinnah Wampanoag....

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: CONTRAST, Drawing and Abstract

This show celebrates the detail of drawing and the expressions of abstract art.

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: 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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

Join 8.18 & 8.19

Join The Conversations on both days! August 18, 1:30 p.m.: Let's discuss Black families, educational choices, and college admissions: how to get into top...

Virtual: Vineyard Haven Library Book Club

Come enjoy a lively discussion in a casual atmosphere on Zoom. Book club selections include contemporary fiction and the occasional memoir or non-fiction....

1:30pm
Virtual Event
Bison on the Vineyard – Financial Planning

A panel discussion on how to plan financially for the future. For more information, contact Margot Bouchet at lawya4god@sbcglobal.net.

Darlene Williams, Lead Author

Join Darlene Williams and India Rose as they, along with other authors, autograph copies of their latest release, The Higher Level Method: What Would I Tell...

Courtyard Crafts for Kids: Fairy Houses

Come make a fairy house with special supplies provided by Morrice The Florist. 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!).

Exhibit: Alejandro Carreño

Open during MV Film Center hours, this exhibit showcases the work of Alejandro Carreño. Alejandro Carreño was born in 1962 in Havana. At the age of 16, he...

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...

Union Chapel Education & Cultural Institute Charles Ogletree Forum Series Presents: Black Philanthropy

Join The Union Chapel Education & Cultural Institute for the Charles Ogletree Forum on Black Philanthropy. Panelists include: Bakari Sellers, author and...

2022 Hutchins Forum: Culture Wars In Black & White

A panel discussion hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with David Brooks, Jonathan Capehart, Kimberle Crenshaw, Nikole Hannah-Jones. Moderated by Charlayne...

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: Chef Look Cooks: Pizza-Flavored Jambalaya

Jambalaya (the famous New Orleans one-pot meal) has a rich tradition in the Big Easy, as well as in the Cajun and Creole community. Join Chef Look as we...

5pm
Virtual Event
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
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...

MV Climate Action Plan Update

Liz Durkee from the Martha's Vineyard Commission will provide an update on the newly completed Martha's Vineyard Climate Action Plan. Come to hear about this...

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...

Vassar students with art from Haiti

A special pop-up sale to benefit the Vassar Haiti Project will be held in collaboration with island-based Haiti PeaceQuilts economic development...

Film Screening: Great Ponds: Episode 1: On Our Watch

Martha’s Vineyard's great ponds have been a source of sustenance and beauty for countless generations of Islanders. Recently, many of these ponds appear to...

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...

An Evening of Magic, Illusion and Mind-blowing Juggling

Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of magic, illusion and mind-blowing juggling by two of Boston’s best-loved performers! This double-header includes...

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 18