Martha's Vineyard Calendar Events
Martha's Vineyard Calendar

Events

Thursday, August 4

Documentary Week

Extraordinary artists, innovators and audiences - a winning combination. Come meet the filmmakers and spark the discussion.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kids Do Dance

Directed by dance educators and choreographers Deborah Damast and Daria Fitzgerald, Kids Do Dance enables children to develop their own original choreography...

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: 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...

Exhibit: Washington Ledesma, Marston Clough, Gail Rodney, Nancy Beams and Sheila M. Fane

Popular Martha's Vineyard Art Association artists at the Old Sculpin Gallery: Washington Ledesma, Marston Clough, Gail Rodney, Nancy Beams, and Sheila M....

A Black boy looking at a dragon fly with a magnifying glass.

Join Caroline, Emily, and Rebecca at Native Earth Teaching Farm on Thursday August 4 at 10 a.m. for a fun hands-on foraging event. Learn how to gather edible...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

Smithsonian Storytime: Flights of Fancy Story Time With the National Air and Space Museum

This story time program broadcast from The Smithsonian Air and Space Musuem will include a read aloud with the museum educator, a video chat about an image...

Book Talk: Center-mid with Jeff Kass

Allison is a high school senior who plays center-mid for the defending state champion Womack Warriors. As her team’s co-captain, she’s in the middle of...

Cartooning workshop

Do you love reading graphic novels? Do you love drawing your own creative characters? Do you have a cartoon idea you want to get down on paper? Are you a...

Indoor Stargazing

Come find constellations on the ceiling with Emily and Jennifer. A relaxing and peaceful afternoon.

Lego Club

For Kids of All Ages. Mega blocks, Duplo Bricks, and Lego Bricks (of course!).

Meet the Fleet 2022

The Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation Trust invites you to Meet the Fleet 2022. Fun for all ages! Boat tours of Mystic Seaport's historic fishing...

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.

 Union Chapel Education & Cultural Institute Charles Ogletree Forum Series Presents: Telling Our Stories

Join The Union Chapel Education & Cultural Institute for the Charles Ogletree Forum on Telling Our Stories - Perspectives from Blacks in the...

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...

Book Talk: Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged Bird

Princeton professor Gene Andrew Jarrett will speak about his new book, Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged Bird. Books will be available for...

Stuffed Animal Camp Out

Drop off your stuffy for a fun stuffed animal campout at the Vineyard Haven Public Library. Pick them up the next afternoon and see pictures from the camp out!

Aquinnah Library Summer Speaker Series: Philip Weinstein

Join us on the deck with Philip Weinstein, who will discuss his new book Soul-Error. Email jmatejcek@clamsnet.org to register for this event.

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: 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
Flower Arranging in Our Sunflower Field with Morrice Florist

Join Emily Coulter of Morrice Florist in The Farm Institute's one-acre sunflower field as we explore the art of bouquet arrangement and creative tablescape...

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...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

An outdoor production of Shakespeare's classic tale. Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo.

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...

2022 Union Chapel Young Preacher Series Presents: Matters of the Heart

Join us August 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. as our 2022 Union Chapel Young Preacher Series Presents: Matters of the Heart. Featured Preachers: Pastor Gabby Cudjoe...

Film Screening and Discussion: 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...

History Week Lecture, Two of Two

Topic: “Under Freedom’s North Star: An Hour with Black Abolitionists Rev. William and Jane Jackson” by Valerie Craigwell White. Baptist minister Rev....

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...

Documentary Week Film Screening: The Quiet Epidemic

Followed by a discussion with Directors Lindsay Keys and Winslow Crane-Murdoch and Producers Daria Lombroso and Chris Hegedus. After years of living with...

Dawnie Walton

The Final Revival Of Opal And Nev is an oral history of the rise, fall and revival of a rock and roll duo that is detailed, layered and compelling. Described...

Summer Institute Speaker: Mark Bittman

Celebrated food writer Mark Bittman's talk is entitled "What's Wrong with the Food System and What Can We Do About It?" Mr. Bittman has been a leading voice...

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: Adam Ezra Group

Working outside the confines of the traditional music industry, Adam Ezra and his bandmates – Corinna Smith (fiddle), Alex Martin (drums), Poche Ponce (bass)...

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 4