Martha's Vineyard Calendar Events
Martha's Vineyard Calendar

Events

Friday, August 5

Documentary Week

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

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...

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...

Artist's Open Studio: Joan LeLacheur’s Ocean Jewelry

Visit Joan LeLacheur's open studio at 42 Old South Road in Aquinnah to see her Ocean Jewelry for men and women: bracelets, necklaces, earrings pendants,...

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: 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....

Family Fishing with Oak Bluffs Library

For families. Join Librarian Jonathan on the Oak Bluffs fishing pier. Equipment and supplies provided (and shared among attendees). No experience necessary.

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...

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...

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...

Kids' Oyster Day

August 5 is National Oyster Day! Julia Smith from Signature Oysters and Emily Monteiro from 19 Raw Oyster Bar will teach kids about the life cycle of an...

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.

Open Painting Studio

This non-instructional time is for those who wish to paint amongst a group - to network and share ideas and techniques. Bring your own supplies, we provide...

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...

Cartooning Workshop

Tweens and teens can join our special guest Ryan Barr for one or more sessions of this three-week cartooning workshop. The class will be held indoors while...

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...

MV African American Film Festival: Short Films, #1

Screenings of four short films: Photos by Griff Davis, Flames, Hallelujah and Comic Escape. Tickets available at https://www.mvaaff.com/tickets/

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...

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...

Celebrating Lani Guinier: Her Life Continues to Inspire

Please join the community for a celebration of Lani Guinier's extraordinary life. This celebration service will take place in person at the Tabernacle with...

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...

MV African American Film Festival: Short Films, #2

Screenings of four short films: Plan LMNOP, Out of Air, Save a Life, and Blackness Unbound: Afrofuturism and the Revolutionary Imagination. Tickets...

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: Ken Langer, A Nest for Lalita

Join Ken Langer as he signs copies of his political thriller. Meena Kaul is the director of Behera House, a safe haven in India for women who have survived...

Exhibit Opening Reception: Bruce Mathews

Come to a reception featuring the work of photographer Bruce Mathews. This exhibit, Flowers When No One is Looking, will be on display in the library's...

Beach Seine at Edgartown Great Pond 'Cut'

Join the Great Pond Foundation scientists for a unique opportunity to see how to use a beach seine! This rectangular net, attached to two poles while being...

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. ...

MV African American Film Festival: Power Book III: Raising Kanan (Season 2)

Directed by Mario Van Peebles. Raquel ‘Raq’ Thomas has gained control over the city’s drug trade, but her son is slipping away. Kanan Stark returns to Queens...

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...

Art Party Pop Up

Come see a splendid collaboration of talents, including L.A. Brown Photography, Rooey Knots and Marston Clough showing favorites!

First Friday

First Friday is an outdoor event in Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard. We have Music, Art, and Food, so stop by and check it out on the First Friday of each...

First Friday: Live Music at Stark Park

First Friday will feature live music at Stark Park from 4 to 8 p.m. The performance agenda includes Rob Lytle at 4 p.m., David Wolff at 5 p.m., Tobey Sol...

First Friday: Live Music in Owen Park

First Friday on August 5 will feature three hours of live music performed in Owen Park. The schedule features Javier Jara at 4 p.m., Ben Hughes and Josey...

Meet and Greet with Painter Paul Beebe, ASMA

Join the Louisa Gould Gallery for a meet and greet with Paul Beebe, ASMA. View new landscapes and seascapes by Paul Beebe in the current Summer by the Sea...

Replacement Theory, Then & Now: A Conversation with Jack Fruchtman and Bow Van Riper

The fear of being “replaced” by “others” is not new, but Replacement Theory has recently made headlines nationwide as the country reckons with a conspiracy...

MV African American Film Festival:African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey

Directed by Roy T. Anderson. The "Negro Moses" arrived on the scene on August 17, 1887 in the tiny seaside town of St. Ann’s Bay on the northern coast of...

First Friday: Pokemon

Come search the library grounds for miniature Pokemon figures hidden in Poke Balls.

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.

Live Music: Dave Alves at Nomans MV!

Join us for live music played by Dave Alves. For a full list of music events, visit the schedule at NomansMV.com

Magic: the Gathering Game Night

Come play Magic: the Gathering at the Oak Bluffs Public Library! Players of all skill levels are welcome. This event takes place on the first and third...

Sunset Concert Series: Workman Song

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...

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!

Live Music: Willy Mason

Live music is coming to the Grange Hall’s second-floor theater! Hometown hero Willy Mason returns to West Tisbury for an evening of tales and tunes. He’ll...

The Vineyard's Drive-In: Moana

In ancient Polynesia, a terrible curse is incurred by the demigod Maui. Moana, a chieftain’s daughter, answers the call of the Ocean and bravely sets off on...

Documentary Week Film Screening: Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song,

Preceded by welcome and introduction with co-directors Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine and post-screening Q&A with Rachel Fox, the film’s music director....

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...

First Friday: On the Beach

On August 5, the First Friday line-up includes Fire Dancing with Venus De Hooplah and the Island Hop Hop Dancers at 8 p.m. and PathwaysARTS' monthly Silent...

Zoe Cardon

Presenter: Zoe Cardon. This lecture will explore some of those mechanisms and the challenges inherent in studying system functions buried in the soil beneath...

MV African American Film Festival: The Descendent

Director: Margaret Brown. Documentary filmmaker Margaret Brown (“The Order of Myths”, “The Great Invisible”) returns to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama to...

PathwaysARTS Presents Silent Disco Party at First Fridays

Soul, funk, R&B. Two-channel headsets: DJ Memphis 10 vs. DJ DC Rose. All are welcome. Free use of headsets with ID. All part of the First Fridays event.

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 5