Martha's Vineyard Calendar Events
Martha's Vineyard Calendar

Events

Tuesday, August 9

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...

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...

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....

Invasive Plant Mitigation Class

.Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. Join grounds manager Ian Jochems to learn strategies for invasive plant and weed management at PHA that you can use...

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.

Aquarium Making at the Beach

For kids of all ages. Collect sea life in a wading pool and explore the variety of life along the shore. Presented by the Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group...

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...

Coding Stem Camp

For more information, contact Crystal Bonds at crystal.bonds77@gmail.com

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: All Members Celebration Show and Ned Reade, watercolorist

Popular Martha's Vineyard Art Association artists at the Old Sculpin Gallery: All Members Celebration Show and watercolors by Ned Reade. Click the website...

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...

Presentation: New HIPAA Laws and Your Dental Practice

Continuing education class for dental professionals addressing new privacy laws. Presentation provided by Sistahs in Dentistry. For more information,...

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...

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...

iPad Workshop

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...

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...

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...

Virtual: Bristol Community College Enrollment Workshop

Get started at Bristol without leaving the Island! MVCET (formerly ACE MV) is partnering to bring community college classes to the Island. At this enrollment...

11:30am
Virtual Event
Afternoon Art: Traditional Crafts

With Helen Hall, for ages 7+, Explore traditional summer camp arts and crafts including tie-dye, macramé, pot holder waving, and friendship bracelets — to...

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...

Women Reaching Book Club

For more information, please contact Anita Christian at 508-693-4302.

Cornell on the Vineyard: Professor Lecture Series

Cornell University presents a lecture from an esteemed professor visiting the Vineyard. For more information, please contact Deborah Arrindell at...

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,...

Sunflower Photography Mini-Sessions with David Welch Photography

Looking to capture the sunshine of a Martha’s Vineyard summer? Book a mini-session in our one-acre sunflower field with island photographer, David Welch!...

Sunflower Photography Mini-Sessions with David Welch Photography

Looking to capture the sunshine of a Martha’s Vineyard summer? Book a mini-session in our one-acre sunflower field with island photographer, David Welch!...

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.

Black Education Forum

Innovation For Equity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting innovative ways to improve life outcomes for Black learners of all ages, will host a...

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.

Sunflower Photography Mini-Sessions with David Welch Photography

Looking to capture the sunshine of a Martha’s Vineyard summer? Book a mini-session in our one-acre sunflower field with island photographer, David Welch!...

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.

Sunflower Photography Mini-Sessions with David Welch Photography

Looking to capture the sunshine of a Martha’s Vineyard summer? Book a mini-session in our one-acre sunflower field with island photographer, David Welch!...

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...

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...

Film Screening: The House of Gucci

When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and...

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...

Sounds Like Summer Music Series: Missis Biskis

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...

Family Movie Night: Dolphin Tale

While swimming free in the ocean, a young dolphin gets caught in a trap and severely damages her tail. Though she is rescued and transported to Clearwater...

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!

Photographers Open Salon

The Photographers Salon meets Tuesdays early July though mid-August at 7 pm and is free and open to the public. On August 9, we will hold an Open Salon....

Live Music: The Jaywalkers

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

Live Music: MV Concert Series: Dalton and the Sheriffs

Dalton & the Sheriffs has been many things over the past 11 years, from an acoustic act to pay the bills, to a nationally touring outfit of hired guns. But...

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 9