Martha's Vineyard Calendar Events
Martha's Vineyard Calendar

Events

Thursday, September 8

International Film Festival: Other Places, Other People

The recurring theme of the annual Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is Other Places, Other People; the festival’s purpose is to encourage...

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...

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...

Based on Dresser's Book: Ghosts of Martha's Vineyard

Author Thomas Dresser leads the intrigued with this curated, self-guided tour through the dark and mysterious streets of Edgartown. The tour explains...

Exhibit: Debra & Warren Gaines and Members Show

Art exhibit featuring Debra and Warren Gaines and works from more than 40 members, on view September 3 through 9.

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...

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...

Boat Scavenger Hunt

Explorers pick up a clue sheet at the Children’s Desk. Hunt inside the library for pictures of boats. Return the completed clue sheet for a small prize.

Edible Weeds Walk

Join herbalist Rebecca Gilbert on a foraging walk for edible weeds around her luscious farmland in Chilmark.

Exhibit: Grow, As We Are

Guest curated by The Bureau. Black Americans have been a part of Martha’s Vineyard’s historical legacy long before the Island was made a stop on the...

Exhibit: Inspiration, Portraits by Elizabeth R. Whelan

Island artist Elizabeth R. Whelan will present portraits of various Island community women who symbolize the inspiration we can be to each other. The...

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: The Art of William Blakesley

For more than 50 years, William Blakesly documented the everyday lives of Vineyarders and summer tourists through his sketches, drawings, and paintings. In...

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...

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....

making seaweed art

Corinna's goal is to inspire love of the ocean in children. One said it was one of the highlights of her summer. A fun, happy class by the seaside,...

Workshop: Luscious Landscapes: Back to Basics and Beyond

Led by visiting artist Cheryl O'Neil. Create expressive, dynamic works of art in this informative one-day workshop laying the groundwork to explore and...

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...

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: Brian Abbott and Adrian Smith

On view: steel sculptures by Brian Abbott and stone carvings by Adrian Smith.

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: Season in Review

Featuring collages by Ekua Holmes; oils by Magi Leland; drone photographs by Robin Gottesman; collages by Bricque Garber; collages reflecting a concern about...

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...

Exhibit: The Art Circle Show

This a group show featuring accomplished Island artists who have enjoyed their company and critiquing for more than 20 years. Their influence and support...

Small Spelling Song, from Songs for Sarah, by Irving Petlin. Pastel

A second three-day opportunity to view Irving Petlin Pastels created between 1988 and 2013. Visit his Island studio where he worked each summer for four...

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...

Exhibit: Buncha Hells

Winter Street Gallery presents Buncha Hells, a site-responsive installation by New York-based artist Gregory Kalliche. Featuring a single-channel video...

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.

Recovery Dharma

A Buddhist-inspired approach to addiction recovery. This session is available online or via Zoom.

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.

Maya and Leo Meet!

Walking with alpaca is a way to learn more about how gentle they truly are. A wonderful experience for all ages. Every participant will learn the basics of...

Boys Varsity Golf

The MVRHS Boys Varsity Golf Team will play against Barnstable High School.

Lego Club

When playing with building toys, children learn while having fun! Creativity, problem solving, spatial reasoning, and teamwork are skills your child can...

After School Club

Come by the library for homework help, crafting, games, and more!

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...

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...

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.

Jogging Club

Fitness club for the recovery community. Meet at the Little Bridge in Oak Bluffs on Thursdays at 5 p.m.

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
International Film Festival: Opening Night Party and Film Screening

Meet fellow festival attendees and special guests inside a tented reception featuring champagne, wine, beer, Goldie’s Rotisserie and Mad Martha's, with music...

Author Talk: Frye Gaillard: The Southernization of America

Join us for a talk by Frye Gaillard, co-author (with Cynthia Tucker) of 'The Southernization of America: A Story of Democracy in the Balance, a compelling...

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...

Poetry Reading: Billy Collins

U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will once again be at Featherstone for a reading of his poetry. Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber...

Wisdom, Strength, & Beauty

Informal talks and discussion on philosophy and practical psychology of Qabalah, Tarot, spiritual disciplines, personal alchemy,and the creative life...

Image by Sean Roach

Burning Patience is based on Antonio Skármeta’s acclaimed book “El cartero de Neruda,“ which was made into the Academy Award-winning foreign film, Il Postino...

Thursday, September 8