Martha's Vineyard Calendar Events
Martha's Vineyard Calendar

Events

Friday, September 9

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...

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 and Pilates Under the Tent

Join us for Yoga or Pilates, under the oak trees in the tent at the back of the Tabernacle. In our quiet surroundings, let our teachers guide you through a...

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.

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...

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...

Billy Collins

Join us for a special morning of poetry and discussion with former U.S. Poet Laureate Bill Collins at Featherstone on Friday, September 9. Each participant...

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.

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...

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: Paintings by Beth Parker

During the month of September, the West Tisbury Public Library presents an exhibit of paintings by Beth Parker. The works are acrylic paint and sealed pastel...

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 Kayak Tour

Join a Felix Neck naturalist on an exciting kayak adventure on Sengekontacket Pond. Paddle by Sarson's Island to see nesting shorebirds. Watch American...

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.

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,...

Virtual: Become a Conflict Coach - Intro to Conflict Coaching Course

Learn coaching techniques to guide individuals toward new approaches to manage conflict in everyday life. We utilize the CLAMSHELL model, a structured and...

10am
Virtual Event
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...

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...

Movement Open Studio

Explore intuitive moveent. Feel free to bring a snack to share and a donation for use of the space.

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...

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...

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.

International Film Festival: Waiting For Bojangles

A young boy, Gary, lives with his eccentric parents, and an exotic bird in a Parisian apartment – each night, Camille and Georges (his parents) dance...

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...

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...

International Film Festival: My Love Affair with Marriage

From an early age, songs and fairytales convince Zelma that love would solve all her problems as long as she abides by societal expectations of how a girl...

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.

Moonrise Kayak Tour

See Sengekontacket Pond in a new light—moonlight—as we celebrate each month's full moon. With a guide, kayak on the pond as the sun sets, stars twinkle, and...

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...

Film Screening: Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Join us for this special outdoor screening of Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America. Former ACLU deputy legal director Jeffery Robinson’s...

International Film Festival: Short Film Juried Competition

The International Juried Shorts Competition will feature a bonus Q&A with several directors and actors from the featured short films! From more than 250...

Live Music: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Maggie Rose

Presented in the Vineyard Campout series. 21 and older only.

Live Music: The Dukes of Circuit Avenue

Want to sing? Want to dance? This is where you should be.

Friday, September 9