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Friday, September 27th, 2013
Autumn arrived on the Island last week and the weather has certainly been in keeping with the season. The sunny cool days add sparkle to every undertaking and on the weekends, downtown streets are full of folks taking full advantage of the sun and cooler temperatures. With more of the same on the way you’re sure to enjoy the Week Ahead!
Fri., Sat. & Sun., Sept 27, 28 & 29
Kayak Challenge Weekend
Don’t miss the chance to participate in this great twist on the Derby!Winners gets a loaded sea kayak from sponsor, BassYaks. Single prize awarded by luck of the draw Oct 20th to 1 of 4 winners for the heaviest fish of each of the 4 species. Check the Derby site for details.
Sat., Sept 28
Celebrate National Electric Vehicle Day
Take part in Martha’s Vineyard’s first ever Electric Vehicle Day under the solar canopies at Cronig’s Market, in VH from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
Sat., Sept 28
3rd Annual Artist Studio Tour
Meet local artists in their creative settings. Tickets purchase at Featherstone Center for the Arts on September 27 & 28.
Mon., Sept 30
Vineyard Ghost Walking Tour
Explore the haunted secrets of Oak Bluffs, on this lantern led walking tour.
Tues., Oct 1
Fall for the Arts
Start of Martha’s Vineyard’s family-friendly festival that showcases local art and culture through the entire month of October
Wed., Oct 2
Chappaquiddick Graveyard Tour
Take a walking tour of this Native American Graveyard on Chappaquiddick.
Friday, September 6th, 2013
Schools open on Martha’s Vineyard in the Week Ahead but fun events for all ages still fill MVOL’s Calendar of Events.
Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sun., Sept. 5-8:
MV International Film Festival
Four days filled with the thought provoking and entertaining feature and short films, great evening events, provocative forums.
Fri., Sept. 6
Multi-dealer Antique Show
The MV Antique Association presents its at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury from 9 am until 3 pm. Come find a treasure!
Fri., Sept. 6
Live Muisc @ Flatbread
Butter Band features players from G. Love and the Special Sauce, Ghosts of Jupiter, Dub Apocalypse and the mighty J. Geils Band.
Sat., Sept. 7:
Guided Kayak Adventure
Join a Felix Neck naturalist on an exciting kayak adventure on Sengekontacket Pond. Explore Sarson’s Island, the salt marsh and search for pond wildlife.
Sat., Sept. 7:
Art Reception at Dragonfly Gallery
Dragonfly Gallery invites you to its September Gallery Reception 5-7 pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Tues. Sept. 10:
Author Event: “Immigrant: A Memoir Across the Atlantic”
Sally Bennett Segall introduces her intriguing story of post World War I Europe, love affairs, World War II, spies and her final immigration to the US.
Thurs. Sept 12:
Public Dancing Allowed @ The Yard
Live music from island favorite, Johnny Hoy and The Bluefish, makes it fun for the whole family to get up and dance! Only $10/adults; free for children under 12.
For even more things to do visit MVOL’s Calendar of Events >>>
Friday, August 9th, 2013
Events You Won’t Want to Miss in the Week Ahead:
Thurs - Sun., Aug. 8, 9, 10 & 11:
Built on Stilts Dance Festival
Enjoy the work of over 40 choreographers from the Vineyard and beyond.
Fri., Aug. 9th:
Live at Dreamland:
MV Summer Madness Music Conference & Festival 2013 Presents: Big Daddy Kane & Joe.
Sat., Aug. 10th:
August Art Stroll:
An evening of fun, food, friends and surprises4- 7 pm on Dukes County Ave.,
Mon., Tues. & Wed., Aug. 12, 13 & 14th:
3rd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Fest.
This year’s line-up includes Damon Williams, Pierre, Tony Tone, B-Phlat and many more. Come out to laugh with some of the “hottest” comics on the circuit.
Wed., Aug. 14th:
Sing-along @ 7 followed by the annual Grand Illumination when the hundreds of lanterns hung on gingerbread cottage porches are lit. A turn of the 19th century. Island tradition. PS: Lantern Painting: Tues., Aug. 13, 10 am - noon & 1-3 pm.
Thurs., Aug. 15th:
First Day of the 4-Day Agricultural Fair
Rides, games, live music, livestock, competitions, craft demonstrations, food, shopping, art show, & awards for homegrown produce flowers & homemade goodies. See you at the Fair! daily through Sunday, August 18.
Fri., Aug. 16th:
OB’s Annual Fireworks by the Sea
A Vineyard summer institution: sensational fireworks display at Ocean Park by the sea in Oak Bluffs.
Monday, June 10th, 2013
The Week Ahead: Book-ended by Restaurant Events
This week the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust holds the two events that kick off not only this organization’s fundraising season but also traditionally signal the start of summer galas, parties and celebrations. The Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll takes place on Thusday, June 13 under tents amid the flowering gardens of the Dr. Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown, one of the Preservation Trust’s most beautiful properties. Island restaurants and wine purveyors vie to impress with their tastiest tastings. Live music and the ‘ready to party’ mood of the crowd always make this a night to remember. Two days later on Saturday, June 15, at the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust’s Taste of the Vineyard Patrons’ Dinner Dance and Auction welcomes guests to feast on delectable hors d’oeuvres and savor fine beverages while catching up with old friends and previewing the auction.
Earlier in the week the bear goes on at Flatbread Pizza with Deer Tick performing their alternative blend of folk, blues & country live at Flatbread. They will be joined by local band Dukes County Love Affair. Next day stop by for a delicious wood-fired pizza in support of Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Meet some of the Rising Tide students and staff, and enter to win an iPad.
If you’ve ever wondered about the massive scow taking shape on Beach Road just past 5-Corners heading towards Oak Bluffs you won’t want to miss Ted Box’s presentation: Seeker, The Scow Boatwright Lecture at the Oak Bluffs Library on June 13. Learn about the construction of this wooden scow-schooner being built by Ted and his sons, Jake and Garrett. Presentation will take place 6-7 pm.
Two theatrical events take place this week: On June 14 & 15, The 2013 Bessie Schönberg Residency performance including South Asian choreographer Hari Krishnan, and New York choreographers Deborah Lohse and Donnell Oakley at The Yard’s Chilmark campus and a performance by Passamezzo Moderno, a period ensemble performing the music of the early 16th through early 19th centuries with particilar emphasis on 17th century virtuoso instrumentals at the MV Hebrew Center on June 13.
June 14-16, The man behind the MV Film Center, Richard Paradise, has put together an exciting, weekend-spanning 3-day Festival of Films complete with features and short films, an opening-night reception plus late-night lounges, live music and post-screening Q&As with guests from the worlds of film, music, and the cultural arts.
“I’d love to have the whole place swimming in roses” ~James Joyce
With the Island’s beach roses in full bloom and Bloomsday upcoming on June 16, it seems an apt time to recall this quote from the writer’s masterwork, Ulysses. Martha’s Vineyard joins in the worldwide celebration of this day with an evening of music and drama presented by Arts & Society at the Katharine Cornell Theater beginning at 8 pm.
Finally, Restaurant Week begins on Sunday which is also Father’s Day. We’ll have more about this next week as the event continues through until June 20th. In the meantime, Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads out there and enjoy the Week Ahead.
Monday, May 13th, 2013
Beautiful weather and something for everybody in the Week Ahead:
The Martha’s Vineyard Museum welcomes Rick Herrick (playwright), Kate Hancock (lyrics), and Ben Willmott (score), to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center with a presentation of their collaborative production, ‘Lighthouse Point.’ Presenting a topic familiar to many Island families, the passing a family home onto the next generation. Herrick, Hancock, and Willmott will lead a discussion following the play reading. Lighthouse Point will be presented at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, 79 Beach Road Vineyard Haven, on Thursday, May 16th beginning at 4:00pm. Admission is free, however donations are appreciated.
Bird-a-thon, Felix Neck’s annual fundraiser hosts, teams of birders spend 24 hours trying to spot the most species in Massachusetts. Event kick off at 6 pm May 17 and continues to the following day and provides the perfect excuse to enjoy the beautiful days outdoors.
Everyone loves a birthday party! Join the party at the MV Film Center for Buddha’s Birthday Bash. There will be a screening of two films - Crazy Wisdom and When the Iron Bird Flies - with cake and beverages in between. Starts at 4 pm on May 17th. Admission: $12/$7 for Film Society members
This week the topic of Vineyard Gardens’ free weekly gardening lecture is Herbs and Herb Gardens. Gardeners and foodies alike will want to learn all they can about creating a beautiful and delicious source kitchen garden that will last all season long. Begins at 11 am.
Flatbread MV celebrates its reopening and you’re invited! Join the fun on Saturday May 18th for evening of live music from Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish & Good Night Louise plus cash bar and Free Pizza!
Forager Alert: Wesley Price, founder of the Cape Cod Mushroom Club, will lead an educational walk to discover the world of mushrooms at TTOR’s Menemsha Hills Reservation. Renew your sense of ecological wonder as you learn about the mushrooms found on Martha’s Vineyard. Pre-registration is required. Call 508.693.7662 to register. Members: Adult $5; Child (15 & under) $3. Nonmembers: Adult $10; Child (15 & under) $3.
Enjoy the Week Ahead!
Monday, May 6th, 2013
Martha’s Vineyard’s magnolias, forsythia, dogwoods and more have turned the Island into one vast bouquet. Taking advantage of the profusion of May’s blossoms, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary invites us all to take part in their a guided walk to witness all of spring’s offerings on Tuesday May 7th.
Later on the same day you can learn more about The Trustees of Reservations at the Oak Bluffs Library starting at 6 pm. It’s a great way to make sure you can enjoy their extraordinary properties all summer long.
On Thursday, May 9th, the Martha’s Vineyard Wine Festival makes its debut. The 4-day event celebrates wine and food in homes and businesses throughout the Island. Wine tastings, restaurant events and The Local Wild Food Challenge are just some of the anticipated happenings. You can inform yourself about each day’s featured events by visiting the event’s website.
Beginning on Friday and continuing through Mother’s Day, the Edgartown Board of Trade’s Pink and Green Festival fills the weekend with fun for the whole family. Check out the daily events at their website. On Saturday, the MV Museum, as a P&G participant, invites children to learn how to carve historic scrimshaw into pink and green soap using an image of their choice. Come evening the Pink and Green Ball will be celebrated at the Harbor View Hotel.
Also on Saturday, May 11 from 2-4pm, Marcia Randol and Marla Blakey and Featherstone Center for the Arts invite you to the 4th Annual Garden Tea Party & Fashion Show. Celebrate spring, tea and fashion in our elegant tent! Treats, hats, prizes and raffle complete our festive afternoon. Please RSVP by Monday, May 6th Reservations required.
On Saturday afternoon, The Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary will be hosting an information session exploring the Citizen Science Research project on Martha’s Vineyard and the ways in which the public can participate. Whether you want to observe different wildlife or monitor local weather there is a project waiting for you!
Of course Sunday May 12th is Mother’s Day. Brunches, lunches and dinners will be taking place at Island restaurants for families to enjoy together. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there, from MVOL.com
Enjoy the Week Ahead!
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Happy Earth Day everyone.
Martha’s Vineyard marks this day with great enthusiasm and activity, understandable seeing how beautiful our little patch of earth is and how living on an Island really makes you realize that the land we live on it finite.
As happens every year, the Vineyard Conservation held its annual beach cleanup this past Saturday Though the event is over, you can still get out and do some beach-combing for trash (or treasure) and cleanup your little piece of the universe.
For openers, Imagine Arts Festival celebrates on Monday April 22 with a special screening of French documentary, Planet Ocean, directed and produced by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Goodplanet Foundation of Paris, France. Hosted by Robert MacLean, this MV premiere screening is followed by a community discussion on ocean stewardship on island and globally. Poetry by Fan Ogilvie, Robert MacLean & Marianne Goldberg. Piano by Peter MacLean & Wes Nagy.
Enjoy a Dine to Donate Dinner at Sharkey’s in either Oak Bluffs or Edgartown in support of Hospice on April 23 then head over to the Vineyard Haven Library where it’s movie night at 7 pm. When they’ll be screening Skyfall.
On Wednesday Felix Neck will be at the VH Library with a free program on Horseshoe Crabs: A Story of Beach Trysts and Blue Bloods at 7-8pm. The program is free and all are welcome. Susie Bowman, Felix Neck Teacher / Naturalist hosts the program. Beer takes center stage at two events this weekend: on April 27 when The MV Museum invites you to a special program with beer historian and master brewer of Colonial and Victorian-era beers, Christopher Bowen. Learn about the brewing process and adaptations to changing tastes. A similar program, also lead by Mr Bowen will take place at Dreamland on April 28th. Space is limited so please call to reserve you spot for this 21+ event. Also on April 27th the alpaca at Island Alpaca lose their winter coats
And for those of you who didn’t have the opportunity to your part on Earth Day, here’s your second chance: Stop in at Felix Neck to take part in the Statewide Volunteer Day on Saturday April 27th . Help battle back invasives, volunteer to work on the butterfly garden, get the Nature Play Area ready for summer. Then, enjoy a barbecue for volunteers after the work day to celebrate all that was accomplished.
Monday, March 25th, 2013
As I write this, Martha’s Vineyard is bundled up in yet another sparkling blanket of snow. The emerging daffodils looked a bit shocked and the crocus, which are actually budding, are not impressed. Meanwhile the sky is a gentle springtime blue and the sun is doings its best to put things right. What the weather in the week ahead will bring is anyone’s guess.
Come what may, next week Passover and Easter will be celebrated and we are poised for the beginning of April . As is the case during many weeks just preceding major holidays, the lineup of events which typically keep us entertained from one end of the week to the next give way instead to holiday shopping and planning.
In Vineyard Haven where shops typically remain open throughout the winter months, windows along Main Street are overflowing with fanciful items for the holidays and the warm days to come.
Juliska’s upbeat décor make it seem possible to actually bring the joy of spring right into your living room. Le Roux has so many fresh new looks that you’ll want to start entertaining outdoors as soon as possible. Passing by Rainy Day you’ll begin to believe that the owners of this store actually invented the word cute. Their kids rain gear makes the soon to be upon us April showers actually something to look forward to.
For the gardener’s among us, Island garden centers are stocking up on Easter plants and starter flats of early veggies. Who can resist the temptation of all that green? Even brown thumbs like me tend to experience itchy fingers in the warm greenhouses.
Among the events we are anticipating this week is Featherstone’s MV Regional High School’s Painting and Drawing exhibit opening Saturday, March 30 from 4 to 6 pm. This annual show never fails to delight and amaze. Refreshments will be served.
Later the same day, The DayTrippers return to the “Summer of Love” at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. The home-grown group of veteran Island musicians will present an orchestrated version of The Beatles music (Revolver, Sgt. Peppers, to the Roof Top concert), complete with a light show for the benefit of the Film Center. At $15 general admission and $12 for film society members and students under 14 it’s a total trip down memory lane. Until next week… Peace, man.
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Monday, March 18th, 2013
Welcome to the week ahead and the official start of spring on Wednesday, March 20st! Though Martha’s Vineyard’s weather doesn’t always play by the rules, it’s nice to know that the sun at least is heading towards the summer.
It’s always fun this time of year to look around and ID the many indicators of a new season on its way: Crocuses (well, at least the green parts) are popping up by the MV Savings Bank; behind our MVOL offices the large sailboat that wintered through wrapped up like a giant gift, is finally getting its winter coat removed. A flatbed full of golf carts cut me off at Five Corners the other day. Someone up in West Tisbury reported snowdrops showing in the woods awhile back and, more recently, the first notes of the pinkletinks have been reported from the same area, though with the frost last night, I find this hard to believe.
Downtown areas are humming…work continues on the Copper Wok, due to open in April in the space formerly occupied by Zephrus . On warm days as you approach downtown the smell of fresh paint, when the winds are coming from on- shore, overrides even the scent of the sea. Weekend ferries are full-up with folks checking out summer rental options and kids trolling for summer jobs (yes, already!)
In comparison to last week’s blow-out of events, celebrating St Patrick’s Day and then some, our calendar is taking a bit of a breather. Even so there is plenty to keep us occupied in the week ahead: Pathways Projects continues its Poetry at Pathways, a series of slams scheduled through April ; Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary invites us to greet the new season on March 20th at its Spring Equinox Yoga: 108 Sun Salutations from 9 – 11 am; on Friday March 22, James Goff, Mike McDonald and Jim Lauletta bring a night of comedy to the Harborview Hotelin Edgartown; and on Saturday March 23, Dance-o-rama at Dreamland and an Egg Hunt at the OB Library offer some fun alternatives for spending time with your kids.
Enjoy the Week Ahead.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Though the week begins quietly enough, the upcoming weekend more than make up for the slow start_
On Friday, March 15 the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival returns to its home at the Chilmark Community center for 3 days full of great films, discussions and guest appearances by filmmakers and featured participants.
As has also become part of the Winter Film Festival tradition, filmgoers will find sustenance in the daily food offerings, this year provided by chef Chris Fisher, Chilmark Coffee and the Chilmark Baker. Folks from away can take advantage of the special hotel and film festival package discounts being offered for the second year by the Harbor View Hotel & Resort in Edgartown.
In addition to the Film Festival Martha’s Vineyard will also celebrating St Patrick’s Day over the same weekend. Check out you favorite pubs and restaurants for Irish fare, music and fun. To get you started check out MVOL’s ‘Celebrating St Patrick’s Day on Martha’s Vineyard.’
On Saturday March 16th from 7-9 pm mvyradio invites you to join the party out at West Tisbury’s Ag Hall for a celebration of music on Martha’s Vineyard featuring Island musicians Tristan Israel, Mike Benjamin, Don Groover, Jemima James, Nancy Jephcote and Paul Thurlow . Refreshments will be served and potluck desserts are welcome.
As we come to the end of the week ahead we won’t quite make it to first day of spring, but the extra hour of daylight we got last weekend by setting clocks ahead an hour sure makes it seem like summer is just around the corner…that and the reopening of the Edgartown Dairy Queen on Wednesday of this week. For Island school kids this is the ultimate test of the season’s change. Blizzards arriving on the coattails of last week’s blizzard-like conditions..Here’s hoping we’ve turned the corner!
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