🧡 Weekend Update: 2/2-2/4 - Events on Martha's Vineyard + Off-Season Updates
welcoming Black History Month with an an uptick of events
The Headlines, According to MVacay
What piqued my interest this week? Skim the latest here (I am not a news source!)
Jetblue has stopped the MVY-White Plains route for 2024
The date for Food + Wine Weekend was announced - June 6-9
Martha's Vineyard Explore New England episode airs Sunday (trailer here)
What To Do This Weekend
Lunch Lecture: A Woman, A Hustler, A House, and A Legacy with Dawn Carroll at MV Museum, 12-12:45pm
Join us for a fascinating talk with part-time Island resident Dawn Carroll, an award-winning designer turned songwriter, producer, preservationist, and storyteller. The lecture will focus on the "Mystery Manor" and its historical significance. Admission includes a light lunch from Little House Café. Preregistration required.
Fiesta Latina at Cozy Corner Cafe, 7p-12a
Tacos, mocktails and dancing
The Friday Reset at MV Museum, 5-8pm
Join us for an evening of board games, crafts, puzzles, light bites, and a special featured activity. This week features “Ask Bow” Hour with Bow Van Riper, sharing insights into Island history. Admission includes a light snack from Aquila, a craft, and museum exploration. Costs are $20 for members, $25 for non-members.
Shabbat Dinner with African-Inspired Menu at Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center, 5:30-7p / info
A brief Welcome-Shabbat service followed by a special dinner with African-inspired dishes, catered by Chef Ting.
Black Dog Trivia Night, 6-8p
Prizes for the top three-placing teams. Maximum team size: six players. Email email@example.com to reserve your table. Dinner specials and fall drinks also available.
Pickleball Tournament at Airport Fitness, 9:00am to 1:00pm
A competitive mixed doubles event with two levels of play. Entry fees are $35 for members and $50 for non-members.
Artisanal Breads of the World with Vineyard Baker at FARM Institute, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Explore bread-making with Teri Culetto. This session focuses on making Kolace sweet pastry breads. Pre-registration is required, with costs of $36 for members and $45 for non-members.
Black History Month - Martha’s Vineyard Collaborative at Oak Bluffs Public Library, 10a
Join us in celebrating Black History Month with the NAACP Martha's Vineyard Branch, ASALH, the League of Women Voters, and the Oak Bluffs Library at this year’s Annual Collaborative Black History Month Event. This free two-hour virtual/in-person hybrid event features keynote speaker Bonnie Boswell, executive producer, reporter, and host of “Bonnie Boswell Reports” on PBS and a panel discussion covering a historical perspective on maternal health. A potluck brunch will follow.
Art Exhibit: Charly Palmer, Opening Reception, 2-4p
Award-winning fine artist Charly Palmer’s exhibit opening, work will be on display through 2/24.
Morning Glory Farm Food Truck Winter Pop-Ups - STEW, 3-5p
Live Music: Back Porch Trio at Black Dog Bakery Cafe, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Enjoy an evening with the Back Porch Trio.
Big Night Out at Grange Hall, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
The 27th annual fundraiser by Vineyard Montessori School featuring live music, silent auction, bites, and an open bar.
We Dance with DJ Benham Robinson at PathwaysARTS, 8:00pm to 10:30pm
A community dance party featuring global music, soul, funk and more by DJ Benham Robinson. Free admission.
MV Land Bank Guided Walk at Pennywise Preserve, 1:00pm
A guided walk through Pennywise Preserve in Edgartown, exploring its frost bottom and scrub oak landscapes. The walk lasts approximately 2 hours and is free of charge.
Barn Buddies at Agricultural Hall, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
An indoor event for kids aged 18 months to 8 years with bikes, trikes, scooters, and games. Drop-ins welcome.
Red House Movie Night Fundraiser at MV Film Center, 4:00pm
A movie screening of "The Wisdom of Trauma," followed by a panel discussion with Island Counseling Center members. The documentary delves into the correlation between illness, addiction, trauma, and social issues. Tickets are $20, with proceeds supporting the Red House's mission.
Exhibit Opening Reception: Love Laugh Leap Live! at Featherstone Center for the Arts, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Featherstone's annual love-themed show celebrates Valentine’s Day and the leap year. A showcase of creativity and joy, inspired by the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Offering of Music and Light and Sunday at Sea at Chilmark Community Church, 5-8p
Final Offering of Music and Light Sunday Feb 4 starting at 5pm. An exciting collaboration - Offering of Music and Light at 5 p.m., a short reception, followed by Mark Lovewell and Molly Conole's live Facebook broadcast of Sunday at Sea from 7 to 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. A fun evening to chase away the winter blahs.
📅 Save The Date
Recurring Weekday Activities
Monday Night at the Movies at MV Playhouse - Mondays at 5:30p
Trivia Night at The Ritz on Tuesdays at 7p
Live Music at The PA Club - Wednesdays at 5p
Game Night at The Barn - Wednesdays at 7:30
Coffee & Conversations at The Carnegie - Thursdays at 10a
Catboat weekly food pop-ups - Thursday Nights
Salsa Suelta at OB Library - Thursdays at 5:30p
Coming This Month
February 9 - Miner Family Gallery Opening
February 10 - Contra Dance at Grange Hall
February 10 - Valentines themed artisan pop-up at the PA Club
February 10 - Valentine's Day Pasta Class with Katie Leaird at FARM Institute / tickets / info
February 10 - Miner Family Gathering Sip + Shop Pop-Up
February 13 - Sip and Sparkle Girls Night Out at Stefanie Wolf Designs
February 13 - Galentine's Day Speakeasy at MV Museum
February 14 - Palentine's Social Mixer at Long Point Wildlife Refuge / info
February 17 - Sheep Shearing Shindig at Ag Hall
February 17 - MV Winter Classic 20 Miler + Amity Relay
March 20-24: MV Film Festival at Grange Hall
From the Archives:
Winter is a great time to take your coffee and watch a sunrise!