🚌 Weekend Update: 2/24-2/26
an exclusive reader preview, a quiet island and a big list of save-the-dates
New from MVacay for 2023: An updated App!
You know your favorite MVacay team had to have SOMETHING new up their sleeve for the 2023 season…and we’d love to offer you - our valued subscribers - the first look at it! Court and I dreamed up this amazing mobile app in 2020, but had some technical difficulties with getting it just right for our first launch. This winter we went back to the drawing board and decided to scale it back - to a simple calendar app, with access to some of our favorite guides. We’d love for you to test it out before we launch it to the rest of our followers! We hope you love Version 2.0, and will be continuously updating it the next few months to optimize it in time for Summer. Thanks for your loyal support!
Search MVacay in the Apple App Store to download it, and send us a note if you have any feedback!
Now back to your regularly scheduled weekly content…
What To Do This Weekend
Love Lives Here: New Exhibit @ Featherstone, daily 12-4
2023 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action @ MV Film Center, 4p Tickets
Live action shorts, rated R. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)!
Ocean Films: Shorts & Feature Film @ PathwayARTS, 7-9p
This month's Oceans Film Series at PathwaysARTS features a trailer, two shorts and a feature film: Descendant (official trailer 2:27 min), Last American Slave Ship (10:42) min) and Slave Wrecks Project (18:21 MIN): The Illegal Arrival of America’s Last Slave Ship. 1.5 Stay Alive /Music Meets Science in the Caribbean (55 min).
Explorations on Sustainability with the Chilmark Library @ Beetlebung Farm, 2p
On Feb. 25 at 2 p.m., Kate Woods of Beetlebung Farm will lead a workshop about winter gardening. This event will take place at Beetlebung Farm, just across the street from the library. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and get the Zoom invite.
Black Lives Still Matter with Eric Adams and BLM-MV @ MV Museum, 3p
Join Eric Adams and members of BLM MV for this panel discussion examining the present and future of the movement seeking racial justice.
Joyful Eatings Benefitting Harbor Homes @ Federated Church, 2:30-4:30
Join chef-owner Doug Smith of Lucky Hanks to help prepare a meal for Harbor Homes overnight shelter. Volunteers will prepare a delicious, healthy meal, and have a great experience where they can learn some cooking tips and perhaps a new recipe, taste some yummy food, and feel good that they are contributing toward this worthwhile effort. Spaces are limited. Sign up online
2023 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation @ MV Film Center, 7:30p
Save The Date
February 28 - March 4 - Winter Break Fun at Martha’s Vineyard Museum for kids
February 28 - March 4 - Winter Vacation Program at Felix Neck for kids
March 5 - Land Bank Guided Walk: Toad Rock Preserve
March 6 - Paint Night at the Barn
March 10-12 - Wicked Good Musical Revue at MV Playhouse
March 11 - Winter Walk at Polly Hill Arboretum
March 11 - Seventh Annual Meat Ball at Agricultural Hall
March 18 - Lip Sync Contest Benefit at The PA Club
March 22 - 23rd Annual Martha's Vineyard Film Festival at Grange Hall
March 24 - Putts & Pints: Mini Golf at the OB Library
Bonus: 2023 Save The Dates
May 20 - MV Marathon + Half Marathon
July 8 - Tisbury Street Fair
July + August - Chilmark Flea Market
June - October - Wednesdays + Saturdays / West Tisbury Farmer’s Market
June - October - Vineyard Haven First Fridays
July 4 - Fourth of July Parade in Edgartown
July 31-August 18 - MV Comedy Fest
August 4-6 - MV Book Festival
August 16 - Grand Illumination
August 18 - Oak Bluffs Fireworks
August 17-20 - Ag Society Fair
August 25-27 - Beach Road Weekend
September 5-10 - MV International Film Festival
News: Bombay is debuting fusion grab-and-go meals for lunch.
Temporary Closures: Mo’s (2/26-3/16), Wharf, Copper Anchor, La Choza (2/26-3/4)
Fun Events: Morning Glory Food Truck pop-up every Saturday 3-5
What’s Open By Town
VH: Black Dog Tavern, Bobby B’s, Life at Humphrey’s, Little House, Mocha Mott’s, Nat’s Nook, Net Result, Porto’s, Rocco’s, Scottish Bakehouse, Sweet Bites, Waterside, Golden Bull, Mikado, Salvatore’s
Edgartown: China House, Espresso Love, Great Harbor Market, Square Rigger, Edgartown Pizza, Rockfish, Town, Rosewater, Bettini, Edgartown Meat + Fish
OB: Bombay Indian, Dos Mas, Juice by the Sea, Winston’s, Barn, Deon’s, Linda Jean’s, Offshore Ale
Up-Island: 7a, Vineyard Take Out, State Road
Edgartown Meat & Fish Market is also open in Edgartown for breakfast and lunch, 263 days a year. <3 Congrats on the APP.