Weekend Update: 5/19-5/21 🎬 🏃
Film Festivals + Marathons, our last weekend before the unofficial start of summer!
It’s almost Memorial Day weekend! The island is coming back to life in full swing this week, the ferry is running into Oak Bluffs, and the sun is shining 📆
We have two big events highlighted this weekend - The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival and the MV Marathon + Half Marathon. Hop on over to pair popcorn with a film 🍿 or go eat a donut while you cheer on the marathoner’s finish line! 🍩
What To Do This Weekend
Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
MVFF will span five days and three locations - Grange Hall’s upstairs theater, First Congregational Church of West Tisbury and the Old West Tisbury Library on Music Street. Discussions with directors follow most showings. Here is the full itinerary with descriptions of the films, locations + times.
Martha’s Vineyard Marathon + Half Marathon - both start @ MVRHS, Finish @ Waban Park, OB, 8:30-12:40 info here
Fly Rod Striped Bass Catch & Release Tournament
This one-night team shore fly-fishing contest encourages team members to each fill a fish quota. Plaques are awarded in three categories: team to reach its fish quota with the earliest time; each member fishing with only one fly and for the largest striped bass released. Registration is from noon to 3 p.m. at the Rod & Gun Club, awards are at 7pm. info here
Beach Cleanup + Scavenger Hunt @ Lagoon Pond, 10a-12p
Light Up the Lagoon @ Lagoon Pond, 9p
Light up Lagoon Pond in dedication and commitment to the health and stewardship of the pond. Bring any form of light to the water's edge or in a boat. We will shine promptly at 9 p.m.
Community Sing @ Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, 5-6p info here
Save The Date
May 29 / MV Soundfest @ The Cove
June 10-June 12 / Oak Bluffs Official Pride Weekend
What’s Opening This Weekend
Nancy’s Snack Bar
Sand Bar (OB)
The Dunes @ Winnetu
What’s Still Closed
OB: Fishbones Bar & Grille, Flavors MV, MV Salads, Nancy's Restaurant, Oyster Bar 02557, Ocean View Restaurant (closed all season due to fire), Sea Smoke BBQ (permanently closing).
Edgartown: Katama Kitchen, Pelican Club, The Quarterdeck, Slice of Edgartown, Taco MV, The Terrace, The Covington, Newes from America
VH: ArtCliff, Behind the Bookstore, El Gato Grande, Fish MV, Garde East, The Larder, S&S Kitchenette
Up-Island: The Aquinnah Shop, Larsen’s Fish Market, Outermost Inn, Woods
Did we miss something that opened this week, or do you know of an upcoming opening we should include? 🤔