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An Important Message to Our Visitors

June 3, 2020

Dear Friends, Martha’s Vineyard is beginning to reopen as the first phase of a four-phase plan announced by Gov. Charlie Baker has taken effect.  Many restaurants are offering take-out meals, and some are offering delivery. Outdoor dining could be allowed as soon as next week, when hotels and inns are also slated to reopen.  Massachusetts […]

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Island Time, May 28 – June 2: Passage to Summer

May 28, 2020

At last, we can bid farewell to an iffy spring and welcome the summer season. Restaurants are coming back to life — with curbside service for now, but that includes adult beverages — the air and water are warming, and the beaches are open. To find out what else is happening on Martha’s Vineyard this weekend and in […]

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Summer 2020 Events on Martha’s Vineyard

May 27, 2020

Many of the signature summer events on Martha’s Vineyard for 2020 have been canceled, postponed or switched to virtual events during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a partial list, which will be updated as event sponsors announce changes. April 11: The Flying Horses carousel reopens in Oak Bluffs – Postponed May 1-3: The Martha’s Vineyard Film […]

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Island Time, May 21-28: Memorial Day On the Rock

May 21, 2020

Everywhere you look, Martha’s Vineyard is coming to life. Birds, cats, dogs, humans — everyone wants to get outside. We’ve even spotted the first bridge jumper of the season at the “Jaws” bridge at State Beach. So while it may be a different sort of Memorial Day weekend, we’ll all celebrate the traditional kickoff to […]

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Free Oysters and Open Golf: Island Time, May 14-20

May 14, 2020

The Island is greening up in fits and starts, beckoning us outside to walk, garden, comb the beach, or just toss the ball around this weekend. If you’re a golfer, you may want to practice your swing: Farm Neck Golf Club opens on Monday. And if you like oysters, you’ll definitely want to head to […]

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Island Time, May 7 – 13: May Days, Inside and Out

May 7, 2020

The full moon shines tonight, the weather is warming, nurseries and farmstands are open, and the virtual Vineyard is in full-swing. Be sure to take a walk this weekend to see the mayflowers and wild violets in bloom, but know that there’s plenty to do inside, too. More virtual events are popping up every day. […]

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Island Time, April 30-May 6: Virtual Spring on the Vineyard

April 30, 2020

Pinkletinks are singing, asparagus is sprouting, and Morning Glory Farm is opening its farmstand on Tuesday. The shoulder season is officially beginning on Martha’s Vineyard. While only essential businesses are open physically, more and more Island galleries and nonprofits are moving their events online for all to enjoy. There are more new events popping up […]

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Martha’s Vineyard Oyster Fest Rescheduled for Oct. 1-3, 2021

April 29, 2020

  What’s so special about oysters, anyway? Find out at the first annual Martha’s Vineyard Oyster Fest, now rescheduled for Oct. 1-2, 2021, at the new Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Tastings of native shellfish, wine pairings, live chef demos, talks with local climate experts, tunes and all-you-can-eat oysters add up to a shucking good time!   […]

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