Island Time 2, July 1-4: Glorious July

Island Time 2, July 1-4: Glorious July

July 1, 2019

Flags are flying and the Fourth of July is Thursday. We’ll be back later in the week to let you know more about holiday activities, but in the meantime, enjoy these five terrific things to do on Martha’s Vineyard this week. And check out the complete Gazette calendar for more activities.

Exterior of the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse1. The new play Sid & Howard has a reading, Monday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven. This antic comedy brings together two of Rhode Island’s greatest literary characters, the witty and satirical S.J. Perelman (he wrote for the Marx Brothers and New Yorker magazine) and master of horror H.P. Lovecraft, along with the mystery woman who changed Lovecraft’s life.

Drummers play on the beach2. Drumming on the Beach returns, Tuesday, July 2, 6:30 p.m., Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach, Edgartown. Bring a picnic, wear some tie-dye and enjoy the music the drums in one of the Vineyard’s most beloved summer traditions. Park near the Jabberwocky (handicapped) entrance to the beach. This event happens weekly through August.

The cast of the film The Farewell, starring Awkwafina3.  The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival presents The Farewell, Wednesday, July 3, 8 p.m., Chilmark Community Center. Comedian Awkwafina stars in this multi-generational family comedy. Come at 6:30 for a pre-show dinner by Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch Catering, served on the lawn.


4. The Childen’s Fourth of July Parade starts at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4 at the Trinity Park Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs.
Parade participants gather on West Clinton Avenue before the start. Patriotic clothing and decorated bikes are encouraged; motorized bikes and scooters are not permitted.The parade route takes kids down West Clinton and around Trinity Circle to the MCVMA Museum.

Male collegiate singers perform the National Anthem in Edgartown.5. Sing the National Anthem with the Vineyard Sound, 10 a.m. Thursday in downtown Edgartown. Join the Island’s premier male college a cappella choir to kick off Independence Day by singing the Star-Spangled Banner. Meet at the corner of Main street and North/South Water street for this annual community celebration of patriotism in music.

MORE HOLIDAY EVENTS
JULY 4 FOURTH OF JULY BARBECUE & PARTY / Find Out More
JULY 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE / Find Out More
JULY 4 VINEYARD HAVEN BAND AT THE WHALING CHURCH / Find Out More

 

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