Island Time: July 26-28: Follow Your Dreams
July 25, 2019
Here comes the last weekend of July. Make it one to remember — get out and explore some of the many events and activities taking place over the next few days. Here are some of the weekend’s best bets; you can find many more in the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar.
Friday, July 26 | Take a hike
Not just today, but every weekday all summer long, some of the Island‘s best skateboarders teach kids the basics — kickflip, ollie, nosegrind and more — at the M.V. Skate Park Summer Drop-In Program, 8:30 a.m. to noon at the skate parkon Vineyard Haven Road. Best for ages 6 and older.
At 9 a.m., join the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation to explore woodlands and fields on a two-hour guided walk through Nat’s Farm and Square Field Preserve in West Tisbury. Not far away at the West Tisbury School, the Friends of the West Tisbury Library hold their 60th annual book sale through Monday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
With vendors, arts, kids’ activities and a Caribbean food truck, the two-day African American Cultural Festival kicks off today at Cottagers Corner on Pequot avenue in Oak Bluffs.
At the movies, the Strand in Oak Bluffs has The Lion King at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and the Capawock in Vineyard Haven is screening Fire at Sea, a documentary about the refugee crisis and the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 | Bring the family
Find the best of local harvests at the West Tisbury Farmer’s Market, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Grange Hall. In Chilmark, Tea Lane Farm hosts a Day of Floral Painting and Arranging from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., co-taught by a florist and an artist with lunch and snacks provided.
In Edgartown, the Harbor View Hotel hosts a Heels on the Harbor fashion show, highlighting Island designers and retailers, at 3 p.m., and John O’Toole plays musicat Town Bar & Grill MV starting at 5 p.m.
Movies tonight include Spider Man: Far from Home at 8 p.m. at the Strand and the documentary New Homeland, by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, at 7:30 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven.
Sunday, July 28 | Dreams come true
The biggest event on the Vineyard’s charitable calendar, the annual Possible Dreams auction, starts at 5 p.m. at Tilton Farm in West Tisbury. Bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences to benefit Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.
At the movies, the Pursuing the Dream Refugee and Migrant Film Festival continues at the Strand with the documentary Soufra (4:30 p.m.), following a food entrepreneur who has spent her entire life in a Beirut, Lebanon refugee camp.