Island Time, January 2-5: The Year Starts Here

Island Time, January 2-5: The Year Starts Here

January 2, 2020

And we’re off! We’ve crossed the starting line into 2020, but this first leg will be gentle as we enjoy the last days of holiday vacations. This is a good weekend to spend time with Island friends and neighbors before the kids go back to school. Take in a film, go bowling, hear some live music. Check out our suggestions for activities or find more on the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar.

Friday, Jan. 3 | Soup to share

Learn to move intentionally with Tai Chi, taught by Diane Crane, at the Oak Bluffs library from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The West Tisbury library has Free Soup & Bread Lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

At the movies, you can see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at Edgartown Cinemas at 12:45 p.m., 4 p.m. or 7:15 p.m. Or settle into the comfy seats at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven to screen Adam Sandler’s film Uncut Gems at 7:30 p.m.

If you need something a little more active, try bowling under the black lights during Glow Bowling at the Barn Bowl & Bistro in Oak Bluffs, starting at 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 4 | Boats to build

Here’s a fun and interesting way to start off the day: Join the boat designers and builders of Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway for coffee, muffins, a tour of current projects and some Boatyard Shop-Talk, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Vineyard Haven harbor.

A great way to wind up the day: Listen to Island musicians play at the Potluck Jamat the Chilmark Community Center, starting at 6:30 p.m.

In between, you could screen Little Women at 4 p.m. at the MV Film Center or Jumanji at the Edgartown Cinemas at 4:15 p.m.

And by the way, it’s Community Supper season and tonight’s communal meal will be served at Trinity Worship Center in Oak Bluffs starting at 5:30 p.m. Everyone’s welcome.

Sunday, Jan. 5 | Arias to applaud

This afternoon you can take the restless kids to Barn Buddies, 3 p.m. at the Ag Hall. Or take yourself to Opera Night at La Soffitta in Vineyard Haven. Beginning at 4 p.m.. live performances happen throughout the evening during dinner, which is served until 9 p.m.

The Federated Church in Edgartown hosts its weekly Community Meal from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. with a hot lunch for anyone who’s hungry for food, company or both.

Edgartown Cinemas has Spies in Disguise at 1 p.m. and the Film Center is showing Dark Waters at 4 p.m.


Girls Varsity Hockey vs. Nantucket Jan 4, 2020 1pm

Girls Varsity Hockey vs. Nantucket

Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena

The Weatherman's Always Wrong, So How Can We Predict the Climate? Jan 6, 2020 7pm

The Weatherman’s Always Wrong, So How Can We Predict the Climate?

West Tisbury Public Library

Monday Night at the Movies: Shall We Dance with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Jan 6, 2020 7pm

Monday Night at the Movies: Shall We Dance with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

Skate with Me Jan 7, 2020 10:30am

Skate with Me

Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena


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Featured photo by Timothy Johnson

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