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

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 in the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar every day, and we’ve picked seven to consider over the week to come.

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Thursday, April 30 | Meet the artist

The Field Gallery, Granary Gallery, and North Water Street Gallery introduce P(art)icipate—virtual, interactive events with gallery artists in their home studios. Today’s is a timelapse of epoxy artist Susie White.

Friday, May 1 | TGIFF

First Friday, the popular Vineyard Haven street festival, is going online this year with a Facebook page dedicated to local music and art. Live streaming starts at 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 2 | Full spectrum

The Spectrum film festival, an annual celebration of LGBTQ+ cinema at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, is taking place online this weekend with six films, including Gay Chorus Deep South at 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 3 | Shop for Mom

The artists of Driftwood Jewelry, the locally-focused Oak Bluffs gallery, are holding a live Mother’s Day sale online beginning at 6 p.m.

Monday, May 4 | Art that nourishes

Ten artists affiliated with Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven are taking part in a virtual art show to benefit the Island Food Pantry, creating new works for sale with a portion of the proceeds donated to the pantry.

Tuesday, May 5 | Opening day

Morning Glory Farm opens its farmstand in Edgartown today for the 45th year in a row.

Wednesday, May 6 | A good book

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is the subject of the latest virtual book club from the West Tisbury Library, meeting online at 4 p.m.


Online Exhibit: Laura Jernegan - Girl on a Whaleship Apr 29 – May 17

Online Exhibit: Laura Jernegan – Girl on a Whaleship

Martha’s Vineyard Museum

Virtual Thirsty Thursday Walk/Run Apr 30

Virtual Thirsty Thursday Walk/Run

All Over the Island

Spring Online Sale May 1 5pm

Spring Online Sale

Merry Farm Pottery

Virtual Watercolor Landscape Class May 5 3:30pm

Virtual Watercolor Landscape Class

West Tisbury Public Library

Woofs & Wags Podcast May 5 6:30pm – May 26

Woofs & Wags Podcast

Refuge Recovery May 18 5:30pm – Dec 28

Refuge Recovery

Vineyard House


Photo by Jeanna Shepard.

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