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

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 summer as best we can. The Martha’s Vineyard Complete Calendar is here to help, plus we’ve highlighted something tempting to do each day over the next week.
Remember Island restaurants are open for take-out, more farm stands are opening up this weekend, and if you need help with the cooking, we’ve got recipes, too.
Thursday, May 21 | Seeing Green
The annual Nature as Inspiration Environmental Film Festival, usually held at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, is taking place online over the next four days. A $60 pass gets you access to six films and a collection of shorts.
Friday, May 22  | A Musical Evening
Enjoy a classical piano recital from the comfort of home as keyboardist Adele Dreyer performs Chopin, Debussy, Grieg and more favorites on her Steinway grand. The Musical Salon begins at 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 23 | Dig This
Get your garden going with help from two plant sales taking place today: at the organic Grey Barn and Farm in Chilmark from 9 a.m. to noon and at the Greenhouse of Martha’s Vineyard in Oak Bluffs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 24 | Artisans online
The Vineyard Artisans Festival is going online this weekend, with dozens of Island makers displaying their wares for e-shopping.
Today’s hours are from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

What’s Open, What’s Closed on Martha’s Vineyard

Monday, May 25 | Will Power
In the absence of public Memorial Day acknowledgments, Shakespearean Solace offers words of consolation and inspiration from the Bard in online readings by actors from the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse.
Tuesday, May 26 | Talent Night
Andy Herr’s weekly Open Mic Night is open to all who wish to perform or listen. Sign up to take the virtual stage, or simply join the audience.
Wednesday, May 20 | Master Class
Acclaimed Island artist Elizabeth Whelan teaches a free weekly art class online, sponsored by the Vineyard Haven Library. This week’s subject is Composition Tips & Tricks for Painting & Drawing, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Photo by Tim Johnson

The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar


Save the Dates:


Order ahead online at and pick up at Oak Bluffs School.
JUNE 2, noon to 4 pm
The market reopens for 2020 in its new location at the Agricultural Hall.
JUNE 13, 9 am to noon

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