Island Time, June 4-10: Off to the Races
June 4, 2020
Welcome to summer, welcome to Island Time. We know you’re wondering what’s open and what’s closed on the Vineyard, what the beach rules are, whether the ferries are running regular service, what shops and restaurants are doing. To that end, this summer’s Island Time newsletter will provide you with regular links to updated Island information as well as suggested activities and upcoming events (both virtual and physical!) we think you’ll be interested in.
While the newsletter arrives in your inbox every Thursday morning, you can always get weekend or midweek updates by visiting the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar or by clicking on What’s Open, What’s Closed on Martha’s Vineyard. We’ve also compiled a list of answers to frequently asked questions for those considering coming to the Island in Summer Guidelines on Martha’s Vineyard.
For this week, here are a few suggestions for how to start enjoying the summer of 2020.
Walk on the Wild Side
The free TrailsMV app, for Android and iPhone, created by the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, is a treasury of maps, photos and information to explore more than 200 miles of Martha’s Vineyard open land. (Please note that due to the pandemic, these properties are all requesting that dogs be leashed.)
For a walk that offers a little of everything — woods, streams, ponds, beach, and rocks — visit Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary in West Tisbury.
The Plant Post and Althea Designs are partnering for a parking lot pop-upwith bouquets, plants and block prints, on paper and clothing, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 5, at 34 Beach Road in Vineyard Haven.
Bunch of Grapes in Vineyard Haven and Edgartown Books are both open for pickup (call ahead to get a book that’s in stock) and both can also quickly order a book for you.
We’ve been enjoying The Moon is Always Rising, by Vineyard author Alice E. Early, with its Caribbean island setting, engaging characters and unexpected adventures. It’s a perfect novel for summer reading.
More and more Island restaurants are opening for carry-out meals. Whether you’re hungry for tacos, barbecue or salads, you’ll find plenty of choices.
The Go Back in Time Book Club revisits the Battle of Bunker Hill — the first pitched battle of the American Revolution — with historian and Nantucketer Nathaniel Philbrick, Tuesday, June 9, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. online, courtesy of the Oak Bluffs Library.
Featured photo by Albert O. Fischer.