Island Time, July 9: Put on Your Walking Shoes
July 9, 2020
More of the Vineyard is coming back to life this week, as state guidelines allow movie theaters, gyms and cultural centers to reopen. Art galleries, ice cream shops and restaurants are bustling as well, indoors and out. The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar has a day-by-day rundown of Island events, and here we’ve picked a few select activities to check out over the week to come.
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven is back in business this weekend with The Trip to Greece, Emma and the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble. For schedules and tickets, visit mvfilmsociety.com
Thursday and Friday are your last chance to catch a unique Jaws-themed art show at the Old Sculpin Gallery
in Edgartown, with rare production drawings and photos from the film paired with new paintings and photography by Island artists. It’s open noon to six p.m. through July 10.
One of the jewels of Chappaquiddick is the Japanese-inspired Mytoi garden. Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., you can take a guided tour of the grounds
with an arborist and horticulturist, then head for nearby East Beach on your own. Advance reservations are required for the garden tour.
Edgartown historical tours are back and this year the Vineyard Trust has added a new Literary Tour of Edgartown.
The tour will spotlight Edgartown’s literary heritage with homes and buildings that housed and inspired authors from Herman Melville and Frederick Douglass to Roald Dahl and Norman Bridwell. Tours depart from The Carnegie Tuesday through Friday at 2 p.m.
Twice weekly, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Wednesday, the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market
brings together dozens of Island growers and food purveyors on the fairgrounds at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society. An increasing number of market vendors also offer advance ordering for pick-up at the event. Read more
about this year’s market.
Featured photo by Susie Middleton