Blue Skies & Flying Horses: Island Time, April 14
April 14, 2022
The holiday weekend is packed with fun activities for kids: loads of Easter egg hunts, an opportunity to meet cute furry critters and even a chance to grab the brass ring. That’s right, the Flying Horses Carousel will open on Saturdaymorning and stay open for school vacation week through Sunday, April 24. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The Easter Bunny will be visiting the carousel on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The fun continues during spring break with more activities just for kids — and a free soup and bread lunch at the West Tisbury library Tuesday through Friday. Scroll down for more of our picks for both kids and adults, and remember you can find a complete list of events and activities, updated regularly, on The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar.
We’ve got a list of Easter and Passover services for you as well, and as always, we’ve got your guide to What’s Open on Martha’s Vineyard in case you’re heading out to eat or shop this weekend.
On Saturday, April 16, The FARM Institute is holding four separate egg hunts based on age. Kids will search for farm fresh eggs and also have an opportunity to meet the newest animals on the farm. Each category features a golden egg with a special prize. Hunts begin at 9:45 a.m.; pre-registration required.
The Oak Bluffs Library celebrates the return of its egg hunt with an event in Trinity Park (the Tabernacle) at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
PathwaysARTS celebrates local maritime history with an evening titled Sea-Faring Stories, Shanties & Ocean-Loving Poetry. Nat Benjamin, Sam Low and Steve Ewing will read from their books; Mark Lovewell tells stories in prose and song; Anthony Lefeber shares stories of his time at sea; and Robert MacLean will reflect on his attachment to the oceans. Available in-person and by Zoom starting at 7 p.m.
Enjoy a National Theater Live production via the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this Saturday at 1 p.m. Set 12 years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation of The Book of Dust revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.
On Tuesday, April 19, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., take a workshop with Roxanne Kapitan of Garden Wisdom and learn to plant a fruit tree the permaculture way. The class will take place in the orchard at the Island Grown Initiative farm at 80 Stoney Hill Road.
From 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, join artists Melissa Knowles, Helene Barr, and Philippe Sommer at the West Tisbury Public Library for the opening reception for the Photo Engagement Project exhibit, which originated during the pandemic as a way for photographers to stay connected. The exhibit will be up until April 30.
SAVE THE DATE
MAY 6 | Spectrum Film Festival
MAY 18 | Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
JUNE 23 | FILMUSIC Festival
Photos: Top, Tim Johnson; Middle, Jeanna Shepard.