Earth to Vineyard! Island Time, April 21

Earth to Vineyard! Island Time, April 21

April 22, 2022

From beach clean-up to bird bingo safari (yes, that’s a thing!), there are so many good ways to get outside this Earth Day weekend. Technically, Earth Day is April 22 (Friday this year) — the date celebrated as the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. But the Vineyard will keep the celebration going all weekend. We’ve also got some great live music on the docket for Friday through Sunday, as well as an Island history trivia night, new films, museum exhibits, and art shows to take in. Have fun and be sure to check out the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar before you plan your schedule. And let What’s Open on Martha’s Vineyard be your guide to eating out and shopping around the Island.


Celebrate Earth!  Saturday, April 23

On Saturday, Vineyard Conservation Society will hold its annual Earth Day Beach Clean-Up at 27 beaches Islandwide from 10 a.m. to noon. Vineyard Transit Authority will offer free rides to anyone headed to a clean-up site. Join fellow volunteers at the after-party at the Sailing Camp at noon: there will be soups and delicious treats waiting.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center welcomes all ages to its Celebrate Earth Day! event. There will be kids’ games, music, seed planting, tours highlighting earth-friendly land and herd management and an earth appreciation. A drill team demonstration will take part at 11:30 a.m.
For the recovery community, the Red House Peer Recovery Centeris screening the film Fantastic Fungi and serving mushroom-based hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m on Saturday.
Head to the Grange Hall in West Tisbury on Saturday night from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for Empty Bowls: A Fundraiser for Ukraine. Soup — served in a beautiful handmade bowl by local potters — as well as salad, bread, and a yummy Ukrainian dessert donated by Morning Glory Farm will be served. Music by Dock Dance Band, Glenway Fripp and David Stanwood. There will also be a silent auction table. All proceeds go to raise funds for World Central Kitchen, working to feed the hungry in Ukraine. Make a donation of $35 to $60 (or more) to WCK and that’s your ticket to get in the door.
At 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, the West Tisbury Library will host its biannual Community Poetry Reading featuring community members reading their own poems and/or the poems of others. Help keep the tradition alive by attending as a reader or a listener or both! This event is hosted by the new West Tisbury Poet Laureate, Tain Leonard-Peck.
Good weather is back and so is the Island Folk Pottery Sculpture Trail! Created by artists Bill O’Callaghan and Heather Goff, the quarter-mile private trail meanders through a magical landscape populated with whimsical sculptures. The trail is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Island Folk Pottery in Chilmark.

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