Day Dreams: Island Time, April 28
April 29, 2022
Music returns to the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse this weekend with no less than a tribute to Stephen Sondheim from the Wicked Good Musical Revue. If that doesn’t get you humming, the calendar is packed with live music events, from Rose Guerin and Jeremy Berlin to the McMahon brothers. Or you could just throw open your window and listen to the melody (or cacophony – depending on your yard) of birdsong happening right now on the Island. Try a Birding 101 class at Long Point Wildlife Refuge this weekend if you’re as puzzled as we are.
If your goal is to spend as much time as possible outdoors, join the Polly Hill Arboretum crew for a celebration of Arbor Day on Friday, take a walk through Sheriff’s Meadow Sanctuary on Saturday, and join the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank for a guided walk from Tisbury Meadow Preserve in Vineyard Haven to Wapatequa Woods Reservation in Oak Bluffs on Sunday. And there’s more! Read on for highlights, and remember all the Island’s upcoming events and activities are on The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar.
Starting Saturday April 30, Vineyard Preservation Trust will be hosting three “Open House” events at the Old Whaling Church to meet artist Margot Datz as she completes the final stage of reconstruction of the magnificent trompe l’oeil paintings in the interior of the church. Margot will be painting from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoons.
A new exhibit about the experience of the Vineyard’s first Jewish families opens at Martha’s Vineyard Museum on April 29. They Planted the Seeds: Creating Jewish Community on Martha’s Vineyard uses oral histories, photos and objects to trace 100 years of the history of the Island’s Jewish community, from its beginnings just after 1900, through the formation of the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center in 1940, to the present. On view through Sept. 18.
On Thursday April 28, learn all about pasture-raising meat chickens with the Agricultural Society’s vice president Julie Scott, who will walk you through best practices for raising your birds from chick to processing. She will also cover the Poultry Processing Program which is now run by the society. This event takes place at 5:30 at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury.
Love the Agricultural Fair? Join the Volunteer Day to help the Agricultural Society beautify the site where this annual event takes place. Clean up starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. Enjoy a thank you lunch with your fellow volunteers at a picnic table under the trees. RSVP so the Agricultural Society can plan for lunch.
On Tuesday, May 3, the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse launches a new art exhibit by painter Donna Straw. While in Vineyard Haven, stop in for viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. through May 28 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
SAVE THE DATE
MAY 6 | Spectrum Film Festival
MAY 28-29 | Vineyard Artisans Memorial Day Festival
JUNE 7 | Opening Day, MV Sharks