All Hands on Deck: Island Time, June 2

All Hands on Deck: Island Time, June 2

June 2, 2022

Memorial Day broke the spell — the month of June is free to let loose with music and dance, festivals and art. Boats have slipped into the water, baseball is back. Twilight stretches the long days out with gentle color (jackets required). Lean into June on the Vineyard with whatever makes your heart sing, whether it’s hiking or live music, street fairs or art shows. Be sure to check The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar for regular updates.


First Friday, Vineyard Haven’s lively seasonal festival, features food and art vendors, live music, and a silent disco engineered by two DJ’s.  The event begins in Owen Park at 4 p.m. on (you guessed it) Friday (June 3).

Are your feet ready for the Annual Cross-Island Hike? The Land Bank’s annual observance of National Trails Day is marked by a day-long hike across the Island. This year it begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the Big (aka Jaws) Bridge on Beach Road. You can opt to hike only sections but be prepared for some rigorous terrain during any of the hike’s segments.
Music in the Air
The live music series at Noman’s MV kicks off tonight, Thursday, June 2. After that, you’ll find bands, duos, and solo artists almost every night of the week through early October. 
The Portuguese American Club features Rose Guerin and a rotating roster of musical friends every Wednesday at 5 p.m. (You can listen while picking up or eating your dinner from Mo’s Lunch.) This week the club hosts The Roundabouts on Friday, June 3, and Down the Alley on Saturday, June 4.
Island Music has started hosting Open Mic Night again: head to Vineyard Haven on Tuesday, June 6, for the 6 p.m. start time.
Summertime dance performances return to The Yard in Chilmark starting this Tuesday night. Larissa Velez-Jackson/LVJ Performance Co. will share a work-in-progress centered around the healing and transformative power of dance and art. Ms. Velez-Jackson is a Boricuan-American choreographer, interdisciplinary artist and performer using improvisation as a main creative tool.
It’s a different kind of Shark Tank when the Island’s collegiate baseball team takes the field in Oak Bluffs. Join the MV Sharks for their season opener on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:35 p.m.
Martha’s Vineyard magazine’s annual Best of the Vineyard party at Farm Neck Golf Club kicks off the Vineyard party season on Wednesday, June 15, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The announcement of the annual BOV awards are the highlight of the evening which includes food & drink, music, photos and more. Get your tickets here.
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