Counting Up, Counting Down
December 29, 2022
The snow was lovely, the solstice has passed. The days are both longer and for now a bit warmer. Yet time seems suspended while we stretch out the holiday celebration – our only goal this week. Resolutions and diets will have to wait until Monday. Tonight we will be stargazing at twilight, looking for Venus and the crescent moon. Saturday we may treat ourselves to New Year’s Eve dinner at Bettini or The Sweet Life or State Road Restaurant. Afterwards? Live music at The Ritz or the P.A. Club (see details below). Sunday we may lace up our skates and take advantage of the public session at the ice rink.
Need more ideas? Check out our suggestions below and visit The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar for a regularly updated list of upcoming events on the Island.
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society offers a free special New Year’s Eve screening of the beloved romantic comedy Love Actually on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. Head to the Film Center on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven for not just the movie but also live music and champagne in the lobby.
On Saturday, Dec. 31, the Harbor View Hotel offers the opportunity to experience the holiday magic of Edgartown during a horse-drawn carriage ride. Each carriage can seat up to six people. Rides leave from the Harbor View on North Water street every half hour from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Make a reservation at 508-627-7000.
The annual Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Bird Count is worth getting up early for on New Year’s Day! Birdwatching teams at islandwide locations will report on the species they see throughout the day.
Email [email protected] for information and to join a team. The count takes place from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Island Alpaca in Oak Bluffs will hold a New Year’s Day Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy treats, take a self-guided walking tour of the farm and check out the newest herd members and locally grown alpaca products.
What to cook this weekend?