Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Vineyard Haven
Enjoy musical cabarets, classic films, stage plays, and broadway songs at a professional year-round theater. The schedule through early spring includes Wintertime Melodies, Shakespeare for the Masses, Arnie’s Poetry Café, Wicked Good Musical Revues, Monday Night at the Movies, and more. The Playhouse is located just around the corner from Main Street. For details, visit mvplayhouse.org, or call 508-696-6300.
Polly Hill Arboretum, West Tisbury
Discover unique trees, cones, berries, and blooms in the winter or spring season by taking a stroll through the beautiful historic grounds at Polly Hill Arboretum. Guided tours, scavenger hunts, and other activities are often available, and pamphlets can be picked up near the visitor center, which is on a bus route off State Road. To learn more, check pollyhillarboretum.org, or call 508-693-9426.
Ice Arena, YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, Oak Bluffs
Experience the joy of ice skating through public sessions at the M.V. Ice Arena, which is open to all ages and abilities. Bring a pair of figure or hockey skates, or rent them at the rink. Public skating is nearly every Sunday and Wednesday for one hour in the afternoon, plus there are Stroller Skate sessions once a month. For the schedule, check ymcamv.org/mv-ice-arena, or call 508-693-5329.
Trustees’ FARM Institute, Edgartown
Find activities for the whole family at the Trustees’ 162-acre working farm in Katama, which has cows, goats, chickens, sheep, and other animals, plus a vegetable garden, pastures, a farm store, and a commercial kitchen. Programs include Barnyard Buddies for ages 2 to 5, a Pasta Club, and a variety of fun and creative cooking classes for kids and teens. For more information, visit thetrustees.org/tfi, or call 508-627-7007.
Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, Vineyard Haven
Relax in a cushioned seat at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to watch a movie on a giant digital screen. The lineup includes feature films, documentaries, Met Opera Live, and National Theatre Live. Parking is available behind the Film Center in the Tisbury Marketplace on Beach Road, which is close to the ferry terminal. To check the list of films, visit mvfilmsociety.com, or call 508-696-9369.
Island Alpaca, Oak Bluffs
Spend some time with adorable and gentle alpacas that make their home on a farm, and learn more about these curious creatures, including where they come from, their interesting behaviors, and why they are important. To find out what this unique farm has to offer, including fun classes and events, and a gift shop with items made from alpaca fibers, visit islandalpaca.com, or call 508-693-5554.
Island trails and beaches, sunrise to sunset
Hike on woodland trails, bike on paved paths, kayak across ponds, walk on the beach, or take part in other recreational activities on the protected properties maintained by the M.V. Land Bank, Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, The Trustees of Reservations, Mass Audubon, the Nature Conservancy, and the state of Massachusetts. Many places have scenic overlooks, tranquil shores, footbridges, and tumbling streams. To view an Island-wide map, check bit.ly/mvtrails.