Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Vineyard Haven
Enjoy stage plays, live music, poetry, art, and classic films at the Island’s only professional year-round theater. The schedule through early spring includes Arnie’s Poetry Café, the Wicked Good Musical Revue, Monday Night at the Movies, the Winter Stars afterschool program, Show Biz Trivia (on Zoom), and changing art exhibits by local artists. M.V. Playhouse is located on Church Street, just around the corner from Main Street. For more information, 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.
Circuit Arts’ Annual Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, West Tisbury
Watch curated films from around the world that can inspire, educate, spark discussion, and strengthen the community. The venues are the second floor of Grange Hall, the first floor at 12 Music Street, and the main assembly hall in the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury. It takes place from Wednesday, March 22, to Sunday, March 26. For more details and the film lineup, visit tmvff.org or call 508-560-2134.
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, a few Saturdays, plus 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 Artisanal Breads of the World, Locally Grown and Delicious, and other fun and educational classes. For more information, visit thetrustees.org/tfi or call 508-627-7007.
Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, Vineyard Haven
Relax in a cushioned seat to watch a critically acclaimed movie on a giant digital screen. The lineup includes feature films, documentaries, and Met Opera 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 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, such as fun classes, events, and a gift shop, 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 enjoy 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, visit bit.ly/mvtrails.
For more events and activities on Martha’s Vineyard, check vineyardvisitor.com.