Don’t Miss Events: March – May 2024


Art and Exhibits

Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs
Spark your creativity this spring at the beautiful Featherstone campus, which offers a variety of classes and workshops in ceramics, drawing, fiber arts, jewelry making, literary arts, mixed media, painting, and printmaking. There are also inspirational art exhibits, including “Take Flight: A Look From Above” in April, and “The Art of Flowers” in May. For details, visit or call 508-693-1850.

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Vineyard Haven
Explore the history, art, and culture of the Island at the expansive M.V. Museum, which includes a welcome center, gift shop, and café. Exhibits this spring are “Clifford: Our Big Red Dog,” “Clearly Misunderstood: C.F. Giordano,” and “Percy E. Cowen: My Own Dearest Jane,” plus there are lots of ongoing exhibits, including an interactive one for children. To learn more, visit or call 508-627-4441.



Community Sing, Slough Farm, Edgartown
Learn songs from around the world with song leader Roberta Kirn. The event is free, all ages are welcome, and there is no registration needed to join everyone on Sunday, April 14, and Sunday, May 12, at 5 pm. Meet at the Farmhouse Studio, third building on the right, located after the large barn doors. For details, visit and

Island Community Chorus, Old Whaling Church, Edgartown
Welcome the spring season with a delightful concert in a majestic and historical seaside landmark. Island Community Chorus’ featured music piece this year is Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” along with the premiere of an original composition by chorus director Bill Peek. The dates are Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6. To learn more, visit


Farm Activities

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, a gift shop, and the annual Shearing Day on Saturday, April 27, visit or call 508-693-5554.

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 fun and educational cooking classes. For more information, visit or call 508-627-7007.


Films and Theater

Circuit Arts’ Annual Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
Watch curated films from around the world that can inspire, educate, spark discussion, and strengthen the community. The venues are Grange Hall in West Tisbury, Strand Theatre and MVRHS Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs, and Capawock Theatre in Vineyard Haven. It takes place from Wednesday, March 20, to Sunday, March 24. For more details and the film lineup, visit or call 508-560-2134.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, Vineyard Haven
Immerse yourself in critically acclaimed movies from the M.V. Film Society. The lineup includes feature films, documentaries, Exhibition on Screen, Met Opera Live, and film noir classics. There is also an Environmental Film Festival from May 23-26. 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 or call 508-696-9369.

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 includes Arnie’s Poetry Café, the Wicked Good Musical Revue, Show Biz Trivia on Zoom, and exhibits by local artists. M.V. Playhouse is located on Church Street, just around the corner from Main Street. For more information, visit or call 508-696-6300.



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, ponds, and tumbling streams. To view an Island-wide map, visit

Magical sculpture trail, Island Folk Pottery, Chilmark
Walk along a quarter-mile enchanting trail through the woods and discover whimsical sculptures on the way to an Island Folk Pottery shop. Created by artists Bill O’Callaghan and Heather Goff, the path is open daily from 9 am to dusk, starting on Easter weekend. Their pottery studio is open Wednesday to Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm, and Sundays, 2 to 5 pm. To learn more, visit or call 508-955-9944.

Polly Hill Arboretum, West Tisbury
Discover unique trees, cones, berries, and blooms in the 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. For details, visit or call 508-693-9426.

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