Given any usual wintry Saturday night on Martha’s Vineyard and you might be inclined to think most islanders would be cozied up in front of a roaring fire with a good book or a movie. But around once a month you will find a good many winter residents of all ages at the Chilmark Community Center, which is transformed into a coffee house style music venue by Alex Karalekas and his team of volunteers. You usually only find out about these kind of casual winter events in typical Vineyard fashion via Facebook or word of mouth!
Things To Do
After two and a half years of planning and fundraising, the Gay Head Light will start to move to its new location on Thurs, May 28. It will take approximately three days to move along steel tracks to a safer distance of 180' from the eroding cliff edge, which geologists estimate will give the structure another 150 years! This is a truly remarkable project to save an island treasure. The lighthouse will open to visitors again by the end of July 2015.
After last years cancellation due to Covid-19 lock down, it's great to see this community event happening again for Earth Day 2021
WHEN: Saturday, April 17th 10:00 am -12:00 pm
VCS is happy to report that we are able to return to (almost!) normal this year for our
29th annual event. We have different options so that everyone can participate while
Polly Hill Arboretum, our West Tisbury neighbor has appointed Selena Roman to the Board of Directors. A perfect addition to the Board, Selena not only lives within a stones throw of the Arboretum, and can often be seen enjoying its 70 plus acres, she has a keen interest in protecting the ponds and waterways and nature around West Tisbury.
The Chilmark Commuinty Center isnt just for Summer yoga classes, film festivals and kids camps, it has a life during the winter months too and last weekend the Children of the Chilmark School performed their winter concert for the community.
Sorry the video isnt wonderful quality but you get a feel for this sweet song dedicated to the town of Chilmark.
As the name suggests this inn and restaurant sits at the western end of Martha’s Vineyard, in the shadow of the famous Gay Head Lighthouse.
2020 UPDATE: Please check Ma.gov and local hospital websites for Covid 19 updates regarding travelling to the Vineyard this Thanksgiving - be safe, socially distance, wash your hands and please wear a mask when out in public places.
Here’s a little guide of things to do and what to expect when you come to Martha’s Vineyard for Thanksgiving (article first published 2019)
September on Martha’s Vineyard is a magical month and were all breathing again after the excitement of summer. Vineyarders love this month as the daytime temperatures hover between the mid 60s to 70s and evenings are much more comfortable than the sweltering July and August nights.
On Sept 17th 2018 at the new Ag Hall in West Tisbury, the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard honored Vineyard legend Clarence A “Trip” Barnes as this year’s recipient of their Creative Living award.
Island treasure Barnes, noted as much for his fleet of large colorful moving trucks as well as his large colorful auctioneering skills received the award for his long history of community service to his beloved island home of Martha’s Vineyard.