April 8th and temperatures on Martha's Vineyard reached the 60's this past weekend giving us a teaser and taste of summer days to come. Supporters were peeling off the layers at the various Spring sports games across the island on Saturday, restaurants are re-opening and revealing new decor and delicious menus, daffodils are starting to bloom and the garden centers are starting to get stocked up for Easter as year round residents start to come out of hibernation or return from winter travels to open up their homes
The New Year was off to a cold start when we were hit with the famous “Bomb Cyclone” storm that effected the entire east coast. The island actually got more of a slushy snow mix and then temperatures plumetted and we were hit with a deep freeze that turned us into pretty much one massive ice skating rink!. It effected travel and schools for a day or two but the ice hockey players were happy out on the ponds and it certainly kept the plumbers busy!
Wednesday night brought the crowds to the MV Performing Arts Center for a one night only performance by talented singer songwriter Aimee Mann. Presented by MVY Radio, and part of the Martha's Vineyard Concert Series, the show was a highly entertaining combination of old songs and new songs, spanning her career which began in the 1980's, as well as couple of collaborations with special guest, Jonathan Coutlon.
Edgartown celebrates Mothers Day and welcomes Spring this weekend with the annual Pink and Green Weekend hosted by the Edgartown Board of Trade.
Friday the 12th through Sunday the 14th May, businesses and shops will be offering specials and events include Donaromas 40th Birthday party, Pink and Green Mothers day brunches and the Pink and Green 5K run/walk to benefit Lyme Disease Awareness and MV Cancer Support.
A vibrant contributor to Martha's Vineyard's winter social scene, is the Vineyard Haven Playhouse, which thankfully continues to entertain the islands year round residents through the off season. Here's as snippet of what February has to offer:
Each Mother’s Day weekend, Featherstone Center for the Arts celebrates the coming of spring by opening their “Art of Flowers” exhibition. Now in its 20th year, this event kicks off the summer art season in style and is tagged to be their busiest show of the Featherstone calendar.
It's the 5th Annual Pink and Green weekend in Edgartown over the forthcoming weekend! The rotton rainy week here on the Vineyard has everyones fingers crossed for some sunshine for Edgartowns celebration of Spring. Whatever the weather there are many events planned including the Pink & Green Kentucky Derby Party, Mother’s Day Brunches, sales and promotions at many stores as they softly open for the season, and the 4th Annual Pub Crawl.
It's the first Annual MV Mini Maker Faire this weekend - Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10am to 4pm at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury.