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!
Winter on Martha's Vineyard
The Iconic Lucy Vincent beach cliff pillar fell into the ocean last week during the night of May 1st 2020.
photo credit Alison Oestreicher
The wind and rain during the final days of April were just too much for her as she succumbed to the weather a week ago on friday night.
April 7th marks the birthday of William Wordsworth the 17th Century English romantic poet, who is known for his poem “I wandered Lonely As A Cloud”, perhaps better known as “The Daffodils”.
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.
After over 30 years producing chocolates and sweet treats for the island, Chilmark Chocolates will close its doors for good on December 18th 2019. They announced the close earlier this year and now the time has actually come.
Here’s a little guide of things to do and what to expect when you come to Martha’s Vineyard for Thanksgiving.
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
Featherstone Center for the Arts is a cultural mecca for all kinds creative endeavours on Martha's Vineyard. The mission of Featherstone is to create a community arts space for the Vineyard's year round residents and summer visitors. Winter workshops, including life drawing and pottery classes, chocolate festivals and various shows give way to kids art camps, adult classes, and the Flea market during the summer months. With new events being added all the time to the brand new multi million dollar gallery space, pottery studio and arts center.
While most people know the Chilmark Tavern for a wonderful summer dining experience, during the off-season the Tavern is transformed into an arts center that attracts the best of the island’s creative artists from poets, to singers, dancers, artists, knitters, piano players and performers.
As the winter months pass by in typical North Easterly fits of temper, blizzards, ice and blues, inside the cozy Tavern islanders gather weekly to share their works-in-progress or present work finished and ready for public viewing.