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.
The first week of December and the Woods Hole ferry terminal was packed like it was the first week of August!
One of the joys of Martha's Vineyard are its many trails and conservation areas that are protected for public enjoyment and recreation by various organizations. One such organization is Sheriffs Meadow Foundation, who operate Cedar Tree Neck in West Tisbury.
Winter on the Vineyard can sometimes seem busier than the summer, with lots of community events to keep year round residents and weekend visitors occupied. September sees the island a-buzz with the fishing Derby, October there are Fall Festivals and of course Halloween. For November with the holidays fast approaching (Thanksgiving is next week everyone!), one local happening especially caught Tea Lanes' eyes as its a collaboration between some of our favorite people.
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.
The first in the MV Concert Series of events, was Sunday night and well known, broadcaster, writer, poet and humorist, Garrison Keillor performed to a packed Performing Arts Center at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High school.
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.
Martha’s Vineyard has several notable mid-century modern houses built by recognized architects at a time when the island, and especially "up-island", was transitioning from a mostly agricultural community to a summer home destination.
A very welcome relief from the doldrums of winter is The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival which comes around again this weekend. In its 17th year the Festival has evolved to become one of the highlights of the Vineyard calendar and by the looks of this weekend’s schedule we have some treats in store!