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Weekend Planner: Memorial Day Weekend

Art Openings, Parades, Fundraisers and more!

Weekend Planner: Memorial Day Weekend


Arts, Film & Music

Hear and learn from Kentucky’s two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year, at a today at in Oak Bluffs. $50. 1 pm. For more information, call 508-693-1850.

is opening for the season today with their . 4 pm.

is today. Join them as they celebrate their 19th season with 28 returning and new artists. 4 pm – 7 pm.

The in Edgartown is opening their this evening featuring artwork by Suzanne Crocker, Wayne Salge and Peter Roux. Live Music in the courtyard with treats and libations. 6 pm.

in Vineyard Haven is today. Meet the artists and view their new selection of contemporary fine crafts and paintings. 6 pm.

The takes place at the in Edgartown this evening. Featuring Sharan Leventhal, Lila Brown, Jonathan Miller, and Delores Stevens performing piano quartets by Mozart, Turina and Strauss. $20 for adults, free for students. 7:30 pm. For more information, visit mvcms.org.

The presents The Woodmans tonight at the in Vineyard Haven. $8/$5 for film society members at the door only. Doors open at 7:30 minutes, film begins at 8 pm. For more information, visit mvfilmsociety.com or call 508-696-9369.

Kids & Family

There is a today at the to benefit the Charter School’s 5th & 6th grades’ upcoming sailing trip on the Black Dog schooner Alabama. Car wash will range from $10 for exterior wash to $25 for exterior wash with vacuum & windows. Trucks, vans and SUVs will be $15 for exterior or $35 for exterior and interior. The drawing for the group's "S.O.S." ("Support Our Sail") fundraising raffle will also take place on Saturday afternoon as well as a bake sale. 10 am – 2 pm.

The MVE Youth Group invites the community to a at the today. Various musical groups and entertainers from the Island will be performing throughout the day including The IMPers, Alex Karalekas, Greg Besun, Minnesingers (a select few), Philly D, Mike Martin, The Nancy Jephcote Band, Dukes County Love Affair, Atzic Marquez and more.  Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. So drop in, bring your friends and enjoy the music. Noon.

Nature & Farming

is having a Spring into Summer – a Celebration of Plants event today for the whole family. There will be seed planting for kids, a Tree Raffle, a Book Sale  and Family Discovery Tours. Free. Early bird tour with Tom Clark starts at 9 am. Festivities start at 10 am.


The Salute to the Troops Concert takes place this afternoon at the Field Club in Katama. Featuring Jonathan Auerbach and Carole Charlin. Light refreshments will be served and Donations in any amount are welcome. Benefits Martha's Vineyard Veterans. 4 pm - 6 pm.

Tour five intriguing and special today and benefit the preservation efforts of the historic in West Tisbury. Visit three properties in Chilmark and two in West Tisbury, each designed and thoughtfully developed by the owners. Arbors, ponds, $25. 11 am – 4 pm. For more information, call 508-693-2842.



Arts, Film & Music

This afternoon enjoy the with Guest Curator: MJ Bruder Munafo at in Oak Bluffs. Celebrating 30 Years at the Vineyard Playhouse featuring costumes and props created by Island costume designers and prop designers from the Vineyard Playhouse's favorite shows. Refreshments will be served. 4 pm.

The U.S. Slave Song Project Choir performs this evening at the in Oak Bluffs. Featuring Jim Thomas and Michael Prichard with choir singers. $20 for groups, $10 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Proceeds support seniors programs at the YMCA. 7:30 pm. For information, email laura@prichard.net.

Author Richard Russo and daughter Kate Russo will sign their book “Interventions” today at the in Vineyard Haven.  3 pm - 5 pm. For more information, call 508-693-2297 or email info@bunchofgrapes.com.

Health & Fitness

The Oak Bluffs Memorial Day 5K Road Race and One Mile Fun Run is today. Proceeds benefit Hospice of MV. Register at the Wesley Hotel. Fun run starts at 10:30 am and the 5K race starts at 11 am. Registration is from 9 am - 10 am. $15 for preregistration includes a t-shirt, or $20 for day of race registration. For more information or to preregister, call 508-693-7887.



Memorial Day Events

The annual Memorial Day Parade starts at the parking lot in Vineyard Haven. Richard Christopher is the guest speaker, and Natalie Wood will sing the national anthem. 9:30 am.

The Tisbury Town Picnic takes place near off Spring Street and State Road. There will be games, music, rowboats and ice cream and grills will also be available. Stop by the exhibit of the environmental work of Tisbury Waterways, Inc. inside the renovated pumping station. Noon - 4 pm. For more information, call 508-696-4202.

Take a light-hearted look at Edgartown history with the Ghost, Gossip and Downright Scandal Walking Tour tonight. Begins at the in Edgartown $15; children under 12 free. 7 pm. For preregistration and information, call 508-627-8619.

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