Friday, May 10, 2013
Here are the dates to mark on your calendar for Martha's Vineyard in 2013 — including the opening of the MV Sharks baseball season, the 4th of July parade and fireworks, Illumination Night and the Agricultural Fair.
What's happening on Martha's Vineyard in 2013? Plenty! Here's a round-up of dates to remember for the months ahead. If you have something we should add, please tell us in the comments: Is there something we missed or got wrong? Do you have an event to add? Leave a comment below, and make sure you've posted your event in our calendar for all to see. It's a free service and Facebook login is available. Stay Patched in all year long! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Friday, March 22, 2013
When is Illumination Night? The Fair? Parades? Fireworks? Bass Derby? Here's where to find all the important dates for 2013 events on Martha's Vineyard.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Shots from the illumination of the Gingerbread Cottages in Oak Bluffs.
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Friday, August 19, 2011
Thousands of people turn out Wednesday for Grand Illumination night at the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association.
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Friday, August 19, 2011
Crowds packed into and around the Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association Tabernacle on Wednesday night to celebrate Grand Illumination Night, a yearly spectacle in which the gingerbread cottages on the old Methodist campground are festooned with lanterns. Prior to the lighting of the lanterns, the Vineyard Haven Band played a roster of patriotic tunes and Bob Cleasby led atendees in a community sing-along. The tradition of Illumination Night dates back to 1835.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Illumination Night, a frank discussion of race and the media and Robert Kennedy Jr. at the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival.
1. It’s Grand Illumination Night! The grounds of the Martha’s Vineyard Campmeeting Association will be festooned with lanterns at 8 p.m. A Community Sing concert in the Tabernacle will precede the lighting of the lanterns at 7 p.m. 2. Robert Kennedy Jr. will be on hand for a screening of “The Last Mountain,” about mountain-top coal mining, at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. The film will screen at 8 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center. Kennedy and director Bill Hanley will lead a question-and-answer session following the film. Tickets are $14, $7 for Film Festival members. 3. PBS Newshour senior correspondent Gwen Ifill, Anita Hill, Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree and Motown founder Berry Gordy will join a host of other …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The first-ever Ag Fair Parade, Illumination Night crafts and a pick of concerts.
1. The first-ever Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair Parade—in celebration of the 150th annual fair—will take place at 5 p.m. in West Tisbury. The fair will begin at the Grange Hall, travel down Music Street and Panhandle Road, and end at the Ag Hall. 2. Soul meets gossip music tonight when Joshua Nelson and the Kosher Gospel Singers perform at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center. Tickets are $20, $10 for children 12 and under. 3. Illumination Night is almost here! Get a jump-start on festivities with a lantern-painting tutorial at 10 a.m. at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. For $15, you can learn how to paint a custom lantern for Illumination Night on Wednesday. 4. The Oak Bluffs Library is also offering a lantern-painting craft workshop …