Thinking about traveling and the virus? Many buses and trains are still conducting trips with extra sanitary measures and reduced capacity to ensure there is enough distance between passengers.
Scheduled event sampler
The Run and Shoot African American Film Festival on Marth’s Vineyard will be held this year from August 7th to August 15, 2020, at Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. There is more going on than the film festival. The JAZZ at the Vineyard Festival is August 14-15, 2020. Roots Reggae in concert is likely on tap this year during the Martha’s Vineyard Concert Series. The 2nd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Excursion & Golf Weekend in Oak Bluffs is June 26th. The Nantucket Comedy Festival is July 15-18th. The Black Comedy Festival comes out of Chicago to play at venues for a week, usually during the AA film fest. The 13th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival is October 21st.
You can pop this link to see Vineyard events happening now and later.
We can all admire The Cottagers who are a group of Black women who have held on to homeownership through the years despite the luring call of big bucks to sell out. Their Cottagers Corner was the 18th site added to the Martha’s Vineyard African American Heritage Trail. The Cottagers is a historic non-profit organization of African-American women homeowners on Martha’s Vineyard whose mission
Boston Onyxbirds do the vineyard
Are you an Onyxbird? “What’s that,” you ask. Its the BOBTG term for people of African heritage (i.e., African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, Afro-European) who love to spread their wings and travel to unusual, unexpected and interesting places. The Onyxbird also thrives on cultural exploration and tends to be socially conscious. Unfortunately, Onyxbirds tend to fly solo or as a pair. Very rarely are “flocks” of Onyxbirds spotted in China or Argentina or Finland or New Zealand.
OynxBirds Meet-up group Website
INTRODUCING our “MV Experience Partner”
“Field, Farm Sea,” on Martha’s Vineyard
Field. Farm. Sea. was chosen by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism as a featured vineyard destination for tourists. We went down to check it out. Multiple sites they have. Barns, ocean fronts, flower universes and lots of back country crafts to learn from the island masters. There is a lot going on at FFS we can tell you about.
- co-host of the Martha’s Vineyard Oyster Fest
- 25+Vineyard farmers and MA cultivators
- wild island forage
- super food shiitake mushrooms
- Out to Sea with The Black Dog
- cocktail party events (customized)