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Martha’s Vineyard Memorial Weekend plans

BY VSH | 23 May 2010

Memorial day by the US ArmySo here it comes again – the official kick off for the summer on Martha’s Vineyard – Memorial Day weekend.  If you believe what “they” say, we can now wear our white clothes and sandals with pride as we enter what promises to be another fun filled summer season.

It is already shaping up to be a busy weekend with lots of great events going on.  If you enjoy browsing the many wonderful galleries the Island has to offer, then you are in luck – a number of galleries are having shows to kick off the season.  TheEisenhauer Gallery here at the Colonial Inn will be featuring some new artists at their show on Saturday evening. As an extra treat favorite Island band, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish will be playing at the show, so stop by, say hi and get your groove on!

Up-Island, both the Grange Hall and the New Ag Hall are hosts to much anticipated annual shows. The Grange Hall plays host the 12th Annual Vineyard Artisans Memorial Day Showon Saturday and Sunday.  This is the kick off to the Vineyard Artisans summer season which sees them at the same location every Sunday in June and Thursdays and Sundays in July and August.  This show features arts, crafts and jewelry from many renowned local artists.

The New Ag Hall is hosting the Friends of Family Planning’s annual art show.  If you are in town early and would like to support this cause, their Gala Preview Party is on Thursday evening.  The show itself runs Friday to Sunday from 10-6.

If you get to Martha’s Vineyard early enough on Friday you can see a touching tribute to the holiday and a great reminder as to why many of you have the day off work on Monday.  The March to the Sea by the children of Tisbury school is a lovely tribute to the memory of all of those we have lost.  See the kids, waving their flags as they march from Tisbury School to Owen Park starting at noon.

This is just a sampling of the many fun and interesting events that are going on, not to mention all the new stores opening, old stores re-opening, restaurants old and new and much more besides.

How will you be spending your holiday weekend?


June 12, 2010 10:58 am

Sorry you are missing our beautiful spring this year Marlene! It really has been one of the best in my 11 years here - blue sky, warm days and cool nights - just perfect!

June 12, 2010 09:43 am

Ahhhh, Spring on the Vineyard....we on the West Coast have our memories....I remember marching to the Sea from Tisbury proud I was to be carrying Snowball flowers to give to the water im memory of all those who served our great America....

May 24, 2010 09:22 am

Hi Evelyn - We enjoy catching up on the local news through the Gazette and the MV Times every week too. It gives us lots of great ideas for blog posts. glad you are enjoying the blog!

May 23, 2010 05:04 pm

I look forward to the Gazette every week. The Island has really grown up in such a positive way. You are a great reporter.Joanne. Thank you.