Runways merge at The Yard’s fashion opera extravaganza


European-inspired fashion joins forces with top-notch New York City opera singers, complemented with delicious fare provided by The Sweet Life Café at Runways Merge, a fashion opera fundraising event scheduled for Thursday, August 12, at 5:30 pm at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Big Hangar.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and The Yard, the Vineyard’s world-class nonprofit dance and performing arts venue in Chilmark.

Affordable couture clothing designer Stina Sayre’s fall collection will take to the runway, worn by an eclectic group of Island models and dancers from The Yard, accompanied by the soaring voices of visiting opera singers. A cocktail party precedes the fashion show.

Tickets range from $50 to $300 and are available at, by phone at 508-645-9662, at Stina Sayre Studio, 13 Beach Street Extension, Vineyard Haven, or at the door.