Summer Solstice, strawberries, and RISE recitals


Longest day, shortest night

Summer Solstice celebrations abound this Friday, June 21, starting with a 6 am Summer Equinox Yoga: 108 Sun Salutations at Felix Neck in Edgartown. The Gay Head Light hosts an Open (Light)House and Solstice Celebration from 5 to 9 pm, and Sassafras Earth Education, also in Aquinnah, celebrates with a potluck from 5 to 7 pm. And a couple are on June 20, when Featherstone celebrates with its third annual party from 6 to 8 pm and Holly Bellebuono hosts an Herbal Solstice Celebration from 10 am to 2 pm. See individual event listings for details.

Strawberry season

RISE recitals

The students of RISE Vineyard Performing Arts present their sixth annual recital, Americana!, this Saturday at 6 pm and Sunday at 2 pm at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs.

Americana! features ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, acrobatics, hip-hop, and creative movement. The opening number features professionals Claire Baione, Jesse Keller, and Maggie Sarmiento. Admission is $20; $15 for students; or in advance for $15; $10 children 12 and under. For more information, call 508-693-2262 or email