Mardi Gras revelry on the rock

From left, Ed Hovert, Patricia Giumarra, Sherry Cherrie, Bill Narkiewicz and Aaron Toripp celebrate Mardi Gras at Offshore. — Photo by Angelina Godbout

Islanders donned purple, green, and gold beads and festive feather masks on Tuesday — Fat Tuesday — in celebration of Mardi Gras in Oak Bluffs. Offshore Ale Co. hosted a New Orleans–themed event with live music and beads tossed from the balcony, while The Ritz celebrated with authentic gumbo and a set from Mike Benjamin during its masquerade ball.