A complete list of cancelled and postponed events

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Up to date cancellations on Island.

Updated March 21

Due to concerns about the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, here is a list of events and meetings that have been canceled:

Alley’s General store has announced that effective immediately, mail will only be accessible through the side post office door.

  • The Island Spelling Bee has been postponed.
  • Mass Audubon’s Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary has closed the nature center and barn. Trails are still open.
  • The Island Insight Meditation scheduled for Saturday, March 21, is canceled. The Monday, March 23, meditation book group is also canceled.
  • The Sense of Wonder Creations studio will cancel all of its art classes for however many weeks the schools are closed.
  • Tisbury Senior Center is open for staff only. You can call them if you need to see someone at 508-696-4205.
  • Courts are closed through April 6. 
  • Maggie’s Salon is closed for two weeks, starting March 16.
  • Mansion House Health Club is closed. Members will have time added to their memberships.
  • All ACE MV classes have been canceled or postponed; check acemv.org for a complete list of cancellations.
  • The Island Counseling Center’s Caregivers Support Group on March 19 and April 2; Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Support Group on March 17, 24, 31; the Driver Alcohol Education on March 16, 26, and April 2; and Parents Apart education courses are suspended until after May 1, and will be rescheduled.
  • The M.V. Family Center has canceled all programming until further notice. Staff is still available by email at mvfamilycenter@gmail.com or phone at 508-687-9182.
  • The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is closed to the public. All classes, programs, and tours are canceled through April 17.
  • Martha’s Vineyard Commission meetings on March 19, April 2, and April 16 have been canceled. All other commission meetings, including committee meetings, have been suspended for 30 days, starting March 16.
  • Station Menemsha is sealed off from public access and observing strict delivery protocols. The station remains operational. Anyone with a local U.S. Coast Guard matter can call the station at 508-645-2661.  
  • Bodhi Path MV has closed: “In order to cultivate our practice of wisdom and compassion, it is time to close our doors for a few weeks to encourage us all to stay home as advised by ‘everyone.’ We will miss being with you, meditating together, and sharing community.” Bodhi Path hopes to reopen April 1.
  • NOAA Fisheries is restricting public access to the Woods Hole Laboratory. The Woods Hole Science Aquarium will be closed to the public for the duration of the current statewide school closure. 
  • Town of Tisbury offices are open, but by appointment only. They urge anyone with town business to call ahead.
  • In accordance with Martha’s Vineyard schools, the Yard’s Making It programs for youth have been suspended until further notice. Adult programs in libraries and other community partner sites have been canceled as well. Upcoming engagements with visiting artist companies HUMA and Danza Orgánica have been postponed (dates TBD).
  • The Martha’s Vineyard RMV was not among the registries that reopened Wednesday. Scheduled road tests are canceled. Visit Mass.Gov/MyRMV for over 40 online transactions. 
  • Dukes County Registry of Deeds closed until further notice. Business by phone and mail may be possible.
  • Duke County Administration Building closed until further notice. Business by phone and mail may be possible.
  • Airport Fitness is closing Monday. All Fitness Memberships will be on freeze until they reopen, and all Tennis Contracts will be extended.
  • The Trinity United Methodist Church worship scheduled for March 15 and 22 has been canceled.
  • Good Shepherd Parish has canceled the remainder of its Thursday night Community Suppers. 
  • Edgartown library has canceled programming through April 18. During this time staff will be available to answer phones and emails. Patrons are encouraged to use online resources. 
  • The West Tisbury library has canceled all programming through April 2.  Librarians will still answer phone calls, emails and help patrons download ebooks, streaming services and digital resources.
  • Vineyard Haven library has canceled all programming through May 1.
  • Chilmark library has cancelled all programs through April 11.
  • Oak Bluffs library has postponed Mini Golf, and postponed an upcoming Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum talk.
  • Martha’s Vineyard Oyster Fest is postponing its event, which was scheduled for May, until Oct. 2 and 3.
  • M.V. Film Center is suspending all screenings and events at the film center until at least April 1.
  • The West Tisbury Council on Aging at the Howes House will be closed to the public starting March 13, with no end date given.
  • West Tisbury Town Hall will be open by appointment only until further notice. 
  • Chilmark Town Hall will be open by appointment only until further notice.
  • The YMCA and the Ice Arena are closing through March 30.
  • The League of Women Voters has canceled all the candidate forums scheduled for March and April. This includes Edgartown, Chilmark, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, and West Tisbury. 
  • Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, March 26-29, is canceled.
  • Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Health Fair, April 4, is canceled.
  • Island Community Chorus Monday practices, and its April concert, have been canceled.
  • Shabbat services at the M.V. Hebrew Center are suspended, and will be replaced by              online offerings through the end of March. 
  • Tai Chi programs at Tree of Life Tai Chi are on hold until further notice.
  • Shored Up Digital’s Small Business Marketing Conference, scheduled for April 26, has been postponed.
  • The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce events scheduled through April 29 are canceled.
  • United Methodist Church has canceled its community suppers for the rest of the month. 
  • Dukes District Business of Farming Series, scheduled for March 26 and April 2, has been postponed until late October/November.
  • The Up-Island Council on Aging is temporarily suspending all group activities until further notice. Call 508-693-2896 for questions. 
  • Twenty-fifth annual Big Night Out, scheduled for March 28, is postponed.
  • The Martha’s Vineyard Animal Shelter is only accepting visitors who have official business, or by appointment.
  • The Unitarian Universalist Society has suspended all in-person events, including Sunday worship services, until further notice.
  • Benito’s Hair Salon in Oak Bluff is closed for the next two weeks.
  • The 16th Vineyard Social Disc Golf Tournament has been postponed from March 21 and 22 to Oct. 31.
  • The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury has suspended in-person worship, and postponed annual church meeting and all board, committee, and team meetings.
  • ICAN’s climate-related events in March have been canceled.
  • The Vineyard Conservation Society winter walk at Misty Meadows has been postponed.
  • The M.V. Playhouse is closed for March and April.
  • The Chilmark Community Center is closed through April.
  • The Federated Church of Martha’s Vineyard has suspended Sunday service and use of church services for two weeks.
  • Edgartown Hardware will be open at it’s Edgartown location 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday, and in Vineyard Haven 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, and 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday.