Here's how you can experience the Island from home
We are sincerely missing our visitors and we are eagerly waiting to welcome those who love Martha's Vineyard as much as we do!
We just wanted to send along our love, and some sensory-driven ways you can be experiencing Martha's Vineyard
virtually (for now)!
Indulge your five senses until you can get here!
Here's five ways you can experience Martha's Vineyard from the comfort of your own home, through tasty Island-inspired eats, local products, beautiful music, educational films, and more.
Keepers of the Light
Have you ever visited the Gay Head Lighthouse in Aquinnah? Did you know that the lighthouse was moved back 129 feet to protect it from the eroding cliffs in 2015? Learn all about it by watching "Keepers of the Light" a documentary now available on
You can also check out the Martha's Vineyard Film Center at Home
Virtual Screening Room as well as film recommendations from the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival
SMELL: Island inspired candles
One of the things we love most about this place is its smells! From the fresh ocean air, to the off-the-boat seafood and sweet apple fritters, there are some pretty heavenly scents around here. What better way to revisit them by bringing them into your own home. Check out these
Island town inspired candles from our friends at Sanctuary in Oak Bluffs.
For more great products from our local business owners and Island artists click
TASTE: New England Style Fish Chowder
One of the easiest ways to feel like you're on-Island is to cook up a delicious recipe inspired by Martha's Vineyard, like this
New England Style Fish Chowder Recipe from local chef and food blogger Marnely Murray. Savor the flavor of MV by recreating it at home with what's available at your local markets.
HEAR: Weekly music from your favorite Island artists
The Ritz in Oak Bluffs is a beloved dive bar that has long been the to go-to spot for live music, and now they're delivering tunes straight to you at home. Tune in every 8pm EST for their Saturday Night Kinda Live Zoom Sessions, featuring some of our favorite local musicians. Be sure to follow along on their
Instagram for updates.
There is nothing quite like the feeling of alpaca fiber, it's oh, so soft and oh, so warm. Treat yourself to something from their
online gift shop, like a pair of socks, a toy for the little one or a cozy blanket to cuddle up with at home. If you're missing the faces of those friendly fur babies you can follow along with them on their
Alpaca Cam, a live streaming from the farm every day from 10am-4pm. Want an alpaca to
crash your Zoom meeting? That's an option too!
Participate in Featherstone Center for the Arts #MVDailyDraw initiative from home! Follow them on social media for a daily prompt and submit your artwork for a chance to win a gift certificate for a future art class.
Each day the Martha's Vineyard Museum is sharing objects, photos, and oral histories from the Museum's collection on their digital platforms. They also want to see what you have in your homes and create a digital museum of objects from
the Vineyard and beyond. Share a video (one minute or less) on Instagram with hashtag #mymvmuseum or email a video to email@example.com to help build a digital community museum.