JAWSFEST was an amazing event and even with the challenges faced by Friday night tornado warnings and daily downpours, we had a jawsome time. Highlights include: Greg Nicotero's absolutely amazing display of Quint, Brody and Hooper on the transom of the Orca, Ben Gardner's head in the hull of his boat, Chrissies arm with her new rings by CB Stark Jewelers, Bill Wieger's stunning sculptures, Paul McPhee's paintings, and the opportunity to meet with, and hear stories from Shakr Savers, shark experts,and members of families, cast and crew from the making of JAWS.
We ended up with two screenings of JAWS, one inside the Old Whaling Church on Sat and the postponed outdoor screening, on a wet Ocean Park, on Sunday where we estimate more than 1,800 people viewed the new blu-ray version of the film on a 40' screen.
We would llike to extend our gratitute to all who helped make this event happen, including: our extremely hard-working event team, the VIP participants who took time from their lives to join us, the artists and shark experts who joined with us to help educate about the importance of sharks in our oceans, our sponsors, collaborators, and town officials.
JAWSFEST MERCHANDISE is available at Menemsha Blues (in Vineyard Haven, Edgartown & Menemsha), at The Boneyard Surf Shop (Edgartown), and at South Beach Apparel, Sunsations & the Locker Room (on Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs). Our Oak Bluffs JAWSTORE will be closing this week and merchandise will be available online starting this weekend.
PLEASE HELP US HELP THE SHARKS!
Sharks are in trouble and need your help! Please join with us to make this the Summer for the Sharks on Martha's Vineyard and donate today. Text JAWS to 56512 or visit Shark Savers at www.sharksavers.org to donate directly.
THE OUTDOOR SCREENING OF JAWS
ON OCEAN PARK HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED
FOR SUNDAY, AUG 12 AT 8:00PM DUE TO RAIN.
A LIMITED-SEATING INDOOR SCREENING OF JAWS WILL BE HELD TONIGHT AT 8:00 PM
AT THE OLD WHALING CHURCH FOR VIPS, GOLD BRACELET HOLDERS & THEIR CHILDREN.
IF SPACE ALLOWS, RED BRACELET HOLDERS WILL BE ADMITTED ON A
FIRST COME BASIS STARTING AT 7:30PM. RED BRACELET HOLDERS WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO SEE THE SCREENING TONIGHT WILL HAVE MOST-FORWARD VIEWING TOMORROW NIGHT FOR THE SCREENING AND TRIBUTE.
BLUE & BLACK BRACELET HOLDERS WILL BE
ADMITTED TO THE SUNDAY NIGHT SCREENING ON OCEAN PARK.
THE SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL SCREENING WILL BE JAWS ONLY.
THE TRIBUTE WILL HAPPEN ON SUNDAY WEATHER PERMITTING.
7:00 PM FOR GOLD BRACELET HOLDERS & THEIR CHILDREN
7:30 PM FOR RED BRACELET HOLDERS & THEIR CHILDREN
WHO WILL BE SEATED FIRST COME AS CAPACITY ALLOWS.
8:00 PM SCREENING OF JAWS ONLY
WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!
Happy Summer! Things are starting to "heat up" on Martha's Vineyard! Have a look at this week's highlights, and for the most current listing of Vineyard happenings, don’t forget to check back often, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
JUST ANNOUNCED - The film schedule for the Cinema Circus - just in time for The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival's opening night of their summer film series on June 27th, showing "Marina Abramovic". Cinema Circus is a a playful circus hour complete with live performances, costumes, face painting, and a musical parade, followed by an international program of short kid's films. Bring the whole family for this fun event!
Also this week: Polyphony Marimba brings their 8 piece multi-generational marimba ensemble to the Island. They will be performing their playful and lively Zimbabwe style music at a teen concert at the YMCA on June 27, and at Union Chapel June 28.
The Island Theater Workshop summer play series continues with "I Sent A Letter to My Love" - the romantic musical comedy by grammy winner Melissa Manchester and dramatist Jeffrey Sweet. Tickets are ON SALE NOW.
Tickets are still available for MV Museum's 14th Annual Evening of Discovery. Don't miss this fabulous fundraising event on June 30th at their stunning new location at the former Marine Hospital.
Excitement continues to build about JAWSFEST: The Tribute 8/9-12. Look for the donation shark heads that are beginning to appear around the Island for Summer for the Sharks.
Memorial Day is right around the corner, and we are predicting the HOTTEST season ever for Martha's Vineyard entertainment! Here are some new highlights, but for the most current listing of Vineyard happenings, check back often! ON SALE NOW
Enjoy a special Mother's Day Kayak Tour w/Island Spirit Kayak. What a great way to pamper Mom on 5/13. Paddle in calm waters out to a beach brunch picnic, complete with champagne and flowers for mom.
Tim Conway & Friends has just been confirmed for June 2nd as a Rotary fundraiser. Don't miss what is sure to be an evening of unforgettable entertainment with the brilliant Tim Conway and special guest Louise DuArt. Get tickets early, as they will sell-out!
On July 12 Charlayne Hunter-Gault reads her historical memoir "To The Mountaintop, My Journey through the Civil Rights Movement", with an introduction by Human Rights Activist Rose Styron.
On July 27, Arnold McCuller's rich and distinctive vocals, and an opening act by the talented Lynn Asher, combine for a memorable evening of music. One performance only!
Wendy Taucher Dance-Opera-Theater & Opera-Noire of NY will be presenting opera at Featherstone Aug. 3-5, in Puccini's comic masterpiece GIANNI SCHICCHI honoring Anne Gallagher, recipient of the 2012 Creativity Award. Celebration Chair is Olga Hirshhorn.
KCT Concerts has just announced their 2012 schedule and have some amazing international talent performing on here this summer. Check it out!
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society kicks off the season w/their spring concert on May 26th. Subscriptions to their summer concert series, as well as individual concerts are now on sale and it is going to be an amazing season!