VIP is adapting to the current health situation by creating new programs online. If you are interested in joining these events, contact us through the website to receive Zoom links and updates.
We are grateful to the Permanent Endowment, the Endowment's Island Fund for the Community and the Joy Fund for sponsoring and supporting our events.
Our next Board Meeting is Wednesday November 18th at 6:30 PM via zoom.
Our next General Meeting is also Wednesday November 18th at 7:00 PM via zoom.
Zoom links will be sent out by email.
*Board and General meetings are open to anyone who is interested.
Led by VIP members, these zoom hangouts are a great way to check in with your friends and see what's new.
We meet on Zoom every Monday at 5pm.
VIP member McCaull draws on his years of culinary experience as he shows us how to prepare some of our favorite recipes.
McCaull hosts Cooking Demos on Zoom every other Thursday at 4:00pm.
A Walk in Katama, Saturday, November 14 at 1:00 pm
Meet at the Katama boat ramp, 87 Edgartown Bay Road, where you can also park.
This walk will be about an hour on a mix of wide road, grass trail, and bike/walking path. Masks and social distance will be maintained.
Please RSVP to JP or via the website.
Here are some of our events from the past year.
VIP Art Show at the MV Playhouse
This past March, the MV Playhouse art space hosted a VIP art show and fundraiser. The show displayed vibrant drawings and paintings, as well as some quilts, jewelry, and sculptures created by VIP members around the theme of celebrating our island environment. The show later moved to an online gallery format and all the artwork sold, with a portion of the proceeds donated to VIP
Thank you to everyone who visited the gallery in person or online. Check out these two articles about the show:
Dine to Donate
VIP collaborated with The Wharf and Offshore Ale to host Dine to Donate fundraisers. Supporters, friends, and members of VIP enjoyed excellent meals out and a portion of their meal proceeds were generously contributed to VIP.
MV Playhouse director MJ Bruder Munafo guided us in theater games, exercises, and scenes to improve our stage skills and share the fun of live theater. In the Spring, we moved Drama Club to an online format. Drama Club is on its usual summer hiatus until the Fall.
VIP collaborated with Featherstone Center for the Arts to host a series of drawing, painting, and sculpture classes open to all. Many of the pieces created in these classes were shown and sold in the VIP Art show at the MV Playhouse Art Space this March.
VIP members gathered once a month for a delicious lunch at Barn, Bowl, and Bistro followed by an enthusiastic round of bowling.
Potluck Dinner & Dance
VIP members, friends, and families brought their best dishes and then boogied down to a local band at the Chilmark Community Center.