BELOW is our 2018 PROGRAM

Check back in the spring for our 2019 line up!

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CHILMARK ROAD RACE August 11, 2018

Since 1978, the Chilmark Road Race (5K) has been run along beautiful but oh-so-hilly Middle Road. Proceeds from the race are donated to the Town Affairs Council to assist in the operations of the Chilmark Community Center and make scholarships to year round residents possible. 

The Chilmark Road Race occurs on the second Saturday of August. The 2018 Chilmark Road Race will be held on August 11th.

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MV BOOK FESTIVAL & AUTHOR SERIES  Thursday & Sunday 7:30pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Author Series features discussions with some of the country’s leading authors. The author lecture series is held on Thursday and some Sunday evenings throughout the summer.

More information about the 2018 MV Author Series available here.

In the alternating years (next in 2019) we hold the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival.

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CINEMA CIRCUS Wednesday 5:30pm


Join us under the big top for another summer of circus fun for the whole family! The Ringmaster, Rory the Lion, and Ellie the Elephant invite you to enjoy filmmaking activities, storytelling, and the best short children's’ films from around the world -- only at Cinema Circus.

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What began as a simple film screening on Wednesday night has grown into two nights of world-class films, a circus for kids, & dinner / live music out on the lawn!



All summer long you’ll get a chance to meet people including musician Livingston Taylor, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, filmmaker/attorney Dawn Porter, and more. You’ll hear them speak about what matters to them most and you’ll learn more about their craft.



Sit with friends and family. Enjoy live music and locally-sourced, freshly prepared meals by Jan Buhrman of the Kitchen Porch Catering. You can now order dinner online!


We work hard to find you the films that reflect the times we live in--and we always hope you’ll stick around to discuss them afterwards.

$10 for MVFF members, $20 for general admission

For tickets and full schedule go to

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In addition to the MV Chamber Music Society Concerts, the MV Author Series & Book Festival, the MV Film Festival Cinema Circus & Dinner and a Movie Series, the CCC hosts special evening and weekend events.

Favorites include the Talent Show, the Slideshow & Ice Cream social, basketball marathons, and additional events for kids, families, or adults. Check out EVENTS for up-to-date offerings.

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The Community Center proudly presents the forty-seventh season of concerts by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society. In 1971, the Montagnana Trio performed five impromptu summer concerts at the Chilmark Community Center. The audience sat on the floor, and the piano was a borrowed Steinway upright. From these inauspicious beginnings the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society has grown into an important multi-faceted part of the annual cultural landscape of Martha’s Vineyard.

In addition to the summer concert series featuring world-class guest artists, the MVCMS performs concerts in the off-season, provides educational opportunities for young Island musicians, gives scholarship support to Island students for private lessons, supplies string instruments at a low rental rate or free for Island children, and awards a merit scholarship for the graduating senior who has shown outstanding talent in the field of music.

This summer the MVCMS will present a series of five Tuesday night concerts at the Community Center. The same concert is also staged at the Whaling Church in Edgartown on Monday evenings.

Click here to see the full season schedule and purchase tickets online. Tickets are also available by calling 508.696.8055 and at the door the day of the event for $35. Students are free. All concerts begin at 8pm.