Event Details



Monday, August 8, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location disclosed in your registration confirmation.

Please join us for a welcome Red & White cocktail reception hosted by Dr. Deborah Arrindell ‘79 in her home. Registration is $40 per person
Home is walking distance from the Oak Bluffs ferry terminal. Come over!

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 time 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Oak Bluffs Public Library
Strengthening Democracy: How Communities Build Resilience

As the U.S. grapples with tremendous inequality and barriers to individuals’ ability to equitably engage with democracy, communities are leveraging economic and political resources to create possibilities, drive policy, and strengthen democracy. Brooks School Dean Colleen Barry will facilitate a conversation with Associate Professor Jamila Michener about her research on the erosion of democracy and how communities are building democratic institutions to advance policy.

Introduction by Trustee Peggy Koenig ’78

Colleen Barry, Inaugural Dean, Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy
Jamila Michener, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences, Brooks School of Public Policy
Senior Associate Dean for Public Engagement, Brooks School of Public Policy

Registration is free and space is limited.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 time TBD
Start your day with Wellness!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
African American heritage tour of Martha’s Vineyard
Island wide history and heritage tour via bus (some walking required).
Registration is $80 per person and tour is limited to 20 guests.

Friday, August 12, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Meet me at the Inkwell! Red and white balloons will mark our spot.
Beach picnic with family and friends. Bring lunch, your towels, chairs, umbrellas etc.
We will have games for all ages and snacks. Feel free to arrive early and stay late.
Register to let us know you are coming.
Location is walking distance from the Oak Bluffs ferry terminal.


Getting there:
Ferry service from Falmouth, Hyannis and New Bedford, MA, Quonset Point, RI, New York City and New Jersey – https://www.vineyardferries.com/
American Airlines, Cape Air, Delta and Jet Blue all offer service (in-season) to Martha’s Vineyard (MVY).
Peter Pan bus offers bus service between Logan Airport and South Station (train) to all Cape Cod points making for a convenient connection to the ferry service. https://peterpanbus.com/destinations/cape-cod/

Other Events:

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival
August 5 – 13, 2022
For more info and to purchase tickets visit, https://www.mvaaff.com/

Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Fest
August 8-12, 2022
For more info and to purchase tickets visit, https://marthasvineyardcomedy.com/

The Vineyard Artisans Festival: 25th Annual Summer Festival
August 11, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
For more info visit, https://vineyardartisans.com/2020-vineyard-artisans-festivals/

Built on Stilts
August 11 – 13
For more info visit, https://www.builtonstilts.org/

Additional information can be found here:
Visit Martha’s Vineyard
Martha’s Vineyard Online
Vineyard Visitor
Martha’s Vineyard Information
Vineyard Style

*Placement on this site is not an endorsement from Cornell University. The university is not responsible for the goods and services provided.

Event Questions: Calicia Mullings ’98

Registration Questions: 
Brendan West