Event Details


Cornell on the Vineyard – Scheduled Events

Monday, August 7, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a Red & White Welcome Cocktail Reception at the home of Dr. Deborah Arrindell ’79!

The location is walking distance from the Oak Bluffs ferry terminal and will be disclosed in your registration confirmation. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, August 8, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Oak Bluffs Public Library
56r School St., Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Presentation will begin promptly at 2:30pm by Dean Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Global Development

Cornell as an Engine of Solutions for the 21st Century Society
Our world – the Blue Planet – is undergoing radical change through the advancement of human societies and economic growth. Solutions-based thinking, with a focus on opportunities that allow us to work effectively with others as it relates local and global challenges, like climate change, food insecurity, and issues of sustainability is advancing our efforts to address these problems. Cornell’s team-based science approach fosters an environment that is open-minded, works across boundaries, and embraces new ideas for the future. Transdisciplinary academic pursuits, innovative external public and private partnerships, and public engagement challenges us to think differently to leverage our strengths for impact.

Benjamin Z. Houlton is the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a Cornell University professor in the Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as Global Development. An accomplished international scientist, his research interests include global ecosystem processes, climate change solutions, and agricultural sustainability. Dean Houlton is also the co-founder of The N3gative Company, which is empowering farmers and land managers with the tools to create, verify, and exchange permanent carbon dioxide removal in soil. He also directs more than 100 acres of farmland carbon sequestration projects to improve crop yields and create new financial markets for farmers and ranchers. Ben has published his research in leading scientific journals including Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. As part of his mission to connect scientific discovery with the public, he is also a frequent guest on regional and national news programs. Read Dean Houlton’s full bio.

Registration is free, space is limited.

Wednesday, August 9, 6pm
Family Bowling Night
The Barn Bowl and Bistro, 13 Uncas Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Let the good times roll! Bring your family and friends and join us.
Full restaurant dinner menu is available at the bowling lanes.
Registration for this event has closed.

Thursday, August 10, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Meet us at the Inkwell! Red tents will mark our spot.

Bring your lunch and your beach gear and join us! We will have games for all ages and snacks. We will be located right across from Alley/Waban Park.

Please register to let us know you are coming.

Location is walking distance from the Oak Bluffs ferry terminal.

Thursday, Aug 10th, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
CBAA Happy Hour
Location TBD

Please join CBAA for a beautiful night of networking, food, and fun! Please register separately through the link below so that CBAA will know to expect you and plan accordingly.

Register here for the CBAA Happy Hour.

** Additional programming may be added and announced as the event nears. Please be on the lookout for details.

If you aren’t familiar with this annual event, you can read about it in this article by the Cornell Chronicle.

Getting there:
Ferry service from Falmouth, Hyannis and New Bedford, MA, Quonset Point, RI, New York City and New Jersey
Flights: American Airlines, Cape Air, Delta and Jet Blue 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/

Local Events and Festivals:
21st Annual Run&Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival
August 4 – 12, 2023
For more info and to purchase tickets visit, https://www.mvaaff.com/

Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Fest
August 7-11, 2023
For more info and to purchase tickets visit, https://marthasvineyardcomedy.com/

Built on Stilts Dance Festival
August 10-12, 2023
For more info visit, https://www.builtonstilts.org/

Additional information on Martha’s Vineyard
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:
Nataki Corneille
Registration Questions: Brendan West