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Clarion Folk on the Vineyard: LIVIN' OUR BEST LIFE

August 7-14, 2022

Calling all Alumni,

We are making a Clarion Call for a 2022 week of fun and memories with friends, colleagues, family and faculty. We are planning a vacation celebration on Martha’s Vineyard August 7th through the 14th  in 2022.

We will have a weekend gathering party on the Inkwell Beach for family and friends.  On this historic beach "Clarion Folk" can connect, relax and party. Presently, we have planned one or two days of group activities. The Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival will simultaneously offer additional entertainment.  Spread the word, the call is out “Clarion Folk” on the Vineyard.

This trip requires advance housing and ferry reservations.  August is the most popular month on the Vineyard. It is suggested that you book ferry and housing as soon as possible. Additional information will be coming.

In order to make this week special, we would like to know as soon as possible if you will attend and who you are, friends or other Clarionites. Please click here to fill out a quick survey to give us an idea who will be attending.

Hope to see you there.


The Vineyard Committee

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Clarion Folk Facebook Group  Join our "Clarion Folk" Facebook Group for updates and announcements

WHere to stay on Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Vacation Rentals

Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Vacation Rentals

Mansion House Martha's Vineyard

Vrbo - Vacation Rentals (Highly recommended by the Vineyard Committee)


Summercamp Hotel
70 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA (508.693.6611)

Housing Concierge:
Erin Leighton - Point B Realty (508.274.7955)
Leslie Look - MV Seacoast Properties (508.627.9201)

Vineyard Square Hotel (formerly Colonial Inn)
38 North Water Street, Edgartown, MA (800.225.6005)

The Winnetu
31 Dunes Road, Edgartown, MA (508.310.1733)

Oak Bluffs Hotel (formerly The Wesley Hotel)
70 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA (508.693.6611)

The Island Inn
180 Seaview Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA (508.693.2002)

Clarion Inn & Suites (Edgar Hotel)
227 Upper Main Street, Edgartown, MA (508.627.5161)

Sandpiper Rentals, Inc.
62 Winter Street, Edgartown, MA (508.627.6070)

Ocean Park Realty

Hotel Accommodations in Falmouth & Woods Hole, MA

When on island hotels and rental properties are not available, additional housing can be found in Falmouth, near the Woods Hole ferry. Requires a daily ferry ride to the Vineyard.

Inn on the Square
40 North Main Street, Falmouth, MA (877.597.8260)

Seaside Inn
263 Grand Avenue, Falmouth, MA (508.540.4120)

Town & Beach Motel
382 Main Street, Falmouth, MA (508.548.1380)

Holiday Inn Cape Cod-Falmouth
291 Jones Road, Falmouth, MA (508.540.2000)

Admiralty Inn and Suites
51 Teaticket Highway, East Falmouth, MA (508.548.4240)

Getting there

Here are some options to help with planning your visit to the Vineyard.

Ferry From Woods Hole, MA:
Many ferries daily from the Woods Hole dock in Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard
Steamship Authority

Ferry From Quonset Point Rhode Island:
Take the Amtrak to Quonset, RI or drive. This ferry has daily trips back and forth to the island and has dockside parking for 10.00/day. In addition, the Quonset ferry is very close to the Amtrak station for trains traveling on the North East corridor.
Vineyard FastFerry

Ferry From New Bedford, MA:
This ferry makes hourly trips back and forth to the island and has parking across from the ferry. Conveniently located off 195, you’ll save over an hour of traveling.
NE FastFerry

Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Lines
Buses from Hartford, New York and Boston to Woods Hole Ferry and Providence, RI
Peter Pan Bus Lines

Amtrak trains travel to the Ferry at Quonset, RI as well as to Providence, RI where Air or Ferry travel can be arranged.

For Automobile Rentals On Island

~Budget Rent A Car

Address: Yards from Steamship Ferry, 9 Oak Bluffs Ave #100, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
~Hertz Rent A Car

Address: 72 Airport Rd, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
~Avis Rent A Car

Address: 71 Airport Rd, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
~Island Auto Rental

Address: Harbor 12 &, 31 Circuit Avenue Extension, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Contact the Martha’s Vineyard Committee

Joe Pailin ’79
(267) 625-0748 

Melissa Audain-Pickett ’80
(412) 425-8877

Gail (Woodruff) Johnson ’79
(847) 366-8696 (mobile)
(847) 856-0963 (home)

Last Updated 1/13/22