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Vineyard Vincyfest 2016
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VINEYARD – VINCYFEST

August 27th, 2016
Noon to 7pm
Featherstone Center for Arts

Admission Free

St. Vincent & Grenadines
Martha’s Vineyard

SISTER ISLANDS
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Activities:
Steel Band - including tutorials, calypso singers, Caribbean music by DJ all day
Carnival - costume exhibit, mask making, carnival parade
Whaling to Watching    SALT (40’ inflatable interactive humpback whale), kids activities
Boatbuilding               model boats, tools, story telling
Arts Exhibit - paintings, banana art, crafts, jewelry
Food – traditional SVG & MV dishes, ingredients – sampling, market
Indigenous People   Garifuna & Wampanoag Exhibits
Raffle – Grand price: Trip for two to SVG (airfare and hotel included), local products baskets

MV Museum – visitors to the Vineyard-Vincyfest will be able to pick up voucher for free admission to the MV Museum exhibit on whaling & history of MV at their Edgartown location

History
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St Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) and Martha’s Vineyard (MV) enjoy a little known, but long and historic relationship. Dating back to the early 1800’s, New England’s whaling ships, including those from Martha’s Vineyard, traveled to St Vincent & the Grenadines to hunt whales for their oil.  Ships’ crews would exchange goods and share knowledge with Vincentian whalers and boat builders. The relationship fostered by whaling flourished until the industry collapsed in the 1870’s but the connection has continued to the present day through boatbuilding, tourism, and research into the migration of the humpback whale.

SISTER ISLAND PROJECT
In 2014, an agreement, between St Vincent & the Grenadines and Martha’s Vineyard (Dukes County), memorialized this unique relationship.  The Sister Island Partnership seeks to broaden existing linkages by supporting exchanges and collaborative activities between the two islands, including exchanges in the following areas:
  • Education – student e-pal program
  • Library book exchange
  • Economic Development and Tourism
  • Cultural Exchange
Technical exchange on fire prevention, public safety, emergency response



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