Classes and Programs

Community classes and programs are a great way to bond with your baby and meet other new families. These classes are reoccurring.  


Potluck Brunch Series for Expecting and New Families

Hosted by the Vineyard Birth Collective
First Sunday of every month at the YMCA
11 am- 1 pm
info@vineyardbirthcollective.org
A monthly potluck series offering a 15 minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Partners and infants welcome. Please bring a dish to share. 
For information regarding upcoming topics please visit our events page.


Baby's 1st Year

The Family Center
35 Greenwood Ave
Vineyard Haven, MA
508-687-9182
Thursdays at 10:30am
An open discussion group for parents with a child up to the age of 1 year. Let by Marney Toole. Parents have an opportunity to share concerns and questions and discuss issues around infant feeding, sleeping and day to day development in his/her first year of life.
Tuesdays 3-4:30pm
Focus on Feeding: This support group is replacing the breastfeeding cafe.


Dad’s Group

The Family Center
35 Greenwood Avenue
Vineyard Haven, MA
508-687-9182
An open playgroup every Saturday 3-4:30pm at the Tisbury School gym. Dads and their kids can enjoy everything the Family Center has to offer, block building, painting, games and more. Snack is also included in this weekly playgroup for all children ages 0‐8 and their fathers.


Infant Massage with Fae Kontje-Gibbs

The Family Center
35 Greenwood Avenue
Vineyard Haven, MA
508-687-9182
faellen@gmail.com
A series of four infant massage workshops held at the Family Center throughout the year. Moms and dads welcome. Contact Fae or the Family Center for more information.


Mommy + Me with Fallon Aiello

Mondays at 10am @ Yoga on the Vine
243 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd
Edgartown, MA
508-939-4339
DONATION-BASED MOMMY + ME is for mothers & their non-walking babies.  Enjoy yoga in a safe, supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited to new mothers and babies. This post-natal class focuses on helping new moms regain core strength and relieve, stretch, and strengthen tired arms, backs, and shoulders. Not just an exercise class for moms, this is a fun-loving class that utilizes yoga postures designed to encourage your baby's development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and help baby sleep longer, digest better and grow stronger. Suggested $10 donation.


Mom and Baby with Max

Wednesdays at 11:15am @ The Mansion House
9 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA
508-693-2200
For new Mom’s looking to get their pre-pregnancy body back. Strength exercises targeting the core, legs, arms and especially the abdominal muscles. All Mom’s with non walking baby’s are welcome.


Music Together

Joyce Maxner
774-487-4464
Music Together is a music and movement program for children aged 6 months - 5 years. Fall, winter and spring sessions offered. Each session is 10 weeks.


Music with Sara

Wednesday & Friday mornings at 10:30, 117 Upper Main, Edgartown. All ages; drop in, drop out. The suggested donation for these sessions is $5.


Mother Goose on the Loose Story Time

Nelia Decker, West Tisbury Library
Mondays 10:30-11:00am
508-693-3366
An interactive story time for ages 0-3. This event is free and open to the public.


Stories and Songs

Chilmark Library
508-645-3360
Tuesdays and Saturdays 10:30-11:30am


Story Time

Edgartown Public Library
508-627-4221
Wednesdays at 10:30am


Story Time

Oak Bluffs Library
508-693-9433
Thursdays at 11:00am


Story Time

Vineyard Haven Public Library
508-696-4211
Tuesdays at 10:00 (ages 0-2)


YMCA Pool Classes

508-696-7171
Parents and infants Wednesdays 10:30-11:15 with swim instructor Kelly Meadow. Saturdays 9:00-9:30 with swim instructor Nadia Turanska-Alberghini.