Published on November 25, 2019

Celebrating 50 Years at Felix Neck

50 Years at Felix Neck circle logo

Felix Neck is marking the 50th anniversary as a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary! Beginning in December 2019, we're celebrating with a year of special events and a drive to secure the sanctuary's place, people, and programs for the next half century.

Felix Neck Forever

To ensure that Felix Neck continues to inspire youth and adults for the next 50 years and beyond, we're launching the Felix Neck Forever Fund. Donations to this fund will provide critical support for all aspects of our work, including the expansion of climate initiatives, more access for everyone to programs, and maintaining an engaged and qualified team of naturalists and educators. 

You can make a difference—and the time to help is now. 

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Celebrate with Us!

It's Felix Neck's 50th anniversary, and we're celebrating with a full year of fun, unique festivities! Join us at any or all of these events to honor and reflect on the sanctuary's five decades of work to inspire nature heroes. 

Volunteer Potluck

Monday, June 8, 2020 • 5:30-7:00 pm

Gear up for a summer of celebration of 50 years of Felix Neck! Join staff and fellow volunteers at this free event. Contributions towards the Felix Neck Forever Fund and new memberships are always welcome. Bring your family and friends and a dish to share. This is a no waste event so please bring a place setting.

Sunset at Felix Neck's 2019 Sanctuary Supper

2nd Annual Sanctuary Supper

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Enjoy a cocktail hour with wild drinkables, and passed hors d'oeuvres in the meadow, followed a multi-course organic meal overlooking the spectacular expanse of the sanctuary. All ingredients are sourced with the health of our planet and people in mind. Then get your paddles ready for an exciting live auction! 

This evening fundraiser will benefit Felix Neck's climate education programs.

Amity Shark Race

Sunday, August 30, 2020 • Race starts at noon

Race your wooden shark fins! Join us at the finish line while you watch the "sharks" race under Little Bridge in a fun competition for great prizes. Enter the race and help support Felix Neck by purchasing one or more sharks. You just might be the big winner!

Marla Isaac with a Turkey Vulture at Felix Neck's Fall Festival © Maria Thibedeau
Marla Isaac with Turkey Vulture © Maria Thibedeau

Foot it for Felix 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, September 6, 2020

The race will take you through the sanctuary's beautiful trails, providing views and inspiration at every step. Proceeds will benefits Felix Neck's wildlife protection, education, and conservation initiatives.

40th Annual Fall Festival 

Friday, November 27, 2020 • 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Wrap up our 50th anniversary with the whole family at our our Annual Fall Festival! This celebration of fall is a Vineyard tradition held the day after Thanksgiving and draws hundreds of islanders and visitors each year. With hayrides, face painting, live music, food, wreath making, and crafts for kids, there is fun to be had by all!