Celebrate PRIDE at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

June 3, 2023

Mass Audubon’s Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and Queer Hub MV invite you to take a walk on the wild side. As part of Pride at Mass Audubon, a series of events to celebrate Pride Month at wildlife sanctuaries across Massachusetts, the first-ever Martha’s Vineyard Nature-Inspired Drag Show will take place on June 3, 2023, at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Nature is accepting and inclusive and has so many examples of a broad way of being. Navigating the climate crisis needs diversity to adapt and survive. We must be able to think outside of the norm or dominant mindset and change our lifestyles to adapt to the climate crisis with new ways of being and new ways of living through resilience, strength, and growth. These are the ways this planet and this world can heal.

Against a backdrop of ocean waves, a person models a creative horseshoe crab costume made of cardboard.

Calling interested performers!

Interested in drag, but tired of king/queen binaries? Are you enraptured with raptors, a lover of trees, fungus, or moss? Find ways to invite your inner beastliness out and dissolve your modern human hang-ups or try just a fun, low-stakes opportunity to do something new in a creative community.

If you have always wanted to try drag performance, but need some support, please join artists Eli Nixon and Hana van der Kolk for a workshop to develop a collaboratively created performance on expanding drag and embarrassment as key to transformation. All ages and identities welcome especially those in the LGBTQ+ community. No experience necessary.

To sign up for a slot in the show please email [email protected] or 508-627-4850.

Nature Inspired Drag: A Conversation
May 16 • 6:30-8:00pm • West Tisbury Library

(for all ages)
Felix Neck, QueerHub MV, Providence artist and creator Eli Nixon, and Hudson Valley artist and dancer Hana van der Kolk will host a conversation on expanding drag beyond the binaries of king and queen and finding inspiration in nature. Open to anyone interested in more information.
More information >

NatureDrag Workshop with Eli Nixon and Hana van der Holk
June 2 • 4:00-6:00pm & June 3 • 10:00am-12:00pm • Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

(for all ages)
$5-$20 sliding scale
Workshop includes: creating a solo or collaborative nature-inspired drag act through imaginative movement exercises, drawing prompts, finding/making soundtracks, and assembling costumes for a performance on June 3rd.

Nature Inspired Drag Show
June 3 • 3:00pm-5:00pm • Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

(for all ages; after party for ages 21+)
$25 tickets or $40 for event and after party
Doors for the event “open” at 2pm. BYO Blanket or beach chairs to claim your best spot before the performers emerge from the blooming pollinator garden and delight with dance, music performances, or whatever inspires them. Together we will elevate and celebrate the natural world in all its rainbow colors. All ages welcome, this is a family-friendly event.
Register today >

Birds, Beers, and Queers After Party
June 3 • 7:00pm-10:00pm • Portuguese American Club

(adult, for ages 21+)
$25 tickets or $40 for event and after party
All the fun of Nature-Inspired Drag continues as we migrate to the PA Club to shake our claws, snouts, tails, and feathers with DJ Pretty Ninja.
Register today >

All proceeds from events support QueerHub MV, your guide to LGBTQIA+ on Martha’s Vineyard.

For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, please visit our website >