The Chappaquiddick Community Center
The Chappaquiddick Community Center was born as a dream on Sept. 4, 1987. The first group saw the purpose of the center as encouraging friendship and closeness among the growing participants in our island life while at the same time creating a greater appreciation and awareness of the unique charm and beauty of Chappaquiddick with the hope that awareness would encourage the preservation. This dream became a reality thanks to the generous donation of the 3 acres from the Brine family, and this dream became a reality.
Thanks to the community’s generosity, the building was completed in 1995. The center is a community and family-centered place for recreation, education, and social events. We have a beautiful library filled with Chappy historical displays and books written by Chappy authors, and our volumes include natural history, references, and children’s books.
We provide many activities such as sailing, tennis, yoga, table tennis, ongoing book sales, lobster rolls, and ice cream socials during June, July, and August. Our fantastic classical music series, and don’t forget the annual calendar contest!
We host holiday teas, the ferry captain’s appreciation dinner, monthly potluck dinners, and other group activities that change year-to-year during the off-season.