WCAI Events

WCAI regularly hosts events around Cape Cod, on the Islands, and on the South Coast. We hope you can join us!

Currently Featured: WCAI 15th Anniversary PartyLong Haul Book Signing, Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival, 11th Connecting for Change, Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, 6th Annual Oyster Symposium, Martha's Vineyard Living Local Harvest Festival

WCAI 15th Anniversary Party
Wednesday, September 30th

Captain Kidd Restaurant & Bar, Woods Hole
5-7 pm

You are invited to celebrate WCAI's 15th Anniversary with station staff, friends, and neighbors at the Captain Kidd Restaurant & Bar on September 30th from 5-7 pm. Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish will provide light refreshments and a cash bar for the evening. Celebrate 15 years of community with us. We encourage you to RSVP by e-mail, all are welcome. If you would like to make a 15th Anniversary gift to the station, give us a call in the office at (508) 548-9600 ext. 1712 or ext. 1713, or you can click here to make an online donation. 

The Long Haul: The Future of New England's Fisheries
New Book Signings


New Bedford Working Waterfront Festival
Sunday, September 27th, 1-1:30 pm

If you're attending the Working Waterfront Festival in new Bedford, be sure to come by and say hello to WCAI's News Director Sean Corcoran and science editor, Heather Goldstone. Both will be signing copies of "The Long Haul: the future of New England's Fisheries". The event will feature a wide variety of fishing exhibits, demonstrations, and classes. Learn more about the event here. You can also pick up a copy of our book in the festival store on the 26th & 27th. 

Copies of The Long Haul: The Future of New England's Fisheries are available at select local bookstores like Yellow Umbrella Books, Eight Cousins Inc., as well as online.


New Bedford

11th Connecting for Change Conference 
October 23-24, 2015
Downtown New Bedford
Presented by the Marion Institute

WCAI is the media sponsor for the 11th Annual Connecting for Change Conference in New Bedford, October 23rd-25th 2015. This is the largest annual sustainability and social justice conference on the east coast. This year's speakers include: Nikki Silvestri on carbon sequestration and feminine leadership, Doug Rauch on affordable nutrition for the food insecure, and Jackson Koeppel a Brower Youth Award winner exploring co-op alternatives to the extractive economy and many others. Learn more about the conference tracks, speakers, and schedule here


Living Local

Martha's Vineyard Living Local Harvest Festival
October 2nd & 3rd 2015


Celebrate sustainable living on Martha's Vineyard and enjoy learning about agriculture, fishing, and land conservation, and more during the 2-day event. You'll meet the individuals on the island who are working hard to create a cooperative and sustainable environment, and have the opportunity to enjoy food and entertainment at the event. WCAI's Local Food Report is proud to support the event and station staff will be on hand to participate in event activities. 

Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival 

A Celebration of Sea, Farm & Vine 
October 15-18, 2015

What's an island feast without just the right mix of culinary talent and farmers, fishermen, oyster producers, and artisans? How about Vineyard-inspired dinner pop-ups and small batch experiences with "right pours" from around the world. You can curate your own delicious itinerary October 15th-18th.  Celebrate local farms, chefs, and more. This event is Presented by the Edgartown Board of Trade and WCAI is a proud media sponsor of the event. Find tickets and information here.

Philanthropy Day

Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod
Tuesday, November 10th, 8 am-5 pm
Hyannis Resort & Conference Center

Now in its 19th year, Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod will be held November 10th at the Hyannis Resort & Conference Center.  You may nominate individuals, businesses, and organizations to be recognized at this year's event by filling out an online nomination form before the September 23rd deadline. Event attendees may register at a discounted rate before October 9th and will have the opportunity to learn, network, celebrate, and support peers and colleagues in the local philanthropic community. This event always sells out early. WCAI is proud to once again sponsor the event and will be in attendance for the conference. 

Oyster Symposium Cape Cod

6th Annual Oyster Symposium
October 21st-23rd
Lillie Auditorium, Woods Hole
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth


A conference of the World Oyster Society that seeks to identify, integrate, catalyze, and amplify the issue of ocean preservation and restoration efforts. Recognizing the fundamental role that Oysters play in the interplay between land and sea in global environments and feeding the world's hungry. WCAI's Heather Goldstone will participate in the conference. Tickets and additional information are available here.