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    Vineyard Haven is a community within the town of Tisbury, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard. It is listed as a census-designated place (CDP) by the U.S. Census Bureau with a population of 2,114 as of the 2010 census.The area was called "Nobnocket" by the Wampanoag people and was first referred to by the colonial settlers as "Homes Hole," "Homes" from a Wampanoag term for "old man" and "Hole" meaning a sheltered inlet. By the 19th century, it was more commonly spelled "Holmes Hole" after the descendants of John Holmes (1730–1812) who had settled in the village during the second half of the 18th century. The village officially changed its name to Vineyard Haven in 1871. The name Vineyard Haven technically refers only to one section of the town of Tisbury, but the names are used interchangeably and Vineyard Haven is commonly used as a title for the whole town. Vineyard Haven is the main port of entry to Martha's Vineyard and one of the three main population centers (with Edgartown and Oak Bluffs). The Steamship Authority wharf is located in Vineyard Haven where ferries arrive and depart year-round. (A second, seasonal wharf is located in neighboring Oak Bluffs.) The year-round population is only about 2,000 people, but that number increases tremendously in the summer.
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    Outdoor summer theater across the country

    This week marks the start of the 2011 Shakespeare in the Park season in New York City, with free performances of All's Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure playing through July 30 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Since the program began in 1954, the Public Theater's famous—and famously free—productions have attracted stars like Anne Hathaway and Al Pacino. And all you have to do to snag a seat is wake up early and wait in line. In fact, an online lottery system has made the system even easier—simply sign up, enter the drawing in the morning, and check back at 1pm to see if you've been selected for a free seat for the evening. But you don't have to come all the way to New York City to see exciting live outdoor theater this summer! Last month, the New York Times compiled a comprehensive lineup of summer theater across the country. Here are some regional standouts from their list: Houston Houston Shakespeare Festival July 29–August 7 Othello and Taming of the Shrew houstonfestivalscompany.com San Diego The Old Globe May 29–September 25 Much Ado About Nothing, Tempest, and Amadeus oldglobe.org Santa Cruz Shakespeare Santa Cruz July 18–August 28 Henry IV, Part 1 shakespearesantacruz.org Spring Green, Wisconsin American Players Theater June 4–October 16 Taming of the Shrew, Tempest, Glass Menagerie, and Of Mice and Men americanplayers.org Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts Vineyard Playhouse July 20–August 14 Comedy of Errors vineyardplayhouse.org Check here for other shows in your area. SEE MORE FROM BUDGET TRAVEL Video: How to Get Broadway Tickets for Less Finally! Affordable hotels in New York City have arrived London: Pop-up theater

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