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P.O. Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554  
© 2015 Yesterday's Island, Inc.

There are 36 events for
Saturday 23rd of May 2015
8:00 AM
Wing Day All Day at Easy Street Cantina
A basket of 16 jumbo wings for $10.95; half basket for $6.95: buffalo, barbecue, teriyaki, or plain. At Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy & Broad Streets.
8:00 AM
ACK Clean Team
Help clean up various parts of Nantucket. Today is: Surfside Road / Bartlett Road, meet at the Muse parking lot, Surfside Road. www.ackcleanteam.org.
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Habitat for Humanity - Yard Sale
Habitat for Humanity Nantucket will be holding a yard sale! All proceeds from the sale will directly benefit Habitat for Humanity Nantucket. The sale will include tools, appliances, building materials, plumbing and lighting fixtures and household items. The rain date will be Saturday, May 30. Held at 20 Ticcoma Way, 508-325-8912
8:30 AM
Nantucket's Historic Mansions and America's Oldest Windmill
Join the 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl on this brisk, two mile, 45 minute nonstop roundtrip exercise walk with historic commentary. Down breathtaking streets and lanes. $15. Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Street, in front of bank. Arrive 5 minutes early. 508-332-0953
9:00 AM
?Natural History Discovery Tour
Join a guided oversand adventure tour and discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington Street or at the Wauwinet Gate House. Repeated at 1 pm. Private tours (8 people) by appointment. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr.
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Whaling Museum Is Open
Summer hours for the Nantucket Island Whaling Museum are 10 am to 5 pm daily. 13 Broad Street.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise
Enjoy complimentary Ice Cream on a relaxing, narrated tour of Nantucket's Inner Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15, 1:00 & 2:15
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Farm Talk: Natural Pest Control for your Garden
This week's Farm Talk is all about your garden. Our organic farmer, Andrew Spollett, will talk about natural ways to care for your garden. He will discuss different plants that you can grow in your garden to encourage native beneficial insects for natural pest control. Plus he will be available to answer any questions about your garden - and he really knows what he's talking about! Coffee, tea and farm baked goodies will also be served. Held at Bartlett's Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. Free Admission!
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Opens
Learn the dramatic history of shipwrecks lost and lives saved at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, now open for the season at 158 Polpis Road.
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. Departs again at 1 pm and 4 pm. $45 pp, 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
10:30 AM
Great Writers on Nantucket
Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck and others were inspired by this magical island on this 2/3 mile, 90 minute stroll. $20 Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) and Teens & $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at the Corner of Federal St. & India St. outside the Atheneum fence. Arrive 5 minutes early. 508-332-0953
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
NHA Historic Sites Open for the 2015 Season
The Fire Hose Cart House, the Greater Light, the Old Gaol, Old Mill, and the Oldest House open for the season today and will be open daily to October 12, 2015, weather permitting.
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Book Signing: "The Guest Cottage"
Meet Author Nancy Thayer and celebrate her newest Nantucket Book. Refreshments will be chilled & served. Held at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
"Stove by a Whale" Exhibition
Stove by a Whale: 20 Men, 3 Boats, 96 Days, is this season's major exhibition in the Nantucket Historical Association's Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Open daily. Author Nathaniel Philbrick's book In the Heart of the Sea is based on these true events.
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
"The Mighty Misty Monster"
The Nantucket Historical Association presents "The Mighty Misty Monster" exhibition, "Moby-Dick" embroidered narratives from artist Susan Boardman. Free with museum admission. Held at The Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Downtown Walking Tour
Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from a remote island outpost, to the whaling capital of the world, to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tour leaves from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
11:30 AM
Brunch with a Free Squeeze
Good Food, Good Spirits, Good Company! Brunch with a Free Squeeze! Held at The Brotherhood of Thieves, 23 Broad Street!
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday Brunch
Enjoy a glorious view while you savor a delicious Brunch at TOPPER'S at The Wauwinet, 120 Wauwinet Road. Reserve Now! 508-228-8768
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Book Signing with Leslie Linsley
Meet author Leslie Linsley as she signs her newest book, Nantucket Cottages & Gardens: Charming Spaces on the Faraway Isle," at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street.
1:00 PM
Free Greenhouse Tour
After lunch join a walking tour of our greenhouses. You'll visit the impressive house where tomatoes are grown, marvel in the simple beauty of the organic salad greens and savor the smells in the herb greenhouses. Meet in front of the market, 33 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
?Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. Departs again at 4 pm. $45 pp. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
1:30 PM
4EZ Payments Performs
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:45 PM
Fifty Shades of Fabulous: The Story of Nantucket
Led by the 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl on this 3/4 mile, 90 minute stroll presents the dynamic story of "the most important small town in American History". $20 Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) and Teens (13+) and $5 Kids (7-12) Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Street, besides bank steps. Arrive 5 minutes early. 508-332-0953
2:00 PM
Figawi Race Weekend
Recognized as a top sailing event in the Northeast, and around the World , the annual Figawai Race Weekend is considered to be the official kick off to the Nantucket summer season among the sailing community. Thousands of sailing lovers and visitors from all over the country make this event a fun weekend to enjoy Nantucket.
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
"In the Heart of the Sea" Walking Tour
Explore the world of the Essex and its Nantucket crew, focusing on the survivors and their lives on the island in later years. Visit locations related to the crew and learn about the vital role that whaling played in the economy and social structure of 19th century Nantucket. Tour leaves from The Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Apres Beach Kick-Off Party
Buck-A-Shuck Raw Bar on the Lawn, Specialty Drinks, 1/2 off Bar Menu Food & Music by PJ Moody at the Brant Point Grill at The White Elephant, 50 Easton Street
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise
Enjoy complimentary Ice Cream on a relaxing, narrated tour of Nantucket's Inner Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 5:15
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. $45 pp. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
4:00 PM
Movie: Avengers: Poltergeist
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
4:30 PM
Perfect Day Performs
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
4:30 PM
Movie: Far from the Madding Crowd
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunset Cruise
Bring your family and friends, grab your favorite beverage and come witness one of the best Sunsets in the world. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. (Daily trip time may change with the setting sun)
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Enjoy watching the sun set over one of the world's most magnificent harbors. Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. $55 pp. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
7:00 PM
Movie: Avengers: Poltergeist
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
7:30 PM
Movie: Mad Max: Fury Road
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
8:30 PM
The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk
The Original Nantucket Ghost walk begun in 1998, Nantucket's first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island's most famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is one mile long and lasts 80 minutes. No reservations necessary, $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens and $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Street, in front of bank. Arrive 5 minutes early. 508-332-0953