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Our Nantucket Calendar of Events is the most up-to-date listing of Nantucket special events, island festivals, Nantucket concerts, theater, entertainment, exhibits, lectures, art shows, antiques shows, and all Nantucket activities! The calendar is updated several times a week, year-round. Visit often to plan your island vacation on Nantucket.

There are 52 events for Friday 28th of August 2015
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Early Bird Birding
Join MMA staff on a stroll through downtown Nantucket identifying and learning about the bird species that live in the area. Birds are an important part of Nantucket's ecosystem and the island is known as an excellent birding spot. Members: $5, Non Members: $10. Meet at Natural Science Museum, corner of Milk & Vestal Streets. Limited to 15 people.
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Yoga on the Bandstand
Yoga with Bettina Broer, held at Children's Beach Bandstand, Harbor View Way. Fee charged/class
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions
Thar She Blows! Guaranteed Sightings on this thrilling offshore adventure! Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
8:00 AM
Open Stick Hockey at Nantucket Ice 7th Grade and Up
Hockey players from 7th grade thru adult are welcome. Morning pick up hockey at Nantucket Ice. Full gear required. 1 Backus Lane. 508-228-2516
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Whaling History Boat Tour
Cruise through Nantucket Harbor aboard the Minke, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Learn what the waterfront was like in the 1800's during the magnificent whaling era, and see some landmarks that still exist from that time. Complimentary coffee and a gift included in ticket price. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
8:30 AM
Fabulous Mansions of Nantucket
A 2 and 1/2 mile, 50 minute, non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past the spectacular summer homes of The Cliff and Brant Point areas. Gathers at 8:20 am at the corner of Main St. and Centre St. in front of the bank steps. Cash only. $15 No reservations necessary. 508-332-0953.
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Historic Ceramic Transferware: Coffee Set
Design a ceramic coffee set using historic transferware images. Member $150 & Non-Members $200, pre-registration required, call 508-228-1894. Held at NHA 1800 House 4 Mill Street
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Children's Creative Movement
Children's Creative Movement on the bandstand with Marjory Trott, held at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. Fee charged/class
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Feeding Frenzy
Join Aquarium staff as they feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens to the public! A great program for all ages. This program is very popular, limited to 15, so pre-registration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 28 Washington Street $5 Members & $10 Non-Members
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Mrs. Coffin's Garden Series
A fun, informative and relaxing hour in Mrs. Coffin's garden. Each week we will present a fascinating overview of the colonial housewife's herb garden, followed by a more in depth look at one or more elements of the garden. Many topics, from herbs and herb lore, to flowers and fragrance, to Drying and Storing will be discussed as the garden progresses through the season. Come once or come often to learn, exchange ideas, and find inspiration for your own garden projects in this beautiful setting. Tickets are available at nha.org/tickets or by calling 508-228-1894. $10
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Needlepoint Mermaid with Ana Ericksen 1 of 3 Classes
Create a beautiful Nantucket mermaid in a variety of threads and stitches. Stitch a beautiful, whimsical mermaid on 18-count canvas. This nautical scene is stitched with a variety of threads, beads, and stitches. The mermaid's hair is couched (attached) using special fibers. This technique is very useful for stitching fur, beards, and hair. Most materials provided. Please bring scissors and your glasses. Maximum class size: 8 Held at The 1800 House, 4 Mill Street. Members $200 & Non-Members $250
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 11:30 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, 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Whaling Museum Hours
Summer hours for the Nantucket Island Whaling Museum are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. 13 Broad Street. 508-228-1894
10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Bead Trunk Show
Thousands of Beads, Gemstones, Charms, Glass and Freshwater Pearls. Held at Akimbo Beads and Things, 119b Pleasant Street. 508-901-5032
10:00 AM to 5:00 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
10:00 AM
Nature Walk
Free Guided Nature Walks for the whole family at UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station, 180 Polpis Rd. Other times by appointment: 508-228-5268
10:30 AM
Nantucket Bike Tour - Town
Pedal through town center and around various historical locations. We provide the bikes helmets, water bottles and interactive, passionate guides to help you enjoy the ultimate island experience. Please book your tour in advance at www.nantucketbybike.com or call 508-825-5362. Meet at 31 Washington Street.
10:30 AM
Widows Walk: The Remarkable Women of Nantucket
Did you know that a sea captain could be away for as long as five years? What was a Nantucket woman to do? Some accompanied their husbands on whaling voyages, while the others became involved in: Astronomy, the Temperance Crusade, the struggle for women's suffrage, the Abolitionist movement, and the Underground Railroad. What remarkable women! Join us on our walk to hear their stories. Meet at The Jared Coffin House, corner of Centre & Broad Streets. Adults $20, Seniors & Teens $15 & Children $10. Reservations required: 508-257-4586.
10:30 AM
Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour
Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket that they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mile, 80 minute walking tour. For ages 13 and up. $20 Adults & $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet on the corner of Main Street & Centre Street, in front of the bank. Gathers at 10:20 am. 508-332-0953
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Book Signing with Crocker Snow Jr.
Author Crocker Snow Jr. will sign copies of his Book - Muskeget - Raw, Restless, Relentless Island, held at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street.
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
NHA Historic Sites Open for the 2015 Season
The Fire Hose Cart House, The Greater Light, Old Mill, Old Gaol and the Oldest House open for the season weather permitting.
11:15 AM to 12:45 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
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. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
1:00 PM
Great Expectations: The History of Nantucket
Join us as we walk though Nantucket's past. Hear all about the founding settlers. Mary Coffin Starbuck and the impact of Quakerism, whaling as a global economy, the effect of three wars, and the tragedy of the whale ship Essex. Meet at \"The Hub\" located at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets. Adults $20, Seniors & Teens $15. Children $10. 508-257-4586
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Hands-On History for Kids
Crafts for kids + caretakers in the Discovery Room at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Each craft is designed to encourage participants to visit the Whaling Museum and explore the historical significance of the artifacts and souvenirs that Nantucketers carried home from their journeys aboard whaleships. Fridays: Lighthouses & Signal Flags. Free with museum admission or NHA membership.
1:30 PM
TBA
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
2:00 PM
Nantucket Bike Tour - Town & Cisco Brewery
Pedal through town center, around various historical locations and even out to Cisco Brewery! We provide the bikes helmets, water bottles and interactive, passionate guides to help you enjoy the ultimate island experience. Please book your tour in advance at www.nantucketbybike.com or call 508-825-5362. Meet at 31 Washington Street.
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Walking Tour - In The Heart of the Sea
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
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Apres la Plage
Enjoy snacks and light menu items with summery cocktails in the peaceful garden and back patio of Fifty-Six Union, 56 Union Street. 508-228-6135
3:00 PM
Coastal Clamming
Join Shearwater Excursions for a local experience. A quick boat ride takes you to their secret clamming location! You dig em, you keep em! Private trips only. 508-228-7037 for details and exact time.
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. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
4:30 PM
Lance Mountain Dance Party
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Wine & Cheese on the Wine Deck
A 45 minute tasting of 8 wines, including our reserve reds on the Wine Deck of Nantucket Vineyard, overlooking the Cisco Brewers Courtyard. Learn how we make great wine 30 miles at sea. $25 per person or $40 with a cheese plate served by the Lobster Trap. wineguy@ciscobrewers.com 415-548-0374, reservations recommended, especially for cheese.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sean Lee Performs Live
Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street.
5:00 PM
Children's Ghost Hunt in Nantucket Town
Join Robin and her raven, Edgar, as you embark upon her ghostly adventure. Put on your ghost hunter hats as we stop by the houses that have stories to tell. Learn what to look for and how to become a Ghost Hunter. Bring whatever tools you may need for our adventure. The ghost hunt is educational, exciting and lots of fun. Adults, Seniors & Teens $15, Children $10. Reservations Required 508-257-4586. Meet at The Park at the corner of Main & Fair sts. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Complimentary Kids' Deck Program at Breeze Bar & Cafe
Enjoy our popular and complimentary Kids' Deck activity program this summer! Dine as a family during our family seating times from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Then after your children are through eating, drop them off at our supervised and fun program. Our energetic and engaging counselors will entertain them with myriad activities - while you enjoy some adult time during the remainder of your meal or a cocktail on our outdoor deck with fire pits. The Kids' Deck activity program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to preteen. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street. Reservations 508-228-4730 OR fb@thenantuckethotel.com.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Opening Reception at Robert Foster Fine Art
Art Opening Reception featuring John Devaney. See her show through September 9th at Robert Foster Fine Art Gallery, 8 India Street
6:00 PM to 7:20 PM
Dance Party Skate Night
Public Skating with disco lights. $5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. Great activity for all ages! Call for additional skating sessions 508-228-2516. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Dinner With Live Piano Music at Breeze Cafe
Outdoor dining in the summer is the best! Enjoy a memorable dinner and live piano music with Michael Proch on the Breeze Bar & Cafe Patio at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street, Downtown. For Reservations, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail Noel Middleton, Food & Beverage Manager at fb@thenantuckethotel.com.
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)
6:30 PM
Movie: The End of the Tour
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
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. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
7:00 PM
Theatre Workshop of Nantucket Presents - Into the Woods
I wish, two words that have inspired some of the greatest fairy tales of our time, comprise the theme in Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's musical, Into the Woods. A baker and his wife, a girl in a red cape, a boy with magic beans and a maiden longing to escape her life of servitude, all seek to make their dreams come true. Showing at Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. Tickets available www.theatreworkshop.com
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Off Shore Blues Band Plays Live
Local favorite at Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St.
7:30 PM
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Andrey Stanev and Nantucket Ballroom present their most ambitious production to date, featuring well-known Nantucket residents and professional national ballroom dancing champions. This year's production features veteran actor John Shea, of film, television, & stage. Held at The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water Street
8:00 PM
The Raven's Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket's Past
The Raven's Night Walk is a haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk, you will hear about Nantucket's incredible history and the ghostly tales of it's past. We visit the houses that have stories to tell and you will view the mysterious pictures from Nantucket's most haunted places. Keep your eyes open, expect the unexpected, as we embark upon our ghostly adventure. Meet at The Hub located at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets. Adults $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Children $10. Reservations Required for Saturday 508-257-4586
8:30 PM
The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route
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 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
9:00 PM
Stargazing Night
Join Maria Mitchell's professional astronomers for an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, & galaxies. Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street Ext., weather permitting. All are welcome. Free for Members and $10 Non Members
9:45 PM
Movie: No Escape
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
DJ Video Dance Party
DJ Video Dance Party at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street
Sunrise: 06:06:34 AM
Sunset: 07:16:24 PM
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