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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.

There are 18 events for Tuesday 24th of May 2016
9:00 AM
Free Greenhouse Tour
See what goes on behind the scenes with one of our free walking tours. See how we grow in the ornamental greenhouse and get a glimpse of the tomato greenhouses. Learn about our organic growing practices and learn a little farm history. Wear comfortable shoes and meet in front of the market. Bartlett's Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road.
9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Music in the Morning
Join Lizza Obremski for fun and engaging songs, singing games and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. For ages 2 - 7. Space is limited. Tickets available the day of the program when library opens. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Seal Cruise to Great Point
A Nature's Lovers Dream! A cruise to Historic Great Point to see and learn about seals & birds with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or
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, Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Shake things up and keep grooving for life. The Zumba Gold DVD is 45 minutes of easy to follow, exhilarating dance fitness moves. You'll learn exciting new dances like salsa, meringue, flamenco and cumbia, while you strengthen your body and energize your mind. Call the Saltmarsh at 508-228-4490 or sign up at the front desk.
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Whaling Museum Open
The Whaling Museum will be open from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Soup & Sandwich + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418
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 departs from Whaling Museum lobby, Rain or Shine, 13 Broad Street. No Reservations - first come first served!
2:00 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 and Centre street, by bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
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 departs from The Whaling Museum Lobby, Rain or Shine, 13 Broad Street. No reservations - first come first served!
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Library Lego Challenge for Ages 5-10
Join us for some creative construction! The library will supply the Lego bricks and a challenge for you to complete. Program is free but space is limited. Registration is required
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Family Art Drop-In for Ages 2 to 5
Our youngest artists and their caregivers will explore various art media and elementary art fundamentals in a relaxed and inspiring setting. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Artists Association Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. $5 per child per day.
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Jah Spirit Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Workshop: Myths, Dragons & The Stars with Don Cerow
Don Cerow offers an in depth look at the connection between symbols in ancient civilizations and astronomy. He calls it Mythological Astronomy. This week he looks at the artistry of Hephaestus and the wrath of Achilles dominates the stage as he vies with a river on the plain before Troy. What secrets are hidden in the depths of these waters. Free admission, Held at The Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street
6:00 PM
Flashback Film Series - The Princess Bride
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. This Flashback Film is rated PG, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
7:00 PM
Movie: The Nice Guys
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
8:15 PM
Movie: Neighbors 2 - Sorority Rising
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
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, by bank. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
Sunrise: 05:16:48 AM
Sunset: 07:57:58 PM
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2016 Annual Events

April 29-May 1, Daffodil Festival

May 18-22, Wine Festival

June, Nantucket Preservation Month

July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks

July 4 - Independence Day Downtown Celebration

June 17-19, Book Festival

June 18-23, Dance Festival

June 22-27, Film Festival

July 13-16, Comedy Festival

August 13, Boston Pops

Oct. 8, Cranberry Festival

Dec. 2-4, Stroll Weekend

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