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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 70 events for Thursday 20th of July 2017
7:00 AM
Wing Day at Easy Street Cantina
A basket of 16 jumbo wings for $12.95; half basket for $8.95: buffalo, barbecue, teriyaki, or plain. At Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy & Broad Streets.
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Yoga with a View
Yoga with a view taught by Bettina Broer,with over 20 years of teaching yoga. Held at The Bandstand at Children's Beach. nantucketyogawithaview.com $18 Adults $165 for 10-pass; $15 Teens & $10 kids
8:00 AM
Nantucket Garden Festival
The Nantucket Garden Festival celebrates gardening through creative workshops, exquisite garden tours, children's workshops, and an opening night soiree. A Nantucket Lighthouse School event. Details at nantucketgardenfestival.org
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Nantucket Pickleball
Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 per person. 82 Hinsdale Road.
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Whaling History Tour
Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.
8:30 AM
Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill
A 2 mile, 45 minute, nonstop exercise walk, with historic commentary. Past historic mansions of Nantucket. $15, cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953
9:00 AM
Children's Adventure: Become a Pirate Hunter on the Endeavor
Join Pirate Robin aboard the Endeavor & learn about pirate life and become Pirate Hunters. The adventure ends with a pirate map & search for treasure. Best for ages 3-5; adult must accompany child. $38. Meet at The Endeavor's Slip # 1015 on the Straight Wharf. For Reservations: 508-228-5585
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Feeding Frenzy
Feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens to the public! This program is very popular, so pre register at www.mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198. Held at Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington Street. $12; $7 MMA Members
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Art Camp - For Ages 6-8 with Rosemary Glidden
Explore creative possibilities of all kinds, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and more! Campers will explore a new theme each week, so join us for more than one week of fun! Tuition $240 & Materials $50 Held at AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Plein Air Sketching & Painting for ages 9-12 with John Carruthers
Explore the outdoors through art! Students will be guided to nearby outdoor locations to explore sketching and painting the natural world, as well as exploring perspective. Tuition $240 & Materials $50 Held at AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Constructing/Deconstructing the Landscape with Christie Scheele
This workshop is designed to help students address composition issues by investigating how the formal elements in a landscape serve the whole. A series of exercises will focus on form, shape & elimination will help students achieve dynamic composition. Class held at the Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. $330; AAN Members $300. Register at www.nantucketarts.org or call 508-228-0722
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Needlepoint Nantucket Lightship Basket
Use the basics of needlepoint to create a unique Nantucket Lightship Basket. The bag will be completed in the Nantucket Basket weave stitch. All materials provided. $250; $200 NHA Member Class limited to 8, so register 508-228-1894 or www.1800house@nha.org
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Historic Silversmithing
Learn advanced silversmithing techniques to make a historic-style bowl. Working with historic tools and techniques, students will have the opportunity to create their own hand-hammered silver bowl in the style of 18th-century Nantucket silversmiths. This piece will be destined to become a family heirloom. This class is recommended for students with previous silversmithing experience, but beginner students are welcome. All materials provided. $550; $500 NHA Member Class limited to 6, so register 508-228-1894 or www.1800house@nha.org
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Kids in the Kitchen
Kids will be welcomed and directed to a work station set up for the days activities, including games, nutrition, recipe creation, and of course, hands-on cooking based on two age groups: 6 to 9 and 10 to 14. Workshop includes apron, recipes, and take-away lunches & snacks. Tickets $65 at Nantucketculinary.com, 508-228-2665
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Free Games & Activities for Families
Free family-friendly games and activities for everyone including: Spikeball, musical chairs, kite making, hula hoops & jump rope, badminton, volleyball and kickball. Held at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way.
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Wheelthrowing with Tracy Daily
Explore the potter's wheel in this challenging, but fun clay class. All of the basic steps needed to create your own functional vessels will be covered. All levels welcome. Class held at the Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. $350; AAN Members $315, Materials $50. Register at www.nantucketarts.org or call 508-228-0722
9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Toddler Time
A 20-25 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free Admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available 10 am at the Children's Desk. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Rafael Osona Auction Preview
Come browse the vast array of fine home furnishings & antiques, fine art, Nantucket art & baskets, hand-woven Oriental carets, estate jewelry, sterling silver, folk art, maritime artifacts and so much more at The American Legion Hall, 21 Washington Street. osonaauctions@gmail.com Or 508-228-3942 for more information
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
49th Community Green Thumb Flower Show
"Meet Me on Nantucket" is a GCA Flower Show presented by the Nantucket Garden Club at The Siasconset Casino, 10 New Street, Siasconset. Free and open to the public; donations accepted.
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Seal Cruise to Great Point
See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour
Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Whaling Museum Open
?Nantucket's world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Marine Ecology Field Trip
What sea creatures live in Nantucket Harbor? Find out as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in their shapes, colors, and habits. This program is part of a long term research project is interesting for adults and children alike. Limited to 30 people, so preregistration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Meet at Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 28 Washington Street. $25; MMA Members $10
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Keep the Lights Burning
Learn about life before electricity, learn about different lamps and candles used and about the craft of tinsmithing practiced by Maria Mitchell's uncle and her brother and then make our own candle and lantern to take home. Ages 7-10 $50; $35 MMA Members. Register at mariamitchell.org or 508.228.2896. Mitchell House, 2 Vestal St.
10:30 AM
Children's Pirate Walk & Treasure Hunt
Pirate Robin takes you on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. During the walk, you will hear tales of infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, lost sailing ships and pirate treasure. On our treasure hunt we will use tools on our search of lost and buried treasure. Adults $20, Children $15. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508-257-4586.
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Preschool Story Time
Stories, songs and finger plays for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk 30 minutes before start of program. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
10:45 AM
Glorious 'Sconset
A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk through the beautiful village of Siasconset. $20 adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. No reservations necessary. Catch the 10:15 am bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington Street for 20 minute ride to Siasconset. Meet guide at rotary bulletin board in Sconset. 508-332-0953.
11:00 AM
Salvage Style with Leslie Linsley
Leslie Linsley, author of over seventy books on crafts, lifestyle & decorating will discuss her life & work. in the world of crafts & decorative arts. Held at The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union Street $5; NLBM free
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
NHA Historic Sites Open
Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather.
11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour
Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served.
11:30 AM
Summer Lecture & Luncheon
Brent Hull: Preservationist, craftsman & author will be main speaker. Lecture is free & open to public, held at The Sconset Union Chapel, 18 New Street, Siasconset. A luncheon to benefit the Mary Helen & Michael Fabacher Scholarship Fund will follow at The Chanticleer. $75 space is limited
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Lunch
Hop aboard our antique fire truck for a complimentary tour through Town and ride to Breeze restaurant for lunch and your favorite cocktail on their indoor/outdoor Breeze Terrace. Departs from Visitors Services Bureau on Federal Street at 11:30 am & 12:30 pm to Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel at 77 Easton Street. Reservations encouraged 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Millie's Foodtruck
Food Vendor at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Seal Cruise to Great Point
See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Read to a Buddy
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) are therapy dogs trained to be good listeners. This program is a fun, relaxed and nonjudgmental way to become more confident and simply Enjoy reading. Our furry friends just want to listen and make you feel great about your reading! Sign up to read 15 - 20 minutes by calling Weezie Desk 508-228-1110. Free. Children ages 6 - 9 years old are welcome to register. Held at Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Clay Camp - For Ages 6-9 with Elizabeth Buccino
Explore traditional hand building techniques to create fun and unique pieces of art inspired by art history, nature, and their own imagination. Clay Camp is different from week to week, so join us for more than one week of messy fun! We are unable to offer glazing during Clay Camp. Students should also register for a Glaze Fest class if they will like to glaze their work. Tuition $190 & Materials $50 Held at AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722
1:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Lobster Trap Truck
Food Vendor at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Yoho Rawbar
Rawbar at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Big Hug Dumplings
Delicious handmade dumpling, available in both Pork & Vegetarian options at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Hands on History for Children
Hands on History offers children & their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection. Thursdays craft is Tea Cups & Dancing Masks. Free NHA members or with Museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Held at The Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street 508-228-1894
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Patriotic Picnic
Nancy Tyrer from the Atheneum will prepare a picnic for two. We will make ham and cheese pita pockets with lettuce and tomato, veggies and homemade ranch dip and fruit salad. You may assemble your sandwiches for dinner or take home the ingredients to make for the next day. A variety of sandwich recipes will be available to copy and a list of various healthy salad recipes will be provided. Also be prepared to tell us all your favorite picnic spot on the island. Each participant is asked to bring a small cooler, a frozen blue ice pack and three plastic containers with lids.. All other ingredients will be supplied. Fee: Payable to instructor is $6 (for 2 meals). Held at the Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington Street
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Weekly Printmaking with Elizabeth Durand
Come see all the print shop has to offer. Explore a different technique each week. Take individually or the full series. All levels welcome. $70; $50 members & materials $10 Weekly OR $140: $120 members & Materials $30 Full series. Held at AAN's Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 508-228-0722
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour
Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served.
2:30 PM
Fight for Treasure Sail
Raise the flags and sails with the pirates and privateers of Nantucket and shoot the cannons aboard the privateer Lynx. Presented by the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. Tickets $35: 508-228-2505.
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
19th Annual Enchanted Villages & Fairy House Building
Stop by and help turn our Children's Garden into a magical place for Fairies, Elves and Gnomes. This event is not to be missed. Materials provided or bring extras (natural materials only). Don't forget your imagination, at The Toy Boat, 41 Straight Wharf
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Family Art Class with Bethany Oliver
Our youngest artists, and their caregivers, will explore various multimedia art stations at their own pace in this inspiring class. $20 per day; $10 members. Held at AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Plein Air Force
Get out & Paint. Capture the beauty of the island in this free, weeky meeting series. Call for location 508-228-0722 Free for all
4:30 PM
Foggy Roots Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Front Porch - Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites at The Nantucket Hotel
Savor the summer breezes at The Nantucket Hotel on our popular Front porch - Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites event! Sip your favorite drink and enjoy lighter fare as you listen to live acoustic guitar and fiddle music by Sean Lee & Bob McGuire. Afterward, join us for dinner at Breeze Restaurant, located at 77 Easton Street. For reservations 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com
6:00 PM
Theatre Workshop Presents: "Mamma Mia"
The international smash hit comes to Nantucket. Featuring the music of pop superstars ABBA, Mamma Mia! follows soon-to-wed Sophie desperately trying to track down her father by asking three men of her mother's past to return to the magical Greece island where they met. Showing at Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or theatreworkshop.com
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
LVA Intermediate / Advanced English Class
Intermediate/Advanced English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class every Thursday evening. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no preregistration is required. Held at The Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
LVA Beginner's English
Beginner's English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in beginner's English class every Thursday evening. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no preregistration is required. Held at The Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Complimentary Kids' Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant
Enjoy our complimentary Kids' Deck program! Dine as a family at Breeze Restaurant. Then, after your children are through eating, they can join Kid's Deck team members for a free, supervised "Make your own S'mores" and coloring activity, while you liner over dinner or enjoy a cocktail. The Kids' Deck program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to pre-teen. For reservations, 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.
6:00 PM
Movie: "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Printmaking Sampler with John Carruthers
Printmaking is one of the most versatile mediums. It is reinvented with every generation of artists. This workshop will cover linoleum block and mono print with traditional and contemporary approaches. The beauty of printmaking is that the process enhances your imagination. Class held at the Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. $180; AAN Members $160, Materials $30. Register at www.nantucketarts.org or call 508-228-0722
6:30 PM
Cooking Demo & Dinner: Summer Salad Sensations
Sarah Leah Chase demonstrates and prepares a festive seasonal dinner based on her recipes and experiences of cooking in New England. Tickets $125, includes class, demo, and dinner; nantucketculinary.com or 508-228-2665.
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Open Clay Handbuilding - Monitored
This six week clay class is geared towards experienced clay students and artists looking for a space to create this summer. Students bring the ideas, AAN provides the materials, workspace, firings & feedback. Experience with clay is required, no formal instruction. Class held at the Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. $240; AAN Members $215, Materials $50. Register at www.nantucketarts.org or call 508-228-0722
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Bring your favorite snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.
7:00 PM
Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket's maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
7:00 PM
National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1 (Live)
A new live broadcast of Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning two-part play about America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Showing in The Dreamland Main Theatre, 17 South Water Street. Tickets $20, $18 for students, seniors and children.
7:30 PM
Ghost Ship on the Mooring
Encounter harrowing tales of supernatural ships, sea monsters, and sea hauntings under the night sky aboard the privateer Lynx. Presented by the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. Tickets $20/$10 for age 18 & younger: 508-228-2505.
7:30 PM
White Heron Theatre Presents "Seawife"
A musical tale of monumental scope inspired by the stories of sailors and captains who sailed the whaling ships of old Nantucket. Percy, a sailor with most natural talent, rises to become the whaling era's greatest hero. An original musical by The Lobbyists. A treat for the whole family. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268.
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Earth Got the Blues Performs Live
Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street.
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Nantucket Supper Club
A 3-course a la carte dinner, dancing to the music of Vibrant Trio. Suggested attire: Island Elegant. Tickets $95 at thenantuckethotel.com/activities/summer-nantucket-supper-club The Nantucket Hotel, Easton Street. 508-228-4730
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
The Nantucket Supper Club with The Vibrant Trio
The Nantucket Supper Club is an exciting new event this summer held every Thursday evening through August 24th in The Nantucket Hotel's Grand Ballroom. Dress up in "Island Elegant" finery and enjoy a delicious three-coursed fine dining menu, dancing, quiet conversation & live music by The Vibrant Trio. The menu & bands will change frequently. $95 Located at 77 Easton Street. For reservations 508-228-4730 OR fb@thenantuckethotel.com.
8:00 PM
The Raven's Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket's Past
A haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk, you will hear about Nantucket's fascinating history and the ghostly tales of its past. We visit the houses that have stories to tell, and you will view the mysterious pictures from Nantucket's most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal Streets. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10.
8:30 PM
The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route
A 1 and 1/3 Mile, 90 minute eerie evening stroll featuring the Old North Burial Ground, the Oldest House and Nantucket's 2 most haunted hotels. Since 1998 led by the original guide. $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+), Teens and $5 Kids (7-12) Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Streets,by bank steps 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
9:00 PM
Movie: "The Big Sick"
Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Karaoke
Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595
Sunrise: 05:29:05 AM
Sunset: 08:04:38 PM
(use calendar above for daily events)

2017 Annual Events

April 28-30, Daffodil Festival

May 17-21, Wine Festival

June, Nantucket Preservation Month

June 16-18, Book Festival

June 21-26, Film Festival

July 4 - Independence Day Downtown Celebration
& Fireworks

July 12-15, Comedy Festival

July 18-20, Nantucket Garden Festival

July 24-29, Dance Festival

August 12, Boston Pops

Oct. 7, Cranberry Festival

Dec. 1-3, Stroll Weekend

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