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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 64 events for Thursday 24th of August 2017
6:30 AM to 7:50 AM
Public Skating at Nantucket Ice
$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. 1 Backus Lane.
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.
8:00 AM
Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Shawkemo Hills
A hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. And from a low spot along the trail, sometimes called a frost bottom because frost prevails only at these lowest of island elevation when it does nowhere else on Nantucket, discover how the glacier shaped the hills and dells kames and kettles in geologic terms of this north central part of the island. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com
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 to 9:30 AM
Coaching at the Corner
Get a great start to your Thursday mornings - join Nantucket's Professional Certified Coach Marsha Egan, PCC, upstairs at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street. Discussions start at 8:30 am sharp. $15 at the door. Today's Topic: Your Network & Your Net Worth
8:30 AM
Nantucket's Historic Mansions & America's Oldest Windmill
3 time runner up in Nantucket's History Quiz Bowl for the brisk 2 mile, nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down hidden lanes and streets, past the whaling mansions, out to the 1746 windmill and back to town. $15, cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
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 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
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 1:00 PM
Watercolor Painting with Kevin Dadoly
Join Kevin for his popular summer workshop. His approach to painting & teaching highlights his creative energy, extraordinary use of color & understanding of composition. All levels welcome. $330; AAN Members $300. Held at AAN's Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 508-228-0722
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Theorem Painting
Create a pair of botanical paintings on velvet using stencils. Theorem painting dates back to the early 1800's when this lovely technique was used as part of a girl's curriculum in finishing school. A theorem painting relies on a series of carefully cut stencils which are overplayed to create a pleasing design. These paintings were done on cotton velveteen or watercolor paper and both oil and watercolor were used. Theorem painting using both mediums is now one of the categories in the Historical Society of Early American Decoration. $300; NHA Members $250 all materials provided,Preregistration required: 508-228-1894. Held in the NHA 1800 House, 4 Mill Street
9:00 AM
Natural History Discovery Tour
A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington Street or at the Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr.
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 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
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 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 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 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 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.
10:30 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.
10:45 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
The Woodworking Life
Professional woodworker & tradeswoman Claire Minihan will share highlights of her work & journey into the life of making custom hand tools. 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
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. Offered again at 12:30 pm
12:00 PM
Concert by Organist Marcia Hempel
in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 11 Orange Street. Donations accepted at the door.
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Millie's Food Truck
Food Vendor at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
12:55 PM
Met Live: Carmen Encore
French mezzo-soprano Clementine Margaine stars as Bizet's immortal Gypsy heroine. Showing at The Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water Street
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 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.
1:00 PM
Natural History Discovery Tour
A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington Street or at the Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr.
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
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.
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
Buckle & Shake Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
4:30 PM
Movie: "War for the Planet of the Apes"
Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Great Point Circle Annual Lighthouse Celebration
Bring a beach chair and enjoy a family friendly festive reception featuring island-inspired fare and guided tours of Great Point Lighthouse. Guests must have an oversand vehicle permit to get to the event. Tickets at thetrustees.org/lighthousecelebration $100 per adult; free for guests under 12 years of age. 978.921.1944 x1836
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wine Tasting at Epernay
Join the sommelier at Epernay Wine & Spirits for a complimentary tasting. 1 North Beach Street, near The Nantucket Hotel and The White Elephant. epernaywines.com
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sculpture Show at Hostetler Home
Join Susan Hostetler in her private home for a showing of sculpture: Mentor/Protege: Sculptures of David Hostetler and John Evans. 13 Upper Tawpawshaw, Middle Moors
5:30 PM
Movie: "Girls Trip"
Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
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. Join us outdoors for our popular Front Porch Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites Menu 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
Ben Phillips Underwater Photography - Massachusetts to Manila
Nantucket's own international adventurer and photographer Ben Phillips as he invites us under the waves. From the waters in Southeast Asia to those waters surrounding Nantucket, Phillips' filming and photography bring us closer to some of the deep water's most diminutive dwellers and some of its most magnificent creatures. Showing at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. $10; NHA Members Free
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.
6:30 PM
Gotta Have a Burger - Dinner with Sarah Leah Chase
Sarah Leah Chase, an island culinary icon, will demonstrate and prepare a festive seasonal dinner based on her recipes and experiences of cooking in New England. Tickets $150, includes class, demo, and dinner; nantucketculinary.com or 508-228-2665.
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.
7:30 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 11:00 PM
Nantucket Supper Club
Join The Nantucket Hotel and ReMain Ventures as we present the last Nantucket Supper Club event of the season. It's your last chance to enjoy The Nantucket Hotel's Grand Ballroom, dress up in "Island Elegant" finery, and savor a delicious 3-course fine dining menu, dancing, quiet conversation, and live music. Listen to classic Jazz music from the 1920s and swing eras by the band, Hot Club of New England. The band features vocalist, Alta DeChamplain; pianist, Matt DeChamplain; violinist Volt Jingjit; and bassist, Matt Dwonszyk. Cost: $95 per person. An optional Kids' Club program is available from 7-10 pm for $25 per child. Drop off your children (ages 4 to preteen) and our staff will entertain them with activities and a movie while you attend the Supper Club. Located downtown at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street. For Reservations, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail Michael Blaksteen, Director of Food & Beverage at fb@thenantuckethotel.com. For information and to book via our OpenTable app, visit nantucketsupperclub.com.
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Earth Got the Blues Performs Live
Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street.
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.
8:00 PM
"Atomic Blonde"
Movie showing in Sconset Casino at 8 pm, 10 New Street, Sconset. $5
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
8:30 PM
Movie: "War for the Planet of the Apes"
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
10:15 PM
"Foggy Roots" at Atlas
Great live music from this local band at Atlas, 130 Pleasant Street. 508-825-5495.
Sunrise: 06:03:06 AM
Sunset: 07:21:53 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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