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

There are 52 events for
Monday 6th of July 2015
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
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Whaling History Tour
Learn about one of the most exciting times in Nantucket History. Complimentary coffee included. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
8:30 AM
Nantucket In Bloom
A brisk, non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past the most beautiful houses and gardens of Nantucket town. 2 mile, 45-50 minutes. $15 Cash Only! Meet at corner of Main and Centre, in front of bank, at 8:20 AM. 508-332-0953
8:50 AM to 3:00 PM
Discovery Camp - Full and Half Day Programs
Discovery Camp - Full and Half Day Programs for ages 3.5 - 12! Fun and adventure for all ages. Several programs and age groups to choose from. These programs are very popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org OR call 508-228-9198 for Times, Prices and Locations. Prices Vary for Individual Programs
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 1:00 PM
Summer Youth Weaving Course #1
Open to children ages 9-13. Learn to make an authentic lightship basket under the instruction of talented local instructors. Space is limited, register early! Course Fee $150, Held at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union Street 508-228-1177
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
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Carnivorous Critters
Before the museum opens to the public, join us for the unique experience of seeing the museum animals eat. See turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! This program is popular and limited to 12 people, so pre-registration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198! Held at Natural Science Museum Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets. $5 Members & $10 Non-Members
9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Where's Waldo Local
Collect Stamps and signatures in your \"Find Waldo Local in Nantucket\" Passport to turn in and win coupons and to be entered to win a larger prize drawn July 31, 2015 at the Waldo Party at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Seal Cruise
A Nature's Lovers Dream! A cruise to Historic Great Point to see and learn about seals and birds with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
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 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 Pre-registration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Meet at Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 28 Washington Street. $10 Members & $20 Non-Members
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Postcard Day
The First United States Postcard to be printed as a souvenir was created in 1893! Stop by for a FREE souvenir postcard courtesy of photographer Tom Benincas and The Toy Boat, at 41 Straight Wharf
10:00 AM
Pro Ambitions Hockey
Nantucket Ice, 10 Backus Lane. All Levels, beginners to advance. Pre-register at nantucketice.org or call 508-228-2516. Some drop ins allowed.
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
10:00 AM
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 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
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.
10:30 AM
Lighthouse Walk: Tales of Pirates, Shipwrecks & Ghost Ships
Join Pirate Robin on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. During our walk, you will hear tales of infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, shipwrecks, and the mysterious ghost ships of New England. Meet at The Nantucket Hotel located at 77 Easton Street. Adults $20, Seniors & Teens $15 and Children $10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508-257-4586.
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.
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Prime Rib + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418
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
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Seal Cruise
A Nature's Lovers Dream! A cruise to Historic Great Point to see and learn about seals and birds with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
1:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Public Skating
$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. Backus Lane. nantucketice.org
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
1:00 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.
1:30 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. Mondays: Whale Mobiles & Whirligigs. Free with museum admission or NHA membership.
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Beach Discovery Field Trip
Go from interested beach visitor to expert beach comber! Join us to learn how to identify the crabs, shells, sponges, and seaweed's commonly found along the beach. Learn about the lives of these animals as we walk along one of Nantucket's beautiful beaches. Pre-registration required. Sign up at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Limited to 30 people. Meet in front of Sconset Market, 4 Main Street, Siasconset $10 for Members & $15 for Non-Members
2:00 PM
Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour
Hear the hidden history of Nantucket they dare not tell you on any other tour, on this 2/3 mile, 80 minute stroll. 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. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
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
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
Advanced Figure Skating Classes
Moves in the field, Power and Creative Free Skate. For info contact Nantucket Skating Club. Nantucket Ice, Backus Road.
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
Timbukblues Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
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
zJoin 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. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Nantucket Musical Arts Society Meet The Artists: Eden-Stell Guitar Duo
Mark Eden and Christopher Stell graduated from the Royal Academy of Music as recipients of the Principal's Prize and the Julian Bream Prize, and continued their studies in Brussels with the Brazilian Guitar Duo, Sergio and Odair Assad with the aid of a grant from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India Street.
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Breeze Bar & Cafe and Kids Deck Dining
Dine as a family, then after your children are through eating, drop them off at our supervised 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 by our cozy fire pits, at The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street. Reservations 508-228-4730 OR fb@thenantuckethotel.com. The Kids' Deck activity program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to pre-teen.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jeff Ross Performs Live
Live music at Jetties Beach Bar & Restaurant at 4 Bathing Beach Road.
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Drum Circle with Gary
Drum Circle with Gary held at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. Free Event!
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dinner with Live Music at Breeze Cafe - Mollie Glazer
Outdoor dining in the summer is the best! Enjoy a memorable dinner with Live Music at The Breeze Bar & Cafe Patio at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street
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 9:00 PM
Summer Sunset Series
Musicians Jefferson Hamer and Shawn Magee will perform an intimate rooftop concert for the first of the NHA's Summer Sunset series. Nibbles and a cash bar included. $20 www.nha.org/tickets
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.
7:30 PM
White Heron Theatre: The Gin Game
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home, but that they do enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Their secrets become weapons used against one another. Showing at Dreamland Studio Theatre, 17 South Water Street. Tickets at www.whiteherontheatre.org
7:30 PM
Brian Glowacki Comedy Show
Brian Glowacki brings his energetic brand of comedy to his hometown for one nigh only. Hear his stories of growing up on Nantucket, life on the road, run ins with celebrities and navigating the rough waters of life as Nantucket's lovable lunatic. For an older crowd 18 +, held at The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St. $25
8:00 PM
Summer League Men's Hockey
Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane. Call for additional skating sessions 508-228-2516
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Lecture: Vanessa James, 'Twentieth Century Fashion'
This lecture will discuss the spectacular developments in women's fashion in the Twentieth Century through the creative genius of its major couturiers. It will show how the styles influenced or were inspired by the social, cultural and political events of the period. The lecture will be illustrated with a generous slide presentation and some intriguing film clips. Held at the Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India 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. 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 15 minutes early. 508-332-0953
9:00 PM to 10:30 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