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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 55 events for Tuesday 4th of August 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
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
17th Annual Nantucket Beach Fitness Camp
Join renowned fitness expert, TV personality & author Tom Holland on Jetties Beach for a great total body workout in a phenomenal setting! Cardio, strength exercises, stretching and more. All fitness levels welcome. Class size limited. Register online at teamholland.com or at Jetties each morning. $40 day/$175 week/$300 two weeks. Call 203.550.6767 for more info.
8:00 AM
Open Stick Hockey at Nantucket Ice 9th Grade and Up
Hockey players from 9th 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.
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Youth Class: Historic Ceramic Transferware Mugs
Design a pair of ceramic mugs with historic transferware images. Youth classes are open to students aged ten & older. Member $50 & Non-Members $75, 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
Children's Adventure: Become A Pirate Adventure aboard the Endeavor
Join Pirate Robin aboard the ship Endeavor and learn about the legends of the most infamous pirates. During your voyage, you will learn all about the pirate life and in the process, become Pirate Hunters. Our adventure will end with a pirate map and a search for treasure. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at The Endeavor's Slip # 1015 on the Straight Wharf. For Reservations call The Endeavor 508-228-5585
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Science Explorers for ages 6-8 - Timing is Everything
Study phenology with the flora and fauna of the Linda Loring Nature Foundation. We'll look at the timing of things like flowering, fruiting, nesting and hatching. Activities will help us keep track of when things happen and contribute to our knowledge of this amazing property. Held at The Linda Loring Nature Foundation, 110 Eel Point Road. Program is limited. $10 Members & $50 Non-Members (per session). 508-325-0873. www.llnf.org
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
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 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 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
Sailing Lessons with Sail to Prevail
Sailing lessons for individuals touched by disability or special needs. Swain's Wharf; Suggested Donation $5. Co-Sponsored with Autism Speaks and Nantucket S.T.A.R. Registration: bit.ly/ACKS2P Again at noon & 2pm
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
10:30 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 to 12:00 PM
Blast Off!
Children discover the wonders of space exploration by building and launching their own model rockets. Pre-registration required: www.mariamitchell.org or call 508.228.9198. Members $50 & Non-Members $65
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.
10:45 AM
Glorious 'Sconset
A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk through the radiant, 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. 508-332-0953.
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, 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 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 2:30 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 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
1:30 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. Tuesdays: Arrowheads & Coral Necklaces Free with museum admission or NHA membership.
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Stitching Gam
Bring your needlework project to this informal weekly gathering in the Nantucket Corner at the Whaling Museum. Free admission. 13 Broad Street.
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.
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Minecraft Club
Join our Minecraft club! Our club is different in that we use the MinecraftEdu game, which allows for all players to be in one world at the same time. The worlds we choose will vary as the club unfolds. Different worlds may focus on building things, solving problems, facing a particular challenge, survival, or more. Many times participants will have multiple goals and need to work together as a team to find solutions. Space is limited, call to register 508-228-1110. Held at the Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India 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
2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Meet the Animals
The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. If you love animals, this is a great way to learn about them up close. Ages 4-12. Limited to 12 children so, Pre-registration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Meet at MMA Science Museum Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets $5 Members & $10 Non-Members
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Family Snorkeling with Underwater Digital Photograpy
Experience the beautiful marine life Nantucket Island has to offer. Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques, how to use our Nikon Coolpix waterproof cameras and will point out any local marine life you come across including horseshoe crabs, pipe fish, puffer fish, moon snails, American eels, flounder and more! You will have online access to your images within one week of your program. Swimming experience is recommended. All equipment included. Pre-registration required: www.mariamitchell.org or call 508.228.9198. Jetties Beach, 4 Bathing Beach Road. Members $75 & Non-Members $95
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 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.
4:00 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.
4:30 PM
Coq Au Vin Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
4:30 PM
Learn to Skate Class for Children
Summer Session. Nantucket Ice, 10 Backus Lane. All Levels, beginners to advance. Pre-register at nantucketice.org or call 508-228-2516. Some drop ins allowed.
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 7:30 PM
Happy Anniversary: A Party to Celebrate 225 Years of Coast Guard Heritage
Held at Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum at 158 Polpis Road.
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
NMAS Concert - Alexander String Quartet
the ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world's premiere ensembles. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet's recordings of the Beethoven cycle (twice), and the Bartok and Shostakovich cycles have all won international critical acclaim. Held at First Congregational Church, 62 Centre Street. Adults $25 & Students $10
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 10:00 PM
Annual Paws for the Cause Benefit
\"Dressed to the K-9's\" Fashion Show benefits Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals under the stars at Bartlett Farm. Watch as 20 canine contestants strut their stuff on the cat walk, vying for \"Best in Show.\" This year, each canine contestant will team up with a downtown business to create an avant garde canine fashion statement. A piece of art, a textile, a book, or a vintage ensemble will inspire the couture for the runway. A farm-to-table dinner will be served under Nantucket's own unmatchable night sky. An additional 100 dessert + show tickets are also available. This is a fun, funny, festive event, unlike any other on Nantucket, and all proceeds go to help care for the homeless animals at Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals. Tickets at nantucketsafeharborforanimals.org
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Yellowred (Female pop folk duo) Performs Live
Live music at Jetties Beach Bar & Restaurant at 4 Bathing Beach Road.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dinner With Live Guitar Music at Breeze Cafe
Dining in the great outdoors beckons. Enjoy dinner and live acoustic guitar music with Sean Lee on the patio at Breeze Bar & Cafe. Located 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.
6:00 PM
Movie: Paper Towns
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Free Yoga for Teens
Free! Open to all! No pre-registration, so you can drop in as your schedule allows. Mats are provided. All levels welcome. Taught by Marjory Trott at the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India 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)
6:30 PM
Movie: Minions
Rated PG, Showing in The Dreamland Main 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.
8:00 PM
The Moth on Nantucket
True stories told live in the Unitarian Church, 11 Orange Street. Presented by Nantucket Arts Council with White Heron Theatre Company and Theatre Workshop. Tickets $60 and $150 to benefit local presenters. 508-325-8588.
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 - Cemetery Route
A 1 and 1/3 Mile, 90 minutes walk featuring the Old North Burial Ground, the Oldest House and Nantucket's 2 most haunted hotels. $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+), Teens and $5 Kids (7-12) & Under 7 Free. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Street, in front of bank, at 8:20 PM. 508-332-0953
8:45 PM
Movie: Southpaw
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
9:00 PM
Movie: Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
Sunrise: 05:42:38 AM
Sunset: 07:50:18 PM
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