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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 71 events for Thursday 30th of July 2015
6:30 AM to 7:50 AM
Public Skating for Early Birds
$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. Backus Lane. nantucketice.org
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
Wing Day All Day at Easy Street Cantina
A basket of 16 jumbo wings for $10.95; half basket for $6.95: buffalo, barbecue, teriyaki, or plain. At Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy & Broad Streets.
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.
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, packages available. This week's chat is: Why do it today? Seven tips to conquer procrastination.
8:30 AM
Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill
A 2 mile, 45 minute, non-stop exercise walk, with historic commentary. Down breathtaking streets and lanes most visitors never find. $15. Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Street, in front of bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 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 11:00 AM
Summer Youth Weaving Course #2
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
9:00 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 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
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Naturalist Adventures for ages 6-8 - Field Journaling
Scientists often take notes in addition to collecting scientific data. We want you to use all of your senses (except taste!) to observe the world around you and help communicate what you observe through pictures an descriptions. 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 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
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 12:00 PM
Volleyball and Badminton
Volleyball and Badminton held at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. Free Event
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Babies Into Books
A 15-20 minutes program designed to introduce babies and their caregivers to books and the library. Learning begins at birth! Rhymes, songs, simple books and finger plays will be used to foster pre-literacy skills. Join us for some fun with books and babies! No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 babies + caregivers. Tickets available at 10am at the Children's Desk. Atheneum, 1 India St.
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 6:00 PM
Trunk Show - Katherine Hooker London
Shop summer and fall 2015 ready to wear Collections by Katherine Hooker. Held at Johnston's Cashmere, 4 Federal St. 508 228 5450
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Knitted Mittens Class with Kiana Malekzdeh 2 of 2
Knit a pair of beautiful classic cable-stitch mittens. The Spruce Tree Mittens is a very clear, easy to follow pattern with construction for the right and left hand. While knitting this mitten, you will learn 2 decreases stitches (k2tog and ssk) and a twisted rib stitch, while also learning an easy cable sequence and the construction of a gusset. These are the perfect mittens for those cold fall and winter days. All materials are provided. Maximum class size 12. Held at The 1800 House, 4 Mill Street. Members $175 and Non-Members $225
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
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Toddler Time
A 20-25 minute free story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 toddlers + caregivers. Tickets available 10 am at the Children's Desk. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St.
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Class: Extraordinary Communication Every Day - 4 of 4
In the four week course, communication educator Sheryll Reichwein will share essential skills necessary for achieving extraordinary communication every day. Each week's class will build on the information shared in the previous class, but will also be designed to stand alone. Free Admission. Held at the Nantucket Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street.
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.
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
SuperKids Program
Skits, games, stories, prizes for Children 5-11 years old. Held at Jetties Beach, 4 Bathing Beach Road. Rain site will be at Summer Street Church. 508-228-4930
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 12:00 PM
The Dynamic Duo of Nantucket Baskets
Alan SW Reed and Nap Plank will be at the museum to charm us with stories about their years sharing workspace in the same shop. Hear how these talented basket makers have taken the craft to new heights while mentoring and teaching other basket makers to follow in their footsteps. Held at The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union Street. FREE to Members / Non-Members $5
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Time
Stories & songs for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 20 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk when the library opens. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.
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 3:00 PM
Fun and Games
Musical Chairs at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. Free Event
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 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 2:00 PM
Free Greenhouse Tour
After lunch join a walking tour of the greenhouse. You'll visit the impressive house where our tomatoes are grown, marvel in the simple beauty of the organic salad greens and savor the smells in our herb greenhouse. Meet in front of the market and wear comfortable shoes. Bartlett's Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. Who's Your Farmer?
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. Thursdays: Tea Cups & Dancing Masks. Free with museum admission or NHA membership.
1:30 PM
BCBS - Planning for Medicare
Peta Shepard, from BCBS, will discuss planning for Medicare. Held at the Saltmarsh Center, 81 Washington Street. Call 508-228-4490 or sign up at front desk!
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 4:00 PM
17th Annual Craft Event
17th Annual Craft Event. All items for sale are made, displayed and sold by the kids. All profits are kept by the kids. Limited space. MUST register by July 23rd. This is one of the year's favorite events. Support the Island's budding artists! Held at The Toy Boat, 41 Straight Wharf
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
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fun and Games
Posterior Pop at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. Free Event
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.
4:30 PM
4EZ Payments
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Wine & Cheese on the Wine Deck
A 45 minute tasting of 8 wines, including our reserve reds on the Wine Deck of Nantucket Vineyard, overlooking the Cisco Brewers Courtyard. Learn how we make great wine 30 miles at sea. $25 per person or $40 with a cheese plate served by the Lobster Trap. wineguy@ciscobrewers.com 415-548-0374, reservations recommended, especially for cheese.
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.
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thursday Concerts at the Meeting House
Featuring Matt Hutchinson, Jazz Pianist. $12 at the door; children free. Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 11 Orange St.
5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket Opening Night Party
The 38th Annual Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket will kick off with its Opening Night Party, underneath the grand white tent at Bartlett's Farm. This exclusive event features the wildly popular east coast band Sultans of Swing. Guests will dance the night away while enjoying delectable cocktails and nibbles, and get a sneak-peek at an impressive array of fine art, rugs, books and Nantucket memorabilia from more than 40 antique dealers prior to the show's official opening. The Annual Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket opens to the public on Friday, July 31 at 10 am. For details, visit nha.org/specialevents or call (508) 228-1894.
5:30 PM
Movie: Pixels
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
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 9:00 PM
Billy Voss Performs Live
Live music at Jetties Beach Bar & Restaurant at 4 Bathing Beach Road.
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Thursday Nights with PJ Moody
Bring the family, relax, and enjoy the music. Local acoustic musician PJ Moody will be playing at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. Free Event.
6:00 PM to 7:00 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. 508-228-1110 ext. 113 Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
6:00 PM to 7:00 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. 508-228-1110 ext. 113. Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Carnival
Amron Family Amusements Presents fun for the whole family. The Carnival is in town! Rides, games & prizes, cotton candy, fried dough and more! Come visit us at the Tom Never Fairgrounds now until August 1st.
6:00 PM
Movie: Paper Towns
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dinner With Live Guitar Music at Breeze Cafe
Savor the summer breezes! Enjoy dinner outdoors on the patio accompanied by live acoustic guitar music with Sean Lee 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.
6:30 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 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.
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Talk with Janis Staggs of The Neue Galerie, NY
Janis Staggs, Assistant Curator of the Neue Galerie in New York, will discuss the museum's exhibition Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer, The Woman in Gold. Held at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street.
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Earth Got The Blues Plays Live
Local favorite at Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St.
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
8:30 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: Trainwreck
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
9:15 PM
Movie: Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Karaoke
Every Thursday night at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St.
Sunrise: 05:37:47 AM
Sunset: 07:55:53 PM
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