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P.O. Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554  
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There are 51 events for
Wednesday 1st of July 2015
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Birding Downtown Nantucket
Join Maria Mitchell Assn. staff on a stroll through downtown Nantucket identifying and learning about the bird species that live in the area. Birds are an important part of Nantucket's ecosystem and the island is known as an excellent birding spot. Members: $5, Non Members: $10. Meet at Natural Science Museum, corner of Milk & Vestal Sts.
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
7:50 AM
Birding Field Trip
Birding Field Trip with Linda Loring Nature Foundation trips led by experienced ornithologist Vern Laux; destination depends on season and weather. Meet at 110 Eel Point Road for a 8:00 am departure. Bring binoculars. Free for LLNF Members and $10 for Non Members. 508-325-0873
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions
Thar She Blows! Guaranteed Sightings on this thrilling offshore adventure! Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com.
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 8:30 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 12:00 PM
Youth Class: Collage Glass Paperweight
Combine historic images and natural materials in a glass paperweight. Youth classes are open to students aged ten & older. Member $35 & Non-Members $50, pre-registration required, call 508-228-1894. Held at NHA 1800 House 4 Mill Street
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 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
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 pp, 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 to 5:00 PM
Rainbow Fleet Raffle
Stop by and purchase a raffle ticket to win a Set of The Toy Boat's handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea. OR 6 for $5. All Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund, Winners will be notified. Tickets at The Toy Boat, 41 Straight Wharf
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
Great Writers on Nantucket
Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck and others were inspired by this magical island on this 2/3 mile, 90 minute stroll. $20 Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) and Teens & $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at the Corner of Federal St. & India St. outside the Atheneum fence. Arrive 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Volleyball and Badminton
Volleyball and Badminton held at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. Free Event
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Story & Craft
Story and craft program for children 4-10 years of age. Each week they will be reading a specially selected book and creating a corresponding project to take home. All supplies will be provided. Free admission. Space is limited to first 20 children. Program tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before program begins. Held at The Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
10:30 AM
The Spirit and Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex: A Walking Play
The Spirit and Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex: A Walking Play is a one woman play that depicts the lives of Captain George Pollard, Jr., First Mate Owen Chase and Cabin Boy Thomas Nickerson...and their harrowing experiences aboard the whaleship Essex. Join all three characters on our walk as they tell their individual stories of survival under the most harrowing of life experiences. Reservations required: 508-257-4586. $20, Seniors & Teens $15 and Children $10
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Fajita Bar + 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 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 pp. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Writers Workshop
Mitchell's invites all aspiring writers to share their work and feedback. All are welcome! Upstairs at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street.
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
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Faraway Island Bridge Club
Duplicate Bride Game. ACBL Sanctioned, open to all Located at Sherburne Commons, 40 Sherburne Commons. Fee $5
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kite Making
Kite making with Kai, held at Children's Beach, Harbor View Way. Free Event
2:00 PM
Movie: Inside Out
Rated PG, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
\"In the Heart of the Sea\" Walking Tour
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 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 pp. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
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 $35 with a cheese plate served by the Lobster Trap. wineguy@ciscobrewers.com 415-548-0374, reservations recommended.
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
High School Book Group
Each month we'll meet to talk about the book we've read, pick up next month's book, and discuss what to read next. Food will be served! Please e-mail Leslie Malcolm or Sophie Kuhl at lmalcolm@nantucketatheneum.org OR sophiekuhl5@gmail.com to reserve a copy of the book. FREE and open to all students grades 9-12, Held at The Atheneum Gallery, 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
Timbukblues Performs Live
Live music at Jetties Beach Bar & Restaurant at 4 Bathing Beach Road.
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Parlor Concert
Kyoko Horowitz & Jayoung Kim will be performing at The Nantucket Community Music Center, 56 Centre Street 102 Parlor, 508-228-3352. $50
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
Adult Skating Class and ICE-R-CISE
Instructions and Practice. Beginners through advanced. Register at the rink. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane 508-228-2516
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Knitting and Crocheting
Join in for an evening of knitting and crocheting. We will be making 8\" squares for charity and have patterns and yarn you may use and needles or hooks available for purchase. We send the finished squares to South Africa where they are sewn together to make blankets for Aids orphans. You are also free to bring your own project to work on. We can teach you simple patterns if you are a beginner. Held at the Nantucket Atheneum Main Floor Reading Area, 1 India 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.
7:30 PM
\"Betrayal\" by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket
Drama by Harold Pinter. Wed.-Sat at 7:30 pm Sun. at 6pm. 508-228-4305 or theatreworkshop.com
8:00 PM
White Heron Theatre: Long Wharf New Plays Collaboration
White Heron's annual collaboration with the prestigious Long Wharf Theatre, A New Plays Collaborative, continues this year with the reading of a new play by Samuel D. Hunter called The Harvest. The Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre has the distinction of sending more plays to Broadway than any other regional theater in the country. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see great work on a new play before it goes out to the American theatre world! Showing at Dreamland Studio Theatre, 17 South Water Street. Tickets at www.whiteherontheatre.org
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. Adults $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Children $10.
8:00 PM
White Heron Theatre: The Harvest
This years reading is The Harvest by 2014 Mac Arthur Fellow Samuel D. Hunter, author of A Bright New Boise and 2013 Drama Desk- and Lucille Lortel award winning play The Whale. Last year's presentation, The Second Mrs. Wilson, opened a full production at Long Wharf last month, and is now destined for Broadway. Don't miss this opportunity to see a new play by a great playwright before it goes out into the American theatre! Showing at Dreamland Studio Theatre, 17 South Water Street. Tickets at www.whiteherontheatre.org
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 the Island'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 8:15 PM. 508-332-0953
8:30 PM
Movie: Terminator Genisys
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
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
9:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Night Marine Ecology Field Trip
Nantucket Harbor teams with marine life at night that is not visible in the day. Join our Aquarium staff to learn about the fish, squid, crabs, and more that come out to feed at night in the shallow water. Limited to 20 people, so Pre-registration required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Meet at the MMA Aquarium, 28 Washington Street. $15 Members & $20 Non-Members
9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sean Lee Performs Live
Live music at NIXS Brew Pub, 15 South Water Street
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
DJ D-Bro
Every Wednesday, DJ D-Bro at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street