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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 53 events for Monday 3rd 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.
8:30 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
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
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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 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
9:30 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. Pre-registration required: www.mariamitchell.org or call 508.228.9198. Maria Mitchell Natural Science Museum, Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets. Members $5 & Non-Members $10
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 3:00 PM
NHA Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket
A wonderful week of parties, lectures, and activities. Managed by the prestigious Antiques Council, this annual show is one of the most highly regarded antiques events on the East Coast. Held under the big tent at Bartlett's Farm. For tickets and details: 508-228-1894
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
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 5 minutes early. 508-332-0953
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.
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
1:00 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
1:30 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
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
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 seaweeds 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
2:15 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
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
ARTstronomy
Art and science collide in an afternoon of fun for young children. Using pictures and stories, kids are introduced to the wonders of the universe and their place in it. They then create their own cosmic works of art using various media, learning some basic astronomy in the process and developing a personal connection with the universe. Pre-registration required: www.mariamitchell.org or call 508.228.9198. Maria Mitchell Science Center, 33 Washington Street. Members $20 & Non-Members $35
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
Advanced Figure Skating Classes
Moves in the field, Power and Creative Free Skate. For info contact Nantucket Skating Club. Nantucket Ice, Backus Road. 508-228-2516
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
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
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 6:30 PM
Nantucket Musical Arts Society Meet The Artists: Alexander String Quartet
The quartet will discuss and play excerpts from the program of their August 4th concert. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India Street.
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
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 8:30 PM
Dinner With Live Piano Music at Breeze Cafe
Make Monday special by enjoying dinner under the twinkle lights on the patio at Breeze Bar & Cafe. Sit back and listen to live piano music with Mollie Glazer to round-out your evening. 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: Pixels
Rated PG-13, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
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: Mr. Holmes
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.
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Summer Sunset Series
Join the NHA for a very special sunset performance by Nantucket's renowned gypsy band, Coq Au Vin, as they perform on the Whaling Museum's gorgeous rooftop terrace. Enjoy stunning views of sunset on Nantucket Harbor and an evening of unforgettable music! This concert is just $20 per person and includes light bites. A cash bar will also be available. www.nha.org/tickets
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Geschke Lecture Series: Ajay Royan
Ajay Royan co-founded Mithril Capital Management with Peter Thiel an is the firm's managing general partner. Royan has also co-founded Breakout Labs, a on profit funs that invests in unconventional inventors and scientists advancing radical ideas. He frequently speaks on technology investing at technology and finance conferences, as well as public forums such as Bloomberg, CNBC, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. Held at The Great Harbor Yacht Club, 96 Washington Street. Tickets $ 25 www.nantucketatheneum.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. 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 - 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 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953
8:45 PM
Movie: Vacation
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water St.
9:00 PM
Movie: Trainwreck
Rated R, Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
Sunrise: 05:41:39 AM
Sunset: 07:51:28 PM
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