Aug 10 – Aug 15 all-day
Join the Maria Mitchell Association and the Nantucket Land Council during the 1st Annual Nantucket Green Crab Week, August 10th – 15th to learn more about this threat, participate in citizen science research, and learn how to collect, … Continue reading "Nantucket Green Crab Week"
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Online
The Nantucket Land Council is excited to present our summer virtual series: Clean Water – Topics on Tap presented by Donelan Family Wines. Each month from June through September, the NLC will host a special … Continue reading "Clean Water: Topics on Tap"
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm Online, Zoom
This interpretive presentation by Beverly Hall honors the creative legacy of Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan. Performed in the beautiful Greater Light garden, Beverly portrays Hanna, sharing memories of how she and her sister transformed an … Continue reading "Virtual Hanna in the Garden"
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
As a leading conservation organization in New England, Mass Audubon is committed to taking bold action to combat the climate crisis. From the advancement of climate policy at the local and state level to the … Continue reading "Virtual Science Speaker Series: Alexandra Vecchio and Danielle Perry"
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm
The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. $20 for Adults; $15 for Seniors (65+) and Teens; $5 … Continue reading "Nantucket Ghost Walk – Cemetery Route"
Aug 13 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join Kim Botelho, Director of Education for an evening hike under the stars. During the walk, you will participate in a color vision activity, learn how our eyes adjust to darkness, listen for nocturnal animals, take a solo … Continue reading "Stars & Senses Night Hike"
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am
A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min, nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes on Nantucket. Social distancing observed.
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s Paper Craft Grab & Go Bag is a Dragon Puppet! Color in your dragon, fold your accordion, and attach flames and popsicle sticks to make him move! Suggested for ages 7+. Extend the … Continue reading "Paper Craft Grab & Go Bag: Dragon Puppet"
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am
Led by the 3-time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, 1/2 mile, 80 min. Starts at 11am at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min early No … Continue reading "Historic Downtown Walking Tour"
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, the Atheneum will have a voter registration table set up in front of the building, where Massachusetts residents … Continue reading "Voter Registration at the Atheneum"
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm Meet the guide at Centre & Main streets 10 minutes early.
The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. $20 for Adults; $15 for Seniors (65+) and Teens; $5 … Continue reading "Nantucket Ghost Walk – Town Route"
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Now, more than ever, the autism community needs your support. We are deeply saddened to announce that we will not be able to host a physical Walk on Island this summer or celebrate in person … Continue reading "2020 Nantucket Autism Speaks Walk"
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am
A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. Social distancing observed.
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am
Led by the 3-time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, 1/2 mile, 80 min. Starts at 11am at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min early No … Continue reading "Historic Downtown Walking Tour"
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, the Atheneum will have a voter registration table set up in front of the building, where Massachusetts residents … Continue reading "Voter Registration at the Atheneum"
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm Online
Tune in LIVE to Local Channel 18 or this page to watch the Summer Grove program: a CELEBRATION of our island’s children, the Club, and YOU – our supporters and Groove-Goers! In 2002, the Nantucket … Continue reading "Tim Russert Summer Groove Program"
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm Meet the guide at Centre & Main streets 10 minutes early.
The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. $20 for Adults; $15 for Seniors (65+) and Teens; $5 … Continue reading "Nantucket Ghost Walk – Town Route"
Aug 16 @ 8:30 am
A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min, nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes on Nantucket. Social distancing observed.
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm
Farmer Aiden Feeney from Fog Town Farm will talk all things tomato in this session of Sustainable Nantucket’s Summer Farmer Workshop.  Register by calling  508-228-3399
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am
Led by the 3-time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, 1/2 mile, 80 min. Starts at 11am at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min early No … Continue reading "Historic Downtown Walking Tour"
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm Childrens Beach
Musicians Susan J. Berman and Ray K. Saunders will perform on the Bandstand Stage at Children’s Beach. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner, and get ready to dance!  Wear a mask and … Continue reading "Free Sunday Outdoor Concert"
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm Meet the guide at Centre & Main streets 10 minutes early.
The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. $20 for Adults; $15 for Seniors (65+) and Teens; $5 … Continue reading "Nantucket Ghost Walk – Town Route"
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am
A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min, nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes on Nantucket. Social distancing observed.
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s bag contains a selection of supplies plus 4 design challenge cards. Choose your challenge from the 4 provided and then design something to meet the challenge using the contents of the bag plus … Continue reading "STEM Grab & Go Bag: Mystery Bag Design Challenge"
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am
Led by the 3-time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, 1/2 mile, 80 min. Starts at 11am at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min early No … Continue reading "Historic Downtown Walking Tour"
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Three launch events including a book discussion and signing with author Barbara White and opportunity to see new exhibition, The Road from Abolition to Suffrage. In this first full-length biography, White draws on extensive new research, … Continue reading "Disturber of Tradition Book Launch"
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online, Zoom
The Atheneum welcomes you to participate in our first ‘Spice Challenge.’ Participants can pick up a sample spice packet from the Atheneum on Thursday and Friday (while supplies last) use the spice in a recipe … Continue reading "Yummy Monday : Spice Challenge"
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm Meet the guide at Centre & Main streets 10 minutes early.
The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. $20 for Adults; $15 for Seniors (65+) and Teens; $5 … Continue reading "Nantucket Ghost Walk – Town Route"
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am
A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. Social distancing observed.
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
Join us at Jetties Beach as we  experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters!  Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills.  They will point out and share their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am
Learn about the beautiful and historic species of trees that line our downtown streets. These tours are led by both Executive Director Emily Molden and Resource Ecologist RJ Turcotte. Their combined knowledge of biology and … Continue reading "Downtown Tree Tour with the NLC"
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am
Led by the 3-time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, 1/2 mile, 80 min. Starts at 11am at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min early No … Continue reading "Historic Downtown Walking Tour"
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Three launch events including a book discussion and signing with author Barbara White and opportunity to see new exhibition, The Road from Abolition to Suffrage. In this first full-length biography, White draws on extensive new research, … Continue reading "Disturber of Tradition Book Launch"
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Online
Led by Danica Connors, who has been reading tarot personally and professionally for over 30 years, this class is for anyone interested in Tarot cards. Danica will cover some of the basics in the first … Continue reading "Online: Tea & Tarot"
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. $20 for Adults; $15 for Seniors (65+) and Teens; $5 … Continue reading "Nantucket Ghost Walk – Cemetery Route"
Aug 19 @ 8:30 am
A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. Social distancing observed.
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Create a cup, bowl, or spoon using classic silversmithing tools and techniques. Working with historic tools and techniques, students will have the opportunity to create their own hand-hammered silver bowl in the style of 18th-century … Continue reading "Sterling Silver Tableware & Serving Pieces with Steve Smithers"
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Pick up your kit in the main vestibule of the Atheneum between 9-2. Make 3D models of your favorite Star Wars characters, including Yoda, R2D2, and Han Solo. FREE for teens entering grades 6-12.
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am Sea Nantucket
Want to try kayaking but aren’t sure where to start? Follow one of MMA’s instructors and explore the island from the water! We will teach participants basic kayaking strokes and safety procedures, explore the creeks … Continue reading "Family Kayaking"
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am
Led by the 3-time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, 1/2 mile, 80 min. Starts at 11am at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min early No … Continue reading "Historic Downtown Walking Tour"
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm
The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. $20 for Adults; $15 for Seniors (65+) and Teens; $5 … Continue reading "Nantucket Ghost Walk – Cemetery Route"
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 1800 House
Learn many of the basic techniques used in creating a Sailors Valentine.  This class is designed with a simple pattern with a  large single flower center in a 6” valentine box. It has been designed … Continue reading "Little Bit of Sunshine Sailors Valentine with Suzanne Marie Dietsch"
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am
Led by the 3-time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, 1/2 mile, 80 min. Starts at 11am at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min early No … Continue reading "Historic Downtown Walking Tour"
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What makes a forest different from a field? Through a combination of exploration, close observation, and games we will investigate the natural habitats around us. Together we will learn what a habitat is, how to … Continue reading "Habitat Hike"
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Online
Weekly trivia games for teens, using Zoom and Kahoot. Test your knowledge with all things trivia! Multiple choice and true/ false questions. Open to all teens entering 6-12th grades. Email eyoung@nantucketatheneum.org for login information.
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm Online, YouTube Live
Mollie Glazer, cello, Isaiah Williams, piano, Joe Hammer, organ Thursday, August 20, 6pm, YouTube Live