Nov 16 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Two island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes makes for fascinating hike through a section of the island molded by 500 feet of ice bearing … Continue reading "Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike"
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
A continuous reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. We need readers! If you are interested in reading a 10 – 15 minute segment, Sign up at the front desk beginning Oct. 15. The reading is in … Continue reading "Moby-Dick Marathon"
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am
Explore the southernmost end of the Foundation’s popular Sanford Farm property, which is home to some of Nantucket’s rarest plants and animals. This area, which is also rich in cultural history, offers spectacular views of … Continue reading "Free Walk: Ram Pasture"
Nov 16 @ 12:55 pm The Dreamland
Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, … Continue reading "MET Live: Turandot"
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Sand, gravel and boulders laid down by the last glacier during the Wisconsinan Glacial Stage was not the first layer of foundation for Nantucket; an ocean bottom created during the Sangamonian … Continue reading "Sankaty Bluff Hike"
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm The Dreamland
The Nantucket Comedy Festival Presents Jessica Casciano & Andrew Della Volpe Executive Director Kevin Flynn and nationally headlining comedians Jessica Casciano & Andrew Della Volpe will be on island to entertain local audiences and conduct … Continue reading "Nantucket Comedy Festival Presents: Jessica Casciano & Andrew Della Volpe"
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Special teen night at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club for students in 8th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.
Nov 17 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
A continuous reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. We need readers! If you are interested in reading a 10 – 15 minute segment, Sign up at the front desk beginning Oct. 15. The reading is in … Continue reading "Moby-Dick Marathon"
Nov 17 @ 12:55 pm The Dreamland
Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, this jewel of the repertoire boasts a lavish production complete with a shipwreck, pirates, and some of ballet’s most renowned scenes.
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm
An afternoon of relay races, prizes, and picking up trash organized by the Earth Warrior Kids. Meet at the Ice Rink parking lot on Backus Lane.  All materials provided; all ages are welcome.    
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Nov 18 all-day Our Island Home
Volunteers from the library read to residents at Our Island Home.
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Although Polpis Harbor is part of Nantucket Harbor, with its own narrow channel leading into it and two distinct coves or, lobes, this former kettle hole definitely feels like its own … Continue reading "Polpis Harbor Hike"
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
A paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle … Continue reading "Pickleball"
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Combining elements of the Lost Farm and Gardner Farm hikes, this is a longer loop hike at approximately 2.5 miles, which helps you explore plant succession on globally threatened habitat known … Continue reading "Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike"
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am
About Graded relatively flat by glacial meltwater running out over the coastal plain to the ocean 75 miles away when the landmass that would become Nantucket was nothing more than a wide, low ridge of … Continue reading "Smooth Hummocks"
Nov 19 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 1-7. Space is limited. … Continue reading "Music in the Morning"
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Janie Hobson Dupont shows all the useful ways your iPhone can help make life easier. She’ll show participants how to send texts, use the calendar, create reminders, Facetime with family, even identify the stars in … Continue reading "iPhone Introduction for beginners"
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Back by popular demand…crepe paper flowers just in time for the holidays! We will learn (or practice if you’ve been with us before on this) the basics of creating paper flowers. Create enough for a … Continue reading "Class: Mixed Media Tuesday: Paper Flowers For Your Holiday Table"
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm The Dreamland
When sweet Northern college kid Bill (Ralph Macchio) and his buddy Stan (Mitchell Whitfield) are picked up and thrown into the slammer in a hick Southern town, at first it looks like no big deal. … Continue reading "Our Favorite Films: My Cousin Vinny"
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
The Nantucket Short Play Festival group meets once a week to table read plays submitted from around the country to its annual contest. Once all the plays are read, the group votes on the top … Continue reading "Short Play Festival"
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
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 "Tea & Tarot"
Nov 20 @ 8:00 am
Duration 3 Hours About Smith’s Point, Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, see nesting piping plovers, least terns and American oystercatchers during the summer and catch … Continue reading "Smith’s Point Hike"
Nov 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
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 class every Thursday evening. The class is free, open to all, conducted in … Continue reading "LVA – Beginner English Class"
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Nov 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Nov 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Come join the fun as we use paper, tape, and other common materials to build a helicopter which will be set in motion powered by a wound rubber band. This program is for children ages … Continue reading "STEM for Kids: Rubberband Powered Helicopter"
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Community School Parlor, First Floor
As your child’s first and most important teacher you are in the position to provide her/him with daily opportunities to enrich literacy in their lives. Join former children’s librarian Susan Richards to learn how to … Continue reading "Raising A Reader"
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
In this session, Panchy continues a discussion on the examination of the clauses of the First Amendment that refer to religion. Participants will discuss the ideas present at the adoption of the Bill of Rights … Continue reading "Class: Peter Panchy"
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1800 House
Make a custom set of 10 cards using simple printing techniques and letterpress words.  these colorful beauties are prefect for a holiday greeting or any time of year. Maximum class size: 10
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm The Dreamland
In the Kenyan bush, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid … Continue reading "Film for Thought: When Lambs Become Lions"
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Knitting and crocheting is a textual art form with a broad array of styles and techniques. The Nantucket Atheneum hosts a knitting and crocheting group year round. This circle of needlery comrades continues the ancient … Continue reading "Knitting and Crocheting Circle"
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Two island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes makes for fascinating hike through a section of the island molded by 500 feet of ice bearing … Continue reading "Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike"
Nov 21 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library … Continue reading "Toddler Time"
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk 30 minutes before start of program.
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Sand, gravel and boulders laid down by the last glacier during the Wisconsinan Glacial Stage was not the first layer of foundation for Nantucket; an ocean bottom created during the Sangamonian … Continue reading "Sankaty Bluff Hike"
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Join us at Nantucket’s first Alz Meet Up for some tea and conversation! Alz Meet Ups are social events that offer a fun and comfortable way for you to meet up with other people living … Continue reading "Alz MeetUp"
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm The Dreamland
In the Kenyan bush, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid … Continue reading "Film for Thought: When Lambs Become Lions"
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm The Dreamland
This is performed in the Noël Coward theatre and is an adaptation from the well known film. This story revolves around aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Lily James). Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the … Continue reading "NT Live: All About Eve"
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Join us and author Betsy Tyler for a special book launch for this new NHA publication. A lecture, light bites and refreshments, as well as a book signing will take place. This beautifully illustrated, 256-page … Continue reading "A THOUSAND LEAGUES OF BLUE book launch"
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Want to know what the Sommeliers + Staff drink?  Now is your chance to find out and drink with them!  Enjoy a taste of what is in our cellars as we share our favorite fall … Continue reading "Fall Staff Favorites: Free Wine Tasting"