Dec 9 all-day Our Island Home
Volunteers from the library read to residents at Our Island Home.
Dec 10 @ 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"
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, … Continue reading "Annual Festival of Trees"
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tour three NHA historic homes decorated for the holiday season! Hadwen House at 96 Main Street, the Thomas Macy House at 99 Main Street, and Greater Light at 8 Howard Street will be included on … Continue reading "Holiday Homes"
Dec 10 @ 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"
Dec 10 @ 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"
Dec 10 @ 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"
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Come and join us for our third Holiday Gathering and finish out the year with small make it and take it bits of fun, a ‘crackling Yuletide fire” holiday music and of course what kind … Continue reading "Mixed Media Class: 3rd Annual Holiday Gathering"
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Have Dice – Will Adventure is a clarion call to the island’s gaming community. Do you enjoy games like Dungeons & Dragons, Pandemic, or Ticket to Ride? Looking to meet new people to game with … Continue reading "Have Dice – Will Adventure: Game Night at the Atheneum"
Dec 10 @ 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"
Dec 11 @ 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"
Dec 11 @ 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"
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, … Continue reading "Annual Festival of Trees"
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tour three NHA historic homes decorated for the holiday season! Hadwen House at 96 Main Street, the Thomas Macy House at 99 Main Street, and Greater Light at 8 Howard Street will be included on … Continue reading "Holiday Homes"
Dec 11 @ 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"
Dec 11 @ 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"
Dec 12 @ 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"
Dec 12 @ 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"
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, … Continue reading "Annual Festival of Trees"
Dec 12 @ 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.
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tour three NHA historic homes decorated for the holiday season! Hadwen House at 96 Main Street, the Thomas Macy House at 99 Main Street, and Greater Light at 8 Howard Street will be included on … Continue reading "Holiday Homes"
Dec 12 @ 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"
Dec 12 @ 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"
Dec 12 @ 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"
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Discover wines to give as a gift of cheer or find cheerful selections for all your holiday celebrations at this cheerio wine tasting event.   Think outside of the gift-wrapped box as you sample a selection … Continue reading "Holiday Cheer Wine Tasting"
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. The LVA offers English classes almost every week, … Continue reading "LVA – Beginner English Class"
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum
An 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 almost every Thursday evening. Please check the calendar for dates. … Continue reading "LVA – Intermediate/Advanced English Class"
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm Bennett Hall
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of … Continue reading "Matilda"
Dec 13 @ 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"
Dec 13 @ 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"
Dec 13 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and stories with her amazing animal friends. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 2-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the … Continue reading "Nanpuppets"
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, … Continue reading "Annual Festival of Trees"
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tour three NHA historic homes decorated for the holiday season! Hadwen House at 96 Main Street, the Thomas Macy House at 99 Main Street, and Greater Light at 8 Howard Street will be included on … Continue reading "Holiday Homes"
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Ginger Andrews, our Field Ornithologist, opens the Maria Mitchell Association Research Center each week as a space for anyone to interact with and learn about our biological collections, collaborate on group projects, do research, or … Continue reading "Biological Collections Open Hours"
Dec 13 @ 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"
Dec 13 @ 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"
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Come play with Liz and Ellen as we learn new ways to bind books together. No experience required, all tools and materials will be supplied. FREE admission with registration. Please sign up online at our … Continue reading "Book Binding Workshop"
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm The Dreamland
Join us on Friday December 13th at 7pm for the second edition of Dreamland Stories; an evening of storytelling around the theme of Scary Stories and Tales of Things Gone Wrong. This new storytelling program will be under the … Continue reading "Dreamland Storytelling: Scary Stories and Tales of Things Gone Wrong"
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm Bennett Hall
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of … Continue reading "Matilda"
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
FREE TRIP TO EGYPT takes audiences on a remarkable journey, in which an unlikely group of travelers to the Middle East find themselves transformed by the power of human connection. Tarek Mounib, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur living … Continue reading "Think Different Film Series – ‘Free Trip to Egypt’"
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, … Continue reading "Annual Festival of Trees"
Dec 14 @ 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"
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Who doesn’t love a snow globe? We will have jars, small items, and ‘snow’ available for you to create your own to keep or give as tiny gifts. All tools and materials will be supplied. … Continue reading "Makerspace for Teens-Snow Globes"
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm The Dreamland
Get into the holiday spirit with The Nutcracker Suite presented by the Nantucket Ballet. Share the magic and beauty of this beloved children’s ballet with your loved ones! The Nutcracker Suite presented by the Nantucket … Continue reading "Nantucket Ballet; The Nutcracker Suite"
Dec 14 @ 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"
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
As an ode to the ocean, local farms, and the seasons, meet + greet Chef Erin Zircher, author of CRU Oyster Bar’s Nantucket based cookbook.  Alongside, enjoy a wine tasting showcasing a selection of French … Continue reading "Home for the Holidays: Cookbook Signing & Tasting with Chef Erin Zircher"
Dec 14 @ 3:50 pm – 5:50 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on an exciting night-birding experience – the Owl Prowl. After visiting our demonstration Barn Owl nest box, you will visit sites known for owls, play recordings of their … Continue reading "Owl Prowl"
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm The Dreamland
Get into the holiday spirit with The Nutcracker Suite presented by the Nantucket Ballet. Share the magic and beauty of this beloved children’s ballet with your loved ones! The Nutcracker Suite presented by the Nantucket … Continue reading "Nantucket Ballet; The Nutcracker Suite"
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
This popular family event features holiday carols, seasonal treats and child-friendly crafts in the Whaling Museum among the Festival of Trees displays. Holiday Magic is a community event, free for all children and NHA members … Continue reading "Night of Holiday Magic"
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm Bennett Hall
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of … Continue reading "Matilda"