Jun 14 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on a unique birding experience. Birds are an important part of Nantucket’s ecosystem and the island is known as an excellent birding spot. The trips will visit birding … Continue reading "Early-Bird Bird Expedition"
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am
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"
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am – Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm
The Nantucket Book Festival kicks off the summer with a stellar roster of authors who will appear June 14-16 at the annual event, now in its eighth year. For three days, book lovers will gather … Continue reading "Nantucket Book Festival"
Jun 14 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am Straight Wharf, Slip #1011
See the remaining historic landmarks form the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. Call 508-228-7037.
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am Nantucket Ice
First 20 paid players. Pick up hockey, full gear required.
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Story Times in multiple languages on the half-hour; plus authors from Nantucket and New England gathering under the Garden tent to talk with readers about their books. Find the perfect gift for the child in … Continue reading "Children’s Storytimes and Authors"
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
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, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Feeding Frenzy"
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am Methodist Church
Founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies and Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center, Johnson discusses The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century, a book that … Continue reading "Kirk Wallace Johnson"
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Natural Science Museum
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, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Carnivorous Critters"
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Meet at 110 Eel Point Road 10-15 minutes before the walk begins
Explore the unique, native sandplain grassland and coastal heathland flora & fauna of Nantucket found at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation property. We’ll explore what’s leafing out, what’s flowering, and who’s hatching along our gently … Continue reading "Biodiversity Walks with Dr. Sarah Bois"
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Departure times: 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:15 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Methodist Church
Orange Prize winning author of The Song of Achilles and now New York Times best-selling Circe, Madeline Miller is a classicist with a contemporary sensibility. Once you dive into her world, you will never think … Continue reading "Madeline Miller"
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Maria Mitchell Aquarium
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 … Continue reading "Marine Ecology Field Trip"
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Straight Wharf
Sail Aboard the Endeavor, Departure times: 10 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM, plus a Sunset sail. 90 Minute Sail Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights.  Call for … Continue reading "Sail Aboard the Endeavor"
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Whaling Museum
This tour tells about the events in Nantucket’s history that have made the island what it is today. The tour has 5 stops ending at the NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Learn about the rise & … Continue reading "Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association"
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm The Dreamland
Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time, the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical has been given to The Nantucket Dreamland. The African … Continue reading "Dreamland Stage Company Presents Disney’s The Lion King"
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Methodist Church
The Longmire series of books about Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear are set in contemporary Absaroka County, Wyoming. Rich with landscape, characters, and history of the West, these mysteries have entertained and enlightened Johnson’s … Continue reading "Craig Johnson"
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm Easy Street Cantina
Featuring fish fry plus salad bar, and an assortment of pizza, nachos, fried rice, grilled veggies, wings, onion rings, and more. $13.95. Salad Bar alone: $9.95 Corner of Easy Street & Broad.
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Mystery authors Steve Axelrod, Blue Balliett, and Cherie Burns take very different paths in telling their stories. In Nantucket Counterfeit, Axelrod gives us a poetry-writing police chief. Balliett’s Out of the Wild Night is a … Continue reading "Mystery Panel: The Art of Great Story Telling – Cherie Burns, Steve Axelrod and Blue Balliett with Nancy Thayer"
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Descriptions of Deborah Landau’s prize-winning poetry collections vary from “gorgeous lyricism” to “dark comedy” or “killer wit”. Comparisons to Sylvia Plath, Dorothy Parker and Virginia Woolf miss the singular originality and impact of her work. … Continue reading "Deborah Landau"
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Nantucket Culinary
It’s hard to imagine three novels covering a wider range of characters geographically, chronologically, and creatively than Carpenter’s Red, White, Blue, Schwartz’s The Red Daughter and Miller’s Circe. Each plunges to depths of psychological and … Continue reading "Fiction for the Ages: Madeline Miller, Lea Carpenter, and John Burnham Schwartz with Kate Brosnan – Sponsored by Annye’s Whole Foods and the Nantucket Culinary Center"
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Nantucket Ice
Public Skate
Jun 14 @ 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"
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Methodist Church
In The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote award Winning journalist Elaine Weiss tells the story of how suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists, and lawmakers descended on Nashville in 1920 in a fight to … Continue reading "Elaine Weiss with Mindy Todd"
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Author Neel Patel’s debut short story collection makes readers confront their most deeply held stereotypes. If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi examines the collisions of old world and new, and the universal themes of … Continue reading "Neel Patel"
Jun 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
This tour tells about the events in Nantucket’s history that have made the island what it is today. The tour has 5 stops ending at the NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Learn about the rise & … Continue reading "Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association"
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Methodist Church
Journalist Dave Cullen was one of the first on the scene at Columbine High School, but two bouts of PTSD caused Cullen to cover later tragedies from a distance. Yet in the wake of the … Continue reading "Dave Cullen – Sponsored by Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center"
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm
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"
Jun 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Jun 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Red, White, Blue combines the tension of a psychological thriller with the sensitivity of an insightful memoir. Lea Carpenter proved her writing chops in Eleven Days, her moving first novel written in the voice of … Continue reading "Lea Carpenter with Kate Brosnan"
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm
Events will kick off Friday evening with a Captain’s Welcome Reception on Old South Wharf. Saturday teams will complete in a one day multi-species inshore fishing tournament for the top title in categories such as … Continue reading "Father’s Day Fishing Tournament"
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
The Red Daughter, John Schwartz’s new novel, is a mesmerizing work of historical fiction, telling the story of Josef Stalin’s daughter Svetlana, her defection from Russia, and her life in America through the eyes of … Continue reading "John Burnham Schwartz"
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm
Join Nantucket Preservation Trust for a walking tour of Siasconset’s most iconic neighborhoods. Tours are free during June 2019. Meet at 1 New Street in ‘Sconset.
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm VFW
Flag Retirement Ceremony VFW Post 8608  22 New South Road, if you have any worn or tattered flags, please bring them to the post prior.
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Homestead of Nantucket, with dinner, dancing, silent auction. Tickets $100 at 508-228-1135
Jun 14 @ 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. Bring your ideas for future book binding workshops! FREE admission … Continue reading "Book Binding Workshop"
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy breathtaking Nantucket Harbor views and signature cocktails with family and friends. 21 years or older. Call 508-228-7037.
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:50 pm Nantucket Ice
Minimum equipment: Skates, stick, gloves, helmet
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Unitarian Church
The Nantucket Book Festival invites everyone to the Sanctuary of the Unitarian Meeting House for our Opening Celebration, which extols the bond of literature and community to which our Festival is dedicated. Authors Ben Fountain, … Continue reading "Opening Night Celebration: How Can We Write When Everything’s Wrong?"
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Time varies with the setting sun, so call ahead. Copy: Bring along your favorite beverages and enjoy some of the finest sunsets around on this relaxing cruise. Call 508-228-7037.
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm Straight Wharf
Watch the sun set from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset: 508-228-5585 for exact departure time and tickets. Endeavorsailing.com , Slip #1015, Straight Wharf
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm White Elephant Brant Point Grill
Imagine enjoying a sumptuous buffet dinner overlooking the harbor while rubbing elbows with almost 30 of your favorite authors. The Dinner, presented by The White Elephant Hotel, is the perfect ending to a day filled … Continue reading "Author Dinner Brant Point Grill – Presented by the White Elephant Hotel – Jill Karp, Honorary Chairperson"
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm White Elephant Brant Point Grill
Live Music in the Brant Point Grill Lounge in The White Elephant.
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
The Raven’s Night Walk is a haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk you will hear  Nantucket’s fascinating history and the ghostly tales of it’s past. We visit the houses that have stories … Continue reading "The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past"
Jun 14 @ 9:30 pm Lemon Press
It may have been a full day, but the party has just begun! Head over to the Lemon Press Restaurant to enjoy dessert, beverages, music by Audio Architects, and conversations about your favorite books and … Continue reading "Festival After-Party – Sponsored by Lemon Press and The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce"
Jun 15 all-day Nantucket Atheneum
Our summer reading program A Universe of Stories officially begins today! Stop by the Weezie Desk to register and receive a sport pack filled with everything you need to keep track of your reading over … Continue reading "Summer Reading Sign Up Begins"
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
The Clean Team is a group of over four hundred Nantucketers which is dedicated to keep our Island’s beaches, dunes, roadsides and bike paths free of litter. Each “season” (from Daffodil Weekend until mid-October) every … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beach fishing only. Solo anglers can team up or join one of our waiting “big brothers.” Rods to share for those who need them. Register at Madaket Beach Parking Lot: fish from Madaket Beach or … Continue reading "Father’s Day Weekend Family Fishing Tournament"
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Shawkemo Hills offers a hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, … Continue reading "Shawkemo Hills Hike"
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Easy Street Cantina
Full basket (16 wings) for $12.95; half basket is $8.95. Corner of Easy Street & Broad.