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 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.
Jun 15 @ 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 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Downtown on Cambridge & North Union Streets
Sustainable Nantucket’s Farmers and Artisans Market is designed to support and strengthen our traditional industry of agriculture; to support the local economy and encourage entrepreneurs; to help keep downtown vital and to enhance our experience … Continue reading "Farmers & Artisans Market"
Jun 15 @ 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 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Department of Public Works - Administration Offices
Households and very small commercial generators of hazardous waste can bring their hazardous waste to the Department of Public Works – Administration Offices, located at 188 Madaket Road, two driveways after the Landfill entrance. When … Continue reading "Hazardous Waste Collection Day"
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Over 30 authors from Nantucket and New England gather under the garden tent to talk with readers and sell their books. Every genre from children’s to adult fiction and nonfiction will be represented. Discover the … Continue reading "Local Author Tent"
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Can’t make our November sale? It’s time to find something special to furnish your summer home. Stock up on beach gear or discover that much needed garden tool. The Lightship Basket Museum will hold its … Continue reading "Summer Yard Sale"
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Winter Park
Free Yoga in the park in English and Spanish! Please bring your own mat or towel. Brought to you by Nantucket Community Parks and Recreation and ASAP (Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention)
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Natural Science Museum
The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. If you love animals, this is a great way to learn about them up close. … Continue reading "Meet the Animals"
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Departure times: 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM; 2 hour cruise Experience the natural beauty of Great Point and learn about our Gray seal colony.
Jun 15 @ 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 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Poet, translator, literary and art critic, and now winner of the 2019 PEN/ ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, Rowan Ricardo Phillips tracks the competitive world of the 2017 ATP men’s tennis tour in The … Continue reading "Rowan Ricardo Phillips"
Jun 15 @ 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 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am The Dreamland
Celebrate the joy of reading with Wendy Rouillard and Barnaby Bear at a special Book Festival party! This FREE event will take place at the Dreamland Theater. There will be a reading, make your own … Continue reading "Celebrate Reading with Barnaby Bear! Sponsored by Fogged In Bookkeeping: Free – ticket required"
Jun 15 @ 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 15 @ 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 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Combat Marine veteran Elliot Ackerman, awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star, and Bronze Star, understands war from a boots-on-the ground perspective. His writing reaches beyond the political and cultural differences that divides us to create … Continue reading "Elliot Ackerman with Robert Cocuzzo"
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Sankaty Heead Lighthous
The lighthouse will be open for free tours to the top. Children must be at least 6 years old; if under 12 years old, must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must wear suitable shoes … Continue reading "Open Day at Sankaty Head Lighthouse"
Jun 15 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm TOPPER'S at The Wauwinet
A delectable brunch along the waters of Nantucket Bay in Toppers at the Wauwinet. 
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal “superbugs,” bacteria that have built up resistance to the life-saving drugs … Continue reading "Matt McCarthy with John Stanton"
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Methodist Church
How do you hold onto your humanity in the midst of crisis? Pushcart Prize-winning author Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers intertwines stories that take readers through the heartbreak of the AIDS crisis in the 1980’s … Continue reading "Rebecca Makkai with Tim Ehrenberg"
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Marzano-Lesnevich’s startling memoir The Fact of a Body follows their story from childhood, interspersed with the story of a murderer they are researching while a law clerk. Each narrative informs the other, and their conclusions, … Continue reading "Alex Marzano-Lesnevich with Amy Jenness"
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Methodist Church
In Washington Black, award-winning Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan tells the beautifully wrought tale of a young slave on Barbados who becomes a scientist and illustrator through an encounter with an eccentric slave-holding Englishman. The tale … Continue reading "Esi Edugyan with Heather Reisman"
Jun 15 @ 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 15 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Methodist Church
The Library Book is a tribute to an institution that Susan Orlean considers formative to her love of reading and writing, and to the magic and stability libraries bring to our culture. It is also … Continue reading "Susan Orlean"
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm White Heron Theatre
Filmmaker and teacher Jay Craven worked with island students this spring, developing original ten minute plays that emphasize stories and characters facing and dealing with challenges, obstacles, and conflicts. They will be performed at the … Continue reading "Young Playwrights"
Jun 15 @ 2:45 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"
Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CRU Oyster Bar
Celebrate the launch of the CRU Oyster Bar Nantucket Cookbook with an intimate tasting, preview and discussion of the book at CRU with authors and owners Erin Zircher, Jane Stoddard and Carlos Hidalgo. Published by … Continue reading "CRU Oyster Bar Cookbook Launch Party – Sponsored by CRU Oyster Bar"
Jun 15 @ 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 15 @ 7:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About With the backdrop of the sun setting over Nantucket Harbor and Coatue, learn from Nantucket Walkabout Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket and Polpis Harbors, discover the salt marsh … Continue reading "Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike"
Jun 15 @ 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 15 @ 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 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm White Elephant Brant Point Grill
Live Music in the Brant Point Grill Lounge in The White Elephant.
Jun 15 @ 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 15 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 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"
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Author of the highly acclaimed novel Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk, Ben Fountain speaks from the trenches of our current state of divisiveness in his new book, Beautiful Country Burn Again. His vivid essays portray … Continue reading "Ben Fountain with Michael Schulder"
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Formerly a vegetable farm along the east of side of Hummock Pond, the Land Bank’s Gardner Farm property runs along Hummock Pond, a glacial meltwater river bed that once ran roughly … Continue reading "Gardner Farm Hike"
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Centre Street Bistro
A sweet and savory selection at this downtown chef-owned Nantucket Classic.
Jun 16 @ 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 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am White Elephant Brant Point Grill
Gather with us to meet master storyteller and New York Times best-selling author Craig Johnson, the creator of the heroes of the Longmire series, Walt Longmire, Henry Standing Bear, and Vic Morretti. A charmer himself, … Continue reading "Craig Johnson: The American West Meets the Seashore"
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Why doesn’t our immune system fight cancer the way it fights other diseases? Edgar Award-nominated author Charles Graber’s The Breakthrough details the astonishing scientific discovery of the code to unleashing the human immune system to … Continue reading "Charles Graeber with Robert Cocuzzo"
Jun 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm White Elephant
Brunch at Brant Point Grill has been voted year after year the Best Brunch on Nantucket by Inquirer & Mirror readers. Our brunch does not disappoint with waffle, pancake, omelet, raw bar and carving stations. … Continue reading "Sunday Brunch at Brant Point Grill"