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 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"
Jun 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Sarah Sentilles’s life was changed by seeing two newspaper photos: one of a lifelong conscientious objector, the other of a U.S. soldier who served at Abu Ghraib prison during the Iraq War. Interwoven with their … Continue reading "Sarah Sentilles with Michael Schulder"
Jun 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:50 pm Nantucket Ice
Minimum equipment: Skates, stick, gloves, helmet
Jun 16 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm TOPPER'S at The Wauwinet
A delectable brunch along the waters of Nantucket Bay in TOPPER’S At the Wauwinet.
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
How Beowulf Sheehan has come to be considered the foremost author portrait photographer of his generation becomes apparent when one spends time with the 200 photos in Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan. Due to … Continue reading "Beowulf Sheehan"
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Gather at noontime at Cisco Brewers on our final day of the Festival for great food, music, and conversation for readers and writers alike. Get your copy of Summer of ‘69 signed by Elin Hilderbrand … Continue reading "Cisco Send-Off with Elin Hilderbrand and Literary Pet Photos"
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm The Dreamland
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 will follow summer 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime … Continue reading "Movie: The Secret Life of Pets 2"
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Drummer Corky Laing of Mountain and West, Bruce & Laing is a rock and roll legend—but he’s also the youngest of five children. While on the road, he found the best way to maintain close … Continue reading "Corky Laing & Tuija Takala with John Shea"
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm The Dreamland
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black … Continue reading "Movie: Men in Black: International"
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:20 pm Nantucket Ice
Public Skating $5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals.
Jun 16 @ 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 16 @ 2:00 pm
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"
Jun 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:50 pm Nantucket Ice
First 20 paid players. Pick up hockey, full gear required.
Jun 16 @ 2:30 pm The Dreamland
ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. … Continue reading "Movie: Rocketman"
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm The Dreamland
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate … Continue reading "Movie: Godzilla: King of Monsters"
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious … Continue reading "Movie: X-Men: Dark Phoenix"
Jun 16 @ 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 16 @ 5:30 pm The Dreamland
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 will follow summer 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime … Continue reading "Movie: The Secret Life of Pets 2"
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm
Duration 3 Hours About Catch an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island with Nantucket Walkabout Guide Peter Brace. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon and … Continue reading "Smith’s Point Sunset Hike"
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm The Dreamland
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black … Continue reading "Movie: Men in Black: International"
Jun 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 8:30 pm The Dreamland
ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. … Continue reading "Movie: Rocketman"
Jun 17 @ 6:00 am Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
Tuesday–Sunday, June 11–16 Plein Air Paint Out, Brant Point, June 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Frank Swift Chase Awards and Reception, Sunday, June 17, 6 p.m. Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington … Continue reading "Frank Swift Chase Awards and Reception"
Jun 17 @ 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"
Jun 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Childrens Beach
A wonderful assortment of free family-friendly games and activities for everyone including: Spikeball, musical chairs, kite making, hula hoops & jump rope, badminton, volleyball and kickball!
Jun 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 10:30 am The Dreamland
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 will follow summer 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime … Continue reading "Movie: The Secret Life of Pets 2"
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm Easy Street Cantina
Featuring chef-carved roast beef, 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 17 @ 11:00 am The Dreamland
ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. … Continue reading "Movie: Rocketman"
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm The Dreamland
ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. … Continue reading "Movie: Rocketman"