Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm Natural Science Museum
What was Nantucket like when Maria Mitchell was a child growing up? What did it mean to be the “whaling capital of the world?” What was life like on a daily basis before electricity? And … Continue reading "A Walk Through Nantucket"
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm 1800 House
The bride’s box was a matrimonial custom given as a gift to hold keepsakes for special occasions. These boxes were beautifully adorned with many different hand painted designs. Students will decorate their own bentwood maple … Continue reading "Stenciled & Painted Bride’s Box with Karen Graves"
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm 1800 House
Create a cup, bowl, or spoon using classic silversmithing tools and techniques. Working with historic tools and techniques, students will have the opportunity to create their own hand-hammered silver bowl in the style of 18th-century … Continue reading "Sterling Silver Tableware & Serving Pieces with Steve Smithers"
Jul 9 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 1:00 am Rose & Crown
Live music at the Rose & Crown
Jul 10 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Straight Wharf
Trips at 7am, 10am, 1 pm, 4 pm Enjoy a true island experience: fish with the best, Captain Fred Tonkin! All equipment provided (and lessons, if needed).  Your catch will be cleaned & packaged for … Continue reading "Sports Fishing on the Herbert T"
Jul 10 @ 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"
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us on this thrilling six hour excursion to see some of the largest mammals on earth!
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am 21 Quidnet Road, Barn
Keep your temple in tip top shape with an energetic walk with sisters in the hood.
Jul 10 @ 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.
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1800 House
A creative approach to beginning embroidery using primarily cross-stitch with an introduction of other embroidery stitches. Discussion of design and color and ways to enhance your work. This is an exclusive NHA design.
Jul 10 @ 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"
Jul 10 @ 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"
Jul 10 @ 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!
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Culinary
Nantucket Culinary is pleased to present our Kids in the Kitchen Sous Chef Summer Program, a series of cooking classes for budding sous chefs. Meet Pastry Chef Amanda Baker, who is ready to create a … Continue reading "Kids in the Kitchen – Sous Chefs 9 y.o. and up"
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Culinary
Keep the kids entertained this Summer with fun cooking classes inspired by Fairy Tales.  Course Details: Each class will combine food, stories and craft based on traditional Fairy Tales taught by our in-house child educator.  Wednesday, July 10.  Explore … Continue reading "Kitchen Fairy Tales for Kids – “Three Chili Goats Puff”"
Jul 10 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Our Story and Craft program is for children 4-9 years of age. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Each week we will be reading a specially selected book and … Continue reading "Story & Craft: Grass Heads!"
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Join Egan Maritime at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum for a family friendly program full of crafts and activities for all ages. For the first time ever at the Museum, special guest, Nanpuppets, will be … Continue reading "Family Day at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum (FREE!)"
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am Bartlett's Farm
A great way to learn about Bartlett’s farm, the walking tours meet weekly in front of the Market at 10 am on Wednesdays through August 7th. They are weather dependent, and will take guests down … Continue reading "Free Farm Tour"
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Are you ever tempted to share your opinion, but you don’t want to be ‘mean’? Do you have advice or wisdom you’d like to share, but you are afraid of being misunderstood? And what about … Continue reading "Giving and Receiving Feedback"
Jul 10 @ 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
Jul 10 @ 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"
Jul 10 @ 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"
Jul 10 @ 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"
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Come have fun at the Maria Mitchell Association’s Pop-Up Science cart. Pop-Up Science provides family oriented science experiments every Wednesday and Friday on the bricks in the Atheneum garden, unless it’s raining in which case … Continue reading "Pop-Up Science"
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am
Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck and others were inspired by this magical island on this 2/3 mile, 90min stroll. Meet at Federal & India Street by Atheneum fence 10 min early. No reservations required.
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 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"
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:20 pm Nantucket Ice
Public Skating $5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals.
Jul 10 @ 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"
Jul 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Writers of all genres–memoir, poetry, short story, drama–are invited to participate in reading and discussing their original compositions.  No fee
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Sitting on 90 acres at the north end of Hummock Pond on its east side, like Gardner Farm immediately south, Lost Farm’s former vegetable fields have given way to shrubs and … Continue reading "Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike"
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm The Dreamland
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new … Continue reading "Movie: Toy Story 4"
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tour the Vestal Street Observatory Free for Members Purchase a property pass for access to our aquarium, natural science museum, Mitchell House, and the Vestal Street Observatory Tour. Adults – $10 Children – $8
Jul 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"
Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Paint the cosmos using a few simple brush techniques! Open to ages 8-11. FREE admission. All materials will be provided. Registration is required and opens one week prior to the program. Register online or call … Continue reading "Makerspace for Kids: Space Painting"
Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm The Dreamland
Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang … Continue reading "Movie: Spider-Man: Far from Home"
Jul 10 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live music at Cisco Brewers
Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Meet + Greet with Winemaker Felix Jermann, third generation grapegrower and vintner whose family’s eponymous iconic winery is located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia of Northeast Italy. Here they are revolutionizing Italian white wines by merging tradition … Continue reading "Drink Jermann Wines of Italy"
Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new … Continue reading "Movie: Toy Story 4"
Jul 10 @ 5:25 pm – 6:10 pm Nantucket Ice
Registration required, $20 per class or $160/8 weeks
Jul 10 @ 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.
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Award-winning journalist Doug Bock Clark discusses his book The Last Whalers, which The New York Times calls, “immersive, densely reported, and altogether remarkable.” The Last Whalers chronicles three years in the life of an Indonesian tribe that hunts sperm whales with … Continue reading "Life with the World’s Last Hunter-Gatherer Whaling Tribe"
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm The Dreamland
Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang … Continue reading "Movie: Spider-Man: Far from Home"
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm Methodist Church
400 years in 70 hysterACKal minutes!
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Rose & Crown
Live Music at the Rose & Crown
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm The Dreamland
Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent … Continue reading "Film for Thought: A Hard Day’s Night (50th Anniversary Edition)"
Jul 10 @ 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"
Jul 10 @ 6:45 pm
Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is 1 mi. long & lasts 80 min.
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960’s. Singing mostly his own songs, he has become one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk … Continue reading "Concert: Bill Staines"
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm Bennett Hall
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hubcaps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby socks … Continue reading "Grease by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs"