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 10 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 1:00 am Rose & Crown
Live DJ at The Rose & Crown
Jul 11 @ 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 11 @ 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"
Jul 11 @ 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 11 @ 8:30 am
A 2 mile, nonstop, morning exercise walk, with historic commentary past the most beautiful gardens and yards of Nantucket town.
Jul 11 @ 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 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am Slip #1015
Join pirate Robin aboard the sailing ship Endeavor and learn about the legends of the most infamous pirates. During our voyage, you will learn all about the pirate life, and in the process, become Pirate … Continue reading "Children’s Adventure: Become a Pirate Hunter Aboard the Endeavor"
Jul 11 @ 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 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 1800 House
A shallow stitched Nantucket basket with wooden base, rim and arched handle features a diminuitive hexagonal berry band tussy drawn closed with a complimentary silk ribbon tie. The stitched basket is lined with a designer … Continue reading "Island Berries du Broderie in Needlework with Marcia Brown"
Jul 11 @ 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 11 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm St. Paul's Church
Old fashion street fair featuring sale of art, antiques, high end items, housewares, baked goods, books. Silent Auction, Raw Bar, burgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn & snow cones. FREE for all kids – games, … Continue reading "St. Paul’s Fair"
Jul 11 @ 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"
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Sometimes we make change happen and sometimes change happens to us. Whether we like it or not, change is a part of life. Led by Janet Forest, this workshop will explore how we deal and … Continue reading "Coping with Change"
Jul 11 @ 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.
Jul 11 @ 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 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blue Beetle
Enjoy 15% – 30% Off our Jude Connally Collection, receive a FREE GIFT with purchase, and enter to win a Jude Connallly Dress.
Jul 11 @ 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 11 @ 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 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
On Thursday mornings, starting on July 11 through August 29, a variety of local experts will give a talk on various maritime subjects such as the history of the American Flag and its protocols, the … Continue reading "Weekly Maritime Speaker Series at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum"
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am The Nantucket Hotel
Join Pirate Robin on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. During our walk, you will hear tales of infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, lost sailing ships, and pirate treasure. On our treasure … Continue reading "Children’s Pirate Walk and Treasure Hunt"
Jul 11 @ 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 11 @ 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.
Jul 11 @ 10:45 am
A 2/3 mi, 90 minute historic walk through the village of Sconset. Catch the 10:15 bus at the Washington St. Depot for 20 min ride to Sconset.
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Known for her whimsical designs and attention to detail, celebrated scrimshander Lee Papale will talk about her lengthy and successful career. This program is free for museum members. There is a $7 charge for non-members.
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
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. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 11 @ 12:00 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 11 @ 12:45 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Our eighth hike and the newest one starting with the 2016 season, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation’s publicly accessible property is on the south side of Eel Point Road on the … Continue reading "Linda Loring Nature Foundation with Nantucket Walkabout"
Jul 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"
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Visual Arts Center
This introductory class gives our youngest artists and their caregivers an invitation to explore an array of mixed media in a creative environment. This class is by the week; sign up for one, two, or however … Continue reading "Family Art Class for Ages 2-5"
Jul 11 @ 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 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Greater Light
An interpretive program inspired by Hanna Monaghan, original owner of Greater Light, Beverly Hall performs “Hanna’s Soliloquy” on the patio of Greater Light.
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) are therapy dogs trained to be good listeners. This program is a fun, relaxed and nonjudgmental way to become more confident and simply ENJOY reading. Our furry friends just want … Continue reading "Read to a Buddy"
Jul 11 @ 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 11 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Cowpunky Country
Jul 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"
Jul 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn about microscopes in the Research Center! Learn to focus, create slides, and explore the tiny world around you! If you’re curious about the hidden microscopic world, this is a great introduction! You are welcome … Continue reading "Microscope Mayhem"
Jul 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm Nantucket Ice
Public Skate
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Learning by doing is the philosophy of Nantucket’s Maria Mitchell Association, our non-profit partner for this month’s Cheers to Charity wine tasting event. The same can be said in the vineyard with Cush Donelan pouring … Continue reading "Cheers to Charities Wine Tasting: Maria Mitchell Association"
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:20 pm Nantucket Ice
Minimum equipment: hockey skates, gloves, helmet with cage, stick
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rose & Crown
Live Music at the Rose & Crown
Jul 11 @ 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 11 @ 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"
Jul 11 @ 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"
Jul 11 @ 6:00 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 11 @ 6:00 pm Methodist Church
400 years in 70 hysterACKal minutes!
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm The Dreamland
EXCITING NEW EVENT! We kick off the 12th Annual Nantucket Comedy Festival with a new show dedicated to something we can all use – a night of love and laughter! And who better to steer … Continue reading "Comedy Kickoff: Love & Laughter"
Jul 11 @ 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"