Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day
Get your passport at Mitchell’s Book Corner.
Jul 16 all-day Nantucket Atheneum
Adam Gopnik, is an author and has been a New Yorker staff writer since 1986. he is the author of six books which range from essays collections to children’s novels. In addition, he was The … Continue reading "Constance Laibe Hays Memorial Lecture: Adam Gopnik"
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – Jul 20 @ 11:30 am AAN's Visual Arts Center
Explore creative possibilities of all kinds in this summer favorite! Different themes are explored each week, so join us for more than one week of fun. Art Camp may include: drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture, … Continue reading "Art Camp: Ages 6-8"
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 3:30 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Watch your art come to life! Students will learn exciting animation techniques combining photography, sculpting, painting, and drawing. Notes: Weekly Workshops are designed for students entering grades 4-7. Please pack a snack and beverage for … Continue reading "Stop Motion Animation: Ages 10 to 14"
Jul 17 @ 12:00 am – 2:30 am Waypoint Marine
Sail Through the Centuries: 400 Years, Nantucket and the Sea Join us to hear an expert historian guide you through four centuries of Nantucket history. Hear amazing stories illustrating the unfailing connection between the island … Continue reading "Lynx sails"
Jul 17 @ 7:00 am – 7:50 am Nantucket Ice
First 20 paid players. Pick up hockey, full gear required.
Jul 17 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 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"
Jul 17 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am Childrens Beach
Fee based class http://nantucketyogawithaview.com/
Jul 17 @ 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"
Jul 17 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am Waypoint Marine
Shipwreck Tales and Shanty Sail Fun for the whole family! Sail aboard the Tall Ship Lynx to hear stories of dramatic shipwrecks and daring rescues. Sing along to lively sea shanties geared toward young audiences, … Continue reading "Lynx sails"
Jul 17 @ 8:30 am
See historic landmarks from the whaling history days. 1-hour trip; coffee included. $50pp. Kids younger than 2 ride free. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm 1800 House
Bandboxes were a familiar form of storage for nearly a hundred years, beginning in the mid-eighteenth century. Also used as an early form of carry-on luggage, it’s now our richest source of historical wallpapers. Students … Continue reading "Band Boxes with Insert Tray with Fran Phillips"
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am AAN's Visual Arts Center
All levels welcome. Explore the potter’s wheel in this challenging, but fun, class. Tracy will demonstrate all of the basics steps needed to create your own functional vessels on the pottery wheel. Wedging, centering, and … Continue reading "Morning Wheelthrowing"
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
“Old” Nantucket, and “New” methods…..overdyed cotton and wool, and ‘New’ stitching techniques appear in this design. Gone are the days of only ‘tent’ stitch. This kit is designed for the adventurous needlewoman, who knows the … Continue reading "Nantucket Beach Shack in Needlepoint with Edie Bouriez & Gussie Beaugrand"
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
This is the perfect opportunity to visit and photograph two of Nantucket’s lighthouses – Brant Point and Sankaty Head. Learn about the history of each, while capturing impressive images along the way. Other stops on … Continue reading "Nantucket Island Tour"
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wauwinet Gate House
A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. thetrustees.org/ccwr – Repeated at 1 pm.
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
All levels welcome, open to acrylic or oil paints. Locations to be determined. This workshop is tailored to take advantage of Nantucket’s unique environment. Light, atmosphere, form, and texture are key elements in landscape painting. … Continue reading "Painting the Coastal Landscape en Plein Air"
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Slip #1015
Pirate Robin entertains with stories about Nantucket’s most infamous pirates as we cruise through Nantucket Harbor. After the voyage we will follow our map in search of treasure. Best for ages 3-7; adult must accompany … Continue reading "Pirate Adventure aboard the Endeavor for Ages 3- 7"
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 19 @ 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 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
The inspiration of our versatile island of Nantucket will be the subject matter. Wetlands to forests, buildings to the sea, all offer a variety of ideas and techniques to explore. The class will include instruction, … Continue reading "Watercolor: Land & Seascapes with Barbara Capizzo"
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Childrens Beach
Fee based class (rates & time vary by age) http://www.marjorytrott.com/www.Marjory_Trott.com/Home.html
Jul 17 @ 9:15 am – 12:15 pm White Heron Theatre
9:15am-12:15pm (Doors at 8:45am) White Heron Theatre, 5 North Water Street $150 per person- tickets sold at NHA.org If you love history and finance, then you will want to learn more about three remarkable periods … Continue reading "Oil, Business & Blubber Symposium"
Jul 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Culinary
Nantucket Culinary is pleased to present our Kids in the Kitchen Sous Chef Summer Program. Meet Pastry Chef Amanda Baker, who is ready to create a true kitchen experience for kids 9 and up. We’ve … Continue reading ""
Jul 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! Check our calendar later this month for details on … Continue reading "Games & Activities at Children’s Beach"
Jul 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Culinary
Based on Pretend Soup by MOLLIE KATZEN and other fun, kid-friendly cookbooks, these 2-hour classes are filled with creative ways for kids 4 – 8 y/o to participate in the cooking process. Each student will … Continue reading "The Kids’ Table – culinary creations for kids to 4 – 8 y/o"
Jul 17 @ 9:30 am – Jul 20 @ 11:30 am Nantucket Culinary
Nantucket Culinary is pleased to present our Kids in the Kitchen Sous Chef Summer Program. Meet Pastry Chef Amanda Baker, who is ready to create a true kitchen experience for kids 9 and up. We’ve … Continue reading "Weekly Kids in the Kitchen – Sous Chefs 9 y.o. and up"
Jul 17 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 2-7. Space is limited. … Continue reading "Music in the Morning"
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Janie Hobson Dupont introduces some iPhone tricks and tips that will allow you to get the most from your smart phone. With an emphasis on privacy and security, Hobson DuPont will also cover phone settings … Continue reading "Class: Janie Hobson Dupont, ‘iPhone Tips & Tricks’"
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us as we learn about life before electricity. We will learn about different lamps and candles used and about the craft of tinsmithing – practiced by Maria Mitchell’s uncle and her brother – and … Continue reading "Keep the Lights Burning"
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am
See Gray Seals in their natural habitat, experience the beauty of Great Point from the water. Great for all ages; perfect photo ops. 2-hour trip. Tickets $95pp at 508-228-7037 or at shearwaterexcursions.com
Jul 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"
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am
See historic landmarks from the whaling history days. 1-hour trip; coffee included. $50pp. Kids younger than 2 ride free. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am The Nantucket Hotel which is located at 77 Easton Street.
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 17 @ 10:30 am Nantucket Whaling Museum
This tour introduces participants to Nantucket, both past and present. It tells the events in Nantucket’s history that have made the island what it is today. The tour is 60 minutes long and has five … Continue reading "Downtown Walking Tour"
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am Nantucket Bike Tours
A timeless tour to some of Nantucket’s hidden gems, beautiful sights, and historical locations. Travel with us through the Town of Nantucket, peeking down the Old Whaling streets and quintessential sights. Highlights Old Mill Steps … Continue reading "Town View Bike Tour"
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Leave the heavy camera at home and learn how to compose and capture interesting images on your phone. With a few pre- and post-shooting pointers and a brief lesson in editing with Google’s Snapseed app … Continue reading "iPhone Tour"
Jul 17 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. 1-hour tirp. Tickets $45pp at 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com . Also at  1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
Jul 17 @ 11:30 am Great Harbor Yacht Club
Join Egan Maritime for an inspiring lunch in support of experiential maritime education for Nantucket youth. Hear stories of overcoming fear, learning the ropes, and discovery of self from the Student Mariners who sailed the … Continue reading "Sea of Opportunities Short Film Premiere & Benefit Luncheon"
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
This 2-hour walking tour will take us through town and its surrounding areas depending on the time of day and conditions. Photograph historic homes and beautiful window boxes, capture the picket fences and cobblestone streets … Continue reading "Around Town Tour"
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. 1-hour tirp. Tickets $45pp at 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com . Also at  1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm
See Gray Seals in their natural habitat, experience the beauty of Great Point from the water. Great for all ages; perfect photo ops. 2-hour trip. Tickets $95pp at 508-228-7037 or at shearwaterexcursions.com
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come walk the narrow streets of ‘Sconset with us and photograph some of the most picturesque cottages and beautiful gardens on the island. We’ll tour the town area, follow with a walk along the Bluff, … Continue reading "Sconset Cottage, Garden & Bluff Tour"
Jul 17 @ 1:30 pm Hadwen House
This tour visits three historic homes and gardens, exploring two centuries of life and architecture on Nantucket. The 60-minute tour offers a glimpse into the lives of some of the people that have occupied the … Continue reading "Historica House & Garden Walking Tour"
Jul 17 @ 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"
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm Nantucket Bike Tours
7 miles | moderate We think the best thing to do while on Nantucket is … BIKE. However, in a close second is spending time at Cisco Brewery. This family friendly environment and outdoor watering … Continue reading "To The Brewery! Bike Tour"
Jul 17 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. 1-hour tirp. Tickets $45pp at 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com . Also at  4pm, & 5:15pm
Jul 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Jetties
Join us at Jetties Beach as we experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters! Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills. They will point out and share their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live music at cisco brewers
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum
Join our Minecraft club! Our club is different in that we use the Minecraft.edu game, which allows for all players to be in one world at the same time. The worlds we choose will vary … Continue reading "Minecraft Club"
Jul 17 @ 3:30 pm
Join the Land Council for an exciting and educational afternoon aboard Shearwater Cruises Shearwater 47′ power catamaran with Captain Blair Perkins, NLC Executive Director Cormac Collier, Resource Ecologist Emily Molden, and Oyster Farmer Simon Edwardes … Continue reading "Oyster Farm Harbor Tours"