Jul
21
Sun
2019
Nantucket Art and Artisan Show @ Bartlett's Farm
Jul 21 all-day
Nantucket Art and Artisan Show @ Bartlett's Farm

The Event Under the Tent is Nantucket’s premier art show now in its 28th year! The event starts with a Preview Party on Thursday, July 18, 6-9 pm where you can be the first to shop the show while you enjoy light bites and libations by Triple Eight Distillery and Cisco Brewers to the sound of live music. Return to the show Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 10 am – 3 pm to visit the booths of over 50 of the finest artisans from both on and off the island and bring something home with you.

Karaoke Contest @ Rose & Crown
Jul 21 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 22 @ 1:00 am
Karaoke Contest @ Rose & Crown

Karaoke at the Rose & Crown

Jul
22
Mon
2019
Sports Fishing on the Herbert T @ Straight Wharf
Jul 22 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 you to take home. Fun for adults & children.

Smooth Hummocks
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am
Smooth Hummocks

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 sand, gravel and glacial erratics (boulders), Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil.

These so-called sandplain grasslands number less than 2,000 acres on the planet today and are protected as nesting habitat for the short-eared owl, studied by botanists, entomologists, used by island students for their ecology coursework and burned by the Nantucket Islands Land Bank for plant research and invasive species control. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us.

This hike costs $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the Smooth Hummocks trail and to book it. To arrange for a private hike on this route, call or email us for our rates and to discuss your hiking needs.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Women’s Power Walk @ 21 Quidnet Road, Barn
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Keep your temple in tip top shape with an energetic walk with sisters in the hood.

Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point
Jul 22 @ 8:30 am

A 2-1/2 mile, 55 minute nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes on Nantucket. Cash Only

Feeding Frenzy @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Feeding Frenzy @ 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 up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Limited to 15.

Needlepoint Seminar with Patsy Ernst @ 1800 House
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Needlepoint Seminar with Patsy Ernst @ 1800 House

This seminar is designed to let you choose the project you would from Patsy’s collection of classes she has taught at the 1800 House. Choose a project from the wide range of popular patterns for Bricks, Flags, Belts, and Needlework dresses. This is an opportunity to fully customize your project with your own colors and stitches. Bring your favorite fibers needlework supplies and canvas is provided. Additional materials available for purchase. This 5 week class can be joined at any time and come as often as you like.

Carnivorous Critters @ Natural Science Museum
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Carnivorous Critters @ 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 up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198!

Games & Activities at Children’s Beach @ Childrens Beach
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Games & Activities at Children's Beach @ 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!

Nanpuppets at the Atheneum @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 22 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Nanpuppets at the Atheneum @ Nantucket Atheneum

Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and stories with her amazing animal friends. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 2-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens.

Family Sailors’ Valentines
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Family Sailors’ Valentines

A great time for you and your child to learn and create together! Join the curator of the Mitchell House and create your own version of a sailors’ valentine by decorating a small Shaker-style box or picture frame – something to be enjoyed for years to come. We provide all of the supplies – you bring your imagination and creativity! Adult must remain with child for entire program. Pre-registration necessary. Limited to 8 total participants

Pre-registration required by calling 508.228.2896

Great Point Eco Tour and Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Great Point Eco Tour and Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

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.

Movie: The Lion King @ The Dreamland
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am
Movie: The Lion King @ The Dreamland

From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother-and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 tickets & sunset time.

Whale Oil and Wash-Ashores: Nantucket’s Working Waterfront @ Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Whale Oil and Wash-Ashores: Nantucket’s Working Waterfront @ Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

In collaboration with Waypoint Marine, Egan Maritime is delighted to offer a 45 minute historic harbor cruise. Enjoy being on-the-water while also learning about Nantucket’s wharves and working waterfront.

10am, Monday mornings starting July 8 through August 26. $20 per person

Register online using the button on the left, or email Membership and Marketing Assistant Olivia Jackson at ojackson@eganmaritime.org.

Not a current member, but would like to become one? Join Egan Maritime by clicking here, or call Olivia at (508) 228 – 2505

Amazing Women of Nantucket’s Past
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am
Amazing Women of Nantucket's Past

Did you know that a sea captain could be away for as long as 5 years.  What was a Nantucket woman to do?  Some accompanied their husbands on whaling voyages, while others got involved in: Astronomy, the Temperance Crusade, the Struggle for Women’s Suffrage, the Abolitionist Movement, and the Underground Railroad. Join us on our walk to hear their incredible stories.

Meeting Place: The Jared Coffin House which is located at the intersection of Centre and Broad Streets.

Price: Adults $20.00 Children $10.00

Reservations Required. Please call (508) 257-4586

Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ 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 & fall of the whaling industry and how Nantucket’s historic downtown became a place where the past & present live side-by-side. $15. Meet at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Repeated at 1:30 pm.

Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Jul 22 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM /
1 Hour Trip
Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037

Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions @ Straight Wharf, Slip #1011
Jul 22 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions @ 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.

Nanpuppets at Cisco Brewery @ Cisco Brewers
Jul 22 @ 11:30 am
Nanpuppets at Cisco Brewery @ Cisco Brewers

Nanpuppets are a group of hand puppets from Nantucket Island that are handmade and performed by Lizza Obremski.

They provide educational entertainment for all age groups and are without a doubt a whole lot of fun!

Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ 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 & fall of the whaling industry and how Nantucket’s historic downtown became a place where the past & present live side-by-side. $15. Meet at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.

Youth Weaving Workshop @ Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Youth Weaving Workshop @ Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

Popular kids craft program returns! Kids ages 7 – 14 can spend the morning making colorful, woven, bangle bracelets or a woven kaleidoscope lighthouse. No previous weaving experience necessary. Please make sure to sign up in advance as space is limited. To register or for more information, see our website or call the museum at 508-228-1177.

Beach Discovery Field Trips @ 'Sconset Market
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Beach Discovery Field Trips @ 'Sconset Market

Member Price $15. Price adjusted at check out.

Go from interested beach visitor to expert beach comber! Join us to learn how to identify the crabs, shells, sponges, and seaweeds commonly found along the beach. Learn about the lives of these animals as we walk along one of Nantucket’s beautiful beaches.

This program meets at ‘Sconset Market. Participants must have their own transportation. At least one adult must sign up with children.

Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm
Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike

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 native pitch pines. While this transition continues with all stages visible on the property, there is also an extensive pitch pine forest with some of the tallest pines on Nantucket. Trails meander through this forest with one tracking the eastern shore of the north end of Hummock Pond. Nantucket has few forests in the mainland sense, but pitch pines at Lost Farm constitute one of the best examples of forested land on the island. Bird calls echo among the pines as the wind blowing over Hummock Pond creates a whispering effect rushing through the trees’ needles. White-tailed deer frequent this property. There are mute swans, various duck species, great blue herons and ospreys on and around the pond where snapping and painted turtles poke their heads up from.

The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes Nantucket Walkabout leads and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery.
What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Tour the Vestal Street Observatory
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tour the Vestal Street Observatory

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

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Tricky Dicks @ Cisco Brewers
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tricky Dicks @ Cisco Brewers

Live Music at Cisco Brewers

Jacob Butler @ Rose & Crown
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jacob Butler @ Rose & Crown

Live Music at this downtown hot spot!

Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

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.

Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater

Enjoy breathtaking Nantucket Harbor views and signature cocktails with family and friends. 21 years or older. Call 508-228-7037.

NMAS Meet The Artist: Ilya Zyakushev
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Each week in July and August the Nantucket Musical Arts Society offers a free, informal talk one day before a scheduled concert. They feature musicians playing excerpts from the works they will perform, as well as a great deal of discussion about the piece and their performance of it. The sessions offer an excellent chance for music lovers of all ages to chat with the artists about their craft.

Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm

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

Summer Sunset Series: Foggy Roots @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summer Sunset Series: Foggy Roots @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

Live music on the Whaling Museum Roofwalk with Foggy Roots presented by Fisher Real Estate.

Movie: The Lion King @ The Dreamland
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm
Movie: The Lion King @ The Dreamland

From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother-and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past

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 to tell and you will view fascinating and mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places.

Meeting Place: “The Hub” located at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets.

Price: Adults $20.00 Children $10.00 – Each tour max: 25

The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk – Town Route
Jul 22 @ 8:45 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.

Open Nights at Loines Observatory @ Loines Observatory
Jul 22 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Nights at Loines Observatory @ Loines Observatory

Join our professional astronomers for an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, and more.

Programs take place at 59 Milk Street Extension and are weather permitting. Please call the Observatory at 774-325-1081 if you are concerned about the weather.

No pre-registration required.
Members: Free
Non-members: $10

Jul
23
Tue
2019
Russian pianist, Ilya Yakushev in Concert @ First Congregational Church
Jul 23 @ 7:00 am

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Very limited on-site parking for handicapped.
Russian pianist, Ilya Yakushev, appeared on our Series in 2017 with cellist Thomas Mesa. He delighted our audience so much, he is now back for his first solo performance on Nantucket. The New York Times says, “Mr. Yakushev can do just about anything he wants.” Come check him out!

Sports Fishing on the Herbert T @ Straight Wharf
Jul 23 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 you to take home. Fun for adults & children.

Sankaty Bluff Hike
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am
Sankaty Bluff Hike

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 Interglacial Stage and another pavement of glacial material during the Illinoian Glacial Stage are also underneath us. The only place to see all three distinct layers up close in an exposed cross-section view is Sankaty Bluff. On this hike, we’ll walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to where these layers are visible, learn about how they were formed and how they are part of Nantucket’s geological past.

READY TO GO?

This hike costs $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the Sankaty Bluff trail and to book it. To arrange for a private hike on this route, call or email us for our rates and to discuss your hiking needs.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Women’s Power Walk @ 21 Quidnet Road, Barn
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Keep your temple in tip top shape with an energetic walk with sisters in the hood.

Nantucket In Bloom
Jul 23 @ 8:30 am

A 2 mile, nonstop, morning exercise walk, with historic commentary past the most beautiful gardens and yards of Nantucket town.

B&B Preview @ Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
B&B Preview @ Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

The big day is right around the corner. Stop by the museum for a sneak peek of all items up for bid at the main event. Leave a silent bid or prepare your strategy for the July 28th auction.

Children’s Adventure: Become a Pirate Hunter Aboard the Endeavor @ Slip #1015
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Children's Adventure: Become a Pirate Hunter Aboard the Endeavor @ 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 Hunters. Our adventure will end with a pirate map and a search for buried treasure. For reservations please contact the Endeavor.

Feeding Frenzy @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Feeding Frenzy @ 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 up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Limited to 15.

Nantucket Crewel Whale : Master Class with Edith Bouriez @ 1800 House
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nantucket Crewel Whale : Master Class with Edith Bouriez @ 1800 House

The Nantucket “Crewel Whale” is an NHA exclusive design done on linen twill with DMC cotton and silver thread. This design gives you the choice of stitching the model of interpreting the “Whale” in your own stitches. This is a challenge even for those experienced stitchers, but worth the effort! Tuesdays, July 9-30

Games & Activities at Children’s Beach @ Childrens Beach
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Games & Activities at Children's Beach @ 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!

Weekly Children’s Program at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum @ Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Weekly Children’s Program at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum @ Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Every Tuesday starting July 9 through August 13, children are invited to join the Museum staff for an hour educational program. A specialized age-appropriate tour will be offered along with other select activities.

158 Polpis Road, Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 9:30am-10:30am
Cost: $10 non-member child, $5 member child
Programs are targeted for children ages 6-10, but all ages welcome

Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 23 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Music in the Morning @ 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. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens.