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Miniature Nantucket Basket with Nap Plank @ 1800 House
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm
Miniature Nantucket Basket with Nap Plank @ 1800 House

If you have ever admired the precision of this beautiful work don’t miss this opportunity to work with Nantucket’s Miniature Basket Maker! Learn to make the staves, weave and finish this mini beauty. Previous basket experience recommended.

Maximum class size: 8

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30
Tue
2019
Jeremiah: Inspired Interiors @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm
Jeremiah: Inspired Interiors @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

Whaling Museum, Sherlund Conference Room

Dean Rhys Morgan offers a unique collection of Artist and Estate Endorsed limited edition giclée prints that will be on display in the Sherlund Conference Room. These exceptional quality works celebrate the art of leading 20th century illustrators who documented the people, trends and places of the past century.

Jeremiah Goodman was born in 1922 in upstate New York and was considered to be one of the finest illustrators of interiors. He attended Lafayette High School of Fine Art and New York’s Parsons School of Design. Over the past seven decades, he has been known principally for his evocative gouache paintings that “interpret” the homes of international luminaries and spaces created by design leaders the world over.

NYSID Project Re-imagining The Oldest House @ Oldest House
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm

NANTUCKET BY DESIGN is delighted to be working with the students from the New York School of Interior Design for the fourth year to re-imagine the two main rooms at the Oldest House. Directed by Ellen Fisher, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, the students are guided to develop narratives about their design concepts and to rethink modern life in the Oldest House. The students research the island’s history and culture, and create their vision for you to experience.

Crown Tuesday DJ Party @ Rose & Crown
Jul 30 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 1:00 am
Crown Tuesday DJ Party @ Rose & Crown

Live music at the Rose & Crown

Jul
31
Wed
2019
Sports Fishing on the Herbert T @ Straight Wharf
Jul 31 @ 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.

Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions

Join us on this thrilling six hour excursion to see some of the largest mammals on earth!

Women’s Power Walk @ 21 Quidnet Road, Barn
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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

Feeding Frenzy @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Jul 31 @ 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.

Seaside Gardening @ Bartlett's Farm
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am
Seaside Gardening @ Bartlett's Farm

Learn what to plant for our island’s microclimate and get expert advice about your existing plantings at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road.

Carnivorous Critters @ Natural Science Museum
Jul 31 @ 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 31 @ 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!

Story & Craft: Snakes in the Grass! @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 31 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Story & Craft: Snakes in the Grass! @ 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 creating a corresponding crafts project to take home.
This week we’ll be reading Small Green Snake by Libba Moore Gray and One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom, and making our own Snakes in the Grass!
All supplies will be provided.
FREE admission.
Space is limited. Program tickets will be available at the Children’s Desk when the library opens at 9:30.
Free Farm Tour @ Bartlett's Farm
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am
Free Farm Tour @ 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 to the lower greenhouses so bug spray, close toed shoes or boots are recommended!

Marine Ecology Field Trip @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marine Ecology Field Trip @ 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 their shapes, colors, and habits. This program is part of a long term research project is interesting for adults and children alike. This program takes place at beaches around the island. Own transport is required.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198.

Limited to 30 people.

Music Appreciation Class: Introduction to Bach with Mollie Glazer @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Music Appreciation Class: Introduction to Bach with Mollie Glazer @ Nantucket Atheneum
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is considered the quintessential composer of the Baroque era, and one of the most important composers of classical music in general. His music lives on today thanks to his amazing catalog of choral, concertos, organ and keyboard works.Come and explore through recordings and videos, the legacy and life of this great composer.
‘The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” J.S. Bach.
Glazer studied the cello and viola de gamba at New England Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of The Netherlands. She has taught island musicians cello, ukulele, piano and string ensemble as well as served as artistic director at the Nantucket Community Music Center. As a composer, Mollie has written scores for the musicals ‘Far Away Land” and ‘Hat’s Off!” as well as for dance works and the Emmy Award winning PBS film ‘If These Walls Could Talk.”
Free admission, however space is limited, please register.
Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Jul 31 @ 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.

Student Company presents: Twelfth Night @ White Heron Theatre
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am
Student Company presents: Twelfth Night @ White Heron Theatre

This summer, escape the heat and cool off with our festive presentation of Twelfth Night. This one hour adaptation is set in December and is full of music and holiday cheer. Bring the whole family!

Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Jul 31 @ 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.

Pop-Up Science @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Pop-Up Science @ 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 the Atheneum, the MMA Aquarium, Natural Science Museum or Observatory provide plenty of dryer explorations! There will be demonstrations, experiments for the audience to try themselves, prizes to be won, birds from the MMA collections, paper airplane contests, and occasionally an aquarium touch tank. Experiments include testing everyday liquids to see if they are acids or bases, demonstrating inertia with an egg, using solar energy, and making a homemade lava lamp. Thank you to the Maria Mitchell Association for bringing the popcart to town!

Great Writers on Nantucket
Jul 31 @ 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.

Summer Fest at the Oldest House @ Oldest House
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Summer Fest at the Oldest House @ 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 demonstrations and sheep are just a few of the activities at this 1686 site. Bring your lunch and enjoy it under the mulberry tree.

Where’s Waldo? Finale Celebration! @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Jul 31 @ 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 31 @ 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.

Rotary Speaker: Aline Wommack and Dr. Tim Lepore @ Fairgrounds Restaurant
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm
Rotary Speaker: Aline Wommack and Dr. Tim Lepore @ Fairgrounds Restaurant

Founders of Addiction Solutions

Movie: The Lion King @ The Dreamland
Jul 31 @ 1:00 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.

Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Jul 31 @ 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.

Writer’s Group With Jan Glitzenstein @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 31 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Writer's Group With Jan Glitzenstein @ Nantucket Atheneum

Writers of all genres–memoir, poetry, short story, drama–are invited to participate in reading and discussing their original compositions.  No fee

Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike
Jul 31 @ 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 31 @ 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 31 @ 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.***

Jah Spirit @ Cisco Brewers
Jul 31 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Jah Spirit @ Cisco Brewers

Live music at Cisco Brewers

Movie: Rocketman @ The Dreamland
Jul 31 @ 3:45 pm
Movie: Rocketman @ 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. This inspirational story — set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton — tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

Student Company presents: Twelfth Night @ White Heron Theatre
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm
Student Company presents: Twelfth Night @ White Heron Theatre

This summer, escape the heat and cool off with our festive presentation of Twelfth Night. This one hour adaptation is set in December and is full of music and holiday cheer. Bring the whole family!

Giro D’Italia Wine Tasting @ Epernay Wine & Spirits
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Giro D’Italia Wine Tasting @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Enjoy a tour of Italy wines without even leaving the island! Practice your Italian wine tasting skills with Iris Di Cicco, NE Regional Manager, representing the Italian wines for Zonin USA. Find your new favorite house wine for summer entertaining, paired with a selection of artisanal cheeses for the perfect pairing.

Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Jul 31 @ 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 31 @ 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.

Class & Discussion: Peter Panchy, Misogyny and Topics in US Society Today @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Class & Discussion: Peter Panchy, Misogyny and Topics in US Society Today @ Nantucket Atheneum

Peter Panchy leads a discussion about misogyny, both in history and in present day. Panchy will present an overview and lead a discussion with participants.
Panchy taught history at Nantucket High School for over 20 years as well as college at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has a B.A. from Harvard and a Masters of Education from Lesley University.

Free admission

Nantucket The MusACKal @ Methodist Church
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm
Nantucket The MusACKal @ Methodist Church

400 years in 70 hysterACKal minutes!

Sean Lee @ Rose & Crown
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sean Lee @ Rose & Crown

Live Music at the Rose & Crown

Summer Decks Series: Eli Escobar @ The Dreamland
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summer Decks Series: Eli Escobar @ The Dreamland

Join us this summer for the Dreamland’s premiere DJ series featuring food, cash bar, harbor and sunset views on the Dreamland’s Harborview Terrace. And of course, dancing with some of the best DJ’s from NYC, Boston & ACK.
Presented by the Dreamland & Audio Architechs

Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Jul 31 @ 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

Film for Thought: The 5th Dementia (w/ director Q&A) @ The Dreamland
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm
Film for Thought: The 5th Dementia (w/ director Q&A) @ The Dreamland

The 5th Dementia, is a diverse band featuring former professionals from a range of socioeconomic and educational backgrounds who now struggle to remember anything at all due to their illnesses.

Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s.

They come together to play and sing a list of songs compiled by their bandleader. When the music starts, they are transformed. The rhythms and melodies stir something deep within them. These men and women, leading lives with almost no social interaction who show very little emotion outside the rehearsal space, dive right into songs from their generation without a single page of sheet music. Memories otherwise entirely unreachable are unlocked. The music has a euphoric and quality of life changing impact.

Through uniquely personal stories, from inspiring daily triumphs to the sobering toll of slow mental decline, viewers of The 5th Dementia Documentary will see an emotional, revealing look at this inexplicable phenomena.

Knitting and Crocheting Circle @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Knitting and Crocheting Circle @ 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 art style to create works for decoration, donate, and display. All sessions are free, open to the public and all levels of knitters and crocheting are welcome.

Grease by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs @ Bennett Hall
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm
Grease by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs @ 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 and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious.

At the heart of the story is the romance between hot- rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance over the summer, but now back in the context of school, peer pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still make demure Sandy his girl? The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “We Go Together,” and “Mooning,” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is among the world’s most popular musicals and has a cult-like following, especially among teens!

Movie: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood @ The Dreamland
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm
Movie: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood @ The Dreamland

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate.

The Weir @ White Heron Theatre
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm
C Change Conversations Climate Change Presentation & Discussion @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
C Change Conversations Climate Change Presentation & Discussion @ Nantucket Atheneum
C Change Conversations was founded by four women who wanted to engage their friends, family and colleagues on the topic of climate change in a constructive, non-partisan manner. Initially, they created a lecture series in central New Jersey whichgrew and in response the team created The C-Change Primer, a non-partisan, multi-media presentation on the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. This has been seen by over 3,300 people nationwide.
Join us for a viewing and conversation about the C Change Primer.
Free admission.
The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past
Jul 31 @ 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 – Cemetery Route
Jul 31 @ 8:30 pm

A 1-1/3 mile, 90 min eerie strool featuring the Old North Burial Ground, Oldest House & Nantucket’s 2 most haunted hotels. Since 1998 led by the original guide. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre Street by bank steps 15 minutes early