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