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Carve & Race a Small Pond Boat ages 10 & up: Collaboration with MMA with Mark Sutherland @ 1800 House
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm
Carve & Race a Small Pond Boat ages 10 & up: Collaboration with MMA with Mark Sutherland @ 1800 House

Ready set get go! Learn how to build your very own small pond sail boat. Carve, and assemble your boat and then paint it with your favorite colors and designs. The last day we will have a regatta and race your boat! How do you design a winning boat? Learn the science behind boat design. This program is Co-sponsored by the Maria Mitchell Association and Nantucket Historical Association. This class is also made possible by Ned And Merrielou Symes..

Aug
13
Tue
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Crown Tuesday DJ Party @ Rose & Crown
Aug 13 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 1:00 am
Crown Tuesday DJ Party @ Rose & Crown

Live music at the Rose & Crown

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Wed
2019
Sports Fishing on the Herbert T @ Straight Wharf
Aug 14 @ 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.

21th Annual Nantucket Beach Fitness Camp @ Jetties Beach
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
21th Annual Nantucket Beach Fitness Camp @ Jetties Beach

Work out on Jetties with author and fitness TV personality Tom Holland. Cardiovascular drills, strength exercises, plyometric and agility stations, team events and much more. ALL FITNESS LEVELS WELCOME. $40 day/$175 week/$300 two weeks. Sign up online at www.teamholland.com or at Jetties each morning. Mon-Fri: 8AM-9AM. Rain or shine. Space limited.

Smith’s Point Hike
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am
Smith's Point Hike

Duration
3 Hours

About
Smith’s Point, Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, see nesting piping plovers, least terns and American oystercatchers during the summer and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. For the full hike out and back, allow at least two hours of trail time not counting getting to and from the trailhead. The hike can be longer or shorter depending on the group’s time constraints.
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!

Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 14 @ 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!

Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am

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

Symposium: Melville On Nantucket @ Quaker Meeting House
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Symposium: Melville On Nantucket @ Quaker Meeting House

In celebration of Herman Melville’s 200th birthday, join us for a morning of lectures on Melville the person and his lasting effect with his writings.

Reading of shared passages from NHA Log books & Moby-Dick with Harvey Young and Caleb Kardell.

In 1998 a project was initiated to extract data for entry into its data bank from Nantucket whaling logs held by the archives.  A volunteer, Leslie Ottinger, reviewed many of these.  He was knowledgeable about Melville’s Moby Dick and found that many observations and events in the book were also mentioned in the logs.  The materials in this presentation was compiled from his observations.

Herman Melville: Sailor, Writer, Metaphysician with Dr. Mary K. Bercaw Edwards

Dr. Mary K. Bercaw Edwards is an Associate Professor of English and Maritime Studies Faculty at the University of Connecticut. An internationally-known Herman Melville scholar, she serves as an editor for Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies. She is the author of Melville’s Sources and Cannibal Old Me: Spoken Sources in Melville’s Early Works and the co-editor of Wilson Heflin, Herman Melville’s Whaling Years. Dr. Bercaw Edwards spends her summers working high aloft on Mystic Seaport Museum’s square-rigged ships. She was a crewmember on the 38th Voyage of the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan. A Coast Guard-licensed captain, she has 58,000 miles at sea, all under sail.

 

Nostalgia for the Wooden World:  Rockwell Kent’s Moby-Dick with Dr. Jamie Jones

The 1930 Lakeside Press edition of Moby-Dick illustrated by American artist Rockwell Kent is arguably the most famous and best-loved edition of Melville’s famous novel. In this talk, Jamie Jones surveys the career and work of American artist Rockwell Kent and tells the story of how Kent created his iconic illustrations at a pivotal moment in the history of print technology and U.S. commercial whaling. Jones also connects the artistic strategies that Kent used in making the Moby-Dick illustrations to 21st-century trends in technology and design and reflects on the unlikely way that Kent’s illustrations can help us better understand our own values about work, leisure, and the sea.

Dr. Jamie L. Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard University. She has published academic articles on American literature and culture in American Art,  ConfigurationsCommon-place, and Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities. In addition to her academic work, Jones has written about whaling in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her research on Herman Melville was recently featured on the BBC World New Service and on the BackStory American history podcast. Jones is currently writing a book about the cultural afterlife of U.S. whaling.

The Enduring Power of Moby-Dick with Nathaniel Philbrick

Feeding Frenzy @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Aug 14 @ 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.

Intermediate Deerfield Embroidery with Lucy Dillon @ 1800 House
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Intermediate Deerfield Embroidery with Lucy Dillon @ 1800 House

This is a creative embroidery approach in the Deerfield style of embroidery. A variety of stitches will be employed with discussion and advice so that each student creates a unique piece.

Carnivorous Critters @ Natural Science Museum
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 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: Fire Breathing Dragon! @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 14 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Story & Craft: Fire Breathing Dragon! @ 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 specially selected books and creating a corresponding crafts project to take home.
This week we’ll be reading Dragon’s Extraordinary Egg by Debi Gilori, among others, and making our own fire breathing dragons!
All supplies will be provided.
FREE admission.
Space is limited to first 20 children. Program tickets will be available at the Children’s Desk when the library opens at 9:30.

Family Day at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum (FREE!) @ Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Family Day at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum (FREE!) @ Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Join Egan Maritime at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum for a family friendly program full of crafts and activities for all ages. For the first time ever at the Museum, special guest, Nanpuppets, will be performing at 11:30am. Parting snack provided. This program is FREE and open to all thanks to the generous support of Ritchie, Katie and Westray Battle.

158 Polpis Road, Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 10am – 2pm

For more information about the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, please click here.

Giving and Receiving Feedback @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Giving and Receiving Feedback @ Nantucket Atheneum

Are you ever tempted to share your opinion, but you don’t want to be ‘mean’? Do you have advice or wisdom you’d like to share, but you are afraid of being misunderstood? And what about when the tables are turned? Can you received feedback with grace and gratitude?
This 90-minute workshop led by Life Coach Janet Forest will help you develop tools and confidence to give honest and effective feedback. We will also discuss how to received and even ask for feedback from others.
Registration is required as space is limited.

Marine Ecology Field Trip @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Aug 14 @ 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.

Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Aug 14 @ 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.

Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 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.

Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 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.

Movie: Dora and the Lost City of Gold @ The Dreamland
Aug 14 @ 11:30 am
Movie: Dora and the Lost City of Gold @ The Dreamland

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever — High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Movie: The Art of Racing in the Rain @ The Dreamland
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm
Movie: The Art of Racing in the Rain @ The Dreamland
Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life – his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo.
Rotary Speaker: Stefan Solarski @ Fairgrounds Restaurant
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm
Rotary Speaker: Stefan Solarski @ Fairgrounds Restaurant

Life in Bulgaria

Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 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

Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm
Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike

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 down on it 21,000 years ago. A trail meanders along the edge of the Stump Swamp offering views of water and the birds that reside here. Connecting with Almanac Pond Road, the trail continues past Almanac Pond, a kettle hole itself, and over into the Nantucket Islands Land Bank’s portion of Norwood Farm, the result of a joint purchase of 207 acres with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.

Norwood Farm is a unique mashup of much of the island’s terrain including forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog and one of the island’s true flowing streams. This dual property hike can last 90-120 minutes depending on the group’s interest in seeing more or less of the area.

This hike costs $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm 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!

Tour the Vestal Street Observatory
Aug 14 @ 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

Movie: Angry Birds 2 @ The Dreamland
Aug 14 @ 2:30 pm
Movie: Angry Birds 2 @ The Dreamland

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Aug 14 @ 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.***

Movie: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw @ The Dreamland
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm
Movie: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw @ The Dreamland

Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever–and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister–these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.

Summer Reading Closing Party @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Summer Reading Closing Party @ Nantucket Atheneum

Join us in the garden for some ice cream to celebrate your summer reading accomplishments! We’ll have ice cream from Island Kitchen and our prize book cart will be filled with a great selection of books donated by our patrons. Bring your completed reading records and turn them in for a prize. In case of rain the event will be held inside in the Gallery.

Otis @ Cisco Brewers
Aug 14 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Otis @ Cisco Brewers

Live Music at Cisco Brewers

Sagamore Rye Whiskey Tasting @ Epernay Wine & Spirits
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sagamore Rye Whiskey Tasting @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Enjoy Bourbon’s older brother and learn the famed history of Rye Whiskey in Maryland with Chris Conroy, New England Regional Director for Sagamore Spirit.  Taste the influence of limestone filtered water that comes from Sagamore Farm and how it makes their rye whiskey a thoroughbred of a spirit.

Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 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.

Dreamland Stage Company Presents Disney’s The Lion King @ The Dreamland
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dreamland Stage Company Presents Disney's The Lion King @ The Dreamland

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time, the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical has been given to The Nantucket Dreamland. The African savannah comes to life on the Dreamland Stage in a fully produced musical designed especially for young performers ages 7-21. This beautiful production
contains all the music, magic and joy of the Broadway show. “Relaxed Performances” on Friday August 9th and Friday August 16th.

Free Town Hall: Accessing Services throughout the Life Span @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm

Judith Ursitti, Autism Speaks Director of State Government Affairs, gives a free session on resources and tools to assist those with autism, their families and caregivers.

Front Porch Pinot, Live Music & Fire Pits @ Nantucket Hotel
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Front Porch Pinot, Live Music & Fire Pits @ Nantucket Hotel

Step off the beach and onto the Front Porch of The Nantucket Hotel for our fun Pinot, Live Music & Fire Pits event! Lift a glass of your favorite Pinot (or other fine wine) or a mug of locally crafted beer and enjoy our light bites menu, which is also available. Relax to live music by a changing list of performers from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Afterward, join us for dinner at Breeze Restaurant. Located at 77 Easton Street, Downtown. For dinner Reservations, book online at https://www.thenantuckethotel.com/dining/breeze-bar-and-cafe/, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail us at breeze@thenantuckethotel.com . For more information and to see our latest live entertainment schedule and Pinot on the Front Porch Menu, please visit our website: https://www.thenantuckethotel.com/dining/breeze-bar-and-cafe/live-jazz-on-the-nantucket-hotels-front-porch/

Complimentary Kids’ Deck S’mores Program at Breeze Restaurant @ Nantucket Hotel
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:50 pm
Complimentary Kids’ Deck S’mores Program at Breeze Restaurant @ Nantucket Hotel

Enjoy our complimentary Kids’ Deck S’mores program! Dine as a family at Breeze Restaurant at The Nantucket Hotel. Then, after your children are through eating, they can join our Kids’ Deck team members for free, supervised “Make Your Own S’mores” and fun activities – while you linger over dinner or enjoy a cocktail or dessert. The Kids’ Deck S’mores program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to pre-teen. For Reservations, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail us at breeze@thenantuckethotel.com. For more information and to make dinner reservations online, visit our website: https://www.thenantuckethotel.com/dining/breeze-bar-and-cafe/

History & Current Events Discussion: The Life & Presidency of James K. Polk @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
History & Current Events Discussion: The Life & Presidency of James K. Polk @ Nantucket Atheneum
Peter Panchy leads a discussion on how thelife and legacy of 14th president, who increased United States’ territory during the era of Manifest Destiny and expanded the power of the Executive Branch.
Polk was a protege of President Andrew Jackson and called ‘Young Hickory.’ He served in the House of Representatives and as its Speaker, as well as governor of Tennessee.
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.
Movie: Angry Birds 2 @ The Dreamland
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm
Movie: Angry Birds 2 @ The Dreamland

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

Nantucket The MusACKal @ Methodist Church
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm
Nantucket The MusACKal @ Methodist Church

400 years in 70 hysterACKal minutes!

Sean Lee @ Rose & Crown
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sean Lee @ Rose & Crown

Live Music at the Rose & Crown

Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Aug 14 @ 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: Wild Rose @ The Dreamland
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm
Film for Thought: Wild Rose @ The Dreamland

WILD ROSE tells the complicated story of Rose-Lynn, a woman on a quest to become a country music star, while also grappling with the responsibilities of being recently released from prison and a young mother of two children.

Knitting and Crocheting Circle @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 14 @ 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.

Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm
Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike

Duration
2 Hours

About
With the backdrop of the sun setting over Nantucket Harbor and Coatue, learn from Nantucket Walkabout Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket and Polpis Harbors, discover the salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors and conservation efforts that protect the wetlands and meadows around it.

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!