Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm 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 … Continue reading "Carve & Race a Small Pond Boat ages 10 & up: Collaboration with MMA with Mark Sutherland"
Aug 13 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 1:00 am Rose & Crown
Live music at the Rose & Crown
Aug 14 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Straight Wharf
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 … Continue reading "Sports Fishing on the Herbert T"
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am
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 … Continue reading "Smith’s Point Hike"
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us on this thrilling six hour excursion to see some of the largest mammals on earth!
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am 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.
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am 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 … Continue reading "Feeding Frenzy"
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am 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 … Continue reading "Carnivorous Critters"
Aug 14 @ 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!
Aug 14 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am 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 … Continue reading "Pop-Up Science"
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 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 … Continue reading "Family Day at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum (FREE!)"
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am 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 … Continue reading "Giving and Receiving Feedback"
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Departure times: 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:15 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 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 … Continue reading "Marine Ecology Field Trip"
Aug 14 @ 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"
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am 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 & … Continue reading "Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association"
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 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 … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 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 … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm 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 & … Continue reading "Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association"
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Writers of all genres–memoir, poetry, short story, drama–are invited to participate in reading and discussing their original compositions.  No fee
Aug 14 @ 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"
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 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 … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 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 … Continue reading "Summer Reading Closing Party"
Aug 14 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy breathtaking Nantucket Harbor views and signature cocktails with family and friends. 21 years or older. Call 508-228-7037.
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 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 … Continue reading "Dreamland Stage Company Presents Disney’s The Lion King"
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm Methodist Church
400 years in 70 hysterACKal minutes!
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Rose & Crown
Live Music at the Rose & Crown
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm
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 … Continue reading "Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike"
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Neuroscientist Dr. Susan Hockfield believes we are on the cusp of a new convergence where discoveries in biology will come together with engineering to produce another array of almost inconceivable technologies’ Virus-built batteries. Protein-based water … Continue reading "Author Talk: Dr. Susan Hockfield, ‘The Age of Living Machines’"
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm 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 … Continue reading "Grease by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs"
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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.
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm Straight Wharf
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
Aug 14 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm 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 … Continue reading "Open Nights at Loines Observatory"
Aug 14 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 15 @ 1:00 am Rose & Crown
Live DJ at The Rose & Crown
Aug 15 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Straight Wharf
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 … Continue reading "Sports Fishing on the Herbert T"
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am
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 … Continue reading "Sankaty Bluff Hike"
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am 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.
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am 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 … Continue reading "Feeding Frenzy"
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Bartlett's Farm
Spend an hour out in the flower fields, picking flowers, taking photos, and enjoying the beauty that the farm offers. We provide clippers and direction, you cut bouquets to suit your suit your style. Reservations … Continue reading "Flower Cutting Tour"
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 1800 House
A shallow stitched Nantucket basket with wooden base, rim and arched handle features a diminuitive hexagonal berry band tussy drawn closed with a complimentary silk ribbon tie. The stitched basket is lined with a designer … Continue reading "Island Berries du Broderie in Needlework with Marcia Brown"
Aug 15 @ 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!
Aug 15 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library … Continue reading "Toddler Time"
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Sometimes we make change happen and sometimes change happens to us. Whether we like it or not, change is a part of life. Led by Janet Forest, this workshop will explore how we deal and … Continue reading "Coping with Change"
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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.
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Departure times: 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:15 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 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 … Continue reading "Marine Ecology Field Trip"
Aug 15 @ 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"
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
On Thursday mornings, starting on July 11 through August 29, a variety of local experts will give a talk on various maritime subjects such as the history of the American Flag and its protocols, the … Continue reading "Weekly Maritime Speaker Series at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum"