Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Now, more than ever, the autism community needs your support. We are deeply saddened to announce that we will not be able to host a physical Walk on Island this summer or celebrate in person … Continue reading "2020 Nantucket Autism Speaks Walk"
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm Online
Tune in LIVE to Local Channel 18 or this page to watch the Summer Grove program: a CELEBRATION of our island’s children, the Club, and YOU – our supporters and Groove-Goers! In 2002, the Nantucket … Continue reading "Tim Russert Summer Groove Program"
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm
Farmer Aiden Feeney from Fog Town Farm will talk all things tomato in this session of Sustainable Nantucket’s Summer Farmer Workshop.  Register by calling  508-228-3399
Aug 16 @ 7:15 pm Childrens Beach
Musicians Susan J. Berman and Ray K. Saunders will perform on the Bandstand Stage at Children’s Beach. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner, and get ready to dance!  Wear a mask and … Continue reading "Free Sunday Outdoor Concert"
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
A single shelled Blue Rose completes the basket of flowers surrounded by a 3D crown of shells. Complete this Sailor’s Valentine pattern in a 3 day session with award winning shell artist Suzanne Marie Dietsch. … Continue reading "Blue Rose Sailors Valentine with Suzanne Marie Dietsch"
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Hand-weave a beautiful bracelet in a traditional basket-weaving style. No piece of jewelry better represents Nantucket than the Nantucket Basket Bracelet.  Students will hand-weave a bracelet in traditional Nantucket Lightship-style basket weaving with reed and … Continue reading "Nantucket Basket Bracelet- August with Martha Polachi"
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online, Zoom
The Atheneum welcomes you to participate in our first ‘Spice Challenge.’ Participants can pick up a sample spice packet from the Atheneum on Thursday and Friday (while supplies last) use the spice in a recipe … Continue reading "Yummy Monday : Spice Challenge"
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm White Heron Theatre
Live Theater at the White Heron.
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
A single shelled Blue Rose completes the basket of flowers surrounded by a 3D crown of shells. Complete this Sailor’s Valentine pattern in a 3 day session with award winning shell artist Suzanne Marie Dietsch. … Continue reading "Blue Rose Sailors Valentine with Suzanne Marie Dietsch"
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
Join us at Jetties Beach as we  experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters!  Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills.  They will point out and share their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am
Learn about the beautiful and historic species of trees that line our downtown streets. These tours are led by both Executive Director Emily Molden and Resource Ecologist RJ Turcotte. Their combined knowledge of biology and … Continue reading "Downtown Tree Tour with the NLC"
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Online
Led by Danica Connors, who has been reading tarot personally and professionally for over 30 years, this class is for anyone interested in Tarot cards. Danica will cover some of the basics in the first … Continue reading "Online: Tea & Tarot"
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm White Heron Theatre
Live Theater at the White Haron
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
A single shelled Blue Rose completes the basket of flowers surrounded by a 3D crown of shells. Complete this Sailor’s Valentine pattern in a 3 day session with award winning shell artist Suzanne Marie Dietsch. … Continue reading "Blue Rose Sailors Valentine with Suzanne Marie Dietsch"
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am Sea Nantucket
Want to try kayaking but aren’t sure where to start? Follow one of MMA’s instructors and explore the island from the water! We will teach participants basic kayaking strokes and safety procedures, explore the creeks … Continue reading "Family Kayaking"
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm White Heron Theatre
Live Theater at the White Heron.
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 1800 House
Learn many of the basic techniques used in creating a Sailors Valentine.  This class is designed with a simple pattern with a  large single flower center in a 6” valentine box. It has been designed … Continue reading "Little Bit of Sunshine Sailors Valentine with Suzanne Marie Dietsch"
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What makes a forest different from a field? Through a combination of exploration, close observation, and games we will investigate the natural habitats around us. Together we will learn what a habitat is, how to … Continue reading "Habitat Hike"
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Online
Weekly trivia games for teens, using Zoom and Kahoot. Test your knowledge with all things trivia! Multiple choice and true/ false questions. Open to all teens entering 6-12th grades. Email eyoung@nantucketatheneum.org for login information.
Aug 20 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join Kim Botelho, Director of Education for an evening hike under the stars. During the walk, you will participate in a color vision activity, learn how our eyes adjust to darkness, listen for nocturnal animals, take a solo … Continue reading "Stars & Senses Night Hike"
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Voter Registration Deadline
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm
Farmer Dylan Wallace from Eat Fire Farm will discuss his locally made salts and other products in this session of Sustainable Nantucket’s Summer Farmer Workshop.  Register by calling  508-228-3399.
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Create your own Nantucket Floor cloth design using Lee Papale’s timeless iconic wildflower island design, a Nantucket map, compass rose or any other image that you wish.  Many stencil designs to choose from to create … Continue reading "Nantucket Floorcloth with Mary Emery Lacoursiere"
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Create your own Nantucket Floor cloth design using Lee Papale’s timeless iconic wildflower island design, a Nantucket map, compass rose or any other image that you wish.  Many stencil designs to choose from to create … Continue reading "Nantucket Floorcloth with Mary Emery Lacoursiere"
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
Join us at Jetties Beach as we  experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters!  Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills.  They will point out and share their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Create your own Nantucket Floor cloth design using Lee Papale’s timeless iconic wildflower island design, a Nantucket map, compass rose or any other image that you wish.  Many stencil designs to choose from to create … Continue reading "Nantucket Floorcloth with Mary Emery Lacoursiere"
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am Sea Nantucket
Want to try kayaking but aren’t sure where to start? Follow one of MMA’s instructors and explore the island from the water! We will teach participants basic kayaking strokes and safety procedures, explore the creeks … Continue reading "Family Kayaking"
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Create your own Nantucket Floor cloth design using Lee Papale’s timeless iconic wildflower island design, a Nantucket map, compass rose or any other image that you wish.  Many stencil designs to choose from to create … Continue reading "Nantucket Floorcloth with Mary Emery Lacoursiere"
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What makes a forest different from a field? Through a combination of exploration, close observation, and games we will investigate the natural habitats around us. Together we will learn what a habitat is, how to … Continue reading "Habitat Hike"
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm Meet at 1 New Street in Siasconset
Learn about the unique fishing settlement at the eastern edge of the island. The 75 minute tour focuses on the early “whalehouses” as well as the village’s boom as a seaside resort and actors colony at … Continue reading "’Sconset Walking Tour"
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Online
Weekly trivia games for teens, using Zoom and Kahoot. Test your knowledge with all things trivia! Multiple choice and true/ false questions. Open to all teens entering 6-12th grades. Email eyoung@nantucketatheneum.org for login information.
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join Kim Botelho, Director of Education for an evening hike under the stars. During the walk, you will participate in a color vision activity, learn how our eyes adjust to darkness, listen for nocturnal animals, take a solo … Continue reading "Stars & Senses Night Hike"
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 29 – Aug 30 all-day
The sales tax holiday for 2020 will occur on August 29 and 30. Retail items of up to $2,500 purchased in Massachusetts for personal use on these two days will be exempt from sales tax.
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm
Farmer Dan Southey from Washashore Farm will discuss his ducks in this session of Sustainable Nantucket’s Summer Farmer Workshop.  Register by calling  508-228-3399.