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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.

Aug
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Thu
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Nantucket by Design
Aug 1 – Aug 3 all-day
Nantucket by Design

As the NHA’s premier summer fundraiser, Nantucket by Design celebrates the island’s unique influence on American design with engaging lectures, previewing an antique show, lively panel discussions, and both intimate and grand gatherings.

Karaoke @ Rose & Crown
Aug 1 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 1:00 am
Karaoke @ Rose & Crown

Karaoke at the Rose & Crown

Aug
2
Fri
2019
Michael J. Moore @ Susan Lister Locke Gallery
Aug 2 all-day
Early-Bird Bird Expedition @ Maria Mitchell Association
Aug 2 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Early-Bird Bird Expedition @ Maria Mitchell Association

Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on a unique birding experience. Birds are an important part of Nantucket’s ecosystem and the island is known as an excellent birding spot. The trips will visit birding areas around Nantucket and transportations is provided to first four registrants. If the program is fully booked and you have a vehicle please call the office 508-228-9198 and we may be able to accommodate you.

Binoculars are available for loan while supplies last.

Pre-registration required.

Sports Fishing on the Herbert T @ Straight Wharf
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 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 2 @ 8:30 am

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

Feeding Frenzy @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Aug 2 @ 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.

Carnivorous Critters @ Natural Science Museum
Aug 2 @ 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!

Mini Mornings at the Museum @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Mini Mornings at the Museum @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

Mini-Mornings at the museum is geared for children ages 2-5. Each program will begin with a story time session. Children will then have an interactive experience with an object from the NHA’s collection related to the story and make a craft related to that week’s theme.

Cosmic Creations: Edible Science @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 2 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Cosmic Creations: Edible Science @ Nantucket Atheneum

For children 4-8 years of age: Art and Science program with teacher Melanie Hajjar . Free admission. Program limited to the first 15 children. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before start of program.

Amplify Performance @ The Dreamland
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Biodiversity Walks with Dr. Sarah Bois @ Meet at 110 Eel Point Road 10-15 minutes before the walk begins
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am

Explore the unique, native sandplain grassland and coastal heathland flora & fauna of Nantucket found at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation property. We’ll explore what’s leafing out, what’s flowering, and who’s hatching along our gently rolling trail. $10 per trip (LLNF members free); no advance registration required.

Class: Greta Feeney, ‘Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Opera But Were Afraid To Ask’ @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Class: Greta Feeney, 'Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Opera But Were Afraid To Ask' @ Nantucket Atheneum

Curious about opera? Greta Feeney, who performs, studies and teaches voice and opera, breaks down all you need to know about this fascinating and venerated musical art.
Feeney separates the works by time period, discussing their history and backstory, and those who write and sing them (and a bit of gossip too). This will be a dynamic discussion, aided by the use of videos and guided by Greta’s expert insight into opera.This is a two part class, the second session will be held Friday, August 9 at 10 am.
Greta, a Nantucket native, is a graduate of The Julliard School, holds a doctoral degree from SUNY Stonybrook, where she studied how Marian cults influenced the operas of Giuseppe Verdi. She debuted as a performer at age 21 with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and participated in more than 20 productions with the San Francisco Opera. She also perform regularly in the Atheneum’s Great Hall.
Free admission, but registration is required.

Marine Ecology Field Trip @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Aug 2 @ 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 2 @ 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.

Book Signing with Thad Dupper @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Aug 2 @ 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 2 @ 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!

Johnette Downing: Songs from the Gumbo Pot @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Johnette Downing: Songs from the Gumbo Pot @ Nantucket Atheneum

Called the ‘Musical Ambassador to Children’ and the ‘Pied Piper of Louisiana Music Traditions,’ Johnette Downing is a multi-award winning musician and author who serves up a gumbo of Louisiana roots music and books in a toe-tapping, two-stepping good time for children across the globe.
Join us in the garden and learn how to ‘pass a good time’ New Orleans-style. No tickets are necessary for the garden, but a blanket to sit on might come in handy. In the event of inclement weather two shows will be performed inside and space is limited. Tickets for the indoor shows, if needed, will be available at the Children’s desk 30 minutes before the shows begin.

Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour (for ages 13+)
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am

Hear the history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mi, 80 min walking tour for ages 13+

Summer Fest at the Oldest House @ Oldest House
Aug 2 @ 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 2 @ 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 2 @ 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.

Tie-Dye Clinic @ Childrens Beach
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tie-Dye Clinic @ Childrens Beach

Children’s Beach, located at the end of Harbor View Way, is the perfect park for families and children. During July and August, the Town of Nantucket’s Culture & Tourism department sponsors games and activities for everyone.

Biological Collections Open Hours @ Maria Mitchell Association
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Biological Collections Open Hours @ Maria Mitchell Association

Ginger Andrews, our Field Ornithologist, opens the Maria Mitchell Association Research Center each week as a space for anyone to interact with and learn about our biological collections, collaborate on group projects, do research, or look through a microscope.

Free for Members and Non Members.
Drop in: no registration required.

Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Aug 2 @ 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.

Design Panel
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm

The Design Panel brings together outstanding design talent for a lively discussion. This year’s panelists include Anthony Baratta, Christopher Drake, Cathy Kincaid and Stewart Manger. Moderated by editor-in-chief of Veranda magazine, Steele Marcoux, followed by a reception and book signing.

Chaired by Tharon Anderson McEvoy
Sponsored by Centre Pointe

Makerspace for Teens – Book Purse @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Makerspace for Teens - Book Purse @ Nantucket Atheneum

Make a purse from an old book!

We will use fabric, glue, and a discarded hardcover book to make a stylish purse.
All tools and materials will be supplied.
No experience necessary.
FREE for teens in grades 6-12.
Register online.

Movie: The Lion King @ The Dreamland
Aug 2 @ 2:00 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.

Tour the Vestal Street Observatory
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 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.***

Pavarotti (PG-13) @ The Dreamland
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm
Pavarotti (PG-13) @ The Dreamland
From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award (R) winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice…The Man…The Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology.
Jeff Tuohy @ Cisco Brewers
Aug 2 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Jeff Tuohy @ Cisco Brewers

Live music at Cisco Brewers

Movie: The Lion King @ The Dreamland
Aug 2 @ 4:30 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.

Acclaimed Painter Michael J Moore Opening Reception @ Susan Lister Locke Gallery
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 2 @ 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.

Timbuk Blues @ Rose & Crown
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Timbuk Blues @ Rose & Crown

Live music at the rose & Crown

Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater
Aug 2 @ 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.

Movie: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw @ The Dreamland
Aug 2 @ 6:00 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.

Nantucket The MusACKal @ Methodist Church
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm
Nantucket The MusACKal @ Methodist Church

400 years in 70 hysterACKal minutes!

Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Aug 2 @ 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

Pavarotti (PG-13) @ The Dreamland
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm
Pavarotti (PG-13) @ The Dreamland
From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award (R) winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice…The Man…The Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology.
All-Star Private Dinners
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm
All-Star Private Dinners

Dine with one of the renowned design luminaries at an intimate candlelit dinner.

Co-chaired by Gary McBournie & William Richards

Grease by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs @ Bennett Hall
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 7:30 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.

Student Company presents: Twelfth Night @ White Heron Theatre
Aug 2 @ 7:30 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!

Children’s Beach Bandstand Movie: Small Foot @ Childrens Beach
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm
Children's Beach Bandstand Movie: Small Foot @ Childrens Beach

Children’s Beach, located at the end of Harbor View Way, is the perfect park for families and children. During July and August, the Town of Nantucket’s Culture & Tourism department sponsors games and activities for everyone.