Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day
As the NHA’s premier summer fundraiser, Nantucket by Design celebrates the island’s unique influence on American design with engaging lectures, an on-line antique show, and lively panel discussions. After careful consideration, the NHA is going … Continue reading "Nantucket by Design – Virtual"
Aug 1 – Aug 9 all-day Online
Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum’s Baskets & Bubbly Auction is going virtual for 2020! The Baskets & Bubbly event is a top fundraiser for the museum. All proceeds raised will go a long way in helping … Continue reading "Virtual Baskets & Bubbly Auction"
Aug 2 @ 8:30 am
A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min, nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes on Nantucket. Social distancing observed.
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am
Led by the 3-time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, 1/2 mile, 80 min. Starts at 11am at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min early No … Continue reading "Historic Downtown Walking Tour"
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm Childrens Beach
Local band 4EZ Payments 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 social distance.  Presented by … Continue reading "Free Sunday Outdoor Concert"
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm Meet the guide at Centre & Main streets 10 minutes early.
The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. $20 for Adults; $15 for Seniors (65+) and Teens; $5 … Continue reading "Nantucket Ghost Walk – Town Route"
Aug 3 @ 8:30 am
A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min, nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes on Nantucket. Social distancing observed.
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Learn the traditional Japanese art of fish-printing. Create appealing and colorful images on paper through the traditional Japanese art of Gyotaku:  “gyo” fish + taku “rubbing.   This form of nature printing dates from the mid 1800’s … Continue reading "Gyotaku: The Art of Fish-Printing with Chris Bonelli"
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Susan Lister Locke Gallery
Stop in to see work by Linda Saligman, who takes shell design on furniture, mirrors, and accessories to a whole new dimension. The Susan Lister Locke Gallery, 28 Easy Street. Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5:30pm & Sun … Continue reading "Linda Saligman SEAquel Designs at Susan Lister Locke Gallery"
Aug 3 @ 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 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s Paper Craft Grab & Go Bag project is a Pokémon Flextangle! A flextangle is an interactive paper puzzle–twist the modules and watch your Pokémon evolve! There will be a choice of four Pokémon: … Continue reading "Paper Craft Grab & Go: Pokémon Flextangles"
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am
Led by the 3-time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, 1/2 mile, 80 min. Starts at 11am at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min early No … Continue reading "Historic Downtown Walking Tour"
Aug 3 @ 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 3 @ 8:00 pm Meet the guide at Centre & Main streets 10 minutes early.
The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. $20 for Adults; $15 for Seniors (65+) and Teens; $5 … Continue reading "Nantucket Ghost Walk – Town Route"
Aug 4 – Aug 10 all-day
Join the Nantucket Land Council Associates for an island-wide (and beyond) #trashtag (and socially distanced) beach cleanup from August 4-10. The Nantucket Land Council Associates group is organizing a Nantucket Beach Cleanup with a twist. … Continue reading "NantucketTrashtag Beach Cleanup"
Aug 4 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
From August 4-9, the Nantucket Land Council Associates group is organizing a Nantucket Beach Cleanup – but with a twist.  Instead of gathering together, we ask you to join us any time that works best for … Continue reading "#NantucketTrashtag Socially Distanced Beach Cleanup"
Aug 4 @ 8:30 am
A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. Social distancing observed.
Aug 4 @ 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 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Learn the traditional Japanese art of fish-printing. Create appealing and colorful images on paper through the traditional Japanese art of Gyotaku:  “gyo” fish + taku “rubbing.   This form of nature printing dates from the mid 1800’s … Continue reading "Gyotaku: The Art of Fish-Printing with Chris Bonelli"
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Online
Janie offers an overview of the iPhone’s privacy and security settings as well as web browsers. In addition, she will look at an alternative web browser to Explorer, Firefox and Chrome called DickDuck Go (which … Continue reading "Online iPhone Class: Privacy & Security Settings"
Aug 4 @ 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 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s reading is The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson – simply click on the link provided to hear a reading by the folks at Give Us a Story! When you’re through, we’ve got all the supplies … Continue reading "Story & Craft Grab & Go: Paper Plate Whales (and Snails!)"
Aug 4 @ 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 4 @ 11:00 am
Led by the 3-time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, 1/2 mile, 80 min. Starts at 11am at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min early No … Continue reading "Historic Downtown Walking Tour"
Aug 4 @ 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 4 @ 8:00 pm
The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. $20 for Adults; $15 for Seniors (65+) and Teens; $5 … Continue reading "Nantucket Ghost Walk – Cemetery Route"
Aug 5 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
From August 4-9, the Nantucket Land Council Associates group is organizing a Nantucket Beach Cleanup – but with a twist.  Instead of gathering together, we ask you to join us any time that works best for … Continue reading "#NantucketTrashtag Socially Distanced Beach Cleanup"
Aug 5 @ 8:30 am
A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. Social distancing observed.
Aug 5 @ 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 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This Week’s Art Grab & Go craft is a coral reef kit! Suggested for ages 7+. Paint and glue needed, but not included. Pick one up on the Weezie Porch today from 10:00AM-2:00PM while supplies last!. Extend … Continue reading "Art Grab & Go Bag: Coral Reef"
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Susan Lister Locke Gallery
Cindy Pease Roe, Ocean Preservationist, Environmental Educator, Founder of non-profit UpSculpt, and Schmidt Ocean Institute Artist-in-Residence will be exhibiting her fantastic wildlife creatures created from recycled marine debris. Ongoing demonstrations by the artist outside the … Continue reading "Cindy Pease Roe showing in Susan Lister Locke Gallery"
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s reading is The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson – simply click on the link provided to hear a reading by the folks at Give Us a Story! When you’re through, we’ve got all the supplies … Continue reading "Story & Craft Grab & Go: Paper Plate Whales (and Snails!)"
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am
Led by the 3-time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, 1/2 mile, 80 min. Starts at 11am at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min early No … Continue reading "Historic Downtown Walking Tour"
Aug 5 @ 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 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
Andrew Buckley, creator and host of Hit and Run History will discuss and show clips from his recent film ‘Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck.’ The production follows the Gumshoe Historians as they track … Continue reading "Online Conversation: Andrew Buckley, The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck"
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online, Zoom
Come and listen to the MMA’s astronomy students as they present their research conducted while taking part in this summer’s Research Experience for Undergraduates internship program funded by the National Science Foundation.
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm
The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. $20 for Adults; $15 for Seniors (65+) and Teens; $5 … Continue reading "Nantucket Ghost Walk – Cemetery Route"
Aug 6 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
From August 4-9, the Nantucket Land Council Associates group is organizing a Nantucket Beach Cleanup – but with a twist.  Instead of gathering together, we ask you to join us any time that works best for … Continue reading "#NantucketTrashtag Socially Distanced Beach Cleanup"
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Susan Lister Locke Gallery
Cindy Pease Roe, Ocean Preservationist, Environmental Educator, Founder of non-profit UpSculpt, and Schmidt Ocean Institute Artist-in-Residence will be exhibiting her fantastic wildlife creatures created from recycled marine debris. Ongoing demonstrations by the artist outside the … Continue reading "Cindy Pease Roe showing in Susan Lister Locke Gallery"
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sara Campbell
Enjoy an extra 60% off already-reduced sale apparel plus discounts on jewelry and accessories at our Nantucket store, 5 South Beach Street.
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s reading is The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson – simply click on the link provided to hear a reading by the folks at Give Us a Story! When you’re through, we’ve got all the supplies … Continue reading "Story & Craft Grab & Go: Paper Plate Whales (and Snails!)"
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am
Led by the 3-time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, 1/2 mile, 80 min. Starts at 11am at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min early No … Continue reading "Historic Downtown Walking Tour"
Aug 6 @ 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 6 @ 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 6 @ 7:00 pm
Nantucket Preservation Trust is hosting a virtual fete for August 2020 that features exclusive hour tours of award-winning and historic Nantucket properties and live Q&As with the homeowners.  The tours will be available to view … Continue reading "“There’s No Place Like Home” August Fete"
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm
The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. $20 for Adults; $15 for Seniors (65+) and Teens; $5 … Continue reading "Nantucket Ghost Walk – Cemetery Route"
Aug 6 @ 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 7 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
From August 4-9, the Nantucket Land Council Associates group is organizing a Nantucket Beach Cleanup – but with a twist.  Instead of gathering together, we ask you to join us any time that works best for … Continue reading "#NantucketTrashtag Socially Distanced Beach Cleanup"
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am
A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min, nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes on Nantucket. Social distancing observed.
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Susan Lister Locke Gallery
Cindy Pease Roe, Ocean Preservationist, Environmental Educator, Founder of non-profit UpSculpt, and Schmidt Ocean Institute Artist-in-Residence will be exhibiting her fantastic wildlife creatures created from recycled marine debris. Ongoing demonstrations by the artist outside the … Continue reading "Cindy Pease Roe showing in Susan Lister Locke Gallery"