Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – Aug 29 @ 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 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 1:00 am Rose & Crown
Live music at the Rose & Crown
Aug 28 @ 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 28 @ 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 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us on this thrilling six hour excursion to see some of the largest mammals on earth!
Aug 28 @ 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 28 @ 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 28 @ 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 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Designed for teens and adults, this hands-on workshop will tackle the essential elements of story—character, conflict, and setting—with a focus on creating stories and novels for middle grade and young adult readers. All levels of … Continue reading "Writing Workshop: Chris Tebbetts, Writing For Young People"
Aug 28 @ 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 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 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 28 @ 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 28 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
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
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm Fairgrounds Restaurant
President of Holiday for Heroes
Aug 28 @ 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 28 @ 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 28 @ 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 28 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Combining elements of the Lost Farm and Gardner Farm hikes, this is a longer loop hike at approximately 2.5 miles, which helps you explore plant succession on globally threatened habitat known … Continue reading "Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike"
Aug 28 @ 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 28 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Coastal whaling was introduced to the Azores by New Englanders, and the earliest whaling vessels to ply the waters of the Azores were most likely from Nantucket and New Bedford. This lecture, with UMass-Amherst professor … Continue reading "Translating Azorean Coastal Whaling from English to Portuguese and Back to English…While Remaining Portuguese, with Professor Francisco Cota Fagundes"
Aug 28 @ 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 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 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 … Continue reading "Front Porch Pinot, Live Music & Fire Pits"
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:50 pm 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, … Continue reading "Complimentary Kids’ Deck S’mores Program at Breeze Restaurant"
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm Methodist Church
400 years in 70 hysterACKal minutes!
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Rose & Crown
Live Music at the Rose & Crown
Aug 28 @ 6:15 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 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Vermont author Chris Tebbetts will read from his new YA novel, Me, Myself, and Him, and share some discussion about the writing process, followed by a Q&A. This novel, described as ‘wildly ingenious” by Booklist … Continue reading "Author Talk: Chris Tebbetts, Me, Myself & Him"
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 33 Washington Street Facility
Dr. Niezrecki is Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the Director of the Center for Wind Energy at UML (www.uml.edu/windenergy), and also the Director of the National Science Foundation-Industry/University … Continue reading "Science Speaker Series- Dr. Christopher Niezrecki"
Aug 28 @ 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 28 @ 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 28 @ 7:30 pm White Heron Theatre
live theater.
Aug 28 @ 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 28 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 29 @ 1:00 am Rose & Crown
Live DJ at The Rose & Crown
Aug 29 @ 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 29 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Formerly a vegetable farm along the east of side of Hummock Pond, the Land Bank’s Gardner Farm property runs along Hummock Pond, a glacial meltwater river bed that once ran roughly … Continue reading "Gardner Farm Hike"
Aug 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 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"
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Natural Science Museum
Come learn about local wildlife while we read a story about a different Nantucket animal each week. We will play a game and make a craft to learn more about our special animal. Bring your … Continue reading "Creature Feature: Maria Mitchell Story Hour"
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:51 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Local photographer Jeff Allen will provide some tips and tricks for getting just the right photo of your baskets for social media and printed works. This program is free for museum members. There is a … Continue reading "Photographing Your Basket"
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Do you know how all the animals in Nantucket’s eelgrass beds live together? Join one of the Maria Mitchell Association’s aquarists on the beach to recreate a thriving marine habitat structure in the sand.
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
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. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Aug 29 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
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
Aug 29 @ 12:45 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Our eighth hike and the newest one starting with the 2016 season, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation’s publicly accessible property is on the south side of Eel Point Road on the … Continue reading "Linda Loring Nature Foundation with Nantucket Walkabout"
Aug 29 @ 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"