Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm Natural Science Museum
What was Nantucket like when Maria Mitchell was a child growing up? What did it mean to be the “whaling capital of the world?” What was life like on a daily basis before electricity? And … Continue reading "A Walk Through Nantucket"
Aug 7 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 8 @ 1:00 am Rose & Crown
Live DJ at The Rose & Crown
Aug 8 @ 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 8 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Sitting on 90 acres at the north end of Hummock Pond on its east side, like Gardner Farm immediately south, Lost Farm’s former vegetable fields have given way to shrubs and … Continue reading "Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike"
Aug 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Mark Carapezza teaches adults and teens how to create an original magic routine using patter, presentation, forces, and misdirections. There will be three sessions: July 25: Cards Aug. 1: Sponge Balls Aug. 8: Impromptu Household … Continue reading "Workshop: Magic Mark’s Art Of Harmless Misdirection"
Aug 8 @ 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 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk 30 minutes before start of program.
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am Bartlett's Farm
Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters characters come to life in this musical tale; including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. … Continue reading "Seussical the Musical"
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Jose Reyes created an icon when he added a lid to a small oval basket, but lids were nothing new to basket making. Museum staff member Alex Valcic will explore the history of the lid, … Continue reading "Put a Lid on It"
Aug 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Visual Arts Center
This introductory class gives our youngest artists and their caregivers an invitation to explore an array of mixed media in a creative environment. This class is by the week; sign up for one, two, or however … Continue reading "Family Art Class for Ages 2-5"
Aug 8 @ 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 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) are therapy dogs trained to be good listeners. This program is a fun, relaxed and nonjudgmental way to become more confident and simply ENJOY reading. Our furry friends just want … Continue reading "Read to a Buddy"
Aug 8 @ 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 8 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Cowpunky Country
Aug 8 @ 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 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn about microscopes in the Research Center! Learn to focus, create slides, and explore the tiny world around you! If you’re curious about the hidden microscopic world, this is a great introduction! You are welcome … Continue reading "Microscope Mayhem"
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rose & Crown
Live Music at the Rose & Crown
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Great Harbor Yacht Club
An evening to inspire change with mental illness & raise funds for NAMI CC&I on Nantucket, an organization that serves individuals and their families who are affected by the broad spectrum of mental illnesses and … Continue reading "Annual Dragonfly Fundraiser"
Aug 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. The LVA offers English classes almost every week, … Continue reading "LVA – Beginner English Class"
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum
An Intermediate/Advanced English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class almost every Thursday evening. Please check the calendar for dates. … Continue reading "LVA – Intermediate/Advanced English Class"
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm Methodist Church
400 years in 70 hysterACKal minutes!
Aug 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Rose & Crown
Live music at the rose and crown
Aug 8 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm State Forest, meet at state forest parking lot on Lover's Lane
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, … Continue reading "Stars & Senses Night Hike"
Aug 8 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 9 @ 1:00 am Rose & Crown
Karaoke at the Rose & Crown
Aug 9 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am 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 … Continue reading "Early-Bird Bird Expedition"
Aug 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us on this thrilling six hour excursion to see some of the largest mammals on earth!
Aug 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am Waypoint Marine
Join Egan Maritime and Nanpuppets aboard Tall Ship Lynx for an enchanting morning sail with Nantucket’s favorite puppets, Millie the Mermaid, Clarence the Clam, Wanda the Whale and many more. Dress as your favorite pirate, … Continue reading "Pirates & Mermaids Lynx Sail with Nanpuppets"
Aug 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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"