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 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join internationally acclaimed artistic Giovanni Decunto at an Artists Reception and Charity Auction to benefit the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club. The event will be held at 21 Broad Street and limited to 10 visitors … Continue reading "Celebrating America with Giovanni Decunto"
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm
For 24 years our community has come together on Jetties Beach to support Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Join us all in spirit on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 7 pm for a free celebratory broadcast of … Continue reading "Boston Pops for Nantucket"
Aug 8 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 7:15 pm Childrens Beach
Musician Jordan Graves 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 the … Continue reading "Free Sunday Outdoor Concert"
Aug 9 @ 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 10 all-day Online, Zoom
Join us to share what you and others have been cooking up this summer season. Get tips and tricks for navigating the kitchen. We’ll also share what are our favorite local ingredients. Where to find … Continue reading "Yummy Monday – Recipe Swap and Favorite Local Ingredients"
Aug 10 @ 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 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
If you have ever admired the precision of this beautiful work don’t miss this opportunity to work with Nantucket’s Miniature Basket Maker!   Learn to make the staves, weave and finish this mini beauty. Previous basket … Continue reading "Miniature Nantucket Basket with Nap Plank"
Aug 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 11 @ 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 11 @ 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 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Using historic imagery create a set of unique platters with ramekins that are prefect for entertaining.  This traditional method of surface decoration yields amazing results.  Your pieces will be kiln fired, making them food safe … Continue reading "Historic Transferware: Set of Platters with Ramekins with Mary Emery Lacoursiere"
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
If you have ever admired the precision of this beautiful work don’t miss this opportunity to work with Nantucket’s Miniature Basket Maker!   Learn to make the staves, weave and finish this mini beauty. Previous basket … Continue reading "Miniature Nantucket Basket with Nap Plank"
Aug 11 @ 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 11 @ 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 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s reading is Me and My Cat? by Satoshi Kitamura – simply click on the link provided to hear a reading by Elijah Wood. When you’re through, we’ve got all the supplies and instructions ready for you to … Continue reading "Story & Craft Grab & Go: Cardboard Cats"
Aug 11 @ 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 11 @ 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 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
Peter Baker is the chief White House Correspondent for the New York Times. Susan Glasser is a New Yorker columnist and founding editor of Politico Magazine. The pair are married partners as well as writing partners and … Continue reading "Online Conversation: Peter Baker & Susan Glasser"
Aug 11 @ 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 12 @ 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 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
If you have ever admired the precision of this beautiful work don’t miss this opportunity to work with Nantucket’s Miniature Basket Maker!   Learn to make the staves, weave and finish this mini beauty. Previous basket … Continue reading "Miniature Nantucket Basket with Nap Plank"
Aug 12 @ 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 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s reading is Me and My Cat? by Satoshi Kitamura – simply click on the link provided to hear a reading by Elijah Wood. When you’re through, we’ve got all the supplies and instructions ready for you to … Continue reading "Story & Craft Grab & Go: Cardboard Cats"
Aug 12 @ 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 12 @ 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 12 @ 5:30 pm Online
Over the last 75 years, American oystercatchers have slowly become re-established in New England due to increased protection, with the first 20th century breeding in Massachusetts recorded in 1955. Karen Beattie (Director of Science and … Continue reading "The Charismatic American Oystercatcher Online with Karen Beattie"
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
James Elliott serves as Greencrab.org’s Science Communications Advisor, supporting scientific decision making and creating educational content for the group. Full time, James works at New England Biolabs as a Scientist studying novel methods for enzyme development … Continue reading "Virtual Science Speaker Series: Jimmy Elliot"
Aug 12 @ 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 13 @ 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 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s reading is Me and My Cat? by Satoshi Kitamura – simply click on the link provided to hear a reading by Elijah Wood. When you’re through, we’ve got all the supplies and instructions ready for you to … Continue reading "Story & Craft Grab & Go: Cardboard Cats"
Aug 13 @ 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 13 @ 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 13 @ 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 13 @ 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 13 @ 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"