Aug
3
Sat
2019
NISHA HEArt Exhibition Reception @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 3 – Aug 10 all-day
NISHA HEArt Exhibition Reception @ Nantucket Atheneum

Annual reception for the exhibition of student artwork from the Humane Education arm of NISHA. Student work will be on display in the Weezie Library from Saturday, August 3 through August 10.

Aug
5
Mon
2019
A Walk Through Nantucket @ Natural Science Museum
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm
A Walk Through Nantucket @ 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 what exactly did children do way back then? Join us for this unique week long class as we immerse ourselves in the nineteenth century.

Please pack a snack, plenty of water, and a lunch each day for your child.

For ages 7-10. Classes meet behind Hinchman House Natural Science Museum in the yard between Hinchman and MMA Research Center. Register online.

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Karaoke @ Rose & Crown
Aug 8 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 9 @ 1:00 am
Karaoke @ Rose & Crown

Karaoke at the Rose & Crown

Aug
9
Fri
2019
Early-Bird Bird Expedition @ Maria Mitchell Association
Aug 9 @ 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 9 @ 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.

21th Annual Nantucket Beach Fitness Camp @ Jetties Beach
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
21th Annual Nantucket Beach Fitness Camp @ Jetties Beach

Work out on Jetties with author and fitness TV personality Tom Holland. Cardiovascular drills, strength exercises, plyometric and agility stations, team events and much more. ALL FITNESS LEVELS WELCOME. $40 day/$175 week/$300 two weeks. Sign up online at www.teamholland.com or at Jetties each morning. Mon-Fri: 8AM-9AM. Rain or shine. Space limited.

Gardner Farm Hike
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am
Gardner Farm Hike

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 75 miles south out to the edge of the continental shelf. Now closed off to the ocean and filled with slightly brackish water — the Town of Nantucket opens the pond to the ocean twice a year — the pond is home to painted and snapping turtles, one to two pairs of nesting ospreys and scores of mute swans.

The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes Nantucket Walkabout leads and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery.

-This hike costs $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the Gardner Farm trail and to book it. To arrange for a private hike on this route, call or email us for our rates and to discuss your hiking needs.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 9 @ 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 9 @ 8:30 am

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

Pirates & Mermaids Lynx Sail with Nanpuppets @ Waypoint Marine
Aug 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Pirates & Mermaids Lynx Sail with Nanpuppets @ 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, mermaid or maritime character to enjoy this fanciful adventure at sea. Snacks provided.
Boat launch from Waypoint Marine at 8:30am. Sail 9am to 10am.
Return to the dock by 10:30am.
Cost: $50 per ticket – includes boat launch fee

Register online using the button on the left, or email Membership and Marketing Assistant Olivia Jackson at ojackson@eganmaritime.org.

Feeding Frenzy @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Aug 9 @ 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.

Special Event: ACK Clean Team @ Jetties Beach but at 9:00 a.m.! to assist The Land Council and guest Fabien Cousteau in a beach clean up.
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am
Special Event: ACK Clean Team @ Jetties Beach but at 9:00 a.m.! to assist The Land Council and guest Fabien Cousteau in a beach clean up.

Jetties Beach but at 9:00 a.m.! to assist The Land Council and guest Fabien Cousteau in a beach clean up.

The Clean Team is a group of over four hundred Nantucketers which is dedicated to keep our Island’s beaches, dunes, roadsides and bike paths free of litter. Each “season” (from Daffodil Weekend until mid-October) every Saturday morning at 8 a.m, an average of 28 volunteers meets for 60 minutes of litter patrol.
In the course of the six-plus months, The Clean Team gathers over four tons of litter and debris from Nantucket downtown and beaches.

Book Launch – Scrimshaw on Nantucket @ Quaker Meeting House
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Book Launch - Scrimshaw on Nantucket @ Quaker Meeting House

Book Launch – Scrimshaw on Nantucket

Carnivorous Critters @ Natural Science Museum
Aug 9 @ 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 9 @ 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.

Nantucket Beach Cleanup @ Surfside Beach Parking Lot
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am

Join us! Making Our Oceans Clean & Green!
Bags and Gloves will be Provided!
Supported by Seiko

Cosmic Creations: Sunshine and Rainbows @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 9 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Cosmic Creations: Sunshine and Rainbows @ 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.

Biodiversity Walks with Dr. Sarah Bois @ Meet at 110 Eel Point Road 10-15 minutes before the walk begins
Aug 9 @ 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 9 @ 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.

Freddy The Frog/Welcome to the Jungle @ The Dreamland
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Go Fish!/The Seussification of A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ The Dreamland
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Marine Ecology Field Trip @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Aug 9 @ 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 9 @ 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.

Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Aug 9 @ 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 9 @ 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!

Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour (for ages 13+)
Aug 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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.

Makerspace for Teens – Sailor’s Valentines @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Makerspace for Teens - Sailor's Valentines @ Nantucket Atheneum

Update this vintage shell craft with your monogram, heart, or map of Nantucket.
All tools and materials will be supplied.
No experience necessary.
FREE for teens grades 6-12.
Register online.

Polpis Harbor Hike
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm
Polpis Harbor Hike

Duration
2 Hours

About
Although Polpis Harbor is part of Nantucket Harbor, with its own narrow channel leading into it and two distinct coves or, lobes, this former kettle hole definitely feels like its own small harbor with a mooring field in its east lobe and a few boats in its west cove. Native Americans living around it spelled Polpis “Podpis”, which in their tongue meant “divided or branched harbor.”

The Polpis area was first called “Spotso Country” for an Indian chief named Spotso who lived nearby for about 40 years. In the 1600s, farms sprouted all around the harbor, along with fulling mills to clean and prepare wool. Some industrious islanders built sea salt evaporator operations and also excavated peat from the saltmarsh to burn in stoves for heat.

Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting and fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor also has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove with trails looping around this property and through the remains of a holly tree farm’s former inventory. Part two of this hike on the way back to town is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank overlooking the water with Coatue to the north, town to west and Pocomo Point to the east.

This hike costs $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the Polpis Harbor/Quaise and to book it. To arrange for a private hike on this route, call or email us for our rates and to discuss your hiking needs.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Tour the Vestal Street Observatory
Aug 9 @ 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 9 @ 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.***

Foggy Roots @ Cisco Brewers
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Foggy Roots @ Cisco Brewers

Live Music at Cisco Brewers

Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 9 @ 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 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Timbuk Blues @ Rose & Crown

Live music at the rose & Crown

Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater
Aug 9 @ 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.

Dreamland Stage Company Presents Disney’s The Lion King @ The Dreamland
Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dreamland Stage Company Presents Disney's The Lion King @ 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 savannah comes to life on the Dreamland Stage in a fully produced musical designed especially for young performers ages 7-21. This beautiful production
contains all the music, magic and joy of the Broadway show. “Relaxed Performances” on Friday August 9th and Friday August 16th.

Complimentary Kids’ Deck S’mores Program at Breeze Restaurant @ Nantucket Hotel
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:50 pm
Complimentary Kids’ Deck S’mores Program at Breeze Restaurant @ 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, supervised “Make Your Own S’mores” and fun activities – while you linger over dinner or enjoy a cocktail or dessert. The Kids’ Deck S’mores program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to pre-teen. For Reservations, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail us at breeze@thenantuckethotel.com. For more information and to make dinner reservations online, visit our website: https://www.thenantuckethotel.com/dining/breeze-bar-and-cafe/

Nantucket The MusACKal @ Methodist Church
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm
Nantucket The MusACKal @ Methodist Church

400 years in 70 hysterACKal minutes!

Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Aug 9 @ 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

Grease by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs @ Bennett Hall
Aug 9 @ 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!

The Weir @ White Heron Theatre
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm
Children’s Beach Bandstand Movie: Lego Movie 2 @ Childrens Beach
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm
Children's Beach Bandstand Movie: Lego Movie 2 @ 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.

Sean Lee @ White Elephant Brant Point Grill
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sean Lee @ White Elephant Brant Point Grill

Live Music in the Brant Point Grill Lounge in The White Elephant.

The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past

The Raven’s Night Walk is a haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk you will hear  Nantucket’s fascinating history and the ghostly tales of it’s past. We visit the houses that have stories to tell and you will view fascinating and mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places.

Meeting Place: “The Hub” located at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets.

Price: Adults $20.00 Children $10.00 – Each tour max: 25

The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk – Town Route
Aug 9 @ 8:45 pm

Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is 1 mi. long & lasts 80 min.