Aug 3 – Aug 10 all-day 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 @ 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 6 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 1:00 am Rose & Crown
Live music at the Rose & Crown
Aug 7 @ 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 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am 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 … Continue reading "21th Annual Nantucket Beach Fitness Camp"
Aug 7 @ 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 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us on this thrilling six hour excursion to see some of the largest mammals on earth!
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am
A 2-1/2 mile, 55 minute nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes on Nantucket. Cash Only
Aug 7 @ 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 7 @ 9:00 am Bartlett's Farm
Learn tips and tricks to keep unwanted critters like deer and rabbits out of your garden at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road.
Aug 7 @ 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 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1800 House
This is a creative embroidery approach in the Deerfield style of embroidery. A variety of stitches will be employed with discussion and advice so that each student creates a unique piece.
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 1800 House
Elegant simplicity describes the Shaker design. This workshop is designed for new students who will make a nest of 6 boxes and returning students who can make the traditional nest or a set of Crown … Continue reading "Shaker Box Workshop with Eric Pintar"
Aug 7 @ 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Our Story and Craft program is for children 4-9 years of age. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Each week we will be reading a specially selected book and … Continue reading "Story & Craft: Wind Chimes!"
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am Bartlett's Farm
A great way to learn about Bartlett’s farm, the walking tours meet weekly in front of the Market at 10 am on Wednesdays through August 7th. They are weather dependent, and will take guests down … Continue reading "Free Farm Tour"
Aug 7 @ 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 7 @ 10:00 am
Join Nantucket Preservation Trust for a 70 minute walking tour of historic Upper Main Street. Tours are free during June 2019. Meet at 11 Centre Street.
Aug 7 @ 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 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is considered the quintessential composer of the Baroque era, and one of the most important composers of classical music in general. His music lives on today thanks to his amazing catalog … Continue reading "Music Appreciation Class: Introduction to Bach with Mollie Glazer"
Aug 7 @ 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 11:00 am
Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck and others were inspired by this magical island on this 2/3 mile, 90min stroll. Meet at Federal & India Street by Atheneum fence 10 min early. No reservations required.
Aug 7 @ 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 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Nantucket Garden Club’s 65th Annual House & Garden Tour “A Summer Day on Brant Point” focuses on beautiful homes and gardens around Brant Point. Round-trip shuttle service from Federal Street to Brant Point begins … Continue reading "The 65th Annual House & Garden Tour"
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm Fairgrounds Restaurant
COO of Southern Airways Express
Aug 7 @ 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 7 @ 1:00 pm The Dreamland
From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal … Continue reading "Movie: The Lion King"
Aug 7 @ 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 7 @ 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 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Make your own coral reef out of recycled materials! Open to ages 8-11. FREE admission. All materials will be provided Registration is required and opens one week prior to the program. Register online or call … Continue reading "Makerspace for Kids: Reef Sculpture"
Aug 7 @ 3:30 pm The Dreamland
Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the … Continue reading "Movie: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw"
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Jetties Tennis
Free! (Balls & Racquets will be provided) all ages welcome! Sponsored by Nantucket Community Parks & Recreation.
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Enjoy a refreshing taste of low-alcohol vodka and discover why you should be drinking it. Meet Max Moss, Marketing Manager for Keel Vodka, as he enlightens you on this smoother, cleaner vodka that will help … Continue reading "Keep it Keel Vodka Tasting"
Aug 7 @ 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 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
The number of white sharks has been rising off the coast of Cape Cod in response to dramatic increases in seal abundance. In 2018, Massachusetts experienced its first fatal shark attack since 1936. The key … Continue reading "‘Living with White Sharks’, with Dr. Greg Skomal"
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm C. Robert Perrin Series
Inspired by watercolorist C. Robert Perrin, the 2019 Demonstration Series features extraordinary artists who bring great talent to the gallery. This demonstration is a benefit of AAN membership. New members are welcome at the door. … Continue reading "Master Artist Demopnstrations: Jenna Darkow"
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm Methodist Church
400 years in 70 hysterACKal minutes!
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Rose & Crown
Live Music at the Rose & Crown
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Dreamland
Join us this summer for the Dreamland’s premiere DJ series featuring food, cash bar, harbor and sunset views on the Dreamland’s Harborview Terrace. And of course, dancing with some of the best DJ’s from NYC, … Continue reading "Summer Decks Series: Pete Ahen & Floyd Kellogg"
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm The Dreamland
For over half a century, 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world’s most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike’s storied career and troubled … Continue reading "Film for Thought: Mike Wallace Is Here"
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm
Duration 2 Hours About After hiking through kettle and kame terrain in the moors learning about frost bottoms and when to pick beach plums with Nantucket Walkabout Guide Peter Brace, soak up the best view … Continue reading "Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike"
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
in The Breakthrough:Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer, Charles Graeber guides readers through the revolutionary scientific research that has brought immunotherapy out of the realm of the miraculous and into the forefront of 21st … Continue reading "Author Talk: Charles Graeber, The Breakthrough"
Aug 7 @ 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"