Dec
13
Fri
2019
Think Different Film Series – ‘Free Trip to Egypt’ @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
FREE TRIP TO EGYPT takes audiences on a remarkable journey, in which an unlikely group of travelers to the Middle East find themselves transformed by the power of human connection.

Tarek Mounib, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur living in Switzerland, is troubled by a world that seems ever more divided and polarised. In response to increasing levels of anger and hatred towards ‘the other” on American social and broadcast media, he resolves to reach out to the very people who fear his culture, with an intriguing idea.

With the aim of trying to build mutual understanding, Tarek travels across the USA in order to find Americans who feel threatened by Islam and offer them a Free Trip to Egypt.
The initial reactions range from disbelief to hostility, but eventually, a diverse group is selected. These characters are a cross-section of contemporary America: including a teacher, a police officer, a Marine veteran, a single mom, a preacher and a beauty pageant queen
Dec
22
Sun
2019
Bolshoi Live: The Nutcracker @ The Dreamland
Dec 22 @ 12:55 pm

As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure. A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker enchants the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed!

Jan
4
Sat
2020
Free Walk: Squam Farm
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am
Free Walk: Squam Farm

Join us as we explore the open fields, hidden forests and sphagnum bogs of this spectacular property adjacent to Squam Swamp. Located off Quidnet Road, this former farmland was used by the Foundation for a ten-year study of the ecological effects of sheep grazing on the island’s landscape. Walk is free but space is limited, so sign up early at nantucketconservation.org

Jan
11
Sat
2020
MET Live: Wozzeck @ The Dreamland
Jan 11 @ 12:55 pm

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Salzburg Festival; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and Opera Australia

Production a gift of Robert L. Turner

Mar
21
Sat
2020
Free Walk: Massasoit Plains
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am
Free Walk: Massasoit Plains

Join Nantucket Conservation Foundation for a walk through this remote area tucked away on the west end of the island and learn about the Foundation’s collaborative efforts with the Nantucket Land Bank to restore and maintain our unique grassland and heathland plant communities.Walk is free but space is limited, so sign up early at nantucketconservation.org

Apr
26
Sun
2020
Free Walk: Heart of the Middle Moors
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am
Free Walk: Heart of the Middle Moors

This new 2.4 mile walk explores the base of Altar Rock through the highlands of Norwood Farm. Follow paths through hidden valleys and view some of the distinctive kettle ponds that comprise this unique collection of rare habitats while learning about both native and geologic history. Walk is free but space is limited, so sign up early at nantucketconservation.org