Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Poet, translator, literary and art critic, and now winner of the 2019 PEN/ ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, Rowan Ricardo Phillips tracks the competitive world of the 2017 ATP men’s tennis tour in The … Continue reading "Rowan Ricardo Phillips"
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am The Dreamland
Celebrate the joy of reading with Wendy Rouillard and Barnaby Bear at a special Book Festival party! This FREE event will take place at the Dreamland Theater. There will be a reading, make your own … Continue reading "Celebrate Reading with Barnaby Bear! Sponsored by Fogged In Bookkeeping: Free – ticket required"
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Combat Marine veteran Elliot Ackerman, awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star, and Bronze Star, understands war from a boots-on-the ground perspective. His writing reaches beyond the political and cultural differences that divides us to create … Continue reading "Elliot Ackerman with Robert Cocuzzo"
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal “superbugs,” bacteria that have built up resistance to the life-saving drugs … Continue reading "Matt McCarthy with John Stanton"
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Methodist Church
How do you hold onto your humanity in the midst of crisis? Pushcart Prize-winning author Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers intertwines stories that take readers through the heartbreak of the AIDS crisis in the 1980’s … Continue reading "Rebecca Makkai with Tim Ehrenberg"
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Marzano-Lesnevich’s startling memoir The Fact of a Body follows their story from childhood, interspersed with the story of a murderer they are researching while a law clerk. Each narrative informs the other, and their conclusions, … Continue reading "Alex Marzano-Lesnevich with Amy Jenness"
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Methodist Church
In Washington Black, award-winning Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan tells the beautifully wrought tale of a young slave on Barbados who becomes a scientist and illustrator through an encounter with an eccentric slave-holding Englishman. The tale … Continue reading "Esi Edugyan with Heather Reisman"
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Methodist Church
The Library Book is a tribute to an institution that Susan Orlean considers formative to her love of reading and writing, and to the magic and stability libraries bring to our culture. It is also … Continue reading "Susan Orlean"
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm White Heron Theatre
Filmmaker and teacher Jay Craven worked with island students this spring, developing original ten minute plays that emphasize stories and characters facing and dealing with challenges, obstacles, and conflicts. They will be performed at the … Continue reading "Young Playwrights"
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CRU Oyster Bar
Celebrate the launch of the CRU Oyster Bar Nantucket Cookbook with an intimate tasting, preview and discussion of the book at CRU with authors and owners Erin Zircher, Jane Stoddard and Carlos Hidalgo. Published by … Continue reading "CRU Oyster Bar Cookbook Launch Party – Sponsored by CRU Oyster Bar"
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Author of the highly acclaimed novel Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk, Ben Fountain speaks from the trenches of our current state of divisiveness in his new book, Beautiful Country Burn Again. His vivid essays portray … Continue reading "Ben Fountain with Michael Schulder"
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am White Elephant Brant Point Grill
Gather with us to meet master storyteller and New York Times best-selling author Craig Johnson, the creator of the heroes of the Longmire series, Walt Longmire, Henry Standing Bear, and Vic Morretti. A charmer himself, … Continue reading "Craig Johnson: The American West Meets the Seashore"
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Why doesn’t our immune system fight cancer the way it fights other diseases? Edgar Award-nominated author Charles Graber’s The Breakthrough details the astonishing scientific discovery of the code to unleashing the human immune system to … Continue reading "Charles Graeber with Robert Cocuzzo"
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Sarah Sentilles’s life was changed by seeing two newspaper photos: one of a lifelong conscientious objector, the other of a U.S. soldier who served at Abu Ghraib prison during the Iraq War. Interwoven with their … Continue reading "Sarah Sentilles with Michael Schulder"
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
How Beowulf Sheehan has come to be considered the foremost author portrait photographer of his generation becomes apparent when one spends time with the 200 photos in Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan. Due to … Continue reading "Beowulf Sheehan"
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Gather at noontime at Cisco Brewers on our final day of the Festival for great food, music, and conversation for readers and writers alike. Get your copy of Summer of ‘69 signed by Elin Hilderbrand … Continue reading "Cisco Send-Off with Elin Hilderbrand and Literary Pet Photos"
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Bond, Bubbles and Bordeaux… What better way to celebrate Nantucket Film Festival than with a James Bond thriller theme of a wine tasting? Join Guest Sommelier Amber Cantella, Luxury Real Estate Specialist with Great Point … Continue reading "Sommelier Selections with Guest Sommelier Amber Cantella"
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm Nantucket Culinary
Join us at Nantucket Culinary as we are proud to host two of the Nantucket Arts Council’s “Arts Celebration” events: French Cuisine and Culture: Berets, Brie and Bordeaux: The Wine & Cheese pre-concert reception held … Continue reading "Arts Celebration! A Fundraiser for the Nantucket Arts Council"
Jun 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jun 30 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Dreamland
4:30 p.m. Cocktails 5:30 p.m. Live Auction and Program featuring Anthony Anderson. Moderated by Actor, Kevin Flynn 6:30 p.m. Dine around dinner by Nantucket Catering Company and dancing with musical beats by The Hess Twins … Continue reading "Night in White"
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Maria Mitchell Association
For Ages 3-5 Must be accompanied for entire program by an adult caregiver Join the curator of the Mitchell House as we read a story about Maria or the time in which she lived, take … Continue reading "Story time with the Mitchells"
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Steps Beach off of Lincoln Circle
Special Event: meet at Steps Beach off of Lincoln Circle and be sure the area is spotless before the festivities. The Clean Team is a group of over four hundred Nantucketers which is dedicated to … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am meet at Nobadeer Beach (end of Nonantum Avenue)
Meet at Nobadeer Beach (end of Nonantum Avenue) to be sure the revelers have left it pristine. If it is, we will decamp to Jetties Beach. Command decision to be made on the spot. The … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Learning by doing is the philosophy of Nantucket’s Maria Mitchell Association, our non-profit partner for this month’s Cheers to Charity wine tasting event. The same can be said in the vineyard with Cush Donelan pouring … Continue reading "Cheers to Charities Wine Tasting: Maria Mitchell Association"
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Milestone Road and Nobadeer Farm Road.
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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jul 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Maria Mitchell Association
For Ages 3-5 Must be accompanied for entire program by an adult caregiver Join the curator of the Mitchell House as we read a story about Maria or the time in which she lived, take … Continue reading "Story time with the Mitchells"
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Madaket Area
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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nantucket Skating Club Annual Car Wash supporting our local figure skaters. $15 per vehicle. We’ll get your car squeaky clean.
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Benefit for the ’Sconset Trust. Tickets: 508-257-4100.
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Cisco Beach Parking Lot – end of Hummock Pond Road.
Cisco Beach Parking Lot – end of Hummock Pond Road. 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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Old South Road. Meet at the Rotary/I&M Building.
Old South Road. Meet at the Rotary/I&M Building. 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. … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am Nantucket Ice
Runners, walkers, joggers, parents with strollers, all are welcome for a fun 5K! Great course, lots of parking, facilities, Kids Fun Run, USATF certified and timed. Entry fee is $25 in advance; $30 the day … Continue reading "6th Annual 5K and Kids Fun Run"
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Jetties Beach
Held at Jetties Beach to benefit The Nantucket Food Pantry. Register at 508-221-0432.
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 9 @ 9:00 am 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 … Continue reading "Special Event: ACK Clean Team"
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am Surfside Beach Parking Lot
Join us! Making Our Oceans Clean & Green! Bags and Gloves will be Provided! Supported by Seiko
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Tom Nevers Beach. Meet at side of the site of the former Navy Base.
Tom Nevers Beach. Meet at side of the site of the former Navy Base. The Clean Team is a group of over four hundred Nantucketers which is dedicated to keep our Island’s beaches, dunes, roadsides … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 10 @ 4:30 pm Jetties Beach
After more than two decades, the Boston Pops on Nantucket continues to be the largest and most popular summer event on the island, attracting thousands of island residents and visitors to Jetties Beach for a night of … Continue reading "Boston Pops on Nantucket"
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Maria Mitchell Association
For Ages 3-5 Must be accompanied for entire program by an adult caregiver Join the curator of the Mitchell House as we read a story about Maria or the time in which she lived, take … Continue reading "Story time with the Mitchells"
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Creeks and Monomy shoreline. Meet near Sayles’ Seafood Store.
The Creeks and Monomy shoreline. Meet near Sayles’ Seafood Store. 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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
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 … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am Jetties Beach
The 13th annual Walk for Autism Speaks: registration at Jetties Beach at 8:30 am; opening ceremonies at 9:30 am; walk begins at 9:45 am. Autismspeaks.org/newengland or 617-726-1515
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Help cheer on this intrepid group of 12 swimmers swimming 4 miles to raise money for Swim Across America Nantucket. Each has raised at least $4,000 for cancer treatment and care on Nantucket. If you … Continue reading "Swim Across America Nantucket 4 Mile Swim"