Nov
8
Fri
2019
Biological Collections Open Hours @ Maria Mitchell Association
Nov 8 @ 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.

Nov
12
Tue
2019
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 12 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum

Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 1-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens.

Have Dice – Will Adventure: Game Night at the Atheneum @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Have Dice – Will Adventure is a clarion call to the island’s gaming community. Do you enjoy games like Dungeons & Dragons, Pandemic, or Ticket to Ride? Looking to meet new people to game with during Nantucket’s long winter? Join Game Masters Mike Alvarez and Skyler Lendway as their share their first-hand knowledge on running adventures around the table with fellow islanders. Meet up with tabletop gamers and form new adventuring parties with your friends, family, and neighbors.

All ages welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by and adult.

Short Play Festival @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Nantucket Short Play Festival group meets once a week to table read plays submitted from around the country to its annual contest. Once all the plays are read, the group votes on the top 5 plays of the season.
Anyone is welcome to drop in to be a reader. Regular attendance is required if you would like to vote.
Nov
14
Thu
2019
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 14 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum

A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library opens.

Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk 30 minutes before start of program.

Nov
15
Fri
2019
Biological Collections Open Hours @ Maria Mitchell Association
Nov 15 @ 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.

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Free Walk: Ram Pasture
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am
Free Walk: Ram Pasture

Explore the southernmost end of the Foundation’s popular Sanford Farm property, which is home to some of Nantucket’s rarest plants and animals. This area, which is also rich in cultural history, offers spectacular views of the ocean and the open grasslands of our adjacent Head of the Plains properties. Walk is free but space is limited, so sign up early at nantucketconservation.org

Nov
19
Tue
2019
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 19 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum

Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 1-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens.

Short Play Festival @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Nantucket Short Play Festival group meets once a week to table read plays submitted from around the country to its annual contest. Once all the plays are read, the group votes on the top 5 plays of the season.
Anyone is welcome to drop in to be a reader. Regular attendance is required if you would like to vote.
Nov
21
Thu
2019
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 21 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum

A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library opens.

Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk 30 minutes before start of program.

Nov
22
Fri
2019
Biological Collections Open Hours @ Maria Mitchell Association
Nov 22 @ 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.

Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Nov
23
Sat
2019
Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Nov
24
Sun
2019
Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Nov
26
Tue
2019
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 26 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum

Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 1-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens.

Have Dice – Will Adventure: Game Night at the Atheneum @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Have Dice – Will Adventure is a clarion call to the island’s gaming community. Do you enjoy games like Dungeons & Dragons, Pandemic, or Ticket to Ride? Looking to meet new people to game with during Nantucket’s long winter? Join Game Masters Mike Alvarez and Skyler Lendway as their share their first-hand knowledge on running adventures around the table with fellow islanders. Meet up with tabletop gamers and form new adventuring parties with your friends, family, and neighbors.

All ages welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by and adult.

Short Play Festival @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Nantucket Short Play Festival group meets once a week to table read plays submitted from around the country to its annual contest. Once all the plays are read, the group votes on the top 5 plays of the season.
Anyone is welcome to drop in to be a reader. Regular attendance is required if you would like to vote.
Nov
28
Thu
2019
A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm
A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre

This delightful new play by Mark Shanahan, premiered in 2018 at White Heron Theatre, as an adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic. Music, drama and quick-change artistry help tell the story of whaling captain Ebenezer Scrooge in this beloved Nantucket holiday favorite.

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Biological Collections Open Hours @ Maria Mitchell Association
Nov 29 @ 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.

Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Over 150 balsam trees line Main Street and surrounding byways. Watch them count down with Town Crier to their illumination. A chorus of traditional carols ensues, led by Nantucket High School’s a cappella group, the Accidentals & Naturals.  A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce Event

Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm
A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre

This delightful new play by Mark Shanahan, premiered in 2018 at White Heron Theatre, as an adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic. Music, drama and quick-change artistry help tell the story of whaling captain Ebenezer Scrooge in this beloved Nantucket holiday favorite.

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm
A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre

This delightful new play by Mark Shanahan, premiered in 2018 at White Heron Theatre, as an adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic. Music, drama and quick-change artistry help tell the story of whaling captain Ebenezer Scrooge in this beloved Nantucket holiday favorite.

Dec
1
Sun
2019
Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Dec
3
Tue
2019
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 3 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum

Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 1-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens.

Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Short Play Festival @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Nantucket Short Play Festival group meets once a week to table read plays submitted from around the country to its annual contest. Once all the plays are read, the group votes on the top 5 plays of the season.
Anyone is welcome to drop in to be a reader. Regular attendance is required if you would like to vote.
Dec
4
Wed
2019
Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Dec
5
Thu
2019
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum

A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library opens.

Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk 30 minutes before start of program.

Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre

This delightful new play by Mark Shanahan, premiered in 2018 at White Heron Theatre, as an adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic. Music, drama and quick-change artistry help tell the story of whaling captain Ebenezer Scrooge in this beloved Nantucket holiday favorite.

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Biological Collections Open Hours @ Maria Mitchell Association
Dec 6 @ 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.

Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm
A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre

This delightful new play by Mark Shanahan, premiered in 2018 at White Heron Theatre, as an adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic. Music, drama and quick-change artistry help tell the story of whaling captain Ebenezer Scrooge in this beloved Nantucket holiday favorite.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Free Walk: Masquetuck
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am
Free Walk: Masquetuck

One of the Foundation’s real gems. Travel through a small, fascinating hardwood forest that extends to the shores of West Polpis harbor with opportunities to see herons, egrets, shellfish and other inhabitants of this ecologically rich area.Walk is free but space is limited, so sign up early at nantucketconservation.org

Joy+Noel Celebration In Music & Words @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for a fun afternoon of holiday music and a staged reading of two ten minute Christmas plays.
Diane and Bob Lehman begin the party with a set of holiday music. Then Nantucket actors will perform a staged reading of a short Christmas play.
The Lehmans return for a second set of music which will be followed by another staged reading of a Christmas short play.
Come in and warm up with a cup of tea and big dose of Joy.
Free admission.
Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm
A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre

This delightful new play by Mark Shanahan, premiered in 2018 at White Heron Theatre, as an adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic. Music, drama and quick-change artistry help tell the story of whaling captain Ebenezer Scrooge in this beloved Nantucket holiday favorite.

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm
Matilda @ Bennett Hall

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm
A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre

This delightful new play by Mark Shanahan, premiered in 2018 at White Heron Theatre, as an adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic. Music, drama and quick-change artistry help tell the story of whaling captain Ebenezer Scrooge in this beloved Nantucket holiday favorite.

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Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 10 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum

Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 1-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens.

Have Dice – Will Adventure: Game Night at the Atheneum @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Have Dice – Will Adventure is a clarion call to the island’s gaming community. Do you enjoy games like Dungeons & Dragons, Pandemic, or Ticket to Ride? Looking to meet new people to game with during Nantucket’s long winter? Join Game Masters Mike Alvarez and Skyler Lendway as their share their first-hand knowledge on running adventures around the table with fellow islanders. Meet up with tabletop gamers and form new adventuring parties with your friends, family, and neighbors.

All ages welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by and adult.

Short Play Festival @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Nantucket Short Play Festival group meets once a week to table read plays submitted from around the country to its annual contest. Once all the plays are read, the group votes on the top 5 plays of the season.
Anyone is welcome to drop in to be a reader. Regular attendance is required if you would like to vote.