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12:00 am Drawing Nantucket History: A Collaboration with AAN with Lisa Sawlit @ 1800 House
Drawing Nantucket History: A Collaboration with AAN with Lisa Sawlit @ 1800 House
Aug 29 @ 12:00 am – Aug 30 @ 12:00 am
Drawing Nantucket History: A Collaboration with AAN with Lisa Sawlit @ 1800 House
Nantucket’s history is like none other. Seemingly frozen in time, the island’s rich history has created an environment full of iconic landmarks and sights. This drawing workshop explores the iconic sites and history of Nantucket … Continue reading "Drawing Nantucket History: A Collaboration with AAN with Lisa Sawlit"
12:00 am Crown Tuesday DJ Party @ Rose & Crown
Crown Tuesday DJ Party @ Rose & Crown
Aug 29 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Crown Tuesday DJ Party @ Rose & Crown
Live music at the Rose & Crown
8:00 am Bird walk @ Linda Loring Nature Foundation
Bird walk @ Linda Loring Nature Foundation
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Weekly Wednesday Bird Walk with Seth Engelbourg, LLNF Naturalist Educator and Program Manager. Meets at 7:45am at the LLNF parking lot, 110 Eel Point Rd.
8:00 am Smith’s Point Hike
Smith’s Point Hike
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am
Smith's Point Hike
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"
8:00 am Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions @ Town Pier
Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions @ Town Pier
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am
Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions @ Town Pier
Guaranteed Sightings. Learn about and see Humpback, Finback, and Minke Whales and possible other sightings include Basking Sharks, White Sided Dolphins, Sea Turtles, and birds. On-Board naturalist on this 6-hour off-shore trip, with approx. 1-1/2 … Continue reading "Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions"
8:30 am Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 29 @ 8:30 am
Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions
See historic landmarks from the whaling history days. 1-hour trip; coffee included. $50pp. Kids younger than 2 ride free. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com
9:00 am Nantucket Island Tour
Nantucket Island Tour
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Nantucket Island Tour
This is the perfect opportunity to visit and photograph two of Nantucket’s lighthouses – Brant Point and Sankaty Head. Learn about the history of each, while capturing impressive images along the way. Other stops on … Continue reading "Nantucket Island Tour"
9:00 am Natural History Discovery Tour @ Wauwinet Gate House
Natural History Discovery Tour @ Wauwinet Gate House
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am
A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. thetrustees.org/ccwr – Repeated at 1 pm.
9:00 am Techniques of the Masters with David Dunlop @ AAN's Visual Arts Center
Techniques of the Masters with David Dunlop @ AAN's Visual Arts Center
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Techniques of the Masters with David Dunlop @ AAN's Visual Arts Center
Students will explore how landscape masters through time expressed their subjects with varieties of techniques, designs, palettes, and materials. Demonstrations include historic landscape techniques from J.M.W. Turner to artists today. In addition to historic methods, … Continue reading "Techniques of the Masters with David Dunlop"
10:00 am Movie: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? @ The Dreamland
Movie: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? @ The Dreamland
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am
Movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor? @ The Dreamland
An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers.
10:00 am Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Aug 29 @ 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 … Continue reading "Sail Aboard the Endeavor"
10:00 am Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am
Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions
See historic landmarks from the whaling history days. 1-hour trip; coffee included. $50pp. Kids younger than 2 ride free. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com
10:30 am Book Signing with David Cleveland, “Time’s Betrayal” @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing with David Cleveland, “Time’s Betrayal” @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Aug 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Book Signing with David Cleveland, "Time's Betrayal" @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Time’s Betrayal is an epic multigenerational family saga covering the years from the battle of Antietam to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
10:30 am Downtown Walking Tour @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Downtown Walking Tour @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Aug 29 @ 10:30 am
Downtown Walking Tour @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
This tour introduces participants to Nantucket, both past and present. It tells the events in Nantucket’s history that have made the island what it is today. The tour is 60 minutes long and has five … Continue reading "Downtown Walking Tour"
10:30 am Movie: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation @ The Dreamland
Movie: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation @ The Dreamland
Aug 29 @ 10:30 am
Movie: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation @ The Dreamland
Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on aluxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. The rest of Drac’s Pack cannot resist going along.
10:30 am Town View Bike Tour @ Nantucket Bike Tours
Town View Bike Tour @ Nantucket Bike Tours
Aug 29 @ 10:30 am
Town View Bike Tour @ Nantucket Bike Tours
A timeless tour to some of Nantucket’s hidden gems, beautiful sights, and historical locations. Travel with us through the Town of Nantucket, peeking down the Old Whaling streets and quintessential sights. Highlights Old Mill Steps … Continue reading "Town View Bike Tour"
11:00 am iPhone Tour
iPhone Tour
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
iPhone Tour
Leave the heavy camera at home and learn how to compose and capture interesting images on your phone. With a few pre- and post-shooting pointers and a brief lesson in editing with Google’s Snapseed app … Continue reading "iPhone Tour"
11:15 am Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 29 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. 1-hour tirp. Tickets $45pp at 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com . Also at  1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
11:30 am Nanpuppets @ Cisco Brewers
Nanpuppets @ Cisco Brewers
Aug 29 @ 11:30 am
Nanpuppets @ Cisco Brewers
Nanpuppets are a group of hand puppets from Nantucket Island that are handmade and performed by Lizza Obremski. They provide educational entertainment for all age groups and are without a doubt a whole lot of … Continue reading "Nanpuppets"
12:00 pm Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Lunch @ The Nantucket Hotel
Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Lunch @ The Nantucket Hotel
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm
Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Lunch @ The Nantucket Hotel
Hop aboard our antique fire truck for a complimentary tour through Town and ride to Breeze restaurant for lunch and your favorite cocktail on our indoor/outdoor Breeze Terrace. Departs from the Steamship Authority Wharf daily … Continue reading "Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Lunch"
1:00 pm Around Town Tour
Around Town Tour
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Around Town Tour
This 2-hour walking tour will take us through town and its surrounding areas depending on the time of day and conditions. Photograph historic homes and beautiful window boxes, capture the picket fences and cobblestone streets … Continue reading "Around Town Tour"
1:00 pm Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. 1-hour tirp. Tickets $45pp at 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com . Also at  1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
1:00 pm Public Skating @ Nantucket Ice
Public Skating @ Nantucket Ice
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Public Skating @ Nantucket Ice
 
1:00 pm Sconset Cottage, Garden & Bluff Tour
Sconset Cottage, Garden & Bluff Tour
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sconset Cottage, Garden & Bluff Tour
Come walk the narrow streets of ‘Sconset with us and photograph some of the most picturesque cottages and beautiful gardens on the island. We’ll tour the town area, follow with a walk along the Bluff, … Continue reading "Sconset Cottage, Garden & Bluff Tour"
1:30 pm Historica House & Garden Walking Tour @ Hadwen House
Historica House & Garden Walking Tour @ Hadwen House
Aug 29 @ 1:30 pm
Historica House & Garden Walking Tour @ Hadwen House
This tour visits three historic homes and gardens, exploring two centuries of life and architecture on Nantucket. The 60-minute tour offers a glimpse into the lives of some of the people that have occupied the … Continue reading "Historica House & Garden Walking Tour"
1:30 pm Writing Group @ Nantucket Atheneum
Writing Group @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Writing Group @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jan Glitzenstein leads a weekly writing group which is open to the public. The group invites aspiring writers of all genres t share and discuss their original compositions. For additional information, call Jan at 508-228-2574.
2:00 pm Front Porch Beer Garden at The Nantucket Hotel @ The Nantucket Hotel
Front Porch Beer Garden at The Nantucket Hotel @ The Nantucket Hotel
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Front Porch Beer Garden at The Nantucket Hotel @ The Nantucket Hotel
Step off the beach and onto the Front Porch of The Nantucket Hotel for our fun Beer Garden! Lift a mug of German and locally crafted beer or enjoy fine wines by the glass or … Continue reading "Front Porch Beer Garden at The Nantucket Hotel"
2:00 pm Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike
Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm
Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike
Duration 2 Hours About Two island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes makes for fascinating hike through a section of the island molded by 500 feet of ice bearing … Continue reading "Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike"
2:00 pm To The Brewery! Bike Tour @ Nantucket Bike Tours
To The Brewery! Bike Tour @ Nantucket Bike Tours
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm
To The Brewery! Bike Tour @ Nantucket Bike Tours
7 miles | moderate We think the best thing to do while on Nantucket is … BIKE. However, in a close second is spending time at Cisco Brewery. This family friendly environment and outdoor watering … Continue reading "To The Brewery! Bike Tour"
2:15 pm Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 29 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. 1-hour tirp. Tickets $45pp at 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com . Also at  4pm, & 5:15pm
3:00 pm B3 Kings @ Cisco Brewers
B3 Kings @ Cisco Brewers
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
B3 Kings @ Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
3:30 pm Oyster Farm & Harbor Tours
Oyster Farm & Harbor Tours
Aug 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Oyster Farm & Harbor Tours
All tours begin at 3:30pm and last approximately 2 hours and are open to the public. Private tours also available, please email meg@nantucketlandcouncil.org for more information. Join the Land Council for an exciting and educational … Continue reading "Oyster Farm & Harbor Tours"
3:30 pm Oyster Farm Harbor Tours
Oyster Farm Harbor Tours
Aug 29 @ 3:30 pm
Oyster Farm Harbor Tours
Join the Land Council for an exciting and educational afternoon aboard Shearwater Cruises Shearwater 47′ power catamaran with Captain Blair Perkins, NLC Executive Director Cormac Collier, Resource Ecologist Emily Molden, and Oyster Farmer Simon Edwardes … Continue reading "Oyster Farm Harbor Tours"
4:00 pm Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. 1-hour tirp. Tickets $45pp at 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com . Also at 5:15pm
5:15 pm Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 29 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions
Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. 1-hour tirp. Tickets $45pp at 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com .
5:30 pm Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater
Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater
After a fun day on Island, come out with us to enjoy beer, wine, and our signature cocktails while you take in the gorgeous sights in Nantucket Harbor. For tickets call 508-228-7037 or go to … Continue reading "Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater"
6:00 pm Complimentary Kids’ Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant @ The Nantucket Hotel
Complimentary Kids’ Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant @ The Nantucket Hotel
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Complimentary Kids’ Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant @ The Nantucket Hotel
Enjoy our complimentary Kids’ Deck 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 … Continue reading "Complimentary Kids’ Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant"
6:00 pm Sean Lee @ Rose & Crown
Sean Lee @ Rose & Crown
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Live Music at this downtown hot spot!
6:00 pm Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Aug 29 @ 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
6:30 pm Film for Thought: Zama @ The Dreamland
Film for Thought: Zama @ The Dreamland
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm
Film for Thought: Zama @ The Dreamland
This film has a 95% percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the … Continue reading "Film for Thought: Zama"
6:30 pm Knitting and Crocheting Circle @ Nantucket Atheneum
Knitting and Crocheting Circle @ Nantucket Atheneum
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Knitting and Crocheting Circle @ Nantucket Atheneum
The Atheneum’s Knitting and Crocheting Circle continues its gam sessions on Wednesday evenings. Join the group for a session or become weekly participants. The group will continue making hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to be … Continue reading "Knitting and Crocheting Circle"
7:00 pm Madaket & More at Sunset
Madaket & More at Sunset
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Madaket & More at Sunset
This 2.5-hour tour will take us to different locations in Madaket to photograph beaches, birds, piers, lakes and inlets as they change color during Nantucket’s epic sunsets. Learn about adjusting your ISO and white balance … Continue reading "Madaket & More at Sunset"
7:00 pm Movie: The Happytime Murders @ The Dreamland
Movie: The Happytime Murders @ The Dreamland
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm
Movie: The Happytime Murders @ The Dreamland
When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.
7:00 pm Science Speaker Series @ 33 Washington Street Facility
Science Speaker Series @ 33 Washington Street Facility
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Science Speaker Series @ 33 Washington Street Facility
Each summer, the Maria Mitchell Association hosts scientists and research experts on a wide variety of scientific topics. Speaker will be released closer to the date.
7:00 pm Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Bring a beverage & snack and enjoy the sunset over the water. Time varies with sunset: call 508-228-7037 for departure time and tickets.
7:30 pm Movie: Slender Man @ The Dreamland
Movie: Slender Man @ The Dreamland
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm
Movie: Slender Man @ The Dreamland
In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist – until one of them mysteriously goes missing.
9:00 pm Open Night at Loines Observatory @ Loines Observatory
Open Night at Loines Observatory @ Loines Observatory
Aug 29 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Night at Loines Observatory @ Loines Observatory
Join Maria Mitchell Association professional astronomers for an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, and more. Programs take place at the Loines Observatory, 59 Milk … Continue reading "Open Night at Loines Observatory"
10:00 pm Dj Mandy @ Rose & Crown
Dj Mandy @ Rose & Crown
Aug 29 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 12:00 am
Dj Mandy @ Rose & Crown
Live DJ at The Rose & Crown