Events

Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Now, more than ever, the autism community needs your support. We are deeply saddened to announce that we will not be able to host a physical Walk on Island this summer or celebrate in person … Continue reading "2020 Nantucket Autism Speaks Walk"
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
Join us at Jetties Beach as we  experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters!  Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills.  They will point out and share their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am The Handlebar Café
Resume our meeting at The Handlebar Café (across from the bus/NRTA depot) to pick up supplies. 8:00 a.m. each Saturday, rain or shine, for one hour. The Clean Team is a group of over four … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Milestone Road! Meet at corner of 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"
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
Join us at Jetties Beach as we  experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters!  Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills.  They will point out and share their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am The Handlebar Café
Resume our meeting at The Handlebar Café (across from the bus/NRTA depot) to pick up supplies. 8:00 a.m. each Saturday, rain or shine, for one hour. The Clean Team is a group of over four … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Surfside Beach. Meet at the parking lot off of Surfside 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"
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Sep 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sustainable Nantucket has reimagined their Far-Away Feast for Friday, September 18 – Tickets should be purchased by TODAY, September 1. The meal will feature a four-course Farm-to-Table dinner delivered right to your Nantucket door (only … Continue reading "Buy your Ticket to A Far-Away Feast"
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
Join us at Jetties Beach as we  experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters!  Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills.  They will point out and share their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm
Egan Maritime Institute will broadcast a fun and special fundraising event hosted by Bonnie Levison, co-founder of the Nantucket Comedy Festival, and featuring sharks, songs, and a special drink. Special guests are Dr. Greg Skomal, Cape … Continue reading "Making Waves: A Benefit for Egan Maritime Institute"
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am The Handlebar Café
Resume our meeting at The Handlebar Café (across from the bus/NRTA depot) to pick up supplies. 8:00 a.m. each Saturday, rain or shine, for one hour. The Clean Team is a group of over four … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
Join us at Jetties Beach as we  experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters!  Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills.  They will point out and share their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am The Handlebar Café
Resume our meeting at The Handlebar Café (across from the bus/NRTA depot) to pick up supplies. 8:00 a.m. each Saturday, rain or shine, for one hour. The Clean Team is a group of over four … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Mill Hill Park. Meet next to Ye Olde Mill.
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"
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am The Handlebar Café
Resume our meeting at The Handlebar Café (across from the bus/NRTA depot) to pick up supplies. 8:00 a.m. each Saturday, rain or shine, for one hour. The Clean Team is a group of over four … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Online
The Atheneum joins Boston-based Communities Responding To Extreme Weather (CREW) to host six virtual programs in support of Climate Prep Week 2020 (Sept. 24 – 30). This year’s theme is ‘Climate Resilience is Social Resilience.’ All … Continue reading "Climate Prep Week Virtual Discussion: Resilient Agriculture"
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
The Atheneum joins Boston-based Communities Responding To Extreme Weather (CREW) to host six virtual programs in support of Climate Prep Week 2020 (Sept. 24 – 30). This year’s theme is ‘Climate Resilience is Social Resilience.’ All … Continue reading "Climate Prep Week Virtual Discussion: Palaces For The People"
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Online
The Atheneum joins Boston-based Communities Responding To Extreme Weather (CREW) to host six virtual programs in support of Climate Prep Week 2020 (Sept. 24 – 30). This year’s theme is ‘Climate Resilience is Social Resilience.’ All … Continue reading "Climate Prep Week Discussion: Neighborhood by Neighborhood – Mapping Our Resilience"
Sep 26 all-day
Last summer our little island of Nantucket lost one of its own. Vitali was one of the most generous and charismatic people many of us have met. When Vitali unexpectedly passed away while kayaking, this … Continue reading "Fishing For V- Scholarship Surfcasting Tournament"
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am The Handlebar Café
Resume our meeting at The Handlebar Café (across from the bus/NRTA depot) to pick up supplies. 8:00 a.m. each Saturday, rain or shine, for one hour. The Clean Team is a group of over four … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This sale will include collectibles, costume jewelry, artwork, china, and kitchen items. Cash and checks only. Masks and Social distancing required All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Online
The Atheneum joins Boston-based Communities Responding To Extreme Weather (CREW) to host six virtual programs in support of Climate Prep Week 2020 (Sept. 24 – 30). This year’s theme is ‘Climate Resilience is Social Resilience.’ All … Continue reading "Climate Prep Week Discussion: The Economics Of Climate Change With Madhavi Venkatesan"
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Cisco Beach. Meet in the parking lot at the 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 of litter. Each “season” (from Daffodil Weekend until mid-October) every … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm
In honor of International Observe the Moon Night (September 26), the Maria Mitchell Association Astronomy Department will host a virtual Moon-themed event over Zoom on Monday September 28. Join them for a discussion of historical … Continue reading "MMA Celebrates International Observe the Moon Night"
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Online
The Atheneum joins Boston-based Communities Responding To Extreme Weather (CREW) to host six virtual programs in support of Climate Prep Week 2020 (Sept. 24 – 30). This year’s theme is ‘Climate Resilience is Social Resilience.’ All … Continue reading "Climate Prep Week Discussion: How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture"
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Online
The Atheneum joins Boston-based Communities Responding To Extreme Weather (CREW) to host six virtual programs in support of Climate Prep Week 2020 (Sept. 24 – 30). This year’s theme is ‘Climate Resilience is Social Resilience.’ All … Continue reading "Climate Prep Week Discussion: The Linked Fight For Racial Justice and Climate Change"
Oct 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
meet at the Rotary to take another shot at Milestone Road, Old South Road and, if we can summon the courage, Sparks Avenue and the businesses around it. The Clean Team is a group of … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Oct 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Polpis Road at the small parking area that overlooks Sesachacha Pond.
Mass Audobon’s Sam Kefferstan will lead us to a new area that needs assistance.  We will be able to access shoreline and Polpis Road itself in that far eastern section. The Clean Team is a … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
meet at the Rotary to take another shot at Milestone Road, Old South Road and, if we can summon the courage, Sparks Avenue and the businesses around it. The Clean Team is a group of … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am meet at the entrance to Bartlett Farm to clean the roads leading to Ladies’ Beach and the beach itself.
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"
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Online
Danielle O’Dell, a Nantucket Conservation Foundation ecologist, has been studying the island’s bat population and offers an overview on what kind of bats live on Nantucket, how they are faring as well as a look … Continue reading "Online Presentation, Danille O’Dell, An Update on Nantucket Bats"
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Handlebar Café
meet at the Rotary to take another shot at Milestone Road, Old South Road and, if we can summon the courage, Sparks Avenue and the businesses around it. The Clean Team is a group of … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am meet at Tom Nevers Old Navy Base/Playing Fields.
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"