Yesterday's Island/Today's Nantucket, Vol. 54 Issue #2, May 16 - 29, 2024

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MAY 16-29, 2024 • CELEBRATING 54 YEARS • PRICELESS • EVENTS • DINING GUIDE Volume: 54 Number: 2 • Est. 1970 • Island Maps • Shopping & Recreation • YesterdaysIsland.com Todays Nantucket Todays Nantucket ‘ In this issue... Go Bucktails!… see page 4 Sea Monster Returns… see page 3 A Wine Journey with CV… see page 5
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Sea Monster Returns to Nantucket Island

In August of 1937, Nantucket Island was abuzz: a sea monster was swimming in our waters and walking along our shores, leaving huge three-toed prints in the sand. News wires went out, and articles were published across the country speculating about the strange beast. Island fisherman Bill Manville claimed to have seen what he described as a monster more than 100 feet long that the Nantucket Inquirer & Mirror reported “reared its head several times off his starboard bow before turning seaward.”

More sightings followed, then word went out that the massive sea monster with huge teeth had washed up on South Beach (Francis Street Beach). Dozens turned out to see this wonderous creature—a sea monster that, like the stories, was full of hot air.

The Nantucket sea monster was the newest of artist and summer resident Tony Sarg’s huge balloons that he created for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. And the sightings, footprints, local news articles were part of an intricately planned and well-executed hoax and publicity stunt.

Sarg was a well-known and accomplished illustrator, puppeteer, designer, animator, cartoonist, and entrepreneur who delighted in sharing wonder, joy, and magic. And he delighted in pranks. Remembered as the “father of mondern puppetry in North America,” he considered his Macy’s parade balloons to be “upsidedown marionettes.” Sarg summered on and took inspiration from Nantucket Island for nearly twenty years.

On Friday, May 24, the Nantucket Historical Association opens Tony Sarg: Genius at Play, the first of several exhibits and events planned for the 2024 season.

“Tony Sarg was such an important figure in American culture, and his work, unbeknownst to many, still impacts our arts and entertainment today. He was an especially popular character here on Nantucket, and the NHA is proud to be the home for much of his collection. The idea for such a project began decades ago, and we are grateful to the Norman Rockwell Museum and glad to be working with them, to bring this exciting exhibition to the island,” says Niles Parker, Gosnell

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Go Bucktails!

Yikes—it’s the second week of May and no Nantucket anglers have caught a striped bass yet! The first striper of 2023 showed up on May 3. I remember this well as my wonderful, crazy wife Beth landed it! She didn’t know that it was a big deal at the time. I certainly did. So here we are, us Nantucket fishing types, waiting in anticipation. Antici-paaaaaation...it’s keeping me waaaaaaaiting… Oh yeah—what a great tune that is! Anticipation was Carly Simon’s first big hit. It’s a song that she said she wrote back in 1971. The lovely Ms. Simon said it came together in about 20 minutes while she was waiting for fellow musician Cat Stevens to pick her up for a date. Carly had that crazy hot hippie vibe back then, with the long flowing skirts and the floppy felt hat—hard to imagine that anyone would be late to meet her, right? But we should all be glad that Cat Stevens was, as his tardiness helped spawn a yacht rock classic. I was 10 years old when that song came out, riding around in my mom’s Country Squire station wagon, complete with the wood-grain paneling, listening to WRKO on the AM radio (“68 ‘RKO”—I can still hear the jingle!). Carly’s sweet little song has stood the test of time, aided somewhat by a fairly clever ketchup commercial in the 1980s. The yacht rock genre is a strange phenomenon. I chuckle at the thought and poke fun, yet I know every song and most of the lyrics. My finger never seems to jump to change the channel. Man, I’m getting old…

Enough musical nostalgia—let’s get back to catching some stripers, shall we? This early season fishing is all about getting back to classic lures that have withstood the test of time. For me, that means the bucktail jig. The bucktail is so very simple, yet so effective. The lure, in its most basic form, consists of a chunk of lead molded around a fairly stout hook, dressed up with a variety of deer hair that is fastened to the collar of the hook with strong wraps of heavy gauge thread (usually red in color). The most common bucktail jig has been called the Smiling Bill, with a red mouth painted on the face of the jig. Bucktails come in a wide variety of sizes. They catch almost every fish that swims. The bucktails are so versatile that they were included in the emergency kits packed in the rafts of World War II sailors and airmen as an essential survival tool.

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A Wine Journey One Glass at a Time

This weekend the annual Nantucket Food & Wine Festival draws hundreds of wine enthusiasts and fine dining connoisseurs to Nantucket Island. While the many NWF ticketed events promise to tantalize taste buds and delight oenophiles, Current Vintage is inviting the public to attend an intriguing series of ten tastings and events from May 16 to 18.

Nestled in the heart of town at 4 Easy Street, Current Vintage is well-known and loved for their carefully curated selection of nearly 400 handpicked wines at all price points, featuring small and iconic producers. Founder Beth English and Sommelier Savannah Johnson are happy to help their customers choose bottles for every occasion, along with cheese, charcuterie, and artisan snacks they sell in their shop to complete your festive occasions.

Whether you're seeking to uncover hidden gems, refine your palate, or simply savor the rich flavors of exceptional wines, the events at Current Vintage promise an unforgettable journey through the world of viticulture for curious beginners to seasoned connoisseurs. All these events are free, so Beth and Savannah enourage visitors to drop-in and enjoy a taste.

This Thursday, May 16, the fun begins with a tasting featuring world class Bordeaux-blends and rosé from Viña Vik, in the beautiful Millahue Valley, Chile. Owners Carrie and Alex Vik will be pouring their wines and sharing their vision.

Six Friday events at Current Vintage begin at noon with Brick & Mortar founder Alexis Laconis guiding guests through their artisanal Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and sparkline wines. Brick & Mortar was named as one of “Napa’s Innovative New Guard Winemakers” by Wine Enthusiast. With their delicious wines at approachable prices, this is an ideal tasting for those just starting to explore wine.

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8PM: May 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30 HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR

2PM: May 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26; 11AM: May 18; 11:30AM: May 29, 30

MORNING EXERCISE WALK WITH HISTORIC COMMENTARY

9AM: May 17, 18; 10AM: May 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27

Further information can be found in the “Events and Entertainment”

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Nantucket Events & Entertainment

THURSDAY, MAY 16

8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

9 to 10 AM - Circle of Moms

A free, confidential space where moms can connect, vent, &share successes, ideas. A place to feel empowered to talk about the adjustment to motherhood. Expectant mothers and babies in arms welcome; childcare provided. To drop-in, email croninp@npsk.org Early Childhood Playroom, 56 Centre Street, 106.

12:45 PM - Linda Loring Nature Foundation Hike with Nantucket Walkabout LLNF’s publicly accessible property has easy trails thru sandplain grasslands, coastal shrublands, & along the North Head of Long Pond in sight of an active osprey nest. 110 Eel Point Road. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour

A 1/2 mi, 90-min. stroll led by 3x runner-up in Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, Cash only; $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

3:30 to 5 PM - Wine Tasting at Current Vintage

Vina Vik Tasting featuring Carrie and Alex Vik at Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street. Viña Vik is located in the beautiful Millahue Valley, Chile. Visionary owners Carrie & Alex Vik will be here to share their world class Bordeaux-blends and rosé. 508228-5073 CurrentVintage.com

6 to 7 PM - Free ELL Beginner & Intermediate English Class

For those seeking to learn basic conversation or improve English skills. Class is conducted in English; preregistration not required. For details: 508-228-1110 x113. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

8 to 9 PM - Free “Look Up” at Loines

Join MMA’s astronomers for a tour of Nantucket’s night sky. View & learn about the

moon, planets, stars, nebulae, & distant galaxies through the MMA’s telescopes. Registration required: MariaMitchell.org

FRIDAY, MAY 17

8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge with Nantucket Walkabout A three-mile hike mostly over sand, exploring this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor. Six habitats - tidal pond, beach, cedar forest & dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh with two active osprey nest poles and harbor. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

9 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point

2-1/2 mi, 1 hr. exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes. End at White Elephant Hotel. Cash Only, $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 6-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early No reservations necessary 774-325-8972

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 12:30 & 3 pm

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm

12 to 2 PM - Wine Tasting at Current Vintage

This tasting at Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street, features Alexis Laconis of Brick & Mortar, a small, 'boutique' winery from Sonoma making artisanal & well-priced Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, & sparkling wines. They were named as one of “Napa's Innovative New Guard Winemakers” by Wine Enthusiast. CurrentVintage.com

2 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

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Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket EST. 1970 - CELEBRATING 54 YEARS! yesterdaysisland.com • Box 626 Nantucket, MA 02554 • 508-228-9165 Suzanne M. Daub - Publisher & Editor Writers - Robert P. Barsanti, Dr. Sarah T. Bois, Suzanne Daub, Steve Tornovish Production & Design - Sarah Morneau Website & Databases - J. Taryn Daub Cover Photographs - Alice Breed, NHA, Current Vintage, Steve Tornovish Yesterday's Island/Today's Nantucket is published seasonally in print & online year-round by Yesterday's Island, Inc. Views and opinions expressed by our writers do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher or staff. The publisher assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions or for any and all misinformation, misprints, typographical errors, incorrect or misleading content of advertisments, etc. in this publication or on the associated website. © 2024 Yesterday's Island, Inc. continued on page 8 Today’s
Events are updated daily at Nantucket.net Fabulous Food! Fun Atmosphere! Fair Prices! AFFORDABLE MENUS • PUB DINNER • KIDS • PIZZA • TAKEOUT PARTIES • OUTSIDE DINING Nantucket’s Family Restaurant and Sports Bar Atmosph Foo aily thefaregrounds o om t ro 5 minutes fr airgrounds R 27 F 508-228-409 uesday Open 11:30am T ere! d! .com wn! oad 5 -Sunday antucket’s ailable Gift Cards Av ood table, Affordable F Comfor ou Can Eat Specials All Y Daily Specials DINING • • • • T • N Barrett’s Island TOURS Experienced Guides for Fully Narrated 1-1/2 Hour Historic Tours with the oldest tour company on Nantucket Reservations & Info at 508-228-0174 Private Tours & Charters Available Daily Departures at 9:30am, 12:30pm, & 3pm From 25 Federal Street (across from Visitor Services) Nantucket Chocolate Covered Cranberries The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf Call 508-228-1017 or Order online www.auntleahs.com As seen in Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Magazine, Phantom Gourmet and on Chronicle, Channel 5 “The Best Fudge in The World” AUNT LEAH ’S F UDGE Stop in for a taste

Look Out for Lady Slippers

It’s the time of year to hunt for one of my favorite spring flowers. No, not to pick, but to view and enjoy in the wild. The Pink Lady’s Slipper Orchid (or Lady Slipper Orchid), Cypripedium acaule, is emerging now in time to flower around Memorial Day. As the name implies, Lady Slipper Orchid flowers look like elegant pink ballet slippers. Of course, being a New England native orchid, these plants are much hardier that their delicate appearance implies. The Lady Slipper orchid is a hardy perennial that is able to withstand the brutal New England winters underground. The leaves emerge in springtime (usually early to mid-May) with the flowers visible late May to early June.

The flowers themselves, also known as moccasin flowers, are generally pink on Nantucket and variable from light to darker shades. There is also a Yellow Lady’s Slipper orchid (Cypripedium parviflorum) which is not found on Nantucket, but is more widespread on the mainland. The Pink Lady Slipper is the most adaptable of the lady slipper orchids in terms of its moisture tolerances. It can flower in bogs and wet woods as well as dry, sandy uplands. It just likes sterile, acid soil, which is perfect for Nantucket!

What makes a plant an orchid? Members of the family Orchidaceae are all perennial herbs which feature unusual bilaterally symmetric flowers with three petals and three sepals. Two of the petals are lateral and one forms the lower “lip.” They have masses of pollen known as pollinia, and tiny, dust-like seeds.

Pink Lady Slippers consist of two pleated leaves near the ground. From between those leaves sprouts a long stalk that bears a single pink flower. The lower section of the orchid flower (the lip) forms an inflated pouch with a cleft in the center. The pink to white coloring of this pouch causes it to resemble a ballet slipper or moccasin. The pouch formed by the flower’s petals is actually an in-

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PM - Wine Tasting at Current Vintage

Christian Moreau Chablis Tasting at Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street features a selection of benchmark Vaillons 1er Cru and Les Clos Grand Cru from our favorite in Chablis. 508-228-5073 CurrentVintage.com

2:30 to 3:30 PM - Bourgogne Favorites Tasting with Denis Toner

Meet Denis Toner, founder of the Nantucket Wine Festival, and sample great values (!) from Burgundy at Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street. CurrentVintage.com

3 to 4:30 PM - Wine Tasting at Current Vintage

Ceretto Tasting with Federico Ceretto at Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street. Ceretto will be here from Alba to share his family's iconic Barolo & Barbaresco plus some outstanding whites produced in the Langhe subregion of Piedmont. 508-2285073 CurrentVintage.com

4:30 to 5:30 PM - Wine Tasting at Current Vintage

Hamilton Russell Tasting with Anthony Hamilton Russell at Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street. All the way from South Africa, Sir Anthony Hamilton Russell will be pouring his excellent coastal Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, & signature Pinotage. 508-228-5073 CurrentVintage.com

4:30 to 7 PM - Live Music by Buckle & Shake at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Buckle & Shake at Cisco! Head out to the brewery at 5 Bartlett Farm Road for a pint or two and enjoy live local bands. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations. Ciscobrewers.com

5:30 to 7 PM - Book Signing & Wine Tasting at Current Vintage

A book signing and wine tasting with Alex Gambal at Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street. Gambal, a pioneering American winemaker in renowned Burgundy, will sign his new book, Climbing the Vines in Burgundy. We will be tasting fine Alex Gambal wines from both Burgundy and his American project in Sta. Rita Hills. 508-2285073 CurrentVintage.com

6 to 8 PM - Tournament: Just Dance for Ages 12+

Calling all gamers! Dance your way to victory in a Just Dance Tournament! We’ll be playing on the Nintendo Switch: players are welcome to bring their own controllers. While you wait your turn, play a board game, have a snack, or watch and cheer on other players. Register in advance at NantucketAtheneum.org

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted sites. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

10 PM - Friday Night Karaoke

Join the fun and sing along at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-2282595 TheRoseAndCrown.com

SATURDAY, MAY 18

8 AM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot, see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466 m

8 AM - ACK Clean Team

Meet at Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington St., and outside of Town, meet at Surfside Beach Parking Lot to help clean up litter on Nantucket.

9 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and America’s Oldest Windmill

A 1.8 mi, 45 min. exercise walk with historic commentary past whaling era mansions & back downtown. Cash only; $25; $20 seniors (65+) ; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. whjamieson@gmail.com 774-325-8972

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 12:30 & 3 pm

9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free Nanpuppets at the Atheneum

Join Lizza & her puppet friends for some fun in the garden. Bring a blanket to sit on. Nantucket Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10:15 AM to 11:15 PM - Nature Story Hour

An MMA educator reads a nature-/science-related book, introduce an animal friend, & play a game. Adult must accompany kids. $15: Register at MariaMitchell.org

10:30 to 11:30 AM - Read to a Buddy NiSHA & certified animal therapy teams offer this program encouraging reading skills. A fun, relaxed way to become more confident & enjoy reading. Register at nantucketcommunityschoolregister.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=295171

10:30 AM to 12 PM - Tito’s Yappy Hour with NiSHA

This annual NWF fundraiser celebrates the island’s love of dogs and NISHA’s dedi-

cation to our island animals. Toys & treats for dogs. All ticket sales & donations go to Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals (NISHA). 33 Washington St.

11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour

A 1/2 mi, 90-min. stroll led by 3x runner-up in Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, Cash only; $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

12 to 1 PM - CV Champagne Supernova Tasting

Savannah will pour a flight of Grower Champagnes at this rare chance to taste some of our favorite limited production wines. Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street. 508-228-5073 CurrentVintage.com

1 to 2 PM - Allegrini Tasting at Current Vintage

How exciting it is to have Silvia Allegrini, heir of the prestigious 16th century Allegrini Winery, sharing their famous Amarone, Valpolicella, & Lugana wines from the Veneto. At Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street. 508-228-5073 CurrentVintage.com

1 to 4 PM - NHA Transcription Afternoons

Drop-in to get started with or continue working on transcription projects in a social environment as part of the NHA’s Volunteer Transcription Project. Transcribers can stop in for any length of time during the session: bring your own laptop or tablet. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. nha.org

2 PM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

2 to 3:30 PM - CV Wine Fest Icons Tasting at Current Vintage

Taste an epic lineup of NWF Classics from all-star producers we adore at Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street. 508-228-5073 CurrentVintage.com

3:30 to 5 PM - Wine Tasting at Current Vintage

This special event features Ca'del Bosco Franciacorta DOCG sparkling wine, the champagne of Italy, paired with caviar from Calvisius Caviar in Lombardy, and rarebreed heritage breed American prosciutto carved by maker Cesare Casella at Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street. 508-228-5073 CurrentVintage.com

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Shot Down at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Shot Down at Cisco Brewers at 5 Bartlett Farm RoadTables are firstcome, first-served: no reservations. Ciscobrewers.com

6 PM - Island Feud! - A Dreamland Gameshow

Based on the long-running, popular tv gameshow Family Feud, we are currently looking for four, four-person teams to take the stage to compete for a custommade quarter-board trophy & a shot at the cash grand prize in the ‘Fast Money’ round! Runners up will also have the opportunity to compete for some great prizes! The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 508-332-4822 NantucketDreamland.org

6:30 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

6:30 to 7:30 PM - Foraging 101 with Sean: Fungi Crash Course for Ages 18+

Explore the fascinating world of fungi with Nantucketer Sean Allen in this crash course on methods for safely foraging for wild sourced foods from native and invasive species on-island. Registration required: NantucketAtheneum.org

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted sites. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

10 PM - Friday Night Karaoke

DJ Mikey spins tunes at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595

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SUNDAY, MAY 19

8 AM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout

This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat: native tree species, meadows, & wetlands. You‘ll feel you’re exploring Yoda’s home planet of Dagobah from Star Wars. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 12:30 & 3 pm

10 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point

2-1/2 mi, 1 hr. exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes. End at White Elephant Hotel. Cash Only, $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 6-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early No reservations necessary 774-325-8972

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm

10:15 AM to 11:15 PM - Nature Story Hour

An MMA educator reads a nature-/science-related book, introduce an animal friend, & play a game. Adult must accompany kids. $15: Register at MariaMitchell.org

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Easy to See, but Hard to Recognize

We have had a run of remarkable weather. May, on Nantucket, is no longer wedding season: brides don’t plan fun activities for guests in the raw rain and fog. But when the weather does break, the sky glows, the trees and bushes gobble up as much warmth as they can absorb, and God is in his heaven.

On Main Street, you can still park your car. The line of traffic remains spotty and sporadic on a weekday afternoon, while the stores are training new staff and decorating the windows. In the sheltered warmth of downtown, hope springs eternal. The black and gray trees were edged in pink and green. The daffodils remained too long at the party, but the tulips and the rest of the spring flowers were making their moves for sunlight and attention. I was spending an idle minute or two on one of the memorialized benches, drinking a five dollar coffee and eating a twenty dollar salad.

In spite of the lightness of my wallet, I was floating on privilege this morning. My privilege, of course, is to be able to sit on Main Street, consider the famous cobblestones, look up through the budding elm trees, and enjoy the sun. If you live on Nantucket Island, it’s hard to find that line between “enjoying the privilege” and “being lazy.” I had a phone full of tasks that I had promised to do before Monday and another list for the rest of the week, but no boss was over my shoulder, no one was tracking my activity and whereabouts, and I hadn’t clocked in on a punchcard for twenty years. Instead, it was in the air. Working out here is a privilege as well, although it is hard to see it that way in a crawlspace among the spiders and mice.

Privilege is easy to see but hard to recognize. It doesn’t walk up to you with a button and a handshake. Nobody puts a special orange “Privilege” tag on your golf clubs, nor do they affix one to the bumper of your pickup truck. Take one boat ride away, and it becomes obvious why people work 51 weeks a year to spend one week on-island. But while you are here, going pillar to post at $5 a gallon, the blessings are hard to see.

Often, when I am in need of a recharge, I imagine what it would be like, right now, to be standing on the top deck of the steamship watching the town, the light, and the island retreat from me. “Finality” is a fair but hard word: how would you march through the moments of your life if it was the final time? For someone on that boat this is the final time they will be on Nantucket. And they will toss that penny.

Privilege implies two more hard things. First, it suggests that you didn’t earn it. I didn’t get awarded this morning on the Legends Bench in front of the Maury People. Nobody gave me a ticket or permission to sit in the spring sun and watch the summer leaves uncurl. It came to me through an accident of time and birth. I moved to the island at a time when I could live out here for the rest of my life. I stayed because I found profitable and meaningful work. I could have wound up in the grime and gravel of Fitchburg, but the wind blew me out here.

Second, privilege also implies duty and stewardship. It all goes away without intention and attention, or, as was beaten into me as a boy, “to whom much is given, much is expected.” If you recognize the blessing that has come to you, you

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Explorations of Nantucket—landscapes, seascapes, vistas of all types—will captivate visitors the the Artists Association of Nantucket’s new exhibit in their Big Gallery: The Color of Twilight. This display, which will include a variety of paintings, photography, and ceramics, opens Friday, May 17 and continues through mid-June.

“This artist members exhibition will focus on larger landscapes, seascapes and everything Nantucket,” said AAN artistic director and curator Robert Frazier. “With its lofty ceilings and extra-long windows, the Big Gallery lends itself beautifully to showcasing larger works,” added Frazier.

The Big Gallery, once the home to AAN’s Kenneth Taylor Galleries from 1945 to 1988, is located on the second floor of the Thomas Macy Warehouse at 12 Straight Wharf Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Starting May 21, the Big Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm.

Beginning Friday, May 24th and running until June 17, a variety of works celebrating the warmer weather will be featured in AAN's new exhibition Heat of the on display in the Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street. This gallery, just a few minutes walk from lower Main Street is open Monday-Friday, from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm.

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2 PM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour

A 1/2 mi, 90-min. stroll led by 3x runner-up in Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, Cash only; $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

3 to 5 PM - World Cinema: Japan-“The Hidden Fortress” (1958)

This foreign language film (with English subtitles) will be shown in the Great Hall. If you are learning a new language or are curious about movies from other cultures, stop in for an afternoon of popcorn & fun! Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St.

3 to 6 PM - Live Music by Shot Down at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Shot Down at Cisco! Head out to the brewery at 5 Bartlett Farm Road for a pint or two and enjoy live local bands. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations. Ciscobrewers.com

5:30 to 6:15 PM - Beginner’s Ukulele Drop-In No Instrument? No Problem! Ukuleles are available. Nantucket Music Center, 56 Center Street. 508-228-3352 Nantucketmusic.org

6:15 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted sites. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

MONDAY, MAY 20

8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with much to teach. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 12:30 & 3 pm

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm

10:30 to 11 AM - Mommy (or Daddy) and Me Yoga

Join certified yoga instructor Jill Lauren for some yoga with your littles. Move, stretch, and breathe together. 1 caregiver per child. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

2 PM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

5:30 to 6:30 PM - Free Comic Creator Club for Ages 14+

Learn to craft illustrated stories with help, guidance, & tips. Supplies limited, so bring your own supplies. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. NantucketAtheneum.org

6:30 to 8 PM - Habitat for Humanity Meeting

Habitat strongly encourages anyone considering applying for these homes to attend an information session to learn more about Habitat for Humanity, the application process, qualifications, & deadlines. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St.

7 to 8 PM - Online - ELL: Free Group Conversation - Intermediate

Practice conversational English in a friendly group setting. Sessions are for English language learners, led by a literacy volunteer. Register with ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org or text 508-332-0605

TUESDAY, MAY 21

8 AM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

8 to 9:30 AM - Free Birding at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Join Seth Engelbourg from Linda Loring Nature Foundation & Neil Foley from Nantucket Conservation Foundation as they guide you through observation of the bird life in this unique ecosystem. Registration required: EganMaritime.org 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning

Join Lizza in the Atheneum Garden for songs & singing games. Bring a blanket to

sit on. 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

10 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and America’s Oldest Windmill

A 1.8 mi, 45 min. exercise walk with historic commentary past whaling era mansions & back downtown. Cash only; $25; $20 seniors (65+) ; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. whjamieson@gmail.com 774-325-8972

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm

2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor also has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour

A 1/2 mi, 90-min. stroll led by 3x runner-up in Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, Cash only; $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

3:30 to 4:30 PM - Youth Chorus Ages 8+

A fun beginner music program to get kids used to singing in groups. Nantucket Community Music Center, 56 Centre St.. 508-228-3352 NantucketMusic.org

5:30 to 7 PM - Free Lecture on Eunice Ross

Local educator Barbara White will talk about Ross, whose application to Nantucket High School in 1840 set off the six-year struggle to integrate Nantucket public schools. Registration required at nha.org

6:30 to 8:30 PM - Open Mic Night! (with NCMC)

An evening of fun with Atheneum’s Open Mic Night. Express yourself in the acoustically stellar Great Hall For this special Open Mic & NCMC collaboration, music students will perform first. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

Nantucket’s weasternmost 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 a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 12:30 & 3 pm

10 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point

2-1/2 mi, 1 hr. exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes. End at White Elephant Hotel. Cash Only, $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 6-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early No reservations necessary 774-325-8972

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm

2 PM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour

A 1/2 mi, 90-min. stroll led by 3x runner-up in Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, Cash only; $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

4:30 to 7 PM - Live Music by Buckle & Shake at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Buckle & Shake at Cisco Brewers at 5 Bartlett Farm Road. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations.

6 to 7:30 PM - Teen Trivia Night

Join us for an evening of trivia at the library, just for teens and tweens! Bring a friend or come alone and test your knowledge! Snacks will be provided. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 508-228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org

6:30 PM - Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

Shawkemo Hills offers a hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of N. America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group

The Atheneum Knitters Group is a fun, relaxed place to share your projects with like-minded people or learn new techniques. Attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

6:30 to 8:30 PM - Table Top Game Night for Ages 13+

Every week 1 table is devoted to a selection of games + 1 table for Dungeons & Dragons (limited seating for D&D, first-come first-served) New players and old are all welcome. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

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Events & Entertainment

Events are updated daily, year-round at Nantucket.net from page 11

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted sites. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

THURSDAY, MAY 23

8 AM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

9 to 10 AM - Circle of Moms

A free, confidential space where moms can connect, vent, &share successes, ideas. A place to feel empowered to talk about the adjustment to motherhood. Expectant mothers and babies in arms welcome; childcare provided. To drop-in, email croninp@npsk.org Early Childhood Playroom, 56 Centre Street, 106.

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 12:30 & 3 pm

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm

12:45 PM - Linda Loring Nature Foundation Hike with Nantucket Walkabout LLNF’s publicly accessible property has easy trails thru sandplain grasslands, coastal shrublands, & along the North Head of Long Pond in sight of an active osprey nest. 110 Eel Point Road. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour

A 1/2 mi, 90-min. stroll led by 3x runner-up in Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, Cash only; $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

6 to 7 PM - Free ELL Beginner & Intermediate English Class

For those seeking to learn basic conversation or improve English skills. Class is conducted in English; preregistration not required. For details: 508-228-1110 x113. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted sites. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

8 to 9 PM - Free “Look Up” at Loines

Join MMA’s astronomers for a tour of Nantucket’s night sky. View & learn about the moon, planets, stars, nebulae, & distant galaxies through the MMA’s telescopes. Registration required: MariaMitchell.org

FRIDAY, MAY 24

8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge with Nantucket Walkabout

A three-mile hike mostly over sand, exploring this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor. Six habitats - tidal pond, beach, cedar forest & dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh with two active osprey nest poles and harbor. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

10 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and America’s Oldest Windmill

A 1.8 mi, 45 min. exercise walk with historic commentary past whaling era mansions & back downtown. Cash only; $25; $20 seniors (65+) ; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. whjamieson@gmail.com 774-325-8972

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm

10 AM to 5 PM - New Exhibit Opens in Whaling Museum

“Tony Sarg: Genius at Play” opens today in the Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Sarg was an accomplished illustrator, animator, designer, entrepreneur, and showman who summered on & took inspiration from Nantucket for nearly 20 years. This comprehensive exhibit conveys his artistry and sense of whimsy & explores his life, art, and adventures. Book a time to visit at nha.org

11:15 AM - Signature Historic Tour with Island Tours

A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in air-conditioned buses. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Book at Nantucketbustours.com.

11:45 AM - The Westender Tour with Island Tours

A 2-1/2 hr tour of the west end of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. This tour is not recommended for young kids. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

1-3 PM - Class to Make a Nantucket Basket Cuff Bracelet

Learn to weave a bracelet in the traditional style of Nantucket weaving with a baleen stave. Advance registration required at nha.org.

2 PM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

See Nantucket’s version of Midwest prairies, with rare wildflowers & grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with much to teach. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour

A 1/2 mi, 90-min. stroll led by 3x runner-up in Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, Cash only; $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Concrete Jungle at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Concrete Jungle at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations.

5 to 7 PM - Teen Game Night

Teens & tweens are invited to play games in the Learning Lab, including Nintendo Switch games like Just Dance & Mario Party, & board games like Trouble and Strategy. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. NantucketAtheneum.org

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted sites. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

10 PM - Friday Night Karaoke

Join the fun & sing along at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595

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SATURDAY, MAY 25

9:30 AM - Slime Sundaes! with Barnaby’s Nantucket

A fun class for all ages at Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack. $58. Register to save a seat at BarnabysNantucket.com

9:30 AM to 4 PM - Free Art Grab & Go Bag: Georgia O’Keefe Inspired Poppy Stop by the Weezie Library and pick up a grab & go project: a beautiful poppy inspired by Georgia O’Keefe, while supplies last. Most supplies & instructions included. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 12:30 & 3 pm

9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free Nanpuppets at the Atheneum

Join Lizza & her puppet friends for some fun in the garden. Bring a blanket to sit on. Nantucket Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

10 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point

2-1/2 mi, 1 hr. exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes. End at White Elephant Hotel. Cash Only, $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 6-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early No reservations necessary 774-325-8972

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm

10:15 AM to 11:15 PM - Nature Story Hour

An MMA educator reads a nature-/science-related book, introduce an animal friend, & play a game. Adult must accompany kids. $15: Register at MariaMitchell.org

10:30 to 11:30 AM - Read to a Buddy

NiSHA & certified animal therapy teams offer this program encouraging reading skills. A fun, relaxed way to become more confident & enjoy reading. Register at nantucketcommunityschoolregister.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=295171

10:30 - Historic Downtown Walking Tour with NHA

Walk through Nantucket town with an NHA Museum Guide & hear the story of the rise and fall of whaling, the beginnings of tourism, and social & racial development on-island. Again at 1:30pm. Rain or shine. Tickets at nha.org.

11 AM - Painting Pottery! with Barnaby’s Nantucket for Ages 5+

Painting pottery is always a favorite class. Kids choose from ceramic pieces or letters to make their name or favorite word that they’ll paint & glaze. Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak St. $58: Register at BarnabysNantucket.com

11:15 AM - Signature Historic Tour with Island Tours

A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in air-conditioned buses. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Book at Nantucketbustours.com.

2:45 PM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

3 PM - Nantucket Ocean Frames! with Barnaby’s Nantucket for Ages 4+

These original Nantucket wood Frames have been especially designed for Barnaby’s! Kids will paint, plan, & create their own design using a variety of materials at Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak St. $58: Register: BarnabysNantucket.com

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NANTUCKET ISLAND

Another great way to get around the island is by using the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority’s (NRTA) Wave Bus. The Greenhound Station in town has routes servicing Sconset, Madaket, Miacomet, Mid Island, the Airport, Surfside Beach and Jetties Beach. Follow the QR code for a system-wide map of all their routes.

Nantucket Island is just about 14 miles by 3-1/2 miles, and there are miles of bike paths to nearly every area. This means that riding a bicycle is one of the best ways to get around our island. Follow the QR code to discover miles of bike paths, where to rent bikes, biking tips, and where to fi nd water stations along the way.

Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket Vol. 54 No. 2 • YesterdaysIsland.com May 16-29, 2024 Page 13 GREAT POINT is the home of the Great Point Lighthouse and is accessible by foot or fourwheel drive vehicles. Extreme caution should be exercised when traveling to Great Point due to driving in soft sand. Please respect restricted conservation areas.
41° 17' 30" Latitude by 70° 05' 30" Longitude ~ The winter population is approximately 20,000 Approximate distances, in miles to various locations of Nantucket Island from Main Street and Orange Street (Paci fi c National Bank) Airport 3.5 miles Altar Rock (via Polpis) 6 miles Eel Point 6 miles Madaket 6.75 miles Monomoy 2 miles Quaise 3.5 miles Quidnet 7.5 miles Sankaty Lighthouse 9.5 miles Siasconset (via Polpis) 10.5 miles Smith Point 7 miles Squam 8.5 miles Surfside 3.5 miles Tom Nevers Head 6.5 miles Wauwinet 9 miles

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● NANTUCKET HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION PROPERTIES

whaLing museum: 13 Broad Street Hear the story of Nantucket over 4 centuries with rotating exhibits in 9 galleries. Daily programs, films, & a stunning view of town from the rooftop. Open from 10am.

oLdest house: 16 Sunset Hill Built in 1686; restored in 1990. 11am-4pm Wed.-Sat. June 14-Sept. 4.

greater Light: 8 Howard Street Built in the 1790s & transformed into a stunning whimsical summer home in the 1920s, this is home to the NHA Decorative Arts Program. 11am-4pm Wed-Sat. June 14-Sept. 4.

hadwen house: 96 Main Street This Greek Revival mansion built in 1846 is the only mansion of its era onisland open to the public. Exhibits include Nantucket Lightship Baskets, maps, and decorative arts. Open 11am-4pm May 27-Sept. 4.

oLd miLL: 50 Prospect St The oldest functioning mill in the USA, built in 1746. 11am- 4pm Wed.-Sat. June 14Sept. 4.

oLd gaoL: 15R Vestal Street Constructed of massive oak timbers with iron bolts & iron rods across the windows. The heavy wooden doors are reinforced with iron. 11am- 4pm Wed.-Sat. June 14-Sept. 4. Please visit nha.org for hours, tours, ticket prices, and additional information.

shipwreck & Lifesaving museum: 158 Polpis Road eganmaritime.org Learn the dramatic history of Nantucket’s shipwrecks, lifesaving, and rescuers. Family activities. Free shuttle to the museum from Visitor Services downtown. Beautiful property at Folger’s Marsh open for picnics. Open May 26-October 9.

▲ OTHER HISTORICAL POINTS OF INTEREST

brant point Lighthouse: 2 Easton St First erected in 1746, America's second oldest lighthouse and at 26 feet tall, the shortest in New England.

nantucket atheneum: 1 India St The island’s public library was built in 1847 and is filled with art & artifacts as well as books, periodicals, digital materials. Children’s section, reading room, & public garden. Open Mon.-Sat. pacific cLub: Lower Main St Built in 1772 by whaling merchant William Rotch, this is the only 18th century brick building still standing on-island. Quarterboard on the front lists names of 3 notable ships of Rotch: 2 in the Boston Tea Party and

the first ship to fly the American flag in London. first congregationaL church: 62 Centre St Built in 1725 & moved to this site in 1765. Open for services. Climb the tower for a view of town & the harbor.

st mary’s church: 3 Federal St Built in 1897. Open for services.

unitarian church: 11 Orange St Built in 1809. Houses the town clock & 1810 Portuguese Bell. Open for services. three bricks: 93, 95 & 97 Main Street Identical brick mansions built 1836-38 by whaling merchant Joseph Starbuck for his sons. Now privately owned.

soLdiers & saiLors monument: Upper Main Street Built in 1875, this obelisk bears the names of 73 island men who died in the Civil War.

st pauL’s church: 20 Fair St Founded in 1838. Rebuilt in 1901 with Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Church is open daily for visits and for Sunday services. methodist church: 2 Centre St Built in 1831. Open for services.

african meeting house: 29 York Street Built in 1827, the only public building constructed & occupied by African Americans in the 19th century still standing on-island.

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Go Bucktails!

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Bucktails look like nothing that fish feed on, specifically, yet they mimic everything in a strange way. From baitfish to sand eels to crabs, the bucktail has just enough similarity to appear like a prime high-protein meal to the striped bass. Bucktails are tipped with a trailer of some sort to give them a bit more fishattracting action as they are retrieved through the surf. The most traditional trailer was the Uncle Josh pork rind strip, dyed a vivid red color. The trailer waves like a fish tail that emerges from the deer hair wrapped around the hook. These days, the trailer possibilities have expanded greatly to include paddle tails made of a variety of soft plastics. The trailers and the dense deer hair slow the descent of the jig in the water. This keeps it in front of the fish.

In my quest to learn more about the appeal of this deceptively simple looking lure, I reached out to three guys who fish with them extensively—Dr. Greg Chotkowski, Rick Ramos, and my dear younger brother Bill Tornovish. These three formed “Go Team Bucktail” and swept the team competition in the 2023 Spring Sea Run Classic fishing tournament. All three of these guys have a reputation for fishing with a maniacal determination. They simply get after the fish.

Dr. Greg filled me in: “Bucktailing is my go-to in the spring and fall. It also produces surprisingly during the summer months when you think there are no stripers around. In the spring, the bass are migratory, and they just show up. Who knows what day that is! These bass are hungry and they are chasing bait fish up and down the shoreline. It is surprising how many bass are caught close to shore, right beyond the lip where the waves break. For this reason, cast distance is not a factor. It is more about maintaining the bucktail in the proper water column to be most effective.”

One of the advantages of the simple bucktail is that the angler can control the presentation of the lure with retrieval speed and rod action. Thus, the lure can linger near the bottom, skip across the surface, or meander in that sweet spot somewhere in between. Greg continues: “You can somewhat regulate this with the weight of the bucktail. For a calm surf, I will start out with a 1- or 1-1/2-ounce bucktail. The goal is to keep the bucktail in the mid-water column in front of the lip. If the bucktail gets pushed above the lip by the surf, then go to a heavier bucktail. You don’t want to use too heavy a bucktail, because you do not want to continued on page 16

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be dragging this along the bottom. This is where the finesse comes in on the speed of the retrieval and jigging it to keep it off the bottom. Touching the bottom is okay—dragging it through sand is not. This is why bucktailing is great for the beaches of Nantucket. The beaches are mostly sandy bottoms with few obstructions to get hung up on (rocks, weeds, trees).”

Brother Bill learned about the effectiveness of the bucktail when fishing with Greg. He quickly added the new technique to his arsenal, and his catch rate jumped considerably. Bill told me: “Bucktails work on those days when others fishing next to you are getting skunked, especially when the bite is finicky.”

From watching Billy fish next to me (and outcatch me), I notice that he tends to pop his jig up through the water with a quick upwards sweep of his rod and then let the lure fall as he takes up a the slack line. Most of his bites occur as the jig is dropping back down.

The first time that I met the affable Rick Ramos was one early morning at Smith’s Point as we both caught stripers by tossing 3-ounce bucktails into the rip. Rick told me that he has had a long-time connection to the bucktail. It started as a kid, when his dad would take him out hunting for deer. The deer tails were saved and later utilized for fishing lures that his dad hand-poured in the basement during the winter months. Rick caught a lot of stripers with those handtied bucktails. Rick got back into striper fishing in his 30s. “I started fishing the other island, Martha’s Vineyard, where there’s lots of structure and boulder fields. Catching bass there just felt easier than the place we know as the Grey Lady.”

Rick talked with his dad about the lack of solid structure here on Nantucket. “‘Dad, it’s hard here— there’s no structure!’ My father stopped my ‘no structure’ rant and said, ‘Son: tell me how the water is moving. Is there strong current? Tell me about any rips that you’ve found.’ I immediately described spots and scenarios where these patterns appeared. His response was, ‘throw a bucktail.’ Now at that time, I looked at the bucktail like many anglers do: it’s a boat jig; it’s only for bottom fishing; it’s too heavy; and some say it’s boring. My father assured me that it would catch. So I gave it a try on the rips accessible to surfcasters here on Nantucket—in fastmoving, heavy water with a strong wind in my face. In fact, the only thing that would punch through the wind that day was a 3-ounce bucktail. After a few casts and figuring out my jigging patterns to work the jig in the fast moving water, I connected and quickly developed a rhythm and feel for where the fish were holding. That day was the best outing I’ve had on the Nantucket surf since I’ve started. Of course the obsession began ‘same tide next day,’ and they were there again. I quickly realized that my Pops was right. The bucktail was a fish finder!”

We in the beach fishing community joke that there’s two types of fishermen out there—the “Go bucktails” gang and the “No bucktails” crew. I’ve caught enough nice stripers on the deer hair jigs to know who is right on this one. And for those who eschew the humble bucktail, I say this: You’re so vain, you probably think this article is about you. Now would someone please catch the first beach striper of 2024?

Steve “Tuna” Tornovish is a Nantucket native who has spent his life fishing from the beaches of his beloved island. He loves to introduce clients to the joy of fishing with his Nantucket Island Fishing Adventures: stevetuna.com

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Look Out for Lady Slippers

genious trap to lure bees and other insects into pollinating the plant. A bee that enters the flower looking for nectar cannot exit the way it entered. Instead, it must crawl to the back of the flower, rubbing against the flower’s pollinia (the solid mass of pollen), which will adhere to the bee’s back. Assuming this same

bee then visits a second Pink Lady Slipper, this pollen will be deposited on the female stigma in the same manner. However, because the flower emits a nectarlike odor but produces no nectar, many bees are quick to realize the foolishness of entering additional lady slipper flowers with no reward, and so only a few of

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the flowers are pollinated each season.

Because of the pollinator attraction and size of the pouch-like flower, Lady Slipper flowers can be inhabited by pollinator predators. Most commonly, crab spiders will inhabit the pouch sac and attack and eat entering insects. When you find some of these orchids in the wild, check the pouch for visitors!

On Nantucket, this orchid is locally common, with each plant growing a single flower. These individual flowers tend to grow in clusters, so where you see one, you may see several. Off-island, the Pink Lady slipper is considered a woodland plant. On Nantucket, it occurs in more diverse habitats—the heathlands of Head of the Plains, shrublands of the south coast, boggy areas, and even in the dunes of Coatue. At the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, a heathland clearing between pine groves has often held dozens of Lady Slippers orchids. Between 2019 and 2021, after restoration efforts cutting Japanese black pine trees, the cleared area was awash in pink lady slipper plants. Some were only vegetative (not blooming that year), but there were hundreds appearing after the pine clearing. Today, the Pink Lady Slippers in that area persist, but the numbers have diminished over time.

Even though we consider these orchids a special part of the Nantucket flora, Pink Lady Slipper orchids actually have an extensive range. They can be found in the eastern third of the United States, particularly in the Great Lakes region and the Northeast, south along the Appalachians to Alabama. This plant is widespread in Canada, where it is found in every province except British Columbia. Within its geographic range, it can be found in a wide variety of environments: from coastal plains, to pine barrens, to mountaintops. Lady Slipper orchids require highly acidic soil, but tolerate a range of shade and moisture, though it prefers at least partial shade and well-drained slopes. The acidic soils of our pines and heathland plant communities are well-suited to the orchid’s requirements.

While many have tried, Lady Slipper orchids are notoriously difficult to grow and propagate. They require a special fungus association for germination. This delicate relationship is necessary for seed germination, but is not required once plants begin making true leaves. Once established, lady slipper plants will propagate on their own and live for many years if left undisturbed. Because a picked lady slipper will not rejuvenate itself, and the plant has a less than 5% transplant success rate, they are often considered “off-limits” for picking. Because the Lady Slipper orchid takes many years to go from seed to mature plants, the gathering of seed-bearing specimens is presently unsustainable and not recommended. Remember to take only pictures and leave only footprints.

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A Wine Journey One Glass at a Time

3pm with Christian Moreau Chablis (a Current Vintage favorite) leads into a tasting of Bourgogne Favorites led by the cultivated and engaging Denis Toner, founder of the Nantucket Wine Festival. Denis is “one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve ever met,” commented English. “He always discovers new gems, and Denis is expert at finding new producers—this tasting will be great for the collector!”

One of the most exciting aspects of a wine tasting is the opportunity to explore new varietals and expand your palate. From 3 to 4:30 pm on Friday, May 17, Current Vintage hosts a Ceretto Tasting with Federico Ceretto, who will be on-island from Alba to share his family's iconic Barolo & Barbaresco, along with some outstanding whites produced in the Langhe subregion of Piedmont.

And from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Sir Anthony Hamilton Russell, who traveled here from South Africa, will present his excellent coastal Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and signature Pinotage from Hamilton Russell Vineyards, one of the most southerly wine estates in Africa.

Friday events at CV end with a very special Wine Tasting and Book Signing with Alex Gambal. Beth English is very excited to welcome Gambal to sign his new book, Climbing the Vines in Burgundy, a fun and fascinating account of his journey from intern to world-famous winemaker. “He’s smart and engaging and has had an incredible journey,” said English, “and there are references in his book to people in the wine trade and some Nantucket people.” Gambal Burgundy wines have been sought after on Nantucket for decades, and this tasting is a terrific opportunity to meet the winemaker and taste fine Alex Gambal wines from both Burgundy and his American project in Santa Rita Hills.

These tasting voyages around the globe continue on Saturday, May 18 at Current Vintage with a noontime CV Champagne Supernova Tasting led by Sommelier Savannah Johnson. This is a rare chance to taste some favorite limited production Grower Champagnes such as Marie Courtin, Christophe Mignon, and Champagne Nowak. From 1 to 2 pm, guests have the chance to meet Silvia Allegrini, heir of the prestigious 16th century Allegrini Winery, who will share their famous Amarone, Valpolicella, and Lugana wines from the Veneto.

A tasting of Wine Festival Icons begins at 2 pm, and from 3:30 to 5 pm on Saturday, Current Vintage ends their festive tasting series with a sparkling session featuring Ca’del Bosco Franciacorta paired with Calvisius Caviar from Lombardy. As a special treat, acclaimed restaurateur Cesare Casella will be at CV, carving his rare-breed heritage breed American prosciutto. His Casella Prosciutto is internationally known for his slow, on-the-bone curing process that results in an incomparable prosciutto that is juicy, marbled, delicate, and nutty.

Beyond the pleasure of tasting exquisite wines, these sessions offer an educational experience led by knowledgeable experts. Attendees have the opportunity to delve into the intricacies of winemaking techniques, the influence of terroir on flavor profiles, and the art of pairing wine with food. Whether you're curious about the nuances of varietals or eager to learn the secrets of the perfect wine and cheese pairing, there's something at Current Vintage for everyone to discover.

Whether you attend these Current Vintage tastings alone or with friends, you're sure to leave having enjoyed a special camaraderie and with a deeper appreciation for the world of wine. Mark your calendars, gather your fellow wine enthusiasts, and come to Current Vintage at 4 Easy Street for a wine journey through the vineyards, one glass at a time. Cheers!

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must be humble in the face of this boon, and you must use it to mend the world. Now, mending the world can mean eliminating war, poverty, and disease across the globe, but I tend to define the world in a much smaller and narrower way. Can I mend the world I live in? How can I improve this garden?

On a recent weekend, Litter Derby teams picked up 11.5 tons of trash. On any given Saturday, a smaller contingent of the Clean Team puts on the vests, picks up grabbers and bags, and heads out to clean up the mess left by those people who can’t and won’t identify their own privilege. Volunteers don’t forge the island, but they burnish the community that lives on it. In the words of the Shakers, they put “hands to work, hearts to God.” They teach swimming, they run a food bank, they set up warming places, they drop off Meals on Wheels, and, of course, they run the Hospital Thrift Shop.

The dedicated volunteers at the Thrift Shop see their endeavor as more than a business: they see it as service. When a family walks away with a $100 sofa, they have been helped. To volunteer is to acknowledge that your privilege allows (and requires) service to others, especially those who can’t order a white leather sectional to be shipped over from Hyannis. Thanks to the Thrift Shop, you can mend the world one loveseat at a time.

On our privileged island, we live a life of contradictions. Our community needs both money and time: gift bags and trash bags. Where we make our mistakes is where we build our walls. Our lives don’t require one or the other, they require both volunteering and fundraising. We did not earn this May morning on the bench, but like a pearl of very great price, we must do all that we can to keep it.

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Genius at Play exhibit features Sarg’s original artwork, illustrations, marionettes, animations, books, commercial products, archival photographs, and ephemera from his dynamic life and career, including nearly two hundred objects and images from the NHA’s extensive Tony Sarg Collection. Highlighting Sarg’s tremendous talent and legacy within the fields of puppetry and illustration, the exhibition also reveals how Nantucket’s historic sites and colorful characters came to inspire his work and the many ways that this influential artist gave back to the island he loved.

Exhibition themes explore Sarg’s professional as well as his personal life, from his upbringing in Guatemala and military career in Germany, to his involvement in the artistic circles of London, New York, and Nantucket. These personal vignettes are joined by sections devoted to Sarg’s diverse professional pursuits, from illustration, puppetry, and animation to Macy’s parade balloons, commercial products, children’s books, and architectural projects.

Rumor has it that Morton (the name that Sarg gave to his sea monster) will visit Nantucket again this summer. Watch for hints of the sea monster’s return in the form of giant footprints, his shadow, and his tail appearing around town and at various NHA historic sites.

children’s Discovery Center, as well as regularly scheduled Tony Sarg Storytimes. More work by Tony Sarg can be viewed this summer in the rich collection of pictorial maps of Nantucket displayed in the Hadwen House on upper Main Street. And the NHA Research Library on Fair Street will house a special display entitled Playful Pictures: Books and Illustrations by Tony Sarg. This exhibition brings together additional artwork from projects featured in the Tony Sarg: Genius at Play exhibit in the Whaling Museum. It includes works from three of Sarg’s most significant published works: Humours of London (1914); Tony Sarg’s Book for Children from Six to Sixty (1924), and Tony Sarg’s New York (1926). Employing colorful bird’s eye views and illustrations that playfully interact with words on the page, the works on view demonstrate Sarg’s skills as a visual storyteller. Also included are treasured Tony Sarg books from the NHA’s Library Collection, such as Tony Sarg’s Book of Animals (1925), Tony Sarg’s Book of Tricks (1928), Where is Tommy? (1932), and many others.

Tickets for A Nantucket Night, a special fundraising celebration on August 3 with cocktails, dinner, live music and dancing in a setting inspired by Tony Sarg and his creations, are on sale now at nha.org.

On August 5 from 10 am to 3 pm, the NHA will host a free Sarg Community Day at Children’s Beach, with Morton the Sea Monster joining in a fantastical, playful celebration for all that includes a puppet show, Sarg-inspired crafts, and a chance to see a 75-foot recreation of Sarg’s Sea Monster, Morton.

The NHA is offering a robust slate of activities and public programs centered around the exhibition Tony Sarg: Genius at Play

The artist’s creative talents will be explored in several NHA Decorative Arts workshops with Sarg-inspired projects, including decoupage under glass and decorative bandboxes with Sarg’s illustrations.

At the Whaling Museum, a free lecture series features talks by scholars and artists, while Sarg-inspired crafts will be offered during July and August in the

“To say we are excited about bringing a recreation of one of Tony’s Sarg Thanksgiving Day Parade-sized balloons to the island this summer is an understatement. With our featured exhibition about Tony Sarg this season, our staff has been intentionally weaving Tony Sarg's story-telling into many of our programs and offerings, and Sarg Community Day will be a great example of that for island and visiting families to enjoy. The essence of Tony Sarg is fun, and that is what this program and this recreated moment from the famous 1937 Nantucket sea serpent landing, will be all about,” says Niles Parker, NHA Gosnell Executive Director.

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NANTUCKET ISLAND BEACHES

NORTH SHORE AND HARBOR BEACHES

40th Pole: Great for families and young children, but no lifeguards. On Nantucket Sound; warm water during July, August and September inspired nickname “The Bathtub” for area nearby. Parking. Best access via 4WD vehicle.

Dionis: 3 miles from town by bike on the north side of Eel Point Rd off Madaket Road. Look for the boulder marked “Dionis.” Sheltered by dunes, calm waters for swimming, safe for children; restrooms, & parking. Beachgoers can take NRTA shuttle bus to Eel Point Rd stop & walk.

Steps: Between Dionis and Jetties beaches; access from Cliff Road. No lifeguard, no facilities, very little parking. Gentle surf; sandbar. Many steep steps must be descended to get to the beach.

Jetties: Easy bike ride from town, or take the shuttle bus. Great beach for families. Lifeguards, changing rooms, playground, volleyball nets, restrooms, showers, public phones, restaurant and take-out food service. Concession and restrooms handicap accessible; boardwalk to the beach. Tennis. Windsurfing, sailboat, and kayak rentals. Shuttle service from town to Jetties Beach is available seasonally.

Brant Point: Easy walk or bike ride from town. No lifeguard. Strong current; experienced swimmers; beach drops off suddenly under the water. Scenic beach with Brant Point Lighthouse; nice to sit and watch the boats rounding the point. Here is where to go to wave goodbye to friends and family departing on the Steamship.

Children’s: Harbor Beach, an easy walk from town down So. Beach Street and off Harbor View Way. Flotation devices are not permitted within the guarded area. Ideal for small children; park, playground, and bandstand; lifeguard, restrooms, showers, food service, picnic tables. Food, playground, and rest room are all accessible. Activities sponsored by Park & Recreation Commission are often held at this beach during the summer.

Francis Street: Five-minute walk from Main Street. Calm harbor waters for swimming; no lifeguard. Jungle gym, kayak rentals, bathroom.

SOUTH SHORE - OCEAN BEACHES

Cisco Beach: Four-mile bike ride to end of Hummock Pond Road. Heavy surf; lifeguard. No facilities. Parking. Rip currents can be strong.

Ladies Beach: To access, turn left at the end of Bartlett Farm Road. No facilities; no lifeguard. Limited parking. Rip current can be strong; heavy surf.

Miacomet Beach: at the end of Miacomet Road. Some parking. Surf and rip currents can be strong on the ocean side. No facilities or food service. This beach is near Miacomet Pond, but the pond is currently closed due to harmful algae.

South Shore Beach: at the end of South Shore Rd. Limited parking; difficult to access beach, 4WD is advisable. No lifeguard; no facilities.

Surfside: Located at the end of Surfside Road, a three-mile ride on paved bike path or take the shuttles. Easy to park. Plenty of surf, wide beach is good for picnics, beach games, and surfcasting. Kite flying west of Surfside Beach is acceptable; for safety reasons, please do not fly kites east of Surfside toward the airport. Due to the number of people who frequent Surfside Beach during the day, it is inadvisable to fly kites during the peak beachgoing hours. Lifeguard, restrooms, showers, public phones, food service. Shuttle service from town to Surfside Beach is available seasonally.

Fisherman’s Beach: Located between Surfside Beach and Nobadeer. No parking; Beach access via steep wooden steps. Plenty of surf, wide beach is good for picnics, beach games, and surfcasting. No lifeguard; no facilities.

Nobadeer: Located near the airport. Limited parking; difficult to access beach. Plenty of surf, wide beach is good for picnics, beach games, and surfcasting. No lifeguard; no facilities.

Madequecham: Land Bank property at the end of Madequecham Valley Road; rough sand road. Parking. No facilities; no lifeguards. Rip current can be strong; heavy surf.

Tom Nevers (“Pebble Beach“): Surf can be heavy; very coarse sand. No lifeguard; no facilities. Good for fishing. Strong rip currents; heavy surf. Access to the beach can be difficult.

WESTERN SHORE - OCEAN BEACHES

Madaket: As far west as you can go, six-mile bike ride on scenic, paved bike path, or take the shuttle bus. Heavy surf, lifeguard, restrooms. Famous for its incredible sunsets.

EASTERN SHORE - OCEAN BEACHES

Siasconset: Regular shuttle bus service or seven-mile ride on paved bike path. Surf can be heavy; lifeguard. Food available in nearby village of ’Sconset. Low Beach: 4WD access. Surf can be heavy; no lifeguard.

BAY & POND BEACHES

Miacomet Pond: This fresh water pond is currently closed due to harmful algae. Pocomo Beach: Great for kayaking and to learn to windsurf. Just west of the Head of the Harbor. Good for children. No lifeguards, no facilities.

Eel Point: Good for fishing and watching the sunset. No lifeguard; no facilities. Limited parking. Rip currents can be strong.

Coskata-Coatue and Great Point: at the end of Wauwinet Road, past The Wauwinet Inn. Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge managed by Trustees of Reservations; beach sticker required for vehicles from Trustees of Reservations. Great for fishing and for seeing Great Point Lighthouse up close. Rolling dunes, bayberry, beach plum, heather, and beach grass. Salt marsh and maritime shrubland. The largest red cedar savanna and woodland in New England. Gray and harbor seals. Public restrooms available at the lighthouse Memorial Day-Columbus Day. Sections of the refuge are sometimes closed to protect nesting shorebirds. Dogs permitted only from Sept. 16 thru March 31 and must be leashed at all times. Guided tours with Trustee naturalists offered in-season. Seasonal hunting permitted. For more details, go to www.TheTrustees.org Property Lookup.

Sesachacha Pond: off Polpis Road. Great for families; warm water; no facilities; no lifeguard. Parking. Near the Audubon Sesachacha Heathlands and Wildlife Sanctuary.

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BEACH SAFETY

•Learn to swim. If you can’t swim an overhead stroke for at least 15 minutes you should not be in the ocean. •Never swim alone. Always swim with a buddy, and swim near a lifeguard whenever possible. •Stay out of the “surf zone” where the waves break at the shoreline. Waves are at their greatest force here, and even a small wave can lift you up and throw you headfirst into the sand. •Never run from the beach into the water and dive headfirst into the waves. Sandbars that cannot be seen from the surface may be present and/or the water may be too shallow. •Don’t jump or dive into the water from a pier or rock jetty. From a pier or jetty, water appears much deeper than it really is. What looks like 10 or 20 feet of water may only be 2 to 3 feet deep. Diving in could be fatal. The same applies for jumping headfirst into the ocean or a wave from a surfboard – don’t do it! It’s not a risk worth taking. •If you are body surfing or boogie boarding, always keep your arms out in front of you to protect your head and neck. •A rip current will pull you away from the shore, but it will not pull you under. If you’re caught in a rip current, do not swim toward the shore! Instead, swim parallel to the shore, until you’re out of the rip current. Then, swim in to shore. •Never drink alcohol or use drugs at the beach. It clouds your ability to make wise decisions, and that could be fatal! •Take direction from lifeguards at all times.

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Island Fun & Shopping

Adventure / Eco-Tours

Nantucket Walkabout

watercolor paintings have captured the image, spirit, and soul of Nantucket. The gallery also offers giclees and miniatures, plus exclusive American-made gifts designed by Greg and Judi Hill. Stunning porcelain china dinnerware, hand-pressed glass and ornaments are only a few of treasures you will find. gshill.com

Banking

Cape Cod 5

508-422-7466

Daily Guided Wilderness Hikes on Nantucket see website for hikes & times Book online & meet at Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington St Explore Nantucket’s wilderness with “Walking Nantucket” and “Nantucket: A Natural History” author and naturalist Peter Brace, and learn how the last glacier formed the island. Experience wildlife and rare plants. Learn about Nantucket’s conservation efforts, ecology and the Native Americans that lived here. $50 adults, $25 age 12 & younger. Private hikes available. Apple Pay, Android Pay, MC, Visa, Amex, &Discover accepted. Get more information & reservations at nantucketwalkabout.com

Apparel & Accessories

Blue Beetle

Open Daily

Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Gifts

508-228-3227

12 Main Street

Located at 12 Main Street, BLUE BEETLE reflects the playfulness and elegance of island living. We strive to provide a collection of carefully curated clothing, jewelry, gifts and accessories that portray the summer lifestyle on Nantucket. The boutique is filled with modern, chic, and contemporary fashions to suit every occasion. We proudly sell Joules, Jude Connally, Captiva Cashmere, Lilla P and MZ Wallace. Known for our Nantucket Jewelry, there is something for everyone; beads to fit Pandora, rings, bracelets and of course our charm bar, where you can create your own unique island necklace. Shop year round in store or visit us online at BlueBlueBeetleNantucket.com

Commonwealth

Open Daily. Visit us in the store & online!

508-680-1399

12 Oak Street Fabulous Resale. Fresh Finds.

888-225-4636

Open Monday-Saturday Locations at 112 Pleasant Street & Zero Main Street

We at CAPE COD FIVE are deeply committed to the communities we serve. Our dedication to serving our neighbors and local businesses and earning our customers’ trust every day has remained the same since our founding in 1855. We focus on continuously evolving to be our customers’ trusted financial partner in a rapidly changing world, offering digital tools, accessibility and sound guidance and insight to help our customers navigate their unique journeys. capecodfive.com

Bike Rentals

Cook’s Cycle

Open Daily

Bicycle Rentals & E-Bike Rentals

508-228-0800

6 So. Beach Street, next to Affordable Rentals

Nantucket’s bike shop for all of your vacation needs here at Cook’s Cycles Nantucket we have all of the latest bikes and accessories for your beach runs, brewery tours, and beyond. Our selection of new bicycles & e-bikes in a convenient downtown Nantucket location (just a 2-minute walk from Steamboat Wharf) is great for a day of cycling. Nantucket is known for its many bike paths and trails. Whether you want to ride to Jetties Beach for a swim or take in the sights of the Sconset Loop, Cooks Cycles has the bikes for you and your family. Moped & Jeep rentals, too! cookscyclesnantucket.com

Easy Riders Bicycles

open daily

Bike Rentals, Sales, Service - NEW: Electric Bikes

508-325-2722

65 Surfside Road

COMMONWEALTH is a unique resale boutique where we believe even clothes deserve a second chance. This eclectic little shop on Oak Street specializes in curating quality gently used pieces from your favorite designers. Come in to find preloved gems or bring in your gently used items to turn your closet into cash!

Current Vintage

Commonwealthnantucket.com

508-228-5073

Open Daily 4 Easy Street

Wine • Clothing • Home • Gifts • Provisions

CURRENT VINTAGE is a fun and original concept store with a carefully edited mix of vintage clothing & accessories, wines, cheeses, and home goods. Everything here is thoughtfully chosen, including exclusive Nantucket gifts and a selection of nearly 400 wines. CV is a beloved island institution, celebrating 17 years in the heart of Nantucket. Join us for fun vibe & serious wines! currentvintage.com

Sara Campbell

508-680-1626

Open for the season 5 South Beach St. Celebrating Made in the USA every day!

All year long SARA CAMPBELL offers color and detail to a woman’s wardrobe with her beautiful silhouettes of dresses and sportswear, but when summer arrives – it’s time to play! Fun beachwear, accessories, jewelry, and other seaside essentials are available in her chic shop. Our apparel is proudly made in the USA! Visit SARA CAMPBELL at 5 South Beach to find the perfect look … see you soon! shop.saracampbell.com

Artists & Galleries

Artists Association of Nantucket

“The Color of Twilight” June 17

508-228-0294

In-Person Gallery & Online Exhibits “Heat of the Sun” May 24-June 17 19 Washington St.

The mission of the ARTISTS ASSOCIATION OF NANTUCKET is to foster the visual arts on Nantucket. They create a vibrant arts community by promoting, supporting, and encouraging the work of Nantucket artists, providing educational programs in the arts, and preserving the legacy of Nantucket artists. AAN has two in-town galleries: the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street where you can view “Heat of the sun” from May 24-June 17. In The Big Gallery upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf, you can enjoy “The Color of Twilight” on display through June 17. Stay in touch at nantucketarts.org for a schedule of downtown Gallery Exhibits as well as classes and workshops at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) at 24 Amelia Drive, where you can also view “Champion Showcase #3” through July 15. Visit AAN’s online gallery at sales.nantucketarts.org to view regularly changing exhibitions of fresh, original artwork from iconic Nantucket artists. nantucketarts.org

G. S. Hill Gallery

Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm

Oils, watercolors, prints, and note cards by G. S. Hill

508-228-1353

40 Straight Wharf

G. S. HILL’s one-man gallery is open daily. For more than three decades, Greg’s original oil and

EASY RIDERS BICYCLE RENTALS offers rentals, sales, and service, plus island-wide free delivery on all rentals and usually within an hour or so. With advanced on-line reservations, it’s the easiest way to experience Nantucket! Offering low prices and discounts on multi-day, weekly, monthly, and group rentals of top quality, new GT and Easy Riders bicycles, as well as retrostyle Schwinn Cruisers, and accessories in a variety of styles...They have the right bicycle for all of your adventures. We have electric bikes. Check out our Easy Riders brand ebikes at erbikes.com. EASY RIDERS has a safe & convenient bike path location at 65 Surfside Road. easyridersbikerentals.com

Young’s Bicycle Shop

Open daily in season

“The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”

508-228-1151

6 Broad Street

Harvey A Young’s Bicycle Shop started on Nantucket in 1931. When Harvey sold the business to his son, Roger, it became YOUNG’S BICYCLE SHOP. Now with over 90 years in business, the 4th generation is running YOUNG’S. The Young family and their staff provide you with the ideal rental bike for Nantucket. Their fleet of CANNONDALE and TREK bikes are well maintained, so you and your family can have a safe and enjoyable bike ride around the island. YOUNG’S also rents cars and Jeeps. Check out their website, give them a call, or stop in to see their friendly, knowledgeable staff, so they can share with you “The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”. Reservations & delivery services available. youngsbicycleshop.com

Books & Publications

CALL NANTUCKET

508-228-9165 ext. 110

FREE DOWNLOAD - Nantucket’s searchable phone book app CallNantucket.com

The island’s “Little Black Book”

CALL NANTUCKET is the fully searchable app version of The Nantucket Directory: the island’s phone book. Know who you’re looking for? Search our White Pages for the number. Not sure who to call? Browse our Yellow Pages to choose the best company for your needs! Our CALL NANTUCKET app is FREE TO DOWNLOAD. CallNantucket@gmail.com

Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket

508-228-9165

Guiding visitors on Nantucket for 54 years Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554

In print & online + eNewsletter

Visit our online publication to see more articles, more photos, enter contests, and to share your impressions of Nantucket. For more than 50 years, YESTERDAY’S ISLAND/TODAY’S NANTUCKET has been the best source for planning your leisure time on Nantucket Island. From Daffodil Festival through Christmas Stroll, you can pick up our print editions, available everywhere, or you can visit us online at YesterdaysIsland.com. After you leave your favorite island, you can stay in touch with the happenings here — find us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @nantucket_insider, and sign up for our free Nantucket eNewsletter — look for the link at the top of Nantucket.net Yesterdaysisland.com

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Island Fun & Shopping

Bookstores

Mitchell’s Book Corner

Once you become a WINDMILL customer, it’s doubtful you’ll rent from any other company when on Nantucket. Daily, weekly, monthly and extended rates are available. We accept Amex, MC, Visa, Diner’s Club, and Discover. Commercial accounts available to qualified companies. 800228-1227. NantucketAutoRental.com

Young’s Bicycle Shop

508-228-1080

Open Daily 54 Main Street

See the calendar for our upcoming book signings

MITCHELL’S BOOK CORNER prides itself on a long tradition of personalized attention to its customers for more than 50 years. Visit nantucketbookpartners.com for any book in print, preorders, signed copies, e-books, audio books, gift cards, staff picks, and more. If the book is “on our shelves now” we can offer next business day island home delivery for a small fee. If the book is not on-hand we can either ship it to you or order it for you. We are also happy to ship books to anywhere in the US. MITCHELL’S is open daily.

Nantucket Bookworks

nantucketbookpartners.com

508-228-4000

Open Daily 25 Broad Street

Books, chocolates, & unique gifts

508-228-1151

Open daily in season 6 Broad Street “The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”

Harvey A Young’s Bicycle Shop” started on Nantucket in 1931. When Harvey sold the business to his son, Roger, it became YOUNG’S BICYCLE SHOP. Now with over 90 years in business, the 4th generation is running YOUNG’S. The Young family and their staff provide you with the ideal rental bike for Nantucket AND YOUNG’S also rents cars and Jeeps. Check out their website, give them a call, or stop in to see their friendly, knowledgeable staff, so they can share with you “The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”. Reservations & delivery services available. youngsbicycleshop.com

Children’s Toys & Art Classes

Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack

Open Daily with summer art classes

508-680-1553

12 Oak Street

Downtown toy store & art studio for kids of all ages barnabysnantucket.com

NANTUCKET BOOKWORKS is our quirky little shop chock full of books, gifts, and goodies. Visit nantucketbookpartners.com for books and nantucketbooksworks.com for the very best of Bookworks online. We have Nantucket gifts, puzzles, games, toys, art supplies, party accessories, stuffed animals, greeting cards, kids items, and so much more. And we have an enticing nook filled with amazing chocolates to buy and savor as you read your new books. We also are happy to ship anywhere in the US. For books, shop nantucketbookpartners.com. Order online or stop in to browse. BOOKWORKS is open daily.

nantucketbookpartners.com

Builder & General Contractor

R. Bradley Builders

Year-Round & Insured

carpentry, remodeling,& property care-taking services

774-236-1374

rjbradley10@gmail.com

As a general contractor on Nantucket, Ronan Bradley of R. BRADLEY BUILDERS provides expert Nantucket building, renovation, custom carpentry and estate care services, specializations. They are a Nantucket building company specializing in custom homes & renovations, carpentry and hardwood flooring. R. BRADLEY BUILDERS is locally owned and island-based. For 14 years, they have delivered a full range of carpentry, remodeling, and property care-taking services to Nantucket homeowners. They bring trust, expertise and transparency to every project and service. rbradleybuilders.com

Cannabis

ACK Natural

Open 10 am to 7 pm

Medical & Recreational Cannabis Dispensary

19 Spearhead Drive

Ack Natural Cannabis Dispensary built a state-of-the-art facility at 19 Spearhead Dr to cultivate, process and sell the highest quality cannabis available. We offer flower, pre rolls, concentrates, edibles, and the only THC drinks on Nantucket. New cultivars coming soon. Stop by today. Join our Loyalty Program, order online at www.acknat.com, and follow us on Instagram @Acknatural AckNat.com

The Green Lady Dispensary

774-333-3875

Open daily 10 am to 7 pm 11 Amelia Drive

Small-batch, artisanal cannabis products

Experience the first and finest—THE GREEN LADY DISPENSARY on Nantucket. Celebrate our 5-year anniversary with us and savor our small-batch, artisanal cannabis products. From exclusive strains to gourmet edibles, discover why we’re the island’s Original Gangster of Ocean Grown goodness. Visit us for an unforgettable island high. thegreenladydispensary.com

Car Rentals

Affordable Rentals

508-228-3501

Open daily 6 South Beach Street Cars, jeeps, mopeds

AFFORDABLE RENTALS can help make your visit on Nantucket more complete. With their cars, 4x4s, vans, and mopeds, you will have access to all parts of the island: Great Point, Wauwinet, Coatue, Squam, ‘Sconset, Madaket, and more. Explore to your heart’s content in a vehicle from AFFORDABLE RENTALS, open daily at 6 South Beach Street. Call ahead for reservations. All major credit cards accepted. affrentals.com

Nantucket Windmill Auto Rental

508-228-1227

Open daily, year-round Nantucket Memorial Airport We’re at the airport & we’ll meet the boat.

NANTUCKET WINDMILL AUTO RENTAL offers terrific service and value not found elsewhere on the island with clean, new vehicles, low rates & free mileage, prompt & courteous service.

BARNABY’S TOY & ART SHACK, located downtown at 12 Oak Street, is the perfect place to do your holiday shopping for all the kids on your list. They have a fantastic selection of crafts, books, toys, and so much more! And BARNABY’S offers art classes for children ages 2-13 years. Children can register for a variety of classes, and they can drop-in & create every day, all day! All of Barnaby’s classes are taught by professional artists & educators who will guide your child’s technique and processes in our inspirational space in downtown Nantucket. For details or to register, please visit barnabysnantucket.com or call 508-680-1553, or email barnabyack@gmail.com. When you are in Boston, visit us at our Beacon Hill location.

Classes & Workshops

Artists Association of Nantucket

508-228-0722

Open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive Classes & Workshops for all ages

The ARTISTS ASSOCIATION’s Arts Program offers year-round educational programs for adults and children. Our spacious workshop on Amelia Drive hosts a wide variety of classes and workshops in many media including oil painting, watercolor, pastel, life drawing, ceramics, printmaking, textile art and mixed media. Our instructors are resident artists, AAN artist members and a variety of visiting artists who work in a range of mediums and bring a wealth of talent and experience to the program. Classes are designed for all levels of experience, from the novice to advanced and for all ages. nantucketarts.org

Confections

Aunt Leah’s Fudge

Open daily

Made fresh on Nantucket

508-228-1017

The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

AUNT LEAH has been making her award-winning homemade fudge for three decades on Nantucket. Her fudge has been voted “the best fudge in the world” year after year. Once you try her fudge, you’ll see why it is always rated the best! AUNT LEAH makes it daily in her shop, using the freshest and finest ingredients. She has more than 40 scrumptious flavors. Her most popular fudge flavor is chocolate peanut butter, which has a layer of rich peanut butter fudge on the bottom, topped with a layer of decadent chocolate fudge. AUNT LEAH also has her famous chocolate-covered cranberries. The cranberries come in both milk and dark chocolate or a mixture of both. Both the fudge and chocolate-covered cranberries make unique island wedding favors or gifts for special events. auntleahs.com

Consignment & Thrift

The Rainbow Fleet

508-680-1159

Open Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm 167 Orange Street

Clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories

Shop sustainably at THE RAINBOW FLEET, Nantucket’s year round women’s consignment boutique located mid-island near the rotary. We carefully select the best vintage, modern and designer pieces from over 450 island consignors, and steam-clean them into new life daily! From clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories to one of a kind finds from local artists, you can find your own style in our relaxed atmosphere—complete with outdoor covered shopping, dressing rooms, and, yes, ample parking! We aim to provide sustainable and affordable fashion options for all… great for the planet and your wallet too! Follow us on Instagram @therainbowfleet therainbowfleetnantucket.com

Contests

NANTUCKET PHOTO CONTEST

508-228-9165

Deadline is Sept. 12, 2024 - CASH PRIZES Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554

See winners & entries online at Nantucket.net

ENTER EARLY & OFTEN! This annual photo contest is a popular way to share your photos of

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Nantucket with the world. Winners of previous contests are online at The Insider’s Guide to Nantucket: nantucket.net. The 2024 Contest has begun: DEADLINE TO ENTER IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2024. We accept copyright-free images of Nantucket present and past. Email your high resolution photo entries to ACKPhotoContest@gmail.com or mail us a CD or thumb drive with electronic images from your digital camera. Please make sure your digital images are highresolution. You can even mail in your prints of Nantucket Island. Visit Nantucket.net to see a great selection past entries and winners. nantucket.net/photo-contest-entry

Copying, Mailboxes, Shipping

The UPS Store

maternity services, and much more. Through Mass General Brigham, NANTUCKET COTTAGE HOSPITAL offers high-quality virtual urgent care services for many conditions and minor injuries daily. Nantuckethospital.org

Home Decor

Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

508-325-8884

Open Monday - Saturday 61 Old South Road

Locally owned and operated

Nantucket’s UPS STORE is in spacious quarters at 61 Old South Road and offers a variety of products and services to make your life easier: personal mailboxes, mail forwarding, UPS shipping and receiving, overnight delivery, and more. THE UPS STORE offers a wide variety of copy and print services, including b&w and color copies, output from disks, wide format printing, laminating, collating, and a full range of finishing services. You can even go there for notary services, passport photos, and mail boxes. THE UPS STORE makes high quality, full color banners and posters! Plenty off-street parking. THE UPS STORE: let them help you!

Furniture

Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

508-228-1961

Where Home & Garden Meet - Patio Furniture in stock! 9 Wampanoag Way

Outdoor & Indoor Furniture, Home Accessories, Garden Needs ARROWHEAD NURSERY & FURNITURE is the largest furniture showroom on island featuring indoor furniture, outdoor, home décor and more. Stop by their location near the airport, just beyond Thai House restaurant, and browse through their wide variety of home accessories, including decorative items, table settings, indoor furniture, and unique gifts. Their garden center has a fabulous selection of plants, flowers, pottery, fountains, statues, garden structures, and garden accessories. ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM...where home and garden meet. arrowheadfurniture.com

Gifts

Current Vintage

508-228-1961

Where Home & Garden Meet - Patio Furniture in stock! 9 Wampanoag Way

Outdoor & Indoor Furniture, Home Accessories, Garden Needs arrowheadfurniture.com

ARROWHEAD NURSERY & FURNITURE is the largest furniture showroom on island featuring indoor furniture, outdoor, home décor and more. Stop by their location near the airport, and browse through their wide variety of home accessories, including decorative items, table settings, indoor furniture, and unique gifts. Their garden center has a fabulous selection of plants, flowers, pottery, fountains, statues, garden structures, and garden accessories. ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM...where home and garden meet. www.arrowheadnursery.com

Icarus + Co

Visit us online: opening on Nantucket in May 2024 19 Old South Wharf Jewelry and Home Decor icarusandco.com

Discover unique sculptural jewelry by local artists. We interpret nature through wearable art, handmade in small batches using uncommon and precious materials – including our exclusive collection of Nantucket beach stone jewelry. Follow along on instagram for a behind the scenes look: @icarusandco + @nantucketbeachstones. The shop opens Memorial Day weekend.

It’s A Shore Thing

Open Daily

Distinctive Nantucket Gifts

508-680-1901

30B Main Street

At IT’S A SHORE THING, we are proud to carry products made in New England. Come in and browse through our wide selection of quality items for your home, including pottery, antiques, housewares, serving plates & trays, pillows, art, decorative wall hangings, and much more. You can also find unusual gifts at all prices in A SHORE THING that you’ll find nowhere else! In our downtown location on Main Street. shorethinggifts.com

Petty

Folk Art & Carving

508-228-5073

Open Daily 4 Easy Street

Wine • Clothing • Home • Gifts • Provisions

CURRENT VINTAGE is a fun and original concept store with a carefully edited mix of vintage clothing & accessories, wines, cheeses, gifts, and home goods. Everything here is thoughtfully chosen, including exclusive Nantucket gifts and a selection of nearly 400 wines. CV is a beloved island institution, celebrating 17 years in the heart of Nantucket. Join us for fun vibe & serious wines! currentvintage.com

Hill’s of Nantucket

508-228-1353

Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm 40 Straight Wharf

Unique & Original Nantucket Theme Gifts

Established in 1981, HILL’S combines the best of Nantucket for the art and gift seeker. G.S. Hill Gallery and Hill’s of Nantucket offer fine art by Greg Hill and wonderful speciality gifts designed by this husband-and-wife team. Nantucket theme prints, note cards by Hill are their main focus. American made; that hard-to-find gift is here waiting for you! Treat yourself to a unique gift gallery from HILL’S. gshill.com

It’s A Shore Thing

508-680-1901

Open Daily 30B Main Street

Distinctive Nantucket Gifts

508-332-9925 or 508-619-7554

Formerly Nantucket Carving & Folk Art serving the Cape & Islands for 16 years

Folk artist Jean Petty and her brother David Perry specialize in custom handcarved quarterboards, business signs, & house numbers. They are responsible for many of the beautiful signs visitors see plus 100s of quarterboards that adorn the homes on Nantucket. They offer restoration of quarterboards, signs, and ship models. Restored the carving “Going on a Whale” at the Nantucket Whaling Museum in 2015. Gift certificates available. Visit them at pettyfolkartandcarving.com, see their show schedule and take a virtual tour: youtu.be/c95SYBE5RVg of some of their artwork available. Call or email all inquiries to jean@pettyfolkartandcarving.com pettyfolkartandcarving.com

Respoke

Open for the 2024 season

Iconic designer scarves repurposed

Respoke.com

41 Straight Wharf

RESPOKE repurposes iconic designer scarves into one-of-a-kind products featuring handcrafted Spanish made espadrilles. Experience a world of unique footwear, ready-to-wear, fine art, furniture, and accessories. Each piece carries more value and self-identity than its original form. Respoke was founded by best-selling author Michael Tonello, whose memoir, Bringing Home the Birkin, recounts the highlights of his years as a reseller of all things Hermes. Visit their Nantucket shop at 41 Straight Wharf and see what’s new for 2024! Respoke.com

Home Painting & More

Nantucket Pro Painters

Call for our services

508-680-4317

At IT’S A SHORE THING, we are proud to carry products made in New England. Come in and browse through our wide selection of gifts including lotion, soaps, jewelry, pottery, antiques, housewares, tote bags, art, and home decor. You can find unusual gifts at all prices in A SHORE THING that you’ll find nowhere else! In our new location on Main Street. shorethinggifts.com Museum Shop at the Whaling Museum

Professional • Efficient • Reliable

508-228-1894, ext. 138

Open during museum hours: 10am-5pm in the Whaling Museum, 11 Broad Street NHA exclusives, gifts, apparel, books, home decor

The Nantucket Historical Association has been a steward of Nantucket’s cultural history since 1894. Don’t miss the MUSEUM SHOP at the Whaling Museum, where you will find unique gifts, books, prints, maps, and objects of art inspired by Nantucket history. Many items are exclusive to the MUSEUM SHOP, and NHA members get special discounts. 100% of all purchases support the Nantucket Historical Association and its mission to tell the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties. nantucketmuseumshop.org

Health Care

Nantucket Cottage Hospital

24-hr emergency services, hospital care, lab, rehab

508-825-8100

57 Prospect St NANTUCKET COTTAGE HOSPITAL has been caring for our island community. In addition to excellent physicians and nursing staff, the hospital has a 24-hour Emergency Department, full laboratory, physical therapy, cardiac rehab, chemotherapy, surgical services, imaging services,

Call NANTUCKET PRO PAINTERS, INC for all your painting needs: interior and exterior, new construction, existing residential, and commercial. NANTUCKET PRO PAINTERS is the choice of builders and architects. In addition, we also do power washing, gutter cleaning, furniture spraying, and spray painting. Call us at 508-680-4317. www.nppainters.com

Internet Guidebook

Insiders Guide to Nantucket

Beaches, Events, Museums, Dining, Classifieds, & More

Visit us online & follow us on Instagram @nantucket_insider

Visit Nantucket before & after you visit Nantucket!

508-228-9165

Visit NANTUCKET.NET for a biking page, lighthouse page, festivals page, photo galleries, maps, parks & trails, and guides to lodging, dining, real estate, recreation, and much more! Our Calendar of Events is the most complete and is updated several times a week, year-round. Looking for a beach? Our Beach Listings have photos, videos, and info about all the best island beaches and where to find them. And our classifieds are ever-changing. Visit Nantucket before, during, and after you visit Nantucket by going to Nantucket.net and follow us on Instagram @nantucket_insider Nantucket.net

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Island Apps

Call Nantucket Your telephone book for Nantucket FREE download for IOS and Android

Know who you want to call but need their phone number? Search by name on CALL NANTUCKET. Know what you want but not where to get it? Search by category on the up-to-date and locally produced CALL NANTUCKET app. This app is free to download and easy to use. Both white pages and yellow pages are included. callnantucket.com

Island Wildlife Refuge

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

508-228-5646

Open Daily 9am to sunset. Permits Required. Visit Nantucket’s best beaches! Call ahead to check conditions:508-228-5646 #2

Visit the best beaches on the island at the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. The greater coastscape, which includes the federally owned Great Point Lighthouse and Nantucket Conservation Foundation land, is a double-fingered peninsula jutting northward between the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Sounds is so much more: a blend of sandy beach, rolling dunes, and forest uplands both rugged and serene. The refuge provides multiple habitats for an array of coastal plant and animal species, including heather and beach plum, a maritime oak forest & savannah of red cedar – the largest of its kind in New England – which offer shelter to deer. At the beachfront, watch for horseshoe crabs advancing in extremely slow motion, seals basking in the sun, and shorebirds skittering above the surf line. Over-sand vehicle permits are required: you can purchase them online at thetrustees.org/permits. Rental jeep day passes available at the rental site & day passes available for personal 4x4 vehicles. thetrustees.org/ccwr

Jewelry

Blue Beetle

Nantucket Estate Jewelry and Fine Arts

508-228-0272

Open for the 2024 Season 1 Orange Street

Jewelry, Lightship Baskets, Art, Scrimshaw, & more

We feature fine estate jewelry in all price ranges - antique, vintage, and contemporary - including designers such as Tiffany, Cartier, Bulgari, Roberto Coin, and David Yurman. We also sell sterling silver jewelry and flatware and hollowware. We also carry a large assortment of Nantucket baskets and carved Nantucket purses, as well as a fine selection of antique scrimshaw. We stock an assortment of quality art work, including antique paintings, nautical items, maps, and island works by local artists. Follow us @Nantucket_Jewelry Nantucketestatejewelry.com

Nantucket Pearl Company

508-228-1353

Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm online & in the G.S. Hill Gallery, 40 Straight Wharf

American made, hand-strung pearl jewelry

Authentic American-made jewelry from quality pearls at affordable prices. Jewelry designer Pam Freitus creates unique jewelry from hand-picked pearls, stones, leather, crystals and glass. On some pieces, pearls are interspersed with turquoise, on others, the Ying and Yang of black and white is featured, or sapphire and diamond bling may be chosen to set off the soft reflection of the pearl’s whiteness. Look for Pam’s signature, a small red bead that identifies the piece as hers. NANTUCKET PEARL COMPANY jewelry is available exclusively at Hill’s of Nantucket, 40 Straight Wharf. nantucketpearlcompany.com

Library & Public Programs

Nantucket Atheneum

508-228-1110

Open year-round. Books, Programs for All Ages, Concerts, & More. 1 India Street

Nantucket’s Free Public Library & Gathering Place

THE NANTUCKET ATHENEUM, our island’s public library is a vital community hub. We are open year-round and offer materials and services for all ages. More than 170,000 people come through our doors annually, where they have free access to 1.6 million books and a large collection of CDs, and DVDs. In addition, we offer many web-based services, a digital library, free computer use, WIFI, and more than 1,300 educational and cultural programs a year. Our historic building, which opened in 1847, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and filled with beautiful art and artifacts that celebrate our maritime heritage and the history of Nantucket. nantucketatheneum.org

508-228-3227

Open Daily 12 Main Street

Jewelry & Gifts

Located at 12 Main Street, BLUE BEETLE reflects the playfulness and elegance of island living. We strive to provide a collection of carefully curated clothing, jewelry, gifts and accessories that portray the summer lifestyle on Nantucket. The boutique is filled with modern, chic, and contemporary fashions to suit every occasion. We proudly sell Joules, Jude Connally, Captiva Cashmere, Lilla P and MZ Wallace. Known for our Nantucket Jewelry, there is something for everyone; beads to fit Pandora, rings, bracelets and of course our charm bar, where you can create your own unique island necklace. Shop year round in store or visit us online at BlueBlueBeetleNantucket.com

Icarus + Co.

Visit us online: opening on Nantucket in May 2024 19 Old South Wharf Jewelry and Home Decor icarusandco.com

Fairwinds

Mental Health Services

Call or text

508-228-2689

Emergencies: 508-221-3315 or 911 20 Vesper Lane, L-1 Gouin Village Nantucket’s Counseling Center

FAIRWINDS provides equal access to confidential, quality, professional care to all on Nantucket who seek mental health and addiction services, regardless of ability to pay. Contact us today at (508) 228-2689 to schedule an intake, or to get more information about any of our services. Same-day appointments are available. fairwindscenter.org

Mortgages

Cape Cod 5

888-225-4636

Open Monday-Friday 112 Pleasant Street and Zero Main Street

We’ll make your dream come true!

508-228-0229

Discover unique sculptural jewelry by local artists. We interpret nature through wearable art, handmade in small batches using uncommon and precious materials – including our exclusive collection of Nantucket beach stone jewelry. Follow along on instagram for a behind the scenes look: @icarusandco + @nantucketbeachstones. The shop opens Memorial Day weekend. Jewelers’ Gallery of Nantucket

Open daily 21 Centre Street

Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry

JEWELERS’ GALLERY offers Nantucket’s largest collection of antique and estate jewelry, including pieces by Tiffany, Cartier, Webb, and more. Stop in to see our classic period pieces. We specialize in diamond, sapphire, and emerald engagement and anniversary rings. We also carry exquisite island classics, including the Turk’s Head braided bracelet, Nautical Cable Collections, gem-set Sailors’ Valentines, and handwoven gold lightship basket jewelry. Also featured at JEWELERS’ GALLERY is an outstanding collection of beautifully designed jewelry by leading American goldsmiths: Diana Kim England, Louis Reyes, Thomas Kruskal, and more. Each unique piece is skillfully crafted in platinum, 18K, or 14K gold and will be a treasured keepsake from historic Nantucket. JEWELERS’ GALLERY: serving Nantucket since 1971. jewelersgallery.com

The Love Shack by Lola

774-325-5982

Open for the Season 10 Old South Wharf

Handcrafted sterling pendants, bracelets, jewelry, & more!

THE LOVE SHACK is welcoming back customers to their shop on Old South Wharf. AND your favorite items are also available online at lolacompany.com. LOLA™ designs and creates beautiful sterling jewelry with inspirational messages on the back marking important moments in peoples lives. With more than 30 pendant designs varying in size and gorgeous colors, creating your own look is endless and addicting. THE LOVE SHACK is home to our entire jewelry collection and is inspiration for our apparel, candles, hats, and more. Everything you need for your very own Love Shack! lolacompany.com

CAPE COD FIVE will give you more than just a mortgage... they’ll help make your dream come true! Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate, Jumbo Loans, Affordable Housing, Construction & Land Loans for first time home buyers. Our knowledgeable, experienced mortgage loan officers are available to help you. Call Beth Ann Meehan at 508-247-1709 or Lauren Ard at 508-247-1795 or visit our website at CapeCodFive.com capecodfive.com

Movies, Concerts, Celebrations

The Dreamland

Movie LIne: 508-228-1784

Nantucket’s Film & Cultural Center 17 South Water Street Films, Concerts, Celebrations, & Events

THE NANTUCKET DREAMLAND is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the cultural and intellectual life of Nantucket by providing year-round films, educational programs, and a venue for community activities that engage Nantucket in the evolving world of entertainment and education. Films are shown in our 314-seat Main Theatre, in our 110-seat Studio Theatre, and seasonally at our Drive-In at 7 Nobadeer Farm Road. Tickets are available at NantucketDreamland.org. Become a member and get special access, special pricing, and even free tickets! Check our schedule for film showings, Dreamland Stage productions, special concerts & events in the DREAMLAND’s Harbor View Room. NantucketDreamland.org

Museums & Sites

Nantucket Whaling Museum

508-228-1894

2024 featured exhibit: “Tony Sarg: Genius at Play” Your portal to Nantucket history. Admission $20; $18 seniors & students; $5 ages 6-17 15 Broad Street

No trip to Nantucket is complete without a trip to the NANTUCKET WHALING MUSEUM . In this top-quality exhibition venue, visitors can see a 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, a restored

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1847 candle factory, exquisite collections of scrimshaw, artwork, artifacts from centuries of Nantucket life, and a fully accessible rooftop observation deck with an unmatched panoramic view and cozy seating. Discover treasures from Nantucket’s cellars and attics in the newly redesigned, artifact-rich Hadwen & Barney Oil & Candle Factory. Don’t miss the film “Nantucket,” directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns. Showcasing the island’s natural beauty and its significant role in global history, this 51-minute film is a feast for the eyes, offering a transformative experience for islanders and visitors alike. All this and more can be found at the Nantucket Whaling Museum. nha.org

NHA Historic Sites

Your portal to Nantucket history

508-228-1894

15 Broad Street Historic Sites, Classes, Talks, & more

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves, interprets, and shares the diverse stories of Nantucket with all audiences through its collections, properties, programs, and research. In addition to the Nantucket Whaling Museum, the public is invited to visit THE OLDEST HOUSE, built in 1686 and believed to be the oldest residence on Nantucket still on its original site; THE OLD MILL, said to have been built in 1746, this is the only surviving mill of 5 that once stood overlooking Nantucket town; THE HADWEN HOUSE, a Greek Revival mansion built in 1846; GREATER LIGHT, a stunning and unique home that was built as a barn in 1790 and renovated & repurposed in the 1930s into a home that illustrates the era of Nantucket’s art colony days. Learn more about these sites and the others that the NHA keeps open for visitors at nha.org

Nursery

Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

Where Home & Garden Meet

Outdoor & Indoor Furniture, Home Accessories, Garden Needs

508-228-1961

9 Wampanoag Way

ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM has a spacious garden center with a fabulous selection of plants, flowers, pottery, fountains, statues, garden structures, and garden accessories. In addition, their indoor showroom carries the largest selection of indoor & outdoor furniture on the island, featuring teak, aluminum patio sets and more. Stop by their location near the airport, just beyond the Thai House restaurant, and browse through their wide variety of home accessories, including decorative items, table settings, indoor furniture, and unique gifts. ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM...where home and garden meet. arrowheadnursery.com

Pet Accessories & Gifts

Cold Noses + Geronimo’s

508-228-5477

Nantucket’s Go-To Pet Paradise is open daily 119 Pleasant Street

Tail-wagging Treasures & Pet Services with Love COLD NOSES and Geronimo’s are coming together to serve all your pet needs on Nantucket! your favorite downtown pet boutique for decades, has moved to 119 Pleasant Street. We offer a wide variety of toys, treats, accessories, and necessities for your pets. Exclusive signature Nantucket collars and leashes feature different iconic island designs, including lighthouses, lobsters, whales, shells, baskets, and anchors. We have lots of toys for your four-legged friends, and for humans who love pets, we have fun gifts and ornaments. Stop in if you forget a critical pet item, if you are looking for that distinctive pet-themed Nantucket keepsake or a special something for a pet or pet person. Our pet services tailored with love include: Dog Wash and Pet Equipment Rentals. nantucketpetstore.com

Quarterboards & Signs

Petty Folk Art & Carving

508-332-9925 or 508-619-7554

Formerly Nantucket Carving & Folk Art serving the Cape & Islands for 17 years Folk artist Jean Petty and her brother David Perry specialize in custom handcarved quarterboards, business signs, & house numbers. They are responsible for many of the beautiful signs visitors see plus 100s of quarterboards that adorn the homes on Nantucket. They offer restoration of quarterboards, signs, and ship models. Restored the carving “Going on a Whale” at the Nantucket Whaling Museum in 2015. Gift certificates available. Visit them at pettyfolkartandcarving.com, see their show schedule and take a virtual tour: youtu.be/c95SYBE5RVg of some of their artwork available. Call or email all inquiries to jean@pettyfolkartandcarving.com pettyfolkartandcarving.com

Rentals and Properties for Sale

ACK Distinctive Properties

508-330-4432

Call now to reserve your summer vacation home! Find your perfect Nantucket Home ACK Distinctive Properties, LLC is committed to bringing the highest level of customer service to real estate in Nantucket, MA. Our job doesn’t end when we sign a rental agreement or close on a house. Instead, we endeavor to offer world-class service at every stage – from keeping our clients informed about market changes and events on the island to offering personalized rental services, curated sales advice, contractual work, and more. We help you enjoy your Nantucket life to its fullest and to serve your needs with the utmost integrity, discretion, and distinction. This commitment from our agents and managing partner includes providing our clients with the highest level of information. We will keep you updated on the changing nature of the Nantucket real estate market, micro-target your Nantucket area for tailored research and advice and share with you what is trending, and what is not. ackdp.com

Shoes

Native Shoes

508-221-7223

Open Daily 40 Straight Wharf

Live Lightly

From the beach to the bike ride, on the rainy days and the cocktail parties at night, NATIVE SHOES makes it easy to live lightly with a thoughtful selection of ultra lightweight, easy-towear shoes for both kids and adults. Find us right next to the Hy-Line Ferry.

Respoke

Respoke.com

Open for the 2024 Season 41 Straight Wharf

Iconic designer scarves repurposed

RESPOKE repurposes iconic designer scarves into one-of-a-kind products featuring handcrafted Spanish made espadrilles. Experience a world of unique footwear, ready-to-wear, fine art, furniture, and accessories. Each piece carries more value and self-identity than its original form. Respoke was founded by best-selling author Michael Tonello, whose memoir, Bringing Home the Birkin, recounts the highlights of his years as a reseller of all things Hermes. Visit their Nantucket shop at 41 Straight Wharf and see what’s new for 2024! Respoke.com

Special Events

Blooming Bids for Fairwinds

508-228-2689

June 27 at Bartlett’s Farm 33 Bartlett’s Farm Road & Online Benefit for Fairwinds - Nantucket’s Counseling Center

BLOOMING BIDS FOR FAIRWINDS will be held this year on June 27. A live and online charity auction is held from 10 am to 7 pm; in-person celebration from 5 to 7 pm, with farm-to-table hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, mocktails, and music. To buy your tickets, visit fairwindscenter.org and click on the link on the EVENTS drop down. In collaboration with NCH, and other community partners, FAIRWINDS has launched a new model of rural behavioral health care and has been designated the “Community Behavioral Health Center for Nantucket” by the state of MA. This includes critical 24-hour crisis management. Please join us and show that you care that all the people in our community have access to essential and compassionate mental health services. fairwindscenter.org

Nantucket Book Festival Celebrating great books and fascinating authors

June 13-16, 2024 Visit the website for schedule of free & ticketed events

The NANTUCKET BOOK FESTIVAL brings more than 20 stellar authors to Nantucket for in-person talks, forums, gatherings, and celebrations of writers and readers. Presenting authors for 2024 include: Kwame Alexander, Nancy Thayer, Erik Larson, Tara Karr Roberts, Ben Mezrich, and Safiya Sinclair. Most of their events are free — the schedule is online at NantucketBookFestival.org. nantucketbookfestival.org

Nantucket Dental Society

201-670-9076

17th Annual Seminar: June 20-22, 2024 Register online Nantucket Dental Society offers one of the best continuing education programs in the world, with world-class speakers, cutting-edge topics and techniques. Our yearly seminar includes two morning lectures and multiple networking events on Nantucket Island. The connections you make and the knowledge you leave with will enhance the day to day techniques you use in your own dental practice and help to grow your business. Register online at nantucketdental.com

New Moon Fest info@newmoonfest.org

May 25 from 5 to 10 pm

Held in the ‘Sconset Casino Nantucket Empowering Women, a film event newmoonfest.org

NEW Moon Fest will illuminate voices of women storytellers and showcase imaginative films that honor the feminine spirit. The feminine spirit on Nantucket is palpable: she’s in the air, in the water, in the sand. On May 25, join storytellers, artists, mothers, daughters, leaders, and allies for a night of film and celebration. Tickets available now at newmoonfest.org

Swim Across America

July 27 at Jetties Beach Relay Swim to Raise Funds to Fight Cancer SWIM ACROSS AMERICA began as a relay swim from Nantucket to Hyannis and has evolved into 16 open water swims and dozens of pool swims around the country. We are continuing the tradition of SAA on Nantucket with another swim this July 27, 2024! Join swimmers at a gorgeous venue for a day to remember this July and be a part of this landmark event this summer! Kids’ Splash, 1/4-mile, 1/2-mile, and 1-mile swim options, plus 2x2-mile relay and 4-mile swim options on Nantucket’s north shore. Register for OR donate to the Nantucket Open Water Swim at swimacrossamerica.org/nantucket

Weekend at the Library

July 18-20, 2024

508-228-1110

1 India Street

A New Benefit For Nantucket’s Free Public Library & Gathering Place Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 20, 2024, THE NANTUCKET ATHENEUM will host its new major fundraiser Weekend at the Library! – three days of fun for all ages in its historic library building and grounds at 1 India Street. This special weekend kicks off with cocktails & canapes in the Atheneum Garden followed by a special dinner & chat in the Great Hall featuring Journalist Kara Swisher in conversation with Bill Cohan. Friday is devoted to storytelling, art and history, and an insiders view of treasures from the vault. On Saturday, Grammy Award winner Shawn Colvin will perform an intimate concert in the Atheneum’s Great Hall, followed by a summer garden party. nantucketatheneum.org

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Island Fun & Shopping

Thrift Shop

Hospital Thrift Shop

Open Mon., Wed., Fri 10:30-12:30 & 1-3:30, Tues. & Thurs. 1-3:30, & Sat. 10-12:30

Clothing, housewares, furniture & more

508-228-1125

17 India Street

In 1929, a small group of dedicated women volunteers established the Thrifty Shop, selling affordable, recycled men, women and children clothing, household items and furniture to benefit the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Now incorporated as THE HOSPITAL THRIFT SHOP this store has donated millions to the NCH. Shopping hours in May are Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 10 am to 12:30 pm & 1-3:30 pm + Tuesday & Thursday 1-3:30 pm + Saturday 10 am to 12:30 pm. Evening hours on Tuesday & Thursday begin in mid-June. hospitalthriftshop.org

Seconds Shop

Open Daily 10-4, closed Wednesday

Call about making donations

Proceeds benefit Fairwinds - Nantucket’s Counseling Center

508-228-6677

32 Sparks Avenue

Looking to expand your wardrobe on a budget or need some items for your home at affordable prices? SECONDS SHOP, open at 32 Sparks Ave (between On Island Gas and Cumberland Farms), is the perfect place to shop! Here you’ll find a great selection of gently used clothing, jewelry, house wares, small furnishings, books, and more. There’s an ever-changing variety, so visit often — you never know what treasures you may find. Donations of saleable items in good condition are accepted daily. And your shopping is helping a worthy island cause: proceeds benefit Fairwinds: Nantucket’s Counseling Center. Bring in the display ad in this publication for $5 off your purchase of $25 or more. secondsshop.org

Tours - Bus & Van

Barrett’s Tours

1-1/2 hr tour; departs daily at 9:30am, 12:30 pm, & 3 pm departs from 25 Federal St

508-228-0174

Private charters available BARRETT’S TOURS is the oldest tour company on Nantucket. BARRETT’S offers 1-1/2 hour historic tours daily from 25 Federal Street (across from the Visitors Center) at 9:30 am, 12:30

pm, and 3 pm. BARRETT’S also has Coach bus service for weddings, clambakes, and large private tours. For more information and reservations, please call 508-228-0174.

Gail’s Tours, Inc.

508-257-6557

Departures at approx. 10 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm Call for reservations & pickup Pickup at 25 Federal St, across from Information Bureau

Personal scenic Island tours: voted “Best of Nantucket”

GAIL’S TOURS, tours of Nantucket guided by native islander Gail Johnson who has been giving tours for more than 25 years, gives you a look at the Island with a personal touch. Gail leads tours in her 14-passenger van with comfortable individual seats, AC, huge windows, and leg room! She’ll pick you up at 25 Federal Street approximately 10 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm every day. The tour lasts 1-3/4 hours to 2 hours, and passengers are welcome at any time during Gail’s tour to get out to take photos. Private charters are available. Call for reservations: if Gail is on a tour, she’ll call you back.

Nantucket Island Tours

Two Great Tours starting May 24, 2024

508-228-0334

Departing from Greenhound Station on Washington St 10 Washington Street Nantucket’s Premiere Transportation Company nantucketbustours.com

NANTUCKET ISLAND TOURS is the largest provider of tours, charters, & transportation services on-island. For more than 70 years, Nantucket Island Tours offers daily tours May-October, corporate charters, wedding & event transportation. Hop aboard one of our beautiful air-conditioned buses & meet our experienced local guides. We offer multiple tours daily May-October: the 75-minute Signature Tour which departs 3 x a day & the longer 2-and-a-half-hour Westender Tour which departs daily. Learn the history of our diverse island, from the founders, the Whaling Days through the present. See the Oldest House, The Old Mill, The African American Meeting House, ‘Sconset Village, Sankaty Lighthouse, The Shipwreck Museum...and many more beautiful sights. Departures are from 10 Washington Street, The Greenhound Building. Buy tickets in advance at nantucketbustours.com, with your HyLine ferry ticket or in-person at 10 Washington Street. Tours sell out daily: advance reservations recommended.

Tours - Walking

Guided Walking Tours with NHA

Walking Tours offered by Nantucket Historical Assoc. depart from Whaling Museum, 15 Broad St. Departs at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm Mon.-Sat.

508-228-1894

Take a walk with the Nantucket Historical Association. Explore the ambiance of Nantucket’s cobbled streets and architecture with NHA guides trained in Nantucket history on the Downtown Tour at 10:30 am and at the Historic Homes & Architecture Tour at 1:30 pm. Tours begin at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, rain or shine. Tickets: $25 adults, $5 for ages 6 to 17; under 6 free. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Walking tours are offered daily. nha.org Nantucket Walkabout

508-422-7466

Daily Guided Wilderness Hikes on Nantucket see website for hikes & times Book online & pickup at Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington St nantucketwalkabout.com

Explore Nantucket’s wilderness with “Walking Nantucket” and “Nantucket: A Natural History” author and naturalist Peter Brace, and learn how the last glacier formed the island. Experience wildlife and rare plants. Learn about Nantucket’s conservation efforts, ecology, and the Native Americans that lived here. Rated 5 out of 5 on Trip Advisor. Adults $65-80; children ages 13 & younger $30. Private hikes available. Apple Pay, Android Pay, MC, Visa, Amex, & Discover accepted. Get details & make reservations at nantucketwalkabout.com or 508-422-7466.

Nantucket

Walking Tours

774-325-8972

Ghost Walks, morning exercise walks + afternoon tours. Call for Private Tours

See calendar for times & where to meet

Explore Nantucket: No reservations necessary

The ORIGINAL NANTUCKET GHOST WALK is the most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. See Calendar of Events for date & times & descriptions. Meet the guide 10 min. early at the corner of Main & Centre sts, near the bank steps. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Cash only. No reservations necessary. Private tours are available for all walks. It’s a great way to see and enjoy springtime on Nantucket. whjamieson@gmail.com

Transportation Boat

Hy-Line

Travel daily; see schedule for times

508-228-3949

Make your reservations online Straight Wharf High-Speed, Passenger-Only, Ferry Service from Hyannis Year-round, High-Speed Ferry Service between Nantucket and Hyannis. Seasonal, High-Speed Inter-Island Ferry Service between Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. With our convenient, daily departures all summer, let us whisk you away to the Cape, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard! While onboard, enjoy freshly-made food from our snack bar also featuring local beer, wine, and spirits. Visit us online for schedules, reservations, helpful blog posts, and more!

Steamship Authority

hylinecruises.com

508-228-0262

Reservations Daily: 7:30am - 4pm 1 Steamboat Wharf steamshipauthority.com

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Nantucket Dining Guide

Bakeries

Nantucket Bake Shop

The delicious freshly baked treats & bread you love. Try our new Gluten-Free goodies!

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 6:30 am to 1:30 pm

508-228-2797

17-1/2 Old South Road

Interested in enjoying an authentic bit of Nantucket? You still can in the NANTUCKET BAKE SHOP. Here you’ll find genuine Portuguese bread & rolls. Be tempted by our world-famous almond macaroons and Magees. For breakfast, try our egg sandwiches, fresh donuts, native cranberry & blueberry muffins, scones, flaky croissants, & danish accompanied by a steaming cup of Green Mountain coffee. We bake decorated cakes, fresh fruit tortes, cheesecake, chocolate velvets, and pastries. Everyday favorites include cookies, fruit squares, turnovers, fudge squares, pies, cupcakes, & more! Our traditional baked goods are preservative free and hand batched on Nantucket Island. Most of our cookies and our granola are gluten free. Take our Portuguese bread home so your friends can enjoy a bit of old Nantucket. For mail order, visit our website. Nantucketbakeshop.com

Brewers

Cisco Brewers

Open 7 Days a Week

Home of Cisco Brewers, Nantucket Vineyard, and 888

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar

508-228-6005

Open daily 6 am to 9 pm all year 14 Airport Road at the Nantucket Airport

Biggest portions & great food at the best prices; Free & Easy Parking “Fly into CROSSWINDS...where our huge portions and delicious daily specials will keep your pockets full and your spirits soaring!” Stop by anytime and join us at the Nantucket Memorial Airport, home of the classic “Wings” television series. We have something for everyone on our fun and diverse menu which spans breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Feel free to bring the kiddies with you, because we also have a complete children’s menu, as well. Whether you’re waiting for a plane or just want to relax with a tasty and filling meal at a great price, Crosswinds is the place to go. Come meet our friendly, courteous staff for a casually elegant dining experience and see what’s new at Crosswinds. CrosswindsNantucket.com

Downyflake

508-228-4533

Breakfast & Lunch - Dine-In & Take-Out A Nantucket Tradition for 88 Years

Mon.-Sat 6:30am-2pm; Sun. Breakfast 6:30-1pm 18 Sparks Avenue

Serving breakfast and lunch daily, THE DOWNYFLAKE is a Nantucket tradition known for the big doughnut outside and warm, homemade doughnuts inside. The DOWNYFLAKE is a family friendly, American style diner, featuring hearty Flake favorites, such as Blueberry Pancakes and Biscuits & Gravy. The menu also includes daily made soups, salads, deli sandwiches and comfort food entrees. The DOWNYFLAKE has comfy indoor dining, plus the entire menu is available to go. Open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 am to 2 pm (with lunch items 11 am to 2 pm) and on Sundays for breakfast only from 6:30 am to 1 pm. thedownyflake.com

The Faregrounds

508-325-5929

5 Bartlett Farm Road

CISCO BREWERS is Nantucket’s first & only craft brewery and prides itself on celebrating a deep-rooted New England island heritage through its portfolio of approachable, sessionable, and coastally-inspired beers. Founded near Cisco Beach in 1995 by hard-working, entrepreneurial islanders, CISCO BREWERS has gained a cult-like following across the Northeast. Visit its open-air beer garden while on Nantucket to enjoy a laid-back, good times atmosphere, live music, and a refreshing pint or two or a craft cocktail made with our own 888. Private tours may be arranged in advance. Table seating is first-come, first-served — reservations are not accepted. Family & dog-friendly. ciscobrewers.com

Clubs & Entertainment

Rose & Crown

508-228-4095

Lunch, dinner, & late night menu daily from 11:30 am Indoor & Outside Dining

27 Fairgrounds Road thefaregrounds.com

Delicious & affordable. Gift Cards available

One of Nantucket’s favorite restaurants, THE FAREGROUNDS serves from 11:30 am TuesdaySunday. Whether you dine there for lunch, dinner, or their late night menu, you’ll enjoy hearty American cuisine that will please the whole family. Daily specials are offered, and all menu items are available for takeout. There’s plenty of parking, and they accept all major credit cards. They have the island’s premier sports bar — the pub is separate from the dining room, so bring the family in for dinner or stop by and watch the game. Outside deck with bar is open seasonally.

Nantucket Bake Shop

The delicious freshly baked treats & bread you love.

508-228-2595

Open daily from 11:30 am 23 South Water Street Come for the Food, Stay for the Fun! Theroseandcrown.com

THE ROSE & CROWN is a favorite among locals and visitors. We are Nantucket’s only Downtown Nightclub. Whether it’s live local music, guided paint nights, house DJs, big screens for games, or our notorious karaoke competitions, we have your entertainment needs covered. In-season, we have entertainment 7 days a week, with early and late-night options, so everyone has a chance to enjoy the fun. Check our website for off-season entertainment listings.

Light Food & Take-Out

Bartlett’s Farm

Open Daily, Year Round

508-228-2797

Try our new Gluten-Free goodies! 17-1/2 Old South Road

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 6:30 am to 1:30 pm

Interested in enjoying an authentic bit of Nantucket? You still can in the NANTUCKET BAKE SHOP. Here you’ll find genuine Portuguese bread & rolls. For breakfast, try our egg sandwiches, fresh donuts, native cranberry & blueberry muffins, scones, flaky croissants, & danish accompanied by a steaming cup of Green Mountain coffee. Everyday favorites include cookies, fruit squares, turnovers, fudge squares, pies, cupcakes, & more! How about an all white meat chicken pie or fresh spinach quiche for a quick supper? Take our Portuguese bread home so your friends can enjoy a bit of old Nantucket. For mail order, visit our website. Nantucketbakeshop.com

Siam to Go

Open Monday-Friday

508-228-9403

33 Bartlett Farm Road

Farm Grown Produce | Garden Center | Groceries | Beer & Wine | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner To Go

A 7th generation family farm growing fresh vegetables on 200 acres of historic Nantucket farm land. Find our full service grocery store onsite with specialty items like quality meats, artisanal cheeses and dairy, olive oils, organic snacks, and more. Order groceries and made to order foods online at Bartlettsfarm.com. Peruse our selection of “well-farmed” wines, craft beers and ciders. Our FARM KITCHEN offers take-out breakfast sandwiches, muffins, pastries, coffee and tea; for lunch we have sandwiches, lobster rolls, clam chowder...dinner specials include roast turkey, veggie curry, and prime rib dinner. Grab lunch on your way to the beach, or food and beverages for your BBQ on the way home. Bartlett’s Farm, Who’s Your Farmer?

Cook’s Cafe

Open Daily for Takeout

Healthy Take Out — Wraps & Smoothies

508-228-SIAM (7426)

Lunch 11am-2pm & Dinner 3-7pm Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln Thai Cuisine made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices

SIAM TO GO offers an appealing selection of authentic Thai cuisine that is light, fresh, and traditional. The menu includes Thai curries, noodle and rice dishes, and house specialties, offered with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, fried tofu, or vegetables. The Create Your Own Curry section of the menu allows you to pair a protein with any of their six favorite curries. The entree section of the menu is especially tempting, with dishes like General Tso’s Chicken and Tamarind Duck. While the menu is extensive, every dish is prepared well and fresh to order, so call ahead to take home or to the beach, or sit at a table in the ice rink lobby and enjoy a taste of Thailand. siamtogonantucket.com

Live Entertainment

The Brotherhood of Thieves

bartlettsfarm.com

508-228-8810

6 South Beach Street

COOK’S CAFE is the way to eat healthy while you’re on Nantucket. Start your day right with one of their breakfast wraps, a toasted bagel, and a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a refreshing breakfast smoothie. Their Mermaid Magic Smoothie is a great way to start your day! For lunch or later, order one of COOK’S hearty wraps—there are more than 15 to choose from in two sizes, and they also have vegan specialties! All wraps are affordably priced. Go international with the Bangkok Chicken Wrap, the Tokyo Curry Wrap, the Napoleon, or try one of their tasty Bowls. They also have some classics: Italian, Turkey, Tuna Salad, Buffalo Chicken, and more! COOK’s smoothies make a terrific afternoon snack. You can call in or order online at cookscafenantucket.com

774-325-5812

Open 7 days a week 11:30 am to midnight 23 Broad Street

Good food. Good drinks. Good company. brotherhoodnantucket.com

Whether you are a first-time or returning visitor to Nantucket, THE BROTHERHOOD OF THIEVES, 23 Broad Street, must be on your Must Do List! This landmark island eatery, offers 4 concepts to enjoy: a downstairs pub echoing a 1840s Whaling tavern, a second floor Cisco Kitchen & Bar with a surf shack vibe and live music, the Notch Whiskey Bar, and a Beer Garden on their patio—all in the heart of downtown Nantucket. Check their website or follow them on .

Cisco Brewers

508-325-5929

Open 7 Days a Week 5 Bartlett Farm Road

Live Entertainment Is Back - check website for schedule ciscobrewers.com/nantucket

CISCO BREWERS is Nantucket’s first & only craft brewery and prides itself on celebrating a deep-rooted New England island heritage through its portfolio of approachable, sessionable, and coastally-inspired beers. In-season, they host live music nearly every day—during May, you can enjoy the tunes on weekends. Check the calendar of events in this publication for details. Table seating is first-come, first-served — reservations are not accepted.

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Rose & Crown

to relax with a tasty and filling meal at a great price, Crosswinds is the place to go. Come meet our friendly, courteous staff for a casually elegant dining experience and see what’s new at Crosswinds. CrosswindsNantucket.com

Downyflake

508-228-2595

Open daily from 11:30 am 23 South Water Street Indoor & Outdoor Dining ~ Takeout Available theroseandcrown.com

THE ROSE & CROWN is a perennial favorite of islanders and visitors, and after 10 pm, it becomes island’s downtown nightclub. Whether it's live local music, guided paint nights, house DJs, big screens for football games, or our notorious karaoke competitions, we have your entertainment needs covered. In-season, ROSE & CROWN has entertainment 7 days a week, with early and late-night options, so everyone has a chance to enjoy the fun.

Markets

Bartlett’s Farm

Open Daily, Year Round

508-228-4533

Breakfast & Lunch - Dine-In & Take-Out A Nantucket Tradition for 88 Years Mon.-Sat 6:30am-2pm; Sun. Breakfast 6:30-1pm 18 Sparks Avenue

THE DOWNYFLAKE is a Nantucket tradition known for the big doughnut outside and warm, homemade doughnuts inside. The DOWNYFLAKE is a family friendly, American style diner, featuring hearty Flake favorites, such as Blueberry Pancakes and Biscuits & Gravy. The menu also includes daily made soups, salads, deli sandwiches and comfort food entrees. The DOWNYFLAKE has comfy indoor dining, plus the entire menu is available to go. Open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 am to 2 pm (with lunch items 11 am to 2 pm) and on Sundays for breakfast only from 6:30 am to 1 pm. thedownyflake.com

Dune

Serving Dinner Mon.-Sat. from 5:30 pm

508-228-9403

Bartlett Farm Road Farm Grown Produce | Garden Center | Groceries | Beer & Wine Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner To Go

A 7th generation family farm growing fresh vegetables on 200 acres of historic Nantucket farm land. Find our full service grocery store onsite with specialty items like quality meats, artisanal cheeses and dairy, olive oils, organic snacks, and more. Order groceries and made to order foods online at Bartlettsfarm.com. Peruse our selection of “well-farmed” wines, craft beers and ciders. Our Farm kitchen offers take-out breakfast sandwiches, muffins, pastries, coffee and tea; for lunch we have sandwiches, lobster rolls, clam chowder...dinner specials include roast turkey, veggie curry, and prime rib dinner. Grab lunch on your way to the beach, or food and beverages for your BBQ on the way home. Bartlett’s Farm, Who’s Your Farmer? bartlettsfarm.com

Restaurants

Black Eyed Susans

Breakfast from 7 am Thurs.-Tues. (closed Wed.)

508-325-0308

Dinner from 5 pm Wed-Mon (closed Tues.) 10 India Street Breakfast is walk-in; Dinner reservations online; BYOB

You are in for a treat when you dine at BLACK EYED SUSANS! Whether you are here for breakfast or for dinner, it’s always guaranteed to be a good time. An iconic island eatery for more than 30 years, Chef Todd Edwards is back with your menu favorites plus a lot of exciting new additions! Service is always stellar in our welcoming atmosphere: you’ll feel right at home. Breakfast is walk-in; make your reservations for dinner seatings at 5:30pm, 7pm, or 8:45 pm at BlackEyedSusansNantucket.com. Follow us on Instagram @blackeyedsusansnantucket for up-to-date news. BlackEyedSusansNantucket.com

The Brotherhood of Thieves

774-325-5812

Open 7 days a week 11:30 am to midnight 23 Broad Street Good food. Good drinks. Good company.

Whether you are a first-time or returning visitor to Nantucket, THE BROTHERHOOD OF THIEVES, 23 Broad Street, must be on your To Do List! This landmark island eatery, offers 4 concepts to enjoy: a downstairs pub echoing a 1840s Whaling tavern, a second floor Cisco Kitchen & Bar with a surf shack vibe and live music, the Notch Whiskey Bar, and a Beer Garden on their patio— all in the heart of downtown Nantucket. THE BROTHERHOOD’s different menus feature fresh salads, sushi, hot & cold appetizers, nachos, hearty burgers & sandwiches, their famous curly fries, and entrees featuring fish, chicken, and steak. To accompany your meal, THE BROTHERHOOD serves Cisco & other craft beers on draft, wines by the glass & by the bottle, and more than a dozen signature cocktails. brotherhoodnantucket.com

The Chanticleer

508-228-5550

Bar Opens at 5 pm 20 Broad Street

Where chic meets casual comfort

508-257-4499

Open for Lunch & Dinner Tuesday-Sunday 9 New Street, Siasconset Reservations Required

Originally opened as a small tea house at the turn of the century, THE CHANTICLEER is now one of the premier restaurants on Nantucket. One of the most romantic destinations on-island, you may linger here over an intimate lunch in the Rose Garden or come together with family and friends for a convivial dinner in one of our personal dining rooms: al fresco on warm evenings. The lush gardens produce organic herbs, flowers, berries, and seasonal vegetables for the kitchen. An extensive wine list features some of the finest wines in the world. Chef Jeff Worster creates seasonal menus celebrating New England’s abundant local offerings from land and sea with a firm anchor in classic techniques and a penchant for cross-cultural meanderings to all corners of the globe. Reservations required; closed Monday. chanticleernantucket.com Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar

508-228-6005

Open daily 6 am to 9 pm all year 14 Airport Road at the Nantucket Airport Biggest portions & great food at the best prices; Free & Easy Parking “Fly into CROSSWINDS...where our huge portions and delicious daily specials will keep your pockets full and your spirits soaring!” Stop by anytime and join us at the Nantucket Memorial Airport, home of the classic “Wings” television series. We have something for everyone on our fun and diverse menu which spans breakfast (6 am-1:30 pm), lunch, and dinner. We have extensive beer, wine, and cocktail selections. Feel free to bring the kiddies with you, because we also have a complete children’s menu, as well. Whether you’re waiting for a plane or just want

DUNE is open for the season with Chef Michael Getter, formerly of 21 Federal and American Seasons, in the kitchen! The decor in three distinct dining rooms is a blend of sophisticated elegance and soothing comfort. They also serve on a sheltered patio and have sidewalk cafestyle dining. DUNE offer an extensive selection of handcrafted cocktails, wines, liquors and cordials along with tempting dinner and dessert menus. The ever-changing menu showcases an innovative selection of the finest in seasonal local produce, fish, and meats from regional farms and select purveyors.

The Faregrounds

DuneNantucket.com

508-228-4095

Lunch, dinner, & late night menu Tues-Sun. from 11:30 am. Indoor & Outside Dining

Affordable Family Dining 27 Fairgrounds Road

FAREGROUNDS is one of Nantucket’s favorite year round restaurants (and we are sports fanatics, with 15 HDTVs)! Choose between the Pudley’s Pub, the cool ocean breeze while you enjoy outdoor dining, and the quiet of FAREGROUNDS dining room! Our affordable fare is complemented by daily specials. We are THE perfect place to satisfy everyone in your party! FAREGROUNDS is the right place to reunite with friends, enjoy a beer and cheer on your team; or gather the family and savor a great meal while enjoying those who matter. thefaregrounds.com

Rose & Crown

508-228-2595

Open daily from 11:30 am 23 South Water Street

Indoor & Outdoor Dining ~ Takeout Available

THE ROSE & CROWN is a perennial favorite of islanders and visitors. Stop by for one of the largest draft Craft Beer selections on the island and our scratch made Eclectic Pub Fare. We offer everything you could desire, including nachos and wings, sandwiches and our famous burgers, lobster rolls, local seafood, and mouth watering steaks, plus gluten-free and vegetarian options. Always family friendly with a children’s menu. Eat indoors or at our sidewalk tables. And you can order online for takeout. Check theroseandcrown.com for current hours, menus, & daily specials. theroseandcrown.com

Siam to Go

508-228-SIAM (7426)

Open Monday-Friday from 11 am to 7 pm Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln Thai Cuisine made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices

SIAM TO GO offers an appealing selection of authentic Thai cuisine that is light, fresh, and traditional. The menu includes Thai curries, noodle and rice dishes, and house specialties, offered with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, fried tofu, or vegetables. The Create Your Own Curry section of the menu allows you to pair a protein with any of their six favorite curries. The entree section of the menu is especially tempting, with dishes like General Tso’s Chicken and Tamarind Duck. While the menu is extensive, every dish is prepared well and fresh to order, so call ahead to take home or to the beach, or sit at a table in the ice rink lobby and enjoy a taste of Thailand. siamtogonantucket.com

Vineyard

Nantucket Vineyard

508-325-5929

Open daily 5 Bartlett Farm Road

Fine Nantucket wines ciscobrewers.com

Stop by to taste our delicious wines. Located next to Cisco Brewers and Triple Eight Distillery. Ask about our wine dinners and events. Call for more information or to book a tour.

Wine & Spirits

Current Vintage

508-228-5073

Open Daily with Special Tastings May 16-18 4 Easy Street

Wine ~ Clothing ~ Home ~ Gifts ~ Provisions

CURRENT VINTAGE is a fun and original concept store with a carefully edited mix of vintage clothing & accessories, wines, cheeses, beer, and home goods. Choose from a selection of nearly 400 wines, including many organic and small production options. Stop by CV in town at 4 Easy Street for the perfect custom gift basket, and try our monthly Sommelier Sampler! CV is a beloved island institution, celebrating more than 15 years in the heart of Nantucket. Join us for fun vibe & serious wines! currentvintage.com

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Events & Entertainment

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4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Concrete Jungle at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Concrete Jungle at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations.

6:30 PM - Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Shawkemo Hills offers a hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America; see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

7 PM - Dreamland Comedy Nights: Jamie Kennedy

Join the Dreamland as they host Jamie Kennedy in a one-night stand-up comedy event. The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 508-332-4822 NantucketDreamland.org

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted sites. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

10 PM - Friday Night Karaoke

DJ Mikey spins tunes at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St. TheRoseAndCrown.com

SUNDAY, MAY 26

8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

9:30 AM - Le Petite Fairy Houses for Ages 3-6

This class will focus on designing & creating miniature elements that come together to build a child’s very own special, home using mixed media, recycled, and raw materials...endless opportunities for creative play and exploration! Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack. $58: register at BarnabysNantucket.com

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 12:30 & 3 pm

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. In-

town pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm

10:15 AM to 11:15 PM - Nature Story Hour

An MMA educator reads a nature-/science-related book, introduce an animal friend, & play a game. Adult must accompany kids. $15: Register at MariaMitchell.org

11 AM - Swiftie Friendship Bracelet Beading Class for Ages 6+

Held at Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack. $58: register at BarnabysNantucket.com

11:15 AM - Signature Historic Tour with Island Tours

A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in air-conditioned buses. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Book at Nantucketbustours.com.

12 to 3 PM - Live Music by Reckless Sunset at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Reckless Sunset at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations.

2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour

A 1/2 mi, 90-min. stroll led by 3x runner-up in Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, Cash only; $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

3 PM - Slime Sundaes! with Barnaby’s Nantucket

For all ages Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack. $58, register at BarnabysNantucket.com

3 to 5 PM - World Cinema: Sweden- “A Man Called Ove” (2015)

This foreign language film (with English subtitles) will be shown in the Great Hall. If you are learning a new language or are curious about movies from other cultures, stop in for an afternoon of popcorn & fun! Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St.

3 to 6 PM - Live Music by Concrete Jungle at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Concrete Jungle at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations.

5:30 to 6:15 PM - Beginner’s Ukulele Drop-In

No Instrument? No Problem! Ukuleles available. Nantucket Music Center, 56 Center Street. 508-228-3352 Nantucketmusic.org

6 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted sites. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

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MONDAY, MAY 27

8 AM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout

This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat: native tree species, meadows, & wetlands. You’ll feel you’re exploring Yoda’s home planet of Dagobah from Star Wars. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

9:30 AM - Painting Pottery for Ages 3+

Children will choose from a variety of ceramic pieces that they can paint & glaze. Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack$58; register at BarnabysNantucket.com

10 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point

2-1/2 mi, 1 hr. exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes. End at White Elephant Hotel. Cash Only, $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 6-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early No reservations necessary 774-325-8972

10:30 - Historic Downtown Walking Tour with NHA

Walk through Nantucket town with an NHA Museum Guide & hear the story of the rise and fall of whaling, the beginnings of tourism, and social & racial development on-island. Again at 1:30pm. Rain or shine. Tickets at nha.org.

11 AM - Getting Slime-y! with Barnaby’s Nantucket

Kids will enjoy making their own batch of Slime while learning about measurements & the true science behind Slime making. Your house will stay clean while we take care of the mess! Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak St. $58; register at BarnabysNantucket.com

11:15 AM - Signature Historic Tour with Island Tours

A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in air-conditioned buses. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Book at Nantucketbustours.com.

11:45 AM - The Westender Tour with Island Tours

A 2-1/2 hr tour of the west end of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. This tour is not recommended for young kids. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

12 to 3 PM - Live Music by Billy Ruegger at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Billy Ruegger at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. Tables are firstcome, first-served: no reservations.

2 PM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Nikki & The Barn Boys at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Nikki & The Barn Boys at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations.

7 to 8 PM - Online - ELL: Free Group Conversation - Intermediate Practice conversational English in a friendly group setting. Sessions are for English language learners, led by a literacy volunteer. Register with ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org or text 508-332-0605

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted sites. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

TUESDAY, MAY 28

8 AM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning

Join Lizza in the Atheneum Garden for songs & singing games. Bring a blanket to sit on. 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

10:30 - Historic Downtown Walking Tour with NHA Walk through Nantucket town with an NHA Museum Guide & hear the story of the rise and fall of whaling, the beginnings of tourism, and social & racial development on-island. Again at 1:30pm. Rain or shine. Tickets at nha.org.

11:15 AM - Signature Historic Tour with Island Tours

A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in air-conditioned buses. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Book at Nantucketbustours.com.

11:45 AM - The Westender Tour with Island Tours

A 2-1/2 hr tour of the west end of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. This tour is not recommended for young kids. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

2 PM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

3:30 to 4:30 PM - Youth Chorus Ages 8+

A fun beginner music program to get kids used to singing in groups. Nantucket Community Music Center, 56 Centre St.. 508-228-3352 NantucketMusic.org

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Billy Ruegger at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Billy Ruegger at Cisco! Head out to the brewery at 5 Bartlett Farm Road for a pint or two and enjoy live local bands. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations. Ciscobrewers.com

6:30 to 8:30 PM - Open Mic Night!

An evening of fun: first come/first served. Express yourself in the acoustically stellar Great Hall of the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. NantucketAtheneum.org

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost 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 a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 12:30 & 3 pm

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm

10 AM - Free Tree Tour with Nantucket Land & Water Council

Learn about the beautiful & historical species of trees that line our downtown streets. Led by Nantucket Waterkeeper RJ Turcotte, whose combined biology and island history knowledge generates interesting conversations and surprising questions. Register NantucketLandWater.org .

10:30 - Historic Downtown Walking Tour with NHA

Walk through Nantucket town with an NHA Museum Guide & hear the story of the rise and fall of whaling, the beginnings of tourism, and social & racial development on-island. Again at 1:30pm. Rain or shine. Tickets at nha.org.

11:15 AM - Signature Historic Tour with Island Tours

A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in air-conditioned buses. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Book at Nantucketbustours.com.

11:30 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour

A 1/2 mi, 90-min. stroll led by 3x runner-up in Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, Cash only; $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

11:45 AM - The Westender Tour with Island Tours

A 2-1/2 hr tour of the west end of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. This tour is not recommended for young kids. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

2 PM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

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4:30 to 7 PM - Live Music by Buckle & Shake at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Buckle & Shake at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Roads. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations.

5:30 to 6:30 PM - Free Lecture by Ana Ericksen Ericksen’s work cleverly engages Nantucket culture and community, striving for friendly and charming images that create a bond with her audience. Registration required at nha.org

6:15 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group

The Atheneum Knitters Group is a fun, relaxed place to share your projects with like-minded people or learn new techniques. Attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

6:30 to 8:30 PM - Table Top Game Night for Ages 13+

Every week 1 table is devoted to a selection of games + 1 table for Dungeons & Dragons (limited seating for D&D, first-come first-served) New players and old are all welcome. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted sites. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

THURSDAY, MAY 30

8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

9 to 10 AM - Circle of Moms

A free, confidential space where moms can connect, vent, &share successes, ideas. A place to feel empowered to talk about the adjustment to motherhood. Expectant mothers and babies in arms welcome; childcare provided. To drop-in, email croninp@npsk.org Early Childhood Playroom, 56 Centre Street, 106.

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 12:30 & 3 pm

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm

10:30 - Historic Downtown Walking Tour with NHA

Walk through Nantucket town with an NHA Museum Guide & hear the story of the rise and fall of whaling, the beginnings of tourism, and social & racial development on-island. Again at 1:30pm. Rain or shine. Tickets at nha.org.

11:15 AM - Signature Historic Tour with Island Tours

A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in air-conditioned buses. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Book at Nantucketbustours.com.

11:30 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour

A 1/2 mi, 90-min. stroll led by 3x runner-up in Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, Cash only; $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

11:45 AM - The Westender Tour with Island Tours

A 2-1/2 hr tour of the west end of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. This tour is not recommended for young kids. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

12:45 PM - Linda Loring Nature Foundation Hike with Nantucket Walkabout LLNF’s publicly accessible property has easy trails thru sandplain grasslands, coastal shrublands, & along the North Head of Long Pond in sight of an active osprey nest. 110 Eel Point Road. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Zane Christopher at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Zane Christopher at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations.

6 to 7 PM - Free ELL Beginner & Intermediate English Class

For those seeking to learn basic conversation or improve English skills. Class is conducted in English; preregistration not required. For details: 508-228-1110 x113. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted sites. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

8 to 9 PM - Free “Look Up” at Loines

Join MMA’s astronomers for a tour of Nantucket’s night sky. View & learn about the moon, planets, stars, nebulae, & distant galaxies through the MMA’s telescopes. Registration required: MariaMitchell.org

FRIDAY, MAY 31

8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge with Nantucket Walkabout A 3-mile hike mostly over sand, exploring this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor. Six habitats - tidal pond, beach, cedar forest & dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh with active osprey nest poles & harbor. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 12:30 & 3 pm

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm

10:30 - Historic Downtown Walking Tour with NHA

Walk through Nantucket town with an NHA Museum Guide & hear the story of the rise and fall of whaling, the beginnings of tourism, and social & racial development on-island. Again at 1:30pm. Rain or shine. Tickets at nha.org.

11:15 AM - Signature Historic Tour with Island Tours

A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in air-conditioned buses. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Book at Nantucketbustours.com.

11:45 AM - The Westender Tour with Island Tours

A 2-1/2 hr tour of the west end of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. This tour is not recommended for young kids. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

2 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. Book at WalkNantucket.com, 508-422-7466

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Zane Christopher at Cisco Brewers

Live music by Zane Christopher at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

10 PM - Friday Night Karaoke

Join the fun and sing along at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-2282595 TheRoseAndCrown.com

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