Yesterday's Island/Today's Nantucket, Vol. 54 Issue #3, May 30 - June 12, 2024

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MAY 30-JUNE 12, 2024 • CELEBRATING 54 YEARS • PRICELESS • EVENTS • DINING GUIDE Volume: 54 Number: 3 • Est. 1970 • Island Maps • Shopping & Recreation • YesterdaysIsland.com Todays Nantucket Todays Nantucket ‘ In this issue... Summer Magic… see page 5 Spreading the Fishing Bug… see page 4 The Brotherhood of Thieves… see page 20
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Page 2 Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket Vol. 54 No. 3 • YesterdaysIsland.com May 30 - June 12, 2024 Celebrating 45 years! Follow us on Instagram: @gshillnantucket and @nantucketpearlcompany gshill.com • 508-228-1353 • 40 Straight Wharf, next to Hyline • Open Daily 10am-5pm • gshillnantucket@gmail.com • nantucketpearlcompany.com Gallery and Nantucket Pearl Company est. 1979 inside G.S. Hill Gallery, est. 2008
G.S. Hill Retrospective 1980 to 1985 Baskets by Paul Willer and Maggie Silva Pearls by Pam Freitus Pendants P Gold

Looking Back

It was Nantucket whaling ships that brought artist G.S. Hill and his life and business partner Judi to our island nearly half a century ago. And this season, in his studio gallery on Straight Wharf, Greg is showing a special restrospective exhibit of these early works.

G.S. Hill’s paintings brought the pair to Nantucket, and this June retrospective from his private collection has Greg and Judy reflecting on their voyage here. They were living in Maui in 1977 when a gallery owner from Nantucket stopped by to see Greg’s one-man show of his paintings of tall ships. The visitor fell in love with Greg’s style and technique, commenting on his paintings of Nantucket vessels (Nantucket had a strong connection with Hawaii during the heyday of whaling), and she asked him to show in her Harbor Gallery on Old South Wharf.

By 1979, Greg and Judy owned that Nantucket gallery, and in 1981, the Hills opened a shop at 40 Straight Wharf, where Greg’s studio gallery is currently located, sharing space with fine American-made gifts and the Nantucket Pearl Company.

Greg let us watch as he prepared his retrospective. So far, he has included seven paintings (he hinted that he may add more): whaling ships, clipper ships, a famous Nantucket shipwreck, and a stunning pair of paintings depicting ships at battle. One of the works in the retrospective was painted while Greg and Judi were living in Paris, for a G.S. Hill exhibit in Gallery Marine. Most of the others were painted while they were living on Maui.

Collectors of G.S. Hill will be fascinated to see the differences between his current work and his paintings from the 1980s. In part, a result of experience: “I feel much more confident after 50 years of painting,” Greg commented. And in part due to the differences in the light and color of Nantucket versus Maui. “My color scheme changed when I came to Nantucket,” he explained. “The light [here] is softer, there’s fog... in Hawaii, it’s more intense and dramatic.” And Greg added that, as he reviews what to include in this retrospective, he feels inspired to revisit Nantucket whaling vessels as subject for new work.

Visit the G.S. Hill Gallery at 40 Straight Wharf to view Greg’s retrospective and his current work; open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.

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Spreading the Fishing Bug

Not every type of fishing involves rods and reels. Nantucket has an abundance of quahogs, hard shell clams that live in the shallow sandy areas around the island. When I was in my early teens, it seems that once or twice each summer I’d end up on a trip with Oscar Bunting, a commercial fisherman, to go with him and scratch up those tasty morsels. Oscar looked like he was from central casting’s selection for “The Old Man and the Sea.” He was a very strong guy with forearms that rivaled Popeye’s, a real-life Cap’n Quint. Oscar had a steely look in his eyes that told you he was a serious man but he softened that look with a frequent and wonderful deep laugh. I loved those quahog digging trips with him! Oscar got a kick out of the goofy kid that wanted to go with him to see how he did what he did. Every part of each trip was an adventure to me, from the drive out to where he kept his boat, the loading of the gear, navigating the water made shallow by the dropping tide and, finally, the digging. Quahogs are collected with a curved rake that has eight to ten sharp tines. The tines would be pushed into the sand and the rake pulled back towards you. Quahogs, partially buried in the sand, make a distinct clinking sound and feel when they hit the tines. The tricky part was scooping the rake up after feeling the subtle ting of the quahog shell striking the tines. The quahogs of proper size were then tossed into a wire basket that was tethered to you, kept afloat by an inflated tire tube. Oscar would always outfish me by about 20 to 1 every time. I swear he could dig quahogs in a bathtub. What a great man he was! Oscar was one of the best fishermen that I’ve ever known.

Fast forward to the current beaches of Nantucket. Ask anyone who knows what’s up about who is the top fisher out there. One name that will quickly rise above all others is Tammy King. Tammy has the skill and drive that all great champions must have. When others drop out, she perseveres. It’s never too cold, continued on page 15

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Summer Magic

Ladybug season is upon us! As May rolls into June, we are at peak observation time for our myriad of ladybug species—when the larvae change into the adult stage we know and love. And even though it’s not unusual to see a ladybug around the island, it’s still a bit of summer magic to spot one.

There is a particular joy when seeing a ladybug, especially if you are lucky enough to have one land on you. It has always interested me how many people are afraid or wary of many insects, but delight in ladybugs. Maybe the take-away is to just add polka-dots to endear something to you. In many world cultures ladybugs are considered lucky, and killing one is said to bring sorrow and misfortune. If you make a wish while holding a ladybug, the direction that it flies away is said to be where your luck will come from.

Ladybugs aren’t just lucky. Since they eat aphids and other garden pests which can cause harm to some plants, gardeners delight in their presence and often encourage or even release them to biologically control the pests. Useful and lucky: what’s not to love about ladybugs?

What we generally call “ladybug” is actually a group of similar looking beetle species. Ladybug, ladybird, and lady beetle are all interchangeable words to mean coccinellid beetles (basically round-backed beetles). There is huge variety in this group with almost 5,000 known species worldwide. You may have noticed some differences in coloration and patterns when seeing various ladybugs. Take note: next time you see one and try to identify which species you have.

In New England, there are both native and non-native ladybug species. In general, the non-native ladybugs are similar in size to our native species, but their color and patterns are more variable, ranging from yellow to red and from no spots to up to a dozen spots or more.

Did you know that Massachusetts’ official state insect is the ladybug? In fact, 2024 marks the 50-year anniversary of the designation. The law was passed in 1974, after a large group of second graders from Kennedy School in Franklin, MA visited lawmakers at the State House in Boston. Apparently, they wore homemade ladybug costumes to inspire the bill, which was then signed into law. But

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Today’s Nantucket Events & Entertainment

THURSDAY, MAY 30

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.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 6-12. 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. 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 Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations. 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

6 to 7 PM - ELL Beginner & Intermediate English Class

To learn basic conversation or improve English skills. Class is conducted in English; preregistration not required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

7 to 9 PM - Free LGBTQ+ Group

An unstructured and inclusive peer-to-peer meeting circle for anyone who identi-

fies as LGBTQ+ and would like to share life experiences and mutual support. 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 6-12. 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 fascinating 3-mile hike mostly over sand: see 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

9:30 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 - 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 for 65+ ~ teens $15 ~ages 6-12 $10. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. whjamieson@gmail.com 774325-8972

10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com. Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 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

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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 - Stephany McKinley, Steve Tornovish, Seth Engelbourg, Suzanne Daub 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
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TWN Opens Its 68th Season

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket opens their 68th season with a playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Sense & Sensibility. The tale the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18thcentury England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Sense & Sensibility examines our reactions—reasonable and ridiculous—to societal pressures.

Directed by Theatre Workshop’s Producing Artistic Director, Justin Cerne, the production brings together a cast of fifteen actors, including a mix of local and visiting talent, and features original recordings by island musicians Mollie Glazer and Isaiah Williams. Set design by Jeffrey Petersen is stunning and painterly and transporting...unlike anything seen before in Bennett Hall. The costumes by designer Casey Boukus create the rich regency feel with contemporary flourishes. The curtain goes up at 7 pm on June 5-8, 11-15, and 18-22 with a 2 pm matinee on Sunday, June 16. Tickets may be purchased at theatrenantucket.org

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Events & Entertainment

Events are updated daily, year-round at Nantucket.net from page 6

10 to 11:30 AM - Free Nature Ramble with Linda Loring Nature Foundation

Join LLNF for a “ramble” along gently rolling trails, exploring sandplain grasslands and coastal heathlands with views of Long Pond & Nantucket Sound. Discussion is encouraged.

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.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. 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 with pitch pine forests & a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. 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

Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations. 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Charity Grace Mofsen Astrophotography Opening Reception

Charity Grace Mofsen is MMA’s Artist-in-Residence, and her astrophotography will be on display at a free opening reception at 33 Washington Street.

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or 508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab your favorite beverages & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

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 6-12. 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 St.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

9 AM to 6 PM - Story Walk: Blue on Blue

Discover the joys of a wild rainstorm in this poetic picture book written by Diane White & illustrated by Beth Krommes. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

9 AM to 4 PM - Grab & Go Bag: Monster Suncatcher

Stop by the Weezie library for this adorable Monster Suncatcher project while supplies last. Supplies & instructions included. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

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 - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim

Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com. Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 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

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.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. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

2 PM - Nantucket Dance Theater Presents “Once Upon A Time”

An original ballet with a creative soundtrack that tells a story of your favorite fairy tales colliding. The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. NantucketDreamland.org

2:45 PM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

This 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

5 PM - Nantucket Dance Theater Presents “Once Upon A Time”

An original ballet with a creative soundtrack that tells a story of your favorite fairy tales colliding. The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. NantucketDreamland.org

5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

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

6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Pride Youth Film Festival

A selection of short films celebrating diversity of experiences and identities of the LGBTQIA+ community. This event is for ages 14+. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or 508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab your favorite beverages & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

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 6-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

10 PM - DJ Mikey

Live DJ at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. TheRoseAndCrown.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

NANTUCKET RESTAURANT WEEK

Participating restaurants will offer special menus or discount prices through June 6; see who is offering what at nantucketchamber.org/restaurant-week.

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. It’s like exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah. 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 - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim

Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com. Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 pm.

10 to 11 AM - Nantucket by Water Whaling History Tour

Learn what life was like in the late 1800s Whaling Era, & see some remaining historic landmarks. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

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

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.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. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor has beautiful meadows. And get a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. Book at WalkNantucket.com; 508-422-7466

2 PM - Nantucket Dance Theater Presents “Once Upon A Time”

An original ballet with a creative soundtrack that tells a story of your favorite fairy tales colliding. Dreamland, 17 S. Water St. NantucketDreamland.org Again at 5pm.

3 PM - Free Concert with Boston Civic Symphony

Hear this fabulous orchestra perform with Nantucket Public School youth players in a free family concert in Nantucket High School auditorium. Presented by Nantucket Community Music Center. Free treats after the concert. continued on page 11

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From the Stage

To know the future, know the graduates.

Nantucket High School, for most of its recent past, puts its graduates on stage for the family and for friends. They sit there, arrayed in the ceremonial cap and gown, and present themselves to the town. Neither the superintendent, nor the faculty, nor the school committee present them to the public wrapped in blue and white. Instead, they present themselves. “Here we are,” they say, “for better or for worse, we are the best this community could do. You have committed the future to us.”

I only learned what that meant when I became a parent. Up there, on the stage, in an awkward smile and a straining glance, are several bottles of pre-natal vitamins, plates and plates of sliced grapes, hours of driving, the entire collection of trains for Thomas the Tank Engine, broken furniture, and a few cups of tears. Raising a child is a long, shoeless walk on a dirt road. You take careful step after careful step, build up the callouses, keep an eye on the road, and hope there are no snakes. The walk is not fast, nor easy, nor painless. But after putting one foot in front of the other for years, you come to a brief rest at graduation.

We see them all.

All of those gowns and caps look as they once did. Of course there are differences. Women wore white and boys wore blue, which, in our more enlightened time has evolved into everyone wearing blue. The class was once small enough that graduation could be held in the auditorium, with enough seating for all of the Moms and Dads. Now, the class and the families are so large that the graduation must be outside in the always pleasant Nantucket spring weather. For twenty years, the school graduated about 100 students. Now, the class is half again as large.

We recognize the kids we have known. We know the sailors, the lacrosse captains, the valedictorian. We remember them from the plays and pageants, the games and the races that punctuated their childhoods. We saw them at the Film

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Festival, at Oliver and in Annie. They have always been our scholars and now they are off to NYU, Clemson, Harvard, and points beyond. We know their parents. We know their grandparents.

And we know the kids who aren’t there anymore. We see them still.

We see something else. The graduates, and the school, and the island, are not as homogenous as we used to be. Further, a large number, perhaps even a majority, learned another language, in another place, before they learned English. Many of our graduates also speak Spanish, Portuguese, Nepalese, Russian, Somali, and Bulgarian.

The miles they travelled to the Nantucket High School graduation measure in the thousands. They crossed the Darien Gap and avoided the smugglers. They crossed the Rio Grande. They flew over the Atlantic. What they survived, we could not even live. Yet here they are.

The island was not their home yet; they didn’t go to Wee Whalers. They didn’t act in Frozen II or decorate their trikes for the Fourth of July or catch fish in an Angler’s Club tournament. Aqua Caliente is as far in the past as it is on the ground. As is Sofia. As is Sao Paolo. As is Kingston. They have photos. They have stories. They have scars.

The adults in their lives followed the work. Many are sleeping in a bed with siblings, or parents. They share a house and a bathroom with three other families. They are in basements, attics, boats, or in backpacks. They move with sun and the seasons. And then they work.

The island is their home now. They are whalers, just like the originals who put their mark on the ship’s manifest. They came from dirt, drugs, and disease to wash up on-island and find work, whether with a mower or a harpoon.

We’re Americans. We follow the work...always have. We know, in some deep way, what it is like to leave the gangs, the poverty, the sickness, and the disease. Rome wasn’t a fun place after the war, nor was Dublin, nor was Cape Verde nor Sao Paolo.

From the stage, what do they see?

They see us. They see the people who took care of them and the ones they will need to take care of. They see employers and customers and patients.

They all see those who aren’t there anymore. They see them still.

But they also see a hurricane season with 4-7 major hurricanes, which may be the lowest number of major hurricanes they will see for the rest of their lives. They see island infrastructure, from sewers to electricity to boats that have been pushed to the maximum and beyond. They see the houses that are rented and the houses that aren’t.

They see they challenges. They see the opportunities.

The future of this island isn’t in any downtown office, in the select board’s room, or among the Real Estate Investment Trusts. The future of the island is sitting in a cap and gown on the football field.

Recognize them.

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5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

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

6:15 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or 508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab a favorite beverage & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

7 to 8 PM - Free Concert: Julian Loida

Experience Julian Loida live in the acoustically stellar Great Hall of the Antheneum! 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 6-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

MONDAY, JUNE 3

NANTUCKET RESTAURANT WEEK

Participating restaurants will offer special menus or discount prices through June 6; see who is offering what at nantucketchamber.org/restaurant-week.

9 AM to 6 PM - Story Walk: Blue on Blue

Discover the joys of a wild rainstorm in this poetic picture book written by Diane White & illustrated by Beth Krommes. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

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

A 2.5 mi. hike to explore plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former farms are now dominated by pitch pines broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 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 - 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 6-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. whjamieson@gmail.com 774-325-8972

10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim

Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com. Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 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

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.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. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

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

5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

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

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

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or

508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab a favorite beverage & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

NANTUCKET RESTAURANT WEEK

Participating restaurants will offer special menus or discount prices through June 6; see who is offering what at nantucketchamber.org/restaurant-week.

8 AM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands with pitch pine forests & a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. Hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 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

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. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim

Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com. Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 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

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.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. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

2 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island shaped by the last glacier to cover most of N. America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 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 Cranberry Alarm Clock at Cisco Brewers

Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.

5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

5:30 to 7 PM - Free Lecture: Eunice Ross with Barbara White

Eunice Ross was a Nantucketer whose application to Nantucket High School in 1840 set off a 6-year struggle to integrate Nantucket public schools. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. 508-228-1894 nha.org

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

Atheneum’s Open Mic Night with a special focus on LGBTQ+ Pride. Share poetry/ music/stories with the theme of love, acceptance, & celebration of experience. Great Hall of Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. NantucketAtheneum.org

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or 508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab a favorite beverage & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

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 6-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

NANTUCKET RESTAURANT WEEK

Participating restaurants will offer special menus or discount prices through June 6; see who is offering what at nantucketchamber.org/restaurant-week.

8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see nesting piping plovers, least terns ,& American oystercatchers during the summer and glimpse Tuckernuck Island. Book at WalkNantucket.com; 508-422-7466

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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 - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim

Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com. Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 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

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.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. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

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

2 to 4:30 PM - Free Day Sail Aboard the Lynx

Access to the ship is via the Nantucket Harbor Launch (launch fee $12 pp), behind the Straight Wharf Restaurant. Donations to the Lynx Educational Foundation are recommended but not required.

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Cranberry Alarm Clock at Cisco Brewers Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.

5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

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

Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. See and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Book at WalkNantucket.com

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

Every week 1 table is devoted to a selection of games + 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

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or 508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

7 PM - Sense & Sensibility by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel that is is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Tickets at TheatreNantucket.com

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab a favorite beverage & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

NANTUCKET RESTAURANT WEEK

Participating restaurants will offer special menus or discount prices through June 6; see who is offering what at nantucketchamber.org/restaurant-week.

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. It’s like exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah. Book at WalkNantucket.com; 508-422-7466

9 to 10 AM - Free Circle of Moms

A confidential space where moms can connect, vent, &share successes, ideas. Expectant mothers & babies in arms welcome; childcare provided. To drop-in, email croninp@npsk.org Early Childhood Playroom, 56 Centre Street, 106.

9 AM to 6 PM - Story Walk: Blue on Blue

Discover the joys of a wild rainstorm in this poetic picture book written by Diane White & illustrated by Beth Krommes. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

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 - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim

Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com. Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 pm.

10 to 11 AM - Nantucket by Water Whaling History Tour

Learn what life was like in the late 1800s Whaling Era, & see some remaining historic landmarks. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

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

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.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. 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 Deep Banana Black Belt

At Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. No reservations.

5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

6 to 7 PM - ELL Beginner & Intermediate English Class

Learn basic conversation or improve English skills. Class conducted in English; preregistration not required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. NantucketAtheneum.org

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or 508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab a favorite beverage & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

7 PM - Sense & Sensibility by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel that is is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Tickets at TheatreNantucket.com

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 6-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge with Nantucket Walkabout

A fascinating 3-mile hike mostly over sand: see 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

9:30 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 - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com. Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 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 to 11:30 AM - Free Nature Ramble with Linda Loring Nature Foundation Join LLNF for a “ramble” along gently rolling trails, exploring sandplain grasslands and coastal heathlands with views of Long Pond & Nantucket Sound. Discussion is encouraged.

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.com. continued on page 24

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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.

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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

MAP of DOWNTOWN NANTUCKET

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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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Spreading the Fishing Bug

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too late, too windy, too anything for her. Nope, Tammy is all business when there’s fish to be caught. She is knowledgeable, tough and determined, qualities that she comes by naturally. After all, Tammy is Oscar Bunting’s daughter.

Tammy is a professional beach fishing guide during the season. She’s been featured in an episode of the “On the Water” fishing show. Tammy is on the pro staff of St. Croix Fishing Rods, Hogy Lure Company, Grunden’s, and Van Staal Reels—four of the top products in the world of surfcasting. Her clients love fishing with her. Tammy ran a beach seminar about the fundamentals of surfcasting last fall but she sensed that something was missing. “A lot of women who live here were asking questions when we were on the beach. So many questions. I needed to do something.” And so she did. Starting late last fall, Tammy organized a series of seminars strictly for the ladies, teaching the various aspects of surfcasting. The classes have been a smash hit.

I met up with Tammy recently, just after the Nantucket Anglers Club women’s pond fishing Happy Hookers tournament had wrapped up. “The ladies fished through it all—the rain, the wind, the cold!” Tammy told me. Of course they did: this formidable group of Nantucket ladies is as competitive as can be. The event featured one team consisting of a pair of 80-year-old women: Mouche Potter and Joan Bunting, Tammy’s mother. Mouche and Joan fished hard and were right in the thick of the leader board throughout the tournament. Joan won the Snooky Williams award for catching the biggest pickerel in the two-day event (“I learned a lot about fishing from my mom as well!”) Tammy was, of course, the dynamo that helped power the show.

“With Tammy’s enthusiasm and encouragement, Cathy (Catherine Slattery) and I joined the Happy Hookers tournament!” Heather Unruh told me. Heather and her husband Hal met Tammy through the Anglers Club and were quickly taken by Tammy’s genuine warmth and can-do spirit. “She’s spreading the fishing bug. Tammy has inspired a competitive side in me that I didn’t have before.”

Heather is all in on fishing now. She attended Tammy’s most recent women’s fishing seminar about fishing for striped bass. Heather told me, “Tammy spreads the passion for fishing! Stripers have eluded me. Tammy’s class was just what I continued on page 17

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needed. The class was amazing—you guys better watch out!” Heather added that one of her biggest takeaways from the class was about where the striped bass are holding: “The big misconception is that you have to cast far out (for stripers). Tammy taught us that the bass are close to the shore. She taught us how to read the beach and see where the fish will most likely be. Also, learning the pace of striper fishing— it’s so much slower than albie fishing.”

Remy Stressenger is another dedicated student from Tammy’s fishing seminars. “I love fishing with Tammy and learning more about this. I watched Tammy teach some friends’ kids last summer and thought she would be fun to learn from. And she was!” Remy said that Tammy quickly diagnosed a fundamental flaw in her surfcasting. “Thanks to Tammy, I learned to use my left hand to pull down (on the rod butt) when casting. It changed everything for me!” Remy caught a bunch of bluefish last season and loved it. “I out-caught my husband last summer! No albies or bonito yet. That’s my 2024 goal!”

Catherine Slattery of Madaket Marine was instrumental in getting Professor Tammy’s classroom together for her winter seminars. Catherine set up the showroom at Madaket Marine and things took off. “Not only is Tammy great at fishing, but she’s so likable. We all learned so much! It started with casting lessons at Dionis. We learned knot-tying, how to repair fishing lures, where to stand on the beach, even how to know fish are around by smelling them!”

In typical Tammy fashion, she made sure that the

entire Nantucket community benefitted from her seminars. Her first event raised $2,400 for the Nantucket Anglers Club scholarship fund. The next event benefitted Launch2Life, a program focused on suicide awareness. Another helped to support the Sally Lamb Roberts Mentoring Scholarship. Her last event raised funds for the Robin Harvey Foundation. Yeah, that’s a fairly impressive track record.

The attendees at Tammy’s women’s fishing seminars have all been inspired by the passion that Tammy brings to surf fishing. Heather’s goal is to catch a striped bass from the beach. Remy plans to land a false albacore this fall. Catherine is completely smitten by pond fishing: “I love pond fishing! I wish there were no mosquitoes so I could pond fish year round. I can see how this becomes an addiction! Now I want a 2-pound pickerel between now and next week!”

Tammy loves what she sees happening. She knows that it’s about so much more than fishing. “The women are building up their internal strength. I want to leave them with a different perspective about themselves. This will make women stronger.” Indeed it will, Professor. Job well done! Oscar would be proud.

Follow Tammy on Instagram at @fishgirlack to get involved with Tammy’s classes.

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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what species of beetle is actually our state insect? It’s the Seven-Spotted Lady Beetle (Coccinella septempunctata): a non-native species that was established in the U.S. in the 1970s for pest control. As the name implies, the red beetle has 7 black spots and is, thus, easy to identify. These lady beetles have a broad ecological range, generally living wherever there are aphids to eat.

The Seven-Spotted Lady Beetle is the most commonly introduced species in North America and commonly seen on Nantucket. The repeated introductions were done to reduce aphid numbers, using the ladybugs as a biological control agent. The first record of successful establishment (after numerous failed attempts to introduce the species) in the United States was in 1973. They have since spread by natural dispersion.

So, even though the Seven-Spotted Lady Beetle is not native and may be a pest to some people when they come inside, it is our state insect. It is also the state insect of Delaware, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Tennessee. We do love our ladybugs!

Another common, non-native ladybug on Nantucket is the Asian Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis). This species is one of the most variable in terms of color shades, but all are many-spotted. They are typically seen in early to mid-June, so keep an eye out. Observations of this species pick up again in late fall when cold weather drives them inside. So many of these ladybugs are seen inside and outside homes during the fall, they earned the nickname “Halloween Beetle.” Our native species overwinter outside and wouldn’t be found in groups on your windowsill like the Asian Lady Beetles.

Like many ladybugs, the Asian Lady Beetle uses a chemical (isopropyl methoxy pyrazine) as a defense to deter predators. These insects will "reflex bleed" when agitated, releasing the chemical from their legs. The liquid has a foul odor (similar to that of dead leaves), a bitter taste, and can stain porous materials. This is why there can be stain on windowsills that have been covered by ladybugs. Even with that, they aren’t dangerous to you or your pets.

As a voracious predator, the Asian Lady Beetle was identified as a biocontrol agent for aphids and scale insects. Consequently, it has been introduced into greenhouses, crop fields, and gardens in many countries, including the United States. The first introductions into the U.S. took place as far back as 1916, but

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they didn’t become fully established until 1988.

Fourteen-Spotted Lady Beetle (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) is another Nantucket species that isn’t native to North America. This one is a little easier to distinguish because of its yellow or chartreuse color with, you guessed it, 14 black spots. Native to parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, they were originally introduced to the United States to help control the Russian wheat aphid. Their 14 spots are almost rectangular in shape and their color ranges from cream to light orange. These spots are rarely separate and they often blend together, creating larger patterns that can resemble an anchor.

The non-native ladybugs aren’t necessarily considered invasive. To be considered invasive, the insect must show some kind of harm: economic, human health, or ecological. There isn’t any evidence yet for ecological harm, since the introduced species occupy different habitats than the native species. There is no evidence for human harm. And, if anything, there has been a positive economical effect of introduced ladybugs due to reduction in insecticide use to combat aphids on agricultural lands. They may just be considered a pest to those whose windowsills they occupy come winter.

So what about our native ladybugs? The most common on Nantucket is the Two-Spotted Lady Beetle (Adalia bipunctata). The peak of seeing them (according to iNaturalist) is in early June, so now is a great time to look for them. As the name implies, the Two-Spotted Lady Beetle is a small red ladybug with a black dot on each side. There is also a less-common black morph that is shiny black with a few red spots.

Other native ladybug species with iNaturalist records on Nantucket include the Polished Lady Beetle (Cycloneda munda) which is red and has no spots, and Parenthesis Lady Beetle (Hippodamia parenthesis) which is red and looks like it had two black parentheses on either side. The Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle (Chilocorus stigma) looks like a little black pith helmet with two red dots (hence the “twice stabbed”). It’s always helpful to have a name that makes sense! I couldn’t find any records on Nantucket for the Convergent Lady Beetle (Hippodamia convergens) but they are on the Cape and broadly in Massachusetts, so not unlikely. They are also native and common throughout North America. And these aren’t the only ladybugs to be found, only the most likely. Keep an eye out for color and spot variation.

With so much ladybug diversity, it’s no wonder we have one (or two) common names that encompasses all; ladybug/ladybeetle. Either way, if you are interested in identifying and learning more, take a photo of your ladybug find and submit the observation to iNaturalist. Identification will be confirmed, and you’ll be contributing valuable data which helps us know more about the ladybug diversity on Nantucket.

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We can think of no better place on Nantucket to gather with friends and family for lunch or dinner, a cold brew or a classy cocktail than The Brotherhood of Thieves.

Enter through the main entrance on Broad Street and step back in time to an 1840s Whaling Bar & Tavern, with brick walls, lanterns, fireplace, and beamed ceilings that harken back to when Nantucket Town was less refined. Here’s where we come to enjoy a Cisco Brewers Grey Lady draft and one of the Brotherhood’s juicy Burgers with curly fries (the BBQ Burger is hard to beat). This is what most of us “old-timers” remember as the Brotherhood: but we also love the other concepts introduced when new owners revived this island landmark.

Above the Tavern is the Cisco Surfers’ Kitchen & Bar, bright and summery with a long bar, high-tops, and dining tables. There’s room for larger groups in this dining room, and it tends to have a bit more revelry on weekends when there’s live music. There’s also a private dining room on the second floor with large table ideal for 10 or 12 and a refined decor as you’d imagine in a whaling captain’s home. The Notch Whiskey Bar is tucked into the front of the second floor, serving a stellar selection of spirits in the ambiance of an upscale speakeasy. It’s the perfect place to have your first sip of Notch, the world’s

top-rated small batch single malt, distilled right here on Nantucket.

Along the side of The Brotherhood is their outdoor patio. This has a beer garden vibe and a “secret bar.” This is a perfect setting on a warm day or evening to sip an ACKGroni with Triple 8 Gale Force Gin and savor a Poke Bowl with chunks of fresh tuna on rice surrounded by seaweed salad, avocado, carrot, mango, cucumber, in a delectable pineappleginger dressing.

All Brotherhood bars have an international selection of beers, starring Cisco favorites on draft, along with a very respectable list of wines, and more than a dozen specialty cocktails, several mixed with Triple 8 spirits. Their trio of “Drinking...Not Drinking” mocktails are tasty and flavorful libations — we like the tangy-sweet Cosmo Me and the refreshing Pina Con Nada.

We dined at the Brotherhood of Thieves last week in the upstairs Cisco dining area, just as they were about to change to a summer menu.

Head Chef Roland Bracy made a special effort to let us sample several of his new dishes, as well as enjoy the favorites that draw locals back to the Brotherhood time and time again.

The Brotherhood is our top island pick for Sushi. Surprised? Don’t be! They have an entire menu devoted to nigiri, maki, sashimi, and nearly two dozen different raw and cooked specialty rolls. They even serve three variations of Toro, a prized delicacy on any sushi menu, and one of Chef Bracy’s favorites. Made from the fatty belly of bluefin tuna, its unique taste and texture is delicate and tender, almost buttery.

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Cisco Beach roll. Like every dish served here, the portion is generous so there was plenty to share. An uramaki (“inside-out” roll), the center of sparkling fresh tuna is rolled with matchsticks of crisp cucumber and scallion.

Draped overtop is seared yellowtail, drizzled with spicy mayo and sweet soy. Garnishes of tobiko and tiny wedges of lime add delicious finishes of saltiness and tang. The Cisco Beach is so full of flavor that we didn’t touch the pickled ginger or soy sauce accompaniments.

For a heartier starter, we like the Cheesesteak Egg Rolls. The delightfully crunchy wrapper is chock full of sauteed shaved steak and caramelized onions with a mix of American and provolone cheeses melting lusciously into the meat. It’s served with Chinese mustard—the Philly expat at our table had a problem with that, but we ignored her because it’s just so good! You’ll want to dive right in, but give this a moment to cool: they’re cooked to order and may be piping hot.

From the new menu preview, Chef Bracy brought us his Heirloom Tomatoes with Burrata (cover photo). Sure to be a hit, this is a taste of summer sunshine, with a beautifully ripe mix of sliced tomatoes: golden Brandywine, Black Krim, and Cherokee Purple (Chef tells us the selection will change and include island-grown as the Nantucket harvest becomes available). Nestled on top is a ball of fresh burrata cheese. When split open it spills its creamy middle over baby greens tossed with glistening balsamic pearls that cut the richness with tangy pops. A thick slice of grilled focaccia is served alongside.

The Brotherhood is famous for their burgers, and,

after trying it, we include their Veggie Burger in the list of favorites! Made in-house with quinoa, black beans, mushrooms, and sweet potato, the carnivores at our table were very satisfied with this vegetarian option. The burger is thick and moist with a nice crunchy exterior, and comes topped with a tasty mix of pickled onion, avocado, and cilantro crema. A pile of crisp and salty curly fries is served alongside.

Did I mention ours was a table of carnivores? Our next entree was Steak Frites, which we unanimously voted the best steak we’ve been served on Nantucket, ever! Cooked to a perfect medium rare, as ordered, with deliciously charred edges and topped with a bright chimichurri, Chef Bracy’s 12-ounce NY sirloin is fork-tender and juicy. It’s served with a house-made garlic aioli, which we used to dip our parmesan-truffle curly frites.

Bracy’s newly added Pan-Roasted Statler Chicken Breast is destined to be another top-choice on the Brotherhood’s summer menu. The succulent chicken with splendidly crispy skin is plated on a luscious green goddess aioli that’s creamy and herbacious with hints of citrus. Overtop the chicken are microgreens and a corn and cherry tomato relish that is cool and fresh and sweet.

The kitchen here is every bit as skilled with seafood as they are with preparing meats, and Chef Bracy’s new summer preparation of Grilled Salmon is sensational. The very fresh, thick filet is cooked through, but still comes apart in large, moist flakes at the touch of a fork. The fish is served with a whole grain glaze over roasted fingerlings that are perfect for finishing up every bit of the buttery castelvetrano olive vinaigrette spooned over the salmon.

Dessert at The Brotherhood is not to be missed, but with the very generous portions served here at every course, you might want to share. A year-round favorite is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae topped with vanilla ice cream melting into the warm cookie. This time of year, we choose the Strawberry Shortcake, with warm housemade biscuits, sweet and juicy berries, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream.

Bravo! to Chef Roland Bracy and his kitchen crew. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t give special shout-outs to Brooke and Daniel: two of the many gracious, patient, ever-cheerful servers that make guests at The Brotherhood feel special.

The Brotherhood of Thieves

23 Broad Street • 774-325-5812 • BrotherhoodNantucket.com serving continuously from 11:30 am; bar open till midnight Different menus in the Brotherhood’s concepts & Kids’ Menu Burgers & entrees range in price from $18.50 to $38 indoor & outdoor dining • handicap accessible • several bars • live music

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Painting across the Isle

Don’t be surprised on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 11 and 12, if you see many artists painting, sketching, and drawing downtown, along the docks, and at Nantucket beaches. It’s the start of the 13th annual Plein Air Nantucket. Artists on Nantucket look forward to participating in this popular festival organized and sponsored by the Artists Association of Nantucket from Tuesday, June 11 through Sunday, June 16, with gatherings and an awards ceremony. Plein Air Nantucket offers many opportunities for the public to see art in process and to enjoy several beautiful areas of Nantucket. There is no fee to attend or to participate, and artists of all levels—professional and those who are just learning— are welcome.

Plein Air Nantucket is a special opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of painting with peers. Sign up begins on June 11 at 10 am in Big Gallery, upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf, and artists can sign up any day during the festival.

This year’s Annual Paint Out Day will be held on Wednesday, June 12 in two picturesque locations: the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum at 158 Polpis Road and the UMass Field Station at 180 Polpis Road. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is very limited. The Shipwreck Shuttle departs hourly Monday through Saturday from Visitor Services, 25 Federal Street, starting at 10:30 am to transport the public to the Shipwreck Museum, with returns until 2:30 pm. Quick Paint Day, with timed painting sessions will be held from 10 am to 12:30 pm on Thursday, June 13. Check nantucketarts.org for locations.

Throughout the week-long Plein Air, AAN’s Big Gallery at 12 Straight Wharf is festival HQ. Here freshly created artwork will be displayed daily on the “Wet Walls’ for public viewing and purchase.

A huge proponent of en plein air painting, Frank Swift Chase taught outdoor classes starting in 1920 through the early 1950s, and the core of his regular students became the founders of AAN. In this spirit, AAN hosts Plein Air Nantucket annually and presents the Frank Swift Chase awards: juried prizes presented to artists who participate in the festival. The last evening of the festival, Sunday, June 16, the awards ceremony will be held in the Big Gallery from 5 pm.

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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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Events & Entertainment

Events are updated daily, year-round at Nantucket.net from page 12

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. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor has beautiful meadows. And get a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. Book at WalkNantucket.com; 508-422-7466

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Deep Banana Black Belt

At Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. No reservations.

5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or 508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab a favorite beverage & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

10 PM - Friday Night Karaoke

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

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

9:30 AM to 4 PM - Father’s Day Grab & Go Bag Hand/Footprint Key Chain

Stop by the Weezie Library for this cool key chain project, while they last. You’ll need a paper punch & Sharpies, all other supplies & instructions are included. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

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 - 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 6-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. whjamieson@gmail.com 774-325-8972

10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com. Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 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 11:30 AM - Book Signing with Mary Keating Meet the author of Nantucket Sextant at this book signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.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. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

12 to 1:30 PM - Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand

Meet the author of The Five-Star Weekend, The Winter Street Series, and many other novels at this book signing at Mitchell‚‘s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 2:45 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

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Deep Banana Black Belt

At Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. No reservations. 5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

6 PM - Summer Decks Warm-Up featuring Pete Ahern & Friends

Join the Dreamland for this evening featuring DJ Pete Ahern. Cash Bar available all

night. Tickets are limited, so get yours today: NantucketDreamland.org

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or 508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

6:45 PM - Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

Hike 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 & inner harbor shores. Book at WalkNantucket.com

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab a favorite beverage & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

7 PM - Sense & Sensibility by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel that is is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Tickets at TheatreNantucket.com

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk

A 3/4-mi stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 6-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

10 PM - DJ Mikey

Live DJ at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. TheRoseAndCrown.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

8 AM - 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 hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. Book at 508-422-7466 or WalkNantucket.com

9 AM to 6 PM - Story Walk: Blue on Blue

Discover the joys of a wild rainstorm in this poetic picture book written by Diane White & illustrated by Beth Krommes. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

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 to 2 PM - Family Picnic

Join the Land Bank for a family picnic at the Creeks Preserve, 2 Milestone Road. There will be food trucks where you can buy lunch, local performers, yard games, and more to welcome the summer season and to celebrate 40 years of Land Bank Conservation, recreation, and agriculture.

10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim

Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com. Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 pm.

10 to 11 AM - Nantucket by Water Whaling History Tour

Learn what life was like in the late 1800s Whaling Era, & see some remaining historic landmarks. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

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

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.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. 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 with pitch pine forests & a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. Hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. Book at WalkNantucket.com; 508-422-7466

5 PM - An Evening with Corky Laing & Friends

This legendary rock n’ roll star of the 1970s rock band Mountain performs with island guests: Floyd Kellogg, Julian Perry, Jake Vohs, Janette Vohs. Hosted by actor & director John Shea. Tickets $54 at NantucketDreamland.org

5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

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

6:30 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or 508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

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Adventure / Eco-Tours

Nantucket by Water

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

508-228-7037

A Variety of Boat Tours for All Ages Straight Wharf, Slip #1011

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

508-422-7466

Call or visit us on Straight Wharf for your Island Adventure NANTUCKET by WATER (formerly Shearwater Excursions) is a local family-run company dedicated to providing unique tours and cruises to individuals and families of all age groups. From small kids to grandparents, NBW has trips that cater to your needs and taste for adventure. Whether you take a leisurely tour around Nantucket Harbor, or a longer adventure exploring the wildlife sanctuary of Coatue or visiting the unique 5th Bend Oyster Farm, Nantucket By Water promises an exceptional experience. nantucketbywater.com Nantucket Walkabout

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

Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Gifts

508-228-0800

Open Daily 6 So. Beach Street, next to Affordable Rentals

Bicycle Rentals & e-Bike 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

508-228-3227

Open daily at 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!

508-325-2722

65 Surfside Road

Bike Rentals, Sales, Service - NEW: Electric Bikes easyridersbikerentals.com

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.

Young’s Bicycle Shop

Open daily in season

“The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”

508-680-1399

12 Oak Street Fabulous Resale. Fresh Finds.

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! Commonwealthnantucket.com

Current Vintage

508-228-5073

Open Daily 4 Easy Street

Wine • Clothing • Home • Gifts • Provisions currentvintage.com

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!

Artists & Galleries

Artists Association of Nantucket

508-228-0294

“The Color of Twilight” thru June 17 In-Person Gallery & Online Exhibits “Heat of the Sun” thru 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” through 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

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

FREE DOWNLOAD - Nantucket’s searchable phone book app

508-228-9165 ext. 110

CallNantucket.com

508-228-1353

Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm 40 Straight Wharf

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

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

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

Bookstores

Mitchell’s Book Corner

508-228-1080

See the calendar for our upcoming book signings Open daily at 54 Main Street 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

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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. nantucketbookpartners.com

Nantucket Bookworks

Books, chocolates, & unique gifts

508-228-4000

Open daily at 25 Broad Street

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

774-236-1374

rjbradley10@gmail.com

carpentry, remodeling,& property care-taking services rbradleybuilders.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.

Cannabis

ACK Natural Medical & Recreational Cannabis Dispensary

Open 10 am to 7 pm 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

Cars, jeeps, mopeds Open daily at 6 South Beach Street

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. 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

508-228-1151

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

Charters & Tours: Boating & Sailing

Endeavor Sailing Excursions

508-228-5585

Private Charters. Per Person Fares Slip 1015, Straight Wharf Pleasure sailing

“Captain James Genthner shares his love of the Island with visitors aboard his sloop ENDEAVOR”—Ted Reinstein, CBS Good Day! Featured in Yankee Magazine’s Best of New England: “A cruise aboard the Endeavor is a lesson in beauty and local history.” “No one has done more to make sure that Nantucket’s maritime traditions are alive and well than Capt. Jim Genthner,” Nat Philbrick, author In the Heart of the Sea. The ENDEAVOR sails daily at 10 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and at sunset. They offer private charters, public sails. Gift certificates are available. Call for information and reservations. endeavorsailing.com

Nantucket by Water

A Variety of Boat Tours for All Ages

508-228-7037

Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Oyster Cruises, Ice Cream Cruises, Cocktail Cruises, Sunset Cruise, & more NANTUCKET by WATER (formerly Shearwater Excursions) is a local family-run company dedicated to providing unique tours and cruises to individuals and families of all age groups. From small kids to grandparents, NBW has trips that cater to your needs and taste for adventure. Whether you take a leisurely tour around Nantucket Harbor, or a longer adventure exploring the wildlife sanctuary of Coatue or visiting the unique 5th Bend Oyster Farm, Nantucket By Water promises an exceptional experience. nantucketbywater.com

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

508-228-1017

Made fresh on Nantucket Open daily at 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 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

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Copying, Mailboxes, Shipping

The UPS Store

Locally owned and operated

508-325-8884

Open Mon-Sat at 61 Old South Road 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 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, 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.

Gifts

Current Vintage

508-228-5073

Open Daily 4 Easy Street

Wine • Clothing • Home • Gifts • Provisions currentvintage.com

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

Open for the season! Jewelry and Home Decor 19 Old South Wharf 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. Visit us in-person on Old South Wharf or online. icarusandco.com

It’s A Shore Thing

Distinctive Nantucket Gifts

508-680-1901

Open daily at 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 new location on Main Street. shorethinggifts.com

Petty Folk Art & Carving

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

508-228-1353

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! Hill’s of Nantucket

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

Distinctive Nantucket Gifts

Iconic designer scarves repurposed

Open for the 2024 season 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

508-680-1901

Open daily at 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 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

508-228-1894, ext. 138 Open during museum hours: 10am to 5pm 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

508-825-8100

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

508-228-1961

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

508-680-4317

Professional • Efficient • Reliable 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

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

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

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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

Jewelry & Gifts

508-228-3227

Open daily at 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

Icarus + Co.

Jewelry and Home Decor

Open for the season!

19 Old South Wharf

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. Visit us in-person on Old South Wharf or online. icarusandco.com

Jewelers’ Gallery of Nantucket

Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry

508-228-0229

Open daily at 21 Centre Street

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

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

Maritime Education & Events

Egan

Maritime Institute

508-228-2505

Maritime Education, History, Museum, Events & more eganmaritime.org

EGAN MARITIME INSTITUTE members enjoy many benefits: unlimited admission to the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, access to historic and educational programs, and unique opportunities to sail aboard the Tall Ship Lynx. Sea of Opportunities is one of their offerings: a diverse offering of education and outreach programs available to every Nantucket student at multiple points throughout their education. It seeds the maritime workforce of tomorrow and opens doors for local youth to opportunities that will enhance their futures and our coastal community.

Mental Health Services

Fairwinds

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!

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 Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

508-228-1885

“Risk, Rescue, & Recognition: Nantucket’s Heroes of the Sea” drive or take a free shuttle to 158 Polpis Rd Daily Family Activities, Museum Talks & Tours Discover Nantucket’s unwavering human spirit: The NANTUCKET SHIPWRECK & LIFESAVING MUSEUM is devoted to the history of Nantucket lifesaving, famous shipwrecks and rescues around the island, life-saving equipment, daily routine at life-saving stations, and the United States Coast Guard. Family-friendly programs & displays appeal to all ages. The Museum shares the fascinating stories through permanent and changing interpretive exhibits, drawing on a collection of over 5,000 objects including period surfboats, beach carts, Fresnel lenses from Brant Point & Great Point lights, vintage photographs, short movies and more. This summer, The Monaghan Gallery will showcase The US Coast Guard and Its Nantucket Missions of Rescue, Environmental Protection, and Maritime Law Enforcement. Risk, Rescue, & Recognition: Nantucket’s Heroes of the Sea. Find many special events at: eganmaritime.org/shipwreck-lifesaving-museum. The Museum is an affiliate of the Egan Maritime Institute. eganmaritime.org 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 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

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NHA Sites

Your portal to Nantucket history

Historic Sites, Classes, Talks, & more

508-228-1894

15 Broad Street

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

Respoke

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

508-228-1961

9 Wampanoag Way

Outdoor & Indoor Furniture, Home Accessories, Garden Needs 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

Call now to reserve your summer vacation home!

Find your perfect Nantucket Home

508-330-4432

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

Live Lightly

508-228-2689

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

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.

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

Nantucket Community Music Center

508-228-3352

Free Concert: Boston Civic Symphony on June 2 56 Centre Street Music Lessons, Summer Programs, Concerts

The NANTUCKET COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER presents a free family concert by the Boston Civic Symphony. NPS students will also perform. Premium ticket purchases support music education on Nantucket. June 2 at 3pm. Reserve your seat online. nantucketmusic.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

Plein Air Nantucket

508-228-0294

Artists Assn. of Nantucket Plein Air Festival around Nantucket June 13-18, 2023

ARTISTS ASSOCIATION OF NANTUCKET is hosting their annual Plein Air Nantucket from June 13-18. All community members and visitors are invited to register in The Big Gallery, and then set up their easels anywhere on Nantucket, paint en plein air, and exhibit their Fresh Works at AAN’s Big Gallery, upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf. Starting June 13, participants may exhibit their fresh artworks daily for sale on our festival “Wet Walls.” This year’s Plein Air Paint Out will be held 10am to 3pm on June 14 at Folger’s Marsh. On June 15 from 10am to 12:30pm, Quick Paint sessions will be held at The Creeks Preserve, 2 Milestone Road and at Children’s Beach. Many artworks will hang for sale through June 26.Closing reception & awards ceremony on June 18 at 5pm in The Big Gallery. nantucketarts.org

Restaurant Week

June 2-6, 2024

nantucketchamber.org/restaurant-week

A week of culinary fun

NANTUCKET RESTAURANT WEEK is back! Visit your favorite island restaurants or try a new one from June 2-6 to enjoy some special plates at special prices. Participating eateries are listed at nantucketchamber.org/restaurant-week — check back often as more restaurants are joining RESTAURANT WEEK. The links on this page will lead you to participating restaurants website to see how they will be celebrating this week of culinary fun.

Weekend at the Library

508-221-7223

Open daily at 40 Straight Wharf

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.

508-228-1110

July 18-20, 2024 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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Theatre

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

SENSE & SENSIBILITY - June 5-22

Tours - Van

Gail’s Tours, Inc.

508-228-4305

Tickets at theatrenantucket.org

Nantucket’s Longest Running Professional Theatre THEATRE WORKSHOP of Nantucket has been the island’s live theatre company since 1956. Tickets are selling fast to TWN’s playful adaptation of Jane Austin’s SENSE & SENSIBILITY. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?. Buy your tickets at theatrenantucket.org. And don’t forget to get your tickets to OH, WHAT A NIGHT... the anticipated TWN summer fundraiser featuring stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys. TWN: Where Nantucket Meets Broadway! TheatreNantucket.org

Thrift Shop

Seconds Shop

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.

Tours - Walking

Guided Walking Tours with NHA

508-228-6677

Open Daily 10-4, closed Wednesday Call about making donations Proceeds benefit Fairwinds - Nantucket’s Counseling Center 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

Barrett’s Tours

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

508-228-0174

Private charters available departs from 25 Federal St 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.

Nantucket Island Tours

508-228-0334

Two Great Tours starting mid-May Nantucket’s Premiere Transportation Company Departing from Greenhound Station on Washington St 10 Washington Street

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. nantucketbustours.com

508-228-1894

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

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

508-228-3949

Travel daily; see schedule for times Make your reservations online High-Speed, Passenger-Only, Ferry Service from Hyannis Straight Wharf 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! hylinecruises.com

Steamship Authority

508-228-0262

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

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Bakeries

Nantucket Bake Shop

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

daily specials. Try their tasty Off-Shore Nibbles, their amazing BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos, one of their char-grilled specialty burgers, or indulge in some of their sensational seafood dishes! They have hearty hot and cold sandwiches and salads, and their pizzas are a favorite with patrons! There’s plenty of parking; major credit cards accepted. Visit thefaregrounds.com to see the menus and call FAREGROUNDS at 508-228-4095 to order your takeout. Call ahead to reserve one of their outdoor dining tables! thefaregrounds.com

Nantucket Bake Shop

508-228-2797

17-1/2 Old South Road Open Tuesday-Saturday from 6:30 am to 1:3 0pm 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

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

Light Food & Take-Out

Cook’s Cafe

Open Daily for Takeout

Healthy Take Out — Wraps & Smoothies

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

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar

508-228-2797

The delicious freshly baked treats & bread you love. 17-1/2 Old South Road

Try our new Gluten-Free goodies! Open Tuesday-Saturday from 6:30 am to 1:3 0pm 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

508-228-SIAM (7426)

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

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.

Rose & Crown

Open daily from 11:30 am

508-228-6005

508-228-2595

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.

Restaurants

Black Eyed Susans

CrosswindsNantucket.com

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.

Downyflake

Breakfast & Lunch - Dine-In & Take-Out

508-228-4533

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

A Nantucket Tradition for 88 Years

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

508-228-4095

Lunch, dinner, & late night menu daily from 11:30 am Indoor & Outside Dining Delicious & affordable. Gift Cards available 27 Fairgrounds Road

One of Nantucket’s favorite restaurants, THE FAREGROUNDS is serving its regular menus with

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; reservations for dinner seatings 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

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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

508-257-4499

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 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

Breakfast & Lunch - Dine-In & Take-Out

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

A Nantucket Tradition for 88 Years

508-228-4533

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

508-228-5550

Bar Opens at 5 pm 20 Broad Street

Where chic meets casual comfort

DUNE is open for the season with Chef Michael Getter, formerly of 21 Federal and American Seasons, in the kitchen! The décor 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. DuneNantucket.com

The Faregrounds

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

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. ciscobrewers.com

Wine & Spirits

Current Vintage

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, 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 17 years in the heart of Nantucket. Join us for fun vibe & serious wines! currentvintage.com

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Events & Entertainment

Events are updated daily, year-round at Nantucket.net from page 24

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab a favorite beverage & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk

A 3/4-mi stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 6-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

MONDAY, JUNE 10

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. It’s like exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah. 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 - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com. Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 pm.

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 6-12. 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

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

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11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.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. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

2 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

Hike 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. Book at WalkNantucket.com; 508-422-7466

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Alex McGivilliray

At Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. No reservations.

5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

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

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

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or 508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab a favorite beverage & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

PLEIN AIR NANTUCKET

Open to all artists at any skill level who wish to paint outdoors & enjoy painting with peers. Freshly painted works hang daily on Artist Association of Nantucket designated “Wet Walls” in the Big Gallery, Straight Wharf. NantucketArts.org

8 AM - 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

9 AM to 6 PM - Story Walk: Blue on Blue

Discover the joys of a wild rainstorm in this poetic picture book written by Diane White & illustrated by Beth Krommes. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

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 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning

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

10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim

Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com. Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 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

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.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. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

2 PM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

This 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

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 Alex McGivilliray

At Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. No reservations.

5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket

Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or 508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

7 PM - Sense & Sensibility by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel that is is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Tickets at TheatreNantucket.com

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab a favorite beverage & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk

A 3/4-mi stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 6-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

PLEIN AIR NANTUCKET

Open to all artists at any skill level who wish to paint outdoors & enjoy painting with peers. Freshly painted works hang daily on Artist Association of Nantucket designated “Wet Walls” in the Big Gallery, Straight Wharf. NantucketArts.org

8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see nesting piping plovers, least terns, & American oystercatchers & to get a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. Book at 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.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 - 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 - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com. Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 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 - Artist Association’s Annual “Paint Out” Day

Two locations: UMass Field Station and Shipwreck Museum in Polpis: free bus travel from town to Shipwreck Museum & back is available. Plein Air Event

11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.com.

11:30 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Oyster Tour

Tour a working oyster farm & learn what goes into growing the perfect Nantucket oyster. Departs again at 1:30 pm. 2-hour cruise. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.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. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington st. or at Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334.

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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

2 to 4:30 PM - Free Day Sail Aboard the Lynx

Access to the ship is via the Nantucket Harbor Launch (launch fee $12 pp), behind the Straight Wharf Restaurant. Donations to the Lynx Educational Foundation are recommended but not required.

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Buckle & Shake

At Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. No reservations.

5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

5:30 to 6:30 PM - Lecture: Meet Mr. Sarg

Kick off the “Summer of Sarg” with an introduction to the illustrator, puppeteer, entrepreneur, and beloved Nantucket summer resident who inspired it all: Tony Sarg. NHA Curator of Exhibitions Deborah Sorensen will share an illustrated talk about the artist’s globe-hopping life & prolific career, as well as background on how the exhibition Tony Sarg: Genius at Play was adapted and expanded for its presentation at the Whaling Museum & other NHA properties. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. nha.org

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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 efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

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

One table is devoted to a selection of games + 1 table for Dungeons & Dragons (first-come first-served) Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. NantucketAtheneum.org

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or 508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

7 PM - Sense & Sensibility by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel that is is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Tickets at TheatreNantucket.com

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab a favorite beverage & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

PLEIN AIR NANTUCKET

Open to all artists at any skill level who wish to paint outdoors & enjoy painting with peers. Freshly painted works hang daily on Artist Association of Nantucket designated “Wet Walls” in the Big Gallery, Straight Wharf. NantucketArts.org

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

A 2.5 mi. hike to explore plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former farms are now dominated by pitch pines broken up by meadows of wildflowers. Book at WalkNantucket.com; 508-422-7466

9 AM to 6 PM - Story Walk: Blue on Blue

Discover the joys of a wild rainstorm in this poetic picture book written by Diane White & illustrated by Beth Krommes. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

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 - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Tickets at 508-228-5585 or EndeavorSailing.com.

Repeated at 1:30 & 3:30 pm.

10 to 11 AM - Nantucket by Water Whaling History Tour

Learn what life was like in the late 1800s Whaling Era, & see some remaining historic landmarks. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

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

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11:15 AM - Island Tours Signature Historic Tour

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. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:15 AM - Nantucket by Water Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise

Relax on a narrated tour of the inner harbor while you enjoy ice cream with friends & family. Departs again at 1, 2:15, & 4 pm. One-hour; daily cruises. Call 508-2287037 or book online nantucketbywater.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. 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 Buckle & Shake

At Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. No reservations.

5:15 to 6:15 PM - Nantucket by Water Cocktail Cruise

Beat the crowds and enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with your family and friends. On board music and BYOB. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

6 to 7 PM - 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. NantucketAtheneum.org

6:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at EndeavorSailing.com or 508-228-5585. Departs from Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Departure times change as time of sunset changes.

7 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise

Nothing beats a Nantucket Sunset. Grab a favorite beverage & snacks and c’mon aboard for one of the best shows in town! Departure time will vary with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

7 PM - Sense & Sensibility by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel that is is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Tickets at TheatreNantucket.com

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk

A 3/4-mi stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 6-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary, Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 BUILDERS

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