Yesterday's Island/Today's Nantucket, Vol. 54, Issue #8, July 10 - 17, 2024

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photo courtesy NHA
photo by Steve Tornovish
art by Florence Putterman
Stretch Stone Bracelets by Pam Freitus $40
Oval Opera Purse by Karen Palmer
Pendants P Gold

Nantucket Celebration of Craftsmanship

The art of craftsmanship will be center stage at the Nantucket Historical Association’s (NHA) 2024 Nantucket by Design event. Held from July 15 to 18, this is the ninth year this premiere fundraiser has presented notable featured guests, memorable conversations, festive gatherings, and dedication to design.

“We made a commitment to further elevate this year’s program, offering more calendar days and, in turn, more speaking engagements. Our headlining speakers set the tone, which is reinforced by the additional A-list luminaries that are joining us in celebrating the island’s creativity, culture, and commitment to craftsmanship,” commented Marla Sanford, Nantucket by Design 2024 co-chair.

The keynote speaker for 2024 is Ken Fulk, an AD100 designer known for his whimsical and colorful style. Seven panel discussions during the event will feature topics that include Nantucket Heritage in Modern Design, Creating with Color, Mixing Antiques and Vintage to Create Stylish Interiors, and Transformative Design

From 10 am to 1 pm on the opening day, Monday, July 15, the NHA will host a Nantucket by Design Book Fair at the historic Hadwen House, 96 Main Street. This event is the perfect opportunity to meet the authors and purchase books for them to personally sign.

Another addition to the four days of 2024 Nantucket by Design are Nantucket Decorative Arts Workshops. Tickets to classes for Historic Transferware, Woven Bangle Bracelets, Natural Seaweed Stationary, Woven Basket Cuff Bracelet, and Sailors Valentine Ornament are available at nha.org.

Nantucket by Design all-access passes have been sold out, and all seats have been taken to the Design Luncheon. At press time, tickets are still available to three sessions on July 16: Creating with Color at 10 am, Masterclass: Locke & Varney at 12:30 pm, and Perfectly Paired at 2 pm. Tickets are still available to the 4 pm panel on July 17: Mixing Antiques & Vintage to Create Stylish Interiors. And there are still tickets available (at press time) to the July 18 sessions: Transformative Design and Design is in the Details, and to the Closing Party.

Bill Richards, Nantucket by Design 2024 co-chair, describes Nantucket by Design as an event that “not only illuminates Nantucket’s rich historical and design significance but also preserves it for future generations as one of the Nantucket Historical Association’s key fundraising events. We are thrilled to be joined by the incredible roster of design leaders, who lend their talent and voices in support of the NHA’s mission of commemorating Nantucket’s legacy while maintaining historic properties, programs, and collections for the enrichment of the island.”

(1927-2021)

In Gallery at Four India from July 1st to 17th Opening Reception July 12th from 6-8pm

Sweet Memories

My wife and I were married in Key West in 1997. This blissful occasion took place in a beautiful little garden at the Chelsea House, a really neat little B&B. The ceremony, such as it was, was performed by a guy who did weddings as a side gig from his main job as a hotel concierge. He buzzed up on his moped, and five minutes later the deal was done, witnessed by Beth’s sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Tim Lepore. Ah, sweet memories.

Fast forward about 14 years and there we are, back in Key West, with our two daughters who were 13- and 10-years-old. We marched down Duval Street, took a left onto Truman, and returned to the scene of the crime. Surprise—they had paved paradise and put in a parking lot—literally! The beautiful garden had been replaced by asphalt with painted lines. Beth whacked me for pointing out that our royal ceremony had been conducted in what was now a handicapped space. Ouch.

So what’s the point of all of this reminiscing, you ask? Well, I guess it’s to illustrate that things change. It’s inevitable, right? George Harrison told us that all things must pass. Mark Twain said that he’s in favor of progress, but it was change that he didn’t like. David Bowie told us to turn and face the change. Deal with it. I try, Mr. Bowie, I really do, but some days are better than others.

This week I got to meet a new friend who had returned to Nantucket after a long hiatus. He’s an architect, an agent of change. Rob Sears was fresh from graduating from Miami of Ohio in 1985. He loaded up his Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme and headed from his home in Michigan to our fair island. “I packed up my car with my stereo and clothes, fibbed to my parents that I had a job here and drove straight through from Grand Rapids,” he told me. Rob’s college buddy was on Nantucket, working at Design Associates, an architectural firm located at 58 Main Street. Rob was hired as well and the fun began.

So here he was, returning to Nantucket after all these years, hoping to show the island that he fell in love with to his family. In keeping with this sentiment, Rob had hired me to take his crew out fishing. I picked his group up for a 6:30 am start. Rob and I agreed that a stop at Wicked Island Bakery was necessary. This worked for the other two members of the morning crew as well: Patrick, the boyfriend of Rob’s old-

Visions Together

Florence Putterman, Robert Dane, & Carl Lopes

In the heart of downtown Nantucket, the pulse of creativity beats strong as an extraordinary art exhibition has been mounted. The Gallery at Four India is showing the diverse and vivid expressions of three remarkable artists: Florence Putterman, Robert Dane, and Carl Lopes. Each brings unique perspective, and their work in different mediums weave a narrative that captivates the soul and ignites the imagination.

This Friday, July 12, from 6 to 8 pm Kathleen Knight is hosting a reception to celebrate these artists, their work, and this stunning exhibition.

Florence Putterman, acclaimed for her groundbreaking abstract paintings that dance between the ethereal and the grounded, has been a luminary in the art world for more than 50 years. Her work transcends abstraction: it evokes emotion and contemplation. In her own words, “My paintings and works on paper have long explored how to develop a modern visual equivalent to the deeply felt interrelationship of earth and cosmos sacred to primitive cultures.”

Entitled Entwined Metaphors, after the title of a new book that includes Putterman’s recollections of her life as an artist, essays and articles written about her, and reproductions of many of her works, the exhibit is a testament to this artist’s mastery of form and light, deliberate yet freeing in an interplay of hue and texture.

Kathleen Knight, who owns Gallery at Four India and curated the exhibits, describes Putterman’s art as “colorful and expressive...her paintings show her love for the sea, wildlife, and sealife combined with her spirituality...this exhibit is a way to rediscover an artist who had strong Nantucket connections and a worldwide following.” The show in The Gallery at Four India is the first viewing of her work since Putterman (a devoted Nantucket summer resident) exhibited here in the 1980s with Reggie Levine.

“She related well to animals and other creatures—in her paintings, they had a magical appearance...People who collect her art have more than one piece. We have one collector who has more than 30 pieces,” added Larry Putterman, the artist’s son.

Nantucket Events & Entertainment

THURSDAY, JULY 11

NANTUCKET COMEDY FESTIVAL, WITH SHOWS & EVENTS ON JULY 11-13. NANTUCKETCOMEDY COM

9 AM to 4 PM - Dance Festival Open Classes

All-ages, all-levels dance classes led by professional festival artists: Tap, Ballet, Modern, Jookin’, Irish Step, Injury Prevention, Ballroom, & Performance Workshop. Schedule at NantucketDanceFestival.org/events

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 - 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 during the Whaling Era, & see some remaining historic landmarks. Call 508-228-7037 or book at nantucketbywater.com

10 AM to 5 PM - Hands on History: Shadow Puppets for Ages 5-12

Learn about Nantucket history through guided craft activities. Tony Sarg themed Shadow Puppets. Free with museum admission. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. nha.org

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

11 AM - Cruise with ACK Sail

A Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passengers. Celebrate engagements, weddings, family reunions, or special time spent with good friends. Call 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset.

11 AM - Unicorn Habitats with Barnaby’s Nantucket Ages 6+

This class offers endless creativity allowing your child to choose from a variety of materials to plan and design a special home and environment for their Unicorn.

$58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

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 or 508-422-7466.

1 to 3:30 PM - Day Sail Aboard the Lynx

Enjoy a lovely day on the water standing on a piece of history! Nantucket’s longest hourly and most affordable sailing event you can do. Highly recommended by anyone who has sailed on Lynx. TallShipLynx.org

2 to 3 PM - Read to a Buddy with R.E.A.D. Dogs for Ages 6-12

A fun, relaxed, nonjudgmental way to become more confident & enjoy reading. Sign up to read for 15-20 min at NantucketAtheneum.org

3 PM - ‘Sconset Walking Tours

Join NPT Exe. Director Mary Bergman, who shares her knowledge of this unique fishing settlement at the eastern edge of the island. The tour focuses on the early “whalehouses” as well as the village’s boom as a seaside resort & actors colony at the end of the 1800s.Tours meet at 1 New Street, Siasconset

Bringing Laughs to ACK

The hilarity begins tonight when national headliners Marina Franklin, Casey Balsham, Emma Willmann, and Jessica Casciano when the 2024 Nantucket Comedy Festival opens with Ladies of Laughter at 7 pm in the Dreamland. This event is for both ladies and gentlemen, so make it a date night or bring your friends to this rousing night of comedy with very funny women! As a major fundraiser for Stand Up & Learn (SUL)—a year-round comedy education program for kids that teaches them life lessons through comedy—children are always a part of the festival. This year, the talented SUL Kids who have been working throughout the year to “find their funny,” will perform on the White Heron Theatre stage Friday, July 12 at 5 pm in a free show for all ages.

Later that evening, at 7 pm in the Dreamland, the World of Comedy is coming to Nantucket for the first time ever. These star comics hail from different countries and backgrounds, each with their own quirks and idiosyncrasies. You won't want to miss this riotous comedy show that celebrates the hilarity of multiculturalism and the absurdities of cross-cultural interactions. This year’s Friday night all-stars include Simon Fraser, Tanael Joachim, Jocelyn Chia, Wil Sylvince, and more!

The festival concludes with top comedians from Boston and New York facing off in the renowned “SmACKDown” event, the final show of the 2024 Nantucket Comedy Festival. Taking place Saturday, July 13 at 7 pm, Emmy Award-Winner Bob Ley from ESPN will once again officiate and keep the game (relatively) clean as these comics swing for the fences. Beantown comics including the infamous Jim McMCue, Paul Nardizzi, and Emily Ruskowski up against Big Apple comedians Jourdain Fisher, Christian Finnegan, Cory Kahaney and more surprise stars you won’t want to miss.

Nantucket Comedy Festival shows sell out every year. Patron Passes, which include pre-show cocktail parties, VIP passes, and the opening night party may still be available at NantucketComedy.com. Tickets to individual Comedy Festival shows can be purchased at NantucketComedy.com.

photo courtesy NCF

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Events & Entertainment

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

4 PM - Make your Own Summer Journal for Ages 6+

Kids will have fun making their own summer journal from creating, designing, painting, and sewing! $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Dub Apocalypse at Cisco Brewers

Head to the brewery at 5 Bartlett Farm Road & enjoy live local bands. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations. Ciscobrewers.com

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

Escape the summer crowds & enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with family & friends. On board music. BYOB. Book at nantucketbywater.com or 508-228-7037.

5:15 to 6:45 PM - Nantucket By Water Sip & Fish

Parents sip, and kids fish in this relaxing afternoon excursion. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

6 PM - TGIT for Kids! Slime + Beading with Barnaby’s Nantucket for Ages 5+

Parents can have a night out while we entertain the kids! Kids will make art projects & enjoy snacks, pizza, and drinks. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.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 Street.

6 to 8 PM - Live Music with Jacob Butler

Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water 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 - Comedy Festival Kickoff: Opening Night Ladies of Laughter

A favorite every year, we kick off the Fest with Opening Night featuring nationally headlining female comedians. This event is for ladies and gentlemen, so make it a date night or bring your friends. Don’t miss this rousing night of comedy with these very funny women. Tickets at NantucketComedy.com

7 PM - Clue by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave cult-fans & newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! Tickets at theatrenantucket.org

7 to 8:30 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 - Cemetery Route

Depart Nantucket Arrive Hyannis Depart Hyannis Arrive Nantucket

7:40am 8:40am 6:10am 7:10am 9:55am 10:55am 8:30am 9:30am 11:10am 12:10pm 9:30am 10:30am 12:50pm 1:50pm 11:20am 12:20pm 2:15pm 3:15pm 12:45pm 1:45pm 4:10pm 5:10pm 2:25pm 3:25pm 5:45pm 6:45pm 4:15pm 5:15pm 7:05pm 8:05pm 5:40pm 6:40pm *9:20pm 10:20pm *8:00pm 9:00pm

A 1-1/3 mi, 90 min eerie stroll featuring Old North Burial Ground, Oldest House, & 2 haunted hotels. Led by original guide. $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 15 min early. 774-325-8972

10 to 11:59 PM - Live Music with Local Notes

Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

FRIDAY, JULY 12

NANTUCKET COMEDY FESTIVAL, WITH SHOWS & EVENTS ON JULY 11-13. NANTUCKETCOMEDY COM

7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T

Capt. Fred Tonkin is an experienced fisherman who will take you to where the fish are biting. All equipment provided. Memorable for the whole family. Reservations: 508-228-6655 (evenings: 508-257-4176). Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm

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 or 508-422-7466.

8 AM to 6 PM - Story Walk: Knight Owl

A determined owl builds strength & confidence in this picture book about the real mettle of a hero: wits, humor, & heart. In the Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street.

8:30 AM - The Luna Walk (A.K.A. “Fabulous Mansions”)

You’ll be over the moon after going on this 3-mi, 75-min., non-stop exercise walkwith historic commentary follows in the footsteps of Luna (Nantucket’s most physically fit dog) thru Lily Pond Park, past Oldest House& the fabulous mansions of The Cliff & Brant Point. Arrive 10 min early at the corner of Federal & India sts. by Atheneum fence. $25 Cash Only. No reservations necessary. 774-325-8972

8:30 AM - Pick Your Own Flowers Tour at Bartlett’s Farm

A picturesque morning in the certified organic flower fields at Bartlett’s Farm where you pick flowers & capture unforgettable moments with family. Clippers & expert guidance provided to help you create the perfect bouquet: create memories that will last a lifetime! Tour approximately 1.5 hours. Tickets: BartlettsFarm.com

9:30 AM - Dinosaur Habitats with Barnaby’s Nantucket for Ages 3-6

This dinosaur-themed class combines science + art. Your child will create their very own special habitat using dinosaur fossils, lava paint, glowing stones, and much more $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

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Was It Professor Plum?

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party with murder and blackmail on the menu.

When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth (the butler), Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

Directed by Theatre Workshop’s Producing Artistic Director, Justin Cerne, Clue features a stellar cast who bring the iconic characters to life.

Clue is loved by audiences of all ages. Although theatre doesn’t have a rating system, the stage adaptation closely resembles the 1985 Paramount Pictures Motion Picture, which was rated PG, so bring the whole family! On stage through August 24, tickets for Clue are available at theatrenantucket.org. And there are still a few Balcony Seats left for Theatre Workshop’s big summer gala on July 31: Oh, What a Night..., also on sale at theatrenantucket.org.

photo by Kit Noble Photography

Nantucket Blues and Online Gala Art Auction

“Nantucket blues” will take on a new meaning when Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) opens their Blue Skylines exhibition on Friday, July 12 in the Big Gallery, upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf. A festive opening reception for the show will be held on Friday, July 19, from 5-7 pm.

Blue Skylines focuses on large works by a bevy of premier Nantucket artists, from abstract pieces to island images.” said AAN artistic director and curator Robert Frazier. The Big Gallery lends itself beautifully to showcasing larger artworks, with its lofty ceilings and extra long windows that allow light to pour into the upstairs space. Located on the second floor of the Thomas Macy Warehouse at 12 Straight Wharf, the building was home to AAN’s Kenneth Taylor Galleries from 1945 to 1988.

Blue Skylines will be on display from Friday, July 12 to Monday, July 29. The Big Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 pm.

AAN’s annual summer gala sold out quickly again this year, but those who missed out on tickets to the in-person event can still enjoy fabulous art and great prices by participating in a companion online auction to the live Gala auction.

The online auction will feature 75 separate works from those in the live auction. Online bidding began Wednesday, July 10, and will continue until 4 pm on Monday, July 15. To participate, visit 32auctions.com/AANGalaOnline2024 where you can view works and place bids. The art selections include works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and photography. As part of online auction, there is also a buy-it-now component that enables participants to purchase artwork immediately, without having to place competing bids.

The Artists Association's mission is to foster the visual arts on Nantucket by offering year-round educational opportunities, preserving the rich legacy of the island’s art colony, and supporting more than 300 artist members at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, Big Gallery, and Champion Gallery at the Visual Arts Center.

To learn more about the AAN, visit nantucketarts.org. For details about the organization’s carefully crafted 2024 programs and events, call 508-228-0722.

NANTUCKET WALKING TOURS

Events & Entertainment

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

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 - 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 11:30 AM - Free Nature Ramble

Join LLNF for a “Ramble” along gently rolling trails, exploring sandplain grasslands and coastal heathlands with views of Long Pond and Nantucket Sound. Staff will also share the history of the LLNF property, current research projects, and management efforts. LLNF.org

10 to 11:30 AM - Free Garden Tea Party for Ages 3 to 6

A free magical tea party in the garden of the Nantucket Atheneum perfect for children. Twirl & leap in a special dance lesson taught by local ballerinas, listen to a dreamy story, create ballet-inspired crafts, & enjoy tasty treats! Nantucket Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street. A Nantucket Dance Festival Event

10 AM to 1 PM - Free Family Activities at Shipwreck Museum

Outdoor activities featuring nautical crafts, marine science, rescue demonstrations, & more on the grounds of the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Rd; weather dependent free shuttle from 25 Federal St starting at 9:30 am.

10 AM to 5 PM - Hands on History: Hand Puppets for Ages 5-12

Learn about Nantucket history through guided craft activities. Tony Sarg themed Hand Puppets. Free with museum admission. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. nha.org

10:30 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour with NHA

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

10:30 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with Judy Lannon

Meet the author of The Making of Genevieve at this book signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

11 AM - Cruise with ACK Sail

A Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passengers. Celebrate engagements, weddings, family reunions, or special time spent with good friends. Call 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset.

11 AM - Getting Slime-y! with Barnaby’s Nantucket Ages 5+

Kids will make a batch of Slime while learning about measurements & the science behind Slime making. This class will ensure that your house will stay clean while we make the mess! $58: register at barnabystoyandart.com. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

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.

1 to 3:30 PM - Day Sail Aboard the Tall Ship Lynx

Enjoy a lovely day on the water standing on a piece of history! Nantucket’s longest hourly and most affordable sailing event you can do. Highly recommended by anyone who has sailed on Lynx. TallShipLynx.org

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

3 to 4 PM - Free Self Defense Class

Join Jules Embry-Pelrine of Nantucket Martial Arts Alliance for a free self defense class, designed for teens and young adults! Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

4 PM - Painting Pottery! with Barnaby’s Nantucket for Ages 5+

Painting pottery is always a favorite! Children will choose from a variety of ceramic pieces or letters t make their name or favorite word that they’ll then paint & glaze. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

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The Lynx is where history and tradi on meet today’s world, an adventure for all genera ons of friends and family. Nantucket's Tall Ship Lynx, a na onal treasure here in our harbor. Sail with us and experience days gone by!

Events & Entertainment

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

4 to 5 PM - Tasting at Current Vintage

Join the staff of Current Vintage for a “Shoppy Hour” Wine Tasting with fun wines and snacks to taste. 4 Easy Street.

4 to 6 PM - Teen Game Night

A selection of games in the Learning Lab, including Nintendo Switch games like Just Dance & Mario Party, as well as board games like Trouble and Strategy. Firstcome, first-served. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Alpaca Gnomes at Cisco Brewers

Head to the brewery at 5 Bartlett Farm Road & enjoy live local bands. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations. Ciscobrewers.com

5 PM - Comedy Festival: Stand Up & Learn Student Performances

Laugh your ACK off as this year’s Stand Up & Learn students show you what they’ve got at this free show in White Heron Theatre, 5 N. Water Street.

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

Escape the summer crowds & enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with family & friends. On board music. BYOB. Book at nantucketbywater.com or 508-228-7037.

5:15 to 6:45 PM - Nantucket By Water Sip & Fish

Parents sip, and kids fish in this relaxing afternoon excursion. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

5:30 to 8 PM - A Night at the Museum Cocktail Party

Celebrate the grand opening of Egan Maritime’s newest exhibit in the Nantucket Shipwreck Museum: Risk, Rescue, & Recognition: Nantucket’s Heroes of the Sea

Themed cocktails & delectable hors d’oeuvres while guests explore the newly renovated Boathouse. Lifesavers of old will be honored and modern-day heroes celebrated. Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road. EganMaritime.org

6 PM - TGIF for Kids! with Barnaby’s Nantucket - Ages 5+

Parents can have a night out while we entertain your kids! Children create 2 projects and enjoy snacks, pizza, and drinks. $58: register at barnabystoyandart.com.

6 to 8 PM - Opening Reception for Art Exhibit

Celebrate art at Gallery at Four India, featuring work by Florence Putterman, Robert Dane, and Carl Lopes. Upstairs at 4 India Street. thegallerynantucket.com

6 to 8 PM - Live Music with Jacob Butler

Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water 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.

6:30 to 8 PM - Free Author Talk: Flora Fraser

Award-winning historical biographer, Flora Fraser, is delighted to present her latest book, Pretty Young Rebel: The Life of Flora Macdonald, at the Nantucket Atheneum. Registration Required at NantucketAtheneum.org

7 PM - Clue by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave cult-fans & newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! Tickets at theatrenantucket.org

7 to 8:30 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

7 PM - Comedy Festival: International Night

Enjoy a world of comedy on Nantucket as you laugh at these hilarious international comedians. Tickets at NantucketComedy.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 locations. $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 15 min early. 774-325-8972

10 PM - Friday Night Karaoke

Join the fun & sing along at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St. TheRoseAndCrown.com

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7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Capt. Fred Tonkin is an experienced fisherman who will take you to where the fish are biting. All equipment provided. Memorable for the whole family. Reservations: 508-228-6655 (evenings: 508-257-4176). Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm

8 AM - ACK Clean Team

Help clean up various parts of Nantucket. All supplies provided, including grabbers. Meet at Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington St. Or outside of Town meet: Sankaty Beach Club, end of Hoicks Hollow Road.

8:30 AM - Nantucket in Bloom Walk

A 2 mile, nonstop, exercise walk, with historic commentary past historic mansions and the most beautiful gardens of Nantucket Town. Tour gathers 10 min early at

Main and Centre Streets, in front of bank. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 6-12. Cash Only. 774-325-8972

9:30 AM - Creative Collage with Barnaby’s Nantucket for Ages 2-6

During this class, our barnaby’s minis will get to discover, explore, and create using a variety of mixed media materials from drawing, painting, to collage, creating take-home works of art. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.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

9:30 AM to 4 PM - Grab & Go Bag: Ocean Slime

Stop by the Weezie Library today and pick up this week’s STEM project: Ocean Slime. All supplies and instructions are included. While supplies last! Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

10 AM - Free NanPuppets at Children’s Beach

An original performance of Lizza Obremski’s phenomenal Nanpuppets to delight all ages. Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way.

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 - 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 - Read to a Buddy with R.E.A.D. Dogs for Ages 6-12

A fun, relaxed, nonjudgmental way to become more confident & enjoy reading. Sign up to read for 15-20 min at NantucketAtheneum.org

10 AM to 1 PM - Free Family Activities at Shipwreck Museum

Outdoor activities featuring nautical crafts, marine science, rescue demonstrations, & more on the grounds of the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Rd; weather dependent free shuttle from 25 Federal St starting at 9:30 am.

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

11 AM - Cruise with ACK Sail

A Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passengers. Celebrate engagements, weddings, family reunions, or special time spent with good friends. Call 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset.

11 AM - Swiftie Saturday Par-tay for Ages 6+

All things, Taylor Swift! From painting her album covers, to making VIP Badges, paper ring (like her song!) to friendship bracelet making, this mixed media class is sure to be a huge hit! Feel free to come dressed in any TS attire. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

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 to 1:30 PM - Nantucket By Water Oyster Tours

Tour a working Oyster Farm and learn what goes into growing the perfect Nantucket Oyster. Call 508-228-7037 or book online at nantucketbywater.com Departs again at 1:30 pm

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.

2:45 PM - 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 from Star Wars. Book at WalkNantucket.com or 508-422-7466.

4 PM - Patches x Bags + Beading! with Barnaby’s Nantucket for Ages 5+

This trendy, new Barnaby’s class is all the rage! Kids decorate a bag of their choice with patches! They’ll also make a beading chain to attach to their special Nantucket bag. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by Alpaca Gnomes at Cisco Brewers

Head to the brewery at 5 Bartlett Farm Road & enjoy live local bands. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations. Ciscobrewers.com

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

Escape the summer crowds & enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with family & friends. On board music. BYOB. Book at nantucketbywater.com or 508-228-7037.

5:15 to 6:45 PM - Nantucket By Water Sip & Fish

Parents sip, and kids fish in this relaxing afternoon excursion. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

6 PM - Nantucket Dance Festival Benefit Performance

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stellar artists sharing what they do best. Mary P. Walker Auditorium, 10 Surfside Road. Tickets at nantucketdancefestival.org Nantucket Dance Festival Event

6 to 7:30 PM - Local Notes Concert

Rock out to tunes by Local Notes, featuring island residents Jerry Mack, Natalie Mack, Hunter Gross, Aidan Sullivan, Gabe Zinser, and Ryan Whelden. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

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

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

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 - Comedy Festival: Comedy Smackdown

New York comedians vs. Boston comics: who will win the 2024 Smackdown? Buy your tickets & see for yourself! Tickets at NantucketComedy.com

7 PM - Clue by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave cult-fans & newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! Tickets at theatrenantucket.org

7 to 8:30 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 locations. $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 15 min early. 774-325-8972

10 PM - DJ Mikey

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

SUNDAY, JULY 14

7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Capt. Fred Tonkin is an experienced fisherman who will take you to where the fish are biting. All equipment provided. Memorable for the whole family. Reservations: 508-228-6655 (evenings: 508-257-4176). Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm

8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cran-

berry 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

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

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

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

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

10 AM - 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 - Farewell Brunch

Celebrate with the dancers and community in one final goodbye event with a festive brunch. Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 nantucketdancefestival.org. A Nantucket Dance Festival Event

10 to 11 AM - Nantucket by Water Whaling History Tour

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

10:30 AM - Painting Pottery for Ages 5+

Kids choose from a variety of ceramic pieces or letters to make their name or favorite word that they paint & glaze. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

11 AM - Cruise with ACK Sail

A Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passengers. Celebrate engagements, weddings, family reunions, or special time spent with good friends. Call 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset.

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.

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Events & Entertainment

Events are updated daily, year-round at Nantucket.net from page 13

1 to 3:30 PM - Day Sail Aboard the Lynx

Enjoy a lovely day on the water standing on a piece of history! Nantucket’s longest hourly and most affordable sailing event you can do. Highly recommended by anyone who has sailed on Lynx. TallShipLynx.org

2 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

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

3 to 6 PM - Live Music by Alpaca Gnomes at Cisco Brewers

Head to the brewery at 5 Bartlett Farm Road & enjoy live local bands. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations. Ciscobrewers.com

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

Escape the summer crowds & enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with family & friends. On board music. BYOB. Book at nantucketbywater.com or 508-228-7037.

5:15 to 6:45 PM - Nantucket By Water Sip & Fish

Parents sip, and kids fish in this relaxing afternoon excursion. 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 to 7:15 PM - Free Bandstand Concert: Susan Berman and Ray Saunders

Live concert at Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on, and a picnic dinner to enjoy while you listen to this free concert.

6 to 8 PM - Live Music with Julia Newman

Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

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, if you’re game, take a dip in the ocean. Book at WalkNantucket.com or 508-422-7466.

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 to 8:30 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 locations. $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 15 min early. 774-325-8972

MONDAY, JULY 15

7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Capt. Fred Tonkin is an experienced fisherman who will take you to where the fish are biting. All equipment provided. Memorable for the whole family. Reservations: 508-228-6655 (evenings: 508-257-4176). Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm

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 or 508-422-7466.

8 AM to 6 PM - Story Walk: Knight Owl

A determined owl builds strength & confidence in this picture book about the real mettle of a hero: wits, humor, & heart. In the Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street.

8:30 AM - The Luna Walk (A.K.A. “Fabulous Mansions”)

You’ll be over the moon after going on this 3-mi, 75-min., non-stop exercise walkwith historic commentary follows in the footsteps of Luna (Nantucket’s most physically fit dog) thru Lily Pond Park, past Oldest House& the fabulous mansions of The Cliff & Brant Point. Arrive 10 min early at the corner of Federal & India sts. by Atheneum fence. $25 Cash Only. No reservations necessary. 774-325-8972

8:30 AM - Pick Your Own Flowers Tour at Bartlett’s Farm

A picturesque morning in the certified organic flower fields at Bartlett’s Farm where you pick flowers & capture unforgettable moments with family. Clippers & expert guidance provided to help you create the perfect bouquet: create memories that will last a lifetime! Tour approximately 1.5 hours. Tickets: BartlettsFarm.com

9 AM to 4 PM - Nantucket by Design Welcome & Check-In Center

Join us in the garden at a historic Main Street home to start your day and mingle with fellow event attendees. Hadwen House, 96 Main Street. NHA.org

9:30 AM - Build & Create with Play Mais for Ages 2-6

During this workshop, children will build and create using with these Eco-Friendly Maize pieces made of cornstarch and natural coloring that become adhesive when dampened, encouraging fine motor skills, imagination, and creative play. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

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

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 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 to 12 PM - Design Week Decorative Arts Workshops: Historic Transferware

We’re excited now to offer a selection of our most popular workshops to our Nantucket by Design attendees each day: Historic Transferware. NHA.org

10 AM to 1 PM - Free Family Activities at Shipwreck Museum

Outdoor activities featuring nautical crafts, marine science, rescue demonstrations, & more on the grounds of the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Rd; weather dependent free shuttle from 25 Federal St starting at 9:30 am.

10 AM to 4 PM - Nantucket by Design at the 1800 House

Includes Studio 534 presenting The Hive, a pop-up showroom, featuring unique designs by Honey Collins, in collaboration with O. Henry House & Betsy Textiles. 1800 House, 7 Mill Street. 508-228-1894 nha.org

10 AM to 5 PM - Hands on History: Postcards for Ages 5-12

Learn about Nantucket history through guided craft activities. Tony Sarg themed Postcards. Free with museum admission. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. nha.org

10:30 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour with NHA

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

11 AM - Cruise with ACK Sail

A Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passengers. Celebrate engagements, weddings, family reunions, or special time spent with good friends. Call 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset.

11 AM - Make your Own Nantucket T-Shirt with Barnaby’s Nantucket for Ages 6+

Each child will be given their own 100% cotton, long-sleeve Nantucket T-Shirt to create & design! Children can also bedazzle their shirts with rhinestones and patches. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

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

2 to 3 PM - Nantucket by Design: Panel: Coastal Collaboration from the Ground Up Featuring Heather Goodnow (Woodmeister), Andrew Kotchen (Workshop/APD), Ed Hollander, & Gary McBournie. Moderated by Jenna Talbott of New England Home magazine.Sponsored by TimberTech and Waterworks. NHA.org

2 to 4 PM - Design Week Decorative Arts Workshops: Woven Bangle Bracelets

We’re excited now to offer a selection of our most popular workshops to our Nantucket by Design attendees each day: Woven Bangle Bracelets. NHA.org

4 PM - Rainbow Unicorn Fairy Houses for Ages 4+

This class focuses on designing & creating miniature elements that come together to build a special house using mixed media, recycled, and raw materials: creative play, discovery, & exploration. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

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

Escape the summer crowds & enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with family & friends. On board music. BYOB. Book at nantucketbywater.com or 508-228-7037.

5:15 to 6:45 PM - Nantucket By Water Sip & Fish

Parents sip, and kids fish in this relaxing afternoon excursion. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Nantucket by Design: Opening Night Party

Enjoy a special evening kicking off Nantucket by Design to benefit the Nantucket Historical Association and the opportunity to mix and mingle with design luminaries. Sponsored by Serena & Lily. NHA.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.

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NANTUCKET ISLAND

Nantucket’s beautiful & pristine shorelines. For gentle surf, go to north shore beaches like Jetties, Steps Beach, Dionis, & Brant Point. For experienced swimmers who like heavier surf, visit Cisco, Surfside, Nobadeer, & Tom Nevers Beach. If you have senior members, Jetties and Sconset beaches is among the easier to access. Not all beaches have lifeguards, and only a few have facilities.

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.

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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Join the Blitz

Last week I was walking the Linda Loring Nature Foundation trails with two of our summer research and conservation volunteers. While we were examining some of our research trees, I noticed something different. There was a small, green and brown creature perched on the edge of a leaf. It had great camouflage, but the slight movement told me it wasn’t part of the leaf as it would like me to believe.

“What is that?” the volunteer asked. I should have all the answer, right? But as a plant ecologist, caterpillars and insects in general are something I am constantly learning. This became a demonstration opportunity in using one of my favorite tools, iNaturalist. I took a photo of the creature which only measured about 2cm and uploaded it to the app. Right away, the app suggested it was a Unicorn Prominent (Coelodasys unicornis). We had found a unicorn! The identification was confirmed a day later.

I had never seen a Unicorn Prominent before, and, together with my volunteers, we marveled at its ability to blend in perfectly with the black cherry leaves. We learned that the Unicorn Prominent becomes a moth (which look sort of unremarkable), but that as a larva (the caterpillar stage), it can be found from June to September in our area. It’s named for the horn-like protuberance on its first abdominal segment. It is green and brown and will ultimately grow up to 4cm. They cocoon beneath leaf litter, overwinter, and emerge in the spring, when we might get to discover it again as an adult!

This “discovery” of something not uncommon in our area is one of the reasons we began our Nantucket BioBlitz four years ago. Initiated by the Nantucket Land and Water Council (NLWC) in 2020, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation (LLNF) and the NLWC now partner on the Nantucket BioBlitz to document biodiversity across the island.

A BioBlitz is traditionally a short period of time when people (experts from different taxa as well as community members) catalog all forms of life in a specific area. Nantucket is a great place for this since we have an easily-defined geographic boundary: we have a moat! For the past 4 years, our BioBlitz has been held during the entire month of July, peak growing season. This year, we are concentrating the Blitz to cover 2 weeks in mid-July to get closer to an actual “blitz.”

From July 13 through the 26 , all flora and fauna of Nantucket County is fair game. That include Tuckernuck and Muskeget Islands, if you are lucky enough

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Cash Is King

I was holding up the line. And the beach wraps and the baseball hats were annoyed. I wasn’t quite worth the anger or the stare, but, I was slowing down the process that would bring them back to Chip, Becky, and the folks on Daddy’s deck.

I didn’t hold them up for long. Eventually, I found a few singles, left them in the jar, and went on my merry way with a Key Lime Pie and a bag of mussels. With the gray-haired obstacle out of the way, my betters were able to return to their cottage with the guacamole, or the lobsters, or the Peruvian salt chips.

In the great transformation, we somehow did away with cold hard cash—replacing coins and paper bills with dismissive gestures. Customers approach the register and tap their cards, swipe their watches, or flash the screen. The exchange of product for promise takes place in the time it takes to look up from Instagram, smile, and turn away.

The modern world has brought us many bright items of genius. And, while standing in line in an older store with cash registers and card machines, the pleasure of chatting and exchanging the news of the day grows increasingly frustrating after two or three iterations. I would like to pour my coffee, grab a muffin, make a dismissive tap on the glass, then head on my way without the languid line. The pleasures of conversation fades the further back in line you stand. However, the convenience of the “treasurer’s tap” carries some challenges in my life. First, my success

with the technology of the twenty first century has been spotty at best. Even with the the simplest “wealth swipe,” I am likely either to bollocks up the machine or cause a bank run in San Mateo. More importantly, I don’t want anyone, or any AI algorithm, to track my purchases. I don’t want to have a conversation with any delicate and dear loved one about the cinnamon twist I bought right after I bought a donut. Nor do I want my phone to suggest I get the twist the next time I buy a donut. If my waistline and wallet can keep a secret, the rest of us can as well. Finally, I like to think that my main goal as a consumer is to keep my money out of the plutocrats’ hands as much as possible. The banks like to get their beaks wet on every single transaction. The fish store pays for the privilege of having the “wealth swipe” by sending a small percentage of every transaction to the computer company, and to the Governor, and to whatever bank issues the cards; a lot of beaks need to be kept wet. Wherever there is a wet beak, there is a banker, and wherever there is a banker, there is a plutocrat.

On the other hand, cash has the subversive independence from all of the digital trails, signatures, and handshakes. It crosses everybody’s palms, without a peck or a beak. The five dollars I spend on coffee becomes the five dollars someone spends on lunch becomes the five dollars for a tequila shot, and then the five dollars in the offertory basket on Sunday morn-

ing. It travels, untouched, untracked, and undiminished, from one hand to another.

Therefore, those grimy, sweaty, and common bills circulate like honey bees through the town, pollinating the flowers and ripening the fruit. Where the digital cards go from hand to screen, the actual sums travel from one off-island account to three or four other off-island accounts. That digital tip will eventually make it into a paycheck, but only after stopping off to at least one digital firm, two banks, and the governor’s office. My friendly coffee pourer is more likely to spend his augmented check on phone bill, cable bill, rent, or toilet paper from Stop and Shop. Not on something fun.

Whereas cash, at some point, will probably end up here on Dave Street. I would much rather sponsor a spilled beer on the dance floor than an accruing column on an Excel spreadsheet at Goldman-Sachs. When I leave a tip for a server—be it for coffee, donuts, or Lobster Thermidore—I feel I am trying to sponsor a good time. Service work on Nantucket, in particular during the crazy weeks, can be long and painful. In my experience on the other side of the counter, the hours spend searching for the Splenda packets for Chad and Becky can be easily exchanged for some high spirited night time hijinks with the Beat Drops. Or they should be.

I suppose some of us tip because we are expected to—the screen comes up with its choices, and the great black bird of guilt squawks when you think of just initialing and walking away. I would like to believe that most of people in line behind me at the fish market are acknowledging the luck and good fortune that brought them to a place where they can buy eight live lobsters for dinner that night. Like tossing coins into the fountain, they acknowledge that the world has blessed them with enough money that they can toss some to others. That’s what I would like to believe.

For me, I see myself standing behind the register. I have spent a lot of time waiting for paychecks, amassing stacks of loose quarters from the piggy bank, and writing checks that will be good when the calendar turns. In the frozen-pea-andtomato-sauce-days, when I the extra cash, I didn’t save it: I bought a cup of coffee, or a glazed donut, or a draft beer. When I see myself standing at a register next to a plastic pickle jar, I remember how much I watched that jar fill up and what pleasures those folded bills might pay for.

If I could buy my younger self a drink, I would. So I do.

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est daughter, Rachel, and Sam, Rob’s 17-year-old son. As we drove, Rob and I talked endlessly about how the island was back in 1985. Patrick and Sam did a great job of tolerating the two old guys as we drifted through our reminiscing. I sensed that they were glad when the fishing commenced.

We started our fishing adventure on the outside (eastern) edge of Great Point. The howling southwest wind was at our backs and it made us look like heroes as we casted. There were no fish to be had on the easy side, however, so we loaded up and headed to Coatue to cast into the wind. I switched our lures from the Island X Hellfire 180s to heavier metal lures. That change was necessary in order to give my three novice surfcasters a chance at success on the blustery day.

Rob was dialed in immediately. He was getting some very respectable casting distance into the stiff breeze. Patrick and Sam soon got the hang of things as well. It took a couple of moves up and down the beach, along with a change of the tide to finally get on the bluefish. Rob hooked up and landed the first fish, causing a significant sigh of relief from his fishing guide. Several more fish followed. We didn’t exactly crush them but we put fish on the beach. As we left the beach and headed home, Rob and I resumed our trip in the time machine.

“My buddy and I rented the cottage at 17 Surfside Road, right across from the High School.” Rob and his buddies frequented the Muse and the Atlantic Café. Yeah, those were familiar haunts for me once upon a time as well. “I lived here for a year. I was making $200 a week and thought I was king! We worked hard and played hard.”

One of Rob’s playmates that year was Joe Topham, a Nantucket native and fellow architect. I happened to have Joe’s phone number, much to Rob’s delight. The two old friends had a great time reconnecting via the speaker phone in my truck. Joe texted a picture to me as we all conversed, a fantastic memory from their Design Associates days. Rob saw it and whooped with joy: “There I am in that bright red sweater! I was just telling Julie (Rob’s awesome wife) and the kids about this picture!”

“There is a calmness about Rob that just seems to steady a rough day. He was a great asset at Design Associates. We were a great team—Chris, Harold, Scott, Penny (Dey), Joc, Jenny and us two goofy nerds!” Joe laughs about that year and the camaraderie that he and Rob shared. “If Rob stuck around, I think we would have had an

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architectural business, maybe even a design-build firm.”

Instead of staying, Rob moved on to attend graduate school at the University of Kentucky. That’s where he met his current architectural business partner and wife, Julie. I was fortunate to get to meet Julie, along with their 23-year-old daughter Sophie, when Rob booked a second fishing trip. Julie is a Kentucky native and an absolute joy to be around. Sophie recently graduated from Michigan State University and is heading to law school this fall at either Vanderbilt or the University of Kentucky. I can see how law school will fit Miss Sophie: she is, as we say in these parts, wicked smart. And fierce! Wonderfully fierce, while still being as lovely as her mother at the same time.

Our Friday trip to Great Point followed much of the Tuesday script: early morning pickup, Wicked Island stop, casting on the eastern edge and then over to face the wind. Fortune smiled on us for about an hour and a half—the wind subsided, the rain held off, and the fish showed up. Rob led the way once again, hooking up to a bluefish just as he was telling me that he thought we were going to be skunked. Ye of little faith! Sam, the 17-year-old high school senior and football cornerback / safety, finally got on the board with a nice bluefish. Sophie joined the game as well, landing a good sized blue—out of sheer willpower, I suspect. And then the skies opened up and we scurried for the truck, the game called on account of rain.

I was having much too much fun with the Sears family to take them straight home. We toured the Polpis Road loop out to ‘Sconset and poked around for a bit. Julie admired the rose-covered cottages and the wide variety of house styles, Rob and I continued gabbing about summer adventures from years past, and Sam and Sophie most likely rolled their eyes at the two old dudes. I enjoyed this family so much!

I had one final question for Rob as we drove along: “Hey Rob, how would you feel if Sophie or Sam wanted to do a summer working on Nantucket?” Julie spoke up and said that would be great. Sophie said that a family friend has a son who is working as a caddy at the Nantucket Golf Club and loves it. Sam acted nonplussed by the thought, but I suspect he would jump at the chance. As for Rob, you ask? Well, Rob said nothing. And that spoke volumes to me about his one crazy summer spent here in 1985.

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to get out there. Using the iNaturalist app (a free database and identification project) anyone can observe something in nature, take a photo, and upload it. It’s that simple. You don’t even need to know exactly what it is. The algorithm of iNaturalist uses photo recognition, previous sightings, and location to identify your find. An added benefit is that experts from around the globe will verify (or correct) the identification, elevating it to “research grade.”

iNaturalist is one of the most popular nature apps in the world, helping people identify plants, animals, insects, microbes, etc. As of this writing, there are more than 197 million observations from around the world, documenting more than 480,000 species. This huge database is used by scientists to track different aspects of nature. By recording and sharing observations, you create researchquality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature.

In addition to the important data contribution, the BioBlitz is a fun reason to get out and take a closer look at some of your favorite places around Nantucket. By surveying all we see, we learn more about our natural communities. A BioBlitz promotes and, hopefully, improves local natural spaces by empowering community members to better understand and protect biodiversity.

From a scientific point if view, we collect data on what species are around the island, where and when. This kind of inventory of all species can highlight new things not seen before. It also helps us see the richness of our ecosystem: “richness” is the overall number of species.

In addition to the sheer number of species, we get information on what they are doing. The phenology, or timing of natural events, give us insight into how species may be changing with a changing climate. For example, when the pasture roses are blooming, when monarch caterpillars are seen, and when the blueberries are ripe—all phenological events typical in July.

Check out the BioBlitz page for all the information you need to join the project (llnf.org/bioblitz24). You can also find links to more information about how to use iNaturalist. We’ll be adding info on that page throughout the BioBlitz.

To participate, head out to any location on-island with your smartphone, snap a picture of the species you see, upload to the iNaturalist app, and join NLC and LLNF for Bioblitz 2024. You can document nearly any living thing you find— fish, crabs, insects, flowers, trees, and more—to help document the many special species found here on Nantucket Island.

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level. Once you have iNaturalist app, you can go it alone and log in observations. The morning of July 19, Linda Loring Nature Foundation is offering a chance to learn on a guided field trip at the property, covering a diversity of habitats. The field trip is free, but registration is required in advance at llnf.org/events. This is a great way to practice using iNaturalist and get a feel for how it works.

One of my favorite things each year is seeing what people observe. In 2023, the top species observed reflect the common species blooming or otherwise obvious in July: Common Yarrow, Northern Bayberry, Eastern Bumblebee, and Herring Gulls. Despite being the same time of year, 2022 had a different suite of top observed species, reflecting the interests of the participants as well as what’s around. That year, Common Milkweed dominated, followed by Great Mullein, Beach Rose, Eastern Cottontail Rabbits, and Osprey.

The highest richness achieved was in 2021 with 863 species. However, the greatest number of total observations was in 2023 with 3,051 observations made during the BioBlitz. We’re hoping to have similar numbers this year even with the shortened duration for the BioBlitz.

Here are a few highlights from last year that were unusual or surprising, or, at least, weird enough to inspire us all to learn a little more about some of our Nantucket creatures!

Dog Vomit Slime Mold (Fuligo septica) is an annual favorite. The name certainly is descriptive. This slime mold has been seen during every BioBlitz, and it’s often new to people. A new sighting for me was the Black Witch Butterfly (Ascalapha odorata). This moth is a large, bat-shaped, dark-colored nocturnal moth. It is the largest noctuoid in the continental United States. According to Wikipedia, in the folklore of many Central American cultures, it is associated with death or misfortune. It was seen last year at the end of July as an adult moth. Despite its association, I hope to see one!

Sometimes it’s the name of the species that is the most interesting. Wolf’s Milk (Lycogala epidendrum) is the common name for the small, bloblike pink fungus that sometimes dots downed logs in places like Squam. Other species are now present on our BioBlitz which never used to be seen. Lone-star ticks, for example, are now common across the island and that’s reflected in our BioBlitz observations.

To see some of the species from previous years, check out the project pages in iNaturalist: inaturalist.org/projects/nlc-and-llnf-bioblitz-2022?tab=species, and inaturalist.org/projects/nantucket-bioblitz-2023?tab=species. Let’s see what we can do to match or surpass some of those observations!

This year, to share in the observations and delight, jointly, in what we find, LLNF and NLWC are hosting an end-of-the-blitz recap party the afternoon of Friday July 26 for those who participate. We’ll go over highlights of the BioBlitz, compare to previous years, and talk about some fun finds. Details on where and when we are gathering will be posted on llnf.org/bioblitz24.

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Florence Putterman was awarded a National Endowment Grant in 1979 and has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe. She received many other awards and fellowships, and her paintings and prints can be seen in countless museum, university, and corporate collections around the world.

“I examine the world through my painting,” Florence Putterman once said, “My work springs from actual experience visually recalled and made permanent. My themes and images are concerned with man, his environment, and his interrelationships with all living creatures.”

Kathleen Knight chose to feature the glass sculptures of artist Robert Dane and the work of Carl Lopes as companion exhibits because of the symbolism in the work of all three of these artists: “all three express symbols and cultures close to the earth...primal, with a similar sense of metaphor.”

Heartbeats & Harmony is a collaborative show in The Gallery at Four India featuring work by Dane and Lopes—a “carry-over” for those unable to view the exhibit in The Sandwich Glass Museum. “Based on their mutual love of AfroCaribbean drumming and jazz, this exhibit features glass sculpture and imagery reflecting inspiration from Afrocentric cultures. Those who know Robert Dane's passion for drumming will be delighted by this interesting display of art glass by Dane and paintings by Lopes.”

Robert Dane’s chosen medium of glass is as delicate as it is transformative. This artist has been fascinated with glasswork from a young age—a fascination that evolved into a lifelong exploration of the material and of the delicate balance between fragility and strength that glass embodies. He’s studied with Italian glassmakers and has mastered murrine and other techniques. While his work is inspired by the Italian tradition of glassblowing, it has a distinctly American flavor, with vibrant colors and spontaneous improvisation.

Dane’s sculptures in this exhibition are a testament to his technical prowess and his artistic vision. Each piece is one-of-a-kind: an original work inspired by Caribbean and African culture.

Multi-media artist Carl Lopes was raised in a rich tradition of dance and music. His artwork explores realms where reality and imagination intertwine. Using airbrushed acrylics, holographic papers, glass beads, and jewelry, Lopes’ paintings appear like stained glass lit from behind. With bold strokes and subtle nuances, his work resonates with a quiet intensity.

Lopes describes his art as “a respectful nod to centuries of influential African design and tradition. Colors, patterns and compositions pay tribute to ancestral heritages and cultures, yet maintain a direct contemporary vibe.”

Together, Florence Putterman, Robert Dane, and Carl Lopes create a tapestry of creativity that spans generations and disciplines. Their companion exhibits in The Gallery at Four India offer a glimpse into the souls of artists who have dedicated their lives to capturing the intangible essence of beauty and truth. Each brushstroke, each fusion of glass, each embellishment expresses an unyielding desire to create something that resonates beyond the confines of time and space.

This art exhibition in The Gallery at Four India featuring Florence Putterman, Robert Dane, and Carl Lopes is a celebration of the human spirit’s boundless capacity for creativity and expression. It is a reminder that art, in all its forms, has the power to transcend barriers and unite us in a shared experience of beauty and wonder.

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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.

Events & Entertainment

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7 to 8:30 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 locations. $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 15 min early. 774-325-8972

TUESDAY, JULY 16

7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T

Capt. Fred Tonkin is an experienced fisherman who will take you to where the fish are biting. All equipment provided. Memorable for the whole family. Reservations: 508-228-6655 (evenings: 508-257-4176). Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm

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 from Star Wars. Book at WalkNantucket.com or 508-422-7466.

9 AM to 4 PM - Nantucket by Design Welcome & Check-In Center

Join us in the garden at a historic Main Street home to start your day and mingle with fellow event attendees. Hadwen House, 96 Main Street. NHA.org

9:30 AM - Princess Please! for Ages 2-6

This Barnaby’s class celebrates imagination, creativity, and all things Princess! Your child will decorate a crown + make a special fairy wand that will provide hours of playtime fun. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.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

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 - 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 - 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 Design: Panel: Creating with Color

Featuring Meg Braff, Jesse Carrier, Mara Miller, Nina Farmer & Joy Moyler. Moderated by Steele Marcouxof Veranda Magazine. Sponsored by Benjamin Moore and Eleish Van Breems. Susan Zises Green, Design Panel Emerita NHA.org

10 AM to 12 PM - Design Week Decorative Arts Workshops: Natural Seaweed Stationary

We’re excited now to offer a selection of our most popular workshops to our Nantucket by Design attendees each day: Natural Seaweed Stationary. NHA.org

10 AM to 1 PM - Free Family Activities at Shipwreck Museum

Outdoor activities featuring nautical crafts, marine science, rescue demonstrations, & more on the grounds of the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Rd; weather dependent free shuttle from 25 Federal St starting at 9:30 am.

10 AM to 4 PM - Nantucket by Design at the 1800 House

Includes Studio 534 presenting The Hive, a pop-up showroom, featuring unique designs by Honey Collins, in collaboration with O. Henry House & Betsy Textiles. 1800 House, 7 Mill Street. 508-228-1894 nha.org

10 AM to 5 PM - Hands on History: Tea Cup Designs for Ages 5-12

Learn about Nantucket history through guided craft activities. Tony Sarg themed Tea Cup Designs. Free with museum admission. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. nha.org

10 AM to 5:30 PM - Trunk Show - Nicholas Varney

Jewelry artisan Nicholas Varney, world renowned for his exquisite designs, shares his latest collections. Susan Lister Locke Gallery, 28 Easy Street. @susanlisterlocke 508-228-2132 SusanListerLocke.com

10:30 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour with NHA

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

11 AM - Cruise with ACK Sail

A Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passengers. Celebrate engagements, weddings, family reunions, or special time spent with good friends. Call 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset.

11 AM - Summer Spa Day for Ages 5+

Kids will get to pamper themselves (& get a little messy) as they make sparkling bath scrubs, shimmering lip balms, calming essential oils, and glittering bath bombs during this special Barnaby’s class. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

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.

12:30 to 1:30 PM - Nantucket by Design: Conversation with Nicholas Varney

An engaging discussion with Susan Lister Locke & renowned jewelry designer Nicholas Varney. Discover the artistry & inspiration behind Varney’s exquisite designs. Gain insight into his creative process & career journey. NHA.org

2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

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

2 to 3 PM - Nantucket by Design: Panel: Perfectly Paired

Featuring Victoria Hagan & Brian Sawyer. Moderated by JacquelineTerrebonne of Galerie Magazine. Sponsored by JennAir and Little Greene. NHA.org

2 to 4 PM - Design Week Decorative Arts Workshops:Woven Basket Cuff Bracelet We’re excited now to offer a selection of our most popular workshops to our Nantucket by Design attendees each day: Woven Basket Cuff Bracelet. NHA.org

3 PM - A Walk Down Main Street with Nantucket Preservation Trust

NPT’s classic tour provides an overview of Nantucket in its heyday & focuses on the portion of Main Street between the Pacific National Bank and the Civil War Monument. Participants in the 75-min. tour will get a copy of the NPT’s acclaimed history A Walk Down Main Street. Meet at 11 Centre Street

4 PM - Build & Create with Magna-Tiles for Ages 3+

Your child will use 25 Magna-Tiles + a set of special tiles that they can design using glitter, charms, gems, & beads, to create a unique structure. A great takehome project that your child can use again and again. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

4 to 6 PM - Nantucket by Design: Keynote Speaker and Book Signing

Featuring Ken Fulk and his newest publication, Ken Fulk: The Movie in My Mind. Sponsored by Handy & Dallaire Events, Pierre Frey, and Centre Pointe. NHA.org

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

Escape the summer crowds & enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with family & friends. On board music. BYOB. Book at nantucketbywater.com or 508-228-7037.

5:15 to 6:45 PM - Nantucket By Water Sip & Fish

Parents sip, and kids fish in this relaxing afternoon excursion. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

6 to 7 PM - Dreamland Conversations: Sebastian Junger

This talk features journalist, author, director, & producer Sebastian Junger, who will discuss his career and with his newest book In “My Time of Dying: How I Came Face to Face with the Idea of an Afterlife,” detailing his near-death experience & the aftermath. The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. NantucketDreamland.org

6 to 8 PM - Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club for Grades 9-12

Let out your inner warrior in this beginner-friendly Dungeons & Dragons club. All skill levels welcome. Space is limited: email shurd@nantucketatheneum.org ahead of time. 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 - Live Music at the Brotherhood

Hear Sista Dee Duo perform in the Cisco Surf Bar, upstairs at the Brotherhood, 23 Broad Street.

7 PM - Clue by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave cult-fans & newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! Tickets at theatrenantucket.org

7 to 8:30 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

7 to 8:30 PM - Nantucket by Water Sunset Cruise with Shanty Singers

A Sunset Cruise with Live music by Nantucket’s own Shanty Singers! BYOB. Departure time varies with sunset. Call 508-228-7037 or book at nantucketbywater.com

8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route

A 1-1/3 mi, 90 min eerie stroll featuring Old North Burial Ground, Oldest House, & 2 haunted hotels. Led by original guide. $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 15 min early. 774-325-8972

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Island Fun & Shopping

Adventure / Eco-Tours

Nantucket by Water

508-228-7037

Joy West Collection

Open for the 2024 season

Designer Inspired Jewelry & Fashions

508-325-4400

14 S. Water Street

Joy West Collection located at 14 S. Waters Street offers a stunning and youthful collection of original and reproduction jewelry and clothing. Our Italian Linen and Baroque pearls are a must see for any events happening here on the island. Our new Greece & St. Bart’s Collection offer up soft macrame knits and a light and beautiful feel for walks on the beach or moonlit boat ride. Joy has searched the world over for the finest craftsmanship and most beautiful fabrics in order to make her store a one-of-a-kind place to shop. Swing by and say hi and see why everyone is saying, Joy West is their “favorite” store in Nantucket! We are kitty corner from The Dreamland Theatre! joyjewelry.com

Serenella 44

Open daily

Ready-to-Wear, Accessories, Apothecary, Casa

508-422-7466

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

Assemble 02554

Open daily from 9am to 6pm

18a Federal Street Women’s & Children’s Apparel & Accessories shopassembleco.com

Assemble is a circular retailer offering an elevated collection of women’s and children’s apparel and accessories. We gather brands and independent designers together to provide a curated assortment of natural, ethically produced, and regenerative products. Our carefully selected brands are highlighted in store both for their commitment to sustainability and for their cravable designs. Come explore our growing community of brands and meet some new favorites.

Blue Beetle

508-690-3400

44 Centre Street

Aspirational, trendsetting, and always ahead of the curve – The SERENELLA 44 selection for 2024 is a seamless mix of iconic names and buzzy newcomers. Discover a curated into-weekend assortment imbued with a lifestyle appeal for contemporary self-confident women seeking to stand out. From bold to classic, from sensual to sophisticated, our seasonal offering reveals new ideas of individuality through inventive mismatches that set off an impeccably cool attitude. serenellausa.com

Serenella Nantucket

508-228-3400

Open for the 2024 Season 9 South Beach Street

Ready-to-Wear, Accessories, Fine Jewelry

Heralded by Elle Magazine as one of the top 50 boutiques in the world and consistently voted Best of Boston, SERENELLA offers the best of ready-to-wear, accessories, and fine jewelry from around the globe. For the 2024 season, we are pleased to welcome the world of Thom Browne presented exclusively at SERENELLA, featuring the house’s innovative and distinctive designs. In addition, experience a curated selection from established and emerging designers for women, including Balmain, Barrie, Giambattista Valli, God’s True Cashmere, High Sport, Lanvin, Marlo Laz, Massimo Alba, and more. serenellausa.com

Artists & Galleries

Artists Association of Nantucket

508-228-3227

Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Gifts 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 BlueBeetleNantucket.com

Commonwealth

Open Daily. Visit us in the store & online!

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

508-228-0294

Annual Gala Online Auction July 10-15 “Blue Skylines” July 12-29 19 Washington St. In-Person Gallery & Online Exhibits

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. In The Big Gallery upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf, you can enjoy “Blue Skylines” July 12-29, with a reception on July 19. Stay in touch at nantucketarts.org for a schedule of downtown Gallery Exhibits as well as classes and workshops at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) at 24 Amelia Drive, where you can also view “Champion Showcase #3” through July 15. Visit AAN’s online gallery at sales.nantucketarts.org to view regularly changing exhibitions of fresh, original artwork from iconic Nantucket artists. nantucketarts.org

G. S. Hill Gallery

Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm

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

508-228-5073

Wine • Clothing • Home • Gifts • Provisions Open daily at 4 Easy Street

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

The Dress Code

508-228-1353

40 Straight Wharf

G. S. HILL’s one-man gallery is open daily. For more than three decades, Greg’s original oil and watercolor paintings have captured the image, spirit, and soul of Nantucket. The gallery also offers giclees and miniatures, plus exclusive American-made gifts designed by Greg and Judi Hill. Stunning porcelain china dinnerware, hand-pressed glass and ornaments are only a few of treasures you will find. gshill.com

Gallery at Four India

508-680-1716

Lifestyle Clothing & Accessories for Women 9 Centre Street Clothing, Jewelry, Handbags

Fourth season for this little gem of a boutique, a favorite shopping hotspot with locals and visitors. This clothing & accessories boutique offers an eclectic array of specialty merchandise for women of all ages, sizes, and styles. Discover hand-selected Italian linen, gorgeous dresses from Bali, embellished and sequined sun dresses from Paris, travel-friendly and wrinkle-resistant fabrics, soft cotton and textured fabrics from USA— something for every occasion! New merchandise arrives daily, and you will always see something new and unique. Locations in Islamorada and Ocean Reef Club® in The Florida Keys. ZeroDressCode.com

508-228-8509

Three superb shows July 1-17 featuring work by Robert Dane, Carl Lopes, & Florence Putterman Open Daily upstairs at 4 India Street

Opening Reception July 12 from 6 to 8 pm A fine selection of art & art glass

THE GALLERY AT FOUR INDIA is an exhibition gallery that offers the collector an tranquil space to browse through fine collections of art. The Gallery also represents some of the finest contemporary artists known for their traditional realism. “Entwined Metaphors” features the artwork of Florence Putterman. “Heartbeats & Harmony” is a show featuring the art glass of Robert Dane and paintings by Carl Lopes. On July 12, the gallery will host a festive opening reception for these superb shows. THE GALLERY AT FOUR INDIA is open Mon-Sat 10 to 5 and Sunday noon to 4 pm. thegallerynantucket.com

Susan Lister Locke Gallery 508-228-2132 & 508-221-0531

Open daily on the waterfront

28A Easy Street

July 10-24: Anne Marie Bratton Art Show Inspired and Creative Jewelry July 16-18: Jewelry Artisan Nicholas Varney Trunk Show susanlisterlocke.com

Inspired by the Ocean that surrounds her, be it in her Gallery on Nantucket or her winter home in Palm Beach Florida, Jewelry Designer, Susan Lister Locke creates highly sought after, unique jewelry using beautiful, and oftentimes rare, gemstones set in high karat Gold and Platinum.

Island Fun & Shopping

Banking

Cape Cod 5

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

508-228-0800

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

508-325-2722

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

508-228-1151

“The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island” Open daily at 6 Broad Street Harvey A Young’s Bicycle Shop started on Nantucket in 1931. When Harvey sold the business to his son, Roger, it became YOUNG’S BICYCLE SHOP. Now with over 90 years in business, the 4th generation is running YOUNG’S. The Young family and their staff provide you with the ideal rental bike for Nantucket. Their fleet of CANNONDALE and TREK bikes are well maintained, so you and your family can have a safe and enjoyable bike ride around the island. YOUNG’S also rents cars and Jeeps. Check out their website, give them a call, or stop in to see their friendly, knowledgeable staff, so they can share with you “The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”. Reservations & delivery services available. youngsbicycleshop.com

Books & Publications

CALL NANTUCKET

508-228-9165 ext. 110

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

Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket

508-228-9165

Guiding visitors on Nantucket for 54 years 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

Open Daily & Have fun with WHERE’S WALDO 54 Main Street

See the calendar for our upcoming book signings nantucketbookpartners.com

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, pre-

orders, signed copies, e-books, audio books, gift cards, staff picks, and more. If the book is “on our shelves now” we can offer next business day island home delivery for a small fee. If the book is not on-hand we can either ship it to you or order it for you. We are also happy to ship books to anywhere in the US. MITCHELL’S is open daily. Stop by Mitchell’s Book Corner to pick up your “Where’s Waldo Local” passport and have fun finding Waldo downtown this July. 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

774-236-1374

Year-Round & Insured 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

Open 10 am to 7 pm

19 Spearhead Drive

Medical & Recreational Cannabis Dispensary AckNat.com

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

The Green Lady Dispensary

Open daily 10 am to 7 pm

Small-batch, artisanal cannabis products

774-333-3875

11 Amelia Drive

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

Young’s Bicycle Shop

508-228-1151

Open daily in season 6 Broad Street

“The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island” youngsbicycleshop.com

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.

Charters - Sailing & Boating

ACK Sail

508-423-9985

Sit back, relax & enjoy the ride... 11 am, 1pm, 4pm, & sunset

Call to reserve your sailing & harbor cruise charters

Enjoy a Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruises for up to 17 passengers. It’s the perfect way to celebrate engagements, weddings, family reunions, or special time spent with good friends. Give us a call, and let’s get an unforgettable evening on the water squared away for you. Book your trip at Acksail.com. Departures at 11 am, 1pm, 4pm, and sunset. Acksail.com

Endeavor Sailing Excursions

508-228-5585

Private Charters. Per Person Fares Slip 1015, Straight Wharf

“Captain James Genthner shares his love of the Island with visitors aboard his sloop EN-

Island Fun & Shopping

Contests

NANTUCKET PHOTO CONTEST

508-228-9165

Deadline Sept. 12, 2024 - CASH PRIZES 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

Copying, Mailboxes, Shipping

The UPS Store

508-325-8884

Locally owned and operated 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!

Family Fun

Family Activities @ Children’s Beach

508-228-0925

Activities & Fun at Children’s Beach thru mid-August at Children’s Beach Fun & games for children and families nantucket-ma.gov/childrensbeach Children’s Beach, located at the end of Harbor View Way, is the perfect park for families and children. Through mid-August, the Town of Nantucket’s Culture & Tourism department sponsors fun for everyone. Free NanPuppet shows with Lizza Saturdays at 10 am, and live music! See our display ad, check the events calendar, and visit our website for details.

Fishing Charters

Herbert T. Day: 508-228-6655

Daily: 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm. Call for Reservations Slip 14, Straight Wharf

Trolling “Catch those Blues and Bass!” fishnantucket.net

Make sure you don’t miss the fishing while you’re here on Nantucket! The HERBERT T sport fishing boat will take you to where the blues are biting. Captain Fred Tonkin is an experienced fisherman and will provide you with all the equipment for up to six people to fish at one time. He takes four 2-1/2-hour trips a day: 7 am, 10 am, 1 pm and 4 pm, and the fishing starts just 15 minutes from the dock. The HERBERT T is fully licensed and insured and is fully equipped electronically. While you’re on Nantucket, do as the islanders do - catch some blues! $150 per person (minimum of 2 people). Private charters are also available for $650 - up to 6 persons.

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

ACK 4170®

Lots of new, salty-good island-inspired gifts!

Gift Giving Made Easy: July 18 from 10-4 at 7 Easy Street plus 24/7 Online Store

Unique, salty-good gifts & products by small makers & artists

ACK 4170®, your favorite gift boutique, your favorite Nantucket Online Gift Shop is chockedfull of new salty-good island-inspired gifts! Shop at ACK4170.com for their beautiful gifts, apparel & accessories, candles, home decor, holiday decor, artwork (paintings & photography), cards & stationery made by small makers and artists. Voted “Best Nantucket Gift Shop” by Cape Cod Life magazine readers year after year. Sail with us on Instagram at: @ack4170 and Facebook: ACK 4170. Visit our online store at ACK4170.com AND on Thursday, July 18, come and shop from 10 am to 4 pm at 7 Easy Street: the home of Victoria Greenhood. ACK4170.com

Current Vintage

508-228-5073

Wine • Clothing • Home • Gifts • Provisions Open daily at 4 Easy Street

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

Hill’s of Nantucket

Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm

Unique & Original Nantucket Theme Gifts

508-228-1353

40 Straight Wharf

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

Island Variety

Open Daily for Everything You Need!

508-228-6883

59 Old South Road Gifts, Party Supplies, Tabletop, Toys, Beach Supplies

There’s a store on Nantucket that has everything you need to make summer fun. Planning a gathering? Looking for some fun games for the grands? Need a gift + the paper & ribbons to wrap it? ISLAND VARIETY has it all! They carry a wide range of gifts for all ages, tablewear to dress up your dinner party, greeting cards & gift wrap, toys+games+puzzles, crafts, beach supplies & sand toys, apparel, accessories & jewelry, housewares, and so much more. Their spacious store on Old South Road is a one-stop shop for all your summertime supplies. And they have plenty of parking to make your life easier! Don’t fight the summer traffic downtown, come to ISLAND VARIETY for all you need! ackislandvariety.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 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 St. shorethinggifts.com Museum Shop at the Whaling Museum 508-228-1894, ext. 138 Open during museum hours: 10am-5pm in the Whaling Museum, 11 Broad Street NHA exclusives, gifts, apparel, books, home decor

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

Health Care

Nantucket Cottage Hospital

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 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!

19 Old South Wharf Jewelry and Home Decor icarusandco.com

Discover unique sculptural jewelry by local artists. We interpret nature through wearable art, handmade in small batches using uncommon and precious materials – including our exclusive collection of Nantucket beach stone jewelry. Follow along on instagram for a behind the scenes look: @icarusandco + @nantucketbeachstones. Visit us in-person on Old South Wharf or online.

It’s A Shore Thing 508-680-1901

Distinctive Nantucket Gifts

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

Island/Today’s Nantucket

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

Respoke.com

Iconic designer scarves repurposed 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

508-680-4317

Call for our services 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

508-228-9165

Beaches, Events, Museums, Dining, Classifieds, & More Nantucket.net Visit us online & follow us on Instagram @nantucket_insider Visit Nantucket before & after you visit Nantucket! 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

Island Apps

Call Nantucket

Your telephone book for Nantucket FREE download for IOS and Android

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

Island Wildlife Refuge

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

508-228-5646

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

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

Jewelry

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 BlueBeetleNantucket.com

Icarus + Co.

Open for the season!

19 Old South Wharf

Jewelry and Home Decor icarusandco.com

Discover unique sculptural jewelry by local artists. We interpret nature through wearable art, handmade in small batches using uncommon and precious materials – including our exclusive collection of Nantucket beach stone jewelry. Follow along on instagram for a behind the scenes look: @icarusandco + @nantucketbeachstones. Visit us in-person on Old South Wharf or online.

Jewelers’ Gallery of Nantucket

508-228-0229

Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry 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

Katherine Grover Fine Jewelry

See her exquisite Nantucket Collection available at Sylvia Antiques, 15 Main Street and online

646-896-4013

Inspired by the ancient 24 karat gold jewelry found in temple treasuries, buried hoards, and tombs, KATIE GROVER’s handmade custom designs have a character and quality all of their own. Designs are drawn from history, architecture, Nantucket, and the natural world and made using age-old techniques and tools. Her Nantucket Collection is on display in Sylvia Antiques, 15 Main Street. Reach her by text or call at 646-896-4013 and shop online at katherinegroverfinejewelry.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

Susan

Lister Locke Gallery

Open daily on the waterfront

508-228-2132 & 508-221-0531

28A Easy Street

July 10-24: Anne Marie Bratton Art Show Inspired and Creative Jewelry

July 16-18: Jewelry Artisan Nicholas Varney Trunk Show susanlisterlocke.com

Inspired by the Ocean that surrounds her, be it in her Gallery on Nantucket or her winter home in Palm Beach Florida, Jewelry Designer, Susan Lister Locke creates highly sought after, unique jewelry using beautiful, and oftentimes rare, gemstones set in high karat Gold and Platinum.

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

Island Fun & Shopping

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

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

“Risk, Rescue, & Recognition: Nantucket’s Heroes of the Sea” drive or take a free shuttle to 158 Polpis Road

Daily Family Activities, Museum Talks & Tours

508-228-1885

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. And the newly renovated boathouse will feature a new exhibit: 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

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

508-228-1961

Where Home & Garden Meet 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

508-330-4432

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

Shoes

Native Shoes

508-221-7223

Live Lightly 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.

Respoke

Respoke.com

Open for the 2024 Season 41 Straight Wharf Iconic designer scarves repurposed

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

Special Events

Boston Pops on Nantucket

August 10, 2024 at Jetties Beach

Super Diamond, the Neil Diamond Tribute, will take the stage as the special musical guest at the 2024 annual Boston Pops on Nantucket, signing the music of Neil Diamond alongside the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Best-selling author and island resident Elin Hilderbrand will host the event, chaired by Erin and Jamie Siminoff. Tickets are on sale now: General Admission Adults $30; Kids $10 (under age 5 are admitted free). For special reserved seating, call 508-825-8250. nantuckethospital.org/Pops

Nantucket by Design

July 15-18, 2024

508-228-1894

Call or visit nha.org for tickets Annual Design Show to Benefit NHA

The NHA celebrates the island’s unique influence on American design with engaging lectures, lively panel discussions, and both intimate and grand gatherings. NANTUCKET BY DESIGN is held this year from July 15-18. Don’t miss this in-person, unforgettable experience featuring Ken Fulk, Aerin Lauder, Mark D. Sikes, Steele Marcoux, Nicholas Varney, and other top professionals. Tickets at nha.org or by calling the Nantucket Historical Association at 508-228-1894. nha.org

Nantucket Comedy Festival

July 11, 12, & 13, 2024

Tickets & Passes at NantucketComedy.com in the Dreamland Theatre Four Fun-Filled Performances

THE NANTUCKET COMEDY FESTIVAL is back on ACK! Three fun-filled days starting with Ladies of Laughter on Opening Night featuring nationally headlining female comedians. This event on July 11 is for ladies and gentlemen, so make it a date night or bring your friends. Friday, July 12, starts with the hilarious Stand Up & Learn Student Performances at 5 pm and continues at 7 pm with International Night: a World of Comedy on Nantucket, featuring top comics. The 2024 COMEDY FESTIVAL ends Saturday, July 13 with the every-popular Comedy Smackdown: NYC vs Boston Comics. Get your tickets now at nantucketcomedy.com The Nantucket Comedy Festival is a non-profit organization that uses comedy to empower, engage, and inspire through its annual festival and the year-round Stand Up & Learn™ workshops. nantucketcomedy.com

NHA Summer Site Series

Crafts, demos, & talks Wednesdays from 10am-1pm

508-228-1894

New location every week: see our ad for details Your portal to Nantucket history No trip to Nantucket is complete without learning about our island’s history with the NANTUCKET HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. For 3 Wednesdays during July, join the NHA staff from 10 am to 1 pm for FREE and family-friendly craft activities, demonstrations, and talks that bring the history of each site to life!

July 10: Gather at the Old Mill, 50 Prospect Street

July 17: Gather at the Old Goal, 15R Vestal Street

July 24: Gather at Greater Light, 8 Howard Street nha.org

Swim Across America Relay Swim to Raise Funds to Fight Cancer

July 27 at Jetties Beach

Jetties Beach

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

Weekend at the Library

July 18-20, 2024

A New Benefit For Nantucket’s Free Public Library & Gathering Place

508-228-1110

1 India Street

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

Island Fun & Shopping

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

Women + Wellness

July 22, 2024 from 5-7 pm

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

Tours - Van

Gail’s Tours, Inc.

508-825-8250

Held in the Great Harbor Yacht Club Presented by Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Don’t miss the 7th annual NCH Women+Wellness event on Monday, July 22! This year, Nantucket Cottage Hospital is delighted to welcome as featured speaker Dr. Carey York-Best, the Division Director of Benign Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Associate Director of the third year clerkship director for Mass General at Harvard Medical School. Doors open at 4:45 pm; the program starts at 5 pm, and a reception follows at 6 pm. With the help of our generous sponsors, the event and valet parking is being offered free of charge but tickets are required: nantuckethospital.org. Sponsorships are also available. nantuckethospital.org

Theatre

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

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

508-228-4305

CLUE - on stage July 10 to Aug 24 Nantucket’s Longest Running Professional Theatre Tickets available now for OH WHAT A NIGHT Tickets at theatrenantucket.org THEATRE WORKSHOP of Nantucket has been the island’s live theatre company since 1956. “Everyone is guilty of having a good time” at TWN’s production of CLUE, opening July 10. Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, CLUE is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t wait! Buy your tickets at theatrenantucket.org. And don’t forget to get your tickets to OH, WHAT A NIGHT... the anticipated TWN summer fundraiser on July 31 featuring stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys. TWN: Where Nantucket Meets Broadway! theatrenantucket.org

Thrift Shop

Seconds Shop

508-228-1894

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

508-228-6677

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

Bartlett’s Farm Tours

Thru Aug. 31: visit website for days & times

508-228-9403

Bartlett Farm Road Immersive PYO Veggies & Flowers Tours bartlettsfarm.com

Step aboard the Bartlett Farm hay wagon as they take you on a journey to the heart of their produce or flower fields, where you can witness first-hand what’s in-season. You’ll have plenty of time to stop at multiple points of interest along the way, and they’ll provide you with a bag so you can fill it up with farm-fresh vegetables to take home or with the clippers and instruction to make your own bouquet. Dates, times, and reservations at bartlettsfarm.com/farm-tours

Tours - Bus

Barrett’s Tours

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

508-228-0174

1-1/2 hr tour; departs daily at 9:30am, 12:30 pm, & 3 pm departs from 25 Federal St Private charters available BARRETT’S TOURS is the oldest tour company on Nantucket. BARRETT’S offers 1-1/2 hour historic tours daily from 25 Federal Street (across from the Visitors Center) at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm. BARRETT’S also has Coach bus service for weddings, clambakes, and large private tours. For more information and reservations, please call 508-228-0174.

Nantucket Island Tours

508-228-0334

Two Great Tours departing from Greenhound Station on Washington St Nantucket’s Premiere Transportation Company 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

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

Watches

The Trinity Collection

Open for the 2024 summer season

Classic timepieces: vintage & contemporary

508-228-7557

50 Main Street

THE TRINITY COLLECTION. Our shop offers an extensive collection of fine timepieces—classic designs with superb Swiss watchmaking. We specialize in fine watches such as: Franck Muller, Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin, Cartier, Chronoswiss, Audemars, Graham, Panerai, Ulysse Nardin, Pierre Kunz, U Boat, and Rolex—vintage and contemporary. We also offer fine jewelry, contemporary and estate. We take trades and are always looking to purchase timepieces.

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Bakeries

Nantucket Bake Shop

trons! 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

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

Try our new Gluten-Free goodies! Open Monday-Saturday from 6:30 am 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

Bartlett’s Farm

Open Daily, Year Round

508-228-2797

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

Try our new Gluten-Free goodies! Open Monday-Saturday from 6:30 am 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.

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. Upstairs in their Cisco Surf Bar, they have live music most nights. brotherhoodnantucket.com

Cisco Brewers

508-228-9403

33 Bartlett Farm Road

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

508-325-5929

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

Rose & Crown

508-228-8810

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

Open Daily for Takeout

Healthy Take Out — Wraps & Smoothies

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

508-228-2595

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

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

Markets

Bartlett’s Farm

508-228-6005

508-228-9403

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

The Faregrounds

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.

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 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 pa-

Restaurants

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

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with a surf shack vibe and live music, the Notch Whiskey Bar, and a Beer Garden on their patio— all in the heart of downtown Nantucket. THE BROTHERHOOD’s different menus feature fresh salads, sushi, hot & cold appetizers, nachos, hearty burgers & sandwiches, their famous curly fries, and entrees featuring fish, chicken, and steak. To accompany your meal, THE BROTHERHOOD serves Cisco & other craft beers on draft, wines by the glass & by the bottle, and more than a dozen signature cocktails. brotherhoodnantucket.com

The Chanticleer

508-257-4499

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. 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

Dune

508-228-5550

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

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

Wine & Spirits

Current Vintage

508-228-5073

Open Daily: see calendar for special Tasting Events 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

Events & Entertainment

Events are updated daily, year-round at Nantucket.net from page 26

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Capt. Fred Tonkin is an experienced fisherman who will take you to where the fish are biting. All equipment provided. Memorable for the whole family. Reservations: 508-228-6655 (evenings: 508-257-4176). Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm

7:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Birding Field Trip

Explore Nantucket’s birding hotspots and observe birds in their natural habitats. Pre-registration is required at LLNF.org/birdingregistration - deadline to register is previous Tuesday at 12 noon. Linda Loring Nature Foundation

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 and American oystercatchers during the summer and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. Book at WalkNantucket.com or 508-422-7466.

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

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

8:30 AM - The Luna Walk (A.K.A. “Fabulous Mansions”)

You’ll be over the moon after going on this 3-mi, 75-min., non-stop exercise walkwith historic commentary follows in the footsteps of Luna (Nantucket’s most physically fit dog) thru Lily Pond Park, past Oldest House& the fabulous mansions of The Cliff & Brant Point. Arrive 10 min early at the corner of Federal & India sts. by Atheneum fence. $25 Cash Only. No reservations necessary. 774-325-8972

8:30 AM - Pick Your Own Flowers Tour at Bartlett’s Farm

A picturesque morning in the certified organic flower fields at Bartlett’s Farm where you pick flowers & capture unforgettable moments with family. Clippers & expert guidance provided to help you create the perfect bouquet: create memories that will last a lifetime! Tour approximately 1.5 hours. Tickets: BartlettsFarm.com

9 to 11 AM - Folgers Marsh Kayak Tour with Nantucket Conservation Foundation

A one-of-a-kind eco-tour through beautiful Folger’s Marsh guided by expert scientists & educators from the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. Kayaks & safety equipment provided. Tours meet at Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Rd. Only 10 people: $40 per adult, $25 under 17) Exact times may change due to tides and weather. Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum.

9 AM to 4 PM - Nantucket by Design Welcome & Check-In Center

Join us in the garden at a historic Main Street home to start your day and mingle with fellow event attendees. Hadwen House, 96 Main Street. NHA.org

9:30 AM - Sensory Sandbox: Construction & Vehicles for Ages 2-6

Children can explore & strengthen their fine motor skills and sensory development, creativity, and independent play! They’ll make Kinetic Sand, then play with different objects they have created. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

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

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 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 to 12 PM - Design Week Decorative Arts Workshops: Historic Transferware

We’re excited now to offer a selection of our most popular workshops to our Nantucket by Design attendees each day: Historic Transferware. NHA.org

10 AM to 1 PM - Summer Site Series - Old Jail

Join us at an NHA Historic Site for craft activities, demonstrations, and talks that bring the unique history of each site to life! Old Jail, 15R Vestal Street.

10 AM to 1 PM - Free Family Activities at Shipwreck Museum

Outdoor activities featuring nautical crafts, marine science, rescue demonstrations, & more on the grounds of the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Rd; weather dependent free shuttle from 25 Federal St starting at 9:30 am.

10 AM to 4 PM - Nantucket by Design at the 1800 House

Includes Studio 534 presenting The Hive, a pop-up showroom, featuring unique designs by Honey Collins, in collaboration with O. Henry House & Betsy Textiles. 1800 House, 7 Mill Street. 508-228-1894 nha.org

10 AM to 5 PM - Hands on History: Watercolor Illustration for Ages 5-12

Learn about Nantucket history through guided craft activities. Tony Sarg themed illustrations. Free with museum admission. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. nha.org

10 AM to 5:30 PM - Trunk Show - Nicholas Varney

Jewelry artisan Nicholas Varney, world renowned for his exquisite designs, shares his latest collections. Susan Lister Locke Gallery, 28 Easy Street. @susanlisterlocke 508-228-2132 SusanListerLocke.com

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

11 AM - Cruise with ACK Sail

A Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passengers. Celebrate engagements, weddings, family reunions, or special time spent with good friends. Call 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset.

11 AM - Patches x Sweatshirts + Beading! with Barnaby’s Nantucket for Ages 6+

Children choose from a variety of fun, colorful patches to create & design their own sweatshirt! Each child will also be able to make multiple bracelets or necklaces for a full hour of fashion fun. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

11 AM to 12 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.

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 to 1:30 PM - Nantucket By Water Oyster Tours

Tour a working Oyster Farm and learn what goes into growing the perfect Nantucket Oyster. Call 508-228-7037 or book online at nantucketbywater.com Departs again at 1:30 PM

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.

1 to 3:30 PM - Day Sail Aboard the Tall Ship Lynx

Enjoy a lovely day on the water standing on a piece of history! Nantucket’s longest hourly and most affordable sailing event you can do. Highly recommended by anyone who has sailed on Lynx. TallShipLynx.org

2 to 4 PM - Design Week Decorative Arts Workshops: Sailors Valentine Ornament

We’re excited now to offer a selection of our most popular workshops to our Nantucket by Design attendees each day: Sailors Valentine Ornament. NHA.org

2 to 4:30 PM - Free Drop-In Craft Gam

Bring any craft project you are working on to this open session & work in the company of other creative people: share knowledge & learn from others. No instruction, but basic tools are available for use. 1800 House, 7 Mill Street. nha.org

3 to 4 PM - Children’s Chess Class for Ages 8-12

Chess enthusiast James Borthwick holds a class at our chess table in the garden. Space is limited. Registration required online at nantucketatheneum.org

4 PM - Paint & Decoupage Seashells! with Barnaby’s Nantucket

$58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

4 to 5 PM - Nantucket by Design: Mixing Antiques & Vintage to Create Stylish Interiors

Featuring Mary McDonald, Miles Redd, David Kaihoi& Keita Turner. Moderated by Laura Doyle. NHA.org

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

Head to the brewery at 5 Bartlett Farm Road & enjoy live local bands. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations. Ciscobrewers.com

5 to 7 PM - Foghorn Speaker Series: The Last Whale Hunt off Nantucket

Join the Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum for an evening talk about exploring the historic and genealogical records of one of Nantucket’s families! Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road. EganMaritime.org

5 to 7:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Tall Ship Lynx

See an amazing sunset onboard a piece of history! Nantucket’s longest and most affordable Sunset sailing. Highly recommended by anyone who has sailed on Lynx. TallShipLynx.org

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

Escape the summer crowds & enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with family & friends. On board music. BYOB. Book at nantucketbywater.com or 508-228-7037.

5:15 to 6:45 PM - Nantucket By Water Sip & Fish

Parents sip, and kids fish in this relaxing afternoon excursion. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

6 PM - Summer Decks 2024

Tonight’s fun features Josh Butler. Must be 18+ to attend; 21 + wristband $48 at NantucketDreamland.org

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 N. America. From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Book at WalkNantucket.com or 508-422-7466.

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. ., .

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

A fun, relaxed place to share projects with like-minded people or learn new techniques. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. NantucketAtheneum.org

7 PM - Free Concert featuring Curtis in Nantucket Alumni & faculty from the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music perform audience favorites in the Great Hall of the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

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Events & Entertainment

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7 PM - Live Music at the Brotherhood Hear Sista Dee Duo perform in the Cisco Surf Bar, upstairs at the Brotherhood, 23 Broad Street.

7 PM - Clue by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave cult-fans & newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! Tickets at theatrenantucket.org

7 to 8:30 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 - Cemetery Route

A 1-1/3 mi, 90 min eerie stroll featuring Old North Burial Ground, Oldest House, & 2 haunted hotels. Led by original guide. $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 15 min early. 774-325-8972

THURSDAY, JULY 18

WEEKEND AT THE LIBRARY, THE ATHENEUM’S ANNUAL SUMMER FUNDRAISER BEGINS, WITH EVENTS ON JULY 18, 19, & 20. NANTUCKETATHENEUM ORG

7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Capt. Fred Tonkin is an experienced fisherman who will take you to where the fish are biting. All equipment provided. Memorable for the whole family. Reservations: 508-228-6655 (evenings: 508-257-4176). Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm

8 AM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout

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

8:30 AM - Nantucket in Bloom Walk

A 2 mile, nonstop, exercise walk, with historic commentary past historic mansions and the most beautiful gardens of Nantucket Town. Tour gathers 10 min early at Main and Centre Streets, in front of bank. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 6-12. Cash Only. 774-325-8972

9 AM to 4 PM - Nantucket by Design Welcome & Check-In Center

Join us in the garden at a historic Main Street home to start your day and mingle with fellow event attendees. Hadwen House, 96 Main Street. NHA.org

9:30 AM - Sensory Sandbox: Construction & Vehicles for Ages 2-6

Children can explore & strengthen their fine motor skills and sensory development, creativity, and independent play! They’ll make Kinetic Sand, then play with different objects they have created. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

9:30 AM - Barrett’s Tours

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

10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket

Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 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 1800’s during the Whaling Era, and see some remaining historic landmarks. Call 508-228-7037 or book at nantucketbywater.com

10 to 11 AM - Nantucket by Design: Panel: Transpire & Inspire

Featuring Young Huh,Sarah Wetenhall & Kit Kemp.Moderated by Mitchell Owens of The Magazine Antiques. Sponsored by Farrow & Ball, Nantucket House Antiques & Interior Design Studios, and Coleman & Rose. NHA.org

10 AM to 1 PM - Free Family Activities at Shipwreck Museum

Outdoor activities featuring nautical crafts, marine science, rescue demonstrations, & more on the grounds of the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Rd; weather dependent free shuttle from 25 Federal St starting at 9:30 am.

10 AM to 4 PM - Pop-Up Shop for ACK 4170®

Many of your favorites from your favorite online Nantucket shop: gifts, home, candles, jewelry, apparel, art & more. Shop in-person with ACK 4170® at 7 Easy Street, the home of Victoria Greenhood. (raindate is Friday, July 19)

10 AM to 4 PM - Nantucket by Design at the 1800 House

Includes Studio 534 presenting The Hive, a pop-up showroom, featuring unique designs by Honey Collins, in collaboration with O. Henry House & Betsy Textiles. 1800 House, 7 Mill Street. 508-228-1894 nha.org

10 AM to 5 PM - Hands on History: Shadow Puppets for Ages 5-12

Learn about Nantucket history through guided craft activities. Tony Sarg themed Shadow Puppets. Free with museum admission. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. nha.org

10 AM to 5:30 PM - Trunk Show - Nicholas Varney

Jewelry artisan Nicholas Varney, world renowned for his exquisite designs, shares his latest collections. Susan Lister Locke Gallery, 28 Easy Street. @susanlisterlocke 508-228-2132 SusanListerLocke.com

10:30 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour with NHA Walk through Nantucket town with an NHA Museum Guide & hear the story of the

rise and fall of whaling, the beginnings of tourism, and social & racial development on-island. Again at 1:30pm Rain or shine. Tickets at nha.org.

11 AM - Cruise with ACK Sail

A Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passengers. Celebrate engagements, weddings, family reunions, or special time spent with good friends. Call 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset.

11 AM - Open Studiofor Ages 6+

A one-hour class offering a variety of mixed media options which will get your child’s creativity flowing! Whether it is painting on canvas, working with clay, or making wood art, your child will enjoy creating what their hearts desire. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

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 or 508-422-7466.

2 to 4 PM - Design Week Decorative Arts: Nantucket Basket Woven Cuff Bracelet

We’re excited now to offer a selection of our most popular workshops to our Nantucket by Design attendees each day: Nantucket Basket Woven Cuff Bracelet. Register at NHA.org

3 PM - ‘Sconset Walking Tours

Join NPT Executive Director Mary Bergman, who shares her knowledge of this unique fishing settlement at the eastern edge of the island. The 75 minute tour focuses on the early “whalehouses” as well as the village’s boom as a seaside resort and actors colony at the end of the 1800s. Tours meet at1 New Street, Siasconset

4 PM - Slime Sundaes! with Barnaby’s Nantucket For All Ages — $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

4 to 7 PM - Live Music by The Ries Brothers at Cisco Brewers Head to the brewery at 5 Bartlett Farm Road & enjoy live local bands. Tables are first-come, first-served: no reservations. Ciscobrewers.com

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

Escape the summer crowds & enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise around Nantucket Harbor with family & friends. On board music. BYOB. Book at nantucketbywater.com or 508-228-7037.

5:15 to 6:45 PM - Nantucket By Water Sip & Fish

Parents sip, and kids fish in this relaxing afternoon excursion. Call 508-228-7037 or book online nantucketbywater.com

5:30 PM - Dreamland Stage Company Presents: Mean Girls Jr.

Adapted from Fey’s 2004 blockbuster film and the Broadway smash hit, Mean Girls JR. will be the queen bee of your stage! The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 508332-4822 NantucketDreamland.org

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Nantucket by Design: Closing Night Party

An evening celebrating Nantucket by Design to benefit the Nantucket Historical Assn and the opportunity to mix and mingle with design luminaries. The theme of the evening is Beach. Tickets at NHA.org

6 PM - TGIT for Kids! Slime + Beading with Barnaby’s Nantucket for Ages 5+

Parents get a night out while Barnaby’s staff entertains the kids! Kids make art projects & enjoy snacks, pizza, & drinks. $58: register at Barnabystoyandart.com.

6 to 7 PM - ELL Beginner and Intermediate English Picnic

Intermediate English conversation for those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is free, conducted in English, and pre-registration is not required. Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way.

6 to 8 PM - Live Music with Jacob Butler

Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

6 to 9 PM - Thought Leader Kara Swisher

Thought Leader Kara Swisher in conversation with Bill Cohan. Start the evening off with welcome cocktails in the Garden. Followed by dinner & a fireside chat in the Great Hall. NantucketAtheneum.org A Weekend at the Library event

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 - Free Concert featuring Curtis in Nantucket Alumni & faculty from the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music perform audience favorites at the Sconset Casino.

7 PM - Live Music at the Brotherhood Hear Sista Dee Duo perform in the Cisco Surf Bar, upstairs at the Brotherhood, 23 Broad Street.

7 PM - Clue by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave cult-fans & newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! Tickets at theatrenantucket.org

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