Yesterday's Island/Today's Nantucket, Vol. 52, Issue #13, August 18 - 24, 2022

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Volume: 52 Number: 13 • Est. 1970 • Dining Guide • Advertiser Directory • YesterdaysIsland.com The Rainbow Parade...see page 3 photo by Kathryn Olson

In this issue... photo by Brian Sager

Tim Talks Books… see page 4

photo by Danielle O’ Dell

Bountiful Biodiversity… see page 5

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Maudjeani Pelissier in Concert...see page 8


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This Sunday, August 21, the eagerly anticipated Rainbow Parade will sail around Brant Point, preceeding Nantucket’s 50th Annual Opera House Cup Regatta. It’s typical for twenty or more of these little boats to participate in the parade. Some years ago, the parade date fell on a stormy day, complete with 25-miles-per-hour winds. Still, one stalwart sailor mustered courage and strength, getting her miniature sailboat out on the water. Since the mid 1800s, the catboat has been a favorite on Nantucket for leisure sailing and for teaching children how to sail. When the Nantucket Yacht Club was founded in 1906, they organized races and encouraged members to buy boats continued on page 12

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A Talk with Tim Talks Books by Suzanne Daub

I recently talked with Tim of Tim Talks Books about two more author talks that he is hosting this week. These authors have written “stories that are very powerful for very different reasons,” he explained. And he’s excited to share with audiences the conversations they’ll have in the Great Hall of the Atheneum. At 6 pm on Thursday, August 18, he will converse with Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks about her newest novel Horse. Tim describes the book as “a continued on page 18

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Nantucket Island’s Bountiful Biodiversity

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by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois, PhD

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Nantucket is known for many things, and, for many, the island’s natural beauty rises is top of the list. This year, the Nantucket Land Council and the Linda Loring Nature Foundation again teamed up for the July BioBlitz—a month long treasure hunt cataloging all living things on Nantucket. We’re reflecting this week on what we found during the 3rd annual BioBlitz, highlighting some of our favorite species. We’ll also see which made the number one spot for most observed plant, animal, and insect and who was our top observer. For those who didn’t participate, you can read an article I wrote last month (yesterdaysisland.com/count-everything/) which has more of the “how-to” details. Basically, a BioBliz is a mad dash in a specified area to catalog as many species as possible. The 2022 NLC/LLNF BioBlitz sought to document the biodiversity of Nantucket during the month of July, when the growing season is at its peak—a perfect month for a BioBlitz. Using the iNaturalist app, participants took photos of any living thing and uploaded them. Sometimes people knew what they were looking at and listed the identification. Other photos were entered as unknowns and later identified by experts and naturalists in the field, strengthening observations to “research grade.” Despite the almost complete lack of rain, this past July was a perfect month for a BioBlitz. Many plants were blooming, fruiting, and just growing in the summer sunshine. Nestling birds were fledging, insects were hatching, turtles were nesting, and the marine life was popping! There was so much to see and record. Records are still being compiled as participants continue to enter their observations. As of this week’s press date, there are already 1,680 observations of

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 StoryWalk: We Are Water Protectors Inspired by Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s Water - a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carloe Lindstrom. Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street. ALL DAY - Wing Day at Easy Street Cantina Savor the island’s best wings at the best price: fall basket (16) for $15.95 or half basket (8) for $9.95. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-2285418 EasyStreetCantina.com 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 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 - ACK Sail Cruises Enjoy a Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passenges. Perfect to celebrate good times spent with good friends. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset. Reserve a seat by calling 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. 10 AM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck and others were inspired by this magical island on this 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $25, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $10 ages 7-12. Cash only. Starts at the Atheneum, on corner of Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fences. Please arrive 10 min early. 774-329-8972 10 to 11 AM - Whaling History Tour See the remaining relics from the Whaling Era and learn what life was like aboard a Whale Ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 10 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 1 & 3 pm

10 AM to 4 PM - Special Trunk Show in Sconset Jackie Rogers will be hosting a trunk show featuring her newest collection and her perennial favorites at the Summer House, 17 Ocean Avenue. Aug. 18 & 19 only! 10 AM to 5 PM - Family Activities at Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Kids can engage hands-on with topics like Morse Code, sail power, rope-making, signal flags, & knot-tying. Don’t miss demonstrations of a shore-to-ship rescue using breeches buoy at 11am & at 2pm. Activities designed for ages 6-12 but are adaptable for younger or older. Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 - EganMaritime.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Daily Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10:30 AM to 2 PM - Jouvay Chocolate Tasting Meet chocolatiers Jake and Paula Burdick and chat chocolate at Nantucket Bookworks, 25 Broad St. 11 AM - Nantucket Wood Art for Ages 6 & Up During this class, kids can choose from a variety of wood slices that they will design using various mixed media from paint, shells, washi tape, to origami paper, and much more! These are perfect d√©cor for your child ‘s bedroom or playroom. A great reminder of the Island they love! (Ages 6 and up) Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak Street. 508-680-1553 BarnabysNantucket.com 11 AM to 12 PM - Free Tours of the Brant Point Shellfish Hatchery Learn about shellfish production, fishery enhancement, oyster restoration, water quality work, eelgrass, & more at the Town’s Brant Point Shellfish Hatchery. Limited to 15 people so pre-registration is necessary. Register 2 weeks before each date at Nantucket-MA.gov/691/Brant-Point-Shellfish-Hatchery 11:15 AM - The 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 new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. continued on page 15

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The Show Is Coming to a Close by Robert P. Barsanti

The two girls sat at the bench, waiting for the NRTA. One held her chin on her fist, the other leaned back and took in the passing traffic. They had been tanned, bleached a bit, and had absorbed as much of the island as they could. They wore jeans, strappy little sandals, and carried three suitcases each. Their summer was ending. The tide turns after the Pops. Suddenly, in the middle of August, the waitresses and painters are called back to the soccer fields of Cornell and St. Laurence. The ice cream line gets longer, the beaches lose another lifeguard, and another set of luggage rolls onto the high-speed boat. In a week, the families will load up the Yukon and roll it onto the early morning ferry. The schools south of the Mason-Dixon Line have already brought Billy and Betsy back to the classroom. The prep schools and colleges will be next: Jennifer and James will report for pre-season, outfit their rooms, and empty the sand from their shoes. And then, finally, at Labor Day, the schools in the northern corners of the country will return, and the island will be left to the members and their guests. The beaches will clear and the stop signs will be a lot less popular. For those of us lucky enough to call the Sandbar home, all of this comes with a long exhale. The infrastructure of the island, from the people to the pavement, was not built for the stress the first two weeks of August bring. As the boats round Brant Point, the shadow of February appears in the cool light of August. The show is coming to a close. The boat takes them away just as Nature is peaking. The bluefish and stripers are deep around the bar, the tuna bar is serving, and the sharks are still posing for their Instagram reels. The tomatoes have grown corpulent, the corn dense and sweet, and the pickers are on their way to Hyannis. Soon, the pick your own tomatoes signs will be out. The whirling ladies (and men) of the Caribbean are shuffling and whispering in the wings, far off over the cerulean horizon. The surfing waves pace into shore. It’s a bad time to need reservations to ride the ferry away. But those of us who call the Sandbar home have a certain sand-blindness to the island. We see the traffic, and the closures, and the removals only against the backdrop of our own sepia-toned history on-island. This new house replaced the one that Flint and Corky had, and I just don’t like the look of it. We mourn the cutting of trees and the loss of a familiar view. Our visitors don’t see that. The girls who are waiting with their luggage don’t have fond and familiar memories of Thirty Acres (which was behind them). Natives do. In our history-infused vision, we see everything (and everyone) that was once there, but we miss the present. When we pull onto the beach at Fortieth, we don’t think about how rare that is; we wonder why there are so many Connecticut plates. When we drive five miles along a sand road in the center of the island to find an empty beach at Madaquecham, we aren’t amazed at the miracle (of foresight and conservation). We just see all of the new houses and fresh shingles. The visitors see the unique and glorious present. The visitors walk down to the shore, dig their toes into the sand, and let the waves wrap around their ankles. continued on page 10

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Nantucket Community Music Center student and NHS graduate Maudjeani Pelissier will present a farewell concert comprised of original compositions he is currently recording for a new album. The free concert will take place in the Studio Theater of the Nantucket Dreamland, South Water Street on Thursday, August 18 at 8pm. Maudjeani, known as Mo to his friends and family, presented a standing room only concert in March of this year that featured some of his new music, then under development. During the ensuing months, he has continued creating new compositions and is working with Floyd Kellogg in the NCMC’s recording studio to produce a 10-track compilation. Before heading off to New Haven University to study music production on a Nantucket Golf Club scholarship, Mo decided to hold another concert to express his gratitude to the Nantucket community and, in his words, to “celebrate everything good that has happened to me since coming to Nantucket.” The show will be a showing of support and an expression of thanks. While heading off-island to study, Mo knows Nantucket and his experiences here will forever shape his music and artistic expression. “Things never go away, because everything that happens leaves a piece withing you. Nothing ever leaves us.” This sentiment transcends his thoughts when describing the form his music takes. “My songs are pieces of myself and are a way of finding comfort in the midst of turmoil. Music helps me feel things in a way that I can’t otherwise find feeling.” The concert is free to the public, but Mo will accept donations that will be forwarded to PASCON, Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket. Following his father’s recent cancer diagnosis, Mo hopes to do more than just provide moral support. He says, “Now there’s not much I can do for my father besides waiting and giving him as much support as I can. I also want to do way more than just that, that’s why I want to dedicate this performance to PASCON.” Since 1975, the Nantucket Community Music Center has worked to enrich the cultural life of the island by fostering and supporting music education and performance opportunities for young people and adults. They believe that music has the power to transform individuals and our island as a whole. We envision a community with access to all aspects of music through teaching, learning, and performing.


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August 18-24, 2022

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Anne Marie Bratton is a photo-real artist, who works in oil, graphite, and watercolors. A summer resident of Nantucket Island, she is very active in the community as a patron, board member, and chair of events. While on-island, she often continues to hone her skills by taking classes with local artists. Her 2022 exhibit in the Susan Lister Locke Gallery opens this Friday, August 19, and continues through Labor Day. The Susan Lister Locke Gallery, located on the waterfront at 28 Easy Street, is open daily. In addition to special art exhibits, the shop has a exquisite collection of jewelry, featuring hand-carved turquoise, dazzling diamonds, vibrant gemstones, and crafted 18k gold in earrings, cufflinks, rings, necklaces, charms, and more.

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The Show Is Coming to a Close from page 7

They turn and see sand dunes and sky, but no history. But they see the context that islanders miss. You can’t do this on the Vineyard. You can’t do this in New Jersey. You can’t do this in Europe. For most of our visitors, that moment under the surf-wrapped, sand-sbordered, glowing sky only happens here. So, when they go back to Avon, Akron, or Atlanta, they have in their mind that beach moment lapping at their memory. The sit in traffic, with the windows up and the air-conditioning on, and they wish they were back on the beach at Fisherman’s with a warm beer and a bag of chips. Whenever I am off-island and I tell people that I came from Nantucket, someone tells me about their honeymoon. They don’t complain about the loss of Wing Night, the Fire Chief, or the traffic on Old South Road. Their eyes drift back to a ride out to a lighthouse, an afternoon at Cisco, and evenings at an inn. My aunt and uncle, currently happily embedded in the northern Italian soil like olive trees, still remember their Nantucket honeymoon sixty years ago. On any Sunday morning, sit on Main Street and watch the couples walk hand-inhand. Their memories are not our memories. They have taken our ordinary moments, polished them, and placed them on the shelf. More often than not, when the honeymooners tell their story, they talk fondly about people who helped them. On the beach Sunday, a deeply tanned Bostonian regaled the kindness and tools a Nantucket guidance counselor helped him with forty years ago. Isky, Augie, Flint, and Frenchie live on in their small favors and handshakes. To know, you have to leave. When you take the boat off with three full suitcases and watch Brant Point pass to the left, your Nantucket life ends. The rest of your life, in Boston or Burlington, will send you skidding through the peaks and valleys, but it won’t be ankle deep in wet sand. Every warm Sunday afternoon will remind you of parking at Fortieth Pole in the heat and sparkle of August, in the company of friends and family. The wonder of living on Nantucket is that the mundane is fantastic. When the passengers come out on the deck, toss a penny, and take a picture of the light, they know what they are leaving. You only know what you had when it’s gone.

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Deadline September 12

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photo by Robert Borneman of Houston, TX

September 12 is the deadline to enter the 2022 Yesterday’s Island Photo Contest. For more than a quarter century, this popular contest has been a fun and favorite way for residents and visitor to share their images of Nantucket Island. Any season, any view, as long as the photo was taken on Nantucket, is accepted. Enter as often as you wish! Winning photos and many deserving honorable mention will be featured in our Autumn Edition, September 29, and will be posted on the Insider’s Guide to Nantucket at online at nantucket.net/photo-contest/ Photos are accepted in print and in electronic format (high-resolution only). Email entries to ackphotocontest@gmail.com—be sure to tell us your name and address in case you win—or mail them with the form at nantucket.net/photo-contest-entry/ to: YI Photo Contest, P.O. Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554.

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of the same design to eliminate the need for handicapping. In 1910, the club commissioned the design of a 13-foot catboat as a “one-design” for racing. In 1921, the Yacht Club under Commodore Henry Lang and Vice Commodore Clarence Gennett commissioned a one-design fleet of 16-foot catboats for young

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very graceful looking,” reminisced the late Helen Wilson Sherman in a past interview, “but there was no ‘body’ in the stem, so they were quite tippy; they heeled easily in the wind.” In 1927, smaller, lighter catboats were ordered. These Beetle Cats (designed and built by the Beetle Company in New Bedford) were easy for children to handle and very popular throughout New England. Harrison states in an article: “The new “Little Rainbows” formed a class of their own sailed entirely by children. A racing report from July 1927 notes, The Little Rainbow Fleet has proved itself a fine class and everyone is proud and happy. Master Cutler won on Wednesday, sailing a fine race and the whole fleet congratulates him. Miss Smith had hard luck with her tiller. Miss Gennett and her brother made a gallant fight but succeeded in coming in second. Miss Helen Wilson won an easy third and hasn’t got over the thrill yet. The poor old Rear Commodore hit a shoal and never came in at all. A photograph taken by H. Marshall Gardiner in the late 1920s and released as a postcard in 1930 inspired the concept of a Rainbow Parade. The artistic piece shows ten Rainbows—green, deep yellow, red, old rose, blue, light yellow, and tan—rounding Brant Point. How were the boats so neatly lined up? The boats were actually interconnected and the photographer, along with Vice Commodore Strong, chose a day when waters were very calm. “It was an absolutely perfect day for it. When Marshall Gardiner took his picture,” the late Helen Wilson Sherman explained, “color photography hadn’t really been invented, so the picture was black and white…and when they tinted it, they didn’t know what color the sails were, and mine came out orange instead of green... I was at the head of the parade...everybody’s boat was tied to mine and Byron Coffin towed the 13 boats in the Yacht Club launch—we weren’t sailing. It was a dead calm. And of course all the little sails were straight, and they weren’t fluttering or anything.” Over the decades, there has been casual parading of the Rainbow Fleet. It wasn’t until Alan Newhouse, NCS Founder, came along in the 1980s that the Parade became formalized as an event within the Opera House Cup. He brought the whole Rainbow class of boat back to life. It had almost disappeared on Nantucket in the late 70s. Newhouse sought Parade participants in a creative manner several weeks becontinued on page 14

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fore each year’s event. Having assembled zipblock bags containing stones for weight and notes for explaining the date and time of the Rainbow Fleet Parade, Alan deposited his messages in every Rainbow he saw in the harbor. Today, the zipblock bag messages are still dropped into boats. The small gesture is representative of inclusiveness. Traditions like these characterize the Rainbow Fleet Parade. During the Rainbow Parade, it’s common for different generations to be sailing in these boats: young kids to grandparents. Many of the Rainbows have been passed from generation to generation. Among the families to originally own the boats were the Pagons, Connells, Bollings, Lovelaces, Sawyers, Churches, Heckers, and Manvilles. Today, more families are active in the Rainbow Fleet Parade. According to Diana Brown, President and CEO of Nantucket Community Sailing, Tall Ship Lynx will shoot her cannon at 9 am on Sunday morning, August 21, “and that will start the parade. We will have an expert on Brant Point identifying the boats as they parade by and a brochure with descriptions and photos of each boat. We are doing a pursuit start this year, which means the slowest and smallest boats start first, beginning at 10:45, so they will have to leave the harbor early in order to get out to the race course on time. The window for the Rainbow Parade is very tight to avoid ferry traffic as much as possible.” Watching the Rainbow Parade and followed by the magestic wooden boats that sail around Brant Point and out of the harbor on Opera House Cup to compete in this all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta is a beautiful summer spectacle and a Nantucket tradition. Insider’s Tip: The Rainbow Parade has a huge following, drawing hundreds to Brant Point to watch and photograph the colorful event. Spectators should plan to arrive around 8:50 am (or earlier). You’ll see the Wooden Boats start to pass Brant Point around 9 am till after 10, and the Rainbow Parade around 9:40 am. Park in town or bike in, stop by Easy Street Cantina (opens at 8 am) or The Corner Table for coffee and a picnic breakfast, and walk to the beach, as parking is very limited.

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11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Departs again at 1 PM, 2:15 PM, & 4 PM. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour 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 on 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2 to 3 PM - Maria Mitchell Assn. Nature Story Hour for Ages 3+ Designed for the young explorer: an MMA educator will read a nature or science related book, introduce an MMA’s animal friend, & make a craft or playing games. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Register at mariamitchell.org. 2 to 3:30 PM - Earth Walk & Talk with Maria Mitchell Assn. Explore major thresholds of geologic time and reconsider how the events & processes of deep time have led to our current global predicament. Join MMA’s Visiting Scientist Dr. Rich Blundell on a 2.9-mi. walk through the history of planet Earth. Program free: registration required at 508-228-9198 or MariaMitchell.org 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5:15 to 6:15 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family and friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 6 PM - Sunset Tours of the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Sunset Tours available departing the gatehouse at 6PM and returning by 8:30 PM, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This private tour is $350, and will take place in a Jeep, seating a maximum of four guests. Tours depart from the Wauwinet Gatehouse, 111 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket. Parking is available on street side only. (Transportation to the gatehouse is the responsibility of the group). Details at 508228-6799 or https://thetrustees.org/program/nantucket-trustees-tours/

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6 to 7:15 PM - Tim Talks Books: Free Talk with Author Geraldine Brooks Join Tim Ehrenberg of Tim Talks Books & Nantucket Book Partners in conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks on her newest novel Horse. Based on the true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art & science, love & obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 6:45 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water & enjoy waterfront sights. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route A 1 1/3 mile, 90 min. walk featuring the island’s 2 most haunted hotels, $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 15 min early. 774-325-8972 8:10 to 9:40 PM - Owl Prowl with Maria Mitchell Assn. Night-time brings out a whole new cast of avian and other creatures. Join MMA’s Field Ornithologist to listen for calls of a variety of nocturnal animals and birds, watch for owls. This program is meant for adults, but ages 8+ are welcome with an adult guardian. Register at 508-228-9198 or MariaMitchell.org 8:30 to 10 PM - Free Big History Nights with MMA Join Dr. Rich Blundell & Gary Walker of the MMA for a weekly “Big History” Storytelling at Loines Observatory. Big History—an academic discipline which examines history from the Big Bang to the present—has been pursued since the Renaissance. During this visual lecture with large scale videos & the Loines Observatory telescopes, Dr. Blundell will tell the story of the cosmos & our place in it. Free but registration is required at 774-325-1081 or MariaMitchell.org 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm continued on page 16


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This summer join the Egan Maritime Education team for daily activities! 158 Polpis Rd

Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Join us for drop-in daily activities on Nantucket’s maritime past including sailpower, Morse code, and knot tying! Need a ride? Catch the Shipwreck Shuttle from Visitors Services, 25 Federal Street, for the half-hour, starting at 9:30 AM, returning from the Museum on the hour (last ride at 5:00 PM).

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8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mi, 1 hr., exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes. Ends at White Elephant Hotel. Cash Only. $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 8:30 to 10 AM - Nanpuppets aboard Tall Ship Lynx One of our most popular family programs, Lizza & herpuppets hit the high seas aboard the historic Tall Ship to tell salty tales and sing songs of the sea. Launch departs from Waypoint Marine on Straight Wharf (launch fee is included in the ticket price). We can accommodate up to 35 souls aboard, and slots are given on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets $15 for adults. $10 for under 16 at 508-2282505 or at EganMaritime.org 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at Maria Mitchell Assn. Aquarium Join MMA staff as they feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens. Fun for all ages. Registration required Registration Required. 9 to 11 AM - Marine Ecology Field Trip Help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, & other marine life during this program that is part of a research project & interesting for adults + kids. Small fee to participate. Register at 508-228-5387 MariaMitchell.org 9:30 AM - Barnaby Bear Story & Art for Ages 2-6 This class combines the love of story and art with author, Wendy Rouillard, who will read one of her Barnaby Bear books. Children will then create an art project based on themes from the books using painting, clay, and multi-mixed media. Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak Street. Reserve a spot at 508-680-1553 or at BarnabysNantucket.com 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - ACK Sail Cruises Enjoy a Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passenges. Perfect to celebrate good times spent with good friends. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset. Reserve a seat by calling 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 to 11 AM - Whaling History Tour See the remaining relics from the Whaling Era and learn what life was like aboard a Whale Ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 10 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 1 & 3 pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Guided Nature Exploration Join Linda Loring Nature Foundation for a guided nature exploration on part of our 275 acre property. This event is free and open to all! register online at llnf.org 10 AM to 4 PM - Special Trunk Show in Sconset Jackie Rogers will be hosting a trunk show featuring her newest collection and her perennial favorites at the Summer House, 17 Ocean Avenue. 10 AM to 5 PM - Family Activities at Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Kids can engage hands-on with topics like Morse Code, sail power, rope-making, signal flags, & knot-tying. Don’t miss demonstrations of a shore-to-ship rescue using breeches buoy at 11am & at 2pm. Activities designed for ages 6-12 but are adaptable for younger or older. Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Daily Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Exhibition of Work by Anne Marie Bratton See new works by this talented, photo-real artist Anne Marie Bratton, exhibiting August 18 - Labor Day in Susan Lister Locke Gallery on the Waterfront at 28 Easy Street. 508-228-2132 11 AM - Patches x Bags for Ages 6 & Up This trendy, new Barnaby ‘s class is all the rage! Kids will enjoy decorating a bag of their choice with patches & they’ll make a beading chain to attach to their special Nantucket bag at Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak Street. Reserve a spot at 508680-1553 or BarnabysNantucket.com 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, continued on page 17


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Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. ., . 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Departs again at 1 PM, 2:15 PM, & 4 PM. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour 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 on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2 PM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat: native tree species, meadows, & wetlands. You’ll feel you’re exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah from Star Wars. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5:15 to 6:15 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family and friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 6 PM - Sunset Tours of the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Sunset Tours available departing the gatehouse at 6PM and returning by 8:30 PM, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This private tour is $350, and will take place in a Jeep, seating a maximum of four guests. Tours depart from the Wauwinet Gatehouse, 111 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket. Parking is available on street side only. (Transportation to the gatehouse is the responsibility of the group). Details at 508228-6799 or https://thetrustees.org/program/nantucket-trustees-tours/ 6:45 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water & enjoy waterfront sights. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 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 spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 PM to 1 AM - DJ Brian Live DJ at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595

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HAND-CRAFTED DECORATIVE SKIFFS Perfect for Raw Bars or Showpieces

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - ACK Clean Team Help clean up various parts of Nantucket. We supply everything you need including grabbers. Meet at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington St. or outside of Town meet at Sanford Farm Parking Lot to clear Cliff Road and Madaket Road toward Town. 8 to 10 AM - Nantucket Bird Walk with Ginger Andrews Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, for an educational birding field trip. You will learn about bird families, habitats, how to use field guides, common local bird species, tips for seeing birds, and how to adjust your binoculars for best vision. A vehicle is highly suggested. Binoculars are available for loan while supplies last. Pre-registration is required. MariaMitchell.org 508-228-5387 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and 1746 Windmill A 2 mile non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past historic mansions and the most beautiful gardens of Nantucket Town. Cash only: $25; $20 seniors (65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Farmers and Artisans Market This market is a great way to peruse some of Nantucket’s local vendors include ceramics, weaving, jewelry, photography, painting & more, plus harvest from local farms. The market is held along Cambridge and Union streets. 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Meet the artist: SKAR Jewelry Meet Jewelry Designer Renee at her table during the Saturday market, held along Cambridge and Union streets. 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at Maria Mitchell Assn. Aquarium Join MMA staff as they feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens. Fun for all ages. Registration required Registration Required. 9 to 10 AM - Drawing in Nature for Adults Join artist Danny O, Maria Mitchell Association’s Artist in Residence, for personalized instruction and artmaking in a small group setting. Explore landscape painting, drawing, and collage making. Danny creates whimsical pieces that reflect the everyday- collage, painting, illustration and print transfer processes will be explored. All supplies provided. $30 per person 33: reserve a spot at 508-228-9198 continued on page 19 or at MariaMitchell.org

Sizes 3-feet up to 5-feet & comes with serving trays and stands. Old-fashioned New England Style with traditional lines Made with recycled red cedar and mahogany: varnished or painted. Order yours today from Warren Pease at

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Experienced Guides for Fully Narrated 1-1/2 Hour Historic Tours

Pickup many of your favorite Centre Street Bistro dishes-

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Daily Departures at 10am, 1pm, & 3pm From 25 Federal Street

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AUNT LEAH’S FUDGE “The Best Fudge in The World” Stop in for a taste Call ahead for FAST service

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Nantucket Chocolate Covered Cranberries As seen in Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Magazine, Phantom Gourmet and on Chronicle, Channel 5

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Tim Talks Books

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sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history braided from the strands of a discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history.” Brooks has written nine books, several of them international best-sellers, and had a distinguished career in journalism. She is traveling to Nantucket from her home on Martha’s Vineyard. Tuesday, August 23 at 6 pm, Tim will chat with Jennifer Weiner, the best-selling author of nineteen books; her newest is The Summer Place. “She will have you in stiches with her stories of writing, reading, and everything in between,” said Tim, “she is so entertaining, she doesn’t even need me in the seat next to her. She has great insights into the publishing world.” Both talks are in-person, free, and hosted downtown in the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. After the talks, the authors will talk briefly with readers as they sign their books. Tim Ehrenberg, the Tim behind Tim Talks Books is well-known to readers and authors on Nantucket and beyond. He is the marketing director for our island’s independent book stores, is a major force in the Nantucket Book Festival, and writes columns for local publications. The book recommendations he posts on @timtalksbooks are followed world-wide. Born and raised in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, it wasn’t until his wedding in June of 2012 that he first set foot on Nantucket Island. “My husband’s family had a house here... when we were looking for a place to marry, James suggested Nantucket: I had never heard of it,” said Tim. “The minute I landed here it felt like home.” After their wedding, Tim and James tied up some loose ends and moved fulltime to Nantucket in 2013. Tim had just ended ten years as a performer, traveling widely to perform in song and dance reviews including a production in Baghdad with the USO. After deciding to “hang up my dancing shoes,” as he puts it, he started working with Emily Hollister, owner of island shop Milly & Grace, and then opened his own marketing company. continued on page 21

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MADAKET ROUTE.....$3, 5/27-6/19 & 9/6-9/18, 7am-11:30pm, every 60 mins; 6/20-9/5 every 30 mins. AIRPORT ROUTE.....$3, 5/27-9/5 10am-10pm every 30 mins., also servicing the Park & Ride Lot at 2 Fairgrounds Road, 7am-10pm.

SCONSET VIA MILESTONE RD.....$3, 6/13-9/5 7:15am-7:15pm, every 60 mins. SCONSET VIA POLPIS RD.....$3, 6/27-9/5 10am-6pm, 80 mins. SURFSIDE BEACH.....$3, 6/20-9/5 10am-6pm, every 40 mins. JETTIES BEACH ROUTE.....$2, 6/20-9/5 10am-6pm, every 30 mins. PARK & RIDE LOTS ARE AVAILABLE ALONG THE ROUTES: The Muse-44 Surfside Rd • Faregrounds (7a-5p)-27 Fairgrounds Rd • 2 Fairgrounds Rd Half fares: 65+, individuals with disabilities, veterans & active military personnel. Children 6 and under ride free. Change is given in the form of a voucher for future rides only, drivers do not make change. 1,3, & 7-day passes may be purchased aboard all buses, long term passes are available at the NRTA office. Passes provide unlimited rides for the duration of the pass. Downtown Bus Stops: Madaket and Jetties – Broad Street (in front of the Whaling Museum); Mid-Island, Miacomet, Sconset via Old South Rd and Milestone Road – Washington Street, Greenhound Site; Airport, Surfside and Sconset via Polpis Road – Washington Street. Designated stops are conveniently located along the routes-look for grey posts with blue stripes. All buses carry 2 bikes and are handicap accessible. For complementary paratransit service and TDD call (508) 325-7516. Bus Information (508) 325-7516, 508-325-9571. Riders Guides are available at NRTA Office 20R South Water St, Visitor Services 25 Federal Street, Chamber of Commerce 0 Main St., the Greenhound Building at the downtown bus stop on Washington Street, on all buses and at downtown stops. Information and amenities are available at the Greenhound Building on Washington Street open daily. Hours are subject to change. Covid-19 may impact the opening of the building.

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9:30 AM - Getting Gooey for Ages 2-6 This class is all things messy, from making Bubble Bath Play Dough, Slime, to Kinetic Sand, this class will ensure that your house stays clean while we make the mess at Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak Street. Register at 508-680-1553 or BarnabysNantucket.com 9:30 AM - Walk the Market with Chef Greg Shop the best of the season with Chef Greg of Nantucket Culinary Center, then join him for a culinary demonstration using the fresh harvest you discovered. Get your tickets at CornerTableNantucket.com 9:30 AM to 4 PM - Art Grab & Go Bag: Paper Plate Dragons Make and decorate your own fantastic dragon out of a paper plate: most materials are provided. Suggested for ages 7+. Younger crafters may need adult assistance. Bags available inside of the Weezie Library while they last. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 9:30 AM to 4 PM - Teen Take & Make: Suncatchers Stop by the Atheneum’s front entrance for this month’s teen craft project while supplies last. Make your own suncatchers: most supplies are provided. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 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 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - NanPuppets at Children’s Beach Grab a picnic lunch and head to Children’s Beach for a performance of Lizza Obremski’s Nanpuppets to delight all ages. Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way. 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 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 - ACK Sail Cruises Enjoy a Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passenges. Perfect to celebrate good times spent with good friends. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset. Reserve a seat by calling 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. 10 to 10:45 AM - Children’s Yoga for Ages 4+ Little ones can start their day stretching, building strength, and learning how to breathe in this fun-filled yoga adventure class. Bring a blanket, mat, or towel. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 508-228-1110 10 to 10:45 AM - Free Yoga for Teens Move, stretch, breathe, and connect your body and mind in a special yoga class, just for teens and tweens. No experience needed. Wear clothing you can move around in, and don ‘t forget your water. Bring your own mat or use one of ours. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 to 11 AM - Whaling History Tour See the remaining relics from the Whaling Era and learn what life was like aboard a Whale Ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Daily Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10:30 to 11:30 AM - Saturday Morning Kids Art Join MMA Artist in Residence, Danny O’Connor, for a small, personalized class with hands-on instruction. Kids will explore a variety of projects and make all kinds of fun ART. This class is a drop-off program for children ages 9-14. 33 Washington Street Facility, . $30 per Participant. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 10:30 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with Brooke Lea Foster Meet the author of On Gin Lane at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street as she signs copies of her newest book. 508-228-1080 MitchellsBookCorner.com 11 AM - Back to School Clipboards for Ages 6 & Up This Barnaby’s favorite will get your kids excited for back to school. During this class, kids will make their own clipboards for school using decoupage with a variety of Origami paper, acrylic paints, and more! Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak Street. Register at 508-680-1553 or at BarnabysNantucket.com 11 AM to 1 PM - Oyster Tour Cruise up harbor by boat aboard the Wampum to a Nantucket Oyster Farm and learn what goes into getting these delicacies from farm to table. Departs again at 1:30 PM. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM - The 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 new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. ., . 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight

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Wharf, Slip #1011. Departs again at 1 PM, 2:15 PM, & 4 PM. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour 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 on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2:45 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. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5:15 to 6:15 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family and friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 6 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 6 PM - Sunset Tours of the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Sunset Tours available departing the gatehouse at 6PM and returning by 8:30 PM, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This private tour is $350, and will take place in a Jeep, seating a maximum of four guests. Tours depart from the Wauwinet Gatehouse, 111 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket. Parking is available on street side only. (Transportation to the gatehouse is the responsibility of the group). Details at 508228-6799 or https://thetrustees.org/program/nantucket-trustees-tours/ 6:45 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water & enjoy waterfront sights. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 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 spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 PM to 1 AM - DJ Mikey Live DJ at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 StoryWalk: We Are Water Protectors Inspired by Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s Water - a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carloe Lindstrom. Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street. 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 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. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. Reserve your spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mi, 1 hr., exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes. Ends at White Elephant Hotel. Cash Only. $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 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 - ACK Sail Cruises Enjoy a Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passenges. Perfect to celebrate good times spent with good friends. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset. Reserve a seat by calling 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. 10 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 1 & 3 pm 10 to 11 AM - Whaling History Tour See the remaining relics from the Whaling Era and learn what life was like aboard a Whale Ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 continued on page 24


Cooks Cafe ..........................6 South Beach St. Cooks Cycles .......................6 South Beach St. Current Vintage................................4 Easy St. Dune .............................................20 Broad St. Easy Street Cantina ...................Easy & Broad Epernay......................................1 N. Beach St. Fairwinds ...................................20 Vesper Ln. The Faregrounds .............27 Fairgrounds Rd. Freedman’s of Nantucket ..........14 Centre St. G. S. Hill Gallery .................40 Straight Wharf

ACK4170 ...............................18 Federal St. Affordable Rentals..............6 South Beach St. Artists Association ................19 Washington St. Aunt Leah’s ..........Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf The Beet ..........................9 South Water St. Black-Eyed Susan’s ...................10 India St. Blue Beetle................................12 Main St. Cape Cod 5...............................0 Main St. & ...........................................112 Pleasant St. Commonwealth...........................12 Oak St.

Nantucket Blue Moon .........34 Washington St.

Mitchell's Book Corner .................54 Main St.

Murray’s Toggery ..........................62 Main St.

Jewelers Gallery .........................21 Centre St.

It’s A Shore Thing .......................30B Main St.

Hyline Cruises..........................Straight Wharf

Hospital Thrift Shop .....................17 India St.

Hill's of Nantucket...............40 Straight Wharf

Gray Lady Smoke Shop .................2 Union St.

Gail’s Tours......................................Federal St.

Sara Campbell ..............5 South Beach Street

Rose & Crown...................23 South Water St.

R. Simantov .....................10 Old North Wharf

NRTA .......................Depot @ Washington St.

Native Shoes ......................40 Straight Wharf

Nantucket Island Tours.................10 Washington St.

Nantucket Pearl Co................40 Straight Wharf

NHA ..............................................15 Broad St.

Nantucket Cottage Hospital ...........57 Prospect St.

Nantucket Bookworks ................25 Broad St.

Young’s ...........................................6 Broad St.

White Heron Theatre........................5 N. Water St.

Summer Shades...The Courtyard, Straight Wharf

Steamship Authority ...............Steamboat Wharf

Souza’s Seafood ......................23 Trotter’s Ln.

Sophie T’s Pizza.............................7 Daves St.

Siam to Go ................................1 Backus Lane

Second’s Shop..........................32 Sparks Ave.


Cooks Cafe ..........................6 South Beach St. Cooks Cycles .......................6 South Beach St. Current Vintage................................4 Easy St. Dune .............................................20 Broad St. Easy Street Cantina ...................Easy & Broad Epernay......................................1 N. Beach St. Fairwinds ...................................20 Vesper Ln. The Faregrounds .............27 Fairgrounds Rd. Freedman’s of Nantucket ..........14 Centre St. G. S. Hill Gallery .................40 Straight Wharf

ACK4170 ...............................18 Federal St. Affordable Rentals..............6 South Beach St. Artists Association ................19 Washington St. Aunt Leah’s ..........Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf The Beet ..........................9 South Water St. Black-Eyed Susan’s ...................10 India St. Blue Beetle................................12 Main St. Cape Cod 5...............................0 Main St. & ...........................................112 Pleasant St. Commonwealth...........................12 Oak St.

Nantucket Blue Moon .........34 Washington St.

Mitchell's Book Corner .................54 Main St.

Murray’s Toggery ..........................62 Main St.

Jewelers Gallery .........................21 Centre St.

It’s A Shore Thing .......................30B Main St.

Hyline Cruises..........................Straight Wharf

Hospital Thrift Shop .....................17 India St.

Hill's of Nantucket...............40 Straight Wharf

Gray Lady Smoke Shop .................2 Union St.

Gail’s Tours......................................Federal St.

Sara Campbell ..............5 South Beach Street

Rose & Crown...................23 South Water St.

R. Simantov .....................10 Old North Wharf

NRTA .......................Depot @ Washington St.

Native Shoes ......................40 Straight Wharf

Nantucket Island Tours.................10 Washington St.

Nantucket Pearl Co................40 Straight Wharf

NHA ..............................................15 Broad St.

Nantucket Cottage Hospital ...........57 Prospect St.

Nantucket Bookworks ................25 Broad St.

Young’s ...........................................6 Broad St.

White Heron Theatre........................5 N. Water St.

Summer Shades...The Courtyard, Straight Wharf

Steamship Authority ...............Steamboat Wharf

Souza’s Seafood ......................23 Trotter’s Ln.

Sophie T’s Pizza.............................7 Daves St.

Siam to Go ................................1 Backus Lane

Second’s Shop..........................32 Sparks Ave.


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Books have been his passion from a very early age: “I have loved books before I could even talk...I remember how much joy they brought me as a child... I remember sitting in my parents’ laps and being truly engaged between the pages of a book.” Tim told me he has four or five books with him at all times: “I get something profound out of any book: the beach read someone else might not pick up, the 911 Commission Report... they are complete opposites, but I get something out of each. I just dive into what I’m reading and apply it to my life.” The evolution of his career to focus on books, authors, and readers is a dream come true. “I think it pulls in so many parts of my personality,” he explained. “I love connecting with authors—being able to connect with an author whose work I respect and then to have a relationship with an author—and I have been trying to make the bookstores here their island homes.” His online identity as Tim Talks Books came about with the pandemic. Tim and James had just returned from a trip to Australia as pandemic restrictions began. Much of what Tim handled as a marketer was in flux as the global situation and restrictions rapidly changed—the ability for people to shop in-person, the book festival events, it was all uncertain. “We didn’t know what was going to happen,” he explained. “I thought: ‘I could become a book influencer for Nantucket’. I started reaching out to all my author contacts. There are so many people who love books: I wanted to pull in my job with the book stores and the Book Festival and identify myself with the books and the authors...This is my way to share my love of books and to engage with people.” Tim’s desire for connection was shared by so many others: “we were all longing for connection (connection was the theme of the 2022 Book Festival) ...I’ve connected with people around the world: it’s one of the joys of social media… “ To share his connections with authors is one of reasons Tim hosts his Author Talks, in conjunction with Mitchell’s Book Corner, Nantucket Bookworks, and the Nantucket Atheneum. So far this year, he has had public conversations with Zak Salih, Qian Julie Wang, Gabrielle Zevin, Edafe Okporo, and Elin Hilderbrand. This continued on page 22

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week he is inviting everyone to the Atheneum to hear his conversations with Geraldine Brooks and Jennifer Weiner. A number of his previous conversations with authors are posted on YouTube; to listen, follow the link on timtalksbooks.com. I couldn’t end my recent talk with Tim without asking him some personal questions... What is your favorite book so far in 2022? Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow. It’s about two people who meet as kids: they grow up to make video games together. This book is one of those books where the author builds a whole world—it feels so real—and she really unpacks what those games were: the toxic masculinity, the racism… But the book is not just about video games; it’s a story about a powerful friendship. I’ve had such amazing friendships in my life, but you don’t often read about that in books. There are so many layers: it’s a book about video games and nothing about video games. This is a passionate book about two friends.” What are you most looking forward to reading in the second half of 2022? Fredrik Backman wrote the Beartown series, set in a community in northern Sweden—the third in the trilogy (it’s called The Winners) is coming out in October...and Jodi Picoult’s Mad Honey, and Barbara Kingsolver’s Demon Copperhead. Did you read Hamnet? Maggie O’Farrell’s The Marriage Portrait is due out this fall...and I’m a huge Steven King fan! I’ve

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been reading Steven King since before I should have been reading Steven King...I read every one of his books that comes out… In September his Fairy Tales is due out—I’m super excited about that one. What place do you think books have in our society? I like to think of books as a place we can all come together: as a place where there is no judgement or division. Reading opens our minds to step into someone else’s story. Because of a book you can experience something you otherwise could not, but you can in a book. Books are truly magic—there’s nothing else like reading.” Can books/reading save the world? Yes, I definitely think they could—but we have to allow ourselves to let books do it.

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more than 650 species. Those numbers will continue to climb as more records are identified. This year, we had more observers than ever before. Throughout the month, 127 people participated and more than 320 people have identified our Nantucket observations. In the lead, Trish Pastuszak is the clear winner so far with 225 observations of 184 species. And rumor has it she joined the project halfway through the month. Congratulations to Trish! Watch out for next year when Trish joins from the beginning. You can view the results yourself, peruse the species seen as well as project leaderboard here: inaturalist.org/projects/nlc-and-llnf-bioblitz-2022. A majority of the species found were plants (52%), which isn’t surprising since they are very cooperative photo subjects. Insects made up 20% (130 species). Although I am an ecologist and lover of nature, I wasn’t psyched that 20 different species of arachnids were found. Yes, that’s spiders, but it also includes mites and ticks. The coolest arachnid, and new to me, is the Giant Lichen Orbweaver (Araneus bicentenarius) found by hlshaw (that’s their iNaturalist handle). This orbweaver spider has some pretty amazing camouflage mimicking lichen and blending in perfectly with the bark of a tree. The BioBlitz’s most-observed species was followed throughout the month like a horse race. After different species taking the lead throughout, by the end of the month, there was a 3-way tie between common milkweed, sickle-leaved golden aster, and great mullein. That tracks well with what we’re see-

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the mucilage and, unless they are strong enough to escape, are suffocated or die from exhaustion. The plant then secretes digestive enzymes and later absorbs the resulting nutrient solution to supplement the poor mineral nutrition of the plants natural environment. So cool! When looking through the observations, I am amazed by the diversity that people are seeing. I always end up learning a lot, too, about species I’ve never seen before. The Fiery Searcher Beetle (Calosoma scrutator) is a new one for me. It was found by “amymaria” in the Cisco Beach area. The beautiful iridescent rainbow sheen of this beetle made for a stunning image. Looking into it a little more, I learned that this meat-eating beetle is accurately described as “beauty with a bite.” It is commonly called a “caterpillar hunter” and, as the name suggests, they feed on caterpillars and other soft-bodied insects, to the delight of gardeners and landscapers. I am glad however that this wasn’t my encounter. The iNaturalist website had another tidbit to add: “The adult beetle is known to excrete a foul-smelling oil when it is handled. The oil has been described as smelling similar to rotten milk or rancid olive oil.” Better seen than smelled. For mammals, we only had 8 species, which isn’t surprising given Nantucket’s overall lack of mammals. A favorite observation of the BioBlitz, though, was of an Eastern Mole (Scalopus aquaticus) observed by Danielle O’Dell of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. Apparently, during an outdoor staff meeting, the mole poked its head up through the ground in the middle of the Science and Stewardship staff at the NCF office yard. He may not have intended to join the meeting, but he/she has a great headshot on the BioBlitz page: inaturalist.org/observations/127220527. When you have time, check out the results for more local sightings of beautiful flowers, charismatic birds, and fascinating insects, among others. Since iNaturalist also has the location (unless it’s a rare species) you can also find out where to go to make some of your own observations. Thanks to all of those who participated for getting out there, making observations, and supporting the Nantucket Land Council and Linda Loring Nature Foundation. Now that the BioBlitz is over, don’t stop observing and documenting. You can use iNaturalist anytime to upload photos and contribute to the information about our island’s biodiversity. For more information about how to use iNaturalist, check them out at inaturalist.org or view this LLNF workshop: youtube.com/watch?v=hbwLjGeHPZk Spoonleaf Sundew by syrinxed

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Events & Entertainment from page 24 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 spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

MONDAY, AUGUST 22

Discover Nantucket’s Best Resource for Outdoor Living

9 Wampanoag Way

7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mi, 1 hr., exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes. Ends at White Elephant Hotel. Cash Only. $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at Maria Mitchell Assn. Aquarium Join MMA staff as they feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens. Fun for all ages. Registration required Registration Required. 9:30 AM - Tours of the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Join expert guides on an over-sand vehicle beach tour at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Beautiful habitats here include salt marshes, the barrier beach system, & the ocean. Keep an eye out for seals! The memories will last a lifetime. Details at 508-228-6799 or thetrustees.org/program/nantucket-trustees-tours 10 AM - Pick Your Own Veggie Hayride Tour at Bartlett’s Farm Veggie lovers, this tour is for you! Go out to the produce fields in Bartlett’s hay wagon to see what’s fresh & in-season. Participants fill a bag with farm fresh vegetables & learn the history of Bartlett’s Farm. Tours are rain or shine. Reserve your seat and buy your tickets at bartlettsfarm.com/farm-tours/ 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 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 - ACK Sail Cruises Enjoy a Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passenges. Perfect to celebrate good times spent with good friends. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset. Reserve a seat by calling 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. 10 to 11 AM - Whaling History Tour See the remaining relics from the Whaling Era and learn what life was like aboard a Whale Ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 10 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 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 5 PM - Family Activities at Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Kids can engage hands-on with topics like Morse Code, sail power, rope-making, signal flags, & knot-tying. Don’t miss demonstrations of a shore-to-ship rescue using breeches buoy at 11am & at 2pm. Activities designed for ages 6-12 but are adaptable for younger or older. Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Daily Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM - Nantucket String Art for Ages 6 & Up During this class, children with work with wood as they hammer and string away, choosing from a variety of threads to create their own Nantucket design. The best part of all is that you can redesign your string art over & over! Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak St. Reserve a spot at 508-680-1553 or BarnabysNantucket.com 11:15 AM - The 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 new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. ., . 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Departs again at 1 PM, 2:15 PM, & 4 PM. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037

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11:30 - The Westender Tour 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 on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2 PM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 5:15 to 6:15 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family and friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 6:45 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water & enjoy waterfront sights. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 7:30 PM - Thurgood presented by White Heron Theatre Described by the NYTimes as “absorbing” and “riveting,” Thurgood will inspire and empower audiences with the story of a truly great American. Spend an evening with an icon of justice. The son of a railroad porter and a teacher, Thurgood Marshall rose to become one of the most important attorneys of the 20th century, arguing the historic Brown v. the Board of Education before the Supreme Court, and becoming the high court’s first African American justice. White Heron Theatre Company, 5 North Water Street. Tickets at WhiteHeronTheatre.org 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Field Cut Flower Tour Spend an hour out in the flower fields, picking flowers, taking photos, and enjoying the beauty that Bartlett’s Farm offers. We provide clippers and direction, you cut bouquets to suit your style. All ages are welcome. Tours are rain or shine. Reserve your seat and buy your tickets at bartlettsfarm.com/farm-tours/ 8 AM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor also has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 8 to 10 AM - Free Guided Bike Tour Join avid cyclist and Land Use Manager Jim Olney on a 7.5 mile tour of the bike trails in the Middle Moors. Arrive with a helmet & a mountain bike suitable for rougher roads. Reserve a spot at 508-228-2884 or NantucketConservation.org 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions A 2 mile non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past historic mansions and the most beautiful gardens of Nantucket Town. Cash only: $25; $20 seniors (65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at Maria Mitchell Assn. Aquarium Join MMA staff as they feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens. Fun for all ages. Registration required Registration Required. 9:30 AM - Playful Patterns for Ages 2-6 During this class, Barnaby’s minis will discover, explore, & create using a variety of mixed media materials from drawing, painting, to collage, creating take-home works of art! Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak Street. Reserve a spot for your child at 508-680-1553 or on BarnabysNantucket.com 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Garden Bring a blanket to sit on & join Lizza in the garden for fun songs & singing games. Tickets will be available at the Weezie Desk at 9:30 when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - ACK Sail Cruises Enjoy a Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passenges. Perfect to celebrate good times spent with good friends. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset. Reserve a seat by calling 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm continued on page 28

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10 AM - Mother Wolf Gallery Story Hour Tuesday’s at 10am in the Gallery! Suitable for ages 8+. 20$ per child/parent duo. Visit us at 5 Old South Wharf, Email motherwolfgallery@gmail.com, or DM @motherwolfgallery to register. ., . 10 AM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour (ages 13+) For ages 13 and up. Learn about the real Nantucket of opium/dens, bordellos, riots, hippie hysteria, and conmen, and others. Please arrive 10 min. early at Centre and Main, beside the bank steps. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. 773-325-8972 10 to 11 AM - Whaling History Tour See the remaining relics from the Whaling Era and learn what life was like aboard a Whale Ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 10 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 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 5 PM - Family Activities at Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Kids can engage hands-on with topics like Morse Code, sail power, rope-making, signal flags, & knot-tying. Don’t miss demonstrations of a shore-to-ship rescue using breeches buoy at 11am & at 2pm. Activities designed for ages 6-12 but are adaptable for younger or older. Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Daily Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM - Working with Clay for Ages 6 & Up Tracy Daily will share her expertise in ceramics during this class as your child learns various sculpting techniques & creates bowls, planters, coasters, candle holders, and more using a variety of tools & materials. Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak Street. Reserve a spot at 508-680-1553 or BarnabysNantucket.com 11 AM to 1 PM - Folgers Marsh Kayak Tours with Nantucket Conservation Foundation Take a one-of-a-kind eco-tour through the beautiful Folger’s Marsh guided by expert scientists & educators from the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. Kayaks + all safety equipment provided. Limited space, so reserve a spot at eganmaritime.org/events - $40 per adult, $25 for under 17. 11:15 AM - The 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 new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. ., . 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Departs again at 1 PM, 2:15 PM, & 4 PM. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour 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 on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor also has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 2 PM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat: native tree species, meadows, & wetlands. You’ll feel you’re exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah from Star Wars. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5:15 to 6:15 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family and friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 6 PM - Free “Works in Progress” Songwriters Group Songwriters are invited to share songs in a casual environment & receive thoughtful feedback from the local community. Facilitated by Chris Hanson, it’s a group for songwriters by songwriters to develop their songs while learning about songwriting. Reservations required: email: chrishansonmusic@gmail.com. 6 to 7:15 PM - Tim Talks Books: Free Talk with Author Jennifer Weiner Join Tim Ehrenberg of Tim Talks Books & Nantucket Book Partners in conversation with New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weiner. Jennifer is a hilarious speaker: you’ll be in stitches hearing all about her latest book The Summer Place. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 6 to 8 PM - Youth Improv Workshop for Ages 10 to 18 Take your performance skills to the next level in this free, fun workshop series designed to share the ideas and spirit of improv. Learn basic acting and improv techniques, while gaining essential public speaking and team-building skills. Limited space, register at 508-228-1110 at NantucketAtheneum.org continued on page 44


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Altar Rock (via Polpis) 6 miles Quidnet 7.5 miles Surfside 3.5 miles

Crosswinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at the Airport The Faregrounds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Fairgrounds Rd. Island Treasures . . Hanabea Shopping Center off Old South Nantucket Bake Shop . . . . . . . . . . . 17 1/2 Old South Rd. Nantucket Cottage Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Prospect St. Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. . 158 Polpis Rd.

Madaket 6.75 miles Siasconset (via Polpis) 10.5 miles Wauwinet 9 miles

Monomoy 2 miles Smith Point 7 miles

Sandy Pedals . . . . . . . . Download our app for bike locations

Eel Point 6 miles Sankaty Lighthouse 9.5 miles Tom Nevers Head 6.5 miles

Approximate distances, in miles to various locations of Nantucket Island from Main Street and Orange Street (Pacific National Bank)

41° 17' 30" Latitude by 70° 05' 30" Longitude ~ The winter population is approximately 20,000

2022 PHOTO CONTEST . . . . . . . . . . . . All over the island Arrowhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Wampanoag Way Artists Association Visual Arts . . . . . . . . . . 24 Amelia Dr. Bartlett's Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Bartlett Farm Rd. Bistro at Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Nobadeer Farm Rd. Call Nantucket . . . . . . . . (phone App) All over the island Cisco Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. . . . . . . . . Wauwinet Rd.

Airport 3.5 miles Quaise 3.5 miles Squam 8.5 miles


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The Dress Code

Island Fun & Shopping

Lifestye Clothing & Accessories for Women Apparel, Jewelry, Hats, Handbags, Scarves, Shoes

Adventure / Eco-Tours Nantucket Walkabout

508-422-7466 Book online & meet at Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington St see website for hikes & times Daily Guided Wilderness Hikes on Nantucket

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

Shearwater Excursions We specialize in boat tours for all ages Call or visit us on Straight Wharf for your Island Adventure

508-228-7037 Straight Wharf, Slip #1011

We are a family run business and were voted 2021 Best Sea Adventures of Cape Cod and the Islands and Best EcoTour from Yankee Magazine. We offer Oyster Farm Tours, Cocktail Cruises, Ice Cream Cruises, Sunset Cruises, and more. Private chartering options are available on all our boats. Visit our shearwaterexcursions.com for details. shearwaterexcursions.com

Apparel & Accessories Blue Beetle Open Daily Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Gifts

508-228-3227 12 Main Street

Joy West Collection Open Daily Designer Inspired Jewelry & Fashions

The Love Shack by Lola Open daily 10 am to 6pm Love Shack apparel, hats, and home goods

The Rainbow Fleet

Current Vintage Open daily Wine • Clothing • Home • Gifts • Provisions

508-228-5073 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 15 years in the heart of Nantucket. currentvintage.com

508-325-4400 14 S. Water Street

774-325-5982 10 Old South Wharf

THE LOVE SHACK is located right in the heart of Nantucket’s boat basin and it is home to our entire collection of LOLA jewelry. Here you can see, touch and layer all of our pendants, chains, and bracelets that LOLA offers. It is also our inspiration for our Love Shack apparel and home goods which include t-shirts, candles, hats, glassware – everything you need that is perfect for your very own Love Shack! lolacompany.com

Commonwealth

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

508-680-1716 9 Centre 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! www.joyjewelry.com

Made on Nantucket

508.680.1399 12 Oak Street

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Second season for this little gem of a boutique, a favorite shopping hotspot with locals and visitors alike. This clothing and 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, and virtually 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. Shop online at ZeroDressCode.com

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

Open Daily. Visit us in the store & online! Fabulous Resale. Fresh Finds.

August 18-24, 2022

Open Thursday-Monday 11 am-5 pm + Sunday Trunk Shows A unique collection of apparel, gifts, jewelry, & art

508-228-0110 20 Old South Wharf

MADE ON NANTUCKET offers a unique selection of CAJ Designs for adults and children by Kathleen A. Duncombe. These hand-decorated repurposed denim shorts, jeans, jean skirts, and jackets are unique and stunning. This shop also has cozy multi-colored and textured Neck Candy Scarves — all made on Nantucket by Kathleen A. Duncombe. madeonnantucket.net

Open Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm Clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories

508-680-1159 167 Orange Street

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

Sara Campbell Open daily Celebrating Made in the USA every day!

508-680-1626 5 South Beach St.

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

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Island Fun & Shopping Serenella 44 Open daily 10AM to 6PM Casa, Ready-to-Wear, Accessories, Apothecary

508-690-3400 44 Centre Street

SERENELLA 44 is pleased to present GIAMBATTISTA VALLI BEACH CLUB to Nantucket. Known for his couture sensibility and signature femininity, the designer’s latest capsule collection celebrates the nomadic jet-set lifestyle of the modern “Valli Girl,” offering timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched for an effortless summer wardrobe. In addition, experience a curated selection of ready-to-wear, accessories, apothecary, and casa from the most fashionable brands you have yet to know including Juan de Dios & Moye – Colombia, Les Ottomans – Turkey, Emporio Sirenuse – Italy, Costa Brazil – Brazil, Collectiva Concepción – Mexico, and Yvonne S. -Bali. serenellausa.com

Serenella Nantucket

508-228-3400 9 South Beach Street

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Russell. Jewelry Kathleen A. Duncombe and other designers. Back again this season is work by Anne S. Terry. We also have Island Weaves beautiful handwoven shawls, scarves, rugs, and more by Karin Sheppard. See our largest collection of vintage Bakelite in the East, featuring jewelry, kitchenware, and barware. We also offer vintage American Indian jewelry (dead pawn). madeonnantucket.net

Mother Wolf Gallery Fine Art Gallery Open Daily 5 Old South Wharf Ethical Wildlife Photography, Sacred Soul Art, Ethically Sourced Crystals Mother Wolf Gallery is for lovers of all things wild. Raising awareness of wolves and other large mammals that are currently classified as protected or endangered. Mother Wolf is partnered with Wolf Hollow, a 501(c)3 non-profit wolf sanctuary and educational facility, in Ipswich, MA. Visit 5 Old South Wharf to find out what “Ethical Photography” means to Mother Wolf Gallery. motherwolfgallery.com

Susan Lister Locke Gallery

508-228-2132 28A Easy Street

Open Daily. Art and Inspired, Creative 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. Experience a curated selection from established and emerging designers for women, including Altuzarra, Barrie, Bottega Veneta, Giambattista Valli, Marlo Laz, Marni, Massimo Alba, Patou, Thom Browne, Wales Bonner and more. serenellausa.com

Susan Lister Locke is an artist and jewelry designer living on Nantucket. First noted for her custom hand engraved Signet rings crafted in high karat gold, she went on to work directly with metal, incorporating designs with colorful & rare gemstones. Her Nantucket Sign Collection™ features a series of iconic Town signs with 34 favorite Nantucket areas, beaches and businesses that are fashioned as charms, cufflinks, & belt buckles. The Nantucket Sign Collection™ also includes her hand-engraved quarterboard bracelets in silver & gold as well as her Nantucket in Diamonds™ map of the island. Visit her gallery at 28A Easy Street & follow her on Instagram @susanlisterlocke susanlisterlocke.com

Artists & Galleries

Banking

Open daily 10AM to 6PM Ready-to-Wear, Accessories, Fine Jewelry

Artists Association of Nantucket

508-228-0294 Artist / Patron online exhibit thru Sept. 5 In-Person Gallery & Online Exhibits Artist / Patron in the Gallery thru Sept. 5 19 Washington St. Planet Nantucket in the Big Gallery thru Sept 12 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. For 2022, AAN has two in-town galleries: the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street and The Big Gallery upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf. Stay in touch at nantucketarts.org for our schedule of downtown Gallery Exhibits as well as classes and workshops at our Visual Arts Center (VAC) at 24 Amelia Drive. Visit our online gallery at sales.nantucketarts.org to view regularly changing exhibitions of fresh, original artwork from our iconic Nantucket artists. nantucketarts.org

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

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

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

Hostetler Gallery

740-591-8180 Open Daily 42 Centre St Gallery open daily with sculpture & art of David Hostetler and other featured artists

Located in beautiful downtown Nantucket, HOSTETLER GALLERY proudly exhibits the exquisite work of professional artists. JOIN US FRIDAY, JULY 23 from 6 to 8 pm for the opening reception of FEMININE MYSTIQUE featuring works by Donna Isham and Alyssa Fortin. The sculpture, prints, and paintings of David Hostetler, abstract oil paintings, photography and more are on display. Hostetler’s bronzes are located throughout downtown. Exotic and American species are used in his wood sculpture— the largest being 13 feet tall. Art in the downtown gallery ranges from intimate small formats to monumental. David Hostetler’s art has been a presence on Nantucket since the late 1970s. hostetlergallery.com

Ireland Galleries

508-228-1907 Open daily 13 Old South Wharf Jewelry, handbags, beachwear, & Lorene Ireland’s gorgeous sculpture & art

If you’re a lover of the arts, even if you’re not an artist yourself, then this is the place for you too! There’s always something new at IRELAND GALLERIES... paintings, sculpture, and Lorene Ireland’s world-famous mosaics and shell designs.Come check out the internationally acclaimed mosaic and shell artwork of Lorene Ireland, winner of World of Wearable Art!

Made on Nantucket Open Thursday-Monday 11 am-5 pm + Sunday Trunk Shows Handcrafted Gifts exclusively at Made on Nantucket

508-228-0110 20 Old South Wharf

Don’t miss MADE ON NANTUCKET’s collection of pre-owned Nantucket art. We also have paintings, prints, and photographs by island artists, including Lu Page, Andrew Jackson, Sam Lyon, Garth Grimmer, Brian Araujo, Bill Dickson, Kathleen Duncombe, Buzz Williams, and Marion W. Pearson. You’ll love the unique cellography and seaglass jewelry by Michelle Jhingoor. We have a stunning collection of original silk screens and framed mini-offset litho prints by Donn

Cape Cod 5 Open Monday-Saturday

888-225-4636 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

Beach Fun Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

508-228-5646 Visit Nantucket’s best beaches! Call ahead to check conditions. Open Daily 9am to sunset. Permits Required Year-Round Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

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

Bike Rentals Cook’s Cycle Open Daily Bicycle Rentals, Sales, and Service

508-228-0800 6 So. Beach Street, next to Affordable Rentals

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

Easy Riders Bicycles open daily Bike Rentals, Sales, Service - NEW: Electric Bikes

508-325-2722 65 Surfside Road

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 Mongoose 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. EASY RIDERS has a safe & convenient bike path


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Island Bike Company

508-228-4070 25 Old South Road

Open daily; free delivery & pickup for rentals Bike rentals for the entire family, sales & service

Finally, there’s a bicycle shop where you don’t have to fight the traffic— ISLAND BIKE COMPANY at 25 Old South Road (just past Amelia Drive)! ISLAND BIKE COMPANY offers bike rentals by the day, week, or month—and that’s not all! They also rent Burley Trailers, Trail-a-Bikes, and single & double baby joggers. Full repair facility and new bike sales also offered. ISLAND BIKE COMPANY is conveniently located on the Old South Road bike path, and they offer free delivery & pickup for rentals. Great rental rates! IslandBike.com

Sandy Pedals Bicycles LLC

508-680-4497 sandypedalsbikes.com

Available all day, every day of the year. Nantucket’s Bike Share

Tired of sitting in traffic? Gasoline prices getting you down? Try the easy, fast way to get around the island this season! SANDY PEDALS is Nantucket’s short-term, accessible, and affordable electric bike-share system. Scan the QR code in our display ad, download the app, create a profile, and find the nearest bike!

Young’s Bicycle Shop

508-228-1151 6 Broad Street

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

Harvey A Young’s Bicycle Shop started on Nantucket in 1931. When Harvey sold the business to his son, Roger, it became YOUNG’S BICYCLE SHOP. Now with over 90 years in business, the 4th generation is running YOUNG’S. The Young family and their staff provide you with the ideal rental bike for Nantucket. 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 Nantucket’s oldest & largest guide In print, online, on your cell phone

508-228-9165 Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554

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 @nantucketinsider, and sign up for our free Nantucket eNewsletter — look for the link at the top of Nantucket.net Yesterdaysisland.com

#ACKHappyy Summer Contest!

WIN $100 GIFT CARD TO CISCO O BREWERY! Y

To enter, visit The Insider’s Guide to Nantucket Beaches page at nantucket.net//beaches and post a review of your favorite Na antucket beach, then like the ACK HAPPY SUMME ER CONTEST post on Instagram @nantucket_insider, tell us your favorite Nantucket Beach, and tag g 3 friends.

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Bookstores Mitchell’s Book Corner

508-228-1080 54 Main Street

Open Daily: Support Your Local Book Store! See the calendar for our upcoming book signings

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

Nantucket Bookworks

508-228-4000 25 Broad Street

Open Daily Books, chocolates, & unique gifts

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. If the items are in stock we can offer next business day island home delivery for a small fee. We also are happy to ship anywhere in the US. For books, shop nantucketbookpartners.com. Order online anytime or call 6 for curbside pickup 7 days a week of books and items on our shelves now. BOOKWORKS is open daily. nantucketbookworks.com

Buses NRTA See display ad for times & routes Year-Round Bus Routes

508-228-7025 Face coverings are required on all routes

RIDE THE WAVE to/from town, mid island areas, Madaket, Sconset, and points in between. Access real time information bus locations and estimated arrival at your stop from your computer or internet enabled cell phone at live.nrtawave.com. Service is provided year-round on select routes and thru mid-October on seasonal routes. See our schedule on nrtawave.com for complete information and fares—discounts for 65 & older, persons with disabilities, veterans, and active military personnel. Exact change is recommended or a future ride change card will be issued. Short term passes are available. Routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. See nrtawave.com for current details. nrtawave.com

Cannabis Accessories Gray Lady Smoke Shop Open for the 2022 Season Fine Cigars, Glass, & Accessories.

508-901-9399 Upstairs at 2 Union Street

Gray Lady Smoke Shop is your island destination for the largest selection of fine cigars and handmade accessories, featuring handmade glass from the Sandwich Glass Museum. Whether you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment for your beach day or walk around town, recommendations or unique gifts, or a cigar bar to make your island celebration a little more special, we are here to meet your needs. Call or come see us upstairs at 2 Union Street, just a cobblestone’s throw from Main Street, behind Ralph Lauren. AckGrayLady.com


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Island Fun & Shopping 508-228-3501 6 South Beach Street

Open daily Cars, jeeps, mopeds

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

Young’s Bicycle Shop Open daily in season “The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”

508-228-1151 6 Broad Street

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

Charters - Sailing & Boating ACK Sail 10 am, 1pm, 4pm, and sunset Sit back, relax & enjoy the ride...

508-423-9985 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. Acksail.com

Endeavor Sailing Excursions Private Charters. Per Person Fares Pleasure sailing

508-228-5585 Slip 1015, Straight Wharf

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

Nantucket Blue Moon Charters

508-241-7245 Book your 2022 Charter: Sunset, Morning, Afternoon, Custom Half & Full Day Sails Book your sail online at nantucketbluemooncharters.com Nantucket Luxury Sailing Charters

Surprise your friends & family with a 2022 sail in Nantucket Harbor & Sound aboard our 70foot luxury sailing yacht. Toast the sunset in our private cockpit and see Nantucket’s historic waterfront. From our spacious and sturdy deck you will feel the wind in her sails, pass Brant Point Light, sea, and wildlife, and “all the sights and sounds come alive...” Come aboard! Captain Kent and First Mate Jacqueline welcome you to a truly “Once in a Blue Moon” experience. nantucketbluemooncharters.com

Shearwater Excursions

508-228-7037

Call or visit us on Straight Wharf for your Island Adventure Seal Cruises, Ice Cream Cruises, Sunset Cruise, & more Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 We are a family run business and were voted 2021 Best Sea Adventures of Cape Cod and the Islands and Best EcoTour from Yankee Magazine. We offer Oyster Farm Tours, Cocktail Cruises, Ice Cream Cruises, Sunset Cruises, and more. Private chartering options are available on all our boats. Visit our shearwaterexcursions.com for details. shearwaterexcursions.com

Children’s Clothing & Accessories Borobabi Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm America’s first circular retailer TM

Children’s Toys & Art Classes Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack

508-680-1553 12 Oak Street

Open daily 10:30 am to 5 pm Downtown toy store & art studio for kids of all ages

Car Rentals Affordable Rentals

August 18-24, 2022

508-680-1845 18 Federal Street

At BOROBABI, we believe every family should have access to ethically & sustainably crafted clothing. Sustainability should not be a luxury. Our natural & organic clothing gets used to its fullest potential by our network of conscious families. We work hard to take responsibility for the entire lifecycle of our childrenswear. BOROBABI sells organic garments, ethically made, with lifetime returns. borobabi.com

BARNABY’S TOY & ART SHACK, located at 12 Oak Street, offers daily art classes Monday through Saturday for children ages 2-13 years. Children can choose from a variety of classes as well as they can drop-in and create every day, all day! All of Barnaby’s classes are taught by professional artists and educators who will guide your child’s technique and processes in our inspirational space in downtown Nantucket. For more information or to register, please visit www.barnabysnantucket.com, or call 508-680-1553, or email barnabyack@gmail.com. barnabysnantucket.com

Cigars Gray Lady Smoke Shop

508-901-9399 Upstairs at 2 Union Street

Open for the 2022 Season Fine Cigars, Glass, & Accessories.

AckGrayLady.com Gray Lady Smoke Shop is your island destination for all your smoke shop needs. We carry pipes, tobacco, handmade accessories, and by far the island’s largest selection of fine cigars and quality glass. Whether you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment for your day at the beach or walk around town, Gray Lady Smoke shop has what you need. Come see us upstairs at 2 Union Street (just steps off Main Street, around the corner from Ralph Lauren). Call to arrange a Cigar Bar for your reception, celebration, wedding, or island event.

Classes & Workshops Artists Association of Nantucket Open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm Classes & Workshops for all ages

508-228-0722 Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive

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

Confections Aunt Leah’s Fudge Open daily Made fresh on Nantucket

508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

AUNT LEAH has been making her award-winning homemade fudge for almost 30 years on Nantucket. Her fudge has been voted “the best fudge in the world” year after year. Once you try her fudge, you’ll see why it is always rated the best! AUNT LEAH makes it daily in her shop, using the freshest and finest ingredients. She has more than 40 scrumptious flavors. Her most popular fudge flavor is chocolate peanut butter, which has a layer of rich peanut butter fudge on the bottom, topped with a layer of decadent chocolate fudge. AUNT LEAH also has her famous Nantucket chocolate-covered cranberries for taste testing. The cranberries come in both milk and dark chocolate. Both the fudge and chocolate-covered cranberries make unique island wedding favors or gifts for special events. auntleahs.com

Consignment & Thrift Island Treasures

508-228-0789 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm & Sat. 10am-2pm NEW LOCATION: 128 Old South Road New & Used clothes, household goods, toys, & more

Looking to expand your wardrobe on a budget or need some items for your home at affordable prices? ISLAND TREASURES is the perfect place to shop! Here you’ll find a great selection of new and gently used clothing, jewelry, housewares, small furnishings, books, beach toys, kids toys, and so much more. There’s an ever-changing variety, so visit often — you never know what treasures you may find.

The Rainbow Fleet Open Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm Clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories

508-680-1159 167 Orange Street

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


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Contests NANTUCKET PHOTO CONTEST Deadline is Sept. 12, 2022 See winners & entries online at Nantucket.net

August 18-24, 2022

508-228-9165 Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554

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 2022 Contest has begun: DEADLINE TO ENTER IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2022. We accept copyright-free images of Nantucket present and past. Email your entries to ACKPhotoContest@gmail.com or mail us a CD or thumb drive with electronic images from your digital camera. If you send us digital images, please make sure they are high-resolution. You can even mail in your prints of Nantucket Island. Visit Nantucket.net to see a great selection past entries and winners. nantucket.net/photos/contests.php

Copying, Mailboxes, Shipping The UPS Store

508-325-8884 61 Old South Road

Open Monday - Saturday Locally owned and operated

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

Family Fun Family Activities @ Children’s Beach Activities & Fun at Children’s Beach thru mid-August Fun & games for children and families

508-228-0925 at Children’s Beach

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. Yoga Monday-Saturday, puppet shows, and live music! See our display ad and visit our website for details. nantucket-ma.gov/childrensbeach

Fishing Charters Herbert T. Daily: 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm. Call for Reservations Trolling “Catch those Blues and Bass!”

Day: 508-228-6655 Slip 14, Straight Wharf

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. Private charters are also available for $650 - up to 6 persons. fishnantucket.net

Furniture Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture Where Home & Garden Meet Outdoor & Indoor Furniture, Home Accessories, Garden Needs

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

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

Gifts ACK 4170® Gift Giving Made Easy! Open daily Unique, salty-good gifts & products by small makers & artists

774-325-5105 18 Federal Street

ACK 4170® gift boutique features beautiful gifts, apparel, candles, home decor, holiday decor, artwork (paintings & photography), cards & stationery and Nantucket Lightship basket jewelry 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

Open daily Unique & Original Nantucket Theme Gifts

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

It’s A Shore Thing

508-680-1901 30B Main Street

Open Daily Distinctive Nantucket Gifts

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

Made on Nantucket Open Thursday-Monday 11 am-5 pm + Sunday Trunk Shows Jewelry, Bakelite, Art Glass, & much more

508-228-0110 20 Old South Wharf

MADE ON NANTUCKET has a large selection of gifts, including limited number of Donn Russell framed mini offset litho prints and original serigraphs, jewelry by Kathleen A. Duncombe and other designers. They have fun handcrafted holiday ornaments (you’ll love the mermaids!), and slumped glass Nantucket plaques that glow in your window, as well as a large variety of ceramic ornaments by ackfire studios. MADE ON NANTUCKET has the largest collection of vintage Bakelite in the East, featuring jewelry, kitchenware, and barware. madeonnantucket.net

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

Nantucket Chic at Ireland Galleries

508-228-1907 Open Daily 12 Old South Wharf See the internationally acclaimed mosaic & shell art of Lorene Ireland This creative store on Old South Wharf is dedicated to unique jewelry and accessories. NANTUCKET CHIC is a collaboration between Lorene and her daughter Natalie, an interior designer in New York City. This talented duo has stocked the store with bright and colorful purses and clutches, an extensive collection of jewelry, and unique clothes, scarves, and beach cover-ups.

Health Care Nantucket Cottage Hospital 24-hr emergency services, hospital care, lab, rehab MD ACKcess Line: 508-825-1000

508-825-8100 57 Prospect St

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

Home Decor ACK 4170® Open daily Unique, salty-good gifts & products by small makers & artists

774-325-5105 18 Federal Street

ACK 4170® gift boutique features beautiful gifts, apparel, candles, home decor, holiday decor, artwork (paintings & photography), cards & stationery and Nantucket Lightship basket jewelry 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

Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture Where Home & Garden Meet Outdoor & Indoor Furniture, Home Accessories, Garden Needs

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

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 arrowheadfurniture.com


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Island Fun & Shopping Icarus & Co Open 10 am to 5 pm Jewelry and Home Decor

19 Old South Wharf

icarusandco.com Take home your own piece of Nantucket with our unique ceramics and local artwork You’ll also find an exclusive collection of incredible handmade jewelry and Nantucket beach stone jewelry. We transform local beach stones into stunning pieces of wearable art. Follow us on Instagram for exclusive behind the scenes content @nantucketbeachstones.

It’s A Shore Thing

508-680-1901 30B Main Street

Open Daily Distinctive Nantucket Gifts

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

Petty Folk Art & Carving Formerly Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

508-332-9925 or 508-619-7554 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

Warren Pease Decorative Skiffs

508-325-1841

Call for an appointment: 508-325-1841 Add New England Style to Your Parties Old-fashioned New England style decorative skiffs with traditional lines will add a touch of Nantucket to your celebrations. They’re perfect for raw bars or showpieces: serving trays and stands included. The skiffs are made with recycled red cedar and mahogany, varnished or painted. Available in sizes from three feet to five feet. Call Warren at 508-325-1841 to order yours!

Internet Guidebook Insiders Guide to Nantucket

508-228-9165

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

Blue Beetle Open Daily Jewelry & Gifts

Island Apps

Icarus + Co. Open 10 am to 5 pm Jewelry and Home Decor

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-todate 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

Jewelry ACK 4170® ACK4170.com

Inspired by the salt, sand, and sea, a new Nantucket jewelry line has washed ashore. ACK 4170® gift boutique features beautiful gifts, apparel, candles, home decor, holiday decor, artwork (paintings & photography), cards & stationery and Nantucket Lightship basket jewelry 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

19 Old South Wharf

Take home your own piece of Nantucket with our exclusive collection of Nantucket beach stone jewelry. We transform local beach stones into stunning pieces of wearable art. You’ll also find other incredible handmade jewelry, unique ceramics, and local artwork. Follow us on Instagram for exclusive behind the scenes content @nantucketbeachstones. icarusandco.com

Jewelers’ Gallery of Nantucket Open daily Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry

508-228-0229 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 such leading goldsmiths as Ronald Pearson, Michael Good, Thomas Kruskal, and others. Each unique piece is skillfully crafted in platinum, 18K, or 14K gold and will be a treasured keepsake from historic Nantucket. JEWELERS’ GALLERY: serving Nantucket since 1971. jewelersgallery.com

The Love Shack by Lola

774-325-5982 Open daily 10 am to 6pm 10 Old South Wharf Handcrafted sterling pendants, bracelets, jewelry, t-shirts, candles & more! THE LOVE SHACK is welcoming back customers to their shop on Old South Wharf. AND your favorite items are also available online at lolacompany.com. LOLA™ designs and creates beautiful sterling jewelry with inspirational messages on the back marking important moments in peoples lives. With more than 30 pendant designs varying in size and gorgeous colors, creating your own look is endless and addicting. THE LOVE SHACK is home to our entire jewelry collection and is inspiration for our apparel, candles, hats, and more. Everything you need for your very own Love Shack! lolacompany.com

Made on Nantucket

508-228-0110 20 Old South Wharf

Just in at MADE ON NANTUCKET are a gorgeous collections of estate Native American jewelry and estate sterling silver Mexican jewelry with mother-of-pearl and abalone. Unique earrings, necklaces, bracelets, belt buckles — all at prices that will delight you! See our largest collection of vintage Bakelite in the East, featuring jewelry, kitchenware, and barware. In addition, MADE ON NANTUCKET has Jewelry by Beth Borzilleri, Kathleen A. Duncombe, Michelle Jhingoor, Sarah Hutton, Sage Belber, Amy Burrough, and Anne S. Terry. madeonnantucket.net

Nantucket Estate Jewelry and Fine Arts Open Daily Jewelry, Lightship Baskets, Art, Scrimshaw, & more

Call Nantucket

508-228-3227 12 Main Street

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

Open Thursday-Monday 11 am-5 pm + Sunday Trunk Shows A unique collection of jewelry, apparel, gifts, & art

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

“ACK 4170®...is not just a location, it’s a lifestyle.”

August 18-24, 2022

508-228-0272 1 Orange Street

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. Nantucketjewelryandart.com

Nantucket Pearl Company

508-228-1353 Open Daily & Online 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


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R Simantov Fine Jewelry

508-228-2918 or 917-324-4410 Open daily; appointments recommended 1 Old North Wharf (at Easy Street) Contemporary jewelry masterpieces of lasting value

R. SIMANTOV is known for creating contemporary jewelry masterpieces of lasting value. The firm resurrects lost techniques from the past, utilizing the most exquisite materials and outstanding craftsmanship to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Works by R SIMANTOV have been recognized with international design awards and installed in permanent museum collections. R SIMANTOV’s masterpieces illustrate the playfulness and whimsical beauty that can be created with unique combinations of metals and precious stones. The resulting pieces are fine treasures reminiscent of classical styles, with touches of modern elegance. rsimantov.com

Skar Designs

508-325-6228

August 18-24, 2022

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Mortgages & Banking Cape Cod 5 Open Monday-Friday We’ll make your dream come true!

888-225-4636 112 Pleasant Street and Zero Main Street

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

Museums & Sites

At the SN Farmers & Artisans Market every Saturday Beachy Bohemian Creations & more Nantucket Inspired Pieces & Original Designs

Maria Mitchell Association

Renee Scarfone Gillies’ beachy Bohemian creations are a stand-out in the crowd. Her original sunburst motifs, hand-stamped words and subtle distressing define her signature style. Handcrafted from recycled metals, fibers, leather, beads, and stones, these hip treasures are a must-have addition to your jewelry collection. Also offering a unique line of Nantucket inspired jewelry. Each piece is made with love in her Nantucket studio. Shop at skardesigns.com or ask for her jewelry designs in fine shops on Nantucket. You can also meet her & see her jewelry at the Sustainable Nantucket Saturday Markets downtown along Cambridge & N. Union sts from 8:30 to 12:30. Follow us on Instagram: @skardesignsjewelry skardesigns.com

The Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) was founded in 1902 to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator, Maria Mitchell who believed in “learning by doing.” The MMA operates 2 observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, and preserves the historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell. A wide variety of science and history-related programming is offered through the year for people of all ages. mariamitchell.org

Susan Lister Locke Gallery

508-228-2132 28A Easy Street

Open Daily. Inspired and Creative Jewelry

Susan Lister Locke is an artist and jewelry designer living on Nantucket. First noted for her custom hand engraved Signet rings crafted in high karat gold, she went on to work directly with metal, incorporating designs with colorful & rare gemstones. Her Nantucket Sign Collection™ features a series of iconic Town signs with 34 favorite Nantucket areas, beaches and businesses that are fashioned as charms, cufflinks, & belt buckles. The Nantucket Sign Collection™ also includes her hand-engraved quarterboard bracelets in silver & gold as well as her Nantucket in Diamonds™ map of the island. Visit her gallery at 28A Easy Street & follow her on Instagram @susanlisterlocke susanlisterlocke.com

Linen Service Linen Drops Linen Rental Service Vacation linens made easy!

1-844-9-linens Avoid the hassles & leave the linens to us!

LINEN DROPS provides resort-quality bed and bath linens for short-term vacation rental properties. Bedsheets, duvet covers, bath towels (including Matouk luxury), bath mats, beach towels, and more. Consistently fresh linens are professionally laundered, pressed, and delivered on your turnover schedule. For more info: LinenDrops.com or 844-9-linens LinenDrops.com

Local Television Nantucket Community Television: NCTV through September 9 Free to all NCTV Members

508-901-5499 Short Film One-on-One Mentoring

508-228-9198 Summer Programs for All Aquarium & Mitchell House + Summer Programs Science center, aquarium, museums, & programs for all

Nantucket Historical Association

508-228-1894 15 Broad Street

Whaling Museum open daily 10 am to 5 pm Your portal to Nantucket history

The NANTUCKET WHALING MUSEUM & HADWEN HOUSE are open for the 2022 season. Reserve your time to visit and your ticket at nha.org. In this top-quality exhibition venue, you’ll 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. Don’t miss this summer’s major exhibit: Asian Treasures from the Billings Collection. The gateway film “Nantucket,” directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns, showcases the island’s natural beauty and its significant role in global history in a 51-minute film that is a feast for the eyes. Reserve your time by purchasing a ticket online at nha.org. Don’t miss our ESSEX exhibit, and bring your children to our Discovery Center: an interactive imaginary experience. You can also visit online at nha.org. nha.org

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

508-228-1885

Open Mon-Sat. 10 am to 5 pm & Sun. Noon to 4 pm drive or take the FREE Shipwreck Shuttle to 158 Polpis Road Daily Family Activities, Museum Talks & Tours Discover Nantucket’s unwavering human spirit: The NANTUCKET SHIPWRECK & LIFESAVING MUSEUM is devoted to the history of Nantucket lifesaving, famous shipwrecks and rescues around the island, life-saving equipment, daily routine at life-saving stations, and the United States Coast Guard. Family-friendly programs & displays appeal to all ages. The Museum shares the fascinating stories through permanent and changing interpretive exhibits, drawing on a collection of over 5,000 objects including period surfboats, beach carts, Fresnel lenses from Brant Point & Great Point lights, vintage photographs, short movies and more. The new exhibit for 2022 is Gallant Guardians: The Nantucket Lightships. Check their website for other 2022 events. The Museum is an affiliate of the Egan Maritime Institute. nantucketshipwreck.org

Have a short film in mind but need help bringing it to life? NCTV 18 is offering short film oneon-one mentoring. No matter where you are on your journey to submitting your short film to this year’s Nantucket Shorts Festival, NCTV is here to assist. NCTV’s Director of Education Andrew Cromartie is offering free 30-minute sessions tailored to your specific needs. Register using the QR code in the ad in this publication. nctv18.org

Gail’s Tours, Inc. Simply, the finest tour on Nantucket Island!

VOTED BEST OF NANTUCKET FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS! ★

Continuing a family tradition of hospitality Unique, in-depth tour of Nantucket 7th generation native

Convenience...effortlessly view Nantucket In-town pick-up • 1-3/4 hour tour Pullovers for photo opportunities Tour van holds up to 14 guests Departures daily 10am, 1pm, & 3pm

Value...in the thrifty Nantucket tradition

★ GAIL NICKERSON JOHNSON ★ your guide to the real Nantucket!

RESERVATIONS & INFO:

508-257-6557

Conveniently Located on the Old South Bike Path!

Voted one of Nantucket’s Best Bike Shops!

GREAT RATES ON RENTALS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

High Performance Road Bikes Mountain Bikes Comfort Bikes Hybrid E-Bikes Junior Bikes Trail-A-Bikes Baby Joggers

Rentals by the day, week, or month

FREE DELIVERY & FREE PICK-UP! FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP

508-228-4070

25 Old South Road • islandbike.com • islandbike@gmail.com


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Island Fun & Shopping Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture Where Home & Garden Meet Outdoor & Indoor Furniture, Home Accessories, Garden Needs

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

arrowheadnursery.com 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.

Quarterboards & Signs Formerly Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

508-332-9925 or 508-619-7554 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

Rentals and Properties for Sale ACK Distinctive Properties

508-332-8044

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

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 Open for the 2022 season Iconic designer scarves repurposed

Respoke.com 41 Straight Wharf

RESPOKE repurposes iconic designer silk into a curated collection of one-of-a-kind products featurin g hand-crafted Spanish made espadrilles. 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. Awarded Best of Boston 2021. Visit their Nantucket shop at 41 Straight Wharf and see what’s new for 2022! @Respokeofficial

Smoke Shop Gray Lady Smoke Shop Open for the 2022 Season Fine Cigars, Glass, & Accessories.

Jackie Rogers Trunk Show at the Summer House

JACKIE ROGERS will be holding a Trunk Show at the Summer House, 17 Ocean Avenue on August 17th , 18th, and 19th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM featuring her newest Collection and Perennial favorites.

Sunglasses Summer Shades Open daily The Island’s largest selection of sunglasses

508-325-5530 The Courtyard, Straight Wharf

Featuring sunglasses by Chanel, Oliver Peoples, Tory Burch, Maui Jims, Oakley, Salt, Ray Ban, Tom Ford, Smith, Costa, Persol, and many others. Summer Shades has been doing business on the island for more than 30 years. Visit us in our spacious downtown location: in the front shop of The Courtyard on Straight Wharf.

Theatre Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

508-228-4305

ON GOLDEN POND opens Sept. 2 For Tickets: visit our website or call the Box Office Nantucket’s Longest Running Professional Theatre TWN has been the island’s live theatre company since 1956. Their 2022 season will continue with ON GOLDEN POND, the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond. Tickets are on sale at the TWN box office at 508-228-4305 and at theatrenantucket.org

White Heron Theatre Company

508-825-5268 5 North Water Street

THURGOOD opens Auguse 22 + Comedy Club Weekends Nantucket’s Professional Repertory Theatre

WHITE HERON THEATRE is Nantucket’s only professional Equity theater company. Their 2022 season in their theatre is in the midst of the island’s historic district. Opening August 22 is the riveting drama THURGOOD. Also through the summer season, audiences can enjoy weekend Comedy Club performances featuring a different top comedian every weekend through September 3: White Heron bar opens at 8 pm & performances begin at 9 pm. Tom Cotter will keep everyone in stitches on Aug. 26 & 27. Buy your tickets now to see Don Gavin on Sept. 2 & 3! Tickets for all performances & special events are available at whiteherontheatre.org or call 508-825-5268. Founded in New York and reborn on Nantucket, the White Heron Theatre Company’s goal is to make theatre truly transformative. whiteherontheatre.org

Thrift Shop Hospital Thrift Shop

508-221-7223 40 Straight Wharf

Open Daily Live Lightly

Special Events August 18 & 19 from 10 am to 4 pm 17 Ocean Avenue, Siasconset

Nursery

Petty Folk Art & Carving

August 18-24, 2022

In 1929, a small group of dedicated women volunteers established the Thrifty Shop, selling affordable, recycled men, women and children clothing, household items and furniture to benefit the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Now incorporated as THE HOSPITAL THRIFT SHOP this store has donated millions to the NCH. hospitalthriftshop.org

Seconds Shop

508-228-6677

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat. & Sun. 10-4 Call about making donations Proceeds benefit Fairwinds - Nantucket’s Counseling Center

32 Sparks Avenue

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

Tours - Bus

508-901-9399 Upstairs at 2 Union Street

Gray Lady Smoke Shop is your island destination for all your smoke shop needs. We carry pipes, tobacco, handmade accessories, and by far the island’s largest selection of fine cigars and quality glass. Whether you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment for your day at the beach or walk around town, Gray Lady Smoke shop has what you need. Come see us upstairs at 2 Union Street (just steps off Main Street, behind Ralph Lauren), or call to arrange a cigar bar for your reception, celebration, wedding, or island event. AckGrayLady.com

508-228-1125 17 India Street

Open for its 93rd year Clothing, housewares, furniture & more

Barrett’s Tours 1-1/2 hr tour; departs daily at 10am, 1 pm, & 3 pm Private charters available

508-228-0174 departs from 25 Federal St

BARRETT’S TOURS is the oldest tour company on Nantucket. BARRETT’S offers 1-1/2 hour historic tours daily from 25 Federal Street (across from the Visitors Center) at 10 am, 1 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.


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Nantucket Island Tours Two Great Tours! Departing from Greenhound Station on Washington St Nantucket’s Premiere Transportation Company

August 18-24, 2022

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508-228-0334 10 Washington Street

NANTUCKET ISLAND TOURS is the premiere transportation company on the island. In our new climate-controlled buses, you travel in style and comfort! Our friendly, fun, & informative tour guides take you away from downtown and allow you to enjoy the natural beauty Nantucket has to offer. Two different tours are offered this season: The Signature Tour, which lasts 1hour and 15 minutes, and The Westender Tour, which lasts 2.5 hours. For details and to book a bus tour, visit nantucketbustours.com

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Gail’s Tours, Inc.

508-257-6557 Departures at approx. 10 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm Call for reservations & pickup Pickup at 25 Federal St, across from Information Bureau Personal scenic Island tours: voted “Best of Nantucket”

GAIL’S TOURS, tours of Nantucket guided by native islander Gail Johnson who has been giving tours for more than 40 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 approximately 10 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm every day. The tour lasts 13/4 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

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Guided Walking Tours

508-228-1894

Walking Tours offered by Nantucket Historical Assoc. depart from Whaling Museum, 15 Broad St. Departs at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm Mon.-Sat. Take a walk with the Nantucket Historical Association. Explore the ambiance of Nantucket’s cobbled streets and architecture with NHA guides trained in Nantucket history on the Downtown Tour at 10:30 am and at the Historic Homes & Architecture Tour at 1:30 pm. Tours begin at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, rain or shine. Tickets: $20 adults, $5 for ages 6 to 17; under 6 free. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Walking tours are offered MondaySaturday to June 30; daily from July 1 to Sept. 10. nha.org

Nantucket Walkabout

508-422-7466 Book online & pickup at Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington St Daily Guided Wilderness Hikes on Nantucket see website for hikes & times 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. $50 adults, $25 age 12 & younger. Private hikes available. Apple Pay, Android Pay, MC, Visa, Amex, & Discover accepted. Get details & make reservations at nantucketwalkabout.com or 508-422-7466. nantucketwalkabout.com

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 whjamieson@gmail.com 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. $25 for Adults. $20 for Seniors (age 65+). $15 for Teens. $10 for ages 7-12; under 6 free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Cash only. No reservations necessary. Private tours are available for all walks.

Transportation Boat Hy-Line Cruises Travel daily; see schedule for times Reliable Fast Ferry service between Nantucket and Hyannis

508-228-3949 Straight Wharf

Travel between Nantucket and Hyannis is about an hour on the HY-LINE’s reliable high-speed ferry. THE GREY LADY, Hy-Line’s water-jet catamaran is comfortable, convenient, and offers the highest level of customer service passengers have come to expect from HY-LINE CRUISES. You’ll cross the Sound in half the time! SEE OUR SCHEDULE PRINTED HERE IN YESTERDAY’S ISLAND FOR CURRENT DEPARTURES. Face-coverings are required for travel. hy-linecruises.com

Steamship Authority Reservations Daily: 7:30am - 4pm

508-228-0262 1 Steamboat Wharf steamshipauthority.com

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Nantucket Dining Guide

The Corner Table

508-228-2665 Open Daily in Nantucket Culinary, 22 Federal Street a family–friendly community space to eat, work, & play

Bakeries Nantucket Bake Shop

508-228-2797 All the delicious freshly baked treats & bread you love Gluten-Free Choices Open Monday-Saturday from 6:30 am to 4:30 pm 17-1/2 Old South Road Interested in enjoying an authentic bit of Nantucket? You still can in the NANTUCKET BAKE SHOP. Here you’ll find genuine Portuguese bread & rolls. Be tempted by our world-famous almond macaroons and Magees. For breakfast, try our egg sandwiches, fresh donuts, native cranberry & blueberry muffins, scones, flaky croissants, & danish accompanied by a steaming cup of Green Mountain coffee. We bake decorated cakes, fresh fruit tortes, cheesecake, chocolate velvets, and pastries. Everyday favorites include cookies, fruit squares, turnovers, fudge squares, pies, cupcakes, & more! Our traditional baked goods are preservative free and hand batched on Nantucket Island. Most of our cookies and our granola are gluten free. Take our Portuguese bread home so your friends can enjoy a bit of old Nantucket. For mail order, visit our website. Nantucketbakeshop.com

Nantucket Cookie Company

508-228-6560

Open Sun.-Thurs. from 8 am-11 pm & Fri.-Sat. from 8 am-2 am Decorate small batch cookies from scratch inside Easy Street Cantina, 2 Broad St. THE NANTUCKET COOKIE COMPANY offers their freshly baked tempting treats. All of our cookies are made from scratch in small batches and made to order with no preservatives. The owners are the bakers, the packers, and the shippers. Quality is our first priority. Stop in their Steamboat Wharf location inside The Easy Street Cantina and indulge — you won’t be disappointed! nantucketcookie.net

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

Clubs & Entertainment Rose & Crown Come for the Food, Stay for the Fun!

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508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

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. Theroseandcrown.com

CORNER TABLE is a year-round café where friends + family gather to sip, nibble, and nosh the best of each season. Everyone has a seat at our table. We have everything you crave: barista crafted coffee, fresh scratch-made food, and grab + go snacks for beaching, biking, or wherever the day takes you. cornertablenantucket.com

Light Food & Take-Out Bartlett’s Farm

508-228-9403 Open Daily, Year Round 33 Bartlett Farm Road Farm Grown Produce | Garden Center | Groceries | Beer & Wine | Meals 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

Cook’s Cafe Open Daily for takeout Healthy Take Out — Wraps and Smoothies

508-228-8810 6 South Beach Street

COOK’S CAFE is the way to eat healthy while you’re on Nantucket. Start your day right with one of their breakfast wraps, a toasted bagel, and a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a refreshing breakfast smoothie. Their Mermaid Magic Smoothie is a great way to start your day! For lunch or later, order one of COOK’S hearty wraps—there are more than 15 to choose from in two sizes, and they also have vegan specialties! All wraps are affordably priced. Go international with the “Bangkok Chicken Wrap,” the “Tokyo Curry Wrap,” the “Napoleon,” or try one of their tasty Bowls. They also have some classics: Italian, Turkey, Tuna Salad, Buffalo Chicken, and more! COOK’s smoothies make a terrific afternoon snack. You can call in or order online at cookscafenantucket.com cookscafenantucket.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, lunch, and dinner. Feel free to bring the kiddies with you, because we also have a complete children’s menu, as well. Whether you’re waiting for a plane or just want to relax with a tasty and filling meal at a great price, Crosswinds is the place to go. Come meet our friendly, courteous staff for a casually elegant dining experience and see what’s new at Crosswinds. CrosswindsNantucket.com

Easy Street Cantina

508-228-5418 Open Sun.-Thurs. from 8 am-11 pm & Fri.-Sun. from 8 am-2 am corner of Easy & Broad sts. Enjoy our Spacious Patio. Call ahead for pickup or delivery EASY STREET CANTINA on the corner of Easy & Broad streets by the water on Steamboat Wharf is celebrating its 31st season as a merging of award-winning Joe’s Broad Street Grill & Tacos Tacos. EASY STREET CANTINA features fresh fried seafood such as Nantucket bay scallops, clams, and beer-battered Atlantic Cod along with cheese steaks, burgers, fresh falafel and our famous burritos, nachos, and tacos. Also deli wraps, kids’ foods, fresh pastries, fresh

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ground coffee, and cookies. Call or order online for contact-less payment, pickup at our window, or delivery islandwide. Take your feast home, to the beach, or on the boat. Our bacon-egg-andcheese burritos are the perfect breakfast to go. One Nibble & You’re Hooked! Call ahead for pickup or delivery. We have indoor dining PLUS a spacious outdoor patio. We accept Apple Pay, Wallet, and other app-based payments. EasyStreetCantina.com

The Faregrounds

508-228-4095 Lunch, dinner, & late night menu daily from 11:30 am Indoor & Outside Dining Delicious & affordable. Gift Cards available 27 Fairgrounds Road

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

Foggy Nantucket Call in your order or order online Nantucket’s Best BBQ + Fabulous Pizzas

508-680-1737 147 Orange Street

FoggyNantucket.com Whether you’re ordering for one or need a meal for your family & friends, FOGGY NANTUCKET is the place to get your BBQ and pizza. Mix & match to keep everyone happy! They prepare their marinara daily, and make and age their own pizza dough – both Thick Deep Dish (Pan) and Thin Crust. The owners grew up down South, and they know BBQ – they like it smokysweet. They dry rub and smoke all the meats with hickory wood, and all of the burnt ends go into the beans. They offer amazing sides to pair with BBQ or Pizza or both! Salads are made to order using only the freshest ingredients with house made dressings. Their fresh Slaw and Potato salads tastes just like the favorites you remember. Island kids love Foggy Nantucket’s housemade Mac-n-Cheese. And their freshly baked garlic knots are positively addicting!

Nantucket Bake Shop Freshly Baked Treats Open Monday-Saturday from 6:30 am to 4:30 pm

508-228-2797 17-1/2 Old South Road

Interested in enjoying an authentic bit of Nantucket? You still can in the NANTUCKET BAKE SHOP. Here you’ll find genuine Portuguese bread & rolls. 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) Open Mon.-Fri. 11am to 7pm & Saturday 4 to 7pm Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln Thai Cuisine made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices

SIAM TO GO offers an appealing selection of authentic Thai cuisine that is light, fresh, and traditional. The menu includes Thai curries, noodle and rice dishes, and house specialties, offered with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, fried tofu, or vegetables. The Create Your Own Curry section of the menu allows you to pair a protein with any of their six favorite curries. The entree section of the menu is especially tempting, with dishes like Kai Yad Sai (Thai-style Egg Fu Yung) and Ram Rong Song. 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. Check siamtogonantucket.com for ordering groceries online. siamtogonantucket.com

Sophie T’s Pizza

508-325-6265 Open Monday-Saturday from 11:15am to 9pm 7 Dave St, in Nantucket Commons Full menu available for takeout Pizza, pastas, salads, subs, sandwiches, wraps & more.

Something fresh is always cooking at SOPHIE T’S PIZZA. Islanders and visitors have made Nantucket’s perennial blue-ribbon favorite their dining destination for dining in or take out for 20 years. In addition to Classic Cheese, Small Crispy Flatbread, and Small Gluten-Free, pizza

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at SOPHIE T’S can come with more than 2 dozen toppings. Plus they serve the most varied choice of fresh, bountiful salads, buffalo wings, pasta, daily specials, and an array of subs and sandwiches that come fully dressed and toasted, if you wish. Call ahead for fast take-out & daily specials. Daily specials on Facebook & Instagram @sophietspizza and on the website. Sophie T’s Pizza is located mid-island at 7 Dave St. in Nantucket Commons with plenty of parking. Stop by for a menu and see if you can resist a slice! sophietspizza.com

Live Entertainment Cisco Brewers Open 7 Days a Week Live Entertainment Is Back - check website for schedule

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. ciscobrewers.com

Markets Bartlett’s Farm

508-228-9403 Open Daily, Year Round Bartlett Farm Road Farm Grown Produce | Garden Center | Groceries | Beer & Wine | Meals To Go

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

Restaurants Bistro at Home Menu online & @nantucketbistroathome “Eat and happiness will follow!”

508-901-1858 Pickup at 16 Fair Street

Chefs Ruth and Tim Pitts are now offering many of your favorite dishes from Centre Street Bistro for Curbside Pickup at a new location: 16 Fair Street. You can see their menu of Bistro dishes and specials at BISTRO at HOME. All their dishes are made with the finest, freshest ingredients available. Call or text for current days and hours AND to order. Follow them on Instagram @nantucketbistroathome nantucketbistro.com

The Brotherhood of Thieves

508-228-2551 Serving continuously every day from 11:30 am 23 Broad Street Kitchen closes at 10pm 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 3 dining areas—a downstairs pub echoing a 1840s Whaling tavern, a second floor Cisco Kitchen & Bar with a surf shack vibe, and an outdoor patio—all in the heart of downtown Nantucket. THE BROTHERHOOD menu features fresh salads, a dozen appetizers, 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. And just wait until their Notch Bar opens on the second floor! brotherhoodnantucket.com


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508-257-4499 Lunch daily from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Dinner nightly from 5:30 to 9pm Reservations strongly recommended 9 New Street, Siasconset 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. 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, 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 Serving Dinner Nightly from 5:30 pm, Bar Opens at 5 pm Where chic meets casual comfort

508-228-5550 20 Broad Street

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

Easy Street Cantina

508-228-5418 Open Sun-Thurs from 8am-11pm & Fri-Sat from 8am-2am corner of Easy & Broad sts. Fried Clams, Fish’n Chips, Burritos, Tacos, Wraps, & More. Breakfast all day!

EASY STREET CANTINA is open for the season on the corner of Easy & Broad streets by the water on Steamboat Wharf. Call ahead for pickup or delivery. Our spacious patio is open for dining, and we have distanced indoor dining. One nibble and you’re hooked! EASY STREET CANTINA features fresh fried seafood such as Nantucket bay scallops, clams, and beer-battered Atlantic Cod along with cheese steaks, burgers, fresh falafel and our famous burritos, nachos, and tacos. Also deli wraps, kid’s foods, fresh pastries, fresh ground coffee, and cookies. Home of the Nantucket Cookie Company. Fun, Fast, Family Food. We accept Apple Pay, Wallet, and other app-based payments. EasyStreetCantina.com

The Faregrounds

508-228-4095 Lunch, dinner, & late night menu daily from 11:30 am Indoor & Outside Dining Affordable Family Dining 27 Fairgrounds Road

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

Petrichor Wine Bar

617-283-9933 Dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 5 pm & Sunday Brunch from 12 noon to 4 pm Fabulous food, cocktails, largest selection of wines by the glass 130 Pleasant Street

PETRICHOR is a Nantucket’s Wine Bar for people who love to discover new grapes, blends, and regions. We have dozens of wines by the glass or by the bottle: sparkling, white, rose, and red wines that are refreshing and interesting as well as selections of particular distinction. Petrichor also offers a number of spirits—malts, bourbons, a rotating selection of seasonal beer, and dessert wines—on a rotating basis. Stop by and try something from our new cockail menu. Our 2022 dinner menu has delicious dishes to pair with our sensation libations. Call us for private parties and tastings. petrichorwinebar.com

Rose & Crown

508-228-2595 Open Thurs, Fri, & Sat 11:30 am to 1 am AND Sun.-Wed. 11:30 am to midnight NEW FOR 2022: BREAKFAST Mon.-Thurs 8-11am 23 South Water Street Indoor & Outdoor Dining ~ Takeout Available

THE ROSE & CROWN is a perennial favorite of islanders and visitors. NEW FOR 2022, you can start your day with us on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday mornings from 8am to

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11am: pancakes, eggs bene, mimosas and more — outdoor only, weather permitting. 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 on our sidewalk. 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 Mon.-Fri. 11am to 7pm & Saturday 4 to 7pm Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln Thai Cuisine made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices

SIAM TO GO offers an appealing selection of authentic Thai cuisine that is light, fresh, and traditional. The menu includes Thai curries, noodle and rice dishes, and house specialties, offered with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, fried tofu, or vegetables. The Create Your Own Curry section of the menu allows you to pair a protein with any of their six favorite curries. The entree section of the menu is especially tempting, with dishes like Kai Yad Sai (Thai-style Egg Fu Yung) and Ram Rong Song. 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

Sophie T’s Pizza

508-325-6265 Open Monday-Saturday from 11:15am to 9pm 7 Dave St, in Nantucket Commons Full menu available for takeout Pizza, pastas, salads, subs, sandwiches, wraps & more.

Something fresh is always cooking at SOPHIE T’S PIZZA. Islanders and visitors have made Nantucket’s perennial blue-ribbon favorite their dining destination for dining in or take out for 20 years. In addition to Classic Cheese, Small Crispy Flatbread, and Small Gluten-Free, pizza at SOPHIE T’S can come with more than 2 dozen toppings. Plus they serve the most varied choice of fresh, bountiful salads, buffalo wings, pasta, daily specials, and an array of subs and sandwiches that come fully dressed and toasted, if you wish. Call ahead for fast take-out & daily specials. Daily specials on Facebook & Instagram @sophietspizza and on the website. Sophie T’s Pizza is located mid-island at 7 Dave St. in Nantucket Commons with plenty of parking. Stop by for a menu and see if you can resist a slice! sophietspizza.com

Special Events NantucketGrownTM - Sustainable Nantucket with Chef Greg Every Saturday at 9:30 am Saturday Market & Summer CSA

508.228.3399 Cambridge & No. Union sts

When you support our NantucketGrownTM business members, you are supporting Nantucket’s local growers. SUSTAINABLE NANTUCKET offers their Farmers & Artisans Markets as a venue for locals to come together and showcase the best of their bounty and creativity. Our market includes dozens of local farmers, value-added food producers & artisans, all produced and grown on-island by Nantucket residents. And every Saturday at 9:30 am, Walk the Market with Chef Greg & join him after at The Corner Table Classroom for a demo + lunch featuring the day’s market haul. sustainablenantucket.org

Vineyard Nantucket Vineyard

508-325-5929 5 Bartlett Farm Road

Open daily Fine Nantucket wines

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

Wine & Spirits Current Vintage Open daily Wine • Clothing • Home • Gifts • Provisions

508-228-5073 4 Easy Street

currentvintage.com 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!

Wine Bar Petrichor Wine Bar

617-283-9933 Dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 5 pm & Sunday Brunch from 12 noon to 4 pm Fabulous food, cocktails, largest selection of wines by the glass 130 Pleasant Street

PETRICHOR is a Nantucket’s Wine Bar for people who love to discover new grapes, blends, and regions. We have dozens of wines by the glass or by the bottle: sparkling, white, rose, and red wines that are refreshing and interesting as well as selections of particular distinction. Petrichor also offers a number of spirits—malts, bourbons, a rotating selection of seasonal beer, and dessert wines—on a rotating basis. Stop by and try something from our new cockail menu. Our 2022 dinner menu has delicious dishes to pair with our sensation libations. Call us for private parties and tastings. petrichorwinebar.com


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NANTUCKET ISLAND BEACHES

NORTH SHORE AND HARBOR BEACHES

EASTERN SHORE - OCEAN BEACHES

40th Pole: Great for families and young children, but no lifeguards. On Nantucket

Siasconset: Regular shuttle bus service or seven-mile ride on paved bike path.

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.

Surf can be heavy; lifeguard. Food available in nearby village of ’Sconset. Low Beach: 4WD access. Surf can be heavy; no lifeguard.

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. Surf and rip currents can be dangerous. Parking. No facilities or food service. Families with very young children may prefer Miacomet Pond. 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.

BAY & POND BEACHES Miacomet Pond: Fresh water pond on Nantucket. Good for young children. Parking; no lifeguard, no facilities. Snapping turtles may be encountered. 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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Nantucket has some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the world. Please respect Nantucket’s fragile environment and the beauty of our island. Clean up your litter, respect private property, and use only designated entry points. In areas where dune reclaimation is taking place, please do not cross the rope or fence barriers protecting the dunes.

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


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6:45 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water & enjoy waterfront sights. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 7 to 8:30 PM - Moby-Dick Rehearsed The NHA and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket are pleased to present the one-act play Moby Dick Rehearsed in the Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Written by Orson Welles in 1950, this play within a play is both a celebration of the stage and testimony of the enduring legacy of Herman Melville’s masterpiece of American literature. Tickets $30 at nha.org. 508-228-1894 7:30 PM - Thurgood presented by White Heron Theatre Described by the NYTimes as “absorbing” and “riveting,” Thurgood will inspire and empower audiences with the story of a truly great American. Spend an evening with an icon of justice. The son of a railroad porter and a teacher, Thurgood Marshall rose to become one of the most important attorneys of the 20th century, arguing the historic Brown v. the Board of Education before the Supreme Court, and becoming the high court’s first African American justice. White Heron Theatre Company, 5 North Water Street. Tickets at WhiteHeronTheatre.org 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route A 1 1/3 mile, 90 min. walk featuring the island’s 2 most haunted hotels, $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 15 min early. 774-325-8972

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see piping plovers, least terns and American oystercatchers during the summer & catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout offers. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mi, 1 hr., exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes. Ends at White Elephant Hotel. Cash Only. $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at Maria Mitchell Assn. Aquarium Join MMA staff as they feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens. Fun for all ages. Registration required Registration Required. 9:30 AM - Getting Gooey for Ages 2-6 This class is all things messy, from making Bubble Bath Play Dough, Slime, to Kinetic Sand, this class will ensure that your house stays clean while we make the mess at Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak Street. Register at 508-680-1553 or BarnabysNantucket.com 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Toddler Time for Ages 18 to 38 months Songs, simple stories, and rhymes. Tickets at the Weezie Desk when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 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. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 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 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - ACK Sail Cruises Enjoy a Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passenges. Perfect to celebrate good times spent with good friends. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset. Reserve a seat by calling 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. 10 to 11 AM - Whaling History Tour See the remaining relics from the Whaling Era and learn what life was like aboard a Whale Ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 10 to 11:30 AM - Farm & Field Hayride Tour for All Ages Learn about the history of Bartlett’s Farm & their farming practices, stopping at multiple points of interest along the way. Led by 6th-generation head farmer, Dave Bartlett. Reserve your seat & buy your tickets at bartlettsfarm.com/farm-tours 10 AM to 5 PM - Family Activities at Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Kids can engage hands-on with topics like Morse Code, sail power, rope-making,

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signal flags, & knot-tying. Don’t miss demonstrations of a shore-to-ship rescue using breeches buoy at 11am & at 2pm. Activities designed for ages 6-12 but are adaptable for younger or older. Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Daily Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10:30 to 11 AM - Preschool Story Time Join us for a special 30 minute story time featuring new and classical tales. For children ages 3+. Space is limited and tickets will be available at the Weezie Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 508228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org 11 AM - Beading Bonanza! Ages 6 & Up Explore the art of beading! From bracelet & necklace to keychain making, kids can choose from a vast variety of beads in various materials, shapes, sizes, & colors to design & create t jewelry at Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak Street. Reserve a spot at 508-680-1553 or BarnabysNantucket.com 11 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand Meet the author of The Hotel Nantucket during this signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 508-228-1080 MitchellsBookCorner.com 11 AM to 1 PM - Oyster Tour Cruise up harbor by boat aboard the Wampum to a Nantucket Oyster Farm and learn what goes into getting these delicacies from farm to table. Departs again at 1:30 PM. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM - The 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 new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. ., . 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Departs again at 1 PM, 2:15 PM, & 4 PM. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour 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 on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 1 to 3 PM - Online: Magical Fashion: Storytelling Through Style Join fashion designer, author, and educator, Jay Calderin, for a creative workshop. Inspired by Disney’s Encanto, this fashion drawing workshop provides an intro to using color & symbols to express yourself thru clothing. NantucketAtheneum.org 2 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands & contains pitch pine forests & a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. Hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 2 to 3:30 PM - Beach Biology Field Trip with Maria Mitchell Assn. Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join Aquarium staff to learn about the biology, ecology, & geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. $30 (Members: $15). Register at 508-228-5387 or MariaMitchell.org 2 to 4 PM - Free Weekly Writers Group A friendly group of writers from a variety of genres to read original works and to critique others writing. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 5 to 7 PM - Weekly Collage & Sip Join Artist Danny O and become a member of his “Comet Club.” Participants will work with the Maria Mitchell Collection of 100 years of National Geographic Magazine. Each week we will explore collage while sipping wine at 33 Washington Street. This a 21 and over event. Registration is required at 508-228-9198. 5:15 to 6:15 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family and friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 5:45 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group A fun, relaxed place to share your projects with like-minded people or learn new techniques. Attendees must wear a mask. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. 6:45 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water & enjoy waterfront sights. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 7:30 PM - Thurgood presented by White Heron Theatre Described by the NYTimes as “absorbing” and “riveting,” Thurgood will inspire and continued on page 45


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empower audiences with the story of a truly great American. Spend an evening with an icon of justice. The son of a railroad porter and a teacher, Thurgood Marshall rose to become one of the most important attorneys of the 20th century, arguing the historic Brown v. the Board of Education before the Supreme Court, and becoming the high court’s first African American justice. White Heron Theatre Company, 5 North Water Street. Tickets at WhiteHeronTheatre.org 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route A 1 1/3 mile, 90 min. walk featuring the island’s 2 most haunted hotels, $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 15 min early. 774-325-8972

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 StoryWalk: We Are Water Protectors Inspired by Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s Water - a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carloe Lindstrom. Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street. ALL DAY - Wing Day at Easy Street Cantina Savor the island’s best wings at the best price: fall basket (16) for $15.95 or half basket (8) for $9.95. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-2285418 EasyStreetCantina.com 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mix of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & a true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and 1746 Windmill A 2 mile non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past historic mansions and the most beautiful gardens of Nantucket Town. Cash only: $25; $20 seniors (65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at Maria Mitchell Assn. Aquarium Join MMA staff as they feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens. Fun for all ages. Registration required Registration Required. 9:30 AM - Working with Clay for ages 3-6 During this class as your child learns sculpting techniques & creates a bowl, planter, garden bells, coasters, candle holders, and more at Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak Street. 508-680-1553 BarnabysNantucket.com 9:30 AM - Tours of the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Join expert guides on an over-sand vehicle beach tour at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Beautiful habitats here include salt marshes, the barrier beach system, & the ocean. Keep an eye out for seals! The memories will last a lifetime. Details at 508-228-6799 or thetrustees.org/program/nantucket-trustees-tours 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free NanPuppets at the Atheneum Stories and fun. Tickets at the Weezie desk on the first-come-first-served when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 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 - ACK Sail Cruises Enjoy a Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passenges. Perfect to celebrate good times spent with good friends. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset. Reserve a seat by calling 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. 10 AM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck and others were inspired by this magical island on this 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $25, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $10 ages 7-12. Cash only. Starts at the Atheneum, on corner of Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fences. Please arrive 10 min early. 774-329-8972 10 to 11 AM - Whaling History Tour See the remaining relics from the Whaling Era and learn what life was like aboard a Whale Ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 10 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 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 5 PM - Family Activities at Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Kids can engage hands-on with topics like Morse Code, sail power, rope-making, signal flags, & knot-tying. Don’t miss demonstrations of a shore-to-ship rescue using breeches buoy at 11am & at 2pm. Activities designed for ages 6-12 but are adaptable for younger or older. Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Daily Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org

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10 AM to 5:30 PM - Christopher Walling Trunk Show We are excited to welcome back Christopher Walling - described by Sotheby’s as “undoubtedly one of the most exciting jewelry designers on the scene today.” The Susan Lister Locke Gallery, 28 Easy Street on The Waterfront. 508.228.2132 10 AM to 5:30 PM - Trunk Show Christopher Walling Susan Lister Locke is excited to welcome back Christopher Walling - described by Sotheby’s as “undoubtedly one of the most exciting jewelry designers on the scene today” for a special 3-day trunk show in Susan Lister Locke Gallery on the waterfront at 28 Easy Street. 508.228.2132 11 AM - Fairy House Wonderlands for Ages 6 & Up This class will focus on designing & creating the miniature elements that come together to build a child’s very own special little world using mixed media, recycled, and raw materials. Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak Street. Register at 508680-1553 or BarnabysNantucket.com 11:15 AM - The 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 new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. ., . 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Departs again at 1 PM, 2:15 PM, & 4 PM. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour 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 on 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 Rd. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 2 to 3:30 PM - Earth Walk & Talk with Maria Mitchell Assn. Explore major thresholds of geologic time and reconsider how the events & processes of deep time have led to our current global predicament. Join MMA’s Visiting Scientist Dr. Rich Blundell on a 2.9-mi. walk through the history of planet Earth. Program free: registration required at 508-228-9198 or MariaMitchell.org 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. continued on page 46

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5:15 to 6:15 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family and friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 5:30 to 7 PM - Thursday Night Talk: History of Lightship Baskets For many years author and photographer Karen T. Butler has been documenting the beauty and ever-changing essence of Nantucket with her camera. $15 (Egan Maritime members: $12)Nantucket Life Saving Museum, 158 Polpis Road. 6 PM - Sunset Tours of the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Sunset Tours available departing the gatehouse at 6PM and returning by 8:30 PM, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This private tour is $350, and will take place in a Jeep, seating a maximum of four guests. Tours depart from the Wauwinet Gatehouse, 111 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket. Parking is available on street side only. (Transportation to the gatehouse is the responsibility of the group). Details at 508228-6799 or https://thetrustees.org/program/nantucket-trustees-tours/ 6:45 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water & enjoy waterfront sights. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 7 to 8:30 PM - Moby-Dick Rehearsed The NHA and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket are pleased to present the one-act play Moby Dick Rehearsed in the Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Written by Orson Welles in 1950, this play within a play is both a celebration of the stage and testimony of the enduring legacy of Herman Melville’s masterpiece of American literature. Tickets $30 at nha.org. 508-228-1894 7:30 PM - Thurgood presented by White Heron Theatre Described by the NYTimes as “absorbing” and “riveting,” Thurgood will inspire and empower audiences with the story of a truly great American. Spend an evening with an icon of justice. The son of a railroad porter and a teacher, Thurgood Marshall rose to become one of the most important attorneys of the 20th century, arguing the historic Brown v. the Board of Education before the Supreme Court, and becoming the high court’s first African American justice. White Heron Theatre Com-

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pany, 5 North Water Street. Tickets at WhiteHeronTheatre.org 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route A 1 1/3 mile, 90 min. walk featuring the island’s 2 most haunted hotels, $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 15 min early. 774-325-8972 8:30 to 10 PM - Free Big History Nights with MMA Join Dr. Rich Blundell & Gary Walker of the MMA for a weekly “Big History” Storytelling at Loines Observatory. Big History—an academic discipline which examines history from the Big Bang to the present—has been pursued since the Renaissance. During this visual lecture with large scale videos & the Loines Observatory telescopes, Dr. Blundell will tell the story of the cosmos & our place in it. Free but registration is required at 774-325-1081 or MariaMitchell.org 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at Maria Mitchell Assn. Aquarium Join MMA staff as they feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens. Fun for all ages. Registration required Registration Required. 9:30 AM - Painting Pottery: Ages 3-6 Painting pottery is always a favorite! Children will choose from a variety of ceramic pieces that they can paint & glaze. (Ages 3-6) Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak Street. 508-680-1553 BarnabysNantucket.com 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - ACK Sail Cruises Enjoy a Nantucket sailing charter or harbor cruise for up to 17 passenges. Perfect to celebrate good times spent with good friends. Again at 1pm, 4pm, & sunset. Reserve a seat by calling 508-423-9985 or acksail.com. continued on page 47

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10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 to 11 AM - Whaling History Tour See the remaining relics from the Whaling Era and learn what life was like aboard a Whale Ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 10 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 1 & 3 pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Guided Nature Exploration Join Linda Loring Nature Foundation for a guided nature exploration on part of our 275 acre property. This event is free and open to all! register online at llnf.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Family Activities at Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Kids can engage hands-on with topics like Morse Code, sail power, rope-making, signal flags, & knot-tying. Don’t miss demonstrations of a shore-to-ship rescue using breeches buoy at 11am & at 2pm. Activities designed for ages 6-12 but are adaptable for younger or older. Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Daily Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10 AM to 5:30 PM - Trunk Show Christopher Walling Susan Lister Locke is excited to welcome back Christopher Walling - described by Sotheby’s as “undoubtedly one of the most exciting jewelry designers on the scene today” for a special 3-day trunk show in Susan Lister Locke Gallery on the waterfront at 28 Easy Street. 508.228.2132 11 AM - Getting Gooey for Ages 6 & Up This class is all things messy, from Bubble Bath, Play Dough, Slime, to Kinetic Sand, your house stays clean while we make the mess at Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack, 12 Oak Street. Reserve a spot from 508-680-1553 or BarnabysNantucket.com 11:15 AM - The 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 new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Departs again at 1 PM, 2:15 PM, & 4 PM. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037

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11:30 - The Westender Tour 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 on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor also has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. Reserve a spot at WalkNantucket.com. 508-422-7466 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5:15 to 6:15 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family and friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 6 PM - Sunset Tours of the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Sunset Tours available departing the gatehouse at 6PM and returning by 8:30 PM, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This private tour is $350, and will take place in a Jeep, seating a maximum of four guests. Tours depart from the Wauwinet Gatehouse, 111 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket. Parking is available on street side only. (Transportation to the gatehouse is the responsibility of the group). Details at 508228-6799 or https://thetrustees.org/program/nantucket-trustees-tours/ 6:45 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy a stunning sunset from the water & enjoy waterfront sights. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 7 to 8:30 PM - Moby-Dick Rehearsed The NHA and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket are pleased to present the one-act play Moby Dick Rehearsed in the Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Written by Orson Welles in 1950, this play within a play is both a celebration of the stage and testimony of the enduring legacy of Herman Melville’s masterpiece of American literature. Tickets $30 at nha.org. 508-228-1894 8 PM - White Heron Comedy Club Featuring Tom Cotter at the White Heron Theatre Company, 5 North Water Street. White Heron Bar opens at 8pm: show starts at 9 pm. Tickets at WhiteHeronTheatre.org. 508-825-5268 10 PM to 1 AM - DJ Brian Live DJ at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595

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