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A Collaboration to Celebrate Daffodil Festival Virtually

April and May on Nantucket are when island festivals and celebrations usually begin. Although 2021 promises to be a more typical year than 2020, most of the spring events we all look forward to are again scheduled as virtual events or as hybrids: part in-person and part virtual. The good news is that after months

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After a winter that seemed excessively long (in fact, it seems to have lasted a year) many of us are ready to get out into spring 2021. We have explored every inch we could of our island over the 12 months, and we may be ready for some new adventures. Well, there is no need to leave the island just yet. A recent collaboration spearheaded by the Nantucket Land Bank has led to a brand new trails map connecting the properties of three island organizations. The West End Trail Map highlights properties from the Nantucket Land Bank, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, and the Linda Loring Nature Foundation. This new map highlights well-known properties such as Sanford Farm and also explores lesser-known additions such as Trott’s Hills and Sanford Meadows. The properties of this western end create a mosaic of conservation ownership. However, as the crow flies, the adjoining acreage provides significant area for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. This area of the island now contains one of the largest, contiguous blocks of protected conservation land, second only to the Middle Moors. Sanford Farm, owned by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation (NCF), marks the easternmost property on the map. Already one of the most popular properties on the island, Sanford Farm connects to Sanford Meadows, immediately to the west and owned by the Nantucket Land Bank. Both properties are part of the agricultural history of Nantucket and were once a dairy farm. The long history of grazing by sheep and cows removed much of the tall, woody vegetation. As a result, the area is now comprised of rolling sandplain grassland full of sedges, grasses, wildflowers, and a plethora of other herbaceous species. continued on page 10

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Built of Ghosts

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by Robert P. Barsanti Snow shovels didn’t get much use this year. They sat at the ready in the front of the shed, poised for action in the snowy New England weather. The ghosts of my childhood clustered around them, holding hands and looking to the sky. Back in the golden age of youth, I shoveled driveways for a few of the neighbors in my childhood home north of Boston. Patterns are useful, I would begin up at the door to the garage, and then heave the snow into a pile, square by square until I came to the snow plows berm. Mr. and Mrs. Boysen would watch from a big picture window while my youth burned their driveway clear, and then they gave me a glass of orange juice and a windmill cookie. And cash. Behind the idle shovels, their ghosts stood with my father and looked at the sky. They may still be there now, but the shovels have retreated to the back of the shed, amid the volleyball nets and historical artifacts from the old Henry’s. The golf clubs have replaced them, with a similar pair of eyes focused on the sky. My mother died when I was in my twenties. In the weeks and months that followed, I conjured her and placed her on the sofa, or in the classroom, or in the passenger seat. At that age, I had no idea of the magnitude of her loss; and the hole that she has left has only increased as the miles have passed. By the act of imagination and grief, she could at least drop some of her sharp words and nasty, humorous jabs. But the years, the children, the parties, the dinners, and the desserts have piled interest over interest on her debt and death. Such is the curse of survival. The longer you live, the greater the debt. I have spent a long time on this island; the streets fill with the ghosts of the people I knew, whom I taught, whom I worked with, and with whom I heard the bells at midnight. To me, in my internal defaults, Nantucket will always be what it was in continued on page 14

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Today’s Nantucket

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THURSDAY, APRIL 22 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 3 to 4 PM - Online: Teen Trivia & Games for Grades 6-12 Weekly trivia, current events quiz, and games for teens, using Zoom and Kahoot. Email eyoung@nantucketAtheneum.org for login information. 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

FRIDAY, APRIL 23 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. $20, Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 9 to 10:30 AM - Free Online Class: Make a fun video with your iPhone Learn the steps required to shoot, edit, & share a video using an iPhone. Q&A. Registration is required. Sign up online at NantucketAtheneum.org 9 to 12 PM - Drop-In Pickleball at Nantucket Ice Play indoor pickleball at Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln $5 pp. 508-228-2516 9 AM to 5 PM - StoryWalk: Boy + Bot Stroll through the Atheneum garden and read this sweet story, Boy + Bot. It will be up thru the end of April, rain or shine! Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 11 AM to 5 PM - Starting Over, an AAN Gallery Exhibit An in-person art exhibition in the AAN’s Gallery at 19 Washington Street. Wear a mask and enjoy the art. Continues to May 24. Details at nantucketarts.org

8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

SATURDAY, APRIL 24 9 AM to 5 PM - StoryWalk: Boy + Bot Stroll through the Atheneum garden and read this sweet story, Boy + Bot. It will be up thru the end of April, rain or shine! Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Centre & Main Sts by brick bank 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

SUNDAY, APRIL 25 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM to 5 PM - StoryWalk: Boy + Bot Stroll through the Atheneum garden and read this sweet story, Boy + Bot. It will be up thru the end of April, rain or shine! Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. continued on page 16

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A Bear, a Boat, and a Reunion, Oh MY! by Tim Ehrenberg Marketing Director for Nantucket Book Partners, Nantucket Book Festival, and creator of Tim Talks Books

What do a bear, sailing, and a family reunion all have in common? This may sound like the beginning of a bad joke between co-workers, but they are actually all subjects of new Nantucket books by local authors available this spring at your island indie bookstores, Mitchell’s + Bookworks. All are available as autographed copies in stores or online at nantucketbookpartners.com. The first needs no introduction, especially if you’re a kid on Nantucket: Where, Oh Where is Barnaby Bear? Well, he is in a brand-new edition available now by author and illustrator Wendy Rouillard (published by Andrews McMeel). The book follows Barnaby and friends on a rhyming adventure with colorful illustrations. The story has an appealing sing-song cadence that children will want to repeat each night before bed. It made the perfect gift for all of the kids in my life earlier this Spring. Even actress Drew Barrymore exclaimed that “Barnaby Bear is a true treasure!” I chatted with Barnaby’s creator, Wendy Rouillard, and I just had to know where the idea of Barnaby originally came from. “Barnaby the Bear is real,” she said. “Barnaby was a stuffed bear that first belonged to my grandmother, and then, a generation later, to my mother. He was well-loved and tattered with a few little holes by the time my mother gave him to me. I held his hand on the first day of school, and he was a frequent visitor at “show and tell.” Years later, while Wendy was a student at Parsons School of Design in New York City, she discovered Nantucket and fell in love with our little island 30 miles out to sea. “I decided to combine my love of writing and drawing and create a book about Barnaby, a Nantucket Bear. That is how it all began! Twenty years later, I am still living on the island, creating new adventures about Barnaby and raising two young girls, Annecy and Ondine.” Wendy has self-published the Barnaby book series for years and now is thrilled to be with Andrews McMeel, making Barnaby a household name across the country. Her perseverance, creativity, and energy is one for the books and an inspiration to all. This new edition of Where, Oh Where is Barnaby Bear is sure to attract a whole new generation of young readers searching for a new friend. “This book encourages children to step out into the world, to be brave, and to enjoy the simple things in life - a story that I told my daughter when she was three. It has been my dream to have my books on shelves across the country. I could never have achieved this without the constant help, love, and encouragement from my parents. Thank you, Mom and Dad!” Wendy graciously proclaims. Wooden Boats for Blue Water Sailing sailed right into the stores this year and is perfect for boat lovers everywhere. Islander and author Alfred Sanford writes, “My father started taking me sailing in Nantucket harbor before I can remember. I awoke into this world of sailing. I discover, occasionally, an instinctive knowledge of sailing that will surprise me when, finding myself in a novel, unusual situation, I seem to know just what to do—without knowing how I know it. Maybe from a previous life?” Alfie’s new book is the result of his lifetime (the current one) quest to build

a really good ocean sailing boat. Alfie explains, “This quest turned to wooden construction with the Alerion Class Sloop project done here on Nantucket in 1977. With it, my brother and I pioneered epoxy-bonded, cold-molded wood construction. We adapted that technology to ocean-going sailboats with the FANCY project in California in 1983 and I continued it with the STARRY NIGHT project in Chatham in 2009. It takes three projects to perfect an idea, and, rather than physically build the third boat, I verbally described the building of it in WB for BWS. This both saved a lot of cash, it also created a form (book) to widely disseminate the ideas involved. Wood is good—we know that—but you can learn why by reading Wooden Boats for Blue Water Sailing.” The book is not only a technical guide to boatbuilding, it is also a philosophical, at times poetical, book on sailing. It discusses the history, development, and purpose of this beloved water sport. “Exploring the world’s mysteries from the deck of a small sailboat propelled by the wind under the influence of your own wits and skills, is the most magnificent of personal accomplishments. Amateur ocean sailing developed during the first half of the 20th century and reached its peak during the two decades after WWII. Then, mass-marketed boats subtly undercut the bond between the sailor and his boat. The sport lost its meaning.” Alfie’s book is sure to put some wind back into the sport’s sails. Roger C. Taylor, former president of International Marine Publishing Co., blurbs, “Alfie’s been out there and knows what is needed in a boat. Reading about his cruises and his philosophy of seamanship is not only vitally educational, but also most enjoyable.” Alfie philosophically writes, “His sailboat is a sailor’s magic carpet, carrying him into the wilderness of the sea. F rom wilderness, he seeks to learn about home. His vessel needs to be in sympathy with the sea, else it blind him to the wisdom the wilderness offers.” Nancy Thayer, New York Times best-selling author, is back in your beach bags and in our hearts with a new book—her 34th novel—on shelves May 4 entitled Family Reunion. Sounds juicy right? Imagine all of the drama that could come out of a family gathering on Nantucket Island. Nancy Thayer reflects, “Nantucket is abundant with drama. Gorgeous beaches, gorgeous summer people, gorgeous storms. And gorgeous year-rounders who love to read.” Family Reunion is my #1 recommendation for a Mother’s Day gift this year, or at least I know what my mom is getting. Nancy tells me, “In Family Reunion, Eleanor, a widow with a large house on a cliff in ‘Sconset, invites Ari, her adored granddaughter, to stay with her during the summer while Ari and her disappointed parents recover from Ari’s broken engagement. Eleanor and Ari find themselves having much more fun than they’d anticipated, and the other members of the family—Eleanor’s bachelor son, Ari’s money-mad mother, Ari’s unfaithful father—complicate the family in unexpected ways.” This novel, like all of Nancy’s novels, is about family and interpersonal relacontinued on page 17


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Spring Art Exhibits

Over the past 13 months, the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) has mastered a hybrid mix of in-person and virtual ways to share members’ artwork. With some occupancy limits still in place in Massachusetts, art shows and gallery openings during spring of 2021 will feature a mix of in-person and online shows. In celebration of the longer days of spring on Friday, April 23, The Artists Association will open Starting Over, an in-person exhibit in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Gallery at 19 Washington Street. “As we continue to navigate during this world-wide pandemic but look forward to the season ahead, we thought Starting Over a great title for our first official member exhibition of the year. This first floor show will give visitors the chance to view new works completed by our artists during the off-season,” said AAN artistic director Robert Frazier. “A new season is always interesting because you have a chance to see what perspectives might have inspired our artists, and if anyone has taken a different approach with their art. Each artist has been invited to bring in two works, and we are looking forward to a safe and exciting season in the gallery,” added Frazier. “The AAN includes close to 300 local artist members who participate throughout the year in online as well as gallery exhibitions, and we are grateful they continue to help make our award-winning AAN gallery one of the most comprehensive venues for local art. Their works include everything from jewelry, oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, sculptures, mixed media, photographs, and some textiles,” said AAN gallery manager Peter J. Greenhalgh. Starting Over will be on display through May 24; the gallery is open TuesdaySaturday, from 11 am to 5 pm. On May 1, Spring Forward, AAN’s first spring online show will open at NantucketArts.org. Featuring new works by member artists, this show will continue through the month of May. And on May 11, the Artists Association’s popular Plein Art Festival begins. This year the annual festival will be extended to last a six weeks, through June 16. New wet works will be for sale each day in the AAN Gallery starting May 28, and AAN’s 10th annual Paint Out at Brant Point beach, open to all artists, will be held on June 9 and 10. To learn more about the AAN, their show schedule, and their classes and workshops, visit their website at nantucketarts.org.

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Remnants of the agrarian past also include an old dairy farm, hunting preserve, and a woodland known as the "Long Woods" that was referenced in documents and land agreements dating back centuries to the first few years of English settlement on the island. South of Sanford Meadows, multiple trails connect to Head of the Plains (HOP), an area owned by both NCF and the Nantucket Land Bank (NLB). HOP is a vast region of conservation land, with more than 1,000 acres to explore. The sandplain grassland and heathland habitats support a colorful array of wildflowers that bloom throughout the season, leading to a diverse assembly of insect pollinators. This area was part of the “common land” that was set aside by Nantucket’s colonial shareholders for grazing sheep and cows and for farming. Some of the trails from Sanford Meadows cross over into an area off of Madaket Road known as Trott’s Hills. Trott’s Hills is another area owned in parts by NCF and NLB. The rolling hills of these properties are remnants of Nantucket’s glacial history. According to the map, “The weathered hills that are now found here are the remains of sand, gravel, and cobble that was transported with the ice and deposited as the glacier began to melt and retreat to the north.” To the west of Trott’s Hills, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation’s 275 acres surrounds the north head of Long Pond. Comprised of sandplain grasslands, heathlands, coastal shrublands, and a diversity of wetlands, the LLNF property is maintained as a wildlife preserve with no hunting or dogs allowed. The trails meander through the property, offering views of Nantucket Sound as well as Long Pond and to Madaket Harbor on clear days. Long Pond itself has an interesting history. It was created by glacial outwash running primarily north-south like many of Nantucket’s great ponds. Long Pond is now tidally influenced due to the “Madaket Ditch” which connects Long Pond out to Hither Creek and Madaket harbor. These waterways were continued on page 13

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fruitful fishing grounds and home to a historic fishing weir used by the Wampanoag and the earliest English settlers of the island, who dug the original ditch in the 1600s. Moving even further west we come to Eel Point, a productive barrier beach habitat and adjacent harbor-facing saltmarsh that is popular with fisherman and birders. Eel Point is home to a healthy and vibrant population of shorebirds (Piping Plover, Least Tern, American Oystercatcher) and marsh-dwelling birds (Saltmarsh Sparrows). This dynamic property is shaped by westerly currents and storms accreting sand on the north side of the island. Much of this area on the West End Trail Map is made up of early successional habitats, primarily the globally rare sandplain grasslands and coastal heathlands. As such, these habitats require regular disturbance to be maintained. As you walk through these various properties, you may see evidence of mowed habitats, cut trees and shrubs, and other disturbances, possibly including prescribed fires. These methods are used by various on-island organizations to manage the habitats. Management has also been conducted for fire prevention such as seen at Trott’s Hills adjacent to the Madaket Landfill. The West End Trail Map highlights multiple parking lots where the properties and trails can be accessed. If you’ve been to some of these properties before, this map may help you can locate a new entrance or trail connection, bringing a new perspective to a familiar spot. The trails of Trott’s Hills, for example, have been a brand new experience for me this past fall and early winter. Explore a new trail one day at a time. Or you join in the next cross-island hike organized by the Nantucket Land Bank (slated for October 2021). Hardcopies of this new map are available at any of the participating organizations: the Linda Loring Nature Foundation at 110 Eel Point Road, the Nantucket Land Bank downtown at 22 Broad Street, or the Nantucket Conservation Foundation at 118 Cliff Road. And a PDF of The West End Trail Map can be downloaded from llnf.org/s/West-End-Pamphlet-Final-011921.pdf

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1987. Because my default settings take over, I am forever headed to stores and restaurants that only exist in my own map. I am a part of everywhere I have eaten, and a part of me still celebrates Wing Night, spoons Brotherhood chowder, and gets an Italian Sub from Henry’s. The winter was bad for the specters, with the closing of The Brotherhood and other local landmarks. With the loss of the Brotherhood, the haunts of my youth have dwindled to smaller and smaller numbers. My ghosts and I mourn the loss of curly fries, crazy drinks, and wing night. In the bright mornings, the dawn seeps in over the head of the harbor, the hedges call and warble, and the puddles grow, drain, and sprout yellow leaves. Then the hammers start. When I am haunted by ghosts and bedeviled by their words, the new owners with their bright plans bother me. I remember fields that I walked past... I remember the old couple that lived in that house... I sat on that back deck... and all that was has been ripped up, reused, or rejected. The ghosts cry in my ear. But you can only bear so many tears. Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder if the ghosts are just a trick of the eye and the ego. The Boysens only exist in my mind: no one else shoveled their driveway in the damp March mornings. My mother remains a ghost to me, but only to me and vanishingly few others. The ghosts, God bless them, do not belong to the fields, houses, or restaurants. They belong to me. I am all whom I have met, I have bent to the past as trees bend to the wind. My mother, the Boysens, my sister, and everyone else are planks and beams that I have taken from the bulk trash at the dump and with which I have built my house. They exist so long as I exist. And then, when I go, the bits and pieces of my house—the drawer handles, the paintings, the door knobs, and the extra wide planks—will go on to furnish another house. We live on an island that is washing away in the basin of time. The ocean, the wind, the storms whisk away the sand under our homes and drop it out into the Atlantic. Change is constant. For years, the Native Americans cut all of the wood down, then the settlers came, and let their animals graze the Nantucket’s vegetation down to fairway grass, and now the landscape architects are planting the trees and sculpting the backyards. Change keeps happening. In the churn of my digital life, a picture of my son at Cisco beach appeared. The town had just made the new parking lot and he stood a good seventy-five yards beyond the posts, peering over the edge of the bluff. The years, the sand, and the ghosts aren’t coming back. Or, rather, I am comprised of them. There are days, when the clouds hang low and the wind picks up, that I feel that I have become an estate sale: my ideas, my words, my gestures are borrowed from others gone before. They have been assembled today and will be disbursed to new homes tomorrow. I stood in class yesterday and set my students off on their next essay with a phrase I stole thirty years ago from a woman I kayaked with on Hurricane Island: “Let’s show, let’s go, Let’s rodeo.” I am not surrounded by ghosts, but have been built by them, fastened together by fortune and accident, then beset by wind and tide.


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A Nantucket Tradition for 86 Years Hot Coffee, Warm Donuts, Full Breakfast & Lunch

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Breakfast Monday-Saturday, 6:30am-2pm Sunday, 7am-1pm

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10 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. $20, Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests & a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. Close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5:45 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

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8 AM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Online Class: Postural Alignment Class: Stenosis Caused by Arthitis Postural alignment instructor Rachel Dixon will address stenosis in the back caused by arthritis. Class is free: register at NantucketAtheneum.org. 9 to 12 PM - Drop-In Pickleball at Nantucket Ice Play indoor pickleball at Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln $5 pp. 508-228-2516 9 AM to 2 PM - STEM Free Grab & Go Bag: Balloon Pinwheel Ages 3+. A fun science activity that demonstrates Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion. Stated simply: every action is accompanied by an equal reaction. instructions & supplies included. Pick up from Weezie Porch, Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. 9 AM to 5 PM - StoryWalk: Boy + Bot Stroll through the Atheneum garden and read this sweet story, Boy + Bot. It will be up thru the end of April, rain or shine! Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 7 to 8 PM - Online Adult ELL: Group Conversation - Intermediate Practice conversational English in a friendly group setting. To register contact Cheryl, ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or 508-332-0605

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8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of Midwest prairies, with rare wildflowers & grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. It is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main St. and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never

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find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Centre & Main Sts by brick bank 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Online: Music in the Morning for Ages 1-7 Join Lizza Obremski on Zoom for songs, singing games, & movement activities to teach musical skills to the very young. Link to join at NantucketAtheneum.org 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5:30 to 6:30 PM - Online: History of Daffodil Weekend: a Live Discussion A live virtual discussion on the History of Daffodil Weekend with Mary Malavase & Suzanne Daub. Learn about the origins of this spring celebration & how the Nantucket Garden Club Daffodil Show has become a well-recognized event. nha.org 7 to 8:15 PM - Online Author Talk: Michael Tougias, U Boats so Close to Home Michael J. Tougias, New York TImes bbestselling author and coauthor of 24 books, offers a dramatic presentation based on his co-authored book So Close to Home. Admission is free, but registration required. Sign up at NantucketAtheneum.org 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, see nesting piping plovers & catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. Tickets & details at WalkNantucket.com or 508-422-7466 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. $20, Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 9 to 12 PM - Drop-In Pickleball at Nantucket Ice Play indoor pickleball at Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln $5 pp. 508-228-2516 9 AM to 2 PM - Art Grab & Go Bag: Ramen Noodle Bowl Ages 7+. You will need scissors, glue, and markers, & paint: all other materials are provided. Extend the experience by requesting a ‘Food Book Bundle,’ of five books: 508-2281110 ext. 103 Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 9 AM to 5 PM - StoryWalk: Boy + Bot Stroll through the Atheneum garden and read this sweet story, Boy + Bot. It will be up thru the end of April, rain or shine! Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM to 5 PM - Spring Sale at Freedman’s 30 to 55% off at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street. Sale thru May 25. 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 6 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com continued on page 18


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tionships, something that was difficult to nurture during social distancing and the pandemic this past year. “Oddly, this pandemic brought me much closer to my family,” Nancy explained. “My sister Martha lives in Kansas City and we’ve never been so close, although Patrick Mahomes is part of the reason, too. We talked by phone every day. Martha and I, (not Mahomes.) She set up a message cluster with my son, Josh and his husband, David. They live in Arizona, and we four had some absolutely hilarious times together. My daughter and her husband and Tommy knew Charley and I missed spending Christmas at their house, so last spring they started a tradition of Thursday night dinners, where we all Facetimed while we ate dinner, so Charley and I could have a sense of life as normal for them. My sister, to whom Family Reunion is dedicated, fell in love with the family’s new baby, Winnie, and sent them 1,500 live ladybugs and a ladybug house. But nothing over technology can replace a real live hug.” Nancy is not only a prolific writer, she also is an avid reader. She recommends her friend Brenda Novak’s new book The Bookstore on the Beach for “a page-turner with a deep heart. A grandmother, mother, daughter combo, and a sparkling plot.” Saturday, April 24 marks the official celebration of Independent Bookstore Day. Indie Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country. Stop into Mitchell’s and Bookworks for free bookmarks, special merchandise, information on free audio books with Libro.fm, exclusive books, and much more. Independent bookstores, like all businesses, have struggled during this pandemic, but indie bookstores have been struggling long before COVID-19. Competition with Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other big chain stores as well as the advent of e-books and e-readers, makes it almost impossible for two small stores 30 miles out to sea to keep up. Bookstores are a cornerstone of any community. These bookstores are two of the only businesses that truly stay open year-round on Nantucket to be able to fulfill this responsibility. We believe books give people the chance to travel when they can’t leave their home, spend time with others (albeit in a book) when they can’t see people, and help them feel a little less alone and afraid during these unknown times.

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MIDISLAND ROUTE

Buses will leave town every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour from town) daily from 7am to 11:30pm.

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Daily 10am to 6pm. Buses will leave town on the hour and airport on the half hour. Last bus from the airport is 5:30pm. Last bus from town is 6pm. Subject to change without notice; check nrtawave.com for current info.

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6:30 to 8:30 PM - Online: Mending, Upcycling & customizing your cloths: Hems The 5th in a 6-part series on sewing & mending. Learn the basics of hemming different kinds of pants. Free admission, registration is required. Sign up online at NantucketAtheneum.org 7 to 8 PM - Online Adult ELL: Build Your English Language Skills - Basic Learn vocabulary & expand basic speaking skills To register contact Cheryl, ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or call 508-332-0605 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

THURSDAY, APRIL 29 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Centre & Main Sts by brick bank 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Online: Nanpuppets for Ages 2-7 Join Lizza OBremski on ZOOM for fun and stories with her amazing animal friends. Go to NantucketAtheneum.org for a link to join the fun! 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 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 3 to 4 PM - Online: Teen Trivia & Games for Grades 6-12 Weekly trivia, current events quiz, and games for teens, using Zoom and Kahoot. Test your knowledge with all things trivia! Multiple choice and true/false questions. Email eyoung@nantucketAtheneum.org for login information. 5:30 to 6:30 PM - NHA History Online: The Busy Little General Greene During World War II, 649 Allied survivors of over 40 German U-boat attacks were rescued & landed in 16 ports in New England. Nantucket received 90 merchant sailors during 2 frenetic weeks in spring of 1942, rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard cutter General Greene. Hear the dramatic history in a Zoom program with maritime historian Eric Wiberg. Link at nha.org 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

FRIDAY, APRIL 30 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. $20, Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 9 to 10:30 AM - Online Class: All Things Google Drive Learn how to create, edit & share spreadsheets, slideshows and documents. Q&A follows. Class is free, but registration required. Sign up at NantucketAtheneum.org. 9 to 12 PM - Drop-In Pickleball at Nantucket Ice Play indoor pickleball at Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln $5 pp. 508-228-2516 9 AM to 5 PM - StoryWalk: Boy + Bot Stroll through the Atheneum garden and read this sweet story, Boy + Bot. It will be up thru the end of April, rain or shine! Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 11 AM to 5 PM - Spring Sale at Freedman’s 30 to 55% off at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street. Sale thru May 25. 2 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet

8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of Midwest prairies, with rare wildflowers & grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. It is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM to 9 PM - Spring Forward, an AAN Online Exhibit Visit the Artists Association website at nantucketarts.org for an exhibit and sale of new works by AAN members. Online through June 1. 10 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Centre & Main Sts by brick bank 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 11 AM to 5 PM - Spring Sale at Freedman’s 30 to 55% off at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street. Sale thru May 25. 2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

SUNDAY, MAY 2 8 AM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. $20, Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 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. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 5:45 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

MONDAY, MAY 3 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 to 12 PM - Drop-In Pickleball at Nantucket Ice Play indoor pickleball at Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln $5 pp. 508-228-2516 9 AM to 2 PM - STEM Grab & Go Bag: Rock Candy for Ages 3+ Stop by the Weezie Porch today and pick up this fun STEM project: Rock Candy Crystals. Sugar & water needed; all other supplies & instructions included. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com continued on page 19


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TUESDAY, MAY 4 8 AM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Centre & Main Sts by brick bank 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Online: Music in the Morning for Ages 1-7 Join Lizza Obremski on Zoom for songs, singing games, & movement activities to teach musical skills to the very young. Link to join at NantucketAtheneum.org 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 11 AM to 5 PM - Spring Sale at Freedman’s 30 to 55% off at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street. Sale thru May 25. 2 PM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers & grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 7 to 9 PM - Online: Free Tea & Tarot with Danica Connors This gathering is an opportunity for beginners to learn & advanced readers to share skills & receive readings. Registration required at NantucketAtheneum.org 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, see nesting piping plovers & catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. Tickets & details at WalkNantucket.com or 508-422-7466 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. $20, Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953

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9 to 12 PM - Drop-In Pickleball at Nantucket Ice Play indoor pickleball at Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln $5 pp. 508-228-2516 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5:30 to 6:30 PM - Online - Food for Thought: So Sabi! Tune in for a conversation about Cape Verde life on Nantucket with Pauline Cabral Singleton and Viola Cabral Howard, moderated by Frances Karttunen ahead of the opening of the new exhibition Shouders Upon Which We Stand, The Cape Verdean Nantucket Connection at the Nantucket Whaling Museum. Register at NHA.org 6:15 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 7 to 8 PM - Online Author Talk: Bill Buford, ‘Dirt’ Join us for a discussion with Bill Buford on his inside view of a city and its great culinary culture. The Program is free admission, but registration is required. Please sign up online at NantucketAtheneum.org 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

THURSDAY, MAY 6 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Centre & Main Sts by brick bank 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 continued on page 20


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Events & Entertainment

April 22-May 19, 2021

original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953 from page 19

9:45 to 10:15 AM - Online: Nanpuppets for Ages 2-7 Join Lizza OBremski on Zoom for fun & stories with her amazing animal friends. Link to join at NantucketAtheneum.org 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 11 AM to 5 PM - Spring Sale at Freedman’s 30 to 55% off at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street. Sale thru May 25. 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 3 to 4 PM - Online: Teen Trivia & Games for Grades 6-12 Weekly trivia, current events quiz, and games for teens, using Zoom and Kahoot. Test your knowledge with all things trivia! Multiple choice and true/false questions. Email eyoung@nantucketAtheneum.org for login information. 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

FRIDAY, MAY 7 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. $20, Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 9 to 12 PM - Drop-In Pickleball at Nantucket Ice Play indoor pickleball at Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln $5 pp. 508-228-2516 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 11 AM to 5 PM - Spring Sale at Freedman’s 30 to 55% off at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street. Sale thru May 25. 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 6 to 7:15 PM - Online Workshop - Mental Disorders & Family Systems NAMI-ASAP presents 4-part series Brain Matters Your Brain Matters, with Janina Kean, a psychiatric nurse practitioner to teach about the diseases of addiction and mental illness. Program is free; register at NantucketAtheneum.org 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

SATURDAY, MAY 8 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. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 12 PM - Four Centuries Domestic Tour A collaborative walking tour that looks at the changes in domestic life over 4 centuries. Meet at Oldest House, 16 Sunset Hill. Tickets $10 at nha.org. Tour includes brief visits inside each building visited. MASKS REQUIRED 11 AM to 5 PM - Spring Sale at Freedman’s 30 to 55% off at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street. Sale thru May 25. 2 PM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by

SUNDAY, MAY 9 8 AM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. $20, Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of Midwest prairies, with rare wildflowers & grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. It is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 6 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

MONDAY, MAY 10 8 AM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 to 12 PM - Drop-In Pickleball at Nantucket Ice Play indoor pickleball at Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln $5 pp. 508-228-2516 9 AM to 2 PM - STEM Grab & Go Bag: Blooming Paper FLowers for All Ages For this week’s STEM project color in the included flowers and watch what happens when the paper expands to hold water. All supplies & instructions included. Weezie Porch. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 PM - Online: Help Nantucket become a substance misuse free community. We meet every month on the 2nd Monday (except for August when we have no meetings). Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention. Join the Zoom meeting at ASAPNantucket.org

TUESDAY, MAY 11 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Centre & Main Sts by brick bank 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Online: Music in the Morning for Ages 1-7 Join Lizza Obremski on Zoom for songs, singing games, & movement activities to teach musical skills to the very young. Link to join at NantucketAtheneum.org 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 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. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953 continued on page 30


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Island Fun & Shopping Adventure / Eco-Tours

Nantucket Walkabout

508-422-7466

Explore Nantucket’s wilderness with “Walking Nantucket” and “Nantucket: A Natural History” author and naturalist Peter Brace, and learn how the last glacier formed the island. Experience wildlife and rare plants. Learn about Nantucket’s conservation efforts, ecology and the Native Americans that lived here. $50 adults, $25 age 12 & younger. Private hikes available. Apple Pay, Android Pay, MC, Visa, Amex, &Discover accepted. Get more information & reservations at nantucketwalkabout.com

Apparel & Accessories

Open Daily Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Gifts

508-228-3227 12 Main Street

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

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

508.680.1399 12 Oak Street

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

Hospital Thrift Shop

508-228-1125 92nd Opening Date: May 10 at 10 am Clothing, housewares, furniture & more Parking Lot Sale May 1 near Gouin Village, off Vesper Ln 17 India Street

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

Murray’s Toggery Shop Open Daily Classic & Up-to-Date Clothing for Men, Women, & Children

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Nantucketreds.com Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, home of the original Nantucket Reds collections. Nantucket Reds are made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For decades these pants have been the mark of the “in-the-know” island lovers. Their Nantucket Reds collection features items made exclusively in the USA. Stop by and see their expansive ladies department and experience multilevel recreational shopping. Their buyers comb the markets for the tasteful assortment of clothes, shoes, and accessories they carry, all with a traditional, upbeat, and long lasting flair. MURRAY’S is here for all of your retail needs!

Seconds Shop

508-228-6677 Open 10am-5pm on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat & 11am-3pm Sun (clsed Wed) $5 OFF your purchase of $25+ with ad in this publication 32 Sparks Ave. Gently used designer clothing, home decor, housewares, & more

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 (next to the mid-island Cumberland Farms), is the perfect place to shop! Here you'll find a great selection of gently used clothing, jewelry, housewares, small furnishings, books, and more. There's an ever-changing variety, so visit often -- you never know what treasures you may find. 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 (valid through May 19, 2021).

Artists & Galleries

Artists Association of Nantucket Spring into the Season with AAN Gallery & Online Exhibits

508-228-0294 19 Washington St.

The mission of the ARTISTS ASSOCIATION OF NANTUCKET is to foster the visual arts on Nantucket. They create a vibrant arts community by promoting, supporting, and encouraging the work of Nantucket artists, providing educational programs in the arts, and preserving the

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legacy of Nantucket artists. Stay in touch at nantucketarts.org for our schedule of downtown Gallery Exhibits as well as classes and workshops at our Visual Arts Center on 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

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

Visit us on the Wharf and at our online gallery Oils, watercolors, prints, and note cards by G. S. Hill

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

Blue Beetle

April 22-May 19, 2021

gshill.com 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 and ornaments are only a few of treasures you will find.

Banking

Cape Cod 5

888-225-4636 Locations at 112 Pleasant Street & Zero Main Street

Open Monday-Saturday Banking windows are open

capecodfive.com 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.

Beach Fun

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Visit Nantucket’s best beaches! Open Daily 9am to sunset — Permits Required

508-228-5646 Call ahead to check conditions. Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

You’ve come to Nantucket to relax — now visit the best beaches on the island at the CoskataCoatue 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 and 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 www.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

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

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

Yesterday’s Island

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


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Island Fun & Shopping Bookstores

Mitchell’s Book Corner

508-228-1080

Open daily: limited capacity, masks required SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BOOK STORE!

mitchellsbookcorner.com

54 Main Street

MITCHELL’S BOOK CORNER prides itself on a long tradition of personalized attention to its customers for more than 50 years. Visit nantucketbookpartners.com for any book in print, preorders, signed copies, e-books, audio books, gift cards, staff picks, and more. If the book is “on our shelves now” we can offer next business day island home delivery for a small fee. If the 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 for in-store shopping with limited capacity and masks required.

Nantucket Bookworks

508-228-4000 Open daily: limited capacity, masks required SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BOOK STORE! Home delivery on Nantucket if item is “in stock” for just $5 25 Broad Street

NANTUCKET BOOKWORKS is our quirky little shop chock full of books, gifts, and goodies. Visit nantucketbookpartners.com for books and nantucketbooksworks.com for the very best of Bookworks ONLINE. We have Nantucket gifts, puzzles, games, toys, art supplies, party accessories, stuffed animals, greeting cards, kids items, and so much more. 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 for in-store shopping with limited capacity and masks required. nantucketbookworks.com

Buses

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

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

nrtawave.com 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 Fares are $2 or $3 depending on route, half fare 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.

Affordable Rentals

Car Rentals

Cars, jeeps, mopeds

508-228-3501 Open daily at 6 South Beach Street

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

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

Charters - Sailing & Boating

Nantucket Blue Moon Charters

Sunset, Morning, Afternoon, Custom Half & Full Day Sails Nantucket Luxury Sailing Charters

Children’s Clothing & Accessories

Murray’s Toggery Shop

508-246-5902 Book your sail online

Sail Nantucket Harbor and Sound aboard our 70-foot 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

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Open Daily Classic & Up-to-Date Clothing for Kids of All Ages

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, home of the original Nantucket Reds collections. Nantucket Reds are made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For children, shoppers can find overalls, shorts, jumpers, hats, baby blankets, onesies, sweaters, and more. MURRAY’S is multi-faceted and offers functional yet stylish clothing and accessories for infants and children. Nantucketreds.com

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

Contests

NANTUCKET PHOTO CONTEST

Deadline is Sept. 12, 2021 See winners & entries online at Nantucket.net

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 2021 Contest has begun: DEADLINE TO ENTER IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2021. 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

Counseling

Fairwinds - Nantucket’s Counseling Center

508-228-2689 Phone is answered 24/7 20 Vesper Lane, L-1 Gouin Village Donate to Fairwinds & have your portrait taken by a pro! FOR EMERGENCIES, CALL 877-784-6273 or 911

FAIRWINDS — NANTUCKET’S COUNSELING CENTER provides confidential, quality professional care to adults and youth who seek mental health and addiction services. All are welcome, regardless of ability to pay. Call to schedule a remote appointment for outpatient therapy, substance misuse counseling, peer recovery coaching, therapeutic mentoring, medication management, and more. We serve more than 1,000 Nantucket individuals and families to help meet their goals and improve their quality of life. YOU ARE NOT ALONE: FAIRWINDS is always here for you. Donate to FAIRWINDS and have your portrait taken on Nantucket by a professional portrait photographer with 30 years of experience! Visit fairwindscenter.org and click on the camera icon to sign up for a portrait! fairwindscenter.org

508-228-1151 6 Broad Street

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

April 22-May 19, 2021

ACK 4170

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Gifts

774-325-5105 Gift Giving Made Easy! Open daily New location at 18 Federal Street Unique, salty-good gifts & products by small makers & artists

ACK 4170™ gift boutique features small makers and artists who create high-quality gifts, apparel, candles, home decor, artwork (paintings & photography), cards & stationery and Nantucket basket jewelry. Sail with us on Instagram at: ack4170 and Facebook: ACK 4170. Voted “Gold” Best Nantucket Gift Shop (2019) & “Silver” Best Store for Home (2020) by Cape Cod Life magazine readers. Visit our online store at ACK4170.com ACK4170.com

Freedman’s of Nantucket Open Daily - SPRING SALE Celebrating more than 40 years on Nantucket

508-228-3291 14 Centre Street

An extraordinary & wonderful collection of handmade objects d’art for the home and garden designed by Freedman and created by him in small villages throughout the world. Bracelets & bangles, jewelry boxes, handbags, handcrafted frames, gorgeous mirrors and wall decor, a grand assortment of handmade home accents, & more! Stop by between April 28 and May 25 for 30% to 55% off! Freedman has one of the largest collections of unique nautical objects & nautical clocks you will ever see. There is a splendid collection of leather accessories and furniture. Prices vary from $15 to $6,000.


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Hill’s of Nantucket

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

Welcoming customers on the wharf and online Unusual and Original Nantucket Theme Gifts

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

Island Weaves

508-221-8343 Visit our Virtual Store: IslandWeavesStudio on Etsy or to Visit our studio call 508221-8343 for an appt. Weaving Studio at 44 Hooper Farm Road Heirloom quality handwoven throws, rugs, shawls, baby blankets

Weaver Karin Ganga Sheppard grew up on Nantucket and learned her craft from two master weavers. Her products are crafted from high-quality natural fibers and include throws made from silk, alpaca, cotton, chenille, and mohair. Karin’s versatile line also includes multi-fiber scarves, washable cotton baby blankets, and rugs made from recycled towels, jeans and khaki pants. You can find a wonderful selection at her virtual store at www.etsy.com/shop/IslandweavesStudio or she will work with you to help you choose just the right color for a custom order. For a studio visit call 508-221-8343. IslandWeaves.com

It’s A Shore Thing

508-680-1901 Open daily at 30B Main Street

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.

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

Health Care

Nantucket Cottage Hospital

508-825-8100 24-hr emergency services, hospital care, lab, rehab DO YOUR PART: WEAR A MASK! MD ACKcess Line: 508-825-1000 57 Prospect St

NANTUCKET COTTAGE HOSPITAL is open, safe, and ready to provide care for COVID-19 AND non-COVID-19 medical issues. NCH has taken numerous measures to ensure it is safe for all patients to come to our facility for their care. In the ER and inpatient floor, we have designated a high-risk zone for confirmed COVID-19 patients and patients under investigation for the disease, while those who are coming to the hospital for all other health issues are isolated from them in separate areas. Please do not delay care or ignore a pressing health issue. NCH is open, safe, and ready to care for you! REMEMBER: Wear a mask, practice physical distancing, wash your hands, and stay home if you feel sick. Nantuckethospital.org

Seconds Shop 508-228-6677 Open 10am-5pm on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat & 11am-3pm Sun (clsed Wed) $5 OFF your purchase of $25+ with ad in this publication 32 Sparks Ave. Gently used designer clothing, home decor, housewares, & more 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 (next to the mid-island Cumberland Farms), is the perfect place to shop! Here you'll find a great selection of gently used clothing, jewelry, housewares, small furnishings, books, and more. There's an ever-changing variety, so visit often -- you never know what treasures you may find. 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 (valid through May 19, 2021).

Internet

Insiders Guide to Nantucket 508-228-9165 Beaches, Events, Museums, Dining, Classifieds, & More Visit Nantucket before & after you visit Nantucket! The island’s premier web portal 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

Freedman’s of Nantucket

Open Daily - SPRING SALE Celebrating more than 40 years on Nantucket

508-228-3291 14 Centre Street

This gallery has an extraordinary and wonderful collection of handmade objects d’art for the home and garden. These pieces are designed by Freedman and created by him in small villages throughout the world. Stop by between April 28 and May 25 for 30% to 55% off! Freedman’s now has one of the largest collections of unique nautical objects & nautical clocks and a splendid collection of leather accessories and furniture that look like they came out of a “gentlemen’s library.” Prices vary from $15 to $6,000.

It’s A Shore Thing Distinctive Nantucket Gifts

508-680-1901 Open daily at 30B Main Street

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

Petty Folk Art & Carving Formerly Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

Call Nantucket

Island Apps 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

Blue Beetle

Jewelry

Jewelry & Gifts

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 quarterboars, signs, and ship models. Restored the carving “Going on a Whale” at the Nantucket Whaling Museum in 2015. Visit them at www.pettyfolkartandcarving.com,

508-228-3227 Open dailly at 12 Main Street

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

Jewelers’ Gallery of Nantucket Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry

Home Decor

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see their show schedule and take a virtual tour: https://youtu.be/c95SYBE5RVg of some of their artwork available. Call or email all inquiries to jean@pettyfolkartandcarving.com pettyfolkartandcarving.com

Museum Shop at the Whaling Museum

508-228-1894, ext. 138 Open during museum hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 4pm Whaling Museum, 11 Broad St NHA exclusives, gifts, apparel, books, home decor

April 22-May 19, 2021

508-228-0229 Open daily at 21 Centre Street

JEWELERS’ GALLERY offers Nantucket’s largest collection of antique and estate jewelry, including pieces by Tiffany, Cartier, Webb, and more. Stop in to see our classic period pieces. We specialize in diamond, sapphire, and emerald engagement and anniversary rings. We also carry exquisite island classics, including the Turk’s Head braided bracelet, Nautical Cable Collections, gem-set Sailors’ Valentines, and handwoven gold lightship basket jewelry. Also featured at JEWELERS’ GALLERY is an outstanding collection of beautifully designed jewelry by 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 has been serving Nantucket since 1971. jewelersgallery.com

Nantucket Pearl Company

508-228-1353

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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Linen Service

Linen Drops

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

Linen Rental Service Vacation linens made easy!

LinenDrops.com 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

Cape Cod 5

Open Monday-Friday We’ll make your dream come true!

508-247-1709 or 508-247-1795 112 Pleasant Street and Zero Main Street

Museums & Sites

Nantucket Historical Association

508-228-1894 Your portal to Nantucket history We welcome you with a non-touch, safe experience Open Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm 15 Broad Street

The NANTUCKET WHALING MUSEUM is NOW OPEN to provide visitors with a non-touch and safe experience. Reserve your time to visit and your ticket at nha.or. In this top-quality exhibition venue, we have 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. Our 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

Quarterboards & Signs

Formerly Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

Murray’s Toggery Shop

508-332-9925 or 508-619-7554 serving the Cape & Islans 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 quarterboars, signs, and ship models. Restored the carving “Going on a Whale” at the Nantucket Whaling Museum in 2015. Visit them at www.pettyfolkartandcarving.com, see their show schedule and take a virtual tour: https://youtu.be/c95SYBE5RVg of some of their artwork available. Call or email all inquiries to jean@pettyfolkartandcarving.com pettyfolkartandcarving.com

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, for a fabulous selection of shoes and sandals for men AND women. They have everything to meet you footwear needs including Nantucket Red Tretorns, Uggs, Olukai, Jack Rogers, Sperry Topsider, Birkenstock, Steve Madden, Saucony, and much more. Step out in style with MURRAY’S! Nantucketreds.com

508-221-7223 Open daily at 40 Straight Wharf

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

Theatre

White Heron Theatre Company Tickets on sale NOW for the 2021 Season! Nantucket’s Professional Repertory Theatre

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

508-825-5268 5 North Water Street

whiteherontheatre.org WHITE HERON THEATRE is Nantucket’s only professional Equity theater company. They have a fabulous season planned for their new destination theatre space in the midst of the island’s historic district. Join them this season for Tony Award-Winning Peter and the Starcatcher, a true-ish Nantucket story called See Monsters of the Deep, a backstage comedy called The Half, and the island tradition A Nantucket Christmas Carol. Tickets for all performances & special events are available at www.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.

Tours - Walking

Nantucket Walkabout

508-422-7466

Book online & meet 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. $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 or 508-422-7466. nantucketwalkabout.com

Nantucket Walking Tours

508-332-0953 Ghost Walks, morning exercise walks, & afternoon tours Social distancing observed! or Call to Arrange a Private Tour See Calendar for where to meet Tour Guide

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 descriptions below for departure times — meet the guide 10 to 15 minutes early at the corner of Main & Centre streets, near the bank steps. $20 for Adults. $15 for Seniors (65+) & Teens. $5 for Ages 7 to 12; under 7 free. Cash only. No reservations necessary.

Rentals and Properties for Sale

ACK Distinctive Properties

508-228-0437 Open daily at 62 Main Street

Classic & Up-to-Date Clothing for the Whole Family

Live Lightly

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. Call Beth Ann Meehan at 508-247-1709 or Lauren Ard at 508-2471795 or visit their website at capecodfive.com

Petty Folk Art & Carving

Shoes

Native Shoes

Mortgages & Banking

April 22-May 19, 2021

Transportation Boat

Hy-Line Cruises

Travel daily; see schedule for times Reliable Fast Ferry service between Nantucket and Hyannis

508-228-3949 Straight Wharf

hy-linecruises.com 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.

Steamship Authority Reservations Daily

508-228-0262 steamshipauthority.com

Enter our Photo Contest! Deadline: September 12, 2021 $300 first prize or $150 second prize! High resolution photos of Nantucket can be emailed to ACKPhotoContest@gmail.com


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Nantucket Dining Guide Nantucket Bake Shop

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

Interested in enjoying an authentic bit of Nantucket? You still can in the NANTUCKET BAKE SHOP. Here you’ll find genuine Portuguese bread & rolls. Be tempted by our world-famous almond macaroons and Magees. For breakfast, try our fresh donuts, native cranberry & blueberry muffins, scones, flaky croissants, danish, & bagels 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! 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

Clubs & Entertainment Rose & Crown

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

Open daily from 11:30am Come for the Food, Stay for the Fun!

Theroseandcrown.com THE ROSE & CROWN is a favorite among locals and visitors. We are Nantucket’s only Downtown Nightclub with entertainment Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. With Karaoke, DJ’s and Live Local Bands, there is something for everyone. We also have the largest screen in town to watch your favorite sporting events. All Craft beers on one of the largest Draft selections on island and delicious Craft Cocktails developed by our seasoned, friendly Barstaff.

Coffee

Nantucket Coffee Roasters

Order online at Nantucketcoffee.com

Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans For more than 25 years, NANTUCKET COFFEE ROASTERS has been Nantucket’s premier artisan coffee roaster. Locally owned and operated, we enjoy advantages that escape bigger roasters. We specialize in bringing limited and micro-lots of coffee here to Nantucket from small farms all over the world. Our highly skilled Roast Master oversees the development of each and every batch by hand and eye, without the use of automation. We roast to order and deliver exceptionally fresh, specialty coffees to our customers. Our stock is constantly changing and we’re adding new arrivals on a regular basis. Visit nantucketcoffee.com to see what’s new and place your order!

Light Food & Take-Out

Bartlett’s Farm

Open daily 7:30 am to 6 pm Fresh baked goods, foods-to-go, fresh produce

508-228-9403 33 Bartlett Farm Road

bartlettsfarm.com BARTLETT’S OCEAN VIEW FARM prepares mouth-watering baked goods, homemade soups, breads and foccacia, hearty sandwiches, salads, and many more daily seasonal specialties to go. Our breakfast sandwiches are a great way to start your day, and check online for our daily lunch and dinner specials. BARTLETT’S even has prepared foods that you can take home and heat up and freshly baked pies you can serve for dessert. Don’t forget that BARTLETT’S also has the freshest island vegetables, plus annuals, perennials, herbs, and beautiful cut flowers.

The Beet

508.680.1857 Open Tues-Sat from 12 noon to 8 pm 9 South Water Street Healthy food, something for everyone! Made -to-order salads, sandwiches, & specials

THE BEET features healthy, delicious food + beer, wine + cocktails in an inviting atmosphere. Located in the -beet of downtown Nantucket, THE BEET will satiate everyone’s cravings – our hearty salads, tuna poke + ramen, steak frites and infamous chicken burger + beignets can be enjoyed when you DINE INSIDE with us or on our OUTDOOR patio. Conveniently located between both ferries, THE BEET is the perfect choice for TAKEOUT when you arrive or on your way off-island. ORDER ONLINE ahead of time and skip the wait at thebeetnantucket.com + Facebook + Instagram - @thebeetnantucket.com Mention this ad and receive BEET swag for FREE!

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

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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

Downyflake Inside & Outdoor Dining and Takeout A Nantucket Tradition for 86 Years

Bakeries

All the delicious freshly baked treats & bread you love Open Monday-Saturday from 7 am

April 22-May 19, 2021

508-228-4533 18 Sparks Avenue

Serving breakfast and lunch daily, THE DOWNYFLAKE is a Nantucket tradition known for the big doughnut outside and warm, homemade doughnuts inside. The DOWNYFLAKE is a family friendly, American style diner, featuring hearty Flake favorites, such as Blueberry Pancakes and Biscuits & Gravy. The menu also includes daily made soups, salads, deli sandwiches and comfort food entrees. The DOWNYFLAKE has both distanced Indoor & Outdoor dining, The entire menu is available to go at the Take-Out Window. Open daily: Mon.-Sat. 6:30 am to 2 pm and Sun. 7 am to 1 pm. thedownyflake.com

Easy Street Cantina

508-228-5418 Opening late April for 2021. Call for hours. Order ahead or for delivery: easystreetcantina.com corner of Easy & Broad sts. Walk-Up Window Service plus Curbside & Islandwide Delivery or Enjoy our Spacious Patio EASY STREET CANTINA on the corner of Easy & Broad streets by the water on Steamboat Wharf is the merging of two island traditions of 20 years (award-winning Joe’s Broad Street Grill and 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 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 baconegg-and-cheese burritos are the perfect breakfast to go. One Nibble & You’re Hooked! Opening at the end of April for the 2021 season. Call or order at easystreetcantina.com for contact-less payment & delivery or visit our window. Our spacious patio is open for dining, and we have distanced indoor dining. EasyStreetCantina.com

The Faregrounds

508-228-4095 Lunch, dinner, & late night menu daily from 11:30 am indoors or outside 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

Siam to Go

508-228-SIAM (7426) Open Monday-Friday from 11am to 7pm Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln Thai Cuisine made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices and NEW: ONLINE GROCERIES

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 for takeout Sun-Thurs. 11:15am to 8pm (clsd Mon.) and open Sat. 11:15am to 9pm 7 Dave St, in Nantucket Commons 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

Bartlett’s Farm

Markets

Open daily 7:30 am to 6 pm Groceries, fresh produce, food-to-go

508-228-94034/26/2018 Bartlett Farm Road

bartlettsfarm.com Grocery shop at BARTLETT’S OCEAN VIEW FARM. Eggs, milk, cheese, meats, gourmet groceries, coffee, and, of course, fresh vegetables. Freshly baked goods, as well as daily seasonal specialties prepared with farm fresh ingredients for take away. And BARTLETT’S also has beer and wine. Ample parking and friendly faces. Grocery shop online for curbside pickup.


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Nantucket Dining Guide The Beet

Restaurants

508.680.1857 Open Tues-Sat from 12 noon to 8 pm 9 South Water Street Healthy food, something for everyone! Made -to-order salads, sandwiches, & specials

THE BEET features healthy, delicious food + beer, wine + cocktails in an inviting atmosphere. Located in the -beet of downtown Nantucket, THE BEET will satiate everyone’s cravings – our hearty salads, tuna poke + ramen, steak frites and infamous chicken burger + beignets can be enjoyed when you DINE INSIDE with us or on our OUTDOOR patio. Conveniently located between both ferries, THE BEET is the perfect choice for TAKEOUT when you arrive or on your way off-island. ORDER ONLINE ahead of time and skip the wait at thebeetnantucket.com + Facebook + Instagram - @thebeetnantucket.com Mention this ad and receive BEET swag for FREE!

Downyflake Inside & Outdoor Dining and Takeout A Nantucket Tradition for 86 Years

508-228-4533 Full Breakfast & Lunch 18 Sparks Avenue

THE DOWNYFLAKE is a Nantucket tradition known for the big doughnut outside and warm, homemade doughnuts inside. The DOWNYFLAKE is a family friendly, American style diner, featuring hearty Flake favorites, such as Blueberry Pancakes and Biscuits & Gravy. The menu also includes daily made soups, salads, deli sandwiches and comfort food entrees. The DOWNYFLAKE has both distanced Indoor & Outdoor dining, The entire menu is available to go at the Take-Out Window. Open daily: Mon.-Sat. 6:30 am to 2 pm and Sun. 7 am to 1 pm. thedownyflake.com

Dune Open for Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Where chic meets casual comfort

508-228-5550 20 Broad Street

DUNE is welcoming guests to dine on their patio and to order online to take Dinner from Dune to Go! Visit DuneNantucket.com for menus to order online or to make a table reservation. Chef Michael Getter, formerly of 21 Federal and American Seasons, is in the kitchen! The everchanging menu showcases an innovative selection of the finest in seasonal local produce, fish, and meats from regional farms and select purveyors. Dune and Dune-to-Go offers dinner plus beer and wine. DuneNantucket.com

April 22-May 19, 2021

Easy Street Cantina

508-228-5418 Opening late April for 2021. Call for hours. corner of Easy & Broad sts. Fried Clams, Fish’n Chips, Burritos, Tacos, Wraps, & More. Breakfast all day! EASY STREET CANTINA reopens for the 2021 season at the end of April on the corner of Easy & Broad streets by the water on Steamboat Wharf. Call or order at easystreetcantina.com for contact-less payment & delivery or visit our window. 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. EasyStreetCantina.com

The Faregrounds

508-228-4095 Lunch, dinner, & late night menu daily from 11:30 am indoors or outside 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

Fifty-Six Union Opening May 6th Global Cuisine, Glorious Libations, Glamorous Staff

508-228-6135 Join us for our final season! 56 Union Street

Warm and welcoming with an irreverent spirit and food that is nothing short of inspired… FIFTY-SIX UNION has an appealing combination of quality food and fun. Join Wendy & Peter and their fabulous staff for their final season. Starting May 6, FIFTY-SIX serves dinner from 5 pm. Dinner favorites include fragrant Curried Mussels, Javanese Spicy Fried Rice, and Truffle Frites that are positively addicting. Chef Peter Jannelle prepares a creative specials nightly featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. FIFTY-SIX UNION offers more than a dozen exhilarating cocktails, served by their libation experts. FIFTY-SIX UNION...there’s nothing else quite like it on Nantucket — and this season is your final chance to experience it! Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance via OpenTable. fiftysixunion.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.

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.

Surf can be heavy; lifeguard. Food available in nearby village of ’Sconset.

Low Beach: 4WD access. Surf can be heavy; no lifeguard.

BAY & POND BEACHES Miacomet Pond: 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.

Leave only footprints...

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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Events & Entertainment from page 20

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, see nesting piping plovers, least terns and American oystercatchers during the summer and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. $20, Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 9 to 12 PM - Drop-In Pickleball at Nantucket Ice Play indoor pickleball at Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln $5 pp. 508-228-2516 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of Midwest prairies, with rare wildflowers & grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. It is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 6:15 PM - Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Shawkemo Hills offers a hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 7 to 8:15 PM - Online Class: Managing & Overcoming Distractions Life Coach Janet Forest leads a workshop on how to identify what distractions make it hard to get things done...discuss inner emotional blocks & external interruptions. Program is free; registration required at NantucketAtheneum.org 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

THURSDAY, MAY 13 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Centre & Main Sts by brick bank 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Online: Nanpuppets for Ages 2-7 Join Lizza OBremski on Zoom for fun & stories with her amazing animal friends. Link to join at NantucketAtheneum.org 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 11 AM to 5 PM - Spring Sale at Freedman’s 30 to 55% off at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street. Sale thru May 25. 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 3 to 4 PM - Online: Teen Trivia & Games for Grades 6-12 Weekly trivia, current events quiz, and games for teens, using Zoom and Kahoot. Test your knowledge with all things trivia! Multiple choice and true/false questions. Email eyoung@nantucketAtheneum.org for login information. 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

FRIDAY, MAY 14 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectac-

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ular homes on Nantucket. $20, Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 9 to 12 PM - Drop-In Pickleball at Nantucket Ice Play indoor pickleball at Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln $5 pp. 508-228-2516 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

SATURDAY, MAY 15 8 AM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Centre & Main Sts by brick bank 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 11 AM to 5 PM - Spring Sale at Freedman’s 30 to 55% off at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street. Sale thru May 25. 2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 6:30 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

SUNDAY, MAY 16 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 AM to 12 PM - Textile Reuse & Recycling Collection Drop Off Clean & bagged textiles accepted: shoes, belts, handbags, as well as ripped, stained, & well-loved textiles welcome. Drive to the Take-it-ot-Leave-it (TIOLI). Put all textiles in bags and put the bags in the back of your vehicle. Pull up near attendantas the TIOLI (which is closed). 508-228-7244 or dpw@nantucket-ma.gov 10 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. $20, Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 11 AM to 5 PM - Spring Sale at Freedman’s 30 to 55% off at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street. Sale thru May 25. 2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 6 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet continued on page 31


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Capturing a Creative Spirit For more than four decades, designer Don Freedman has brought his passion for creativity and beautiful things to Nantucket Island. Now located in the heart of town at 14 Centre Street, Freedman’s of Nantucket is filled with distinctive home decor, gifts, and furnishings for your home or summer cottage. Freedman’s creative energy is everywhere you look. You can see it in the graceful candlesticks and lamps, in the exquisite sculpture and wood carvings, decorative mirrors and boxes, handsome desktop valets and leather-bound bars, and in the clocks of all shapes, sizes, and designs. There’s a sense of sophistication and wonder with a touch of vintage timelessness in his blend of items. “My goal...my idea,” Don explained, “is to figure out how to fill a home with items that are as unique as they are artistic.” Clearly he has succeeded in pleasing his customers, many return season after season. And they discover something new and eye-catching each time they visit. Open daily, Freedman’s is one of the island’s most delightful and unusual stores for unique home accessories and gifts. Stop by this spring for a special clearance sale from April 28 to May 25— Don needs to make room for his exciting new summer designs. at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

MONDAY, MAY 17 8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of Midwest prairies, with rare wildflowers & grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. It is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 to 12 PM - Drop-In Pickleball at Nantucket Ice Play indoor pickleball at Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln $5 pp. 508-228-2516 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

TUESDAY, MAY 18 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. Tickets & details at WalkNantucket.com or 508-422-7466 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Centre & Main Sts by brick bank 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Online: Music in the Morning for Ages 1-7 Join Lizza Obremski on Zoom for songs, singing games, & movement activities to teach musical skills to the very young. Link to join at NantucketAtheneum.org 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

Tickets & details at WalkNantucket.com or 508-422-7466 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. $20, Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 9 to 12 PM - Drop-In Pickleball at Nantucket Ice Play indoor pickleball at Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln $5 pp. 508-228-2516 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. The former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, with groves & small forests broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 6:30 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 7 to 8:30 PM - Online Workshop: Decluttering: How tostart? How tohelp others? Life Coach Janet Forest offers tips & tricks for decluttering your home, garage, storage units, and your life. Program is free: register at NantucketAtheneum.org 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide. 1 mile; 80 mins. $20; $15 65+ & teens, $5 for 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations. 508-332-0953

THURSDAY, MAY 20 8 AM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Centre & Main Sts by brick bank 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 11 AM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour 1/2 mile, 80 min. Meet at Centre and Main in front of the brick bank building. Please arrive 10 min. early. No reservations necessary. $20, Adults, $15 for seniors (65) and teens. Cash Only. 508-332-0953

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, see nesting piping plovers & catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island.

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