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FREE! • CELEBRATING OUR 51ST YEAR! • ISLAND MAPS • CONTESTS

June 3-16, 2021

Todays Nantucket

Volume: 51 Number: 3 • YesterdaysIsland.com • Est. 1970 • Dining Guide • Advertiser Directory Book Fest Authors Celebrate Juneteenth Maria Mitchell Association’s Summer Programming...see page 9

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Vol. 51 No. 3 • YesterdaysIsland.com

June 3-16, 2021

Gallery and Nantucket Pearl Company est. 1979

inside G.S. Hill Gallery, est. 2008

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Weaving Nantucket’s Past into the Future

June 3-16, 2021

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by Suzanne Daub

THE COURTYARD

Straight Wharf Open Daily

508-325-5530

Still the island’s largest selection of sunglasses Some are plain, beautiful in their simplicity and deeply colored by age. Others are elaborately constructed and adorned with carvings of ivory and ebony, scrimshaw, gold, and gems. They are round, oval, square, and even heart-shaped. Many are made to be totes and purses, with others designed as wine coasters, bread baskets, vases, mirror frames, ornaments, and even cradles. An affiliation between the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum (NLBM) and the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) has brought a superb display of Nantucket lightship baskets to upper Main Street in a new exhibit on the second floor continued on page 15

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Vol. 51 No. 3 • YesterdaysIsland.com

June 3-16, 2021

What’s New

IRELAND GALLERIES

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Artist Lorene Ireland

NANTUCKET

Up Two, Over One Don’t despair! Your favorite island shop for home decor, gifts, jewelry, candles, soaps, apparel, and so much more is still on Nantucket, just in a new location. You loved it when it was on Easy Street—now in the heart of town at 18 Federal Street, ACK 4170TM is filled with high-quality items to enhance your Nantucket lifestyle. Owner Susan Fairgrieve still carries the wonderful charcuterie boards, gorgeous photography series and cards, fragrant soy candles, and branded hats and apparel to proclaim your love of the island located at 41° 70′. New this season is a selection of beautiful etched glassware, sweet Nantucket lightship baskets woven by islander Ashlie Emery, and a collection of soaps that include Brant Point, Great Point, Cisco, Jetties, Sconset, Sankaty, Surfside, and Madaket. ACK 4170TM is open daily. Follow them on Instagram @ack4170 to see their newest products.

“It Began as a Love Affair...”

Brant Point by Lorene Ireland

Oil on Canvas: 24 x 30

Art, sculpture, jewelry, handbags, accessories, beachwear, and more!

13 Old South Wharf

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“Respoke began as a love affair. Nothing scandalous or naughty, just a simple love affair with a shoe which, like so many things Spanish, seemed a perfect marriage of style and function, the espadrille,“ explained founder and best-selling author Michael Tonello. Respoke, newly opened at 41 Straight Wharf, is a shopping experience offering iconic designer silk repurposed into a curated collection of one-of-a-kind products featuring hand-crafted Spanish made espadrilles. Tonello’s memoir, Bringing Home the Birkin, recounts the highlights of his years as a reseller of all things Hermès. His love affair with espadrilles began shortly after he settled in Barcelona and it didn’t take long for him to reimagine his favorite new footwear crafted with luxurious silk rather than utilitarian cotton twill. Join Respoke this season for a fresh new perspective on footwear, ready to wear, and accessories at 41 Straight Wharf or online at respoke.com

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Vol. 51 No. 3 • YesterdaysIsland.com

Book Fest Authors Celebrate Juneteenth

The Nantucket Book Foundation, on the weekend it would traditionally hold its festival, will present a live virtual event celebrating Juneteenth and speaking to issues of race in America. On Thursday, June 17 at 7 pm, this live virtual event will feature a panel of four authors who are educators, historians, and artists— Dr. Keisha N. Blain, Imani Perry, Deesha Philyaw, and Clint Smith—hosted by writer and author Mitchell S. Jackson. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people were freed—two-and-a-half years behind the rest of the nation in enforcing Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. It is a day of remembering, a moment to take stock of America’s history of centuries of slavery, the reverberations of which shake our nation still. Juneteenth is a time of celebration, a marking of freedom and emancipation: a tradition that celebrates the resilience, strength, courage and determination of the indomitable human spirit to survive. During a year in which issues of racial justice, equity, and diversity have risen to center stage, this powerhouse panel will help viewers listen and learn so our past will inform our future. Join the Nantucket Book Festival for this dynamic, enlivening, powerful conversation that seeks to amplify voices that speak to these issues of race in America, and how Juneteenth might magnify concerns—and hopes—for the country. To participate, register at nantucketbookfestival.org/events. A link to the online program will be sent to registrants the day before the event. The Nantucket Book Festival operates under the Nantucket Book Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to celebrate and promote the joys and rewards of reading and writing. The organization seeks to present an annual quality program that honors national, regional and local authors and the rich culture of the written word. Working together with island educators, The Nantucket Book Foundationbrings its Visiting Author program into island schools and holds an annual Young Writers Award essay competition for high school students. These programs encourage students to find a platform of words and a love of reading to understand that while they may live on an island, there is no limit to imagination.

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Today’s Nantucket

Events & Entertainment Events are updated daily at Nantucket.net

THURSDAY, JUNE 3 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 4 PM - Movie: Disney’s Cruella Movie at The Dreamland Studio Theatre, 17 S. Water Street. 508-228-1784 4 PM - Film for Thought: The Human Factor This film offers a behind-the-scenes look at efforts to end generations of bloodshed in the Middle East. Dreamland Main Theatre 17 S. Water St. 508-228-1784 4 to 7 PM - Steel Rhythm Live at Cisco Brewers Come as you are for the original Cisco Brewers Nantucket experience. Live music with world-class drinks, beers, spirits & wines+food trucks. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 5 PM - Live Music at the Crown Live Music with Sean Lee at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595 7 PM - Movie: Disney’s Cruella Movie at The Dreamland Studio Theatre, 17 S. Water Street. 508-228-1784 7 PM - Concert (Film) Series: Pink Floyd’s The Wall In this visual riff on Pink Floyd’s album “The Wall,” musician Pink (Bob Geldof) looks back on his isolated childhood through a swirl of flashbacks & hallucinations, how he built a symbolic wall. Dreamland, Main Theatre, 17 S. Water St. 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide; 1 mi, lasts 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 712. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 8:30 PM - Drive In: The Breakfast Club Movie at Dreamland Drive In, 7 Nobadeer Farm Rd. NantucketDreamland.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 4 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 Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

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

VOTED BEST OF NANTUCKET★ FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS!

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

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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 AM to 2 PM - Free Teen Take-and-Make Kits - Papercraft Batman Model Cut out, score, fold, and glue a paper Batman model, complete with a cape. For teens in grades 6-12, while supplies last. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. 9 AM to 5 PM - StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day The Atheneum garden is fresh with new growth: the perfect time to read this story about a young child’s outdoor explorations. Find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of the Weezie steps. 1 India Street. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, and at sunset: get acquainted with Nantucket’s maritime history & sights along the waterfront. Reservations strongly encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM - Blue Moon Sailing Adventures Sailing charters for up to 6 on our 70’ Luxury “Buck-Eye Schooner.” 1-1/2 hr trips: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & sunset in Nantucket Harbor & Sound with Capt. Kent & 1st Mate Jacquline. Book at NantucketBlueMoonCharters.com or 508-241-7245 10:30 to 11:30 AM - Downtown Walking Tour with NHA Walk thru Nantucket’s past & hear of the rise & fall of whaling and the impacts the island’s economy had on social & racial aspects of Nantucket. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets at front desk. Again at 1:30 PM 11 AM - Nantucket Island Tours Enjoy an island tour in a new, climate-controlled bus. Friendly local tour guides take you away from downtown to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty. Tickets $30 at HyLine’s Straight Wharf Ticket Office. 508-228-0334 More tours at 1 & 3 pm. continued on page 11

Yesterday’s Island/ Today’s Nantucket CELEBRATING 51 YEARS! yesterdaysisland.com Box 626 Nantucket, MA 02554 • 508-228-9165 • Fax: 508-228-1348

Suzanne M. Daub - Publisher & Editor • C. Oscar Olson - Associate Editor Writers - Robert P. Barsanti, Dr. Sarah T. Bois, Suzanne Daub Production & Design - Sarah Morneau Cover Photographs - courtesy NHA, MMA, and Nantucket Book Fest Ethan & Anora: Starting summer camp • Solveig: Getting summer braids Yesterday’s Island is published from April - November in print and online year-round. Established in 1970. The publisher reserves the right to review all material submitted for publication & will not be responsible for any and all misinformation, misprints, typographical errors, incorrect or misleading content of advertisements, etc. which might appear in this publication in print or online.

Enter our Photo Contest! And win cash! Deadline: September 12, 2021 Send us your original Nantucket photos and be entered to win $300 first prize or $150 second prize! High resolution photos of Nantucket can be emailed to ACKPhotoContest@gmail.com For contest rules, information, and past winners visit Nantucket.net/photos

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June 3-16, 2021

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Stop the Spread... Toggery Shop Invasive Scotch Broom Murray’s More than the Home of the Original Nantucket Reds TM

by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois

Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation It’s that time of year again when a swath of bright yellow blooms can be seen across the island on bike paths, road edges, and conservation land trails. The non-native invasive Scotch Broom is loved by many, but is a nuisance to others. We are now finding it is becoming more invasive over time, particularly with climate change. I first wrote about Scotch Broom in 2018 as an introduction to the idea of this plant being considered more invasive. At the time, we in the conservation world on-island had been seeing this plant showing more and more invasive tendencies. I had hoped to raise awareness about this plant and open people’s eyes to the possibility that this beautiful landscape plant could be more trouble than it’s worth. In the years since, I developed a research project around Scotch Broom to see if what we were seeing anecdotally was really something more: let the data speak for itself. In late 2019, the New England Botanical Society (formerly New England Botanical Club) awarded me a research grant (the Les Mehrhoff Botanical Research Award) to study Scotch Broom on Nantucket, collecting data throughout the island documenting invasiveness. Throughout 2020 and with the help of several volunteers, we are close to completing our surveys and welcome any reports from the community. Scotch Broom was first planted on Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard in the late 1800s for a combination of its appearance and its dune stabilizing capabilities. It is well-adapted to dry, sandy soils and grows well in full sunlight: ideal conditions for Nantucket. Scotch Broom inhabits maritime to sub-maritime cool mesothermal climates. It thrives in coastal areas due, in part, to mild winter temperatures that allow it to photosynthesize and fix nitrogen into the winter (it’s partially evergreen). Hiscontinued on page 18

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“Disney World” After the Pandemic by Robert P. Barsanti

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My mother wanted to go to Disney World. For most of my young life, she had expressed this wish, although in her own Irish tongue and manner. My father was a skier and felt that any trip in February had best be about snow and chairlifts, not sand and roller coasters. As a result, our vacations tended to involve heading north instead of heading south. Even after her sister took my cousins to Disney World three times—a normal, middle class rite of passage—my father would not relent. When my mother finally arranged the Disney trip, she got sick. Afterwards, my father couldn’t bear to go by himself. For many, Nantucket is that DisneyWorld. By that, I don’t mean the “I bought this pass” entitlement that drives the wrong way down Main Street, but, instead, the promise of mouse ears on the calendar and the hope for a moment in the sun when the kids are smiling, the lines are short, and Cinderella has something special for you. In the second (or third) spike for the pandemic, Mom and Dad pointed to this weekend, called up a hotel, and imagined the day on-island. They asked their friends who had been here, they read the articles, and they Yelped. As the kids struggled through online school, as Zoom and Meet clogged up the house internet, and as they wiped down their groceries, That Long Weekend on Nantucket hung out in the future, like the moon in the evening. Then, as the social distance shrunk, the masks slipped, and the vaccination rate climbed, the weekend slipped over the horizon, came into the harbor, then pulled into the slip.

They packed their swimsuits. And on that prayed, promised, and paid-for weekend, the wind turned, the thermometer hit 44 degrees, and the rain dropped in clouds. I saw the family downtown at a dive shop/toy store/hat rack. The three little girls had matching pink raincoats decorated with frogs, Mom was in a polar fleece, and Dad wore shorts and loafers. They were shopping for Legos. I did not catch Dad’s eye, because I have been there. I have been looking at a weather report with pointless hope, I have put a brave face on a tough day, and I have taken everyone for a wet drive to look at the waves. I have answered the question “How much are we paying for this?” Be strong, Brother. Be strong. You came here. Some people never make it to Disney World. Empathy is hard. As Americans, we tend to look at the world from inside the locked metal bubble of a speeding car, with the air conditioning on and the Rolling Stones rocking. In our old normal, the rest of the world flashes past our windshield and into the rear view mirror at about 80 miles an hour. Empathy is not our strong suit as a nation; nor are we, as an island, any more caring about the people on their white bikes trying to find their way to Cisco. The pandemic brought out the best and worst of us. In the best, we thought about others, socially distanced, wore a mask, and took sensible precautions. At the worst, all of our tendencies to roll up the windows continued on page 10

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~Word on the Street~ This reporter’s sources has learned that the model "Kandice" will be arriving on a private charter flight and will be residing at a friend’s residence in 'Sconset for a long weekend. You possibly might catch a glimpse of her at Toppers, Dune or the Galley while she is entertaining her friends for lunch.  And after this whirlwind visit to the island she will depart to Majorca for a photo shoot.  This reporter will let you know of additional information as it becomes available from his highly placed sources.  Stay tuned in for updates..... 


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Vol. 51 No. 3 • YesterdaysIsland.com

June 3-16, 2021

Explore Sky, Land, & Sea

Starting Monday, June 7, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) will be offering another summer of education, research, and exploration of the sky, land, and sea of Nantucket Island. The Aquarium on Washington Street and Historic Mitchell House on Vestal Street will be open for tours on Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 1pm. Tours are available on a rolling basis throughout each day and do not require reservations. Separate entry tickets will be sold at each property. Unexpired property passes will be honored. The Research Center will have open hours every Friday from 1 pm to 5 pm. This is a free walk-in program that can accommodate one household of up to five guests at a time. MMA’s informative and popular Science Speaker Series begins on Wednesday, June 9. This weekly Wednesday lecture series from 7 to 8 pm is free for all and presented virtually via Zoom. The summer lineup features more than a dozen scientists from Nantucket and beyond. Open Nights at Loines Observatory will begin on Monday, June 14 and will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to10:30 pm. MMA staff will lead constellation tours and guide visitors through different viewing stations outside the observatory domes. Participants will have a chance to view the Moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and even other galaxies. Reservations are not required. Summer Programs, including Meet the Animals, Beach Walks, Family Workshops, and more, will be offered throughout the summer and are currently open for registration at mariamitchell.org. At time of publication, masks are required for all in-person MMA programming and site visits. The MMA’s annual fundraiser, The Stargazer Gala, will be held on August 5, 2021 at a private home overlooking Nantucket Sound. In addition to breathtaking views, festivities willl include dancing to music by The Sultans, delicious food by Island Kitchen, games, and stargazing with professional astronomers. Tickets are available at mariamitchell.org/the-stargazer-gala or by calling 508-228-9198. Maria Mitchell Association is a private non-profit organization. Founded in 1902, the MMA works to preserve the legacy of Nantucket astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator, Maria Mitchell. MMA operates two observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, a research center, and preserves the historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell. A wide variety of science and history-related programming is offered throughout the year for people of all ages.

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Souza’s Seafood “Fresh Off the Boat!” Lobsters alive or cooked - call ahead for fast service Selection changes daily... Lobsters • Littlenecks • Steamers • Nantucket Bay Scallops Cod • Flounder • Salmon • Swordfish • Halibut • Gray Sole Stop by to enter our FREE weekly MegaFish Seafood Drawing!

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*Due to safety concerns and strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines masks are required for shopping and donating. For the most up to date information, please visit our website:

HOSPITAL THRIFT SHOP 17 India St. HospitalThriftShop

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“Disney World” After the Pandemic from page 8

LIVE MUSIC IS BACK! Open 7 Days a Week - No Reservations

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and crank the volume were smiled at and encouraged. If you are lucky enough to have enough money and career to spend the year indoors, without the personal vampires popping up in your shadows, the pandemic was an annoyance, aggravation, and streaming marathon. But 40 percent of Americans reported problems with mental health or drug use over the last year. More heroin overdoses, more suicides, more abuse, more battery, more of all of the vampires that rise when the doors close, the shades fall, and the shadows grow. We have learned in the grinding wheel of island history that those particular vampires flourish in our foggy darkness. On this cold and damp Memorial Day, we slipped into our new normal. The unmasked lined up on Daves Street, they sat down to Lobster Thermidor, and they walked with their kids to get brownie ice cream downtown. But the new normal is a cracked plate; it will break at a glance. It needs to be kept, protected, placed, and watched with a kind eye. It has seen some stuff. When the sun returns with the stripers and the bluefish, the island will appear normal again. The lilacs will have bloomed, the trees will have become a deep green, and the bicyclists will ignore the bike lanes. Everything outside my car looks as it always looks in May, save for the Figawis and their tent. But the island isn’t the same. Nor are its residents, nor its workers, nor its visitors. To expect everyone to rewind to 2019 and fire up the barbecue and fireworks is to miss the fundamental grief and damage that has been done to everyone. Everyone has had moments of fear, panic, and grief. Everyone has seen their luck tested. Everyone has had to hang on for a moment, look out the window, and wonder what was really going to happen after all. Everyone hurts. So, when I go to the grocery store now and still see masks on faces, I figure they have had to weep in the dark. They had to hold their breath. They had to hold the vampires at bay, as best they could, with whatever they could, as long as they could. We are an island preyed on by loneliness, depression, and heroin. It isn’t Disney World. Nor has it been for our visitors. They have come here with the hope of sun, smiles, and selfies. They left a winter of gray grappling with their own vampires in order to come here, breathe deep, and settle in. Like many other dreams, this one fell apart in the rain. And, while they are looking at the gloom from a familiar porthole on Broad Street, my heart will go out to them.


Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket

Events & Entertainment

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11 AM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on a 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 7-12. Cash only. Starts by Atheneum fence at Federal & India sts. Arrive 10 min early. 508-332-0953 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Friday Fish Fry Buffets are attended & protected & come with main entree, salad bar, chef veggies, rice or potatoes, chicken wings, & more for $15.95 ($9.95 age 10 & younger); . Eatin or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508-228-5418 11 AM to 5 PM - Plein Air Display in AAN Downtown Gallery Artists Assn Plein Air Festival is ongoing & thru June 16, wet works painted by festival artists will be on display in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. Also on view: Blue Periods Exhbit. NantucketArts.org 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 4 PM - Movie: Disney’s Cruella Movie at Dreamland Main Theatre, 17 S. Water Street. 508-228-1784 4 PM - Film for Thought: The Human Factor Film offers a behind-the-scenes look at efforts to end generations of bloodshed in the Middle East. The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 508-228-1784 4 to 7 PM - Foggy Roots Live at Cisco Brewers Come as you are for the original Cisco Brewers Nantucket experience. Live music with world-class drinks, beers, spirits & wines+food trucks. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 7 PM - Movie: Disney’s Cruella Movie at Dreamland Main Theatre, 17 S. Water Street. 508-228-1784 7 PM - Film for Thought: The Human Factor Film offers a behind-the-scenes look at efforts to end generations of bloodshed in the Middle East. The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 508-228-1784 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide; 1 mi, lasts 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 712. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 8:30 PM - Drive In: National Lampoon’s Vacation Movie at Dreamland Drive In, 7 Nobadeer Farm Rd. NantucketDreamland.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 5 9 AM to 5 PM - Atheneum Garden StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Read a story about a young child’s outdoor explorations& find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of Weezie steps. 1 India St. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, & sunset: learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM - Blue Moon Sailing Adventures Sailing charters for up to 6 on our 70’ Luxury “Buck-Eye Schooner.” 1-1/2 hour trips: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & sunset in Nantucket Harbor & Sound with Capt. Kent & 1st Mate Jacquline. Book at NantucketBlueMoonCharters.com or 508-241-7245 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 10:30 to 11:30 AM - Downtown Walking Tour with NHA Walk thru Nantucket’s past & hear of the rise & fall of whaling and the impacts the island’s economy had on social & racial aspects of Nantucket. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets at front desk. Again at 1:30 PM 11 AM - Nantucket Island Tours Enjoy an island tour in a new, climate-controlled bus. Friendly local tour guides take you away from downtown to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty. Tickets $30 at HyLine’s Straight Wharf Ticket Office. 508-228-0334 More tours at 1 & 3 pm. 11 AM to 5 PM - Plein Air Display in AAN Downtown Gallery Artists Assn Plein Air Festival is ongoing & thru June 16, wet works painted by festival artists will be on display in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. Also on view: Blue Periods Exhbit. NantucketArts.org 1 to 2 PM - Nantucket Ballet Presents The Wizard of Oz An original production — the classic story of Dorothy & Toto told through dance. In the Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 508-228-1784 2 PM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies, with rare wildflowers & grasses: a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach. 508422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

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4 PM - Movie: Disney’s Cruella Movie at The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 508-228-1784 4 to 7 PM - Live Music at Cisco Brewers Come as you are for the original Cisco Brewers Nantucket experience. Live music with world-class drinks, beers, spirits & wines+food trucks. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 5 PM - Live Music at the Crown Live Music with Sean Lee at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595 5 to 6 PM - Nantucket Ballet Presents The Wizard of Oz An original production — the classic story of Dorothy & Toto told through dance. In the Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 508-228-1784 6:45 PM - Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See a portion of the island shaped by the last glacier to cover most of N. America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 7 PM - Movie: Disney’s Cruella Movie at The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 508-228-1784 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide; 1 mi, lasts 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 712. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 8:30 PM - Drive In: One Crazy Summer Movie at The Dreamland Drive In, 7 Nobadeer Farm Rd. NantucketDreamland.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 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, & a flowing stream. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM to 5 PM - Atheneum Garden StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Read a story about a young child’s outdoor explorations& find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of Weezie steps. 1 India St. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, & sunset: learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM - Blue Moon Sailing Adventures Sailing charters for up to 6 on our 70’ Luxury “Buck-Eye Schooner.” 1-1/2 hour trips: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & sunset in Nantucket Harbor & Sound with Capt. Kent & 1st Mate Jacquline. Book at NantucketBlueMoonCharters.com or 508-241-7245 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 bank steps 10 min early. No Reservations necessary. 508-332-0953 11 AM - Nantucket Island Tours Enjoy an island tour in a new, climate-controlled bus. Friendly local tour guides take you away from downtown to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty. Tickets $30 at HyLine’s Straight Wharf Ticket Office. 508-228-0334 More tours at 1 & 3 pm. 1 to 2 PM - Nantucket Ballet Presents The Wizard of Oz An original production — the classic story of Dorothy & Toto told through dance. In the Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 508-228-1784 2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove. Get a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 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 4 PM - Movie: Disney’s Cruella Movie at The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 508-228-1784 4 to 7 PM - Live Music at Cisco Brewers Come as you are for the original Cisco Brewers Nantucket experience. Live music with world-class drinks, beers, spirits & wines+food trucks. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 5 to 6 PM - Nantucket Ballet Presents The Wizard of Oz An original production — the classic story of Dorothy & Toto told through dance. In the Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 508-228-1784 6:15 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s haunted locations. Original guide; 1 mi; 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations necessary. continued on page 12


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MONDAY, JUNE 7 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 9 AM to 2 PM - STEM Grab & Go Bag: Balancing Robot for Ages 5+ Stop by Weezie Porch & pick up a project designed to get kids to explore balance & center of gravity by creating a balancing robot. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. 9 AM to 5 PM - Atheneum Garden StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Read a story about a young child’s outdoor explorations& find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of Weezie steps. 1 India St. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, & sunset: learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM - Blue Moon Sailing Adventures Sailing charters for up to 6 on our 70’ Luxury “Buck-Eye Schooner.” 1-1/2 hour trips: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & sunset in Nantucket Harbor & Sound with Capt. Kent & 1st Mate Jacquline. Book at NantucketBlueMoonCharters.com or 508-241-7245 10:30 to 11:30 AM - Downtown Walking Tour with NHA Walk thru Nantucket’s past & hear of the rise & fall of whaling and the impacts the island’s economy had on social & racial aspects of Nantucket. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets at front desk. Again at 1:30 PM 11 AM - Nantucket Island Tours Enjoy an island tour in a new, climate-controlled bus. Friendly local tour guides take you away from downtown to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty. Tickets $30 at HyLine’s Straight Wharf Ticket Office. 508-228-0334 More tours at 1 & 3 pm. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Roast Beef Buffets are attended & protected: main entree, salad bar, chef veggies, rice or potatoes, chicken wings, & more for $15.95 (10 & younger $9.95). Eat-in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts

June 3-16, 2021

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 4 to 7 PM - Jimmy Denny Live at Cisco Brewers Come as you are for the original Cisco Brewers Nantucket experience. Live music with world-class drinks, beers, spirits & wines+food trucks. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 5:30 to 7 PM - Online: iPhone Class - Start At The Beginning Get to know your iPhone a little bit better in this free class. Registration is required at NantucketAtheneum.org

TUESDAY, JUNE 8 8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies, with rare wildflowers & grasses: a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach. 508422-7466 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 AM to 5 PM - Atheneum Garden StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Read a story about a young child’s outdoor explorations& find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of Weezie steps. 1 India St. 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Online: Music in the Morning for Ages 1-7 Join Lizza Obremski on ZOOM for engaging songs, singing games, & movement activities to teach musical skills to the very young. NantucketAtheneum.org 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, & sunset: learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM - Blue Moon Sailing Adventures Sailing charters for up to 6 on our 70’ Luxury “Buck-Eye Schooner.” 1-1/2 hour trips: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & sunset in Nantucket Harbor & Sound with Capt. Kent & 1st Mate Jacquline. Book at NantucketBlueMoonCharters.com or 508-241-7245 continued on page 20

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WITH THE UNCERTAINTY OF IMPACTS FROM COVID-19, THE 2021 SCHEDULES REPRESENT THE DESIRED LEVEL OF SERVICE THAT WE TYPICALLY PROVIDE TO THE COMMUNITY BUT MAY NOT REFLECT THE EXACT SERVICES OFFERED. PUBLISHED SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE; HOWEVER, UPDATES ARE PROVIDED AT WWW.NRTAWAVE.COM, ON ALL BUSES AND AT THE GREENHOUND BUILDING. PLEASE BE ASSURED, THE NRTA IS TAKING ALL THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP OUR PASSENGERS AND EMPLOYEES SAFE. FREQUENT DAILY CLEANING AND SANITIZING CONTINUES TO BE OUR PRIORITY.

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SCONSET VIA OLD SOUTH RD.....$3 1/1-5/16, 5/17-6/20 and 9/7-10/11 7:15am to 11:15pm every 60 minutes; 6/21-9/6 7:15am to midnight every 60 minutes.

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PARK & RIDE LOTS ARE AVAILABLE ALONG THE ROUTES: The Muse-44 Surfside Rd • NHS-10 Surfside Rd • Faregrounds (7a-5p)-27 Fairgrounds Rd Nantucket Middle School 6/28-8/26, Anna Drive Stop • 2 Fairgrounds Rd Half fares: 65+, individuals with disabilities, veterans & active military personnel. Children 6 and under ride free. Change is given in the form of a voucher for future rides only, drivers do not make change. 1,3, & 7-day passes may be purchased aboard all buses, long term passes are available at the NRTA office. Passes provide unlimited rides for the duration of the pass. Downtown Bus Stops: Madaket and Jetties – Broad Street (in front of the Whaling Museum); Mid-Island, Miacomet, Sconset via Old South Rd and Milestone Road – Washington Street, Greenhound Site; Airport, Surfside and Sconset via Polpis Road – Washington Street. Designated stops are conveniently located along the routes-look for grey posts with blue stripes. All buses carry 2 bikes and are handicap accessible. For complementary paratransit service and TDD call (508) 325-7516. Bus Information (508) 325-7516, 508-325-9571. Riders Guides are available at NRTA Office 20R South Water St, Visitor Services 25 Federal Street, Chamber of Commerce 0 Main St., the Greenhound Building at the downtown bus stop on Washington Street, on all buses and at downtown stops. Information and amenities are available at the Greenhound Building on Washington Street open daily. Hours are subject to change. Covid-19 may impact the opening of the building.

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NANTUCKET ISLAND BEACHES

NORTH SHORE AND HARBOR BEACHES

EASTERN SHORE - OCEAN BEACHES

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

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

Sound; warm water during July, August and September inspired nickname “The Bathtub” for area nearby. Parking. Best access via 4WD vehicle. Dionis: 3 miles from town by bike on the north side of Eel Point Rd off Madaket Road. Look for the boulder marked “Dionis.” Sheltered by dunes, calm waters for swimming, safe for children; restrooms, & parking. Beachgoers can take NRTA shuttle bus to Eel Point Rd stop & walk. Steps: Between Dionis and Jetties beaches; access from Cliff Road. No lifeguard, no facilities, very little parking. Gentle surf; sandbar. Many steep steps must be descended to get to the beach. Jetties: Easy bike ride from town, or take the shuttle bus. Great beach for families. Lifeguards, changing rooms, playground, volleyball nets, restrooms, showers, public phones, restaurant and take-out food service. Concession and restrooms handicap accessible; boardwalk to the beach. Tennis. Windsurfing, sailboat, and kayak rentals. Shuttle service from town to Jetties Beach is available seasonally. Brant Point: Easy walk or bike ride from town. No lifeguard. Strong current; experienced swimmers; beach drops off suddenly under the water. Scenic beach with Brant Point Lighthouse; nice to sit and watch the boats rounding the point. Here is where to go to wave goodbye to friends and family departing on the Steamship. Children’s: Harbor Beach, an easy walk from town down So. Beach Street and off Harbor View Way. Flotation devices are not permitted within the guarded area. Ideal for small children; park, playground, and bandstand; lifeguard, restrooms, showers, food service, picnic tables. Food, playground, and rest room are all accessible. Activities sponsored by Park & Recreation Commission are often held at this beach during the summer. Francis Street: Five-minute walk from Main Street. Calm harbor waters for swimming; no lifeguard. Jungle gym, kayak rentals, bathroom.

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

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

Ladies Beach: To access, turn left at the end of Bartlett Farm Road. No facilities; no lifeguard. Limited parking. Rip current can be strong; heavy surf. Miacomet Beach: at the end of Miacomet Road. Surf and rip currents can be dangerous. Parking. No facilities or food service. Families with very young children may prefer Miacomet Pond. South Shore Beach: at the end of South Shore Rd. Limited parking; difficult to access beach, 4WD is advisable. No lifeguard; no facilities. Surfside: Located at the end of Surfside Road, a three-mile ride on paved bike path or take the shuttles. Easy to park. Plenty of surf, wide beach is good for picnics, beach games, and surfcasting. Kite flying west of Surfside Beach is acceptable; for safety reasons, please do not fly kites east of Surfside toward the airport. Due to the number of people who frequent Surfside Beach during the day, it is inadvisable to fly kites during the peak beachgoing hours. Lifeguard, restrooms, showers, public phones, food service. Shuttle service from town to Surfside Beach is available seasonally. Fisherman’s Beach: Located between Surfside Beach and Nobadeer. No parking; Beach access via steep wooden steps. Plenty of surf, wide beach is good for picnics, beach games, and surfcasting. No lifeguard; no facilities. Nobadeer: Located near the airport. Limited parking; difficult to access beach. Plenty of surf, wide beach is good for picnics, beach games, and surfcasting. No lifeguard; no facilities. Madequecham: Land Bank property at the end of Madequecham Valley Road; rough sand road. Parking. No facilities; no lifeguards. Rip current can be strong; heavy surf. Tom Nevers (“Pebble Beach“): Surf can be heavy; very coarse sand. No lifeguard; no facilities. Good for fishing. Strong rip currents; heavy surf. Access to the beach can be difficult.

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

BAY & POND BEACHES Miacomet Pond: Fresh water pond on Nantucket. Good for young children. Parking; no lifeguard, no facilities. Snapping turtles may be encountered. Pocomo Beach: Great for kayaking and to learn to windsurf. Just west of the Head of the Harbor. Good for children. No lifeguards, no facilities. Eel Point: Good for fishing and watching the sunset. No lifeguard; no facilities. Limited parking. Rip currents can be strong. Coskata-Coatue and Great Point: at the end of Wauwinet Road, past The Wauwinet Inn. Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge managed by Trustees of Reservations; beach sticker required for vehicles from Trustees of Reservations. Great for fishing and for seeing Great Point Lighthouse up close. Rolling dunes, bayberry, beach plum, heather, and beach grass. Salt marsh and maritime shrubland. The largest red cedar savanna and woodland in New England. Gray and harbor seals. Public restrooms available at the lighthouse Memorial Day-Columbus Day. Sections of the refuge are sometimes closed to protect nesting shorebirds. Dogs permitted only from Sept. 16 thru March 31 and must be leashed at all times. Guided tours with Trustee naturalists offered in-season. Seasonal hunting permitted. For more details, go to www.TheTrustees.org Property Lookup. Sesachacha Pond: off Polpis Road. Great for families; warm water; no facilities; no lifeguard. Parking. Near the Audubon Sesachacha Heathlands and Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Nantucket has some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the world. Please respect Nantucket’s fragile environment and the beauty of our island. Clean up your litter, respect private property, and use only designated entry points. In areas where dune reclaimation is taking place, please do not cross the rope or fence barriers protecting the dunes.

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


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of the NHA’s Hadwen House. There is much excitement about the possibilities presented by this joint effort and how it may best benefit our island community. Lightship baskets are “a treasured craft, uniquely Nantucket, that is still practiced today – a living breathing art and craft – that needs to be nurtured and cherished,” commented Chip Carver, NHA Board President.

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in five different areas to showcase “two decades of the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum plus some new items.” There are displays of miniatures, unusual baskets, historic baskets, a basket woven in space by Astronaut Daniel Bursch, baskets made by children who took classes at NLBM, and some spectacular “nests” by modern makers Nap Plank, Karol Lindquist, and Michael Kane. An actual Nantucket lightship basket workroom is also part of the exhibit. “We very much believe this is a continuing craft,” Myers explained. In addition to the main exhibit at Hadwen House, displays of lightship baskets and their history can also be viewed in the Decorative Arts Gallery at the Whaling Museum, along with the workshop of well-known and beloved basketmaker José Formoso Reyes. Reyes resided on Nantucket from 1947, learned to make Nantucket lightship baskets from island craftsman Mitchell Ray, and is credited with developing the “friendship basket” pocketbook as well as many innovative styles and designs. We talked to James Russell right after the announcement of the affiliation, and he told us that “This affiliation started with conversations between Ari Kopelman & Daryl Westbrook, and the idea of working together came up. Ari suggested that Daryl call the NHA executive director. She did, and the idea quickly gathered steam,” explained Russell. “Daryl displayed enormous courage in doing this. Her foresight is to be commended: she is the hero in all this—she was visionary.” “The NLBM directors voted to come to us from a position of strength,” added NHA Interim Director Johanna Richard. “No debt, a collection that complements our collection. They could have gone on alone, no doubt about it… but from the point of view of serving the public and honoring the craft that they so treasure it was better to come together under one roof.” “This is pure joy! It is exciting…we are thrilled,” added Susan Blount, NHA Vice President and NHA Board liaison on the transaction. “We want all the passion and energy of the NLBM staff and board brought into the NHA.” “Long term plan with NLBM is for the museum to have a Nantucket Lightship continued on page 17


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The Hadwen House, 96 Main Street, is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm, through mid-October. The Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street, is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission to both is $23; $20 for students & seniors; and $5 for ages 6 to 17.

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to documenting what is present on Nantucket, we have been able to document changes to the naturalized populations. Nantucket is now approximately 2°C warmer than previous long-term averages. With warmer winters and earlier spring temperatures, global climate change may help Scotch Broom persist and spread on the landscape. Species like this are often called “sleeper species” – those that have been on the landscape for some time, but only becoming more invasive and escaping cultivation when conditions, such as climate, change. Others in Massachusetts include English Ivy, Kudzu, and Sweet Autumn Clematis. This growing season, we are finalizing our initial surveys of Scotch Broom, focusing on the lesser surveyed areas of the island. Feel free to send me a message if you would like to help! As the plants mature, I will also be collecting seed pods to investigate seed viability of our local populations. Scotch Broom is a great species for research on Nantucket, since we want to learn more about this species that has flown under the radar for so long. We hope that by documenting Scotch Broom occurrences, we can demonstrate, to MIPAG, the invasive tendencies of Scotch Broom, its reproductive potential, and its potential impact on the surrounding landscape. Listing as invasive at the state level would help on Nantucket prevent further planting. It would also help us in our education of the community to remove or otherwise manage Scotch Broom populations. How can you contribute to Scotch Broom research and management? • If you’d like to volunteer to collect data, contact Dr. Sarah Bois at stbois@llnf.org. • See an occurrence? Take photos of the plant, any reproductive evidence, and habitat. Send these to Sarah Bois: stbois@llnf.org • Stop the spread – don’t plant any new Scotch Broom and be sure to manage any you ma already have in your landscaping. Or remove it! photo by Dr. Sarah T. Bois

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11 AM - Nantucket Island Tours Enjoy an island tour in a new, climate-controlled bus. Friendly local tour guides take you away from downtown to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty. Tickets $30 at Hy-Line’s Straight Wharf Ticket Office. 508228-0334 More tours at 1 & 3 pm. 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 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Jerk Chicken Buffets are attended & protected. Main entree, salad bar, chef veggies, rice or potatoes, chicken wings, & more for $15.95 ($9.95 age 10 & younger). Eat-in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508228-5418 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 Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 4 to 7 PM - Brian Glowacki Live at Cisco Brewers Come as you are for the original Cisco Brewers Nantucket experience. Live music with world-class drinks, beers, spirits & wines+food trucks. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s haunted locations. Original guide; 1 mi; 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations necessary.

8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see nesting piping plovers, least terns, & American oystercatchers and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. 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 AM to 2 PM - Art Grab & Go Bag for Ages 7+: Air-Dry Clay Octopus Sculpt an octopus out of air-dry clay. You’ll need white glue, paint, & markers, all other materials provided. Extend the experience: request an “Undersea Book Bundle” by calling the Weezie Desk. 508-2281110 ext. 103 Nantucket Atheneum 9 AM to 5 PM - Atheneum Garden StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Read a story about a young child’s outdoor explorations& find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of Weezie steps. 1 India St. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. In-town pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10AM, 1PM & 3PM 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, & sunset: learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM - Brant Point Paint Out Gather at Brant Point Beach with fellow artists for a day of painting en plein air. Organized by Artists Association of Nantucket. Raindate June 11. continued on page 21

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10 AM - Blue Moon Sailing Adventures Sailing charters for up to 6 on our 70’ Luxury “Buck-Eye Schooner.” 1-1/2 hour trips: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & sunset in Nantucket Harbor & Sound with Capt. Kent & 1st Mate Jacquline. Book at NantucketBlueMoonCharters.com or 508-241-7245 10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip Adults & kids can help collect, identify, & release marine life! At least 1 adult must sign up with children. $30 (Members: $15). Pre-registration required: 508-2285387 or MariaMitchell.org 10:30 to 11:30 AM - Downtown Walking Tour with NHA Walk thru Nantucket’s past & hear of the rise & fall of whaling and the impacts the island’s economy had on social & racial aspects of Nantucket. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets at front desk. Again at 1:30 PM 11 AM - Nantucket Island Tours Enjoy an island tour in a new, climate-controlled bus. Friendly local tour guides take you away from downtown to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty. Tickets $30 at HyLine’s Straight Wharf Ticket Office. 508-228-0334 More tours at 1 & 3 pm. 11 AM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you on a 2/3 mile, 80 min. walking tour for ages 13+ $20 & $15 seniors (65+) & Teens: cash only. Meet at Centre & Main by bank 10 min early. No reservations required. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Steak Tips Buffets are attended & protected. Main entree, salad bar, chef veggies, rice or potatoes, chicken wings, & more for $15.95 ($9.95 age 10 & younger). Eat-in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508-228-5418 11 AM to 5 PM - Plein Air Display in AAN Downtown Gallery Artists Assn Plein Air Festival is ongoing & thru June 16, wet works painted by festival artists will be on display in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. Also on view: Blue Periods Exhbit. NantucketArts.org 12 to 4 PM - Online: Get Hired Nantucket: Virtual Job Fair Free Virtual Event that allows job seekers to submit resumes, text chat live, & participate in video interviews. To register: cleblanc@masshire-capeandislands.com 2 PM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A 2.5 mi hike to explore plant succession on a habitat known as sandplain grasslands. These former farms are now dominated by pitch pines with groves & forests broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2 to 4 PM - Maria Mitchell Assn. Beach Biology Field Trip Join Aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, & geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. Interesting for all ages. $30 (members $15) Pre-registration required: 508-228-5387 or MariaMitchell.org continued on page 22

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Cisco Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.

Bistro at Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Nobadeer Farm Rd.

Bartlett's Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Bartlett Farm Rd.

Artists Association Visual Arts . . . . . . . . . . 24 Amelia Dr.

2021 PHOTO CONTEST . . . . . . . . . . . . All over the island

Call Nantucket . . . . . . . . (phone App) All over the island

The UPS Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Old South Rd.

Souza's Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Trotter’s Lane

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. . 158 Polpis Rd.

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

Nantucket Bake Shop . . . . . . . . . . . 17 1/2 Old South Rd.

The Faregrounds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Fairgrounds Rd.

Crosswinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at the Airport

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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

Blue Beetle

Apparel & Accessories

Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Gifts

508-228-3227 Open daily at 12 Main Street

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Serenella Nantucket

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Open daily 10AM to 6PM Ready-to-Wear & Accessories

Consistently voted Best of Boston and heralded by Elle Magazine as one of the top 50 boutiques in the world, SERENELLA has been on a mission to offer the best of ready-to-wear and accessories from A-list designers including Barrie, Bottega Veneta, Giambattista Valli, Giorgio Armani, Marlo Laz, Marni, Missoni, Patou, Thom Browne, Victoria Beckham, Wales Bonner, and more. serenellausa.com

Artists & Galleries

Artists Association of Nantucket Plein Air Festival through June 16 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 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

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

G. S. Hill Gallery

Commonwealth

508-228-1907 Open Daily & at the Saturday Market downtown 13 Old South Wharf Jewelry, handbags, beachwear, & Lorene Ireland’s gorgeous sculpture & art

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 Open Mon., Wed., Fri. 10am to 12:30pm & 1-3:30pm 17 India Street Tues. 1-3:30pm & Thurs. 1-3:30pm & 5:30-8pm Clothing, housewares, furniture & more

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 Mon-Fri from 10 to 6 and Sat & Sun from 11 to 5 Proceeds benefit Fairwinds - Nantucket’s Counseling Center

508-228-6677 32 Sparks Avenue

Looking to expand your wardrobe on a budget or need some items for your home at affordable prices? SECONDS SHOP, open at 32 Sparks Ave (between On Island Gas and the new 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 everchanging variety, so visit often — you never know what treasures you may find. Donations of saleable items in good condition are accepted daily. And your shopping is helping a worthy island cause: proceeds benefit Fairwinds — Nantucket’s Counseling Center. Bring in the display ad in this publication for $5 off your purchase of $25 or more. FairwindsCenter.org/shop

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

508-690-3400 44 Centre Street

SERENELLA 44 is the exciting new retail concept by Leslee Shupe that blends the best of international high fashion and artisanal design. Leslee has scanned the globe and curated a focused selection of the season’s must-haves in ready-to-wear and accessories, in addition, experience our fresh take on tableware, home accents, and modern apothecary treasures for Serenella Casa. Experience the international exploration with collections from Bulgari, Cabana Capri Gstaad, Collectiva Concepión, Eli Halili, Emporio Le Sirenuse, Juan de Dios x Moye, La Double J, Massimo Alba, Santa Maria Novella, Sensi Studio, and more. serenellausa.com

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

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

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.

Ireland Galleries

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

Made on Nantucket Open Thursday-Monday in June Handcrafted Gifts exclusively at Made on Nantucket

508-228-0110 20 Old South Wharf

madeonnantucket.net Don’t miss MADE ON NANTUCKET’s collection of pre-owned Nantucket art. We also have paintings, prints, and photographs by island artists, including Lu Page, Andrew Jackson, Sam Lyon, Garth Grimmer, Brian Araujo, Bill Dickson, Kathleen Duncombe, Buzz Williams, and Marion W. Pearson. You’ll love the unique cellography and seaglass jewelry by Michelle Jhingoor. We have a stunning collection of original silk screens and framed mini-offset litho prints by Donn Russell. Jewelry Kathleen A. Duncombe and other designers. Back again this season is work by Anne S. Terry. We also have Island Weaves beautiful handwoven shawls, scarves, rugs, and more by Karin Sheppard. See our largest collection of vintage Bakelite in the East, featuring jewelry, kitchenware, and barware. We also offer vintage American Indian jewelry (dead pawn).

Cape Cod 5 Open Monday-Saturday Banking windows are open

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

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

Bath & Body - Skin & Body Care

The Verdant Maiden

Open Wed-Sat. from 11 am to 5 pm Personal Care & Wellness - Organic Skin & Body Care

508.901.5781 2 Union Street, 2nd Floor

THE VERDANT MAIDEN is focused on providing a more holistic and sustainable option for the personal care products we use every day. Shop a curated selection of goods ranging from whole-body skin and hair care products to nourishing wellness teas and tinctures. Follow @theverdantmaiden on social media #2UNIONNANTUCKET theverdantmaiden.com


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Island Fun & Shopping Beach Fun

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Visit Nantucket’s best beaches! Call ahead to check conditions.

508-228-5646 Open Daily 9am to sunset — Permits Required 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

Open Daily Bicycle Rentals, Sales, and Service

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

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

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

508-325-2722 Open daily at 65 Surfside Road

EASY RIDERS BICYCLE RENTALS offers rentals, sales, and service, plus island-wide free delivery on all rentals and usually within an hour or so. With advanced on-line reservations, it’s the easiest way to experience Nantucket! Offering low prices and discounts on multi-day, weekly, monthly, and group rentals of top quality, new GT and Mongoose bicycles, as well as retrostyle Schwinn Cruisers, and accessories in a variety of styles...They have the right bicycle for all of your adventures. NEW FOR 2021: ELECTRIC BIKES. EASY RIDERS has a safe & convenient bike path location at 65 Surfside Road. easyridersbikerentals.com

Nantucket Bike Shop Open daily 8 am to 6 pm Bike, scooter, & 4 x 4 rentals

508-228-1999; 800-770-3088 Steamboat Wharf

NANTUCKET BIKE SHOP, at their convenient location on Steamboat Wharf, offers quality bike and scooter rentals for the entire family. We offer for rent SPECIALIZED, GIANT, and KYMCO hybrid and mountain bikes as well as Specialized Fat Boy bikes, Specialized Electric Bikes, and KidZTandems. Stop by, pick up a map, and rent from a wide selection of new equipment that will take you to your destination and back. We are open seven days a week from 8 am to 6 pm and accept all major credit cards. nantucketbikeshop.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

CALL NANTUCKET

FREE DOWNLOAD - Nantucket’s searchable phone book app The island’s “Little Black Book”

508-228-9165 ext. 110 CallNantucket.com

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

Yesterday’s Island

June 3-16, 2021 508-228-9165 Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554

Nantucket’s oldest & largest guide In print, online, on your cell phone

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

Bookstores

Mitchell’s Book Corner

508-228-1080 54 Main Street

Open Daily: Support Your Local Book Store!

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

Nantucket Bookworks

508-228-4000 25 Broad Street

Open Daily: Support Your Local Book Store! Books & unique gifts

NANTUCKET BOOKWORKS is our quirky little shop chock full of books, gifts, and goodies. Visit nantucketbookpartners.com for books and nantucketbooksworks.com for the very best of Bookworks ONLINE. We have Nantucket gifts, puzzles, games, toys, art supplies, party accessories, stuffed animals, greeting cards, kids items, and so much more. If the items are in stock we can offer next business day island home delivery for a small fee. We also are happy to ship anywhere in the US. For books, shop nantucketbookpartners.com. Order online anytime or call 6 for curbside pickup 7 days a week of books and items on our shelves now. BOOKWORKS is open daily. nantucketbookworks.com

Buses

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

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

RIDE THE WAVE to/from town, mid island areas, Madaket, Sconset, and points in between. Access real time information bus locations and estimated arrival at your stop from your computer or internet enabled cell phone at live.nrtawave.com. Service is provided year-round on select routes and thru mid-October on seasonal routes. See our schedule on nrtawave.com for complete information 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 & schedules are subject to change without notice. See nrtawave.com for details.

Cannabis Accessories

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

508-901-9399 Upstairs at 2 Union Street

See AckGrayLady.com for hours Fine Cigars, Glass, & Accessories.

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

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”

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


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ideal rental bike for Nantucket AND YOUNG’S also rents cars and Jeeps. Check out their website, give them a call, or stop in to see their friendly, knowledgeable staff, so they can share with you “The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”. Reservations & delivery services available.

Charters - Sailing & Boating

Endeavor Sailing Excursions

508-228-5585 Slip 1015, Straight Wharf

Private Charters. Per Person Fares Pleasure sailing

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

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

508-241-7245 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

Children’s Clothing & Accessories

Murray’s Toggery Shop

508-228-0437 Open daily at 62 Main Street

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

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

Cigars 508-901-9399 Upstairs at 2 Union Street

See AckGrayLady.com for hours Fine Cigars, Glass, & Accessories.

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

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Copying, Mailboxes, Shipping

The UPS Store

508-325-8884 61 Old South Road

Open Monday - Saturday Locally owned and operated

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

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

ACK 4170

TM

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

Hill’s of Nantucket Unique & Original Nantucket Theme Gifts

508-228-1353 Open daily at 40 Straight Wharf

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

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

It’s A Shore Thing Distinctive Nantucket Gifts

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

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

Land of Lulo Open Tues-Fri 10am to 4pm & Sun. noon to 4pm Handcrafted Bohemian Jewelry & Accessories

347-362-2000 upstairs at 2 Union Street

LAND of LULO is an experience of handcrafted treasures and intentional jewelry based upon ritualistic impressions with ethnic and organic inspired elements. Land of Lulo’s one-of-a-kind pieces convey the energy of talismans. The collection, both fierce and playful,represents a coherent and thoughtful composition. Come check it out and leave inspired. You'll also fine LAND OF LULO at Sustainable Nantucket's Artisans & Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8:30am to 12:30 pm. LandofLulo.com

Museum Shop at the Whaling Museum Open during museum hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm NHA exclusives, gifts, apparel, books, home decor

508-228-1894, ext. 138 11 Broad Street

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Island Fun & Shopping 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 57 Prospect St

24-hr emergency services, hospital care, lab, rehab MD ACKcess Line: 508-825-1000

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

ACK 4170

TM

Home Decor

774-325-5105 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

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 quality items for your home, including pottery, antiques, housewares, serving plates & trays, pillows, art, decorative wall hangings, and much more. You can also find unusual gifts at all prices in A SHORE THING that you’ll find nowhere else! In our new location on Main Street.

Petty Folk Art & Carving Formerly Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

508-332-9925 or 508-619-7554 serving the Cape & Islands for 16 years

Folk artist Jean Petty and her brother David Perry specialize in custom handcarved quarterboards, business signs, & house numbers. They are responsible for many of the beautiful signs visitors see plus 100s of quarterboards that adorn the homes on Nantucket. They offer restoration of quarterboars, signs, and ship models. Restored the carving “Going on a Whale” at the Nantucket Whaling Museum in 2015. Visit them at 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

Internet

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

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

Island Apps

Your go-to website & app for Nantucket weather Download on the App Store

508-228-2505 158 Polpis Road

Nantucket weather is always an adventure. Follow along with ACKweather for daily reports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with @ACKweather. Check tides and currents & the wave report along with daily weather reports. Brought to you by Egan Maritime Institute, ACKweather can be customized for your favorite information. Download it now from the App Store and view it online at ackweather.com ackweather.com

Call Nantucket

Jewelry 508-228-3227 12 Main Street

Open Daily Jewelry & Gifts

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

Jennifer Greenwood Jewelry

508-901-9282 upstairs at 2 Union Street

Open Tues.-Sat. from 11am to 5pm Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry

You’ll find something extra special JENNIFER GREENWOOD’s downtown studio, upstairs at 2 Union Street. Each piece is a work of art using gems, geodes, agate, opals, and more. Earrings rings, pendants, and more, her style is new and hip, blended with classic looks, gorgeous natural materials, and traditional technique. For a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or someone you love, head up the steps under the 2 Union Street sign just a few steps off Main Street to JENNIFER GREENWOOD JEWELRY. @jennifergreenwoodjewelry

Jessica Hicks Nantucket Open for the season Featured in “The Perfect Couple” by Elin Hilderbrand

508-414-1330 2 Union St, next to Ralph Lauren

Jessica Hicks started by selling her pieces at high-profile Nantucket boutiques and also welcomed clientele into her home to see her latest designs. When her pieces started appearing on Hollywood's hottest stylistas, including Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Eva Longoria, the business quickly grew. Jessica opened her own boutique: JESSICA HICKS Nantucket, now at 2 Union Street, just steps off of Main Street. Driven by form and pattern, Jessica Hicks' jewelry designs are at once geometric and organic. Her silver, gold,and gemstone collections incorporate both classic and unexpected motifs, able to meld with diverse personal styles. Jessica hand crafts each piece in her studio on Nantucket Island. JessicaHicks.com

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

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

508-228-0229 21 Centre Street

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

Made on Nantucket

Insiders Guide to Nantucket

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Open Thursday-Monday in June A unique collection of jewelry, apparel, gifts, & art

508-228-0110 20 Old South Wharf

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

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

508-228-0272 1 Orange Street

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

Nantucket Pearl Company

508-228-1353 Open Daily & Online online & in the G.S. Hill Gallery, 40 Straight Wharf American made, hand-strung pearl jewelry

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


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R Simantov Fine Jewelry

917-324-4410; 508-228-2918 Open daily; appointments recommended 1 Old North Wharf (at Easy Street) Contemporary jewelry masterpieces of lasting value R. SIMANTOV is known for creating contemporary jewelry masterpieces of lasting value. The firm resurrects lost techniques from the past, utilizing the most exquisite materials and outstanding craftsmanship to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Works by R SIMANTOV have been recognized with international design awards and installed in permanent museum collections. R SIMANTOV’s masterpieces illustrate the playfulness and whimsical beauty that can be created with unique combinations of metals and precious stones. The resulting pieces are fine treasures reminiscent of classical styles, with touches of modern elegance. rsimantov.com

Linen Drops

Linen Service 1-844-9-linens

Linen Rental Service Avoid the hassles & leave the linens to us!

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

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

CAPE COD FIVE will give you more than just a mortgage... they’ll help make your dream come true! Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate, Jumbo Loans, Affordable Housing, Construction & Land Loans for first time home buyers. Call Beth Ann Meehan at 508-247-1709 or Lauren Ard at 508-2471795 or visit their website at CapeCodFive.com capecodfive.com

Dreamland Foundation

Movies

The Nantucket Dreamland Foundation is dedicated to enriching the cultural and intellectual life of Nantucket by providing year-round films, educational programs, and a venue for activities that engage Nantucket in the evolving world of digital entertainment and education in one of America’s oldest theaters. NantucketDreamland.org

Museums & Sites

Maria Mitchell Association

508-228-9198 Aquarium & Mitchell House open June 7 Summer Program Registration now open mariamitchell.org Science center, aquarium, museums, & programs for all

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

Nantucket Historical Association

508-228-1894 Whaling Museum open Mon-Sat from 10am to 5pm 15 Broad Street Hadwen House open Mon-Sat from 10am to 4pm Your portal to Nantucket history

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

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 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

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’ll keep you updated on the changing nature of the Nantucket real estate market, micro-target your Nantucket area for tailored research & advice, and share what is trending and what is not. ackdp.com

Murray’s Toggery Shop

Shoes 508-228-0437 Daily at 62 Main Street

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

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

Native Shoes

508-221-7223 Open daily at 40 Straight Wharf

Live Lightly

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

Respoke Iconic designer scarves repurposed

Movie LIne: 508-228-1784 17 South Water Street

Fun for the Whole Family, Movies & More! Drive-in Movies & In-Theater Films

Petty Folk Art & Carving

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Vacation linens made easy!

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

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Respoke.com Open daily at 41 Straight Wharf

Located at 41 Straight Wharf, RESPOKE repurposes iconic designer silk into a curated collection of one-of-a-kind products featuring hand-crafted Spanish made espadrilles. Respoke was founded by best-selling author Michael Tonello, whose memoir, Bringing Home the Birkin, recounts the highlights of his years as a reseller of all things Hermes. @Respokeofficial

Smoke Shop

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

508-901-9399 upstairs at 2 Union Street

See AckGrayLady.com for hours Fine Cigars, Glass, & Accessories.

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

DreamBig Event

Special Events

Movie LIne: 508-228-1784 Cocktails & Dinner by the Bite + Surprises Beyond Your Wildest Dreams NantucketDreamland.org To Be Held at a Private Nantucket Estate July 10, 2021 from 6 pm - Email Now for Tickets! This year’s celebration of The Dreamland will be an evening you won’t soon forget. To be held indoors at an undisclosed Nantucket estate, you’ll enjoy an evening of fun, food, music, dancing, and so much more (including some very special surprises)! The Dreamland’s inaugural DREAMBIG Event will be the community supported organization’s largest fundraising effort of the year. For details & tickets, email michelle@nantucketdreamland.org

Nantucket Book Festival The 2021 events are virtual & in-person Celebrating great books and fascinating authors

Register online

On June 17th at 7 pm, the NANTUCKET BOOK FESTIVAL will present a live virtual event to commemorate “Juneteenth,” a celebration marking the actual end of slavery in the United States. Hosted by author Mitchell Jackson, our panel features Dr. Keisha N. Blain, Imani Perry, Deesha Philyaw, and Clint Smith. Join the NANTUCKET BOOK FESTIVAL for this dynamic conversation amplifying voices that speak to issues of race in America and how Juneteenth might magnify our concerns and hopes for our country. nantucketbookfestival.org

Summer Shades

Sunglasses

The Island’s largest selection of sunglasses

508-325-5530 The Courtyard, Straight Wharf

Featuring sunglasses by Chanel, Oliver Peoples, Tory Burch, Maui Jims, Oakley, Salt, Ray Ban,


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Island Fun & Shopping Tom Ford, Smith, Costa, Persol, and many others. Summer Shades has been doing business on the island for more than 20 years. Visit us in our spacious downtown location: in the front shop of The Courtyard on Straight Wharf. Open daily.

Tours - Bus

Nantucket Island Tours

Nantucket’s Premiere Transportation Company Departing from Greenhound Station on Washington St

508-228-0334 Tours last 1 hour, 15 min. 10 Washington Street

NANTUCKET ISLAND TOURS is the premiere transportation company on the island. In our new climate-controlled buses, you travel in style and comfort! Our friendly tour guides take you away from downtown and allow you to enjoy the natural beauty Nantucket has to offer. For details and to book a bus tour, visit nantucketbustours.com

Gail’s Tours, Inc.

Tours - Van

Departures at approx. 10 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm Personal scenic Island tours: voted “Best of Nantucket”

508-257-6557 Call for reservations & pickup

GAIL’S TOURS, tours of Nantucket guided by native islander Gail Johnson who has been giving tours for more than 40 years, gives you a look at the Island with a personal touch. Gail leads tours in her 14-passenger van with comfortable individual seats, AC, huge windows, and leg room! She’ll pick you up at approximately 10 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm every day. The tour lasts 1-3/4 hours to 2 hours, and passengers are welcome at any time during Gail’s tour to get out to take photos. Private charters are available. Call for reservations: if Gail is on a tour, she’ll call you back.

Tours - Walking

Guided Walking Tours

508-228-1894

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

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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.

Nantucket Walking Tours

508-332-0953 Ghost Walks Tues-Sun, morning exercise walks Tues.-Sun. PLUS afternoon tours. Call for Private Tours See Calendar for where to meet Tour Guide Social distancing observed!

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.

Transportation Boat

Hy-Line Cruises

508-228-3949 Straight Wharf

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

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

Steamship Authority

508-228-0262 1 Steamboat Wharf

Reservations Daily: 7:30am - 4pm

Take a walk with the Nantucket Historical Association. Explore the ambiance of Nantucket’s cobbled streets and architecture with NHA guides trained in Nantucket history on the Downtown Tour at 10:30 am and at 1:30 pm. Tours begin at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, rain or shine. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 for ages 6 to 17; under 6 free. Over 65 & students $13. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. nha.org

Nantucket Dining Guide Nantucket Bake Shop

Bakeries

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

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

Nantucket Cookie Company Open Daily: in-house, to-go, and delivery! Decorate small batch cookies from scratch

508-228-6560 inside Easy Street Cantina, 2 Broad St.

THE NANTUCKET COOKIE COMPANY offers their freshly baked tempting treats. Stop in their Steamboat Wharf location inside The Easy Street Cantina and indulge — you won’t be disappointed! Sending our cookies to friends and family? Arrange for in-store pickup, or we will ship anywhere in the USA! nantucketcookie.net

Cisco Brewers

Brewers

Open 7 Days a Week Home of Cisco Brewers, Nantucket Vineyard, and 888

5 Bartlett Farm Road

CISCO BREWERS is Nantucket’s first & only craft brewery and prides itself on celebrating a

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

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 7 pm Fresh baked goods, foods-to-go, fresh produc, & more!

508-228-9403 33 Bartlett Farm Road

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. 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, meats, snacks, frozen foods, cheeses, and a selection of wines, plus annuals, perennials, herbs, and beautiful cut flowers. bartlettsfarm.com


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The Beet

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

The Faregrounds

THE BEET features healthy, delicious food + beer, wine + cocktails in an inviting atmosphere.

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

Black-Eyed Susan’s

Siam to Go

Located in the M-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

Breakfast daily for 7am to 1pm; Dinner Mon-Sat Open for dine-in and take-out

508-325-0308 10 India Street

Tucked away on India Street, just around the corner from Centre Street, you’ll discover one of the island’s great finds! Part of the neighborhood for more than 20 years, BLACK-EYED SUSAN’S is a favorite of visitors and locals. The dinner menu is inspired by the seasonal market and changes frequently. View their menu at black-eyedsusans.com and call between from 4 to 9:30 pm to order dinner for same-day pickup between 5-10 pm. Black-EyedSusans.com

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

508-228-8810 6 South Beach Street

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

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar

508-228-6005 Open daily 6 am to 9 pm all year 14 Airport Road at the Nantucket Airport Biggest portions & great food at the best prices; Free & Easy Parking

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

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

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 am to 2 pm and Sun. 6 am to 1 pm. thedownyflake.com

Dune

508-228-5550 Monday - Saturday from 5:30 pm; Lunch Tues-Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm Indoor & outdoor dining + takeout 20 Broad Street

In addition to indoor & outdoor dining, DUNE also offers fine dining takeout! Order online for 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 designing an ever-changing menu that 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

Easy Street Cantina

508-228-5418

Open Sun-Thurs. 8am to 8pm & Fri & Sat 8am to 9pm Try our All-You-Can-Eat Lunches 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 bacon-egg-and-cheese burritos are the perfect breakfast to go. One Nibble & You’re Hooked! 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

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

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.) & 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

Cisco Brewers

Live Entertainment

Open 7 Days a Week Live Entertainment Is Back - check events for schedule

5 Bartlett Farm Road

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

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

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

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.

Bartlett’s Farm

Markets

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

508-228-9403 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.

The Beet

Restaurants

508.680.1857 Open Tues-Sat from 12 noon to 9 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

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Nantucket Dining Guide 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

Bistro at Home Opening June 4 in a new location “Eat and happiness will follow!”

508-901-1858 19 Nobadeer Farm Road

Chefs Ruth and Tim Pitts are now offering many of your favorite dishes from Centre Street Bistro for Curbside Pickup at a new location: 19 Nobadeer Farm Road. You can see their menu of Bistro dishes and specials at BISTRO at HOME. All their dishes are made with the finest, freshest ingredients available. Call or text for current days and hours AND to order. Follow them on Instagram @nantucketbistroathome nantucketbistro.com

Black-Eyed Susan’s Breakfast daily 7am to 1pm; Dinner Monday-Saturday Open for dine-in and take-out

508-325-0308 10 India Street

Tucked away on India Street, just around the corner from Centre Street, you’ll discover one of the island’s great finds! Part of the neighborhood for more than 20 years, BLACK-EYED SUSAN’S is a favorite of visitors & locals. The dinner menu is inspired by the seasonal market and changes frequently. They also serve hearty breakfasts featuring Huevos Rancheros, Homemade Corned Beef Hash, Buttermilk Pancakes, Sourdough French Toast, and a variety of “Scrambles” and Omelettes. The freshly squeezed orange juice is a real eye-opener! Find out why everyone is raving about BLACK-EYED SUSAN’S! BYOB & no credit cards. Also offering takeout with call-in ordering for dinner from 4 to 9:30 pm for same-day pickup between 5:3010 pm. Black-EyedSusans.com

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar

508-228-6005 Open daily 6 am to 9 pm all year 14 Airport Road at the Nantucket Airport Biggest portions & great food at the best prices; Free & Easy Parking

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

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 am to 2 pm and Sun. 6 am to 1 pm. thedownyflake.com

Dune

508-228-5550 Monday - Saturday from 5:30 pm; Lunch Tues-Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm Where chic meets casual comfort 20 Broad Street

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

Easy Street Cantina

508-228-5418 Open Sun-Thurs. 8am to 8pm & Fri & Sat 8am to 9pm corner of Easy & Broad sts. Try our All-You-Can-Eat Lunches Fried Clams, Fish’n Chips, Burritos, Tacos, Wraps, & More. Breakfast all day!

EASY STREET CANTINA is open for the season on the corner of Easy & Broad streets by the water on Steamboat Wharf. Call 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

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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 Open Tuesday-Saturday from 5 pm 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. 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

Rose & Crown

508-228-2595 Open Fri & Sat 11:30 am to midnight AND Sun.-Thurs. 11:30 am to 10 pm Sidewalk & Indoor Dining ~ Takeout Available 23 South Water Street

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

Siam to Go

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

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

Sophie T’s Pizza

508-325-6265 Open for takeout Sun-Thurs. 11:15am to 8pm (clsd Mon.) & 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

Souza’s Seafood

Seafood

Open year-round 9 am to 7 pm Stop by and enter our weekly Meg-a-Fish Free Seafood Drawing

508-228-9140 23 Trotter’s Lane

SOUZA’S SEAFOOD, under the red and white flag on Trotter’s Lane, offers a full line of quality seafoods both fresh and frozen. The selection changes daily and can include: littlenecks, lobsters, tuna, swordfish, cod, salmon, shrimp, quahogs, & more! Only at SOUZA’S can you get their secret recipe stuffed quahogs and delicious chowder. Call ahead and arrange for a cooked lobster for a picnic at home, on the beach, or on the boat. Remember to order a travel pack of lobsters to take off-island with you. Sign up for our free MEGA-FISH drawing!


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11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Taco Bar Buffets are attended & protected & come with main entree, salad bar, chef veggies, rice or potatoes, chicken wings, & more for $15.95 ($9.95 age 10 & younger); Eat-in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508-228-5418 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 4 to 7 PM - Buckle & Shake Live at Cisco Brewers Come as you are for the original Cisco Brewers Nantucket experience. Live music with world-class drinks, beers, spirits & wines+food trucks. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 5 PM - Live Music at the Crown Live Music with Sean Lee at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s haunted locations. Original guide; 1 mi; 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations necessary. 8:30 PM - Drive In: Caddyshack Movie at The Dreamland Drive In, 7 Nobadeer Farm Rd. NantucketDreamland.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 11 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 with a small walkway. 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 AM to 2 PM - Teen Free Take-and-Make Kits - Shell Trinket Dishes Kits includes shells, gloss Modpodge, gold paint, & the secret material: decorative paper napkins! While Supplies Last at Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 9 AM to 5 PM - Atheneum Garden StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Read a story about a young child’s outdoor explorations & find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of Weezie steps. 1 India St. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, & sunset: learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM - Blue Moon Sailing Adventures Sailing charters for up to 6 on our 70’ Luxury “Buck-Eye Schooner.” 1-1/2 hour trips: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & sunset in Nantucket Harbor & Sound with Capt. Kent & 1st Mate Jacquline. Book at NantucketBlueMoonCharters.com or 508-241-7245 10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip Adults & kids can help collect, identify, & release marine life! At least 1 adult must sign up with children. $30 (Members: $15). Pre-registration required: 508-2285387 or MariaMitchell.org 10:30 to 11:30 AM - Downtown Walking Tour with NHA Walk thru Nantucket’s past & hear of the rise & fall of whaling and the impacts the island’s economy had on social & racial aspects of Nantucket. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets at front desk. Again at 1:30 PM 11 AM - Nantucket Island Tours Enjoy an island tour in a new, climate-controlled bus. Friendly local tour guides take you away from downtown to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty. Tickets $30 at HyLine’s Straight Wharf Ticket Office. 508-228-0334 More tours at 1 & 3 pm. 11 AM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on a 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 7-12. Cash only. Starts by Atheneum fence at Federal & India sts. Arrive 10 min early. 508-332-0953 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Friday Fish Fry Buffets are attended & protected & come with main entree, salad bar, chef veggies, rice or potatoes, chicken wings, & more for $15.95 ($9.95 age 10 & younger); . Eatin or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508-228-5418 11 AM to 5 PM - Plein Air Display in AAN Downtown Gallery Artists Assn Plein Air Festival is ongoing & thru June 16, wet works painted by festival artists will be on display in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. Also on view: Blue Periods Exhbit. NantucketArts.org 2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove. Get a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

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4 to 7 PM - Foggy Roots Live at Cisco Brewers Come as you are for the original Cisco Brewers Nantucket experience. Live music with world-class drinks, beers, spirits & wines+food trucks. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s haunted locations. Original guide; 1 mi; 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations necessary. 8:30 PM - Drive In: The Secret Life of Pets Movie at The Dreamland Drive In, 7 Nobadeer Farm Rd. NantucketDreamland.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 12 9 AM to 5 PM - StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Walk through the Atheneum Garden & read a story about a young child’s outdoor explorations. Find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of the Weezie steps. 1 India Street. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, & sunset: learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM - Blue Moon Sailing Adventures Sailing charters for up to 6 on our 70’ Luxury “Buck-Eye Schooner.” 1-1/2 hour trips: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & sunset in Nantucket Harbor & Sound with Capt. Kent & 1st Mate Jacquline. Book at NantucketBlueMoonCharters.com or 508-241-7245 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 10:30 to 11:30 AM - Downtown Walking Tour with NHA Walk thru Nantucket’s past & hear of the rise & fall of whaling and the impacts the island’s economy had on social & racial aspects of Nantucket. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets at front desk. Again at 1:30 PM 10:30 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with James Sulzer Meet island author James Sulzer as he signs copies of his newest book Write in Water. Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 11 AM - Nantucket Island Tours Enjoy an island tour in a new, climate-controlled bus. Friendly local tour guides take you away from downtown to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty. Tickets $30 at HyLine’s Straight Wharf Ticket Office. 508-228-0334 More tours at 1 & 3 pm. 11 AM to 5 PM - Plein Air Display in AAN Downtown Gallery Artists Assn Plein Air Festival is ongoing & thru June 16, wet works painted by festival artists will be on display in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. Also on view: Blue Periods Exhbit. NantucketArts.org 2 PM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 4 to 7 PM - Live Music at Cisco Brewers Come as you are for the original Cisco Brewers Nantucket experience. Live music with world-class drinks, beers, spirits & wines+food trucks. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 5 PM - Live Music at the Crown Live Music with Sean Lee at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595 6:45 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s haunted locations. Original guide; 1 mi; 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations necessary. 8:30 PM - Drive In: The Hangover Movie at The Dreamland Drive In, 7 Nobadeer Farm Rd. NantucketDreamland.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 13 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain: forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & a flowing stream. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM to 5 PM - Atheneum Garden StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Read a story about a young child’s outdoor explorations& find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of Weezie steps. 1 India St. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM continued on page 34


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10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, & sunset: learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM - Blue Moon Sailing Adventures Sailing charters for up to 6 on our 70’ Luxury “Buck-Eye Schooner.” 1-1/2 hour trips: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & sunset in Nantucket Harbor & Sound with Capt. Kent & 1st Mate Jacquline. Book at NantucketBlueMoonCharters.com or 508-241-7245 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 - Nantucket Island Tours Enjoy an island tour in a new, climate-controlled bus. Friendly local tour guides take you away from downtown to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty. Tickets $30 at HyLine’s Straight Wharf Ticket Office. 508-228-0334 More tours at 1 & 3 pm. 2 PM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies, with rare wildflowers & grasses: a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach. 508422-7466 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 4 to 7 PM - Live Music at Cisco Brewers Come as you are for the original Cisco Brewers Nantucket experience. Live music with world-class drinks, beers, spirits & wines+food trucks. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 6:30 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s haunted locations. Original guide; 1 mi; 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations necessary.

MONDAY, JUNE 14 8 AM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A 2.5 mi hike to explore plant succession on a habitat known as sandplain grasslands. These former farms are now dominated by pitch pines with groves & forests broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at MMA Aquarium Join Aquarium staff as they feed hungry creatures before the Aquarium opens. Fun for all ages. Registration required: 508-228-5387 MariaMitchell.org 9 AM to 2 PM - STEM Grab & Go Bag for Ages 3+: Straw Rockets This project makes a great addition to a unit on physics, space, the night sky, or things that fly and is also just fun to do on a rainy day! All supplies included. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 9 AM to 5 PM - Atheneum Garden StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Read a story about a young child’s outdoor explorations& find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of Weezie steps. 1 India St. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, & sunset: learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM - Blue Moon Sailing Adventures Sailing charters for up to 6 on our 70’ Luxury “Buck-Eye Schooner.” 1-1/2 hour trips: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & sunset in Nantucket Harbor & Sound with Capt. Kent & 1st Mate Jacquline. Book at NantucketBlueMoonCharters.com or 508-241-7245 10:30 to 11:30 AM - Downtown Walking Tour with NHA Walk thru Nantucket’s past & hear of the rise & fall of whaling and the impacts the island’s economy had on social & racial aspects of Nantucket. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets at front desk. Again at 1:30 PM 11 AM - Nantucket Island Tours Enjoy an island tour in a new, climate-controlled bus. Friendly local tour guides take you away from downtown to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty. Tickets $30 at HyLine’s Straight Wharf Ticket Office. 508-228-0334 More tours at 1 & 3 pm. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Roast Beef Buffets are attended & protected: main entree, salad bar, chef veggies, rice or potatoes, chicken wings, & more for $15.95 (10 & younger $9.95). Eat-in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts

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2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove. Get a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 PM - Online: Help Nantucket become a substance misuse free community. Meetings on the 2nd Monday in June & July. Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention. Join the Zoom meeting at ASAPNantucket.org 5:30 to 7 PM - Online: iPhone Class - Start At The Beginning Get to know your iPhone a little bit better in this free class. Registration is required at NantucketAtheneum.org 9 to 10:30 PM - Open Night at Loines Observatory Join Maria Mitchell Association professional astronomers for an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, and more. Loines Observatory, 59 Milk Street. $10; MMA members admitted free. 508228-9273 MariaMitchell.org

TUESDAY, JUNE 15 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 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at MMA Aquarium Join Aquarium staff as they feed hungry creatures before the Aquarium opens. Fun for all ages. Registration required: 508-228-5387 MariaMitchell.org 9 AM to 2 PM - Story & Craft Grab & Go Bag for Ages 4-7: Father’s Day Listen to the story How To Cheer Up Dad online at: https://youtu.be/rbGYYOEu82g then make this Tic Tac Toe game. Bags on the Weezie Porch while supplies last. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 9 AM to 5 PM - Atheneum Garden StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Read a story about a young child’s outdoor explorations& find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of Weezie steps. 1 India St. 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Online: Music in the Morning for Ages 1-7 Join Lizza Obremski on ZOOM for engaging songs, singing games, & movement activities to teach musical skills to the very young. NantucketAtheneum.org 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, & sunset: learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM - Blue Moon Sailing Adventures Sailing charters for up to 6 on our 70’ Luxury “Buck-Eye Schooner.” 1-1/2 hour trips: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & sunset in Nantucket Harbor & Sound with Capt. Kent & 1st Mate Jacquline. Book at NantucketBlueMoonCharters.com or 508-241-7245 11 AM - Nantucket Island Tours Enjoy an island tour in a new, climate-controlled bus. Friendly local tour guides take you away from downtown to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty. Tickets $30 at HyLine’s Straight Wharf Ticket Office. 508-228-0334 More tours at 1 & 3 pm. 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 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Jerk Chicken Buffets are attended & protected. Main entree, salad bar, chef veggies, rice or potatoes, chicken wings, & more for $15.95 ($9.95 age 10 & younger). Eat-in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508-228-5418 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 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s haunted locations. Original guide; 1 mi; 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations necessary.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see nesting piping plovers, least terns, & American oystercatchers and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. Sign up at 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 continued on page <None>


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9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at MMA Aquarium Join Aquarium staff as they feed hungry creatures before the Aquarium opens. Fun for all ages. Registration required: 508-228-5387 MariaMitchell.org 9 AM to 2 PM - Art Grab & Go Bag for Ages 7+: Watercolor Cow Available on the Weezie Porch while supplies last! Extend the experience: request to check out a “Farm Book Bundle’ by calling the Weezie Desk at 508-228-1110 xt. 103. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 9 AM to 5 PM - Atheneum Garden StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Read a story about a young child’s outdoor explorations& find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of Weezie steps. 1 India St. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, & sunset: learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM - Blue Moon Sailing Adventures Sailing charters for up to 6 on our 70’ Luxury “Buck-Eye Schooner.” 1-1/2 hour trips: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & sunset in Nantucket Harbor & Sound with Capt. Kent & 1st Mate Jacquline. Book at NantucketBlueMoonCharters.com or 508-241-7245 10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip Adults & kids can help collect, identify, & release marine life! At least 1 adult must sign up with children. $30 (Members: $15). Pre-registration required: 508-2285387 or MariaMitchell.org 10:30 to 11:30 AM - Downtown Walking Tour with NHA Walk thru Nantucket’s past & hear of the rise & fall of whaling and the impacts the island’s economy had on social & racial aspects of Nantucket. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets at front desk. Again at 1:30 PM 11 AM - Nantucket Island Tours Enjoy an island tour in a new, climate-controlled bus. Friendly local tour guides take you away from downtown to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty. Tickets $30 at HyLine’s Straight Wharf Ticket Office. 508-228-0334 More tours at 1 & 3 pm. 11 AM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you on a 2/3 mile, 80 min. walking tour for ages 13+ $20 & $15 seniors (65+) & Teens: cash only. Meet at Centre & Main by bank 10 min early. No reservations required. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Steak Tips Buffets are attended & protected. Main entree, salad bar, chef veggies, rice or potatoes, chicken wings, & more for $15.95 ($9.95 age 10 & younger). Eat-in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508-228-5418 11 AM to 5 PM - Plein Air Display in AAN Downtown Gallery Artists Assn Plein Air Festival is ongoing & thru June 16, wet works painted by festival artists will be on display in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. Also on view: Blue Periods Exhbit. NantucketArts.org 2 PM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain: forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & a flowing stream. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2 to 4 PM - Maria Mitchell Assn. Beach Biology Field Trip Join Aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, & geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. Interesting for all ages. $30 (members $15) Pre-registration required: 508-228-5387 or MariaMitchell.org 5 PM - NHA Member Evening: Exhibition Tour: A tour of 2 new 2021 NHA exhibitions in the Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Sign upmembership@nha.org 6:45 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s haunted locations. Original guide; 1 mi, lasts 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations necessary. 8:30 PM - Drive In: Twister Movie at Dreamland Drive In, 7 Nobadeer Farm Rd. NantucketDreamland.org 9 to 10 PM - Night Marine Ecology Field Trip Nantucket Harbor teems with marine life at night that is not visible in the day. Join MMA Aquarium staff to learn about what comes out at night in the shallow water. Interesting for all ages. Registration required: 508-228-5387 or MariaMitchell.org 9 to 10:30 PM - Open Night at Loines Observatory Join Maria Mitchell Association professional astronomers for a tour of the starry sky & telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, & more. Loines Observatory, 59 Milk St. $10 (members free). MariaMitchell.org

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 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

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9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at MMA Aquarium Join Aquarium staff as they feed hungry creatures before the Aquarium opens. Fun for all ages. Registration required: 508-228-5387 MariaMitchell.org 9 AM to 5 PM - Atheneum Garden StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Read a story about a young child’s outdoor explorations& find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of Weezie steps. 1 India St. 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. Link at NantucketAtheneum.org 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, & sunset: learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM - Blue Moon Sailing Adventures Sailing charters for up to 6 on our 70’ Luxury “Buck-Eye Schooner.” 1-1/2 hour trips: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & sunset in Nantucket Harbor & Sound with Capt. Kent & 1st Mate Jacquline. Book at NantucketBlueMoonCharters.com or 508-241-7245 10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip Adults & kids can help collect, identify, & release marine life! At least 1 adult must sign up with children. $30 (Members: $15). Pre-registration required: 508-2285387 or MariaMitchell.org 11 AM - Nantucket Island Tours Enjoy an island tour in a new, climate-controlled bus. Friendly local tour guides take you away from downtown to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty. Tickets $30 at HyLine’s Straight Wharf Ticket Office. 508-228-0334 More tours at 1 & 3 pm. 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 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Taco Bar Buffets are attended & protected & come with main entree, salad bar, chef veggies, rice or potatoes, chicken wings, & more for $15.95 ($9.95 age 10 & younger); Eat-in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508-228-5418 12:45 PM - Linda Loring Nature Foundation Hike with Nantucket Walkabout LLNF’s publicly accessible property has easy trails thru sandplain grasslands, coastal shrublands, & along the North Head of Long Pond in sight of an active osprey nest. 110 Eel Point Road. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2 to 7 PM - Live Music at Cisco Brewers Come as you are for the original Cisco Brewers Nantucket experience. Live music with world-class drinks, beers, spirits & wines+food trucks. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 5 PM - Free Webinar: Clean Water Topics on Tap Tonight’s topic is Sandbar Sharks, brought to you by the Nantucket Land Council, Nantucket’s environmental advocacy organization: 508-228-2818. Register for the Clean Water Series at NantucketLandCouncil.org 5 PM - Live Music at the Crown Live Music with Sean Lee at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595 7 PM - Free Juneteenth Program by Nantucket Book Festival An event to commemorate “Juneteenth,” a celebration marking the end of slavery in the USA. This online program by Nantucket Book Festival will feature 5 authors: Mitchell Jackson, Dr. Keisha N. Blain, Clint Smith, Deesha Philyaw, & Imani Perry. Registration required at NantucketBookFestival.org/events/juneteenth 8 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s haunted locations. Original guide; 1 mi; 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No Reservations necessary.

FRIDAY, JUNE 18

8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies, with rare wildflowers & grasses: a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach. 508422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at MMA Aquarium Join Aquarium staff as they feed hungry creatures before the Aquarium opens. Fun for all ages. Registration required: 508-228-5387 MariaMitchell.org 9 AM to 2 PM - Teen Free Take-and-Make Kits - Calvin and Hobbes Cubees While supplies last: Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 9 AM to 5 PM - Atheneum Garden StoryWalk: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Read a story about a young child’s outdoor explorations& find what’s listed in Garden Scavenger Hunt posted at the bottom of Weezie steps. 1 India St. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve your spot, call 508-257-6557 (leave a message & Gail will call you back) Tours start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Sailing trips at 10 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, & sunset: learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. Reservations encouraged. Private charters & per person fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com


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