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Book Fest Brings Readers & Writers Together on-Island Now in its seventh year, the Nantucket Book Festival has established itself as a major summer destination for booklovers with impressive and eclectic line-ups of award-winning authors. The three-day festival begins this Friday, June 15, with author readings, panel discussions, book signings, and social gatherings that will continue through Sunday afternoon, June 17. All events are in an informal atmosphere that encourages conversations between writers and readers. And most of the festival events are free. Highlights of the 2018 Festival include presentations by acclaimed mystery writer Louise Penny, who will be appear at a solo event as well as a luncheon on Saturday at the Nantucket Hotel with fellow author and friend Linda Fairstein. At press time, some tickets for this event were still available at nantucketbookfestival.org. Additional presenting authors include National Book Award winner AnAcclaimed mystery writer drew Solomon, whose most recent book Louise Penny Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World was named a New York Times Best Book of the Year and Min Jin Lee, whose books Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko are national bestsellers. Nathaniel Philbrick, the island’s favorite literary son, will be discussing his reissued memoir Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor, An Island, and the Voyage that Brought a Family Together. Crowd fa-

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Shipwreck Stories “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back...” Thursday, June 21, Nantucket actors and musicians will bring island’s valiant lifesaving stories to life with dramatic readings set against the backdrop of the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Shannon Gallery and original 1914 Massachusetts Humane Society surf boat, Siasconset. Museum Director, Lisa Lazarus, shares that patrons will hear, “heroic feats such as the rescue of the crew aboard the H.P. Kirkham by celebrated Nantucket keeper Walter N. Chase and his Coskata lifesaving crew on a cold January night in 1892. This is a fearless tale of rescue and perseverance that occurred fifteen miles off of Great Point on the Rose and Crown Shoal and took more than 24 hours.” An Evening of Shipwreck Stories & Sea Shanties will end with a lively performance of song. Fitting with the evening’s theme, sea shanties were used by lifesavers and sailors to foster synchronicity while rowing. This powerful evening of story and song is a truly special, authentic Nantucket experience. An Evening of Shipwreck Stories & Sea Shanties is presented by The Egan Maritime Institute (Egan Maritime at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road. Tickets are $25 ($20 for Egan Maritime members). Doors will open at 5:30 pm, when libations and lite fare will be served. The performance will begin at 6 pm. To purchase tickets call 508-228–2505 or visit eganmaritime.org Egan Maritime’s Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Year showcasing 2018’s special exhibition Courage & Calamity, 50 Ships Against the Sea. Hundreds of years ago more than 200 merchant ships passed by Nantucket every day. Forging through wind and waves, they sometimes never made it to their final destinations, foundering off the treacherous shoals that surround our tiny island. Shipwrecked! These are the stories of some of the more than 700 ships that wrecked in our waters and the brave men and women who came to their rescue. The museum is open to the public Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays noon to 5 pm. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-18, and free to those under 6.

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Today’s Nantucket

Events & Entertainment Events are updated daily at Nantucket.net

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

NANTUCKET ARTISTS ASSOCIATION PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL

Member artists paint outdoors around Nantucket for special exhibition & awards. 10:30 AM - NHA’s Downtown Walking Tour Hear about Nantucket, past and present, and the events that made the island what it is today. Tour is 60 min. long with 5 stops ending at NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Tickets at Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. 508-228-1894 nha.org 10:30 AM - Town View Bike Tour Tour of Nantucket Town’s hidden gems, beautiful sights, & historical locations. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington St. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com 10:30 AM - Raven’s Walk: The History of Nantucket Hear all about the founding settlers, Mary Coffin Starbuck, & the impact of Quakerism, whaling as a global economy, the effect of 3 wars, and the tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. $20. Seniors & Teens:$15. Children:$10. 508-257-4586 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 1 PM - Nantucket Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions See Gray Seals in their natural habitat, experience the beauty of Great Point from the water. Great for all ages; perfect photo ops! 2-hour trip. Tickets at. 508-2287037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 1:30 PM - NHA’s Historic House & Garden Walking Tour Visit 3 historic homes & gardens, exploring 2 centuries of life & architecture on Nantucket. The 1-hr tour offers a glimpse into lives of some of the people who lived on the island. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Tickets at. 2 PM - To The Brewery! Bike Tour Cycle out to Cisco Brewery & tour the property. Stay & hang out at the brewery after the tour. We’ll help you arrange a cab to get home. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington Street. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com

2:30 to 3:30 PM - Build Your Own Insect Collection for Ages 8+ Learn about insects, bugs, & creepy-crawlies! Scientist Brandon Quinby teaches how to create collections at home & gives hands-on experience. Guardian must accompany kids. Pre-registration required: 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 3 PM - Cisco Brewers - Public Tour See the operations of this winery, brewery, and distillery. Price includes a tasting glass + samples of 2 wines, 2 beers, and 2 spirits. Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. $20, Sign up 45 mins before start time. 3 to 5 PM - Buck-a-Shuck Oysters & Littlenecks for just $1 each. Sandbar at Jetties, 4 Bathing Beach Rd. 3 to 7 PM - Buckle and Shake Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 3:30 to 5:30 PM - Oyster Farm & Harbor Tours An educational afternoon aboard Shearwater Cruises for a tour of Head of the Harbor and exploration of Fifth Bend Oyster Farm. Learn about oysters and their role in the ecology of the harbor. Tickets: 508-228-2818 NantucketLandCouncil.org 5 PM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on a 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $20, $15 for 65+ and teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 508-332-0953 5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5 to 7 PM - American Beauties Wine Tasting Enjoy a collection of American Beauties featuring wines from the portfolio of Hogshead Wine Company with Melissa Saunders. Focusing on family owned and boutique wine producers, this event will introduce you to some superstar wines. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N. Beach Street. 508-228-2755 EpernayWines.com 5:15 to 6:15 PM - Free Author Talk: Linda Fairstein An author talk & book signing sponsored by Congregation Shirat Hayam and Mitchell’s Book Corner. Nantucket Police Department, 4 Fairgrounds Road. continued on page 10

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Wall Phones by Robert P. Barsanti I stood in a kitchen in Tom Nevers and watched a phone ring. My life had skipped back twenty years while an aqua wall-phone was going through its famous paces. For a half second too long for my own comfort I wondered if someone’s pocket held the bells, before I picked it up and said “Hello.� Apparently, I had won a deluxe vacation for two to Cozumel if I answered a few brief questions. The house phone has stepped off the bus and into the past, along with the answering machine and Musicall. It was doing fine in the world of the iPhone and YouTube when the cable companies decided it would be an excellent addition to their service package to the tune of seventy dollars a month. All across America, check writers looked at the bill for their cell phone, the bill for their landline, and their checkbooks with an earnest and existential question. Being old, I once lived in a time without digital anything, beyond clocks. And they mostly just flashed. I am neither foolish enough nor addled enough to suggest it was better to live a messy analog life. My father grilled the young women who called me on our sky blue phone before he handed it over to me. Moreover, my sister would sit in another room and listen in to my calls. I have missed calls, received wrong numbers, and spent more than a few evenings watching the machine sit in silence. It wasn’t fun. It didn’t make me stronger. It was just annoying. My analog past includes many skills and abilities that make no sense in our emoji present. I have taken phone messages, scratched records, bootlegged songs off of the radio, used a tape-to-tape machine, waited for the Rockford Files to come on, and missed the season finale of E.R. because I was stuck on the late boat. In the past, nothing waited for me. Instead, I had to wait and be ready for my analog life. It required planning, communication, and courage. If I missed Empire Strikes Back at the Dreamland, it wasn’t going to come back. If I missed the call from my friends before they left for Thirty Acres, I wouldn’t know they were bar-hopping. If I wanted to talk to my Heartsore Hope on the phone, I had to do it with the knowledge that conversation could be eavesdropped, analyzed, and mocked. My hope would build a wishful soap bubble that the world popped. Disappointment and confusion were a part of the plan and perfection. Nobody got what they wanted. Today, I can get what I want. Without moving out of my chair, I can watch almost any movie ever made, read any book, listen to any song, and watch any TV shows from the last fifty years. In the dark past, I heard a song on WMVY that I liked, but didn’t catch the DJ back-announcing it. The tune wiggled into my hippocampus until the technology improved to the point where I could sing it into my phone, find the song (“So It Goes� by Nick Lowe), and dig it out of my ear with a spoon. My phone calls will either get me immediately or will go to voice mail so I can find a time when I want to answer it (or never). My digital life flies over my head and taps me on the shoulder occasionally. Would I like to talk to Mike? Would I like to bring my Boon Companion to the beach? Would I like Sushi or Sashimi delivered? Everything happens perfectly in perfect fidelity; I don’t need to have any disappointment or confusion. I don’t even need to continued on page 12

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ISLAND PAIRINGS

COSKATA-COATUE WILDLIFE REFUGE NATURAL HISTORY TOUR

Join a guided oversand adventure tour of this remote wildlife refuge!

Beach Books and Beverage by Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie June is the start of the season on our fare isle. Recent college grads and international students drive their bikes recklessly, trying to find their way as they arrive to this foreign destination for their new-found summer jobs. Bright red parking tickets begin popping up more often than a convenient parking space when you venture onto the cobblestones of downtown. Everywhere you turn on weekends, you are likely to see a beautiful blushing bride, followed closely by the entourage of her giggly bridal party in tow. While some of these sights may be more welcome than others, they also mean that warm, sunny beach days are finally just around the corner. Nantucket Book Festival is a much anticipated June event that brings dozens of writers to our fair isle. Here is a short list featuring a few of these literary luminaries with recent works and a luscious libation (or savory snack) that will go hand-in-hand with your new favorite summer beach read.

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Having written 12 published books about Nantucket (and rumor has it she is working on a series of books from our other favorite island, St. John in the US Virgin Islands), author and local resident Elin Hilderbrand has done it again. Her latest book, THE PERFECT COUPLE, is a fictional take about a socialite wedding of season interrupted. Just hours before the ceremony, a body is found in Nantucket Harbor, and everyone in the wedding party is considered a suspect, including the bride and groom. The Chief of Police in his investigation discovers that every wedding is a minefield and no couple is perfect. The Queen of Summer Beach Reads has done it again in this pageturner that includes a cast of characters from some of her most popular previous writings. While you are anxiously reading to find out who done it, you should most definitely be holding a thirst-quenching glass of rosé to deal with the suspense. Keeping with the Nantucket theme here, ACK Rosé is also a new hit on the shelves of local wine stores this summer. This delightful, pale pink color wine is made in Côtes de Provence. It is a traditional Provençal style from a blend of mostly Grenache with a touch of Syrah. Soft raspberry on the nose, dry on the palate and a lingering, fresh finish, it is a perfect wine for the beach or as a hostess gift for any soirée after a day on the sand. Not only is this wine crisp and refreshing, $1 for every bottle sold is donated to the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club. This wine should be a summer staple in your fridge as it not only tastes good, but also does good for the Nantucket community.

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Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Driving down Surfside or Madaket Road this time of year, you may be struck by the bright pop of yellow blossoms on a dark green stem. Ooo and ahh as you might, don’t be taken in by this lovely non-native plant. Seemingly benign, this yellow shrub is an invasive species waiting to pounce. Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius) is a perennial leguminous shrub native to western and central Europe. While a deciduous shrub, it appears evergreen due to the stems which remain dark green in winter allowing it to photosynthesize while other plants are dormant. A member of the pea family, Scotch Broom’s bright yellow flowers are shaped just like pea flowers. Each flower is located in the space between the leaf stem and the branch. Scotch Broom also has the tell-tale seed pods of pea and bean plants. It has one of the coolest seed dispersal mechanisms: as the seed pod dries it begins to curl up, suddenly bursting and flinging the seeds as far as possible. This is called ballistic seed dispersal, a method used by several plants, and highly effective for non-natives establishing into new territories. It can spread quickly as the seeds disperse explosively and are then carried along by wind. Scotch Broom was introduced from Europe as a garden ornamental by early settlers of the Pacific Coast. Later it was used to prevent erosion and stabilize banks and sand dunes. The woody shrub establishes quickly in disturbed areas. It was widely planted on Cape Cod and the Islands in the 1800s continued on page 22

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We Provide: • An experienced certified captain • All tackle, equipment and bait • Lessons, if needed • Your catch, cleaned, packaged and ready to take home. Four Trips Daily - 7am, 10am, 1pm and 4pm. Fully Licensed - Fully Insured $110 per person www.FishNantucket.net Private Charters Available - up to 6 persons.

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6 PM - “It’s Only a Play” by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket “At the heart of the humor is the sublime narcissism of the professional players and their honest conviction that nothing matters except the theater... You really must laugh at McNally’s unquenchable wit... deeply felt and honestly moving.” - Variety. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or TheatreNantucket.org 6:30 to 9:30 PM - A Father’s Day Feast with Sarah Leah Chase A special demonstration of wines and olive oil from the Tuscan Region of Italy. Nantucket Culinary, 22 Federal Street. 508-228-2665 NantucketCulinary.com 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sunset from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset. Please call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring a beverage & snack and enjoy the sunset over the water. Time varies with sunset. Call for time & tickets. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 7:30 to 9:30 PM - Earth Got the Blues Live at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St. 508-228-2595 TheRoseandCrown.com 8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past During our haunted history walk, hear Nantucket’s fascinating history & ghostly tales of it’s past. Visit houses with stories to tell and see mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. $20, 65+& Teens $15.. 508-257-4586 8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Cemetery Route A 1-1/3 mi, 90 min eerie stroll featuring Old North Burial Ground, Oldest House, & 2 haunted hotels. Led by original guide. $20 $15 seniors (65+). Kids 7-12 $5. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 mins early. 508-332-0953 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595 TheRoseandCrown.com

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

NANTUCKET ARTISTS ASSOCIATION PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL

Member artists paint outdoors around Nantucket for special exhibition & awards. 6:30 to 8:30 AM - Maria Mitchell Assn. Early-Bird Bird Town Walk Join MMA’s Field Ornithologist on a birding experience around the island. Transport provided. Pre-Registration Required. $20. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org

8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies, with rare wildflowers & grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil, it is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See historic landmarks from the whaling history days. 1-hour trip; coffee included. Kids younger than 2 ride free. Call for Reservations. Town Pier, 34 Washington St.. $50. 508-228-7037 Shearwaterexcursions.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. Ends at White Elephant. $20. Cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre sts 10 min early 508-332-0953 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote CoskataCoatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at Wauwinet Gate House or 33 Washington St., . 508-228-6799 TheTrustees.org/ccwr Also at 1 PM 9 AM - Free Talk with Claire Messud and Alice Hoffman Claire Messud’s and Alice Hoffman’s complicated & compelling characters display imaginative lives & reveal universal truths. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at MMA Aquarium Join Aquarium staff as they feed their hungry creatures before the Aquarium opens. Fun for all ages. Pre-Registration Required. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 9 AM to 1 PM - Free Nantucket Book Festival Story Time Story Times in multiple languages on the half-hour. Check info table in the Garden to see what stories & languages will be featured. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. 9:30 to 10 AM - Carnivorous Critters at Maria Mitchell Assn. Before the MMA Natural History Museum opens to the public, have a unique experience of seeing the museum animals eat: turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, & more. PreRegistration Required. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free Nanpuppets for Ages 2-7 Fun and stories with her amazing animal friends. Tickets the day of the program when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM - Free Talk with John Boyne The author discusses his novel, The Heart’s Invisible Furies. In the Great Hall of the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm

YEAR ROUND SERVICE:

MID-ISLAND LOOP.....$2, 4/27-5/13 and 10/9-12/31 every 30 mins. weekdays 7am-9pm,

weekends 7am-9pm; 5/14-6/10 and 9/15-10/8 every 30 mins. 7am to 11:30pm; 6/11-9/3 every 15 mins. 7am to midnight; 9/4-9/14 every 15 mins. 7am to 11:30pm MIACOMET LOOP.....$2, 4/27-5/13 and 10/9-12/31 every 30 mins. weekdays 7am-9pm, weekends 7am-9pm; 5/14-6/10 and 9/15-10/8 every 30 mins. 7am to 11:30pm; 6/11-9/3 every 20 mins. 7am to midnight; 9/4-9/14 every 20 mins. 7am to 11:30pm SCONSET VIA OLD SOUTH RD.....$3, 4/27-5/13 and 10/9-12/31 weekdays 7am to 9pm, weekends 7am to 7pm – service along Old South Road/Nobadeer Farm Road with limited trips to Sconset daily. 5/14-6/10 and 9/4-10/8 7:15am to 11:15pm every 60 minutes; 6/11-9/3 7:15am to midnight every 60 minutes.

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MADAKET.....$3, 5/25-6/17 & 9/4-9/16, 7am-11:30pm, every 60 mins; 6/18-9/3 every 30 mins. AIRPORT ROUTE.....$3, 6/16-9/3 10am-6pm every 20 mins. SCONSET VIA MILESTONE RD.....$3, 6/14-9/3 7:15am-7:15pm, every 60 mins. SCONSET VIA POLPIS RD.....$3, 6/25-9/3 10am-6pm, every 80 mins. SURFSIDE BEACH.....$3, 6/18-9/3 10am-6pm, every 40 mins. JETTIES BEACH ROUTE.....$2, 6/18-9/3 10am-6pm, every 30 mins. Half fares: 65 and older, individuals with disabilities, veterans & active military. Children 6 & under ride free. Change is only given in the form of a voucher for future rides only. Drivers do not make change. DOWNTOWN BUS STOPS: Designated stops are conveniently located along the routes - look for grey posts with blue stripes. Madaket & Jetties – Broad St, in front of the Whaling Museum • Airport, Surfside & Sconset via Polpis – Washington St. Mid-Island, Miacomet, Sconset via Old South Rd and Milestone Road – Washington Street, Greenhound Site PARK & RIDE LOTS ARE AVAILABLE ALONG THE ROUTES: The Muse – 44 Surfside Rd • The Chicken Box – 5 Daves St • Faregrounds (7am-5pm) – 27 Fairgrounds Rd All buses carry 2 bikes and are handicap accessible. 1, 3, & 7 day passes for unlimited travel may be purchased aboard all buses. For complementary paratransit or TDD service call (508) 325-7516. Bus info (508) 228-7025. Riders Guides are available at NRTA 20R South Water St., Visitor Services 25 Federal St., Chamber of Commerce 0 Main St., Greenhound Building, on all buses, and at downtown stops. nformation and amenities are available at the Greenhound Building on Washington Street daily from April 27-May 13 and Sept.10-Dec. 31 from 10am to 6pm. May 14-Sept. 9 from 9:30am to 6:30pm. Hours are subject to change.

Real time info from your cell phone or computer at nrta.transloc.com For more information visit nrtawave.com, or email nrta@nantucket-ma.gov

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High Speed Ferry

The WAVE will now be operating a year-round fixed route bus service! - SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE -

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10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 to 11:30 AM - Guided Nature Walk Nature walk with Dr. Sarah Bois, LLNF Director of Research & Education. Linda Loring Nature Foundation, 110 Eel Point Rd.. $10 (free for members). 10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip Find out what lives in Nantucket Harbor as you help collect, identify & release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! Fascinating for adults & children. Pre-Registration Required: 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 10:30 AM - NHA’s Downtown Walking Tour Hear about Nantucket past & present, and the historic events that made the island what it is today. 1-hr tour with 5 stops ending at NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Tickets at Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. 508-228-1894 nha.org 10:30 AM - Town View Bike Tour Tour of Nantucket Town’s hidden gems, beautiful sights, & historical locations. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington St. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com 10:30 AM - Amazing Women of Nantucket Walking Tour A sea captain could be away for as long as 5 years! Some women went along on whaling voyages; others got involved in astronomy, Temperance, Women’s Suffrage, & the Abolitionist Movement. Hear their incredible stories. Meet by The Jared Coffin House. $20. Seniors & Teens: $15. Kids $10. Cash Only. 508-257-4586 10:30 AM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour for Age 13+ Discover hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you on this 2/3 mi/, 80 min. walking tour. $20; $15 teens and 65+s. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 11 AM - Free Talk with Jane Alexander Hear Alexander talk about Wild Things, Wild Places, her memoir chronicling her travels in search of rare wildlife. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 11 to 11:30 AM - Book Signing with Claire Messud Author of ‘The Burning Girl’ Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 508-228-1080 12 PM - Free Talk with Richard Prum Rick Prum is a man of science with an eye for beauty. Hear his passionate, witty talk in the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 1 PM - Free Talk with Author James Wood In Upstate, family five-and-take is rich in insight, poignancy, and humor. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event

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1 to 1:30 PM - Book Signing with Diane Ackerman Author of The Zookeeper’s Wife’Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main St. 508-228-1080 1 to 1:30 PM - Book Signing with Dava Sobel Author of The Glass Universe Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main St. 508-228-1080 1 to 2 PM - Cisco Brewers - Public Tour See the operations of this winery, brewery, and distillery. Price includes a tasting glass + samples of 2 wines, 2 beers, and 2 spirits. Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. $20, Sign up 45 mins before start time. Again at 3pm 1:30 PM - NHA’s Historic House & Garden Walking Tour Visit 3 historic homes & gardens, exploring 2 centuries of life & architecture on Nantucket. The 1-hr tour offers a glimpse into lives of people who lived on the island. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets: 508-228-1894 NHA.org 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. From a high spot, see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2 PM - To The Brewery! Bike Tour Cycle out to Cisco Brewery & tour the property. Stay & hang out at the brewery after the tour. We’ll help you arrange a cab to get home. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington Street. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com 2 PM - Free Talk with Author Louise Penny The creator of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, Louise Penny is a multi award winning and best selling writer. Methodist Church, 2 Centre Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 2 to 2:30 PM - Book Signing with Morgan Parker Author of ‘There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce’ Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 508-228-1080 MitchellsBookCorner.com 3 PM - Free Talk with Joe Hagan Think of the greatest minds in music & culture in the last half century. Joe Hagan has probably interviewed them. Charley Walters will chat with Hagan. Methodist Church, 2 Centre Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 3 PM - Free Talk with Poet Morgan Parker Parker shows us what it means to be a black woman, an American, and alive. Her poems deliver with rich humor & affection an inventory of our damaging habits in the arenas of race & gender. Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 3 to 3:30 PM - Book Signing with Louise Penny Author of Glass Houses at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 508-228-1080

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leave my seat. My soap bubble kept bobbing in the gentle digital winds, three feet off of the deadly grass. My friend Chad must have felt this way. He and his soap bubble rode a motorized longboard down Old South Road, skiing left to right to the tunes in his earphones. Somewhere deep in his mind, he had curated the Instagram feed of this trip, from his bare feet to his red Beats headphones. The rest of us could only join the parade and follow with awe and wonder. I am afraid that my digital life has become intolerant. Every song I listen to is either a well-travelled personal greatest hit replayed without hisses and pops of time or has been selected for me by some algorithm of all of my past purchases and “likes.” I only watch the TV shows I want to watch at the time I want to watch them wherever I want to: Monty Python in the Chicken Box men’s room at four in the morning. I don’t have to watch a movie I may not like, listen to “different” music, or read anyone I don’t agree with. The world passes by outside of my bubble, distant and secure by advantage, algorithms, and the affluence. I don’t have time for music I haven’t liked for decades, movies not aimed at my gray haired aesthetic, or unpleasant ideas. Both sides of the political divide don’t want to be pricked. Fox News doesn’t want us to watch anyone else—nor does MSNBC. The shocks of the world don’t make us tolerant of the pains we all suffer, instead we run back to our Netflix queue and Spotify playlists to smooth our upset with ice cream and video. Chad’s brother, Thad, sat next to me at the counter at Black Eyed Susan’s. He wore seersucker shorts, a white Vineyard Vines shirt, and a MAGA hat. I wore reds, a Dalai Lama golf shirt I had found at the dump, and a healthy air of annoyance. Neither of us had our earphones in. Both of us were sons, both of us were customers, and neither of us wore socks. I did not want to talk to him; I didn’t want to berate him about guns, the Muslim ban, trade, or the concentration camps we have on the southern border. Instead, I ordered eggs benedict, read the paper, and handed him the sports page when he looked at it. Later, he passed me the cream.

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Events & Entertainment Events updated online daily at Nantucket.net from page 11 3 to 3:30 PM - Book Signing with Linda Fairstein Author of Deadfall at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 508-228-1080 3 to 5 PM - Buck-a-Shuck Oysters & Littlenecks for just $1 each. Sandbar at Jetties, 4 Bathing Beach Rd. 3 to 5 PM - Biological Collections Free Open Hours Drop-in at the MMA Research Center; learn about the collections, & examine different specimens: birds, mammals, insects, plants. Maria Mitchell Association, 4 Vestal St. Donation suggested. MariaMitchell.org 3 to 7 PM - Foggy Roots Live Music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 4 PM - Free Talk with Author Anna Badkhen Hear Badkhen, author of Fisherman’s Blues, interviewed by Michael Schulder, host of the podcast Wavemaker Conversations. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 5 PM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on a 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $20, $15 for 65+ and teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 508-332-0953 5 to 7 PM - Timbukblues Live at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St. 508-228-2595 TheRoseandCrown.com 5:30 to 7:30 PM - Book Binding Workshop Learn new ways to bind books and play with paper. All tools and materials will be supplied. Pre-Registration Required. 508-228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org 6 PM - “It’s Only a Play” by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket “At the heart of the humor is the sublime narcissism of the professional players and their honest conviction that nothing matters except the theater... You really must laugh at McNally’s unquenchable wit... deeply felt and honestly moving.” - Variety. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or TheatreNantucket.org 6:30 to 9:30 PM - Cooking from the Classics - In honor of Nantucket Book Festival Enjoy a family style meal & cooking lesson with Chef Greg as he explores favorites from James Beard, Julia Child, & Craig Claiborne in Nantucket Culinary, 22 Federal Street. Tickets: 508-228-2665 NantucketCulinary.com 7 PM - Nantucket Book Fest Opening Night Celebration: Difference is What Unites Us Featured authors speak from different perspectives on “Difference Is What Unites

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Us.” Island youth who show great promise as writers will be honored and Young Writer Award given. Free at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 11 Orange St. 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sunset from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset. Please call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring a beverage & snack and enjoy the sunset over the water. Time varies with sunset. Call for time & tickets. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past During our haunted history walk, hear Nantucket’s fascinating history & ghostly tales of it’s past. Visit houses with stories to tell and see mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. $20, 65+& Teens $15.. 508-257-4586 8:45 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 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 15 mins early. 508-332-0953 10 PM to 1 AM - DJ Morejuice Live DJ at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

NANTUCKET ARTISTS ASSOCIATION PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL

Member artists paint outdoors around Nantucket for special exhibition & awards. 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See historic landmarks from the whaling history days. 1-hour trip; coffee included. Kids younger than 2 ride free. Call for Reservations. Town Pier, 34 Washington St.. $50. 508-228-7037 Shearwaterexcursions.com 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote CoskataCoatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at Wauwinet Gate House or 33 Washington St., . 508-228-6799 TheTrustees.org/ccwr Also at 1 PM 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at MMA Aquarium Join Aquarium staff as they feed their hungry creatures before the Aquarium opens. Fun for all ages. Pre-Registration Required. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org continued on page 14

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9 AM to 1 PM - Nantucket Book Festival Local Author Tent Nantucket Book Festival Local Author Tent Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. free. 508-228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org 10 AM - Nantucket Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions See Gray Seals in their natural habitat, experience the beauty of Great Point from the water. Great for all ages; perfect photo ops! 2-hour trip. Tickets at. 508-2287037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 10 AM - Free Talk with Author Imbolo Mbue Pursuit of the American Dream, with its hopes & struggles against a backdrop of issues of race, immigration, & status, is explored in Mbue’s award-winning novel Behold the Dreamers. Imbolo converses with author & Vanity Fair Correspondent Maureen Orth. Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10:30 AM - NHA’s Downtown Walking Tour Hear about Nantucket past & present, and the historic events that made the island what it is today. 1-hr tour with 5 stops ending at NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Tickets at Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. 508-228-1894 nha.org 10:30 AM - Town View Bike Tour Tour of Nantucket Town’s hidden gems, beautiful sights, & historical locations. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington St. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com 10:45 AM - Glorious ‘Sconset 2/3 mi, 90 min historic walk in the beautiful village of ‘Sconset. $20,. $15 for 65+ & teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Catch 10:15 bus at the Greenhouse Depot for the 20 min. ride to ‘Sconset. 508-332-0953 11 AM - Free Talk by Poet Katherena Vermette In her “virtuosic debut novel,” poet Katherena Vermette tells a raw, compelling story that explores identity & continuing threads of sexual violence across generations of a tight-knit, indigenous Canadian community. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 11 to 11:30 AM - Book Signing with Anna Badkhen Author of ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 508-228-1080 MitchellsBookCorner.com 12 PM - Free Talk with Author Jessica Bruder Bruder spent 3 years documenting intinerant Americans for her book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century. Find out why they hit the road by listening to her talk with Mindy Todd of “The Point.” Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 12 to 12:30 PM - Book Signing with John Boyne Author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 1 PM - Nantucket Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions See Gray Seals in their natural habitat, experience the beauty of Great Point from the water. Great for all ages; perfect photo ops! 2-hour trip. Tickets at. 508-2287037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 1 PM - Free Talk with Author Andrew Solomon Solomon has written books that expand readers’ ability to comprehend the workings of the mind & our interactions with each other in conflicting times. Methodist Church, 2 Centre Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event

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1 to 1:30 PM - Book Signing with Joe Hagan Author of Sticky Fingers at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 1 to 2 PM - Cisco Brewers - Public Tour See the operations of this winery, brewery, and distillery. Price includes a tasting glass + sample 2 wines, 2 beers, and 2 spirits. Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. $20, Sign up 45 mins before start time. Again at 3pm 1:30 PM - NHA’s Historic House & Garden Walking Tour Visit 3 historic homes & gardens, exploring 2 centuries of life & architecture on Nantucket. The 1-hr tour offers a glimpse into lives of people who lived on the island. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets: 508-228-1894 NHA.org 2 PM - To The Brewery! Bike Tour Cycle out to Cisco Brewery & tour the property. Stay & hang out at the brewery after the tour. We’ll help you arrange a cab to get home. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington Street. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com 2 PM - Free Talk with Author Eileen Myles A category-defying writer, Myles has been called “one of the savviest and most restless intellects in contemporary literature.” Hear her speak in the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 2 PM - Young Playwrights Filmmaker and teacher Jay Craven worked with island students developing original ten-minute plays that emphasize original stories and characters facing and dealing with challenges, obstacles, and conflicts. See the plays performed by professional actors in a staged reading in White Heron Theater Company, 5 N Water St. 2 to 2:30 PM - Book Signing with Jane Alexander Author of ‘Wild Things, Wild Places’. Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 508228-1080 MitchellsBookCorner.com 2:45 to 4:45 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. Tickets:. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 3 PM - Free Talk with Author Min Jin Lee Following the 2007 multi-award winning Free Food for Millionaires, Lee’s 2nd book, Pachinko, also met with acclaim and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Methodist Church, 2 Centre Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 3 PM - Free Talk with Woody Tasch Tasch delivers an emphatic message in his book Soil: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital. “ Hear him talk with filmmaker John Stanton in the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 3 to 3:30 PM - Book Signing with Typewriter Rodeo At Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 508-228-1080 MitchellsBookCorner.com 3 to 4:30 PM - Matt Jennings HOMEGROWN demonstration Join Nantucket Book Festival in welcoming Chef Matt Jennings for a special event at Nantucket Culinary, 22 Federal Street. Tickets at NantucketCulinary.com or 508228-2665 3 to 5 PM - Buck-a-Shuck Oysters & Littlenecks for just $1 each. Sandbar at Jetties, 4 Bathing Beach Rd. 3 to 7 PM - Cliff Westfall Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 4 PM - Typewriter Rodeo Four poets, Sean Petrie, David Moses Fruchter, Jodie Egerton, and Karie Anne Holt, will create a poem on a vintage typewriter for a visitor who asks for a specific and/or personal piece, while the visitor waits. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. A Nantucket Book Festival Event 4 PM - Young Playwrights - High Schoolers Filmmaker and teacher Jay Craven worked with island students developing original ten-minute plays that emphasize original stories and characters facing and dealing with challenges, obstacles, and conflicts. See the plays performed by professional actors in a staged reading in White Heron Theater Company, 5 N Water St. continued on page 15


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4 to 4:30 PM - Book Signing with Min Jin Lee Author of Pachinko Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 508-228-1080 MitchellsBookCorner.com 5 PM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on a 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $20, $15 for 65+ and teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 508-332-0953 5:30 to 7 PM - Cocktail Cruise and Raw Bar aboard the Shearwater Enjoy beer, wine, signature cocktails, & a raw bar while you take in the gorgeous sights in Nantucket Harbor. Tickets: 508-228-7037 or shearwaterexcursions.com 6 PM - “It’s Only a Play” by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket “At the heart of the humor is the sublime narcissism of the professional players and their honest conviction that nothing matters except the theater... You really must laugh at McNally’s unquenchable wit... deeply felt and honestly moving.” - Variety. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or TheatreNantucket.org 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sunset from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset. Please call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring a beverage & snack and enjoy the sunset over the water. Time varies with sunset; call for time & tickets: 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 7:15 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 7:30 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past During our haunted history walk, hear Nantucket’s fascinating history & ghostly tales of it’s past. Visit houses with stories to tell and see mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. $20, 65+& Teens $15.. 508-257-4586 8:45 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 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 15 mins early. 508-332-0953 9 PM - Ghostly Tales of Main Street A 60-min tour that takes you back in time to experience historic Main Street. Hear about the mysterious haunting of the ghostly inhabitants, whose spirits have made Main Street their home. This walk is perfect nightcap for a cool Nantucket evening, and is different from “Raven’s Night Walk.” 508-257-4586 10 PM to 1 AM - DJ Mikey at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St. 508-228-2595 TheRoseandCrown.com

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NANTUCKET ARTISTS ASSOCIATION PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL

Member artists paint outdoors around Nantucket for special exhibition & awards. 7 AM to 1 PM - Benedict Sunday Savor one of several special versions of Eggs Benedict every Sunday morning at The Downyflake, new specials each week. 18 Sparks Ave. 8 AM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot, see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See historic landmarks from the whaling history days. 1-hour trip; coffee included. Kids younger than 2 ride free. Call for Reservations. Town Pier, 34 Washington St.. $50. 508-228-7037 Shearwaterexcursions.com 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote Coskata-

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Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at Wauwinet Gate House or 33 Washington St., . 508-228-6799 TheTrustees.org/ccwr Also at 1 PM 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM to 12 PM - Father’s Day Brunch & Book Signing with Chef Matt Jennings Chef Jennings will cook & share insights directly from his cookbook, Homegrown, and his restaurant Townsman. In Nantucket Culinary, 22 Federal Street. Tickets at 508-228-2665 or NantucketCulinary.com

10 AM to 2 PM - Sunday Brunch

Savor a new twist on breakfast dishes & savory fare at Proprietors, 9 India Street. Reservations: 508-228-7477 10:30 AM - NHA’s Downtown Walking Tour Hear about Nantucket past & present, and the historic events that made the island what it is today. 1-hr tour with 5 stops ending at NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Tickets at Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. 508-228-1894 nha.org 10:30 AM - Town View Bike Tour Tour of Nantucket Town’s hidden gems, beautiful sights, & historical locations. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington St. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com 11 to 11:30 AM - Book Signing with Jessica Bruder Author of Nomadland at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 508-228-1080 12 PM - Nantucket Book Festival Cisco Brewers Send-Off Gather at Cisco Brewers on our final day of the Book Festival for great food, music, & conversation for readers and writers. Shuttle available from the Visitors Services on Federal Street. Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com A Nantucket Book Festival Event 12 to 12:30 PM - Book Signing with Nathaniel Philbrick Featuring his newest book, Second Wind. Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 508-228-1080 MitchellsBookCorner.com 1 to 2 PM - Cisco Brewers - Public Tour See the operations of this winery, brewery, and distillery. Price includes a tasting glass + samples of 2 wines, 2 beers, and 2 spirits. Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. $20, Sign up 45 mins before start time. Again at 3pm 1 to 2 PM - Elin Hilderbrand Pre-Release Book Signing Meet Elin, get a copy of The Perfect Couple signed, and pick it up at Mitchell’s Book Corner on its release day of Tuesday, June 19. Or Mitchells will ship to anywhere in the USA. Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 1:30 PM - NHA’s Historic House & Garden Walking Tour Visit 3 historic homes & gardens, exploring 2 centuries of life & architecture on Nantucket. The 1-hr tour offers a glimpse into lives of people who lived on the island. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets: 508-228-1894 NHA.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 2 PM - To The Brewery! Bike Tour Cycle out to Cisco Brewery & tour the property. Stay & hang out at the brewery after the tour. We’ll help you arrange a cab to get home. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington Street. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com 3 PM - “It’s Only a Play” by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket “At the heart of the humor is the sublime narcissism of the professional players and their honest conviction that nothing matters except the theater... You really must laugh at McNally’s unquenchable wit... deeply felt and honestly moving.” - Variety. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or TheatreNantucket.org continued on page 16

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Events & Entertainment Events updated online daily at Nantucket.net from page 15 3 to 5 PM - Buck-a-Shuck Oysters & Littlenecks for just $1 each. Sandbar at Jetties, 4 Bathing Beach Rd. 3 to 7 PM - Cliff Westfall Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 5 PM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on a 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $20. $15 for 65+ and teens. $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fences, 10 min early. 508-332-0953 5:30 to 7 PM - Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater Enjoy beer, wine, & signature cocktails while you take in the gorgeous sights in Nantucket Harbor. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 6 to 8 PM - Plein Air Festival Ending Reception See who wins the Chase Award while you see the plein air art and enjoy the reception in the Artists Association Gallery, 19 Washington Street. 6:45 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sunset from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset. Please call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring a beverage & snack and enjoy the sunset over the water. Time varies with sunset. Call for time & tickets. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past During our haunted history walk, hear Nantucket’s fascinating history & ghostly tales of it’s past. Visit houses with stories to tell and see mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. $20, 65+& Teens $15.. 508-257-4586 8:45 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 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 15 mins early. 508-332-0953 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595 TheRoseandCrown.com

MONDAY, JUNE 18 8 AM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike in Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands with pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet with a small walkway. This hike is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See historic landmarks from the whaling history days. 1-hour trip; coffee included. Kids younger than 2 ride free. Call for Reservations. Town Pier, 34 Washington St.. $50. 508-228-7037 Shearwaterexcursions.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. Ends at White Elephant. $20. Cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre sts 10 min early 508-332-0953 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote CoskataCoatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at Wauwinet Gate House or 33 Washington St., . 508-228-6799 TheTrustees.org/ccwr Also at 1 PM 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at MMA Aquarium Join Aquarium staff as they feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens. For all ages. Pre-Registration Required. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 9 AM to 1 PM - Nantucket Basket Bracelet - with Martha Polachi No piece of jewelry better represents Nantucket than the Nantucket Basket Bracelet. Students hand-weave a bracelet in traditional Nantucket Light-style basket with reed & cane and complete with choice of end caps. Register at nha.org. 9:30 to 10 AM - Carnivorous Critters at Maria Mitchell Assn. Before the MMA Natural History Museum opens to the public, have a unique experience of seeing the museum animals eat: turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, & more. PreRegistration Required. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 10 AM - Nantucket Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions See Gray Seals in their natural habitat, experience the beauty of Great Point from the water. Great for all ages; perfect photo ops! 2-hour trip. Tickets at. 508-2287037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets &

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sunset time. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10:30 AM - NHA’s Downtown Walking Tour Hear about Nantucket past & present, and the historic events that made the island what it is today. 1-hr tour with 5 stops ending at NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Tickets at Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. 508-228-1894 nha.org 10:30 AM - Town View Bike Tour Tour of Nantucket Town’s hidden gems, beautiful sights, & historical locations. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington St. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com 10:30 AM - Raven’s Walk: The History of Nantucket Join us as we bring to life Nantucket’s fascinating past. Hear all about the founding settlers, Mary Coffin Starbuck and the impact of Quakerism, whaling as a global economy, the effect of 3 wars, and the tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. Adults: $20, Seniors and Teens:$15, Children:$10.. 508-257-4586 10:30 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 for 65+ and teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 508-332-0953 1 PM - Nantucket Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions See Gray Seals in their natural habitat, experience the beauty of Great Point from the water. Great for all ages; perfect photo ops! 2-hour trip. Tickets at. 508-2287037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 1:30 PM - NHA’s Historic House & Garden Walking Tour Visit 3 historic homes & gardens, exploring 2 centuries of life & architecture on Nantucket. The 1-hr tour offers a glimpse into lives of people who lived on the island. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets: 508-228-1894 NHA.org 2 PM - To The Brewery! Bike Tour Cycle out to Cisco Brewery & tour the property. Stay & hang out at the brewery after the tour. We’ll help you arrange a cab to get home. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington Street. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com 2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor also has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 2 to 4 PM - Beach Discovery Field Trip Learn how to identify the crabs, shells, sponges, and seaweeds commonly found along the beach & about the lives of these animals as we walk along one of Nantucket’s beaches. Pre-Registration Required. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 3 PM - Cisco Brewers - Public Tour See the operations of this winery, brewery, and distillery. Price includes a tasting glass + samples of 2 wines, 2 beers, and 2 spirits. Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. $20, Sign up 45 mins before start time. 3 to 5 PM - Buck-a-Shuck Oysters & Littlenecks for just $1 each. Sandbar at Jetties, 4 Bathing Beach Rd. 3 to 7 PM - Woody Pines Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 5:30 to 7 PM - Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater Enjoy beer, wine, & signature cocktails while you take in the gorgeous sights in Nantucket Harbor. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 5:30 to 7 PM - Free Class: Dr. Kathryn Brownell, How Watergate Shaped A Nation This 2 part class will look at the historical debate surrounding Watergate and examine the ways this tumultuous event made a lasting changes in American political culture. Pre-Registration Required. 508-228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sunset from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset. Please call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring a beverage & snack and enjoy the sunset over the water. Time varies with sunset. Call for time & tickets. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past During our haunted history walk, hear Nantucket’s fascinating history & ghostly tales of it’s past. Visit houses with stories to tell and see mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. $20, 65+& Teens $15.. 508-257-4586 8:45 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 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 15 mins early. 508-332-0953 9 to 10:30 PM - Open Night at Loines Observatory Join Maria Mitchell Assn professional astronomers for a tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, & more. Loines Observatory, 59 Milk Street. $10 (MMA members free). 508-228-9273

TUESDAY, JUNE 19 7 to 9:30 AM - Early-Bird Bird Field Expedition Join MMA’s Field Ornithologist on a birding experience around the island. Transport provided. Pre-Registration Required. $20. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org continued on page 17


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8 AM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This 2.5 mi hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands that are now dominated by pitch pines and with meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See historic landmarks from the whaling history days. 1-hour trip; coffee included. Kids younger than 2 ride free. Call for Reservations. Town Pier, 34 Washington St.. $50. 508-228-7037 Shearwaterexcursions.com 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2 mi, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary. See historic mansions of Nantucket. $15 cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 mins early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote CoskataCoatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at Wauwinet Gate House or 33 Washington St., . 508-228-6799 TheTrustees.org/ccwr Also at 1 PM 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at MMA Aquarium Join Aquarium staff as they feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens. For all ages. Pre-Registration Required. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 9 AM to 12 PM - Brant Point Needlework Ornament with Ana Ericksen Create a quaint Nantucket scene by stitching Nantucket’s icon, Brant Point, with thread, beads, & stitches. Pre-registration required: nha.org. 9 AM to 12 PM - Printed Pattern: For Paper & Textiles Students will explore the block printing process from design to print. No drawing or design experience necessary. Pre-registration required: nha.org. 9 AM to 1 PM - Hand Woven Shaker Style Basket with Taylor Cullen Hand weave a traditional shaker style basket with reed for weaving and finish your basket with a hand carved hardwood handle. Pre-registration required: nha.org. 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning for Ages 2-7 Engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities. Tickets when library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 508-228-1110 10 AM - Nantucket Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions See Gray Seals in their natural habitat, experience the beauty of Great Point from the water. Great for all ages; perfect photo ops! 2-hour trip. Tickets at. 508-2287037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10:30 AM - NHA’s Downtown Walking Tour Hear about Nantucket past & present, and the historic events that made the island what it is today. 1-hr tour with 5 stops ending at NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Tickets at Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. 508-228-1894 nha.org 10:30 AM - Town View Bike Tour Tour of Nantucket Town’s hidden gems, beautiful sights, & historical locations. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington St. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com 10:30 AM - Amazing Women of Nantucket Walking Tour A sea captain could be away for as long as 5 years! Some women went along on whaling voyages; others got involved in astronomy, Temperance, Women’s Suffrage, & the Abolitionist Movement. Hear their incredible stories. Meet by The Jared Coffin House. $20. Seniors & Teens: $15. Kids $10. Cash Only. 508-257-4586 10:45 AM - Glorious ‘Sconset A 2/3 mi, 90 min historic walk in the beautiful village of ‘Sconset. $20, $15 for 65+ & teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Catch 10:15 bus at the Greenhouse Depot for the 20 minute ride to ‘Sconset. 508-332-0953 1 PM - Nantucket Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions See Gray Seals in their natural habitat, experience the beauty of Great Point from the water. Great for all ages; perfect photo ops! 2-hour trip. Tickets at. 508-2287037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 1:30 PM - NHA’s Historic House & Garden Walking Tour Visit 3 historic homes & gardens, exploring 2 centuries of life & architecture on Nantucket. The 1-hr tour offers a glimpse into lives of people who lived on the island. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets: 508-228-1894 NHA.org 2 PM - To The Brewery! Bike Tour Cycle out to Cisco Brewery & tour the property. Stay & hang out at the brewery after the tour. We’ll help you arrange a cab to get home. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington Street. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com 2 PM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:30 to 3 PM - Meet the Animals The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. Pre-Registration Required. 508-228-9198 info@mariamitchell.org MariaMitchell.org 2:30 to 3:30 PM - Build Your Own Insect Collection for Ages 8+ Learn about insects, bugs, & creepy-crawlies! Scientist Brandon Quinby teaches

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how to create collections at home & gives hands-on experience. Guardian must accompany kids. Pre-registration required: 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 2:30 to 4 PM - Family Snorkeling with Maria Mitchell Assn. MMA guides teach proper snorkeling techniques & animal handling skills. They will point out and share knowledge about animals you find on your adventure. All equipment is included. Register at 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 3 PM - Cisco Brewers - Public Tour See the operations of this winery, brewery, and distillery. Price includes a tasting glass + sample 2 wines, 2 beers, and 2 spirits. Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. $20, Sign up 45 mins before start time. 3 to 7 PM - Woody Pines Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 5 PM - Twilight Walk to the Graveyard Walk back in time to the final resting places of interesting people who left a footprint on Nantucket. Each gravestone has a story to tell, & your guide will tell them. Visit gravestones in 2 cemeteries: The Old North Burial Ground & the New North Cemetery. $20. Teens & 65+: $15, Children: $10. 508-257-4586 5:30 to 7 PM - Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater Enjoy beer, wine, & signature cocktails while you take in the gorgeous sights in Nantucket Harbor. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 5:30 PM - Free Preservation Month Talk: “Heritage Preservation in Guyana” Join Nantucket Preservation Trust for a talk by Nirvana Persaud, Chief Executive Officer for the National Trust of Guyana in Sherburne Hall, upstairs at 11 Centre St. 6 to 7 PM - “Nantucket: A Front Row Seat for Climate Change Impacts” Richard Delaney, President of the Center for Coastal Studies, will share his experience with and continuing importance of the Paris Climate Agreement on the international level as well as actions that are already underway at the local level on Cape Cod and Nantucket. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sunset from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset. Please call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring a beverage & snack and enjoy the sunset over the water. Time varies with sunset. Call for time & tickets. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 7 to 9 PM - Free Tea & Tarot Led by Danica Connors, who has been reading tarot for over 30 years, this gathering is an opportunity for beginners to learn and advanced readers to share their skills and receive readings. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 7:30 PM - Berklee Performing The Man Who Laughs The Nantucket Film Festival and the Dreamland welcome back the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a live performance of their new original score to The Man Who Laughs. Dreamland, 17 S. Water St. 508-228-1784 NantucketDreamland.org 8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past During our haunted history walk, hear Nantucket’s fascinating history & ghostly tales of it’s past. Visit houses with stories to tell and see mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. $20, 65+& Teens $15.. 508-257-4586 8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Cemetery Route 1-1/3 mi, 90 min eerie stroll featuring Old North Burial Ground, Oldest House, & 2 haunted hotels. Led by original guide. $20. $15 Teens &65+. Kids 7-12 $5. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 mins early. 508-332-0953 10 PM to 1 AM - Crown Tuesday DJ Party Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

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Screenings, talks, & events at various locations. NantucketFilmFestival.org 8 to 10:30 AM - Bird Walk Meet at 7:45am at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, 110 Eel Point Rd. $10. 8 to 11 AM - Smith’s Point Hike Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see nesting piping plovers, least terns and American oystercatchers and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See historic landmarks from the whaling history days. 1-hour trip; coffee included. Kids younger than 2 ride free. Call for Reservations. Town Pier, 34 Washington St.. $50. 508-228-7037 Shearwaterexcursions.com 8:30 AM - Hidden Parks of Nantucket Town A 2 mile, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary through beautiful hidden parks of Nantucket Town. $15, cash only. No reservations necessary. Arrive 10 mins early at Centre & Main in front of bank steps. 508-332-0953 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote CoskataCoatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at Wauwinet Gate House or 33 Washington St., . 508-228-6799 TheTrustees.org/ccwr Also at 1 PM 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at MMA Aquarium Join Aquarium staff as they feed their hungry creatures before the Aquarium opens. Fun for all ages. Pre-Registration Required. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org continued on page 41


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funny production of It’s Only a Play, the affectionately snarky, fast-paced farce about life in the theatre. Written by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, who confesses that he’s never forgotten a review of his first play in which the critic wished “the parents of the playwright had smothered him in his cradle,” this play spares no one. There’s James Wicker, the egotistical and sarcastic yet engaging tv star and best friend of the sincere and everhopeful playwright, Peter Austin. Julia Budder, the naive but well-meaning dilettante bankrolling the play and hosting the after-party, is constantly mangling famous quotes. They’re joined by Victoria Noyes, a coke-fueled film actress trying to regain her stardom while on parole; Ira Drew, the arrogant theatre critic who secretly wants to be a playwright; and Frank Finger, the wildly successful neurotic director with a touch of kleptomania who desperately longs for a flop. The play mercilessly pokes fun at the narcissism of actors and the conviction of all involved that only Theatre matters, to the point where they mute tragic and dramatic news stories till the allimportant reviews of their show come on tv. While you don’t have to be a frequent theatergoer to enjoy this comedy, it will be funnier, and its references more pointed, if you have some knowledge of Broadway. Viciously funny though it is, the play is not all jabs and insults, the innocent optimism of Gus is heartwarming, Scott Corry is fun to watch as the delightfully sleazy critic, and Booth as

Austin and Sarah Fraunfelder as Budder both deliver sincere expressions of love for theatre and its role in life. Acts one and two take place on the same set: Budder’s bedroom, where the ensemble anxiously waits for reviews after opening night of Austin’s newest play. The set is arranged to give each cast member a Grand Entrance, and designed to perfectly imply the off-stage action. Locals will appreciate strategically placed details like Hostetler sculptures and a portrait by John Devaney. Staging and pace are superb, and TWN Artistic Director Justin Cerne and Director Jedadiah Schultz have perfectly cast the roles, assembling actors who have great stage presence, good comedic timing, and the chemistry to pull off this “comedy with serious overtones,” as Austin describes his play in It’s Only a Play. While every part is well-acted, Rian Jairell as James Wicker, Tim Booth as Peter Austin, and Kamal Sehrawy as Frank Finger give stand-out performances—expressive, energetic (in the case of Sehrawy, manic), slightly wacky, and convincing in their roles. They draw in the audience until by the end of the play, the audience willingly plays a role in it. This play about a play within a play makes for a fiercely funny evening of lively entertainment. Theatre Workshop of Nantucket’s production of It’s Only a Play is performed in Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street, at 6pm on June 14-16, 26-28, 30, & July 5-7 with Sunday matinees at 3pm on June 17 and July 1. Tickets are available at theatrenantucket.org and the TWN Box Office: 508-228-4305.

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her home. When she discovers that she has become pregnant and that her lover is married, she chooses to go in a different direction than expected. This decision unfolds for several generations in this story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty and is based in the universities and pachinko parlors of Japan. Who doesn’t love some family drama, especially when it is not your own? This book will be best enjoyed with a taste of artisanal Japanese Sake, a wine made from fermenting rice instead of grapes. Shunnoten Tokubetsu Junmai “Fishermen Cup” is described as ricey, semi-dry, smooth and drinkable. There is some texture and body to the wine, giving it a nice chewy mouthfeel, yet extremely smooth on the palate. Hints of anise and minerality on the finish will make you feel as if you are by the ocean no matter where you are sipping this sake. It is also quite the “catch” as a single serve offering in the decorative glass jar for easy sipping on the sidewalk and reusable in your kitchen cabinet or as a decorative piece in your household décor.

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Learn a bit about the truth of Irish history and preconceived notions in this fictional account of a gay man’s life from beginning to end in post-war Ireland. THE HEART’S INVISIBLE FURIES by John Boyne is a riveting story of Cyril, born out of wedlock to a teenage girl banished from her rural village and adopted by a wealthy, yet eccentric, family in Dublin. The continued tragedies that ensue in this one man’s life are traversed with the sweetness of compassion, love, and, ultimately, truth to oneself and those he cares about most. You will laugh, cry and feel many other emotions in between with the story of Cyril’s life and how it came full circle for him in the end. While the book takes you to many neighborhood pubs of Dublin and beyond, this story needs a much stronger dram as you read the ups and downs of Cyril’s life. West Cork Distillery Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey is the perfect pairing as this book begins in West Cork as well! Founded by three life-long friends of the region, the distillery at West Cork is the most southerly located continued on page 21

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distillery on the Atlantic Archipelago, which provides a unique meso-thermal microclimate for which the area is famous and also ideal for the maturation of Irish whiskey. This particular bottling contains 75% grain Irish whiskey and 25% malt Irish whiskey. It is patiently matured in first fill bourbon basks, delivering a smooth, subtle taste of malt, slight oak, a lingering citrus sweetness and a spicy finish of nutmeg and black pepper.

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Chef Matt Jennings is no stranger to the kitchens of Nantucket. His first taste of working in the industry began as a prep cook and dishwasher here one fateful summer more than twenty years ago. After graduating from New England Culinary Institute and continuing to hone his craft on Nantucket, this is where he began to focus on incorporating local, seasonally driven foods into all aspects of his menu. Taking a break from the grueling work of being a chef, Matt turned his focused on expanding his knowledge about local farmers and artisan producers who made the food he was working with. This led him to the next phase of his career, working with the production of and selling cheese in California. Back in the restaurant game in Boston, he has recently penned his first cookbook, HOMEGROWN: COOKING FROM MY NEW ENGLAND ROOTS, filled with recipes that include a modern spin on New England classics and unexpected uses of traditional northern ingredients. Switching it up a bit, this book deserves a cheese pairing that similarly pays homage to Chef Jennings and his quest to eat and serve real food from the land. Great Hill Dairy Blue Cheese hails from the shores of Buzzard’s Bay in Marion, MA, 50 miles south of Boston. This dairy is known for the one cheese, and one cheese beauty only, that they make from the non-homogenized raw milk of their herd of Guernsey cows—the first in the country to so. This blue cheese is internally ripened, making it slightly more dense and less pungent, crumbly, or salty as some blues can be. Perfect on a sea salt cracker or delicious grass fed filet, this smoothness of this cheese will melt on your palate and the taste will linger long after you have finished your bite. Be sure to keep it local and look for these books at Mitchell’s Book Corner on Main or Bookworks on Centre Street. Perhaps you will make your own local pairings, like a splendid summer salad from Bartlett’s Farm fresh produce. No matter what you are sipping (or savoring) while on the beaches of Nantucket, remember to keep it clean and continue to strive to live a sustainable life for future generations.

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Beautiful Invader from page 9

because of this capacity to stabilize sand dunes. Like many plants brought in for erosion control (Japanese knotweed, for example), Scotch Broom is now one of the worst invasives on the west coast of the United States, where it thrives in the Pacific northwest and has been recognized as a pest weed in the interior valleys along the west coast of the U.S. since the 1920s. It has become an invasive species throughout the Pacific Northwest, where it competes with native plants and forms dense stands that are difficult to manage and remove. In Oregon alone, Scotch broom costs Oregonians an estimated $40 million per year in control efforts. Several characteristics contribute to Scotch Broom’s success as an invasive plant: (1) although it loses its leaves in winter, the photosynthetic tissue in its stems allows it to grow throughout the year; (2) its roots host nitrogenfixing bacteria, which helps the plant to establish in nutrient-poor soils; and (3) it produces abundant seeds that remain viable in the soil for many years. In addition, Scotch broom is slightly toxic and unpalatable to grazers and browsers, so our deer won’t eat it. Scotch Broom was planted on Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard in the late 1800s for a combination of its appearance and its dune stabilizing capabilities. It was planted near Provincetown, MA in 1875 for much the same reasons. An 1895 record from Woods Hole, Massachusetts noted that it had “firmly established” in a field behind a local workshop. While Scotch Broom has been on Nantucket for about two centuries, it had previously never been seen as a problem because it would die back in the winters. With warming winters of the past several decades, the Scotch Broom has not only survived and thrived, but it has been able to reproduce and spread. Take a drive down Barrett Farm Road (off of Madaket Road) and you will see plenty of examples of expanding Scotch Broom populations. Once planted and under cultivation, many individuals now line the road and are expanding into the open space around. In 2005, the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group (MIPAG) evalcontinued on page 23

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uated Scotch Broom for its invasive potential. At the time, it did not make the list because “Current evidence does not show that it is spreading rapidly from cultivation and out competing native species in Massachusetts.” Now, some 13 years later, members of the conservation community on-island, namely the Invasive Plant Species Committee (IPSC) of the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative, have been working to document the occurrences of this noxious plant where it occurs outside of cultivation. The data may show that Scotch Broom is indeed spreading and that this species has the potential to be invasive here as well. Looking to the problems on the west coast, members of the IPSC hope that we can stop this problem species before it gets to the level of costing the state upwards of $40 million. What can you do to help? (1) Please don’t plant Scotch Broom. Consider many other yellow-blooming species such as forsythia; (2) If you already have Scotch Broom on your property, dig it up; (3) Cut it back to the ground each year before it sets seed; (4) Keep an eye out for seedlings each spring and pull them up, roots and all, while they are small; (5) Let us know! Find a Scotch Broom out in the wild? Email IPSC co-Chair, Dr. Sarah Bois, to document it (stbois@llnf.org). Every bit of data helps!

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Featured Restaurant: Surfside Beach Shack + Taco Truck Come for the Beach, Stay for the Food by C. Oscar Olson The restaurant business can be a thankless inample parking lot, and the sky-blue truck blends stitution no matter where you set foot, but this nicely with the endless horizon. Pristine dunes give seems especially true on Nantucket. In my short way to, in my opinion, the best beach Nantucket has time on this island, I’ve witnessed what seems like to offer. In between the two, on a strip of lawn, sit 6 every spot on The Rock opt for new management, freshly painted picnic tables, so take a seat and exswitch out chefs, change hands, or up and move alhale if you’re not heading down the path to your together. Sometimes the menu stays the same, towel. sometimes the names change. It’s simply the nature We started with a couple salads from the Shack. of the beast on Nantucket. Very few folks, though, Throw away that packaged dressing because these have soldiered on through the fog and rough seas, greens come with the good stuff. The Mango Lime fighting to constantly improve the service, menu, Quinoa pairs warm grilled asparagus and zucchini and model of their eateries. Long-time resident with quinoa, mango, and sunflower seeds over a bed Marshall Thompson has been in island restaurants of arugula. The housemade cilantro lime vinaigrette for over 40 years, and his current claim to fame and is zesty and mouth-watering and I don’t think there labor of love is the Surfside Beach Shack. was a drop left over. Crispy, thin-sliced cabbage in In 2012, Marshall struck gold and had the opporthe Crunchy Vietnamese Salad made it hard to tunity to operate the Beach Shack. Located at the pick a favorite. It married bell pepper, carrot, and red Crunchy Vietnamese Salad & very end of Surfside Road on the middle of the south onions with cilantro and basil, and a sprinkling of Mango Lime Quinoa shore, the humble burger joint had been serving sesame seeds for some nuttiness. The sesame ginger hungry Nantucketers and tourists for generations. He was made to promise dressing set the whole thing off. Both were perfectly refreshing and big to keep the soul of The Shack alive — a promise he keeps to this day; even enough to share. the burger patties haven’t changed. If you do choose to make an unplanned trip to the beach after lunch, the That same year, he made the decision to let go of his own downtown es- Shack has you covered. The Beach Shop has everything you need for your tablishment, Even Keel, and focus his time and energy on The Jetties and the day on the shore. You can buy boogie boards, toys for the kids, sunscreen newly acquired Beach Shack. Last year, after moving on from The Jetties, and more, plus they even offer beach chair and umbrella rentals if you decide Marshall was faced with opportunity. “It gave me a chance to look at the to make a day of it. Beach Shack with new eyes,” he said. After the salads, we took a walk over to the truck for a few more snacks. His vision included a food truck, specifically a taco truck, serving the It’s not every day you see Yucca Fries on the menu, so we went with those. fresh, exciting summer- Cut thick like steak fries, yucca is like a big brother to the potato: firmer, time flavors of Mexican heartier, and a lot more flavorful. They were seasoned with a cilantro-lime style street food. The crema, much like the topping on their street corn. Zesty, creamy, and delitruck, ironically a former cious. dive search and rescue veIf you run out of the flaky, finger-licking homemade chips that come with hicle, was found in New the Chips and Guac York. Along with his just grab a fork, because daughter, Marlee, and a lit- this is the best guatle help from his friends, camole we’ve ever he made his dream a real- tasted. ity. The “soft opening” It wasn’t easy narwas June 8, and we were rowing down the other thrilled to be a part of it. options from the truck, The scenery is the first especially the tacos. But thing you’ll notice. The we had to choose, so we shack is nestled in before went with the Wild the sand at the end of the Shrimp Taco and the Yucca Fries

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Seared Summer Squash Taco (cover photo). The shrimp was terrifically tender, simply beautiful to look at, the colors being as vibrant as the flavors. Each component shined through in every bite; the zip of the mango jalapeño salsa and the cooling cilantro lime crema were the perfect pair. We like to try vegetarian options, and the squash did not disappoint. Sweet, smoky, tangy, and surprisingly meaty. I might be wrong, but if being wrong tastes this good I don’t want to be right: the lobster in the Lobster Quesadilla is going to be hard to beat this summer. The bright red meat matches the bright, explosive flavors in this food truck favorite. More of that mango jalapeño salsa Lobster Quesadilla and cilantro lime crema get the flavors going, but the jack, cheddar, and goat cheese blend brings it home. Too much sun? Sip on one of the Shack’s iced tea and fresh-squeezed Libations. The Lemonade sweetened with organic cane sugar is classic sweet and tart, the Blueberry Mint Lemonade is so refreshing, but the Watermelon Limeade was our favorite. Now if only they’d sell it by the gallon. We walked back to the Shack to have another look and decided we couldn’t miss the Shack Burger (cover photo), truly a promise kept. A healthy sized all-beef patty grilled to gloriously juicy perfection, but from there the choice is yours. Bacon, avocado, onion, lettuce, tomato… The list goes on. A build-yourown burger by the beach is a Lemonade hard thing to beat. The Krabby Patty (cover photo) sounded too good to miss, so we ordered one of those, too. Crab, shrimp and scallops packed into a patty with barely a breadcrumb in sight. It comes standard with lettuce, tomato, and an awesome red pepper-dill aioli, but feel free to doctor it up any way you want, just like the burger. You might think after all that we’d be ready to roll home, but everything is so fresh, light, and bright that we had plenty of room for Ice Cream. Island-made ice cream fresh from Island Kitchen, that is. We tried a scoop of the Mint Chip, C is for Cookie, and the Vegan Coconut. The Mint was creamy and cool with big chunks of dark chocolate—none of those artificial brown

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shavings here. The vanilla in the C is for Cookie was as blue as favorite everyone’s cookie fiend and was loaded with cookie components like cookie dough, oreos, and M&Ms. The Vegan Coconut was subtle and sweet, icy and delicate yet so luscious. We also went for a locally made Surfside Cookie, baked fresh by Tina at Nantucket Ice Cream Bound Cookies. Chewy, crumbly, and packed to the gills with peanut butter and chocolate chunks. It’s big enough to share, but we won’t tell if you don’t. The plan for this season is more hard work and catering to those who come to Surfside Beach. Keep an eye out for online ordering and menu expansions in the weeks to come, including ceviche, poke bowls, and more. Place your order from the sand or anywhere, and never miss a second of the sun. Don’t be surprised if you see the truck on the move in the summer seasons to come, but for now it’s dropping anchor at Surfside.

Marshall might just have one of the most well-seasoned backgrounds in the Nantucket restaurant industry. His goal since his start at The Sandpiper in 1974, to his 26 seasons at The Club Car, opening Even Keel, stewarding The Jetties, to today at Surfside has been to provide good food at fair prices, and we love him for that. His passion for his work, the island, and its people is unmistakable. The food at Surfside is so good it might just make the beach an afterthought. See you at the Shack!

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Upstairs at 2 Union Street 508­901­9399 | AckGrayLady.com

vorites Alice Hoffman, Elin Hilderbrand, and Diane Ackerman will be returning to the Festival as well. Other authors who will be participating represent a variety of genres and subjects including mystery, science, memoir, history, poetry, biography, economics, cooking, and conservation. A complete listing of authors can be found at nantucketbookfestival.org. To highlight the active literary community on the island, the Festival is hosting local authors who will sign and sell their books under an outdoor tent on Saturday, June 16 from 9am to 1pm in the Nantucket Atheneum garden. There will be storytimes for children Friday morning, and poetry on demand Saturday afternoon from The Typewriter Rodeo (cover photo), the group of Austin-based poets who will write free poems on any subject for patrons (and who will be presenting about their new book.) On Sunday morning, author Nathaniel Philbrick will speak at a breakfast in The Brant Point Grill, and on Sunday evening, author Robert Cocuzzo and award-winning children’s book author (and wide receiver for the New England Patriots) Malcolm Mitchell will chat in the Whaling Museum. At press time, tickets for both these events are available at nantucketbookfestival.org Sunday afternoon is reserved for a celebration of writers and readers at Cisco Brewers. Gather there at noon to enjoy music and conversation. Admission is free and there will be food and beverages for sale. 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, writing, and literacy. The organization seeks to present an annual quality program that honors national, regional, and local authors and the rich culture of the written word, ideas, and the imagination. The Nantucket Book Foundation, working together with our island educators, produces a program in the schools which includes the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program, the Nantucket Book Festival Young Writers Award, and the Visiting Authors program. These programs encourage our 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 their imaginations.


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

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

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Nantucket Bake Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Nantucket Cottage Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Nantucket Island Rent-a-Car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Nantucket Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Souza's Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Surfside Beach Shack & Surfside Taco Truck . . . . . . . . 14 TOPPER’S at the Wauwinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Triple Eight Distillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 The UPS Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Windmill Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Yummy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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

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41° 17' 30" Latitude by 70° 05' 30" Longitude ~ The winter population is approximately 11,000

Call Nantucket . . . . . . . . (phone App) All over the island 2018 PHOTO CONTEST . . . . . . . . . . . . All over the island ACK Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bartlett's Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Cisco Brewers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Crosswinds Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Easy Riders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Faregrounds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Great Point Natural History Tours . . . . . . . . 16 Island Bike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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Island Fun & Shopping Great Point Natural History Tour

508-228-6799 Natural Discovery Tours Thurs-Mon at 9am & 1pm Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Tours offered through mid-October

Join our naturalist guide on an over-sand vehicle Natural History Tour through Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Witness Nantucket’s most expansive salt marsh, learn about the geology, ecology and history of this special place. We also offer Private Tours. Tours are offered Thursday-Monday at 9 am and again at 1 pm into October. See a side of the refuge you can’t see from your car! thetrustees.org/ccwr

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

Shearwater Excursions 508-228-7037 Whale Watches, Seal Cruises, Ice Cream Cruises, Sunset Cruise, & more Call or visit us on Straight Wharf for your Island Adventure Straight Wharf, Slip #1011

Call or visit us on Straight Wharf to choose the Excursion that suits you best: Whale Watches, Seal Cruises, Up Harbor Eco Tours, Ice Cream Cruises, Cocktail Cruises (some with a Raw Bar), Whaling History Tours, Clamming Excursions, Kid’s Fishing Trips, Cocktail Cruises, and Sunset Cruises. Private chartering options available. We specialize in creating a memorable experience for all! shearwaterexcursions.com

Apparel & Accessories

Open Daily - new gifts for the season Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Gifts

508-228-3227 12 Main Street

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

Commonwealth

Open Daily from 10 am 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 items to turn your closet into cash! Commonwealthnantucket.com

Grey Salt

Men’s Supply Company

508-680-1706 Open daily at 2 Harbor Square

GREY SALT is a men’s supply company that curates today’s coveted brands and brings you the best of the best. Our Nantucket location, on Straight Wharf at the former Vineyard Vines space, has some of our favorites: Culturata, Rag & Bone, Faherty, Relwen, AG Paige, and Vince, just to name a few. Whether you are going from beach to dinner, attending a fabulous Nantucket event or just wanting to stock up on the latest looks, Grey Salt on Nantucket brings you a selection of pieces you will enjoy for years! And visit our women’s store, PERCH, right next to GREY SALT. perchvail.com

Island Cashmere

Open Daily Cashmere, accessories, shoes

508-228-7611 32 Centre Street

In addition to the most beautiful cashmere sweaters and accessories made from the finest Scottish yarns, ISLAND CASHMERE offers an extensive collection of French Sole shoes, Peace of Cloth pants, Fabrizio Gianni Jeans, “Pure Linen” shirts, and our unique “Hampton” leather bags imported directly from Italy.

Joy West Collection

Open Daily - Experience Joy! Designer Inspired Jewelry & Fashions

508-325-4400 14 S. Water Street

Joy West Collection; Nantucket’s BEST value for faux & fine jewelry and more! Joy West Collection at 14 South Water St., across from the Dreamland Theater, brings you Joy’s stunning

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collection of exclusive jewelry and fashion items at irresistible prices! Joy’s NEW “Italian Linen & Baroque Pearls” and genuine Druzy collections are the season’s stunners. The gorgeous “St. Bart’s Collection” of colorful resort wear made from 100% fine cotton with handmade embroidered details is a showstopper! Come by & see the amazing collection Joy has searched the world to bring you! www.joyjewelry.com

Murray’s Toggery Shop

Adventure / Eco-Tours

Blue Beetle

June 14-20, 2018

Mon-Sat. 10 to 5:30; Sun. 10 to 4 Classic & Updated Clothing for Men, Women, & Children

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, where recreational shopping in this multilevel store is a real experience. MURRAY’S is multi-faceted. MURRAY’S is exciting. Go in and see their creatively designed displays of the newest in-season merchandise. MURRAY’S is fashion. Their buyers comb the markets for the tasteful assortment of clothes, shoes, and accessories they carry, all of which are tempered with a traditional, upbeat, and long lasting flair. See their full-page advertisement in this paper for the extensive lines of merchandise they carry. They also feature MURRAY’S Nantucket Reds™: the name of their exclusive pants, shorts, skirts and toddler overalls made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For well over 50 years these pants have been the mark of the “in-the-know” island lovers. MURRAY’S IS Nantucket. Nantucketreds.com

Nobby Shop

Open daily year-round Sportswear for all ages

508-228-1030 17 Main Street Box 538, Nantucket, MA 02554

Serving Nantucket since 1930, THE NOBBY CLOTHES SHOP has provided name-brand activewear, footwear, foul-weather gear, outerwear, and rugged workwear at affordable prices. Major credit cards accepted. Handicapped access. Open daily and year-round. Fax number: 508228-6568. nobbyshop.com

Perch

Open daily 9AM -10 PM Contemporary Women’s Clothing

508-680-1706 2 Harbor Square

www.perchvail.com Perch is a women’s contemporary store that curates today’s coveted brands and brings you the best of the best. Our Nantucket location, on Straight Wharf at the former Vineyard Vines space, has some of our favorites: Veronica Beard, See by Chloe, Derek Lam 10 Crosby, Rag & Bone and M Missoni. Whether you are going from beach to dinner, attending a fabulous Nantucket wedding or just wanting to stock up on the latest fashions, Perch Nantucket brings you a beautifully edited selection of pieces you can enjoy for years! @perchvail.com

Peter Beaton

down the discreet little boardwalk on Federal Street

508-228-8456 16.5 Federal Street

PETER BEATON is synonymous with timeless Nantucket style. As famous for its notable clients (Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush, Ashley Judd, Martha Stewart, Liv Tyler, Tommy Hilfiger, and more) as it is for its custom fitted straw hats & handbags, classic striped sailor shirts, and signature hatboxes, Peter Beaton proudly offers “all the best for your family—from hat to toe.” Located down the discreet little boardwalk at 16.5 Federal St. peterbeaton.com

Sara Campbell

Seaside Essentials: beachwear, accessories, jewelry Season’s new styles

508-680-1626 5 South Beach St.

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

Art Reproduction, Posters, & Printing

The UPS Store

508-325-8884 Open Mon-Sat Large format Digital Printing, Family Photos, Posters, & more Locally owned and operated New location, same great service: 61 Old South Road THE UPS STORE has moved! Stop by their new location at 61 Old South Road for high quality, full color art reproductions. You’ll hardly tell the difference! The banners and posters they print for you will get your message across—stop in and see their samples! THE UPS STORE also 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. Their professional service and expert advice is unmatched. Also, they have off-street parking. THE UPS STORE: let them help you!

Artists & Galleries

Artists Association of Nantucket

Open daily Check the Calendar for openings

508-228-0294 19 Washington St.

The ARTISTS ASSOCIATION OF NANTUCKET’s J. Cecelia & Seward Johnson Gallery is the only gallery that exclusively shows the work of Nantucket artists. Over the years, it has become the primary source for art on the island. The downtown building hosts a year-round schedule of changing member exhibitions by established island artists and emerging local talent, as well as juried shows, featured artist shows, auctions, and community-oriented arts events like our annual museum-quality exhibition drawn from the AAN Permanent Collection. The two hundred artist members who exhibit here are residents of Nantucket and their work ranges


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Island Fun & Shopping from paintings to sculpture to photography to a wide variety of media. Take a look at our schedule and join us for one or several of our many wonderful art classes. nantucketarts.org

G. S. Hill Gallery

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

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

G. S. HILL’s one-man gallery is open daily and celebrating over three decades at 40 Straight Wharf. His original oil and watercolor paintings capture 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. gshill.com

Hostetler Gallery

Sculpture, Aquatints, Photography Contemporary sculptures, paintings, & works on paper

508-228-5152 42 Centre St

HOSTETLER GALLERY the sculpture, prints and paintings of David Hostetler, abstract oil paintings by Power Boothe and Xanda McCagg, Photography by Ellen Carey and aquatints by Art Werger. Hostetler bronze sculptures grace two New York City locations. Exotic and American species are used in his wood sculpture- the largest being 13 feet tall. Boothe’s textural and minimalist oils are in all the major New York City museums. Carey’s vibrant color abstracts are all unique and created in the darkroom. Werger’s mezzotints, etchings and aquatints take an old world technique to modern aesthetics; also museum collected. McCagg’s oils take color abstractions to a new level. Art ranges from intimate small formats to monumental. Selling art for 40 years on Nantucket. DavidHostetler.com, hostetlergallery.com

Ireland Galleries

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

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

Miki Lovett - Textile & Print Artist

508-332-2553 Unique Textile and Print Art and Accessories

Studio by Appointment

Miki shows regularly at the Artists Association of Nantucket. To visit her studio, please call 508-332-2553. mikilovett.com

Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

Open Year-Round Folk Art, antiques, prints, nautical art, ship models

508-325-7463 167 Orange Street

On the Gallery side of NANTUCKET CARVING & FOLK ART you’ll see the work of many local artists including originals by folk artist Jean Petty, extraordinary photographs by David Petty, Nantucket furniture by Blue Barn Door, lamps, and home decor. Through a partnership with Nantucket Stock Exchange, they also have an incredible selection of antiques, prints, nautical art, and ship models. On the other side, you’ll discover a traditional woodcarver’s shop and treasures such as carved mantles, whales, eagles, and authentic quarterboards carved by Master Woodcarver Paul McCarthy. He is responsible for many of the beautiful signs visitors see plus 100’s of quarterboards that adorn homes. Come visit Nantucket’s working woodcarving shop & art gallery where tomorrow’s antiques and collectibles are made. Shipping available. Nantucketcarvingandfolkart.com

Cape Cod 5

Open Monday-Saturday

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.

Cooks Cycle

Bike Rentals

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

June 14-20, 2018

Easy Riders

508-325-2722 65 Surfside Road

New Model Hybrid/Comfort Mountain & Road Bikes

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. They have a safe and convenient bike path location at 65 Surfside Road. easyridersbikerentals.com

Island Bike Company

508-228-4070 25 Old South Road

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

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

Nantucket Bike Shop

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

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

NANTUCKET BIKE SHOP, with two convenient locations on Steamboat Wharf and the only bike shop on Straight 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 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 more than 85 years in business, the 3rd generation is running YOUNG’S. The Youngs 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. Check out the 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.” Reservation & delivery services available. youngsbicycleshop.com

Books & Publications

Yesterday’s Island

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

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

Visit our online publication to see more articles, more photos, enter contests, and to share your impressions of Nantucket. For 48 years, YESTERDAY’S ISLAND 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 Twitter, 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

Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm & Sun 11am to 4pm See Calendar of Events for our book signings

508-228-1080 54 Main Street

MITCHELL’S BOOK CORNER prides itself on a long tradition of personalized attention to its customers for nearly 50 years. In addition to the carefully selected stock of titles in all areas, Mitchell’s Book Corner offers the most extensive selection of books available about Nantucket; from the newest Nantucket beach read to whaling and the island’s history to a selection of local authors. Make time to visit the Nantucket Room upstairs at Mitchell’s; the room dedicated to all of these gripping Nantucket reads! Ask about autographed books. Check the calendar of events for booksignings and special events. mitchellsbookcorner.com

Nantucket Bookworks

Mon-Sat 10am to 8pm & Sun 10am to 6pm Books, Cards, & Unique Gifts

508-228-4000 25 Broad Street

NANTUCKET BOOKWORKS is chock full of books for every taste and every age. Stop in and browse through their tall stacks and through their room full of children’s books. In addition to their wide range of reading materials, BOOKWORKS also has an appealing selection of funky gifts, cards, beautiful stationery, unusual pens, fun toys, decorative ornaments, and eccentric goodies that make the best gifts. BOOKWORKS is open every day — it’s the perfect shop for discovering that perfect gift and rediscovering the joy of reading. Ask about a free gift & autographed books. nantucketbookworks.com


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Island Fun & Shopping See display ad for times and routes Bus routes thru town & out of town

508-228-7025 Bus stops at Broad St. & at Washington St.

RIDE THE WAVE to/from town, mid island areas, Madaket, Sconset, Surfside and Jetties Beaches, the Airport 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 now provided year-round on select routes and thru mid-October on seasonal routes. See our schedule in this paper or visit nrtawave.com for complete information or pick up a riders guide at NRTA Office 20R South Water St, Visitor Services 25 Federal Street, Chamber of Commerce 0 Main Street, or the Greenhound Building 10 Washington Street. 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 on any Wave vehicle. nrtawave.com

Affordable Rentals

Car Rentals 508-228-3501 6 South Beach Street

Open daily Cars, jeeps, mopeds

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

Nantucket Island Rent-a-Car

Open Daily Free renter pickup at all boats, hotels, and inns

508-228-9989 at Nantucket Memorial Airport

We are Nantucket Island’s premier auto rental agency, specializing in Jeeps and sport utility vehicles, as well as sedans and minivans. ALL NEW vehicles with beach permits! Whether on the island for a day or for a month, we offer the lowest rates and best service, with free renter pick-up from all boats, hotels, and guest houses. Call ahead for our specials. All major credit cards accepted. Nantucketislandrentacar.com

Young’s Bicycle Shop

508-228-1151 6 Broad Street

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

Young’s Bicycle Shop added cars and 4x4’s to their rental fleet in the late 1970s. 4-door JEEP WRANGLERS and HONDA CIVIC SEDANS are their vehicle choices this year. Their Jeeps have manually convertible soft tops with both Town of Nantucket and Great Point beach driving stickers. The Civics are 4-door models with seat belts for 5. All YOUNG’S vehicles come equipped with windshield wipers if it rains (not likely), heaters if it’s cold (not this year), and AC if it’s too hot (it rarely gets too hot on Nantucket). Request a reservation at their website, call during open hours to check price and book a confirmed reservation or come by the shop to see what’s available today. youngsbicycleshop.com

Charters - Sailing & Boating

Endeavor

Cruises depart at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, & sunset Pleasure sailing

508-228-5585 Slip 1015, Straight Wharf

“Captain James Genthner shares his love of the Island with visitors aboard his sloop ENDEAVOR”—Ted Reinstein, CBS Good Day! Featured in Yankee Magazine’s Best of New England 2010: “A cruise aboard the Endeavor is a lesson in beauty and local history.” The ENDEAVOR sails daily at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, and at sunset. Private charters, sailing celebrations, children’s programs, and gift certificates available. Call for information and reservations. endeavorsailing.com

Children’s Apparel

Murray’s Toggery Shop

Mon-Sat. 10 to 5:30; Sun. 10 to 4 Classic & Updated Accessories for Men & Women

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, where recreational shopping in this multilevel store is a real experience. MURRAY’S is multi-faceted. MURRAY’S has an entire department devoted to children’s fashion. They also feature MURRAY’S Nantucket Reds™: the name of their exclusive pants, shorts, skirts and toddler overalls made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For well over 50 years these pants have been the mark of the “in-the-know” island lovers. MURRAY’S IS Nantucket. Nantucketreds.com

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Cigars 508-901-9399 Upstairs at 2 Union Street

Open Weekends Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties!

Buses

NRTA

June 14-20, 2018

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. 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). We offer deep quantity discounts, so call to arrange a Cigar Bar for your reception, celebration, wedding, or island event. AckGrayLady.com

Classes & Workshops

Artists Association of Nantucket

508-228-0294 24 Amelia Drive

Open daily Classes & Workshops for all ages

nantucketarts.org The ARTISTS ASSOCIATION’s Arts Program offers year-round educational programs for adults and children. Our spacious workshop on Gardner Perry Lane hosts a wide variety of classes and workshops in many media including oil painting, watercolor, pastel, life drawing, ceramics, woodcarving, 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 student and for all ages from three to ninety-three.

Concerts

Boston Pops on Nantucket 508-825-8250 at Jetties Beach on Sat, August 11 Benefit concert for Nantucket Cottage Hospital The Best Summer Event on Nantucket! Rated the Best Summer Event each year on Nantucket, the annual Pops on Nantucket concert with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra this year will feature special guest performer RAIN, A Tribute to the Beatles. Gates open at 4:30pm; please be seated by 6:30. Show opener at 6:45, and the show begins at 7:00pm. The evening concludes at 9 pm with a fantastic fireworks show. Don’t miss it! Tickets available now, while they last, at NantucketHospital.org nantuckethospital.org

Aunt Leah’s Fudge

Confections 508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

Free sample available: just ask!

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

Sweet Inspirations Artisan Chocolates

Unique Artisan Chocolates Created Fresh! Award-Winning Artisan Chocolatier since 1981

508-228-5814 Zero India Street

Be sure to visit the famous SWEET INSPIRATIONS CHOCOLATE SHOP, showcasing unique artisan chocolates freshly created on the premises. The Nantucket Chocolatier has been featured on Food Network’s “Food Finds,” and on Oprah’s Best Gifts Show, awarded “Best of Boston,” “Best of Nantucket,” and Cape Cod’s Best Chocolatier! You must experience the awardwinning Cranberry Cheesecake Truffle, world-famous Buttercrunch and Sea Salt Caramels, Coco the Whale™ truffles, the original and exclusive Cranberry Creations™ Chocolates and the new Sea Mist™ Almonds. Sweet Inspirations’ artisan creations make great gifts and are available in limited edition collectible tins, including the “Sailor’s Valentine,” “Rainbow Fleet,” “Blue Hydrangeas,” and “Nantucket Memories.” Don’t miss this Nantucket tradition since 1981 and enjoy a complimentary taste of the best—exclusively at the SWEET INSPIRATIONS CHOCOLATE SHOP, home of the Nantucket Chocolatier at ZERO INDIA STREET ~ In the heart of Nantucket. Open year-round. nantucketchocolate.com

Contests

NANTUCKET PHOTO CONTEST

Deadline is Sept. 12, 2018 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 the 2017 Contest are online at nantucket.net. The 2018 Contest has begun: DEADLINE TO ENTER IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2018. We accept copyright-free images of Nantucket present and past. Email your entries to ACKPhotoContest@gmail.com or mail us a CD or thumb


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Share the Love Wedding Photo Contest Share photos of your wedding and win cash!

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

Share photos of your wedding on Nantucket with our readers AND win a cash prize if you get first or second place! You can mail in prints of your wedding pics or you can mail us a CD with electronic images from your digital camera. If you send us digital images, please make sure they are high-resolution. By entering our contest, you give us permission to publish your photos online at www.NantucketWeddings.com and to use for promotional purposes, so do not send copyrighted photos. nantucketweddings.com

Copying, Mailboxes, Shipping

The UPS Store

Open Monday - Saturday Locally owned and operated

508-325-8884 New location, same great service: 61 Old South Road

Nantucket’s UPS STORE has moved! Stop by their new location at 61 Old South Road for a variety of products and services to make your life easier: personal mailboxes, mail forwarding, stamps & metered mail, certified mail, 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! Plus they have off-street parking. THE UPS STORE: let them help you!

Cranberry Products

Aunt Leah’s Fudge

Free sample available: just ask!

508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

Stop in AUNT LEAH’S for a free sample of her delicious homemade fudge. Choose from more than 30 flavors of “the best fudge in the world.” Try her cranberry fudge or her famous Nantucket chocolate covered cranberries. AUNT LEAH’S Nantucket chocolate-covered cranberries, both milk and dark chocolate, are not only delicious, but also are loaded with antioxidants proven to have health benefits! Both make unique wedding favors, gifts for special events, or take-home gifts. Another unique gourmet candy is her cranberry “bog frogs,” filled with roasted cashews, dried sweetened cranberries smothered with rich caramel and topped with premium milk chocolate. And you’ve got to try her mouth-watering cranberry bars: dried and sweetened cranberries with roasted almonds in both milk or dark chocolate. AUNT LEAH ships worldwide. auntleahs.com

Sweet Inspirations Artisan Chocolates

Open year-round Award-Winning Artisan since 1981

508-228-5814 Zero India Street

nantucketchocolate.com Inspired by Nantucket’s Cranberry Harvest, Sweet Inspirations Chocolatier created the original and now world-famous Cranberry Creations™ Chocolates. Plump, sweet cranberries lavishly covered in premium chocolate create an amazing gourmet taste. Sweet Inspirations’ exclusive Cranberry Creations™ Chocolates have been featured on Oprah’s Best Gifts Show and Food Network’s “Food Finds.” Cranberry Creations™ chocolates are featured in Nantucket-style gift baskets and limited edition gift tins including “Rainbow Fleet,” “Sailors Valentine,” “Blue Hydrangeas,” and “Nantucket Memories.” Elegantly gift-boxed, Cranberry Creations™ chocolates also make perfect wedding and party favors. Other unique cranberry recipes include Cranberry Caramels with sea salt, fancy cranberry & nut mixes, Cranberry Caramel Corn, and Nantucket Chocolatier’s award-winning Cranberry Cheesecake Truffle. A Nantucket tradition since 1981, this amazing shop and showcase kitchen is an experience not to be missed. Discover Sweet Inspirations~NantucketChocolate.com at ZERO INDIA STREET ~ In the heart of Nantucket. Open year-round. Come enjoy a complimentary tasting of delectable chocolate.

Albacore

Fishing Charters

Private Charters only Catch blues, bass, shark, tuna, whale watching

508-228-5074 Voted Nantucket’s Best Charter Boat Slip 1010, Straight Wharf

THE ALBACORE is a 35-foot custom Sport Fisherman with large cockpit and walk-in cabin for complete comfort. Capt. Bob DeCosta, a second-generation charter boat captain, has 50 years of experience fishing Nantucket waters. We offer a variety of private charters from 2-1/2 hour bluefish trips to full day shark and tuna fishing. Whale watches are also available. Fun for the whole family—young, old, inexperienced, or experienced. All equipment is provided, except for cold drinks and sandwiches. Two-and-a-half-hour, five-hour, and full day trips are available. You’ll be fishing within ten to twenty minutes from the dock. Call for reservations or information, or visit Slip 1010 on Straight Wharf. FISH GUARANTEED or your money back. MasterCard and Visa accepted.

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Herbert T.

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

Daily: 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm. Call for Reservations Trolling “Catch those blues and Bass!”

Make sure you don’t miss the fishing while you’re here on Nantucket! The HERBERT T sport fishing boat will take you to where the blues are biting. Captain Fred Tonkin is an experienced fisherman and will provide you with all the equipment for up to six people to fish at one time. He takes four 2-1/2-hour trips a day: 7 am, 10 am, 1 pm and 4 pm, and the fishing starts just 15 minutes from the dock. The HERBERT T is fully licensed and insured and is fully equipped electronically. While you’re on Nantucket, do as the islanders do - catch some blues! Private charters are also available. $110 per person. fishnantucket.net

Topspin Fishing Charters

508-246-6210 Daily trips, customizable to your needs at the Town Pier, across from public parking TOPSPIN FISHING specializes in Nantucket sport fishing. Captain Carl Bois has 30+ years of experience on the water. Our 32 foot Judge can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people, and we offer the flexibility to customize charters. Let’s go have a fun day on the water! TopspinFishing.com

Furniture

Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

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

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

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

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

Gifts

Open Weekends Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties!

508-901-9399 Upstairs at 2 Union Street

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

Hill’s of Nantucket

Unusual and Original Nantucket Theme Gifts

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

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

Nantucket Boat Basin Authentic Shop

Authentic Island Merchandise with Special Nantucket Designs

508-228-5470 33 Straight Wharf

Visit the NANTUCKET BOAT BASIN AUTHENTIC SHOP and celebrate Nantucket Island with our limited edition apparel and accessories. We have a variety of island merchandise. We offer the highest quality wearables, headwear, and accessories for visitors, boaters, and islanders. You’ll find us at 33 Straight Wharf. Don’t miss our SALE with up to 25% off. Open daily. nantucketboatbasinshop.com

Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

Open Year-Round Residential & Commercial Signs, Quarterboards

508-325-7463 167 Orange Street

As you walk along the cobblestone streets of Nantucket you see Paul & Jean’s handiwork at every turn, from traditional to whimsical—they are responsible for many of the beautiful signs visitors see plus 100’s of quarterboards that adorn homes. At NANTUCKET CARVING & FOLK ART, 167 Orange Street, you’ll find treasures by both Master Carver Paul McCarthy and Folk Artist Jean Petty. On the Gallery side you’ll see the work of local artists including originals by Jean Petty, extraordinary photographs by David Petty, Nantucket furniture by Blue Barn Door, lamps, and home decor. Through a partnership with Nantucket Stock Exchange, they also have an incredible selection of antiques, prints, nautical art, and ship models. On the other side, you’ll discover a traditional woodcarver’s shop with carved mantles, whales, eagles, and authentic quarterboards created by Master Woodcarver Paul McCarthy. Come visit Nantucket’s working woodcarving shop & art gallery where tomorrow’s antiques and collectibles are made. Shipping available. nantucketcarvingandfolkart.com

Signs, Banners, & Posters

Open Monday - Saturday

508-325-8884 New location, same great service: 61 Old South Road

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Peter Beaton

Hats

down the discreet little boardwalk on Federal Street All the Best for Your Family—from Hat to Toe

508-228-8456 16.5 Federal Street

peterbeaton.com PETER BEATON is synonymous with timeless Nantucket style. As famous for its notable clients and philanthropic endeavors as it is for as it is custom fitted straw hats, signature hatboxes, handbags, and authentic Nantucket sailor shirts—Peter Beaton is a hidden gem that you don’t want to miss. Located down the discreet little boardwalk at 16.5 Federal St.

Health Care

Nantucket Cottage Hospital

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

508-825-8100 57 Prospect St

Since 1911, NANTUCKET COTTAGE HOSPITAL has been caring for our island community. In addition to excellent physicians and nursing staff, the hospital has a 24-hour Emergency Department, full laboratory, physical therapy, cardiac rehab, chemotherapy, surgical services, imaging services, maternity services, and much more. Nantuckethospital.org

Home Decor

Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

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

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

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

Nantucket.net

Internet 508-228-6777

Beaches, Events, Museums, Dining, Classifieds, & More 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. And our classifieds are ever-changing. Visit Nantucket before, during, and after you visit Nantucket by going to Nantucket.net

ACK Weather

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. Stay up-to-date with tides and

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Call Nantucket

Your telephone book for Nantucket

FREE download for IOS and Android

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

Blue Beetle

Jewelry 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

G. S. Hill Gallery

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

Open daily. Home of the Nantucket Pearl Company

Each piece of exquisite Nantucket Pearl Company jewelry by Pam Freitus is specially crafted and includes designs that contain a unique blend of quality fresh water pearls, stones, leather, crystal and glass. Each authentic design can be identified by the small red coral bead. This color marking is symbolic of the Chinese culture and to the country where her business began. Each year Pam returns to Suzhou to collaborate, design and hand-select the pearls she uses. All materials (except the pearls) are American-made. It is Pam’s sincere mission to adorn women with beautiful pearls at affordable prices, available on Nantucket exclusively at NANTUCKET PEARL COMPANY. gshill.com

Jewelers’ Gallery of Nantucket

508-228-0229 21 Centre Street

Open daily Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry

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

Nantucket 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

Open daily. Gifts for everyone on your list! American made, hand-strung pearl jewelry

508-228-1353 online and at 40 Straight Wharf

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. nantucketpearls.com

R. Simantov Fine Jewelry

Open daily; appointments recommended contemporary jewelry masterpieces of lasting value

508-228-2918; 917-324-4410 14 Easy Street

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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

The Trinity Collection

508-228-7557 50 Main Street

Open Daily Vintage & Contemporary Watches and Exquisite Jewelry

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

Mortgages & Banking

Cape Cod Five

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

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

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

The Aquarium

Museums & Sites

Open Mon.-Sat. from 10 to 4 Touch tank, marine science education programs

508-228-9198 28 Washington Street

The AQUARIUM is one of several island sites dedicated to science and history operated by the Maria Mitchell Association. The island’s only public aquarium, it offers a touch tank, and many marine science education programs for all ages. Located on Nantucket Harbor at 28 Washington Street, it is open Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 4pm. The Maria Mitchell Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1902. Properties include: The Mitchell House, historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell; Hinchman House Natural Science Museum, Loines Observatory, Vestal Street Observatory, The Aquarium, and the new Science Center. Programs include: Nature Walks, Marine Ecology Trips, Discovery Classes, Lectures, Observatory Open Nights. mariamitchell.org

Maria Mitchell Association Programs offered daily

508-228-9198 Science center, museums, programs for all ages

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

Nantucket Historical Association

Your portal to Nantucket history Nantucket’s #1 rated attraction!

508-228-1894 15 Broad Street

No trip to Nantucket is complete without a trip to the NANTUCKET WHALING MUSEUM . In this top-quality exhibition venue, visitors can see a 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, a restored 1847 candle factory, exquisite collections of scrimshaw, artwork, artifacts from centuries of Nantucket life, and a fully accessible rooftop observation deck with an unmatched panoramic view and cozy seating. Discover treasures from Nantucket’s cellars and attics in the newly redesigned, artifact-rich Hadwen & Barney Oil & Candle Factory. Don’t miss the new gateway film “Nantucket”, directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns. Showcasing the island’s natural beauty and its significant role in global history, this 51-minute film is a feast for the eyes, offering a transformative experience for islanders and visitors alike. All this and more can be found at the Nantucket Whaling Museum. nha.org

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Open at 10 am New Exhibit: Courage & Calamity - 50 Ships against the Sea

508-228-1885 158 Polpis Road

The NANTUCKET SHIPWRECK & LIFESAVING MUSEUM is devoted to the history of Nantucket lifesaving, famous shipwrecks and rescues around the island, life-saving equipment, daily routine at life-saving stations, and the United States Coast Guard. Our family-friendly programs and more designed to appeal to all ages. The Museum shares the fascinating stories through permanent and changing interpretive exhibits, drawing on a collection of over 5,000 objects including period surfboats, beach carts, Fresnel lenses from Brant Point and Great Point lights, vintage photographs, short movies and more. $10 adults; $7 for seniors & college students; $5 for ages 6-17; and free for members, active duty Military, and kids under 6. 158 Polpis Road. The Museum is an affiliate of the Egan Maritime Institute. nantucketshipwreck.org


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

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

arrowheadnursery.com ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM has a spacious garden center with a fabulous selection of plants, flowers, pottery, fountains, statues, garden structures, and garden accessories. In addition, their indoor showroom carries the largest selection of indoor & outdoor furniture on the island, featuring teak, aluminum patio sets and more. Stop by their location near the airport, just beyond the Thai House restaurant, and browse through their wide variety of home accessories, including decorative items, table settings, indoor furniture, and unique gifts. ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM...where home and garden meet.

Seal Cruises & Whale Watches

Shearwater Excursions

508-228-7037 Call or visit us on Straight Wharf Slip #1011 for your Island Adventure Whale Watches, Seal Cruises, Ice Cream Cruises, Sunset Cruise, & more

Call or visit us on Straight Wharf to choose the Excursion that suits you best: Whale Watches, Seal Cruises, Up Harbor Eco Tours, Ice Cream Cruises, Cocktail Cruises (some with a Raw Bar), Whaling History Tours, Clamming Excursions, Kid’s Fishing Trips, Cocktail Cruises, and Sunset Cruises. Private chartering options available. shearwaterexcursions.com

Shoes 508-228-7611 32 Centre Street

Open Daily Cashmere sweaters, accessories, shoes

In addition to the most beautiful cashmere sweaters and accessories made from the finest Scottish yarns, ISLAND CASHMERE offers an extensive collection of French Sole shoes, Peace of Cloth pants, Fabrizio Gianni Jeans, “Pure Linen” shirts, and our unique “Hampton” leather bags imported directly from Italy.

Murray’s Toggery Shop

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Mon-Sat. 10 to 5:30; Sun. 10 to 4 Classic & Updated Accessories for Men & Women

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, where recreational shopping in this multilevel store is a real experience. MURRAY’S is multi-faceted. MURRAY’S is exciting. Go in and see their creatively designed displays of the newest in-season merchandise. MURRAY’S is fashion. Their buyers comb the markets for the tasteful assortment of clothes, shoes, and accessories they carry, all of which are tempered with a traditional, upbeat, and long lasting flair. See their full-page advertisement in this paper for the extensive lines of merchandise they carry. They also feature MURRAY’S Nantucket Reds™: the name of their exclusive pants, shorts, skirts and toddler overalls made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For well over 50 years these pants have been the mark of the “in-the-know” island lovers. MURRAY’S IS Nantucket. Nantucketreds.com

Nobby Shop

508-228-1030 17 Main Street Box 538, Nantucket, MA 02554

Open daily year-round Sportswear for all ages

Serving Nantucket since 1930, THE NOBBY CLOTHES SHOP has provided name-brand activewear, footwear, foul-weather gear, outerwear, and rugged workwear at affordable prices. Major credit cards accepted. Handicapped access. Open daily and year-round. Fax number: 508228-6568. nobbyshop.com

Smoke Shop

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

Open Weekends Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties!

508-901-9399 upstairs at 2 Union Street

Gray Lady Smoke Shop is your island destination for all your smoke shop needs. We carry pipes, tobacco, handmade accessories, and by far the island’s largest selection of fine cigars. We also carry Grav Labs borosilicate, scientific grade 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. Quantity discounts, Yellow Dot Specials, and more. Ask about a Cigar Bar for your next party. AckGrayLady.com

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Special Events

Nantucket Book Festival

June 16 to 18, 2017 A weekend of great books and fascinating authors

Nursery

Island Cashmere

June 14-20, 2018

Various downtown locations

The 6th annual NANTUCKET BOOK FESTIVAL begins at 8:30 am on Friday, June 16 and continues morning, afternoon, and evening throughout the weekend with dozens of different booksignings, readings, talks, forums, and opportunities to meet and chat with writers. Participating authors this year include Elliot Ackerman, Marie Arana, Andrea Cohen, Nicole Dennis-Benn, James Gleick, Alice Hoffman, Samantha Hunt, Caroline Kitchener, Francine Mathews, Nathaniel Philbrick, Robert Pinsky, Diane Rehm, Ruth Reichl, Bernie Swain, Amor Towles, Nancy Thayer, Isabel Wilkerson, and more. nantucketbookfestival.org

Nantucket Dental Society

201-406-5783 Register online

12th Annual Seminar: June 20 to 22, 2018

Nantucket Dental Society offers one of the best continuing education programs in the world, with world-class speakers, cutting-edge topics and techniques. You’ll network with industry leaders, earn CE credits, and experience Nantucket. The 2018 speakers include Dr. Michael Gelb, Dr. Bob Conte, Dr. Cosmo Haralambidis, and Dr. Michael Varallo. Register online at nantucketdental.com

Summer Shades

Sunglasses

Open daily The Island’s largest selection of sunglasses

508-325-5530 The Courtyard, Straight Wharf

Featuring sunglasses by Chanel, Oliver Peoples, Tory Burch, Maui Jims, Oakley, Salt, Ray Ban, Tom Ford, Smith, Costa, Persol, and many others. Summer Shades has been doing business on the island for more than 20 years. Visit us in our spacious downtown location: in the front shop of The Courtyard on Straight Wharf.

Theatre

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

IT’S ONLY A PLAY Community Theatre at It’s Finest

508-228-4305 at Bennett Hall, 62 Centre St

TWN has been the island’s live theatre company for more than 60 years. Their 2018 Season continues with IT’S ONLY A PLAY, a Broadway comedy about the comedy of Broadway. Tickets are on sale now for this production. And Season Subscriptions, Islander Passes, and Gift Cards are on sale now through July 6! For tickets, passes, and subscriptions, call the TWN box office at 508-228-4305, stop by upstairs at 50 Main Street, or visit theatreworkshop.com

Tours - Beach

Great Point Natural History Tour 508-228-6799 Natural Discovery Tours Daily at 9am & at 1pm at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Tours offered through mid-October Join a guided oversand adventure tour through Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and climb to the top of Great Point Lighthouse. Witness Nantucket’s most expansive salt marsh, learn about the geology, ecology and history of this special place. Tours are offered every day at 9 am and again at 1 pm into October. Tours leave from Town and from Wauwinet. We also offer Private Tours. See a side of the refuge you can’t see from your car! thetrustees.org/ccwr

Tours - Bus

Barrett’s Tours 508-228-0174 Private charters available for weddings and private events 1-1/2 hr tour; weekdays at 9:30am &12:30pm weekends July 1-Aug 30 at 12:30pm departs from corner of Federal & Chestnut sts BARRETT’S TOURS is a family-owned and operated company in business for more than 75 years. They operate comfortable, air-conditioned coaches. BARRETT’S tour buses have huge windows that afford views which can’t be matched. BARRETT’S TOURS has a tour weekdays at 9:30 am and at 12:30 pm and weekends (July 1-Aug. 30) at 12:30 pm that departs from the corner of Federal & Chestnut streets, right across from the Information Center. Tickets are available from the driver. Charter bus service for group tours, clambakes, and weddings also available. For tour info & reservations, call us at 508-228-0174. To charter a bus for a wedding or party, fax us your dates and times at 508-228-3823, and BARRETT’S TOURS will call you back to make the arrangements.

Island Tours Nantucket’s Premiere Transportation Company

774-368-4408 10 Washington Street

NANTUCKET ISLAND TOURS is the premiere transportation company on the island. Utilizing our brand new air-conditioned buses, we will ensure you travel in style and comfort! Whether it be a bus tour around Nantucket, your dream wedding, or a company or group outing, we have something to suit you. nantucketbustours.com


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Island Fun & Shopping Ara’s Van Tours

Tours - Van

Text/Call 508-228-1951 TEXT for pickup 9:30am, 12:30, 2:30pm or later in the day 1.5 to 2-hour van tour; private charters available 2015+2016+2017+2018 TRIP ADVISOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: ARA’S TOURS! Enjoy waterfront summer homes; Brant Point Light, Historic 1800 homes; a 1746 Windmill; Great Point Light; a Cranberry Bog, Sankaty Head Light; and, rose covered cottages of ‘Sconset. ...on a clear day we can see all three lighthouses! Private charters available ...the value is there. TEXT 508.228.1951 call for pickup. We STOP for photographs. arastours.com

Gail’s Tours, Inc.

508-257-6557 Call for pickup

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

GAIL’S TOURS, tours of Nantucket guided by native islander Gail Johnson who has been giving tours for more than 40 years, gives you a look at the Island with a personal touch. Gail leads tours in her 14-passenger deluxe Mercedes 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.

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.

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. New for 2018: Historic House & Garden Walking Tour at 1:30 pm. Tours begin at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, rain or shine. Tickets: $10 adults, $4 for ages 6 to 17; under 6 free. Over 65 & students $8. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. nha.org

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

Nantucket Walking Tours

See Calendar of Events for Tours & Times Scheduled tours & private tours

508-332-0953 Voted “Best of Nantucket”

The 3-time runner-up in the the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl and the most experienced walking tour guide on Nantucket is your guide for a wide array of informative and exciting tours: Historic Mansions & the 1746 Windmill, Great Writers on Nantucket, Notorious Nantucket, Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point, and the Original Nantucket Ghost Walk (since 1998, the most popular walking tour on Nantucket). Private tours and group rates are available. See the Events Calendar in this issue for dates, times & details.

Raven’s Walk

508-257-4586

See calendar of events for dates & times of walks Highlighted by The Boston Globe: “Best Walks in New England”

Join your guide and her raven on one of her exciting adventures. Her History of Nantucket Walk, Widows Walk: The Remarkable Women of Nantucket, and Raven’s Night Walk are great for adults and families. Along the way, you will hear tales of Nantucket’s past infused with ghostly encounters that took place throughout the centuries. Or you’ll hear all about Nantucket’s beginnings, and its fascinating history. Kids will love Raven’s Pirate Walk to the Lighthouse with Tales of Pirates, Shipwrecks, & Ghost Ships, or they can learn to Become a Ghost Hunter or Become a Pirate Hunter. For details, dates, and times of walks, see the Calendar of events in this publication. ravens-walk.com

Walk in the Footsteps of Maria Mitchell Self-Guided Walking Tour Available at Visitor Services, 25 Federal St, and the MMA, 4 Vestal St.

In 1847, Maria Mitchell discovered a telescopic comet from atop the Pacific Bank. Her discovery led to world-wide fame as America’s first woman astronomer. Discover her life and her legacy of science education that continues today, 200 years after her birth. mariamitchell.org

Transportation Boat

Hy-Line Cruises

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

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handcrafted with love...30 miles out to sea. Handcrafted leather bags & accessories

Studio by appointment or or order online! smacdesigns@hotmail.com

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508-228-3949 Straight Wharf

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

SeaStreak

1-800-262-8743 Ferry to Nantucket from New Bedford & NYC

Call for reservations Reliability, Luxury, Comfort

Travel in style on one of SeaStreak’s 400 passenger vessels, the largest, fastest, most luxurious catamarans in the New York Harbor! SeaStreak vessels offer 3 spacious decks, a full service cash bar, food concessions and flat screen TV’s with movie showings. No traffic, No stress! All summer long our ferries will depart from our NY/NJ docks on Friday afternoon and return from Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday. And Nantucket departures mean easy travel to Martha’s Vineyard then on to New York City! Call for details and reservations. seastreak.com

Steamship Authority

Reservations: Daily: 7:30am - 4pm

508-228-0262 1 Steamboat Wharf

Nantucket is located 26 miles from Cape Cod’s mainland port of Hyannis. Take a leisurely 2 hour and 15 minute voyage on our traditional ferries from Hyannis to Nantucket. Or ride in style and luxury on board our seasonal high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, which gets you to Nantucket in just one hour. steamshipauthority.com

The Trinity Collection

Watches

Open daily Classic timepieces: vintage & contemporary

508-228-7557 50 Main Street

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

Nantucket Weddings

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June 14-20, 2018

Weddings

508-228-9165, ext. 101 Enter our Photo Contest www.NantucketWeddings.com All you need to plan a wedding, honeymoon, or anniversary This comprehensive website will guide you through all the steps to planning and holding a wedding on Nantucket. From getting the marriage license right through the honeymoon, you’ll find valuable information all in one easy-to-navigate location. SHARE THE LOVE by submitting your Engagment and Wedding Announcements FREE of charge! This website, beautifully illustrated by island photographers, has links to restaurants that host receptions and rehearsal dinners, lodging establishments, musicians, florists, and many others who will help make your day special. There are also sections devoted to honeymoons on Nantucket, anniversary celebrations, and real Nantucket weddings. Nantucketweddings.com


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HISTORICAL SITES - NANTUCKET TOWN ■ MARIA MITCHELL ASSOCIATION PROPERTIES

3 Vestal Street Established in 1908. View an outdoor scale model of the solar system, learn how to operate a sundial, and observe some sunspots. Learn about modern astronomy in our permanent indoor exhibit. Seasonal daily tour at 2pm.

● NANTUCKET HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION PROPERTIES

1 Vestal Street Built in 1790, tour what is now a museum dedicated to astronomer Maria Mitchell and her family. See artifacts from their daily life in the 19th century. Open mid-June to Labor Day for guided tours, 10am-4pm.

13 Broad Street Follow Nantucket’s whaling history, see the skeleton of a whale, visit the restored 1847 spermaceti candle factory. On-going exhibits & films. 11am-4pm daily.

Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets A free activityfor kids, a cross between a classic natural history museum, a zoo, and a science center. It is a great place to learn about the plants, animals, and birds of Nantucket. Open mid-June to Labor Day.

16 Sunset Hill A National Historic Landmark, built in 1686 and fully restored in 1990.

28 Washington Street The Aquarium displays local Nantucket species and is an excellent place to learn about the amazing sealife around the island. Displays are always changing and range from crabs and shellfish to fish and eels. Seasonal. Please visit mmo.org for more information

50 Prospect St A National Built in 1746, it’s the oldest functioning mill in the country.

15R Vestal Street Built in 1806, it was the town’s house of correction until 1933. 8 Howard Street Originally a livestock barn dating to the late 18th century, it was transformed into a summer home and art studio by Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan in the 1930’s. 8 Gardner Street Built in 1886 after the Great Fire, and restored in 2012, this is the last remaining 19th century fire house on the island. Artifacts from Nantucket’s firefighting history are on display.

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96 Main Street A sign of the golden era of whaling, the house is a Greek Revival mansion built in 1845 by whaling merchant and silver retailer William Hadwen.

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7 Fair Street Constructed by the Society of Friends as a school in 1838, the island’s last surviving Quaker Meeting House. Open during library hours.

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7 Fair Street Open Mon 10am-4pm, Tue 11am-4pm, Thu-Fri 10am-4pm.

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4 Mill Street Built in 1805, the historic mansion now offers arts & crafts classes taught using traditional techniques.

Please visit nha.org for hours, tours, ticket prices, and additional information.

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▲ OTHER HISTORICAL POINTS OF INTEREST 2 Easton Street First erected in 1746, America's second oldest lighthouse and at 26 feet tall, the shortest in New England. 62 Centre Street Originally built in 1725, dismantled and moved to its this site in 1765. The current tower was added in 1968. Climb the tower for a view of the town & harbor, seasonal. 1 India Street Books, periodicals, dvds and also a collection of art and artifacts on display from Nantucket’s history. Closed Sun & Mon.

Lower Main Street Once the warehouse of merchant William Rotch, look for the quarterboard naming his 3 Nantucket ships. In 1859, a group of former whaling captains bought it and gathered to play cribbage & tell tales of days at sea. 3 Federal Street Built in 1897. 2 Centre Street Built in 1831. 93, 95 & 97 Main Street Identical brick mansions built between 1836-38 by whaling merchant Joseph Starbuck for his sons. Now privately owned.

Upper Main Street Bears a list of the names of 69 men who died in the Civil War. 20 Fair Street Built in 1838. 29 York Street Built in 1827, the nation’s second oldest still standing building that was erected by free Africans for their own use. 11 Orange Street Built in 1809, houses the town clock and the 1810 Portuguese bell. 49 Union Street Historical and contemporary Nantucket Lightship Baskets


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Nantucket Dining Guide Nantucket Bake Shop

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

All the products you love & mail order online

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 we ship anywhere Small batch cookies from scratch

508-228-5814 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

Petticoat Row Bakery

508-228-3700 35 Centre Street

Taste the difference!

Pastries, Cookies, Cakes, Cupcakes, Afternoon Tea & More. Picnic baskets for the beach or ferry! Our boutique bakery is located in the heart of historic downtown Nantucket. The upstairs kitchen produces a full selection of freshly baked goods including sweet and savory pastries, cookies, cakes and cupcakes; croissants, baguettes and bagels. We also offer a selection of artisanal products and fresh brewed organic coffee. For those off-island, gift boxes are available for purchase online. And we offer picnic baskets for the beach or ferry. Join us for Afternoon Tea with freshly brewed organic tea & coffee, tea sandwiches and sweet & savory snacks. PETTICOAT ROW BAKERY is Nantucket’s downtown gourmet bakery. petticoatrowbakery.com

Cisco Brewers

Brewers & Distillers

508-325-5929 Mon-Sat 10am-last call at 7pm; Sun noon-last call at 6pm 5 Bartlett Farm Road Tastings, tours, live music and good times! Dogs, kids, and snacks welcome! At CISCO BREWERS we make BIG, all-grain beers in our tiny brewery using traditional methods, fine malts, and whole hops. Located next to the Triple Eight Distillery, home of the “Triple Eight Vodka,” and Nantucket Vineyard, we are the only local producer of fresh beer, delicious wine, and smooth vodka. Take the free shuttle from Visitor Services: every 15 min from noon to 6:30pm or park in our new lot just past the Brewery on the right. ciscobrewers.com

Triple Eight Distillery

Mon-Sat 10am-last call at 7pm; Sun noon-last call at 6pm

508-325-5929 5 Bartlett Farm Road

Established in 2000, TRIPLE EIGHT DISTILLERY uses water from well #888 to distill its “Notch” single malt whiskey and produce its famous Triple Eight Vodka “888”. Call for more information or to book a tour. ciscobrewers.com

Clubs & Entertainment

Rose & Crown

Open daily from 11:30am-1am Come for the Food, Stay for the Fun!

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

THE ROSE & CROWN is a favorite among locals and visitors. We are Nantucket’s only Downtown Nightclub with entertainment 7 nights a week in Season. 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. Theroseandcrown.com

The Bean

Coffee Shops 508-228-6215

Open at 4 India Street & in the mid-island Stop-n-Shop Hot and Iced Coffees and Teas, Smoothies, Snacks THE BEAN offers coffee, espresso, cappuccino, lattes, mochas, and much more all prepared with coffee beans freshly roasted on-island by Nantucket Coffee Roasters and expertly brewed by our baristas. A variety of teas, cold beverages, and smoothies are also available, along with a tempting selection of snacks. Order to go or sit around the tables in their cozy cafe atmosphere. Whole beans are available directly from Nantucket Coffee Roasters: order from their website at nantucketcoffee.com

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508-228-2665 The Corner Table Cafe Open Daily from 7 am to 9 pm in Nantucket Culinary, 22 Federal Street a family–friendly community space to eat, work, & play cornertablenantucket.com We provide delicious and nutritious snacks, meals, and treats inspired by our love of seasonal ingredients & local products. Located at the heart of historic downtown Nantucket, the CORNER TABLE at Broad & Federal sts is family-friendly with great wi-fi and comfortable nooks to eat, work, and play. We provide made-from-scratch, delicious and nutritious snacks, meals, and treats inspired by our love of seasonal ingredients and local products.Pick a book to read from the free library that lives along the windowsills. Choose from a variety of board games or join an impromptu chess match. The CORNER TABLE CAFE is not just a place to nourish your body, but a community that will cultivate your soul and mind.

Handlebar Café

Open daily fro 6:30am -6pm Coffee, community space, and killer wifi

508-825-5929 15 Washington Street

Welcome to HANDLEBAR - a community space disguised as a coffee shop! We provide an ideal in-town location for you to come and grab a favorite beverage. We serve up quality espresso drinks, freshly made pastries, and healthy snacks. Enjoy your experience with us while surfing the web on our free Wi Fi or conversing with friends. When you’re here you can count on being served by our knowledgable and smiling staff.  The HANDLEBAR CAFE brings people together over coffee. Stop in and see us!  handlebar.coffee

Light Food & Take-Out

Bartlett’s Farm

Open daily plus online shopping Fresh baked goods, foods-to-go, fresh produce

508-228-9403 33 Bartlett Farm Road

Did you know that 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? Stop in early for a muffin and freshly brewed coffee, or make it your lunchtime destination for a delicious change from the downtown crowds. BARTLETT’S even has prepared foods that you can take home and heat up for dinner and freshly baked pies you can serve for dessert. Don’t forget that BARTLETT’S also has the freshest island vegetables, plus annuals, perennials, herbs, and beautiful cut flowers. bartlettsfarm.com

The Bean

Open daily from 7 am Hot & Iced Coffees and Teas, Sandwiches, Salads

508-228-6215 4 India Street

Nantucket’s favorite coffee shop, THE BEAN, also serves delicious, freshly made salads, sandwiches, breakfast foods, and treats. Start your day with their Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Sandwich, a Yogurt Parfait, or a Chocolate Croissant with your freshly brewed cappuccino. If you’ve never tasted their hearty Milano Italian Sandwich or their Tacchino or their Vegan Sandwich, then it’s high time you did! Their Flatbreads have tasty toppings, and their salads are fresh and crisp. Take-out or eat in their cafe setting. You can call ahead or order online for faster service. mkt.com/the-bean-26/

Centre Street Bistro

Dinner: Tues-Sun from 5:30pm; Lunch: Tues-Fri 11:30am-2pm; Breakfast: Sat & Sun 8am-1pm “Eat and happiness will follow!”

508-228-8470 29 Centre Street

The CENTRE STREET BISTRO, located at 29 Centre Street, with Ruth and Tim Pitts at the helm is an island favorite! They serve bountiful breakfasts on Saturdays and Sundays, plus savory lunches Tuesday-Friday and fabulous dinners Tuesday-Sunday from 5:30 pm. Come and eat in the CENTRE STREET BISTRO intimate dining room or on the sidewalk patio (in-season only). All the food is made on the premises with the finest, freshest ingredients available. Reservations are suggested for dinner. BYOB. Take-out is available. MasterCard and Visa accepted. nantucketbistro.com

Corner Table Cafe 508-228-2665 Open Daily from 7 am to 9 pm in Nantucket Culinary, 22 Federal Street a family–friendly community space to eat, work, & play cornertablenantucket.com

We provide delicious and nutritious snacks, meals, and treats inspired by our love of seasonal ingredients & local products. Located at the heart of historic downtown Nantucket, the CORNER TABLE at Broad & Federal sts is family-friendly with great wi-fi and comfortable nooks to eat, work, and play. We provide made-from-scratch, delicious and nutritious snacks, meals, and treats inspired by our love of seasonal ingredients and local products.Pick a book to read from the free library that lives along the windowsills. Choose from a variety of board games or join an impromptu chess match. The CORNER TABLE CAFE is not just a place to nourish your body, but a community that will cultivate your soul and mind.

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


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Easy Street Cantina

Open daily. Friendly, Fast, Affordable Family Food. Open Daily: Full Breakfast served all day from 7:30 am

508-228-5418 corner of Easy & Broad sts.

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). One nibble and you’re hooked! NEW FOR 2018: FREE CURB-SIDE DELIVERY! 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. Enjoy in our dining room or patio, or 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! EasyStreetCantina.com

The Faregrounds

Lunch, dinner, & late night menu daily from 11:30 am Affordable Family Dining

508-228-4095 27 Fairgrounds Road

One of Nantucket’s favorite restaurants, THE FAREGROUNDS serves from 11:30 am til 1 am seven days a week. Whether you dine there for lunch, dinner, or their late night menu, you’ll enjoy hearty American cuisine that will please the whole family. Lunch and Dinner Specials are offered, and salad bar is available with dinner. All menu items are available for takeout, and they have an extensive pizza menu. There’s plenty of parking, and they accept all major credit cards. Call FAREGROUNDS to arrange your party—it’s a terrific location for gatherings large and small. They have the island’s premier sports bar — the pub is separate from the dining room, so bring the family in for dinner or stop by and watch the game. Outside deck with bar is open seasonally.

Siam to Go

508-228-SIAM (7426) Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2pm; Dinner Mon-Sat 4-8pm 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 every day from 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 over 16 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 & follow us on Twitter @sophietspizza. 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

Surfside Beach Shack

Open daily: Not just a burger joint anymore! Take out or eat at our beachfront tables at Surfside Beach

508-228-2921 at Surfside Beach

surfsidebeachshack.com What began as a beachside burger joint is now a seasonal seaside eatery serving a delicious, healthy grill menu of our original famous burger, hot dogs, a “killar’ lobster roll, simple sandwiches, fresh salads with housemade dressing, fresh squeezed ‘ades and freshly churned Island Kitchen Ice Cream. NEW this season: tasty tacos made to order! Eat at our outdoor picnic tables overlooking the ocean or take it home or back to your beach blanket.

Thai House Nantucket

Open daily 11am-9pm; Grab & Go Thai Lunch 11am-2pm Call ahead for faster service

508-680-1522 118 Old South Road

Sawadee! The Thairatana family welcomes you to THAI HOUSE NANTUCKET, where they serve Thai specialties along with a tasty full menu of fresh sushi and dishes that are Japaneseinspired and Asian-fusion. Vegetarian Dishes are also available and they can alter the level of spiciness to suit for individual taste. Local favorites include Fresh Rolls, Drunken Noodles, and their variety of Curries. Catering services are available. ackthaihouse.com

Yummy

Mon.-Sat. 7am to 4 pm; Sun 7am to 3:30pm Fresh, hand crafted breakfast & lunch, on your way to the beach

508-228-2712 63 Surfside Road

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a moist, fresh-from-the-grill burger served on a perfectly toasted, almost sweet bun. Our menu also boasts mouthwatering sandwiches on fresh baked bread including vegetarian and vegan delights. We start the day with fresh roasted coffee, breakfast sandwiches, house-baked pastries, and fruity smoothies. Oh, and don’t forget the ice cream, and frappes! It’s the perfect way to cool off on from a hot day at the beach. Yummy has what you are craving. Treat yourself to some goodies - come join us at Yummy! BRING IN THE AD IN THIS PAPER FOR 10% OFF!

Bartlett’s Farm

Markets

Open daily plus online shopping Groceries, fresh produce, food-to-go

508-228-9403 Bartlett Farm Road

Grocery shop at BARTLETT’S OCEAN VIEW FARM. Eggs, milk, cheese, coffee, and, of course, fresh vegetables. Freshly baked goods, as well as daily seasonal specialties prepared with farm fresh ingredients for take away. Ample parking and friendly faces. bartlettsfarm.com

Black-Eyed Susan’s

Restaurants

Breakfast daily 7am-1pm; Dinner Mon-Sat from 6-10pm Foreign & Domestic Cooking

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 20 years, BLACK-EYED SUSAN’S is a favorite of visitors and locals alike. 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. Black-EyedSusans.com

Centre Street Bistro

Dinner: Tues-Sun from 5:30pm; Lunch: Tues-Fri 11:30am-2pm; Breakfast: Sat & Sun 8am-1pm “Eat and happiness will follow!”

508-228-8470 29 Centre Street

The CENTRE STREET BISTRO, located at 29 Centre Street, with Ruth and Tim Pitts at the helm, is an island favorite! They serve bountiful breakfasts from 8am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday, savory lunches Tuesday-Friday from 11:30am to 2pm; and fabulous dinners every night but Monday from 5:30pm. Come and eat in the CENTRE STREET BISTRO intimate dining room or on the sidewalk patio (in-season only). All the food is made on the premises with the finest, freshest ingredients available. Reservations are suggested for dinner. BYOB. Take-out is available. MC and Visa accepted. nantucketbistro.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

Open daily 6 am to 2 pm; Sunday 6am to 1pm A Nantucket Tradition for 80 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 delicious doughnuts inside. Choose from a menu of Flake favorites and daily specials for good food and fast, friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. Fresh squeezed juices, homemade soups, deli sandwiches, hot comfort food entrees. Call ahead for take-out, bulk pastry orders, and catering or event planning. thedownyflake.com

Dune

Bar opens at 5pm; Dinner from 5:30-9:30 pm Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am to 2:30 pm Where chic meets casual comfort.

508-228-5550 20 Broad Street

DUNE is open for the season with Chef Michael Getter, formerly of 21 Federal and American Seasons, in the kitchen! The décor in our three distinct dining rooms is a blend of sophisticated elegance and soothing comfort. Along with our exotic quartzite bar and charming patio we offer an extensive selection of handcrafted cocktails, wines, liquors and cordials along with tempting dinner and dessert menus. The ever-changing menu showcases an innovative selection of the finest in seasonal local produce, fish, and meats from regional farms and select purveyors. DuneNantucket.com

Easy Street Cantina

508-228-5418 Open daily. Friendly, Fast, Affordable Family Food. corner of Easy & Broad sts. Fried Clams, Fish’n Chips, Burritos, Tacos, Wraps, & More. Breakfast all day! EASY STREET CANTINA on the corner of Easy & Broad streets by the water on Steamboat Wharf. NEW FOR 2018: FREE CURB-SIDE DELIVERY! One nibble and you’re hooked! EASY


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Nantucket Dining Guide STREET CANTINA features fresh fried seafood such as Nantucket bay scallops, clams, and beerbattered 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. Enjoy in our spacious dining room or on our outside patio beside the water. Home of the Nantucket Cookie Company. Fun, Fast, Family Food. EasyStreetCantina.com

The Faregrounds

Lunch, dinner, & late night menu daily from 11:30 am Affordable Family Dining

508-228-4095 27 Fairgrounds Road

FAREGROUNDS is one of Nantucket’s favorite year round restaurants (and we are sports fanatics, with 15 HDTVs)! Choose between the bustling energy of Pudley’s Pub, the cool ocean breeze on our deck, and the quiet of FAREGROUNDS dining room! Our affordable fare is complemented by Daily Specials, Early Birds and a different All You Can Eat every night. We are THE perfect place to satisfy everyone in your party! FAREGROUNDS is a terrific venue to celebrate any occasion. No party is too big or too small, and we have plenty of parking to accommodate all your guests. 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

Bar opens at 4:30, Dinner Tues-Sat. from 5 pm Global Cuisine, Glorious Libations, Glamorous Staff

508-228-6135 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 that will draw you back again and again. FIFTY-SIX serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5 pm; bar opens at 4:30. Patron dinner favorites include fragrant Curried Mussels, Javanese Spicy Fried Rice, and Truffle Frites that are positively addicting. For dinner, Chef Peter Janelle prepares a creative Fish Special and a tempting Vegetarian Pasta du Jour. 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. fiftysixunion.com

The Ships Inn

Dinner Wed-Mon from 5:30pm; Dory Bar open from 5pm American Brasserie

The menu at The Proprietors borrows techniques & flavors from global cuisines while celebrating local ingredients harvested on small Nantucket and New England farms. Chef Michael LaScola serves an adventurous menu of shareable plates and dishes hot off the plancha with a strong focus on imaginative seafood, vegetable and grain presentations. Guests can expect to see dishes playfully combining international flavors with ingredients from small farms and producers raised specifically for the restaurant. Dinner is served Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday from 5 pm and Sunday Brunch is served from 10:30am to 2pm. The Proprietors bar opens at 5 pm. proprietorsnantucket.com

Rose & Crown

Lunch & Dinner from 11:30am-10pm, open til 1am Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails

508-228-2595 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. Food is served continuously from 11:30-10pm daily. We serve everything from lite bites, burgers, local seafood to mouth watering steaks and gluten free and vegetarian options. Always family friendly with a children’s menu available and presenting Live Local Musicians for everyone to enjoy during dinner. theroseandcrown.com

Sandbar at Jetties Beach

Lunch & Dinner; Cocktails & Raw Bar. Restaurant & Bar on the Beach

508-228-2279 4 Bathing Beach Rd. at Jetties Beach

JettiesSandbar.com Come to THE SANDBAR at JETTIES BEACH for great food, summer cocktails, and gorgeous sunsets. We serve fresh seafood, burgers & sandwiches, tasty finger foods and summer salads. Don’t miss our Lobster Roll, Fish Tacos, Clam Po-Boy, and Lobster Frites. Dinner entrees added after 5 pm. Serving Lunch Thursday-Tuesday from 11:30 to 3, and Buck-a-Shuck from 3-5 pm, and dinner Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 5 to 8 (weather permitting). Bar opens at 11:30 every day. Call about holding your next event or private party at THE SANDBAR. Plenty of parking and the NRTA bus stops at this restaurant & bar on the beach.

The Seagrille

Lunch 11:30 to 2 pm; Dinner from 5:30; Bar opens at 5 pm Creative coastal & traditional New England cuisine

508-325-5700 45 Sparks Avenue

THE SEAGRILLE serves the freshest local and regional seafood creatively prepared and presented. Special lobster and raw bar selections are available, and their homemade soups and their famous quahog chowder are island favorites. Pastas and breads are made fresh daily. The SEAGRILLE offers a selection of wines, craft beers, and cocktails to perfectly compliment the menu choices. Bar and enclosed patio dining also available. Reservations recommended. Call us to book your celebration! theseagrille.com

508-228-0040 13 Fair Street

shipsinnnantucket.com The diverse menu features a variety of seasonal specials and Ships Inn favorites. The food is presented with understated elegance and fresh, bold flavors that will make your visit a memorable one. Stop in for a drink at our Dory Bar and check out our menu. Surely you’ll want to stay for dinner. Reservations are recommended but not necessary, walk-ins are welcomed. Dinner is served Wednesday-Monday from 5:30 pm; Dory Bar opens at 5 pm.

Siam to Go

508-228-SIAM (7426) Lunch Mon-Fri 11am to 2pm; Dinner Mon-Sat 4 to 8pm 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 every day from 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 over 16 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 & follow us on Twitter @sophietspizza. 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

Seafood

The Proprietors bar & table

508-228-7477 Dinner from 5:30pm; Bar opens at 5pm; Sunday Brunch 10:30am-2:30pm An adventurous menu of sharable plates & dishes 9 India St

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Souza’s Seafood

Open from 9am with a full selection of seafood 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: steamers, littlenecks, cherrystones, lobsters, swordfish, crabmeat, escargot, shrimp, quahogs, and much more! Only at SOUZA’S can you get delicious smoked scallops, their secret recipe stuffed quahogs, homemade chowder base and Nantucket bay scallops frozen within 20 minutes of shucking (the freshest tasting frozen scallops). 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 and bay scallops to take off-island with you.

Thai House Nantucket

Sushi 508-680-1522 118 Old South Road

Open daily 11am-9pm Call ahead for faster service

Sawadee! The Thairatana family welcomes you to THAI HOUSE NANTUCKET, where they serve Thai specialties along with a tasty full menu of fresh sushi and dishes that are Japaneseinspired and Asian-fusion. Their sushi rolls are fresh and delicious, with specialties like an Orange Roll, Rainbow Roll, and Crunchy Roll. Pair the sushi with Miso Soup, Seaweed Salad, or Squid Salad. Catering services are available. ackthaihouse.com

Nantucket Vineyard

Vineyard

Mon-Sat 10am-last call at 7pm; Sun noon-6pm Fine Nantucket wines

508-325-5929 5 Bartlett Farm Road

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

Wine & Spirits

Epernay Wine & Spirits 508-228-2755 Open Daily 10am to 9pm 1 North Beach Street Largest Rosé Selection, Craft Beer, Boutique Liquors, Artisanal Cheese, Premium Cigars The only Sommelier owned + operated wine store on Nantucket! Why trust your wine choices to anyone else? Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie + Certified Sommelier Kirk Baker invite you to join them for their FREE Thursday wine tasting every week from 5 - 7 pm. ÉPERNAY WINE & SPIRITS is located in the Brant Point neighborhood, just steps from downtown near the White Elephant and Nantucket Hotel. Mention this ad for 20% off your ACCESSORIES purchase (valid through 06.20.2018). @epernaywines | #YesWayEpernay We Deliver! epernaywines.com


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9 AM to 12 PM - Brant Point Needlework Ornament with Ana Ericksen Create a quaint Nantucket scene by stitching Nantucket’s icon, Brant Point, with thread, beads, & stitches. Pre-registration required: nha.org. 9 AM to 12 PM - Printed Pattern: For Paper & Textiles Students will explore the block printing process from design to print. No drawing or design experience necessary. Pre-registration required: nha.org. 9 AM to 1 PM - Hand Woven Shaker Style Basket with Taylor Cullen Hand weave a traditional shaker style basket with reed for weaving and finish your basket with a hand carved hardwood handle. Pre-registration required: nha.org. 9:30 to 10 AM - Carnivorous Critters at Maria Mitchell Before the MMA Natural History Museum opens to the public, have a unique experience of seeing the museum animals eat: turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, & more. Pre-Registration Required. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. Reservations 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11 AM - Free Main Street Walking Tour Step back in time and learn about the Island’s historic homes and the people who lived in them. Nantucket Preservation Trust, 11 Centre Street. 508-228-1387 NantucketPreservation.org 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Trip re-

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peated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip Find out what lives in Nantucket Harbor as you help collect, identify & release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! Fascinating for adults & kids. PreRegistration Req’d: 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 10:30 AM - NHA’s Downtown Walking Tour Hear about Nantucket past & present, and the historic events that made the island what it is today. 1hr tour with 5 stops ending at NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Tickets at Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. 508-228-1894 nha.org 10:30 AM - Town View Bike Tour Tour of Nantucket Town’s hidden gems, beautiful sights, & historical locations. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington St. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com 10:30 AM - Raven’s Walk: The History of Nantucket Join us as we bring to life Nantucket’s fascinating past. Hear all about the founding settlers, Mary Coffin Starbuck and the impact of Quakerism, whaling as a global economy, the effect of 3 wars, and the tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. Adults: $20, Seniors and Teens:$15, Children:$10.. 508-257-4586 10:30 AM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mile, 80 min. walking tour. for ages 13+ $20. $15 seniors (65+) & Teens. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre Street by bank steps 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 1 PM - The Whaleship Essex: A Nantucket Tragedy A one-woman walking play that depicts the lives of Captain George Pollard, Jr., First Mate Owen Chase, & Cabinboy Thomas Nickerson and their harrowing experiences aboard the whaleship. $20. Teens & 65+: $15. Kids $10. 508-257-4586 continued on page 42

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1:30 PM - NHA’s Historic House & Garden Walking Tour Visit 3 historic homes & gardens, exploring 2 centuries of life & architecture on Nantucket. The 1-hr tour offers a glimpse into lives of people who lived on the island. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Tickets: 508-228-1894 NHA.org 2 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot, see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2 PM - To The Brewery! Bike Tour Cycle out to Cisco Brewery & tour the property. Stay & hang out at the brewery after the tour. We’ll help you arrange a cab to get home. Nantucket Bike Tours, 31 Washington Street. 508-825-5362 NantucketByBike.com 1 to 2 PM - Cisco Brewers - Public Tour See the operations of this winery, brewery, and distillery. Price includes a tasting glass + sample 2 wines, 2 beers, and 2 spirits. Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. $20, Sign up 45 mins before start time. 3 to 7 PM - Jah Spirit Live Music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 5 to 7 PM - Meet & Greet with Italian Winemaker Alessia Antinori Taste the wines of Marchesi Antinori that value tradition and respect for the territory in which they are made, along with passion and intuition. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N. Beach Street. 508-228-2755 EpernayWines.com 5:30 to 7 PM - Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater Enjoy beer, wine, & signature cocktails while you take in the gorgeous sights in Nantucket Harbor. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 5:30 to 7:30 PM - Free Teen Improv with Jasper Young “Get your funny on!” Learn & play improv games that are useful for theater, comedy, dance, and everyday life. For teens grades 6-12. No experience required. Pre-Registration Required. 508-228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Knitting and Crocheting Circle Come and learn from other knitters, bring in your ongoing crocheting or knitting projects to get help, or learn a new pattern or technique. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. free. 508-228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org

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7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sunset from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset. Please call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring a beverage & snack and enjoy the sunset over the water. Time varies with sunset. Call for time & tickets. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 7 to 8 PM - Science Speaker Series - Dr. Philip S. Muirhead “Small Stars with Small Planets and Big Consequences’ by Dr. Muirhead, assist. professor in the Dept of Astronomy, the Institute for Astrophysical Research and the Core Curriculum at Boston University. 33 Washington Street Facility, 33 Washington Street. Maria Mitchell Association, 508-228-9198 7:15 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past Hear Nantucket’s fascinating history & ghostly tales of it’s past. Visit houses that have stories to tell & see mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. $20. Seniors & Teens $15. 508-257-4586 8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Cemetery Route 1-1/3 mi, 90 min eerie stroll featuring Old North Burial Ground, Oldest House, & 2 haunted hotels. Led by original guide. $20. $15 65+ & Teens. Kids 7-12 $5. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 mins early. 508-332-0953 9 to 10:30 PM - Open Night at Loines Observatory Join Maria Mitchell Assn professional astronomers for a tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, & galaxies. Loines Observatory, 59 Milk Street. $10 (MMA members free). 508-228-9273

THURSDAY, JUNE 21 NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL

2018 Nantucket Film Festival screenings, talks, & events at various locations around town. NantucketFilmFestival.org 8:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See historic landmarks from the whaling history days. 1-hour trip; coffee included. Kids younger than 2 ride free. Call for Reservations. Town Pier, 34 Washington St.. $50. 508-228-7037 Shearwaterexcursions.com 8:30 AM - Nantucket’s Historic Mansions & America’s Oldest Windmill A brisk 2 mi, nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down hidden lanes, past whaling mansions, out to the 1976 windmill & back to town. $15, cash only. Meet 10 mins early at Main & Centre. 508-332-0953 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote CoskataCoatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at Wauwinet Gate House or 33 Washington St., . 508-228-6799 TheTrustees.org/ccwr Also at 1 PM 9 to 9:45 AM - Feeding Frenzy at MMA Aquarium Join Aquarium staff as they feed their hungry creatures before the Aquarium opens. Fun for all ages. Pre-Registration Required. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 9 AM to 12 PM - Brant Point Needlework Ornament with Ana Ericksen Create a quaint Nantucket scene by stitching Nantucket’s icon, Brant Point, with thread, beads, & stitches. Pre-registration required: nha.org. 9 AM to 12 PM - Printed Pattern: For Paper & Textiles Students will explore the block printing process from design to print. No drawing or design experience necessary. Pre-registration required: nha.org. 9 AM to 1 PM - Hand Woven Shaker Style Basket with Taylor Cullen Hand weave a traditional shaker style basket with reed for weaving and finish your basket with a hand carved hardwood handle. Pre-registration required: nha.org. 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 18 to 36 mos. Limited to first 10 toddlers + caregivers. Tickets at the Children’s Desk when library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM - Nantucket Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions See Gray Seals in their natural habitat, experience the beauty of Great Point from the water. Great for all ages; perfect photo ops! 2-hour trip. Tickets at. 508-2287037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions Enjoy ice cream & relax during a tour of Nantucket Harbor. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com 10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip Find out what lives in Nantucket Harbor as you help collect, identify & release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! Fascinating for adults & children. Pre-Registration Required: 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 10 AM to 12:30 PM - International Yoga Day Celebration with Ieva Aldins Nantucket Culinary presents a new series: A Nourished Life - classes focused on optimal health, eating well, & cooking meals with seasonal ingredients. Ieva Aldins, yoga instructor & wine professional at Nantucket Culinary, 22 Federal St. Tickets: $65. 508-228-2665 NantucketCulinary.com


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Join us for a weekend of great books and fascinating authors.

A Nantucket Wedding: Nancy Thayer with Jimmy Jaksic ▲ Ticketed Event Le Languedoc Restaurant

9:00 pm

Authors in Bars Nantucket Hotel

7:00 pm

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Friday June 15 9 am – 1 pm Story Time Atheneum Garden 9:00 am

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11:00 am

12 Noon

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Claire Messud, The Burning Girl and Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic with Kate Brosnan Atheneum Great Hall

9:00 am

Jane Alexander – Wild Things, Wild Places with Michael Schulder Atheneum Great Hall

Richard Prum – The Evolution of Beauty

Imbolo Mbue – Behold the Dreamers with Maureen Orth Atheneum Great Hall

11:00 am

Katherena Vermette – The Break Atheneum Great Hall

11:30 am

Louise Penny and Linda Fairstein: Chewing on Life’s Mysteries Presented by the Nantucket Hotel ▲ Ticketed Event – Nantucket Hotel

James Wood – Upstate Atheneum Great Hall Louise Penny – Glass Houses Methodist Church

3:00 pm

Joe Hagan – Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine with Charley Walters – Methodist Church

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

Morgan Parker – There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé Atheneum Great Hall Anna Badkhen – Fisherman’s Blues with Michael Schulder Atheneum Great Hall

Dava Sobel – The Glass Universe and Diane Ackerman – The Zookeeper’s Wife with Mindy Todd Atheneum Great Hall

10:00 am

Atheneum Great Hall

2:00 pm

Author Dinner Presented by the White Elephant Jill Karp, Honorary Chairperson White Elephant Brant Point Grill ▲ Ticketed Event The only event to fundraise for the Book Festival, your ticket purchase helps keep over 75% of our events free and open to everyone. Tickets $350, or $425 for the Bookends Package (Author Dinner + Sunday Breakfast).

2:00 pm

Eileen Myles – Afterglow Atheneum Great Hall

2:00 pm

Young Playwrights: 7th–8th Graders White Heron Theatre Nantucket Young Playwrights will present staged readings of student-written 10 min. plays, performed by professional actors in association with the White Heron Theater.

3:00 pm

Min Jin Lee – Pachinko Methodist Church

3:00 pm

Matt Jennings – HOMEGROWN: Cooking from my New England Roots Cooking Demonstration and Lunch ▲ Ticketed Event – Nantucket Culinary Center

3:00 pm

Woody Tasch – Soil: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital with John Stanton Atheneum Great Hall

4:00 pm

Typewriter Rodeo Atheneum Great Hall Four poets, Sean Petrie, David Moses Fruchter, Jodi Egerton, and Kari Anne Holt, comprise the Typewriter Rodeo. Their “process” is to create a poem for a visitor who asks for a specific and/or personal piece.

4:00 pm

Young Playwrights: High Schoolers White Heron Theatre

9 am – 1 pm Local Author Tent Over 30 authors from Nantucket and New England gather under the garden tent to talk with readers and sell their books. Atheneum Garden

Sponsored by Linda Loring Nature Foundation

1:00 pm

Opening Night Celebration Difference is What Unites Us Featuring Andrew Solomon, Imbolo Mbue and Min Jin Lee Unitarian Universalist Meeting House

Saturday June 16

John Boyne – The Heart’s Invisible Furies Atheneum Great Hall

Lunch with Elin Hilderbrand and Dorothea Benton Frank: The Lure of an Island ▲ Ticketed Event – Nantucket Yacht Club

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June 15 - 17, 2018

Thursday June 14 3:30 pm

June 14-20, 2018

Ms. Fairstein’s appearance at the 2018 Festival is sponsored by Shirat HaYam.

12:00 Noon

1:00 pm

Jessica Bruder – Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century with Mindy Todd Atheneum Great Hall Andrew Solomon – Far from the Tree Sponsored by Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center

Methodist Church

Sunday June 17 9:00 am

Brunch with Nat Philbrick: On Wind and Wave at Harborside ▲ Ticketed Event White Elephant Brant Point Grill

12:00 Noon

Cisco Send-Off Party Sponsored by Cisco Brewers

6:00 pm

Malcolm Mitchell: Reading to Win with Robert Cocuzzo ▲ Ticketed Event – NHA Whaling Museum Following the presentation, enjoy the sun setting on the harbor and a champagne toast from the Observation Deck of the museum, celebrating the closing event of the 2018 Nantucket Book Festival.

All events are

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FREE

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Yesterday’s Island, Today’s Nantucket; Vol 48, Issue 6; June 14 – 20, 2018.  

Book Festival, A Beautiful Invader, Surfside Beach Shack, Beach Books & Beverage and more...