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P.O. Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554  
© 2014 Yesterday's Island, Inc.

There are 46 events for
Friday 29th of August 2014
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Hatha Yoga Classes
Enjoy relaxing yoga class early in the morning with Kripalu-ceritified instructor Bettina Broer. Now in her 25th year, Broer concentrates on using postures to center and calm the mind. For more information contact bettina at 508 498 7475. Children's Beach, Harbor View Way.
8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Birding Field Trip
Meet at the LLNF at 110 Eel Point Road, and then carpool to various island hotspots in search of whatever birds we target. Dress appropriate for the wind and weather. 508-325-0873. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Morning Coffee Cruise
Start your day on Nantucket with a relaxing harbor cruise. Complimentary coffee & muffin. $38. Offered daily by Shearwater Excursions, ExploreNantucket.com, 508-228-7037. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Feeding Frenzy
Join the Maria Mitchell Aquarium staff as they feed their ever-hungry creatures before the Aquarium opens to the public. A great program for all ages. This program is very popular so please pre-register at mariamitchell.org or 508-228-5387. $10 or $5 for MMA members. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 28 Washington St.
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Dance (Sing) Movement and Yoga for Children
Join Marjorie Trott in her 20th year of teaching yoga classes specifically designed to encourage creative expression in children of all ages. For more information contact Marjorie at 508 228 4209 or mtrottdance@aol.com Children's Beach, Harbor View Way.
9:00 AM
Natural History Discovery Tour
Join a guided oversand adventure tour and discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and Great Point. Tour starts/ends at Maria Mitchell Science Center, 33 Washington Street, with a convenient stop at Wauwinet Gate House. Private tours (8 people) can be scheduled by appointment. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr.
9:00 AM
Open Stick Hockey at Nantucket Ice
Players from 7th grade thru adult. Morning pick up hockey at Nantucket Ice. Full gear required. 1 Backus Lane.
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Clara Williams Trunk Show
Designed to create a bold statement, be subtly elegant or remain classically simple, Clara Williams Jewelry is a perfect fit for every occasion. Come see the designs at Figaro Fine Jewelry, 21 Main St.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise
Enjoy ice cream on a narrated tour of the inner harbor with Shearwater Excursions, Straight Wharf #1011. www.ExploreNantucket.com. Reservations: 508-228-7037. $38. Also at 11:15 am, 1, 2:15, 4, 5:15 pm.
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Trunk Show
Trunk show at Pageo featuring Marina B. 46 Main Street.
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. Departs again at 1 pm and 4 pm. $40 per person. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
10:30 AM
Lighthouse Walk: Tales of Pirates, Shipwrecks & Ghost Ships
Join Pirate Robin on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. During our walk, you will hear tales of infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, shipwrecks, and the mysterious ghost ships of New England. Meet outside The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street. Adults $20. Seniors & Teens: $15. Children $10. Kids under 6 free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508-257-4586.
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Bike Tour: Town View
An easy 5-mile tour with your friendly Nantucket Bike Tours guide. Travel with us through some secret places in Nantucket Town, peeking at the old whaling streets and quintessential town sights. Reserve your spot at www.nantucketbybike.com or call 508-825-5362. Meet at 31 Washington Street.
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Outdoor Walking Tour of Downtown Nantucket
Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket. $10. Tour departs from Whaling Museum, rain or shine, 13 Broad St.
12:30 PM
Barrett's Island Tours
See highlights of Town and Sconset Village guided by native islanders who know Nantucket. Our bus is air-conditioned with reclining seats and large windows. Daily departure from 20 Federal St, across from Information Center. Charters also available. 508 228 0174
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. Departs again at 4 pm. $40 per person. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Hands-On History for Kids
Crafts for kids + caretakers in the Discovery Room at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Each craft is designed to encourage participants to visit the Whaling Museum and explore the historical significance of the artifacts and souvenirs that Nantucketers carried home from their journeys aboard whaleships. Mondays: China teacups & dancing masks. Tuesdays: Scrimshaw. Wednesdays: Wampanoag arrowheads & whirligigs. Thursdays: Whale mobiles & rope bracelets. Fridays: Whaleboats & whale stamps. Saturdays: Lighthouses & signal flags. Sundays: Sailors' valentines & coral necklaces. Free with museum admission or NHA membership.
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Vestal Street Observatory Tour
Learn about the life and scientific legacy of Maria Mitchell, America's first woman astronomer. If weather permits, see an outdoor scale model of the solar system and view the sun through our safe solar telescope. $3. Free for MMA members. 2 Vestal Street.
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bike Tour: Town View
An easy 5-mile tour with your friendly Nantucket Bike Tours guide. Travel with us through some secret places in Nantucket Town, peeking at the old whaling streets and quintessential town sights. Reserve your spot at www.nantucketbybike.com or call 508-825-5362. Meet at 31 Washington Street.
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bike Tour: To The Brewery!
A moderate 8-mile tour with your friendly Nantucket Bike Tours guide. Bike with us to some must-see highlights of Nantucket. We end at Cisco Brewery, where you can experience local brews and live music. Reserve your spot at www.nantucketbybike.com or call 508-825-5362. Meet at 31 Washington Street.
2:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Historic House Walking Tour
Visit 2 NHA Historic Houses. $10 adults, $4 ages 6-17, free to NHA members. Rain or shine daily. Departs daily from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Apres Beach Party
Listen to live music by P.J. Moody, sip specialty drinks like Spanky's Mule and White Sangria, and munch on buck-a-shuck oysters by Spanky's Raw Bar and clams at Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street.
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Buck a Shuck at TOPPER'S
$1 Oysters $1 Shrimp on TOPPER'S Bayview Deck. Don't miss out! TOPPER'S at The Wauwinet, 120 Wauwinet Road.
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Apres la Plage
Special midday cocktails, light meals, and snacks on the patio and in the garden at Fifty-Six Union. Offered daily. 508-228-6135, 56 Union St.
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. Departs again at 7pm. $40 per person. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
4:00 PM
Tour with Master Brewer
Learn all about the process at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Road, 508-325-5929.
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Lance Mountain Dance Party
Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Free Concert in the Park
Free acoustic concert on Friday evenings in the Fair Street Park at the corner of Main & Fair; all genres. Weather permitting. Organized by Nantucket & Company.
5:00 PM
Children's Ghost Hunt in Nantucket Town
Join Robin and her raven, Edgar, as we embark upon our ghostly adventure. Put on your ghost hunter hats as we stop by the houses that have stories to tell. Learn what to look for and how to become a Ghost Hunter. Bring whatever tools you may need for our adventure. The ghost hunt is educational, exciting and lots of fun. Meet at The Hub, corner of Main and Federal Sts. Adults $15. Children $10. Kids under 6 free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required: 508-257-4586.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Summer Sips from Italy
Italian wine expert, Iris Di Cicco from Palm Bay Imports, is back for her second tasting on the island. From Abruzzo to Pulgia, she's got you covered with Italy's perfect summer pours. Brix Wine Shop, 1 Windy Way, 508-228-9123.
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Dinner at the Breeze with Supervised Kids Program
Dine as a family at Breeze, then drop off your children at our complimentary Kids Deck Nantucket's only supervised activity program offered during dinner. Our counselors will entertain your kids while you linger longer over dessert or enjoy a cocktail on our outdoor deck. Located at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street, Downtown. For Reservations, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail Noel Middleton, Food & Beverage Manager at fb@thenantuckethotel.com
6:00 PM
The Rock Run
Mandatory pre-race briefing at the bandstand on Children's Beach. All participants MUST show a photo ID, provide emergency contact information, and sign an event wavier before they will be allowed to compete in the Rock Run. No exceptions. Details at http://www.therockrun.com
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Opening Reception at Robert Foster Fine Art
Art opening featuring John Devaney. See his show at Robert Foster Fine Art, 8 India St through September 10.
6:00 PM to 7:20 PM
Disco Skate Night at Nantucket Ice
Public Skating with disco lights. $5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. Great activity for all ages! Call for additional skating sessions 508-228-2516. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Art Opening with Donn Russell
Gallery opening of the Master Printmaker at Hostetler Gallery, 42 Centre St.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Art Opening - Jessica Sosebee
Enjoy wine and light bites with painter Jessica Sosebee. Sosebee Studio. 8 Washington Street. 508 228 0014.
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunset Cruise
Nothing beats a Nantucket sunset! Bring your favorite beverage and join us $55.00 per person or $550.00 for the whole boat. Shearwater Excursions, Straight Wharf #1011. www.ExploreNantucket.com. 508-228-7037. Time may vary slightly.
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Enjoy watching the sun set over one of the world's most magnificent harbors. Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. $50 per person. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Concert: Anne Martindale & Richard Busch
Performing mellow American jazz and popular standards, they specialize in songs by such greats as Rogers & Hart, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Ray Noble, George Shearing, Billy Barnes, Blossom Dearie, Dave Frishberg, 'Fats' Waller and others. Atheneum, 1 India St.
7:30 PM
THE LAST 5 YEARS by Jason Robert Brown
A stunning musical that ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up . . . or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. Presented by Theatre Workshop Nantucket in Centre Stage, 2 Centre Street. Box office: 508-228-4305 www.theatreworkshop.com
7:30 PM
Family Furniture
Family Furniture, the newest play by prolific, award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney, received its world premiere at New York City's The Flea Theatre last fall. One reviewer said of the playwright's voice, "as always, Gurney has plenty of amusing points to make, about the alleged iniquity of dry martinis and the sexual politics of football weekends " Tickets: $42.50 at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. White Heron Theatre, 5 N. Water St.
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Live Music at Kitty's
Enjoy live music at Kitty Murtagh's, 4 West Creek Road. 508-325-0781.
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Bob Lehman Trio
Performing live in the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton St.
8:00 PM
The Raven's Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket's Past
Come on a haunted history tour of Nantucket Town! Hear about Nantucket's incredible history and the ghostly tales of its past. We will visit the houses that have stories to tell, and you will view the mysterious pictures from Nantucket's most haunted house. Keep your eyes open, expect the unexpected, as we embark upon our ghostly adventure. Meet at The Hub, corner of Main and Federal Sts. Adults $20. Seniors & Teens $15. Children $10. Kids under 6 free. For details, call 508-257-4586.
9:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Stargazing Night
Join Maria Mitchell's professional astronomers for an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, & galaxies. Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street Ext., weather permitting. All are welcome. $10.
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Urban Beatbox with Good Lyfe Entertainment
Awesome new DJ format with blend of new and familiar music at Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St.