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

There are 38 events for
Saturday 23rd of August 2014
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sidewalk Art Show
The Artists Association of Nantucket organizes this annual Sidewalk Art Show, an outdoor exhibition of art in the garden of the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.
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
Swim Across America - Nantucket Island Open Water Swim
Swim Across America began as a relay swim from Nantucket to Hyannis and has evolved to 16 open water swims and dozens of pool swims around the country. We are thrilled to continue the wonderful tradition of SAA in Nantucket as we swim and raise money for local beneficiaries; Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON). Join us for a 1/2 mile or 1 mile distance, or join the Kids' Splash and get in on the action. Register to swim for $25 before June 1st and $50 after June 1st. All are welcome to attend and cheer on swimmers. Register online at: http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/site/TR/OpenWater/Nantucket?fr_id=2720&pg=entry
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
ACK Clean Team
Help clean up various parts of Nantucket. For Town, meet in the Stop & Shop parking lot. For 'Sconset Center , meet in Codfish Park where the playground/swing set is. www.ackcleanteam.org.
8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Hidden Nantucket: Main St./Windmill Route
A 2 mile, 45 min. non-stop exercise walk-with historic commentary-past Nantucket Town's most beautiful historic mansions. Gathers 7:50am at Centre & main, in front of the bank. $15. Cash only. No reservations necessary. 508-332-0953.
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.
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Surfing Lesson with Nantucket Island Surf School
For families of individuals with any disability. Free, courtesy for NISS. Cosponsored with Autism Speaks. Cisco Beach. Registration: khoryn@autismspeaks.org or 646 341 3043.
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
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 to 1:00 PM
Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market
Cambridge & North Union Sts;. Fresh island-landed fish & seafood, local organic farm produce, herbs, flowers, artisan breads, baked goods, coffee, fresh cold-pressed juices, teas, jams, woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, leathercraft, paintings, photography, textiles, soaps, handmade body products, entertainment, and more! All produced by Nantucketers living on-island. Weather permitting. We accept SNAP/EBT/WIC & Elder Coupons with Double Dollars!
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.
10:00 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. 508-228-7037. $38. Also at 11:15 am, 1, 2:15, 4, 5:15 pm.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pocket Park Series
Free music, children's events, poetry and more. Visit popupnantucket.com for details including artists, sponsors & how to contribute. Fair Street Park @ corner of Main.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Book Signing with Tim Weed
Author of "Will Poole's Island," Bookworks Teen Pick of the Month. Bookworks, 25 Broad St.
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Saturday Puppet Show
Join "The Puppet Man" Joe Zito for a free puppet show. Zito studied puppetry with Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets.Children's Beach.
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.
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Book Signing with Frances Ruley Karttunen
Author of "Nantucket's North Shore." Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main St.
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Glorious Sconset Historic Walk
Experience Nantucket's most beautiful village on this 2/3 mile, 90 min. stroll through Siasconset. $20. $15 for teens and 65+. $5 for 7-12. Meet at rotary bulletin board in Siasconset. Catch the 10:15 bus at Greenhound Sta. on Washington St. 508-332-0953. Cash only. No reservations.
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
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.
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
4 EZ Payments Performs
Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.
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.
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 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
Adult Open Stick at Nantucket Ice
Hockey Scrimmage at Nantucket Ice. Full gear required. Players may pre-pay on Friday. 1 Backus Lane.
4:30 PM
Left Coast Country Performs
Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Light & Luscious aka Porch Pounders
Our clients in the South End in Boston coined this phrase years ago, and well, we just love it. There's nothing like a perfect wine for the porch that's fresh, easy drinking, and delicious. Tonight's wines are just that. Brix Wine Shop, 1 Windy Way, 508-228-9123.
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.
7:00 PM to 8:30 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.
7:30 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
Miracle on South Division Street
Clara and her three grown kids have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Virgin Mary appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop. Since then, the neighborhood has looked on the 20-foot commemorative shrine as a centerpiece of the old neighborhood. As the family legend begins to unravel, we see the hilarious consequences of believing everything you're told is true when you're a kid. Written by Tom Dudzick, Directed by Lynne Bolton. Tickets: $42.50 at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. White Heron Theatre, 5 N. Water St.
8:30 PM to 9:50 PM
The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk (Town Route)
An eerie, 80 min., 1 mile evening stroll featuring the most famous haunted locations in Nantucket town. Led by the original guide. Gather 8:15pm at Centre and Main, top of Main St. $20; $15 for teens and 65+; $5 for kids 7-12; children under 7 free. 508-332-0953. Cash only. No reservations necessary.
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Top 40 Video Dance Party
With DJ Bri Guy at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St.