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

There are 51 events for
Tuesday 22nd of July 2014
7:00 AM
Rotary Club Breakfast Meeting
Breakfast meeting of Nantucket's Rotary Club, at Island Kitchen, 1 Chin's Way.
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.
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
NHA Member Morning
Members of the Nantucket Historical Association are invited to join NHA staff to enjoy a demonstration of historic letterpress printing. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP at 508-228-1894, ext 116 or email molly@nha.org
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions
Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime seeing whales in their natural habitat. Sightings guaranteed! 508-228-7037. Trips depart from the Town Pier. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.
8:00 AM
Open Stick Hockey at Nantucket Ice
Players from high school thru adult. Morning pick up hockey at Nantucket Ice. Full gear required. 1 Backus Lane.
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
Free Farm Tours
Go behind the scenes and find out why hot house tomatoes taste so great. Take a look at our organic production and learn the history of Bartlett's Farm. Meet in front of the market at 9 am. 33 Bartlett Farm Road.
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
Pirate Adventure aboard the Endeavor
Join Robin of Raven's Walk and discover the legends of Nantucket's most infamous pirates. During the voyage we will learn about the pirate life. The adventure will end with a search for pirate treasure. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations recommended: 508-228-5585. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf across from the Hyline office. www.endeavorsailing.com
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.
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Marine Ecology Field Trip
What sea creatures live in Nantucket Harbor? Find out as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! Members $10, Non-members $20. Register: mariamitchell.org or 508-228-5387. Meet at the end of Washington St. Extension.
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 6:00 PM
Trunk Show: Jackie Robinson & Boresette Designs
New jewelry designs by Jackie Robinson Jewelry! Brand new limited edition Nantucket Bag from Boresette Designs. Daily until July 22 at eye of the needle, 14 Federal Street. 508 228 1923.
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Junior Historians: Mashop & the Puckwudgies: Nantucket Native American Legends
(for children ages 7-10) Join us as we learn about the legends of the Wampanoag Indians who inhabited Nantucket. Children will read and discuss legends including Maria Mitchell's poem about the Wampanoag, create their own Wampanoag story bag and other Native American related crafts. Pre-registration required: www.mariamitchell.org or call 508.228.9198. Members: $35; non-members: $40.
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Water Mixable Oils with Katie Trinkle Legge
Katie is back once again this summer from New Zealand to teach her ever-popular water-mixable oil workshop. Known for her vibrantly painted still life and landscape paintings and for her exciting workshops, her classes sell out quickly so be sure to register early. All levels welcome. $300, members: $270. Nantucketarts.org. 508 228 0722. Artists Association Workshop, 1 Gardner Perry Lane.
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Craft Class for Kids: Bubble Wands
This program is open to children 8-11 years of age. Our project for the class is bubble wands made from wire and beads. After you create and decorate your wand we will use our bubble mix to try them out! All supplies will be provided. Please register online at nantucketatheneum.org. Free admission. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St.
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.
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Blast Off!
Children discover the wonders of space exploration by building and launching their own model rockets. The fun begins by constructing and flying paper airplanes to learn about gravity and atmosphere on Earth, Mars and the Moon. They then move on to rockets propelled by air and water to learn more about the science of flight. Finally, they assemble and launch their own model rockets under the safe supervision of instructors. The program ends with an introduction to the International Space Station and how to become an astronaut. Children must be accompanied by an adult. One adult admitted free with registered child. Pre-registration required: www.mariamitchell.org or call 508.228.9198. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. $65/ child; Members: $50/child.
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 3:00 PM
Maker's Space for Teens: Paper Medallion Mobile
Craft workshop for teens, ages 12-18. Make a colorful mobile to hang in your room, using paper medallions that you will make. All tools and materials will be supplied. Register at nantucketatheneum.org. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St.
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
Stitching Gam
Bring your needlework project to this informal weekly gathering in the Nantucket Corner at the Whaling Museum. Free admission. 13 Broad 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.
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Town Association Meeting
The Nantucket Town Association will hold its monthly meeting to discuss downtown issues. All are invited. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India 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.
4:30 PM
Oak Creek Performs
Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.
5:00 PM
Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival Film: 'The Rain'
Pontus Lidberg has been making dances for stage and film since 2000. His film The Rain (2007) has received numerous awards and Alastair Macaulay of the New York Times, praised Lidberg's use of crosscutting techniques writing: "Memorably The Rain illustrates what filmed dance can say that staged dance cannot." After the screening, Lidberg , who will present a world premiere dance work at the 2014 Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival will be on hand to answer questions and discuss his film. Free admission. Atheneum Great Hall. 1 India St.
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
Adult Nantucket Edge Figure Skating Clinic
Contact nantucketskatingclub.com. Nantucket Ice. Backus Lane.
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tai Chi Class
Kris Feeney of Nantucket Hai Tien school teaches the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi. Feeney has studied and received a Tai Chi degree in China. Tai chi chuan is an internal Chinese martial art often practiced for a variety of health and personal reasons. The fee is $10. Free for teens. Atheneum, 1 India St.
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
P.J. Moody in Concert
Free concert by local acoustic musician Tuesday evenings at Children's Beach. Bring the family, relax, and enjoy the music. Food & beverages sold at Childrens Cafe. Organized by Nantucket Visitor Services.
6:00 PM
Talk by George Shackelford
The Friends of the NHA present George Shackelford, Deputy Director for the Kimbell Art Museum, with the lecture "Around the World with Paul Gauguin" with a reception immediately following. In his presentation, Shackelford will discuss the life and times of Paul Gauguin, the French painter, sculptor, and printmaker, whose search for strange experiences and exotic locales was a key factor in his art-making. Tickets for this lecture are $25 at www.nha.org/tickets. Doors open at 5:30 pm
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Carnival
The carnival is in town! Rides, games & prizes, cotton candy, fried dough and more! Presented by East Coast Midways. Come visit us at the Tom Never Fairgrounds now until July 28th.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Live Music at the Breeze Bar & Cafe
Take a midweek summer break and have dinner or your favorite drinks under the twinkle lights on our all-season deck at Breeze Bar and Caf . Sit back and enjoy live piano music with Aedin Donnelly. Now featuring "The Kids Deck," Nantucket's only daily, supervised activity program offered during dinner. Enjoy adult dining while our counselors entertain your children for free. 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
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Free Yoga for Teens
Free yoga class with instructor Marjory Trott for teens (12-18 years). No reservation required, but class size is limited to first 15 students. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St.
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.
7:00 PM
Sunset Tour
Enjoy a 2-hour guided trip to Coskata-Coatue to bask in the setting sun. Departure times varies according to sunset. Reservations required. Call 508.228.6799 to pre-register. Tour starts/ends at Maria Mitchell Science Center, 33 Washington Street; with a convenient stop at Wauwinet Gate House. Timing is critical so please be at your departure location 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour.
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.
8:00 PM
Concert: Hye-Jin Kim
Join the Nantucket Musical Arts Society to enjoy the music of violinist Hye-Jin Kim. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 at the door or in advance by calling 508-228-1287. First Congregational Church, 62 Centre Street.
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.