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P.O. Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554  
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There are 66 events for
Friday 25th of July 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
NBI BioBlitz
A weekend focusing on specific projects that will involve the public and presentations by visiting scientists. Details at www.nantucketbiodiversityinitiative.org
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 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 7th grade thru adult. Morning pick up hockey at Nantucket Ice. Full gear required. 1 Backus Lane.
8:00 AM to 8:50 AM
Hidden Nantucket: Fabulous Mansions Route
A 2.5 mile, 50 min. non-stop exercise walk--with historic commentary--past the breathtaking houses of the Cliff and Brant Pt. $15 for everyone. Gathers 7:50 am at Centre & Main, in front of 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.
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.
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Carnivorous Critters
Before the museum opens to the public, join Maria Mitchell staff for the unique experience of seeing the museum animals eat. Learn about the feeding habits of the turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! Register at mariamitchell.org. 508-228-0898. $10 or $5 for MMA members. Natural Science Museum, corner of Milk & Vestal Sts.
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 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 12:00 PM
Artist Demonstration - Susan Jositas
Sosebee Studio. 8 Washington Street.
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Trunk Show
Trunk show at Pageo featuring Italian Design. 46 Main Street.
10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Nantucket and the Civil War
Hear the dramatic story of Nantucket's vital role in the American Civil War. Starts at corner of Federal and India sts. Come 10 min. prior to this 2/3 mile, 90 min. walk. 508-332-0953. $20; $15 for teens and 65+; $5 for kids 7-12. Cash only. No reservations necessary.
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.
11:00 AM
NPT Summer Lecture
The NPT Annual Summer Lecture & Luncheon will feature architect Peter Pennoyer and architectural historian Anne Walker, authors of the new book New York Transformed: The Architecture of Cross & Cross. Lecture will be held at The 'Sconset Chapel with a lunch to follow at The Chanticleer. Visit www.nantucketpreservation.org for more information. Tickets can be purchased by calling 508-228-1387
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Special Needs Family Day
Family day for families with children who have identified special needs. Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Rd.
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.
11:30 AM
YATC Presents: Rapunzel & The Emperor's New Suit
In its fifth season, the Young Actors Theater Company is excited to present this summer series of original adaptations of classic tales. These student-created, family-friendly performances run 20-30 minutes and are a great way to introduce children to the art of live performance and storytelling. This edition features Rapunzel & The Emperor's New Suit. Tickets $6. Dreamland, 17 South Water St.
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Tie Dye Clinic
Our ever popular make your own Tie Dye shirt activity returns for yet another summer. $5 for all materials; $2 if you bring your own white tee shirt. Children's Beach.
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
Spanky's Raw Bar
Listen to live music, sip specialty drinks like Spanky's Mule and White Sangria, and munch on buck-a-shuck oysters 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.
3:15 PM
Nantucket Edge Figure Skating Exhibition
Public invited to a free exhibition at Nantucket Ice showcasing Nantucket Edge Clinic Skaters coached by a world famous coaching staff. Nantucket Ice. Backus Lane.
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
Lance Mountain Dance Party
Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.
4:30 PM
What's Happening on the Bluff
A community update by Josh Posner, President of 'Sconset Beach Preservation Fund. Find out what has been happening this winter to protect the Bluff and access to Baxter Road and the Lighthouse. Bring your questions and ideas for protecting Nantucket as we face the challenge of rising sea levels. Refreshments. 'Sconset Casino, 10 New Street. Questions 508-685-5355.
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
AstroKids Night
Drop your children at MMA while you blast off for dinner during AstroKids Nights. Your child will play games, build solar systems, create works of art, or go on a night hike. Ages 6-10. Registration at mariamitchell.org. 508-228-5387. $75 per child. $60 for MMA members. **Medical Form Required** Maria Mitchell Science Center, 33 Washington St.
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 to 6:00 PM
Pocket Park Series Concert: YellowRed
Visit popupnantucket.com for details including artists, sponsors & how to contribute. Fair Street Park @ corner of Main.
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.
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Dinner at the Breeze
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
OKLAHOMA by Rodgers & Hammerstein
This exuberant, groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize winning musical tells the love story of Laurey, a spirited farm girl, and Curley, the cowboy who loves her. Presented by Theatre Workshop Nantucket in Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. Box office: 508-228-4305 www.theatreworkshop.com
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Opening Reception at Robert Foster Fine Art
Art opening featuring Julija Mostykanova. See her show at Robert Foster Fine Art, 8 India St through August 6.
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 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
Special Lecture & Film Screening: The Charles W. Morgan with Steve White
Join the NHA for a special lecture and screening of the new documentary film The Charles W. Morgan by Connecticut filmmaker Bailey Pryor. The one-hour film, directed by five-time Emmy winner Pryor, tells the extraordinary story the Morgan and the incredible saga of whaling, the first global industry dominated by America. Steve White, President and CEO of Mystic Seaport Museum, will give the audience an inside look at the making of the film and the recent restoration of the Charles W. Morgan, America's last wooden whaleship. For tickets, go to www.nha.org or call (508) 228-1894. Whaling Museum Gosnell Hall, 13 Broad Street.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meet the Artist: Power Booth
Gallery opening at Hostetler Gallery, 42 Centre St.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gallery Opening - Susan Jositas
Opening reception for Susan Jositas at Sosebee Studio. Wine and light bites served. 8 Washington Street.
6:30 PM
Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival Performance
Join us for a spectacular evening of classical and contemporary ballet featuring dance stars from the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. The program features the classic works of George Balanchine's 'Piano Quartet in G Minor 2nd Movement' and a pas de deux from August Bournonville's 'Flower Festival in Genzano. Up and coming choreographer Emery LeCrone's 'Bach Partita #2' will be on the program as will Justin Peck's 'Furiante.' The 2014 dance program also includes Benjamin Millepied's work 'Neverwhere' and a world premiere from Swedish choreographer and film maker Pontus Lidberg. For tickets: www.NantucketAtheneum.org or 508-228-1110, ext. 105. High School Auditorium, 10 Surfside Road.
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 8:30 PM
Citizen Science Weekend
Kick-off Event at the Dreamland Theater. Brief presentations on scheduled projects by visiting researchers followed by refreshments. Free admission. For details and to register see nantucketbiodiversityinitiative.org.
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Free Opening of "The New Nantucket"
The New Nantucket is a comprehensive photo exhibition celebrating modern design on Nantucket and the island's culture as an ideal setting for modernist form. This exhibition is free and open to the public, and it will serve as a springboard for meaningful dialog about innovative design practices by presenting stunning and surprising examples of work found on the island. Exhibit continues through July 27 at 18 Broad Street.
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
BLACK TIE by A.R. Gurney
Father of the groom, Curtis, simply wants to make a memorable toast at his son's rehearsal dinner. But before he is able to raise his glass, he must defend the time-honored ways of his past, including his attire. Curtis finds that balancing the standards of his late father and the needs of his future family may prove too messy for a black tie affair. 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.
8:00 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.
8:30 PM
Friday Night Flicks: TBA
Come enjoy a weekly fun movie at Children's Beach on our brand new projection screen. Chosen by audience. Children's Beach.
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.
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.