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Nantucket Wine Festival | Nantucket, MA

Navigating Wine & Food Fest Weekend

by Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie What once started out as a small gathering for a handful of wineries to pour at a Grand Tasting and a few intimate wine dinners hosted in friend’s homes has grown immensely to become one of the most highly regarded annual wine events in the …

Nantucket Historical Association | Nantucket, MA

NHA Lecture Series Begins

On Tuesday, May 15 at 6 pm, Nantucket native, author, and historian Matthew Stackpole will give an illustrated talk on the Charles W. Morgan, the last of an American whaling fleet that once numbered more than 2,700 vessels. Built and launched in 1841, the Morgan is now America’s oldest commercial …

Nantucket Daffodil Festival | Nantucket, MA

Where the Wild Daffodils Grow

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois, Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation The common daffodil, Narcissus sp., is a symbol of spring throughout North America. On Nantucket, we embrace the yellow blossom as a reminder that spring will (eventually) come to the island. Beyond the fanfare of …

Artists Association of Nantucket

A Pair of Spring Exhibits

The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is opening the 2018 season with a double exhibition: Found in Translation and 2D to 3D. The opening reception is on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. “Found in Translation will …

Robert Frazier | Nantucket Artist

Holiday Small Works Exhibition

Continue your Thanksgiving festivities with a visit to the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street on Friday, November 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for a fun opening reception for the Artists Association annual Holiday Small Works Exhibition. Showcasing gifts of oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, photographs, …

Festival of Trees | Nantucket Whaling Museum

Holiday Festivals

Nantucket has become widely known for its festivals: we celebrate daffodils in April, wine and food in May, books and screenwriters in June, comedy, gardens, yoga, and dance in July. Autumn brings the Cranberry Festival and the Maritime Festival. Just when we think the season is over, the Nantucket Historical …

Art Show for PASCON | Nantucket

Benefit Art Show Has Become a Stroll Tradition

This year on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 30, December 1 & 2, will mark the eighth year that Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON), The Quidley Gallery, island businesses, and island artists come together for a special Nantucket art show that benefits vital island causes, PASCON and The …

Adopt an Animal | Maria Mitchell Association of Nantucket

Gifts that Give Back

For more than a decade Nantucketers have started Thanksgiving Day early in the morning at Children’s Beach. Some come dressed for the weather, some in costume, but most are dressed for swimming in the Atlantic in November. The annual Cold Turkey Plunge is fun for spectators and participants, and it …

Nantucket Arts Festival

Wet Paint and Fresh Works

The week leading up to the long Columbus Day weekend, artists will paint around the island—affording the public the opportunity to watch them work at their easels—and during a festive evening on Sunday, October 8, those works will be auctioned off at the Nantucket Yacht Club, 1 South Beach Street. …

White Heron Theatre Company | Nantucket, MA

Next Step Fest for Theatre

On Saturday, October 7, the White Heron Theatre Company will present two staged readings that are the culmination of Next Step Fest, a development program for promising new plays for the American stage. Next Step Fest continues White Heron’s commitment to new work. Will Arbery play Evanston Salt Costs Climbing …