From 5 to 7 pm this Friday, August 11, the public is invited to mingle with island artists and view their large works during an opening reception for The Artists Association of Nantucket Masterworks exhibit, upstairs in The Big Gallery at 12 Straight Wharf.
During Nantucket by Design, the Nantucket Historical Association’s premier summer fundraiser, the NHA in partnership with Christopher Farr Cloth is hosting a curated exhibition of quilts titled Threads of Life at Greater Light, an historic island site that is a gorgeous expression of art and design. Each quilt will be […]
Join the Maria Mitchell Association as it hosts a celebration of Maria Mitchell’s 205th birthday this Tuesday afternoon, August 1 on Vestal Street. From 1 pm to 4 pm, this free event willl offer astronomy and natural science activities, live animal displays, research demonstrations, face painting, live music by Susan […]
Caravan to the shores of Polpis Harbor, where you’ll discover a field of tents set up for an evening of dining and dancing under the very stars that have guided the explorers before us. Partygoers will enjoy the beautiful colors of the evening sky as the sun sets, dancing to […]
Formed in 1834 as a private, membership organization, the Nantucket Atheneum has had nine librarians in its storied history, beginning with famous astronomer Maria Mitchell. Nantucket’s Great Fire of 1846 destroyed the former building and virtually all of the library’s collections. The Atheneum was rebuilt on the same site in […]
Swim Across America Nantucket kicks off its annual swim on Saturday, July 22nd at 8 am at Jetties Beach. The Swim is a summer highlight and a moving experience that is not to be missed. Year-round and summer residents are invited to join the Swim, which features a kid’s splash, […]
Blues music is about the realities of life. It expresses the ebb and flow of our human emotions, focusing mostly on the melancholy. When we’re sad, we have the blues. When we want to move away from that sadness, we can chase the blues away with music. Musically, it’s the famous 1-3-5 chord progression and a call and response lyric. But here on Nantucket, we’re often chasing the blues and trying our best to catch them. Never more so than this August, as the inaugural August Blues fishing tournament is ready to hit the Nantucket inshore fishing community.
Astrophotography is the use of photography in astronomy: the photographing of celestial objects and phenomena. In addition to capturing details of extended objects like Earth’s moon, it also has the power to photograph objects not visible to the human eye, such as dim stars, nebulae, and galaxies. The Maria Mitchell […]
There’s an individual on Nantucket Island who has been a vibrant part of our island community for more than four decades. A physician who loves taking care of people and is known for his expertise, his outdoor hobbies, and his quirky sense of humor. And now Dr. Timothy Lepore has […]