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Hands-on History
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Hands-On History for Families

Looking for something to do with your kids on Nantucket this summer?  The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) invites children and their caregivers to Hands- On History, an annual summer program full of crafts and activities for the whole family.  This program is offered daily in July and August from 1:30 […]

Dance Festival
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Dance Fest Keeps Audiences on Point

The 6th Annual Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival celebrates ballet with two spectacular performances featuring star dancers from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the Miami City Ballet. Lead by Artistic Director and noted choreographer Benjamin Millepied, the festival brings the best of ballet to Nantucket each year. […]

Theatre Workshop
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Highly Composed Irrationality

• by Sarah Teach • Playwright Sarah Ruhl’s offbeat humor returns to the island’s limelight, as rife with existential ponderings as it was in 2011 when Theatre Workshop of Nantucket staged Ruhl’s In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play. The 2007 world premiere of Dead Man’s Cell Phone took […]

Greater Light
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Painting in the Garden

A series of watercolor workshops for the whole family is being held every Wednesday morning by the Nantucket Historical Association at its Greater Light historic property, 8 Howard Street. This morning drop-in program will from 9 am to 12 noon on Wednesdays through August 21. Originally a working livestock barn, […]

Charlie Brown
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It’s A Good Show, Charlie Brown

• by Sarah Teach • Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (TWN) whisks us back to childhood this summer with composer Clark Gesner’s 1967 musical comedy You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.  Based on cartoonist Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip “Peanuts,” the show has been twice nominated for a Grammy, first in […]

Nantucket Comedy Festival
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A Boatload of Laughs

For four days in July, the country’s top comedians visit Nantucket Island, bringing a boatload of laughs to the six-year-old Nantucket Comedy Festival. This year’s festival, directed by festival founder and comedian Kevin Flynn, delivers celebrity wit and fun, peeks behind the scenes with award-winning creators of comedy, and inspiring […]

Moby Dick
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A Play within a Play

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA), in partnership with Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (TWN) will present the dramatic staged reading of Moby Dick Rehearsed this week in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Moby-Dick Rehearsed, starring renowned TWN actor John Shea as Captain Ahab with an illustrious cast of community actors, […]

Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
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Family Day at the Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum

In addition to surfing and sailing lessons, fashion camp, theater performances and harbor cruises, the Nantucket Autism Speaks Resource Center has partnered with the Egan Maritime Institute this summer to offer two opportunities at the Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum for families of individuals with any special need.  Sunday, July 14 […]