Nantucket Events

Maritime Festival
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Celebrating Life by the Sea, Maritime Festival

by Sarah Teach Living on an island, our lives are rich with bounty from the sea. One way that we celebrate the joy of living here is by experiencing the time-honored maritime activities enjoyed by generations of islanders before us. The Egan Maritime Institute has organized a day packed with […]

Greater Light
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Four Centuries of Domestic Life

by Amy Roberts Nantucket’s architecture provides great insight into the history of domestic life over nearly 400 hundred years. A walk along the historic downtown streets reveals captivating and contrasting architectural elements that echo the lives of island residents. From the colonial settlement era of the seventeenth- century to the […]

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Fall Brings Isle Fair

September has arrived bearing the gift of stillness. The air is growing crisper, and most islanders seem to welcome the change in the weather. After all, along with the cool breezes comes the chance to reconnect with friends after a full season of busyness. The ideal venue for this is […]

When America First Met China
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“When America First Met China”

by Amy Roberts There are very few windows into Nantucket’s little known nineteenth century engagement in the China Trade. As small pieces of a vague past, there are portraits of Nantucket captains and their families completed by Chinese artists, intricately painted porcelain platters, personalized creamware jugs, and earthenware figurines brought […]

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Reeling in the Fun – Fishing Tournaments

This weekend will reel in some of the area’s most devoted anglers for a pair of two-day fishing tournaments. September 8 and 9 brings the 5th Annual Nantucket Bluefin Tuna Tournament, a competition focused solely on fun. The guests of honor, bluefin tuna, are some of the most sought after […]

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Celebrating Art on Nantucket

by Sarah Teach Summer may be coming to a close, but the Artists Association of Nantucket is still in full bloom. This coming Friday, August 24, the AAN will kick off its annual Artist Patron Exhibition, which has been an AAN tradition since 1947. The juried show will begin with […]

Nantucket Photo Contest
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Photo Contest Deadline Approaching

The deadline for the 2012 Yesterday’s Photo Contest is quickly approaching. Photos contest entries must be received (or postmarked) by September 13, 2012. Now in its second decade, this popular contest is a fun way for you to share your images of Nantucket Island. Any season, any view, any time […]