Nantucket Events

Nantucket Dance Festival
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Festival Features Films, Demos, Dance

by Sarah Teach You’ve heard of singing for your supper, but nobody ever talks about dancing for your books. That is, except for each July on Nantucket when our local library, the Nantucket Atheneum, produces its largest fundraising event of the year, the Nantucket Dance Festival. The festival includes five […]

Nantucket Lightship Basket
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Baskets and Bubbly

by Sarah TeachThe Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum will host their annual Baskets & Bubbly Champagne Brunch&   Auction this Sunday, July 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Great Harbor Yacht Club. Auctioneer Rafael Osona will host a live auction featuring fabulous lightship baskets and other luxury items. From […]

Elizabeth Condon
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Beginning a New Era with a Look Back

Nantucket Painter Elizabeth Congdon is marking her 50th year by beginning a series of 50 paintings of the most vivid and beautiful memories of her life. “When I was turning 49 this year, I realized that I needed to think positively about having lived a half century. Being an artist, […]

Ice Hockey
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Charity on Ice

by Sarah Teach With helmet shields down, sticks lowered, and blades flashing under the lights, 22 celebrities from the world of hockey will spend this weekend skating their way to bettering the Nantucket community. This Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, Nantucket native and two-time Olympian medalist AJ Mleczko […]

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A Week of History and Fun

While you’re busy enjoying the cool, clear ocean water this week, the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) will be swimming in activity! Think Baroque chamber music to celebrate alongside the unveiling of a newly donated and restored 1925 Steinway baby grand model “L” piano, topped off by a rendezvous with renowned […]

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Midshipmen Sail

Forty midshipmen and their instructors from the United States Naval Academy will be on Nantucket from Friday, July 13 to Monday, July 16. Along with Academy instructors, the midshipmen will sail here from Annapolis, Maryland on five 44-foot sail training vessels and are participating in an offshore professional development program […]

African
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Free Noontime Talks at African Meeting House

Nantucket’s history isn’t monochromatic, but many of us remain unaware of the island’s African American heritage. This summer is your chance to venture into the rich stories of the many Black Americans who have lived and left their marks here. Thursdays in July and August, island historians will give free […]

Nantucket Triathalon
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On Your Mark, Nantucket Triathlon

by Sarah Teach Most of us think of Nantucket as a place where relaxation reigns; but on one July morning every year, the island becomes an epicenter of physical challenge and accomplishment. The first Nantucket Triathlon took place in 2009 with 400 participants, and it has grown exponentially since. This […]