Nantucket Events

Nantucket Events

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 […]

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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 […]

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A Provocative Series of Lectures

Nantucket’s Unitarian Universalist congregation presents a summer cultural series called “What’s Now!” which will bring to the island four progressive thinkers in the areas of science, activism, religion, and law.  Boston-area NPR personality Naomi Arenberg will introduce the speakers. The series opens this week on July 7 with Cornelia Dean, […]

Power Boothe
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Power Boothe at Hostetler

The Hostetler Gallery at 42 Centre Street will exhibit the work of esteemed painter Power Boothe from July 6 through July 13, with selected works on view throughout the summer. Boothe’s work will have exclusive use of all the walls of the gallery, but will be complemented by a curated […]

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Family Excursions – Beachcombing

Is there a human being who lives on or has ever visited Nantucket Island who hasn’t gone for a wonderful relaxing walk along a mile or two of the 88 miles of beach edging the land?  And of course, most beachwalkers find themselves bending down now and then to examine […]

Water Fight
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Festivities and Fireworks for the Fourth

by Sarah Teach Two hundred thirty-six years after our country declared her independence, we still throw an annual commemorative party; and the little island of Nantucket throws an exceptional bash!  All day long on July 4th, Nantucket is bursting with activities, many of which are suitable for families but still […]