The Ultimate Activities Guide for August 14 – 20, 2015
1. N.TUC Marché
Saturday, August 15 || 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. || The Starlight Café
A curated pop-up market with a French twist, you don’t want to miss N.TUC Marché! Peruse their selection of bateaux shirts, original Nantucket pillows, petitefelts, bracelets, vintage Nantucket t’s, Andrew Molleur ceramics, arrangements by Soirée Florals, and chic hand-embroidered straw hats and French market baskets! And what’s more, enjoy delicious petit déjuner, rosé, sangria, a raw bar and more while you shop! We suggest arriving with a stack of cash because you are going to want to snatch up everything you see!
2. AAN Sidewalk Art Show
Saturday, August 15 || 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. || Nantucket Atheneum
Let the art come to you at the Artist Association of Nantucket’s second Sidewalk Art Show of the summer! Taking place in the heart of town, outside the Nantucket Atheneum, the show will feature art from over 20 of Nantucket’s very own artists — and you’ll have the chance to meet them there too! So stroll on by and take it all in!
3. Tim Russert Summer Groove
Saturday, August 15 || 6 P.M. || Nantucket Boys & Girls Club
In addition to being the main fundraiser for the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, this year’s Tim Russert Summer Groove will show off the new B&GC building renovations! This evening of dancing, drinking, food and fun is one of our top events for the month of August, and we know you don’t want to miss it. UPDATE: The Summer Groove is SOLD OUT as of this morning, but you can still make a donation to the incredible B&G Club here.
4. Philip Bloom Gallery & Tradewind Aviation Party
Saturday, August 15 || 6 – 8 P.M. || Philip Bloom Gallery
The Philip Bloom Gallery will host premier private executive charter company, Tradewind Aviation, in their beautiful gallery space to celebrate 12 years of Tradewind on Nantucket (and the launch of some brand new routes!) Swing by for some cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, special gifts, and a look at the “Future Perfect” exhibition!
5. Holistic Dance Journey for Women
Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16 || 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. || Bartlett’s Farm
International dance artist Zola Dubnikova presents a weekend-long holistic dance workshop at Nantucket’s own Bartlett’s Farm! Learn about dance traditions from around the world while also practicing core strength and various types of body movement. Click here for more information.
6. Viber Rocks Summer Party
Sunday, August 16 || 9 P.M. || The Chicken Box
Join Viber, one of the world’s leading mobile messaging apps, The Chicken Box, the Nantucket blACKbook, and blogger “Girl with No Job” for the first ever Viber Rocks Summer Party! They’re bringing in Brooklyn-based neo-soul/new wave/elecronic band MOTHXR to rock the house and spread the good vibes as summer winds down and our minds turn to autumn, school, and returning to the real world. Free admission for everyone with the Viber app downloaded on their phone, and please note, this is a 21+ event.
7. Ending Alzheimer’s Disease by 2025
Monday, August 17 || 8 P.M. || Great Harbor Yacht Club
Come and be inspired by the astounding work of Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, a field expert in the research of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Tanzi’s talk will focus on scientific developments in the medical world and research efforts to find a cure. Purchase your tickets here.
8. Galactic Concert
Tuesday, August 18 & Wednesday, August 19 || The Chicken Box
Ready to get your jam on? Get out to hear Galactic play at the Chicken Box! This band recently jammed at New Orleans’ infamous Mardi Gras and we have no doubt that they’re bringing the party over here to Nantucket with them! Get your tickets here.
9. Other Desert Cities Opening Night
Wednesday, August 19 || 7:30 P.M. || Centre Stage
“Other Desert Cities,” the gripping drama by Jon Robin Baitz about a California family’s dark and secret past, will have you on your toes when it opens at the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket this week! Be sure to get your tickets soon (here) as this is a limited engagement. Bonus: this production stars Colleen Zenk, three-decade-long star of TV drama “As the World Turns”!
10. USA vs. Ireland Croquet Tournament
Thursday, August 20 – Sunday, August 23 || The Westmoor Club
The best in the United States will take on the best of Ireland — including the number one players from both countries! — over the course of four days at the beautiful Westmoor Club. The public is welcome to join in the fun and cheer on the Lords of Lawn Sport! Kicking off the tournament on Thursday will be best-of-three doubles games at 9 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. Guests should check in with the greeters at the entrance to the Club to receive their wrist band before proceeding to the lower croquet lawns behind the yellow clubhouse!