N TOP TEN: June 3 – 9, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for June 3 – 9, 2016.


pirate1. Pirate and Mermaid Parade
Saturday, June 4
9 – 10 A.M. @ The Toy Boat

Bring your sea legs onto land and head over to the end of Straight Wharf to the Toy Boat’s 21st annual event. Bring mermaids, mermen and buccaneers of any age to parade up and down the wharf, sure to find themed booty and refreshments at the end.




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2. Stand Up and Learn
Saturday, June 4
10 A.M. – 12 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Get ready for the Nantucket Comedy Festival happening later this July by enjoying side-splitting and heartwarming stand-up routines performed by island youngsters. Learn more here.






Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 3.23.11 PM3. Farm Talk: Lyme Disease
Saturday, June 4
10 A.M. @ Bartlett’s Farm

To ensure you can enjoy Nantucket summer to the fullest, it’s important to understand the facts, risks, and ways to prevent Lyme disease. Come hear herbalist and Lyme specialist Danica Connors discuss stages of Lyme and the proactive protocols you can take to protect yourself.



oldest house4. NHA Free Admission Day
Saturday, June 4
11 A.M. – 4 P.M.

To celebrate the beginning of Preservation Month on Nantucket, enjoy free admission to Nantucket’s most fascinating historic sites all weekend. These spots will let you take a step back in time and into the rich history of Nantucket’s past, appealing to historians of all ages.



atlasLong trail dinner ad5. A Craft Brewer’s Dinner
Saturday, June 4
7:30 P.M. @ ATLAS

Hosted by Dave Cotter of Long Trail and Otter Creek Brewing Companies, this is a dinner no beer lover should miss. The meal will feature four delicious courses paired perfectly with five different craft beers and ales from Long Trail and Otter Creek. “It’s a Vermont thing,” so expect the Green Mountain State’s best foods to highlight the meal. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 508-825-5495.


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6. Dusty 45’s
Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5
10 P.M. @ The Chicken Box

This weekend, get on your feet for Seattle-based band Dusty 45’s. Described as having a melded style of everything from Country to Jazz to R&B, this performance will appeal to anyone looking to have a good time and break out their dancing shoes.





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7. Nantucket Restaurant Week
Monday, June 6 – Sunday, June 12

Enjoy special prix fixe menus at some of your favorite island restaurants before they get booked solid for summer. This year features twenty restaurants, so click here and see who’s cooking.





Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 3.22.52 PM8. Food as Medicine
Tuesday, June 7
7 – 9 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

You may find more healing power in your kitchen than in your doctor’s office after visiting this interactive demonstration by Chefs Ros Hatch and Sky Wallace who specialize in healthy, nutrient-rich clean eating. You’ll be able to sample the meal while learning about the special health benefits that some foods provide. Who can resist delicious, guilt-free eating and learning? Tickets are $100 and can be purchased here.


Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 3.22.06 PM9. Restore + Restoration
Wednesday, June 8
6 – 8 P.M. @ 55 Union Street

Holly Finigan, founder of the Nantucket blACKbook, will collaborate with the Nantucket Preservation Trust for this evening event in a recently restored historic home. Learn not only about the home’s restoration, but also about restoring beauty with Follain and restoring fashion with currentVintage. The event is a fabulous way to celebration Preservation Month, free with a $25 donation to the Nantucket Preservation Trust! You must sign up in advance here.


newScreen Shot 2016-06-02 at 210. SYLTBAR Tasting
Thursday, June 9
5 – 7 P.M. @ Épernay Wine and Spirits

From one island to another… Come sip and sample SYLTBAR sparkling wine, an island-inspired bubbly influenced by the lifestyle of Sylt Island, Germany. Owners Claus and Regina Blohm will be on hand at Épernay pouring and discussing their product, so don’t be afraid to start your weekend a little early and stop by for a toast!

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