The ultimate activities guide for October 26 – November 1, 2018 – Halloween edition!
Kick off (pre) Halloween weekend with a Nantucket family favorite! Hosted by the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, this fun event will take place on their nature trail, where attendees can earn treats for participation. Stations will be set up with fall and Halloween-themed nature activities for children grades pre-k through 5th. Costumes are welcome but not required, and parents should stick around to join in the fun. For more information, click here.
Author Blue Balliett (Out of the Wild Night, The Ghosts of Nantucket: 23 True Accounts) will be at Mitchell’s Book Corner Saturday morning to sign her spooktacular reads! Known for her imaginative ‘boo’-ks for young readers, Balliett is an accomplished writer who lived on island year-round with her family for many years. For more information, click here.
Join White Heron Theatre for the first staged reading of Anna Karenina, a hilarious and heartbreaking new play adapted for the stage by Gwen Kingston. In a thrillingly fresh take on the old classic, the female characters band together to push Tolstoy out of the driver’s’ seat and take charge of their own narrative. Original music punctuates the story, spanning the distance between past and present. In 100 minutes, this show travels with the speed of a runaway train through 1880s Imperial Russia and straight into the present day. For tickets and more information, click here.
Dress to impress in your Halloween best and then get ready to do the Monster Mash at the Chicken Box Halloween Bash! Local favorite Juice will be playing, and we suggest you get there early for a good spot. (If you’re a super devoted fan of the beloved Box, we have a great costume idea for you here.) For more information on the party, click here.
Run for fun AND a good cause this Sunday. Aperol is teaming up with Jane Stoddard of Cru to help raise funds for her NYC Marathon to support Alzheimer’s research. Unlike your average 5k, this “waiter’s run” will ask teams to dodge obstacles carrying a tray with glasses of water. The team to keep the most amount of water in their glasses will win a prize! After the run, head to Proprietor’s for brunch and spritzes – Aperol will be donating $1 for every Spritz sold to the Alzheimer’s Association. To sign up and find more information, click here.
Whether you’re planning on being a superhero or just a super enthusiastic spectator, head on down to Main Street for the Annual Halloween Parade this Wednesday. Locals young and old will be flaunting their face paint and displaying their disguises. There will also be a costume contest and plenty of candy, so come hungry! For more information, click here.
7. Haunted House Party at the Muse
Wednesday, October 31
9:00 pm – 1:00 am @ The Muse
It’s going to be a scary amount of fun at the Muse’s Halloween Haunted House Party. Get creative and competitive with your costume, because there will be a cash grand prize for the best getup! DJ Ghost will be spinning a mix of old and new school dance tunes to get you groovin, spookin, and in the happy Halloween mood. For more information, click here.
If you love all things nautical, this event is for you. Visiting boatbuilder Steve Caulfield will be hosting this week’s ‘Food for Thought’ lunch to discuss his program Discovery Boat Building, and his experience bringing back the 1906 two masted schooner Mary E. Bring a bagged lunch and come hungry to learn! For more information, click here.
Enjoy musical stylings from some of Nantucket’s youngest instrumentalists this Thursday. The NMC’s monthly recital series features their students performing some of their favorite pieces. Stick around after the concert for lemonade and cookies! For more information, click here.
Time to pick wines that pair best with your annual Turkey Plunge. Dive right in to this wine tasting worth gobbling about! A portion of tasting sales will benefit the Nantucket Atheneum, our local library that enriches island life year round, at this monthly “Cheers to Charities” wine tasting event. For more information, click here.