The ultimate activities guide for September 15 – 21, 2017.
Atlas is slicing up a scrumptious seasonal special as an addition to their local food and artfully-crafted cocktails. Starting this Friday and through the fall, Atlas is making the island feel a little like Italy by offering a delicious $10 grilled flatbread every Friday night. TGIF!
Turn a new leaf this month at the Nantucket Island Fair with traditional seasonal activities perfect for the whole family including a giant pumpkin contest, farm yard pet show, sack race and more. Whether it’s to participate in the best carrot cake contest or simply have some caramel apples, the Island Fair has it all. For passes and more information, click here.
3. Rock the Restoration Benefit
Saturday, September 16
6:30 – 11 P.M. @ VFW Hall
Ring in the restoration of the Bell Tower of the First Congregational Church this Saturday with beverages, barbecue, and blues music by The Chane Gang. As Nantucket’s oldest and most iconic tower, the Bell Tower has offered one of the most scenic views of the harbor since 1834. For tickets and more information, click here.
4. Book Signing: The Fifth of July
Saturday, September 16
10:30 A.M. @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Join author Kelly Simmons at Mitchell’s for a Saturday morning signing of her latest novel, “The Fifth of July.” Set on Nantucket, this brilliantly dark tale unveils the secrets of a family engrained in the island, turning tradition to tragedy after a Fourth of July weekend gone awry.
Put your best foot forward this fall with a scenic Shawkemo Hills Sunset Walk with Nantucket Walkabout. Dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover North America, Shawkemo Hills offers views of Coatue, Great Point, and Nantucket Harbor. For more information, click here.
6. Our Nantucket: A Celebration of Lithuania
Sunday, September 17
4 – 6 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum
Explore life through a Lithuanian lens at the Whaling Museum for the NHA’s Our Nantucket series. In bringing together cultures, personal stories, and entertainment from around the world, the NHA’s Celebration of Lithuania is free and open to all. For tickets and more information, click here.
Expand your palate with a taste of the Middle East this Monday at the Nantucket Culinary Center. Inspired by Israeli Chef Solomonov, Chef Greg has crafted an eclectic four-course dinner featuring shakshouka, basmati rice, beet tahina, and more decadent delights paired with wine. For tickets and more information, click here.
8. Film for Thought: Columbus
Wednesday, September 20
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland
Follow the rare and beautiful connection between strangers drawn together by their families’ complexities in Columbus. As the debut film for director Kogonada, Columbus is an artfully composed blend of comedy, drama, and romance, showing how physical space can impact emotion. For tickets and more information, click here.
Join NAMI CC&I in their 2nd annual Dragonfly Nantucket fundraiser to benefit individuals and families affected by mental illness on Nantucket. In an effort to stop the stigma of mental illness, raise awareness, and support new and existing programs on island, Dragonfly Nantucket will be hosted at The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, complete with music by Jeff Ross, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. For tickets and more information, click here.
Swirl, sniff, sip and savor the many styles of Sauvignon Blanc at Épernay this Thursday. Discover how this savvy wine is shaped by its soil, climate, and production methods across the globe.