KID’N AROUND AUGUST 2021

Written By: Wendy Rouillard

Keep your kiddos entertained this August with tips and tricks from Wendy Rouillard.

THE NEW BARNABY’S TOY & ART SHACK
Barnaby’s is excited to offer a downtown space just for kids. It offers more than forty-five daily classes, including Marimo Moss Aquascapes, Clay Art, Beading Bonanza and Painting Madness. The doors are always open to drop-in and create works of art any time of day. Barnaby’s toys have been carefully selected to provide functionality, hands-on interactive play and entertainment. And don’t miss Barnaby’s Art Kits to Go. Visit the full calendar of programs at barnabysnantucket.com, call us at 508-680-1553 or email at barnabyack@gmail.com. Be sure to follow @barnabystoyartshack.

LIVE THEATER AT DREAMLAND
Live theater is back at the Nantucket Dreamland. Moana Jr. opens August 6th, with six performances running through August 8th. Godspell, a co-production with Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, hits the stage August 12-14. Tickets for matinee and evening performances of both shows are on sale now. The final session of our popular Dreamland Kids and the Barnaby Bear Camps takes place August 2-6. Limited space is available. To register or for more information, please visit nantucketdreamland.org.

ART CAMPS AT THE ARTISTS ASSOCIATION
Summer art camps at the Artists Association of Nantucket are in full swing! The AAN offers a variety of mixed media classes this summer including clay sculpture, linoleum block printmaking and mural art. The art camps, located at 24 Amelia Drive, are open for children ages 3-15. Each class is taught by a professional artist and designed to build skills and confidence. To register or to learn more, please visit nantucketarts.org.

PEACHTREE KIDS
Peachtree Kids, located at 19 Main Street, has everything you need for back to school. The store carries timeless, classic clothing for everyday wear or special occasions for children ages 0-12. It’s also filled to the brim with lines such as Hatley, Joules Riley, Merrill, See Kai Run and more. Peachtree Kids is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can find them online at peachtreekidsnantucket.com or by calling 508-228-8555. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram @peachtreekidsnantucket.

HANDS-ON HISTORY AT THE WHALING MUSEUM
Stop by the Whaling Museum and enjoy its history-themed crafts for ages 5-12 in the Discovery Room. Included with admission to the museum, these hands-on crafts are offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon through the month of August. Take-home kits are also available. For more information, please visit nha.org.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
The Nantucket Boys & Girls Club has been promoting digital literacy all summer long with STEM programs like MyFuture, Kids Science Labs and Digital Photography Club. The Tim Russert Summer Groove, the Club’s largest fundraiser, will take place August 21st. During this event, the children will demonstrate what they have learned in the Digital Photography Club. Please support the Boys & Girls Club and the Summer Groove by visiting nantucketboysandgirlsclub.org.

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