Keep your kiddos entertained this July with these tips and tricks from Wendy Rouillard.
LIVE WITH THE DREAMLAND STAGE COMPANY
There is so much happening at 17 South Water Street this summer. Registration for Dreamland’s LIVE Summer Theatre Camps & Productions is open! Dreamland is excited to offer Dreamland Kids for children ages 4-7 and Dreamland Youth for ages 8-18. Don’t miss these in-person programs that will educate and entertain your kids all summer long. To register and for more information, please visit nantucketdreamland.org.
THE ARTISTS ASSOCIATION SIDEWALK ART SHOWS
Browse, shop and create with the Artists Association this summer. Stop by 24 Amelia Drive on July 3rd and August 13th for its annual sidewalk art shows, the oldest in the nation. This year, the AAN has added a free collaborative youth project. Children of all ages will have a chance to contribute and together will create a work of art (all materials will be provided). For more information, please visit nantucketarts.org and be sure to follow them on Instagram @ackartists for up-to-date information.
Peachtree Kids, located at 19 Main Street, carries the only selection of shoes for kids on the island as well as timeless, classic clothing and accessories for both everyday wear and special occasions. Their store is filled to the brim with lines such as Sperry, Merrill, Saucony, See Kai Run and much more for children ages 0-12 years. Peachtree Kids is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please visit peachtreekidsnantucket.com or call 508-228-8555. Please also visit nicervacation.com for all of your traveling needs including high chairs, car seats and strollers.
BASKET WEAVING WITH THE NANTUCKET HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Join the NHA this summer for its Lightship Basket Weaving classes for all ages. Adults and children will have the opportunity to learn the skills to create this true Nantucket craft. Classes will be held at the NHA’s historic property, Greater Light, as part of the new affiliation with the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum. To learn more and to register, please visit nha.org.
GROOVIN’ THIS SUMMER AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
It’s time to dance! The Boys & Girls Club is known for its amazing Dance Club, encouraging kids to dance and move when given every opportunity. The Boys & Girls Club kids practice all year and will be performing at the Tim Russert Summer Groove this summer. Please show your support by attending this special event on August 21st and by donating to this fundraiser. Please also consider making a donation to support the Boys & Girls Club by visiting nantucketboysandgirlsclub.org.
THE NEW BARNABY’S TOY & ART SHACK
Summer fun at Barnaby’s has begun! We are excited to offer a downtown community space just for kids. Our daily classes are in full swing and our doors are always open to drop in, creating great things any time of day. Our toys are sure to entertain and have been carefully selection for their functionality and to provide hands-on interactive play. Also, don’t miss our Barnaby’s Art Kits to Go! Please visit our full calendar of programs at barnabysnantucket.com, call us at 508-680-1553, or email at email@example.com. Be sure to follow @barnabystoyartshack!