The ultimate activities guide for August 12 – 18, 2016.
The Corning Museum of Glass is revealing the mystery of glassblowing to the Nantucket community. This free event features the activity “You Design It, We Make It!” allowing children’s designs to become a reality. All donations will benefit the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club. Click here for more information. And stop by the Dane Gallery on Friday evening for a special hot glass artists reception from 6 – 8:30 P.M.
Looking for unique art, furniture or jewelry sure to set you apart from the pack? Find special antiques and more at this year’s Nantucket Summer Antiques Show! In a new location this year at the Boys & Girls Club, all sorts of treasures await you from some of the finest antique dealers from around the world. For more information, click here.
Did you dream of being an astronaut when you were a kid? Now you can learn firsthand from NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel about what it’s really like to eat, sleep and live in space day-to-day. Don’t miss out on this out-of-this-world event! For tickets, click here.
Calling all families and furry friends! Support Service Dogs for Heroes by bringing your dog for a morning stroll along one of the island’s best walking paths this weekend, and help raise money for local nonprofit Holidays for Heroes. For more information or to make a donation, click here.
A signature summer event, the Artists Association of Nantucket will host their second Sidewalk Art Show of the season this weekend. Free to all, come by to appreciate art al fresco and chat with the AAN’s talented members!
Pop on over to Jetties Beach for an evening of music from the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Enjoy a performance from two-time Grammy winner Kenny Loggins and pack a blanket for the end of show fireworks! All proceeds benefit the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. For more information, click here.
On your marks, get set, sail your way into Nantucket Harbor! Watch kiteboards and sailboats of all kinds sail their way into the distance during this action-packed, 9-day event. Nantucket Race Week helps support Nantucket Community Sailing, so get up and get out on the water. For more information and a full schedule of events, click here.
What ever happened to sophisticated dinner parties with classical music playing in the background? The Rossini Club, formed by musicians Nicholas Davies and Anya Wilkening, are bringing back this timeless experience with a night of delicious light bites and refreshments alongside performances of Back, Berio, Copland and Roussel. For an evening sure to take you back in time, click here.
Stop by The Skinny Dip and visit Cynthia Chapman’s trunk show full of nautically-inspired jewelry. Her handmade, watercolor pieces are beautiful combinations of art, glass and metal that create one-of-a-kind pieces perfect for every day. Find out more here.
If you have the travel bug and need a little bit of a France-fix, Épernay is bringing France right here to Nantucket. Roy Cohen, Fine Wine Manager of Cynthia Hurley French Wines, will be on island serving up hand-picked terroir driven wines from various independent growers. Cheers!