N TOP TEN: August 12 – 18, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for August 12 – 18, 2016.

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 4.35.17 PM1. Hot Glass Nantucket
Friday, August 12 – Sunday, August 14
10 A.M. – 5 P.M. @ Nantucket Boys & Girls Club Lawn

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.

antiques2. Nantucket Summer Antiques Show
Friday, August 12 – Monday, August 15
@ Nantucket Boys & Girls Club

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.

3. Andrew Feustel’s Journey Into Space
Friday, August 12
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

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.

Dog walk4. Holidays for Heroes Dog Walk
Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14
8 – 10 A.M. @ Sanford Farm

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.

DSC_0051 copy5. AAN Sidewalk Art Show
Saturday, August 13
10 A.M. – 3 P.M. @ The Atheneum Garden

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!

6. Boston Pops on Nantucket
Saturday, August 13
4:30 P.M. @ Jetties Beach

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.

Nantucket Race Week7. Nantucket Race Week
Saturday, August 13 – Sunday, August 21

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.

Lighter Fare8. Lighter Fare: A Rossini Club Event
Tuesday, August 16
6:30 – 9 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

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.

Cynthia Chapman
9. Cynthia Chapman Trunk Show
Wednesday, August 17 – Thursday, August 18
@ The Skinny Dip

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.

FIT FOR A FRANCOPHILE10. Fit for a Francophile Wine Tasting
Thursday, August 18
5 – 7 P.M. @ Épernay Wine & Spirits

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!

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