N TOP TEN: August 26 – September 1, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for August 26 – September 1, 2016.

Samuel Owen

1. Gallery Reception: Soraya Doolbaz
Friday, August 26
6 – 8 P.M. @ Samuel Owen Gallery

Join the Samuel Owen Gallery for a special artist reception with New York-based, Iranian-Canadian artist and photographer Soraya Doolbaz. Bridging the gap between contemporary photography and old masterpieces, Doolbaz’s work is not to be missed!

Yellowred2. NCMC Pocket Park Series Concert: Yellowred
Friday, August 26
6 – 8 P.M. @ Old South Wharf

Swing down to Old South Wharf and enjoy music by Yellowred while you peruse the shell-lined lane’s many boutiques and shops. The Pocket Park Series is a free concert series put on by the Nantucket Community Music Center and is the perfect excuse to come together and appreciate the musical talent right here on the island!

Wait Until Dark

3. TWN Staged Reading: Wait Until Dark
Friday, August 26
7 P.M. @ Centre Stage

As part of Theatre Workshop of Nantucket’s “6 for 60” series – readings of a play from each decade to celebrate TWN’s 60th anniversary this year – don’t miss your change to catch “Wait Until Dark”, a story about three con men, a husband and wife, and young girl who become entangled in a criminal charade. Tickets are only $12 and can be purchased here.

Swim Across America4. Swim Across America
Saturday, August 27
8 A.M. @ Jetties Beach

Hundreds of swimmers will gather at Jetties Beach to participate in open water swims to support oncology services on Nantucket. Swimmers of all levels and ages are invited to participate. Learn more here.

Teddy Bear

5. Teddy Bear Picnic
Saturday, August 27
3 – 4 P.M. @ Atheneum Garden

Grab your little ones, their fuzzy friends, a blanket and some snacks and head over to the Atheneum for a teddy bear picnic in the garden! Lemonade and cupcakes will be provided, just come ready for a sing-a-long, a parade, and fun photos.


6. Après Beach Party
Saturday, August 27
5 – 7 P.M. @ Jetties Beach

Join the Friends of Nantucket Cottage Hospital for an après beach party to benefit NCH and celebrate the end of summer! Kick off your shoes and enjoy drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres before you head to town for some fun on this last Saturday of August. Tickets are $100 and are available here.

Nantucket Hotel

7. Let’s Dance, Nantucket!
Saturday, August 27
6:30 – 10:30 P.M. @ The Nantucket Hotel

In celebration of The Nantucket Hotel’s 125th anniversary, don’t miss this opportunity to dance the night away with Nantucket Ballroom while enjoying delicious food and drinks, live music and much more! UPDATE: This event is sold out.

Foggy Roots

8. Summer Sunset Series: Foggy Sheet
Monday, August 29
7 – 9 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum

Nantucket’s own reggae band, Foggy Roots, will hit the rooftop deck of the Whaling Museum for a special performance as part of the NHA’s Summer Sunset Series. Light bites and a cash bar will be available and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes. UPDATE: This event is sold out.


9. Author Talk: Boston Baseball
Tuesday, August 30
8 P.M. @ The Atheneum

Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy and editor Stan Grossfeld will be on island to discuss New England baseball and their 1999 book “Fenway: A Biography in Words and Pictures.” Admission is free and this event is a home run!


10. Page to Stage with Robert Cocuzzo
Thursday, September 1
5 P.M. @ The Dreamland

N Magazine Editor Robert Cocuzzo will take the stage with news anchor Natalie Jacobson to discuss his newly released, debut biography “Tracking the Wild Coomba.” Buy your tickets here and and don’t forget to stick around after the interview for a special book signing!

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