N TOP TEN: July 27 – August 2, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for July 27 – August 2, 2018.


1. Rock & Rosé
Saturday, July 28
4:30 – 7:30 pm @ The Summer House

Mosey on out to Sconset and settle into the island groove at the Summer House with Château D’Esclans for Rock & Rosé on the beach this weekend. Sip everybody’s favorite, Whispering Angel, and enjoy music from DJ Layz Boy at the annual beach party you don’t want to miss! For more information, click here.


2. Yoga in the Gallery
Sunday, July 29
8:00 – 9:00 am @ Samuel Owen Gallery

Local yoga instructor and cancer survivor Caitlin Marcoux will host a charity yoga class at the Samuel Owen Gallery to raise money for Swim Across America’s Team PASCON. 100% of the donations will go to the new Nantucket Cottage Hospital cancer services, and with post-practice refreshments provided by Lemon Press, supporting a great cause has never been such an easy decision. For more information, click here


3. The Witches Are Back
Monday, July 30
7:00 pm @ Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

The Witches are making a fabulously Wicked return to Nantucket and the Theatre Workshop stage. Join in the fun and experience a New York style cabaret as The Witches return for one night only with a brand-new cast. You better move wicked fast to reserve your ticket to take in the magic show as they are going fast! Click here for tickets and more information. 


4. Page to Stage: Dr. Jim O’Connell
Tuesday, July 31
5:00 pm @ The Dreamland

The last lecture of the Page to Stage series introduces Dr. Jim O’Connell. O’Connell, who has pioneered many innovations including the nation’s first medical respite program and the first electronic medical record for a health care for the homeless program, will be in conversation with N Magazine’s own Robert Cocuzzo. For tickets and more information, click here


5. The Revivalists
Tuesday, July 31 + Wednesday, August 1st
10:00 pm @ The Chicken Box

Revive your night by hopping over to the Chicken Box and seeing famous rock band The Revivalists. Making their return to the island, the band will be cranking out music late into the night. Known for their unique all around sound and famous songs including “Wish I Knew You”, this will be a night you won’t want to miss so we hope you have your tickets! For more information, click here

6. Maria Mitchell 200th Birthday Celebration 

Wednesday, August 1
All Day @ Vestal Street Campus

The monumental 200th Birthday of America’s first female astronomer definitely deserves a big celebration! The day will start with a children’s parade and end with a festive party full of plenty of hands-on science activities and refreshments. The perfect way to spend the day with the whole family. To find out more, click here


7. Film for Thought: Eating Animals
Wednesday, August 1
6:30 pm @ The Dreamland

Join The Dreamland as they show Eating Animals, sure to be one of the most important documentaries of our time. Narrator Natalie Portman guides the viewer through the history of food production in the United States and how farming has developed from sustainable, local farms to giant monsters exploiting animals and the Earth alike. This “powerful…devastating…[and] enlightening” documentary, as called by Deadline, is an eye-opener and is sure to start an ever-important conversation. For tickets and more information, click here


8. Paws for the Cause: Year of the Dog
Thursday, August 2
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bartlett’s Farm

2018 is the Year of the Dog and the perfect time to support Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals at their annual fundraiser, Paws for the Cause. NISHA will ensure this year isn’t a ruff one for local animals in search of a home, so come on out and enjoy an evening of food, entertainment and (of course) DOGS! To purchase tickets and find out more information, click here.


9. NHA Design Luncheon
Thursday, August 2
11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ White Elephant Ballroom

NHA’s largest fundraiser is back to celebrate the island’s influences across American design. Moderated by editor-in-chief of House Beautiful Sophie Donelson along with keynote speaker David Kleinberg of David Kleinberg Design Associates, the Design Luncheon features a champagne reception, lunch and good conversation! This favorite event is currently sold out but be sure to put your name on the waitlist and attend one of the many other events taking place over the weekend. For more information, click here

10. Annual Spriggs Lecture
Thursday, August 2
2:00 – 4:00 pm @ Museum of African American History

The Museum of African American History’s annual Spriggs Lecture welcomes author, historian, and speaker Skip Finley, as he discusses black whaling captains and his new book, “Whaling Captains of Color – America’s First Meritocracy”. Part of the “Race in the Public Dialogue” series, this important lecture is a must-attend. For tickets, click here

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