N TOP TEN: July 29 – August 4, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for July 29 – August 4, 2016.

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1. MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle Event
Friday, July 29
5 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Get an expert’s take on this year’s unique political season that will certainly go down in history. MSNBC journalist and Nantucket summer resident Mike Barnicle, known for his straightforward and witty commentary about American politics, will give his take on the 2016 election. This insightful event is not one you want to miss! Purchase your tickets here.

Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 10.36.58 AM2. Screenwriters Colony Summer Soirée
Friday, July 29
5:30 P.M. @ Almanack Pond Road

The Screenwriters Colony welcomes screenwriter, playwright, and director Kenneth Lonergan to this year’s Summer Soiree. Writer-director of “You Can Count on Me” and “Margaret”, Lonergan debuted his third feature film, “Manchester by the Sea”, at Sundance this year. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing and a Q & A with Lonergan. Tickets are available here.

3. Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm Fresh Feast
Friday, July 29
5:30 P.M. @ Walter F. Ballinger Community Farm

Nantucket is known for its delicious food, outstanding chefs, and overall amazing dining experience. None of this would be possible without Nantucket’s local farmers, fishermen, brewers, and more. Celebrate local food with a night consisting of a locally sourced gourmet dinner, cocktails, a silent auction, and dancing underneath the night sky. For tickets, click here.

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4. On With the Show: A 60th Anniversary Cabaret
Saturday, July 30
6 P.M. @ The Nantucket Hotel

Celebrating sixty years of performing on island, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket will hold a night of cabaret, featuring Meryl Streep, John Shea and Joe Grifasi. For more information, click here.

harry potter5. Harry Potter Book Release Party
Saturday, July 30
11 P.M. – 1 A.M. @ Nantucket Bookworks

Wizards, witches and muggles alike are invited to enjoy butterbeer, games and an appearance by Harry Potter at the midnight release party of JK Rowling’s latest, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”. Be one of the first to purchase the book, and skip a trip all the way to Hogwarts because Bookworks will even have a Sorting Hat Ceremony as a part of the celebrations!

Larry Kudlow6. Common Ground
Sunday, July 31
8 P.M. @ Unitarian Church

Nantucket welcomes former Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) and CNBC Senior Correspondent and former Reagan administration official Larry Kudlow to discuss the topic “Finding Common Ground on Taxes”. This forum will explore important questions regarding our federal tax policies for the upcoming presidential year. For tickets, click here.

fitness permit7. Nantucket Beach Fitness Camp
Monday, August 1 – August 12

It may almost be August, but it’s never too late to work on your beach body! For the 18th summer, internationally-recognized fitness expert Tom Holland will host the Nantucket Beach Fitness Camp to tone up every aspect of your body. He will lead strength exercises, cardio drills, agility stations, and more, all while also discussing nutrition and healthy lifestyle tips. You can also create your own commitment: purchase daily, week, or two week passes here.

Customs thumbnail photos commissioned by Neversink Creative.8. Summer Table Class
Monday, August 1
6:30 – 9 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

If the way to your heart is through your stomach, then you will love learning to make delicious food with accomplished Chef Jim Wilson at this fun and hands-on experience at the Nantucket Culinary Center. The menu has our stomachs rumbling, including shrimp, roast chicken, and coconut macaroons. Find out more and purchase tickets here.

NBDsmall9. NHA Nantucket By Design
Tuesday, August 2 – August 7

Nantucket by Design week will feature an amazing array of events. This program supports the NHA and will provide opportunities to hear speakers like architecture designers John Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman, and Joel Barkley, golf course designer Tom Fazio, and more. Listen to tips from the best interior designers around and attend cocktail parties in between. This week is jam packed and sure to impress! For more information, click here.

coomba10. Tracking the Wild Coomba Book Launch
Wednesday, August 3
6 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum

Join Nantucket Magazine’s own Editor Robert Cocuzzo, author of “Tracking of the Wild Coomba: The Life of Legendary Skier Doug Coombs” for the much anticipated debut of his book, which follows the life and adventures of one of the greatest extreme skiers of all time. Cocuzzo will give an exciting presentation on his book, followed by a signing and sunset wine reception. Tickets to the event benefit The Doug Coombs Foundation and the NHA’s Outreach Programs and can be purchased here.

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