N TOP TEN: July 8 – 14, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for July 8 -14, 2016.

Nantucket Yoga Festival1. Nantucket Yoga Festival
Friday, July 8 – Sunday, July 10
Bartlett’s Farm

Inhale, exhale and prepare for a weekend of yoga at the Nantucket Yoga Festival. Come together with world-class yoga instructors, wellness specialists and yogis galore for a creative, healthy and stress-free weekend. Click here to start your journey.

Boston Celtics Basketball Clinic2. Celtics Basketball Clinic
Friday, July 8
1 P.M. @ Nantucket Boys & Girls Club

The Nantucket Boys & Girls Club will host a Boston Celtics basketball clinic, featuring a hall of fame player and Lucky the Leprechaun’s Dunk Show. While kids must be ages seven to fourteen to participate in the clinic, all members of the public are welcome to attend. Pre-register by calling 508-228-0158.

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 1.40.30 PM3. Race for Open Space 5K
Saturday, July 9
8 A.M. @ The Westmoor Club

Lace up your best pair of running shoes and set your stopwatches for your best race of the season! This race is organized by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and all proceeds will go to the Foundation’s Land Fund. Whether you’re running or walking, you will be contributing to the protection of Nantucket’s open spaces. Click here for more information.

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 1.36.57 PM4. AAN Art Auction and Gala
Saturday, July 9
5:30 P.M. @ Great Harbor Yacht Club

The Artists Association of Nantucket’s annual benefit art auction and gala features works that have been donated, with 100% of the proceeds going towards the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery and the ANN Arts Program. This year’s Gala Honorary Artist Chair is William H. Welch, whose painting “Positively Pleasant Street” will be the final piece auctioned off at the event.

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 1.39.47 PM5. MMA’s Nantucket Red-Tie Soirée
Sunday, July 10
7 P.M. @ Sankaty Head Golf Club

Put on your finest Nantucket red attire and join the Maria Mitchell Association for an evening of fun at Sankaty Head Golf Club. Enjoy Spanky’s Raw Bar, the chance to bid on unique experiences and items at a silent auction, and see demonstrations by the MMA, Nantucket’s Science Center. For more information and tickets, click here.

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 1.37.28 PM6. Blessing Offor Concert
Monday, July 11
9 P.M. @ The Summer House, ‘Sconset

Are you a fan of NBC’s hit show, The Voice? Join The Voice’s former contestant Blessing Offor at the Summer House lounge in ‘Sconset. Get there early and enjoy a rosé tasting with Chateau D’esclans and finish off the night with Offor’s special performance. Tickets to the show are free, but reserve a spot for the tasting here.

Fashion Workshop at Atheneum7. Fashion Workshop
Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13
10 A.M. – 12 P.M. @ The Athenuem

Are you a fashionista who has always want to learn the ins and outs of sketching fashion design? Attend this creative workshop and develop your own designs while learning from Steven Faerm, Associate Professor at Parsons The New School for Design. Open anyone age 14 and up, this workshop is free but attendees must pre-register here.

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 1.39.27 PM8. Hospital Thrift Fashion Show
Wednesday, July 13
5 P.M. @ 8 Juniper Hill Road

Before hitting the racks at the Hospital Thrift Shop, island ladies will walk the catwalk in their favorite pieces, all of which will subsequently be donated to the HTS. The show will be emceed by Lulu Powers, contributing editor for House Beautiful magazine. The event is sold out, but you can call 508-825-8250 to get on the waitlist.

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 1.38.10 PM9. Nantucket Comedy Festival
Wednesday, July 13 – Saturday, July 16
The Dreamland & The Nantucket VFW

Get ready to laugh out loud for four days straight at Nantucket’s own Comedy Festival. Start off the weekend with Nantucket’s young talent performing their own stand up routines. Thursday highlights a new “ladies only” lunch with comedienne Karen Mills. A frequent guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, Jake Johannsen will grace the stage with festival favorite, Tom Cotter. For more information, click here.

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 1.40.09 PM10. Small Friends on Nantucket Art & Artisan Show Preview Party
Thursday, July 14
6 P.M. @ Nantucket Boys & Girls Club

Celebrating its twenty-fifth year, Small Friends on Nantucket will host the Nantucket Art & Artisan Show, featuring over sixty-five local and nationally recognized artisans. The event showcases handmade pottery, jewelry, folk art, textiles, furniture and more. Held at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club this year, the event will kick off with an opening party that you won’t want to miss. Buy your tickets here.

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