Ten events to attend in person or virtually this June.
Plain and simple, the Artists Association of Nantucket’s Plein Air Festival is the best and safest way to enjoy visual art and Nantucket’s beautiful landscapes at the same time. The festival, which has been expanded to six weeks this year, will still be open to all painters and feature their new wet works hung for sale each day in the AAN Gallery. Don’t miss the 10th annual Paint Out at Brant Point Beach on June 9 and 10. For more information, click here.
At this hybrid event hosted by ReMain Nantucket, five student design teams from the University of Florida, Harvard, Northeastern, the University of Miami and Yale will present adaptive proposals for sea level rise around Brant Point, Town and Washington Street. To register and find more information, click here.
Join musician and storyteller Mark Alan Lovewell for an evening in celebration of the preservation of Nantucket Sound. This live webinar will feature sea shanties, stories and songs devoted to the love of the ocean deep. We like the sound of that. To register and find more information, click here.
Dreaming of a fun event to enjoy this summer? PASCON’s Dreamcatcher is here to make that a reality. Hosted by Chris Perry and Sean Dew, this hour-long telethon will feature musical performances, cocktail demonstrations, giveaways and moving tributes and testimonials from community members. Head to their website ahead of the event for a special daiquiri recipe from Épernay to enjoy during the evening. For more information, click here.
Attention golfers…work on those handicaps because the NBGC has teed up an epic return for the Sam Sylvia Golf Tournament. The popular Nantucket fundraiser (now in its 28th year) supports the essential services of the NBGC and will consist of amateur teams of four. A socially distanced cocktail party will kick off the fun. For more information, click here.
The Nantucket Chamber of Commerce and MassHire Cape and Islands Career Center are here to accelerate your career path to the finish line at their virtual job fair. Job seekers will be able to evaluate hundreds of job opportunities and have the chance to participate in live on- the-spot video interviews at this virtual event. For more information, click here.
The evening of June 17th, the NBF will sponsor a moderated, pre-produced virtual event to commemorate Juneteenth. Featuring educators, historians, artists and activists, this panel will discuss systemic racism and the work of activist groups like the Black Lives Matter movement to create meaningful change. To register for the event, click here, and to read more about the speakers on the panel, click here.
Cinephiles, rejoice: The Nantucket Film Festival is back, bigger and better than ever. For the first time since its inception, the festival will expand from six to eleven days, and it has quite the lineup, including drive-in screenings, virtual showings and awards presented to Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino and Kelsey Grammer. For tickets and more information, click here.
Create a treasured needlepoint of your house or favorite place with the help of Patsy Ernst. Learn new stitches to give your work texture and nuance in this structured gam-style workshop. Multiple classes are available throughout the summer. For more information, click here.
Support the mental health of Nantucket’s youngest residents this June at Blooming Bids. This hybrid event will feature in-person bidding at Bartlett’s Farm on one-of-a-kind planters and other auction items, as well as remote bidding online. After the auction wraps up, enjoy a musical performance, special profiles and a chance to honor the memory of community member and philanthropist Barb Jones. For more information, click here.