The ultimate activities guide for June 24 – 30, 2016.
1. Nantucket Sole Trunk Show
Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26
10 A.M. – 6 P.M. @ The Skinny Dip
Keep the island close to your soul with Nantucket Sole’s gorgeous shoes and clutches. All weekend long, stop by The Skinny Dip to shop these island-inspired pieces. And don’t miss the special cocktail hour on Friday evening from 6 – 8 P.M. and mimosas on Saturday from 11 A.M. – 1 P.M. Happy shopping!
Relax and rejuvenate with a morning yoga class led by Erin Bartolome before heading over to Crane & Lion’s new Centre Street location for a special shopping experience. What’s more, Follain will be on hand to teach a clean beauty education session and Lemon Press will be providing refueling refreshments. Co-hosted by Nantucket blACKbook, this collaborative event is free with a suggested $20 donation toward building the new Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Buy your tickets here.
Preservation matters both inside and out, so continue celebrating Nantucket Preservation Month with a free community workout class at EZIA Athletic Club. Come dressed for an outdoor workout and ready to preserve your health heading into the busy summer months! EZIA’s new location at 88 Old South Road is located in between Pine Crest Drive and Egan Lane.
You can’t understand someone’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes… So this weekend, men will walk a mile around town in women’s high-heeled shoes to raise awareness for violence against women. Each walker pays a $20 registration fee and raises at least $100, and all proceeds go to A Safe Place Nantucket. For more information and to register, click here.
Jam out for a cause! Head to the Chicken Box to hear a great show all while supporting MUSACK, an organization that helps connect children on Nantucket and in L.A. to music and music education. This special event will feature Mike Krol, Kimya Dawson and LAncE Mountain ACK, and all music will be inspired by “Johnny Physical Lives,” a documentary being screened at this weekend’s Nantucket Film Festival.
Looking for a family friendly event and a fun reason to escape the crowds in town? Bartlett’s Farm will host their 2nd annual Strawberry Festival where you can PYO strawberries, ride a pony, and get your face painted! For the parents in the group, there will also be a rosé tasting from 2 – 5 P.M. For more information, click here.
Dip your toes into Betsey Brooks’ world of flower arranging with this perfect collaboration with The Skinny Dip. Pop a bottle of prosecco and create your own unique English tussie mussie-style bouquet for your home! For more information, click here.
8. Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse
Wednesday, June 29
6 – 7:30 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum
Immerse yourself in the history of America’s lighthouses with author Eric Jay Dolin. His recent book, Brilliant Beacons, tells a detailed story of the evolution of the American lighthouse system with a cast of riveting characters telling the tale. Don’t forget to buy your copy in advance to have signed by Dolin himself at the end of the discussion! For more information, click here.
Do you eat local? Bartlett’s does! Enjoy an amazing six-course meal made with farm fresh vegetables, fruits and sustainably sourced proteins. Spend a wonderful evening surrounded by flowers, friends and fabulous food! For more information and to make your reservation, click here.
10. Page to Stage Author Series: Nancy Thayer
Wednesday, June 29
5 P.M. @ The Dreamland
If you missed New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer at the Nantucket Book Festival last weekend, you’re in luck! Spend the evening discussing Thayer’s most recent Nantucket novel, The Island House, and bring your copy for a book signing at the end of the night. For tickets, click here.