N TOP TEN: May 13 – 19, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for May 13 – 19, 2016.

Screen Shot 2016-05-13 at 7.24.56 AM1. Opening Day…

It’s that time of year again! Restaurants and shops are slowly but surely changing over those “closed for the season” signs and celebrating the start of the 2016 season. This week will see a host of re-openings and grand openings: Faherty will open its Candle Street doors for the first time Friday, May 13; the Hospital Thrift Shop will re-open Monday, May 16; The Pearl and The Boarding House will both welcome diners starting Wednesday, May 18; and Follain will re-open Thursday, May 19.

Screen Shot 2016-05-13 at 7.27.10 AM2. AAN: “Poetic Imagery / Make an Impression” Reception
Friday, May 13
6 – 8 P.M. @ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

The Artists Association of Nantucket brings you two levels of thought-invoking and diverse art and an opening reception you won’t want to miss. Make your way through art paired with poetic texts on the first floor and printmaking upstairs (and don’t forget to grab a glass of wine and a little cheese while you admire the talents of your friends and neighbors!)

Screen Shot 2016-05-13 at 7.28.27 AM3. Local Love Wine Tasting
Saturday, May 14
2 – 5 P.M. @ Table No. 1

Spend your Saturday afternoon sipping on some of Table No. 1’s brand new wines… and enjoying a 20% discount storewide if you call Nantucket home year round! Just be sure to bring your ID and your desire to delight your tastebuds.

Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 5.25.17 PM4. Hope for Addie
Saturday, May 14
6 – 10 P.M. @ The Rose and Crown

The Nantucket community will be banding together this Saturday evening to support local mother and daughter Andrea and Addie Nielsen, who have recently returned to the island after an extended stay in the NICU at Denver’s Children’s Hospital. “Hope for Addie” will raise funds to assist Andrea as she stays at home to care for Addie. A suggested $20 donation at the door will gain you entry and access to great music, raffles and a live auction.

Screen Shot 2016-05-13 at 7.30.59 AM5. TWN Staged Reading/Musical: Marry Me a Little
Saturday, May 14
7 – 8:30 P.M. @ The Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall

Theatre Workshop will be bringing you a one-act musical revue, featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim, about two urban singles sharing a Saturday night yearning for love all from the solitary confines of their own apartments. Admission is free and this is a sure way to spend your own Saturday night in great company.

Screen Shot 2016-05-13 at 7.32.35 AM6. Breakfast on the Beach
Sunday, May 15
8 – 10 A.M. @ Galley Beach

We can’t think of a better view to enjoy while you sip your morning coffee (or mimosa) and eat your breakfast! Galley Beach will be hosting their inaugural weekend breakfast with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Nantucket New School. To reserve your table, call 508-228-9641.

Screen Shot 2016-05-13 at 7.34.07 AM7. Maria Mitchell Astronomy Open Night
Monday, May 16
7:30 – 9 P.M. @ Loines Observatory

Nantucket is one of the best spots on Earth to look at the stars, so join the professional astronomers of the Maria Mitchell Association for an impressive tour of the sky. These viewings are free for MMA members and only $10 for non-members.

Screen Shot 2016-05-13 at 7.35.28 AM8. NWF: Welcome Reception
Wednesday, May 18
5 – 7:30 P.M. @ The White Elephant

Join N Magazine, one of the proud Welcome Reception sponsors, and toast to the kick-off of the 20th annual Nantucket Wine Festival. There’ll be a red carpet photo line, hors d’oeuvres galore, and plenty of Veuve Clicquot to go around. Buy your tickets here.

Screen Shot 2016-05-13 at 7.39.08 AM9. NWF: Harbor Gala
Thursday, May 19
6 – 9 P.M. @ The White Elephant

We hope you’ve already purchased your Harbor Gala tickets because this popular event is SOLD OUT! Renowned winemakers from around the world will be presenting their wines, perfectly paired with dishes created by award-winning chefs from Nantucket, Boston, New York and beyond. Throw on your best dress or suit and meet us at The White Elephant.


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10. After the Gala Party
Thursday, May 19
9 P.M. @ Galley Beach

Keep the party going post-Harbor Gala and head over to Galley Beach for dinner and cocktails at their annual “After the Gala Party” with Cisco Brewers. They’ll have a beautiful four-course meal waiting for you to soak up all that wine! To purchase your tickets, call 508-228-9641.

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