N TOP TEN: MAY 2021

10 events to attend in-person or virtually this spring.

1. Nantucket 250
April 1 through May 31

Lace up, runners…this one’s for you. Challenge yourself to run 250 virtual miles this spring— from Boston to Cape Cod to Nantucket—in support of Boston nonprofits. Sound appealing but not game for running the full 250 solo? Team up with family and friends for the relay option! For more information, click here.

 

2. Brian Glowacki & Friends – Homegrown Comedy Show
April 23 @ 7:00pm
The Dreamland

Get a giggle during Daffodil weekend with local comedic legend Brian Glowacki and his friends. This live (yes we said live!) comedy show will have limited seating, so be sure to grab tickets quickly. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

 

3. Guided Walk of the Middle Moors
April 24 @11:00 am

Break out of your quarantine walking routine with this guided tour of the Middle Moors,  including Altar Rock and the highlands of Norwood Farm. With the Nantucket Conservation Foundation as your guide, discover hidden valleys, delight in kettle ponds, and explore a whole new side of Nantucket. For more information, click here.

 

4. The History of Daffodil Weekend in Honor of Flower Power
April 27 @ 5:30-6:30 pm
Online

The Daffodil Festival may still be on hiatus, but that won’t stop spring from springing! In lieu of their Flower Power party, the NHA invites you to enjoy this evening webinar with Mary Malavase and Suzanne Daub to learn more about the origins of Nantucket’s festive spring celebration, the planting of a million daffodil bulbs around the island, and more. Register for the Zoom by clicking here.

 

5. Theatre Workshop Staged Readings
All Spring
Online

The show must go on! Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, celebrating its 65th season this year, will keep the show biz spirit alive this spring with a series of filmed staged readings. Productions include Collected Stories, Love/Sick, and Bakersfield Mist with more to be announced. Grab your popcorn and click here for more information.

 

6. Nantucket Film Festival Streaming Passes on Sale
May 6 @ 12:00 pm
Online

Film buffs, mark your calendars…you won’t want to miss this. As part of the Nantucket Film Festival’s 2021 hybrid model, NFF Now at Home Streaming passes will go on sale May 6th at 12:00 pm. Tickets for in-person events are on sale now! For more information, click here.

 

7. Viewing of Ric Burns’ “Nantucket” 
May 12 @ 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Whaling Museum

If you’re a Nantucket Historical Association member, spring is a time to feel the burn… Ric Burns that is. The NHA’s showing of Burns’ mesmerizing documentary about the history of Nantucket will be made all the more enchanting as you watch it in the island’s historical epicenter. For more information, click here.

 

8. Decluttering Workshop
May 19 @ 7:00 pm
Online

After a year at home, we could all use an extra strong spring clean this year. Kick yours. into high gear with this online decluttering work- shop hosted by life coach Janet Forest. Your house (and your family) will thank you. For more information, click here.

 

9. Lunafest
May 29
Online and at the Dreamland

LUNAFEST, a national traveling female-focused film festival—initially managed by the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket—is returning to the island thanks to NCTV18. This much-loved island event is a fundraiser that will primarily support the NCTV campaign for a new broadcast studio. The hybrid fest will have both a virtual silent auction via NCTV and an in-person event at The Dreamland. For more information, click here.

 

10. Figawi
May 28-30
Hyannis

Sail into summer with a Figawi like never before. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the annual charity sailing race from Hyannis to Nantucket will still take place this year, only in Hyannis. For more information, click here.

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