N TOP TEN: May 4 – 10, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for May 4 – 10, 2018.


1. Cumberland Farms Fundraiser for Officer Sean Gannon Memorial Fund
Friday, May 4
All day @ Cumberland Farms (30 Sparks Avenue, 115 Orange Street)

In honor of the late officer Sean Gannon of the Yarmouth Police Department, Cumberland Farms is donating 20 cents of every hot and iced coffee and Chill Zone beverage purchased on Friday from all 21 of their Cape and Islands locations to the Officer Sean Gannon Memorial Fund via the Yarmouth Police Foundation. Officer Gannon worked on Nantucket in the beginning of his law-enforcement career. Click here to find out more information about this important community effort.


2. Poetry in Motion
Friday, May 4
6:30 pm @ White Heron Theatre Company

Enjoy an evening of art, theater, and movement in collaboration with Art Week. Tickets are pay-as-you-will, with suggestions ranging from $5 to $20. All ticket sales will support the Poetry in Motion program. This program is presented in partnership between White Heron’s Nantucket Theatre Institute (NTI) and Nantucket Ballet. Purchase tickets for the event here



3. Afterhouse Reopening 
Friday, May 4
5:30 pm to close @ Afterhouse

Head to Afterhouse Friday night for the first service of their second season. Starting at 5:30 PM, open the little door to say hello to friendly faces and check out the new offerings for 2018. Visit their website for more information, and may the fourth be with you!


4. Clean Team
Saturday, May 5
8:00 – 9:00 am @ Jetties Beach

Join Bill Connell, Rob McNeil and the Department of Public Works for the 15th Season of the Clean Team to keep our Island’s shorelines and roadsides free of litter. This important act for our community happens every Saturday at a different location on the island, so throw on your work clothes and meet us in the parking lot! For more information, click here


5. Springfest: Celebrate Earth
Saturday, May 5
11:00 am – 2:00 pm @ The Sustainable Nantucket Community Farm

Come enjoy this free family event with seed swaps, children’s activities, education about keeping chickens and bees, and more. There are 3 workshops offered throughout the day: 11:00am – Natural Lawn Care, Edible Landscapes and Meadow Restoration, 12:00pm – Building Good Soil and Composting, and 1:00pm – Wild Plant Walk. Learn more here


6. Nantuckey Derby
Saturday, May 5
5:00 pm – 7:00pm @ The White Elephant Village Ballroom

Join the #ACKpartyhosts blACKbook and David M. Handy Events for their first community fundraiser of the season. The second annual Nantuckey Derby benefits Small Friends, and will feature betting booths, floral bars, mint julep stations, costume contests, and more. Tickets are $50 and include light bites and libations. Quit horsing around and get your tickets here! 


7. Nantucket S.T.A.R. Fiesta
Saturday, May 5
7:00 – 10:00 pm @ The Chicken Box

Star this event on your calendar! Nantucket S.T.A.R.’s annual fundraiser event at The Chicken Box is going to be a good one. Featuring a silent auction, a raffle, and terrific company, this party celebrates 15 years of serving children with special and unique needs on Nantucket. Enjoy lite bites, specialty drinks, and tunes from Dalton & the Sheriffs. Pre-sale tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door. Grab your tickets to the fun-filled event here.



8. Cisco De Mayo
Saturday, May 5
3:00 – 7:00 pm @ Cisco Brewers

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo, the Cisco way! Make your way over to the brewery to hear tunes from Buckle & Shake, enjoy a new Gripah grapefruit IPA, and nosh on bites from the Lobster Trap truck. Click here for more information.



9. Cinco De Mayo Party with DJ Haf Def
Saturday, May 5
10:00 pm – 1:00 am @ Atlas

Get your dancing shoes on and your festive outfits out – this is going to be 2 Part Disco, 1 Part House, a Dash of African Rhythm, and a Latin Twist. Tacos & Tequila from 5:30 – 9:00 pm featuring 3 tacos, a margarita or a tequila flight and a boozy bocca negra (tequila and chocolate tort). Visit their website here for more information.



10. CRU Reopening
Thursday, May 10
5:00 pm to close @ CRU Restaurant

The hottest restaurant on the harbor is reopening for the 2018 season on Thursday, May 10 at 5:00pm. Enjoy oysters & champagne, lobster rolls & draft beer, or make a reservation for Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13. It’s going to be shucking amazing! Visit their website here for more information. 



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