N TOP TEN: May 6 – 12, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for May 6 – 12, 2016.


1. Size & Sip
Friday, May 6
4 – 6 P.M. @ currentVintage

The lovely ladies of currentVintage request your help as they size all their new (old) duds for the 2016 season! Swing by the shop to try on clothes, sip on their new wine selection and sample their delicious cheeses. Prizes will go to the lucky women or gentlemen who try on the most clothes.

clean team

2. ACK Clean Team
Saturday, May 7
8 A.M. @ Surfside Parking Lot

The Nantucket Clean Team is back in action and beautifying our island one section at a time. This week, the crew will be meeting at the Surfside Beach parking lot before dispersing out to do their part in keeping Nantucket clean. Join in the fun!


3. Daring Daughters of Nantucket
Saturday, May 7
10 A.M. – 12 P.M. @ The Maria Mitchell Science Center

Join the curator of the Mitchell House for a walking tour centered around the lives of Maria Mitchell and other significant women from Nantucket’s history. Learn why whaling, Quakerism, and the isolation of an island afforded these women opportunities that were denied women in other parts of the country at the time. Registration is required and can be made by calling 508-228-2896.


4. Kentucky Derby
Saturday, May 7
6:34 P.M.

We’re off to the races! Head to your favorite Nantucket bar or hunker down at home with a mint julep for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. (Our money’s on Mor Spirit.)


5. A Night with the S.T.A.R.S.
Saturday, May 7
7 – 10 P.M. @ The Chicken Box

Support the S.T.A.R. program at their 10th annual ‘A Night with the S.T.A.R.S.’ event. Featuring live music from The Savage Brothers, a silent auction, delicious food, raffles and an Oscar-worthy photo booth, you’ll feel like a Hollywood star the second you step foot inside.


6. Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 8
11 A.M. – 2 P.M. @ The Nantucket Hotel, Breeze Restaurant

Bring your mom over to the Nantucket Hotel’s Breeze restaurant and treat her to a top-notch brunch on her special day. Enjoy live guitar and mandolin by Alan James as you feast on Chef Schoen’s a la carte brunch menu and keep warm by the festive fire pits!


7. Valient Ambition Book Release
Tuesday, May 10
10 A.M. – 5 P.M. @ Mitchell’s & Bookworks

Swing by Mitchell’s or Bookworks and pick up your copy of Nantucket author Nat Philbrick’s newest book, Valiant Ambition, chronicling the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. While you’re there, enjoy 20% off all other Philbrick titles with your purchase.


8. Flashback Film: The Princess Bride
Tuesday, May 10
6 P.M. @ The Dreamland Theater

Enjoy this special family-friendly and free to members Flashback Film Series showing of The Princess Bride. A film that is equally fun for kids and adults alike, you can buy your tickets here.


9. Champagne Problems Solved
Thursday, May 12
5 – 7 P.M. @ Épernay Wine & Spirits

You may have 99 problems but champagne won’t be one at this bubbly tasting! Join Épernay as they toast their 9th season and pay tribute to their namesake, the capital city in Champagne, France. (And we must say, we love that this tasting pairs perfectly our May 2016 cover.)


10. CRU Opening Party
Thursday, May 12
5 P.M. @ CRU

Who’s ready to eat some oysters? CRU will be re-opening for the 2016 season (and their 5th year on the waterfront!) So get yourself down to Straight Wharf, enjoy a mouth-watering lobster roll, and toast to the fact that spring is here.

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