N TOP TEN: November 23 – 29, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for November 23 – 29, 2018.


1. Turkey Plunge
Friday, November 23
10:00 am @ Children’s Beach

Breaking news on breaking the ice! This year’s Turkey plunge was rescheduled to Friday morning, so think warm thoughts and come take the plunge when the temperatures (just barely) warm up. This frosty favorite will see hundreds of participants brave the chilly temps to take a dip and support the Atheneum. To donate and sign up for the plunge, click here


2. Nantucket Handmade Annual Thanksgiving Craft Show
Friday, November 23 11:00 am – 6:00 pm +
Saturday, November 24, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ Preservation Hall

Head upstairs at 11 Centre Street to take in the Annual Thanksgiving Craft Show this weekend! Expect to find a unique assortment of local jewelry, paintings, pottery, soaps, belts, weavings, carried whales, and more. For more information, click here


3. Book Signing: Chris Matthews 
Friday, November 23
3:00 – 5:00 pm @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

Nantucket resident and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews will be on hand this Friday morning to sign copies of his book Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit. Be sure to bring a pen and any questions you might have about one of Massachusetts most famous politicians! For more information, click here


4. Chamber’s Annual Tree Lighting & Community Caroling 
Friday, November 23
5:00 pm @ Main Street

A Nantucket winter tradition, this annual ceremony kicks off the holiday season and lights up the face of kids and adults alike. Enjoy hot chocolate and tunes from the Nantucket High School a cappella group as Main Street comes to life. For more information, click here


5. AAN Reception: Holiday Small Works
Friday, November 23
5:30 – 7:30 pm @ Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

Bring home a new beauty to hang above the mantel at the AAN Holiday Small Works opening this Friday. The festive fete highlights the work of the AAN’s 260 members and will feature mini masterpieces from the exhibition. For more information, click here


6. Dreamland Conversations: Secretary John Kerry
Saturday, November 24
5:00 pm @ The Dreamland

Join former Secretary of State, senator, presidential candidate, and former Nantucket resident John Kerry for a sit-down conversation with CNN political contributor David Gregory. On the heels of the midterm elections, Kerry and Gregory will have much to discuss. For tickets and more information, click here.



7. Nathaniel Philbrick: “In the Hurricane’s Eye” 
Wednesday, November 28
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ The Atheneum

Hear the tale of In the Hurricane’s Eye direct from the author himself! Nat Philbrick will discuss his latest book, George Washington, and the role the ocean played in the American Revolution. Followed by a book signing, so bring those pens! For more information, click here


8. Sailing Stork Soirée Marketplace
Thursday, November 29
5:30 – 9:30 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Shop this one-night-only fundraiser to benefit the Nantucket Cottage Hospital and help alleviate the costs of off-shore OB care. Lite bites will be whipped up by Chef Greg and a cash bar will be available – festive drinks abound! For more information, click here



9. NHA Festival of Trees Preview Party
Thursday, November 29
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ The Whaling Museum

Log some time at the Whaling Museum to pine over the forest of fabulous trees decorated by the Nantucket community. The festival, which supports the NHA and runs November 30 – December 31, is a small sampling of all that is to come for the holiday season. For more information, click here


10. Quidley Annual Benefit Art Show
Thursday, November 29 – Saturday, December 1 @ Quidley & Company

Support PASCON (the Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket) and The Marla Ceely Lamb Fund by taking home a work of art in the Quidley & Company Benefit Art Show. Sealed bidding begins at noon on Thursday, so make sure you check out the masterpieces early! For more information, click here

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