N TOP TEN: October 9 – 15, 2015

The Ultimate Activities Guide for October 9 – 15, 2015

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1. Boston Conservatory Stars of Tomorrow
Friday, October 9 || 7 P.M. || The Dreamland

You’ll be seeing stars as the Boston Conservatory opera students perform a series of popular scenes and arias right here on Nantucket! Presented in partnership with the Nantucket Arts Council and the Nantucket Arts Festival, tickets include entrance to a dessert reception immediately following the show. Get your tickets here!

Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 3.58.49 PM2. 24th Annual Pipe Organ Crawl
Saturday, October 10 || 9:15 A.M.

Nantucket is home to numerous historic pipe organs, all six of which will be on full display during the weekend’s 24th annual Pipe Organ Crawl! Take a stroll through downtown and stop in to head these stunning instruments played to the best of their ability by local and visiting master organists. Presented by the Nantucket Community Music Center, suggested donations of $15 for the full crawl and $5 for a single performance will go to supporting this important cultural organization. The crawl will begin at St. Mary’s Church at 3 Federal Street.
For the full schedule of performance times, click here.

Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 5.20.05 PM3. Nantucket Cranberry Festival
Saturday, October 10 || 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.

One of the oldest, continuously operated farms on the entire island, the Nantucket Conservation’s Milestone Bog will play host to Nantucket’s 13th annual Cranberry Festival. Watch berries being harvested, enjoy live music, cranberry-inspired food from local restaurants, hayrides, a petting zoo and more! Click here for more information.

4. Open Day at Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Saturday, October 10 || 11 A.M. – 3 P.M.

Ever wonder what Nantucket looks like from atop the Sankaty Head Lighthouse? Here’s your chance to find out! For one day only, take a free tour up to the top and enjoy the view from above. For more information, click here.

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 3.07.57 PM5. Nantucket Shorts Festival
Saturday, October 10 || 3:30 P.M. || The Dreamland

Professional and amateur filmmakers alike will be screening their short films – all filmed on or inspired by Nantucket – as part of the Nantucket Shorts Festival. So head to the Dreamland and celebrate the creativity that is coming out of local lenses! Buy your tickets here while you still can!

Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 1.48.36 PM6. NFF Now: Kids’ Shorts
Sunday, October 11 || 1 P.M. || The Dreamland

A huge success at this year’s Nantucket Film Festival, this curated group of animated shorts is a delight for audiences of all ages! Including the Oscar-nominated film “Me and My Moulton,” you don’t want to miss this eclectic and imaginative collection. For tickets and a full list of films, click here.

Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 1.41.23 PM7. AAN’s Wet Paint Live Auction
Sunday, October 11 || 5 P.M. || The Nantucket Hotel

Following a wonderful weekend of painting across the island, join the Artists Association of Nantucket for their annual Wet Paint Live Auction, with Nantucket’s own Rafael Osona acting as auctioneer. Want a sneak peak at the auction items or a ticket to the post-event dinner? Buy your tickets here.

8. Sea & be Scene
Monday, October 12 || 11 A.M. – 6 P.M. || CRU

Celebrate Columbus Day Weekend AND the end of the season at CRU’s annual closing party! DJ Pete Ahern will be spinning tunes all day, so sit back, relax, and enjoy your last Crucumber until Stroll!

9. Food for Thought: Leah Cabral
Thursday, October 15 || 12 – 1 P.M. || The Whaling Museum

Join Town Assistant Biologist Leah Cabral and the Nantucket Historical Association for their weekly Food for Thought lunch and lecture. Cabral will teach attendees about the town’s Shell Recycling Program… So we suggest you pack a lunch of oysters and clams!

Bourbon tasting
10. Bourbon Tasting Bash
Thursday, October 15 || 5 – 7 P.M. || Épernay Wine & Spirits

Stay warm during sunset with a little something from Épernay’s extensive Bourbon selection! Sample the difference between Sour Mash, Single Barrel, Kentucky Straight and more! And stay tuned for our upcoming piece, “Kirk’s Best Bet Bourbons,” coming your way soon!

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