10 events to attend in-person or virtually this month (events subject to change).
1. Ryan Bingham Concerts
August 31 & September 1 at 10:00 pm
The Chicken Box
Singer, songwriter and Yellowstone actor Ryan Bingham will kick off September (and the off-season) by lighting up the stage at the Box. Bingham is known for his folksy sound, raspy voice and hits like “The Weary Kind” from the film Crazy Heart, so these shows are sure to be sellouts. For tickets and more information, click here.
2. Nantucket Land Council Annual Labor Day Dinner
Celebrate the close of the summer season and the protected beauty of Nantucket at the NLC’s annual Labor Day Dinner. Hosted by Mary-Randolph Ballinger and Susan Baer, the fundraiser will support the council’s ongoing efforts to protect Nantucket’s delicate environment. For table host details and more information, click here.
3. Nantucket Preservation Online Symposium
September 9 & 10
Nantucket, Tuckernuck and Muskeget comprise one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States, and they’re all at risk for sea-level rise. How can we protect them? Find out in this year’s Nantucket Preservation Trust Symposium, where the theme will be “Rescuing History: Nantucket in Response to Rising Seas” and will focus on climate change mitigation strategies. To register and find more information, click here.
4. TWN’s London Suite
After the craziness of summer on the island, take a trip across the pond with Theatre Workshop of Nantucket’s production of London Suite by Neil Simon. This hilarious set of vignettes set in a deluxe London hotel will have you in stitches from start to finish, and will feature a talented cast of local and Broadway actors. P.S. Keep an eye out for more of TWN’s staged readings coming this Fall! For tickets and more information, click here.
5. NBF Author Discussion – Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11
September 18 – 6:00 pm
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11, the Nantucket Book Festival is bringing author and former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoff to the Dreamland to discuss his deeply moving book Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11. Joining him will be Brian Clark, a survivor and hero of the South Tower who escaped just moments before its collapse. Free to the public courtesy of the Community Foundation Nantucket Fund. To register for the event and find more information, click here.
6. Maria Mitchell Women of Science Symposium
September 23 – 25
Maria Mitchell Association
We predict a whole bevy of new female scientists will STEM from this three-day festival of science. Designed to serve as a source of inspiration and support and to be a hands-on experience, the Maria Mitchell Women of Science Symposium will feature keynote speakers, panels and salon-style gatherings to encourage young women to explore the wide reaches of the scientific world. For more information, click here.
7. Herman Melville & Nantucket Program
September 30 at 5:30 pm
Dive into the mind of Herman Melville and his imaginative (and complicated) relationship with Nantucket in this fascinating webinar focused on some of the real-life events that inspired his legendary tome Moby-Dick. The program will be helmed by Melville scholar Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, who is both an author and a Coast Guard-licensed captain with 58,000 miles at sea, all under sail. Captain Ahab would be proud. To register for this free event and find more information, click here.
8. Sustainable Nantucket Farmers Market
Saturdays, May 29 – October 9 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Get connected to the local scene this fall by winding your way through the Sustainable Nantucket Saturday Farmers Market (if you haven’t already this summer!). Filled with farm-to-table finds, organic foods and products, and handmade artisan treasures, the market is always full of delightful surprises. For more information and to see a complete list of farmers, artisans and producers, click here.
9. Nantucket Cranberry Month Celebration
Milestone Cranberry Bog
Don your best Nantucket Reds, queue up some ’90s hits from The Cranberries and head for the bog to celebrate Nantucket Cranberry Month! Though the annual Cranberry Festival has been postponed, it’s still fun to celebrate the history of cranberry production on the island throughout the month of October, and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation has some fun tricks up their sleeve for the occasion. For more information, click here.
10. Run for Robin 5K
Whether you’re an avid runner or just a casual walker, the Run for Robin 5K is a great way to get outside and enjoy the fall in Nantucket while supporting a great cause. The seventh annual race honors the life of beloved community member Robin Harvey and raises money for the Harvey Foundation, an organization working to assist in the education and perseverance of Nantucket residents. To register for the run and find more information, visit harveyfoundationnantucket.org.