N TOP TEN: August 18 – 24, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for August 18 – 24, 2017.

1. Autism Speaks Walk
Saturday, August 19
8:30 A.M. @ Jetties Beach

Take steps toward enhancing the lives of people affected by autism at the 11th annual Autism Speaks Walk. Walkers will meet with their teams at Jetties Beach and embark on a 2-3 mile walk that will help advance autism research and services. For registration and more information, click here.

2. Tim Russert Summer Groove
Saturday, August 19
6 P.M. @ Nantucket Boys & Girls Club

Support Nantucket Boys & Girls Club at their biggest fundraiser of the year with a night of food, music, and bidding big. In honor of the late Tim Russert, the 16th annual Summer Groove directly benefits youth development programs on island. Highlights include exclusive auction items and the presentation of this year’s Tim Russert Spirit of Hope Award. This event is SOLD OUT but more information, click here.

3. River Bennett Performs
Saturday, August 19
10 P.M. @ Atlas

When the sun goes down the music turns up at Atlas. Returning from Spain, the talented River Bennett will be spinning a blend of disco, hip hop, and house music for one night only. So throw on your dancing shoes and get ready to groove.

4. Rainbow Fleet and Opera House Cup
Sunday, August 20
9:30 A.M.

This Sunday, Nantucket Community Sailing will celebrate its 45th annual Rainbow Fleet and Opera House Cup with flying colors. As the grand finale of Nantucket Race Week, the Rainbow Fleet Parade will be followed by the Opera House Cup Regatta and the OHC awards party held under tents on Jetties Beach, complete with music, drinks, and food by Spanky’s Raw Bar. For more information, click here.

5. Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 21
1:30 – 4 P.M.

Grab your protective sunglasses because the future is very bright this Monday. Observe a partial eclipse through a solar scope with the astronomy experts from Maria Mitchell at the Vestal Street Observatory and watch NASA’s live stream with themed refreshments. For more information, click here.

6. Healing Your Gut
Tuesday, August 22
6:30 – 9:30 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Trust your gut this Tuesday with an eye-opening cooking class taught by writer Carole Murko at the Nantucket Culinary Center. With over ten years of experience in cooking gluten-free and anti-inflammatory recipes, Murko and Dr. Sarah Williams will share the science behind why specific foods heal the gut and improve overall health. For tickets and more information, click here.

7. Citizen Cope Performs
Wednesday, August 23
10 P.M. @ The Chicken Box

American songwriter, producer and performer Citizen Cope is returning to the island for a one-night-only solo acoustic performance on the Chicken Box stage. With a mix of blues, soul, folk and rock, Citizen Cope is sure to bring joy to any audience through his love for music and impeccable vocals at this SOLD OUT show.

8. Rosé Roundup
Thursday, August 24
5 – 7P.M. @ Épernay Wine & Spirits

This Thursday, experience the best of Nantucket’s drink of choice at Épernay’s end of summer rosé roundup. Taste this season’s best sellers while learning about the winemaking techniques that make these pink drinks so delicious and unique. For more information, click here.

9. Trustees Great Point Celebration
Thursday, August 24
5 – 7 P.M.

The Trustees of Reservations are cooking up the ultimate beach barbecue on Coatue to celebrate the preservation of Nantucket’s ruggedly beautiful northwest peninsula. In additional to local bites, beverages, and island-inspired music by a steel drummer, the Trustees will be guiding tours of Great Point Lighthouse and educating guests on Nantucket’s fragile wildlife haven. For tickets and more information, click here.

10. Last Supper Club
Thursday, August 24
7:30 – 11 P.M. @ The Nantucket Hotel

The Nantucket Hotel invites you to end the season in style with the final Nantucket Supper Club event of the summer! Take a trip through time to the Roaring Twenties with a musical collective featuring the top swing and gypsy musicians in New England as you enjoy an elegant three course meal in a relaxed atmosphere. For tickets and more information, click here.

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