N TOP TEN: AUGUST 2 – 8, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of August 2-8, 2019.


1. Nantucket by Design
Thursday, August 1 – Saturday, August 3
Various times and locations

Experience the island’s annual celebration of design, complete with engaging lectures, lively panel discussions and both intimate and grand gatherings. This three-day festival is in honor of Nantucket’s unique influence on American design throughout many years and into the modern age. For tickets and more information, click here. 


2. Summer Antiques Show
Friday, August 2 – Monday, August 5
Various Times @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club

What better way to learn about the rich history of Nantucket than with the Summer Antiques Show! This four-day event will showcase the best Nantucket antiques on the market and will support local charities including the NHA, ASAP Nantucket, and the Nantucket Garden Club Scholarship Program. For tickets and more information, click here. 


3. Kit Noble Gallery Takeover at Front Porch Studio
Friday, August 2 – Wednesday, August 7
All day @ Front Porch Studio, 5 Easy Street

N Magazine‘s Chief Photographer Kit Noble will be taking over Front Porch Studio this weekend! On display will be fine art photography from both of Kit’s OceanMinded series and his Perfectly Imperfect series. Stop by for the official opening party on Saturday August 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm to toast to his latest collection of photographs. For more information on Kit’s fine artwork, click here


4. UN-LEASHED: Animal Wonderland
Friday, August 2
6:30 – 11:00 pm @ Bartlett’s Farm

Join Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals (NiSHA) for their eighth annual fundraising event, all in support of homeless animals, humane education, and many animal outreach and advocacy programs. This year’s theme is “Animal Wonderland,” so be ready to head down the rabbit hole for a fun and educational night! For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


5. The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk
Friday, August 2
8:45 – 10:05 pm @ Centre and Main

Discover five of the island’s most famous haunted locations in this 80-minute tour around town! The most popular walking tour on Nantucket returns with ghost stories such as “The Little Girl in the White Dress”, “The Green Shimmering Bubble”, “A Ghostly Party at the Hadwen House”, and “The Portal to Another Dimension.” For more information and ticket prices, click here.

6. Brix Wine Shop – Anniversary Wine & Cheese Tasting
Sunday, August 4
3:00 – 6:00 pm @ Brix Wine Shop

Come celebrate BRIX’s 6 years on the island with an elegant wine and cheese tasting! Enjoy a tasting of 15 different wines and a selection of our artisanal cheeses, completely complimentary to all who come! For more information, click here.

7. Dreamland Conversations: Jim Acosta
Sunday, August 4
5:00 pm @ The Dreamland

Looking for a night of intelligent discussion? CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta will be at the Dreamland to talk about his career as a reporter, his work covering the White House and his debut book The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


8. 65th Annual House and Garden Tour
Wednesday, August 7
11:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Various Locations

Visit six homes and gardens to experience all the beauty that Nantucket has to offer in bloom! The Nantucket Garden Club will provide complimentary tea at the Coast Guard Station at Brant Point to prep for a day of flower power. For tickets and more information, click here.


9. Nantucket Preservation Trust August Fête
Thursday, August 8
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ ‘Sconset Casino

Head out to ’Sconset to celebrate the history of Nantucket with a raw bar and cocktails! This year, the event will highlight ’Sconset’s history in the arts and, more specifically, the silent screen. Poke your head into historic homes, dance the night away, and support an important organization that protects our favorite island. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


10. Dragonfly Fundraiser for NAMI
Thursday, August 8
5:30 – 8:00 pm @ Great Harbor Yacht Club

Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres, groove to tunes from Jeff Ross, and bid on items at the silent auction to benefit NAMI Nantucket. The nonprofit organization supports individuals and the families of those affected by mental illness with education, advocacy, and wellness. For tickets and more information, click here.

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