N TOP TEN: AUGUST 9 – 15, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of August 9 – 15, 2019.


1. Pirates & Mermaids Sail with Nanpuppets aboard Tall Ship Lynx
Friday, August 9
8:30 am – 10:30 am @ Waypoint Marine Boat Launch Straight Wharf

Give your kids a day they won’t forget with a sailing adventure alongside puppets Millie the Mermaid, Clarence the Clam, Wanda the Whale and more! Dressing up is encouraged, so don’t forget your favorite pirate or mermaid costume! For tickets and more information, click here. 


2. Nantucket Race Week
Saturday, August 10 – Sunday, August 18
Various times and locations

Show your support for Nantucket Community Sailing, an organization that works to provide inexpensive access to sailing to the public, and come out for an exciting nine days of regattas, parties, and award ceremonies! Race Week is open to sailors of all levels and has been certified by Sailors for the Sea as a Clean Regatta. For more information and to register, click here. 


3. H.E.Art Exhibit
Saturday, August 10
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Weezie Library

This one’s for the small fries – local campers have been hard at work creating artwork all summer, and they’re ready for their final exhibit. The 200+ original paintings presented will aim to raise awareness for keeping our oceans clean and the fair treatment of animals. For more information on this free event, click here. 


4. Pops Double Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand and Wendy Rouillard
Saturday, August 10
11:00 am – 12:30 pm @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

#1 New York Times Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand and author of Barnaby Bear Books Wendy Rouillard will be at Mitchell’s Book Corner for a joint book signing this Saturday! Both women are longtime Nantucket residents and combine their love of the island with their passion for writing. For more information, click here.


5. Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Boston Pops
Saturday, August 10
7:00 pm @ Jetties Beach

Take part in Nantucket’s largest and most popular event all year at the Boston Pops concert! The event has been supporting the Nantucket Cottage Hospital for over two decades and will celebrate the new hospital’s opening. Enjoy tunes from this year’s musical guest, The Spinners, as well as Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. You’ll be sure to rock your socks off with this fun, musical and firework-filled night. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. 


6. Nantucket Children’s Charity Classic
Sunday, August 11 – Monday, August 12
@ Nantucket Golf Club

Give back to the community by partaking in a very special golf tournament at the Nantucket Golf Club. The night before the 17th annual tourney kicks off, a dinner and auction will be held with lively entertainment. Over the years the event has raised more than $22 million dollars for young people in the Nantucket community! For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


7. PrimeTime Lacrosse Nantucket Festival
Sunday, August 11
All Day @ Delta Fields

Primetime Lacrosse is coming back to Nantucket this Sunday for a fun-filled day of 3 v 3 speed lacrosse games. Boys and girls can register as teams of three to six people or individually to compete on U-11 and U-19 teams. For more information and to register, click here. 


8. Dreamland Conversations with Nathaniel Philbrick
Monday, August 12
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ The Dreamland

New York Times bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick will be joining David Gregory for a Dreamland Conversation this Monday. The celebrated author moved to Nantucket in 1986 and has done so much more for the island than just write about it: he was the founding director of Nantucket’s Egan Maritime Institute and is now a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association. For tickets and more information, click here.


9. Autism Speaks Town Hall: Accessing Services Throughout the Lifespan
Wednesday, August 14
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ Nantucket Boys & Girls Club

The Director of State Government Affairs for Autism Speaks, Judith Ursitti, will hold an interactive session this Wednesday to provide resources and tools on how to best help people with autism over various stages of life. For more information and to register, click here. 


10. Passport to France Wine Tasting
Thursday, August 15
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Who knew France had so many regions and grape varieties throughout the country to try?  Justin Stone, Field Sales Consultant with Taub Family Wines, will take you on a field trip around the French countryside, from the Loire Valley, through Champagne, and finishing in the Southern Rhone Valley. For more information, click here

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