N TOP TEN: July 13 – 19, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for July 13 – 19, 2018.


1. Race for Open Space
Saturday, July 14
9:00 am @ Nantucket Cranberry Bogs, 220 Milestone Road

Help protect the Island’s invaluable open spaces, and get a workout in too! The annual Race for Open Space 5K run (or 2-mile walk) benefits the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s Land Fund and will take place at the Foundation’s Milestone Cranberry Bog. The Jog in the Bog course is entirely Foundation-owned, so you can look forward to no public roads and no traffic… only wide-open Nantucket landscapes. Register and find more information here.


2. Book Signing with Wendy Francis
Saturday, July 14
10:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

Get those pens ready! Wendy Francis, author of “The Summer of Good Intentions” and “Three Good Things,” will be signing her new book “The Summer Sail” at Mitchell’s Book Corner. Hailed as “everything a summer read should be” by Nantucket author Elin Hilderbrand, this book is a must-have read for the beach. Make your summer read a little more special with a signed copy. For more information, click here



3. Basket & Bubbly Champagne Brunch & Silent Auction 
Sunday, July 15
11:00 am @ Great Harbor Yacht Club

A toast to the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum! This signature brunch and silent auction is sponsored by Chocolate Shoppe Sweet Inspirations, and it’s sure to be a sweet one. Guests will be able to bid on beautifully appointed baskets crafted by local artists, enjoy delicious sips and bites, and take in the beautiful harbor view. For more information, click here


4. Footloose Opening Night Benefit
Sunday, July 15
6:30 pm @ The Dreamland

Beaumont, TX meets ACK! The Theater Workshop of Nantucket is bringing another amazing performance this summer. This time, it’s the iconic Broadway musical Footloose. The opening night fundraiser will feature good ole fashioned Texas line dancing, BBQ, signature libations, and an exclusive New York Theatre auction. Dust off your cowboy boots and get ready to cut loose! For more information, click here


5. Happy Place Clambake Block Party
Thursday, July 19
5:30 – 8:00 pm @ Chin’s Way

Nothing says summer on the Cape like a classic New England Clambake, and Nantucket blACKbook, Island Kitchen, and Ripe Life Wines are coming together to show you the best way to throw one! Stop by this experiential pop-up for an oyster from Hang Ten, a glass of Clambake wine, and a tip from Shearwater Excursions on how to find the best clams. For more information, click here


6. Nantucket Garden Festival
Tuesday, July 17 – Thursday, July 19
@ The Nantucket Lighthouse School

Put your green thumb to the test at the Nantucket Garden Festival. Participate in educational workshops, exquisite garden tours, and creative family activities all to benefit the Nantucket Lighthouse School. Take home a few beautiful bouquets on the way! Find out more by clicking here


7. Film for Thought: Mountain 
Wednesday, July 18
6:30 pm @ The Dreamland

Armed with Go-Pros, drones, and helicopters, a troop of mountaineers, snowboarders, wing suiters, ice climbers, and parachuting mountain climbers tell stories of being in the mountains and why they keep us spellbound. Directed by Jennifer Dafoe and narrated by Willem Dafoe, Mountain truly is a majestic cinematic experience. For tickets and more information, click here



8. Nantucket Preservation Trust Summer Lecture & Luncheon: Gil Schafer “Creating Places to Call Home”
Thursday, July 19
11:30 am @ Great Harbor Yacht Club

“Home Sweet Home” takes on a new meaning at the Nantucket Preservation Trust Summer Lecture & Luncheon with renowned architect Gil Schafer III. Author of A Place to Call Home, Schafer designs homes that encompass a dialogue between past and present, highlighting traditional principles within contemporary ways of living. Experience an afternoon learning about his distinctive approach, all-the-while supporting the Nantucket Preservation Trust. Purchase tickets here


9. Page-to-Stage Series: Meredith Goldstein in Conversation with Rob Cocuzzo
Thursday, July 19
5:00 pm @ The Dreamland

Love is in the air as Meredith Goldstein arrives for the Page to Stage Series at the Dreamland Theater. As an advice columnist and entertainment reporter for The Boston Globe, Goldstein has spent years answering the questions of lovers and exes around New England in her column “Love Letters”. She will be in conversation with N Magazine‘s own Rob Cocuzzo about her work, as well as her new books “Can’t Help Myself: Lesson and Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist,” and “Chemistry Lessons.” Click here for tickets and more information. 


10. Nantucket Art & Artisan Preview Party
Thursday, July 19
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bartlett’s Farm

Since 1991, the Nantucket Art & Artisan show has drawn thousands of visitors as they feature over 40 local and nationally recognized artisans. Kick off the three-day weekend show with a Preview Party featuring an open bar, artisanal fare and live music. With all proceeds from ticket sales going directly to Small Friends on Nantucket, a local organization dedicated to providing year-round care for the families of working parents, head out to the Farm, check out the endless items to purchase and enjoy! For more information and tickets, click here


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