N TOP TEN: JUNE 21 – 27, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of June 21 – 27, 2019.


1. NFF: Comedy Roundtable – SNL Writers’ Room Gold
Saturday, June 22
12:30 – 1:30 pm @ First Congregational Church

Live from Nantucket, it’s Saturday afternoon! Join Anne Beatts, Jane Curtin, Heidi Gardner, and Sudi Green, as they talk about their time as SNL writers, including SNL sketches that didn’t or couldn’t air! For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


2. James Beard: America’s First Foodie Screening and Reception
Saturday, June 22
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

In the mood for dinner and a movie? Why not make a date with Elizabeth Frederici and Kathleen Squires, the producers of James Beard: America’s First Foodie? There will be a cocktail reception with light bites before the film, and afterwards, a Q&A with the producers. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


3. NFF: Screenwriter’s Tribute
Saturday, June 22
Cocktails at 6:30 pm, Award Presentation at 7:45 pm @ ‘Sconset Casino

“Lights, roll sound, roll camera…” because you won’t want to miss this one! This year the Nantucket Film Festival will bestow their highest honor on Leslie Dixon, who has written some of the seminal comedies of our time including Mrs. Doubtfire, Overboard, and Freaky Friday. The award will be presented by Brittany Snow and Nikki Blonksy, two stars from one of her greatest hits, Hairspray. For tickets and more information, click here


4. Family Day at the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum
Monday, June 24
10:00 – 2:00 pm @ Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum

Looking for something to do with your children this week? Grab your kids and head over to Family Day for a day full of crafts, activities, and fun! Thanks to Ritchie, Katie, and Westray Battle, this event is free for everyone! For more information, click here.


5. Keeping History Above Water: Nantucket
Wednesday, June 26 – Friday, June 28
Various Times @ Various Locations

The Nantucket Preservation Trust is known for their thought-provoking annual Symposium, but this year, they are taking it to the next level. In partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation, this year’s Symposium focuses on the threat of sea level rise to our community and is part of a larger group of five conferences around the country. For more information, click here


6. Vintage Sports Cards & Memorabilia Appraisal Event
Wednesday, June 26
12:00 – 2:00 pm @ RSVP for Location

Got any vintage baseball cards? Maybe a fly ball signed by a player from grandpa? It may be worth a lot! Join Baseball in the Attic to find out the value of your sports collectibles for free. Items must be pre-1975. RSVP for location by clicking here.


7. The Hound of the Baskervilles Opening Night
Wednesday, June 26
7:30 pm @ White Heron Theatre

It’s no mystery why The Hound of the Baskervilles will be a hit at the White Heron Theatre this summer. The British comedy is based on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes series, features a supernatural canine, and the dynamic duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Fun for all ages! Performances run until July 20. For tickets and more information, click here


8. Chill + Grill California Wine Tasting
Thursday, June 27
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Summer chilling + grilling season is here, now you just need the perfect wines to pair! This Thursday, head to Epernay Wine & Spirits and taste an assortment of California wine choices with Corey Bunnewith, Regional Sales Manager for Huneeus Vintners. These drinks will make your backyard bbq the most coveted invite in the neighborhood. For more information and to RSVP, click here.


9. All American 4th of July Fare with Sarah Leah Chase
Thursday, June 27
6:30 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

There is no better way to get ready for the 4th than with this Independence Day inspired meal! Join bestselling cookbook author Sarah Leah Chase for a demonstration of expert cooking tips and tricks while enjoying an amazing multi-course meal. A limited number of her cookbooks will also be available for purchase and signing! For tickets and more information, click here. 


10. Arts Celebration! A Fundraiser for the Nantucket Arts Council
Thursday, June 27
Various Times @ Downtown

With three fantastic events to choose from, it’s easy to support local artists this week! The main attraction will be a downtown concert with Jazz Trio a la Francaise, but there will be yummy choices at Nantucket Culinary too. If you’re in the mood for a light snack, head to the wine and cheese pre-concert reception, “Berets, Brie and Bordeaux,” Then, delight in some soul food at the Post Concert French Dinner. If you’re feeling generous, head to all three events for a night filled with great music, food, and art. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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