N TOP TEN: JUNE 28 – JULY 4, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of June 28 – July 4, 2019.


1. Children’s Beach Tie-Dye Clinic
Friday, June 28
12:00 – 1:00 pm @ Children’s Beach

Got any old shirts that you’re tired of wearing? Come brighten them up with Tie-Dye at Children’s beach! This hands-on event is fun for the whole family, with a small price of $7 per shirt or $5 if you bring your own. For more information and other activities at Children’s Beach, click here.


2. Lyme Disease Benefit
Friday, June 28
6:30 – 8:30 pm @ The Home of Will Steele and Chris Drake

Join William Steele and Christopher Drake at their Nantucket home as they explain and raise awareness about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. The evening will benefit Global Lyme Alliance and will include valet parking, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


3. Book Signing with Christin Brecher
Saturday, June 29
10:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

Looking for a good Nantucket beach read? Head to Mitchell’s Book Corner and pick up Murder’s No Votive Confidence. This tale takes place right on our beloved island and follows a candle store owner as she unravels the mystery of a Memorial Day murder. Author, Christin Brecher will sign her debut novel and you’ll be all set to start this Nantucket series! For more information, click here.


4. 2019 Beach Clean Up Tour
Sunday, June 30
8:00 – 9:00 am @ Dionis Beach

Get trashy and head to Dionis Beach to help Cisco Brewers and Nantucket blACKbook keep our island beautiful. This event will be a great preview to the well-anticipated Trashion Show coming up in July. Even better, if you come help out you can attend the Trashion Show for free! For more information, click here.


5. Nantucket New School Summer Benefit Dinner
Saturday, June 29
6:00 pm @ Straight Wharf Restaurant

Give back to the community and attend this amazing event on the waterfront porch at Straight Wharf! Head of the New School, Todd Eveleth, will be hosting the event with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a three-course meal. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


6. In Absence of Color: Night in White
Sunday, June 30
4:30 – 9:00 pm @ The Dreamland

Put on your favorite white outfit and head out for a night of auctions, entertainment, cocktails, dinner, and dancing to benefit the Museum of African American History. With a conversation with Anthony Anderson, (the star of Black-ish), and DJing by The Hess Twins, this is definitely a night that you do not want to miss! For tickets and more information on this historic and cinematic event, click here. 


7. Andy Frasco and the U.N. Concerts
Sunday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 3
10:00 pm @ The Chicken Box

This beloved blues rock band will make their way back to the Box this summer after releasing their latest album “Change of Pace.” The upbeat title track will surely have concert-goers up on their feet and asking for an encore. For tickets and more information, click here



8. Nantucket Conservation Spotlight
Tuesday, July 2
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ 118 Cliff Road

In honor of their new app launch, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation will host a networking event next Tuesday! Enjoy great food from Island Kitchen, fun door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Come meet the foundation leaders, as well as other well-known business around the island, with free entry for members and a 10$ fee for non-members. For more information, click here.


9. July 4th Celebrations and Fireworks
Thursday, July 4 – Friday, July 5
Various Times and Locations

There is no better place to start your 4th of July festivities than on Main Street! Begin your day with face painting, a watermelon-eating contest, and water fights, and then head over to Children’s Beach for fun beach games and live music. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep because celebrations continue the next day with a final fireworks display at Jetties Beach. For more information, click here. 


10. Rafael Osona Auction Preview
Thursday, July 4
10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ The American Legion Hall

Be the first to see the unique and precious items that will be auctioned off at the July 6th Rafael Osona auction. The auction includes a wide variety of antiques, including vintage decor, furnishings, and Nantucket art. For more information, click here. 

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