N TOP TEN: May 11 – 17, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for May 11 – 17, 2018.


1. Galley Beach Reopening
Friday, May 11
5:30 pm @ Galley Beach

Head to the shoreline for the first Galley sunset of the season! Celebrate Friday with a cocktail in hand and your feet in the sand at this island staple. Galley’s team has been hard at work updating the restaurant for the season, and Chef W. Scott Osif has his summer menu ready to go. Reap the benefits and enjoy dinner with the best view in town. For reservations and more information click here


2. Hospital Thrift Shop Reopening 
Monday, May 14
10:00 am @ 17 India Street

You know what they say – one person’s trash is another person’s treasure and there are so many treasures to be found at the Hospital Thrift Shop! Scour through new additions from island residents and contributing businesses from around the island. Last year, the Hospital Thrift Shop contributed $381,500 to Nantucket Cottage Hospital through their efforts – take home a few special finds and help make this year their biggest yet. For more information and opening hours, click here


3. Film for Thought: Back to Burgundy
Wednesday, May 16
6:30 pm @ The Dreamland

A perfect way to set the stage for Nantucket Wine and Food Festival Weekend, this film tells the story of three siblings who return to their family’s vineyard to save it from being sold. Reviewed by Ben Kenigsberg of The New York Times as being a “scenic and knowing ode to traditional winemaking,” this film is perfectly suited for wine lovers.  Purchase tickets to see the juicy tale here


4. Nantucket Wine and Food Festival Welcome Reception
Wednesday, May 16
6:30 pm @ The White Elephant

Kickoff the 22nd Annual Nantucket Wine and Food Festival the right way at the Welcome Reception at the White Elephant! With a glass of wine in hand, walk around and connect with the NWF chefs, winemakers, presenters, sponsors, and other festival friends. Enjoy tunes by Lucas Hudgins & the First Cousins, great wines, and delicious food to celebrate the start of Nantucket’s tastiest weekend! For tickets and more information, click here


5. Margaux Store Reopening
Wednesday, May 16
10:00 am @ 29 Centre Street

Pick up a pair of “modern shoes for the modern woman” at the Margaux Store Reopening on Wednesday, May 16th. These classic ballerinas are all about luxurious materials, simplicity, and functionality, and are the perfect addition to any outfit to make it instantly and effortlessly chic! Find out more about this new brand and their other shoe styles on their website.


6. Sip, Sip, French Rosé Wine Tasting 
Thursday, May 17
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Épernay Wine & Spirits

Make a French connection at this wine tasting event where you can compare and contrast numerous rosés from different regions of France. Discover how terroir, choice of grape varietals and winemaking practices influence what’s in the glass. You really shouldn’t judge this pink-hued wine by its color! For more information, click here


7. Champagne Wishes, Caviar Dreams
Thursday, May 17
6:00 pm @ The Nantucket Hotel

Combine two of the finer things in life for an extravagant experience unlike any other during NWFF weekend. At Champagne Wishes, Caviar Dreams, you’ll learn how the flavors of caviar come alive with the dryness and bubbles of champagne – they don’t just sound better together, they are better together! Featuring John Knierim, Vice President of Calvisius Caviar, and Christian Dalbavie, CSW, the French Portfolio Manager of Kobrand, your palate may never again experience such luxury. For tickets and more information, click here


8. Peace, Love & Tacos Block Party
Thursday, May 17
7:30 – 10:00 pm @ Island Kitchen

From the brains behind Happy Place and Island Kitchen comes a new summer series we’re all sure to love: Block Parties! First up is the Peace, Love & Tacos party featuring Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar of South Boston. Revel in photo booth fun, a mix your own margarita bar, a make your own guac station, and temporary tattoos. Get ready to get ‘loco’ and grab your tickets here


9. Rosé All Night 
Thursday, May 17
10:00 pm – 1:00 am @ The Chicken Box

After you’ve enjoyed a taco or two at the Peace, Love & Tacos party, head over to the Chicken Box for the second annual Rosé All Night Party with Nantucket blACKbook and Chateau D’Esclans. DJ LAYZBOY & Braun Dapper will be ready to battle it out for the second year in a row against the incredible electric violinist Rhett Price! Grab a glass (or two) of rosé, and find a place on the dance floor, because this is one show you’re not going to want to miss. The event starts at 10:00 pm, and more information can be found here. 


10. NWFF Harbor Gala
Thursday, May 17
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ The White Elephant

Renowned winemakers from around the world present their wines paired with dishes created by award-winning chefs from Nantucket, Boston, New York, and around the country. Step into the BLADE Lounge for a signature cocktail and artisan cheese – a moment to catch your breath from the buzz of the Gala. Relish in the luxury of the White Elephant, overlooking the harbor – the most exquisite setting for this prestigious event. With 40 winemakers and 40 Chefs present, this is the creme de la creme of the NWF! Get your tickets for the event here. 

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