N TOP TEN: MAY 24 – 30, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of May 24 – 30, 2019.


1. OceanMinded Photography Show
Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27
11:00 am – 7:00 pm @ Front Porch Studio, across from currentVintage

As you make your way around town this weekend, check out the gallery takeover from N Magazine’s own Kit Noble at Ellie Gottwald’s Front Porch Studio. Explore his fine art photography portfolio spanning a career of over 30 years, and get a closer look at his latest work, “Perfectly Imperfect”, a series of spectacularly detailed and oversized ocean treasures. For more information about Kit’s photography, click here


2. AAN Artists Open + Cellography
Friday, May 24
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Cecilia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

Celebrate the arts on Nantucket at the AAN reception this Friday. The event will honor the Artists Open Exhibition, which true to its name, is a vibrant exhibition open to all Island artists. The evening will also honor the Cellography Exhibition; the AAN’s annual exhibition of cell phone photography. For more information, click here


3. TWN’s A California Suite Opening Night Party
Friday, May 24
Opening Night Show 7:00 pm @ Bennett Hall, After Party 9:00 pm @ PPX Events

This opening night is sure to be a hit! Take in a performance of Neil Simon’s 1976 comedy comprised of four playlets set in a California hotel before celebrating with the cast afterward at a fabulous after party. For more information about the opening party with PPX Events, click here, and for tickets to the show, click here


4. Legends of Summer Concert
Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26
10:00 pm – 1:00 am @ The Chicken Box

The rumors are true: the line for the Box over Memorial Day Weekend can start at 5:00 pm, but it’s worth it to see crowd-favorite band Legends of Summer! Bring your friends and brave the line for one of the most fun weekends of the summer at the Box. For more information, click here


5. Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Reopens
Saturday, May 25
10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ 158 Polpis Road

Looking for a fun way to beat the traffic in and around town this weekend? Head out to Polpis Road to celebrate the reopening of the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum for the 2019 season! This Nantucket institution honors the island’s long history as a safe haven for stranded sailors. For more information, click here


6. Figawi Regatta
Saturday, May 25
All Day @ Nantucket Boat Basin

In between all the crowds of young people and celebratory barbecues, there’s actually a reason why Nantucket is such a popular spot on Memorial Day Weekend: it’s Figawi! The longstanding regatta from Hyannis to Nantucket is a favorite among swashbuckling sailors. Find out “where the Figawi” and more information here


7. Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27
1:00 pm @ The American Legion Hall

Honor our nation’s bravest and best at the annual Memorial Day Parade. Soldiers and community members will begin marching at The American Legion before winding through town and ending at the Prospect Hill Cemetery. For more information about the American Legion, click here


8. May Business After Hours with Design Center Nantucket & Coast Home
Wednesday, May 29
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ 54 Old South Road

Want to up your networking game on-island? Join the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce, Design Center Nantucket & Coast Home for an evening of lite bites, a cash bar, a 50/50 Raffle for NiSHA, and a whole new host of Nantucket connections! For more information, click here


9. Film for Thought – Asbury Park: Riot Redemption, Rock n Roll
Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30
6:30 pm and 2:00 pm, respectively @ Nantucket Dreamland

Fans of The Boss will love this documentary. Asbury Park, the home to rock legends Steven Van Zandt, Southside Johnny Lyon and Bruce Springsteen, once went up in flames during a summer of civil unrest, crippling the town for the next 45 years. But in this film, the neighborhood gang of rock boys come together to perform at Asbury’s legendary Upstage, returning the town to its former glory. For tickets and more information, click here


10. Fabulous California Flavor
Thursday, May 30
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Ever find a wine so unique and exceptional that you can’t really describe it? It just has that “je ne sais quoi” about it that makes it so delicious. Join host Katie Klotzberger of JNSQ Wines to enjoy their California born wines crafted in the style of the best from France. For more information, click here



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