N TOP TEN: May 27 – June 2, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for May 27 – June 2, 2016.


1. Cellography Show Reception
Friday, May 27
6 – 8 P.M. @ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

These days, everybody is a photographer poised and ready with their cell phone camera. Join the Artists Association of Nantucket for their annual Artists Open / Cellography reception and celebrate the beautiful printed cell phone shots of your fellow islanders.

Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 1.01.14 PM2. Rafael Osona Auction
Saturday, May 28
9:30 A.M. @ American Legion Hall

Get into the action at Rafael Osona’s first auction of the 2016 season! Offering Nantucket and fine art, hand woven tribal & modern carpets, South Sea pearl jewelry, Nantucket baskets, decorative and antique furnishings, sterling, Americana, folk art, maritime and so much more. (P.S. don’t miss the preview TODAY from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.)

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3. Sailormade Trunk Show
Saturday, May 28
10 A.M. – 4 P.M. @ Murray’s Toggery

Looking for that perfect nautical piece to accessorize your Figawi outift? Sailormade has just what you need — for both men and women! Swing by Murray’s while you’re bopping around town and check out their selection of bracelets, belts and necklaces. You’ll be sure to win best dressed, Nantucket-style.

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4. A Walk Around Nantucket Signing Party
Saturday, May 28
12 – 2 P.M. @ Lee Real Estate

Meet the artists and creators of the country’s first resort-centric coloring book, A Walk Around Nantucket, and get your book signed while you’re there. Enjoy free souvenir postcards and candy treats, along with the book and colored pencils for sale, and settle in for some relaxing coloring time during the hectic Figawi weekend.

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5. Ápres Beach Party
Saturday, May 28
2:30 – 4:30 P.M. @ The White Elephant Brant Point Grill

Nothing says “summer has arrived” quite like a buck-a-shuck raw bar on the White Elephant lawn, specialty drinks, and live music by PJ Moody. We can think of no better way (or venue) to ring in Memorial Day Weekend, can you?

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6. Faherty Store Opening Party
Saturday, May 28
3 – 7 P.M. @ Faherty

Celebrate the opening of Faherty brand’s new Nantucket location at 0 Candle Street. Brand founders Mike and Alex Faherty will be in-store all weekend, so swing by to say hello and shop their line of beach-inspired men’s and women’s wear.


7. Luna Fest
Saturday, May 28
6 P.M. @ Sconset Casino

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more inspiring night on Nantucket this spring than the Luna Fest, where female filmmakers are celebrated and money is raised for the fight against breast cancer. For more information, click here.

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 10.36.49 AM8. Memorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 29
1 P.M.

Nantucket non-profit Holidays for Heroes is bringing back the true spirit of Memorial Day and want you to be involved! In addition to a wide array of events and raffles, they want you to join the community for a special parade. The processional will wind from Washington Street to South Water Street, up Broad to Federal, and then up Main Street to the Civil War monument before concluding at Prospect Hill Cemetery for a moment of observance. To learn more, click here.


9. Page to Stage
Tuesday, May 31
5 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Join John Shea as he interviews John Breglio, New York’s former pre-eminent entertainment lawyer who was instrumental in assisting his clients to produce and finance top-tier plays, musicals, and films. Following the talk, Breglio will be signing his new book, “I Wanna be a Producer.”

12717363_1215660938463665_7561469795713363835_n10. Curling Club Open House
Wednesday, June 1
7 – 9:30 P.M. @ Nantucket Ice

Nantucket’s new Curling Club is holding an open house for anyone who would like to try curling and get a little instruction in this fascinating sport! Come dressed warmly (because, well, you’ll be on the ice) with rubber-soled shoes/sneakers and they’ll supply all other necessary equipment. Their last open house brought in over 100 people and over 30 new Club members, so you’ll be in great company and should buy your tickets ASAP by calling 508-228-2516.

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