N TOP TEN: OCTOBER 18 – 24, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of October 18 – 24, 2019.


1. NantucketGrown Festival
Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20
Various Times @ Various Locations

To quote IHOP: you’ll certainly “come hungry and leave happy” from the 4th annual NantucketGrown Festival! Celebrate the diversity of Nantucket cuisine with foods that represent the many cultures of our unique island. Hosted by Sustainable Nantucket. For more information, click here


2. Island Health Fair & Elder Expo
Saturday, October 19
10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Nantucket Cottage Hospital

The Nantucket Council on Aging and Nantucket Cottage Hospital are teaming up to offer the first joint Health Fair & Elder Expo this Saturday! Bring a senior in your life, or attend yourself to bring back insightful info for seniors who may not be able to come. For more information, click here.  


3. Closing Day at the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Saturday, October 19
10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

It’s the last day of the season to enjoy all the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum has to offer! This year’s highlighted exhibit is focused on innovation in lightship baskets and the work of José Reyes’, including his legendary lidded purse. For more information, click here


4. Book Signing with Nancy Thayer
Saturday, October 19
10:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

A Nantucket shopkeeper discovers that Christmas is the perfect occasion to make unexpected friendships… to warm the coldest of hearts – and maybe even find love. This book is sure to get you in the holiday spirit, and a signed copy could be a great gift for a loved one! For more information on the book signing, click here


5. 20th Annual Harvest Fair
Saturday, October 19
11:00 am – 2:00 pm @ the Old Mill, 50 Prospect Street

Bring the whole fam to this day of fun at the fair! Celebrate the history of Nantucket harvests with an afternoon of activities including old-fashioned games, face-painting, music, and autumn crafts. Hosted by the NHA and sponsored by Bartlett’s Farm. For tickets and more information, click here


6. Sip & Script: A Modern Calligraphy Class
Saturday, October 19
1:00 – 2:30 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Get your quills ready! Sip & Script is back for another fun calligraphy class. Give your holiday table a little extra flair this year with personalized name plates, or practice your skills for some fancy Christmas cards. Beginners are welcome and a calligraphy kit is included. For tickets and more information, click here


7. Page to Stage with Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11
Tuesday, October 22
5:30 pm @ The Dreamland

Join the Nantucket Book Foundation and N Magazine editor Rob Cocuzzo for a conversation with New York Times Bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff. His spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting narrative, years in the making, weaves together myriad stories to create the definitive portrait of 9/11. For tickets to the event click here, and for more information about the book click here


8. Vegan Cooking Series with Annie Hauser and Tracy Wilde Long
Wednesday, October 23
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Baked chickpea sticks, Farmacy Burgers, Caesar salads, and white macadamia cookies on the menu? Sign us up! Join Annie Hauser and Tracy Wilde Long for this fun-filled class focused on vegan cuisine. For tickets and more information, click here


9. Little Octoberfest
Thursday, October 24
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Celebrate the season with a toast to small producers who are making big wines worthy of your attention. Savor a selection from family-owned wineries that are located on the outskirts of better-known wine regions. These wines will be perfect for any upcoming festive occasion! For more information, click here


10. Open Mic Night
Thursday, October 24
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

This local favorite is back and better than ever! Comedian David Hayes returns to host the second Open Mic Night this Fall. This free event is open to the public and encourages local performers to showcase their many talents. Cash bar and limited food menu will also be available. For more information, click here

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