N TOP TEN: September 21 – 27, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for September 21 – 27, 2018.


1. Joshua Tree
Friday, September 21 + Saturday, September 22
10:00 pm @ The Chicken Box

Bring out the Bono fans: Joshua Tree is back! Everyone’s favorite U2 tribute band will be on island this weekend to rock out at the Box. You can bet we’ll be attending “with or without you” but our “desire” is that you attend, as this concert is “one” not to miss! For tickets and more information, click here


2. Lunch at the Chef’s Table
Saturday, September 22
11:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Come hungry, leave happy (and full) from this special event at the Nantucket Culinary Center! Chef Greg will be demonstrating and preparing a luncheon this Saturday in NCC’s live-cooking demonstration space. Featuring local bounty from Nantucket and the surrounding areas, this feast is sure to be a treat. For tickets and more information, click here


3. Fall Restaurant Week
Monday, September 24 – Sunday, September 30
Various Times @ Participating Restaurants

With the food, wine, and hospitalist industries on Nantucket always booming, there is no shortage of exceptional culinary experiences — but this week is for the locals! With over thirty participating restaurants, savor while you save with prix fix menus by many of Nantucket’s favorite chefs. For more information, click here


4. STRAWS Screening
Monday, September 24
5:00 pm @ The Dreamland

#StoptheStraw! Learn about the growing plastic pollution crisis, how plastic straws have a devastating impact to our landfills and oceans, and most important, find out how to give up single-use plastic straws in your own life in this presentation of the short film STRAWS. This screening will For more information, click here.  


5. Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for 7-9th Graders Parent Info
Tuesday, September 25
6:00 pm @ A Safe Place

Hear more about this free, comprehensive and secular program used to build honest, respectful, and compassionate attitudes and values towards healthy sexuality and relationships. Teens are welcome to come too! Information tables will also be at Cyrus Pierce on Sept. 26 and at Nantucket High, both 6-8pm. For more information about Our Whole Lives, click here


6. Nantucket Nonprofit Leadership Conference 
Wednesday, September 26
8:30 am – 4:30 pm @ The Nantucket Inn

Board members, Board Chairs, Trustees, and Executive Directors of nonprofit organizations are invited to attend the 1st annual Nantucket Nonprofit Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Community Foundation for Nantucket, this one-day conference will feature nonprofit gurus Dan Pallotta, Nannette Friedman, Brian Kellaway, and others. For more information, click here, and for more information on keynote speaker Dan Pallotta, click here


7. NLC Oyster Farm Harbor Tour
Wednesday, September 26
3:30 – 5:00 pm @ Nantucket Harbor

Shearwater Excursions and the Nantucket Land Council invite you to come aboard for a fun and educational afternoon! Learn about oysters and their role in the ecology of the harbor with Captain Blair Perkins, NLC Executive Director Cormac Collier, Resource Ecologist Emily Molden, and Oyster Farmer Simon Edwardes. For tickets and more information, click here


8. Film for Thought: The Bookshop
Wednesday, September 26
6:30 pm @ The Dreamland

When free-spirited widow Florence Green (played by Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town in 1959, she brings about a surprising cultural awakening, and a few opposers in the process. A film about the power of neighborhood on the heels of last week’s The Nantucket Project. For tickets and more information, click here


9. Epernay Wine Tasting: Fall Favorites 
Thursday, September 27
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Epernay

Out are the the summery rosés and white wines, in are the robust and warm wines we love to pair with our pumpkin-flavored favorites. Join Melissa Saunders of Hogshead Wine Company for an afternoon of complimentary autumnal wines. For more information, click here


10. Opening Night of Kevin Flynn: Fear of Heights
Thursday, September 27 – Saturday, October 6
7:30 pm @ White Heron Theatre

Against the backdrop of the example of his father and grandfather, Fear of Heights is the story of one modern man’s struggle to provide for his family while pursuing his life’s work. Don’t miss this one-man show and ‘height’ of White Heron’s fall season. For tickets and more information, click here


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