N TOP TEN: September 23 – 29, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for September 23 – 29, 2016.


1. The Nantucket Project
Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25
The White Elephant

The Nantucket Project aims to celebrate the human experience through storytelling, all while inspiring collaborative thinking to create a better tomorrow. Consistently one of the most fascinating events of the year, learn more here.


2. Farmer Willie’s Ginger Beer Tasting
Friday, September 23
4 – 6 P.M. @ currentVintage

Nothing says autumn quite like a delicious ginger beer… and Farmer Willie’s alcoholic ginger beer really hits the spot! Head over to currentVintage for a refreshing tasting and we have no doubt you’ll leave feeling footloose and fancy free.


3. Manhattan Short Film Festival
Friday, September 23
7 P.M. @ The Atheneum

Each year, over 100,000 film lovers across 250 global cities gather to view and vote on their favorite flicks as part of the annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. And you have THREE opportunities here on Nantucket: September 23, 27 and 30. For tickets and more information, click here.

screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-1-46-19-pm5. Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Screening
Saturday, September 24
5:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

The Dreamland will be teaming up with The Nantucket Project this weekend for a special screening of “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” followed by a Q&A session with Lear himself! Best known as the creator of TV shows “All in the Family,” “Maude,” and “The Jeffersons,” you won’t want to miss this unique opportunity. For tickets and more information, click here.

screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-1-50-10-pm4. River Bennett: End of Summer Celebration
Saturday, September 24
10 P.M. @ Atlas

What’s better than great drinks and great music? Get your House, Hip Hop and Disco fill this Saturday night at Atlas as River Bennett returns to the island for a special end of summer celebration. We’ll be there with our dancing shoes on, will you?

screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-2-01-41-pm6. Presidential Debate Live Stream
Monday, September 26
9 – 10:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Looking for a place to watch Monday’s debate between Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? Look no further! The Dreamland will be hosting a free and open to the public live stream event in the Main Theater, all you have to do is reserve your spot here. Bonus: a voter registration table will be set up for Nantucket residents who may need to register.

nantucket_restaurant_week7. Restaurant Week
Monday, September 26 – Sunday, October 2

Experience exceptional hospitality, food and wine at some of Nantucket’s most delicious dining establishments for the best deals of the season. Participating restaurants will offer three to five course meals for $35-45. Click here for more details.

nha-logo8. A Glimpse into Hidden Treasures
Tuesday, September 27
6 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum

Join NHA Chief Curator Michael Harrison for a special evening of exploration and fun as he dives into the vault to showcase an eclectic mix of artifacts and objects not currently on display. The event is free to NHA members and only $5 for non-members. Buy your tickets here.

screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-2-54-01-pm9. Chef’s Choice: Nantucket Food Pantry Benefit
Wednesday, September 28
6 – 9 P.M. @ The Nantucket Yacht Club

Nantucket Food Pantry’s annual celebration will feature a multi-course sit-down meal by Chef Chris Freeman and will offer guests an opportunity to enjoy a fantastic meal while supporting one of the island’s most important nonprofits. For tickets and more information, click here.


10. Love, Loss and What I Wore Opening Night
Thursday, September 29
7 P.M. @ Bennett Hall

The award-winning show “Love, Loss and What I Wore” will be hit the TWN stage and have you laughing for a limited run through October 9th. With a talented cast, including local Nantucket author Elin Hilderbrand, this is a not-to-be-missed fall event. Buy your tickets here.

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