N TOP TEN: September 8 – 14, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for September 8 – 14, 2017.

1. 10×10 Open Exhibition Reception
Friday, September 8
6 – 8 P.M. @ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

View the presentation of a new dimension at the Artists Association’s 13th annual 10 x 10 Open Exhibition hosted by the Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery. Open to all members of the Nantucket community, the display will feature paintings, photography, and mixed media with a Solo Show Spotlight exhibition by Susan Coyne.

2. Opening Night: Constellations
Friday, September 8
7:30 P.M. @ White Heron Theatre

This fall, watch as science and romance collide in White Heron’s showing of Constellations by Nick Payne. Follow the unusual love story that unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending the relationship on an entirely new trajectory. The show will remain written in the stars through September 23rd. For tickets and more information, click here.

3. Holidays for Heroes Gala
Saturday, September 9
5 P.M. @ Boys & Girls Club

Finish up the summer with Nantucket Holidays for Heroes in celebrating our Nation’s veterans at the annual American Dream Tribute & Gala. In addition to two guest speakers, retired Marines Jacob Schick and BJ Ganem, the evening will consist of live entertainment by a band comprised of veterans, an exciting live auction, and a delicious dinner. Proceeds from the event fund American Dream grants, awards and scholarships that guarantee our heroes the chance to live the life they fought for. For tickets and more information, click here.

4. Lifesavers Recognition Day
Monday, September 11
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. @ Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Save yourself a seat to honor those who have saved lives as The Egan Maritime Institute and Nantucket Cottage Hospital come together to recognize modern-day heroes at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. This year, four islanders and the Nantucket Lifeguards will be recognized for their valiant efforts to protect others. For more information, click here.

5. Just Trust
Monday, September 11 – Tuesday, September 12
7 P.M. @

Actress and comedienne Amy Stiller is sharing her secret to success in spiritual integrity: just trust that you are enough. In a semi-autobiographical tale inspired by true events, Just Trust follows Stiller’s quest to finding her own creative path as the only unknown person in a family of celebrities. For tickets and more information, click here.

6. May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers
Tuesday, September 12
8 P.M. @ The Dreamland

For one night only at the Dreamland, delve into the lives of two brothers from a small town in North Carolina who became Grammy Award-nominated artists, through the intimate documentary, “May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers.” The film depicts a lifelong creative partnership put to the test as band members face life obstacles such as marriage, illness and challenges that come with the music business. For tickets and more information, click here.

7. Film for Thought: Whose Streets?
Wednesday, September 13
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Join the frontline of the fight for freedom in a powerful documentary look into the Ferguson uprising, Whose Streets?. Told by activists and leaders seeking justice, this film amplifies the battle cry from a generation fighting for their right to live. For tickets and more information, click here.

8. Why the World Needs the Paris Climate Agreement
Wednesday, September 13
7 – 8:15 P.M. @ Atheneum

Things are heating up at the Atheneum this Wednesday with Dr. Philip Duffy, a Woods Hole physicist dedicated to addressing climate change in response to the Paris Climate Agreement. As former White House Senior Advisor to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Duffy will make a compelling case for the need to increase scientific research in order to conserve and preserve our world.

9. Harbor Tour & Oyster Farm Visit
Thursday, September 14
4:30 P.M.

Discover the raw beauty of head of the harbor with the Nantucket Land Council for their final oyster farm tour of the season. This visit to Simon Edward’s Fifth Bend Oyster Farm will focus on just how shucking important oysters are in the ecology of Nantucket’s harbor. For tickets and more information, click here.

10. The Nantucket Project
Thursday, September 14 – Sunday, September 17

Enlighten your mind with the Nantucket Project: the only event that brings together the brightest thinkers and creators to give the talks and performances of their lives under a tent by the sea. Each year, the event gathers 500 visionaries to change the perspective of those open to listen and become inspired to enforce positive change in the world around us. For more information, click here.

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