N TOP TEN: June 9 – 15, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for June 9 – 15, 2017.


1. Clean Lines on the Horizon Reception
Friday, June 9
6 – 8 P.M. @ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

Join the Artists Association for an evening reception to kick off Clean Lines on the Horizon: a juried exhibition. The show runs through June 26 and will include works from the Plein Air Nantucket painting festival. Grab a paintbrush and take part in the action or simply come out to observe the work of local artists. For more information, click here.



2. Live Comedy with Brian Glowacki
Friday, June 9
7 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Laugh out loud with local comedian Brian Glowacki as he returns home for a night of comedy at the Dreamland Theater. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Marla Ceely Lamb Cancer Travel Fund in honor of Sally Roberts. For tickets and more information, click here.




3. Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market
Saturday, June 10
9 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Stroll through town this weekend and stumble upon Sustainable Nantucket’s unique Farmers and Artisans Market located at Cambridge and North Union Streets. In its 10th year, the market will continue to include products from growers, artisans and food purveyors, as well as live music, activities for kids and more. Don’t miss out! For more information, click here.



4. Bike Nantucket
Sunday, June 11
8:15 A.M.

Pedal to provide support to children and families in the Nantucket community at the third annual Bike Nantucket. Benefiting Fairwinds Counseling Center, Bike Nantucket offers four scenic bike loops for all ages and skill levels. To get involved, click here.



5. Sam Sylvia Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Sunday, June 11 – Monday, June 12

Don’t miss the 24th annual Sam Sylvia Pro-Am Golf Tournament event hosted by the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club starting this Sunday evening at 5 p.m. The weekend will begin with a cocktail party that consists of live and silent auctions, followed by the tournament Monday morning at Sankaty Head Golf Club. In addition to a blind draw that creates amateur teams, participants can form their own three-man teams and play with a professional from the NEPGA. For registration and more information, click here.



6. An Evening with Stephen Kinzer
Monday, June 12
6 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum

Join the Nantucket Historical Association for a special lecture and book signing with Stephen Kinzer, author of The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire,” this Monday night at the Whaling Museum. Kinzer has written several books, served as the New York Times’ bureau chief in Turkey, Germany and Nicargua, and writes a column on world affairs for The Boston Globe. Listen to Kinzer bring to light the political debate of the twentieth century that gave the United States the opportunity to dominate foreign lands. For more information, click here.



7. Plein Air Festival
Tuesday, June 13 – June 18

Hosted by the Artists Association of Nantucket, the 6th annual outdoor painting festival is open to all artists and includes a paint-out at Brant Point Lighthouse and Quick Paint along South Beach where you can see your works hanging for sale even before your paint dries. For more information, click here.




8. #WellnessWednesday
Wednesday, June 14
12:30 – 1:30 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Pop into the Nantucket Culinary Center this Wednesday for a lunchtime program, “Creating Wellness,” with wellness expert Joanna Roche. Learn about the six dimensions of wellness and how to identify key areas in life where positive energy can contribute to one’s overall well-being, all while enjoying a delicious meal from the Corner Table. For tickets and more information, click here.



9. Authors in Bars
Thursday, June 15
9 P.M. @ Nantucket Hotel Breeze Bar

Kick off the Nantucket Book Festival in style with this special Authors in Bars event at the Nantucket Hotel Breeze Bar. Purchase a few drinks, mingle with featured authors, and enjoy the Typewriter Rodeo as they create on-demand poems before the 6th annual Nantucket Book Festival officially begins.




10. Rafael’s Marketplace
Thursday, June 15 – June 24
10 A.M. @ American Legion Hall

Bid hello to Rafael’s Marketplace Auction at the American Legion Hall, showcasing exceptional fine arts and antiques. Let the bidding begin at this 10-day cash and carry extravaganza! For more information, click here.