N TOP TEN: May 12 – 18, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for May 12 – 18, 2017.


1. An Evening with Author Roger Rosenblatt
Friday, May 12
6 – 7 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning author Roger Rosenblatt will join the NHA for an evening lecture to discuss his life as a writer. Can’t get enough inspiration at this evening’s lecture? Join him Saturday morning for a special creative writing workshop at 9 A.M. at the Greater Light. Tickets and more information here.



2. Mythological Vinyasa Workshop
Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14
@ Preservation Institute

The Yoga Room presents a weekend of mythological vinyasa yoga with yogi Kelly Kamm. With sessions ranging from a master vinyasa class for all levels to an inversion immersion, there is something for everyone. For tickets and more information on the workshop sessions, click here.



3. Birds & Brews
Saturday, May 13
8 A.M. – 3 P.M. @ ???

Join the Linda Loring Nature Foundation for their first-ever Birds and Brews event. Enjoy a morning “birding blitz” around the island followed by an afternoon excursion to Cisco Brewers to tally and discuss species lists and celebrate Nantucket’s devotion to conservation. To sign up, click here.




4. ‘Sconset Photography Tour
Saturday, May 13
4 – 6:30 P.M.

There’s nothing more beautiful than the soft early evening light hitting the cottages of ‘Sconset. So join Capture Nantucket for a picturesque photography tour of this quaint little village. In-town hotel pick-up, light refreshments and a talented guide are all included in this 2.5 hour experience. For more information and to register, click here.



5. Foggy Roots Perform
Saturday, May 13
10 P.M. @ Atlas

Like Bob Marley sang, “we jammin,” and we’ll be jammin’ with the talented guys of Foggy Roots this weekend as they rock the house at Atlas for a post-dinner show. So while it may be in the mid-50s outside, it’s sure to feel like the islands inside!




6. Downtown Celebrity Concert Series
Sunday, May 14
4 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the North Star Jazz Ensemble, performing from the “Great American Songbook” at the Dreamland. Featured vocalist Michelle Gauvin is sure to deliver an outstanding performance that will have Mom grooving in her seat. For tickets and more information, click here.



7. Hospital Thrift Opens
Monday, May 15
10 A.M. @ 17 India Street

That’s right, the 88th year of the Hospital Thrift Shop has arrived! From clothing to household furnishings, accessories to books, this treasure trove supports Nantucket Cottage Hospital and provides an exciting shopping experience each and every time.



8. Nancy Thayer Signing
Tuesday, May 16
5:30 P.M. @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

Nantucket’s own best-selling author, Nancy Thayer, will be at Mitchell’s Book Corner for a special release party and signing to celebrate her newest novel, “Secrets in Summer.” This event is sure to have you feeling ready for summer beach reads!



9. Nantucket Wine Fest Welcome Reception
Wednesday, May 17
5 P.M. @ The White Elephant

Raise your glass and make a toast to the 21st annual Nantucket Wine & Food Festival. With over fifty events to choose from, this weekend is popping off with tastings, seminars and brunches. But don’t miss out on the opening night reception, where N Magazine will be marking the occasion with a special photo booth as waiters circulate with celebratory Veuve Clicquot. For tickets, click here.



10. Send Me An Angel
Thursday, May 18
10 P.M. @ The Chicken Box

The Nantucket blACKbook and Whispering Angel have paired up for a party unlike no other: a “rosé-fueled dueling DJ bash!” The pink drink will be flowing at DJ Rosé, in from NYC, and DJ LAZYBOY rock the house. So after you’ve had your fill at the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival’s Harbor Gala, make your way to the Box and keep the party going. Bonus: No Cover!

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