N TOP TEN: May 26 – June 1, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for May 26 – June 1, 2017.


1. Cellography Exhibition Reception
Friday, May 26
6 – 8 P.M. @ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

Picture this: the photos on your cellphone featured and sold among the work of Nantucket’s best artists. The Artists Association of Nantucket welcomes and encourages photographs from the entire community in this two-part exhibition.




2. Figawi Race
Saturday, May 27

With boats typically entering the basin between 2 – 4 P.M., you’ve got plenty of time to enjoy the first half of your Saturday before heading to Brant Point and catching the end of the sailing extravaganza that is the Figawi race! For more information, click here.




3. Rafael Osona Memorial Day Weekend Auction
Saturday, May 27
9:30 A.M. @ American Legion Hall

Nantucket is full of hidden gems and you’re guaranteed to find a handful of them at the Rafael Osona auction. Held at the American Legion Hall at 21 Washington Street, this auction offers the best of Nantucket – fine art, antiques, jewelry, and our very own Nantucket baskets. For more information, click here.




4. Opening Day: Shipwreck Museum
Saturday, May 27
10 A.M. @ Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Cruise down Polpis Road to the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum and enjoy their new all-sensory exhibits, fun for the whole family. And for the young visitors, they’ll have the unique opportunity to throw on some play diving equipment and explore a replica shipwreck!



5. Italian Cheese & Wine Pairing
Saturday, May 27
10 – 11:30 A.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

We challenge you to name a better pairing than wine and cheese… Still can’t? That’s what we though. Head over to the Nantucket Culinary Center for a morning with Elisabeth Hitchcock of Gioia Cheese and enjoy a demonstration and tasting sure to start your weekend off right. For tickets and more information, click here.



6. Nantucket Ballet Presents: Alice in Wonderland
Saturday, May 27
1 P.M. & 4 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Looking to take in a little culture this Memorial Day Weekend? Join Nantucket Ballet as they bring Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice in Wonderland to life right here on Nantucket’s Dreamland stage. The Cheshire Cat will be there, will you? Tickets and more information are available here.



7. Aprés Beach Kick-Off Party
Saturday, May 27
2:30 – 6:30 P.M. @ The White Elephant

Buck-a-shuck and live music and specialty drinks, oh my! Spend your Saturday afternoon lounging on the White Elephant lawn and enjoying the Figawi view while the talented team at the White Elephant take care of all your food + beverage needs.




8. Lunafest
Saturday, May 27
6 P.M. @ Sconset Casino

Raise a glass to raising awareness at the Theatre Workshop’s 8th annual Lunafest. Held at the Sconset Casino, Lunafest is an evening of celebrating and supporting women through a series of highly acclaimed short films. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and TWN. For tickets and more information, click here.



9. Memorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 28
1 P.M. @ American Legion Hall

Don’t forget to take a moment this weekend to honor those who gave their lives serving our country. Meet at the American Legion to catch a glimpse of Nantucket’s Memorial Day Parade before it winds its way through town to Prospect Hill Cemetery for a series of speakers and an observance.




10. Film for Thought: Obit
Wednesday, May 31
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

How do you put a life into 500 words? Let the staff obituary writers at the NYTimes give you the answer in this first-ever glimpse into the daily rituals, joys and existential angst of the Times obit writers. Watch the trailer and buy your tickets here.