N TOP TEN: September 29 – October 5, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for September 29 – October 5, 2017.


1. People’s Choice Exhibition Reception
Friday, September 29
6 – 8 P.M. @ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

Exercise your right to vote at the Artists Association’s annual People’s Choice Exhibition. Celebrating two decades in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, the AAN will showcase a variety of works available for the public to vote for their favorite piece.



2. Nantucket Maritime Festival
Saturday, September 30
10 A.M. @ Children’s Beach

Celebrate Nantucket’s seas with time-honored contests, crafts, and community for the 8th annual Maritime Festival. Located at Children’s Beach, Brant Point Light, and the Coast Guard Station, the festival offers free activities welcome to all ages. For more information, click here.



3. Self-Care Workshop
Saturday, September 30
9 A.M. – 12 P.M. @ Holly’s Happy Place

Take the time to take care of yourself starting at Nantucket blACKbook’s Saturday Self-Care Workshop located at Holly’s Happy Place. Hosted by blogger Joanna Roche, this event will feature expert tips on maintaining health and happiness this autumn, including a meditation, vision board workshop and more. For tickets and more information, click here.



4. Closing Night: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Saturday, September 30
6 P.M. @ Bennett Hall

Find out what’s so scary about the big bad Virginia Woolf at the Theatre Workshop’s final performance of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf takes viewers into the intimate breakdown of the marriage of Martha and George in what has been called the hallmark of American theater. For tickets and more information, click here.




5. Interwoven Stories: Community Kick-Off
Sunday, October 1
1 P.M. @ The Atheneum

Piece together your favorite Nantucket experiences in a collaborative one-year stitching and textile project, “Interwoven Stories.” Each participant will receive a free kit to create their personalized embroidered page, adding to the community-wide celebration of creativity, self-expression, and storytelling. For more information, click here.




6. Manhattan Short Film Festival
Sunday, October 1 – Friday, October 6
7 P.M. @ The Atheneum

The 20th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival kicks off Sunday night for six nights of ten films screened in more than 250 venues across the globe. Viewers will be asked to join the international vote for favorite film and actor included in the festival. For tickets and more information, click here.




7. AAN Pop-Up Exhibit
Wednesday, October 4 – Saturday, October 7
10 A.M. @ Mitchell-Andrews Fish House

The historic worlds of art and fishing collide this Wednesday as the AAN presents a pop-up exhibit at one of the oldest intact fish houses at 4 Old North Wharf. Built after Nantucket’s Great Fire of 1846, the Mitchell-Andrews Fish House will host a unique collection of oils, watercolors, and woodcuts by both local and visiting artists.



8. Film for Thought: Before the Flood
Wednesday, October 4
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

The storm against climate change is brewing and Leonardo DiCaprio is prepared to fight in Before the Flood. This documentary look at the catastrophic damage of climate change follows DiCaprio through talks with President Obama, Pope Francis, Elon Musk, and the United Nations, demanding a greater and more immediate call for action. For tickets and more information, click here.



9. Baroque Dinner
Wednesday, October 4
7:30 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Spätzle, stolen, and schnitzel, oh my! Chef Greg Margolis of the Nantucket Culinary Center will explore German cuisine in a delightfully decadent dinner paired with wine. In celebration of the Nantucket Arts Festival, the Baroque Dinner serves as the finale to the 5th annual Nantucket Baroque concert at St. Paul’s featuring an ensemble of local and guest musicians. For tickets and more information, click here.



10. Donation-Based Community Yoga
Wednesday, October 4
4 P.M. @ Supta Yoga

Stretch, sweat, and center yourself at Supta’s heated community class this Wednesday. Taught by studio director Meg Rohrer, this donation-based class focuses on movement, breath work, and deep relaxation. To register, click here.