Monthly Archives: September 2007

Coming Up on Nantucket (9/27/07)

The Village People takes the stage this Sunday night at the Nantucket AIDS Network Friendship Gala at the White Elephant, August 30th beginning with cocktails at 5 p.m. This always popular annual fund raiser features both a silent and live auction with auctioneer Rafael Osona, with trips to Hawaii and France, art from of the island best known artists, and much more. Tickets are still available by calling 508-228-3955. For more on the Gala, see the Nantucket Independent.


Today is the first day of the 15th Annual Nantucket Arts Festival, presented by the Nantucket Arts Council, 10 days of art, demonstrations, performance, book signings, music, lectures, walking tours, poetry, and photography. Three trunk shows give artists and craftspeople who don’t have retail space a chance to show their work. Festival headquarters is at the Preservation Institute, upstairs at 11 Centre Street, where the music, trunk shows and exhibition are held. The latest information can be found on weekends at the Main Street table in front of Congdon and Coleman’s. The free 24 page program, available all around town, is a comprehensive listing and schedule of all events.

Read the complete story in the Nantucket Independent.

The Festival needs volunteers to sit the Preservation Institute exhibition all week long. Call 508-325-8588 for information.


Friday, September 28th Highlights:

The first Farm & Fields Exhibition opens at the Hayloft at Bartlett’s Farm tonight from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Local artists will display their landscape paintings and photography of Bartlett’s fields and farm truck. The exhibit will be open 10 – 5 through October 2nd.

The 2007 Maria Mitchell Woman in Science Award will be given to former island resident Cynthia Brossman, Director of Learning Resource Network at Boston University, and once a teacher in the Nantucket Public School System. The Dinner and Award Ceremony begins at 6 pm. Coffin School, 4 Winter Street.

Maeve Hughes and Gokh-bi System are at The Muse tonight, beginning at 9. Maeve Hughes is a singer, pianist and composer, and plays jazz, R&B, and soul. The Gokh-Bi System originates from Senagal, and plays African hip-hop, mixing African rhythm with American urban beats.


Saturday, September 29th Highlights:

The official Opening Reception for the Nantucket Arts Festival, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants while viewing a compilation of island artists’ expressions including photographs themed ‘Wind-blown on Nantucket.’. Free. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Preservation Institute, Upstairs at 11 Centre Street.


Sunday, September 30th Highlights:

The Festival live&local presents Jonathan Thayer and Jim Shaw, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Preservation Institute, Upstairs at 11 Centre Street.

The last Comedy Improv of the season, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm downstairs in the Methodist Church.

The 25th Annual See Ya Later Alligator Party with free BBQ and raw bar, apps, and live music at the Chicken Box, 9:00 pm – 1:00 am.


Click here for the complete Mahon About Town/N Magazine Arts and Social Calendar.

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Nantucket Bartenders Ball

The annual Bartenders Ball, sponsored by Cisco Brewers and Nantucket Vineyard, took place on September 10th with roller skating, slip and slide, DJ music, a swimming pool, and a bunch of restaurant people celebrating the end of the season – always one of the most colorful parties of the year.

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Look for more Bar Ball photos in the next issue.

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Nantucket Restaurant News

The Ships Inn is sponsoring “An Evening with the Artist William Welch,” a celebration of the art that has captured so much of Nantucket’s beauty over the years.The Ships Inn has the largest collection of Bill Welch’s art on Nantucket. Bill will be walking around answering questions, offering commentary, and just being Bill. Ships Inn, Thursday, October 4th.

The Ships Inn is also sponsoring the Salt Marsh Senior Benefit Dinner on Sunday,
October 7th. All proceeds from that night will be donated to the Salt Marsh Senior Center. For both events reservations are requested but not required.

The Summer House is offering 30% off all bottled wine thru October 7th (closing day), and a $45.00 Prix Fixe menu on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The Wok is open through October 5, with a 15% discount if you dine-in or take-out prior to 6 pm on food with a minimum order of $15.

From a recent article in the Boston Herald entitled: “Water Street Will Float Your Boat,” a few excerpts: “There are many places to dine on Nantucket but only a few outstanding restaurants. Add Water Street to that exclusive list.” “Water Street serves seasonal fare using ingredients from small, sustainable farms and purveyors, both on and off the island.” “Water Street has yet to be discovered by ACK foodies. We spied the chef from Galley Beach having dinner. What does he know that you don’t?”

All Kovalencik is working less and less at the Company of the Cauldron, and chef Matt Zadorozny doing more and more of the creative side of the restaurant. All will be concentrating more on the catering side of the business.

More details soon on Nantucket Restaurant Week, this year from October 14th through 20th, with more than two dozen restaurants participating. At each participating restaurant, you’ll find three course lunches for $20, and dinners for $45. The 2nd Annual Nantucket Restaurant Week is holding a gala Sunday, Oct. 14 at The Whaling Museum. The island’s restaurants will each prepare a signature dish. Tickets are $100. Call 228-1515 to reserve your ticket. Ask for Becky. Restaurant Week needs volunteers. Call Jenny at 508-325-0048.

The Stag’s Leap wine dinner at Galley Beach has been postponed to the spring of 08.

Thursdays throughout the fall, there will be free wine tastings called ‘Thirsty Thursdays’ at The Cellar on Surfside Road from 4 – 6. Each week will spotlight a different winery or wine region matched to gourmet cheeses. No more Saturday tastings for now.

Cambridge Street is serviving “Buck a Rib” every Thursday night.

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