UPCOMING PROGRAMS


NHA's Discovery RoomYoung at Art
Family Craft Program
April 4 and May 9
Saturdays
1 – 3 P.M.
FREE for NHA members
$5/general public

Whaling Museum Discovery Room
13 Broad Street

Join the NHA for Young at Art, the new drop-in family arts and crafts series in the Discovery Room at the Whaling Museum! All ages are welcome, and children must be accompanied by an adult.


Rabbit Paper ChainsRabbit Paper Chains
Saturday, April 4
1 – 3 P.M.

Hop into spring with this fun rabbit paper chain craft, complete with fuzzy pompom tails. It’s the perfect gift for some-bunny special!

 


Stenciled Mother’s Day CardStenciled Mother’s Day Card
Saturday, May 9
1 – 3 P.M.

Delight Mom with this handmade card just in time for Mother’s Day! Create a gift she’ll treasure using construction paper and the traditional art of stenciling.


Dharma Yoga NantucketYoga at Greater Light
April 4, 11, 18, and 25
Saturdays
9 – 10 A.M.
$20/person per session
Greater Light, 8 Howard Street

Greater LightJoin the NHA and Dharma Yoga Nantucket for a special series of yoga classes at Greater Light! Start your Saturdays in April with relaxing and restorative morning yoga lessons for all skill levels, featuring expert instructors from Dharma Yoga Nantucket. Practice your poses while surrounded by the peaceful atmosphere of the NHA’s historic Greater Light property.

Please bring your own mat. Space is limited. 

Saturday, April 4
9-10 A.M.
Joann Burnham $20/person
Saturday, April 11
9-10 A.M.
Ted Burnham $20/person
Saturday, April 18
9-10 A.M.
Joann Burnham $20/person
Saturday, April 25
9-10 A.M.
Sheri Perelman $20/person

Caitlin MarcouxElectric Flow Yoga
with Caitlin Marcoux
Wednesday April 15
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$30/person
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

 

Join yoga teacher Caitlin Marcoux and Nantucket's own DJ Pete Ahern for an electrifying and dynamic 90-minute vinyasa practice under the Whaling Museum’s iconic sperm whale skeleton. With roots are grounded in modern dance and PranaFlow, she will encourage you to dig in deep and tap into your inner primal rhythms, spiritual prowess, and creative juices.

All skill levels are welcome, space is limited. Please bring your own mat.


Whaling MuseumMember Thursdays
April 30 and May 28
Thursdays
5 – 7 P.M.
FREE for NHA members
$10 for non-member adults
$5 for children 7-17
Free for children under 6
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Join the NHA for extended evening hours at the Whaling Museum! Enjoy the museum’s permanent collections and newest special exhibitions after hours. Get an exclusive tour of the new Stove by a Whale major exhibition from NHA Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator Michael Harrison at 6 P.M. Experience the Whaling Museum in a whole new light!


Spring Vacation Days
Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24
Mondays – Fridays
1 – 5 P.M.

FREE
Whaling Museum Discovery Room
13 Broad Street

 

Entrance to the program is through the Discovery Room door on
Broad Street

Need a fun activity for the kids during school vacation week? Join us for Spring Vacation Days, a free program for children and their families! Join the fun with games, crafts, artifacts, and stories, featuring a different themes and corresponding take-home crafts!

The week’s theme is Nantucket’s cherished sites, with a different historic location highlighted each day:

Monday – Hadwen House
Tuesday – Old Gaol
Wednesday – Quaker Meeting House
Thursday – Sankaty Lighthouse
Friday – Main Street (Daffodil Festival)

All ages are welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Winter Discovery Days is made possible by a generous grant from the Nantucket Golf Club Foundation.


Food for Thought Lecture Series
Every Thursday starting February 12, 2015
Noon – 1 P.M.
FREE
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Our popular Food for Thought lecture series returns to the Whaling Museum for the 2015 season. Bring your brown bag lunch and join the fun! Food for Thought features authors, filmmakers, businesses, organizations, and public-interest groups who provide engaging lectures on timely topics related to Nantucket.

See previous Food for Thought lectures on the NHA YouTube channel.


Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals President Pam Murphy with two dogsThursday, February 12:
“Animal Welfare on Nantucket” with Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals President Pam Murphy

Learn about exciting new initiatives that can benefit you (and your pets!) with Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals President Pam Murphy as she shares the latest details on the NSHA’s growing roster of community programs.


Frances Karttunen and the cover of her book Nantucket's North ShoreThursday, February 19:
“Nantucket’s North Shore: Uncovering a Neighborhood History” with Historian Frances Karttunen

Local historian Frances Karttunen shares previously unseen photos and stories about Nantucket’s North Shore, from the early English settlers at Eel Point through to the Great Harbor and today’s Town of Nantucket. A book signing with the author will follow the talk.


Actor Neville Richen and Captain Absalom BostonThursday, February 26:
“A Portrayal of Captain Absalom Boston” with actor Neville Richen

Nantucket’s own Broadway-experienced actor Neville Richen provides a rich and vibrant interpretation of the life of Absalom Boston, the first African-American captain to sail a whaleship. Presented in collaboration with the Museum of African American History, the performance will be followed by a Q&A with Richen and play director Kate Hamilton-Pardee.


Thursday, March 12:
“Envisioning a New Elementary School for Nantucket” with NPS Superintendent Michael Cozort

Get the inside track from Nantucket Public Schools’ Superintendent Michael Cozort on the current state of Nantucket’s public schools and learn more about proposals for a new elementary school.


Thursday, March 19:
“Citizen Science on Nantucket” with Linda Loring Nature Foundation Director of Research Sarah T. Bois

Pitch in and get involved with on-island science research! Join Sarah T. Bois, Director of Research and Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, as she details all the best ways to become a Citizen Scientist.


Thursday, March 26:
“The Secrets of Good Event Planning” with Event Designer David M. Handy

Event designer David M. Handy serves up the secrets to entertaining successfully in your home or at your next event.


Betsy Tyler  President Pam Murphy with two dogsFriday, March 27:
“Nantucket Voices: The NHA Oral History Program” with Obed Macy Research Chair Betsy Tyler and NHA Oral History Intern Jacob Horton

The NHA’s Obed Macy Research Chair Betsy Tyler and Oral History Intern Jacob Horton will discuss the importance of oral histories, focusing on the NHA’s recent New Voices oral history project.


Thursday, April 2:
“Inspired by Greater Light” with Photographer Beverly Hall

Artist and photographer Beverly Hall spotlights the NHA’s historic Greater Light property featuring Hanna Monaghan’s original monologue. She will also present an in-depth look at her Greater Light photographic series and discuss how the property has inspired her work.


Thursday, April 9:
“Building Your Brand” with Nantucket blACKbook’s
Holly Finigan

Connect, attract, and grow your brand! Join Nantucket blACKbook’s Holly Finigan as she reveals her top tips for getting the most out of social media and online marketing.


Thursday, April 16:
“From Renovation to Education” with ReMain Nantucket Executive Director Melissa Philbrick

ReMain Nantucket Executive Director Melissa Philbrick provides the inside track on ReMain’s major 2015 projects, including the renovation of 22 Federal Street.


Thursday, April 23:
“Inside the Stove by a Whale Exhibition” with NHA Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator
Michael Harrison

Join Michael Harrison, NHA Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator, for a sneak preview of “The World of the Essex,” a new exhibit featuring artifacts and stories surrounding the infamous maritime disaster that inspired Moby-Dick.


Thursday, April 30:
“Restoring the Hadwen House Garden” with NHA Landscape and Garden Manager Kathrina Marques

Expert gardener and NHA Landscape and Garden Manager Kathrina Marques will discuss upcoming plans to restore and renovate the Hadwen House’s historic garden on Main Street.


Novation Media LogoFood for Thought media sponsorship generously provided by Novation Media.

The 2015 Food for Thought series is made possible in part by the M.S. Worthington Foundation.



Check the NHA Calendar for more upcoming programs.