The Nantucket community comes together each holiday season to make the Festival of Wreaths an artful and fun event. Eighty wreaths are made by our friends and neighbors and donated to this event. Come by the Whaling Museum in the heart of downtown Nantucket over Thanksgiving weekend and bid on one of these beautifully crafted wreaths. Proceeds go to the educational programs at the museum. The show is open from 10 – 5 and Sunday from 10-2.
All Nantucket Elementary and Middle School Children PARTICIPATED TODAY IN ONE OF THE LARGEST CHILDREN’S ART EVENTS IN HISTORY….EVERYARTIST LIVE!
This morning, 1,300 student-artists from The Elementary School, the Cyrus Pierce Middle School, the Nantucket New School, and the Nantucket Lighthouse School participated in one of the largest children’s art events in history, called Everyartist Live!, engaging middle and elementary school children in a nationwide celebration of art and creativity.
Today, 1,300 Nantucket students from four different island schools, along with over 300,000 children across the US who signed up to participate, came together to create original pieces of artwork with the theme of gratitude in mind. Their creative canvases were displayed in their local communities and online. Video of todays Nantucket event: vvine.co/v/hFgKqFBPVFi
In April of 2012, more than 8,500 children from the Bentonville School District came together to fill a football field with their works of art, now displayed in a mural at the intersection of Main Street and Central Avenue in Bentonville, near the Walmart Museum. Watch Video
The event, Everyartist Live!, was created by Everyartist.me, an organization that seeks to foster the creative development of children around the country. The Nantucket event has been organized and sponsored by Windwalker Real Estate.
Alan Worden, President of Windwalker said, “The world our children will inherit in 10 years doesn’t even exist yet. To survive and thrive in an ever changing and complex world we need to foster a creative mindset in children. The Everyartist Event is a great opportunity to spark creativity while allowing island children to connect with 300,000 other student-artists across the country.”
Windwalker is funded the project, organized volunteers to ensure the smooth execution of the event, managing transportation issues, connecting to the national organization, and arranging for the art work to be displayed on-island.
Following the event, parents and students can upload artwork through the Everyartist.me app and join the national conversation about why #CREATIVITYMATTERS on Twitter & Facebook.
Everyartist.me, at its core, seeks to unleash the creativity innate in every child. The organization is carrying out this mission by creating a national collaborative art event designed to foster the creative development in children around the country.
Numerous research studies and experts in the field believe that supporting the creativity of children and giving them an outlet to express themselves is just as important as the work that is done in Reading/Writing, Science and Math. Budgets for arts programs across the country are experiencing deep cuts due to education policies, narrowing school curricula, and an undervaluing of the arts experience. And yet, a growing body of research indicates that the arts are essential for academic achievement, social engagement, and innovative thinking.
Find out more about how Everyartist came to be and how to get involved click here: everyartist.me
Built in 2005, this Nantucket vacation home has many amenities which rate highly on any vacation rental wish list! These amenities include four bedrooms and three and a half baths, central air conditioning, private yard and patio, outdoor shower and off street parking for two vehicles. Enjoy great views of Nantucket Harbor from the roof walk. Right in the heart of Nantucket this home offers easy access to unique shopping, fine dining and all the tourist attractions Town has to offer. It is also a quick bike ride or “Wave” ride to Jettie’s and/or Steps Beach.
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This plunge into Nantucket Sound happens quickly so don’t be late or you will miss all the fun! For more information on the event and how to sign up as a team or an individual, please visit the Atheneum’s website.
Windwalker Real Estate is pleased to once again be a sponsor of this event.
Best New Restaurant: Cru on Straight Wharf
Best Restaurant: Galley Beach on the water overlooking Nantucket Sound
Best Diversion: Cisco Brewery -perfect spot for an afternoon in Cisco
Best Brunch: The Boarding House patio right in the heart of Town
Best Restaurant General Excellence: American Seasons tucked away in Town
Best Resort Hotel: The Wauwinet located on the east shores of Nantucket away from it all
Best Inn :Union Street Inn-upscale boutique lodging right in Town
If you are planning a visit to our beautiful island to enjoy some of these award winners, please contact Windwalker Real Estate for a vacation rental.
Ideally located just a short distance from The Westmoor Club, Steps Beach and shopping and world-class dining in Nantucket Town, this beautiful family compound has it all! Custom built four bedroom Main House boasts three generous floors of living area and a separate two bedroom Guest Cottage, fully renovated in 2007, offers two bedrooms, both with Queen beds and baths en suite, Living room with fireplace, full Kitchen, and a private deck with outdoor shower. A newly installed private 10 x 20 in-ground swimming pool is located next to the Main House and a wrap-around porch offers the perfect spot for alfresco dining. Bike paths, north shore beaches and conservation areas nearby are perfect for active vacationers.Click here to view this Nantucket rental home- Property #7944.
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Located in the heart of Town, this seven bedroom, three and half bath charming antique home that sleeps fourteen, boasts period details including wide plank floors. Shopping, world-class dining and everything that the Town has to offer are just a long block away. Convenient to Childrens and Jetties beaches, this home enjoys a large private yard perfect for entertaining. Come and see for yourself how beautiful Nantucket is in the summertime.
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Readers of Conde’ Nast have ranked Nantucket number 19 out of 25 of the Best Islands in the World! Readers choice criteria are scenery, friendliness, atmosphere, restaurants, lodging, activities and beaches. One reader wrote “You feel like you are part of the old seafaring lives of whalers and fisherman.” On the other hand, the island still features “all the modern comforts,” including “the best beaches on the East Coast,” according to another reader. Nantucket ranked number 19 ahead of the Seychelles and behind Lanai, Hawaii.
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Halloween on Nantucket means fun for all! Put on your costume and go to the bottom of Main Street at 4:00 p.m. on All Hallows' Eve and get in the spirit of the night as you join hundreds of other families for a fun filled evening! The restaurants and shops have candy to give out as you make your way up Main Street and down the side streets of Town. You never know who you might meet on Nantucket on Halloween (a ghost, a witch, a clown, a sailor, Spider Man, Super Man, etc.).
After the parade, be sure to make your way to the firehouse on Sparks Avenue in the mid-island, where an open house awaits you complete with a haunted house and refreshments for everyone.Nantucket and Halloween an experience to be enjoyed by all!
You can use our Rental Search Tool, which has an integrated map function, to find a Nantucket rental so you can join in the spirit of a small town Halloween celebration!
Bring the children to the Old Mill at 50 Prospect Street from Noon to 3 PM on October 19th and enjoy an afternoon of activities celebrating the history of Nantucket harvests.
Highlights of the event include tours of the Old Mill, old-fashioned games, and autumn crafts. Seasonal refreshments of apple cider, apples, and corn bread are served.
$5 per child, free for accompanying adults.
In the event of rain, the Harvest Fair will move to the NHA Whaling Museum.