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Events for March 2021

February 2021

One Book One Island – Community Reading Event

February 1 - March 31
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One Book one Island is a Nantucket community reading event.  Take part in this community reading project with a mission to connect Nantucket readers through a book; this year's selection is The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom. Free copies of the book are available and there will be ten days of free programs relating to the book during March. The Yellow House tells a hundred years of family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one…

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March 2021

Virtual Winter Speaker Series – Maria Mitchell Association

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Izzy Gaw,  a master's student in marine biology at University of Hawai'i Manoa,  presents “The Debris Diet: How Microplastics are Infiltrating the Marine Food Chain”. Register at this link.

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Winter Walk- Nantucket Conservation Foundation

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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This Nantucket Winter Walk will be held at Maquetuck. Travel through a small, fascinating hardwood forest that extends to the shores of West Polpis harbor with opportunities to see herons, egrets, shellfish and other inhabitants of this ecologically rich area. **Space is limited due to Covid-19 Restrictions, please register through this link ** View more information about Nantucket events and programs on our calendar. 

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April 2021

Nantucket Daffodil Weekend – 2021 Cancelled

April 23 - April 25
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The 2021 Daffodil Weekend has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for 2022!

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May 2021

Figawi Regatta – 50th Anniversary

May 29 - May 31
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Figawi began 50 years ago with a regatta on Nantucket Sound. It has grown into an organization that strives to host seriously fun events, including the annual Figawi Race and Charity Ball, and support the community through grants and other assistance.

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June 2021

Nantucket Film Festival

June 17 - June 28
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The Nantucket Film Festival (NFF) is a film festival founded in 1996 which focuses on screenwriting. NFF has become one of the premier destination film festivals in the world. Visitors flock from all over to experience our preview screenings, Signature Programs, and standout hospitality on a magical island rich with history, a friendly atmosphere, and beautiful sandy beaches.  

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Nantucket Book Festival

June 17 - June 20
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The Nantucket Book Festival is a multi-day cultural event celebrating the rich literary resources of Nantucket’s past, present and future. The Festival seeks to create and renew enthusiasm for books, connect authors and readers, encourage a love of reading and writing among young people, raise funds for literary causes, and promote Nantucket Island as an oasis and haven for the literary arts.  

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