Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our cultural institutions have had to close their doors to visitors, however, this desn't mean a stop to the wonderful programming we have come to know and love on our island. Please click the links below to visit some of these sites remotely as we stay home and stay safe.

Nantucket Atheneum offers ebooks, audiobook downloads, movies, tv, language learning sites, music, and more.

The Atheneum is now open for curbside pickup.


The Nantucket Dance Festival has gone virtual


Another fun activity is utilizing the Antheneum’s archives of newspapers to research some of your favorite topics. Why not discover what happened on Nantucket the week you were born, find any photos of yourself, or research a Nantucket news story.


Atheneum classes you may have missed are now posted on the Athenuem’s YouTube channel. There is also a wonderful selection of archived material including concerts, lectures, segments from the Dance Festival, and storytimes.


To attend live online classes, visit the Atheneum’s schedule. Classes include crafts, story times, posture workshops, iphone classes, and more.

Nantucket Community Music Center has recent and archived videos on Facebook of live Nantucket concerts

Nantucket Ballet is offering live feeds of ballets classes on instagram @nantucketballet

Nantucket Culinary Center has a selection of archived cooking classes on their youtube

The Nantucket Book Festival is offering a new At Home with Authors video series in lieu of an in-person festival.


Artists Association Nantucket is offering some art history on their instagram, as well as a daily drawing prompt to follow along with and see others in the community working on. They also have regular content on their blog including artist spotlights and at home art lessons from local art teachers.

Find new and informative resources for parents & children from Nantucket Community School Early Childhood Center

Maria Mitchell Association has a weekly educational challenge on their website with a show and tell to share your project with the community. Find more details on the challenge and nature journaling prompts on their facebook page. Follow their social media for science facts and behind the scenes of the Museum and its staff. 

The Dreamland has a new blog to keep you entertained and highlight upcoming virtual experiences, including a bi-weekly theater class on instram @dreamlandstagecompany


NCTV has added some new programming to keep us busy and entertained -

The Best Medicine - A new weekly “virtual comedy roundtable” brought to you by The Nantucket Comedy Festival

Nantucket Cooks - cooking demos with Chef Greg Margolis of Nantucket Culinary 

You can also watch episodes of Out of Sea, follow workouts from the Saltmarsh, and so much more on their youtube channel


Theatre Workshop has been presenting online staged readings, free to the community. If you haven’t seen their “production” of On with the Show, I encourage you to go see it now - it’s a fantastic collaboration and celebration of theatre arts.

Linda Loring Nature Foundation has been hosting their Science Pub lectures live online. You can also catch up on past recordings.

They continue to promote the use of the iNaturalist App for identifying flora and fauna species during your walks or nature observations.


RJ Turcotte of the Nantucket Land Council is offering weekly science at home activities as part of their bACKyard Biologist program. You can also follow along on instagram for updates on future activities and virtual field trips.


Egan Maritime Institute has launched a new podcast: Time & Tide, featuring stories about Nantucket’s maritime history, hosted by Evan Schwanfelder. The first three episodes are available for download/listening now.

You can also now visit the museum virtually through the Lingar app

Nantucket Historical Association continues to provide a plethora of resources online for children as well as adults. Programs include online exhibits, 1800 house workshops at home, ACKtivities for kids, and an updated video gallery.

Catch up on videos from the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum's archives on NCTV's youtube channel


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photo courtesy of Jessica Jenkins 

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Culture in the age of 'Social Distancing'