Come to Nantucket July 24 – July 29, 2017, for the Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival, a week of programs related to ballet and other genres of dance! The Dance Festival is a major fundraiser for the Nantucket Atheneum, one of Nantucket’s premiere cultural and community treasures. The library serves the year-round population of the island of 15,000, as Read More >

Summer on Nantucket Island is special. The beach, the boats, the bikes, and the history of the seaport town make it a wonderful summer destination. Perhaps THE BEST time to be on Nantucket is over the Independence Day holiday. The town celebrates our Independence with fireworks, family activities, and children’s games on the beach. The Read More >

Enjoy fabulous food and wine while benefitting Nantucket Island Youth. All the proceeds from this year’s Annual Nantucket Wine & Food Festival will support the Culinary Arts Mentoring Program by underwriting the costs of visiting chefs, field trips for the students, and paid student employment opportunities. This festival will offer advice, education, tastings, and culinary Read More >

Springtime brings thoughts of sunshine, flowers, and warmer weather. And when you think of spring flowers, of course the daffodil is one flower that “blooms” in your mind. The bright yellow color of many of the common narcissus is a sure sign that brighter days are ahead and it just seems like a happy color. Read More >

If you are looking for something new and fun to do on the island and like me, you are a photo lover always looking for a great shot to bring back home (and make your friends super jealous), don’t go any further… We have the perfect activity for you – a photography tour! Treat yourself Read More >

            by Myra Beal, Concierge and Guest Blogger     Nantucket is as family friendly as you can get!  Usually considered the perfect place for a romantic getaway with beautiful beaches and elegant restaurants, but what happens when the kids tag along?  With life-guarded beaches, kids activities, and restaurants that Read More >

by Aurore Alonzo, Innkeeper and Guest Blogger A day trip to Great Point Lighthouse is one of the most amazing outings of the Little Grey Lady! Whether you are a newbie or an “habitué” of the island, the day trip to Great Point Lighthouse will amaze you with beauty and fill you up with extraordinary energy Read More >

The Brass Lantern has opened for our 17th season this year with a “host” of changes – and a Continental flair! Our New Innkeeper Aurore Alonzo joined us in March as our new Innkeeper.  Native of France, Aurore has charmed both our American and European guests with her Gallic charm and warm, welcoming smile.  Aurore set her Read More >

Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival – April 29-May 1, 2016 All About Daffodil Festival Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival began in 1974 when Jean McAusland, (former summer resident and publisher of Gourmet Magazine) persuaded the Nantucket Garden Club to invite the American Daffodil Society to sponsor a daffodil show on island. Since that time, over three million daffodil bulls have been planted on Island! Read More >

Despite its impressive demonstration and teaching kitchens, with gleaming stainless equipment on every wall and the latest in demonstration technology, the Nantucket Culinary Center‘s mission is to teach regular people to cook for themselves and has a variety of courses to do just that. In Partnership with Sustainable Nantucket Starting with very young cooks, Chef Greg Margolis Read More >