They Sailed. They Saluted. They Celebrated. And boy, did they get SOCIAL. This Memorial Day Weekend kicked off the Nantucket summer season with enough buzz to keep us recapping (regramming!) till Labor Day. Take a moment to kick bACK and savor the annual blACKbook recap.



Parade collage
There is just something special about how Nantucket pays homage to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice when serving our grand U S of A.
Parade
The Sunday parade through town had those in its path stopping with their hats to their hearts.


 

Many of those hats happened to be the iconic red Mount Gay Rum caps to commemorate the 45th Annual Figawi Race.
Many of those hats happened to be the iconic red Mount Gay Rum caps to commemorate the 45th Annual Figawi Race.


These heartwarming shots of Old Glory flying high and mighty are truly breathtaking.
And there was a plethora of heartwarming shots of Old Glory… these ones below of our flag flying high and mighty are truly breathtaking.

Cisco Flag

Dog _ Flag

Flag Cupcakes
Flag
Flag over Basin 3
Flag High _ Mighty
In the wise words of Zac Brown Band: “I thank god for my life, and for the stars and stripes, may freedom forever fly, let it ring. Salute the ones who died, the ones that give their lives, so we don't have to sacrifice, all the things we love”
In the wise words of Zac Brown Band: “I thank god for my life, and for the stars and stripes, may freedom forever fly, let it ring. Salute the ones who died, the ones that give their lives, so we don’t have to sacrifice, all the things we love”


The (for the most part) stellar weather had folks enjoying the great outdoors and beautiful island scenery sans rain jackets and umbrellas.
The (for the most part) stellar weather had folks enjoying the great outdoors and beautiful island scenery sans rain jackets and umbrellas.
Nantucket Sole
And we even set sail with our SOLE sisters on a Sunday Cruise with Nantucket Mermaids to toast to the launch of the Nantucket Sole Jefferson Penny Loafer!


VV whale

The Vineyard Vines whale and his Dinosaur buddy even made an appearance in town for the festivities….
The Vineyard Vines Whale and his Dinosaur buddy made an appearance in town for the festivities….


...and someone even let the Chicken out of the Chicken BOX -- here's looking at you Packy!
…and someone even let the Chicken out of the Chicken BOX — he’s looking for you, Packy!


Legends of Summer, formerly Green Line Inbound, brought down the house all weekend long at the BOX. Tip: Don’t forget to stop by BOX Prom tonight donning your best purple apparel in remembrance of Prince.
Legends of Summer, formerly Greenline Inbound, brought down the house all weekend long at the BOX.
And the annual BOX Prom on Monday night had everyone in a purple haze in remembrance of Prince.


Pool on boat

 

Others stayed on their own turf by celebrating in style on boats and in backyards.
Others stayed on their own turf by celebrating in style on boats and in backyards.
Oh, and our boy @ElPrez got us in the "Nantucket Living" state of mind with his hilarious latest recap.
Oh, and our boy @StoolPresidente got us in the “Nantucket Living” state of mind with his hilarious latest video recap.


CV tee party
And we brought that good old fashioned TEE party over to Easy Street with currentVintage! (I mean, we’re obsessed with that Nantucket Down The Hatch Shirt…. )


The ladies over at Skinny Dip Nantucket settled into their new space in their fabulous and soft sweatshirts!
And the ladies over at Skinny Dip Nantucket settled into their new space on the WHARF in their fabulous and soft sweatshirts!


 
There were Nantucket Reds for days...
When it came to island fashion, lets just say there was Nantucket Reds for days…
Others decided to stand out in the crowds of Nantucket Reds by wearing vintage powder blue tuxedos.
…While others decided to stand out in the crowds by wearing vintage powder blue tuxedos.
And the stylish blogging babes @ThePartyOfTwo celebrated their big 2-4 at Grey Lady during Memorial Day Weekend...
And the stylish blogging babes @ThePartyOfTwo celebrated #MDW2016 and their big 2-4 at Grey Lady.
... and their social savvy mom Linda shared the shadow of she (and what we assume is) Mr. Bill Belichick with this bike path insta!
… and their social savvy mom @LindaHolliday_ shared the shadow of she (and what we assume is) Mr. Bill Belichick with this bike path insta! And speaking of those Patriots….


Last but certainly not least, did you think we could forget the epic-ness that was Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots visiting the island?

Between showing off their bartending skills at Cisco Brewery...
Between showing off their bartending skills at Cisco Brewery and dancing their faces off at the Figawi tent…
Gronk _ Edelman Bartending
…this sure as hell wasn’t just Any Given Sunday on ACK!
Our BOX buddies, DJ Braun Dapper and DJ Lay Z Boy, even spent some time with the dynamic duo.
Our BOX DJ buddies, Braun Dapper and Lay Z Boy, even spent some time with the dynamic duo.

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Gronk repping Cisco apparel
Number 87 even sported some Cisco apparel out on the town…
that is, when he wasn’t showing off the goods that reminded us of his mag cover of GQ this month....
that is, when he wasn’t showing off the goods,  reminding us why he’s on the cover of GQ this month….


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Overall, let’s just finish with it was a weekend for the (blACK)books… jam-pACKed full of noteworthy events and some great people celebrating our fine nation while 30 miles out to sea. 

 Until next year, friends….
 
blACKbook recap sorted by… Mara Lancey, the first Miss blACKbook intern, who recently graduated with her master’s degree from Vanderbilt University… She is looking forward to spending her 25th summer on island followed by her first fall. (And we’re stoked to have her bACK!)