This island is certainly setting sail into celebration mode with the annual Figawi Race and first long weekend of the summer! And in typical blACKbook fashion, we’ve mapped out your HOT LIST so you’ve got the inside trACK for your time on ACK. Here’s the deal with making the most of Memorial Day Weekend.



 HOT blACKbook EVENT: TEE PARTY at currentVintage

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Hey Now! If you’re look for a little TEE party… then blACKbook and currentVintage have you covered with our second annual TEE PARTY on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm! Make sure to pop by to this FREE event + taste the latest from JOLIE FOLLE and try on the new selection of fab tee shirts from cV (including this awesome new custom DOWN THE HATCH that Beth JUST had made!) We’ll be there with printed blACKbooks so come one, come all and have some fun with us at cV!


HOT REOPENING: The Chanticleer

The Chanticleer, the beloved Sconset dining establishment (with the prettiest garden in the world!) opens bACK up for the season this Memorial Day weekend on Friday night! For those looking to get out of town, and enjoy the peace and serenity of a beautiful dinner in the 02564... then this is your spot! Click For Website
The Chanticleer, the beloved Sconset dining establishment (with the prettiest garden in the world!) opens bACK up for their season this Memorial Day weekend on Friday night! For those looking to get out of town, and enjoy the peace and serenity of a beautiful dinner in the 02564… then this is your spot! Click For Website


HOT OPENING: CJ Laing opens… + has a new boutique in Sconset!

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Speaking of the 02564… our friends at CJ LAING have made their way bACK up to Nantucket from Palm Beach and are not only opening the doors of their super chic Centre Street store this weekend… but they are also opening an adorable satellite store right next to Claudette’s in Sconset! You’ll be sure to see the first sneak peek with blACKbook on Friday… and a perfect place to shop for a fab look and then wear it out to dinner at The Chanticleer this weekend… LOVE !


 HOT SHORT FILMS: Luna Fest

TWN is honored to host its 7th LUNAFEST, an inspirational event raising funds and awareness for the Breast Cancer Fund and TWN. Last year, the Theatre Workshop LunaFest was the highest earning in the country! Please join us in fighting against breast cancer, celebrating women filmmakers, and supporting Theatre Workshop of Nantucket! Tickets on sale now! ONLINE AUCTION Get the first look at our fabulous auction items and the opportunity to buy now or place your bid before the silent auction on May 28.
Want to “get away” from the town craziness? Here is an amazing way to do so! Theatre Workshop of Nantucket hosts  its 7th LUNAFEST, “an inspirational event raising funds and awareness for the Breast Cancer Fund and Theatre Workshop. Last year, TWN’s LunaFest was the highest earning in the country!” Join a great group of women (and men!) as they raise money to fight against breast cancer, celebrate women filmmakers, and support Theatre Workshop of Nantucket! NOTE: Luna Fest is SOLD OUT  but still want to help? There is an amazing ONLINE AUCTION which gives the opportunity to buy now or place your bid before the silent auction on May 28, so you can still support this worthy cause.


HOT LUNCH: Cubans + Cubre Libres at Nautilus

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In search of a fun place to get a solid bite and a good buzz? Nautilus is open for their FINAL WEEKEND for lunch (until after fall!)… this time keeping it super simple serving their delish Cubans all afternoon long. Bar opens at noon on Friday and will be rockin’ straight through all weekend, so make sure to #ACKnauti with the crew on Cambridge Street and get your last lunch fix until the off season!


HOT BAND: Green Line Inbound bACK at the BOX

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Not one… Not two… Not three… but FOUR nights of the always favorite GREEN LINE INBOUND bACK at the BOX this weekend…. As per usual… it will be a crazy busy weekend so get there early and get ready to rock out with this crazy fun Boston band! (PS…. we went there last night and their new female singer has an incredible set of pipes on her… They were amazing!)


HOT MONDAY: BOX PROM with a PRINCE THEME

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There is no better way to cap off a good long weekend than celebrating with the annual BOX PROM… this year our Chicken Box guys have switched it up, with a Tribute to Prince … Music kicks off at 9PM and remember to wear some purple! BONUS: no cover! Read up on the bACK story of the BOX prom from MANtucket here!


HOT SALE: Nantucket Looms Boatneck Sweaters

pACKing up for Memorial Day weekend on ACK? We say these Nantucket Looms boat neck sweaters are a blACKbook MUST! (Hello forever nautical chic staple!) And BONUS! Order now and get 10% off with free ground shipping! Click photo for yours!
pACKing up for Memorial Day weekend on ACK? We say these Nantucket Looms boatneck sweaters are a blACKbook MUST! (Hello forever nautical chic staple!) And BONUS! Order now and get 10% off with free ground shipping!
Click photo for yours!


HOT RACE: Figawi

The 45th annual FIGAWI race is ready to set sail on Saturday the 28th until Monday the 30th! This famous phrase (and this beautiful day on the water!) gives sailors the chance to race from Hyannis to Nantucket and then enjoy the island and its festivities after. Follow along on all the fun with #FigawiRace on Social Media and we will be sure to be documenting all the fun as it comes in!
The 45th annual FIGAWI race is ready to set sail on Saturday the 28th until Monday the 30th! This famous phrase (and this beautiful regatta!) gives over 200 boats and 1000+ sailors the chance to race from Hyannis to Nantucket and then enjoy the island and its festivities after. Follow along on all the fun with #FigawiRace on Social Media and we will be sure to be documenting all the fun as it comes in! And take note… on Saturday at 2PM the FIGAWI RACE will welcome and honor Holidays For Heroes and their families with 10 US Army Officers as well as the local Nantucket Fire Department, Police Department and Nantucket dignitaries.


HOT WORKOUT: barre before bar

Summer is coming and that means cute shorts and sleeveless shirts are coming bACK into our closets! So keep yourself toned and feeling great with the the Go Figure Barre Studios morning class this weekend! Looking to sweat it out after a long night? This is the workout to get your going with their AM BARRE class! (Hey, Miss Jenny Johnson even did her class in a dress last week!) Click to reserve your space and remember... we BARRE before BAR!
Summer is coming and that means cute shorts and sleeveless shirts are coming bACK into our closets! So keep yourself toned and feeling great with the the Go Figure Barre Studios morning class this weekend! Looking to sweat it out after a long night? This is the workout to get your going with their AM BARRE class! (Hey, Miss Jenny Johnson even did her class in a dress last week!) Click to reserve your space and remember… we BARRE before BAR!


HOT PLAY: The Odd Couple Premiers with TWN

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It’s time to kick off the 60th season of Theatre Workshop of Nantucket! And to start it off, TWN is premiering with the Tony Awarding-Winning Neil Simon classic comedy, The Odd Couple. “Love, marriage and friendship abound as the fastidious Florence and the slovenly Olive decide to share an apartment together, after their lives have been turned upside down. ‘…There is scarcely a moment that is not hilarious’–The New York Times” Click for tickets! PS… we saw the play last night and it was HILARIOUS! A must-see!


HOT WORKSHOP: Restorative YOGA Saturday at Dharma Yoga

Relax. Renew. Restore. Take some time for you. You deserve it. Sheri and Joann will guide you through a series of gentle supported postures to activate the parasympathetic nervous system. Here the body can find deep rest and connect to a heightened state of physical and emotional well being.Gentle yoga movements will release tension and realign the body's energy. A deep meditative state is facilitated as the body and mind surrender into bliss.
“Relax. Renew. Restore. Take some time for you. You deserve it. Sheri and Joann will guide you through a series of gentle supported postures to activate the parasympathetic nervous system. Here the body can find deep rest and connect to a heightened state of physical and emotional well being.Gentle yoga movements will release tension and realign the body’s energy. A deep meditative state is facilitated as the body and mind surrender into bliss.” Just three spaces left! Click to sign up for a super chill Saturday from 1pm to 3pm at Dharma Yoga!


HOT TRUNK SHOWS: Murray’s Toggery Shop

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Our friends at Murray’s Toggery Shop will make sure you kept dressed in festive fashions from Memorial Day to Labor Day… and inside this classic Nantucket store, they are hosting two fresh TRUNK SHOWS this weekend — On Friday find PETER MILLAR in store (love love their menswear) and on Saturday get a taste of the perfectly named SAILORMADE (we’re digging their bracelets!)
Not on island? Shop the Murray's Memorial Day Collection online by clicking here!
Not on island? Shop the Murray’s Memorial Day Collection online by clicking here!


HOT GUIDE: printed blACKbook

and keep up to date on all things hip + fresh on ACK this summer with the printed blACKbook! You'll be able to find them this weekend at Cisco Brewers + at Hy-Line Cruises as well as the Handlebar Cafe... this will keep you in the loop of our favorite ways to sip, shop + stay on island as well as the inside scoop on travel + tastemakers AND four months of printed calendars! Enjoy!
Keep up to date on all things hip + fresh on ACK this summer with the printed blACKbook! You’ll be able to find them this weekend at Cisco Brewers + at Hy-Line Cruises as well as the Handlebar Cafe and at the currentVintage for blACKbook event on Saturday! This modern day guide to Nantucket will keep you in the loop of our favorite ways to sip, shop + stay on island as well as the inside scoop on travel + tastemakers AND four months of printed calendars! Enjoy! photo: www.jdnphotography.com 


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And please remember… while there is a plethora of fun happening around the rock, it’s MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND… and while we definitely celebrate this as the kick off to the summer season, Monday marks the day of remembrance for all those who have died in Military Service for our beautiful country. There a very touching parade that happens from Washington Street to Main Street on Monday. Take a moment and reflect at it. Be mindful. Be respectful. And take some time to think about how lucky we are to have all the freedoms that we do… because of the brave men and women that have gone before us.

Thank you for following along.