Think the June Hot List was hot? Well we were just getting things started! This list right here puts the FIRE in fireworks with 28 things to add to your calendar for the month ahead.
From shopping and sipping to fundraisers and festivals, live music shows to one epic Trashion Show, (and even some fun for the kiddos!) scroll for some sizzling island happenings that are coming your way!
HOT JEWEL ON THE ROCK
KATHERINE JETTER BRINGS THE BLING, THE DESIGNERS AND A BRAND NEW BAUBLE BAR TO THE VAULT!
Kicking off the July Hot List, we’ve got our fab friend and The Vault owner, Katherine Jetter’s 411 on what’s to come at her jewel box of a space on 33 Centre Street. On July 3rd, meet Jade Trau, winner of Best In Bridal at Couture 2019, and have the opportunity to repurpose an already loved jewelry piece of yours to transform it into something totally brand new! Next up, in store on July 11th-12th, meet designers Victor Velyan and Alex Sepkus from 10am-7pm and check out their luxurious selections.
Last but certainly not least, on July 18th, meet the designers and shop the collection from the renowned Stephen Webster (as seen above with Katherine!) and Arunashi to get your bling on. You also saw on our recent blACKbook post about The Vault Bauble Bar… this new insta-worthy sit down spot is located under a gemstone covered ceiling created by the talented Ashley Longshore. Here you can browse through loose stones with Katherine to design your very own custom piece that you’ve been yearning for! Click below for Instagram page below to spark some serious jewel envy…
HOT BRAND POP UP
UWILA’S FRESH WEEK-LONG EVENT ON ACK
We know you’ve been patiently waiting for the July Hot List, but don’t get your panties in a bunch…Uwila Warrior underwear is popping up from July 8th-14th at For Now located at 29 Centre Street! Join this fun brand for their days of the week event series featuring Manic Monday with coffee and donuts from 10am-12pm, Taco Tuesday from 3-6pm, Hump Day shuck and shop from 5-8pm with 10% of sales going to NISHA, rounded out by Thirstday and TGIF both complete with chambongs and thongs from 3-6pm. BONUS: Spend $50 and get a free gift AND buy all 5 days of the week silk undies and receive a free thong… then you’ll be all set when it comes to the undergarment department!
HOT PUMPED UP KICKS
WHY NATIVE WILL BE YOUR NEW FAV SUSTAINABLE SHOE
You’re on the move all summer long, and a great pair of shoes is key to keep hitting the cobblestones… or sand for that matter. Native Shoes, located at 40 Straight Wharf makes it easy for everyone in the family to Live Lightly! Working with sustainable materials to create ultra lightweight, easy-to-wear silhouettes for both kids and adults, they aim for every pair of their shoes to be 100% lifecycle managed by 2023. With their first ever U.S. store opening on Nantucket last season, they are back with an even greater selection of adult and children’s shoes leading with design and fit in mind. Last month they also launched the first ever plant based shoe that is both biodegradable and compostable… say what?!? On top of that, you can recycle your well-loved Native Shoes through the Remix Project where you get 10% off of a new pair of shoes AND your fatigued footwear will be given new life in projects across communities for materials like playground matting. Seriously, this is such an awesome initiative and product that the whole family can rock while shopping smart! PS… word on the wharf is they just got their iconic Nantucket Whale shoes bACK in stock so get down there soon to grab yours!
HOT NEW OCEANIC ADVENTURE
NEXT LEVEL WATERSPORTS TAKES OCEAN FUN IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Our friends at Next Level Watersports are proud to be back and better than ever for their fourth year in business on Nantucket. NLW was the first watersports business in North America to own one of the coolest new technology toys called eFoil.. this bad boy lets you hover across the water for up to an hour and a half doing powder turns and slicing through heaven untethered. Just watch this VIDEO and you’ll be hooked. This summer, they will also be offering a Watermen’s Camp for those ages 13-18 which will meet weekly throughout July & August to turn your kids into liquid legends who tear up the water on kiteboards, surfboards, and hydrofoils. Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information… the camp is limited to 6 kids for each session so make sure to sign-up soon!
HOT SPOT FOR RAW BAR & ROCK & ROLL
HANGTEN ROCKS THE GASLIGHT PATIO
Word on the cobblestones is Hang Ten Raw Bar is the new raw bar of The Gaslight this summer… and you can visit them in this new patio space (located at the former Starlight) at 3 North Union Street for happy hour from 3 to 5:30pm, Thursday through Saturday for a shucking good time! You’ll savor all local oysters from their Pocomo Meadow Oyster Farm and there will even be live music on The Gaslight patio during their time there… we say…it’s the newest ideal in-town apres-beach spot to enjoy a local catch and some fresh tunes! PS… click here to see The Gaslights Live Music LineUp This Summer
HOT WAY TO GET YOUR ZEN ON
WHY YOGA FEST HAS TO BE ON YOUR JULY CALENDAR
We all know that Nantucket is a magical island where some come to escape from the “real world”, and what could be better than an extra zen and transformative weekend on island? From July 12th-14th, Nantucket Yoga Festival is bringing back the very best yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides for a weekend full of inspiration. Offering 15 different styles of yoga, you can grab a pass for the whole weekend, by the day or even a half-day pass to soak up the savasana at Bartlett’s Farm. BONUS: Free community classes include a Morning Meditation on the beach, Saturday alignment based hatha with Sheri Perelman at 12:45, and Sunday vinyasa with Evie O’Connor at 12:45. So whether you want one day or full weekend passes… be sure to get your Yoga Fest Tickets right here! PS. Their super sweet vendor market will be open from 8am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday and we’ll be there with our Happy Place Pop Up!
HOT RESTAURANT RELOCATES
BAR YOSHI shifts to Old South Wharf
NEW location.. NEW name… same amazing food offerings! Bar Yoshi (formerly Sushi by Yoshi) has new digs at 21 Old South Wharf and their fresh space is a total stunner. With former sushi favorites, raw bar platters, ceviche, poke bowls AND beer, wine, sake and sak-tails, they’re open and serving all day long… even during that 3-5pm lull. BONUS: If you’re picking up takeout and can’t find a place to park by Stop and Shop, they’ll run the order to your car or even deliver to your boat. And DOUBLE BONUS: They are now open late night since it’s always sushi o’clock!
HOT BOX NEWS
THE SWEET SIX PACK OF SHOWS SHOWING UP TO DAVE STREET THIS JULY
July is heating up at the beach, the brewery and the BOX… and Packy Norton is gifting us with an awesome line up of talented live music and no shortage of shows to look forward to at the legendary CHICKEN BOX. Here’s what you need to know
Andy Frasco and the U.N. are bringing their passionate fusion of rock, rhythm & blues, ska and vintage soul to the stage on July 2nd-3rd.
July 9th-10th welcomes Caamp, a Ohioan trio of denim jacket wearing buddies who have been climbing the Spotify charts since independently releasing their self-titled first record in 2016.
July 16th-17th, Ryan Bingham, an Americana singer/songwriter from rural Texas will be bringing his authentic words to life here on the island.
July 23rd-24th, get ready for Lettuce who are known for their incendiary live shows, extensive touring, die-hard fans, and a massive two-decade career.
July 28th they’ve got Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos, the fella who fronted the bands State Radio and Dispatch with his powerful lyrics stemming from his passion for advocacy and social consciousness.
July 30th-31st… if you’ve ever wondered how to cram seven gyrating band members onto a smaller-than-usual stage, you’re in luck; Ripe is poised to demonstrate for you!
THE MID ISLAND HOT SPOT
SLIK IS THE SPACE TO BE
Mid Island is now the home of Latin inspired bites and globally inspired libations. It is the perfect spot to hang out in the most intimate setting. The Spirit Lounge at Island Kitchen, aka SLIK is now open Tuesday through Saturday, offering a full service menu from IK until 9 PM and their bar menu until 11 PM. Be sure to check out their good vibes and great tunes upstairs past the IK ice cream counter. EAT. DRINK. PLAY at Spirit Lounge IK.
HOT SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
THE BOBBLES & LACE TRUCK IS BACKAT BARTLETT’S
Our girls from Bobbles and Lace are bACK with their mobile boutique truck that will be stationed at Bartlett’s Farm from June 22nd until August 4th. Open daily from 9am-5pm, visit the team for stylish clothing and accessories that are all under a $100 price point! They can help you find an outfit for that upcoming event… followed by a convenient farm fresh grocery run or Island Kitchen ice cream cone to cool down after shopping up a storm.
HOT HOLISTIC HEALTH CONVO
EVIE O’CONNOR & GEORGIE MORLEY DUO A LIVE PODCAST AT LEMONPRESS
Georgie Morley and Evie O’Connor, two of our absolute favorite humans, are joining forces at Lemon Press on Monday July 22nd from 7-9pm for a live podcast recording of the Chasing Joy Podcast. The Chasing Joy Podcast shares meaningful conversations about wellness that will bring energy and joy into your life. In this episode, Georgie (the host) and Evie (yoga teacher and holistic mental health counselor) will explore what it means to take a holistic approach to mental health. They would love to have you join in the conversation as they dive deep into this topic in real time with Lemon Press mocktails and light bites available for purchase during the show. A suggested donation of $25 for attendees will benefit the Nantucket Healing Fund, a new mental health scholarship for the island. We can’t wait to support these gals while learning more about such an important topic!
HOT SILENT DANCE PARTY
GET READY FOR THE ISLAND’S FIRST SILENT DISCO
Following The Dreamland’s Dreambelievers Celebration on July 14th, Afterglow is the Dreamland’s first Silent Disco going down from 10pm to midnight. With beats by DJ Pete Ahern of Audio Architechs, DJ Lay-Z-Boy and DJ Ryan Brown, fresh eats by Sushi Sean, libations by Cisco, hydration station by Mountain Valley Spring water, and ice cream sandwiches compliments of Island Kitchen to cool down from all that dancing… this is sure to be an incredible night. Select “Best Supporting” at check out or browse what other ticket packages are available by clicking HERE!
HOT WAY TO BEAT THE TRAFFIC
MORE NANTUCKET INITIATIVE GIVES YOU JUST THAT
This is the time of year where it can be hard to keep your cool when it comes to island traffic and ReMain Nantucket has been working hard to educate visitors and locals alike about the alternate transportation options available on island. In addition to their self guided biking tour phone application, (trACK Nantucket) they are launching a new campaign centered around enjoying MORE NANTUCKET…and we can get on board with that! Not only is walking or biking healthier for you, but it is also better for the environment by reducing fossil fuel emissions and providing a more authentic island experience at eye level. Insider tip: If you’re staying at a hotel, check to see if the front desk has any free bus passes available courtesy of ReMain Nantucket and enjoy a shuttle ride out to stroll around Sconset or savor a sunset in Madaket! Keep an eye out for the launch of their new website for more information about this initiative.
HOT DENIM FIND
EYE OF THE NEEDLE BECOMES THE ISLAND HOME TO BRODENIM
We’ve been getting SO many DMs about the hottest Nantucket denim jacket ACKessory and we’re happy to share that BROdenim is now exclusively available at Eye of the Needle this summer. Laura, the founder of BROdenim, loves how people can tell their personal stories through the clothing that they wear and the deep connection many have to the island. Their jackets are themed pieces that can be paired with their colorful custom clutches that are adorned with island area codes and cutouts. Be sure to check out her line at 14 Federal Street before the pieces are all snatched up.
HOT EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS
ALY RAISMAN COMES TO ACK FOR A SAFE PLACE
A Safe Place is an admirable organization on island that provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with a 24/7 emergency hotline for those in need of assistance (508-228-2111). Championing their efforts, Aly Raisman will be speaking to the public on July 10th in the Nantucket High School Auditorium at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. Get there early for your spot to hear from an inspiring survivor and her efforts for raising awareness. PS… pick up the latest issue of N Magazine for the full inspiring story of Aly … which just hit the rock this weekend!
HOT WAY TO BREAK A SWEAT
JOIN THE RACE FOR OPEN SPACE THIS MONTH
Have you signed up for the 2019 Race for Open Space yet? Get ready to enjoy the great outdoors with a run, jog or walk through pristine conservation land at this year’s race on Saturday July 13th! In addition to their annual 5K race and 2 mile walk, this year will also have a 10K option for those really ready to soak up the landscape of Foundation-owned conservation land. Registration begins at 7am with the 2 mile walk beginning at 8am, 10K at 8:15am and 5K at 8:30am. Proceeds from the Race go to the Foundation’s Land Fund which helps to preserve and protect our island’s invaluable open spaces, so lace up your sneakers and REGISTER HERE.
HOT WEEKEND FUNDRAISING EVENT
Nantucket Art and Artisan Show IS BACK TO BENEFIT SMALL FRIENDS
We call this… the ultimate one stop shop! The 28th annual Nantucket Art and Artisan Show will take place from July 19th-21st at Bartlett’s Farm (with a special preview party on July 18th from 6-9pm!) This three day event showcases paintings, textile art, photography, handmade shoes, jewelry, wood carvings and more… yes, so if it’s art, they have it! The Nantucket Art & Artisan Show is the most paramount fundraiser of the year for Small Friends on Nantucket which keeps its doors open 51 weeks a year to make sure that parents can work and have their kids learn, play and grow in a wonderful environment! Their Thursday preview party will feature live music, artisanal fare, an open bar, and the opportunity to be one of the first to shop the show. PS. This year they have 58 artists from the eastern seaboard and from as far away as Hawaii! Grab your tickets HERE..
HOT NEW SPOT FOR DINING AND DRINKING
PETRICHOR SHIFTS TO MID ISLAND
We’ve said it before… we’ll say it again… Mid-island is the Brooklyn to Nantucket with all the hip spots opening up in this area! And we are so stoked about our new year-round neighbor down the way from Happy Place. Petrichor, whose namesake stems from the scent of rain on dry soil and of course the classic Phish song, with their new location at 130 Pleasant Street. Expanding from wine to a full bar with cocktails, whiskey, bourbon, scotch and beer galore, skip the downtown craziness and enjoy an evening at Petrichor. With savory finger foods (you gotta try their mozzarella stuffed onion rings and charcuterie board) as well as more substantial options, you can lounge by the fireplace or perch up at the Petrichor bar… this is also a fab spot for large groups or private parties. Open from 5pm-1am 7 days a week, follow them on Instagram below to keep up with their happenings and live music announcements!
HOTTEST FASHION SHOW OF THE SUMMER
THE TRASHION SHOW ON JULY 9TH IS A JULY MUST
Where can you bask in the sun while watching local and celebrity models strut their stuff down the runway… the 4th annual Cisco Trashion Show of course! This year’s stellar lineup of sponsors include Raw Elements and their ocean safe sunscreen, Ocean Works recycled sunglasses, Rubbermaid Contigo reusable bottles, and all proceeds go to benefitting the Nantucket Clean Team. This event is all about raising awareness for protecting our beautiful Nantucket coastlines and being more conscious about sustainability and recycling. If you didn’t get a free ticket from volunteering at one of this year’s beach clean ups then you can purchase your tickets HERE and check out the Yellow Productions video from last year’s show!
HOT CISCO REAL ESTATE
HAWTHORNE PARK IS THE NEW COMMUNITY YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF
If the ultimate turn key property is what you’re seeking then Erin and Jen of Fisher Nantucket have got just the place for you… Hawthorne Park is known as the “Bridge to Cisco” community and is also prime spot for those who love the Brewery and Bartlett’s AND just being a 10 minute bike ride to the beach or Main Street! Designed by Blue Flag Development alongside Workshop APD, this latest project of theirs has created much buzz and excitement and the results are absolutely dreamy. There are 3 different home types to choose from “The Cottage”, “The Barn” and “The Homestead” and all have the option for the entirety of the home furnishings to be purchased. Each home even comes with a membership to a stunning community space which showcases a sports pool, hot tub, kitchen cabana, and state-of-the-art gym with nature trails throughout. Half of the homes in the Hawthorne Park community are already sold so don’t delay e-mailing Jen@FisherNantucket.com and Erin@FisherNantucket.com or calling 508.228.4407 to get the tour of this new community that truly embodies the best of Nantucket!
HOT SPOT TO REJUVENATE
RJ MILLER SPA TAKES YOU TO A HAPPY PLACE
After a long anticipated expansion and face lift, RJ Miller Salon and Spa at 6 Amelia Drive is lookin’ fresher than ever… and adding to that freshness is their new massage program special for July! Simply book any 60 or 90 minute massage and get an extra 15 minutes FREE. Since the completion of their lower level spa area in December of 2018, this oh so rejuvenating space is adding on to their amenities with services such as CBD massages and cupping. Their talented and certified therapist just arrived to the island from the city just in time for you to book your next appointment whether it be a facial, microdermabrasion treatment or some fierce lash extensions. Call 508-228-3446 or e-mail email@example.com to book your next service!
HOTTEST DINNER PARTY THIS JULY
FARM FRESH FEAST IS BACK AT IT ON JULY 24th
Sustainable Nantucket sure knows how to throw a locally sourced dinner party, and this year’s Farm Fresh Feast is coming up on July 24th for what is sure to be scrumptious evening event. A $250 dinner ticket to Sustainable Nantucket’s largest fundraiser begins with cocktails and appetizers while exploring the picturesque farm, followed by a sit-down meal of a locally grown dinner prepared by Chef Greg Margolis of Nantucket Culinary! Then attendees can dance the night away under the stars while enjoying desserts from our favorite island bakeries. There are also $75 ticket options for just the cocktail portion from 5:30-7pm or $35 tickets for dessert and dancing at 8:30pm. This is going to be a marvelous time, and this event sells out every single year so reserve your tickets ASAP with tickets here!
HOT NEW WAY TO SHOP FOR SWIMSUITS
FORCE 5 SWIMWEAR SHOWROOM MAKES FINDING SUITS EASIER & MORE ENJOYABLE THAN EVER
Summer is officially here and with the new season comes sandy beach days by the shore. If you’re on the hunt for a new women’s swimsuit, you don’t have to deal with shopping online to find the perfect fit…new to Force 5 Watersports is their Swimwear Showroom offering thousands of flattering options for all body types and styles. Need expert style and fit advice? Just make an appointment with Allison who can meet you in their new private upstairs area OR if you want to avoid the town crowds she can even come to your house or boat… talk about concierge swimwear! Book your appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so you can get back out to the water in style!
HOT HOME TO HOST A RETREAT
4 OLD MILL COURT IS A SERIOUSLY SWEET PROPERTY TO GATHER AROUND
If only there was a way to combine a visit to Nantucket as both part of your vocation and vacation… well this blACKbook genie has granted your wish…enter 4 Old Mill Court, the hottest retreat rental home on island! With a 6 bedroom main house and 2 bedroom guest cottage, everything you need for peace, privacy and productivity is right here. Able to accommodate over 20 people and sitting on a 10,000 square foot lot of blissful Nantucket backdrop, the open kitchen, living and dining area and spacious outdoor porch are further enhanced by the private lower level movie theatre and separate game room. BONUS: After a day of fun and professional development at 4 Old Mill Court you are less than a 10 minute walk to the cobblestones for time downtown! Check out the availability of this property on VRBO HERE!
HOT SPOT FOR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
GRACELINE IS MISS BLACKBOOK’S GO-TO DOWNTOWN SPACE FOR RAISING CONSCIOUSNESS
GRACE yourself… we’ve got the details on what’s going on at Graceline Institute — an emotional intelligence (EQ) and consciousness school devoted to human development and the environment. One of their new programs, Grid21, is a support and event center for those under 21, fusing high-tech health and life management services with frontier science and experiential arts. Their events calendar is filled with music, movement, meditation, martial arts and mentorship. The space is home to everything from an incredible weekly EQ training (as seen with the dates and details above) hot power yoga/weights/fitness/pilates/dance classes, full-system nutritional cleanses/weight loss, private healing work, to far-infrared saunas and magnesium chambers and more. They’re in the business of training emotional athletes, so follow along for more information! PS. On July 16th from 4-8pm, join Graceline Institute for Connected Community Wellness: Toxins Out– Togetherness In! Bring an open mind and a hearty laugh as founder Mickaela Grace will lead a meditation at 7pm which is open to the community and free of charge
HOT HOSPITAL HAPPENINGS
THREE WAYS TO GIVE BACK TO THE HEART OF NANTUCKET
Thanks to an outpouring of community support and private donations, our new Nantucket Cottage Hospital was built debt free without the use of taxpayer dollars! A trifecta of upcoming events sustain the efforts of this vital resource for the island… first up is Women in Wellness event on July 22nd at The Dreamland from 4:30-7pm which is an opportunity to hear from a network of medical professionals with all proceeds funding a new healing labyrinth garden at the hospital. Then on August 10th, a summer staple Boston Pops performance with The Spinners will have you moving to the sounds of Motown while benefiting hospital operations that keep the lights on. Rounding out the summer on August 24th, Swim Across America supporting cancer care and PASCON aims to beat their fundraising record after raising over $300,000 in 2018! This amazing trio of events are essential to our community’s future and health so get these on your radar!
HOT BLOCK PARTY
HAPPY PLACE & ISLAND KITCHEN KEEP THE FUN GOING ON JULY 18th
You won’t want to miss this month’s Happy Place and Island Kitchen Block Party on Thursday July 18th! This family friendly event is a great opportunity to get the squad together for an evening of light bites, music, shopping and learning about a bunch of cool healing modalities offered here on island. It is free to the public with a suggested donation to the Nantucket Healing Fund, a new mental health scholarship created by Evie O’Connor and Miss blACKbook. The June Block Party raised over $7k, and we are oh so grateful for the support of the island community. Stay tuned for more information on our newly launched Happy Place Instagram account!
A SPECIAL HOT LIST FOR THE LITTLE ONES
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN BE FOUND BELOW!
School is officially out for the summer and July is filling up with options to keep the kids busy and off the screens.To kick it off The Department of Culture and Tourism is hosting the traditional Main Street activities on Thursday July 4th at 10am culminating with the water fight at noon (please leave the water balloons at home). At 5pm head over to Children’s Beach for potato sack, three legged, and wheelbarrow races and some tug-of-war with music on the bandstand beginning at 6pm.
On July 5th at 9pm the Jetties Beach fireworks display will light up the Nantucket sky with rain date set for July 6th.
Pencil in July 10th for the Egan Maritime Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum FREE Family Fun Day from 10am-2pm. Full of crafts and activities for all ages, Nanpuppets will even be joining the fun for an 11:30am performance with a parting snack provided to attendees.
On July 11th, the St. Paul’s Church annual fair will return, offering free games and crafts for children as well as a gift chalet and hodge podge rummage sale. To feed everyone’s appetite, there will be a raw bar and hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, as well as snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and a bake sale table for other sweet treats.
Who said Nantucket Comedy Festival is just for adults? This annual summer event raises funds for Stand Up & Learn™, an island-based, year-round comedy education program serving Nantucket’s children. This year they added a new show to the lineup fit for the whole family…the first annual Kid’s Island Comedy Cup is set for July 12th at 5pm at the Dreamland. This event features kids from Nantucket “competing” against kids from Martha’s Vineyard while performing their own original comedic material developed during workshops that took place from February to June. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased HERE
PHEW! Now it’s time for you to go out there and enjoy all the things we’ve just let you know about! Go sip, shop, savor, stay and play on your Happy Place and keep this page bookmarked for all the fun to come! Want to get your brand an business part of the next HOT LIST? Email Holly@nantucketblACKbook.com for details!