AHHH, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND…THE UNOFFICIAL KICK OFF TO SUMMER. THE ISLAND IS IN FULL CELEBRATION MODE FROM THE MOMENT
HITS TO THE FIGAWI RACE FRIDAY TO THE HONORING OF THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US WITH THE PARADE ON MAIN STREET ON SUNDAY . AND IF YOU’RE OUT HERE FOR THE BIG MDW…WHAT DO YOU NEED TO HAVE ON YOUR RADAR? CHECK OUT THE LATEST HOT LIST! ON MONDAY
NAUTI FRIDAY PARTY
Our Nauti Friends are kicking it off right with a daytime party you don’t want to miss! Join the Crew on Friday, 1—4 p.m., as they cohost a party with DJ Ryan Brown and the Bro Weekend Collective! Get ready for some stiff drinks from the ‘80s, some yacht rock and even some guest bartenders! Take note…Saturday and Sunday the bar will open at noon, and dinner service begins at 5:30. Nautilus
CISCO BREWERS & THOSE MDW HATS
You know is going to be POPPIN’ all weekend long…and you can shade your face (and rock that Cisco swag!) upon entry! This year, the brewery has 1000 limited edition Cisco hats for just $10 bucks after you pay your cover. Take note…you can only get them at the Brewery on Saturday and Sunday. And what’s happening at Cisco this weekend? Expect high energy and lots of good tunes with that festival vibe — Cisco Brewers DJ Kirk Vitello (fresh to ACK!) is on the stage for the weekend, and local favorite Perfect Day and the super fun Aldous Collins Band will be playing all weekend. Now who’s ready for a Figawi Wowie?!
CISCO BREWERS !
SHIFT POP UP SUMMER KICK OFF
Southern Tide has dropped anchor on Nantucket and is setting up shop at SHIFT on Main Street. Join the Shift team for an official kickoff party at their store, Saturday from 1—5 p.m. Get snap happy with the super fun Zofia & Co. Photography Studiobooth, savor some local brews from Cisco, and enjoy some snacks and treats from Late July and Ice Nantucket! BONUS: You’ll be able to fill your bag with Southern Tide product and tons of free gifts! For all those ladies looking to get your shop on, SHIFT carries over 50 women’s brands including Sail to Sable, Mahi Gold, Persifor, Shoshanna, Milly, Lisi Lerch, and Kate Spade, contemporary and coastal chic apparel, accessories, and shoes that will take you from the boat to the bar, from Cisco to Cru, from Surfside to Straight Wharf!
THAT FIGAWI RACE
This weekend marks the ! This celebratory race is recognized as a top sailing event not only on the east coast, but also nationally and internationally! How did it begin? They say, “In 1972 a few friends began a challenge to see who could get from Hyannis harbor to Nantucket harbor the quickest on their sailboats. The regatta was born. There was much fog during this race, so if you are creative you can figure out where the name Figawi came from.… Our mission is to provide a competitive and fun regatta, support youth sailing through our High School Sailing Invitational, and give back to the Cape Cod and Nantucket communities through our charity.” (And if you snag one of those Mount Gay red hats, consider yourself extra lucky…those caps are oh so coveted!) The Race Weekend begins in the Cape and finishes on Nantucket on Sunday! Get ready to be nautically inspired, and be sure to walk the docks and check out the festive teams and their decked out decks and flags. Get more info on the day and the race with the link below. 46th Annual Figawi Race Weekend
Joey Wölffer OPENS FOR THE SEASON
Our favorite wharf treasure chest officially opens on Friday for the summer! is bACK on ACK for their second season and this store is filled with amazing style finds! From Joey’s infamous handbags (a celeb style favorite!) to her fabulous vintage clothing to her statement jewelry — every gem you pick up here will have people begging to know where it’s from! Check them out on 16 Old South Wharf and if you’re not on the rock, shop the store below! Joey Wölffer
FIGAWI SPECIAL PLAYLIST
blACKbook favorite mix master is bACK at it, and says… DJ Sara Farley “GUYS. It’s all happening!! Summer is about to COME THRU and it’s coming inside a Figawi sized package. Which means you can count on one tried truth that is straighter than gospel: I’ve got some fresh bangers fire hot outta the oven just for you. Sure, this season’s been a bit of a slow burner for hot tracks, but sometimes the roast is worth the wait, if you know what I’m saying?! Good, ‘cause I sure as hell don’t! What I do know is I’ve got a little bit of everything for everyone on these trackz. So, queue up this good good, play it loud and proud, and get your brain right, Nantucket, ‘cause it’s about to get way LIT round here.” Get the by clicking below full soundtrACK on Spotify
THOSE PARTY PANTS AT MURRAY’S TOGGERY SHOP
Nothing says MDW on Nantucket like some festive Nantucket Reds and party pants…and our friends at are stocked with all the swag that all the men need! From a festive flask to those Murray’s Toggery Shop seersucker lobsters to the American Flag party pants to Smathers & Branson ACK belts and nautical wallets…. It’s safe to say when it comes to sporting the YACHT ROCK look, that Murray’s has you covered. Castaway BONUS: They just extended their hours so you can pop by 63 Main Street from 10 a.m – 6 p.m. daily to get your swag – and Nantucket swagger – on!
DETOX SHOTS AT YUMMY!
Aside from some delish sandwiches and some super fresh and juicy smoothies, we’re digging the new detox shots that our friends at are making special for this weekend… lets just say it will be the perfect AM shot after a PM of different shots… an ideal recovery drink after a long night! Do yourself a favor, sweat it out on Saturday or Sunday and bike out to Surfside Road and get your YUMMY on! YUMMY
ELLSWORTH & IVEY OFFERS NEW NANTUCKET SWEATER COLORS
Our favorite crewneck Nantucket sweater is not only bACK in stock at Skinny Dip, but our gal Taylor of Ellsworth & Ivey designed it in FIVE new colors for the 2017 season! We’re pretty partial to the GREY for us Grey Ladies but click below to shop online or stop by their store at 23 Old South Wharf when you’re shopping and strolling this MDW!
THE VAULT OPENS ON ACK
New to the Rock this weekend is THE VAULT! This fabulous jewelry salon will open its doors officially on Friday in the Vanessa Noel Hotel, and here you’ll find amazing fine jewelry in a warm environment where shoppers can learn about the value, rarity, and quality behind the jewelry and ask questions in an interactive environment. The designers will be close, accessible, and available to teach. Shop owner Katherine Jetter will bring her own collection to Centre Street as well as a curated selection of designers including couture designers, the best of the best, with the best workmanship and precious stones in the business, for the winning combination of uniqueness of design, quality of manufacturing, and quality of stones, at the right price point. It will be a very special customer experience to have access to these designers, all of whom are Katherine’s close friends and trusted people in the industry. BONUS: One of our favorite shoe and clutch collections, will be exclusively sold here for the season! Nantucket Sole,
FOGGY ROOTS AT ATLAS
For those looking for some Saturday night dancing, has FOGGY ROOTS back in house for a special one-night-only show! Get ready to get down with this local reggae band with the show starting at 11 p.m. – there will be a $5 cover at the door. Get there early to get your groove on! ATLAS
WHO IS CHADTUCKET?
Quite possibly the best Insta account to follow this weekend. While we do not know who the Chad is behind …we can definitely say that their photos are just as good as the captions. Click below to see for yourself. (And let us know if you see any Male Rompers this weekend.) CHADTUCKET
THE BOX LONG WEEKEND LINEUP
From the always fun and fresh Green Line Inbound at the BOX on Thursday, Friday, Saturday AND Sunday nights (and you’ll get extra sets in on Saturday and Sunday with those Dueling DJ’s LAZYBOY and BRAUN DAPPER playing sets in between)…the only advice we can give? GET. THERE. EARLY. End of story.
MONDAY FUNDAY! The always anticipated annual BOX PROM is set for Monday night with a super fun LOVE BOAT theme. Get ready for YACHT ROCK with DJ Lazyboy and Braun Dapper spinning fresh beats. Nautical styles encouraged. As Packy says, “Box Prom is for all those in the service industry who busted their ass all weekend,” and let’s be honest, for those real hardcore Figawi-ers who chose to stay that extra extra day. Party starts at 10 p.m.
CJ LAING REOPENS
Our friends from the Sunshine State are making their way bACK to the Grey Lady! Island shopping favorite opens bACK up for their 4th season at 44 Centre Street this weekend! CJ LAING BONUS: They’ll open bACK up in the 02564 as well this weekend, in their adorable Sconset boutique!
NANTUCKET FISH & MEAT MARKET OPENS ON ACK
HEY NOW! Just in time for a big barbecue weekend, the opened it’s doors on 21 Old South Road today! This gourmet food market will provide Nantucket with fresh seafood, prime meat, prepared foods, groceries and more! They even have a bagel bakery, a cafe, AND sushi cases! Go check it out while you’re on ACK this weekend and learn more about this family owned and operated market with the link below. Nantucket Meat & Fish Market
THE NANTUCKET THREE on ACKFM RADIO
We love the our local radio! And for all those listening to 97.7FM sister sister station 89.5FM (our island NPR radio station) this weekend, tune in on Saturday and Sunday at 1:06 p.m. to get a taste of “The Nantucket Three” as Miss blACKbook teams up with Gene Mahon of Mahon About Town and Rob Cocuzzo of N Magazine to talk about the future of media on the island, as well as their favorite ways to enjoy island life during July AND January. Big thanks to Scott Widmeyer for having us on his show, Nantucket Cross Currents! Click below to listen now!
CLUB CAR OPEN FOR THEIR FIRST FULL WEEKEND
We got the sneak peek last weekend…and now our friends at the newly renovated and remodeled Club Car are officially open! They’ll be serving up dinner nightly starting at 5:30 p.m., and we hear the bar will open at noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Go check out the stunning remodel and design from beloved Nantucket designer Tharon Anderson, and tour the updated space which was created by Main Street Construction. Have a Rose Sangria and get ready to sing at the piano bar, which BTW starts at 8:30 p.m. every night!
AND AN IMPORTANT REMINDER…
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…. While there is a plethora of fun happening around the rock, it’s MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. And while we definitely toast 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 will be a very touching parade that will begin at the American Legion on Washington Street and head up Main Street at 1PM on Sunday. Take a moment to reflect on it. Be mindful. Be respectful. And think about how lucky we are to have all the freedoms that we do…because of the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
stay tuned for more HOT LISTS all season long on blACKbook! You’re modern day guide to Nantucket! Got something you think needs to be part of the HOT LIST? Email holly@nantucketblACKbook.com for details. Wine fest hot list photo thanks to Ryan Midgett