Night Under the Light Gala

The Annual Benefit Gala for the ‘Sconset Trust

Sunday, July 21, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Sankaty Head Golf Club

Gala Sponsorships

1984 Founder $1984
4 GALA TICKETS and a chance to win the Forrest Rodts painting Full Moon Over Sankaty.

’Sconset Light $1000

’Sconset Rose $500

Advance ticket purchase required.

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Stay tuned for exciting new 2019 items. Here is a sampling from 2018


Nantucket Woven Wedding Ring Basket

Designed and made by Martha Polachi, this charming hand-woven ring basket is made with natural cane and features a hand finished cherry wood base, lid and ring stem an ivory heart knob.

Needlepoint Footstool

Original ‘Sconset design needlepoint by Emma Ward. Beautiful needlework depicting Sankaty Head Lighthouse and finished with an antique Queen Ann mahogany footstool, perfect for any Nantucket home.

Needlepoint Christmas Decorations

Original hand-stitched Sankaty Santa ornament and two standing Santas featuring beautiful nautical and island details, made by Heather Garland.

Needlepoint Ornament - Personalized House Sign

This original design by Heather Garland will be hand-stitched to order bearing the name of your house.

Framed Antique Nantucket Print

“A View of the Town and Island of Nantucket, Massachusetts” – Hand colored wood engraving framed and donated by Hollie Holt, and a signed copy of her book, The Art of the Garden: Collecting Antique Botanical Prints. Hollie Powers Holt Fine Art

Sailors Valentine

Even though it’s not February, treat your valentine to a beautiful handmade Nantucket sailor’s valentine ~ love is in the air!

“South Shore Wave” Framed Photo by Mary Heller

Framed black and white photograph from the collection of ‘Sconset’s beloved Mary Heller. Produced and developed by the artist.

“Clouds, Trees, Moors” Framed Photo by Mary Heller

Hand colored black and white photo of tree line along the edge of the Middle Moors.

Cary Hazlegrove Photography

Scallop Shell, original framed photograph by the now iconic Nantucket photographer, Cary Hazlegrove

“Sankaty Dawn” by James Ogilvy

Original framed photograph (24” x 18”) by James Ogilvy

Summer Blues

Original abstract gouache painting by Nancy Simonds Shaw, framed.

Stephen Pitliuk does ‘Sconset!

“20 Martinis is Plenty in ‘Sconset” – Local artist Stephen Pitliuk has created an original painting exclusively for our Gala. ‘Sconset-themed, we can’t help but smile at this tongue-in-cheek vision of life in our special village.

24” x 24” mixed media on canvas.

Fred Collard Original Oil Painting

H.S. Wyer Framed Photo

Henry S. Wyer (American, 1847-1920) was known for his photography of scenes of Nantucket and ocean views during the late 19th century. This photo, titled “146. The Lonely Shore”, depicts a shipwreck along the beach and comes from his collection of photos, Instantaneous Studies of Ocean and River. Authentication appears on the back.


Chanticleer Restaurant Dinner

Dine at the lovely Chanticleer this summer.

‘Sconset Market

Enjoy this basket of summer from the ‘Sconset Market. An assortment of goodies and a bottle of wine from the Bookstore – hard to resist

Nantucket Culinary Center

Gather round state-of-the-art cook stoves to chop, stir and stew seasonal ingredients with NCC’s culinary instructors. Select your favorite class from the NCC calendar of events. Each class is unique and focuses on Nantucket’s hand crafted products and their purveyors. A fun evening to share with a friend! Then pop over to Bartlett’s Farm with this $100 gift certificate for delicious local produce and fresh ingredients to try out your new skills and recipes!

‘Sconset Café Dinner

Black Eyed Susan’s Wine and Dine for 4

Enjoy a delicious and eclectic dinner of local and world cuisine in a cozy Nantucket setting. Make it more fabulous with 3 bottles of wine to bring along since you must BYOB. Make it even more fabulous when your 7:30 reservation is secured for you in advance. (Must have date choices at least 2 weeks in advance.) Enjoy 2 California cabernets and a French white burgundy!

Nantucket Restaurant Extravaganza

Dine once a week (or twice!) at all of your favorite Marco restaurants. This collection of dining delights will have you bidding higher on that Spa package down the table! Package includes Station 21 ($150), Lola 41 ($200), and Lola Burger ($100 – take the grandkids too!). Start one night with cocktails at Greydon House ($75), and as a further enticement, enjoy all the best gift items Nantucket can offer in one big basket!

‘Sconset Trust Cellars 6-Pack

Painstakingly selected favorite wines of the Trustees of the ‘Sconset Trust, you can take home a pre-selected variety of 6 delicious wines in a tasteful, easy to display rack to enjoy with friends and family.

Cisco Adventure!

Enjoy a private tour and tasting (for up to 12 people) at the famous Cisco Brewers, including the Nantucket Vineyard, Triple Eight Distillery and Cisco Brewery. While you’re there, shop for must-have Cisco t-shirts, hats, glassware and more ($150 gift certificate), and check out the Millie’s food truck and 167 Raw bar for some great local fare ($100 gift certificate from Millie’s may be used at the restaurant or one of the food trucks on island; $50 gift card from 167 Raw may be used at fish market or raw bar cart)


Fly Fishing for Striped Bass

Take a day and head out to the flats off Madaket and Tuckernuck with Rising Tide Outfitters for a great day of fishing with the experts. A fabulous opportunity to see the west end of the island from a fishing boat and try your hand at bringing in some stripers! Don’t forget to grab sandwiches for picnic lunch on the boat at Provisions [$50]! Package for 2 people.

Tennis Anyone?

Need to get your game back on track? Pop over to the ‘Sconset Casino for a one hour tennis lesson with Scott Harrington. And no matter how you play, you’ll look great after you stop in at the Tennis Loft for a new racquet or outfit ($100)

Miacomet Golf Club

One hour golf lesson with head pro Phil Truono, and a round of golf for two.

Sankaty Head Golf Club

Round of golf for 3 with Director of Golf at Sankaty, Mark Heartfield. Must be booked at least two weeks in advance for a mutually agreeable time.

Kittansett Golf Club

Round of golf for 3, lunch included

Private Tour of Sankaty Head Lighthouse and Framed 1947 Life Magazine Cover

Climb the lighthouse steps with a group of up to 12 for breathtaking views of Nantucket Island and the sea around us. Snacks and beverages provided by the ‘Sconset Trust (must book at least 2 weeks in advance). Take home a collectible copy of a 1947 LIFE Magazine, framed, with Sankaty Light on its cover, and a copy of Keeping the Light, a pictorial history of the lighthouse move in 2007, by Rob Benchley and Robert D. Felch.

Ice Cream Harbor Tour with Shearwater Excursions

A fun trip for the family! Take a cruise around the harbor on Minke, all the while learning fun facts and history of Nantucket, its lighthouses and life at sea in the old days. Ice cream for everyone!

Cocktail Cruise for 6

Step aboard the beautiful Osprey, a 38-foot Shelter Island Runabout, for a sunset cruise around Nantucket Harbor or out to either end of the island (weather permitting). Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

New York City Cultural Getaway for 2 – October 12-14, 2018

Fly Tradewind Aviation!

2 roundtrip tickets on any Tradewind shuttle! Tradewind flies from New York (Teeterboro, Westchester) to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard; from Westchester to Boston or Stowe; and from San Juan to various Caribbean islands. Get up and go!

Washington DC Cultural Getaway for 2 – March 22-24, 2019

Check in for a 2 night stay at the W Hotel which features the best rooftop bar in the city and easy walk to all the monuments. Enjoy a private tour of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Next day, refresh your American history with a tour of Mt. Vernon and an evening show of JQA (John Quincy Adams!) at the Arena Stage.

Stanley Cup Winners Washington Capitals – 1:30 pm, March 24, 2019

Watch one of the best rivalries in the NHL up close, as the defending champions play host to the Philadelphia Flyers at the Verizon Center. Two tickets in the lower level.

Boston Bruins Weekend Getaway for 2 – 7:00 pm March 1-3, 2019

Check in to the new Godfrey Hotel in Downtown Crossing, close to everything Boston. Enjoy great seats at the TD Bank Garden while watching another major NHL rivalry as the Bruins host the New Jersey Devils. Be sure to wear your official autographed David Pastrnak (88) jersey! Enjoy dinner at The Palm while you’re in town.

Bill Belichick Patriots Football

Take home this awesome NFL keepsake autographed by ‘Sconset’s own favorite 5-time Superbowl Champs’ head coach.

Fenway Park Fans! 1:00 pm, August 23, 2018

Grab these two tickets to the Red Sox home game against the Cleveland Indians, the 2018 World Series Champs. Great seats in the HP Pavillion suites, donated by Jet Blue. Stay overnight at The Ritz on the Boston Common, with breakfast included.

Take to the Skies on Cape Air!

Two round trip tickets from Nantucket to Boston (or vice versa!).


Nantucket Spa Package

Indulge yourself in luxury with all of the best things Nantucket can offer for perfect mind/body relaxation: an hour-long massage from Life Massage; 5-class package from Supta Yoga; DNA organic facial from Darya Salon; and a bathrobe and PJ ensemble from Ladybird Lingerie. Grab your yoga mat (Core) and Swell bottle (Millie & Grace) and you’re good to go… Namaste!

Atlantic Beach!

Atlantic on Federal Street wants you to hit the beach in style. Show up with this gorgeous hand-made beach umbrella (with SPF protection!) and all your friends will want to join you at Radar. And there is nothing nicer than a Baobob candle to grace your home with exotic style. Ornaments for Orphans Nantucket horn ornament included.

Seaman Schepps “Shrimp” Earrings

Look gorgeous in these classic summer design “shrimp” earrings from Seaman Schepps. Made of 18k gold and a stylish white ceramic, these wear-everywhere earrings are a must have for anyone with Nantucket style!

Nantucket Looms Mohair Throw

No Nantucket home is complete without a hand-woven mohair throw from Nantucket Looms. Classic, sumptuous, and oh so Nantucket!

Cozy Cashmere Wrap

Wrap up in this gorgeous fog blue cashmere wrap from Johnston’s Cashmere Shop. Perfect for those Nantucket evenings ~ or throw it over the living room sofa.

Picnic in Style! with this Rolls Royce Antique Picnic Case

Whether or not you enter an antique car in the Daffodil parade, you’ll still want to have this perfect condition antique picnic case for your tailgate party on Main Street in ‘Sconset next April for Daffodil Weekend! Designed to fit in the back of a high-end British roadster, this case will turn heads wherever you bring it. And serve your quintessential Nantucket tailgate picnic on these original design Phoebe Mackay linens.