NHA News Release: June 16, 2016

July Family Programs with Mystic Seaport Chanteyman Don Sineti

NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is delighted to announce the return of Mystic Seaport’s Don Sineti for two drawing workshops and a family concert this July at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.

Don Sineti has been a folksinger, songwriter, banjo picker, and part-time sea chanteyman at the historic Mystic Seaport museum for over twenty years. He has performed at a variety of venues in the United States and abroad, and is known for his deep, booming voice. Sineti is also an award-winning artist, and his work has been featured in museums and publications alike.

On Tuesday, July 19, and Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 1:30 to 2:30 P.M., Sineti will give a family workshop entitled “Drawn to Whales,” in which he uses art and music to teach children of all ages about whales and how to draw them. This workshop will take place in the Whaling Museum’s Discovery Room and is free for NHA members or with regular museum admission.

Also on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Sineti will perform “Sea Songs and American Classics,” an evening concert for families using traditional instruments to share sailors’ songs and chanteys that chronicle life on the high seas. The concert will take place from 6 to 7 P.M. at the Whaling Museum. Tickets are $5 per person (free for children under the age of two) and available at the door.

“We are excited to welcome Don Sineti back to the Whaling Museum for youth drawing workshops and a family concert,” says Brianne Roth, NHA Public Programs Coordinator. “Don is an amazing art instructor and he brings whales to life through his vast scientific knowledge and love of sea creatures. His concerts are always entertaining with a great mix of chanteys, sea songs, and Americana classics that the whole family will enjoy!”

Tickets for the concert are available now at www.nha.org/tickets. Children should be accompanied by an adult for these programs.

Event Information:
“Drawn to Whales” Workshops with Don Sineti
Tuesday, July 19 & Wednesday, July 20, 2016
1:30-2:30 P.M.
Whaling Museum Discovery Room, 13 Broad Street
Free for NHA members or with regular museum admission

“Sea Songs and American Classics” Family Concert with Don Sineti
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
6 - 7 P.M.
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
$5/per person (FREE for children under 2)