Happy Holidays!

Hello friends and Happy Holidays!

We have been very busy this month at Nantucket S.T.A.R., enjoying the holiday season and preparing for our Winter 2022 Programming!

In November, to celebrate Thanksgiving,  Board member Terri Dion led us in an amazing session of S.T.A.R. Chopped via zoom!  Terri prepared all ingredients and a detailed recipe for a crustless cranberry pie.  Recipe kits were delivered to families at their homes by board members and staff.  We had such fun cooking together via zoom!  It was so nice to see everyone’s faces as they created such a special treat to share for the holiday.  The pie was absolutely delicious and children prepared the recipe from start to finish- and even helped clean up!  Thank you, Terri!

Zoom cooking!

This month, students and staff met at Trotter’s Lane to create several different ornaments to decorate our tree downtown.  Children and staff enjoyed making snowflakes, decorating letter ornaments to spell Nantucket S.T.A.R. and creating our own large and small star-shaped ornaments.  Our Tree is located at the corner of South Water Street an Main Street, so please be sure to take a look!  The S.T.A.R. tree was generously donated by Remy Creations.  Thank you for your support!


The S.T.A.R. tree downtown! Thank you, Remy Creations, for donating such a lovely tree!

After the holiday season, S.T.A.R. is thrilled to return to in-person programming!  During the month of January, we will be offering Ice Skating and Cooking Classes!

STARS on Ice, offered in partnership with Nantucket Ice, will be offered six consecutive Wednesdays at 4pm, beginning January 5, 2022.   Program fees are $65 for the six week program.  Registration is required.  Skating is open to children of all ages! This is a wonderful way to build confidence and social skills, while focusing on motor planning and skill building.

Star Chopped, offered in partnership with the Nantucket Culinary Center, will be offered four consecutive Thursdays at 4, beginning January 6, 2022.  Program fees are $55 for the four week program.  Registration is required.  Cooking classes are open for children ages 10 and up.  This program is a fantastic way to learn life skills, safety and hygiene in the kitchen, while focusing on social skills.

Saturday’s with S.T.A.R., offered in partnership with the Nantucket Community School, will be offered for four Saturdays, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, and 2/12 from 9-10am.   This program is free of charge and registration is suggested.  Come play, sing and create with Tina at 56 Centre Street!  This program is for neuro-typical children and children with identified needs, ages birth through four years old.  Come join the fun!

Upcoming programming– Stay tuned for some new programming and events in the works!

Please email me with any questions or to register for programming at kerryr@nantucketstar.com

Happy holidays, friends!  I look forward to seeing you all in January!


Kerry Ray