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Annual Boston Pops Concert “for Nantucket” August 8 to Celebrate Our Community & Support Our Hospital

July 14, 2020 0 comments

The show will go on! This year’s Boston Pops on Nantucket will be Boston Pops for Nantucket to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital has been reimagined to safely carry on this wonderful island tradition. 

For the past 23 years, the island community has come together on Jetties Beach to support Nantucket Cottage Hospital. This year it will come together again in spirit on Saturday, August 8th at 7 pm for a free celebratory broadcast of the Boston Pops for Nantucket and a recognition of our community, our brave healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential workers. 

The free celebratory broadcast will air on Nantucket Community Television, channel 18, as well as nctv18.org and 97.7 ACK-FM, and will feature past performances of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and some special guests. This will allow all those who support the hospital to view the broadcast from the safety and comfort of their homes.

Viewers will also enjoy a heartfelt video tribute to the island’s healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers, and other community heroes who stepped up to serve and keep Nantucket safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. When the broadcast concludes at 7:45 p.m., there will be an island-wide “Clap for Carers” when all viewers will be asked to walk out their doors or go to their windows for a round of applause for all those who have cared for the island during the crisis. 

The 24th annual Boston Pops for Nantucket is being co-chaired by Michelle and Bob Atchinson, summer residents of the island who have been coming to Nantucket for 30 years. 

“Now more than ever, the hospital needs the support of our community to keep the island safe,” the Atchinsons said. “Sponsorships and other support of this reimagined Pops event will allow NCH to continue to respond to this unparalleled challenge in the most effective way possible, and help it emerge with the financial foundation and professional staffing capability we need to continue providing excellent care for all.”

The annual concert is the largest single fundraiser for Nantucket Cottage Hospital, and all proceeds generated during the Boston Pops for Nantucket will stay on the island to sustain the hospital’s year-round commitment to the health and wellbeing of the community. While the broadcast is free for all, there are ways to support the hospital and information on philanthropic opportunities for the broadcast posted on the Nantucket Cottage Hospital web site: nantuckethospital.org/pops