The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

October 20th, 2017

Trick or Treat Again & Again & Again in Salem

Most kids’ Halloween costumes are worn once on October 31st and then put away, perhaps to be worn the next year. Most likely they will be passed down or donated. But not in Salem Ma., where we give our kids the chance to wear their costumes several times. Point in fact this Sunday, Oct 22nd […]

December 24th, 2016

Season’s Greetings

To all of you, residents, neighbors and visitors, From all of us at Salem Main Streets, we wish you Happy Holidays!

July 21st, 2016

Summer Breeze Brings Many Things to Salem in July

Look at what the summer sea breeze just blew across the Essex Street Pedestrian Walkway. Designed to be complimentary to the popular 3rd Thursday of the month PEM/PM parties at the Peabody Essex Museum (which this evening is coincidentally called Summer Breeze),  The Museum Place Mall is launching what it hopes will be an every […]

July 17th, 2016

Be a Part of Salem’s Beautification

Green thumbs or not, the residents and businesses of Salem are being invited to once again take part in the annual Window Box Competition. What is a Window Box? It is just as it sounds, a container in the shape of a box, showcasing live flowers or plan…

July 13th, 2016

And the 2016 BONS Winners in Salem Are…

Results are in, and the big winners are— all of you that frequent, support, and voted for Salem merchants in the 2016 BONS Survey. Northshore Magazine’s “Best Of North Shore” is a tradition that elicits a great deal of interaction before, during and after votes are submitted and tabulated. By far the biggest winner of […]

June 2nd, 2016

8th Annual Salem Arts Festival To Feature Over 80 Artists & Performers

As Arts Festivals go, we think ours is a big deal. So much so that the Salem Arts Festival is not a one day experience but a 3-day extravaganza of culture, June 3-5th. What else would you call the intersection of over 80 artists and performers with a v…

May 25th, 2016

FOLI: Rhythm You Not Only Hear & Feel, But Also See

There are many ways to experience other cultures. Literature. Food. Art. CinemaSalem brings us a unique look at the West African Mali tribe with FOLI: Rhythm of African Life for a live show this Thursday, May 26th at 8:30pm Yes, LIVE. It is part light …

April 28th, 2016

Business of Doing Business in Salem Spotlighted

The beautiful Atrium of the Peabody Essex Museum was the perfect setting for a night of chatting, dining, praising and even a bit of networking this Wednesday in Salem, MA as the 94th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards event took place. Thirty-six nominees!…

April 21st, 2016

Trade in a Dull Night for an Extravagant One

Nexus: the central and most important point or place. That would be The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem this Thursday night from 6-9pm as the monthly open late party known as PEM/PM invites you to “Immerse yourself in the world of extravagance and trade as we explore Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the […]

April 7th, 2016

Fashion & Passion Make the Salem Scene

Talk of the town this past week has been about fashion. Salem, the Witch city, a hot spot for fashion? Yes, it is. An evening of fashion, fun, dancing, and more takes place Friday, April 8 at 7pm in Old Town Hall, as a fundraiser for the upcoming Salem…

March 16th, 2016

Creating a Good Time at PEM with Artopia

While the every 3rd Thursday of the month PEM/PM late night party is a festive & educational stroll through the Peabody Essex Museum, this week’s may well prove to be the most creative. The theme in fact is “creation.” Artopia asks “what’s your creative story” and from 6-9pm on March 17th, the community as individuals, […]

March 4th, 2016

New Crop of Farmers Being Sought For Salem Market

Do you grow or produce a local food item and are looking to cultivate mass community exposure? The field is open for you to participate as a vendor at the 2016 Salem Farmers’ Market! Applications are being accepted now through March 11 by Salem Main Streets. This next session will operate in downtown Salem in […]

February 2nd, 2016

Secrets Revealed; House of 7 Gables Has More Stories To Tell

Secret Rooms Project continues to gather momentum at the House of Seven Gables. Thus far, $120,000 of the projected $200,000 needed to make the project a reality has been raised. What project? What secret? The House of the Seven Gables has apparently g…

February 2nd, 2016

Secrets Revealed; House of 7 Gables Has More Stories To Tell

Secret Rooms Project continues to gather momentum at the House of Seven Gables. Thus far, $120,000 of the projected $200,000 needed to make the project a reality has been raised. What project? What secret? The House of the Seven Gables has apparently g…

November 11th, 2015

Stand Up & Be Counted in Support of Veterans

Veterans we support you in Salem MA. In word & deed. Businesses and residents alike. St Mary’s cemetery will be conducting its first “Blessing of the Flags” and “Salute to our Veterans” on November 11th at 10am outside of the veterans section at Saint Mary Cemetery in Salem. Kim F. Emerling, Director of Veteran Services, […]

August 21st, 2015

Salem MA is a Great First Date Option

We just tweeted a silly little item, and then thought more about it. Where do you take a #FirstDate to impress him/her? Salem MA. Just look at what is happening all day Saturday http://ow.ly/RdxnU @DestSalem Salem MA really is a great place for a first…

September 18th, 2014

Playing With Your Food – Week 14

Playing With Your Food” is a weekly post highlighting a few of the many great uses for the wide range of produce and artisan food at the Salem Farmers’ Market, a Salem Main Streets project.  The Salem Farmers’ Market takes place every Thursday from June 12 to October 23 from 3 pm to 7 pm […]

September 18th, 2014

Playing With Your Food – Week 14

Playing With Your Food” is a weekly post highlighting a few of the many great uses for the wide range of produce and artisan food at the Salem Farmers’ Market, a Salem Main Streets project.  The Salem Farmers’ Market takes place every Thursday from June 12 to October 23 from 3 pm to 7 pm […]

August 18th, 2014

Playback Time at PEM; Interacting with Games of History

Museums are neither boring, nor dreary, nor dark places! At least not the one in the downtown district of Salem, MA. Our very own Peabody Essex Museum is big, bright, and very community oriented. Admission is always free of charge to Salem residents (with ID) and members; it is also free Tuesday-Friday 10am – 5pm […]

August 15th, 2014

Prices You Can’t Beat in Salem This Weekend

Tax break time! Not that we ever need an extra reason to attract visitors to our diverse downtown district in Salem, MA, but if you want one, we have it this weekend. The 2014 Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Weekend  is set for Aug. 16 & 17. What is that? “Two consecutive days during which most […]

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