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

May 10th, 2018

Not So Secret Handshake in Salem: Volunteers and Arts Festival

Volunteering is an art. It is a creative gift that you give to your community. And what better gift to give to the Salem community than to be a volunteer at the upcoming Salem Arts Festival,  June 1-3. It is a great combination! This year is promising to be better than ever, with our TENTH […]

April 10th, 2018

10 Years and Still Growing. Salem Arts Festival Returns in June

 “Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein Art has stood the test of time as an expression of the times within which it was born. As the World Art Day celebration approaches on April 15th, here in Salem we look ahead to our own celebration of expression […]

April 10th, 2018

10 Years and Still Growing. Salem Arts Festival Returns in June

 “Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein Art has stood the test of time as an expression of the times within which it was born. As the World Art Day celebration approaches on April 15th, here in Salem we look ahead to our own celebration of expression […]

January 17th, 2018

Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival Turns Sweet 16

Hard to believe that such a simple idea 16 years ago, to have a gathering in Salem in the cold of winter that would warm the hearts of residents, friends, and local merchants, has blossomed into a major North Shore event. It is with a happy heart that …

December 30th, 2017

LAUNCH! Is Back to Help Salem Residents & Friends Ring in New Year

The family-friendly count down to the New Year, known as LAUNCH! is gearing up for a great party in Salem, this Sunday, Dec. 31 from 4 pm to 6 pm at Old Town Hall on Derby Square. Programming will include hat making, face painting, a photo booth, and more!  There will be an early countdown […]

September 19th, 2017

Horror Fest Creepily Seeps into Sept. PEM/PM Metal Macabaret

Now here is a scary good deal! Salem Horror Fest Opening Night Party at PEM/PM featuring Metal Macabaret will take place on the 3rd Friday of the month (that’s this Friday, Sept. 22nd at 6 pm) instead of the usual 3rd Thursday for PEM/PM. Hauntingly inspired by the current Peabody Essex Museum Exhibition It’s Alive! […]

June 13th, 2017

Bridget Bishop, Salem, and You; Celebrating 25 Years of Story Telling

Is Bridget Bishop still relevant, over 300 years since her infamous witch trial? We would say so, considering that the interactive play, Cry Innocent, chronicling that trial is now celebrating its 25th anniversary of entertaining, educating, and engaging tourists & residents alike in Salem. To mark the event, an activity-filled weekend is planned for June […]

May 29th, 2017

“Tidal Shift” and “Mural Slam” to be Featured in this Year’s Salem Arts Festival

Art is good. Art is what you have at an arts fest. But the 9th annual Salem Arts Festival (to be held June 2-4th) is art and much, much more. This popular free family-friendly event will feature over 100 artists and performers, and includes a variety o…

January 3rd, 2017

Time to Thank Volunteers

Understandably, we’ve taken a little break. It’s been a busy last few months in Salem Ma. Halloween season was filled with creatures and creativity. That was followed by the Winter Holiday season, culminating with our double New Year’s Eve party extravaganza of LAUNCH and LAUNCH… Light It Up! And we could not have done any […]

December 26th, 2016

Why Come to Salem Ma For New Year’s Eve? Two Parties!!!

What is better than one great New Year’s Eve party? Two!!! In conjunction with the City of Salem and Creative Salem that is what you are going to get to bid farewell to 2016 and say a big hello to 2017 with LAUNCH! and LAUNCH… Light It Up! “When we organized LAUNCH! for the first […]

November 25th, 2016

Santa’s Almost Here To Kick Off Our Holiday Season

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night will keep hundreds of Salem kids from waiting at the foot of the Hawthorne Hotel tonight for the Arrival of Santa. A much-beloved tradition to kick off the Holiday season in our community, it takes p…

November 10th, 2016

“Goodnight, Captain White” Needs You to Solve Mystery

Interactive theatre is the calling card of History Alive, Inc. productions, most notably Cry Innocent which you may have seen during Halloween in Salem, but also with a relatively newer production called Goodnight, Captain White. This comedy murder mys…

October 27th, 2016

No Trick, Salem Treats You to a Halloween PARTY!

Halloween is no longer just for kids and adults with kids. October 31st in Salem Ma has had a tradition of proving just that. This year, even being on a Monday night, we expect record crowds of adults to converge on Washington Street like a horde of zo…

October 19th, 2016

Full Moon to Bring Out Crowds to PEM Event

Moon Landings were frequent enough to generate parties and conversations a plenty during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Peabody Essex Museum invites you to relive some of those days during its next PEM/PM late night party, Moon Landing, this Thurs…

October 13th, 2016

Come to Salem, But Don’t Drive

We mentioned this on our Facebook page, as probably other community organizations have commented in posts on their Facebook or Twitter accounts, but we think it really merits repeating: avoid driving to Salem this weekend. We don’t have any hard statistics, just real time observations which lead us to believe that there are a lot […]

October 3rd, 2016

Parade To Set Tone of Haunted Happenings

While October 1st technically starts Salem’s month-long celebration of Halloween, the real kick-off has been the Annual Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade. This year, the 21st annual parade will be held Thursday, Oct. 6th from 6:30pm-8pm. The Salem Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to participate as a walker, to become a […]

September 15th, 2016

Parranda— the Party continues at PEM!

What do people in Salem MA and surrounding communities do on a Thursday night, that is the 3rd Thursday night of the month that other people don’t do? We go to a museum— to party! Tonight the PEM/PM party is called Parranda, from 6-9pm at the Peabody Essex Museum. You are invited to join us […]

August 20th, 2016

You Can’t Beat the Beat; Salem Jazz & Soul Festival This Weekend

Diversity of entertainment is what you will find this weekend in Salem Ma. Summer may be ending, but we won’t let it go quietly. No, not “quietly.” The air will be filled and flowing with music. There also will be A LOT to see as the 10th Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is set for […]

August 7th, 2016

Family Friendly ‘Ice Scream Bowl’ Cool Part of ‘Heritage Days Festival’

Short of going to a Museum of Ice Cream, the next best thing is going to the Salem Main Streets Ice Scream Bowl this Tuesday from 6-7:30pm where, for a small fee, you will sample a variety of ice cream from multiple local vendors. As in past years, the…

August 2nd, 2016

Lazy Days of Summer Giving Way to Heritage Days

More than 40 different events over 10 days — if that doesn’t convince you to put Salem’s Heritage Days festival on your “to do” list for summer events, we don’t know what will. As we have already given the Festival a full write up, let’s consider this a gentle reminder! It takes place Aug.4-14th at […]

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