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

August 2nd, 2016

Street Closures, Block Parties & People on the Street — on a Tuesday Night?

Salem Ma will be joining tonight a long list of cities similarly engaging in an activity simply known as National Night Out; last year, it is reported, 38 million people took part in street closures, block parties and just plain old community interacti…

July 26th, 2016

Summer Heats Up in Salem with Cool Heritage Events

Granted, Salem Ma is known for all things Halloween in the fall, but we are also known for putting on a pretty good summer bash in August with our Heritage Days Festival. This year it runs from Aug. 4-14th. What makes it such a big deal along the North…

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 […]

June 29th, 2016

History is Alive During Salem 4th of July

Patriotism is something that will never go out of style, and in Salem MA we do up the most patriotic day, the 4th of July, in real style. We kick off bright & early at 9am with Mayor Kimberly Driscoll on Salem Common introducing the traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence. Dann Maurno will […]

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…

April 3rd, 2016

Drink Up: Wine & Spirits Week Being Served at Hawthorne Hotel

Interact with wine & spirits in a different way this week, April 3rd – 8th, courtesy of the Hawthorne Hotel. More than classes, these are full course “meals” in the art of sipping, listening, learning and being entertained by connoisseurs to become one yourself. Speaking of entertainment, there will be tasty music to drink in […]

March 22nd, 2016

Triple Header Comedy Night Good for Your Health

Life as we know it can be happy, sad, spirited or depressing. Comedians offer unique, inspired and hilarious perspectives that can also be healthy. That’s what a laugh therapist believes. And so we would like to prescribe the Comedy Night at Cinema Salem, featuring three of the region’s top comics, Thursday, March 24th at 8:30pm […]

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, […]

February 17th, 2016

Political Nuances of Native Fashion & Music at PEM

Explore Native cultures through sight and sound at the next PEM/PM this Thursday, February 18, from 6 to 9 pm. You are especially invited to celebrate the Peabody Essex Museum exhibition Native Fashion Now through many vehicles of creative expression, …

January 2nd, 2016

January is the Punch Line for Salem Comedy Festival

January may be a grim, gray month for most people, but we laugh at that notion in Salem. No, really, we laugh, as with the First Annual Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival, set for January 14 – 17, 2016. Festival producer and comedian Mark Scalia got the idea from a somewhat similar humor fest he […]

December 30th, 2015

Salem Urges Residents to Get in Step with the New Year

The City of Salem is telling residents to “take a hike” — literally, as in urging participation in First Day Hike, a national initiative established by America’s State Parks. Salem’s First Day Hike runs (walks) from noon to 2pm Friday, January 1, 2016, offering several courses with varying degrees of difficulty. As Salem is already […]

December 26th, 2015

New Year’s Eve Destination: Salem’s LAUNCH!

Where else but Salem MA could you welcome the New Year while at the same time celebrate the past? And still have time to welcome the New Year again! No, we haven’t started sampling the bubbly stuff yet. The City of Salem and Salem Main Streets are teaming up to throw LAUNCH!, our third annual […]

December 17th, 2015

Final PEM/PM of Season a Feast

A party during the holidays is one thing, but a feast, well that is something special. And something special is what the Salem community gets every 3rd Thursday of the month from the Peabody Essex Museum with its extended after-hours PEM/PM celebration…

December 3rd, 2015

Late Is Great for a Shopping Date on Festive Fridays!

We know how it is. You WANT to shop local, but you get home from work too late in the evenings and you’re simply too busy on the weekends. There is so much to see and do in Salem what with plays, movies, music and other entertainment so readily available. So… Salem Main Streets is […]

November 17th, 2015

Better to Give Than Receive: Volunteer for SMS

As many of you know — or may not know — Salem Main Streets is responsible for a fair share of the holiday fun and cheer to be found/experienced in downtown Salem in November & December. But, as you can well imagine, it is far too much for one person to orchestrate, and way more […]

November 5th, 2015

Best Chef: Salem, We’re Cooking Up Another Must See Event

Blending food, competition and a fundraising event, the Salem YMCA and Creative Salem have partnered to host the 2nd annual Salem’s Best Chef competition, Nov. 7th from 6:30 – 9:30pm at Ames Hall within the Y building. You are invited to be on hand to observe local Salem chefs facing off to see who reigns […]

October 31st, 2015

Live From Salem MA- – – It’s Halloween!!!

Walking around Salem a few minutes ago, it was the quiet before the storm, but shortly the expected 70,000 revelers (plus the media) will begin to trickle, then ooze, then just flat out pour into the Witch City for Halloween 2015. We hope you brought c…

October 28th, 2015

And Now for Something Completely Different in Salem MA

What isn’t different in Salem MA during Halloween what with all the witch-stuff, ghostbusters, zombie nurses, etc.? How about these two alternative events for Friday Oct. 30th evening: the First Annual Spice Eating Challenge at Artists’ Row and the Salem Classical production Songs of the Supernatural, produced with support from Salem Main Streets and Creative […]

October 25th, 2015

FYI: Rules/Advice for Arriving & Departing Halloween in Salem MA

Fun is the operative word for Halloween day and evening this coming Saturday in Salem MA. And to make it so for event sponsors, participants, observers, and folks who aren’t even taking part, the City of Salem has put some measures into place. These can be broken into things to do/not do when you get […]

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