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

May 2nd, 2018

What Rhymes with Best? Mass Poetry Fest!

Launched as a recognition event 10 years ago to “pay tribute to the poets and writers of the past while experiencing the creative energy of today’s literary artists,” the Massachusetts Poetry Festival has since become the nation’s largest such annual event. It showcases nearly 100 poetry readings & workshops, a small press and literary fair, […]

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! […]

August 17th, 2017

As Summer Fades, Salem Activities Don’t Cool Down

Summer is almost over. Fun stuff done. No need to visit Salem until October. Right? WRONG!!! Here are just three things set for the next few days. Farmers’ Market Our successfully diverse Farmers’ Market continues its 2017 run (every Thursday now through Oct 12) with a host of regular vendors and a rotating batch as […]

April 23rd, 2017

Poetry Rules Supreme, On The Salem Ma Scene

Poetry is a bouquet, and just as a bouquet of flowers may be filled with colors, shapes, and scents, so to is a poem a blend of words, rhythms, and sounds. This will be evident May 5-7th when the 9th annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival welcomes many of America’s most admired poets to a celebration of […]

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 23rd, 2016

Reflections on How Salem Is Seen by Visitors

Reflections are how we “see” ourselves. A mirror, a pool of water, the eyes of a loved one. But how does a city such as Salem see its reflection? In the comments of visitors. To test this point, we found this favorable review of Salem, as seen through the eyes of an Australian traveler. (Thanks […]

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 […]

April 29th, 2016

Poetry in Motion Being Showcased in Salem

We understand, you worked on Friday and missed the first day of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. But fear not, ’tis more than one day in length. It will be shared among attendees on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend! Here are a couple of links you might want to keep handy when you arrive. There […]

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 23rd, 2016

Poetry Festival In Year Eight; Witness Words Come Alive, Mark the Date

Poetry in all its forms will be on active display April 29-May 1 as the 8th annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival presents a diverse schedule of events and speakers in various Salem venues. Among the events will be nearly 100 poetry readings and worksho…

April 23rd, 2016

Poetry Festival In Year Eight; Witness Words Come Alive, Mark the Date

Poetry in all its forms will be on active display April 29-May 1 as the 8th annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival presents a diverse schedule of events and speakers in various Salem venues. Among the events will be nearly 100 poetry readings and worksho…

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, […]

February 28th, 2016

See the Films, Meet the Filmmakers at Salem Film Fest

Define a Film Festival? Pictures, performers, people and passion. Now in its 9th year, the Salem Film Fest presents all that and more, running March 3-10. The “and more?” As in previous years, filmmakers are expected to be present for more than half of the screenings, providing audiences with a unique opportunity to learn more […]

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, …

February 5th, 2016

Coexistence and Exclusion Intersect at PEM

Alienation, and the desire to transcend it, are the driving forces behind “Intersections” the Peabody Essex Museum’s next Present Tense Initiative installation which showcases Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha. It opens February 6th. In the past, growing up under the strict conventions of gender that inform Pakistani society, Agha felt excluded and cloistered at home, […]

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…

January 10th, 2016

PEM Provides Creative Weekend Alternative

Let’s face it, if you’re not a football fan, the next few weekends will leave you on your own as the sports aficionados in your household are glued to the couch watching NFL Playoffs. What will you do? Consider visiting the Peabody Essex Museum which is open on weekends from 10am to 5pm. What do […]

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