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

July 2nd, 2018

Fireworks, Fun & Friends at Salem’s Independence Day Festivities

One of the best Independence Day Fireworks festivities on the North Shore will be found at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Derby Wharf this Wednesday, July 4th. It is America’s 242nd birthday. And you are an invited guest. “There’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in historic Salem,” explains Mayor Kimberly […]

March 20th, 2018

The Reasons Behind Salem Film Fest’s World-wide Popularity

The whole world is watching what we do in Salem this month!  Entering its 11th year, we are home to the Salem Film Fest (March 22-29), one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals, which presents a rich and diverse collection of the year’s best work from all over the world. Just look at the […]

March 20th, 2018

The Reasons Behind Salem Film Fest’s World-wide Popularity

The whole world is watching what we do in Salem this month!  Entering its 11th year, we are home to the Salem Film Fest (March 22-29), one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals, which presents a rich and diverse collection of the year’s best work from all over the world. Just look at the […]

February 18th, 2018

Find Out Why House of Seven Gables Is One of the Oldest Buildings in Salem

While there are a lot of Do-It-Yourself books, videos and TV shows today to help you build your house, back in 1668 when sea captain John Turner was having the Turner Mansion constructed in Salem Ma, there was a lot of trial and error. With limited mat…

November 24th, 2017

With Over 200 Local Storefronts, Salem Captures Spirit of Small Business Saturday

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is the day that small businesses in Salem and all along Main Street USA really look forward to: Small Business Saturday. First observed in the United States on November 27, 2010, it is a day when communi…

March 25th, 2017

History of ‘Women in Salem’s History’ This Sunday

Mayor Kimberly Driscoll of Salem MA has proclaimed March 26, 2017 as Salem Women’s History Day to go along with other nationwide events this month to honor the achievements of women, past, present and future. In keeping with that proclamation, there are events to inform, educate and entertain the community and visitors. Among them on […]

March 25th, 2017

History of ‘Women in Salem’s History’ This Sunday

Mayor Kimberly Driscoll of Salem MA has proclaimed March 26, 2017 as Salem Women’s History Day to go along with other nationwide events this month to honor the achievements of women, past, present and future. In keeping with that proclamation, there are events to inform, educate and entertain the community and visitors. Among them on […]

March 3rd, 2017

Be Entertained, Educated and Enthralled at Salem Film Fest

Did you notice a larger than usual crowd walking about Salem this evening? It will get even bigger as the 10th annual Salem Film Fest gets underway. Regarded and highly respected as one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals, it presents a rich and diverse collection of the year’s best work from all over […]

March 3rd, 2017

Be Entertained, Educated and Enthralled at Salem Film Fest

Did you notice a larger than usual crowd walking about Salem this evening? It will get even bigger as the 10th annual Salem Film Fest gets underway. Regarded and highly respected as one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals, it presents a rich and diverse collection of the year’s best work from all over […]

February 16th, 2017

Salem Recognized For Romantic Setting

Valentine’s Day may be a once & done holiday elsewhere, but in Salem it can be a year round experience, and that is not just our opinion. The National Main Street organization annually selects the “Most Romantic Main Streets” from among its nationwide membership and for 2017, Salem Ma and Salem Main Streets made the […]

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!

December 19th, 2016

Take a Look at the Holiday Window Contest Winners

Dressed for the season with trees, wreaths, and ribbons, Salem is ready for the Holiday Season. In fact, over 20 downtown businesses have decorated their windows especially for the holidays as part of our traditional Holiday Window Contest. Judges nomi…

May 7th, 2016

Be Clean, Be Green, Be a Part of the Salem Clean Sweeps Team

Cleaning up outside your home and inside your home in Salem is on the calendar for Saturday May 7th! The 5th annual Swap ‘N’ Drop will take place from 10am – 1pm on the Salem Common. Weather calls for partly cloudy skies. (If it rains, then only the drop off portion will be conducted). This […]

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, […]

January 8th, 2016

Tenant Applications Being Accepted for Artists’ Row New Season

Art is where you find it and in Salem Ma from May 19 – Nov. 1, 2016 you will find it on a special strip of land called Artists’ Row (24 New Derby Street). It is special because anyone with artistic skill and zeal can apply for the four available units. In late 2015 we […]

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 […]

November 27th, 2015

Make a Difference, Support Small Business Saturday

Sandwiched between Black Friday on 11/27 and Cyber Monday on 11/30 is a key day for merchants and consumers in Salem and many towns along the North Shore— Small Business Saturday on 11/28. For one day a year, an extra spotlight is focused on merchants along the main streets of America to entice customers to […]

August 17th, 2015

PEM/PM Explores Pivotal Period of Hollywood, The 1930s

While today’s rapid-fire technological advances are changing film-making with consumer interactive platforms such as Periscope, there was a time in the history of Hollywood film-making that was just as exciting & tumultuous. And that was the 1930s, which is the subject of the next PEM/PM, Aug. 20, 6-9pm at the Peabody Essex Museum. Inspired by […]

July 25th, 2015

Largest Junior Sailing Regatta in US to Come to Salem

Let’s repeat three words. LARGEST. SAILING. SALEM. Our seaport community was a key player in the early days of this country’s maritime exploration and trading. And it’s nice to see that our connection to the water continues as more than 400 junior sailors from around the country are expected to participate in the 2015 United […]

July 25th, 2015

Largest Junior Sailing Regatta in US to Come to Salem

Let’s repeat three words. LARGEST. SAILING. SALEM. Our seaport community was a key player in the early days of this country’s maritime exploration and trading. And it’s nice to see that our connection to the water continues as more than 400 junior sailors from around the country are expected to participate in the 2015 United […]

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