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

October 5th, 2017

Mayor’s Night Out Trick or Treating

Trick or treating is a time-honored event in every community in America. But in Salem Ma, home of the month-long Halloween celebration known as Haunted Happenings, we give it a twist: trick or treating with the Mayor! That’s correct. Kids get to visit local businesses with Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Friday, Oct. 6th. Beginning at 3:00 […]

September 3rd, 2016

Interactive Theatre Tasks You with Judging Woman’s Innocence or Guilt as a Witch

A word misspoken. A deed misunderstood. Common enough occurrences in today’s society where social media could quickly shed the light of truth on the situation. But there was a time when the only social media was word of mouth and when hearsay was taken as gospel. So stands the story of Bridget Bishop as presented […]

August 12th, 2016

Bargain Hunters Be Advised – Essex Street Fair Returns

As Salem Heritage Days winds down to its closing events, it does not slow down. This weekend, Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14 from 10am – 6pm you will find the Essex Street Fair along the Pedestrian Mall. Rain or shine. The bargains will be on display! This two-day festival is where over 40 […]

July 27th, 2016

Wanted: Pokemon Hunters for an All Day Poke-Walk in Salem Ma

Fad or not, the search for Pokemon has quickly (and surprisingly) ingrained itself into the hearts and minds of people of all ages the world wide— and Salem is a perfect example with this Sunday’s (2-8pm) “SalemGo! Catch Em’ All!” city-wide Pokemon Go event that will include a scavenger hunt, a costume contest, various prizes, […]

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 […]

May 21st, 2016

Creative Living Workspace Returns To Salem: Artists’ Row

What is so unique & challenging about the small stretch of land known as Artists’ Row at 24 New Derby St. is that each of the four creative storefront owners design, make and sell their wares right there. Even before your eyes. That is what makes Artists’ Row so special. And it is now open. […]

May 8th, 2016

Soul, Blues and Funk Mix at Salem Jazz & Soul Festival’s 10th Year

Ten years of down beats, up beats, rhythm and horns will be celebrated this year as the Salem Jazz & Soul Festival kicks off its Berklee Summer Series May 14th in Salem’s Derby Square. The spacious, open air ambiance of Derby Square lends itself so well to the diverse live funk, soul, blues and jazz […]

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 […]

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 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 19th, 2016

The Vision Continues at House of Seven Gables

This is a month that was 150 years in the making at the House of Seven Gables as it honors Caroline Osgood Emmerton, founder of The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association. When you travel to Salem to shop or dine or look upon the Tall Ship in…

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 24th, 2016

Business Spotlight – Melt Ice Cream

We’re bringing the monthly Business Spotlight back!  Every month, Salem Main Streets will highlight a business in downtown Salem that might be relatively unknown, off-the-beaten path, misunderstood, or just plain cool. This month, we took a trip with our partner Creative Salem to get a sneak peek at an older business with a new vision. […]

March 24th, 2016

Business Spotlight – Melt Ice Cream

We’re bringing the monthly Business Spotlight back!  Every month, Salem Main Streets will highlight a business in downtown Salem that might be relatively unknown, off-the-beaten path, misunderstood, or just plain cool. This month, we took a trip with our partner Creative Salem to get a sneak peek at an older business with a new vision. […]

March 17th, 2016

Salem Celebrates Women’s History Day

Women have played key roles in the history of Salem, from the Witch Trials to social reform and this Sunday there will be a number of special Women’s History Days presentations to honor their efforts. (In 1981 Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated during the second week of March. Then in 1987, […]

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, …

February 14th, 2016

BONS Balloting: Give a Warm Vote to Your Fav Biz

On a brisk, minus degree feel-like day as we’re having, the options on activities could be limited. While there are still plenty of things to do and see in Salem, if you don’t want to go outside, but still wish to be in a “Salem state of mind” then may we suggest voting for 2016 […]

January 28th, 2016

Sweet Treats Can’t be Beat During Salem Festival

Don’t miss Salem’s sweetest event of the year! Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 14th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. A decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures, and Valentine’s Day shopping await you Feb. […]

December 24th, 2015

Snow or No Snow, Happy Holidays to All!

Tis the season for gentle flakes of falling snow. But Wednesday’s precipitation only delivered rain. As we celebrate the holidays with gatherings of  friends, family and gifts, here’s a reminder of fluffy white stuff yet to come. Happy Holidays to all our Downtown merchants, Main Streets volunteers, Salem residents, and visitors! (All pictures courtesy of […]

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