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

June 5th, 2018

Salem Farmers’ Market Readies New Crop of Delights with June 7 Season Opener

What do the following seven major farms have in common: Clark Farm, Gibney Gardens, Maitland Mountain Farm, Grant Family Farm, Heavens Harvest Farm, Long Hill Orchard, and Wally’s Vegetables? They are the heart of the Salem Farmers’ Market, which returns for its 10th season this Thursday from 3-7pm, at Derby Square on Front Street in […]

June 1st, 2018

Salem Arts Festival to Showcase over 200 Artists & Performers

Performance art. Gallery art. Public art. It all awaits you this weekend, June 1-3 as the family-friendly Salem Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. And you are a most welcome guest!!! “It’s hard to believe how far this festival has come in 10 years. So much conscious work and collaboration across organizations and disciplines has […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 3rd, 2017

Marching Monsters Haunt Halloween Parade in Salem

Movie Monsters will flood the streets of Salem this Thursday, Oct. 5th as the 22nd annual Haunted Happenings Grand Parade officially kicks off THE Halloween season for tourists and residents alike. Twenty-two years. If you were a 10-year-old kid dresse…

August 20th, 2017

Volunteers Needed Now for Halloween Month-Long Info Booth

Do you wish to do some good for others in the community? If so, then you are part of the 62.8 million Americans who annually give of their time & skills volunteering. In our case, the community is Salem and we are Salem Main Streets in need of volunteers to help us staff the Visitors’ […]

July 19th, 2017

The Public Salon to Engage Community & Cultivate Local Talent at Farmers’ Market

  Whether you have artistic talent or not, you’re invited to take part in a very interesting project-based workshop that will be conducted for 6 weeks on Salem’s Artists’ Row during the Thursday Farmers’ Market from 3 to 7 pm. Mayor Kim Driscoll and the Public Art Commission have launched the Artist in Residence: Pilot […]

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…

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 12th, 2017

Salem 2026, What Should It Look Like?

The conversation has begun. Are you a part of it? Do you want to be? Mayor Kim Driscoll, in her State of the City address last month, announced a community visioning process known as Imagine Salem. All Salem residents and community members are invited …

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 […]

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 28th, 2016

Costumed Cats, Disguised Dogs, All Part of Salem’s “Howl-O-Ween”

Have your pets been acting a little strange the past few days? Dogs and cats almost meeting in secret corners of your home? What could they have in common to discuss? How about this Sunday’s upcoming 2nd Annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade. Yes, a Halloween-themed parade with pets as costumed participants; steps off at Derby Sq., […]

September 25th, 2016

Love Salem? Don’t Just Say It, Show It! SATV Video Contest

Salem Ma gets a lot of verbal and printed love from residents, tourists and general all-around supporters. SATV, our community Public Access station has now announced a video contest, titled “How Much Do I Love Salem,” as a way for SATV members and producers to express their favorite aspects of the city. Patrick Kennedy program […]

August 28th, 2016

Love Salem? Share Your Enthusiasm as a Volunteer

Over 20,000 visitors served during the Haunted Happenings weekends and holidays in October! That’s the final head count for last year’s Information Booth Volunteers. What will it be this year? Join us and be a part of this rewarding community effort. Salem Main Streets is looking for volunteers with enthusiasm for Salem to help greet […]

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 […]

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