The Annual Salem Witches’ Magic Circle

Join Christian Day, Brian Cain, Sandra Mariah Wright, and Leanne Marrama with drumming by the Dragon Ritual Drummers as Witches from around the globe gather…

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Real Smuggling Stories from Captain Derby’s Wharf

Visit Salem Maritime National Historic Site for a special “Wicked Wednesday” program where Park Rangers will bring forward stories of the American Revolution that have…

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Mayor’s Night Out

Kids come trick-or-treating with Mayor Driscoll. Meet us at the East India Fountain at 5:30 pm. We will trick-or-treat up and down the pedestrian mall,…

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Fallen Heroes: Salem’s Unique Connection to the War of 1812

“Don’t give up the ship” were the famous last words of Captain James Lawrence as his ship USS Chesapeake succumbed to HMS Shannon off the…

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Essex County Salt Tour

During the mid-seventeenth century, the “Ironworks at Lynn” manufactured large cast iron “salt pans” for the purpose of evaporating seawater to make salt. During the…

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History & Nature Scavenger Hunt

Visit Greenlawn Cemetery and complete the scavenger hunt while helping raise awareness and funding to restore the stunning Dickson Memorial Chapel and Conservatory and preserve…

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Painting to Save the Sea!

Calling all future caretakers of the world, ages 12 to 16, for an important art project!  Do you ever wonder about the power of creativity?…

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Guided Tour of Empresses of China’s Forbidden City Exhibition

This exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum is the first to explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s last dynasty- the Qing dynasty –…

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Dating Historic Houses in Salem and Essex County

Join the Old House Whisperer, John Cole, for a special lecture on how to date historic homes. John will identify the tell-tale signs that show…

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Welcome is Healing: Re-thinking Immigration

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the idea of “welcome” in our lives, and how it benefits us to keep our minds and hearts…

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Live Music Featuring 77 Everything’s Winter Jogger Bernie & The Wolf

Visit Bit Bar for live music by 77 Everything’s Winter Jogger Bernie & The Wolf. Bit Bar is 21+ after 8:00 pm.

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Sail on Schooner Fame

In honor of our partners at Essex Heritage, we are offering a free sail on the Schooner FAME! FAME is a full-scale replica of a…

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Salem’s Bark Ranger History Walk

Starting in the back of the Narbonne House (71 Essex Street), we will walk our dogs to the Derby Lighthouse and back. Along the way…

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Block Party – Fiesta en la Calle

Join North Shore CDC at the Point neighborhood’s Annual Block Party on Peabody Street. This is a FREE EVENT. Be the first to see both…

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Lady of Salem Maritime Public Art Celebration

Salem is “Looking Up”! Enjoy a community public art display of over twenty whimsically decorated ship’s figureheads adorning downtown Salem through a self-guided tour brochure…

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Rowing the Jolly Boat “Bob”

Celebrate Salem Sound and maritime history! Row a replica 1800s ship’s boat on Salem’s South River. Meet at the Central Wharf dock at Salem Maritime…

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