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June 2019

Saturday, Jun 1
5th Annual Party on McKeown Plaza (POMP)
6:00 pm

Each year, POMP welcomes nearly 400 Salem State alumni, friends and community members to celebrate under the stars. On this fifth anniversary, POMP19, the celebration…

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Sunday, Jun 2
Historic Salem’s 75th Anniversary Celebration
6:00 pm

Join us in celebrating 75 years of Historic Salem’s preservation successes and recognizing our partners in preservation! ​ Indian, Indonesian, & Chinese small plates​ Dancing…

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Friday, Jun 7
Salem Arts Festival

The 2019 Salem Arts Festival, running from Friday, June 7th through Sunday, June 9th, will celebrate the arts in all its forms: painting, photography, sculpture,…

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Friday, Jun 7
Salem Arts Festival Kick-Off
7:00 pm

The annual big bash and kick off to the Salem Arts Festival. Arts, culture and creativity bursting at the seams on Derby Square, Artists’ Row…

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Saturday, Jun 8
Works En Plein Air
12:00 pm

“Works En Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 7th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members Exhibition may be viewed at…

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Saturday, Jun 8
‘The Art of Wine’ Grand Wine Tasting
5:00 pm

From the Georgian countryside of 8,000 years ago to the gleaming wineries of today we will explore the varied styles and flavors of civilizations oldest…

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Thursday, Jun 20
North Shore Pride InterFaith Service 2019
7:00 pm

Please join us on June 20th for an Interfaith Celebration to kick off Pride Week 2019. More than a dozen North Shore churches, temples, synagogues…

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Saturday, Jun 22
Solstice Saturday
11:00 am

Included with admission to the Peabody Essex Museum. Celebrate the summer solstice, a time of great momentum in the natural world, as well as the…

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Saturday, Jun 22
North Shore Pride Parade
12:00 pm

Celebrate Pride on the North Shore at this annual event! NEW PARADE ROUTE: The 2019 North Shore Pride Parade will kick-off at Shetland Park and…

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Saturday, Jun 22
North Shore Pride Festival
1:00 pm

Celebrate North Shore Pride on Salem Common with local vendors at this annual event. Learn more here.

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Sunday, Jun 23
North Shore Cancer Walk
8:00 am

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, mothers, fathers, children, grandparents, friends, co-workers, teachers and students will wind their way along the 10K (6.2 mile) WALK route…

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Thursday, Jun 27
Friends of the Broad Street Cemetery Meeting with Chris Norkum
6:00 pm

Come hear Chris Norkun’s Informal Talk – The Preston-Kingsley Bakery in his backyard at 53 Summer St for much of the 1800s. Plus who of…

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July 2019

Wednesday, Jul 3
Kids’ Spokes & Stripes Bike Parade & Rodeo
5:30 pm

Join us for the annual Kids’ Spokes and Stripes Bike Parade and Rodeo on Salem Common. Decorate your bicycle, tricycle, scooter, or trailer with patriotic…

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Thursday, Jul 4
Salem Celebrates the Fourth

Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. when Kids’ Space opens, an area filled with free face painting, games, and crafts for little ones. Also at 5:00…

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Thursday, Jul 4
Reading of the Declaration of Independence
9:00 am

Join Mayor Driscoll on Salem Common at 9:00 a.m. for the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Erik Rodenheiser will read the document. Bob Kendall…

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Friday, Jul 12
Artists’ Reception: Featuring David LaChapelle and Grimdrops
5:00 pm

FEATURED ARTISTS! Reception: Friday, July 12 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm Exhibit July 6 – 28 David LaChapelle David LaChapelle is an oil painter and…

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Friday, Jul 12
Miles Over the Moon 4 Miler
8:00 pm

Miles Over the Moon is returning for its 9th fabulous year! Please join us for the 9th Annual Miles Over the Moon 4 Miler, a…

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Saturday, Jul 13
Paddle for Plummer
6:00 am

The 6th Annual Paddle for Plummer will be the best yet! Join us for a day full of energy, stoke, fun and fitness for a…

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Saturday, Jul 20
Salem’s Black Picnic
9:00 am

This family-friendly event began its tradition at the time of the Salem Willows creation in the 1880’s and has roots that go back before the…

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Saturday, Jul 27
Greek Night at Stella’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
9:00 pm

Greek night at its finest at Stella’s with live music and Greek cuisine. Patio will be open.

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August 2019

Thursday, Aug 1
Salem Heritage Days

Celebrate the past and the present during the annual Salem Heritage Days. Featuring food, fun, and activities for all ages, highlights include the Essex Street…

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Thursday, Aug 1
The Gables Celebrates Salem Heritage Days
10:00 am

During Salem Heritage Days, we are offering various programs which highlight the museum’s connections to our city’s maritime history. The Family Navigation Game: Families are…

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Saturday, Aug 3
Salem Maritime Festival
10:00 am

Hosted by Salem Maritime National Historic Site in cooperation with Essex Heritage and Eastern National, the Salem Maritime Festival features live music and dance, harbor…

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Sunday, Aug 4
Bridge & Back 10K
8:00 am

Run over the Beverly/Salem Bridge & Back! Registration info and details at bridgeandbackrace.com.

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Sunday, Aug 4
Notch Sömmerfest
12:00 pm

Come celebrate summer with us! Notch is hosting our first ever Sömmerfest at the Taproom and Biergarten. Hootenanny Berliner Weisse slushies, live bluegrass featuring Jimmy…

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Tuesday, Aug 6
Story Time at the Witch House
5:00 pm

Curious tales for the young to read aloud in the Witch House’s 17th century kitchen. Free. For more information contact 978-744-8815 or email info@witchhouse.info.

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Tuesday, Aug 6
National Night Out
5:00 pm

Join the Salem Police Department and local organizations and businesses celebrate community. The night will be filled with free activities crafts, games, food, K-9 Demonstrations,…

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Thursday, Aug 8
Yoga on the Wharf With Tara Briggs
6:00 pm

Join us a for a fabulous evening of yoga and shopping with Sunset Yoga on Pickering Wharf with Tara Briggs Yoga. Tara will lead you…

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Saturday, Aug 10
Essex Street Fair
10:00 am

Fun for all ages this street festival has something for everyone. Crafts, jewelry, paintings, stained glass, and other unique items will be featured along the…

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Saturday, Aug 10
PEM Pals Summer Garden Party & StoryWalk
10:30 am

Join us on a StoryWalk around the garden with the Salem Public Library! Enjoy artmaking, hands-on garden activities, and healthy snacks during this special extended…

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Saturday, Aug 10
Glacier Plaque Dedication
11:00 am

Did you know that Mack Park is the site of a glacial groove created during the Ice Age? Please join Mayor Driscoll and the Mack…

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Sunday, Aug 11
SCENE’s 10th Annual Sunset Hang
3:00 pm

An event combining the skills of local vj’s, dj’s & live electronic musicians. The extravaganza’s purpose is to showcase talent right here in Salem, the…

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Saturday, Aug 17
Salem Jazz & Soul Festival

Visit the Salem Willows for the annual Salem Jazz & Soul Festival! The Salem Jazz & Soul Festival is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the…

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Wednesday, Aug 21
Trees & Plants of Broad Street Cemetery: An Evening Stroll
6:30 pm

Come join us! Invite your friends and neighbors!! In 1910 city planner Harlan Kelsey called lower Broad Street the only properly parked neighborhood in the…

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September 2019

Saturday, Sep 7
Party on the Bridge
4:00 pm

Montserrat College of Art, Bridge Street Neck Neighborhood Association (BSNNA) & other City folk from Salem & Beverly are planning a fun, family-friendly evening block…

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Saturday, Sep 14
Salem Spice Festival
12:00 pm

Come celebrate Salem’s four hundred year history of spices, herbs and tea. Vendors, music and seventeenth century recipes! Free admission, donations encouraged!

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Saturday, Sep 14
An Evening of Dance featuring Salem State Dance Faculty and Special Guests
7:30 pm

Salem State dance faculty Betsy Miller and Meghan McLyman present a concert of new works and repertory favorites. They will be joined by several guest…

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Sunday, Sep 15
Taste of the Gables
4:00 pm

Let’s Celebrate! The House of the Seven Gables is feeling especially lucky on this 7th Taste of The Gables! We’re on a roll… and it…

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Monday, Sep 16
Anchor Drop at the Peabody Essex Museum
2:00 pm

In coordination with the opening of its new wing, the Peabody Essex Museum invites the public to join Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll and the museum’s…

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Tuesday, Sep 17
Naturalization Ceremony
12:00 pm

The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association in collaboration with USCIS will host a Naturalization Ceremony for new Americans from the region. This date…

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Friday, Sep 20
Ribbon-Cutting and Dedication Ceremony for Charlotte Forten Park
6:00 pm

The City of Salem will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to honor the newly named Charlotte Forten Park located at 289 Derby Street. The ceremony…

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Saturday, Sep 21
Wicked Half Marathon
7:00 am

This will be the 13th Annual Wicked USATF Certified half marathon in historic Salem, MA. Participants will have a 4 hour time cap to complete…

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Saturday, Sep 21
The Salem Flea
10:00 am

The Salem Flea will feature a juried selection of vendors of vintage and up-cycled furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles, antiques, architectural salvage as well as a…

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Saturday, Sep 21
Veterans 10-Minute Play Festival
7:30 pm

This inaugural play festival features the work of eight writers from across the United States. The goal of this festival is to cultivate a supportive…

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Sunday, Sep 22
Salem Literary Festival

Now presented by the Salem Athenaeum, the Salem Literary Festival was founded by Beth Simpson in 2008 as an extension of the events she created for the…

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Sunday, Sep 22
Fiesta en la Calle | Block Party
2:00 pm

Join North Shore CDC and the Point neighborhood’s Annual Block Party on September 22nd from 2-6 pm on Peabody Street in Salem. This is a…

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Sunday, Sep 29
Trails & Sails

Discover special places in your backyard! Be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all…

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Sunday, Sep 29
“Macbeth” Presented by the Revolutionary Theatre Company
4:00 pm

Paranoia. Power. Witchcraft. Macbeth presented at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead Revolutionary Theatre Company is proud to present Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth on the Meeting House…

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October 2019

Thursday, Oct 3
24th Annual Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade
6:30 pm

The Salem Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to the 24th Annual Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade! This time honored kick off…

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Monday, Oct 7
LatinX Heritage Month: The Walk of the Immigrants with Saul Flores – Presentation and Q&A
4:30 pm

In the Walk of the Immigrants, Saul spent three months walking, hitchhiking, and sleeping on the ground and in hiding places. His journey began in Ecuador…

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Thursday, Oct 17
Salem Farmers Market
3:00 pm

The Salem Farmers’ Market is a tradition that dates back to 1634. With its peak around 1930, where more than 40 vendors sold goods in…

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Saturday, Oct 19
Gunplay: A Play About America by Frank Higgins
7:30 pm

Through dramatic vignettes—historical, humorous, informative, and poignant—Gunplay’s kaleidoscope of views explores the mystique, the mythologies and the power of guns in American society without taking…

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