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April 2019

Friday, Apr 26
6th Annual Salem Fashion Show Fundraiser
7:00 pm

April 26, 2019  – 7PM-10PM Sponsored by Salem Five Bank Supported by Derby Square Architects Grace & Diggs Retonica Salem Food Tours Generously hosted by: Hawthorne…

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Sunday, Apr 28
Walk for HAWC
10:30 am

Step up for survivors, and join Healing Abuse Working for Change for the Walk for HAWC on Sunday, April 28 at the Salem Common. This…

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May 2019

Wednesday, May 1
Becoming American: Immigration and Popular Culture
6:00 pm

“Immigration and Popular Culture” looks at the ways the media and popular culture have historically taught newcomers how to “be American,” and how the rich…

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Friday, May 3
May Day Performance
8:30 am

Please come and join us in celebration as Phoenix students perform traditional dances, maypole and all, and sing lovely songs to welcome Spring! May Day…

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Sunday, May 5
Freaks, Antiques, & Uniques
12:00 pm

Prepare to have your mind blown and your soul shaken! The Freaks, Antiques, and Uniques dark art market is back with another amazing event offering…

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Sunday, May 5
2019 Salem Award for Human Rights & Social Justice Ceremony
4:00 pm

Voices Against Injustice invites you to celebrate our 2019 Salem Award recipient Ana Maria Archila! Ana Maria Archila is co-Executive Director of the Center for…

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Saturday, May 11
IM|MIGRATION

IM|MIGRATION is from May 11 – 19, 2019 – visitors to Punto Urban Art Museum will engage with immigration and migration storytelling through light, sound,…

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Saturday, May 11
IM|MIGRATION Picnic in the Park
6:00 pm

Join us at the Peabody Street Park for a neighborhood picnic featuring music, food and dance of the cultures of the point.

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Sunday, May 12
PALS Kitten Adoption Day
11:00 am

Kittens! Join PALS Animal Life Savers at Wicked Good Books for our annual Kitten Adoption Day. PALS is an all volunteer organization. Even if you…

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Tuesday, May 14
Bakers Island Light Party at Notch
5:30 pm

Join Essex Heritage at Notch for a fun night raising money for projects out at Bakers Island Light Station this summer! For a donation of…

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Saturday, May 18
Vampfangs Blood Drive
10:00 am

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. Join Vampfangs as we give…

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Saturday, May 18
Friends of Greenlawn 125 Years Celebration
10:00 am

The Friends of Greenlawn is excited to be hosting a 125 years celebration of the Dickson Memorial Capel in Greenlawn Cemetery on May 18th at…

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Saturday, May 18
Heritage Film Screenings
12:00 pm

Heritage Films has scheduled the following screenings for May 18 at Salem TV, 285 Derby St, Salem: 12:00 pm: Haunted Inns of Massachusetts 12:45 pm:…

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Friday, May 24
K- 9 Fundraiser
7:00 pm

Come join us for dinner and laughs. All funds go directly to the Salem Police K-9’s. Feel free to donate a raffle prize! Contact Captain…

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Sunday, May 26
Salem Memorial Weekend Events

Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:30- Wreath laying ceremony at the Veterans Section of St. Mary’s cemetery off of North Street. 11:00- (Approximately) following wreath laying…

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Thursday, May 30
An Evening with Author William Martin
6:00 pm

Join us for The Merchant’s First Salem Charity Event! Part of what makes The Merchant special is its connection to place. In its past life, it has…

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June 2019

Saturday, Jun 1
Open House for Educational Summer Camps
1:00 pm

Wizards & Warriors STEM Camps and Zombie STEM Camps and BlackWatch Teen Camps are also in Salem now, and we can’t wait to show you…

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Saturday, Jun 1
Historic Tour of Broad Street Cemetery
2:00 pm

Broad Street Cemetery was established in 1655 and is Salem’s second oldest cemetery. Noted burials at the cemetery include a Salem Witch Trials judge, Revolutionary…

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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 20
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, 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
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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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
Salem Maritime Festival
11:00 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
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
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
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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Sunday, Aug 11
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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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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Thursday, Aug 15
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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