Heritage Days Salem 2017

Salem Heritage Days 2017
ATTENTION SALEM RESIDENTS

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The Peabody Essex Museum is always free to Salem residents.
Shelter to Showpiece House Tour – 11 AM –August 1-13 -Come tour the historic houses at the Peabody Essex Museum and experience three centuries of Salem. (Tour free with museum admission to out-of-town patrons and free to Salem Residents – Space is limited – First come first serve). All patrons must check in at admission desk prior to the tour. For more information contact the PEM at 978-745-9500. (closed on Monday, August 7)

August 12 – Opening Day of “It’s Alive!” Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

The Salem Witch Museum is always free to Salem residents.

The Salem Museum at Old Town Hall is always free to Salem residents.

The House of the Seven Gables is always free to Salem residents.
From August 4-13, visitors can learn about sailing the high seas with a variety of family-friendly and hands-on activities. The Family Navigation Game is offered daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Living History Labs hands-on history experience will take place daily from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Cry Innocent is free to Salem residents during the summer and through the month of September
The Salem Trolley* is free to Salem residents through September 30, 2017.

*Salem Trolley – free rides on the Salem Trolley for Salem residents starting June 1st and lasting until September 30th. Residents can receive a Resident Ticket for the day of by providing proof of residency at the Salem Trolley Office (8 Central Street). Residents’ Tickets are only available at the Salem Trolley Office. (residents’ tickets are on a space available basis) The trolley runs daily 10AM-5PM

The Salem Ferry always offers discounted rates for Salem residents on their ferry ticket (some restrictions do apply).

The Witch House will be free to Salem residents during Heritage Days.

Pioneer Village will be free to Salem residents on Saturday, August 5th.

SALEM SATURDAYS AT BAKERS LIGHT! On Saturday, August 5 and 12, Salem residents receive 20% off when purchasing tickets to tour Bakers Island Light Station IN PERSON at the Salem Visitors Center (2 Liberty Street, Salem).Proof of residence required. Not valid with any other discount(s).
(All of the above require proof of residency)

Tuesday, August 1

National Night Out5PM-8PM – Salem Common – 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, and lots of public safety vehicles to explore.
North Shore Concert Band7PM–9PM -Salem Willows Shell
Come listen to the Teddy Bears Picnic Youth Concert (rain date: Thurs. August 3rd)

Wednesday, August 2

Salem Senior Event: Ladies Summer Fling Tea1 PM – Winter Island
Come and join your friends by the water while enjoying good company, light refreshments, and learning about the importance of staying hydrated during the hot summer months. This event is FREE and open to Salem Seniors 60 and older. Advanced registration required. To register for this event and transportation via COA Van please call Rosanna Donahue at 978-744-0924 x15 or via email at [email protected] Sponsored by Marquis Health Services
Dance Enthusiasm Performance7PM-8:30 PM – Salem Willows Shell You won’t want to miss the amazing performances of Salem’s Dance Enthusiasm Dance Company, winners of hundreds of awards at dance competitions across the United States.
Movie on the Common8:00 PM – Salem Common – Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy a family-friendly movie (TBA). The Salem Common Neighborhood Association will have refreshments available for purchase.

Thursday, August 3

Farmers’ Market3PM-7PM – Derby Square
Come visit us at Historic Derby Square on Front Street in downtown Salem the market is held every Thursday evening from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM through October 12.
Salem City Hall Open House6PM-7PM – Salem City Hall – 93 Washington St. – Stop by City Council chambers at Salem City Hall to meet staff from a variety of City departments, get answers to your questions, and find help with City services, all in one convenient location.

Friday, August 4

Salem’s Maritime Festival Kick-Off Concert6PM-8PM – Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Derby Wharf – 173 Derby St.
Come listen to the concert on Central Wharf to kick-off Salem’s Maritime Festival weekend. Yes, that’s right folks, it’s a three-day fun-filled festival! For more info visit www.nps.gov/sama/planyourvisit/maritimefestival.htm

Saturday, August 5

29th Annual Salem Maritime Festival10AM-4PM – Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Derby Wharf – 173 Derby St.
The 29th Salem Maritime Festival will host an exciting array of FREE family fun festivities, including free harbor cruises, traditional craft demonstrations, and children’s activities. Explore visiting vessels.Come cruise, sail, paddle, and row through four centuries of Salem maritime history. For more information log onto: www.nps.gov/sama/planyourvisit/maritimefestival.htm

Clown Day11AM-3:30PM – Salem Willows – Stop by the Salem
Willows and have clowns make balloon figures for your children get their face painted and let them be entertained by a special performance at 2:30pm.

BRIDGIN G.A.P.S .Noon-8PM – Salem Willows Shell
Bridgin G.A.P.S. goal is to provide a festive, entertaining and educational platform for the local community to gather and celebrate in a safe and positive environment. Performances range from local and non-local recording artists, live bands, dance groups, poets and other performance styles along with guest speakers from various non-profit and charitable organizations. For more info visit their Facebook page
Wild Fish Open Water Swim Festival10AM – Collins Cove Beach
(102 Webb St.) – Swimmers from all over the North East will test their endurance in a 1, 2, or ½ mile swims in a calm ocean water cove. All swimmers will receive a swim cap and the first 150 to signup will receive a race shirt. Pre-Reg $40. Race Day: $50. Registration will open at 8:30 am. For more information log onto www.bnsfitness.com
Firemen’s Muster12:30 PM – Salem Willows (Dead Horse Beach
area) – Which crew can throw the longest stream of water with an antique hand pumped fire engine? Come and see a 19th-century sport that is being kept alive in the 21st century by a bunch of historic preservationists who like to get wet!

SALEM HERITAGE DAYS 2017

Sunday, August 6

The 5th Annual Bridge & Back 10K Road Race8AM – Tavern in the Square (corner of Washington & New Derby Sts.) –
The races start at 8:00am on Charter Street and the post party will be held at the Tavern on the Square in Salem. The race crosses over the Salem/Beverly bridgeand back! The first 400 runners to register will receive a short sleeve tech shirt from Brooks. Entry Fee: $25. For further information email: [email protected] All proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. For more info visit www.salemroadraces.com
Tour-A-Truck10AM-Noon – Salem Willows
Youngsters get a chance to climb and explore the insides of all kinds of big trucks and emergency vehicles. There will be give-a-ways and activities on site for little tikes.
29th Annual Salem Maritime Festival10AM-4PM – Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Derby Wharf – 173 Derby St.
(see Aug. 5 for full description)
BRIDGIN G.A.P.S.Noon-8PM – Salem Willows Shell
(see Aug. 5 for full description)
Salsa Sundays6PM-8:30PM – South River – Peabody Street Park Come and bring your friends and families, learn to dance Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Kizomba and other styles of dancing. This event is free and open to the public so come and have some fun!

Monday, August 7

Salem Senior Event: Ice Cream Social11:45 AM – 5 Broad St.
The Salem Council on Aging and Representative Paul Tucker will host an ice cream social. Guests will be served ice cream and an assortment of toppings. This event is FREE and open to Salem Seniors 60 and older. Advanced registration required. To register for the event and transportation via COA van, please call Rosanna Donahue at 978-744-0924 x15. Sponsored by Representative Paul Tucker and The Salem Council on Aging
Salem’s Pizza Tasting5PM-7PM – Salem Common
Come taste pizza from many of Salem’s popular pizza shops. $7 Adults /$5 Kids.For more information contact the Salem YMCA at 978-744- 0351.(No rain date if canceled because of weather.)

Salem Community Concert Band & Community Jazz Band
7PM-8:30 PM – Salem Willows Shell – Come listen to some great music by two bands made up of Salem residents and others from Grade through adult. Under the direction of Cynthia Napierkowski, director of the Salem High School Band. Rain location: Salem High School Auditorium
The Paul Madore Chorale Summersing8 PM – Old Town Hall – Derby
Square- During the summer the Chorale provides an unique opportunity to listen to, to sing along, or to play with our volunteer orchestra.This Monday features Requiem – A. Mozart. Guest conductor William Sano. For more info call 978-744-4898. Admission: Adults- $10.00. Seniors and Students- $8.00.

Tuesday, August 8

Salem Senior Event: BBQ AT WINTER ISLAND10:30AM – WINTER
ISLAND – Grab your friends and join us for our annual BBQ at Winter Island for an afternoon of fun! Entertainment provided by Tony
Malionek. This event is free and open to Salem Seniors age 60 and older. Advanced registration required. To register for the event and
transportation via COA van, please call Rosanna Donahue at 978-744- 0924 x15. Sponsored by Mayor Kim Driscoll
Story Time at the Witch House5PM-5:30 PM 310 ½ Essex St. – Curious tales for the young read aloud in the Witch House’s 17th century kitchen. Free. For more information contact   978-744-8815 or email [email protected]
Ice Scream Bowl6PM-7:30PM – Salem Common
We all scream for ICE-CREAM! Indulge your sweet tooth! Sample flavors from many of the North Shore’s finest creameries, ice cream shops and restaurants. Bring the whole family. $6 Adults / $4 Kids.Proceeds to benefit Salem Main Streets.For more information visit www.salemmainstreets.org
North Shore Concert Band7PM–9PM -Salem Willows Shell
Come listen to Band Favorites as they close out the summer concert series. (rain date: Thurs. August 10th)

Wednesday, August 9

Salem Senior Event: Salem Senior Summer Health Fair-10AM-1PM
– Salem Willows Shell – Learn about local health and wellness centers in the area and what programs and services they offer. Every attendee will receive one free raffle ticket to enter to win one of many prizes. Bring a guest and receive an additional raffle ticket. Do you like to dance? Bring your dancing shoes and join us on the band stand from 10-1 pm. Music provided by Joe Barilone and Russ McQueen.This event is FREE and open to Salem Seniors age 60 and older. Advanced registration required. To register for the event and transportation via COA van, please call Rosanna Donahue at 978-744-0924 x15. Sponsored by The Salem Council on Aging
Witches Cup Bike Race4:00PM – 8 PM – Salem Common – This year’s
Witches Cup will provide cycling fans a breath taking front-row seat at a professional cycling event. With speeds averaging 25-35 mph and reaching up to 45 mph during sprints and attacks, an exciting race is guaranteed. The crowds are just feet from the racers and can see all the action during the ½ mile loop around the Salem Common. For more information log onto www.witchescup.com
Window Box & Traffic Island Awards Ceremony5:30PM – Pickering
House Garden – 18 Broad St. -Please join the Salem Garden Club and the Salem Beautification Committee in the garden of the Pickering House as they award the winners of the City’s window box competition and traffic island sponsorship program. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony. This event is free and open to the public.

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Thursday, August 10

Farmers’ Market3PM-7PM – Derby Square
Come visit us at Historic Derby Square on Front Street in downtown Salem, the market is held every Thursday evening from 3:00PM – 7:00PM through October 13.

Salem Senior Event: Around the World Party4:00 – 7:00 PM – SALEM MOOSE LODGE Salem’s Seniors are invited to an evening of dinner, dancing and fun, with entertainment being provided by Pete Saran and his Band! This event is $1 per person and open to Salem Seniors age 60 and older. Advanced registration required. To register for the event and transportation via COA van, please call Rosanna Donahue at 978-744-0924 x15. Sponsored by the Salem Moose lodge and The Friends of the Salem Council n Aging.

Friday, August 11

Salem Senior Event: ID Event9:00AM – 12:00 PM – 5 Broad St.
Charlie Cards: If you are in need of a Charlie Card for the MBTA, come to the COA (you must bring a photo id)! This event is FREE and open to Salem Seniors 65 and older. Advanced registration required. To register for the event and transportation via COA van, please call Rosanna Donahue at 978-744-0924 x15. Sponsored by The Salem Council on Aging
Car Fit Program: This program focuses on helping senior citizens adjust certain aspects of their vehicles so that they are more comfortable and safer drivers. Sponsored by the Salem Council on Aging, The Essex County Sheriff’s Department.
Kids Night5PM-7:30PM – Salem Common
The Salem YMCA will transform the Salem Common into a paradise for children with moon bounces, rides, games, and arts & crafts. $5 per child will pay for unlimited rides. For more info contact Salem YMCA at 978-744-0351. (No rain date if canceled because of weather.)

Saturday, August 12

It’s Alive10AM-5PM – Peabody Essex Museum
Don’t miss Opening Day of “It’s Alive!” Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection
Essex Street Fair10AM-6PM – Essex St. Pedestrian Mall
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 Essex Street Pedestrian Mall.
Ice Cream Social1PM-3PM – Emmerton House – 12 Hawthorne Boulevard – The Woman’s Friend Society will host their annual Ice Cream Social fundraiser. Come enjoy delicious ice cream sundaes by Treadwell’s while listening to live music in the garden. In the case of rain, the event will be held inside this historic house. Cost is $5 per adult and $3 per child.

Salem Jazz & Soul Festival, Berklee Summer Series Concert5PM–7PM – Derby Square (in case of rain, event will be held at KOTO -90 Washington St.) This concert is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.salemjazzsoul.org/salem-jazz-and-soul-derby-sq-series-2016/

Sunday, August 13

Essex Street Fair10AM-6PM – Essex St. Pedestrian Mall
(see Aug. 12 for full description)
Phillips House 16th Annual Antique Car MeetNOON–3PM
34 Chestnut Street – Join Historic New England and the North Shore Old Car Club for the 15th Annual Car Meet, where vintage and antique vehicles are displayed on historic Chestnut Street, including the Phillips family’s collection of carriages, two Pierce-Arrows, and a Model A Ford. Enjoy free museum tours and refreshments. Free admission. For more information, call 978-744-0440 or visit www.historicnewengland.org
S.C.E.N.E.’s 8th Annual Sunset Hang3PM-9PM – Salem Willows Shell Join local visualists and 8 dj’s as they showcase their amazing talent and music that might otherwise be overlooked by the mainstream. For more information log onto: https://www.facebook.com/events/288427444826719

Salsa Sundays6PM-8:30PM – South River – Peabody Street Park Come and bring your friends and families, learn to dance Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Kizomba and other styles of dancing. This event is free and open to the public so come and have some fun! (Also being held on Aug. 20)

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