Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Salem Transfer Station Opening for Storm Clean-Up

Salem Transfer Station Opening for Storm Clean-Up

Yard waste drop-off for March 10-11

Following the major storm of March 2-3, the Salem Transfer Station on Swampscott Road will be open for yard waste drop-off by Salem residents with proof of residency on Saturday, March 10th from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Yard waste should be dropped off in a paper yard waste bag or dumped loose at the designated area inside the site. Please do not leave yard waste outside of the fence or gates, as it may obstruct traffic on Swampscott Road. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be accepted.



 The Salem Arts Festival announces an invitation for the community to participate in the festival’s 10th year, running June 1 through June 3, 2018. Over 5,000 people regularly attend the family-friendly festival, transforming downtown Salem, MA into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase a wide range of talents. The festival includes a gallery of juried artists’ work in Old Town Hall, outdoor stage venues for performance and dance, an artist and artisan street fair, a collaborative public arts project, and much more!

"Salem is busting at the seams with visual artists, musicians, poets, dancers, makers, and creative individuals of all types. It’s one of the many reasons people love living and visiting here," said Kylie Sullivan, Executive Director of Salem Main Streets, co-organizer of the Salem Arts Festival. "In celebration of our 10 year anniversary, we will focus the festival around the Salem Main Streets themes of ‘Live, Work, Play.’ I’m very excited to see the different ways we can use the arts to explore what it means to live, work, and play in Salem.”

The Salem Arts Festival is especially pleased to announce that the festival, initially run as a project of Salem Main Streets, has expanded this year to be run in collaboration with the Creative Collective. The Creative Collective is a group of invested creative professionals with the mission of connecting creativity, community and commerce. John Andrews, Creative Director, shared his thoughts about this partnership. “I am very excited to partner on another project with Salem Main Streets and expand the impact that the festival has on Salem and support the over 100 artists, performers, artisan vendors, and creatives that participate in this dynamic event.”

Applications for performers and street fair vendors are now live at salemartsfestival.com, with a deadline of April 7th. The juried gallery will be selected by an on-site review process again this year, to be held the weekend before the festival, May 25 through May 28. Artists interested in the gallery should complete an Intent to Apply online in order to receive the most up-to-date information about the gallery process.

For the 5th year, we are including a community-built public art installation as part of the festival. Bee to Brick, this year's community art project, embraces the "Live, Work, Play" theme by celebrating some of the hardest "working" bugs out there - pollinators! Bee to Brick will install playful swarms of several hundred "bees" around the festival area, created entirely out of recycled plastic bottles and other reusable plastic pollution. After the project, the bees will be transformed into “bricks” by Phoenix School students for their “Bottle Brick Project.” We are currently looking for community groups who want to participate in a workshop, and/or individuals who can come to one of our Monday night workshops. All ages and abilities are enthusiastically encouraged to contribute, no skill set required. More information at www.salemartsfestival.com/bee-to-brick.

Last but certainly not least, planning is underway for the hottest event of the spring – our 5th annual Fashion Show fundraiser! On April 6th, the Salem Arts Festival will transform the upstairs floor of the beautiful and historic Old Town Hall at 32 Derby Square for a night of local fashion, food, drink, and fun in support of one of Salem’s greatest festivals. Information and ticket links are available at www.salemartsfestival.com/2018-fashion-show-fundraiser.

The Salem Arts Festival is organized by Salem Main Streets, the Creative Collective and a collaboration of Salem organizations which provide support for the festival, including the City of Salem, Salem State University, Salem Food Tours, the Phoenix School, Salem Public Space Project, the Salem YMCA, Peabody Essex Museum, and the Salem Arts Association. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Salem Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The festival also relies on the gracious support of its other creative partners, including Retonica Event Lighting, The Scarlet Letter Press, and Octocog Marketing and Design.

If you would like to support this dynamic annual cultural mainstay for its 10th anniversary celebration, please contact Robyn Gianoppolo at robyn@creativesalem.com or visit salemartsfestival.com/support

For more information about the Salem Arts Festival, please see www.salemartsfestival.com or contact Kylie Sullivan at kylie@salemmainstreets.org or (978)744-0004 (x115).

Kylie Sullivan
Executive Director, Salem Main Streets
265 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
978/744-0004 x15

March HDSNA Meeting

March HDSNA Meeting
Monday, March 12, 2018
The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
6:30-7:00 pm coffee  and refreshments
7:00-8:00 pm
Salem Alliance for the Environment
Learn about the gas leaks in Salem, in our neighborhood, and how is this affecting you and the trees in Salem. Be part of the conversation.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Love Education - Danvers Historical Society

This Week at Tapley Memorial Hall:

Learn about the History Week Program this Weds, or 2/21, 10am to Noon. No commitment required. Simply learn more about how the Society is a part of the 3rd Grade curriculum with Danvers Elementary Schools. This will be our 32nd year!

Play with the Riverside Squares Dance Club. Learn during an introductory FREE session this Weds evening 6:30 to

Create balance and serenity while learning Tai Chi this Thursday morning 9:30 to 10:30. Beginners welcome - details here

2018, The Year of Growth:
Preserving to Share Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

In 2018, we will be undertaking some of the most ambitious and important projects and programs in The Society's history. But how much we are able to achieve depends on dedicated members and supporters like you. RENEW your MEMBERSHIP here.

Your generous donation will stay in Danvers, supporting education
and preservation that impacts the lives of people in your community, and visitors from around the world.

For 128 years, forward-thinking supporters like you have made The Danvers Historical Society a priority. Your commitment, energy, and financial support are the foundation of everything we do, and I hope you will help us show what we can accomplish this year - together.

Please help us reach our goals by making a generous and tax-deductible contribution right now. Thank you!

Thank you, and Happy New Year!
- The Board of Trustees of the Danvers Historical Society

Danvers Historical Society ~ PO Box 381 ~ 11 Page St., Danvers MA 01923

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City Seeks Input on Biking at Open House and Online

City Seeks Input on Biking at Open House and Online

The Salem Bicycling Advisory Committee invites you to attend the Bike Master Plan Open House on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm at the City Hall Annex, Room 313, 120 Washington St.

Please join the Bicycling Advisory Committee  to view a brief presentation and participate in interactive activities to help the City identify and prioritize ways to enhance biking in Salem. Spanish translation services will be provided.

You can also provide input online at http://bit.ly/bikesalem

For more information, contact the City of Salem Department of Planning and Community Development at (978) 619-5685 ortdevine@salem.com

Family Movie Night: An American Tail Tuesday February 20 from 6-8PM

Family Movie Night: An American Tail
Tuesday, February 20 from 6-8PM
Cozy up with a classic children’s film about young Fivel, a young Russian mouse who gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.
Popcorn and soft drinks will be served. Hands-on history activities will be available. Families are welcome to bring additional snacks and blankets or sleeping bags for seating. Wear comfortable clothes.
Advance Pricing:
Members: $3.50/$10.00 family cap
Nonmembers: $5.00/$15.00 family cap
Day of Pricing:
$7.00/$20.00 family cap

For more information please contact Julie Arrison-Bishop at jarrison@7gables.org or call 978-744-0991 x152.
Copyright © 2018 The House of the Seven Gables, All rights reserved. 

This Week in Salem, Massachusetts February 14 through 20

This week in Salem, celebrate Lunar New Year at the Peabody Essex Museum, kick off February School Vacation week at The House of the Seven Gables, or take an ANTI-Valentine's Day Tour with Salem Night Tour. For all there is to see and do in Salem, view the events calendar at Salem.org
February School Vacation Week 
School vacation week programming kicks off this weekend and runs through February 25. Visit The House of the Seven Gables for hands-on activities based on colonial building projects, or visit the Peabody Essex Museum for school vacation week art-making workshops. View the events calendar to see all school vacation week events in Salem.
Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Dog at the Peabody Essex Museum
Saturday, February 17 | 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Visit the Peabody Essex Museum for games, art making, and other traditions. All programs included with admission. Events include Lion dances, band performances, and a special film showing of Rock Dog. View a complete event schedule here
Click here to view this event on Salem.org
ANTI-Valentine's Day Tour
Wednesday, February 14 | 7:30 pm
The Anti-Valentine Tour takes over the Salem Night Tour. This is the perfect way to spend the worst holiday. Hear about murderous marriages, love gone wrong, and the worst Valentine's day has to offer. This tour is designed for the hopelessly single, the ironically cool, and the happily in love alike! Tickets ($13) available online.

Click here to view this event on Salem.org
Daughters of Darkness Night Market 
Saturday, February 24 | 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

In honor of Women in Horror Month, the 

Stay in Salem at the Hawthorne Hotel with the Valentine's Day Package (available during the entire month of February). Package includes overnight accommodations, a dozen roses, a bottle of sparkling wine, and chocolate covered strawberries. Learn more here
Salem Still Making History
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