North Shore Nightlife (That You May Not Be Aware Of): Salem

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North Shore Nightlife is a Creative North Shore series highlighting unique and alternative programming on the North Shore after dark.  It’s a Saturday night on the North Shore, where do you go? A decade ago, the choices were slim. You could grab a bite to eat, maybe hear some live music, maybe go do karaoke.  [….]

Hawthorne in Hollywood! 1940 movie, ‘House of the Seven Gables,’ at The Gables Sept. 5

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SALEM — It’s movie night, once again, at The House of the Seven Gables. Not only will guests enjoy a notable movie made from one of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novels, they will watch as actor Vincent Price leads a one-of-a-kind tour of The Gables.   The second film in the ‘Hawthorne in Hollywood’ film series is Thursday, [….]

PEM Presents a Comprehensive Look at One of the 20th Century’s Most Influential American Artists

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SALEM, MA – This Fall, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents a fresh perspective on the artist and teacher widely considered to be one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. PEM is the exclusive east coast venue for Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, organized by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). On [….]

PEM Block Party – Photo Gallery

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Images by K.H. Photography Click here for full gallery The Peabody Essex Museum, in collaboration with Creative Collective, held its 3rd annual Summer Block Party on July 27th. The highly successful party has grown throughout all of its iterations and is now what it is today. There were vendors selling their beautiful creations, music housed in The Wandering Stage with an [….]

Graphic for bard Brigade presents King Lear in Salem ma

Salem Public Arts supports free Shakespeare in downtown Salem

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Salem Public Arts is excited to be bringing the Bard Brigade back for another free public Shakespeare this summer. After last summer’s success presenting Macbeth in Derby Sq, Salem Public Arts and The Bard Brigade are looking forward to bringing King Lear to the new part at 289 Derby St. as well as returning to Derby Square.

Seven Lectures at Seven Gables: Early Irish influence on baseball changed the game

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SALEM — There was a time, early in the 19th century, when baseball was a gentlemanly game played by the upper class. Things changed when second-generation Irish immigrants took an interest.  “The Irish had a huge influence on the development of early American baseball,” says Brian Sheehy, history teacher, and sports scholar. “Without the Irish, baseball [….]

Salem Screams for Ice Cream!

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Salem’s Ice Scream Bowl is back! It’s time to sample some of the best ice cream in the North Shore from some of the many ice cream shops the area has to offer. Salem’s Ice Scream Bowl event will be held on Wednesday, August 7 on the Salem Common from 6:00-7:30 p.m., rain or shine. A Heritage [….]

PEM Summer Block Party: Vendors, Food Trucks, Music, and More

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The Peabody Essex Museum has held their Summer Block Party for the past two years, and are bringing it back for a third year! The highly successful party has grown throughout all of its iterations and is now what it is today. This year, the Summer Block Party will be held on July 27th from [….]

The Moment of Magic with Anton, the Official Magician of Salem

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by Joey Phoenix When Anton Andresen was named the Official Magician of Salem in 2017, he was already a longstanding figure in the North Shore magic community. Having performed publicly since he was 13 years old, including a spot on SATV, he stepped into this new role with gusto, and now uses his title to [….]

‘17thCentury Saturdays’ at The Gables this Summer and Fall – Go Back in Time to Explore the Unknown

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SALEM — You don’t have to be an astronaut to explore the mysterious and the unknown. Instead, imagine yourself in Salem in the 1600s, when navigating the high seas was as dangerous and challenging as going to the moon. All are invited to The House of the Seven Gables for the first in a series [….]

Summerween on the North Shore with Adam Sandler’s New Netflix Movie “Hubie Halloween”

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Salem and Marblehead have been getting spooky this week. Visions of pumpkins and scarecrows and ghouls and goblins have filled the streets leaving tourists and locals to ask: “Hey wait, isn’t it a little bit early?” But really though, in Halloweentown, we all love it. For part of the filming, the crew invited local vendors [….]

Group of people cheer for oncoming pride parade

North Shore Pride 2019 – Video

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Video by Koeun North Shore Pride Parade and Festival 2019 from Creative Collective MA on Vimeo. The North Shore Pride Parade and Festival were on June 22, 2019. This was a particularly special year as it was the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The Parade also kicked off a new route, starting at Shetland Park and [….]

Two people wearing trans flag walk under arc of rainbow balloons

2019 North Shore Pride Parade and Festival – Photo Gallery

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Images by Creative CollectiveClick here for the full gallery. The North Shore Pride Parade and Festival were on June 22, 2019. This was a particularly special year as it was the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The Parade also kicked off a new route, starting at Shetland Park and traveling to Salem Common, [….]