2018 Salem Comedy Fest Line Up Announcement

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The 2018 Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival is set for Thursday January 11th – Saturday January 13th. The three-day festival features over 15 comedians at a variety of popular Salem venues. The Festival celebrates the craft of comedy, both for the audience as well as for the seasoned comedians performing each night. “We’re excited to continue the Festival for Salem” says festival producer and comedian Mark Scalia.

Salem Video – PEM PM Retrospective

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So since it has been officially announced… Tonight (Thursday Dec. 21) is the last PEMPM at the Peabody Essex Museumand although we know that there is some awesome things in the works we did want to wax poetic for a moment. Join us at the last one December PEMpm: Cup of Cheer This series of events has [….]

Salem Photos: Georgia Okeeffe at Peabody Essex Museum

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style is the first exhibition to explore the art, image and personal style of one of America’s most iconic artists. O’Keeffe’s understated and carefully designed garments, many never before exhibited, are presented alongside photographs and her paintings, illuminating O’Keeffe’s unified modernist aesthetic and distinctive self-styling. For more than 70 years, O’Keeffe shaped [….]

Road Trip Beverly – Polar Express Fundraiser at The Cabot

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Holiday Magic was in the air at The Cabot. At this event there were cookies and milk from Jacqueline’s Cookies for the kids, visits with Santa, a book signing with “Polar Express” author Chris Van Allsburg, raffles and the screening of this amazing movie on the big screen with special effects and surprises by Retonica Lighting

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An interview with the Grinch!

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Gallows Hill Theatre presents: A Very Grinchy Holiday Special! Join the team at Gallows Hill Theatre for a fun re-telling of the classic tale with music, audience interaction, Max the dog,The Who family and Thing One and Thing Two! A great holiday show for all ages, featuring Erik Rodenhiser as The Grinch. After the show, kids can meet The Grinch, and take picture with the cast! Treats and a raffle included as well! Visit GallowsHill.TicketLeap.com to snag your tickets!

The Grinch is coming! Dec. 9 – Dec.17 – Gallows Hill Theatre

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Gallows Hill Theatre presents: A Very Grinchy Holiday Special! Now in it’s 5th year. Join the Grinch on December 9, 10, 16, 17 at Gallows Hill Museum Theatre, 7 Lynde Street in Salem for a fun re-telling of the classic tale with music, fun and audience interaction. Everyone gets to meet Mrs. Claus before the [….]

5 facts about Christmas in Salem

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Christmas in Salem, thought to be the nation’s longest running holiday house tour, invites visitors to tour historic homes in the Downtown and McIntire neighborhood from December 1–3, 2017. Homes will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season and will be open for tours throughout the weekend.

Why Small Business Saturday in Salem is the Real Cherpumple

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by Joey Phoenix I can see them now. Shoppers all over the United States will be cramming their faces up against windows of major chains on Thanksgiving night, somebody’s elbow jabbing them in the ribs, a small child wailing because its mother brought it to Wal-Mart before it could have its third slice of cherpumple. [….]

Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk brings one-man show ‘A Christmas Carol’ to Salem’s Grace Episcopal Church

Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk brings one-man show ‘A Christmas Carol’ to Salem

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Performance one night only. When: Friday, December 15, 2017 Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm Tickets: $25 (in advance or at the door) Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 385 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970 By David Jonathan Lavin Ebeneezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the ghost of Jacob Marley are soon to come alive in Salem, as the Hudson [….]

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Salem Photos – Mayor’s Night Out Salem 2017

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Once a year, at the beginning of the Salem Haunted Happenings Celebrations Mayor Kimberly Driscoll joins hundreds of little revelers in costume for Mayor’s Night Out. Dozens of local businesses offer special discounts and offers to residents and hand out treats for the little ones!

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Salem Scene – Punto Urban Art Museum Block Party

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Our vision is to create a world class urban arts district in Salem’s Point Neighborhood, one that embraces its rich immigrant and architectural history and present a dynamic opportunity for the neighborhood’s future.

Salem Scene – Taste the Space Fundraising Kick Off

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The Salem YMCA GreenSpace is a public garden run by the Salem YMCA. The Y hires local teens that work with volunteers to create and maintain this garden and school gardens across the city. Through the support of our community volunteers, the City of Salem, and generous donors, GreenSpace is able to provide free weekly produce to it’s neighbors.

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Salem Scene – Notch Oktoberfest

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Oktoberfest celebrations in Salem kicked off this past weekend with an overwhelmingly successful event at Notch Brewing. Giant tents, delicious cuisine, communal tables, games, traditional music and merriment were all in abundance as a new tradition in Salem has come to life on the South Harbor.

Road Trip Photos – Bread and Puppet Theatre

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The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides rod-puppet and hand puppet shows for children, the concerns of the first productions were rents, rats, police, and other problems of the neighborhood.

Meet the Collective – Green Tea Yoga

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Although Green Tea Yoga has transformed throughout the years, yet remains a heart-centered studio focusing on community connection and spiritualism. This studio attracts an eclectic mix of individuals, from the beginner student to the experienced yogi, and provides an assortment of classes and wellness services for everyone. When you come through Green Tea Yoga’s front doors, you will feel the love and warmth from our instructors and you will experience an intimate and quaint setting.

Meet the Collective – Notso Kitty

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Notso Kitty began in 2009 as an outlet for the creative endeavors of Wendy Casazza Scruton. Over the years it’s purpose has become more concise: to design uniquely original products for cats and cat lovers of exceptionally quirky taste! Notso Kitty’s growing line includes such things as nerd glasses for cats and cat-themed stationary products. Check out the shop’s ever-changing selection on Etsy or at one of the upcoming in-person market events!

Beltaine Fire: Yoga, Tarot, & Moon Magic with The Chaos Factor

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Happy Beltaine everyone! I think we are all still flying high on the magic from Sunday evening. What an amazing night of partnership to celebrate this sabbat as well as the full moon in Scorpio. With the special talent and enthusiasm of Rebel Yell Yoga, Dark Moon Tarot, Creative Collective, Witch City Wicks, and Scarlet Letter Press, we created an enchanting one of a kind experience that included a meditative yoga flow, Beltaine spell bag crafting, and tarot & birth chart readings. Guests also took home a specially-crafted herbal oil blend from The Chaos Factor, and a lovely spring candle from Witch City Wicks, both made exclusively for this event.

HistoryCast Episode 5: Alyssa Conary, Counter Magic

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Robyn from Creative Collective and Melissa from Now Age Travel take a fresh approach to women’s history in Salem. More than a city of witches, Salem has always had a history of bold women shaping the area for famous, infamous, and lesser-known happenings. Listen to Robyn and Melissa chat with local residents, creatives, politicians, historians, and feminist leaders about the history of Salem and the women who influenced it.

Meet the Creative – Bobbie Bush Photography

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Bobbie Bush Photography is a professional portrait photographer located north of Boston, Massachusetts in historic Salem MA, serving the north shore Massachusetts, specializing in children’s and family photography. She has been named one of the Best Boston Photographer, after being named Boston’s Best Children’s Photographer in 2017 by the Boston A-List online competition and by the CBS Boston WBZ editors. Bobbie has established her Salem MA studio as the premier go-to Boston Baby Photographer and Boston Newborn Photographer in eastern Massachusetts with a full year comprehensive Baby Plan program from newborn through the baby’s first birthday.

A trip to Peabody – Marina Griffin Studio

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By Roby Giannapolo (@book_witch)

When Marina Griffin Studio became a member of The Collective last fall, I immediately checked out their Instagram @marina.griffin.design and fell in love with their handmade jewelry and scarves. After a long winter (is it finally spring!?), I finally had an opportunity to meet with Kelly and her family at their incredible studio.

Collective Conversations with Paige – Moody Interiors

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Creative Collective is back for the second installment of Collective Conversations with Paige. In this video, we are continuing with our “Women of the Collective” series, sitting down with the wonderful Kate and Jess Moody of Moody Interiors.