“Looking Back, Marching Forward” – Salem Remembers the Stonewall Riots

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Originally Published by The Hawthorne Hotel on June 18, 2019 June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which have come to represent a turning point in the movement for LGBTQ and civil rights in the United States. Fed up with discrimination and repeated raids on their bar, patrons of the Stonewall Inn confronted police [….]

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Endless Night Vampire Salon – Photo Gallery

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Images by Creative CollectiveClick here for the full gallery. The first ever Endless Night Salem Vampire Salon was on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. The evening was sold out with 150 guests dressed in their darkest finest, brilliant performances from the Slaughterhouse Society, dark tunes DJ Aengel, and the presence [….]

Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser 2019

Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser – Highlights

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Click here to view the full gallery! Images by Creative Collective. “The Fashion Show gets bigger and better every year. It’s really the perfect way to introduce the dynamic, locally-focused energy behind the Arts Festival,” says Kylie Sullivan, Executive Director of Salem Main Streets (SMS), the community nonprofit that founded the Festival. “The need for [….]

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Winds of Winter Masquerade Ball – A Creative Collective Production

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Another sold out Winter Masquerade Ball at the Hawthorne Hotel produced by the Creative Collective MA and featuring some of our AWESOME members! IT really takes a strong team to pull these events off and we are blessed to work with some of the best! Stay tuned for details on our 5th year anniversary next January.. Save the Date! JANUARY 25, 2019!

Author and Motivation speaker Erik Weihenmayer speaks about being the first blind man to climb Everest

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Cosplay Penny Dreadful and World of War Craft at Hawthorne Hotel for Creative Salem Cosplay affair

Salem Scene – The Cosplay Affair – Wrap Up

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The Cosplay affair at the Hawthorne Hotel was a joint production between the hotel, Creative Salem and local cosplayer Mr. Clever. It was a magical evening of creativity, dancing and community building. To learn more about the local cosplay scene read this great article from the Salem News.  Special Thanks to all the sponsors/Vendors Retonica [….]

Creative Spotlight – Lee Roberts aka Mr. Clever

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Meet local creative cosplayer and host of the Cosplay Affair… Lee Roberts Lee Roberts aka Mr. Clever is a cosplayer and custom Funko artist from Salem. They are actively involved in the Cosplay is not Consent: Anti-bullying movement as well as being an admin for Boston Whovians. You can learn more about Lee and their [….]

Media Gallery – 2017 Hawthorne Hotel Creative Salem Masquerade Ball

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THANK YOU FOR MAKING 2017 THE BEST BALL YET! SPECIAL THANKS TO: The staff and management at the Hawthorne Hotel Lights and Lasers by Retonica DJ Noel Snow The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers ARTiculate This Intramersive LLC Joey Phoenix Media Figsburry Creative Group Kati Nalbandian AND ESPECIALLY Erin Morgenstern for the AMAZING inspiration of The Night [….]

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VIDEO – Salem Main Streets Annual Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival

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Salem Main Streets’ mission is the continued revitalization of downtown Salem as a vibrant, year-round, retail, dining and cultural destination through business retention, recruitment, and promotion of the downtown district. SUPPORT SALEM MAIN STREETS HERE Salem Main Streets Annual Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting 2016 Salem Main Streets Annual Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting Salem [….]

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Goodnight, Captain White to Party One More Weekend Before Long Hibernation

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Goodnight, Captain White to Party One More Weekend Before Long Hibernation Those who love Salem history and also a good laugh will have one more weekend to take in the comedy murder mystery Goodnight, Captain White before History Alive, Inc. puts the play to bed for a long winter’s nap. Performances of the interactive whodunit [….]

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Photobooth – 2016 Hawthorne Hotel Halloween Party

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Photo Booth by Creative Salem. The costumes at the Hawthorne Hotel annual Halloween party definitely met and exceeded expectations for this Salem Halloween tradition. With Seven Deadly sins being the theme people really embraced the spirit of the evening. If you are interested in hiring a Photo Booth for your special event contact us here [….]

Mass Poetry Festival 2016 – Friday

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Friday, April 29 1:15pm Perspectives on the Short PoemCollege SlammersStars in my Pocket like Grains of Sand: Poetry and Science Fiction“What You Have Heard is True”: Teaching Poems of Witness in the High School Classroom LIMITEDVolta-cize your Turn! FULL 2:30pm Gail Mazur and Joyce Peseroff: New Books from Common Threads PoetsThe Bravest Women in the World: [….]

Mass Poetry Festival 2016 – Friday

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Friday, April 29 1:15pm Perspectives on the Short PoemCollege SlammersStars in my Pocket like Grains of Sand: Poetry and Science Fiction“What You Have Heard is True”: Teaching Poems of Witness in the High School Classroom LIMITEDVolta-cize your Turn! FULL 2:30pm Gail Mazur and Joyce Peseroff: New Books from Common Threads PoetsThe Bravest Women in the World: [….]

Salem Con at Hawthorne Hotel

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FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 VIP PARTY – 7 pm to 12 am – Kickoff Salem Con Weekend with some of your favorite Paranormal Personalities. Last year’s party was a blast and this years looks to be even better.  **Remember – what happens at the party STAYS at the party** SATURDAY, April 9, 2016 VENDOR CONFERENCE & LECTURE SERIES – 9 am to [….]