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12:00 am

Salem Literary Festival

September 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am - September 21, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Now presented by the Salem Athenaeum, the Salem Literary Festival was founded by Beth Simpson in 2008 as an extension of the events she created for the now defunct Cornerstone Bookstore. Since then, the Salem Lit Fest has grown to include hundreds of attendees, scores of volunteers, and dozens of authors. In 2014, the festival joined forces … Continue reading Salem Literary Festival

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Trails and Sails

September 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am - September 21, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Discover special places in your backyard! Be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all kinds. Find what makes Essex County like nowhere else during Trails & Sails! Find a complete list of events at TrailsandSails.org. nSalem events include: nFriday, September 20nMarine Science Experience: What … Continue reading Trails and Sails

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1:00 pm

Corn Mother Folklore Exhibit

September 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free event for participants of Trails & Sails at the Witch House and Pioneer Village! n Source: https://www.salem.org/event/corn-mother-folklore-exhibit/2019-09-20/

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5:00 pm

Marine Science Experience: What is Marine Science and Why is It Important?

September 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Massachusetts’ North Shore is historically, culturally and economically linked with the ocean. More recently, the ecological importance of coastal waters has been recognized. Salem State University and its Cat Cove Marine Laboratory acknowledge the traditional, biological and social importance of our coastal waters. Methods to preserve, manage and utilize this treasured resource are developed and … Continue reading Marine Science Experience: What is Marine Science and Why is It Important?

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6:00 pm

Ribbon-Cutting and Dedication Ceremony for Charlotte Forten Park

September 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The City of Salem will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to honor the newly named Charlotte Forten Park located at 289 Derby Street. The ceremony will honor the legacy of Charlotte Forten, an abolitionist, women’s right’s activist, and Salem State University’s first African-American graduate. nIn addition to the ribbon cutting, speakers at the event will … Continue reading Ribbon-Cutting and Dedication Ceremony for Charlotte Forten Park

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7:30 pm

Veterans 10-Minute Play Festival

September 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

This inaugural play festival features the work of eight writers from across the United States. nThe goal of this festival is to cultivate a supportive environment for creative exploration in and around the varied experiences that surround the military. Theatre is used to begin a community conversation that builds bridges between the civilian and military … Continue reading Veterans 10-Minute Play Festival

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8:00 pm

Live Music Featuring The Few Abide

September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Acoustic Classic Rock – by this amazing trio at Stella’s Restaurant. nJohn Ditomaso- el uke, horn, foot percussion & vocals.nTom Carroll- guitars & backing vocals.nTony Gallo- bass & vocals n Source: https://www.salem.org/event/live-music-featuring-the-few-abide/2019-09-20/

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History Alive Presents “Homestead”

September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Homestead is a new, site-specific play that allows the audience to observe a 17th century colonial family on the brink of panic and witness firsthand how quickly a community can devolve under the pressure of a witchcraft accusation. nIn the farming homestead of the Matthews family, something unnatural is afoot; twelve-year-old Ruth Matthews has been … Continue reading History Alive Presents “Homestead”

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