The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) debuts Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, the first major international exhibition to explore the role of empresses in China’s last dynasty––the Qing dynasty, from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 200 spectacular works, including imperial portraits, jewelry, garments, Buddhist sculptures, and decorative art objects from the Palace Museum, Beijing (known as the Forbidden City), tell the little-known stories of how these empresses engaged with and influenced court politics, art and religion.
Join Essex Heritage for tours of Salem Harbor and beyond all summer long! Essex Heritage offers a variety of specialty tours for adventurers of all ages. NEW this summer are narrated harbor cruises on Friday afternoons departing from the Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Come aboard Naumkeag and discover the wonders of coastal Essex County.
On your voyage you'll see FIVE harbor lighthouses, military fortifications, historic houses, and grand estates. The sights of Salem Sound tell a fascinating story of communities shaped by the sea.
Each year thousands of participants join together with family members, colleagues and friends for the North Shore Cancer WALK. As a walker, volunteer or donor, you can be part of an inspirational day in the fight against cancer. The 10K (6.2 mile) WALK route is an unforgettable journey of shared purpose and commitment. It winds through historic Salem, featuring an array of entertainers that lend a festive air to this profound community event. We encourage you to become a part of this annual celebration of life, hope and courage of all those who have been touched by this disease.
Celebrate World Oceans Day with Salt! Salt is a real humpback whale who spends her summer in the waters off Massachusetts and is among the most famous whales in the world today. She was first seen in the mid 1970s here in Massachusetts Bay and has been seen just about every year since. Explore inside a 40 foot inflatable replica of Salt and learn about her and her whale family-she has had at least ten calves since researchers started studying her. Hosted by Salem Coordinated Family & Community Engagement
For three days, this annual family friendly art festival transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents. The popular free event will feature over 80 artists and performers, and includes a variety of art, music, dance, and theatre performances. The family-friendly festival also includes art-making for all ages, artisan vendors selling their creations, and a temporary public art installation.
This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.
Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems. Explore bioinspired innovations in design, technology, and art that either model or engage nature to generate more sustainable solutions.
Co-organized with the National Gallery of Art, this exhibition features some 115 photographs - many of which have not been exhibitied or published previously - that offer a sweeping overview of the distinguished photograhier's articstic achievement, vision and drive.
The Salem MA Memorial Day Parade Schedule is as follows:
- 10am - Free trolley ride from the VFW to Commercial Street for any veteran who is unable to walk.
- 10:15am - All marching organizations will marshal on Commercial Street.
- 10:30 am - Parade departs from Commercial Street.
- 11:00 am - Memorial Day ceremony at Green Lawn cemetery.
- 12:30 - (Approx.) Collation at the VFW, 95 Derby Street. All are welcome to attend.