North Shore Creative Happenings

May 31, 2022
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10 Things to Do This Weekend at Salem Arts Festival

by Felicia Cheney
Salem Arts Festival returns this weekend (June 3-5) in all of its glory for three days of art, music, poetry, performance, vending, and general spectacle. Because the schedule of events happening in and around Salem is so jam packed, we’ve decided to help you out by selecting 10 of the best happenings going on this weekend. But don’t just trust
May 31, 2022
March 22, 2022
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New Businesses, Experiences Blossom In Salem This Spring

by Felicia Cheney
As spring approaches, visitors to Salem will see many new additions to the entertainment scene including new museums, walking tours, restaurants, and more to enjoy during their visit. These new experiences are enhanced as rites of spring unfold such as outdoor dining, which kicks off on April 1, and the Salem ferry, which opens on May 14. The new attractions opening
March 22, 2022
March 22, 2022
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New Businesses, Experiences Blossom In Salem This Spring

by Felicia Cheney
As spring approaches, visitors to Salem will see many new additions to the entertainment scene including new museums, walking tours, restaurants, and more to enjoy during their visit. These new experiences are enhanced as rites of spring unfold such as outdoor dining, which kicks off on April 1, and the Salem ferry, which opens on May 14. The new attractions opening
March 22, 2022
June 15, 2021
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11 ideas for Father’s Day Fun

by Felicia Cheney
It’s finally that time of the year when we take time to celebrate the father figures in our lives! However, in the hustle of mid-June it’s easy to get swept up in other responsibilities and let Father’s Day slip your mind. But fear not, we have gathered a list of fantastic last minute Father’s Day ideas. By taking inspiration from
June 15, 2021
June 14, 2021
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Salem Haunted Happenings Returns In October 2021

by joeyphoenix
From Destination Salem The businesses and organizations in Salem, Massachusetts are setting the stage for a return to pre-pandemic capacity and programming in October 2021 with the return of Salem Haunted Happenings. Visitors to this bewitching seaport north of Boston will be delighted to find the street fairs, performances, expanded programming, special events, and seasonal flair are in the works for this fall. Believed to be the
June 14, 2021
May 27, 2021
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10 Things to Look Forward to at Salem Arts Festival 2021

by Felicia Cheney
Despite the the stress of a global pandemic, art has continued to unite us across many diverse communities. Salem Arts Festival, taking place June 4th through 6th, will be a relaxing and engaging get-away from that tiring virtual Zoom fatigue. Both residents and visitors are welcomed to attend this fantastic festival where local artists and businesses will shine in the
May 27, 2021
February 4, 2021
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New Vampyre Psychic Parlour Opens In Historic Haunted Building

by joeyphoenix
From Vampfangs Beginning on March 1st, Salem’s very first Vampyre Psychic Parlour, located at One Derby Square will open to the public, giving a rare glimpse into the lesser known tradition of Vampyre Magick. Guests are invited to experience personal or group readings from members of the local Vampyre community. “Maison Vampyre is elegant and uniquely themed- a perfect backdrop
February 4, 2021
January 1, 2021
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How SSU Helped Their Students Continue to Create in 2020

by joeyphoenix
From The Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Salem State University The pandemic has created unique challenges for the arts in both how work is created and how work is shared with those who appreciate the arts. Artists are inherently problem solvers, and so our students and faculty have continued their work, just differently. Online exhibitions, rehearsing outside, rehearsing
January 1, 2021
October 14, 2020
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When Mapping Meaning in Merrimack Valley, Everyone Has a Role to Play

by joeyphoenix
What are the places, landmarks, and memories that define your sense of community? When you think of home, do you think of the park on the corner where you and your friends hang out on weekends? The coffee shop that has the best bagels? The neighborhoods you walk through to get to work?  In 2019, the Essex County Community Foundation
October 14, 2020
September 28, 2020
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Enjoy the 31 Days of Halloween at Home with These Virtual Events

by joeyphoenix
Our pumpkin hearts are broken this year because Halloween as we know it has been postponed indefinitely. But there’s no need to be rude and ghost the holiday (what did it ever do to us anyways?) With a little help from the Haunted Happenings Digital Marketplace, Haunted Happenings are still, well, happening. So get out your spookie onesies and your
September 28, 2020