Salem Main Streets is looking for local Salem enthusiasts
to help greet visitors at the October Information Booth. Volunteers will
staff the booth at the start of the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, handing out
maps and sharing information about Salem’s wide variety of attractions, events,
and businesses. Last year volunteers assisted over 22,000 visitors during
the weekends and holidays in October.
All volunteers are asked to be available for a minimum of two shifts for two hours each and will be required to complete a one hour orientation session. The orientation will take place on Saturday, September 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the National Park Service Regional Visitor Center. Volunteers will be updated on new October events and there will be time for returning volunteers to share insights and information with those new to the program. Sign up for the Orientation here – https://signup.com/go/EfVkPPU
Volunteers are needed for two hour shifts throughout the
day each weekend in October, as well as some additional dates including October
3 (Parade night), October 14 (Columbus Day), and of course, October 31 (Halloween
Night). We are also looking for multi-lingual volunteers to assist the many
international visitors who come to Salem. If you have availability some of
these days, enjoy helping visitors by showing them your enthusiasm for our
cultured and historic city, and want to make it fun and easy for visitors to
explore all of Salem’s sites and attractions, please join us!
For more information or to become a volunteer please contact
Kylie Sullivan, Salem Main Streets’ Executive Director, at (978)744-0004 x115
or firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is organized by Salem Main Streets
in partnership with the City of Salem, with support from Destination Salem and the
National Park Service.
Check out this awesome list of Salem-based award winners, or check out North Shore Magazine’s website for a full list – http://www.nshoremag.com/bons-2019.
DINE Bacon – Back Alley Bacon (Readers’ Choice) Bakery/Bread– A&J King (Editors’ and Readers’ Choice) Brunch – Ledger Restaurant & Bar (Readers’) Burger – Ledger Restaurant & Bar (Editors’ Choice) Fish & Chips – Turner’s Seafood (Readers’) Fish Sandwich – Turner’s Seafood (Readers’) General Excellence – Ledger Restaurant & Bar (Readers’) Gluten Free – Life Alive (Editors’) Indian – Passage to India (Readers’) Mexican – Howling Wolf (Editors’) Mussels – Finz Seafood & Grill (Editors’), Turner’s Seafood (Readers’) New Restaurant– Stella’s Restaurant and Wine Bar (tie for Editor’s Choice), Ledger (Readers’) Pizza – Bambolina (Editors’ tie and Readers’) Ramen – Kokeshi (Readers’) Seafood – Turner’s (Readers’) Tacos – Sea Level Oyster Bar (Readers’) Vegetarian – Life Alive (Editors’ and Readers’)
DRINK Bar – Ledger Restaurant & Bar (Editors’) Beer Garden – Notch Brewing (Readers’) Beer Menu – Gulu Gulu Café (Readers’) Brewery – Notch Brewing (Runner Up) Distillery– Deacon Giles (Readers’) Hard Cider – Far From the Tree (Editors’ and Readers’) Juice Bar – Life Alive (Readers’) Taproom – Notch Brewery (Readers’) Wine List– Stella’s Restaurant and Wine Bar (Editors’), Ledger (Readers’) Winery– 1634 Meadery (Editors’) – Salem Farmers’ Market vendor
INDULGE Candies– Ye Olde Pepper Companie (Editors’), Harbor Sweets (Readers’) Chocolate – Harbor Sweets (Readers’) Cookies – Goodnight Fatty (Editors’) Dessert – Ledger (Editors’), Caramel French Patisserie (Readers’)
LIVE Farmers’ Market – Salem Farmers’ Market (Editors’) Personal Chef Service – Fine Food + Cooking LLC by Ricardo Sanchez (Editors’) Tailoring/Altering – Alterations by Rosa (Readers’)
PLAY Arts Festival – Salem Arts Festival (Readers’) Charter Boat – When and If (Editors’) Family Hangout – Peabody Essex Museum (Editors’ and Readers’) Festival (Fall) – Haunted Happenings (Readers’) Festival (Spring) – Salem Film Fest (Editors’) Festival (Winter) – Salem’s So Sweet (Editors’) Museum– Peabody Essex Museum (Editors’ and Readers’)
SHOP Cheese Shop – The Cheese Shop of Salem (Editors’ and Readers’) Makeup Selection – Rouge Cosmetics (Editors’) Yoga Apparel – Yoga Sakti (Editors’)
RENEW Barber Shop – Badabing Barbershop and Shave Parlor (Readers’) Bed & Breakfast – The Merchant (Editors’)
MINGLE Billiards – Village Tavern (Readers’) Guys’ Night Out – Bit Bar (Editors’)
On the second Thursday in June, the Salem Farmers’ Market will officially kick off its eleventh season on Derby Square. With over 35 vendors, the market will be held at Derby Square on Front Street in Salem, MA every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from June 13th through October 17th, 2019.
“The Salem Farmers’ Market has truly become a
destination for the community for over a decade now – it’s a gathering place as
well as an opportunity to get fresh, local produce and other one-of-a-kind goods,”
Salem Main Streets Executive Director Kylie Sullivan said, adding that the market
typically draws over 2,000 market-goers weekly. “With the great range of
vendors that we have, there’s something for everyone at our farmers’ market.”
For five months every year, the largely
volunteer-run market gives residents and tourists alike the opportunity to buy
farm-fresh produce, seafood, baked goods, meat, and a variety of other goods. At the heart of the market are seven major
farms: Clark Farm, Gibney Gardens, Maitland Mountain Farm, Grant Family Farm,
Heavens Harvest Farm, Long Hill Orchard, and Wally’s Vegetables. They are
complemented by an array of specialty foods, bakery products, spices, and
non-food vendors. Exciting new
additions to the 2019 market include The Herb Farmacy, The Cheese Shop of
Salem, Romeo’s Juices, Roseadela’s, The Branch Olive Oil, Nubble Hydro
Microgreens, Crepe du Jour, Chrissy’s Crumble, Bauman’s Best Botanicals,
Giuseppe’s Ice Pops, and Uncommonly Good Bakery, along with many other surprises and additions
throughout the season. Every week the market offers live music and
representation from different community groups and initiatives.
The market is made possible through the leadership
of Salem Main Streets and the Farmers’ Market Committee, as well as the
generous contributions of numerous volunteers.
We are actively looking for volunteers to help with weekly set up from
1:30 to 3:00, help at the info table between 3:00 and 7:00, and break down help
from 6:30 to 7:30. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact email@example.com.
As in previous years, the market will continue
to take EBT through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. In compliance with the City of Salem’s plastic
bag ordinance, we encourage attendees to bring their own bags – or buy a tote
bag at the market to support our work!
us for the sixth annual Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser – Friday,
April 26, 7-10 pm – for a night of fashion, food, drink, and fun in support of
one of Salem’s greatest festivals! The event is moving to a new location this
year, the historic Hawthorne Hotel, at 18 Washington Square West.
“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 financial support is critical for the success of the
festival, which welcomes 7,000 attendees to downtown Salem every June. We are
committed to keeping the festival free and open to the public, but we’re also
committed to paying artists and performers – that means we need to raise some
one-of-a-kind event will feature fabulous fashions from renowned local
boutiques and shops, including Curtsy, J. Mode, Lifebridge Thrift Shop, Modern
Millie Shop, the Peabody Essex Museum Shop, re-find, The Boutique, Vampfangs, Beach
Bride Baubles, RJ Coins & Jewelry, and Hive & Forge, as well as some
final polish by local stylists Laura Lanes Skin
Care and Rouge Cosmetics. Attendees can
also expect outside-the-box accessories and surprises from local creative
genius Grace & Diggs and other local makers from the Salem Arts Association
on the catwalk.
Scalia of Salem Food Tours returns as the mastermind behind fashion show
logistics and staging, and with festival co-organizers Salem Main Streets and
Creative Collective at the helm, locals know it’s going to be an incredible
night. The Fashion Show will tap into the 2019 Salem Arts Festival theme of
“Roots.” Lighting and ambience by Retonica will completely transform the
historic ballroom throughout the night. The 2019 Fashion Show Fundraiser is
generously sponsored in part by Salem Five and Derby Square Architects.
are $40 per person with a cash bar, tickets purchased the day of the event are
$45 – but this event regularly sells out, so we don’t recommend waiting. VIP
tickets are already sold out!
annual Salem Arts Festival will be
held June 7th to 9th, 2019. SAF is organized by Salem Main Streets, the
Creative Collective, and a collaboration of Salem organizations, including the
City of Salem, Salem State University, Salem Food Tours, the Phoenix School,
Peabody Essex Museum, the Salem Arts Association, and a significant number of
dedicated locals. The festival also relies on the gracious support of its other
creative partners, including Retonica Event Lighting, The Scarlet Letter Press,
and Octocog Marketing and Design.
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
the promotion of the downtown district. The Creative Collective connects
creativity, community and commerce through a series of traditional and
non-traditional marketing efforts, advocacy, events and resources.
more information about the Salem Arts Festival, please see
www.salemartsfestival.com or contact Kylie Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (978)744-0004 (x115).
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.