Sep 182012

Salem Farmers’ Market

Thursday, September 20 from 3 – 7 p.m in Derby Square on Front Street. Enjoy shopping for fresh local fruits and vegetables and numerous specialty foods. There will be a cooking demonstration by 43 Church at 3:30 and music by Brad Byrd from 5 – 7 p.m. The market sponsor of the week is Salem State University.

Join Salem Park, Recreation and Community Services and the Wicked Running Club for the 2nd Annual Run at Work. The goal of RUN@WORK Day, presented by the Road Runners Club of America, is to encourage adults to get 30-minutes of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, either before work, during lunch, or immediately following work. Join the run Friday, September 21, 2012 at noon at the  Salem Common. Parking: On street parking available. Course: 3.1 mile fun run from Salem Common, to the Salem Willows and back. Entry Fee: FREE! Information: Contact or

Trails and Sails

Salem Events this weekend…


1812 Privateer FAME: Go Sail!

Cruise the historic waters of Salem Sound aboard a full-scale replica of the 1812 privateer schooner FAME! Aboard the new FAME, passengers learn about the fishermen, pirates, privateers, traders and men of war who shaped our North Shore. They learn about the fishing trade that prompted Cape Ann’s first European settlements; the brave little schooners of George Washington’s fleet; the East India trade that made Salem rich; and, of course, the privateers of the Revolution and the War of 1812. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.  Event capacity: 32.     Sun 09-23 12:00pm-1:30pm  at 80 Wharf Street, Pickering Wharf Marina, Salem 01970, 978 729-7600

Guided Tour: Ansel Adams Exhibition

Hosted by Peabody Essex Museum

Guided tour of the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibit, “Ansel Adams, At the Water’s Edge.” Ansel Adams’ appreciation for water was never far from the surface. He was drawn to the subject in all its forms, from rain, fog, mist and clouds to ice and snow. He also photographed water’s effects in tide pools, weathered buildings and erosion patterns. His fascination with surf and crashing waves fed his interest in waterfalls and rapids in the High Sierra. In Yellowstone, it fueled his photographs of Old Faithful. At the Water’s Edge combines famous images with extraordinary but lesser-known examples, expanding knowledge of Adams’ work and building appreciation for the artist as an important and innovative modernist.  Event capacity: 30.      Fri 09-21 3:00pm-4:00pm, 161 Essex Street, Salem 01970, 978-745-9500

Hawthorne Hotel Tour

Hosted by Hawthorne Hotel

Hidden on the roof of the Hawthorne Hotel is an exact replica of a cabin from the Salem vessel Taria Topan. For over three centuries this cozy cabin has served as the headquarters of Salem’s oldest organization, the Salem Marine Society. Join us for a very rare visit to the Salem Marine Society. Learn why this unique site has its own story to tell, and how it has been connected to the Hawthorne Hotel for over 80 years.   Event capacity: 15.     

Sat 09-22 1:30pm-2:30pm  2:30pm-3:30pm  3:30pm-4:30pm, 18 Washington Square, Salem 978-825-4364

Lunch Hour at the Gedney House

Hosted by Historic New England

Spend your lunch hour touring the Gedney House, a stunning example of a Colonial American house, estimated to have been constructed circa 1665. The house is significant for its structural carpentry and for surviving early paint and decorative finishes. Take a peek into one of Salem’s architectural and historic gems that rarely opens it’s doors to the public. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Reserve a spot online at Reservations available 9/10 at 10AM.  Event capacity: 15.   Fri 09-21 12:00pm-1:00pm  1:00pm-2:00pm  Tours will start on the hour at noon and 1:00. 21 High Street, Salem 01970, 978-744-0440


Quakers in Colonial Salem

Hosted by Witch House

Learn about the origins, beliefs and treatment of Quakers in Colonial Salem at the 17th century home of Witchcraft Trials Judge Jonathan Corwin, the last building in Salem with direct ties to the tragic events of 1692.   Event capacity: 40.     Fri 09-21 1:00pm-4:00pm  Open Door Event. Sat 09-22 1:00pm-4:00pm  Open Door Event.
Sun 09-23 1:00pm-4:00pm  Open Door Event. 310 Essex Street, Salem 01970, 978-744-8815

Rowing the Jolly Boat

Hosted by National Park Service, Salem Maritime NHS

Row a replica 1800s ship’s boat on Salem’s South River. Meet at the Central Wharf dock at Salem Maritime NHS. Each trip will be led by a licensed captain.   Event capacity: 6.  Special Instructions: Weather protective clothing, sunblock, hat, rain gear, footwear with secure heels. Rowing gloves to prevent blisters. Trips will be 45 minutes long. Life jackets will be provided. This event is not suitable for rowers under 80 lbs. Boarding the boat requires climbing down a short ladder and stepping aboard an 18 foot wooden rowboat. The oars are 10 feet long and weigh about 20 lbs. Rowers will handle one oar. Sat 09-22 9:00am-10:00am  10:30am-11:30am  12:30pm-1:30pm  2:00pm-3:00pm  Sun 09-23 9:00am-10:00am  10:30am-11:30am  12:30pm-1:30pm  2:00pm-3:00pm 160 Derby Street, Salem 01970, 978-740-1660

RunSalem 5K Running Tour of Salem

Hosted by RunSalem Running Tours

Salem, Mass. is a wonderful city to explore on the run, known for its unique architecture with a majority of buildings dating to the early nineteenth century. offers a 5K group run (3.26 miles to be exact) that highlights some of the city’s most famous historic landmarks. Join us at 5:30 p.m. OUTSIDE the Salem Maritime National Historic Site Visitors Center on 2 New Liberty Street as a meeting place. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Reserve a spot online. Reservations available 9/10 at 10AM.  Event capacity: 10.  Special Instructions: This 3.26 mile running tour will cover some of Salem’s highlights. We will run at an approximate 10:00 min/mile pace for the tour.    Fri 09-21 5:30pm-6:30pm  2 New Liberty Street , Salem 01970, 617-575-9077

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

Hosted by Salem Award Foundation & Witch House

Tour the award-winning Salem Witch Trials Memorial with a guide in period costume. Experience the only visible tribute to the victims of those trials.  Event capacity: 50.   Sun 09-23 10:00am-2:00pm  Open Door Event.
Charter Street, Salem 01970, 978-744-8815

The Strike for Bread and Roses

Hosted by The House of Seven Gables

The Strike for Bread and Roses, Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1912 Presented by professional storyteller Sharon Kennedy, this performance will honor the women textile workers of Lawrence, Massachusetts in this centennial year. Known as “The Strike for Bread and Roses,” the fight for better working conditions began as a women-led strike, but it inspired all the men to strike as well. Her performance will include the actual testimony of four fourteen-year-old mill workers before the U.S. Senate.   Event capacity: 60.  Special Instructions: Reservations are recommended, please call 978-744-0991 x104.      Sat 09-22 2:00pm-4:00pm, 115 Derby Street, Salem 01970
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