Haunted Movie Series: Ghostbusters

Salem, MA, Ghostbusters

Magic 106.7 hosts weekly movie nights in October on Salem Common.

“Ghostbusters,” starring Bill Murray, Danny Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver, follows a group of parapsychology professors who attempt to start a business in ghost removal services. Film debuted in 1984, and is rated PG.

Movie starts at 6:00 PM, other entertainment will be available on Salem Common beginning at 2:00 PM.

Haunted Movie Series: Hocus Pocus

Salem, MA, Hocus Pocus

Magic 106.7 hosts weekly movie nights in October on Salem Common.

300 years after the Sanderson Sisters were executed for witchcraft in Salem, MA, the trio is brought back to the living world by Max, teenager lighting the mysterious black flame candle within the witches’ house. It’s up to Max, along with the help of friend Alison and sister Dani, to spend their Halloween night fighting to put an end to the Sanderson Sisters for good.

Movie starts at 6:00 PM, other entertainment will be available on Salem Common beginning at 2:00 PM

Happy Birthday to the National Park Service!

Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Salem MA

As part of the 100th birthday celebration for the National Parks, Salem Maritime National Historic Site is having a number of special events!

Schedule of Special Events for August 25, 2016:

9:00 – 5:00: Photo Exhibition: Your Parks Through History. On view at the Salem Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street, and various locations around Salem Maritime National Historic Site, 160 Derby Street.

10:15 – 11:30: Ranger-Led Sail on Schooner Fame sponsored by Eastern National
Please call (978) 740-1650 or stop by the Salem Visitor Center to reserve your spot (25 spots – first-come, first-serve. Tickets available beginning at 9am on August 25).

11:00 – 11:30: Cake Cutting at the Visitor Center. Stop by to hear a few words from our Superintendent Paul DePrey and grab a slice of our birthday cake!

11:30 –4:30: Family Crafts at the Visitor Center. Learn how to write your name in Signal Flags!

12:45 – 2:00: Ranger-Led Sail on Schooner Fame. Please call (978) 740-1650 or stop by the Salem Visitor Center at to reserve your spot (25 spots – first-come, first-serve. Tickets available beginning at 9am on August 25). Sponsored by Eastern National.

2:30 – 3:45: Ranger-Led Sail on Schooner Fame. Please call (978) 740-1650 or stop by the Salem Visitor Center at to reserve your spot (25 spots – first-come, first-serve. Tickets available beginning at 9am on August 25). Sponsored by Eastern National.

Regularly Scheduled NPS Programming Includes:

  • Custom House Open for Visitation: 10am-4pm
  • Narbonne House Open for Visitation: 2pm-4pm
  • Derby House Tours: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
  • Where Past is Present, Free Film at the Visitor Center: 9:25am, 10:15am, 12:00pm, 4:00pm
  • To the Farthest Port of the Rich East, Free Film at the Visitor Center: 2:00pm

All events are free.

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Salem Food Truck Festival

The Salem Food Truck Festival is a two-day event being hosted in the Salem Common in historic downtown Salem, MA. The event will feature 40 food trucks, live music, and family fun. Save the date and save your appetites for one of the area’s biggest food truck events!

Santa’s Arrival & Holiday Tree Lighting

A beloved annual tradition, Santa Claus will arrive at the top of the Hawthorne Hotel at 18 Washington Square – with assistance from the Salem Fire Department, of course! Santa’s arrival will be followed by a procession down the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall for the annual lighting of Salem’s Holiday Tree at Lappin Park (next to the Bewitched Statue at the intersection of Essex Street and Washington Street).

Summer Salon: Hannah Tinti

Salem native Hannah Tinti returns to delight us with a talk about her new book, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley at the Salem Athenaeum.

Books will be available for sale and signing. Event is free and open to the public.

Salem Celebrates the Fourth

Celebrate Independence Day with live music and family programming at Salem Maritime National Historic Site and a fireworks extravaganza!

Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. with a musical act performing on the main stage.  Opening ceremonies begin at 7:15 p.m, and are followed by a two-hour ‘POPS’ concert by the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, a forty-piece ensemble with vocal soloists performing opera to Broadway favorites.  At 9:15 p.m. a magnificent fireworks display is launched from Derby Wharf accompanied by live music from the orchestra.

For more information, log onto www.salem.com or contact Salem City Hall at 978-619-5676.

 

Omen Wheel of the Year Celebration – Lughnassad

The Omen Lughnassad Open Ritual is a free event and is open to the public. Join Mama Kyri, Lady Steale and Lady Ginger as we spin the Wheel once more! Lughnassad is a celebration of the First Harvest, the Sun and all things Masculine. Bring your braggadicio for the Boast and Toast!
Please remember to bring snacks to share and all donations go to Salem Saves Animals!

Omen Wheel of the Year – Autumnal Equinox

This is a free event and open to the public. Join Mama Kyri, Lady Steale and Lady Ginger as we spin the Wheel once more! During the Atumnal Equinox the days and nights are once again equal in length. A time of Balance and a Celebration of the Second Harvest. This is a time for reaping what we have sown through the Year!

Please bring snacks to share and remember all donations go to Salem Saves Animals!

The Haunted Happenings Grand Parade

The 22nd Annual Haunted Happenings Grand Parade will feature the theme “Movie Monsters”. This time honored kick-off of the Halloween season is full of color, pageantry, music and the enthusiasm of thousands of Salem’s students from kindergarten to college and our local business owners.

About the theme: The choice of costumes for this year’s parade is endless, based on all the classic and beloved monster themed movies parents and kids love. The parade audience will see a lot of characters from Monsters Inc., Beauty and the Beast, Harry Potter, and The Adams Family, to name a few. Thriller might make a comeback and one or two horror movie characters might join the Salem Chamber Haunted Happenings Parade as well!

The parade will be starting from Shetland properties on congress street turning left onto Derby Street, right onto Central Street, left onto Front Street, right onto Washington Street, right onto the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and finishing in the Salem common.

Click here to find out more or to enter as a parade participant.

Salem Award Foundation Tent Talk

The Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice invites you to hear a series of free 15-minute talks that bring visibility to the issues of human rights and social justice in contemporary society.

Presentations are on Thursdays at noon throughout the month of October, beneath a tent on the grounds of the Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

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