Metallica Metal Yoga & Brews at Notch Taproom

Come and headbang & stretch to some Metallica with an hour of metal yoga at Notch Taproom! Black Widow Yoga hosts another Metal Yoga class! $10-$12 for an hour long vinyasa class to Metallica at Notch Brewery & Tap Room! Stay after the beginner-moderately paced class for your favorite Notch brews!

See Facebook event page for details. Tickets may be purchased online in advance, mats not provided.

The Salem Flea

Come check out all the amazing vendors and artisans at The Salem Flea! Vintage, art, handmade crafts and everything in between. Enjoy local eats and local live music!

City of Salem Beautification Committee Plant Sale Fundraiser

Stop by the Salem Common Saturday morning for the Beautification Committee’s annual plant sale fundraiser.

A new addition to the plant sale this year will be native pollinator plant plugs available for purchase. Plant varieties include: butterfly weed, spike gayfeather, and short-toothed mountain mint, which was named ‘2018 Plant of the Year’ by the Garden Club of America.

There will be annuals, hanging baskets, home grown perennials, house plants, large geranium and mixed flower patio pots on sale.

Herb bowls and other plant arrangements will be raffled off. Don’t miss our ‘Shop the Tarp’ area which will include gently used flower baskets, pots, tools, gardening books and more for FREE (although donations are always appreciated!).

Event is rain or shine.

Learn to Read Tarot

Dive into the Minor Arcana, the 56 cards in a Tarot deck that corresponds with the elements and various aspects of day-to-day life. Using what was learned in the previous classes, each participant will feel confident in giving readings with an advanced spread. Class will include guided tarot reading practice time.

Class is part of a 4-part series. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets ($35).

Salem in Two Days

There is so much to see and do in Salem you can easily make a day-trip into an overnight stay. And with so much to do, we’ve broken each day of a two-day trip into two separate posts—you can get all the details for spending your first day in Salem here.

For a first day in Salem, we recommend starting at the Salem Regional Visitor Center to pick up a Salem Guide and Map and to hop aboard the Salem Trolley. Following a trolley tour you can learn the history of the Salem Witch Trials with connections to contemporary society at the Salem Witch Museum and have lunch in Pickering Wharf. End the day with a tour of The House of the Seven Gables with some time saved for shopping downtown or a walking tour and you’ll have spent one day exploring Salem!

T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America. On view through June 10, 2018.

On your second day in Salem, grab breakfast at one of Salem’s most popular restaurants, Red’s. Located on Central Street in the historic 1698 London Coffee House Red’s serves up classic breakfast and lunch entrees with specials starting at just $6.95 (and breakfast is served all day!)

After breakfast, take the short walk around the corner to Essex Street and continue to the Peabody Essex Museum. One of the fastest-growing art museums in the country, the Peabody Essex Museum exhibits art and culture from New England and around the world. Visit PEM.org to view current exhibitions or to learn more about events and programming taking place during your visit. Depending on how much you wish to see at the museum, your visit may take anywhere from one hour to three or four hours.

Sea Shuttle

When you’re finished with the museum, walk towards the waterfront passing by the Witch Trials Memorial. Here you can pause for reflection and view the memorial that commemorates the victims of the Witch Trials. Continue on towards Pickering Wharf, and you can see Salem on the water aboard one of our harbor cruises.

Mahi Cruises features a variety of cruises including sunset cruises, lighthouse and photography cruises, and a summer live music series. Sail aboard Schooner Fame to experience Salem from the decks of a replica of the 1812 privateer, or go for an excursion with Sunset Sail Salem aboard the traditional Friendship sloop Wenonah or General Patton’s historic schooner, When and If. For a hands-on learning experience with live sea creatures, continue walking past Pickering Wharf to Sea Shuttle on Blaney Street which has an on-board aquarium.

Schooner Fame

Following your harbor cruise, walk back down Derby Street towards the downtown area, passing the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites. After the hotel, take a left onto Congress Street and continue on Congress Street until Shetland Park is on your left, then take a right on Ward Street. During this walk, you’ll come across many of the murals that make up the Punto Urban Art Museum, an open air museum in Salem’s Point Neighborhood featuring murals created by artists from around the world.

When you reach the end of Ward Street, turn right onto Lafayette Street (you may want to cross to the other side of Lafayette Street to get a better view of some of the murals). To learn more about the murals, visit PuntoUrbanArtMuseum.org where you can view upcoming events and sign up for walking tours.

For a late lunch (or early dinner), take a left when you reach New Derby Street and visit Howling Wolf Taqueria. This popular restaurant serves fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine alongside award-winning margaritas.

Punto Urban Art Museum

Next, cross the street and walk through Artists’ Row towards Old Town Hall and the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, and stop at some of the shops along the way. The makers on Artists’ Row regularly host demonstrations and events, and with all of these items made right here in these shops you’ll be able to find gifts to bring home that are uniquely “Salem.”

After 5:00 pm, check our events calendar to see which special events are happening during your visit. On the calendar you can often find live music events, special pop-ups, craft nights, trivia, and more. Many shops around town continue to offer psychic readings after 5:00 pm, so if you are planning on booking a reading during your visit to Salem you may opt to do so later in the day.

Staying in Salem for another day? You can view accommodations here, or get ahead on your planning by requesting a FREE visitor guide

Adult Coloring Barcrafting at Bit Bar

Bit Bar will have some detailed and cool things for you to color, including classic arcade side art.

Bit Bar is 21+ after 8:00 pm.

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise with Mahi Cruises

Treat your mom to an experience she won’t soon forget! Love your mom and can’t think of a good gift? You can’t go wrong with Mahi Cruises’ Sunday Jazz Brunch! We’ll cruise through Salem Sound to the melodic and soothing music our live jazz band.

This 2-Hour Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch includes:

  • A brunch spread that includes delectable culinary options like baked goods, salads, wraps, quiches, fresh fruit, and hot coffee or juice (see full menu below).
  • Picturesque views of the North Shore coastline and it’s abundant wildlife.
  • Soulful tunes from our live band while aboard the Hannah Glover.

The complete brunch selection will include an array of baked goods including bagels, muffins and croissants, along with fresh fruit salad and yogurt with granola. We’ll have a make-your-own waffle bar, and additional lunch favorites like fresh green salad, finger sandwiches, and caprese kabobs! We’ll finish off the cruise with an array of sweet treats.

Toast your awesome mom with our unbeatable Bloody Mary or a special tropical mimosa. We have a full bar onboard with a selection of beers, wines, cocktails, and soft drinks. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the cost of the cruise ticket.

Tickets ($22-32) available online.

Free Tokens for Mom on Mother’s Day

Years of sleepless nights? Decades of carrying the metal load for the family? How could Bit Bar ever repay you? With free tokens! All moms get $5 in free game tokens on Mother’s Day!

Bit Bar is 21+ after 8:00 pm.

Sheryl Faye Presents Laura Ingalls Wilder

Generations of Americans have experienced frontier life through Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House on the Prairie books and the television series based on them. Storyteller and actress Sheryl Faye will bring the real Laura and her pioneering adventures to life at the Salem Athenaeum in a family friendly program.

Join us for everyone’s favorite prairie girl! See how this little girl grew up to be a famous writer and share her stories with the world!

Free. All ages welcome.

Salem.org