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Your Guide to the 2013 Salem Heritage Days Festivities

Here's your guide to the 2013 Salem Heritage Days.

Here's a handy guide to this year's Salem Heritage Days Festivities. Salem Heritage Days will run from Aug. 1 to Aug. 11. 

The following schedule was submitted by the City of Salem

Thursday, August 1

The House of the Seven Gables – 10AM-7PM - 115 Derby St.
20% off Family Admission for Salem residents.  Proof of residency is required.
The House of the Seven Gables – 1PM – 4PM - 115 Derby St.Experience 17th Century games on our beautiful seaside lawn. Free event.
Movie on the Common –~Dark (8:30PM)~– Salem CommonBring a blanket or a chair and enjoy a family-friendly movie (tba).

Friday, August 2


The House of the Seven Gables – 10AM-7PM - 115 Derby St.
20% off Family Admission for Salem residents.  Proof of residency is required.
The House of the Seven Gables – 1PM – 3PM – 115 Derby St.BRAND NEW EVENT FREE  storytelling  sessions in English and Spanish.~ Families are invited to enjoy traditional tales from the Dominican Republic and other parts of the Caribbean. The stories will be about magical beings known asciguapas, or mermaid-like creatures, and the legendary “Indians of the Waters” of traditional Dominican lore. ~Quilt Show - 6PM-8PM - Wesley United Methodist Church(8 North St.) - Come view beautifully crafted quilts.  There will also be vendors, a silent auction and food and beverages available. Rain or Shine.  Admission: $5 (to benefit the Church Building Fund).  For more info emailinfo@salemwesley.org  

Saturday, August 3


Boston Tough Kids 
9AM – Dead Horse Beach – Salem Willows
 - Young athletes put your athleticism to the test in a swim, bike and run.  For kids 4-14. Each athlete is treated like a professional at this~inspiring event.  Entry fee $40 ($45 race day). For more information log onto: www.bnsfitness.com (formerly known as Haunted City Youth Triathlon)
Quilt Show – 9AM-3PM - Wesley United Methodist Church(8 North St.) (see Aug. 2 for description)
25th Annual Salem Maritime Festival – Noon-4PM – Salem Maritime National Park on Derby Wharf - The 25thannual Salem Maritime Festival will host an exciting array of FREE family fun festivities, including free harbor cruises, traditional craft demonstrations, seaside kite flying and a  “Muck Walk.   Come cruise, sail, paddle, and row through four centuries of Salem maritime history.  Explore the Friendship of Salem and visiting vessels. Enjoy continuous music throughout the day.  For more information log onto: www.nps.gov/sama/planyourvisit/maritimefestival.htm
Firemen’s Muster – 12:30PM - Salem Willows (Dead Horse Beach area) - Which crew can throw the longest stream of water with an antique hand pumped fire engine?  Come and see a 19th century sport that is being kept alive in the 21st century by a bunch of historic preservationists who like to get wet!

Sunday, August 4


Bridge & Back 10K Road Race – 8AM – Tavern in the Square 
(corner of Washington & New Derby Sts.)
BRAND NEW EVENT – The race will cross the Salem/Beverly Bridge from Salem and run in Beverly and return to Salem. The Race is being sponsored by the Tavern in the Square and all proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. For more info visit www.salemroadraces.com
Tour-A-Truck – 10AM-NOON – Salem WillowsYoungsters get a chance to climb and explore the insides of all kinds of big trucks.
Wild Fish 1 Mile~& 2 Mile Swim  - 10AM – Collins Cove Beach (Webb St.)Swimmers from all over the North East will test their endurance in a one or two mile swim in a calm ocean water cove.   All swimmers will receive a swim cap and, the first 150 to signup will receive tech shirt and cinch sak.  Pre-Reg $40. Race Day : $45. Registration will open at 8:30am.   For more information log onto: www.bnsfitness.com 
Button Making Workshop – 1PM – 3PM – Artist RowBRAND NEW EVENT – Come visit the Salem Collective of Artists and Musicians at~Artist Row where local artist, Tori Kendrew, will be hosting~a free button-making workshop. For more information contact:~salemcollective@gmail.com,www.facebook.com/salemcollective or 978-219-7226.

Monday, August 5


Senior Event:  Ice Cream Social – 11:30AM – 5 Broad St.
The Salem Council on Aging will host an ice cream social. Guests may choose from chocolate or vanilla ice cream and an assortment of toppings. This event is free and open to Salem Seniors 60 and older.~ To register call 978-744-0924.
Salem's Best Pizza Competition – 5PM-7PM – Salem CommonCome decide which Salem restaurant has the best pizza.  Bring the whole family. We will award the top adult and kids pick.$5 Adults / $3 Kids. For more information contact the Salem YMCA at 978-744-0351.
Mayor’s Night Out – 5PM-7PM – Bridge St.Join Representative John Keenan and a group of about 30-40 guests and visit three different establishments on Bridge Street Neck for a bite and a drink, with the last stop being The Black Lobster, where an awards ceremony for the Bridge Street Neck Pride Contests will take place. Participants will also be treated to a mini-walking tour with historian Jim McAllister. Tickets are available for sale at the Salem Chamber of Commerce ($20 p.p./cash bar). For more information and tickets please call 978-744-0004.
Salem Community Concert Band & Community Jazz Band7PM-9PM – Salem Willows Shell - Come listen to two bands made up of Salem residents from Grade 8 through adult. Led under the direction of Cynthia Napierkowski, director of the Salem High School Band.   Rain location:   Salem High School Auditorium~

Tuesday, August 6


The House of the Seven Gables – 10AM-7PM - 115 Derby St.
20% off Family Admission for Salem residents.  Proof of residency is required.
Senior Event:~ The House of the Seven Gables – 10AM-7PM - 115 Derby St.Salem residents age 65 and older can visit the House of the 7 Gables free of charge.~ Proof of age and residency is required.
Senior Event: BBQ - 11AM-1PM - Winter IslandThe Salem Council on Aging will host a barbecue at the Winter Island pavilion for Salem Seniors 60 and older Tickets are $5 and are on sale until July 23rd at the Senior Center, 5 Broad St. For more information, call 978-744-0924.
Shelter to Showpiece House Tour – 11AM – Peabody Essex Museum - Come tour the historic houses at the Peabody Essex Museum and experience three centuries of Salem.  (Tour free with museum admission to out-of-town patrons and free to Salem Residents - Space is limited – First come first serve). All patrons must check in at admission desk prior to tour.  For more information contact the PEM at 978-745-9500.
Story Time at the Witch House – 5PM-5:30PM310 ½ Essex St. - Curious tales for the young read aloud in the Witch House's 17th century kitchen.  Free.  For more information contact 978-744-8815 or email info@witchhouse.info 
Ice Scream Bowl - 6PM-7:30PM – Salem CommonWe all scream for ICE-CREAM! Indulge your sweet tooth!~ Sample flavors from many of the North Shore's finest creameries, ice cream shops and restaurants. Bring the whole family. $5 Adults / $3 Kids. Proceeds to benefit Salem Park & Recreation programs and Salem's Celebrate the 4th event. For more information contact 978-619-5676.

Wednesday, August 7


2
nd Annual Senior Wellness Fair – 9AM-1PM – Salem High School Field House, 77 Willson St. - Senior service-related agencies from all over the North Shore will hand out information, hold free giveaways and answer questions.  The Senior Charlie Card applications will be taken for Salem residents 60+ with proof of ID.  Farmers’ Market coupons will be available to income-eligible Salem seniors, identification and proof of income is required for Farmer’s Market coupons only. For more information, call 978-744-0924.
Senior Event:~ The House of the Seven Gables – 10AM-7PM - 115 Derby St. -  Salem residents age 65 and older can visit the House of the 7 Gables free of charge.~ Proof of age and residency is required.
The House of the Seven Gables – 10AM-7PM - 115 Derby St.20% off Family Admission for Salem residents.  Proof of residency is required.
Shelter to Showpiece House Tour – 11AM – Peabody Essex Museum  (see Aug. 6 for description)
Witches Cup Bike Race – 4PM – 8PM – Salem CommonThe 2013 Witches Cup presents bicycle racing for both men and women at all levels. For more information log ontowww.witchescup.com
Lip Sync Night – 5PM-6:30PM – Salem Willows ShellWe're doing it again.  Would you like to perform?  We are looking for groups of 2 or more.  Participants should be between the ages of 6-14.  Please bring your own music in CD form only.  Prizes awarded to top three performances.  You must pre-register at the Salem Park, Recreation~& Community Services Department, 5 Broad Street by Aug. 5th.For more information, please contact Tim Short at 978-744-0180, ext. 20 or tshort@salem.com.
Dance Enthusiasm Performance – 7PM-9PM – Salem Willows Shell - You won't want to miss the amazing performances of Salem's Dance Enthusiasm Dance Company, winners of hundreds of awards at dance competitions across the United States.
Comedy Night - 7PM-10PM - FINZ – Pickering WharfFeaturing headliner Paul D'Angelo and Boston favorite Mitch Stinson. $10 per ticket.~ Cash bar, raffles, and food available for purchase.~ For tickets call or visit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, 13 Hawthorne Boulevard (978) 744-0915.~ Tickets may also be purchased at the door.~ This event is for those ages 21+

Thursday, August 8


Shelter to Showpiece House Tour – 11AM – Peabody Essex Museum 
 (see Aug. 6 for description)
The House of the Seven Gables – 1PM – 4PM - 115 Derby Street - Experience 17th Century games on our beautiful seaside lawn. Free event.
Farmers' Market – 3PM-7PM - Derby SquareCome visit us at Historic Derby Square on Front Street in Downtown Salem the market is held every Thursday evening from 3:00PM - 7:00PM through October.
Window Box & Traffic Island Awards Ceremony – 5:30PM – Brook House – 180 Derby St.Please join the Salem Garden Club and the Salem Beautification Committee as they award the winners of the City's window box competition and traffic island sponsorship program. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.
'Roaring 20s' Senior Dinner Dance – 4PM-7PM – Moose Lodge50 Grove St. - Salem's seniors are invited to a night of dinner and dancing. Tickets are $5 per person, $6 with transportation and are available until August 1st. For tickets and more information contact the Council on Aging at 978-744-0924.
Movie on the Common –~Dark (8:30PM)~– Salem Common - Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy a family-friendly movie (tba).

Friday, August 9


Shelter to Showpiece House Tour – 11AM – Peabody Essex Museum 
 (see Aug. 6 for description)
The House of the Seven Gables – 1PM – 3PM – 115 Derby St.BRAND NEW EVENT FREE storytelling sessions in English and Spanish featuring traditional tales from the Caribbean. Families are invited to hear how a group of nimitas, or fireflies, weathered a fearsome hurricane in the Caribbean to find new lives in the United States. Come enjoy spellbinding stories about ciguapas, or mermaid-like creatures, and about the secretive “Indians of the Waters” who live in underwater caves.
Kids Night – 5PM-7:30PM – Salem CommonThe Salem YMCA will transform the Salem Common into a paradise for children with moon bounces, rides, games and arts & crafts.  $3 per child will pay for unlimited rides. For more information contact the Salem YMCA at 978-744-0351. (rain location:  Salem YMCA, Sewall Street)

Saturday, August 10


Motorcycle Noise Testing – 9AM-Noon – Salem High School - 77 Willson St.
 - BRAND NEW EVENT – The Salem, Beverly, and Lynn Police Departments will be conducting motorcycle exhaust system sound checks.  Area motorcycle riders are encouraged to stop by the checkpoint and have their motorcycle exhaust pipes tested at no cost and without fines.  Riders will be provided with information about legal sound levels and ways to operate a motorcycle that minimize exhaust noise while operating within city limits
Essex Street Fair – 10AM-6PM – Essex St. Pedestrian MallFun for all ages this street festival has something for everyone.Crafts, jewelry, paintings, stained glass, and other unique items will be featured along the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall.
Shelter to Showpiece House Tour – 11AM – Peabody Essex Museum  (see Aug. 6 for description)
Card Making Workshop – 3PM – 5PM – Artist RowBRAND NEW EVENT – Come visit the Salem Collective of Artists and Musicians at~Artist Row where local artist, Lucy Wonson, will be hosting~a free card-making workshop. ~For more information contact:~For more information contact:salemcollective@gmail.comwww.facebook.com/salemcollective or 978-219-7226.
IMPROV on the BRICKS – 3PM– 3:45PM - Derby SquareJoin the Salem Theatre Company for their annual free improv comedy bash.  Bring a lawn chair! Bring padding! It's improv on a hard surface and anything can happen!  For more information visit www.salemtheatre.com.  
Salem Jazz & Soul Festival, Berklee Summer Series Concert - 5PM–7PM - Derby Square (in case of rain, event will be held at The Vault - 217 Essex Street.)  This concert features~ Nick Hakim a singer/songwriter from Washington D.C. who has been been playing venues in Boston and New York. The band has been cultivating their sound in preparation for his upcoming record set to be released in 2013. For more information visit www.salemjazzsoul.com 
Ladies Night Out Run, Wine & Chocolate – 4PM - SSU O'Keefe Center - BRAND NEW EVENT – The event ladies everywhere have been waiting for!  Begin the event with a 5K run/walk and cross the finish line on a red carpet to be greeted by handsome gentlemen offering flowers.  Finish the night with mouth-watering fine chocolates, hors d'oeuvres and wine (or sparkling cider).  Registration fess $35-$70. For more information visit www.bnsfitness.com  

Sunday, August 11


Essex Street Fair –10AM-6PM – Essex St. Pedestrian Mall
(see Aug. 11 for full description)
Get to The Point: Neighborhood Narratives 10am – 6pm Essex St. Pedestrian Mall~ - Join Salem Public Space Project for an interactive installation of neighborhood stories, maps and postcards from Salem residents. What’s your story?
Shelter to Showpiece House Tour – 11AM – Peabody Essex Museum  (see Aug. 6 for description)
Phillips House 12th Annual Antique Car Meet – NOON–3PM –34 Chestnut Street Join Historic New England's Phillips House and the North Shore Old Car Club for the 12th Annual Car Meet, where vintage and antique vehicles are displayed on historic Chestnut Street.  Also see the Phillips family's collection of carriages, two Pierce-Arrows, and a Model A Ford.  Free admission.  For more information, call 978-744-0440 or visit http://www.historicnewengland.org 
IMPROV on the BRICKS – 3PM– 3:455PM - Derby Square(see Aug. 10 for full description)
The 3rd Annual Salem's Chiptune, Electronica and Noise Extravaganza (S.C.E.N.E.) Sunset Hang– 3PM-9PM – Salem Willows Shell - Join local vj's, dj's and live electronic musicians as they showcase their amazing talent and new music that might otherwise be overlooked by the mainstream. For more information log onto: www.radioscotvoid.com 

For updates, new event listings, and more information, including cancellations, please visit the Events Calendar or City News on www.salem.com or contact Salem City Hall at 978-619-5676.

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