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October 2020

Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Salem is going to the dogs…and cats and lizards and bunnies! 6th Annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade/ Costume Contest – Now happening virtually! Submissions must be received by October 15th and voting will occur October 16 through October 22, awards announced on Fri. October 23rd. Salem Main Streets is very pleased to produce the sixth annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade. With the current restrictions and regulations, we are happy to announce a partnership with Creative Collective to revision this as a virtual…

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Free Game Token Tuesday (CANCELLED)

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Buy anything and receive $5 in free game tokens every Tuesday. Eat your heart out Scrooge McDuck! Open 4 pm to Midnight. Bit Bar is 21+ after 8 pm, kitchen closes at 10 pm on Tuesday.

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Spooky Drink N Draw

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by Drawn Together! Every Tuesday night in October, Drink N Draw gets a little SpooOoky! The models will bring the haunted, mysterious and the eerie! Hosted by Sue Grillo and Beki Ferrari! Register at the link below to join! http://bit.ly/spooky_draw

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Trick or Treat Tag for Plummer Youth Promise

October 21

Trick or Treat Tag for Plummer is a great way to celebrate Halloween with our families safely, and to help support youth in foster care and find them forever families! We know many Salem events (including our beloved annual Haunted Happenings parade) and trick-or-treating may be cancelled this year due to COVID-19, so this is a COVID-friendly opportunity for our Salem youth to show off their best costumes, and a fun way for parents to teach our youth the value of…

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Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Salem is going to the dogs…and cats and lizards and bunnies! 6th Annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade/ Costume Contest – Now happening virtually! Submissions must be received by October 15th and voting will occur October 16 through October 22, awards announced on Fri. October 23rd. Salem Main Streets is very pleased to produce the sixth annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade. With the current restrictions and regulations, we are happy to announce a partnership with Creative Collective to revision this as a virtual…

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We Did It For You

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Women’s rights are hard won in this country. The generations of struggle have been long, methodical and, at times, met with brutality. And yet these efforts continue to evade our collective awareness. Playwright Thea Iberall decided to do something about that. On Wednesday, October 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables presents a live-streamed theatrical event that commemorates the courage and accomplishments of 25 women who have made our world better for women and their…

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Trick or Treat Tag for Plummer Youth Promise

October 22

Trick or Treat Tag for Plummer is a great way to celebrate Halloween with our families safely, and to help support youth in foster care and find them forever families! We know many Salem events (including our beloved annual Haunted Happenings parade) and trick-or-treating may be cancelled this year due to COVID-19, so this is a COVID-friendly opportunity for our Salem youth to show off their best costumes, and a fun way for parents to teach our youth the value of…

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Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Salem is going to the dogs…and cats and lizards and bunnies! 6th Annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade/ Costume Contest – Now happening virtually! Submissions must be received by October 15th and voting will occur October 16 through October 22, awards announced on Fri. October 23rd. Salem Main Streets is very pleased to produce the sixth annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade. With the current restrictions and regulations, we are happy to announce a partnership with Creative Collective to revision this as a virtual…

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“Salem Stories” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organized by the architecture of the alphabet, Salem Stories presents 26 vignettes about the people, places and events that made Salem, Massachusetts, the city it is today. The exhibition starts at “A is for Always Indigenous” to acknowledge the Native communities who have lived for millennia on the land where the museum now sits. It ends with Z is for Zoology and coincides with the return to the galleries of a leatherback turtle specimen captured in 1885, a favorite of…

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“The Salem Witch Trials 1692” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Salem witch trials threatened the very core of the early Massachusetts Bay Colony. The extraordinary hysteria involved more than 400 people and led to the deaths of 25 innocents — men, women and children — between June 1692 and March 1693. Explore rarely-exhibited original witch trial documents from PEM’s Phillips Library collection and learn the true story of this tragedy as told through the voices and with the possessions of those directly involved. Many unfounded theories about the Salem…

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Elizabeth Corwin, Her Book: Uncovering Women’s Accounts from 17th-Century Salem

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

With Caylin Carbonell, Ph.D. candidate in the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History at William & Mary Caylin Carbonell is the Phillips Library’s 2020 Frances E. Malamy Research Fellow. Over the summer, she conducted research for her dissertation “At Home in My Master’s House” : Household, Labor, and Authority in Early New England, which challenges the typical image of the colonial economy, one ruled by propertied white men whose authority over their households was the guiding force of economic production.…

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Virtual Witch Travel World Tour- Exploring Sites from The Witch Hunts

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stoke your magical wanderlust with a world witch tour across Italy, Germany, France, Ireland, the UK and the US. In this reading and illustrated lecture, author Kristen J. Sollee will share stories, images, and itineraries behind the first “witch travel” book to explore the early modern witch hunts: Witch Hunt: A Traveler’s Guide to the Power and Persecution of the Witch. This talk will engage with both the magical and mundane aspects of “witch travel,” and also touch upon the…

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Trick or Treat Tag for Plummer Youth Promise

October 23

Trick or Treat Tag for Plummer is a great way to celebrate Halloween with our families safely, and to help support youth in foster care and find them forever families! We know many Salem events (including our beloved annual Haunted Happenings parade) and trick-or-treating may be cancelled this year due to COVID-19, so this is a COVID-friendly opportunity for our Salem youth to show off their best costumes, and a fun way for parents to teach our youth the value of…

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Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Salem is going to the dogs…and cats and lizards and bunnies! 6th Annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade/ Costume Contest – Now happening virtually! Submissions must be received by October 15th and voting will occur October 16 through October 22, awards announced on Fri. October 23rd. Salem Main Streets is very pleased to produce the sixth annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade. With the current restrictions and regulations, we are happy to announce a partnership with Creative Collective to revision this as a virtual…

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“Salem Stories” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organized by the architecture of the alphabet, Salem Stories presents 26 vignettes about the people, places and events that made Salem, Massachusetts, the city it is today. The exhibition starts at “A is for Always Indigenous” to acknowledge the Native communities who have lived for millennia on the land where the museum now sits. It ends with Z is for Zoology and coincides with the return to the galleries of a leatherback turtle specimen captured in 1885, a favorite of…

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“The Salem Witch Trials 1692” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Salem witch trials threatened the very core of the early Massachusetts Bay Colony. The extraordinary hysteria involved more than 400 people and led to the deaths of 25 innocents — men, women and children — between June 1692 and March 1693. Explore rarely-exhibited original witch trial documents from PEM’s Phillips Library collection and learn the true story of this tragedy as told through the voices and with the possessions of those directly involved. Many unfounded theories about the Salem…

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Salem Spirits Trolley

October 23 @ 2:00 pm

Salem Spirits Trolley welcomes locals and visitors to come aboard and experience and learn about historic Salem’s thriving craft scene with tastings at our local brewery, cidery, and distillery. Like our sister tour Salem Food Tours, we enjoy sipping, eating and shopping locally and supporting our fantastic small local business. Tickets and tour information at SalemSpiritsTrolley.com.

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Inside the Daniels House (CANCELLED)

October 23 @ 5:30 pm

This event is currently cancelled (and may return in the future) check this page for updates. Historic Salem, Inc. and a pair of very generous homeowners invite you to go INSIDE THE DANIELS HOUSE! This tour runs throughout the year and charts the changing tastes and lifestyles to which this 350-year-old architectural marvel bore witness, from the rustic simplicity of the original c1667 house to the grand Federal mansion that grew around it. This tour will explore the first floor…

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Spirits of the Gables

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Get swept into Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, greed and revenge as the characters from The House of the Seven Gables (1851), come to life and recount their stories while you walk through the very house that inspired Hawthorne’s timeless novel. Performances begin every five minutes in The House of the Seven Gables and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. Tickets available summer 2020. Visit 7Gables.org for more information.

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Legacy of the Hanging Judge

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This experience takes visitors back through Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth home to the events of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, through the eyes of the author, whose own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne had a hand to play in the tragic events of 1692. Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. Tickets available summer 2020. Visit 7Gables.org for more information. 

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Crafting at the Witchery (PICK-UP & DELIVERY AVAILABLE!)

October 24

Did you know our DIY crafts are now available to go?  Projects include make-your-own brooms, tarot boxes, Ouija boards, straw witches, divination runes, pentacle wreaths and more. Pick-up or delivery anywhere in the US. Learn more here.

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Crafting at the Witchery

October 24

Did you know our DIY crafts are now available to go?  Projects include make-your-own brooms, tarot boxes, Ouija boards, straw witches, divination runes, pentacle wreaths and more. Pick-up or delivery anywhere in the US. Learn more here.

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Trick or Treat Tag for Plummer Youth Promise

October 24

Trick or Treat Tag for Plummer is a great way to celebrate Halloween with our families safely, and to help support youth in foster care and find them forever families! We know many Salem events (including our beloved annual Haunted Happenings parade) and trick-or-treating may be cancelled this year due to COVID-19, so this is a COVID-friendly opportunity for our Salem youth to show off their best costumes, and a fun way for parents to teach our youth the value of…

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Devils Chase 6.66 Miler & Creepy Clown 3.33 Miler

October 24 @ 8:00 am

The Devils Chase 6.66 Mile Run, named to the Top Nine Costume Runs in the World, is the best and most unique event you will run in all year long. 98% of participants dress up in costume, majority Devil Theme costumes. People from all over the world venture to Historic Salem and join us for one Hell of a Good time. The Devils Chase in its 10th year now attracts more than 1000 Devils donning their favorite horns with pitchforks…

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Record Store Day (RSD) Drops #3 at The Record Exchange

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come SAFELY join us for the THIRD RSD (Record Store Day) Drops #3 on Saturday, October 24th from 9 to 5 at the Record Exchange! To celebrate independent RECORD STORES this year, as well as to celebrate our wonderful, loyal and supportive customers, we’ll have another LARGE selection of RSD special limited edition exclusive LPs and 45s in a safe and clean environment. NOTE earlier opening so folks can find parking and won’t have to wait as long in line…it…

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“Salem Stories” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organized by the architecture of the alphabet, Salem Stories presents 26 vignettes about the people, places and events that made Salem, Massachusetts, the city it is today. The exhibition starts at “A is for Always Indigenous” to acknowledge the Native communities who have lived for millennia on the land where the museum now sits. It ends with Z is for Zoology and coincides with the return to the galleries of a leatherback turtle specimen captured in 1885, a favorite of…

Find out more »

“The Salem Witch Trials 1692” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Salem witch trials threatened the very core of the early Massachusetts Bay Colony. The extraordinary hysteria involved more than 400 people and led to the deaths of 25 innocents — men, women and children — between June 1692 and March 1693. Explore rarely-exhibited original witch trial documents from PEM’s Phillips Library collection and learn the true story of this tragedy as told through the voices and with the possessions of those directly involved. Many unfounded theories about the Salem…

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Saturday Ghost & Folklore Films/Discussion (CANCELLED)

October 24 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Heritage Films presents Saturday Ghost and Folklore films/discussion programs beginning March 7 and running weekly on Saturdays 11:30 am-2:30 pm at Salem TV,285 Derby Street, Salem. The films are factual and authentic with a local history flare. Dan Tremblay presents this to the general public.  By donation only. Info: 978-777-2711.

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The History of the Witch Trials and Halloween at the Daniels House (CANCELED)

October 24 @ 2:00 pm

Learn about the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and the origin of modern Halloween in a house that has stood witness to both. Tickets ($20) available online.

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Spirits of the Gables

October 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Get swept into Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, greed and revenge as the characters from The House of the Seven Gables (1851), come to life and recount their stories while you walk through the very house that inspired Hawthorne’s timeless novel. Performances begin every five minutes in The House of the Seven Gables and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. Tickets available summer 2020. Visit 7Gables.org for more information.

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