Salem First Friday

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Salem First Friday-May Edition



Salem YMCA – One Sewall St.

Enjoy Salem First Friday and leave the kids’ at the Y! From 6:00-9:00pm leave your 5-12 year old at the Salem Y and while you enjoy First Friday events your kids will enjoy well supervised gym activities, gymnastics, sports, arts   and crafts, swimming, and dancing! Pizza & drinks included. Mention Salem First Friday and save $5.00 off the $15.00 fee. Space is limited and you must call ahead to save a spot



Finz Seafood and Grill76 Wharf Street

Stop in for $1.00 oysters ($1.00 per oyster) (5-7pm). Enjoy the music of Joe Young (8pm) – 978-744-8485

RJ Coins and Jewelry - 68 Wharf Street

Coin Collecting for Beginners of all Ages!  Come in and let one of our friendly coin experts share their enthusiasm for coin collecting and get you started on this fun and affordable hobby.  Hourly drawings for a 2013 Red Book and a FREE coin from our treasure chest for kids 12 and under. – 978-745-8563

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina - 225 Derby Street –  Enjoy appetizers at 50% off from 4:30-6:30 pm while being entertained by local performer Erinn Brown – 978-740-8788

The Picklepot - 75 Wharf Street, 

Cooking demo with Katelyn Madden using Mexican Ribs in celebration of Cinco De Mayo . 


The Scarlet Letter Press – 102 Wharf Street

Join us for an hour-long “Ghost Hunting 101” investigation that includes EMF detectors, EVP recordings and more! At the conclusion of the investigation the findings will be shared with all as well as a question and answer segment about ghost hunting www.tslpress.com978-741-1850

Victoria Station/Vic’s Boathouse – 86 Wharf Street Stop in for $1.00 Shrimp Cocktail ($1.00 per shrimp) (6-8pm). - 978-745-3400


Hawthorne Blvd.

Artemisia Botanicals –3 Hawthorne Blvd

Stop by and enjoy our belated 16th anniversary with Lavender crèmes and Hibiscus lemon aid. We also have a 45% sale on clothing. – 978-745-0065

Kensington-Stobart Gallery- At the Hawthorne Hotel

3-5pm: Kids’ Carnival:  Katy Bratun will read “Rabbits’ Carnival” and kids will make carousel animals. Reservations required and $10 donation for local animal shelter.  5-7 pm:  Sketching Kid’s Book Characters.  After a tantalizing talk on drawing characters, Katy & the group will draw characters together.  Kids should bring a pencil and  are encouraged to bring a friend.  Snacks and beverages will be served.  – 978-823-0022



Howling Wolf Taqueria. – 76 Lafayette Street

Mass Poetry Festival-Poets Meet-up at Howling Wolf, 76 Lafayette Street Salem, MA 3:30-5:00pm  978-744-9653

Witch Dr. – 109 Lafayette Street

Glass Blowing Demonstration and Gallery opening with Maggie Armstrong. – 978-594-0658



Front Street Coffee House & Salem Arts Association – Join us for a very special reception for Salem Arts Association Artists Ellen Hardy and James Bostick for the opening of their month long gallery show entitled “Liquid Light: Photograms” @ Front Street Coffeehouse. Music by Bad Actors. 6-8pm.  978-740-6697

Maria’s Sweet Somethings - 26 Front Street

Join us for a sampling of chocolate and other gourmet treats including a chodolate dipping demonstration. Also receive 10% off any purchase between 5-10pm. – 978-825-9111

Boston Bead Company - 10 Front St

Join us this First Friday  for our Sea Glass Ring making workshop.   978-741-2323



3 Potato 4 – Museum Place Mall 

Mention First Friday Freebie for free “space sauce” (6-8:00pm)!  978- 744-0948

A Sacred Place Wellness Center – Museum Place Mall – Join us for massage, training tips and refreshments! 978-744-1600

Glass And Etc. - Museum Place Mall- Take 15% off the price of any item over $10. If paying with cash, take an additional 5% off. (6-8pm)   –  978-745-1900

Milk and Honey Green Grocer – 32 Chruch Street

Stop by for tasty samples and 10% discount on purchases over $10 for mentioning First Friday!  – 978- 744-6639

Pamplemousse – 185 Essex Street

Stop for a special wine tasting event.  – 978-745-2900

Village Tavern Grill and Oyster Bar – 168 Essex St Enjoy 50% off appetizing appetizers (5-6pm)  - 978-744-2858

TOWNHOUSE SQUARE (Washington & Essex)

Caffe’ Graziani – 133 Washington Street 

Circolo Italiano- Meeting and dinner with Italian speakers discussing all manner of topics – 978-741-4282

Flying Saucer Pizza Company - 118 Washington Street – Join us for a night of sci-fi board games! We’ll have our games out for you to play while you try one of our pies.  Choose from Star Wars to The Walking Dead board game. – 978-594-8189

Gulu-Gulu Café - 247 Essex Street European style café in downtown Salem! Catch LandForm AKA Eric Landers. (8pm) – 978-740-8882

Laura Lanes Skin Care242 Essex Street 

Mirabella make-over night-2-8pm! Free Make-overs with a $25 or more purchase of Mirabella Make-up. (Must call 978-741-877 and schedule an appointment) Gift with purchase, refreshments will be served. – 978-741-8777

Treasures Over Time - 139 Washington Street

Stop by Treasures Over Time and learn about all the birthstones available for Mother’s jewelry. Enter a drawing to win a $25.00 gift certificate towards a piece of Mother’s Day jewelry which we will special order for your Mother.  – 978-745-2330


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