Friday, August 31, 2012

So Much to Do in Salem and the North Shore


Keeping up with all there is to do in this area can be mind-boggling at times.  The fall is certainly one of those times.  Here is a short list for you to mark onto your calendars so you won't miss out on what you can do.  Thanks to the Salem Chamber of Commerce for providing the list to us.

Juli

2012 Connors Farm Corn Maize
September 8 – October 31, 2012
The Connors Farm Corn Maize opens on September 8th and runs through the end of October. This year’s theme has a Witches of Salem theme. For more information about this years maze please visit www.connorsfarm.com/12cornmaze.htm. 30 Valley Rd (Rte 35), Danvers, MA  01923 Maze Hotline: (978) 777–1245

You're Invited to the Rededication Of The Salem Witch Trials Memorial
Sunday, September 9th at 4 pm
It's been 20 years since Salem's beautiful memorial to the victims of the Witch Trials was dedicated during the tercentenary commemoration. Six million visitors have taken their toll, leading to a major restoration this summer to be capped off by a wonderful rededication ceremony at the memorial on Charter Street next month

Accidentally on Purpose at the Griffen Theatre
The Griffen Theatre in Salem invites you to an evening of improv hilarity when “Accidentally on Purpose” takes the stage on Friday September 14th @ 8PM.  Their improv style is based on the hit TV show “Who’s Line Is It Anyway”.  Their last show sold out, buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment! Ticket price is $18 which includes beverages.  The performance will take place at the Griffen Theatre, located at 7 Lynde Street in Salem.  For reservations call 978-825-0222 or email griffentheatre@gmail.com.

Salem Wine Imports Annual Grand Tasting
Friday,  Nov. 2nd at the Hawthorne Hotel from 6 until 9 PM. 
Join Salem Wine Imports for the annual Grand Tasting Event at the Hawthorne Hotel in historic Salem, Mass. Enjoy wines from dozens of vendors, light refreshments, and live entertainment with your ticket. All proceeds from the event support Historic New England, Historic Salem, Inc, the Salem Athenaeum, and Hamilton Hall. Admission: Advance tickets are $25 for members of Historic New England, Historic Salem, Inc, and the Salem Athenaeum, $35 nonmembers; All tickets are $35 on the day of the event. Tickets are available by contacting Salem Wine Imports at (978) 741-9463

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Nice Way to Start Our Day

Do you like reading other people's mail? In this day of electronic everything, it is so nice to receive a hand-written thank you note. I thought you might like to see this as well. Enjoy the day. Juli

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Top Five Reasons to Come to Salem this September

Trails and Sails Is Sailing In To Town

Here are the top five reasons you will  not want to miss this excellent annual event, sponsored by the Essex National Heritage Commission:

5.  If you are planning to visit a number of locations, you can register to win one of two Novara hybrid bicycles from REI.  Every time you sign-in you increase your chances of winning.

4.  You get to do unique things all over Essex County

3.  There are a variety of events over the course of two weekends, so you should be able to do some of them even if you are already "busy".

2.  It's Free!  Did I mention totally FREE?!!

1.  You can visit the Salem Marine Society's private "cabin" on the roof of the Hawthorne Hotel, and have a narrated tour of it, something that is not available any other time of the year.  This takes place on Saturday September 22 only, and only three groups of 15 people can go up. (Please note that you must be able to climb one flight of stairs to get from the sixth floor to the cabin.)  The 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 groups will fill up fast, so be sure to come early and get your name on the list.



For more information, go to www.trailsandsails.org

Click here for:  Details about the event at the Hawthorne Hotel

Maybe you should come for lunch in the Tavern, sign up before you go to lunch, and then you will be all set for your tour?

I hope to see you here.

Juli

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The New Awnings Are Here

Today the awnings were installed over the Tavern windows on the Common side of the Hawthorne Hotel.  What do you think?

The full side-view from the Salem Common


Looking in to the Tavern

I can't resist taking photos of flowers.
I hope to see you here.

Juli

The Hats Are Coming, The Hats Are Coming!!

I love it when PEM has quirky exhibits, such as the Teapots one that happened here a few years ago, and of course, the Iris Apfel exhibit.  Coming soon will be "Hats: An Anthology" and I simply cannot wait.

The Wall Street Journal, the most widely circulated newspaper in the US right now, wrote an anticipatory piece that I am happy to share with you right here.

Wall St. Journal Article, click here

I hope to see you here (in your hat, of course) or at PEM soon.  By the way, the Gift Shop at PEM is already selling cool hats, in case you need one, and of course Bill has great ones at "Beautiful Things" right across the street from the Hawthorne Hotel.  Perhaps a shopping trip combined with a leisurely breakfast in Nathaniel's or lunch here at the Tavern is in your future?

Juli

Monday, August 27, 2012

Travels with Nathaniel Returns to Gloucester

Are you following Travels with Nathaniel, our local travel blog of places to visit that are all within a day trip from Salem?  If so, then you will have seen this post already, but if not, perhaps this will entice you to sign up to follow this blog?

More Visiting in Gloucester

Little Nat has been visiting all kinds of historical places, so there are already a number of posts that you can check out.  The posts can be a tiny bit long, because Linda really wants to make sure you are fully aware of all there is to see, and the historic significance of what you see, but even if you just scroll through the photos, there is certainly enough there to get you thinking about making Salem the center point of your visit to this entire area.

I hope to see you here, or somewhere along the way.

Don't forget to sign up to follow "him" on the rest of his travels.

Juli

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ August 27 through September 2, 2012


This week we have two special requests for flags.  They are marked with a *.

Monday August 27 Finland and California

Tuesday August 28 France and Colorado

Wednesday August 29 Gabon and Connecticut

Thursday August 30 Gambia and Delaware

Friday August 31 Ireland* and District of Columbia
Saturday September 1 Italy* and Florida
Sunday September 2 Vietnam* and Georgia (state)

If you have a special request, simply call us at 978-825-4444.

I hope to see you here.

Juli

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Voted Best for Brunch!

We just found out that Nathaniel's at the Hawthorne Hotel was voted #4 in the top ten BEST FOR BRUNCH by OpenTable members.  Now this is not just Best for Brunch in Salem, not just Best for Brunch in the Suburbs, this is Best for Brunch in the region, including Boston!!  We think that is a pretty high honor and we are thrilled.

One of the great things about OpenTable is that you can only write a review there if you have actually dined in the restaurant, after having made a reservation through OpenTable, so you know these are reviews that were written by actual diners.  If you want to reserve in Nathaniel's (for breakfast, brunch or dinner) through OpenTable, here is the link: Reserve a table for Nathaniel's .

Our Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a favorite on the North Shore for decades, and now it seems that we are becoming a favorite even among Boston Sunday Brunch goers.

Here is the link to the list:
Top Ten Places for Sunday Brunch

Here is a link to our menu posted on the website.  Sample Sunday Brunch Menu  The desserts change each week, but the other menu items should be accurate.  However if you are looking at this blog post months from the date it was posted, and want to be sure you are seeing the current menu, please go to our website, www.hawthornehotel.com


I hope you enjoy this as much as we did in learning it!

Juli



Friday, August 24, 2012

Tony Baez Named Employee of the Month

Yesterday we surprised Tony Baez as he prepared his station for the dinner service for both Nathaniel's and the Tavern here at the Hawthorne Hotel. Tony has been with us for a number of years, but only recently went from being a prep cook to being a dinner cook, and from part-time to full-time work for us.

 He is doing an outstanding job, and we recognized him with this award for the way he has risen to a higher level of work, and for his dedication and loyalty to the Hawthorne Hotel. We sincerely appreciate all that he does for us.
Juli distributing the "goodies" to Tony. 

Juli Lederhaus, Ana Jerez, and Tony Baez

Left to right:  Tony Baez; Rhiannon Nowak, Sous Chef; Juli Lederhaus, General Manager; Ken O'Keefe, Acting Executive Chef; Claire Kallelis, Director of Food and Beverage and Assistant General Manager


Fair blog readers, please remember that behind the scenes there are a number of staff members that you will probably never see, but they play a very important part in providing the kind of experience that you have come to expect from the Hawthorne Hotel.  I wish you could know each and every one of them.

Congratulations, Tony!  We enjoy having you on our team.  Thank you for all that you do.

Juli

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Beautiful Wedding in Lavender and Purple

If you are like me, you probably love looking at different wedding set-ups here at the Hawthorne Hotel.  Our Grand Ballroom is decorated in such a way that virtually every color scheme works with our neutral backdrop of creams, butterscotch and green.

This past Friday night we had a very special wedding reception there.  The flowers and the chair covers and many of the "extra" touches were provided by an Event Designer, Fernando Sousa of Nuexquisite.  I shot some photos for you to enjoy, and here they are:
Unusual and luxurious chair covers with side-tied sashes for the head table.  So sweet!




Favor of Jordan Almonds in a Cordial Glass, with "Wedding Rings"





 Beautiful cake by Montilio's




I hope you enjoyed this lovely Friday evening wedding in our Grand Ballroom.

Juli

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

We Love Our Guests From the UK

Our guests, the Ball family from Worcester, Great Britain, were on a walking tour earlier this week and learned about our flag program from the tour guide.  They were a bit incredulous when they heard what we did (take special requests for flags from our guests) so they thought they would test out what they heard by asking at the front desk when they returned from their tour.  

Low and behold, today we were flying the flag of Great Britain, and not only that, but we left them a message while they were out sight seeing today that if they wanted their photo taken with the flag, we would be happy to oblige, and we would put it on our blog as well.  

They took us up on that offer, and here is the proof.



Thomas, Susan, David and Emma
I hope you enjoy seeing yet another aspect of what we do here to provide the ultimate in personalized customer service to our guests at the historic Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA.

See you here?

Juli

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Flowers in the McIntire District

I love beautiful flowers, and hope you do too.  Here are some shots I took of some blue hydrangeas against a very old fence in the historic McIntire District, which is just a short walk from the Hawthorne Hotel.




I hope to see you here, or there!

Juli

Monday, August 20, 2012

PEM Schedule of Really Cool Events for the Fall

September is barreling down on us already, so now is the time to plan your visit so that you don't miss any of the great events that are happening at PEM this fall.  There are events here for all ages, so be sure to comb through the entire list -- whether you visit for yourself, or to enlighten and entertain your children, you are sure to find something here to put on your "to-do" list.

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2012 CALENDAR
PLEASE NOTE: Information is current as of August 1, 2012. All programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. To make a program reservation, please visit www.pem.org/calendar or call 978-745-9500 x3011

SEPTEMBER
Saturday, September 8 | 9:30 am – 4 pm
Opening Day Celebration | Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones. Hat designer Marie Galvin chooses and then styles hats for audience volunteers, Stephen Jones discusses his art and creative vision and hat designer Orlando Palacios from Worth & Worth, NYC, illustrates how the right hat can infuse any man’s outfit with vibrancy and stability. All events made possible by the Lowell Institute.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm | All ages | Atrium
Demonstration | Hat Tricks: Choosing and Styling The Perfect Hat - for Women
Hats and hair accessories have always been a part of milliner Marie Galvin’s vision of the perfect ensemble. “My mission is to create unique handcrafted headwear, providing multiple expressions for the women who wear them.” Galvin, of GALVIN-ized Hats, Boston, shows you how to choose the right hat, and style it to complement your face.

1 pm | All ages | Morse Auditorium
Presentation: In Conversation with Stephen Jones | Reservations by September 6
Explore the world of millinery with Stephen Jones, one of the fashion world’s foremost milliners, Oriole Cullen, modern textile and fashion curator at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and Lynda Hartigan, The James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator at PEM. This panel of experts discusses the cultural, historic and decorative properties of the hat, as well as the creation of the exhibition Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones.

Stephen Jones's work is represented in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert museum, the Louvre, The Fashion Institute of Technology, the Brooklyn Museum, the Kyoto Costume Institute and the Australian National Gallery. His beguiling hats routinely grace magazine covers and enliven window displays of the most stylish stores.

3 pm – 4 pm | All ages | Morse Auditorium
Presentation: The Art of Men’s Hats | Reservations by September 6
Orlando Palacios has spent the last 20 years designing and manufacturing handcrafted hats for fashion designers, celebrities, Broadway shows and stylish people from around the world. As the owner and head designer of the venerable New York haberdashery, Worth & Worth, he has grown to be the go-to lid-crafter for musicians ranging from Keith Richards to Elvis Costello and Beyoncé. At PEM, Palacios discusses design and the fashion — traditional and contemporary — of wearing men’s hats.

Sunday, September 9 | 2 pm – 3 pm | Meet at Information Desk | Children ages 5 to 8 with adult
Story Trails: Hats Off to You | Reservations by September 7
Everyone in Littleton is preparing for the Queen’s visit. Miss Hunnicutt has a new hat for the celebration, but none of her neighbors are prepared for the consequences! Find out if Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat meets the Queen’s approval in this story by Jeff Brumbeau, and then decorate a hatbox to protect your own favorite cap or headwear.

Saturday, September 15 | 1 pm – 3 pm | Bartlett Gallery
Studio Saturday: Head Toppers! | No reservations required
Watch local artist Holly Payne-Strange demonstrate her hat making techniques. Then make a special creation of your own to take home.  Made possible by the American Dental Partners.

Saturday, September 22 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am | Meet at Information Desk | Members $15
Members-Only Gallery Talk: Photographer Henry Horenstein | Reservations by September 20
Henry Horenstein, professor of photography at Rhode Island School of Design, met Ansel Adams while working for Polaroid, a few years before the famed photographer’s death. He engages the audience in an informal discussion with personal anecdotes about Adams’ career, importance and influence. Last in the Ansel I Knew series.
Horenstein, of Boston, is author of more than 30 books, including the monographs Honky Tonk, Show, Animalia, Close Relations, Humans and Racing Days, as well as some of the most widely used textbooks in the field, including Black & White Photography, Beyond Basic Photography and Digital Photography. His photographs have been widely collected and exhibited internationally. Made possible by Hunt’s Video and Photography and Cannon.

Thursday, September 27 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am | Members $15
Members-Only Gallery Talk: Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones | Reservations by September 26
Join Lynda Hartigan, The James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator at PEM, for an in-depth look at this stunning exhibition.

Thursday, September 27 | 2 pm – 4 pm | Museum Shop
Trunk Show: Sarah Havens
Milliner Sarah Havens holds a trunk show in the Museum Shop. She also has hats on view in conjunction with the Hats exhibition.

Thursday, September 27 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Members and Salem residents $5, nonmembers $7
PEM/PM: Style Yourself | No reservations required
Join us for a fun evening as we celebrate and explore personal style! Milliner Sarah Havens demonstrates the art of making fascinators and then helps you create your own. Experience a live fashion shoot with fashion photographer Keith Patankar from Hunt’s Photo & Video and discover the secrets behind those perfect shots. Take notes from Bill Graham of Beautiful Things Ltd., of Salem, Mass., as he discloses tips for jazzing up your little black dress into a unique creation for any occasion. Watch vintage fashion film clips, hear gypsy swing music by New Boston Duo and much more.  Cash bar. Refreshments available for purchase in the Atrium Café. Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, Ansel Adams: At the Water’s Edge and other exhibitions are open throughout the evening. Made possible by North Shore Art Throb.

Friday, September 28 | 8 pm | East India Marine Hall
Concert: Boston Artists Ensemble | Members $20, nonmembers $24, students $12
Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Opus 70, No. 1, Ghost and Mendelsohnn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Opus 66. Sharan Leventhal, violin; Jonathan Miller, cello; Randall Hodgkinson, piano.

Sunday, September 30 | 1 pm – 3 pm | Ropes Mansion (318 Essex Street, Salem)
Drop-in Art Activity: Watercolor in the Garden | No reservations required (weather permitting)
Explore the art of watercolor in the inspiring, lush garden at the Ropes Mansion. Supplies for painting will be provided. Held in conjunction with Essex County Trails & Sails events. Made possible by the Ropes Botanical Lecture Fund.


Sunday, September 30 | 2 pm | Morse Auditorium
Presentation: When America First Met China | Reservations by September 28
Join us in celebration of the Salem Literary Festival with a presentation by Eric Jay Dolin, author of the award-winning Fur, Fortune, and Empire and Leviathan. Dolin discusses his latest novel, When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail (Liveright Publishing Corporation, September 2012). Made possible by the Lowell Institute.

OCTOBER
Tuesday, October 2 | 7:30 pm | Morse Auditorium
Presentation: A Love Affair: Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz | Reservations by September 28
Delve into the romance between Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz with an introduction to their extensive letter correspondence. Sarah Greenough’s My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Volume One, 1915–1933 reveals the contents of 650 of the more than 5,000 letters the couple exchanged over 30 years, documenting the stages of their relationship and their artistic development. Greenough, the senior curator and head of the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., shares her insight about the two renowned artists. Her exhibitions and publications have won many awards, including the International Center of Photography Publications Award for On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of Photography and the George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award for Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set. A book signing to follow the presentation. Held in conjunction with Mayor's Night Out in Salem. Made possible by the Lowell Institute.

Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14 | 9:30 am – 4 pm | Families with children ages 6 and up
Festival: Caps, Capes and Characters
Join in the fun at our weekend festival celebrating Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones. Explore hats, costumes and imagination through lively storytelling, mime performances and artist demonstrations. Make your own hat and costume accessories to wear home! All events made possible by the Lowell Institute.

Saturday, October 13

9:30 am – 11 am | East India Marine Hall
Members-Only Family Breakfast | Reservations by October 9
Open to PEM members at the Family, Sponsor, Patron and Benefactor levels and their children or grandchildren. Enjoy bagels, muffins and fruit followed by a special performance by Mr. Balloons who makes custom balloon hats!

10:30 am – 2:30 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: Millinery Me
Get inspired by everyday objects and create your own hat masterpiece.

10:45 am – 11:15 am | Children ages 3 and up with adult
Story Time: One Hat is Not Enough | Tickets available on the day of the program
Hats and costumes help us tell the world who we are, but sometimes you have too much to say. Find out what happens on one very special Three Hat Day in this classic story by Laura Geringer.

11 am – 3 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: Monster Feet
Decorate a pair of feet to express your inner Wild Thing.

11:30 am – Noon | Information Desk | Families with children ages 5 and up
Family Tour: Cool and Crazy Hats | Tickets available on the day of the tour
Join us for a fun docent-led hands-on gallery exploration.

12:30 pm – 3 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: A Head for Balloons
Balloon artist Nate Murphy creates and hands out wild and wacky hats with a few simple twists.

1 pm – 1:45 pm & 3 pm – 3:45 pm | Atrium
Performances: The Monkey and the Hatseller
Classic storybooks, like Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina, come to life with Activated Story Theatre, which uses comedy, American Sign Language and costume to tell folktales from around the world.

1 pm – 4 pm | Pop-Up Art & Nature Center
Drop-in Art Activity: Paper Beads
Create one-of-a-kind beads out of colorful patterned paper.

1 pm – 4 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Hat Design and Construction
Meet professional hat maker Orlando Palacios of Worth & Worth NYC and discover the tools and techniques of hat design.

2 pm – 2:30 pm | Bartlett Gallery
Film: Mickey Mouse’s The Prince and the Pauper | Reservations by October 11
In this animated Disney Storybook Favorite, a poor young Mickey and his friends help a sheltered prince with a familiar face discover the truth about his own kingdom. 1990. Rated G.

Sunday, October 14

10:30 am – 2:30 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: Millinery Me
Get inspired by everyday objects and create your own hat masterpiece.

10:45 am – 11:15 am | Bartlett Gallery
Film: Mickey Mouse’s The Prince and the Pauper | Reservations by October 13
In this animated Disney Storybook Favorite, a poor young Mickey and his friends help a sheltered prince with a familiar face discover the truth about his own kingdom. 1990. Rated G.

11 am – 3 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: Monster Feet
Decorate a pair of feet to express your inner Wild Thing.

11:30 am – Noon | Information Desk | Families with children ages 5 and up
Family Tour: Cool and Crazy Hats | Tickets available on the day of the tour
Join us for a fun docent-led hands-on gallery exploration.

12:30 pm – 3 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: A Head for Balloons
Balloon artist Nate Murphy creates and hands out wild and wacky hats with a few simple twists.

1 pm – 1:45 pm & 3 pm – 3:45 pm| Atrium
Performances: Comic Mime: Expression and Transformation
Costume is a vital piece of transformation, but so is imagination! Join award-winning performer Robert Rivest for this engaging exploration of comedy and communication.

1 pm – 4 pm | Pop-Up Art & Nature Center
Drop-in Art Activity: Paper Beads
Create one-of-a-kind beads out of colorful patterned paper.

1 pm – 4 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Hat Design and Construction
Meet professional hat maker Orlando Palacios of Worth & Worth NYC and discover the tools and techniques of hat design.

2 pm – 3 pm | Information Desk
Story Trails: Canine Crusader! | Reservations by October 11
Dex might be smaller than most of the dogs in his neighborhood, but he has the biggest heart.  Now he just needs the right outfit to show his friends who he really is—Superdog!  Follow Dex’s super adventures in this story by Caralyn Buehner and then create and decorate your own superhero cape.

2:25 pm – 3:15 pm | Bartlett Gallery
Lecture: Henry the Hatter | Reservations by October 11
Henry Goldstein was a cornerstone of the hat-making world for 50 years. In his studio in Lynn, Mass., he created hats for notable figures of the mid-1900s such as Boston Mayor James Michael Curley, prizefighter Rocky Marciano and Cardinal Richard Cushing. Discover more about this local hat maker with Kate Luchini, director of the Lynn Museum. If you have one of Henry's hats, please wear it to the presentation!

Tuesday, October 16 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am | Member $15
Members-Only Gallery Talk: Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones | Reservations by October 15
Join Lynda Hartigan, The James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator at PEM, for an in-depth look at this stunning exhibition.

Thursday, October 18 | 6:30 am – 9:45 pm | Members and Salem residents $5, Nonmembers $7
PEM/PM: Not in Kansas Anymore | No reservations required

Explore fantastical worlds of imagination with a screening of the classic The Wizard of Oz and a discussion about the groundbreaking special effects with film expert Michael Dow. Enjoy a chef demonstration and tasting by Chive and create your own character out of found objects, just the way Tin Man was created. Step up to the open mic hosted by storyteller Tony Toledo to share a song, story or performance about this American icon. Wear your ruby slippers! Milliner Denise Shea holds a trunk show in the Museum Shop until 8:30 pm. Refreshments available for purchase in the Atrium café. Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones and other exhibitions are open throughout the evening. Made possible by North Shore Art Throb.
ONGOING
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July and August | 11:30 am – noon
Family Gallery Explorations | Families with children ages 5 and up | Meet at information desk
These 30-minute gallery adventures are designed just for families. Hands-on activity included. No program on July 4.

Select Wednesdays | 10:30 – 11:30 am | Caregivers with children up to age 5
Drop-in Activity: PEM Pals | Meet at information desk
This fun, interactive program with books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers. Visit pem.org/calendar for program dates and themes. Made possible by American Dental Partners.

Saturdays and Sundays | 1 – 3 pm
Art Investigations | Ask for location at information desk
Get hands-on in the galleries! Look for our interactive Art Cart every weekend and explore more! Touch objects, experiment with art-making techniques and discover the stories about the art around you.

Saturdays and Sundays | 1 – 3 pm | Pop-Up Art & Nature Center
Drop-in Art Activities
Come create! Explore art, nature and more. View project listings by date on PEM’s online calendar or pick up a monthly schedule in the Pop-Up Art & Nature Center. Made Possible by American Dental Partners.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

REVISED Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ August 20 through 26, 2012


Welcome to our special guest from Rhode Island this week.  We hope you enjoy seeing your home state's flag flying on the front of the Hawthorne Hotel in your honor.

We just learned that we have a special request for some guests from the United Kingdom, so Tuesday's flag has changed.

Here is the complete line-up of the week:

Monday August 20 Egpyt and *Rhode Island

Tuesday August 21 *United Kingdom and Wyoming


Wednesday August 22 Equatorial Guinea and Alabama

Thursday August 23 Eritrea and Alaska
Friday August 24 Estonia and American Samoa
Saturday August 25 Ethiopia and Arizona
Sunday August 26 Fiji and Arkansas

If you have a special request, simply call us at 978-825-4444.

I hope to see you here.

Juli

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Video Review of the Ansel Adams Exhibit

If you have not been to see the current special exhibit at PEM of Ansel Adams: At the Water's Edge, you really need to plan a visit.  Here is a video review of the exhibit that was recently on WGBH television.

Perhaps this will pique your interest?

Video Review of the Ansel Adams Exhibit at PEM

If you plan to come, and need a place to stay, be sure to call us to find out about our PEM Package which includes tickets to the museum, and a gift card to their wonderful gift shop.  Do not delay, as hotel rooms in Salem are going fast this summer, and the fall is always busier than the summer.

I hope to see you here, or there!

Juli

P.S. Here is a link to PEM's website for the particulars of the exhibit.  Remember that the museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays.)

Friday, August 17, 2012

"All Shook Up"

I was privileged to be able to attend the Preview Night for the current offering at the North Shore Music Theatre.  It is a production of "All Shook Up", produced by Bill Hanney, who says of it: "This show is packed full of the unforgettable music of Elvis Presley used to tell a brand-new story in a retro 1950s-styled farce written by Joe DiPietro.  . . . Joe has cleverly married The King's music with a zany, gender-bending Shakespearean-inspired love story and created a hilarious musical with a modern comic sensibility."

Here are some photos of scenes from this great high-energy production:



Eric Hatch as Dean Hyde with Laquet Sharnell as Lorraine

Paul Sabala as Dennis with Dara Hartman as Natalie

"Jailhouse Rock" from the opening scene

John Hillner as Jim Haller, Natalie's Father and Jannie Jones as Sylvia






Dara Hartman as "Ed" and Ryan Overberg as Chad
On a personal note, I loved the performances of Jannie Jones as Sylvia, and Dara Hartman as Natalie Haller/Ed.

I hope you have the opportunity to see this show which will be playing through August 26.  For more information and tickets go to  www.nsmt.org or call 978-232-7200.

Juli

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Jazz Trio To Entertain in Nathaniel's as Part of Salem Jazz & Soul Festival

As part of our support for the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival that is taking place in Salem this weekend, we are presenting Henley Douglas Jr. and the Cool Times Trio in Nathaniel's this Friday, August 17 from 6 to 8 pm.

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy fine dining and excellent smooth cool jazz at the same time.  For reservations call 978-825-4311 or go to the link below to reserve your table.  There is no cover charge. Reserve Nathaniel's Table Here, Click on this Link



Wicked Local Article on Henley Douglas Jr.