Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ April 1 through 7, 2013


Monday April 1 Central African Republic and Delaware
Central African Republic


Deleware
 
  Tuesday April 2 Chad and District of Columbia
Chad
Wednesday April 3 Chile and Florida
Thursday April 4 China and Georgia
Friday April 5 Colombia and Guam
Columbia
(Interesting that the colors of the flag of Chad and the flag of Columbia are so similar.  )

Saturday April 6 Comoros and Hawaii
Sunday April 7 Democratic Republic of the Congo and Idaho

There were no special requests for this week.

I hope to see you here.

Juli

Saturday, March 30, 2013

"Daddy-Daughter" Dance -- New Hawthorne Hotel Event

Our Executive Sous Chef, Ken O'Keefe recently came up with a wonderful addition to our repertoire of special events that we do here at the historic Hawthorne Hotel--a Father and Daughter Dance.

This new event has been scheduled for Saturday June 15 which also happens to be Father's Day evening.



The First Annual Hawthorne Hotel Father and Daughter Dance will take place from 5:30 pm to 8 pm on Saturday June 15.  Light passed and stationed hors d'oeuvres will be provided, as will soft drinks. Music and a dance floor will be the centerpiece of this event. We will also provide a photographer to take photos for you, and will provide the photos to you, electronically, at no additional cost.

Tickets for Father and Daughter Dance will be $35 inclusive, and additional tickets will be $20 per person.  Tickets will be available starting on Monday April 1 by calling 978-825-4360 or 4311.

We will also have available an overnight package including tickets to this Dance.  For more information call 978-744-4080 and speak with one of our front desk associates.

Dads and daughters, granddads and granddaughters, uncles and nieces and every combination of adult and child are welcomed to attend.  We think this will become a wonderful way to have a very special celebration of Father's Day and hope you do too.

We hope to see you here.

Juli

Friday, March 29, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Saturday, March 30

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Saturday, March 30, 2013. 



I hope to see you here!

Juli

April Locals' Specials Start on Monday April 1


Come join us in the Tavern for these wonderful three-course meals, priced at only $15.50 per person.  This month we begin on Monday, April 1, but generally these specials are available Sundays through Wednesdays from 5 – 10pm. 


To begin:
Each entrée served with a small mixed green salad with choice of dressing
-or- Cup of the Soup of the Day

Then, your choice of these three entrees:


Grilled Vegas Steak
a Vegas steak is similar in taste and tenderness to a New York strip steak or a flat-iron steak,
spring onion, asparagus and red pepper sauté, garlic-roasted potatoes

-or-

Flounder Meunière
snap peas and carrots, rice Florentine

-or-

Four-Cheese Jumbo Manicotti
chicken Parmesan meatballs, marinara sauce

and for dessert:

Chef’s Choice of Dessert

I will post photos next week.  I hope to see you here.

Juli

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Friday, March 29

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Friday, March 29, 2013.  





Hotel Notes

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) celebrates an unparalleled 200-year legacy of cultural exchange with India with its Sensational India! festival, Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7. This year's festival is inspired by the current exhibit Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence, from the PEM’s renowned Herwitz Collection. Join us for a vibrant array of dance and music performances, traditional Indian cooking demonstrations, art-making activities and the popular Bollywood Dance Party. For more information or to make reservations for any of the events, please call (978) 745-9500, ext. 3011.

The Happy Sunflower shop on Pickering Wharf will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, March 30th from 12:00pm until 3:00pm. This free event is open to children of all ages, and there will be a special appearance by the one and only Easter Bunny. Located just a short walk away at Pickering Warf, The Happy Sunflower sells crafts, gifts and florals, and this event is sure to be a lot of fun for all involved.

On this day in 1973, the last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam as Hanoi frees the remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam. America's direct eight-year intervention in the Vietnam War was at an end. In Saigon, some 7,000 U.S. Department of Defense civilian employees remained behind to aid South Vietnam in conducting what looked to be a fierce and ongoing war with communist North Vietnam.



I hope to see you here!

Juli

PEM Brings INDIA to SALEM


Because I cannot say it better myself, I am quoting PEM's press release in its entirety here for you.  What I can add is my opinion, which is this -- WOW!!  Here is a way to "travel the world" without leaving Salem.  If you do nothing else in terms of an activity in Salem this year, you really should consider giving yourself a "vacation to India" right here in Salem.  Jump in with both feet, and enjoy all of these wonderful activities.

If you have children, or just like to act like a child, come to the children's events. There is a cool cooking demonstration for you foodies. . .  or if you prefer one of the biggest parties around, be sure not to miss the Bollywood party on Saturday night.  There really is something for everyone.

I hope to see you there, or here!

Juli

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SALEM, MA ––The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) celebrates an unparalleled 200-year legacy of cultural exchange with India with its Sensational India! festival, April 6 and 7. This year's festival is inspired by the current exhibit Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence, from the PEM’s renowned Herwitz Collection. Join us for a vibrant array of dance and music performances, traditional Indian cooking demonstrations, art-making activities and the popular Bollywood Dance Party with Djs from the Boston Sound and Light Company.

HEADLINING EXHIBITION
Come discover three generations of Indian artists who changed the way we think about modern Indian art. Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence features nearly 60 works from PEM's extraordinary Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, considered the foremost collection of modern Indian art in the world outside of India. Select paintings are presented in conversational groupings with well-known artists including Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall and Andrew Wyeth, lending context to the development of this art movement in the wider world of modern painting.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, April 6| 10 AM – 5 PM| DAYTIME ACTIVITIES FREE WITH ADMISSION
SATURDAY, April 6| 9 PM – MIDNIGHT | BOLLYWOOD DANCE PARTY | $15 & $20

SUNDAY, APRIL 7| 10 AM – 5 PM| DAYTIME ACTIVITIES FREE WITH ADMISSION

SATURDAY, APRIL 6
10 AM – 4 PM | COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT| ALL SKILL LEVELS | ATRIUM
Work with visual artist Adrian Galvin in a hands-on art-making experience to create the backdrop that will be used in Sunday’s dance performance.

11 AM – NOON | COOKING | BARTLETT GALLERY
DEMONSTRATION: HEALING SPICES | ADULTS
Food expert Shruti Mehta returns to share tips about the therapeutic and healing properties of spices and demonstrates the art of making Paan and Chai.

11 AM – 3 PM | DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY: PAINTING WITH PIGMENT | ATRIUM
FAMILIES W/ CHILDREN 3 YEARS & UP
Make your own colorful artwork inspired by the Midnight to the Boom exhibition using dry pigments and water.


11:30 AM|NOON STORY TIME: Elephant Dance | FAMILIES W/ CHILDREN 4 YEARS & UP
MEET AT INFORMATION DESK
Join Ravi as he experiences his grandfather’s captivating stories about India, where the sun is  like a ferocious tiger and monsoon rains crackle like waterfalls.

NOON – 12:45 PM | DANCE PERFORMANCE | ALL AGES | ATRIUM
Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company presents Vasanth, a retelling of an Indian myth that describes the return of spring to earth after years of desolation.


1 – 2 PM | ARTIST TALK | ADULTS | MORSE AUDITORIUM
Raghava KK, a multidisciplinary artist who combines painting, technology, film and performance, presents his journey as an artist and showcases his latest art project,
a brainwave installation.

2:30 – 4:30 PM | ART WORKSHOP | FOR FAMILIES W/CHILDREN 8 AND UP | BARLETT GALLERY
Learn how to cartoon emotions and give drawings personality, something that visiting artist Raghava KK calls “shadows that misbehave.”

3:30 – 4:45 PM | CONCERT: RAJASTHANI FOLK MUSIC | EAST INDIA MARINE HALL
Come hear Lakha Khan perform this centuries-old musical tradition.

9 PM – MIDNIGHT | Bollywood Dance Party | Atrium
DJ Yogz and DJ D-Xtreme of Boston Sound and Light Company transform PEM’s soaring Atrium into a nightclub by spinning the latest Bollywood, Bhangra and Western remixed music. Cash bar, 21 +.  Members $15, nonmembers $20.






SUNDAY, APRIL 7

11 AM – 3 PM | DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY: PAINTING WITH PIGMENT | ATRIUM
(See April 6 listing)

11:30-NOON – STORY TIME |MEET AT INFORMATION DESK
(See April 6 listing)

NOON – 12:45 PM & 4 – 4:45 PM | DANCE PERFORMANCE | ALL AGES
(See April 6 listing)


1 – 2 PM | PRESENTATION: THE ETERNAL ESSENCE OF MUSIC | MORSE AUDITORIUM
Ankur Malhotra, co-founder of Amarrass Records, talks about the role folk music plays in shaping the Indian ethos. Malhotra addresses the challenges that traditional folk music musicians face despite a favorable Indian economy.

2:30 – 3:45 PM | KEYNOTE | MORSE AUDITORIUM
New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas discusses the emerging prominence of India in the global sector through the lens of his book, India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking. Giridharadas, a second generation Indian-American who writes the “Currents” column for The Times, also appears regularly on CNN, MSNBC, NPR and The Daily Show. The Wall Street Journal called his book “smart, evocative and sharply observed.”

2:30-3:45 PM  | CONCERT | EAST MARINE HALL
(See April 6 listing)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Thursday, March 28


Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Thursday, March 28, 2013.




Hotel Notes

Today is the final day to enjoy Salem Spring Restaurant Week, featuring the best local cuisine at value pricing. Our fine dining restaurant, Nathaniel’s, will be offering a Three-Course Dinner for $25 tonight.  Come on in and visit the #1 Salem Restaurant on TripAdvisor to celebrate this special event. The Dinner includes one soup, salad or appetizer, one demi-portion entrée and one dessert, all from Nathaniel’s current menu.

Tonight local restaurant 43 Church will be hosting “The Session,” a night of unique local music, food, drink and art! This event begins at 8:30pm and as always it is free to attend. 

Be sure to visit the Peabody Essex Museum on Saturday, April 6 for Sensational India, a festival celebrating the creativity and dynamism of contemporary India. This event runs from 10am to 5pm. For reservations call 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.

On this day in 1776, Juan Bautista de Anza, one of the great pathfinders of the 18th century, arrives at the future site of San Francisco with 247 colonists. Though little known among Americans because of his Spanish origins, Anza's accomplishments as a trailblazer merit comparison with those of Lewis and Clark.


I hope to see you here!

Juli

Spring Has Officially Arrived In Salem, MA

You can forget what the calendar says.  Ignore the weather forecasters.  Leave the Farmer's Almanac out of it.  Oh, and that rodent down in Pennsylvania -- bah!!   The real official harbinger of Spring in Salem happens right here at the Hawthorne Hotel.

On the day that we plant the pansies for the first time in any given year -- THAT is the day that Salem residents-in-the-know realize that Spring has officially arrived.

As our crew is outside working ,many locals honk their horns and give us the big thumbs up, because they know that this means winter is over.  (Or ovah! as they say around here.)

Here are some snapshots of this much-longed for event this year:


Mike Herrera of the Maintenance Team installing the pansies.

Out with the "old" (evergreen cuttings) and in with the new flowers.

I hope you enjoy this real first look at Spring in #Salem, MA. and I hope to see you here.

Juli

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Salem State University Comes to Hawthorne Hotel

Over the past year or so I have been invited to be a guest lecturer at the introductory hotel management  class at Salem State University in their Bertolan School of Business.

In addition to going to the campus to volunteer my time once each term, we have also invited the same class to come to the Hawthorne Hotel on a field trip, during which time I give the students a full front and back of the house tour of the hotel.

Here is a photo of the most recent group that I showed around the hotel last week.

Left to right:  David; Brianna; Erica; Courtney; Juli Lederhaus, General Manager; Lindsay; Sarah; Nick; Frank and Phillip.

We enjoy being connected to our Salem community in so many ways -- this is just one of them.

I hope you enjoy knowing another way that we "give back" to our city.  And of course, I hope to see you here too.

Juli

Monday, March 25, 2013

February Full-Time Employee of the Month

Last week we honored Elizabeth Buchanan of our front desk team with the award for full-time employee of the month for February.

I put together a collage of photos of her expressions (which were priceless) as we made the presentation and talked about what a wonderful member of our hotel staff she is, and how much she assists the other members of the team in many different ways.

Congratulations Elizabeth!  Thank you so much!!!

Left to right:  Lucie Ogeron, Front Office Manager; Elizabeth Buchanan; Andy Seidel, Evening Manager
I hope you have the opportunity to experience the excellent hospitality exemplified by Elizabeth during your next visit to the historic Hawthorne Hotel.

Juli

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ March 25 through 31, 2013

Monday March 25 Brazil and Alabama



Brazil

Tuesday March 26 Bulgaria and Alaska


Alaska

Wednesday March 27 Burundi and Arizona


Burundi

Thursday March 28 Cambodia and Arkansas

Cambodia

Friday March 29 Cameroon and California

Saturday March 30 Canada and Colorado

Sunday March 31 Cape Verde and Connecticut

If you are looking for further information regarding our flags program, please see the FAQ post from Monday, January 21.

I hope to see you here,

Juli

Saturday, March 23, 2013

February Employee of the Month


Left to right:  Juli Lederhaus, General Manager; Avriel Baiza; Rhiannon Nowark, PEM Chef


On Wednesday March 20 we awarded the Part-Time Employee of the Month award to Avriel Baiza.  Avriel is a member of our Hawthorne Catering Division staff that fulfills our mission of providing food service at the Peabody Essex Museum.

She works for us part-time because she is finishing up her last year at Johnson and Wales College, studying food service and nutrition.  "Avi" is able to man the "line" in the Garden Restaurant, handle the sandwich station for the Atrium, or work as a prep cook in the Banquet Kitchen there.

She is a delightful and resourceful young woman who has grown professionally during her tenure with us, due in great part to the mentoring she has received by her direct supervisor, Rhiannon Nowak.

We are so happy to have her on our team, and look forward to working with her for many years to come.

Please join me in congratulating Avriel Baiza!

Juli

Friday, March 22, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Saturday, March 23

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Saturday, March 23, 2013.  




Hotel Notes

The Hawthorne Hotel would like to congratulate Stephen Roberts and Nicole Harvey on their wedding today! We are so happy to be a part of your special day, and we hope that you and all of your guests have a wonderful time here with us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make you feel more at home.

This week is Salem Spring Restaurant Week is featuring the best local cuisine at value pricing. Our fine dining restaurant, Nathaniel’s, will be offering a Three-Course Dinner for $25 from March 17-21 and March 24-28. Come on in and visit the #1 Salem Restaurant on TripAdvisor to celebrate this special event. The Dinner includes one soup, salad or appetizer, one demi-portion entrée and one dessert, all from Nathaniel’s current menu.

This Day in History:
On this day in 1839, the initials "O.K." are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for "oll correct," a popular slang misspelling of "all correct" at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans. During the late 1830s, it was a favorite practice among younger, educated circles to misspell words intentionally, then abbreviate them and use them as slang when talking to one another.


I hope to see you here!

Juli

Cinema Salem Update


 
Lots of important news in this week's CinemaSalem newsletter:


Right on the heels of the hugely successful 2013 Salem Film Fest, we're about to encounter the most dramatic change in CinemaSalem history. Thanks to our more than 1000 Kickstarter backers, next Monday and Tuesday, our movie theater is being converted for the digital future as three Sony 4k projectors and digital sound will be installed. It's going to be intense and exciting as we close down for a couple days to make the magic happen. So, reflecting these momentous changes, this week's email will cover Friday to Sunday, and then next Wednesday morning we'll fill you in on showtimes for next Wednesday and Thursday and the week of the 29th.

If you have a sense of history and a discerning eye, you might want to check out Oz the Great and Powerful and The Croods this weekend -- on film -- and then come back next Wednesday or Thursday and check out the same films in 4k digital. Kereth actually had to order a "print" in each format for all our big films this week.

While it may be hard to bid adieu to a beautiful visual medium like film which has enjoyed a 100-year history of artistic expression and influence, the digital age is here bringing democratization and accessibility for today's filmmakers shooting and editing on ever more affordable and flexible cameras and cutting systems. So the future looks exciting.

In honor of these dramatic changes, we're hosting a special Backers-only event this Saturday and Sunday morning at 10: a free 35mm film screening of Steven Spielberg's most beloved film, E.T. If you're a backer, just flash your keycard, and you (and your immediate family OR close friend) get in for free. We hope you will enjoy the presentation of this movie classic on the big screen. We appreciate the contributions you made to our Kickstarter campaign to save CinemaSalem!

So see you all Saturday or Sunday morning! In the meantime, here are this week's historic showtimes!

Now Playing: The Croods (PG); A Place at the Table (PG); The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG13); Oz the Great and Powerful (PG); The Spirit of Salem 3D; This Perfect Place; and The True 1692 in 3D!.
If you like DreamWorks animation masterpieces, you're going to love the currently 80% positively-rated The Croods, which opens this Friday at CinemaSalem. Just listen to these rapt critics! Kam Williams (AALBC): "A side-splitting, thrill-a-minute adventure reminiscent of the best of The Flintstones. Wilma!" Common Sense Media: "Gorgeously animated adventure." Associated Press: "Brisk and beautiful." IGN Movies: "A familiar story made fresh thanks to great voice acting and dizzying, dazzling action."
The Croods will screen on Friday at (4:30), 7:00, and 9:15; Saturday at (12:00), (2:15); (4:30), 7:00, and 9:15; and Sunday at (12:00), (2:15); (4:30) and 7:00.

I love that we're showing such a CinemaSalem-style movie in the Screening Room during this historic week. A Place at the Table is a great example of the power of film to help us see the present with clearer eyes, and envision a better future. Philadelphia Inquirer: "A Place at the Table is advocacy journalism at its best, lining up its facts, illustrating the widespread problem with a few trenchant and compelling cases, and offering solutions." Time Magazine: "It specifically addresses our country's hunger crisis. But it also speaks to larger hungers. Hungers for independence, a dignified life, a better chance for ones children -- in short, the American dream." The Chicago Sun-Times: " A good documentary that is good for you."

A Place at the Table will screen on Friday at (4:45), 7:30, and 9:45; Saturday at (11:45), (2:45), (4:45), 7:30, and 9:45; and Sunday at 11:45), (2:45), (4:45) and 7:30.

We're totally carrying the hilarious Burt Wonderstone and the powerful Oz with us this weekend. Here are their showtimes, along with a bonus critical rave for each.

Burt Wonderstone will screen on Friday at CinemaSalem promptly at (5:00), 7:15 and 10:00; Saturday at (12:15), (2:30), (5:00), 7:15 and 10:00; and Sunday at (12:15), (2:30), (5:00) and 7:15. Time Magazine: "This may be the kind of semi-bad, semi-inspired comedy that could not only stand repeated viewings but perhaps improve with them."

Oz the Great and Powerful will screen on Friday at (3:45), 6:45 and 9:30; Saturday at (12:45), (3:45), 6:45 and 9:30; and Sunday at (12:45), (3:45) and 6:45. San Francisco Chronicle: "The more you like the Judy Garland film, the more you might appreciate Oz the Great and Powerful."

Have you seen our own popular films yet? Many people see them for the first time when relatives come to town and want to explore this region's history and natural beauty. The Spirit of Salem is my personal favorite, explaining the character of this city through the inimitable characters who formed it. SOS will play on Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am.

If you want to understand why the North Shore is so unique and beautiful, you'll want to see This Perfect Place: A Natural History of the Massachusetts North Shore, featuring Kristina Lindborg, screening Saturday and Sunday at noon.

And our most popular film is The True 1692. 1692 will screen on Friday at 6:30, and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 and 6:30.

As we say every week, but this week with a little extra fervor, thanks for supporting CinemaSalem!


Paul Van Ness
CinemaSalem



Thursday, March 21, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Friday, March 22

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Friday, March 22, 2013.



Hotel Notes

The Hawthorne Hotel would like to congratulate Michael Dillon and Stephen Munroe on their wedding today! We are so happy to be a part of your special day, and we hope that you and all of your guests have a wonderful time here with us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make you feel more at home.

This week is Salem Spring Restaurant Week is featuring the best local cuisine at value pricing. Our fine dining restaurant, Nathaniel’s, will be offering a Three-Course Dinner for $25 from March 17-21 and March 24-28. Come on in and visit the #1 Salem Restaurant on TripAdvisor to celebrate this special event. The Dinner includes one soup, salad or appetizer, one demi-portion entrée and one dessert, all from Nathaniel’s current menu.

Join us in the Tavern today from 4:30-6:00pm for our Happy Hour Appetizer – Baked Stuffed Clams, Just 90 cents each!

This Day in History:
On this day in 1765, the Stamp Act was passed by the British government to pay off debts and defend the vast new American territories won from the French in the Seven Years' War. With the passing of the Stamp Act, the colonists' grumbling finally became an articulated response to what they saw as Britain’s attempt to undermine their economic strength and independence.


I hope to see you here!

Juli

Spring Is Confused This Year

And so are we.  Real Spring, where are you?  Did you miss the turn onto 114?

We hope to see you here.

Juli

Phillips Library Grounds covered in Snow, Forsythia Trying to Bloom



More "To-Do" For You in Salem

This ought to be quite an event on April 6.  Be sure to put this on your calendar.  If you are planning to stay at the Hawthorne Hotel for this event, be sure to call us right away as we are almost fully committed for this weekend -- we have a few more rooms on Friday night than on Saturday, which might work out just right for you, but you should act quickly.  Give us a call at 978-744-4080

Salem News Article about the 376th "First Muster" Anniversary

I hope to see you here.

Juli

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Thursday, March 21


Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Thursday, March 21, 2013.  




Hotel Notes

This week is Salem Spring Restaurant Week is featuring the best local cuisine at value pricing. Our fine dining restaurant, Nathaniel’s, will be offering a Three-Course Dinner for $25 from March 17-21 and March 24-28. Come on in and visit the #1 Salem Restaurant on TripAdvisor to celebrate this special event. The Dinner includes one soup, salad or appetizer, one demi-portion entrée and one dessert, all from Nathaniel’s current menu.

Join us in the Tavern today from 4:30-6:00pm for our Happy Hour Appetizer – Beef Fried Shrimp Cozy with Sesame-Garlic Dip, Just 90 cents each!

Tonight local restaurant 43 Church will be hosting “The Session,” a night of unique local music, food, drink and art! This event begins at 8:30pm and as always it is free to attend. 

There is only one month left to visit Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence at the Peabody Essex Museum. This stellar exhibit closes on April 21, so be sure to visit before then!

This Day in History:
On this day in 1963, Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closed down and transferred its last prisoners. At its peak, "The Rock” housed over 200 inmates at the maximum-security facility. Alcatraz remains an icon of American prisons for its harsh conditions and record for being inescapable.

I hope to see you here!

Juli

Slow Art Day Returns to PEM


One of the best things that my husband and I ever did was participate in "Slow Art Day" several years ago.  This is a worldwide movement that anyone who lives close to a participating museum can experience.  Our beloved PEM here in #Salem,MA is participating, so Walt and I will be there again this year.

I hope to see you here, or there,

Juli

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SLOW DOWN AND TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
SATURDAY | APRIL 27, 2013 | 10am – 2pm

SALEM, MA –– Experience a museum in a whole new way with Slow Art Day at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM).  On Saturday, April 27, PEM joins more than 200 organizations worldwide in inviting visitors to take their time and take a closer look at art.  Championed by Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic at the New York Times, Slow Art Day is part of a grassroots movement that encourages people to take a break from their busy lives and delve deeply into select works of art, enhancing critical thinking through the act of careful looking.

Slow Art Day participants will view a selection of artworks that explore the theme “Passages” and then will meet others in the Atrium Café at 2 p.m. to talk about the experience. This year, Salem resident and art enthusiast Steven Johnson is hosting the event. He has chosen the theme to examine “the passage of time, a piece of art through various cultures, the passages of the viewer's life experiences and even the actual architectural passages of the museum.”

Ten pieces will be chosen from as many separate media as possible – sculpture, site installations, painting, etc. – and participants will have access to a handout prompting them on how to approach the various works in a Slow Art context.

FREE WITH ADMISSION | REGISTER ONLINE:  For PEM:  Register here for Slow Art Day
This event free with paid admission.  Of course, Members and Salem residents always enjoy free admission to the museum.

For more information and to see the list of all the museums participating worldwide, click on this link:  Slow Art Day Worldwide Information

ABOUT THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM

Founded in 1799, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents outstanding works of artistic and cultural creativity in ways that transform people's lives. The museum's collection is among the finest of its kind, showcasing an unrivaled spectrum of American art and architecture as well as outstanding Asian, Asian Export, Native American, African, Oceanic, Maritime and Photography collections. In addition to its vast holding, the museum offers a vibrant schedule of changing exhibitions and an interactive education center. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens and 22 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200‐year‐old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States. Currently, a comprehensive $650 million Campaign is underway to advance PEM's mission, fortify its endowment, improve infrastructures and build a 175,000-square-foot expansion, set to open in 2017.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Wednesday, March 20

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Wednesday, March 20, 2013.




Hotel Notes

This week is Salem Spring Restaurant Week is featuring the best local cuisine at value pricing. Our fine dining restaurant, Nathaniel’s, will be offering a Three-Course Dinner for $25 from March 17-21 and March 24-28. Come on in and visit the #1 Salem Restaurant on TripAdvisor to celebrate this special event. The Dinner includes one soup, salad or appetizer, one demi-portion entrée and one dessert, all from Nathaniel’s current menu.

Join us in the Tavern today from 4:30-6:00pm for our Happy Hour Appetizer – Beef Burger Sliders, Just 90 cents each!

This Day in History:
On this day in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, is published. The novel sold 300,000 copies within three months and was so widely read that when President Abraham Lincoln met Stowe in 1862, he reportedly said, "So this is the little lady who made this big war."


I hope to see you here!

Juli

Monday, March 18, 2013

Photos of Our Wedding Open House

Earlier this month we held our semi-annual Wedding Open House. Here are some photos of the event, and at the very bottom of this post is a link to all of the photos in case you want to see more photos. Special thanks to David LaChapelle of Amore Photography who contributed to this album.

While many of these photos are wedding-related, many of them also simply show you the Hawthorne Hotel. I hope you enjoy seeing us.



Sweetheart Table

Place card table with cinnabar linen upgrade.

Pickman Room

Pre-function "second lobby" overlooking the Grand Ballroom

Stationed hors d'oeuvres on dance floor for pre-meal gathering.  

Ballroom as seen from lobby end.

Left to right:  Christine Perry, Catering Salem Manager; Karen O'Kane, Director of Catering;
Alaina Ferriero, Catering Sales Manager; Lindsay Otis, Senior Catering Sales Manager;
Claire Kallelis, Director of Food and Beverage and Assistant General Manager

Flowers were provided by Peter Barter Florist, and Flowers by Darlene

Seared Beef Tenderloin over Blue Cheese Star on Crostini

Brie and Apricot Canape

Asian Tuna Tartare on Won Ton Crisp with Seaweed Salad

King Room

Upgraded place setting.

Queen Deluxe Room

Smoked Duck and Sour Cherries on Orange Marscapone Crostini

Our Offsite Catering Division caters to the Peabody Essex Museum, Hamilton Hall and the House of the Seven Gables

Stationed Mediterranean Hors d'Oeuvres


Cheese Board
If you want to see more of the photos, click on this link below for the entire album.

Album of Hawthorne Hotel Photos, Wedding Open House, March 2013

I hope to see you here.

Juli