The crops have grown - it's time to start pickling. We will harvest, chop, and brine our garden treasures. Are you in the mood to try dilly beans, piccalilli, or chow-chow? We'll make enough quick pickles so that you can take some home to share.
Age 3 and older; younger siblings welcome. Up to three children per adult. $16. >>
PEM Pals is a fun, interactive program with books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities is designed specifically for preschoolers and their caregivers. The program is hosted every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am.
Highlights in August include:
August 19 - Come meet Cat in The Hat and learn some rhymes! With Parties by Carole http://www.partiesbycarole.net/#!events/cjn9
August 26 - Our >>
Play, experiment, and engineer together in the Sculpture Park! Collaborate to construct large-scale temporary structures in response to deCordova's art and landscape. For families with children of all ages. Drop-in anytime 10:30 am–12:30 pm. Free with admission. >>
Reuse everyday materials to create art, make musical instruments, build imaginary animals, play games and have fun.
For over 35 years the Recycle Shop was a popular space at the Museum where children could create original artwork from recycled and surplus material. For a few days this summer we are reviving the recycle shop. Children and adults can collect their materials and bring their idea >>
Spend an evening appreciating the art of film with an international pop-up film festival, screenings of animated shorts and 1930s classics and more. Try your hand at some gourmet popcorn recipes while you’re at it! $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Help celebrate the arrival of Theo Jansen’s kinetic Strandbeest sculptures. Learn all about the engineering behind the beests, watch them in action and help construct a brand new one. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Celebrate all things great and small from the world of Alice in Wonderland to alternate universes and Tiny Houses. Take a photo in our larger-than-life photo booth or add your own unique illustration to the story of Alice in Wonderland. Inspired by PEM’s newest Art & Nature Center exhibition, Nature of Scale. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
In partnership with Dribble, the international graphic design community, delve into the creative world of type, fonts and lettering. Form human letters, learn chalkboard and hand-lettering techniques, experiment with creating your own font and get an inside scoop on graphic design with PEM’s Creative Services team. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Join a midwinter feast celebrating light in the darkest part of the year. Sample ancient festive beverages, search out art from many cultures featuring light and fire and drive out the darkness with music and dance. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
This was a great article written by Dr. Anne Paris. I love the ideas and tools she gives to use. I have all three of the Empathy Way books and can't wait to read them to my Grandkids so that they can become Caring Empathetic Children and later teens, which is so important, especially in this world we live in. I can't wait to see what Dr. Paris has for us next!
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.