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. >>
Get outside and enjoy an evening of fun and street play. Channel your inner child for a game of foursquare or kickball, build your own fort or join Salem’s Wicked Running Club for its weekly No Rest for the Wicked 5K. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Take a tour around the world, no passport needed. Learn salsa or Bollywood-inspired dance, sample the flavors of international cuisine, listen to the sounds of reggae and soca and explore today’s cultures and identities. Co-sponsored by the Point Neighborhood Association and the North Shore Community Development Coalition. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Discover wild new ways to banish boredom this summer. Make ice cream with nitrogen, join in a game of quidditch or disc golf, borrow a book from our pop-up library, make some tie-dye inspired art and help us break a Guinness World Record. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
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. >>
A celebration of play for children of all ages and their adults.
Loose Parts Playground: Build and pretend with cardboard, Duct tape, fabric, yarn, and other repurposed materials
Tunnels, Balls, and Cars: Construction Zone will be filled with cardboard tubes and toys that kids can use to construct their own tunnels and tracks
Sidewalk Art: Plenty of chalk for children and adults to >>
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.