Special Events

A collection of events so special that we had no choice but to call them "Special Events".

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Sept. 5, 2021, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Bolles Hall

It's the most important meal of the day! And now you can share it with your fellow performers, teachers, students, and attendees.  The Great Burlesque Exposition provides a continental breakfast with something for everyone, whether you're vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, or just want some coffee in the morning!

Sept. 4, 2021, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Bolles Hall

It's the most important meal of the day! And now you can share it with your fellow performers, teachers, students, and attendees.  The Great Burlesque Exposition provides a continental breakfast with something for everyone, whether you're vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, or just want some coffee in the morning!

Sept. 5, 2021, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Edwards Room

Burlesque in New England What is the history of burlesque in the local area? Is it all Boston? This gallery talk takes you on a guided tour of the New England Gallery at The American Burlesque Collection.  The talk is about one hour long and participants will be standing for much of that time.

Volunteer shift available Sept. 4, 2021, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Edwards Room

Burlesque in New England What is the history of burlesque in the local area? Is it all Boston? This gallery talk takes you on a guided tour of the New England Gallery at The American Burlesque Collection.  The talk is about one hour long and participants will be standing for much of that time.

Sept. 5, 2021, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Courtyard

We're on the hunt for the biggest game of all – a fabulous photo opportunity! 

What's a Photo Safari? Take a dozen or more gorgeously dressed models, combine with a handful of talented photographers, add a dash of pre-selected Salem sites, and you have a recipe for some truly memorable images.

Photographers: Beginners and enthusiastic amateurs are welcome.  You don’t need to be a professional photographer, but you need to behave in a professional manner.  All Photographers will be required to sign an agreement granting permission to the models and the event to use the images from the Photo Safari for non-commercial use, and will receive a model release from all models.  Still and video photographers are welcome.

Models: Beginners and enthusiastic amateurs are welcome.  You don’t need to be a professional model, you but you need to behave in a professional manner.  Models will be expected to do their own hair and make-up ahead of time and bring their own wardrobe.  As we will be in public locations, changing your outfit may not be possible and all models are expected to comport themselves in accordance to local decency laws and with an awareness of any non-participants who may be in the area (I.e., kids).  All Models will be required to sign an agreement granting permission to the Photographers and the event to use the images from the Photo Safari for non-commercial use, and will receive a Media release from all Photographers.
 
We will be leaving from the Courtyard at 2:00pm sharp.  Please arrive a few minutes early.  
 
Partiicipation in The Photo Safari is included with The Socialite and The Whole Shebang, or may be purchased separately. Space is limited.
Sept. 3, 2021, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Courtyard

Salem On Foot Logo Your guide, Rory Raven

Join historian and author, Rory Raven, on an easy, 90-minute guided tour through the city's twisted streets.  Hear stories and explore the events that shaped Salem, and still cast long shadows today. You'll hear about witches and Puritans, of course, but also about Nathaniel Hawthorne, the exotic spice trade, a Revolutionary War standoff, and the Great Fire that nearly wiped Salem off the map. We'll even visit one of the oldest graveyards in the nation! 

The tour departs from the Courtyard at the Bridge at 211.This event happens rain or shine and is included with your Whole Shebang or Socialite ticket.  Tickets may also be purchased individually.