It's gonna be a hot one!! Here are six ways to stay cool in Salem this weekend.
1. Eye Spy at the Peabody Essex Museum
Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm | pem.org
Enjoy a fun-filled day of magic, illusion and art in celebration of the opening of Eye Spy, Playing wiht Perception in the interactive Art & Nature Center. Participate in a magic show, investigate optical illusions, meet featured artists, and create your own illusion-inspired art. Free with admission.
2. Living Green & Renewable Energy Fair Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm | Salem-Chamber.org
Visit with exhibitors, learn about green living, hang out in the Kids Zone at Old Town Hall. Cinema Salem will screen "Fresh the Movie" at 10am, and the Green Speaker Series will feature lectures at the Gathering, 217 Essex Street.
3. Picnic at Winter Island
Saturday, 4 pm - 7 pm | Facebook.com
Head down to Winter Island for a fundraiser to benefit the maritime park that will feature live music by Black Dog Brother, Lucas Custer, Hannah Cranton, Clay Ventre, performances by The Rebel Shakespeare Company, sailing and fun. Bring your own picnic or buy delicious food from Rothwell Catering. $10 donation, Children free.
4. Laugh at Lend Me a Tenor
June 17 - 27, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm | SalemState.edu/arts Summer Theatre at Salem kicks off it 16th season with Lend Me a Tenor this weekend. Don't miss this hysterical evening of plot twists, mistaken identity, and double entendres.
5. Celebrate the Solstice
Sunday, 11:30 am - 4:30 pm | tnw-salem.org
The Temple of Nine Wells will host a celebration of the Summer Solstice and all-day Witches' Midsummer Gathering at the Pavilion at Winter Island on Sunday. Events include children's crafting, Ocean blessing and healing rite, guided path working, face painting, raffles, live music, and a Magick Circle Ceremony at 4:30 pm. Entrance donation is $10 per person (6 and older), and they will be collecting canned foods for local shelters.
6. Free Admission for Fathers at the Phillips House
Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm | HistoricNewEngland.org
Celebrate Father's Day with a tour at the Phillips House! This 1821 mansion is home to five generations of the Phillips family's art, antiques, and furnishings. The carriage house features two Pierce-Arrows, a 1929 Model A Ford, and five of the family's carriages. Admission is free for fathers of all kinds! Otherwise, admission is free to Historic New England members and Salem residents, and $5.00 for adults.