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Dig in at PEM/PM!

Posted by Christina Jedra  May 9, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Peabody Essex Museum: 

THURSDAY | MAY 16 | 6:30–9:30 PM | MEMBERS AND SALEM RESIDENTS FREE w/ID | NONMEMBERS $10

Sip specialty cocktails made with fresh basil and thyme and dig right into this fabulous party that celebrates growing gardens, eating local and the rootsy sound of Dan & The Wildfire. These Boston-based boys from Berklee College of Music are drawing crowds as they perform up and down the East Coast. 
 
Join us as we discover new ways to use seasonal and locally grown food. We welcome folks from both Salem Community Gardens and Salem Farmers’ Market to share tips for gardening and local, healthy eating. 
 
Meanwhile, environmental artist Kyle Browne demonstrates how to create a seedbomb, a little ball made of compost, clay and seeds that can be launched into inaccessible areas such as wasteland or railways. Want to make a work of art at PEM? Grab a sketchpad to draw a costumed, live model from Modern Millie Vintage and Consignments of Salem and Newburyport.  
 
PEM/PM |Members and Salem residents free (with ID)|Nonmembers $10 |No reservations required | Cash bar

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.
 
HOURS:  Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm and the third Thursday of every month, 10 am-9:30 pm. Closed Mondays (except holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
 
ADMISSION: Adults $15; seniors $13; students $11. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $5. Members, youth 16 and under and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission and free admission to Yin Yu Tang.
 
INFO: Call 866‐745‐1876 or visit our Web site at www.pem.org

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