Postcard Narratives: Talking Play

The winter is long, the sidewalks slippery, and public spaces, not entirely at rest, are in hibernation. This is the season to reflect on some past stories: Neighborhood Narratives. View all the stories and Get to the Point here

This story from Point teen, Stephanie Dexter about Peabody Street Park… when will the snow melt?

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Postcard Narratives: A Safer Place to Be

The winter is long, the sidewalks slippery, and public spaces, not entirely at rest, are in hibernation. This is the season to reflect on some past stories: Neighborhood Narratives. View all the stories and Get to the Point here

This story from an On Point teen participant – they’re doing some great things there in that revamped building in Palmer Cove – at the end of Leavitt Street. Go by and say hello!

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Participate in our Story Challenge!

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1. Pick your favorite postcard

2. Go to its location in The Point

3. Email us (SalemPublicSpaceProject[at]gmail[dot]com) a photo you take at the same location by the end of August to be included in our next installation and to be entered to win a Gift Certificate to Celia’s Restaurant! 

Happy photographing!

Story Challenge BACK

Get to The Point at Heritage Days!

The Point Postcards danced in the breeze on Essex Street

The Point Postcards danced in the breeze on Essex Street

Sunday was an ideal day to sit on Salem’s pedestrian mall – Essex Street – and share stories and postcards from The Point Neighborhood. We set up our environment for storytelling, invited visitors to sit and write, but mostly we all stood and talked about Salem’s most misunderstood neighborhood. Point residents found their home on the large aerial, some shared new stories from the community, and Salem tourists took postcards to mail off a different view of witch city.

The set-up and us!

The set-up and us!

Postcards for the Taking!

Postcards for the Taking!

The day was filled with conversations!

We chatted with the pastor and members of Crossroads Church seeking to better know their adjacent neighborhood.

We chatted with the pastor and members of Crossroads Church seeking to better know their adjacent neighborhood.

Point residents added insight

Point residents added insight

 

Aspiring Councilwoman at Large Elaine Milo stopped by to talk

Aspiring Councilwoman at Large Elaine Milo stopped by to talk

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The Derby Square bookstore provided a great backdrop for our storytelling space!

The Derby Square bookstore provided a great backdrop for our storytelling space!

Our youngest viewer

Our youngest viewer

The sidewalk chalk finally comes out

The sidewalk chalk finally comes out

Conversations continued well into the afternoon

Conversations continued well into the afternoon