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!
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.
Point residents added insight
Aspiring Councilwoman at Large Elaine Milo stopped by to talk
The Derby Square bookstore provided a great backdrop for our storytelling space!
Location: Access from Essex Street across from the PEMWhen you are in the Mall, walk down the corridor with the Pizza shop on your left and the Photo store on your right. It’s straight ahead through double doors, (green).
Sunny Sunday installation in Derby Square as planned!
Get to The Point: Neighborhood Narratives is an installation by Salem Public Space Project showcasing memories experienced by Point residents in their neighborhood. The installation commences with a performance on Saturday, June 8th at 11am, in which the stories are shared with the public as the neighborhood becomes the stage. The interactive project will be located at the top of the Old Town Hall Square through Sunday.
Submit your stories and photos to SalemPublicSpaceProject@gmail.com!