On Thursday, May 15, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is open late for its monthly evening party series, PEM/PM. Celebrate the art, design and style of the bicycle with music, art making, food, cocktails and conversation. PEM/PM is free to members and Salem residents and we encourage you to B.Y.O.B. -- bring your own bike, that is!
Now that the weather's warming, learn how you can hit the road with a bike club or on your own. See decked-out art bikes, meet folks from the area's bike scene, help create an interactive biking map of Salem and add a little bling to your own two wheels.
Featured PEM/PM guests include:
Bikes Not Bombs -- Based in Jamaica Plain, this organization shares how to use the bicycle as a vehicle for social change.
SCUL -- A bike chopper gang based out of Somerville brings sculpted cycle masterpieces and tall bikes to Salem. The group has appeared on the PBS show Design Squad.
Salem Bike Path Committee -- Members share their favorite bike routes and information about Salem Spins, a bike share program.
Local bike shops demonstrate how to fix a flat and provide safety tips.