Next Drinking About Museums: Boston is Thursday, August 21st!

Peabody Essex Museum has extended a special invitation to Drinking About Museums to their first #InstaMeet — join us for an evening of socializing and social media. We’ll start with snacks and conversation aboard the 5:30pm Salem Fast Ferry from Boston. After a brief walk to the museum, you’ll be let loose into PEM/PM Throwback Game Night to Instagram using the tag #PEMPM.

All participants receive free admission to the museum!

Throwback Game Night
(featuring our own Kellian Adams of Green Door Labs)

Travel back to the arcades and rec rooms of the ’70s and ’80s with a night dedicated to retro gaming! Challenge your friends in games of skill and chance – from tabletop and social games to vintage Atari, Twister, Sorry and Pac-Man. Experiment with game design in the Maker Lounge and invent original game art in the Create Spaces. While you’re here, visit Turner & the Sea before it closes on Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

Hope to see you all there!

Ed & Jenn

Schedule of Events

5:30pm: Ferry departs from Boston for Salem. The PEM social media team will be on board with snacks. The ferry also has a full bar. The trip will last about 45 minutes and will be a chance to network, talk museums, talk social media, eat, and drink.

6:15pm: Ferry arrives in Salem. It’s about a ten minute walk from the ferry to the museum.

6:30pm – 9:00pm: InstaMeet at PEM/PM using the tag #PEMPM. Learn more about the programming for the evening here. Admission is waived for InstaMeet participants, and everyone is encouraged to experience and photograph the galleries in addition to the PEM/PM programming. (Note: photography is not permitted in Turner & the Sea or Yin Yu Tang, the Chinese House).

9:00pm: We’ll wrap up, answer any lingering questions, then escort anyone looking for the train to the station as a group.

9:32pm: Train from Salem to Boston. This costs $7, and tickets can be purchase onboard with cash or using the MBTA mTickets app (


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