Thursday, October 4, 2012

Chamber of Commerce Cape May Fall Events

content from: Cape May Chamber of Commerce

In less than six weeks, the City of Cape May will be the stage for the inaugural edition of the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival, November 9-11. More than 100 internationally known musicians will tickle the ivories and drive the sound of the unpredictable improvisation 
Ramsey Lewis Exit 0 International Jazz Festival
Ramsey Lewis Exit 0 International Jazz Festival
and often, hard-hitting rhythms that transform back to the velvety sound of flowing jazz during this three-day event.

Headlining the Festival on the Main Stage at Convention Hall will be The Sun Goddess Tour starring Jazz legend and three-time Grammy Award Winner Ramsey Lewsi & His Electric Band onSaturday at 7:30 PM and 9:30PM.

Opening the Festival on Friday at 8:00 PM and 10:15PM will be none other than Philadelphia native son and Grammy award winner jazz bassist, Christian McBride and his quintet - Inside StraightAnd a very special and rare jazz session will take place on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 PM when the17 men strong company Captain Black Big Band, led by jazz pianist Orrin Evans takes to the stage and puts on a powerful performance filled with passion and the unexpected, that only an eclectic group of diverse musicians could do. Club venues up and down Beach Avenue providing an intimate setting throughout the three-day festival.

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The Cape May Dragon Boat Festival is Finally Here!

Cape May Harbor will be awash in adrenaline on October 13th as the first annualCape May Dragon Boat Festival gets underway.  Dragon boat photo by  Bob Haarmans 

What is dragon boating? It's a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person paddling to cross the finish faster than their competition. It's power, speed, synchronization and endurance! And, it happens to be the fastest growing international team water sport.  
Come join us for the excitement of seeing teams of dragon boats slicing through the water in Cape May Harbor, a line of 54 lion dancers, stilt walkers, bands playing, great food and shopping plus the sheer fun of being connected on a level comparable to nothing else. Don't miss it!  
Coast Guard Surfman Wins
for Top Marching Cadence
"High Side Right Side" - Winner Cadence Contest 2012
The winner of the top Coast Guard Cadence is..."High Side Right Side" by Chief Petty Officer Cory Wadley of Station Morro Bay, Calif.! Please feel free to walk run around your office calling this cadence and not feel weird at all because it's the top Coast Guard Cadence of 2012.
"High Side Right" is a double-time cadence that requires the recruits to sing it when they are running as a company. The cadence was written by Chief Petty Officer Cory Wadley, one of approximately 160 surfmen in the Coast Guard who serves at one of the 19 designated surf stations in the U.S. According to Wadley, he wanted to write a cadence that taught recruits about the basics of piloting a motor lifeboat through heavy seas.

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Ballerinas & Barbarians!
Cape May Film Festival
This year's Cape May Film Festival showcases "Ballerinas and Barbarians!" The 2012 Cape May Film Festival will be held exclusively at the Chalfonte Hotel October 19-21. Tickets go on sale Friday night, October 19, at 6:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby or you can buy passes at  

This year the festival features "Mirror Dance," a film about Cuban ballerina Margarita White who left her country during the revolution to come to the U.S. (Ms. White will join the festival Saturday night). On Sunday, the matinee will be "Barbarian Days," a documentary about Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian and other popular characters); prominent historian Rusty Burke will be on hand to answer questions.

On Friday night, creators of the website "" will be in the house and  will ask the question, "Which couples will make it after the credits roll?" And Saturday all day, the Festival will feature New Jersey's best short films as well as a guest curated session from the Black Maria Film Festival.  

No reservations needed. If you want to be sponsor or purchase tickets, You can also text to 609.326.FEST (3378) or email the festival at  

What's Happening Around Town

photo A. Nelson Cape May Raptor Banding ProjectOct 5-9 Victorian Week; MAC,            609.884.5404      
Oct 6 Victorian Weekend Crafts & Antiques; MAC,            609.884.5404      
Oct 6 Lima Bean Festival; West Cape May;            609.884.9325      
Oct 13 Cape May Dragon Boat Festival; Chamber of Commerce,            609.884.5404      
Oct 13 Crafts & Antiques for Harvest Fest; MAC,             609.884.5404      
Oct 19-21 Cape May New Jersey Film Festival;
Oct 21 TEDx Cape May, Congress Hall;              609.770.2626      
Oct 21 Halloween Parade; Register- 1:30pm, Judging- 2pm,
Parade- 3pm, Rotary Park
Oct 21 Trick or Treat on the Mall; Noon-2pm
Oct 21 Halloween Party; 4pm, Physick Estate,             609.884.5404      
Oct 26-28 New Jersey Audubon Autumn Birding Festival,            609.884.2736      

Exit Zero Jazz Fest NEW this November!Nov 2-4 Sherlock Holmes Weekend; MAC,            609.884.5404      
Nov 3 Fall Arts & Crafts Show; MAC,            609.884.5404      
Nov 9-11 Exit Zero International Jazz Festival;            609.849.9202      
Nov 11 Veterans Day Ceremony; 11 am, Columbia Avenue Monument
Nov 17 Physick Estate Treelighting & Open House; 7pm,            609.884.5404      
Nov 23-24 Holiday Crafts Fair; 10-5pm, MAC,            609.884.5404      
Nov 23-12/14Louisa May Alcott's Christmas; East Lynne Theater,             609.884.5898      
Nov 23-12/30 A Tuna Christmas; Cape May Stage             609.884.1341      
Nov 30 City Treelighting Ceremony; 7pm, Rotary Park

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