Thursday, December 27, 2012

CAPE MAY - The 2013 Cape May, NJ Calendar of Events sponsored by theMid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities MAC is here



Cape May's 2013 Calendar of Events
Arts and Entertainment


CAPE MAY - The 2013 Cape May, NJ Calendar of Events sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is here!

Jan. 19-April 14

"Celebrating Community Service: Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Organizations of Cape May County."

This exhibit presented by the Center for Community Arts (CCA) in collaboration with MAC will uncover the significance of black fraternal, social and civic organizations in African American social life. Because the African American community is often ignored by mainstream organizations, the Busy Bees, Sea Gals, Masons, Eastern Stars, Elks, the Black USO and CCA - to name a few - have emerged with the sole purpose of enhancing the lives of African Americans. In addition, black organizations can serve specific needs that only pertain to African American families. Hundreds exist nationwide with local chapters in cities and towns. The focus of this exhibit will be the Black organizations of Cape May County. Free admission. Gallery hours vary. Free exhibit opening Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Center for Community Arts (CCA) and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information call 609-884-5404 or see www.capemaymac.org.

Jan. 21

Exhibit Opening: "Celebrating Community Service: Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Organizations of Cape May County."
Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with this free exhibit opening in the Carriage House Gallery celebrating black fraternal, social and civic organizations of Cape May County. Light refreshments. Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. The exhibit is open through April 14. Gallery hours and days vary. Co-sponsored by the Center for Community Arts (CCA) and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

Feb. 15-17

Cape May Wine Weekend: Triple your enjoyment by packaging together a four-course Friday evening Wine Tasting Dinner at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St.; a Winery Cellar Tour and Tasting at Cape May Winery at 3 p.m. Saturday; and a Wine School Class at 1 p.m. Sunday that will feature a fine selection of wines and teach the art of wine-pairing at the Washington Inn, for a weekend of total indulgence. Feb. 15-17. Total weekend package is $145 (gratuity not included). The Feb. 17 Wine School Class is available for purchase separately for $40. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Feb. 16 and 17

Crafts and Antiques in Winter: The region's most sought-after antiques dealers and craftspeople come together for a two-day show featuring an array of handmade items, country antiques, glassware, silver, furniture and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton. Admission $2. Feb. 16 and Feb. 17. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to purchase tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Feb. 17

Cape May Wine School-Appreciating Wines: Keith Bader from Lauber Imports shares his knowledge of the world of wine at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St. Learn to discern and appreciate a selection of fine wines and increase your knowledge of pairings. 1 p.m. Feb. 17. $40 per person. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

March 15-17

Sherlock Holmes Weekend: New mystery for 2013! Help solve "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Anima Orbis," when you join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, for a weekend of mystery and intrigue, Friday through Sunday, March 15-17. Get into the spirit of things by donning Victorian attire. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize and a variety of other valuable gifts as you attempt to solve the mystery. Full weekend packages are available at $180 per couple or $95 per person and include the welcome reception, performances, tour, luncheon and gift. Weekend overnight packages are also available. March 15-March 17. The Search for Clues tour on Saturday, March 16, can be purchased separately. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

March 16

Search for Clues Tour: Travel from inn to inn in Victorian Cape May while you try to solve a murder mystery. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 16. $15 for adults, $7.50 for children (ages 3-12). Tour begins and tickets are available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Part of Sherlock Holmes Weekend, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 19-21

Girlfriends Getaway Weekend: It's time to dig out your spring wardrobe, call your best girlfriends and head to Cape May for a weekend of food, wine, shopping, fashions and fun. Join the Friends of the Physick Estate for an Afternoon Tea in the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St., on April 19 at 3 p.m. Then, on April 20 at 3 p.m., sniff, swirl and sip during a Winery Cellar Tour & Tasting at Cape May Winery. Also on Saturday, enjoy a Cape May Wine Trail - an afternoon that includes lunch and trolley transportation to local vineyards for wine tastings. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org .

April 26-May 5

Cape May's Spring Festival: Celebrate the arrival of Springtime in America's first seaside resort with Private Homes Tours, Ghost Tours, Chefs' Dine-Around, Murder Mystery Dinners, Civil War Vintage Dance Workshops and Ball, food and wine events, living history programs and much, much more. April 26-May 5. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 26-Nov. 3

Carriage House Gallery Exhibit: "Cape May's Chalfonte Hotel: A Living National Landmark"
Built by Civil War hero Henry Sawyer, taken prisoner 150 years ago (1863), the Chalfonte Hotel has hosted guests continuously for over 137 years. Home to heroes, heroines, heartaches, legends, love affairs, unforgettable characters and nationally famous cooks, the hotel's intriguing history comes alive in this exhibit at the Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate. Author Karen Fox adapts her book, The Chalfonte, into an intriguing exhibit showcasing life and legends at the hotel from Henry Sawyer's handwritten battlefield diaries and prison letters to more than a century of vintage photos, watercolors, architectural drawings, kitchen diaries, first person narratives and memorabilia of guests who return to the hotel over five and six generations. Free exhibit opening April 26 at 7 p.m. Open daily. Free admission. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 27 and 28

Vintage Dance Weekend: Kick up your heels as they did in Cape May during its Victorian heyday with this Civil War themed event. Vintage Dance Instructors will teach you the traditional dances of the 19th century at a Vintage Dance Workshop, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then, put your newfound expertise to good use at a costumed Vintage Ball with live music of the period by Spare Parts at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. A Tea Dance, also with live music by Spare Parts, is on April 28 at 1 p.m. Victorian dress encouraged but not required. Event locations TBA. An all-inclusive package is $95, the workshops are $45, the Vintage Ball is $35, and the Tea Dance is $25. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 27

Spring Festival Crafts & Antiques Show: The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., becomes an outdoor marketplace as vendors from throughout the Northeast display their wares. Free admission. Free parking available. April 27. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Private Homes Tour: Step inside Cape May's private residences, which are not normally open to the public. Homes featured on the tour range from the Victorian era to the 21st century. Tickets are limited for each tour. Adults $15; children (ages 3-12) $10. April 27, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Murder Mystery Dinner: Join the Impromptu Players who will set the scene for a new original mystery, "Foul Weather Fiend" at Aleathea's Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. Enjoy a four-course dinner as you contemplate the clues, interact with the cast and help solve the mystery. $45 per person. $45 per person. April 27, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 28

Murder Mystery Luncheon: Join the Impromptu Players who will set the scene for a new original mystery, "Foul Weather Fiend" at Aleathea's Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. Enjoy a three-course luncheon as you contemplate the clues, interact with the cast and help solve the mystery. $30 per person. April 28, at 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

May 4

Chocolate Championship Tour & Tasting: Taste, tour, vote! Inns, B&Bs and restaurants are vying for Cape May's Chocolate Champion title and you're the judge. Visit each competitor's property, sample their signature chocolate dessert and vote for your favorites. Those who turn in completed evaluation cards will get recipes by email. May 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $25; children (ages 3-12) $15. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Spring Festival Crafts & Antiques Show: The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., becomes an outdoor marketplace as vendors from throughout the Northeast display their wares. Free admission. Free parking available. May 4. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Murder Mystery Dinner: Join the Impromptu Players who will set the scene for a new original mystery, "Foul Weather Fiend" at Aleathea's Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. Enjoy a four-course dinner as you contemplate the clues, interact with the cast and help solve the mystery. $45 per person. May 4, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Private Homes Tour: Step inside Cape May's private residences, which are not normally open to the public. Homes featured on the tour range from the Victorian era to the 21st century. Tickets are limited for each tour. Adults $15; children (ages 3-12) $10. May 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

May 5

Murder Mystery Luncheon: Join the Impromptu Players who will set the scene for a new original mystery, "Foul Weather Fiend" at Aleathea's Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. Enjoy a three-course luncheon as you contemplate the clues, interact with the cast and help solve the mystery. $30 per person. May 5, at 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

May 11

Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure: Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or the Spirit of Cape May to view and photograph historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Most of these lighthouses stand on pedestals out of sight of land and are still operational. Each cruise includes narration on Delaware Bay lore and legend, with information on fishing, spawning grounds and more. Includes complimentary continental breakfast in the morning and a lavish buffet lunch. A cash bar is available. May 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $99. Sponsored by the Cape May Whale Watcher and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

May 18

Armed Forces Day Ceremony at the World War II Lookout Tower: The newly restored World War II Lookout Tower is the perfect setting to pay tribute to the dedicated men and women who have helped preserve our freedom. May 18. Free admission. Tower is located on Sunset Boulevard in Lower Township, near Cape May Point. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

May 26-June 13

Cape May Music Festival: Enjoy world-class orchestral and chamber music, a world traditions series and Bach's Lunches at the 24th annual Cape May Music Festival. May 26-June 13. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

May 26

Crafts and Antiques for Memorial Day: Craft and Antiques vendors offer a wide selection of country crafts, folk art, custom-designed jewelry, antiques and a choice selection of Victorian items. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue and Stockton. Admission $2. May 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

June 22

Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure: Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or the Spirit of Cape May to view and photograph historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Most of these lighthouses stand on pedestals out of sight of land and are still operational. Each cruise includes narration on Delaware Bay lore and legend, with information on fishing, spawning grounds and more. Includes complimentary continental breakfast in the morning and a lavish buffet lunch. A cash bar is available. June 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $99. Sponsored by the Cape May Whale Watcher and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

June 28-Oct. 31

Cape May's 2013 Designer Show House: If this is the year you're determined to turn your cabin into a castle, first visit the 2013 Cape May Designer Show House for inspiration. Nestled on Washington Street across from the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, owners Ionna Iliopulos and Tom Cataldo welcome you to the Cavalier Cottage, a Neo-Victorian home reminiscent of the Southern Mansion or the Mainstay Inn, on a more intimate scale. The 2,800-square foot home features a 900-square foot wrap-around porch, as well as a cupola gracing the low-pitched roof. In the Italianate style popular in the 1850s-'70s, the house features overhanging eaves with oversized brackets and a gracefully columned veranda, perfect for sitting and watching the world go by. Painted in a traditional and elegant off-white with Wedgewood blue trim, a double mahogany door welcomes you to come in and visit. More than a dozen living spaces will spotlight the creativity of local and regional designers, making the 2013 Designer Show House a must-see in Cape May. June 28-Oct. 31. Tours offered daily; hours vary. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

June 29

Victorian Family Fair: A traditional Victorian fair with activities for the whole family on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May's only Victorian house museum. The day features live musical performances, crafts, collectibles, living history characters, children's activities and refreshments. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29. Free admission and parking. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Teddy Bear Tea Party: B.Y.O.B.-Bring your own bear (or dolly). Teddy Bear Tea Parties at the Emlen Physick Estate feature kid-friendly menus and teddy bear music. Miss Jeanne and a special guest from The Cape May Teddy Bear Co. will be presenting stories and activities for the Teddy Bear Tea attendees as well as providing a goody bag. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 29. $18 for adults; $10 for children (ages 3-12). 1048 Washington St. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

July 3

Family Fun Day at the Cape May Lighthouse: The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors at the base of the lighthouse. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 3. Free admission to activities on the grounds. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

July 5

Lunch with the Pirates: Ahoy mateys! Lads, lasses, buccaneers and landlubbers are invited to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., for a pirate-themed lunch experience. You'll exclaim, "Shiver me timbers!" as pirates invade the patio tent and take over the show. $18 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3-12). (Price includes lunch). July 5 at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

July 7

Teddy Bear Tea Party: B.Y.O.B.-Bring your own bear (or dolly). Teddy Bear Tea Parties at the Emlen Physick Estate feature kid-friendly menus and teddy bear music. Miss Jeanne and a special guest from The Cape May Teddy Bear Co. will be presenting stories and activities for the Teddy Bear Tea attendees as well as providing a goody bag. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 7. $18 for adults; $10 for children (ages 3-12). 1048 Washington St. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

July 10

Family Fun Day at the Cape May Lighthouse: The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors at the base of the lighthouse. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10. Free admission to activities on the grounds. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

July 12

Lunch with the Pirates: Ahoy mateys! Lads, lasses, buccaneers and landlubbers are invited to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., for a pirate-themed lunch experience. You'll exclaim, "Shiver me timbers!" as pirates invade the patio tent and take over the show. $18 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3-12). (Price includes lunch). July 12 at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

July 13

Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure: Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or the Spirit of Cape May to view and photograph historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Most of these lighthouses stand on pedestals out of sight of land and are still operational. Each cruise includes narration on Delaware Bay lore and legend, with information on fishing, spawning grounds and more. Includes complimentary continental breakfast in the morning and a lavish buffet lunch. A cash bar is available. July 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $99. Sponsored by the Cape May Whale Watcher and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

July 17

Family Fun Day at the Cape May Lighthouse: The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors at the base of the lighthouse. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 17. Free admission to activities on the grounds. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

July 19

Lunch with the Pirates: Ahoy mateys! Lads, lasses, buccaneers and landlubbers are invited to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., for a pirate-themed lunch experience. You'll exclaim, "Shiver me timbers!" as pirates invade the patio tent and take over the show. $18 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3-12). (Price includes lunch). July 19 at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

July 21

Teddy Bear Tea Party: B.Y.O.B.-Bring your own bear (or dolly). Teddy Bear Tea Parties at the Emlen Physick Estate feature kid-friendly menus and teddy bear music. Miss Jeanne and a special guest from The Cape May Teddy Bear Co. will be presenting stories and activities for the Teddy Bear Tea attendees as well as providing a goody bag. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 21. $18 for adults; $10 for children (ages 3-12). 1048 Washington St. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

July 24

Family Fun Day at the Cape May Lighthouse: The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors at the base of the lighthouse. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 24. Free admission to activities on the grounds. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

July 26

Lunch with the Pirates: Ahoy mateys! Lads, lasses, buccaneers and landlubbers are invited to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., for a pirate-themed lunch experience. You'll exclaim, "Shiver me timbers!" as pirates invade the patio tent and take over the show. $18 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3-12). (Price includes lunch). July 26 at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

July 31

Family Fun Day at the Cape May Lighthouse: The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors at the base of the lighthouse. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31. Free admission to activities on the grounds. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Aug. 2

Lunch with the Pirates: Ahoy mateys! Lads, lasses, buccaneers and landlubbers are invited to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., for a pirate-themed lunch experience. You'll exclaim, "Shiver me timbers!" as pirates invade the patio tent and take over the show. $18 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3-12). (Price includes lunch). Aug. 2 at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Aug. 4

Teddy Bear Tea Party: B.Y.O.B.-Bring your own bear (or dolly). Teddy Bear Tea Parties at the Emlen Physick Estate feature kid-friendly menus and teddy bear music. Miss Jeanne and a special guest from The Cape May Teddy Bear Co. will be presenting stories and activities for the Teddy Bear Tea attendees as well as providing a goody bag. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 4. $18 for adults; $10 for children (ages 3-12). 1048 Washington St. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Aug. 7

National Lighthouse Day at the Cape May Lighthouse: Enjoy a pirate invasion and family activities at the base of the lighthouse including pirate-hat making, games, music and craft vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Aug. 9

Lunch with the Pirates: Ahoy mateys! Lads, lasses, buccaneers and landlubbers are invited to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., for a pirate-themed lunch experience. You'll exclaim, "Shiver me timbers!" as pirates invade the patio tent and take over the show. $18 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3-12). (Price includes lunch). Aug. 9 at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Aug. 10

2nd Annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival: Come to the beautiful grounds of the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., and experience what CBS NY named one of New Jersey's Top Five Summer Festivals! This all-day festival features local craft beers to wash down favorite summer picnic foods such as steamed crabs, pulled pork, corn on the cob, potato salad and more. Enjoy live music all day on the outdoor stage. Have fun at the old-fashioned Victorian carnival arcade, with stilt-walker, jugglers and acrobats, games of chance, face painting, crafts vendors, a farmers' market and more. Admission to the grounds is free. There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Bring home a commemorative pint glass or T-shirt. Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org. Proceeds benefit MAC's educational outreach programs.

Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure: Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or the Spirit of Cape May to view and photograph historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Most of these lighthouses stand on pedestals out of sight of land and are still operational. Each cruise includes narration on Delaware Bay lore and legend, with information on fishing, spawning grounds and more. Includes complimentary continental breakfast in the morning and a lavish buffet lunch. A cash bar is available. Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $99. Sponsored by the Cape May Whale Watcher and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Aug. 14

Family Fun Day at the Cape May Lighthouse: The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors at the base of the lighthouse. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 14. Free admission to activities on the grounds. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Aug. 16

Lunch with the Pirates: Ahoy mateys! Lads, lasses, buccaneers and landlubbers are invited to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., for a pirate-themed lunch experience. You'll exclaim, "Shiver me timbers!" as pirates invade the patio tent and take over the show. $18 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3-12). (Price includes lunch). Aug. 16 at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Aug. 18

Teddy Bear Tea Party: B.Y.O.B.-Bring your own bear (or dolly). Teddy Bear Tea Parties at the Emlen Physick Estate feature kid-friendly menus and teddy bear music. Miss Jeanne and a special guest from The Cape May Teddy Bear Co. will be presenting stories and activities for the Teddy Bear Tea attendees as well as providing a goody bag. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 18. $18 for adults; $10 for children (ages 3-12). 1048 Washington St. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Sept. 14

Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure: Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or the Spirit of Cape May to view and photograph historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Most of these lighthouses stand on pedestals out of sight of land and are still operational. Each cruise includes narration on Delaware Bay lore and legend, with information on fishing, spawning grounds and more. Includes complimentary continental breakfast in the morning and a lavish buffet lunch. A cash bar is available. Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $99. Sponsored by the Cape May Whale Watcher and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Sept. 14-22

17th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration: Indulge in the "restaurant capital of New Jersey." Events for those who love good food and wine; events may be attended separately. Enjoy winery tours, tastings, demonstrations, Chefs' Dine-Arounds, dinners and much more! Sept. 14-Sept. 22. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Oct. 11-14

Cape May's 41st annual Victorian Weekend: The 41st annual Victorian Weekend celebrates Cape May's Victorian heritage, featuring the Chocolate Championship Tour & Tasting, Historic House Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, Vintage Dance Workshop, living history programs, lectures, workshops, performances and more. Oct. 11-Oct. 14. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Oct. 12-13

Vintage Dance Weekend: Kick up your heels as they did in Cape May during its Victorian heyday. Vintage Dance Instructors will teach you the traditional dances of the 19th century at a Vintage Dance Workshop, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then, display your newfound expertise at a costumed Vintage Ball with live music of the period by Spare Parts at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. A Tea Dance, also with live music by Spare Parts, is on Oct.13 at 1 p.m. Victorian dress encouraged but not required. Event locations TBA. An all-inclusive package is $95, the workshops are $45, the Vintage Ball is $35, and the Tea Dance is $25. Oct. 12-Oct. 13. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Oct. 13

Victorian Weekend Crafts & Antiques Show: Crafters and antiques dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13. Free admission. Free parking available. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Oct. 15-31

Halloween Happenings in Victorian Cape May: More than two weeks of specially-themed tours and events including Ghostwriter Trolley Rides, Madame Parmentier's Psychic Teas, Scarecrow Alley, Midnight at the Physick Estate, Historic Haunts Combination Tours, Phantoms of the Physick Estate and much more to help you get into the "spirit" of the season. Oct. 15-Oct. 31. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Oct. 19

Harvest Festival Crafts & Antiques Show: Crafters and antiques dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19. Admission $2. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Oct. 19-20

Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey Weekend: New Jersey Lighthouses, museums and life saving stations host a "Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey" weekend on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20. The public is invited (and challenged) to visit all participating lighthouses over the weekend and help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation. The lighthouses participating in the Challenge encourage the public to take advantage of this special weekend to financially support and preserve the maritime history of our state. Begin the Challenge at any of the participating lighthouses, and purchase a tri-fold souvenir pamphlet ($1) to be stamped at each lighthouse as proof of visit. Hours of operation for each participating lighthouse can be found on the lighthouse and museum websites, and at www.lighthousechallengenj.org, www.njlhs.org and www.visitnj.org.

Oct. 31

Trick or Treat at the Physick Estate: Some spooky characters are waiting at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with treats for good little ghosts and goblins and pirates and princesses. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Nov. 1-3

Sherlock Holmes Weekend: New mystery for 2013! Help solve "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Anima Orbis," when you join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, for a weekend of mystery and intrigue, Nov. 1-3. Get into the spirit of things by donning Victorian attire. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize and a variety of other valuable gifts as you attempt to solve the mystery. Full weekend packages are available at $180 per couple or $95 per person and include the welcome reception, performances, tour, luncheon and gift. Weekend overnight packages are also available. The Search for Clues tour on Nov. 2, can be purchased separately. Friday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Nov. 3. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Nov. 2

Search for Clues Tour: Travel from inn to inn in Victorian Cape May while you try to solve a murder mystery. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. $15 for adults, $7.50 for children (ages 3-12). Tour begins and tickets are available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Part of Sherlock Holmes Weekend, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Fall Arts & Crafts Festival: More than 40 vendors come to Cape May to sell hand-made novelties including seasonal decorations, gift items and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 2. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton. Admission $2. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Nov. 22-Jan. 1, 2014

Cape May's Holiday Season: Five and a half weeks of special holidays tours and events including Holiday Preview Weekend (Nov. 22-24), 40th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours (Dec. 7, 14, 28), plus Lamplighter Christmas Tours, Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Emlen Physick Estate Christmas Tours, Holiday Inns Tours, Evening Holiday Lights Trolley Rides, Evening Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Santa's Trolley Rides, and more. Nov. 22-Jan. 1, 2014. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: An exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and much more! At the Carriage House Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, Nov. 22-Jan. 1, 2014. The Gallery is open daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas); hours vary. Free admission. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or gallery hours, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Nov. 22-24

Holiday Preview Weekend: Get a head start on the Holiday season! Santa and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. Visit the Estate on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the festive Tree-Lighting Ceremony. That evening the Estate will be open for free, self-guided tours. For kids, there are Santa's Trolley Rides and a chance to visit with old St. Nick himself. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Nov. 22-Nov. 24. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Nov. 23

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Come to the grounds of the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., for the Christmas tree lighting with special guests Santa Claus and Dr. Physick. Refreshments will be served, and guests may enjoy a free self-guided tour of the Physick Estate from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Santa arrives at 7 p.m. to flip the switch and light the thousands of bulbs. Nov. 23. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Nov. 29 and 30

Holiday Crafts Fair: A must visit for those on your holiday gift lists. Shop for unique hand-made gifts and seasonal decorations. Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton. Admission $2. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Dec. 7

40th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour: This self-guided tour, the main attraction of Cape May's festive holiday season, features homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for the holidays, plus caroling, strolling musicians and good old-fashioned cheer. Hospitality centers offer warm beverages and traditional treats. Includes admission to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., and the Carriage House Gallery. Continuous shuttle service on heated trolleys. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 7. Adults $25, children $20 (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Dec. 14

40th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour: This self-guided tour, the main attraction of Cape May's festive holiday season, features homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for the holidays, plus caroling, strolling musicians and good old-fashioned cheer. Hospitality centers offer warm beverages and traditional treats. Includes admission to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., and the Carriage House Gallery. Continuous shuttle service on heated trolleys. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 14. Adults $25, children $20 (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Dec. 28

40th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour: This self-guided tour, the main attraction of Cape May's festive holiday season, features homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for the holidays, plus caroling, strolling musicians and good old-fashioned cheer. Hospitality centers offer warm beverages and traditional treats. Includes admission to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., and the Carriage House Gallery. Continuous shuttle service on heated trolleys. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 28. Adults $25, children $20 (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Ongoing Tours and Events

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) offers admission to the Emlen Physick Estate, the Cape May Lighthouse and the World War II Lookout Tower, as well as trolley, walking, house and boat tours throughout the year. Dates and times vary seasonally; call for availability. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.




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