Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Cape May Restaurant Week starts June 2nd in Cape May NJ.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day Events

All events take place Monday, May 27

 

Avalon Memorial Day Parade 9 a.m. at 32nd Street and Dune Drive. Parade route goes to Veterans Plaza, 21st Street and Dune Drive.

Cape May County Veterans Bureau Memorial Day Service 2 p.m. at the Cape May County Veterans Cemetery, 129 Crest Haven Road, Cape May Court House.

Speakers include Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton, Freeholder Kristine Gabor and Capt. William G. Kelly of the U.S. Coast Guard training center in Cape May. Congressman Frank LoBiondo has been invited to speak. The Coast Guard will provide the ceremonial detail, and representatives from Cape May County Veterans organizations will participate in the program. For information call the Veterans Bureau at 886-2762.

City of Cape May Memorial Day Ceremony 10:30 a.m. at the Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Boardwalk. See www.capemayrecreation.org or call 609-884-9565 for more information.

Stone Harbor Memorial Day Parade 11 a.m. service at the firehouse, 96th Street and Second Avenue. At noon the parade will go down 96th Street to the beach. At 1 p.m. the American Legion will host an open house with free food and drink. See www.stoneharborbeach.com .

Middle Township Memorial Day Parade 10 a.m. from Memorial Field on Pacific Avenue to Boyd Street, Cape May Court House, then north on Boyd Street turning left onto Mechanic Street and left onto Dias Creek Road ending at the American Legion Hall. There will be a bike decorating contest for age categories 3-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Judging will be at lineup at 9:15 a.m. Free hot dogs and soda at American Legion Hall after parade.

Wildwood Memorial Day Service 11 a.m. at Wildwood American Legion Post 184, 4200 Atlantic Ave. Retired Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Pierson will be the guest speaker at a ceremony at the American Legion Post on Roberts and Atlantic avenues that will include local officials, law enforcement, and military organizations, according to the hosting organizations. In the event of rain the service will be held inside. After the ceremony, there will be three short services at Memory Lane, the Vietnam Wall, and on the beach. There will be a candlelight vigil at the Wildwood Vietnam Memorial Wall 8 p.m. on Burk and Ocean avenues. Motorcyclists who wish to ride in a procession can meet at the parking lot behind Rio Station to the right of the Rio Grande Wawa, where they will depart at 7:15 p.m. for the ride to Wildwood.

Anyone wishing to honor a family member or loved one at the vigil should contact Vince DePrinzio at 827-7062.

North Wildwood Memorial Day Service honoring soliders from every war 10 a.m. at the North Wildwood Veterans Monument, Spruce and New York avenues hosted by North Wildwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5941 and the city. There will also be a service at 9:30 a.m. at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse flagpole where the names of VFW Post 5941 members who have passed since last Memorial Day will be read and their service commemorated.

Ocean City Memorial Day Service 11 a.m. at Veteran's Memorial Park, Fifth and Wesley avenues, Ocean City. See www.ocnj.us or call 525-9300.

Sea Isle City Memorial Day Ceremony 10 a.m. at Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue. Ceremonial wreaths will be placed at the base of the park’s memorial fountain, and several members of the Cape May County Militia will perform a gun salute. After the ceremony all are welcome to follow the Boy Scout Troop 76 color guard to the JFK Boulevard beach, where the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol will row a lifeguard boat beyond the breakers and set flowers adrift in honor of America’s deceased naval heroes. Call 263-4461, ext. 1245. To learn more about local veterans see www.vfwpost1963.com.

Upper Township Memorial Day Services 9:30 a.m. at Staff Sgt. William Godfrey Memorial Park, 1731 Route 9. Osprey Point in Seaville will host its annual Memorial Day. Residents Aldo Palombo will serve as host and Thomas Shaiko will speak about his experience in the Marine Corps. Members of VFW Post 8695 under the command of Charles Addelizi, and the American Legion Post 239 rifle squad under the command of Hermon Scheibein will attend. Boy Scout Troop 55 will serve as the Color Guard with their bugler playing taps. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held in the Osprey Point Clubhouse, where light refreshments will be served.

Members of VFW Post 8695 of Marmora and American Legion Post 239 of Tuckahoe will visit four monuments and eight area cemeteries in observance of Memorial Day. Members of Troop 55 of Tuckahoe will serve as the color guard. There will be rifle salute, chaplain’s prayer and playing of taps at each stop. Light refreshments will be served at noon at the Upper Township Community Center on Route 50 in Tuckahoe. All are welcome to join in at any or all stops and gather for refreshments afterward.

Schedule (All times are approximate)

8:10 a.m. Meet at VFW Post 8695, 15 Lyndhurst Road in Marmora

8:20 a.m. Flag raising, Memorial Day prayer, Pledge of Allegiance

8:45 a.m. Stites Cemetery, Route 9, Beesleys Point

9 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Cemetery, Route 9, Marmora

9:15 a.m. Seaside Cemetery, Route 9, Palermo

9:30 a.m. William Godfrey Patriot Park Monument wreath presentation, Route 9, Seaville

9:50 a.m. Quaker, Friends Burial Ground, Route 9, Seaville

10 a.m. Seaville Methodist Church, Route 9

10:25 a.m. Petersburg Methodist Church, Route 610

10:40 a.m. Township Hall monument wreath presentation

10:55 a.m. Tuckahoe All Wars Monument wreath presentation, Route 50

11:05 a.m. Tuckahoe Methodist Church Cemetery, Route 49

11:25 a.m. Head of the River Cemetery, Route 49

11:45 a.m. Corbin City

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Which New Jersey beaches are open for Memorial Day?

 

Which New Jersey beaches are open for Memorial Day? (via NewsWorks)

May 24, 2013 By Tracey Samuelson @TDSamuelson This list is a starting point and a partial guide to what's open, what’s not and what to expect at the Jersey Shore this summer. Please add to it by posting information in the comments. Atlantic Highlands Head boats and charter boats are operational…

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Memorial Day weekend begins with eggs in North Wildwood, plunge in Ocean City

 

Memorial Day weekend begins with eggs in North Wildwood, plunge in Ocean City (via NJ.com)

Lisa Rose/The Star-Ledger Bargoers lined up before dawn yesterday to celebrate the beginning of beach season at Keenan’s Irish Pub in North Wildwood. It was a dark, foggy morning but summer revelry was in full swing when the beer began flowing at 7 a.m. Every year, Keenan’s hosts a Friday breakfast…

Friday, May 24, 2013

One-on-One with Gov. Christie at the Shore

 

One-on-One with Gov. Christie at the Shore (via NJ Today on NJTV)

TRANSCRIPT: MIKE: Governor, obviously and extraordinary day but tell me how much does New Jersey have riding on this summer? GOVERNOR: Well I think psychologically it’s important Mike and that’s why having all the boardwalks open as they are and getting tourists back here will make the citizen…

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cape May Memorial Day Whale Watcher


Memorial Day Whale Watcher


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Come to Cape May for Memorial Day Weekend and Save on The Cape May Whale Watcher



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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Countdown to Memorial Day: A Shore Readiness Report

Countdown to Memorial Day: A Shore Readiness Report (via NJ Today on NJTV)

For Americans, Memorial Day weekend is the official start of the summer season. For New Jerseyans, that means heading down the Jersey Shore to their shore town of choice. But almost seven months after superstorm Sandy dealt a devastating blow to many parts of the Jersey Shore, visitors may wonder if…

2013 Shore Guide: There's more to see than Sand and Snooki

2013 Shore Guide: There's more to see than Sand and Snooki (via Cranford Chronicle)

The Jersey Shore is full of unique places with plenty of history and interesting stories to share. How do you get there? Well, hop on the Parkway, which wasn’t always there. As you head south, don’t miss the lighthouses. Starting with Sandy Hook and going all the way to Cape May, it’s a safe…

Post-Sandy, Jersey Shore beaches and rentals are back in business for summer

Post-Sandy, Jersey Shore beaches and rentals are back in business for summer (via PennLive.com)

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — The boardwalks are back, and so are most of the beaches, even if some are a little thinner this year. The smell of funnel cakes, french fries and pizza will mingle with the salt air, and the screech of seagulls will be heard, but so will the thwack of hammers repairing what…

Monday, May 20, 2013

Christie Helps Celebrate Opening of New Boardwalk in Lavallette

 

Christie Helps Celebrate Opening of New Boardwalk in Lavallette (via NJ Today on NJTV)

By Lauren WankoNJ Today With one last swing of a hammer, Gov. Chris Christie joined Lavallette local officials to celebrate the opening of the new boardwalk. “This is the first symbol for us of making sure this week that everyone across the state, across the region and across America knows that the…

2013 Jersey Shore Guide: Cape May County beaches

 

2013 Jersey Shore Guide: Cape May County beaches (via Cranford Chronicle)

Everything you need to know about beaches in Cape May County during the summer of 2013, from beach fees to parking facilities to lifeguard schedules: AVALON Status: Beaches will be open daily from Memorial Day weekend to Sept. 2. Fees: $6, daily; $12, weekly; $26. Season, $21f purchased before May…

2013 Jersey Shore Guide: Atlantic County beaches

 

2013 Jersey Shore Guide: Atlantic County beaches (via Cranford Chronicle)

Everything you need to know about beaches in Atlantic County during the summer of 2013, from beach fees to parking facilities to lifeguard schedules: ATLANTIC CITY Status: Open Memorial Day weekend through September, weather permitting. Fees: Free. Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., with limited coverage…

2013 Shore Guide: Best of the Boardwalks

 

2013 Shore Guide: Best of the Boardwalks (via Cranford Chronicle)

Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger The Jersey Shore just wouldn’t be the same without its boardwalks. Sure, it would be quieter, but it would also be a lot less fun and festive. Neon lighting up the night like a seaside Vegas. Rides skyrocketing and somersaulting in the air, the happy screams of kids…

Tornado hits Oklahoma City suburb

 

Tornado hits Oklahoma City suburb (via AFP)

A powerful tornado ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb Monday, striking at least two elementary schools and leveling block after block of homes, according to US news reports. Reporters on the ground for local television station KFOR saw school pupils as young as nine being "pulled out" of one school…

Media, Jersey Shore Gear Up for Memorial Day

 

Media, Jersey Shore Gear Up for Memorial Day (via NJ News Commons)

Just in time for Memorial Day, New Jersey media are providing extensive coverage on the Jersey Shore’s big summer season opening weekend. The Record has a full package, which includes an interactive map, a story on how Memorial Day weekend looms large for the Jersey Shore where many towns have pushed…

Friday, May 17, 2013

New Jet Boat Delivered to Cape May NJ for East Coast Jet Boat Adventures.


New Jet Boat Delivered to Cape May NJ for East Coast Jet Boat Adventures.

Congratulations to Captain Andy and the East Coast Parasailing Team with the new addition to the new East Coast Jet Boat Adventure arrival " Get Some". We look forward to a Cape May summer of  adrenaline rushing rides and the experience  of a lifetime on this Jet Boat.

East Coast Jet Boat Adventures Cape May NJ –  Experience 360-degree adrenaline rush turns, reach speeds in excess of 35 miles per hour and live the experience of lifetime  on the newest High Speed Jet Boat ” Get Some” in Cape May.
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Boat Name "GET SOME"  Reservations: (609) 898-UFLY    Email: eastcoastjetboat@yahoo.com
USCG Certified and Inspected, East Coast Jet Boat Adventures is the newest adventure activity in South Jersey, a 45-55 minute jet boat ride on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and Cape May Harbor, including spins, tricks, and a high-speed adrenaline adventures you'll never forget!
Experience the beautiful historic beaches and tranquil back bays with  us aboard the Get Some, the fastest and only TRUE New Zealand style jet boat currently on the East Coast that can operate in the open ocean. Powered by twin supercharged diesel 600hp engines, our jet boat has incredible acceleration, speed, and maneuverability.
East Coast Jet Boat Adventures brings the famous New Zealand jet boat experience to the Jersey Shore. departing every 90 mins from Utsch's Marina in Cape May along with East Coast Parasail and East Coast Jet Ski rentals. Each trip promises a unique adventure with excitement to raise your pulse!

East Coast Jet Boat Excitement on the Water

Order Tickets By Calling  Reservations: (609) 898-UFLY, or you can order Tickets with a 48 Hour Advance Reservation Starting June 1 2013 with Simple Tix.

New Jet Boat Delivered to Cape May NJ for East Coast Jet Boat Adventures | CapeMayResort.com

New Jet Boat Delivered to Cape May NJ for East Coast Jet Boat Adventures | CapeMayResort.com

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Take Your Smart Phone to Shore and Get A Live Feed from Shore Cams




Take Your Smart Phone to Shore and Get A Live Feed from Shore Cams


Shore Cams Don’t Leave Home for the Shore without It.

If you’re like everyone else the first thing I do before heading to the NJ Shore is pack my iPhone, and my wife brings her droid Smart phone. We also bring along our tablet for reading on the beach and bring our iPad to check out last minute deals for hotels, bed and breakfast deals and to book our favorite water sports and maybe rent a jet ski in Cape May.

We recently came across this new app ,Shore Cams that provides live feed cameras from the Jersey Shore to your iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

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Shore Cams gives you the capability to view locations at the Jersey Shore in the palm of your hand.  Shore Cams lets you check current weather, beaches, popular locations, tides, peace of mind, traffic, and the hustle and bustle of the shore in real time.​

The app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, and provides numerous live views, around Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City, Cape May, Wildwood, Ocean City, and Atlantic City.  Check out the waves on the ocean, the sunset over the bay, or even people walking on 96th street in Stone Harbor!  You can Check the demo here at this link
Shore Cams gives you the capability to view locations live (real time streaming) at the Jersey Shore in the palm of your hand letting you check current weather, tides, peace of mind as well as the hustle and bustle of the shore. You can download the app here on iTunes.
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Download the App Here
See what everyone else is saying about Shore Cams
  •  “Simple, easy to use app for anyone who heads to the shore for the summer…” – Wendy O.
  • “It’s like visiting the shore everyday…” – Peter C.
  • “Perfect tool for checking out the beach, traffic at the bridge, and whats happening at my favorite bar the Whitebrier!
  • Great image quality and easy to use…” – John T
  • “This app is as useful as it is entertaining. Useful for checking the weather, traffic, beach/wave conditions. Entertaining to see cars go by, boats in the ocean, or to just feel like I’m at the shore when I can’t actually be there. Despite the nature of wireless devices the live feed is usually pretty impressive. I find myself checking this app at least once a day just for the heck of it…” – Adrienne D
  • “Any shore goer must have this helpful app to check weather and see the sights in real time. Neat idea. Definitely a must have down the shore!” – Mario D
List of Shore Cams You Can View on your Smart Phone
Avalon, NJ  -Veteran’s Plaza -21st looking down south of Dune -Townsend Inlet West -Townsend Inlet East
-Avalon Blvd - * Long and Foster (31st & Dune) -Whitebrier overlooking patio -Fred’s Tavern 96th Street -Back Bay Sunset -Back Bay
-Fire House (96th & Second Ave) Stone Harbor, NJ 
Sea Isle City, NJ -LaCosta Lounge (JFK & Landis) -Spinner’s Pizza (38th & Boardwalk)
- The Colonnade Hotel (46th & Landis) - * SIC Yacht Club
North Wildwood, NJ​ - Alante Motel
Cape May, NJ - *Montreal Inn (Beach View) - *Montreal Inn (Property View) - *Secret Install (Beach & Intersections)​ ​- * Secret Install (Beach)  

Vintage Volkswagen enthusiasts come together for Memorial Day weekend event

Vintage Volkswagen enthusiasts come together for Memorial Day weekend event (via Mlive.com)
Supplied Buses by the Beach is everything beloved about Memorial Day Weekend—camping, cookouts, beer, live music, spring weather in Michigan’s great outdoors—plus a herd of Volkswagen buses, and disguised as a fundraiser. Buses by the Beach began when burn survivor, Brien Dews, made a chance…

Prince Harry, Christie visit Sandy-damaged Seaside Heights as iconic coaster is ripped from ocean

Prince Harry, Christie visit Sandy-damaged Seaside Heights as iconic coaster is ripped from ocean (via NJ.com)
By Jenna Portnoy and MaryAnn Spoto/The Star-Ledger SEASIDE HEIGHTS — On the same day that crews demolished the submerged JetStar roller coaster — a lingering reminder of Sandy’s awesome devastation — Britain’s Prince Harry visited Seaside Heights, training the world’s attention on a Jersey…

Thursday, May 2, 2013

2013 Eagles Calendar Shoot Down The Shore Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Eco-Friendly Swimsuit Calendar


The 2013 edition of the renowned Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Eco-Friendly Swimsuit Calendar will be photographed in New Jersey to support revitalization efforts of the shore after Hurricane Sandy. All net proceeds from the shoot will be donated to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, which is chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie and has raised over $32 million from more than 22,900 donors world-wide.
Eagles Shoot the 2013 Cheerleaders Eco Friendly Swimsuit Calendar

"We are looking forward to helping contribute to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, which has been doing great work in providing relief through grants as well as action," said Christina Weiss Lurie, President Eagles Youth Partnership and Eagles Social Responsibility. "We also hope that our calendar shoot will help to illustrate the hard work that has already been accomplished in revitalizing the areas that were devastated by the disaster."
"We are thrilled that the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders have selected to photograph their 2013 calendar in New Jersey and donate proceeds to our Fund. Their generous efforts will help us continue to provide important relief funding for home rebuilding, mold remediation, social services and economic development to help get New Jersey back on its feet," said Mary Pat Christie, Chair of the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund. "Our Fund is here for New Jersey for the long-term and we want victims to know that they will not be forgotten. We’re excited to have the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleading squad as a strong partner in that effort."
The calendar will feature all of the cheerleaders modeling in numerous NJ shore cities. The images will showcase the beauty of the beaches and include many locations that make the Jersey Shore unique and memorable, whether it’s Lucy the Elephant in Margate, the Cape May Lighthouse, or Morey’s Piers in Wildwood. By also featuring areas that endured more devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, such as sites in Atlantic City, Ventnor, and Seaside Heights, the Eagles Cheerleaders will be able to shine a spotlight on the astounding recovery in those areas as well as help to spread the important message that establishments are open for business.
"Vacationing down the shore is a tradition that is passed on from generation to generation and creates a lifetime of wonderful memories,” said Barbara Zaun, Eagles Cheerleading Director. “Through this project we hope to show, in a creative way, the great resiliency and beauty of the shore communities that we all care about so much. We think fans will really enjoy seeing Eagles Cheerleaders alongside some of their favorite vacation spots in this calendar."
Many current Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders live, work, and have family in areas that were affected by Hurricane Sandy:
Third-year member Jamielee Panghulan expressed, "My father lived in a charming house located in Ventnor, right along the bay. Hurricane Sandy flooded the entire first floor and caused irreversible water damage to the property. It’s been very difficult for me to see my Dad having to move permanently from the home he loved."
Michelle Morris, a NJ native who works for an accounting firm in Somerville said, "I have co-workers that live in Toms River and Red Bank who still do not have a home. They have been in the arduous process of rebuilding since Hurricane Sandy hit last October."
Tiffany Monroe, an eight-year member of the squad, is a resident of Absecon, NJ and also works as a physical education teacher at Jordan Road School in the Somers Point School District. She added, "It was heartbreaking to see the vast damage from Hurricane Sandy in my own hometown but I am so proud that we all united, as neighbors, and were determined to rebound. I’m passionate about shooting our 2013 calendar right here in NJ and sharing with NFL fans worldwide why the Jersey Shore is such a special place."
About Congress Hall:
Congress Hall of Cape Resorts Group, America’s oldest seaside resort located in Cape May, NJ, will serve as the host resort of the calendar shoot. Congress Hall is located in the heart of the Victorian District on one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the area. In addition to modeling in the calendar, the cheerleaders will also be immersed in enjoying the full shore experience during the week of the shoot; including riding Ferris wheels, tasting Fralinger’s famous salt water taffy, building sandcastles, and even participating in the popular Clam-A-Rama, an annual clam pitching tournament being held on May 11th at The Beach Shack, also of Cape Resorts Group.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure May 18




Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure May 18


See the Lighthouses of the Delaware Bay while we inform you about the history of each of these distinctive and unique light houses that can only be seen from the water. Includes Cold Buffet and Breakfast.

Delaware Bay Lighthouse Cruise Adventure- Save 10% order your tickets on line.

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ABOARD THE ALL NEW CAPE MAY WHALE WATCHER
Tickets now on sale • departs at 10am • group rates available
800-275-4278 (MAC) or 800-786-5445
Trips Cosponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC)
To aid ships sailing the treacherous mid-channel of Delaware Bay, a series of lighthouses were constructed in the 19th Century and the early 20th Century. Most of these lighthouses are still operating. All are automated. They stand on pedestals surrounded by water out of sight of land.
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. Saturday, 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.
You can order tickets below and Save 10% on your Cape May Lighthouse Cruise.

Cape May May Events Memorial Day 2013


May Events in Cape May 2013

Are you looking for things to do in Cape May during this upcoming month of May. Come to Cape May during the month of May 2013. Memorial Day at the shore is the official kick off for the new Summer Season. Cape May offers an abundance of events throughout the entire month of May.
Cape May Monthly Events for May 2013
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  • MAY Saturdays, May 1 through June 8 NJ Audubon, Nature Center of Cape May presents EXPLORE THE SHORE. 11 a.m..www.njaudubon.org/centers/nccm, Find Us on Facebook, 609-898-8848 Cost: $10 adults, $5 children ages 3-12, children under 3 free.
  • Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5 The STRICTLY BOATERS Boat Show. New Jersey’s newest and most unique boat show has been designed to appeal to the serious boat buyer, boat manufacturers and dealers, and select boating related land-based exhibitors. The event typically features more than 50 vessels in the water and an equal number of land-based exhibitors. Free passes available for qualified boaters. www.StrictlyBoaters.com or call: 609-898-9500, Mark Allen, Show Manager
  • Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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 Carriage House CafĂ© & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St. Enjoy a four-course dinner as you contemplate the clues, interact with the cast and help solve the mystery. $45 per person. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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.
  • Sunday, 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. Sunday, 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.
  • Wednesday, May 8 to Friday, May 10 Partners for Connections in Education (P4CE) will be presenting the Bridges Conference 2013: Connecting Higher Ed and K-12 at the Cape May Convention Hall. The Bridges Conference will showcase unique partnerships and projects that are helping higher education and K-12 to work together on enhancing the continuum of available educational opportunities for students of all ages. For the complete conference agenda and to register for the Bridges 2013 Conference visit the P4CE website at www.p4ce.org and click the register today link.
  • Saturday, May 11 Great Cape Footrace For the 34th year, The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May will transform the Cape May beachfront into certified 5k & 10k race course. Runners will enjoy the fast flat course that loops throughout Cape May. www.capemaychamber.com 609-884-5508
  • Saturday, May 11 30th Annual World Series of Birding— NJ Audubon , 609-884-2736, www.worldseriesofbirding.org Saturday, May 11
  • NJ Audubon, Nature Center of Cape May presents RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., www.njaudubon.org/centers/nccm, Find Us on Facebook, 609-898-8848 Pre-registration is required, Cost: $15 members; $20 nonmembers Sign up for all four workshops for a discount: $50 members, $70 non-members
  • Saturday, May 11 Cape May Lighthouse 25/20 Celebration: Help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) reopening the Cape May Lighthouse for climbs to the top, and the release after 20 years of the digitally re-mastered CD by Cape May guitarist Geno White, “Music From Inside the Lighthouse,” in which he recorded tracks from inside the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse. Hear the gentle sounds of White playing live on the grounds, enjoy lighthouse-themed entertainment and climb the 199 steps to the top. Events on the grounds are free; Adults $7 to climb; children (ages 3-12) $3. Saturday, May 11, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Cape May Lighthouse, located in Cape May Point State Park. 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.
  • 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 19thand 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. Saturday, 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.
  • Saturday, May 11 NJ Audubon, Nature Center of Cape May presents FAMILY HIKE: BIRDS, BUGS, AND MORE 1 p.m.www.njaudubon.org/centers/nccm, Find Us on Facebook, 609-898-8848, Cost: $5 per person
  • Thursday, May 16 to Sunday, May 19 Washington Street Mall Sidewalk Sale from 9 AM to 7 PM. Visit www.washingtonstreetmall.com for more information.
  • May 17 – June 7, 2013 CAPE MAY STAGE: “How to Make a Rope Swing” by Shawn Fisher A World Premiere Production! Wednesday-Saturday 8PM | Sunday 3PM The South Jersey town of Oakbranch is replacing the old schoolhouse. Two local elders have been selected to decide on a person after whom the new building should be named. As they come together, they rediscover the circumstances of their first meeting- a time when the school was first integrated and the region earned its nickname, “The Mississippi of the North”. Within the brick walls of the century-old building, a long-suppressed moment in the town’s history surfaces and threatens to change the memory of the town and these people, forever. Visit www.capemaystage.com or call (609) 884-1341.
  • Saturday, May 18 NJ Audubon, Nature Center of Cape May presents HORSESHOE CRAB ENCOUNTERS 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. www.njaudubon.org/centers/nccm Find Us on Facebook 609-898-8848  Cost: $6 members; $8 non-members, children under 3 free.
  • Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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.
  • Saturday, May 18 “Water Matters” is the understatement of 2012, and the most urgent topic yet for the Cape May Forum’s 2013 Annual Forum, to be held Saturday, May 18 from 9 am to 1 pm at Cape May’s Convention Hall. Cape May is surrounded by water, and makes much of its livelihood on water’s tourism and fishing industries. What better study hall for the topic – “Water Matters.” From March through May 2013, Cape May Forum and its partners will thoroughly explore the theme of Water in educational and entertaining events. Cape May Forum is pleased to announce that the 2013 Annual Forum will feature experts and authors from National Geographic LIVE! , www.capemayforum.org, 609-770-2626
  • Sunday, May 26 to Thursday 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. Sunday, May 26-Thursday, 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.
  • Sunday, 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. Sunday, 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.
  • Monday, May 27 City of Cape May Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:30 AM Visit www.capemayrecreation.org or call (609) 884-9565 for more information. Revised 3/22/2013 Page 4
  • Thursday, May 30  ZOE MUTH & THE LOST HIGH ROLLERS at Cape May Convention Hall at 8 p.m. She’s been called Seattle’s Emmylou, and when you hear her sing it may be hard to believe she was born and raised in the Great Northwest. The combination of her inventive songwriting, true-blue twang, and rock solid country band, the Lost High Rollers, has led critics to call her one of the best up and coming interpreters of classic coun-try music. Visit www.capemaycity.com for tickets or call 609-884-9563

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