Cape May's April 2017 Calendar of Events

sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)

Through April 9

Carroll Gallery Exhibit: Center for Community Arts (CCA) presents "Moore History: The Story of William J. Moore of Cape May": See the impact of the African-American community on Cape May at this annual Carroll Gallery exhibit on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. The CCA History Committee has selected important original documents, objects, and photographs of William J. Moore's long and honored life. Mr. Moore was principal of the segregated West Cape May Elementary Annex school for almost 50 years, inspiring many of his students to go on to college and careers. He served as the executive of Cape May Golf Club and then the pro at Cape May Tennis Club, which was named in his honor at his 100th birthday. He raised nine children with his wife, Susie (Smothers) Moore, and founded the William J. Moore Scholarship Fund. Many of his students and friends remember him to this day. Their testimonies and recollections accompany Mr. Moore's own words and those of his children. Exhibit admission is free. Open daily through Sunday, April 9. Hours vary. Sponsored by the Center for Community Arts (CCA) in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For information on the exhibit, call 609-884-7525 or see www.CenterforCommunityArts.org. For gallery hours call 609-884-5404 or see www.capemaymac.org.

April 8

Brunch, Bingo & Lace: Bingo during breakfast? Absolutely! On Saturday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m., during Brunch, Bingo & Lace, you'll laugh along with your girlfriends as you play a little bingo, enjoy a fashion show by Lace Silhouettes/Cotton Company and compete for prizes, all during a delicious brunch at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. Admission is $25. 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.

Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower - "More on World War I": Join the Friends of the World War II Tower for a follow-up to the latest discussions of the underappreciated role of Cape May in World War I, in ongoing observance of the centennial of America's entry into World War I on April 6, 1917. Historian Richard Gibbs will share his extensive collection of rare pictures of Cape May during The Great War. Light refreshments will be served. Saturday, April 8 at 1 p.m. Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave. Admission is free for members of the Tower Friends, MAC members, and students 12 and under. Admission for the general public is $5. For more information contact Bob Heinly at 884-5404 x 134 or 889-7897. Presented by the Friends of the World War II Tower, in association with 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.

April 28-Oct. 9

Carroll Gallery Exhibit: "Cape May's Stormy Past: From the Pages of The First Resort": At the southernmost tip of New Jersey, Cape May is especially vulnerable to the elements. Hurricanes, Nor'easters, and blizzards have all left the city with a flood of memories and haunting images of utter devastation. Exhibit curator Ben Miller, author of Exit Zero's bestselling book, "The First Resort," provides visitors with an unforgettable look at iconic storms that have ravaged Cape May, and a greater appreciation for the awesome power wielded by Mother Nature. At the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House, Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Admission is free. Friday, April 28- Monday, Oct. 9. Open daily; times vary. 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.

April 28-May 7

Cape May's Spring Celebration: Celebrate the arrival of Springtime in America's first seaside resort with Private Homes Tour, Ghost Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, food and wine events, living history programs and much, much more. Friday, April 28-Sunday, May 7. 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.

April 28

Exhibit Opening: Carroll Gallery Exhibit: "Cape May's Stormy Past: From the Pages of The First Resort": At the southernmost tip of New Jersey, Cape May is especially vulnerable to the elements. Hurricanes, Nor'easters, and blizzards have all left the city with a flood of memories and haunting images of utter devastation. Exhibit Curator Ben Miller, author of Exit Zero's bestselling book, "The First Resort," provides visitors with an unforgettable look at iconic storms that have ravaged Cape May, and a greater appreciation for the awesome power wielded by Mother Nature. At the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House, Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Admission is free. Friday, April 28 at 7 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.

Grand Lighthouse Cruise: Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher to view and photograph seven 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 5-hour cruise includes narration on the history of each lighthouse and more. Includes continental breakfast buffet and Captain's Lunch buffet. A cash bar is available. Friday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets $85 (adults) $70 (children ages 7-12). Presented 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.

April 29

Spring Celebration Crafts & Collectibles at the Physick Estate: The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., becomes an outdoor marketplace as vendors from throughout the Northeast display their wares. Free admission. Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 4 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.

The Dr. Is In: Meet "Dr. Emlen Physick" on his Estate's grounds at 1048 Washington St. from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Opt for a guided tour of his house with its new theme in 2017: "Let's Go Shopping! Victorian Consumer Culture" $12 for adults, $8 for children (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.

Cape May Wine Trail: Spend the day visiting Cape May County's wineries via trolley and sampling the unique flavors of each. Begin with lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, and then experience tastings at Willow Creek Winery, Natali Vineyards and Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery. $75 includes lunch and wine tastings at each vineyard. Saturday, April 29 at 11 a.m. Free parking. 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

Private Homes Tour: See inside a selection of charming private cottages and homes not normally open to the public. Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission $20; children (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.

New in 2017! Underground Railroad Trolley Tour: Climb aboard Cape May's newest trolley tour to hear tales of the Underground Railroad in Cape May. Hear how, fleeing their chains in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, African American slaves braved strong currents and stormy seas, guided by the beacon at the Cape May Lighthouse. Hear how legendary anti-slavery fighter, Harriet Tubman, walked these streets, as did businessman and former slave, Stephen Smith, whose railroad cars carried hundreds to freedom. Saturday, April 29 at 2:15 p.m. Co-presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the Center for Community Arts (CCA). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Chocolate Lovers Feast at The Blue Rose Inn: It's a bountiful feast for chocolate lovers! Enjoy seven plated courses of chocolate desserts and hear how each was created from the chef who prepared it at The Blue Rose Inn. Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. Admission $40. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) as part of the annual Cape May Spring Celebration. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Dr. Physick's Neighborhood Walking Tour: Stroll Dr. Physick's neighborhood on tree-lined Washington Street and hear about the families who lived there and the architecture of the homes. Explore one of Cape May's great mysteries - why the Doctor chose to live in this area of Cape May. Offered on Saturday, April 29 at 11:15 a.m. Admission is $10 adults, $7 children (ages 3-12). Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea between noon and 4 p.m. at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Emlen Physick Estate, to top off your walking tour with the Dr. Physick's Neighborhood Walking Tour & Café Combo for $20 adults, $17 children (ages 3-12). 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.

Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour: A trolley tour through parts of West Cape May to the Lighthouse, with tales of ghostly activity along the way. Participants will be met at the Lighthouse by a costumed Lighthouse Keeper who will relate a ghostly tale inside with time available to climb. Begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop. Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m. $22 for adults and $14 for children (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.

Murder Mystery Dinner: Enjoy a four-course dinner as you contemplate the clues, interact with the cast and help solve the new mystery, "Marriage and Other Crimes," as it unfolds around you in the dining room. $50 per person. Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Aleathea's Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. 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

• Around Cape Island Cruise
• Cape May Bike Tour
• Cape May Family Treasure Hunt
• Cape May Lighthouse, Oil House and Museum Shop
• Cape May Whale & Dolphin Cruise
• Cape Mayhem Trolley Tour
• Carriage House Café & Tearoom
• Carriage House Museum Shop
• Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours
• Emlen Physick Estate Tour - New Tour Theme in 2017! "Let's Go Shopping! Victorian Consumer Culture" tour theme begins April 28
• Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour
• Historic District Trolley Tours
• Historic Haunts Combo Tours
• Historic Haunts House Tours
• Lighthouse Museum Shop
• Mansions by the Sea Trolley Tour
• Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt
• Physick Estate Self-guided Tour
• Welcome to Cape May Trolley Tour
• World War II Tower Lookout Museum and Memorial

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