Cape May’s February 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 presents “Moore History: The Story of William J. Moore of Cape May”: At the Carroll Gallery on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Admission is free. Saturday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, April 9. Open Saturdays through Feb. 4 and Feb. 25, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Monday, Feb. 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 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.

Feb. 1

Lunch and Learn – The History and Evolution of our Political Parties with Presenter Dr. Robert Heinly: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations every Wednesday at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Cape May. The topic for Feb. 1 at noon is The History and Evolution of our Political Parties with Presenter Dr. Robert Heinly. From the creation of “factions” in the Federal Era through Whigs, Know-Nothings, Populists, Progressives to today’s Democrats and Republicans, we’ll examine how they were created and their beliefs. We’ll also see how the beliefs of the Democrats and Republicans have shifted over the decades. You’ll also be introduced to Bull Mooses, Mugwamps, Stalwarts, Free Soilers, and Greenbacks. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. Wednesdays, Jan. 25 through March 29, at noon 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.

Feb. 8

Lunch and Learn – From Captain Mey to Today with Presenters Dottie & Mal Knapp: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations every Wednesday at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Cape May. The topic for Feb. 1 at noon is From Captain Mey to Today with Presenters Dottie & Mal Knapp, a review of Cape May’s rich maritime history including whaling, commercial and recreational fishing, the role of steamboats and sailing ships in its early prosperity, and its role in the World Wars. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. Wednesdays, Jan. 25 through March 29, at noon 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.

Feb. 15

Lunch and Learn – Cape May Oddities with Presenter Dr. Robert Heinly: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations every Wednesday at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Cape May. The topic for Feb. 15 is Cape May Oddities with Presenter Dr. Robert Heinly. From its founding to today, part of the charm of Cape May are the many unique, curious, and bizarre people, places and events that are part of our history and culture. You’ll meet the Pearl Diver, Old Jumbo, the Fun Factory, the Windmill and exotic style houses, all among the oddities that give Cape May its character. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. Wednesdays, Jan. 18 through March 29, at noon. 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.

Feb. 18

Cape May Wine Trail: Spend the day visiting two of Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Board the trolley at 11 a.m. from the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., and travel to Willow Creek Winery where you will enjoy lunch and a tour, then it’s off to Natali Vineyards for a tour. $60 includes lunch and wine tastings at each vineyard. Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 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

Cape May Wine School Class “Hidden Wine Treasures From France — Great Off-the Radar Reds and Whites That Will Amaze”: Taste a selection of wines designed to refine your palate at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St. 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Admission $40. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). To purchase tickets call the Washington Inn directly at 609-884-5697. For more information call 609-884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Chocolate Lovers Feast: 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, Feb. 18, 1 p.m. Admission $40. 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

Feb. 18-19

Crafts and Collectibles in Winter: The region’s most sought-after collectibles dealers and craftspeople come together for a two-day show featuring an array of handmade items, jewelry, glassware and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 19. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place. Admission $2. 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.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour: Take this spine-tingling, 45-minute evening trolley ride through the streets of Cape May with a guide who relates the paranormal findings of Ghost Writer Craig McManus. Offered Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. $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.

Feb. 22

Lunch and Learn – An Afternoon With Gershwin Presented by Rich Chiemingo: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations every Wednesday at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Cape May. The topic for Feb. 22, An Afternoon With Gershwin Presented by Rich Chiemingo, is a sight and sound presentation of the uniquely beautiful music of George Gershwin providing a change of pace from history and politics. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. Wednesdays, Jan. 25 through March 29, at noon. 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

Cape May Bike Tour: Explore Cape May on bicycle and discover its history at your own pace with this booklet as your guide. Stop along the historic streets of Cape May, West Cape May and Cape May Point and read about over 50 of the area’s landmark architectural treasures depicted for easy identification with photos. Booklet includes suggested routes and a map with descriptions. $5 per booklet. Available at the Carriage House Visitors Center and the Hill House office at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. during regular hours of operation. 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 Family Treasure Hunt: Discover the fun of exploring Cape May and uncovering its architectural elements from a kid’s perspective. Each packet contains a clues sheet and map that will take you on a self-guided discovery tour, set to your own pace (answer sheet also included). Available in the Hill House office at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays (hours vary) and Sunday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and Preservation New Jersey. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Cape May Lighthouse, Oil House and Museum Shop: Reopens for the season. 1859 structure with 199 steps to watch gallery for a panoramic view of the Jersey Cape and Atlantic Ocean. For those who choose not to climb, the Oil House contains a fully-accessible Visitors’ Orientation Center and a Museum Shop stocked with maritime accessories and lighthouse memorabilia. Open 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, Sunday, Feb. 19 and Monday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 25. Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. Admission to the Visitors’ Orientation Center and the ground floor of the Lighthouse is free. Tower admission is $8 for adults, $5 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.

Carriage House Museum Shop: Located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., the Carriage House Museum Shop is stocked with unique themed items, from teapots, teas, tea related merchandise, jewelry, books, and decorative items, all with that distinctive Cape May style. Open Saturdays and Presidents Weekend (hours vary). The Carriage House Museum Shop is fully-accessible and proceeds benefit the on-going restoration and preservation efforts of 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.

Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours: Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Cape May’ Historic District, followed by a guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with the house tour theme for 2016-17, “What the Heck Is That Thing?” Saturdays, Feb. 4 and 11 at 1 p.m. (tours begin and end at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. through Feb. 11; tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth after Feb. 11). Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. $22 for adults, $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.

Emlen Physick Estate Tour: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St., with the house tour theme for 2016-17, “What the Heck Is That Thing?” Saturdays, Feb. 4 and 11 at 1 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 20 at 1:45 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.

Historic District Trolley Tours: Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation’s oldest seashore resort Offered Saturdays, Feb. 4 and 11 at 1 p.m. (tours begin and end at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. through Feb. 11; tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth after Feb. 11). Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. $12 for adults and $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.

Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt: Go on a clues hunt and discover answers to questions as you search the grounds of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Purchase a packet for $5 that includes a clue sheet and ponder the answers as you explore the estate grounds as a family. Learn together about Cape May’s only Victorian House Museum — one of the best examples of Victorian Stick Style architecture in the country. Available daily, year-round. Costs $5 per packet (only one packet is needed per family). 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.

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