Cape May’s January 2017 Calendar of Events

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

Jan. 14-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. In January, open Saturdays, 12 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.

Jan. 16

Exhibit Opening: Carroll Gallery Exhibit: Center for Community Arts presents “Moore History: The Story of William J. Moore of Cape May”: Honor Martin Luther King Day at this exhibit opening in the Carroll Gallery. Free admission and light refreshments. Monday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m. The exhibit is open through April 10. Gallery hours and days 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.

Jan. 25-March 29

Lunch and Learns: 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. Dates and topics are:
• Jan. 25 – Music of the Big Band Era
• Feb. 1 – The History and Evolution of our Political Parties
• Feb. 8 – From Captain Mey to Today
• Feb. 15 – Cape May Oddities
• Feb. 22 – An Afternoon with Gershwin
• March 1 – The Victorian Woman: Life in a Cocoon
• March 8 – The Victorian Woman: Shedding the Cocoon
• March 15 – Victorian Medicine with Dr. Anna Hand
• March 22 – Victorian Literature
• March 29 – An Afternoon with Sinatra
Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. Wednesdays, Jan. 25 through March 29, at 12 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.

Jan. 14

Friends of the Tower present “Cape May In World War I”: Learn about the role of Cape May in World War I during this Power Point presentation by MAC Education Director Robert Heinly that celebrates the centennial of the war, at the Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave., Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the World War II Tower, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, contact Bob Heinly at 609-224-6032 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 starting Jan. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays starting Jan. 14 11 a.m. to 2 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.

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 beginning Jan. 14, noon to 3 p.m. 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, beginning Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. (tours begin and end at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.) $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, beginning Jan. 14 at 1:45 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2:15 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, beginning Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. (tours begin and end at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.) $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.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at www.capemaymac.org. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508 or visit www.capemaychamber.com. For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at www.capemaylodging.com.

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