Cape May’s March 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. 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.

March 1

Lunch and Learn “The Victorian Woman: Life in a Cocoon”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations Wednesdays at noon at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Cape May. March 1 topic is “The Victorian Woman: Life in a Cocoon” presented by Mary Stewart. While idealized, many Victorian women led sheltered lives. Their societal roles were both sheltered and stifling like life in a cocoon. This presentation describes their lives as wives, mothers and social directors and its advantages and disadvantages. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. Wednesday, March 1 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.

March 3

Free Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate to benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St., and help a worthy cause. Bring a donation of pantry items, toiletries or paper goods valued at $5 or more and receive a free tour of the estate on Friday, March 3 at 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Physick Estate, an affinity group 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.

March 8

Lunch and Learn “The Victorian Woman: Shedding the Cocoon”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations Wednesdays at noon at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Cape May. March 1 is “”The Victorian Woman: Shedding the Cocoon” presented by Ginger Killino. By the late Victorian era, pioneering women were shedding their restricted lifestyle and social roles and becoming professionals, businesspersons and social reformers. This presentation highlights these “new women” and their causes and contributions. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. Wednesday, March 8 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.

March 10

Free Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate to benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St., and help a worthy cause. Bring a donation of pantry items, toiletries or paper goods valued at $5 or more and receive a free tour of the estate on Friday, March 10 at 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Physick Estate, an affinity group 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.

March 15

Lunch and Learn “Victorian Medicine with Dr. Emlen Physick”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations Wednesdays at noon at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Cape May. March 15 topic is “Victorian Medicine with Dr. Emlen Physick” presented by Dr. Robert Heinly. Dr. Emlen Physick discusses the swtate of medicine in the Victorian era including its many advancdees and how much more was yet to be achieved. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. Wednesday, March 15 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.

March 17

Free Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate to benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St., and help a worthy cause. Bring a donation of pantry items, toiletries or paper goods valued at $5 or more and receive a free tour of the estate on Friday, March 17 at 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Physick Estate, an affinity group 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.

March 17-19

Sherlock Holmes Weekend: New mystery for 2017! Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson for a weekend of mystery and intrigue in “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of The Discarded Woman,” Friday through Sunday, March 17-19. 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 for $200 per couple or $105 per person and include the welcome reception, performances, tour, luncheon and gift. Weekend overnight packages are also available. The Search for Clues tour on Saturday, March 18 can be purchased separately for $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.

March 17, 18

East Lynne Theater Company presents “Holmes and Carter Mysteries”: Performed in the style of radio shows from the 1930s through the 1950s, is this vintage-radio style production, complete with live sound effects and commercials, featuring two great detectives -Sherlock Holmes and Nick Carter, featuring Adventure ofthe Red-Headed League and The Voice of Crime. Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St. Tickets: $27 general; $17 students; ages 12 and under free. Sponsored by East Lynne Theater Company in association with 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 18

Search for Clues Tour: Travel from inn to inn in Victorian Cape May while you try to solve the murder mystery for 2017, “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of The Discarded Woman,” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18. $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.

March 22

Lunch and Learn “Victorian Literature”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations Wednesdays at noon at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Cape May. March 22 topic is “Victorian Literature” presented by Dr. Leonard Smith. The Victorian era featured a wide variety of literature and some of history’s greatest writ4ers. The focus is on British writers and their social commentary and critiques. This presentation highlights many of these classic works and their authors. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. Wednesday, March 22 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.

March 25

Cape May Wine Trail: Spend the day visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Board the trolley at 11 a.m. at the Emlen Physick Estate and travel to Willow Creek Winery where you’ll enjoy lunch and a tour, then board the trolley to Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and Natali Vineyards for tours there. $75 includes lunch and wine tastings at each vineyard. Saturday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free 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

Historic Haunts Combo Tours: Combine the Ghosts of Cape May trolley tour with a visit to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, where you will visit a home séance room of the 1890s and learn of the Victorians’ fascination with spiritualism. Offered at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. $22 for adults, $15 for children (ages 3-12). 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.

Historic Haunts House Tours: Get into the spirit of things on a guided tour of the historic (some say haunted) Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with a discussion of Victorian spiritualism. Offered at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Limited tour. $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.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour: Take this spine-tingling, 30-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, March 25 at 8:30 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Tours leave from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street. 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 25, 26

World War II Tower Lookout Museum and Memorial: Fire Control Tower No. 23 on Sunset Boulevard is New Jersey’s last freestanding World War II tower, part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles. After the award-winning restoration, visitors can climb to the 6th floor spotting gallery while reliving the homeland defense efforts during World War II. The ground floor of the tower, the All Veterans Memorial and boardwalk interpretive panels are fully accessible. Open Saturday and Sunday, March 25, 26. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $6 for adults, $3 for children (ages 3-12) (one child free admission with paying adult). 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 29

Lunch and Learn “An Afternoon with Sinatra”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations Wednesdays at noon at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Cape May. March 29 topic is “An Afternoon with Sinatra” presented by Rich Chiemingo. The finale of this year’s series is a sight and sound presentation of the memorable music of Frank Sinatra by a member of his orchestra based in New York. In addition to highlights of Sinatra’s music, get insights into the man and what it was like to work with him.Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. Wednesday, 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.

March 31

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour: Take this spine-tingling, 30-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, March 31 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Tours leave from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street. 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., during regular hours of operation. Also available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, at the following times: Fridays, March 3-March 24, noon to 1 p.m.; Saturdays through March 18, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 19, noon to 1 p.m.; Sunday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday, March 1-March 16, noon to 1 p.m.; and Monday through Thursday, March 20-March 30, noon to 1 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: 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. Saturdays, through March 11, noon to 3 p.m.; daily beginning March 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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, $3 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 Friday, March 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturdays through March 18, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 26, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, March 20-March 30, 1 p.m. 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’s 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?” (tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street.) Friday, March 24, 1 p.m.; Saturdays through March 18, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 19, March 26, 1 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, March 20-March 30, 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?” Friday, March 24, 1:45 p.m.; Saturdays through March 18, 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Saturday, March 25, 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m.; Sunday, March 19, 1:45 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, March 20-March 30, 1:45 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.

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 (tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street). Offered Fridays through March 24, 1 p.m.; Saturdays through March 18, 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.; Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 19, 1 p.m.; Sunday, March 26 at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday, March 1-March 16, 1 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, March 20-March 30, 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.

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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