Cape May’s November 2016 Calendar of Events

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

Through Nov. 18

Cape May Stage presents “Buyer and Cellar:” Buyer and Cellar is the fictional account of a struggling actor in L.A. who takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. It’s an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things and the oddest of odd jobs. Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. The Robert Shackleton Playhouse is located at the corner of Bank & Lafayette streets. Admission $38 adults; $33 Seniors (62+) $18 Students and Active Duty Military. Presented by Cape May Stage 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

Nov. 4-6

Sherlock Holmes Weekend: New mystery for 2016! Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson for a weekend of mystery and intrigue in “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Melpomene’s Mask,” Friday through Sunday, Nov. 4-6. Get into the spirit of things by donning Victorian attire. 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 at $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, Nov. 5, can be purchased separately. 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.

Nov. 4-5

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, with famous detectives Sherlock Holmes and Nick Carter in two new mysteries back-to-back on the same night, with the same cast of seven going from Holmes’ Victorian England, to Carter’s Manhattan during World War II. In The Adventure of the Red-Headed League, Sherlock Holmes must learn why Ezekiah Hopkins, of Lebanon, Pa. left money in his will to start a club for only men with red hair. In The Voice of Crime, the illusive “Vox” announces he will pay Nick Carter if Nick discovers where his next robbery will occur. Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St. Tickets: $25 general; $15 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.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour: Updated with new tales in 2016! Board a MAC trolley tour for a 30-minute evening ride through the haunted streets of Cape May. The paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus come alive as your guide translates McManus’ spooky stories. Ride past the flickering gas street lamps, the haunted properties of Cape May and experience the spine-tingling tales exposed by McManus. Offered Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 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.

Nov. 5

Search for Clues Tour: Travel from inn to inn in Victorian Cape May while you try to solve the murder mystery for 2016, “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Melpomene’s Mask.” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. $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.

Fall Arts & Crafts Festival: More than 40 vendors come to Cape May to sell hand-made novelties including seasonal decorations, gift items and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place. 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 Tour: 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. Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 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 or to make reservations call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Historic Haunts House Tour: 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. Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. 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.

World War II Tower Lookout Museum and Memorial: (Fire Control Tower No. 23) A 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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Admission is $6 for adults, first child free with each paying adult, $3 for each additional child 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.

Nov. 11-12

World War II Tower Lookout Museum and Memorial: (Fire Control Tower No. 23) A 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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, first child free with each paying adult, $3 for each additional child ages 3-12) (except donations only on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11). 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: Updated with new tales in 2016! Board a MAC trolley tour for a 30-minute evening ride through the haunted streets of Cape May. The paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus come alive as your guide translates McManus’ spooky stories. Ride past the flickering gas street lamps, the haunted properties of Cape May and experience the spine-tingling tales exposed by McManus. Offered Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 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.

Nov. 12

Historic Haunts Combo Tour: 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. Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 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 or to make reservations call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower: “Lessons from the Cold War”: Join the Friends of the World War II Tower for a follow-up to the last highly successful program on this topic, including comments from a former intelligence officer. Admission is free for Friends of the World War II Tower and $5 for non-members. Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave. For tickets or more information, call 609-884-5404, ex. 134. 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 Tour: 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. Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. 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.

Nov. 18-Jan. 1, 2017

Cape May’s Holiday Season: Six weeks of special holidays tours and events including Holiday Preview Weekend (Nov. 18-20), 43rd Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours (Dec. 3, 10 and 17), plus Lamplighter Christmas Tours, Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Emlen Physick Estate Christmas Tours, Holiday Inns Tours, Evening Holiday Lights Trolley Rides, Evening Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Santa’s Trolley Rides, and more. Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. 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.

An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: An exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, a Dept. 56 Dickens Village , toys and much more! At the Carroll Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The Gallery is open daily (except Nov. 24); hours vary. Free admission. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or gallery hours, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Nov. 18-20

Holiday Preview Weekend: Get a head start on the Holiday season! Santa and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. Visit the Estate on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the festive Tree-Lighting Ceremony. That evening the Estate will be open for free, self-guided tours. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides and a chance to visit with old St. Nick himself. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 20. 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.

Nov. 18

Mad Batter Wine Dinner “Blind Tasting Autumn Harvest”: Savor the flavors and colors of autumn during this five-course seasonal menu inspired by autumn’s flavors, paired with wines presented as a blind tasting at The Mad Batter Restaurant. Guess the varietal! Limited to 60. $75 per person (tax and gratuity included). Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 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.

Nov. 19

Santa’s Trolley Ride: Bring the kids to the Physick Estate on weekends for a trolley ride around Cape May with stories and songs led by Mrs. Claus. Then, Santa will greet children with a sweet in the Carriage House. Adults $10 children (ages 3-12) $8. Saturday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Advance reservation strongly recommended. 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 Christmas Tour: Take a self-guided tour of Cape May’s 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, decorated in authentic style for a Victorian Christmas. See how the Physick family would have entertained for the holidays. Free admission. Saturday, Nov. 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Part of the Holiday Preview Weekend, Nov. 20-22. 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.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Come to the grounds of the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., for the Christmas tree lighting with special guests Santa Claus and Dr. Physick. Carolers will lead a sing-along, refreshments will be served, and guests may enjoy a free self-guided tour of the Physick Estate from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Santa arrives at 7 p.m. to flip the switch and light the thousands of bulbs. Saturday, Nov. 19. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Nov. 20

Brunch, Bingo & Lace: Grab your best girlfriends and enjoy time away from the holiday to-do list as you play a little bingo, enjoy a fashion show by Lace Silhouettes/Cotton Company and win some great prizes at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., all while enjoying a delicious brunch. $25 Sunday, Nov. 20 at 9:30 a.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.

Nov. 25, 26

Holiday Crafts Fair: A must visit for those on your holiday gift lists. Shop for unique hand-made gifts and seasonal decorations. Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton. Admission $2. 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.

Nov. 25-Dec. 31

Cape May Stage presents “One Christmas Carol”: With one actor and over 35 distinct characters, this one-man tour de force is an intimate and spirited evening of theatre that everyone in the family will love! Suggested age guidance 6 years and older. Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. The Robert Shackleton Playhouse is located at the corner of Bank & Lafayette streets. Admission $38 adults; $33 Seniors (62+) $18 Students and Active Duty Military. Official opening night Nov. 25 admission with party $53. Presented by Cape May Stage 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

Nov. 25-Dec. 10

East Lynne Theater Company presents “Yuletide Tales”: East Lynne’s holiday offering based on American classics and adapted and performed by artistic director Gayle Stahlhuth brings to life 30-plus characters in her unique storytelling style. Writers over the past 10 years from whom she’s adapted include Louisa May Alcott, Mary Wilkins Freeman, O. Henry, Bret Hart, Zona Gale, and L. Frank Baum. This year, she’s looking to Nathanial Hawthorne and Mark Twain. Friday, Nov. 25, Saturday, Nov. 26, Sunday, Dec. 4, Thursday, Dec. 8, Friday, Dec. 9, Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. Saturday matinee Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. 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.

Nov. 26-27

Breakfast with Santa: Enjoy a family-friendly breakfast buffet at the Inn of Cape May as children visit with Santa and hear a Christmas story. Bring your Christmas lists! Treats for the kids. Adults: $17; children (3-12): $12. Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.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.

Santa’s Trolley Ride: Bring the kids to the Physick Estate on weekends for a trolley ride around Cape May with stories and songs led by Mrs. Claus. Then, Santa will greet children with a sweet in the Carriage House. Adults $10 children (ages 3-12) $8. Saturday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 27 at 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Advance reservation strongly recommended. 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.

Nov. 26

Lamplighter Christmas Tour: Relive the memories of Christmas past on this self-guided evening tour of a selection of Cape May’s finest Bed and Breakfast inns and private homes, specially decorated for the holidays, with a unique theme at each location. Innkeepers will share a presentation at each location. The tour also includes a visit to the Carroll Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate where you can see “An Old-fashioned Christmas” exhibit, receive your souvenir gift and enjoy warm beverages and holiday treats. Adults $20 children (3-12) $15. Saturday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m. to 9 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.

Nov. 28-30

Holiday Inns Tours: Get into the Christmas spirit at three of Cape May’s festively decorated Bed and Breakfast Inns and private homes decorated for the holiday on these self-guided tours. Adults: $15; children (3-12): $10. Monday, Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Nov. 30 (and additional dates in December), 1 p.m. to 3 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.

ONGOING TOURS AND EVENTS

Cape May Bike Tour
Cape May Family Treasure Hunt
Cape May Lighthouse and Oil House
Cape May Lighthouse Museum Shop
Carriage House Museum Shop
Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours
Combination Trolley/Physick Family Christmas House Tours
Emlen Physick Estate Guided Tour
Evening Yuletide House Tour
Evening Yuletide Tour
Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides
Historic District Trolley Tours
Holiday Lights Trolley Rides
New in 2016! Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt
Physick Family Christmas House Tours

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