Events are canceled, some of our favorite activities are closed, and people are told to practice social distancing. So how do you ‘Do The Shore’ when you can’t leave your home? These local businesses are doing their best to bring the shore to you!
Virtual Ceremony on Armed Forces Day from the WWII Lookout Tower
Cape May MAC
Armed Forces Day is Saturday, May 16. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, MAC will not be holding their annual ceremony at the Tower. However, they will still be celebrating Armed Forces Day by holding a virtual ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, featuring The National Anthem, a message from Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton, and the playing of Taps. For more information about MAC and how to access the virtual ceremony, visit capemaymac.org/experience/world-war-ii-tower.
Attend Virtual Zoo School
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Even though the zoo is closed, the animals are still out and about so the Cape May County Park & Zoo is bringing the zoo to you! Join the zookeepers Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. as they take you on a virtual tour of the zoo. They will feature a short clip of a different animal and teach you all about it. At the end of every clip, they will have a challenge for you to do at home! All videos are featured on the zoo’s Facebook page @CapeMayCountyParkZoo and on their website at cmczoo.com.
Take a Free Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate
Cape May MAC
Cape May MAC (formerly the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities) is offering everyone near and far the opportunity to take a virtual tour of the Emlen Physick Estate, the first tour of its kind in 50 years of MAC history. MAC wanted to give their loyal visitors a way to experience Cape May without being yet able to travel here due to the Coronavirus. You can find the tour on their website at bit.ly/EmlenPhysick. For more information about MAC, visit capemaymac.org.
Design Your Own Family Fun Adventures
Tree to Tree Cape May
Design your own family adventure around learning, being active and creating to bring balance to your day! Tree to Tree Cape May has created a link to a list of family fun adventure activities that you can do at home or in your backyard. Each week they will post a demonstration with some intentional focus points so you can go more in-depth with these activities to create a memorable shared experience with your family. Print or download your list bit.ly/Tree-To-Tree-List. You can also follow along on Youtube bit.ly/Tree-To-Tree-Youtube.
Watch Jersey Shore Pops Isolation Improv Live
As we navigate these uncertain times, it is important for all of us, whether as individuals or organizations, to reach out to one another and help lift the collective spirit of the Cape May County community. As their initial contribution to this effort, the Jersey Shore Pops, in association with Beach Video and the Cape May County Department of Tourism, Public Information and Culture & Heritage, have prepared a music video of Johann Pachelbel’s famous “Canon in D!” The video, which features Pops Music Director Linda Gentille, along with twelve members of the Pops orchestra, was produced via teleconferencing technology, thus satisfying all requirements of “social distancing.” To view the video, visit at bit.ly/JSPops.
Virtual Tour of the Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May MAC
Cape May MAC (formerly the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities) want to make sure that no matter where you are, you can take a virtual climb to the top of the magnificent Cape May Lighthouse, one of Cape May’s treasured historic sites operated and maintained by Cape May MAC. You can watch the video at bit.ly/CMLighthouse. Look out the windows and take your time. Enjoy the experience. The lighthouse would normally be open daily to visitors for climbs, but is closed temporarily due to COVID-19. MAC wants you and yours to stay healthy and safe and will see you when they can safely open our doors. For more information about MAC, visit capemaymac.org.
Sit Down for Storytime
Cape May County Library
Every week, the librarians from the Cape May County Library are sitting down to lead storytime on the library’s Facebook page! They are sharing lots of fun books your kids will enjoy and linking to follow up activities you can do at home. To find these videos and more, visit Cape May County Library on Facebook at Facebook.com/cmcountylibrary
Take a Virtual Tour of the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
Calling all plane fans! Last month, the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum went live on Facebook to show everyone around the hangar while they were safe at home. Jason took viewers through everything you can find at the museum so you can start planning your trip once it is open to the public again. To see the virtual tour, visit bit.ly/NASWildwood. For more information about the museum, visit usnasw.org.