Ocean City Restaurant Week
Now through Friday, June 16
Restaurant Week offers a great chance to sample new Ocean City dining options or to get great prices at favorite spots. Participating restaurants offer special fixed-price options, usually for two. This year’s specials run June 9 through June 16, with 26 different restaurants from boardwalk to bay participating. Restaurants and specials are listed at eatinocnj.com.
Wednesday, June 14 at 12:30 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Music lovers are invited to the Carriage House Café & Tearoom on the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate for Bach’s Lunches, mini-concerts by members of the Bay Atlantic Symphony that accompany a delicious Tea Luncheon. Bach’s Lunches offer an intimate, afternoon al fresco musical experience, under the tent. Admission is $30 per person. Part of the Cape May Music Festival. Presented 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 Stage Presents ‘Billy Bishop Goes to War’
Wednesday, June 14 to Saturday, June 17 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, June 18 at 3 p.m.
The Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May
The United States declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917, and Cape May Stage notes the 100th anniversary of our entrance into World War 1 with this musical entertainment. Lying face down in the mud with his horse stuck beside him, Billy looks up to see a fighter plane and decides that there is a better place to be. He is credited with 72 victories and billed as the top fighter pilot in the British Empire. Admission is $40 for adults and $35 for seniors (62+). For more information, call (609) 770-8311 or visit www.capemaystage.org.
East Lynne Theater Company Presents ‘Will Rogers’ U.S.A’
Wednesday, June 14 to Saturday, June 17 at 8:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
As a young man, Will Rogers worked on ranches. Being a master of the lariat led to his performing in Vaudeville. By 1917 he was a headliner for the Ziegfeld Follies, blending his unique style of poking gentle fun at current events with his rope tricks. In 1922, he started a syndicated column that was read in 2,800 daily papers. His wit, wisdom and understanding of the human condition are often compared to that of Mark Twain, and much of what he said and wrote is still relevant today. Also a film star, Rogers played the lead in the 1931 film version of Twain’s 1889 time-travel novel, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” In 1933, Rogers played the role of Nat Miller in the road company of Eugene O’Neill’s “Ah Wilderness!” Starring Tom Byrn, directed by Gayle Stahlhuth and conceived and first produced by George Spota. Admission: $32 general, $27 seniors (age 62+) or disabled and up to three companions, $17 full-time students and military; children 12 and under free. Presented by East Lynne Theater Company in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).
Thursday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May
What does a butterfly like to eat? How about a crab? Take a Harbor Safari with a marine biologist from the Nature Center of Cape May as your guide. See Cape May’s beach and marsh habitats and learn about the wonder and beauty of the plants and animals found there. Tickets are available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street or at the Nature Center of Cape May, and cost $10 adults for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Nature Center of Cape May and 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 Music Festival – “Charlie Zahm”
Thursday, June 15 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place, Cape May
Hear Charlie Zahm in a free Celtic music concert. Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a baritone voice some have described as “coming along once in a generation,” he weaves magical moments of Scottish and Irish history with passion for the performance and a repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, Zahm brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings and with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs. This concert is co-sponsored by MAC and the City of Cape May. Admission is free. Part of the Cape May Music Festival Presented 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.
If I Ran the Zoo – The Art of Dr. Seuss
Friday, June 16 to Monday, June 19 at 10 a.m.
Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
A compelling selection of limited edition artwork from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection arrives at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor just in time for Father’s Day weekend. “If I Ran the Zoo” opens Friday, June 16 and runs through Monday, June 19. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with all artwork available for acquisition. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy curatorial lectures by noted Dr. Seuss expert, Jeff Schuffman, at receptions 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (609) 368-7777 or visit www.oceangalleries.com.
Jeep Beach Invasion
Friday, June 16 at 5 p.m., and Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 at 9 a.m.
Fox Park, Wildwood
The event kicks off Friday night at Fox Park on Ocean Avenue across from the Wildwoods Convention Center with Jeeps on display, live music, a beer garden, food trucks and lots of vendors. Saturday is a ‘Show & Shine’ on the beach at Schellenger Avenue featuring the latest and greatest Jeeps, followed by obstacle course races and an awards ceremony. The obstacle course re-opens on Sunday with a jungle-themed beach parade. The event is FREE for the public to attend. So, bring your family and friends for two fun days on the beach! For more information, visit www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com or www.NJJeep.org.
Military Timeline Weekend
Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
Interested in the Civil War or World War II? Want to learn about the weaponry and tactics used by the British infantry in the Victorian Era? Or maybe you are just a history buff who loves it all. Historic Cold Spring Village will host its annual Military Timeline Weekend on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, which will feature encampments, weaponry displays and demonstrations from living history groups depicting various conflicts throughout the centuries. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 or visit hcsv.org.
Antiques and Fine Crafts
Saturday, June 17 at 9 a.m.
Wilbraham Park, Broadway & West Perry streets, West Cape May
On Saturday, June 17, join the Greater Cape May Historical Society for an Antiques & Fine Crafts Fair in West Cape May’s Wilbraham Park. The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free! Rain date is Sunday, June 18. For more information, call (609) 898-1236 or visit www.capemayhistory.org.
Morey’s Piers’ Art & Music Festival
Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 at 9 a.m.
Adventure Pier, Wildwood
Morey’s Piers’ Art & Music Festival takes over Adventure Pier on Father’s Day Weekend. From Saturday, June 17 to Sunday, June 18, meet local artists, listen to live bands and enjoy some delicious food, as art and music collide in an authentic space. Peruse ARTbox, an artistic village erected from 11 shipping containers, and rock out with some of the most talented kid musicians in the country. Visit www.MoreysPiers.com for more information. Dads also ride FREE on Father’s Day!
Secret Garden Tour of West Cape May Private Gardens
Saturday, June 17 at 10 a.m.
Willow Creek Winery, 160-168 Stevens St., West Cape May
Join Cape May Forum for an exclusive tour of some of the most beautiful gardens in West Cape May; Enjoy a delicious lunch at Willow Creek Winery, and an exciting silent auction featuring beautiful art by celebrated local artists, as well as basket items from local businesses such as discounts on dining, shopping and lodging. Tour originates at Willow Creek Winery. Maps will be distributed at registration. Trolley service is provided and will run every 15 minutes through 12:30 a.m. Lunch and art auction begins at 12:30 p.m. following garden tour. Cost is $35. For more information, visit www.capemayforum.org.
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Maritime Festival
Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 at 10 a.m.
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 105 N. Central Ave., North Wildwood
The Maritime Festival will take place on the grounds of the historic Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and along Central Avenue fronting the lighthouse in North Wildwood. The outdoor festival is a celebration of New Jersey’s rich maritime history. Historians and authors will join dozens of artists and seashore/maritime themed vendors for a weekend long feast for the eyes and mind. The festival will also feature great food and music as well as history, music and activities for the kids, Pirates wandering the grounds. Tours of the historic 19th century lighthouse and award-winning English Gardens will be offered too. Festival admission is FREE with Lighthouse tours for $5 for adults and $1 for children. Hours are Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; light rain or shine. For additional information, visit www.HerefordLighthouseFestivals.org.
Wildwoods Restaurant Week
Starting Sunday, June 18
Wine and dine in some of the Wildwoods’ finest restaurants from Sunday, June 18 to Friday, June 23. All participating restaurants will offer a complete four course meal, including appetizer, salad, entree and dessert for $30 (plus tax and gratuity.) Additional Restaurant Weeks in the Wildwoods include Aug. 27-Sept. 1 and Oct. 8-13. For more information, call (609) 707-7295, or visit www.ChewWildwood.com for a list of participating restaurants.
Jazz Brunch at the Estate for Father’s Day
Sunday, June 18 at 10 a.m.
Carriage House Café & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Celebrate dad with brunch and enjoy live jazz from The Great American Songbook featuring Mary Lou Newnam on saxophone, clarinet and flute, and Sonny Troy on guitar. Free parking. Advance reservations 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.
National Marbles Tournament
Starting Monday, June 19 at 8 a.m.
Ringer Stadium, Wildwood Avenue & the beach, Wildwood
The Wildwoods will host its National Marbles Tournament at Ringer Stadium at Wildwood Avenue and the beach in Wildwood. This year marks the official 93rd anniversary national competition in the sport of marbles for boys and girls ages 8-14 that have qualified by winning local tournaments throughout the United States. More than 1,200 games of marbles will be played throughout the tournament! The “King” and “Queen” of marbles will be crowned on the last day. The tournament takes place 8 a.m. – noon daily Monday, June 19 through Thursday, June 22 and is FREE to spectators. For more information, visit www.NationalMarblesTournament.org.
John Walter Cape Community Band Concert
Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
Enjoy a free indoor evening concert at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center with the John Walter concert band. Get your toes tapping and your hands clapping as the community concert band for Cape May County plays an exciting mix of marches, pop, rock and patriotic music that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. This concert is in tribute to Clancy Wilson, a long-time band member and friend who passed away earlier this year, and it features selections that were Clancy’s favorites. Also, the band is collecting non-perishable food items to benefit local area food banks and shelters. For more information, call (703) 362-6812 or visit johnwalterband.org.