Do The Shore: May 31 to June 6

Bach’s Lunches
Wednesday, May 31 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

Cape May Stage Presents ‘Billy Bishop Goes to War’
Wednesday, May 31 to Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, June 4 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

3rd Annual ‘Anglesea Day’
Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m.
City Hall of North Wildwood, 901 Atlantic Ave., North Wildwood
Come celebrate the 132nd anniversary of the founding of the borough of Angelsea, now known as the City of North Wildwood, at the 3rd Annual “Anglesea Day!” At 10 a.m., there will be a presentation in the Council Chambers, 9th and Atlantic avenues, on the mayors of Anglesea from 1885 to 1906, including William A. Tompkins, Peter Jay Munro, Edwin S. Hewitt, Edward M. Shivers and Augustus Hilton. There will also be an unveiling of new historical markers (weather permitting) including the original location of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse (1874), the Manor Hotel (1907) and the boardwalk (1912).

Wildwood Historical Society Open House
Friday, June 2 at 6 p.m.
George F. Boyer Museum, 3907 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
You’re invited for a walk down memory lane. . . Come to the Wildwood Historical Society’s open house at the newly renovated Wildwood’s Historical Museum on June 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Browse and explore the Museum’s many treasures and celebrate the rich history of the Wildwoods! There will be a special showing of a 1941 promotional film of Cape May County, from Ocean City to Cape May. Refreshments will be served. Bring a friend, mingle and reminisce! WHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. Donations are tax deductible and gladly accepted. For more information, visit

Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market
Saturday, June 2 at 8 a.m.
Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market, 3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
The Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market will take place every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Labor Day weekend, rain or shine. The market features locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, plants, local honey, nuts, tea products, meats, cheeses, gourmet herb mixes, handmade soaps, fresh made salads, local wine, hand made goods and much more. There will be live music, family entertainment and a live broadcast from 98.7 The Coast every week. FREE parking is available behind the market – enter on Schellenger or Oak Avenue. For more information, call (609) 523-1602 or visit

West Cape May Annual Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 3 at 9 a.m.
Wilbraham Park, Perry Street & Broadway, West Cape May
Come to the 19th annual Strawberry Festival in West Cape May from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This much anticipated event features over 100 food and artisan vendors, all celebrating the official fruit of spring! Live music will play all day featuring Bill the Steel Drum Guy, Blondage Rocks at 110, The Squares and The Geno White Trio. Crowning of the Strawberry King and Queen begins at 3 p.m. Come vote for your favorite strawberry-loving person! Admission is free. Rain date is June 4. Sponsored by the West Cape May Business Association. For more information, call Sharon Flanagan at (609) 886-0412.

Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m.
Cold Spring Presbyterian Church Price Hall, Academy & Seashore roads, Cold Spring
The Presbyterian Women of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church are holding their Annual Strawberry Festival with a bazaar, a hotdog barbeque, baked good and more on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, call (609) 884-4065 or visit

Garden Club of Stone Harbor Annual Tour of Homes & Gardens
Saturday, June 3 at 12:30 p.m.
Stone Harbor
The Garden Club of Stone Harbor hosts its Annual Tour of Homes & Gardens on Saturday, June 3 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Mimi Shop, Coldwell Banker Realtors, Pappagallo and Diller-Fisher Realtors. For more information, call (609) 313-2460.

5th Annual Sea Isle City Beer Festival
Saturday, June 3 at 2 p.m.
Kix-McNutley’s, 63rd Street, Sea Isle City
Over 80 craft beers and ciders can be found at this year’s event. The full brewery list includes Cape May, Magic Hat, Brooklyn, Sierra Nevada, 7 Mile, Angry Orchard, Glasstown, Double Nickle, Flying Fish, Terrapin, Sly Fox, Forgotten Boardwalk, Evil Genius, Revolution, Leinenkugel, Slack Tide, Long Trail, Ludlam Island, Garden State, Samuel Adams, New Belgium, Traveler, Jack’s Cider, 1911 Cider, Schofferhofer, Shiner, Great Lakes, Twin Lakes, Blue Moon and Yuengling. There will also be plenty of your favorite outdoor games brought to life in large form, plus live music and merchants selling a variety of products. Jitney service will be available at the end of the festival for anyone staying in Sea Isle City for a small fee. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Champagne Jazz Brunch at Aleathea’s
Sunday, June 4 at 10 a.m.
Aleathea’s Restaurant, 7 Ocean St., Cape May
Linger over a Sunday morning champagne brunch buffet with live jazz from The Great American Songbook, featuring The Herb Moore Duo. Part of the Cape May Music Festival, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Dr. Physick’s 162nd Birthday Party & Croquet Challenge
Monday, June 5 at 11 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Join the Friends of the Physick Estate and celebrate the 162nd birthday of Dr. Emlen Physick, Cape May’s illustrious Victorian citizen, on the grounds of the 1879 Physick Estate, and join him for free cake and watch a croquet challenge. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit