Kick off your summer with a trip back in time with the Doo Wop Back to the ‘50’s Neon Night Tours. This event takes place at the Doo Wop Experience Museum in Wildwood every Tuesday and Thursday night until September 1 at 8PM. Come and relive the exciting 1950’s and 1960’s in the Wildwoods-by-the-Sea. See the best of the Wildwoods’ doo wop style landmarks while a knowledgeable guide in fifties attire recounts the popular culture of the era. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children.
If Doo Wop does not pique your interest but you enjoy live entertainment, Cape May County offers tons of talent and live shows. Check out the Duffy String Band Performance at the Wildwood Convention Center every Wednesday starting June 26 at 7PM. Admission is free. Swing by Centennial Park in Wildwood Crest, also on Wednesdays, to see the John Creidler Trio in concert starting at 7:30 PM and with free admission.
For those who prefer the paranormal, there are many historical locations throughout Cape May County with a haunted history. Join the Historic Cold Spring Village as they host Paranormal Pursuits: Spiritualism in the 1800’s. Here you can experience the spiritual side of 19th century history. Guests learn about mysticism, phrenology, magic and much more. The event takes place June 22nd and 23rd, but when you are there you will feel as though you were sent back to the 1800’s.
Not into the paranormal but love history? Make sure to stop by the Antique Fair at the beautiful Wilbraham Park on Perry Street in Cape May. The fair will take place on June 22nd from 9am to 5pm. All proceeds will benefit the Colonial House Restoration Fund. The rain date is set for June 23rd.
On June 24th, meet at the Wildwood Crest Public Library to join in on Beachcombing the Crest of Wildwood at 6pm. You can pull a net, sieve the sand, and search for the tide’s treasures. Chat with others about life on the edge of the ocean and wonder about the secrets of the sea. This event is open for all ages so make sure to bring your friends and family for a great night out, but don’t forget to bring your own bucket!
While in Wildwood, enjoy the Irish Pipe Brigade Parade on June 25th from 7pm to 9pm. The event is free and takes place on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. Celebrate the Irish heritage, shop on the boardwalk, and have a great night out. For a different type of live show, you may also want to check out Tales of the Victorians as it returns for its twenty-fourth year presented by the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company. This takes place at the Inn of Cape May on June 27th from 4pm to 8pm. Admission for 12 years and under is free.
On June 23rd there will be a youth conference called Youth for Christ Heatwave where hundreds of High School students from all over the northeast will meet at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The admission is free and the event will be all day starting at 8am. Keep the kids busy, active, and having fun with Camp Unity 2013, a 9 week summer camp which promises to give children an experience that they will never forget. The camp is designed to enhance a child’s self-esteem and self-confidence while learning the concept of unity. Kids get a chance to participate in activities such as arts and crafts, photography, theater, dance, fitness and hands-on science. The camp begins June 24th and will end August 23rd. You can pick up a registration packet from the Martin Luther King Center in Whitesboro.
Not up to date with computer technology? Come join a class to learn the basics of using a computer at the Cape May County Library, main branch. The class is free and takes place on June 24th from 10am to 12pm. Here you will learn a few key concepts on how to use a computer like a pro. You will also master the basic every day computer tasks in a Windows-based setting.
By Brittany Cassidy