Events this Week: Jan. 17 – 24, 2024

Even though it’s frigid and cold, there’s always something to do at the shore. Have some hot tea with new friends in Avalon, catch a free screening of Pride & Prejudice, or eat pizza and try your hand at art. Even if you can’t draw a thing!

Roller Skating in Cape May

Friday to Sunday all January long

Cape May Convention Hall

In the off-season, the Cape May Convention Hall transforms into a skating rink for all ages. Skate rentals are available. Friday skate is from 4 to 6 p.m. and then again from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday skate is from 1 to 3 and 4 to 6 p.m. For info about special theme nights, check out

Free Movie: Wonder

Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m.

Ocean City Library Room N110

Free snacks will be provided – bring a friend!

Winter Birding Hotspots

Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Lower Township Library meeting room

Join the Cape May Bird Observatory’s Program Coordinator, Adehl Schwaderer, and uncover the best locations in and around Cape May County for winter birding. Just because the temperatures drop doesn’t mean the bird diversity does! In addition to learning about new natural areas to explore, Adehl will also be sharing tips on how to identify the birds commonly seen in these places.

Avalon – Archive Your Family Keepsakes

Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m.

History Center, 215 39th St, Avalon

Learn about archiving and preserving your family keepsakes. Bring your photographs and documents and learn how to arrange everything into an organized personal archive, including how to preserve your items for future generations. Each attendee will receive their own workshop kit which includes 8-1/2″ sized file folders, photograph pockets, document sheets, tissue paper, and a flip-top document case for storage.

Tea Time at the Avalon History Center

Thursday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m.

History Center, 215 39th St, Avalon

Enjoy tea with us as we share memories of old Avalon, and make new ones.

Maple Tree Tapping & Adopt A Tree Event

Saturday, Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Deeply Rooted Learning Center, 1159 Rt 9 S, Cape May Court House

DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Court House Library’s children’s room

Children ages 2-12 are invited to drop by the Court House Library Children’s Room and create fun Valentine’s Day cards using the provided craft supplies! This is a drop-in program, with supplies available during the designated hours.

Avalon – Salt Marsh Stories

Saturday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Tennis Building, 250 39th St, Avalon

This story comes in three parts: a short history of Cape May County and the marshlands, given by historian JP Hand, Bill’s own reminiscence of life on the meadows and waterways, and then a report from the Wetlands Institute explaining the incredible life that goes on in the marshes behind Stone Harbor and Avalon. Please join local historians Jim Talone and Jamie Hand as we watch their video — Salt Marsh Stories, followed by discussion/Q&A.

Woodbine Teen Game Day

Saturday, Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join us for a day of fun and games.

Pizza & Paint Night

Monday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.

Ocean City Public Library

Create a winter themed painting on canvas while eating pizza, listening to music, and spending time with some cool people. All materials are provided for this free craft. Ages 18 – 30. Limited space, to register, email

Free Movie: Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m.

Avalon Library, 235 32nd St, Avalon

This winter, join the Avalon Library for a matinee movie series of some of our favorite book to film adaptations. Popcorn will be provided. Pride and Prejudice (2005) run time is 127 minutes.


Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Avalon Library, 235 32nd St, Avalon

Calling all Lego Builders! Show off your building skills in this one-night competition. Best for ages 5-10.

Free Movie: The Lightning Thief

Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m.

Ocean City Library Room N110

Free snacks will be provided – bring a friend!