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CRAFT BEER, MUSIC & CRAB FESTIVAL

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August 14, 2021

Mark your calendar for our 9th annual event and come to the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate for an all-day festival featuring local and regional craft beers to wash down favorite summer foods … steamed crabs, pulled pork, crab cakes, shrimp and hot dogs, as well as food from regional vendors.

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SUMMER THEATER

Cape May MAC has partnered with several theater companies and acting groups this summer. Catch a play on the outdoor stage at the Emlen Physick Estate, take a theatrical immersive house tour, or check out one of the performances by Cape May’s East Lynne Theater company.

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BACKSTREETS & BYWAYS CITY TOUR

Presented by Cape May MAC’s knowledgeable guides, with professional drivers, this 90-minute breezy public tour by electric cart departs from the Emlen Physick Estate and takes you off the beaten trail along routes not usually traveled: Cape May’s “back streets and byways.” Discover the fascinating history of Cape Island, from its maritime and agricultural roots to its designation as a national historic landmark city and much more. The cart will make two planned stops along the way for photo opportunities.

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BAILEN, Accompanied by the New York Chamber Ensemble & the Bay Atlantic Symphony

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Thursday, August 26 at 7 PM
Emlen Physick Estate Outdoor Stage

BAILEN’s striking three-part sibling harmonies and evocative songwriting will be enhanced by the luscious strings and woodwinds of the New York Chamber Ensemble and Bay Atlantic Symphony for what will surely be an incredible night of music.

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CLUELESS AT THE PHYSICK ESTATE
& DINNER AT VINTAGE

Enjoy at 5:30pm dinner seating at Vintage followed by a 7pm tour of “Clueless at the Physick Estate: Hook, Line & Sinker”. This season’s “whodunit” mystery dramatically unfolds as you travel through the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate. Can you solve this mystery before someone else vanishes?

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MAGIC & MYSTERY HOUSE TOUR

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Take a step back in time to the Victorian Era in this 1879 restored mansion and learn about the Victorians’ fascination with magic, illusion, the mysterious and the odd. Hear about the Great Lafayette, the world’s greatest magician; Houdini, the astounding escape artist; Ionia, he Goddess of Mystery; Pepper’s Ghost, is it real, or just an Illusion? Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and much more! Tickets are limited to ensure social distancing; advance tickets recommended.

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