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Celebrate Christmas in Cape May during six weeks of holiday tours and activities

(Nov. 15, 2022) CAPE MAY –  Cape May welcomes visitors with an abundance of old-fashioned cheer for the Christmas holiday! There are six weeks of festive tours and events presented by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) that celebrate the season, from Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Victorian Cape May at Christmas is a beautiful place to make holiday memories with family and friends. Soak in the sights and sounds as you travel on trolley rides, delight in the city’s holiday lights, tour homes beautifully decorated for the holiday, share breakfast with the jolly man in the red suit, and much more this holiday season. …

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Cape May MAC’s ‘An Old-fashioned Christmas’ Exhibit, Nov. 18-Jan. 1, rings in holiday cheer

(Nov. 15, 2022) CAPE MAY –  Pictured here (photo courtesy of Cape May MAC): Since 2011, the yuletide display “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: Holiday Traditions through the Years,” has been a beloved tradition of Cape May MAC’s (Museums+Arts+Culture) festive holiday season. Hosted at the Carroll Gallery on the grounds of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, this charming exhibit has welcomed thousands of holiday visitors, both young and old, over the years. Experience holiday traditions complete with a stately Christmas tree, a Dept. 56 Dickens Village, model trains, nostalgic photos from Christmas past, toys and much more.  …

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Cape May MAC presents 49th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours on Dec. 3, 10 & 17

(Nov. 15, 2022) CAPE MAY –  Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) launched the Cape May Christmas Candlelight House tour in 1974 and ever since it has been a highlight of the Christmas season in Cape May, America’s only National Historic Landmark City. On three nights in December visitors travel to homes, inns, B&Bs, churches and hotels, stepping across the thresholds to take in interiors beautifully decorated for the holidays. Over a dozen properties are on tour each of three evenings. The three Christmas Candlelight House Tours of the 2022 season are Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Maps and wristbands for ticket purchasers are provided in advance or at central locations at the start of the tour and must be presented at each participating location for entry. A trolley shuttle travels on a planned route with limited stops, but walking is encouraged. The tour is limited, and advance purchase is highly recommended.
Featured properties on Saturday, Dec. 3, are: …

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Santa Claus plans area visits to Bella Vide Café and Ocean 7 during worldwide tour leading up to Christmas

(Nov. 15, 2022) CAPE MAY –  (Photo courtesy of Cape May MAC) Don’t miss these opportunities to welcome special guest Santa Claus, himself, as he takes time away from executive oversight of his workshop and his world touring schedule to visit Bella Vida Garden Cafe, 406 Broadway, West Cape May, and Ocean 7, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May, on select dates leading up to Christmas. All of these events are presented by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture). Breakfast with Santa at Bella Vida is offered on Sundays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 18, with two seatings, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The menu offers two menu choices for adults and children. Breakfast with Santa at Ocean 7 is offered on Saturdays, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, with seatings every half hour from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. …

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Halloween Happenings in Victorian Cape May feature ghosts & spirits tours, activities and events in October

(Aug. 24, 2022) CAPE MAY –  October in Cape May is the spooky season with ghosts and spirits claiming their place along the backstreets and byways of this historic seaside town. Victorian Cape May, the nation’s oldest seashore resort, is surrounded on three sides by water at the southernmost point of New Jersey. The town holds echoes of seaside spirits who sometimes make their voices heard here. Seances, walking tours and trolley tours are all available as the weather cools and the evenings grow darker earlier. Many tours are also available year-round. Experience what some call one of the most haunted towns in the nation, during the eeriest time of the year, October. Some tours, activities and events sell out quickly and admissions are limited. …

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Create your own scarecrow, compete for prizes in the 2022 Scarecrow Contest at Cape May’s Physick Estate

(Aug. 24, 2022) CAPE MAY – Create your own scarecrow that will take up residence beside others along “Scarecrow Alley” this Halloween season, when the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., are transformed into a spectacle of scary and silly, all original, handmade specters, from Saturday, Oct. 1 through Monday, Oct. 31. …

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Celebrate Cape May’s history and architecture this fall during Victorian Weekend in Cape May

(Aug. 24, 2022) CAPE MAY – Celebrate the Victorian history and architecture of America’s First Seaside Resort, Cape May, N.J., during Victorian Weekend Oct. 7-10. presented by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture). Trolley tours, house tours, walking tours, custom tours, a Victorian Weekend Crafts & Collectibles Show and more are featured during this long holiday weekend. …

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Sherlock & Watson lead you on a new mystery this fall, ‘Sherlock Holmes & Send in the Clowns!’

(Aug. 24, 2022) CAPE MAY – Join fellow sleuths over a weekend of mystery with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s master sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, and his loyal friend Dr. John Watson, in a new original mystery, “Sherlock Holmes & Send In the Clowns!” by Jacklyn Fazio, at the historic Cape May Stage. When Sherlock and Watson find themselves under the big top, a simple favor for a friend turns into a spectacle that our heroes were not prepared to witness. …

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Murder is in the air with this fall’s Murder Mystery Dinner ‘Off to the Races’ at The Chalfonte Hotel

(Aug. 24, 2022) CAPE MAY – Enjoy a three-course dinner and watch as the mystery and drama unfold around you at Cape May’s historic Chalfonte Hotel during “Off to the Races,” an original mystery written by Jacklyn Fazio and presented by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture). …

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Harvest Brew Fest Sept. 17 features music, craft beers, family fun at Cape May’s Physick Estate

(Aug. 24, 2022) CAPE MAY – Come celebrate the cooling off of summer and the start of fall in South Jersey Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during Harvest Brew Fest, a full day of celebration and relaxation presented by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) at the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. …

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Final Gardens of Cape May Tour June 25 features 12 lovely landscapes at private homes, public spaces

(June 16, 2022) CAPE MAY – The second of two tours of Cape May area gardens is a chance to explore the plants and blooms and go beyond the fences at some of the area’s most dedicated home gardeners. This year’s final Cape May Gardens Tour presented by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture), Saturday, June 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., is a chance to take home ideas for your own garden designs from 10 private and two public gardens including one art studio. …

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Cape May MAC Book Club launches June 18 this summer with six lesser-known Victorian writers

(May 20, 2022) CAPE MAY – Join Evelyn Maguire in a new Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) cultural event — a summer series of lively book discussions designed for everyone, of books chosen from lesser-known Victorian authors. …

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National Park Service app includes Cape May’s Underground Railroad Trolley Tour

(April 18, 2022) CAPE MAY – A powerful advocate, freedom fighter, and hero, Harriet Tubman’s story takes form in a new trip-planning tool through the National Park Service (NPS) app. Travel with Tubman: Let Harriet Tubman Guide You on the Journey of a Lifetime highlights 13 sites that most affected Tubman throughout her life, representative of her 13 rescue missions to Maryland. One of these 13 “sites” is Cape May MAC’s Underground Railroad Trolley Tour, the first stop of which is at South Cape May Meadows Beach off Mount Vernon Avenue. At the stop, tour-goers hear the story of six freedom seekers in 1860 who braved the Delaware Bay to cross to freedom by boat into New Jersey, guided by the light of the Cape May Lighthouse. The Cape May MAC/Center for Community Arts (CCA) Underground Railroad Trolley Tour is a Network to Freedom member, a minimum qualification for inclusion in the new app. …

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Cape May Music Festival all live in 2022

(April 7, April 18, 2022) CAPE MAY – After mostly virtual concerts in 2020 and a hybrid of virtual and in-person concerts in 2021, this year’s 33rd annual Cape May Music Festival, presented by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture), brings back an all-live, in-person, indoor and outdoor concert schedule. Plan now for 15 classical, chamber, jazz, Americana and brass band musical performances, some of which are free to attend. The festival this year offers eight weeks of music in a variety of genres from Sunday, May 1 through Thursday, June 30. …

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Cape May MAC Community Day now set for June 4

(May 9, 2022) CAPE MAY – ­Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture)’s 30th Annual Community Day has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 4. County residents and Coast Guard families are invited to plan now to visit the Cape May Lighthouse and World War II Lookout Tower Saturday, June 4, and enjoy free admission to these two historic sites. …

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Gardens of Cape May Tours May 21, June 25 feature lovely landscapes of private homes, public gardens

(May 9, 2022) CAPE MAY – Explore the plants and blooms of some of the Cape May area’s public natural areas and gardens and go beyond the fences at some of the area’s most dedicated home gardeners during this year’s Cape May Gardens Tours presented by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture), on Saturday, May 21 and Saturday, June 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. …

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New Stairway to the Stars Lighthouse Climbs in 2022 chance to view stars in darkest sky during new moon

(April 4, 2022) CAPE MAY – Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) offers new nighttime climbs in 2022 at the Cape May Lighthouse during select new moon dates. The new moon occurs when the sun and moon are aligned with the sun and Earth on opposite sides of the moon. …

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Full moon climbs in 2022 at Cape May Lighthouse rare opportunities to climb to the Watch Gallery at night

(April 4, 2022) CAPE MAY – Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) offers rare opportunities for nighttime climbs up the 199 spiral steps to the Watch Gallery of the Cape May Lighthouse during select full moon dates each year. …

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Cape May MAC 2022 Major Tours and Events

(Feb, 23, 2022) CAPE MAY – Cape May MAC offers admission to the Emlen Physick Estate, the Cape May Lighthouse and the World War II Lookout Tower, as well as trolley, walking, house, golf cart and boat tours throughout the year. …

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Cape May Lighthouse is open Feb. 14 for Valentine’s Day

(Feb. 7, 2022) Shown here (photo courtesy of Cape May MAC): To the delight of all lighthouse lovers, the Cape May Lighthouse will open on Monday, Feb. 14 from noon to 3 p.m. Typically closed on Mondays during the off-season, the Lighthouse will be fully open for the holiday, inviting visitors to climb the 199 steps together for a brisk and beautiful viewing of the Delaware Bay … .

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Carroll Gallery Exhibit ‘A Diamond of Their Own’ celebrates baseball’s Negro Leagues with artistic vision and historic artifacts

(Jan. 25, 2022) CAPE MAY – An exhibit celebrating the history of baseball’s Negro Leagues is open through April 30 at the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J. Admission is free.

“A Diamond of Their Own: The Remarkable History of the Negro Leagues as portrayed by artist Sydnei SmithJordan,” is presented by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) and Center for Community Arts (CCA), in partnership with artist Sydnei SmithJordan. The exhibit features original artwork created by SmithJordan and artist Chanelle René, that celebrates the indomitable spirit and talent of the men and women who played for the Negro Leagues. The exhibit includes vintage baseball memorabilia and artifacts, courtesy of CCA, The Dempsey family, Mark Kulkowitz, SmithJordan, and Janis Washington White, including historic photos and text from the early days of the Negro Leagues. …

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