Cape May Independence Parade July 5th

A few Jersey shore towns that have rescheduled their fireworks include Cape MayLower Township, Margate, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Barnegat Township and Wildwood, all rescheduled to Saturday, July 5.

You can click on the Cape May Guide here

Saturday, July 5

CAPE MAY’S INDEPENDENCE PARADE, 1 p.m., noon line-up, route follows Beach Avenue from Philadelphia Avenue to Patterson Avenue, Cape May; floats, decorated bicycles and antique autos welcome. 609-884-9565.

July 4th Celebration

Congress Hall

July 4, 2014

Celebrate the 4th of July at Congress Hall! Perfect for families and all ages.

Old-Timey Fun with Franny Smith & Atlantic City Jazz Band
4:00pm–9:00pm

Complimentary children’s games on the lawn
4:00pm-6:00pm

All-American Picnic
$16 per adult, $12 per child
5:00pm-9:00pm
Call 609-884-8421 to reserve

Carnival Games, Face Painting, and Balloon Twisting
$2 per ticket
5:00pm–7:30pm

Lobster Bake
6:00pm–9:00pm
SOLD OUT! Call 609-884-8421 for Waitlist.

Patriotic Musical Tribute by the Congress Hall Festival Choir
Fireworks Celebration
Starts at 9:00pm

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AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE AND NEW JERSEY HISTORY MEET AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE’S

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE’S “CELEBRATE THE GARDEN STATE” JULY 5-6

Celebrate 238 years of American independence and 350 years of New Jersey history all at once! Historic Cold Spring Village’s “Celebrate the Garden State Weekend” will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 5th and 6th from 10 am to 4:30 pm and offer a variety of patriotic family activities, programs and music showcasing New Jersey’s unique place in American history. This event is generously sponsored by Brigantine VFW.
At 12:30pm in the Village Gazebo on both Saturday and Sunday, the Village’s Deputy Director for Education and Interpretation Jim Stephens will present on New Jersey’s legacy as a prolific source of world-changing inventions. Other interpreters will recount the fascinating history of New Jersey as well as Cape May County during the American Revolution. The John Walter Cape Community Band will perform American heritage tunes at the Village Gazebo both afternoons at 2pm. The Family Activity Area will feature children’s dress-up clothes, historic games, and take-home patriotic crafts. The Country Store will be open throughout the weekend, featuring specialty items and handmade wares. Guests may also enjoy a slice of birthday cake honoring the Garden State’s 350th birthday!
Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through mid-September.

The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. Admission during the season is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Needle Arts Coop, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.

Aviation Museum Ranked Top Attraction in Cape May Area

Immediate Release
June 25, 2014
Aviation Museum Ranked
Top Attraction in Cape May Area

Cape May Airport, Lower Township, NJ- The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum (NASW) is now ranked #1 of 22 attractions in the Cape May area on TripAdvisor.com. Rankings are determined by visitor ratings and volume of reviews. The majority of new visitors learn of the museum through TripAdvisor.

NASW has also received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

Cape May Airport was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center. The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945.

SPIN TO STITCH: CAPE MAY QUILT AND FIBER ARTS SHOW AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, JUNE 28-29 Guests vote for their favorite quilt on display. Ghosts Ghosts

SPIN TO STITCH: CAPE MAY QUILT AND FIBER ARTS SHOW AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, JUNE 28-29

Guests vote for their favorite quilt on display. Ghosts Ghosts

Historic Cold Spring Village is featuring all things fiber arts at the 28th annual Cape May Quilt and Fiber Show, Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29. Sponsored by the Chatlos Foundation, the event will be held from 10am until 4:30pm both days and will feature demonstrations and vendors of quilting, textiles, knitting, crocheting, lace making, basket weaving, broom making, wool dyeing, sheep shearing and more. Visitors are invited to take part in a “yarn bombing,” the newest expression of public art, which will be held at the Village Gazebo. Guests are encouraged to knit or crochet a section. On Saturday, visitors may vote for their favorite quilts in the Welcome Center at the Viewer’s Choice Quilt Show, and on Sunday continue to enjoy the display and see the winners. A rare wedding quilt, c. 1714, handmade by Cape May Countian Sarah Spicer, will be on display in the Welcome Center for its annual appearance. The quilt was restored in 2012 through a grant from the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission. Regional vendors are attending with quilting and sewing fabrics, yarn, baskets, supplies, and equipment to help inspire the creation of an heirloom project. The Corson-Hand House, home to fiber arts demonstrations at the Village, will feature use of the “Great Wheel” which will be used along with wool preparation and dyeing. Bobbin lace making and tatting will also be demonstrated by a fourth generation artisan. Seasoned knitters and newcomers to the craft alike will learn from these discussions and demonstrations. Opened in 2012, the Needle Arts Coop, located in the Villages Octagonal House, serves as a learning center for interactive lessons and information on handmade crafts and skills. Take-home kits and supplies will be available for purchase along with specialty items made by local and Village artisans. Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through mid-September. The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. Admission during the season is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Needle Arts Coop, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.   ### END-For more information, please contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or kdevaney@hcsv.org.

PARANORMAL PURSUITS’ WEEKEND AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, JUNE 21-22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ‘PARANORMAL PURSUITS’ WEEKEND AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, JUNE 21-22

 

Interested in ghost hunting? Like learning about the supernatural and spooky? Visit Historic Cold Spring Village for its ‘Paranormal Pursuits’: Spiritualism in the 1800s weekend event to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, from 10am to 4:30pm. In addition to experiencing the Village’s 26 restored, historic buildings dating from 1691-1912, guests can enjoy various workshops, demonstrations and tours which highlight the study of spiritualism and the paranormal. Paranormal Pursuits is generously sponsored by Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty. Local paranormal investigation groups, including Truth Paranormal Investigators of South Jersey, will share the findings of their investigation at the Village and demonstrate their ghost hunting equipment in the Welcome Center throughout the weekend. Guests can also explore the Village’s own paranormal past and present during a ghost walk led by longtime Village staff member, Shirley Stefanovicz, at 12:30pm and 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday. At various buildings throughout the Village, Stefanovicz will detail the supernatural experiences had by Village staff members as well as the evidence of ghostly presences discovered by visiting mediums and psychics. Sunday will also feature a special guest, the Pennsylvania-based paranormal research team Lights Out. They have appeared on Animal Planet’s paranormal television series The Haunted and will be available for a question & answer session as well as a demonstration of their paranormal evidence, including findings from the Village. Additional programs will include readings of palms, tarot cards and runes for guests, eerie folk storytelling, a Q&A session with a local psychic medium and hands-on divining rod demonstrations. Dr. William B. Gahn will give demonstrations of phrenology, a 19th century field of science that held that the bumps on your head explained your character traits. On Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM, HCSV Deputy Director for Education and Interpretation Jim Stephens will lecture on the lively practice of spiritualism in the 1800s. Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through mid-September. The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. Admission during the season is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Needle Arts Coop, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org. ### END-For more information, please contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or kdevaney@hcsv.org.

Cape May Summer Things to Do when it’s Raining

Coming to the beach in Cape May for your Annual Vacation? What to do if it’s raining during your Cape May Weekend Vacation.

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Great Deck for a Rainy Day in Cape May

Cape May offers a beautiful beach side Victorian Resort area, along with five star restaurants, boating and recreational events and activities for the summer season. To check the local Cape May Mid Atlantic Series for the Arts event calendar please visit events here.

If you here for vacation and it’s a rainy weekend in Cape May take a look at the list of top things to do in Cape during the rain.

Top Ten Things to Do in the Rain in Cape May NJ during Vacation

  • Go Shopping at the Washington Street Mall, visit West Cape May and check end the West End Garage
  • Enjoy the day a local Cape May Winery,  take a local wine tour and enjoy a flight tasting of wines.
  • Head over to Beach Ave and enjoy the arcades on the promenade.This is old school fun for the family including tickets dispensed as you play along.
  • Enjoy a local Cape May Museum or head over to Rio Grande and check out the vintage aircraft. NASW Aviation Museum
  • Enjoy a day at the Cape May Day Spa, or visit any of the local Cape May Spa’s for a day of pampering and relaxation.
  • Enjoy the day aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher, this fully enclosed environmentally controlled cabin is a great place to enjoy Dolphin and nature sightings while protected from the rain.
  • Spend the day fishing in the rain aboard the Cape May Lady, the fish always bite in the rain and the Cape May Lady offers 4 hour fishing trips regardless of the rainy weather.
  • Stay on your covered porch in Cape May and enjoy a beach side view of the ocean. The 931 Guest Beach House is a favorite based on the unique location and covered beach side view.
  • Take a Horse and Trolley Ride while enjoying the narration from the carriage driver.
  • Head over to Congress Hall and enjoy a luxurious cocktail in the Brown Room, know as the living room of Cape May.
  • Go Surfer Style and head to original Rusty Nail Surfers Bar, which has been upgraded with a compliment compliment of food and upscale beverages.
  • Cape May County Zoo – it’s free and family fun …Consider a trip to the Cape May County Zoo. It’s really a great local zoo that your kids are sure to love, Admission is free and the 85 acre zoo features over 250 different species including wild cats (Lions, Cheetahs & Tigers) which are a very popular attraction.

 

History of the 931 Beach Guest House Located in Cape May on the Beach

Since 1892, 931 Beach Avenue has stood as a cherished place for guests and their families to enjoy the sights and sounds of Cape May, New Jersey, America’s oldest seaside resort town.

931 Beach Guest House is a treasure from late 19th century Victorian Cape May architecture. The guest house and its surrounding area were originally the summer playground of wealthy industrialists from Philadelphia and New York. These families envisioned a simple but elegant home, a place where the family could enjoy wonderful ocean breezes and comfortable starry nights.

The character of the house has been preserved over the years and today 931 Beach Guest House offers guests seaside relaxation combined with modern amenities to create a truly unique beachfront experience.

See Reservations to book a room today.

 

 

 

Bomb scare evacuates businesses in Cape May

CAPE MAY – A bomb scare led to the evacuation of some businesses and the rerouting of traffic on Schellenger’s Landing Friday afternoon but the item turned out not to be an explosive device.
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Police said the incident began at 4:13 p.m. when a local service station reported the discovery of what appeared to be a pipe bomb under a vehicle being serviced. Firefighters and the Atlantic City Bomb Squad responded. Upon arrival the item had been moved to a vacant lot and authorities determined it was not a bomb. Authorities cleared the scene at 6:56 p.m.
Richard Degener

Cape May July 4th Fireworks 2014

CAPE MAY FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS 2014 Check out local events for the July 4th Week in Cape May NJ

Get Ready for the Upcoming Summer Season this Weekend in Cape May for July 4th Holiday 2014 See Fireworks at Congress Hall NJ or Enjoy the View from the Cape May Whale Watcher

  • July 4th Cape May Fireworks 9PM

  • July 5th Independence Parade in Cape May 1PM

  • July 5th Lower Township Festival starts at 5PM

 

Independence Day Festival/Fireworks in Cape May and Lower Township

Dates and time for Fire Works on July 3rd and July 4th located in Cape May NJ 2014

  • Lower Township Fireworks on the Bay –  July 3rd 2014 5 – 9 pm Lincoln Blvd & Emerson Ave North Cape May, NJ 08251 Fireworks at 9:00PM
  • In Front of Congress Hall - July 4 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Cape May Fireworks Information for 2014

Come to Cape May NJ and enjoy Fireworks shot off on a barge on the Ocean in front of  Congress Hall. Visible from the beach, no charge. You can also get tickets aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher and Enjoy A Fireworks Excursion Trip on July 3rd and July 4th.

Looking for something to do during the Cape May NJ Holiday week or weekend? Come to Cape May and enjoy a fireworks ride aboard the Cape May Whale watcher, go parasailing, rent a Jet Ski or take a Ride on the New Cape May Jet Boat “Get Some”.

 

Fireworks in Cape May NJ This year, Independence Day falls on Friday July 4, 2014 Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, PA. on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. This is a Federal holiday in the United Sates and is celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, baseball games, along with many other private family and friends events. Families and friends can be found getting together for barbecues, vacations, and although illegal in New Jersey, shooting off fireworks.

Cape May Whale Watcher July 3- 4th Fireworks Excursion View the Fireworks in Cape May During July 3rd or July 4th with a unique perspective Fireworks displays that can be enjoyed from either land or sea (or bay, or shore). Join the Stewart Family and the Crews of the Cape May Whale Watcher and Spirit of Cape May as we celebrate our great nation’s Independence Day. Come join us on the evening of the 3rd or the 4th of July for our Fireworks Cruise. Boarding on our Cape May Whale Watcher will be leaving the dock at 7:00PM. There is no better way to see the specatacle of lights! Come out on the water and avoid sitting on the crowded Cape May beaches. Everyone gets an incredible view from our boat on the Ocean Side. Order tickers here for the Cape May Whale Watcher and save 10% with you in line order forJuly 3rd or July 4th.

 

Cape May Ferry Passengers Spot A Humback Whale

Ferry-Passengers-Spot-Humpback-Whale-Cape-MayThis week, ferry passengers got a chance to spot a humpback during a trip from Lewes, Del. to Cape May. The whale came at the surface many times and crew member Kyra Jarmon did not miss the opportunity to do some camera work to film the whale. The sightings of the whale were announced by Dave Macomber on the public address system. He reduced the speed of the ferry in a bid to enable passengers to see the mammal. A release has reported that ferry passengers have witnessed several wildlife animals over the past few weeks. For instance, the three new osprey chicks that were recently hatched in nests near the Delaware Bay. A bald eagle is another among the wildlife animals that provided amazing experiences to ferry passengers. The eagle could be seen hovering over the bay. According to Capitan Dave Macomber, dolphins are often seen there and it has happened about a dozen times over the years when ferry passengers have spotted a massive whale. Macomber has been working on the ferry since 1990. When Macomber joined his shift on Tuesday morning, he was told by another ferry captain that a humpback whale was spotted near the ferry terminal in New Jersey. While Macomber was on last trip out of Lewes, he was informed by a whale-watching boat that one massive whale was spotted. “All of my passengers went out on the outer deck. I slowed the boat down and the whale surfaced. I started hearing people hooting and hollering”, he added. Macomber took a big round around the whale so that passengers could have a good look and also for the whale to have a plenty of room. Read more: http://newstonight.co.za/content/ferry-passengers-spot-humpback-whale-cape-may#ixzz33xIsHWWM

FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND ‘MILITARY TIMELINE’ EVENT

Historic Cold Spring Village 720 Route 9 Cape May, New Jersey 08204  Telephone (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 Fax (609) 884-5926 E-mail: kdevaney@hcsv.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND ‘MILITARY TIMELINE’ EVENT AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, JUNE 14-15

Interested in the Civil War or World War II? Want to learn about the weaponry and tactics used by the British infantry in the Victorian Era? Or maybe you are just a history buff who loves it all. Historic Cold Spring Village will host its annual Military Timeline Weekend on Saturday and Sunday June 14-15, which will feature encampments, weaponry displays and demonstrations from living history groups depicting various conflicts throughout the centuries. This event will be held from 10am-4:30pm, and is generously sponsored by the Marsh and McLennan Agency.

The reenactment groups, encampments and displays span many centuries and periods of conflict. Highlights include Union and Confederate encampments, interpreters of the Boer War (1898-1902), World War II Allied and Axis reenactors, Cold War and Vietnam War era reenactors and displays. Additional programs include historian Mike Kochan as Benjamin Franklin discussing Franklin’s military activities and inventions. At 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday, HCSV Education and Interpretation Director Jim Stephens will present his lively program, The Story of Old Glory, in which he tells the colorful history of the American flag with reproduction flags on display.

Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through mid-September.

The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. Admission during the season is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Needle Arts Coop, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For

more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.

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END-For more information, please contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or kdevaney@hcsv.org.