Cape May Father’s Day Things To Do

Looking for Things to do for Father’s Day in Cape May NJ

The best part of the start of summer in Cape May is celebrating Father’s Day weekend at the Jersey shore with Dad. Here’s our brief list of things to do for Father’s Day in Cape May. Spend a day fishing with Dad at the Jersey Shore, or go Dolphin of Whale Watching for the Father’s Day weekend.

Cape May Whale and Dolphin Watching
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  • Spend a day at the beach, take Dad to the beach in Cape May and enjoy a carefree day relaxing in the summer sun.
  • Go on a fishing trip with Dad in Cape May. You can head over to South Jersey Marina and charter a full day of fishing or go on a harbor cruise with the Cape May Tiny Cruise. The Cape May Lady has (2) 4 hour half day fishing trips to take Dad on a fishing trip. The Cape May Lady is offering a 10% discount for all tickers placed on line with discount code CAPEMAY RESORT
  • Take Dad on a Dolphin and Whale Watching trip for the day. This special Father’s Day event includes a day on the water, while enjoying a off shore sea side trip. The Cape May Whale Watcher located at the Miss Chris Marina offers three trips per day, including an early morning trip, 1PM trip and a sunset diner cruise. You can save 10% for all Dolphin and Whale watching trips here by using the discount code CAPEMAYRESORT and ordering your tickets on line for Fathers Day
  • Enjoy a day in Cape May Point and climb the Cape May Lighthouse for a panoramic view of Cape May Point.

Go Fishing in Cape May with Dad on the Cape May Lady

Whether you have sons or daughters, this activity is perfect because it is what dad has always wanted to do. You don’t have to worry about fishing poles or a tackle box because of course your husband has that stored away in the garage somewhere just waiting to be used. He will be delighted at the idea that you and the kids want to go fishing with him. You might have to dig some worms up in the back yard, but just grin and bear it because it’s all about dad today. You can get a special discount here and save 10% for Fathers Day

Go to a NJ BEACH

Everyone loves a great day at the beach and there are so many in NJ you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for you and your family. Bring along the fixings for a picnic and let dad choose some games to bring along as well. Sometimes big, grand plans can be overwhelming; a relaxing Father’s Day on the beach is just what dad needs.

Go on a hike

Get your sneakers on and get moving with the family. A hike is one of the perfect things to do with dad this year. Bonding with one another as well as the nature around you will definitely be a good Father’s Day activity. Let dad choose the trail you hike on and have some fun while you’re doing it. You’re in no rush so take your time and enjoy the nice weather.

Cape May Restaurant Week 2017

Cape May Restaurant Week June 4-11 2017

Our eight-day event that takes place every June. Enjoy lunch and dinner menus at a fixed price and discover new favorites.

This year, 2017, marks the tenth Cape May Restaurant Week! The event has run annually since its inception in 2007. The first year, there was both a spring and fall eight-day event, but since many of the area restaurants close mid-week during the off-season, we made the decision to host Cape May Restaurant Week once a year. It takes place the first week of June.

The event features three-course dinner menus that range from $25 to $35 per person and include an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Two-course lunch menus are available at select restaurants. Prices do not include tax, beverage, or gratuity.

We launched Cape May Restaurant Weekend in 2015. This four-day weekend event takes place in November and offers fixed-price dinner menus for $35.

Cape May Restaurant Week is run by the creative team at Cape Publishing and is sponsored by its sister brands CapeMay.com and Cape May Magazine.

Participating Restaurants Cape May Restaurant Week

Please see individual restaurant pages for hours, menus, and reservations.

ALEATHEA’S

Located across from the ocean in the Inn of Cape May. Enjoy a cocktail on our porch rocker before dinner and watch the world go by.

BLUE PIG TAVERN

Beloved by locals and visitors alike, there is no better place to enjoy classic American comfort food.

CARNEY’S

Fun, food, and drink! Serving Cape May since 1979.

EBBITT ROOM

The Ebbitt Room is strongly rooted in a farm-to-table, farm-to-glass dining philosophy.

FINS BAR AND GRILL

Farm to Table fresh Land and Sea Cuisine with a Cool New Vibe sure to please all ages. Be sure to check out our beautiful fish tanks and live entertainment line-up.

GOOD EARTH ORGANIC EATERY

An all-organic, farm-to-table eatery that proudly prepares seasonal, from-scratch, nourishing cuisine. Vegan and fresh fish.

IRON PIER CRAFT HOUSE

Cape May’s only gastropub featuring an innovative and unique sharing, tapas, and sushi menu.

LOBSTER HOUSE

The Lobster House has proudly provided guests a variety of dining experiences for over four generations.

LOUISA’S CAFE

Cape May’s original farm-to-table, serving fresh fish and locally grown produce. We are cash only.

MAD BATTER

Casual American family restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails daily.

MARIE NICOLE’S

A seashore favorite for years, offering fresh seafood, pasta, steaks & martinis

MERION INN

1885 restaurant and bar in the heart of the Historic District famous for regional seafood specialties, sizzling steaks, classic cocktails and live piano music.

PANICOS BISTRO

Mediterranean cuisine, Italian and Greek flare, brick oven pizza, homemade pasta, seafood, and vegetarian options.

RUSTY NAIL

Casual American Bar and Grille with a classic seaside menu.

SAPORE ITALIANO

Fine dining offering the best-quality traditional Italian dishes.

SEASALT RESTAURANT

Eclectic seafood, relaxed yet refined, inspired by the ocean just steps away.

THAT’S AMORE

Rustic Italian favorites in an elegant and upscale environment.

THE YB

Entice your tastebuds with intriguing, fresh takes on Modern American cuisine with a Mediterranean and Asian influence.

TISHA’S

Contemporary New American Cuisine. Outside dining with pet-friendly patio.

UNION PARK RESTAURANT

Across from the ocean, this elegant dining room serves classic American food with a special touch.

WASHINGTON INN

Delicious food served in a picturesque Cape May plantation house.

Beach Plum Farm in Cape May New Jersey

Visit a working Farm in Cape May, the Beach Plum Farm, Kitchen and Open Market

Looking for Something to Do in Cape May? Visit a Local Farm Stand or Market
Cape May Summer Farm Stands – Farm Fresh to Your Table
Shopping at a local farm stand in Cape May is the easiest way to eat Cape May local produce and support our farmers. Within a short drive in Cape May there are many local farm stands located in Cape May ,West Cape May, Cape May Courthouse and Lower Township. You can also plan a shopping market visit by visiting the local farmers market at the Cape May Ferry, West Cape May or Lower Township’s markets.  We recently toured the Beach Plum Farm which is now open to the public to pick up some fresh product for our week end.
Beach Plum Farm in Cape May NJ
The Beach Plum Farm is a complete  62-acre farm with beautiful grounds and picnic tables neatly placed among the herb and flower gardens. This unique spot will spoil you with farm fresh product and eggs. This unique venue is a great day visit spot for children and families as you can feed the chickens, or take a longer walk into the working part of the farm to view the pigs and chickens in a natural state. You can also bring your well-behaved dog for the visit, which must remain leashed at all times due to the local chicken population enjoying free range.

Local Farm Fresh Quality from the Beach Plum Farm

The Ebbitt Room, Blue Pig Tavern and Rusty Nail are all served by the farm, which is less than 2 miles away from the restaurants. The farm is complimented with a Farm Fresh Market and Kitchen which is open for lunch, including special events and dinners. You can check for special events, get directions to the Beach Plum Farm at the following link here.
Kitchen, Farm & Market Open Thurs & Fri-8am-3pm. Sat 8am-5pm. Sun: 8am-3pm. Memorial

Day Mon: 8am-5pm

Directions to the Beach Plum Farm can be found here at the following link

IT’S EASY TO FIND US. Cape May is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The farm is located just 2 miles from the Cape May historic district.
140 Stevens St, West Cape May, NJ 08204

Movie Theaters Near Cape May NJ

Where to go to the Movies Theater in Cape May County

Are you looking for local movie times and movie theaters in Cape May, NJ? Find the movies showing at theaters near you and buy movie tickets on advance. You can visit the Frank Theatre in Rio Grande NJ which is a short drive from Cape May. As a second option take a quick ride up the Garden State Parkway and visit the newly renovated Harbor Square Movie Theater in Stone Harbor New Jersey.

Visit the Frank Theater Rio Grand NJ for current films. Or take a ride from Cape May NJ to Stone Harbor to enjoy the newly renovated Harbor Square Theater. You can enjoy a glass of wine or visit the burger bar at the Harbor Square Theater.

Frank Theaters – Rio Stadium 12 Longtime movie theater chain screening current films & offering standard concessions. View the current movie listing here

Located in: Rio Mall
Address: 3801 U.S. 9 #1, Rio Grande, NJ 08242

Frank Theater Rio Grand NJ
Frank Theater Rio Grand NJ

Harbor Square Theater  is South Jersey’s premier movie theatre experience

Check coming attractions now at the Harbor Square Movie theater

STONE HARBOR — After months of renovation, Harbor Square Theatre opened its doors Friday, July 22 for the first time since Clinton Bunting and his partners acquired the property in January.

Harbor Square Theater
Harbor Square Theater

Ever dream of enjoying a full meal plus drinks at the movie theater? Introducing Harbor Burger Bar and its accompanying concession stand. Located within the same building as Harbor Square Theatre, it’s the best place to consume some food while simultaneously consuming a film.

What to expect

Enjoy a glass of wine with your movie at Harbor Burger Bar, or a filling meal. In addition to the full-scale restaurant that occupies the front of the building — complete with signage reminiscent of a vintage marquee — there’s a concession area at the theater with restaurant offerings right next to the candy and popcorn.

The new guy in town, Harbor Burger Bar is poised to become a mainstay, offering the complete “dinner and a movie” package. Customers can bring their food and drinks into the movie itself, but it’s worth hanging out at the bar or restaurant for a while, either before or after a show, or even if you’re not going to a show at all.

Food and drink

There’s an impressive tap list at Harbor Burger Bar — think Cape May IPA, Jack-O Traveler Pumpkin Ale, Goose Island IPA and seasonal Sam Adams — ranging from $5.50 to $7, with additional options available at the concession area for a 16- or 24-ounce draft (for $7 and $10).

The specialty cocktails, however, are worth indulging in, if only for their Hollywood-inspired names. From the Shirley Temple Black (Goslings Black Seal rum and Goslings ginger beer, topped with Maraschino liqueur for $10) and the Silver Screen Margarita (Patron Silver, Cointreau and fresh orange and lime juice with a touch of sour for $13), to the Saturday at the Movies Martini (Skyy cherry vodka, Triple Sec, fresh lemon and cranberry juice for $10), the cocktails offer a fun way to pay homage to classic Hollywood.

And while we love our movie theater popcorn, there’s no reason to limit yourself to the ordinary when you’re hitting the movies at Harbor Square Theatre. Check out the buffalo chicken eggrolls, fried pickles or mozzarella wedges for some small bites, or go for a burger. It’s not called a burger bar for nothing, offering at least eight options from the Bleu-Rugula to the Cali burger.

 

Cape May School of Birding

New Jersey Audubon Is Committed to Providing the Best Natural History and
Environment-Based Education and Recreation for All Ages and Levels of Expertise. 

Cape May School of Birding

Want to really take your birding skills to the next level? Check out our Cape May School of Birding offerings and join the best field birders in the world for an experience you’ll never forget!

For program registration information,
click the Center Calendar links listed on the left menu.

For more information about using the Online Calendar features, click here.

WORKSHOPS IN THE BIRDING CAPITAL OF NORTH AMERICA!

These workshops are a fun and attentive way to visit one of the best birding and natural history places on the planet. From our cadre of in-depth birding excursions to a celebration of butterflies, dragonflies, and all things wild, you’re sure to find an offering that catches your eye. All of our workshops are led by experts in their field: world-class birders and naturalists that have often written the guides we all rely on. Our intimate approach to enjoyment and teaching will provide the opportunity and information you need to grow in understanding and appreciation – the leader-to-participant ratio is 12:1 or better. While the majority of time is spent in the field watching birds and nature, some of the workshops will incorporate an indoor session – a chance to demonstrate and discuss identification, techniques, conservation, and ecology. Along the way, you’ll meet like-minded people and are sure to form lasting memories and friendships. From beginner to advanced, all are welcome! All the while, your registration fees are helping support the mission of New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory.

CLICK HERE FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND REGISTRATION

Details and descriptions of all our preregistration programs are available on the registration site (workshops in blue and field trips in brown).  All workshops require advance registration, and the number of participants is limited to ensure the best experience. Upon completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation email that also contains attached details and directions – please look all the materials over and retain for your records. Sign up early to secure your spot!

NEW JERSEY AUDUBON AND CAPE MAY BIRD OBSERVATORY MEMBERS RECEIVE A 25% DISCOUNT ON ALL WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL FIELD TRIPS – please make sure to indicate you are a current member at registration checkout. Not a member – join now at FeatherEdge Optics, by contacting the Program Registrar at 609.400.3864, or in person at the nearest NJA center.

City of Cape May to Hold Memorial Day Ceremony, May 29

CAPE MAY – The City of Cape May in conjunction with the American Legion Harry Snyder Post 193 and VFW Post 386 will conduct a Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2017 beginning at 11 a.m. in Cape May Convention Hall.

The ceremony at Convention Hall will be preceded by wreath laying observances county-wide including those in Cape May at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center and the All Wars Monument on Columbia Avenue.  Immediately following the ceremony at approximately 11:45 a.m. the United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May detachments will participate with Flotilla 8-2 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in presenting the Rifle Salute and launching of the flower boat from Gurney Street Beach.

The public is encouraged to attend these ceremonies to honor our military veterans.

For additional information, visit discovercapemaynj.com, email recdept@capemaycity.com or call at 609-884-9565. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/capemaycity and follow us on Twitter@capemaycity.

Coast Guardsmen will participate in numerous Memorial Day events

Cape May Coast Guardsman Participating in Memorial Day Events

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guardsmen will participate in numerous Memorial Day events to help Cape May County honor the service of America’s military members who have died in service to our country, Monday.

The Coast Guard Training Center Cape May’s ceremonial staff will provide buglers, a color guard and firing parties at a number of community events in honor of Memorial Day. Senior officials from the training center are also expected to speak at a number of these events.

“Memorial Day is about honoring the many lives that have been lost in protection of our freedoms,” said Capt. Owen Gibbons, commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. “Places like the jungles of Vietnam, the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan, the beaches of Normandy, and so many more towns, provinces and nations where blood was shed defending the rights of citizens against the enemies of peace. Their sacrifices offer a humbling reminder to what America stands for and to what lengths the men and women of the armed services are willing to go to protect it.”

 

Service members at Training Center Cape May will begin Memorial Day with a ceremony at the Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro Memorial, here. The ceremony will be attended by active duty and prior service members, including members of local veterans’ organizations.

A bugler, color guard and firing party from the training center ceremonial staff will join members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for an observance at the Columbia Ave. War Memorial in Cape May at 9 a.m.

Additionally, Capt. Gibbons, a bugler and a color guard will participate in an observance at the Corinthian Yacht Club at 10 a.m.

At 11 a.m., Capt. Gibbons along with a color guard will be at the Cape May Convention Center for a ceremony followed later that afternoon at the Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery in Cape May Court House, N.J., where Gibbons will be a speaker.

Cape May Shark Cisco The Great White Swims into Delaware Bay

Cisco, the Great White Shark, Swims Into Delaware Bay for Memorial Day Weekend


>The shark is one of the few white sharks tagged by OCEARCH researchers

As folks flock to the Jersey Shore and Delaware beaches this Memorial Day weekend, a great white shark has joined them.
According to the non-profit shark-tracking group OCEARCH, Cisco — weighing around 362 pounds and measuring 8-feet, 7-inches — pinged around 4 a.m. Friday at the mouth of the Delaware Bay, slightly closer to Lewes, Delaware than Cape May, New Jersey.
Great White Shark Mary Lee’s Back at Jersey Shore


In the past month the immature shark — one of the few male white sharks tagged by the research group — has made its way up from off the coast of the Outer Banks in North Carolina to the Delaware Bay. He was originally tagged off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts in October and named for a nearby beach and brewery, OCEARCH said.
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Top Free Things To Do in Cape May County 2017

The top 10 free – or nearly free – things to do in Cape May County

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The Jersey Cape is where recreational, educational and economical opportunities abound. Whether it’s the free beaches in The Wildwoods, an exploration of the county’s bayside or a visit to the Cape May County Park Zoo, visitors to the Jersey Cape don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a whole lot of fun. What’s more, children have the opportunity to find their own diamonds – of the Cape May variety.

“Cape May County is truly the best vacation spot for any family – whether they’re on a budget or not – because we’re easily accessible from so many places on the East Coast, we have high-quality accommodations and businesses, the number of special events and attractions we have is enormous and of course, because we are the seashore,” said Diane Wieland, director of tourism for Cape May County.

While it’s true that most visitors to the Jersey Cape pick the area for its natural beauty, situated on New Jersey’s peninsula at the south, there’s much more to Cape May County than lazy days on the beach. Some vacationers prefer to spend their entire visit on the beach by day and in the area’s fine restaurants and nightclubs by night. There are many, however, who come away from a vacation on the Jersey Cape with more than they bargained for. From Cape May Point to Ocean City, the Jersey Cape is filled with free, or nearly free, activities and attractions to satisfy any interest and any budget..

1. CAPE MAY COUNTY PARK AND ZOO
Filled with hundreds of animals from all over the world, the zoo is surrounded by a park, which has picnic areas, a playground, trails and biking paths. For a nominal fee, the littlest ones can even ride on a train or a carousel as part of the Zoo’s newest attractions. Visitors can spend an entire day at the county’s zoo, which is free and open everyday from 10 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. and Wednesday night until 7:45 p.m.

2. TAKING IN NATURE’S SIGHTS
Cape May is THE location for observing birds in North America, favored by such celebrated naturalists as John Audubon, Tory Peterson and others. More than 400 different species have been seen on the peninsula during the fall migration and the area is known for spectacular flights of peregrines, merlins, ospreys, and sharp-shinned hawks. Cape May Point is one the premier places with marked, easy-to-follow trails to help even the novice birder spot ducks, swans, osprey, and other shore birds and wildlife along the way.

The Wetlands Institute, at the entrance to Stone Harbor, is an educational – but fun – treasure that entire families can enjoy. The Institute, which admits children free with paying adults, is dedicated to education and preservation of the Jersey Cape’s environment. World-renown researchers make the Wetlands Institute their home in the summer. Families can view exhibits, take ecological tours or participate in a long list of special events offered at the Wetlands Institute.

3. FREE MOVIES ON THE BEACH
Free movies under the stars are part of the summer event line-up in Sea Isle City. Bring your favorite blanket or beach chair to JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Avenue at Dusk and enjoy the latest screen favorites. If one free movie per week isn’t enough, take Ocean Drive to the historic landmark City of Cape May where the family can relax with a pail full of popcorn instead of sand and watch movies under the stars at the beach at Stockton Street every Thursday in July and August.

4. HUNTING FOR CAPE MAY DIAMONDS
At the southern tip of the Cape is Sunset Beach, where the area’s only stone-bearing beach is located. The stones at Sunset Beach have been polished during their travels that took them hundreds of years until they met their resting place on Sunset Beach. There are all sizes, colors and varieties, but the most famous are the beautiful quartz stones, better known as Cape May Diamonds. Once professionally cleaned and polished, Cape May Diamonds look like genuine diamonds and children and adults alike have enjoyed collecting them for generations.

5. OUR BEACHES
A free day enjoying the sun, sand, and ocean can be found at the largest beach on the east coast in Wildwood. Whether it’s swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, or fishing, there is plenty of room for everyone. Strathmere also offers free admission to its big beaches and is located between Ocean City and Sea Isle City. It’s a quiet hamlet on a very slender slice of the barrier island offering visitors a glimpse of what life was like at the shore before summer visitors arrived by the thousands.

Surprisingly, the Atlantic Ocean does not hold exclusive claim to beaches in South Jersey. Beautiful, less traveled beaches also abound on the bay side of the peninsula, cooled by the waters of the Delaware Bay. Unlike the ocean beaches, the bay side beaches are primarily unprotected, so swimming should be done so with caution. These bay side beaches, which stretch from Sunset Beach into Lower Township, are perhaps the most breathtaking because they are used primarily for fishing and walking, rather than swimming and sunbathing. Untouched by beach-cleaning vehicles and much less traveled by visitors, these beaches are less restrictive and provide great spots for wind surfing, jet skiing or skipping along in a colorful Hobie Cat.

6. STROLLING THE BOARDWALKS
While there is a charge for rides on boardwalk amusement piers and water parks, the Cape’s boardwalks in Ocean City and The Wildwoods offer amusements at costs lower than comparable facilities. Strolling the “boards” in Ocean City and the Wildwoods to absorb the sights and sounds of the seashore at its best is free, and on family nights, the entertainment is free too! Free entertainment in the Wildwoods happens every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cedar Avenue. Every Thursday through Labor Day, visitors can enjoy free entertainment, including live bands, magicians, karaoke, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Ocean City. The Wildwoods summer Fireworks extravaganza is a real crowd pleaser and takes place every Friday night at 10:30 a.m. at Pine Avenue and the Boardwalk.

7. CONCERTS AND DANCE PARTIES
The Jersey Cape invites the littlest to the biggest ones in the family to rock around the clock from Monday through Saturday all summer long in free concerts and dance parties hosted by Sea Isle City and Avalon.

Sea Isle City hosts two free family fun events billed as “Summer Concerts Under the Stars” on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Promenade and JFK Boulevard. On Thursday nights all summer long, everyone in the family can shake their groove thing at the Family Night Dance Parties from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Promenade and JFK Boulevard.

On Friday and Saturday in the summer, the Borough of Avalon shows visitors why it is cooler by a mile as the town invites visitors to get sand in their dance shoes and enjoy a free concert at 30th Street on the Beach from Noon to 3 p.m.

8. SPECIAL EVENTS
Whether it is on the Beach or Boardwalk or in a special venue like the Ocean City Music Pier or the Wildwoods Convention Center, everyone in the family can find fun to be extremely affordable or free simply by checking the special events calendar at www.thejerseycape.com.

9. TREK THROUGH HISTORY
Nearly every seashore town at the Jersey Cape has a historical society or historical museum that vacationers may visit to learn a little more about the local history. The Cape May County Historical Museum, along Route 9 in Cape May Court House, has no admission fee and has a large collection of documents and artifacts that trace the county’s history to before the Revolutionary War.

Historic Cold Spring Village in Lower Township, just north of Cape May, offers visitors a glimpse of a 19th-century village with working trades and craftspeople. There is a small admission fee to the village, but it’s well worth the cost to have children sit in a class at a one-room schoolhouse; watch a blacksmith create shoes for one of the village’s horses or pet the farm animals on the village grounds.

The historic town of Greenwich, located in Cumberland County, looks much the same as it did 300 years ago when sailing ships crowded the Cohansey River and the British flag fluttered in the breeze. A group of defiant patriots even staged their own protest in Greenwich burning a consignment of the King¹s tea destined for Philadelphia. There is a monument to the Greenwich tea party, a testament to the bravery of those early colonists, in the old marketplace on Ye Greate Street, a street unchanged from 1684 when it was first laid out.

10. ENJOYING AN ARCHITECTURAL TRIP BACK IN TIME
Well-known for its bed and breakfast inns and large quantity of historic architecture, the City of Cape May is one of the few municipalities that, as a whole, is considered a national historic landmark. Visitors are free to roam the streets of Cape May on their own to gaze at the exquisite buildings, but the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, housed in the Physick Estate near the entrance to the city, has a variety of walking and trolley tours for a nominal price.

Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon no longer play Beach Blanket Bingo but the motels with the pink and aqua color schemes, colorful neon signs and swaying plastic palm trees are still here, with memories of a ’57 Chevy, saddle shoes and golden age of endless summers in the Wildwoods. More than 200 Doo Wop style-buildings are clustered in the Wildwoods, a resort town famous for its boardwalk and beaches. Motels with names like the Starlux recall the Space Age and architectural features that seem to defy gravity are winning national recognition for the 1950s, a time like no other in America’s history.

Enjoy a trip to the city of Bridgeton, around since the American Revolution, full of Victorian architecture. Settled in 1686, experience the largest Historic District in the state of New Jersey. The National Register Historic District includes over 2,000 historic structures comprising nearly one third of the City’s housing stock.

The Jersey Cape is still one of the best values for family vacationing as you don’t need a lot of money to have a whole lot of fun.

Memorial Ceremony for WWII Naval Aviator Killed at Naval Air Station Wildwood in 1945

Memorial Ceremony for WWII Naval Aviator Killed at
Naval Air Station Wildwood in 1945

Cape May Airport, NJ – Naval Air Station (NAS) Wildwood Aviation Museum would like to invite members of the media to a memorial service in memory of Andrew P. Hamilton who was killed at NAS Wildwood (Cape May Airport) March 30, 1945. This event is not open to the public. Members of Mr. Hamilton’s family contacted the museum and helped organize the memorial with help from museum founder Joseph E. Salvatore, MD, museum staff and Airport Operations Manager Thomas Berry.

Members of the Hamilton family will travel from New Castle, KY to attend. Mr. Hamilton’s Brother Robert S. Hamilton Sr. is now 89 and hopes to make the trip along with his son Captain Bob Hamilton, also a pilot. Part of the museum’s mission is to honor and remember the 42 mem who perished at the former Naval Base.

Due to security and limited space, members of the media are asked to RSVP via email by March 27, 2017. Part of the ceremony will take place at the actual crash site on the active side of the airport property followed by an unveiling of a permanent sign on Breakwater Road. Please find attached: photo of Andrew P. Hamilton, Naval Crash Report, and News Clipping.

Tentative schedule: Thursday 3/30/17 10:30am NASW Aviation Museum Café, welcome, lite refreshments; 11:00am bus to crash site & brief ceremony; bus to Breakwater Road, sign unveiling; 11:45 return to Café lunch. Expected to attend: Joseph E. Salvatore, MD, Hamilton Family, representative from Freeholder Morey’s Office, Senator Jeff Van Drew, Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, and Assemblyman Bruce Land.
UPDATE: If you have already RSVP’d, thank you! If you haven’t but would like to, please do so by 4pm today Wednesday March 29th. The schedule of events for the day is attached.

Thank you for you time and consideration. We hope to see you all.