Spring Activity in Cape May NJ 2014

It’s Spring Time in Cape May, check the local activities for March and April .

FRI, MARCH 14

Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson for a weekend of mystery and intrigue. Get into the spirit of things by donning Victorian attire. Stalk the gas-lit streets in search of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize and a variety of other valuable gifts as you attempt to solve the mystery.

East Lynne Theater Company

Event Location: The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St.

Event Description: ELTC’s popular vintage-radio style production, complete with live sound

The Police Athletic League of Cape May will hold its 9th annual Comedy Night Social on Friday, March 14 at 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at Cape May Convention Hall and will feature three headline comedians.

SAT, MARCH 15

Travel from inn to inn in Victorian Cape May during the Sherlock Holmes Weekend while you try to solve a murder mystery. Tour begins and tickets are available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.

Admission: $15 for adults, $7.50 for children (ages 3-12).

March 15

1 pm–3 pm

SUN, MARCH 30

Beach Ave south of Perry Street, Cape May

This USATF-NJ 500 point Grand Prix event begins in Victorian Cape May City, continues onto the Wildwoods islandinto the island communities of Stone Harbor and Avalon, and finishes on the Promenade on the island town of Sea Isle City.

March 30

9 am

TUE, APRIL 01

Join the naturalists and crew of the Osprey for close-up looks at nesting Ospreys, migrant shorebirds, terns, gulls, herons and more.  We explore the coastal salt marsh of Cape May from Cape Island Creek to the Wildwoods and view the natural wonders of historic Cape May Harbor, home of the Nature Center of Cape May.  Get up close with sharks, eels and plenty of local sea life in our touch tank.

SAT, APRIL 05

Welcome aboard one of Jersey Cape’s premier wildlife tour boats, the forty-foot Skimmer, and explore Cape May’s beautiful coastal wetlands.  Get ready for close encounters with osprey, egrets, gulls, crabs and other marine life.  Fun and educational for the whole family!  To preregister, call the Skimmer at 609.884.3100.  *Boat leaves from Cape May Inlet Marina, across from the Cape May Nationa

THU, APRIL 10

Seasonal five-course dinner created  from the freshest of ingredients from Beach Plum Farm, JAH’s Creation Organic Farms (CSA), and other local sources.  There will be appetizers of locally made cheeses and baked breads and a raw-bar of fresh Cape May Salts from Delaware Bay, provided by Atlantic Cape Fisheries.  For more information, call 609-770-2626, e-mail

SAT, APRIL 19

Get ready, get set, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are coming.  Where have they been all winter?  In the Tropics!  Why leave a tropical area to return to New Jersey?  Will more than one settle into a backyard garden?  Where is the nest?  What does the female use to build her tiny nest?  Is bottled nectar (or red dye) needed for a feeder?  What are the two reasons hummingbirds like spiders?  Even if

Northbound Monarchs are due back any day; their survival depends on healthy milkweed stands being available from spring through fall.  Join Pat Sutton, coauthor of How to Spot Butterflies, for this indoor presentation about the Monarch’s fascinating life cycle and journey between Mexico and the U.S.

Cape May Elementary School Fields, Lafayette St.

For all Pre-school to Third Graders, this annual event is co-sponsored by the City of Cape May and the Kiwanis Club of Cape May. Admission: Free

April 19

10 am

For more information, call 609-884-8888 or visit www.capemaykiwanis.com.

SUN, APRIL 20

Rotary Clock at the 300 block of the Washington Street Mall

Let your spring style shine at Cape May’s annual Easter Fashion Stroll. The Washington Street Mall serves as the runway where contestants of all ages can model their Easter finery. Mall merchants will celebrate the event with ribbons, prizes, treats and gift certificates.

FRI, APRIL 25

Open daily; call for times

At the Carriage House Gallery on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Admission: Free

Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

 

Celebrate the arrival of Springtime in America’s first seaside resort with Private Homes Tours, Ghost Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, Vintage Dance Workshops, food and wine events, living history programs and much, much more.

Admission: Varies

SAT, APRIL 26

Rotary Park Lafayette & Lyle Lanes in Cape May features artisans and crafters displaying and selling accents and accessories for you, your home and your gardens as well as eco-friendly resources to help promote a Green Cape May. Explore Cape May’s seaside gardens during Cape May Garden Tours.

The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

The Emlen Physick Estate becomes an outdoor marketplace as vendors from throughout the Northeast display their wares.

Admission: Free

Learn about wildlife gardening and other basic maintenance chores while you assist Nature Center staff and volunteers in sprucing up the gardens for spring.  We’ll plant, mulch, deadhead, weed, and prune throughout the Center’s grounds and along the harbor.  Our Earth Day Clean-Up is a great community service project for your civic organization or scout group.  We ask that you bring along your

THU, MAY 01