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May Events in Cape May 2013

Are you looking for things to do in Cape May during this upcoming month of May. Come to Cape May during the month of May 2013. Memorial Day at the shore is the official kick off for the new Summer Season. Cape May offers an abundance of events throughout the entire month of May.

Cape May Monthly Events for May 2013

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  • MAY Saturdays, May 1 through June 8 NJ Audubon, Nature Center of Cape May presents EXPLORE THE SHORE. 11 a.m..www.njaudubon.org/centers/nccm, Find Us on Facebook, 609-898-8848 Cost: $10 adults, $5 children ages 3-12, children under 3 free.
  • Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5 The STRICTLY BOATERS Boat Show. New Jersey’s newest and most unique boat show has been designed to appeal to the serious boat buyer, boat manufacturers and dealers, and select boating related land-based exhibitors. The event typically features more than 50 vessels in the water and an equal number of land-based exhibitors. Free passes available for qualified boaters. www.StrictlyBoaters.com or call: 609-898-9500, Mark Allen, Show Manager
  • Saturday, May 4 Chocolate Championship Tour & Tasting: Taste, tour, vote! Inns, B&Bs and restaurants are vying for Cape May’s Chocolate Champion title and you’re the judge. Visit each competitor’s property, sample their signature chocolate dessert and vote for your favorites. Those who turn in completed evaluation cards will get recipes by email. Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $25; children (ages 3-12) $15. 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.
  • Spring Festival Crafts & Antiques Show: The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., becomes an outdoor marketplace as vendors from throughout the Northeast display their wares. Free admission. Free parking available. Saturday, May 4. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.
  • Murder Mystery Dinner: Join the Impromptu Players who will set the scene for a new original mystery, “Foul Weather Fiend” at Carriage House Café & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St. Enjoy a four-course dinner as you contemplate the clues, interact with the cast and help solve the mystery. $45 per person. Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. 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.
  • Private Homes Tour: Step inside Cape May’s private residences, which are not normally open to the public. Homes featured on the tour range from the Victorian era to the 21st century. Tickets are limited for each tour. Adults $15; children (ages 3-12) $10. Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.
  • Sunday, May 5 Murder Mystery Luncheon: Join the Impromptu Players who will set the scene for a new original mystery, “Foul Weather Fiend” at Aleathea’s Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. Enjoy a three-course luncheon as you contemplate the clues, interact with the cast and help solve the mystery. $30 per person. Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m. 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.
  • Wednesday, May 8 to Friday, May 10 Partners for Connections in Education (P4CE) will be presenting the Bridges Conference 2013: Connecting Higher Ed and K-12 at the Cape May Convention Hall. The Bridges Conference will showcase unique partnerships and projects that are helping higher education and K-12 to work together on enhancing the continuum of available educational opportunities for students of all ages. For the complete conference agenda and to register for the Bridges 2013 Conference visit the P4CE website at www.p4ce.org and click the register today link.
  • Saturday, May 11 Great Cape Footrace For the 34th year, The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May will transform the Cape May beachfront into certified 5k & 10k race course. Runners will enjoy the fast flat course that loops throughout Cape May. www.capemaychamber.com 609-884-5508
  • Saturday, May 11 30th Annual World Series of Birding— NJ Audubon , 609-884-2736, www.worldseriesofbirding.org Saturday, May 11
  • NJ Audubon, Nature Center of Cape May presents RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., www.njaudubon.org/centers/nccm, Find Us on Facebook, 609-898-8848 Pre-registration is required, Cost: $15 members; $20 nonmembers Sign up for all four workshops for a discount: $50 members, $70 non-members
  • Saturday, May 11 Cape May Lighthouse 25/20 Celebration: Help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) reopening the Cape May Lighthouse for climbs to the top, and the release after 20 years of the digitally re-mastered CD by Cape May guitarist Geno White, “Music From Inside the Lighthouse,” in which he recorded tracks from inside the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse. Hear the gentle sounds of White playing live on the grounds, enjoy lighthouse-themed entertainment and climb the 199 steps to the top. Events on the grounds are free; Adults $7 to climb; children (ages 3-12) $3. Saturday, May 11, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Cape May Lighthouse, located in Cape May Point State Park. 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.
  • Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure: Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or the Spirit of Cape May to view and photograph historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Most of these lighthouses stand on pedestals out of sight of land and are still operational. Each cruise includes narration on Delaware Bay lore and legend, with information on fishing, spawning grounds and more. Includes complimentary continental breakfast in the morning and a lavish buffet lunch. A cash bar is available. Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $99. Sponsored by the Cape May Whale Watcher and 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.
  • Saturday, May 11 NJ Audubon, Nature Center of Cape May presents FAMILY HIKE: BIRDS, BUGS, AND MORE 1 p.m.www.njaudubon.org/centers/nccm, Find Us on Facebook, 609-898-8848, Cost: $5 per person
  • Thursday, May 16 to Sunday, May 19 Washington Street Mall Sidewalk Sale from 9 AM to 7 PM. Visit www.washingtonstreetmall.com for more information.
  • May 17 – June 7, 2013 CAPE MAY STAGE: “How to Make a Rope Swing” by Shawn Fisher A World Premiere Production! Wednesday-Saturday 8PM | Sunday 3PM The South Jersey town of Oakbranch is replacing the old schoolhouse. Two local elders have been selected to decide on a person after whom the new building should be named. As they come together, they rediscover the circumstances of their first meeting- a time when the school was first integrated and the region earned its nickname, “The Mississippi of the North”. Within the brick walls of the century-old building, a long-suppressed moment in the town’s history surfaces and threatens to change the memory of the town and these people, forever. Visit www.capemaystage.com or call (609) 884-1341.
  • Saturday, May 18 NJ Audubon, Nature Center of Cape May presents HORSESHOE CRAB ENCOUNTERS 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. www.njaudubon.org/centers/nccm Find Us on Facebook 609-898-8848  Cost: $6 members; $8 non-members, children under 3 free.
  • Saturday, May 18 Armed Forces Day Ceremony at the World War II Lookout Tower: The newly restored World War II Lookout Tower is the perfect setting to pay tribute to the dedicated men and women who have helped preserve our freedom. Saturday, May 18. Free admission. Tower is located on Sunset Boulevard in Lower Township, near Cape May Point. 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.
  • Saturday, May 18 “Water Matters” is the understatement of 2012, and the most urgent topic yet for the Cape May Forum’s 2013 Annual Forum, to be held Saturday, May 18 from 9 am to 1 pm at Cape May’s Convention Hall. Cape May is surrounded by water, and makes much of its livelihood on water’s tourism and fishing industries. What better study hall for the topic – “Water Matters.” From March through May 2013, Cape May Forum and its partners will thoroughly explore the theme of Water in educational and entertaining events. Cape May Forum is pleased to announce that the 2013 Annual Forum will feature experts and authors from National Geographic LIVE! , www.capemayforum.org, 609-770-2626
  • Sunday, May 26 to Thursday June 13 Cape May Music Festival: Enjoy world-class orchestral and chamber music, a world traditions series and Bach’s Lunches at the 24th annual Cape May Music Festival. Sunday, May 26-Thursday, June 13. Presented 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.
  • Sunday, May 26 Crafts and Antiques for Memorial Day: Craft and Antiques vendors offer a wide selection of country crafts, folk art, custom-designed jewelry, antiques and a choice selection of Victorian items. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue and Stockton. Admission $2. Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.
  • Monday, May 27 City of Cape May Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:30 AM Visit www.capemayrecreation.org or call (609) 884-9565 for more information. Revised 3/22/2013 Page 4
  • Thursday, May 30  ZOE MUTH & THE LOST HIGH ROLLERS at Cape May Convention Hall at 8 p.m. She’s been called Seattle’s Emmylou, and when you hear her sing it may be hard to believe she was born and raised in the Great Northwest. The combination of her inventive songwriting, true-blue twang, and rock solid country band, the Lost High Rollers, has led critics to call her one of the best up and coming interpreters of classic coun-try music. Visit www.capemaycity.com for tickets or call 609-884-9563

Plan Your Cape May Memorial Day Weekend 2013

Celebrating Memorial Day in Cape May NJ

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. US Eastern time. Another tradition is to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff from dawn until noon local time. Volunteers usually place an American flag upon each grave site located in a National Cemetery.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday. All non-essential Government offices are closed, as are schools, businesses and other organizations. Most public transit systems do not run on their regular schedule. Many people see Memorial Day weekend as the official start of the New Jersey Summer Season. Memorial Day at the Jersey Shore and specifically Cape May, is the official opening of the Summer Season. Our Beach shore communities come alive with parades, local festivals, fireworks and events. Start a tradition in Come to Cape May this Memorial Day, here’s a brief list of some typical Memorial Day traditions.

Celebrate Memorial Day in Cape May this Year 2013

Cape May Memorial Day 2013

1. Climb the Stairs to the Top of the Cape May Lighthouse – The Cape May Lighthouse is located on the southernmost tip of New Jersey. Climb up the winding 199 stairs to the top of the 157 foot-tall structure and from the watch gallery take in a fantastic view the Atlantic Ocean, the town of Cape May, Delaware Bay, and Cape May Point State Park.
2. Take a Ride on The Cape May Whale Watcher
3. Stay in a Cape May Historical Hotel
4. Launch you Boat in Cape May
5. Dig for a Cape May Diamond at Sunset Beach
6. Take a Tour of a Real Victorian Mansion
7. Catch the Cape May Ferry to Lewes for a Day Trip
8. Take a Trolley Tour
9. Visit a Local Cape May Winery of the new Cape May Brew Pub
10. Walk the Beach and enjoy the start of a new season.

Don’t forget to Get Your Beach Tags for Cape May as the Official Summer Season Open this Memorial Day in Cape May

Get Ready for the Upcoming Summer Season this Weekend in Cape May Starting Memorial Day 2013

CAPE MAY Beaches Status: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

 

Question: How much do Beach Tags costs in Cape May for 2013 Summer Season?

Fees: Daily, $5; three-day pass, $10; weekly (Saturday-to-Saturday) $15; season, $28. Ages 11 and younger, free.

Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Facilities: Permanent restrooms/changing facilities on Beach Avenue at Second, Broadway, Windsor, Gurney, Philadelphia, Trenton and Wilmington intersections. Open-air rinsing stations all along the beachfront.

It won’t be long before umbrellas will be popping up all over the beach in Cape MayAvi Steinhardt/For The Star-Ledger

Parking: Metered parking along the beachfront, with free parking available on side streets several blocks from the beach.

Rules: Coolers and food permitted. No alcohol. No restrictions on beach tents, umbrellas or canopies for daytime use. No bonfires or cooking permitted. Overnight camping prohibited. Ball playing and other games allowed away from beach bathers.

Handicapped access:Ramps to boardwalk at 17 streets along Beach Drive, with ramps from boardwalk to beach at Broadway, Third and Cove, Grant and Gurney streets and Trenton Avenue. Surf wheelchairs available at nine locations, with reservations suggested. Call (609) 884-9570 and chairs will be delivered by Beach Patrol. Four handicapped-accessible restrooms on boardwalk along Beach Drive. Parking meter fees throughout Cape May waived for vehicles displaying windshield placard or license plate.

Boardwalk: 
Food and drink vendors across Beach Avenue all along the beachfront.

Attractions: Volleyball nets at Steger Beach (Beach Avenue and Jackson Street) and Second Avenue Beach; Cape May Family Treasure Hunts throughout the summer; free Monday evening concerts at Rotary bandstand; Cape May Music Festival May 26-June 13; trolley tours; Father’s Day Fishing Trip June 16; Fourth of July fireworks and parade July 6; Movies on the Beach throughout season; 81st Queen Maysea coronation July 31; William Moore birthday summer social Aug. 10; Art and Antiques in the park Aug. 17; Mid-Atlantic $500,000 fishing tournament Aug 18-23; Jersey Tomato Festival Aug. 31,

Etc: There’s a dog park at 705 Lafayette St., $10 weekly fee, $20, seasonal. Bicycle and surrey rentals, Jet Ski and WaveRunner rentals.

More information:
 Town website or (609) 884-9567.