Monthly Archives for September 2017

Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May

Cape May News - admin - September 25, 2017

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Looking for a great way to relax and enjoy the finest spirits in the area? Look nomfurther than Nauti Spirits.

Nauti Spirits is located on a 60-acre farm between the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay. Nauti Spirits Distillery offers artisan spirits, handcrafted from ingredients harvested from area farms. The facility features a tour, Tasting Room and Bottle Shop. Innovative cocktails, using fresh ingredients, created onsite, daily.

Nauti Spirits employs the time, experience and precision equipment to create exceptional spirits from simple ingredients– the way true craft distilling is done.  It’s a qualitative difference that you’ll see and feel when touring our Cape May distillery, just steps away from our fields.  Most importantly, you’ll taste it in every handcrafted bottle we lovingly produce.

916 Shunpike RD
Cape May, New Jersey, 08204
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Cape May Autumn Crafts & Collectibles Show

Cape May News - admin - September 24, 2017

Autumn Crafts & Collectibles Show

When: September 30th, 2017
Where: Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204

Celebrate the fall season with your family at the historic Emlen Physick Estate. Local Crafters, Artisans and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares at the estate includes hands-on activities and games for children.

10 am – 4 pm. Free admission and parking with a charge for some activities. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

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West Cape May

Cape May News - admin - September 21, 2017

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Take a short walk  from the center of the Historic District and explore a different side of Cape May! West Cape May has all the charm of Cape May and more. The homes and architecture of Cape May extend through beautiful West Cape May.

Just when you thought Cape May could not get any better…it does. West Cape May is a short walk up Jackson Street right into West Cape May. The restaurants and shops have a West Cape May flavor all to themselves.

West Cape May embraces the arts with its music and galleries. Go treasure hunting at of the many local ​​​​​​​​​​antiques shops. Let your taste buds go loose at a local winery.  Ride a bike out to the lighthouse or go bird watching at Cape May Meadows.  Listen to live music at one of our sidewalk cafes.  Score some heirloom tomatoes at the Summer Farmer’s Market behind West Cape May Borough Hall. The West End Garage offers local crafts and antiques for visitors and locals to add some decoration to thier abodes. Or meet the Lima Bean Queen at the annual Lima Bean Festival in ​Wilbraham Park. Life is just better in West Cape May.

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West Cape May Lima Bean Festival 2017

Cape May News - admin - September 21, 2017

Lima Bean Festival


For a great day of fun stop by West Cape May for Lima Bean Festival. The lowly legume takes center stage beginning at 9:00AM and delights locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts, and products available.

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Victorian Weekend in Cape May 2017

Cape May News - admin - September 16, 2017

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Cape May’s 45th Annual Victorian Weekend is the best time of year to visit Victorian Cape May and celebrate the unique heritage of America’s first seashore resort. Enjoy a weekend of exciting and entertaining activities from history to murder mysteries, plus historic house tours, food and wine events and much, much more.

The 45th annual Victorian Weekend celebrates Cape May’s Victorian heritage, featuring the Historic House Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, living history programs, renowned lecturers, workshops, performances and more. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

October 6th, 2017 – October 9th, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-5404 | 800-275-4278
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Harvest Brew Fest 2017 at the Physick Estate in Cape May

Cape May News - admin - September 11, 2017

Harvest Brew Fest at the Physick Estate in Cape May

One of our favorite weekends is the Harvest Brew Fest in Cape May. Visitors and locals can enjoy local craft beers and celebrate the Jersey Shore during this all-day festival. Its all bout whats going on locally at the Brewfest. Enjoy local food vendors, local artisans, local craft beers and local musical talent including: Loud N Klear, Heavee Levee, and a Beatles Tribute Band. Taps flow beginning at 10am. Admission to the grounds is free and free parking is available.


10am-12pm: The Capers

12pm-2pm: Loud ‘n’ Klear

2pm-4pm: Hevee Levee

4pm-6pm: Love Me Dudes

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
Phone: 609-884-5404

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Exit Zero Jazz Festival in Cape May 2017

Cape May News - admin - September 11, 2017



The 6th Annual Autumn Jazz Festival starts in Cape May, NJ, November 9-12, 2017.  Jazz Festival Producer Michael Kline has created a world-class jazz jam of award winning artists for the 2017 Autumn Festival. Fans of Jazz will be out and about in all of Cape May listening to some of the best and finest jazz musicians in the world. Cape May becomes alive with the Jazz vibe. Dont miss this week…you will be back year after year!

The Exit Zero Jazz Festival is a multi-venue festival with headline concerts in the Schmidtchen Theater, special concerts in Cape May Convention Hall and the Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass club series featuring a wide array of great music in the clubs and restaurants of Cape May. Featured artists performing on the Cape May Convention Hall / It’s a Breeze & Hawk Haven Stage include Lizz Wright, Etienne Charles and Creole Soul, Brian Blade Fellowship, Arturo O’Farill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and Ranky Tanky.

Exit Zero Jazz Festival, Cape May Convention Hall and other venues, 609-884- 9563,

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Cape May Point State Park

Cape May News - admin - September 9, 2017

Cape May Point State Park

Located on the southern tip of New Jersey, Cape May Point State Park is a major site on the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail. The park includes an environmental center that houses a classroom for related programs and a museum on the Cape May areas natural and historic features. Cape May Point State Park is  open from dawn to dusk. The park is closed at night. The park has a beach wheel chair available to the public. Several cut trails lead visitors to large coastal dunes, marshes and ponds. This natural area is known along the East Coast for its resident and migratory birds and includes habitat suitable for northern and southern species of fauna and flora. The Cape May lighthouse is still an aid to navigation for maritime business. Visitors who decide to venture up the 199 steps to the top of the lighthouse will see a spectacular panoramic view of the scenic Cape May peninsula. Located in the park is the World War II Fire Control Tower Fire Control Tower 23. It’s New Jersey’s last remaining World War II tower, which was part of the immense Delaware Bay harbor defense system known as Fort Miles.

Cape May Point State Park

Lighthouse & Yale Aves., Cape May Point, NJ 08212
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Cape May NJ Audubon Autumn Festival & The Bird Show

Cape May News - admin - September 7, 2017

Cape May Fall Festival
2017 Cape May Fall Festival 

Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:00 PM –
Sunday, October 22, 2017 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Grand Hotel (Festival Central) 609-884-5611
CMBO 609-246-3581
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, New Jersey 08204
United States

The longest running birding festival in the USA just keeps getting better. New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory has its pulse on the fall migration and you are invited to be a part of it. Four official migratory counts take place during the fall: the Monarch Monitoring Project, the Avalon Seawatch, the Morning Flight Songbird Count, and of course the celebrated Cape May Hawkwatch. There is no better way to immerse yourself in the storied birding experience that is Cape May than attending this festival.

Registration of $65 per day or $175 for all three days includes an abundant selection of walks for all skill levels, and special photography walks, as well as insightful and entertaining indoor programs. Want to work on your hawk ID? Registration includes Hawk ID Master Classes every afternoon at The Bleachers on Stevens Street overlooking the Rea Farm fields. Same for sea birds at the bleachers on the beach in Avalon. There are boat trips and special trolley trips for additional costs that are only open to festival registrants. 

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Cape May Lighthouse Information

Cape May News - admin - September 6, 2017

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Built in 1859, the Cape May Lighthouse is still helps navigators approach the Delaware Bay. Visitors who climb to the top will see spectacular wide views of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. Climbing the lighthouse has become an fun tradition for many visitors.  The Oil House contains a fully-accessible visitors’  center and a Lighthouse Shop filled with maritime collectibles.  For additional information on lighthouse or tower hours of operation call the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) at 609-884-5404 or visit

The present tower, which is the third documented lighthouse at the southern tip of New Jersey, has been an aid-to-navigation for mariners and attraction for visitors  since it was built in 1859.

​More than 2.5 million visitors have climbed the lighthouse since it opened to the public in 1988.

For those who choose not to climb, the Oil House on the grounds contains a fully accessible Visitors’

Admission $8 adults; $5 children (ages 3-12). Tickets may be purchased

online or at the Lighthouse during hours of operation

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