At the southernmost tip of New Jersey, Cape May is especially vulnerable to the elements. Hurricanes, Nor'easters and blizzards have all left the city with a flood of memories and haunting images of utter devastation. Exhibit Curator Ben Miller, author of Exit Zero's bestselling book, The First Resort, provides visitors with an unforgettable look at iconic storms that have ravaged Cape May, and a greater appreciation for the awesome power of Mother Nature. Text and images are complemented by the works of selected Cape May artists.
Enjoy a summer evening stroll onthe beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate and view artwork on display and for sale by talented, juried, local artists. A food truck will be available for a snack or a picnic dinner at the picnic tables.
Take a trolley ride to the Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery with Ghost-One, a team of paranormal investigators, to spend time at the graves of Dr. Emlen Physick and his family. On the return from the graveyard to the Physick Estate, listen to EVPs (electronic voice phenomenon) recorded at the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, and experiences reported there by staff and tour-goers. Then join the paranormal research team for an actual investigation in the Physick House, followed by a discussion of discoveries during the investigation.
Hear stories of unexplained occurrences inside the 1879 Physick Estate, experienced by the very guides who know the house intimately. Hear EVP recordings gathered by paranormal investigators and see photos of possible paranormal activity in the house.
This all-day festival features local craft beers to wash down favorite summer picnic foods such as steamed crabs, crab cakes, steamed shrimp, pulled pork, and more. Enjoy live music all day on the outdoor stage. Have fun with jugglers and acrobats, crafts and food vendors, a farmers' market and more. Admission to the grounds is free; there will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities.