City of Cape May


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 own tools (our supply is limited).  Preregistration is not required; however, if you plan to bring a large group, we would appreciate a call ahead of time.  Contact Gretchen Whitman at 609.898.8848 x-

Cape May’s Spring Festival

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

Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit


Easter Fashion Stroll

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.

Registration begins at 12 pm, Stroll begins at 1pm

HUMMINGBIRDS 101 All About Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and How to Attract Them

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 you think you know everything about these winged jewels, expect to be surprised by what you learn.  Pat Sutton will show off an actual hummingbird nest and share essential tips on how to ready your y


Upcoming Events

Sat, September 19

Backtrack Vocals Presented by MAC Rain date September 20 Come enjoy an evening of music performed by talented, local Cape May musicians.

Sat, September 26

Sun, October 25

Due to New Jersey Governor Murphy's Executive Order on outdoor gatherings and with a priority to the safety and welfare of