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MAY EVENTS
Twelve months of exciting events…


People, Place, Process: April 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021 : 50 Years of Glassmaking at WheatonArts. WheatonArts, Millville. This exhibit in the Museum of American Glass honors 50 years of glassmakers at WheatonArts. Discover collaborations that artfully combine vision, artifacts that serve as muse, and the tools that connect skills across time. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

Themes Across Cultures: April 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021: WheatonArts, Millville. View the similarities and differences of various artistic expressions found within South Jersey’s diverse cultural groups on display in WheatonArts’ Down Jersey Folklife Center. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

Tournament Of Bands Indoor Championships: April 30-3. Wildwoods Convention Center. 609-849-8553. www.njatob.org

Cape May’s Spring Celebration: 1-17. Varied venues. Celebrate the season of Spring in with four weeks of events including a Private Homes Tour, Ghost Tours, food and wine events, a Sip Into Spring Festival and crafts show, living history programs, Armed Forces Day, Murder Mystery Dinners and much more. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

United States Coast Guard Cape May Community Festival: 2. CMC Coast Guard Base Training Center, Cape May. 609-898-6900.

Spring Block Party: 2. Ocean City. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music & more. Asbury Ave. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Eco Fair: 2. WheatonArts, Millville. In partnership with the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, This FREE outdoor event features handmade items from New Jersey artists, environmentally-themed speakers & workshops, upcycled crafts & family art activities, and locally grown flowers, vegetables, & herbs for sale. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

Multi Cultural Event: 8. Levoy Theatre, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Celebrating multi ethnicities through music and dance. Collaborative program of Millville Schools, Riverfront Renaissance Center and Glasstown Arts District. FREE to the public. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Garden Club Of Cape May Flower Show: 8. Cape May Convention Hall. 714 Beach Ave., 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show: 8-10. The Wildwoods. Cars on display on the Wildwoods Boardwalk on Friday and Saturday. 609-522-4546. www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com

Second Saturday Wine Tasting: 9. Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com Martin Z. Mollusk Day: 9. Ocean City. Will OC’s hermit crab mascot see his shadow? Find out if summer is coming early. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

NJ Audubon’s World Series Of Birding: 9. Teams of birders seek to tally as many species of birds by sight or sound in a 24-hour period within New Jersey. Registration required. www.njaudubon.org

Paperweight Fest 2020: 14-16. WheatonArts, Millville. Presented in association with the Delaware Valley Paperweight Collectors Association,Registrants can meet and collaborate with their favorite artists, watch unique demonstrations, make a paperweight, add to their collection, and more. Special Glass Studio demonstrations include the creation of a large-scale “Millville Rose” paperweight, a presentation and demo by Loren Stump, and collaborations between artists Melissa Ayotte & Mayauel Ward as well as Clinton Smith & Chris Sherwin! A select group of paperweight dealers, artists, and galleries will be exhibiting in the Event Center. Meet the Artist sessions include David Graeber, Mike Hunter, Damon MacNaught, Cathy Richardson, Alison Ruzsa, and Paul Stankard. For the full Paperweight Fest 2020 schedule and registration details, visit their website. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

NJ Audubon’s Cape May Spring Festival: 14-17. Cape May and Delaware Bayshore. Celebrate spring and enjoy a weekend in North America’s most famous bird watching destination. Nature walks, boat trips, indoor programs and keynote speeches by internationally recognized wildlife habitat experts. Registration required. www.njaudubon.org

Third Friday: 15. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Captain Kidd Pirate Day: 16. North Wildwood. Pirate parade followed by treasure hunt at 19th & the beach, North Wildwood. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon: 17. Ocean City. ¼ mile pool swim, 2M Run/16M Bike/2M Run. Includes a Kids’ course. 609-399-6111. www.ocnj.us/race-events

Runway 5K/10K & One Mile Fun Walk: 18.Naval Air Station Wildwood. Cape May County Airport. Run for History! Runners and walkers have a unique opportunity to compete on the runway and finish inside the museum. Music. Food. Refreshments after the race. www.usnasw.org

Shorebird & Horseshoe Crab Festival: 18-19. Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor. Guided shorebird walks along beaches & salt marshes, horseshoe crab night walks, view & participate in shorebird tagging with the International Shorebird Research Team, live horseshoe crab demos, face painting, and hands-on education & games. 609-368-1211. www.wetlandsinstitute.org

Free Concert at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts: 21. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. 22 N. High St. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Percussionist Jody Janetta leads this band with vocals by Lori Bennett. The concert is Free but reservations are required and limited to 80 people. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Wildwoods International Kite Festival: 22-25. The Wildwoods. Begins with the opening of the Kite Sales Tent. Followed by the illuminated night kite fly. The East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach as well as kite exhibits and workshops. FREE to spectators. 732-822-4884. www.SkyFestivals.com

Wheels & Wings AirShow: 23-24. Millville Airport hosted by Millville Army Airfield Museum. 9a.m. to 5p.m. 856-324-2347. www.p47millville.org to buy tickets.

Stone Harbor Farmers Market: 24. 95TH Street & Second Avenue. Every Sunday Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. 8am – 12:30pm. www.shnj.org

Cape May Music Festival: 24-June 12. Cape May. 30th Annual Event. World-class orchestral & chamber jazz, Celtic and brass band music, and Bach’s Lunches. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Memorial Day Ceremony: 25. Cape May. www.capemaycity.com

Turtle Trot: 25. 5K/2 Mile Walk. www.stoneharborbeach.com


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