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Twelve months of exciting events…
APRIL 2 - DECEMBER 31: EMANATION 2019: Emanation 2019 is on display through December 31, 2019 in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts! Emanation 2019 is the third exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at WheatonArts for experiment based exploration. The results are displayed with an emphasis on each artist’s creative process. “The artists in this iteration of Emanation have not previously worked in glass, but are creative thinkers and problem solvers, who have embraced the opportunity to experiment in a new medium,” notes Julie Courtney, curator of Emanation 2019. The artists she brought to the project each have a unique perspective and aesthetic on the integration of glass into their works, creating powerful visuals (and even sounds) relating to invisible labor, prison incarceration rates, beauty in destruction, and “cartoon violence,” just to name a few. Artists participating in the exhibit are Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with general admission to WheatonArts. 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

WheatonArts, Millville. This exhibition in the Down Jersey Folklife Center at WheatonArts features paj ntaub artworks and jewelry created by Hmong master artist and teacher, Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk Sikoun. Many of Pang Xiong’s paj ntaub works on display are created as “story cloths,” incorporating figurative and symbolic images to provide visual narratives on a wide range of themes—folk tales and legends, depictions of Hmong family clans, nature; stories of the Hmong peoples’ migrations, wars, and painful journeys from farming villages to refugee camps. Pang Xiong’s visual representations of the Hmong oral history, folklore and life experiences are both educational and inspiring. Open October 4 through December 31, 2019, Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 4pm. The “Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts” exhibit is part of the Down Jersey Folklife Center’s “Near and Far: Arts and Cultures of East Asia” project, presented in partnership with Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Major support for this partnership project has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  Additional project support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

A living history event, celebrating America’s Racing & Hot-Rodding heritage. Held on the Wildwoods beach at Schellenger Ave. www.TheRaceOfGentlemen.com

4-6, 11-13: MOREY’S OKTOBERFEST: Mariner’s Pier, Wildwood. Fri: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Sat: noon to 11 p.m. Sun: noon to 5 p.m. 609-729-3700. www.MoreysPiers.com

5: WILDWOODS FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: Wildwood. A FREE street fair featuring live music, crafters, food vendors, and more! FREE musical entertainment and much more! 609-729-4000. www.wildwoodsnj.com

5: AUTUMN CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW: Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May. Celebrate fall with your family. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn. Free Admission and parking. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

5: ITALIAN FESTIVAL & PARADE: Sea Isle City. Great food, an Italian Market with craft and specialty vendors, Cannoli Eating Contest, Cento Food display and live musical entertainment. The parade will feature Sea Isle’s “Italian Royal Family,” floats, beauty queens, mascots & many other participants. 609-263-6341. www.kixmcnutleys.com

5-6: FESTIVAL OF FINE CRAFT: WheatonArts, Millville. The 21st annual Festival of Fine Craft takes place at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center on October 5 & 6, 2019, rain or shine! This event, sponsored by Avalon Flooring and OceanFirst, features the works of 150+ juried contemporary and traditional artists and craftspeople. Throughout the WheatonArts campus, artists working in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, wearable art, wood, and more will exhibit and sell their unique works of art. Visitors can interact with demonstrating artists working in a variety of mediums, listen to live music, relax in the Beer & Wine Garden, engage in complimentary family art activities, and enjoy refreshments from gourmet food trucks. The crowd-favorite “WheatonArts Glass Pumpkin Patch” will be displayed at the center of WheatonArts’ campus with over 6,000 handcrafted glass pumpkins for the picking! The Festival of Fine Craft is included with General Admission to WheatonArts. Visit wheatonarts.org for more information and event updates. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

10-14: VICTORIAN WEEKEND: Cape May. 47th Annual Event. Celebrate Cape May’s Victorian architecture and history with a holiday weekend of tours and events. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

12: SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

12: FALL BLOCK PARTY & FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR: Ocean City. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, family night entertainment on the boardwalk with fireworks. Call 800-BEACH-NJ, or visit online at www.oceancityvacation.com

12-13: CAPE MAY WINE & MUSIC FEST: Hawk Haven Winery, Rio Grande.The Cape May Wine & Music Fest at Hawk Haven Winery will feature live music from world class performers, wine tastings from some of New Jersey’s finest wineries, a craft beer garden that will blow your hops off, and a variety of tasty street food vendors. www.hawkhavenvineyard.com

12-13: CREST BEST RUN FEST: Wildwood Crest. 10 Mile, 5 Mile, 3.1 Mile and Kid’s Races. www.DelmoSports.com

12-14: INDIAN SUMMER WEEKEND: Music Pier, Ocean City. Seafood vendors at the Music Pier and boardwalk table sales. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

12-14: AVALON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: Avalon. Treats from the sea at the Chamber’s Annual Seafood Festival. Featuring fresh seafood vendors, chowder contest, live music, vendors and more. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

12-14: DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD CHILI & CHOWDER COOK OFF FESTIVAL: Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Enjoy Food Trucks & local Tent vendors. Artisan Vendors, Free Family and Kids Activities. Wine and Craft Beer Tasting and sales in Garden/Tent area. There will be a Chili and Chowder cook off with Judging & Awards. www.woyftevents.com www.dooww.com

13: LIMA BEAN FESTIVAL: West Cape May. The lowly legume takes center stage and delights locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available. 609-884-8302. www.westcapemay.us

13: VICTORIAN WEEKEND CRAFTS and COLLECTIBLES SHOW: Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

15-17: WATER/WAYS: WheatonArts, Millville. Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. It explores the centrality of water in our lives including its effect on the environment and climate, its practical role in agriculture and economic planning, its impact on culture and spirituality, as well as its inspiring contributions to art and music. WheatonArts, in cooperation with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH), will examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element as it hosts the traveling “Water/Ways” exhibition. Open October 15 through November 17, 2019, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Gallery of Fine Craft at WheatonArts. Participate in a public discussion on Saturday, October 19, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. as NJCH hosts the “What is Your Water Story?” workshop and enjoy FREE admission to WheatonArts for the entire day, part of “Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and was adapted from an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

17-20: NJ AUDUBON’S CAPE MAY AUTUMN FESTIVAL: Cape May. Join birding’s best at world famous Cape May NJ for three days of field trips, boat trips, workshops, live hawk banding and hawk demonstrations, and programs focusing on fall’s famous raptor migration. Keynote speakers. Live raptor show at Cape May Convention Hall, artisans, crafters, tour and optic companies. Convention Hall is free. Registration required for all other activities. www.birdcapemay.org or www.njaudubon.org

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

18: BONFIRE ON THE BEACH: North Wildwood. Enjoy a bonfire on the beach from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at 17th Ave. Live Entertainment. Bring a chair or blanket.

18-19: GREATER WILDWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FAB 50’s & BEYOND WEEKEND: Wildwood. Enjoy a weekend full of events beginning Friday night with a Dance Party at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Tickets needed. A FREE street fair will take place on Saturday at Fox Park. Classic cars, food and craft vendors, live entertainment, a Doo Wop Bus Tour and ending with a concert at the Oceanfront Arena. 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

18-31: HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS: Cape May. Special tours and events themed for the spooky season. (Oct. 18-31) 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

19: PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Enjoy this popular Halloween event. www.hcsv.org

19-20: LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE WEEKEND: Lighthouses, museums and life-saving stations host a “Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey” weekend on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20. The public is challenged to visit all participating lighthouses over the weekend and raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.

25-27: SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEKEND: Cape May. Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, for a weekend of solving clues in the new mystery. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for prizes. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

OCTOBER 25 - NOVEMBER 3: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEK: WheatonArts’ Museum Stores say THANK YOU during Customer Appreciation Week from Saturday, October 25 through Sunday, November 3, 2019. Start your Holiday Shopping at WheatonArts during this week and receive a Mystery Discount of 20% to 50% OFF your entire purchase* in each store. The week includes daily door prizes, food sampling, and a free cookie from our Gatehouse Café with a purchase. (*Excludes food, candy, programs and gift cards.). The WheatonArts Museum Stores are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm, April through December (open on Saturdays and Sundays only January through March). It is free to shop and stroll at WheatonArts, except during special outdoor events. Proceeds from the Museum Stores support arts educational programming at WheatonArts. For more information, visit shop. www.wheatonarts.org

26: HARVEST FESTIVAL: Stone Harbor. Hayrides, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating in our shops, and creepy & crawly, but cute animals! www.stoneharborbeach.com

26: GHOST TOUR: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. Check out the website for more information. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

26: CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES BY THE SEA: Cape May Convention Hall. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

26: EAST ASIAN AUTUMN FESTIVAL: WheatonArts, Millville. Free from 1pm to 5pm in the WheatonArts Event Center, enjoy a vivid introduction to the unique Asian traditions associated with the Moon and Lantern Festivals of East Asia! Narrated music and dance performances will feature Japanese Minyo dances and Taiko drumming, traditional Korean dances, the Chinese lantern dance, a traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai costume show, the Chinese Peking Opera, as well as a musical performance featuring a zither and vocals. Visitors can participate in unique experiences of old imagery and present-day creativity with a variety of special hands-on demonstrations of folk and traditional art making from many different cultures. Enjoy stations presenting the Chinese “Art of Tea” and play games. The community arts project and installation of “A Hundred Lanterns” will also be on display! Free admission for the East Asian Autumn Festival is provided by the “WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive” program. The “East Asian Autumn Festival” is part of the Down Jersey Folklife Center’s “Near and Far: Arts and Cultures of East Asia” project, presented in partnership with Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Major support for this partnership project has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

26-27: DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD’S HALL-O-WINE WEEKEND FESTIVAL: Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Enjoy Food Trucks and local tent vendors. Artisan Vendors. Free Family and Kids Activities. Wine and Craft Beer Tasting and sale in Garden/Tent area. Food Truck Trick or Treating each day from noon to 3 for all children 12 & under in costume. www.woyftevents.com or www.dooww.com

27: HALLOWHEATON: WheatonArts, Millville. 1pm to 4pm. Enjoy a FREE trick-or-treat event throughout the grounds at WheatonArts on October 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Find out why HalloWheaton has quickly become a local family tradition! Trick-or-Treat in your favorite Halloween costume and meet actors from Mystic Realms dressed as traditional characters such as the Mummy, Grymm Witches, the too-tall scarecrow and many others. Photo ops with the characters are welcomed! This event is scare-free and family-friendly. Admission is FREE for the day, part of the “WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” program. In case of inclement weather trick or treating and shows will be inside the Event Center. HalloWheaton is also part of “Customer Appreciation Week” when the WheatonArts Museum Stores say Thank You to our customers Saturday, October 25 through Sunday, November 3, 2019. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

Cape May. Participating restaurants in the Historic Landmark City of Cape May offer meals for $35.00. www.cmrestaurantweek.com

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