Archive for the ‘events’ Category
May 15th, 2013 by johnmatusiak
Cape May is a premier birding destination. May migration is an exciting time at the New Jersey shore. The Bacchus Inn is proud to provide accommodations for birders who wish to immerse themselves in the shore habitat for a few days.
Cape May Point State Park offers many trails to enjoy Cape May birding. Several varieties of birds can be seen in the Cape May beach wetlands. The Cape May Bird Observatory host many birding experts who are available for private and scheduled tours.
One such event is:Cape May gration Shorebird and Horsecrab Feastival May 16 – 19, 2013. For more information about this event dial: 609.884.2736. Cape May Bird Observatory is part of NJ Audubon Society.
May 15th, 2013 by johnmatusiak
This is an exciting time of year for New Jersey Birding. The Bacchus Inn would like to congratulate the 2013 winners of the World Series of Birding WSB.The winners for May of 2013 were as follows:
URNER STONE CUP (highest number total species) – 186
UMLY B. B. Kingfishers (Youth Challenge Div C) sponsored by Upper Main Line YMCA
Ben Bussmann, Nathaniel Sharp, Austin Smith
STONE AWARD (2nd highest number total species) – 182
DVOC Loons: Scott Fraser, Ian Lynch, Ken Lynch, Bill Reaume
STEARNS AWARD (3rd highest number total species) – 174
Diving Dabblers: Mark Boyd, Rodney Johnson, Matt Sabatine
May 12th, 2013 by johnmatusiak
Afternoon Reception at Bacchus Inn
The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast is proud to have accommodated and supported the 2013 Higher Education – K-12 Bridges Conference.
The Bacchus Inn staff have worked with members of P4CE for some time providing accommodations for their semi-annual board meetings and taking on the role of their liaison to Cape May. Planning quality events such as this require a knowledge of the destination and resources. The Bacchus Inn prides itself on understanding what Cape May has to offer as a beach resort and conference destination. Through a consistent dialogue, The Bacchus Inn staff in union with The Cape May Convention Center provided information and assistance to P4CE event planners to help develop a quality experience for the conference attendees.
The Bacchus Inn was honored to provide accommodations during the conference for keynote speakers, Hall Davidson of Discovery Education and Apple Computer’s Steve Zalot. The Bacchus Inn provided accommodations for the executive members of the P4CE board and sponsors of this conference; Wilkes University, 3rd Learning, Chester County Intermediate Unit, Research for Better Schools, and Discovery Education.
During the first evening of the conference, The Bacchus Inn hosted a networking event as per the P4CE staff request. Some food was provided by The Bacchus Inn, but the social engagement also showcased exceptional products from Cape May Winery and Seaside Cheese of West Cape May.
This 2013 Higher Education Bridges Conference in Cape May event was a success for the planners, attendees, and Cape May. A coordinated effort amongst P4CE staff, The Bacchus Inn, and the Cape May Convention Center were essential. The Bacchus Inn hopes that this conference will become a model for future events showcasing our beautiful seashore resort, historic inns, and the Cape May Convention Center.
October 10th, 2012 by johnmatusiak
The inaugural “Exit 0 International Jazz Festival” in Cape May is to be held Nov. 9 to 11, 2012.
The previously held semiannual “Cape May Jazz Festival” put on by a local organization, ended a 17-year run in 2011. Debt and lack of cohesiveness within the organization is said to be the catalyst for the organization’s decision to dissolve.
The organizer of the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival wants to bring more of a New Orleans vibe to this festival. 52 year-old Michale Kline says it is because nobody knows how to have fun like people in New Orleans.
Main-stage shows will take place at the Convention Hall, which will be reconfigured as a 550-seat bistro. In all, more than 20 bands and artists will perform at 8 locations throughout Cape May.
Mr. Kline plans to continue the jazz tradition in Cape May, by presenting another jazz festival in June.
The jazz festival is a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and listen to great music in the historic beach front community of Cape May NJ. There is something special about listening to great music on a lazy afternoon watching the waves crash on the sea. Everyone can listen to great jazz but everyone should experience it down the shore in historic Cape May at least once.
August 3rd, 2012 by johnmatusiak
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 is the first annual “Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival” taking place on the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate located at 1048 Washington St, Cape May. Guests of The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast can enjoy this all-day festival featuring local and regional craft beers along with crab and other summer food favorites.
Music will be playing all-day long on outdoor stage that includes Reed’s Blues, The JL3 Band, New Pony, Dave Landry, The Kelly Carvin Band, and The Kruno Spisic Band. Activities include games, face painting, jugglers and acrobats. There will also be arts, crafts, a farmers’ market, and much more.
The Craft Beer Tent will feature beers from local and regional breweries. These include Cape May Brewing Company , Tuckahoe Brewing Company, and Victory Brewing Company
Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), this fun summer event will
benefit free educational outreach programs. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278
July 27th, 2012 by johnmatusiak
Tuesday’s are a good day to be in Cape May in the summer. Every Tuesday between June 26 and August 28, 2012, the West Cape May Farmer’s Market assemblies behind the West Cape May Borough Hall. Some vendors sell locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and honey. Other vendors are there to sell antiques, books, crafts, t-shirts, art, and more.
Community concerts take place between 5pm and 7pm, which feature performances by talented local musicians. Visitors can listen to live music while strolling through the Farmer’s Market or while dining on some of the many food choices offered at the Market, such as bar-b-que, crab cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, and kettle corn.
The West Cape May Farmer’s market is only a short bike ride from the center of Cape May. For your next visit to Cape May or your next stay at The Bacchus Inn B&B, spend the afternoon at the West Cape May Farmer’ Market.
July 5th, 2012 by johnmatusiak
Remember back to the year 2002?
- The cost of a first-class stamp is $.37
- 2002 Winter Olympics took place in Salt Lake City
- MTV reality show, “The Osbournes” debuted
- Kenneth L. Lay, chairman of the bankrupt company, Enron, resigns during the federal investigation of the company for hiding debt and misrepresenting earnings
- Pennsylvania miners are rescued after spending 77 hours in a flooded mine shaft
- John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo are arrested for sniper attacks around the DC suburbs killing ten and wounding others.
- Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams at Wimbledon
- Deaths: Milton Berle, Rosemary Clooney, John Gotti, Ann Landers, Princess Margaret, Dudley Moore, Johnny Unitas, and Ted Williams
- Movie debuts: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, “Chicago”, and “Gangs of New York”. “Spider-Man” was the year’s box-office blockbuster, grossing over $406 million.
- John & Lisa opened The Bacchus Inn B&B in Cape May, NJ!
That is correct, 10 years ago John & Lisa opened the doors to a new bed & breakfast in Cape May, The Bacchus Inn. They started with 1 house and 6 guests rooms. Because John was also in the wine business at the time, it seemed to make sense to have a Bed and Breakfast with a wine theme. It proved to be a success and 2 1/2 years later they purchased the house across the street (formerly The Brass Bed) expanding the number of guest rooms to 13.
To celebrate the first 10 years in business, there are special discounts and special events planned for the end of the summer and the fall. Be sure to check back to find out more!
May 1st, 2012 by johnmatusiak
by Craig McManus
Join Medium and Cape May Ghost Writer Craig McManus, for a spirited Mother’s Day Weekend May 11-12, at The Bacchus Inn. Craig will be hosting two channeling groups on Saturday, exclusively for guests of the Bacchus.
May is a wonderful time to enjoy the sites and sounds (without the crowds) at America’s oldest seaside resort, and possibly reconnect with your friends and loved ones on the Other Side. Craig’s Channeling Weekends are an uplifting and wonderful experience.
After you arrive on Friday evening, there will be a meet and greet at a local restaurant. On Saturday, Craig will host two group-channeling sessions of ten people each, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening. Craig’s incredible abilities as a medium allow him to reconnect those of us here on the Earth with our loved ones on the Other Side. During teatime, Craig will relate some of his experiences about the ghosts of Cape May, the theme of four books he has written about Cape May’s paranormal side. This will be one of the most unique Mother’s Day weekends you have ever experienced!
The price for this weekend event is $50 per person plus whichever room you choose at The Bacchus Inn. You must be staying at The Bacchus Inn and Cottage to participate in this event. Space is limited to twenty guests. Please call The Bacchus Inn to make reservations or for more information at 609-884-2129.
For more about Craig, check out his website, www.craigmcmanus.com.
Craig McManus Investigating The Bacchus Inn Cottage
January 12th, 2012 by johnmatusiak
Enter for a chance to win a three-day, two-night stay at The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast in beautiful Cape May, NJ.
One (1) lucky winner will receive a three-day, two-night stay for two at The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast in beautiful Cape May, NJ. The prize package includes accommodations in a suite or deluxe room, daily breakfast for two, daily afternoon refreshments for two, and a Bacchus Inn “Deluxe Welcome Basket”.
To enter for a chance to win, participants must do one of the following:
1. “Like” us on Facebook.com on or before May 10, 2012 (no purchase necessary).
2. Make a reservation with us on or before May 10, 2012 for any time from Dec 1, 2011 to Dec 31, 2012.
3. Purchase a gift certificate from us on or before May 10, 2012.
You may enter as many times as you would like.
The winner will be drawn during the weekend of May 12, 2012. The winner does not have to be present during the drawing.
Please see Official Rules for more information
Please Note: Blackout dates may apply. Winner must redeem prize within one year from date of award. Meals (except as noted in the prize description), incidental expenses, tips and gratuities, taxes, and all other costs and expenses not otherwise specified herein are not included in prize package. (Approximate retail value: $600.00)
November 15th, 2011 by johnmatusiak
Part 3 of 3: “Celebrating the Victory” – Lisa Matusiak of The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast won the locally adapted “Chopped” cooking competition that took place on Thursday, September 15. The event was one of many Cape May Food & Wine Festival events taking place in Cape May from September 15-25, 2011.
After Lisa was named the victor, she was presented a BBQ accessory set in a wooden box that was inscribed “Cape May Chopped – September 15, 2011”. Once the hand-shaking and congratulations were over, Lisa, John, their children, and several friends headed over to Lucky Bones Backwater Grill for a celebration dinner.
Soon after the event, many guests that came to stay at The Bacchus Inn had read about the event on-line and asked Lisa to cook her winning dish. She agreed to try and re-create the breakfast dish. It was well received and eventually became a regular in the late-summer/early-fall breakfast rotation. Perhaps the next time you stay at The Bacchus Inn B&B you will have the opportunity to try out Lisa’s award-winning “Strawberry-Stuffed French Toast w/Crunchy Pretzel Topping and Chocolate-Bailey’s Sauce”!
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 609-884-2129 or 866-844-2129, email us, or use our online request form.