Posts Tagged ‘Cape May MAC’


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

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly …

November 15th, 2011 by johnmatusiak

and just to make things extra jolly this season, why not come to Cape May and enjoy one of our many wine events. Guests of The Bacchus Inn B&B will have a choice of several different events taking place this season. There is the ever-popular “SELF-GUIDED Wine Trail” taking place daily from 11/18 – 1/1 (no tours 12/24 & 12/25). If you are interested in immersing yourself in a wine-filled weekend, consider the “Cape May Wine Weekend” which includes a wine tasting dinner, a winery cellar tour, and a wine class during the weekend of 12/9-12/11. You will need to reserve early for the “Cape May Wine Trail” tour, tasting, and lunch event because it offers limited availability and is taking place on 11/19 and 12/30 only. Additionally, the Mad Batter restaurant is hosting a five-course “Wine Dinner” on 12/9, seating is limited, so reserve early.

For more information about any of the above mentioned tours, please visit

For overnight accommodations, contact John & Lisa at The Bacchus Inn Bed and Breakfast – (609)-884-2129 or reserve your getaway on-line.

Cape May offers some military history for Memorial Day

May 26th, 2011 by johnmatusiak

Anyone who visits Cape May will agree that it offers a colorful glimpse into our nation’s history. Cape May has a rich history that spans several notable events from the landing of the dutch ship that carried Captain Mey to when our little city at the southern most tip of New Jersey became an island during World War II. A major part of Cape May’s history is rooted in military service. So on Memorial Day weekend, when we honor fallen soldiers who fought for our nation, it is appropriate to talk about a few attractions here in Cape May.

Cape May is fortunate to have Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts or MAC. MAC offers guests of our Bed and Breakfast several World War II inspired tours of Cape May, such as the Friends of World War II Tour and World War II Trolley Tour. Guests can learn of Cape May’s rich military history on these tours. MAC also partnered with the State of New Jersey to renovate the World War II Lookout Tower at Cape May Point. The Cape May Lookout Tower offers guests the opportunity to enter and explore a piece of WW II history. The World War II Lookout Tower is lined with images of veterans. It is a WW II lookout tower first but also a special memorial for veterans. Guests of The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast consistently say the World War II lookout tower is well worth visiting.

Cape May offers two services on Memorial Day weekend. One happens all season long the other for the Memorial Day holiday in Cape May. Sunset Beach at Cape May Point State Park flies a different veteran’s casket flag daily throughout the season. This modest ceremony takes place at sunset when the flag is then lowered as the sun sets along with a recording of “God Bless America” playing at the same time. The Memorial Day ceremony on Monday in Cape May is a more formal event taking place at the Columbia Ave Veterans monument. Dignitaries will say a few words and a representative from the VFW Post speaks as well. Vacationers are encourage to attend the Cape May Memorial Day events and to take a tour to learn more about Cape May’s military history.

Cape May Veterans Memorial on Columbia Ave

Christmas season is in swing in Cape May

December 7th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

As soon as you cross the bridge into Cape May you are surrounded by seasons greetings. The lamp posts are dressed in garland with images of snowflakes illuminating the street scape. The Washington Street Mall is decorated with care and visions of holiday greetings dancing in all the merchants’ heads. The Bacchus Inn and other bed and breakfasts are dressed for the season and welcoming guests to see our best Victorian Christmas.

Cape May MAC is coordinating the tours of the inns. They are also offering trolley tours and other Christmas attractions. The Physick Estate, Cape May’s museum house, is a winter wonderland. The trees surrounding the grounds are strung with lights and the house offers its own unique Victorian Christmas charm.

The scents of the season are everywhere; cinnamon, pine cones, and evergreen surround visitors with wisps of hot chocolate and hot apple cider throughout.

The air is filled with laughter and kids are all similes.

It is a great time to be in Cape May because the only thing missing from this holiday season is you.

Boo- from Cape May featured by Cape May MAC

October 17th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

The fall has come to Cape May. The leaves are turning, the hawks have arrived, the bed and breakfast are decorated for fall, and the ghosts are very active. Cape May MAC (Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts) is offering a glimpse into the macabre  with “Halloween Happenings” tours October 15-31.

Craig McManus will be in Cape May, October 22, for a ride with the ghost writer tours. The Physick Estate is decorated for the season and has a murder mystery event  There are also several Cape May Bed and Breakfast and private home tours like “Phantoms of Cape May” and “Historic Haunts” tours. The trolleys are also in full gear offering several touring options such as the Cape May Point Lighthouse ride.

Tickets are available at the Physick Estate on Washington Street in Cape May or the information kiosk a the Washington Street mall as well as by phone @ 609.884.5404.

MAC victorian Stained Glass Tour is Illuminating

August 11th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

MAC(Mid Atlantic Center for Arts) is an asset to the Cape May community because of the wonderful historical tours they share with tourist and residents. The stained glass tour offers a beautiful focus on one aspect of victorian architecture, the windows.

These windows are more than just portals of light and ventilation.  They are artworks with many designs demonstrating meticulous craftsmanship. There are endless varieties of color.   Some designs are landscapes, others are religious scenes, while others are geometric designs.  These beautiful windows and transoms speckle the streets and provide spectacular views for an evening walk.

Mac provides a tour which gives a more historical insight into this victorian architectural feature. The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast is one of the featured properties of the MAC tour.  Find out more information of this tour and many others from the This Week in Cape May publication provided in the foyer of the Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast or by visiting our Mac info page.

Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast Burgundy Room Bathroom Window

Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast Main House

Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast Bay Window

Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast Cape May

Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast Interior View of Champagne Suite Bedroom

Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast Interior View from Champagne Suite

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