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Month: March 2016

Congress Hall will be having a blast

Congress Hall Yello

We had word today that Congress Hall is preparing to sandblast the paint from the exterior surfaces to reveal the original bricks of the 1879 building. We tried, with the help of Photoshop, to see what that may look like when the building’s surface is completed. To be fair, the color is approximate and does not show the subtleties of the shading of the bricks. And the brick color itself is a best guess based on photo samples of common brick around Cape May.

Congress Hall as brick colored

What do you think?

(ETA: You’ve probably worked this out, but April Fools!)

Avoid traffic delays: take the West Cape May bridge

Due to upcoming repairs, the northbound lane of the Route 109 bridge (the small bridge leaving Cape May, near the Tuna Club) will close to vehicles. A single alternating lane will serve north and southbound traffic.

Want to avoid certain delays, especially during peak driving times? Change your route and use the West Cape May Bridge, which avoid the affected area. Work is scheduled to be completed by May 21st.

Easter Weekend in Cape May


If you’re spending the Easter holiday weekend in Cape May, here’s a list of restaurants serving Easter brunch, Easter dinner, and offering visits with the Easter Bunny.


Easter Fashion Stroll – Sunday at 1pm

An annual tradition on the Washington Street Mall! Sunday, March 27 a 1 p.m. at the 300 block. Registration begins at noon, and the stroll will begin at 1 p.m. Judging categories and age groups are: 3 and younger, 4 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12, 13 and older, best dressed lady, man, couple, family and for the best Easter bonnet. Treats, gift certificates and ribbons will be awarded to winning participants. In the event of rain, the location will move to Our Lady Star of the Sea parish hall located at 520 Lafayette Street.

Easter at Congress Hall

Join the Easter Bunny along with his sidekick, Blue the Pig at our Easter Egg Hunt. Egg hunts will be held at 10:30am and 12:00pm. Don’t miss our family lawn games from 1:30pm-2:30 pm, including potato sack races, three-legged races, and more! While you’re here take a train ride on the Congress Hall Express from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Egg hunts and family lawn games are complimentary and do not require a reservation! Guests can simply attend their preferred time.


Easter Brunch & Dinner

Aleathea’s at the Inn of Cape May

Easter Brunch served 11:30am-2:30pm. Dinner 4pm-7pm. Adults are $24.95 per person, children $14.95 each, under 3 are free. (609) 884-5555


Our Easter Dinner 3-course meal is $20.00 per person. Offered Sunday, March 27 from noon until 8pm. (609) 884-4424

Congress Hall

Enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch in our Grand Ballroom. For reservations, call 609-884-8422.

The Ebbitt Room

Serving Easter Dinner from 2pm-7pm. (609) 884-5700

Hemingway’s at the Grand

Easter Breakfast & Brunch. Adults $19 each, children 12 and under $10 each. Call 609-884-5611 ext. 516 for reservations.

The Lobster House

Easter Dinner served 12noon-9pm. The Lobster House does not take reservations.

The Merion Inn

Offering Easter Dinner on Sunday, March 27 from noon to 8pm. (609) 884-8363

Oyster Bay

Serving Easter Dinner from 4pm. (609) 884-2111

Washington Inn

Easter Brunch is being served from 10am-12:30pm. $29 per person, $17 for children. Easter Dinner 4pm-7:30pm. (609) 884-5697

The Reeds at Shelter Haven (Stone Harbor)

From 10am until 2pm, the Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor will host their annual Easter Brunch, perfect for visitors to the shore and residents alike. The interactive meal features food stations throughout the dining room, and reservations are required. Guests will enjoy breakfast selections; live-action omelet and carving stations; hot entrees; salads, seafood and sides; and a variety of desserts. In addition, Bloody Marys and mimosas will be just $5 each. Easter Brunch is $40 per person for adults; kids 12 and under are just $20 each, while kids 3 and under are free. Call 609-368-0100.

Visit with the Easter Bunny

Cape May Ferry’s Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

March 26 from 9am to noon. Join us for one of two seatings! With hot and cold buffet selections, there’s something for everyone while the little ones in your life get their picture taken with Mr. Bunny. Registered children can also participate in an Easter Egg hunt between seatings with special golden eggs for Ferry prizes. Egg Hunt at 10 AM. (Restrictions: Children will be limited to 10 eggs and one golden egg and must be registered for either breakfast to partake in the hunt. Participants should bring their own Easter baskets or bags for the hunt. Egg Hunt will be divided into age groups and limited to 10 eggs per child.) $22 per adult, $12 per child ages 3-12, under 3 free. Reservations are required. Call 1-800-643-3779.

Congress Hall

Join the Easter Bunny along with his sidekick, Blue the Pig at our Easter Egg Hunt. Egg hunts will be held at 10:30am and 12:00pm. Egg hunts and family lawn games are complimentary and do not require a reservation! Guests can simply attend their preferred time.

Harbor View

An annual event, enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  Plenty of specials for the kids and bring your camera for lots of free pictures.  Reservations accepted but not required. Call 609-884-5444.

Oceanview Diner

The Easter Bunny will be here on Sunday from 8am-12noon.

The Original Fudge Kitchen

Meet the Easter Bunny on Friday from 12-4pm, Sat from 12-4pm, and on Sunday at the Easter Stroll.

Uncle Bill’s Pancake House

Meet the Easter Bunny this weekend 8am-12noon.



Rotary Park project underway

We’ve been so preoccupied with finishing the spring issue of Cape May Magazine that we missed the tear-down of Rotary Park’s gazebo yesterday, but we got a few photographs of the aftermath for you. The park project is a joint effort of the Fund for Cape May and the City of Cape May. The updated plan includes wrought-iron fencing, benches, a large central fountain, gas lamps to complement ones already in place around the city, and new bicycle racks.

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Montreal Beach Resort turns 50

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Montreal Beach Resort worked with Hawk Haven to create a signature chardonnay, Chateau Montreal. Hawk Haven bottled the limited-edition wine yesterday, just forty cases in total. Try a glass this summer at Harry’s of Cape May, or pick up a bottle at The Wine Cellar this upcoming season.

Congratulations on 50 years in business!

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