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Jersey Cape and the Arts  Come to the the Jersey Cape where the arts flourish.

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For generations, families have enjoyed the summertime pleasures found only on the Jersey Cape, making Cape May County one of the best vacation destinations on the east coast.



Ocean City

Ocean City Arts Center
1735 Simpson Avenue
Ocean City
(609) 399-7628

Sponsors monthly gallery exhibits, over 35 weekly classes, workshops, lectures, bus trips and concerts. Annual shows include: Boardwalk Art, Crafts and Wildlife Decoys. There is ample on-site parking and the Center is handicap accessible. Both young and old are welcome, rain or shine.

Ocean City Fine Arts League 
943 Asbury Avenue
Ocean City
(609) 814-0308

Workshops and demonstrations by some of the industry's best professional artists and educators.


Cape Shore Chorus Sweet Adelines
(609) 861-5982
  Sing 4-part harmony in the distinctive barbershop style with rehearsals every Thursday - 7:15 pm at The Flanders Hotel, 719 East 11th Street, Ocean City. All women welcome!
Ocean City Pops Orchestra
Ocean City
(609) 398-9585
  Performs up to 40 concerts, playing Beethoven to Broadway, during the summer season. Performances are held at Ocean City's Historic Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk, as well at other Cape May County locations.

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Sea Isle City

Sea Isle City Players
Townsend's Inlet Civic Center
Sea Isle City

A community theater group which produces a fall comedy, a spring musical and a summer children's theater.

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Puerto Rican Action Committee
604 Franklin Street
(609) 861-1239

Dedicated to the purpose of advancing, promoting and enhancing social, economic, cultural and educational opportunities for Hispanic-American citizens.

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Avalon Performing Arts Committee
Community Hall
30th & Beach
(609) 368-3404

Sponsors such activities as: Art Show, Cabaret Night, Sages Stage, Avalon Players, Clarinet Quartet, Beach Concerts, children's Holiday programs and weekly summer children's entertainment programs.


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Cape May Court House

Access to Art, Inc.
Cape May Court House
(609) 465-3963

Presents the visual and performing arts including: art exhibits; photography seminars with Time/Life, Sports Illustrated and National Geographic photographers; Julliard concerts; ballet weekends; choral groups and poetry readings.

Middle Township Performing Arts Center
1 Penkethman Way
Cape May Court House
(609) 463-1924
  The only performing arts center in Cape May County, this popular 1000-seat arts center is part of the Middle Township High School. Headliners include the New Jersey Pops, Ocean City Pops, and a variety of world class opera, choral, and theatrical performances.

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Doo Wop Preservation League
3201 Pacific Avenue
(609) 523-2400

Fosters awareness, appreciation and education of the popular culture and architecture of the 1950's in an effort to promote preservation and renovation in this resort community.

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Cape May

Cape Harmonaires
(609) 884-4234

Sing 4-part harmony in the distinctive barbershop style with rehearsals every Tuesday - 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the North Cape May Center, Townbank and Shunpike Roads, North Cape May. All men are welcome!

Cape May County Art League
Cape May
(609) 884-8628
  Dedicated to promoting the visual and performing arts throughout Cape May County. Please visit our Fine Arts Gallery at 411 Washington Street, Cape May.
Cape May Jazz Festival
(609) 884-7200
  Held in historic Cape May the weekend after Easter and Veterans Day Weekend yearly, presenting prominent Mid-Atlantic region jazz musicians, performing acoustic jazz in small club high energy jam session.
Cape May Stage Professional Equity Theatre
Lafayette & Bank Streets
Cape May
(609) 884-1341
  Presents comedy, drama, family fare, new works; something for everyone. Productions are May through December in a charming historic setting.
Cape Minority Advocates
PO Box 41
Cape May
(609) 884-8490
  An organization which provides activities that include: cultural events such as an annual Kwanzaa Festival, mentoring of youth groups and a $500.00 scholarship for academic accomplishment.
Center for Community Arts, Inc. 
Cape May
(609) 884-7525
  Offers arts and cultural education activities aimed at strengthening community. Programs include: YAP, a Saturday-night arts program for youth; DrumFun, monthly community drumming; a community history project and a holiday-time Great Cookie Exchange.
East Lynne Company, Inc.
Cape May

"New Jersey's resident drum-beater for early American theater" (New York Times) presents a summer season of classic American comedies and dramas.

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC)
1048 Washington Street
Cape May
(609) 884-5404
  Operates the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, including the Carriage House Gallery and the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located at Cape May Point. MAC sponsors the annual Cape May Music Festival in June and a year round schedule of walking and trolley tours of Cape May's Historic District, as well as house tours, living history programs and workshops and lectures dedicated to the Victorian lifestyle.

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Escape to the Jersey Cape - Cape May County, NJ
No matter what is in your vacation plans, you're sure to find it on the Jersey Cape...

How would you like to...
...hear the sounds of a symphony by the sea, attend the theater in an historic gas-lit town, experience the people and places from the past coming to life again...

Or Maybe...
...hear the strains of a barbershop quartet on a summer's night or the hot sounds of jazz on a cold November evening...

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