Lobster, Chocolate and Fish Stories In Cape May

The Mid-Atlantic Center For The Arts is keeping the schedule going now that summer's done.

CapeMayChocolateThe event programmers at the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities in Cape May have got it going on. While other non-profit organizations struggle to create themes for their one big annual fundraiser (or repeat the same public activities all the time), these folks are constantly coming up with unique programming. Coming up in early October: an exploratory lesson on local seafood and fishing history on October 3 and a chocolate-tasting tour through a series of historic lodgings on Oct. 10.

On the guided Fisherman’s Wharf Tour (which, as of this moment, appears to still be on, but you might want to double-check before purchasing tickets, considering the weather this weekend), participants poke around Cape May’s working fishing dock, stroll through the fish market and hear stories about the historic fishing memorabilia at the Lobster House Restaurant. According to MAC, tour guides teach visitors “how your seafood gets from the sea to your table and how Cape May has become the third largest commercial fishing port on the East Coast.” The tour forms part of the MAC-sponsored Cape May Food & Wine Celebration and costs only $10 for adults and $7 for children. The 45-minute tour leaves at 11am.

How to make a history tour sweeter for those who may have, uh, other interests? Just add chocolate. From 1-3 pm on Oct. 10, you can peek through four or five of Cape May’s famous Victorian inns, B&Bs, restaurants and private homes, eating chocolate treats at each one. The destinations change depending on the tour, and these are no mere chocolate morsels, they’re full-on mini-desserts. Adults $20; children $15.

The raison d’etre for MAC is to preserve the cultural and architectural history of Cape May’s treasures by operating historic sites, presenting performances and working with arts groups, cultivating appreciation for the town’s Victorian heritage, preserving old objects and supporting tourism.

And luring us there with lobster and sweets, of course.

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