2013 Chalfonte Hotel Events Calendar
August 30-mid October
"From One Generation to Another" Exhibit
The family, friends, and colleagues of the late Alice Steer Wilson open the sixth invitational exhibit in her memory, at the Chalfonte Hotel, Cape May, on Sunday, September 1st. This show features the book, Alice Steer Wilson: Light, Particularly and debuts three limited edition fine-art prints from within its pages. "Favored Flower," "Summer's End," and "Privileged Light" were among the many works first exhibited at the Chalfonte Hotel. Author Janice Wilson Stridick and contributors Anne R. Fabbri and Sue Carpenter Priester will attend and sign the books, as will author Karen Fox with her book, The Chalfonte. Prints and original work by Wilson, Virginia Tabor, Kathleen Eastwood, Carol King Hood and Marc Shenfield will be exhibited and offered for sale.
Featured artists will welcome the public at the opening reception on Sunday, September 1st from 2-3:30PM at the Chalfonte Hotel, 301 Howard Street. The event is free, and wine and hors d'ouevres will be served. Paintings will remain on display in the Solarium and Magnolia Room through October 15th.
This exhibition renews a celebration of Alice Steer Wilson's art that began in 1992 with the first Alice Steer Wilson show at the Chalfonte. The late artist's commitment to present fresh, original works to friends, students, and collectors from around the world inspired her painting year-round. For information on the reception or exhibit, call the Chalfonte Hotel, 609-884-8409. For more information on the catalog, visit www.southboundpress.com
New Jersey State Film Festival in Cape May
Hall of Famer Ray Didinger and Glen Macnow Present their Favorite Sports Films! PLUS: The Best Features, Documentaries, or Short Films Made in New Jersey by New Jersey Filmmakers or to Premiere in the Garden State!
Linda McCrary-Watercolor Exhibit
Free & open to the public. The self-guided exhibit will be on from mid-May through May 28 viewing daily from 11am-4pm daily. For sales information please go to the hotel front desk.
May 10 - mid-October
Photography Club of Cape May Exhibit in the King Edward Bar
During this time there will be three different themed exhibits displayed. The first theme, displaying from May through June, will be "In the Garden", the second, displayed from July through August, will be "Cape May Up Close" and the third, displayed from September through mid October, will be "The View". The Chalfonte Hotel will host an opening reception for each themed display. These receptions will be held on Sunday, May 26, June 30, & September 1, from 2:00-3:30pm. This work will be open to the public during the King Edward Bar hours 3-11pm.
May 31-June 25
"Balance, Beauty and Butterflies" featuring Lou Riccio & Catherine Bosna Art Exhibit
with Exhibit Reception Sunday, June 9 from 2-3:30pm Cape May's natural beauty and Victorian architecture continues to inspire two local Artists: Louis M. Riccio, Industrial Designer/Watercolorist & Catherine Bosna, Acrylic Painter/Assemblage Artist. Catherine and Louis will be displaying works that reveal their visions and love of Cape May's rich historic past as well their appreciation for the wealth of beauty surrounding them in Cape May County. Free & open to the public. The self-guided exhibit will be on display from May 31 through June 25 viewing daily from 11am-4pm daily. For sales information please go to the hotel front desk.
Watercolor Workshop with Marie Natale
Two-day watercolor workshop with Marie Natale. Be amazed at the fresh, clean and luminous results when using proper brush techniques and a direct painting method. Marie is known for her friendly teaching style, making classes both fun and informative. Come join us for a great painting experience. Contact Marie at 609-214-9905 for workshop reservations. Class will be held during the two day workshops from 9:30am-3:30pm. Reception and orientation for the workshop will be on Wednesday, June 5, @ 5pm. Tuition for the two-day workshops is $200.00 ($15 additional for commuters). Reservations for guest rooms should be made by calling the Chalfonte @ 609-884-8409.
June 29-July 29
Penelope Chiusano Watercolor Exhibit
with Exhibit Reception Sunday, June 30 from 2-3:30pm New York watercolorist Penny Chiusano will display her whimsical work here at the Chalfonte Hotel in the Magnolia Room ballroom. Free & open to the public. The self-guided exhibit will be on display from from May 31 through June 25 viewing daily from 11am-4pm daily. For sales information please go to the hotel front desk.
Wednesday, July 10
Chalfonte Summer Concerts – Free Outdoor Concert Front Porch 8:00pm CBC Trio
The CBC Trio consists of Claire Marie Moblard on piano, Byron Stay on trumpet and Carl Glover, vocals. The trio plays popular, jazz, folk and gospel music. Their playlist will include music by Leroy Anderson, Duke Ellington, and W. C. Handy.
Wednesday, July 17
Chalfonte Summer Concerts - Free Outdoor Concert Front Porch 8:00pm Artis/Hammel Carmen Artis, John Hammel, and Nancy Purkiss are Trio Bella Cantare.
Join them on the porch of the Chalfonte for One Enchanted Evening with the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein! With selections from the ground breaking productions of Oklahoma & Carousel to the South Pacific and historic Siam in The King and I through to the streets of San Francisco via Flower Drum Song and finally to perch on the lush melodies and tempos of Allegro and Cinderella, Carmen, John and Nancy will evoke memories of long established musical favorites in the Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway tradition.
Wednesday, July 24
Chalfonte Summer Concerts – Free Outdoor Concert Front Porch 8:00pm Borderland Family Ceili Band
The Borderland Family Ceili Band performs a lively variety of songs and tunes from the Celtic tradition-including Irish, Scottish, English and American folk melodies-updated with their own fresh arrangements. Humorous ballads, love songs, songs of immigration, jigs, reels, slow airs and some clogging thrown into the mix are representative of the annual concert fare, infused with some youthful energy of the band's younger generation and grounded in the stories and histories related by their musical parents.
Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28
Cape May Comedy Festival
The Chalfonte Hotel will be one of the venues for the Cape May Comedy Festival on Friday, July 26, in the Henry Sawyer Room. The shows will be 6:30-8pm and 9-10:30pm.
Wednesday, July 31
Chalfonte Summer Concerts – Free Outdoor Concert Front Porch 8:00pm Festive Brass
Festive Brass is a quintet of highly accomplished musicians from the Philadelphia area; Barbara Prugh and John Thyhsen, trumpets; Joan Dowlin, horn; Stephen Shiffer, trombone & Peter Krill, tuba. Their versatile repertoire spans five centuries & includes music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods to ragtime, Dixieland & show tunes of the 20th Century. Festive Brass has released four recording and individually, the members of Festive Brass have performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Philly Pops, & many more.
August 1-August 27
Marie Natale Watercolor Exhibit
with Exhibit Reception Sunday, August 4 from 2:00-3:30pm. Award winning watercolorist, Marie Natale, will share her latest works in an exhibition at the historic Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey taking place Aug 1-28, 2013. Marie's body of work for this display appropriately titled, "Summertime… the livin's still easy", captures the spirit and energy of the season. The exhibit will open with a free reception on Sunday, Aug 4th from 2-3:30pm where guests can meet the artist.
Wednesday, August 7
Chalfonte Summer Concerts - Henry Sawyer Room 8:00pm double breasted
Harp, cello, drums, and vocals join to create a musical phenomenon. Performing all original music, double- breasted fuses rock, pop, and classical genres into one sonic experience. The self-proclaimed couture rock group consists of Kristy Chmura (harp, vocals), Ardith Collins (cello, vocals), and Josh Bicknell (percussion/vocals). All three compose and sing, bringing a variety that is rarely found in current pop groups. Tickets are free for guests dining in the Magnolia Room dining room. Otherwise, tickets are $10.00/adults, $7.00/children. Reservations are suggested. Please sign up at the front desk.
Saturday August 10 & 24 at 8pm
Mary Todd Lincoln Program
Candace O'Donnell performs her one women show Mary Todd Lincoln "Much Madness is Divinest Sense" in the Henry Sawyer Room. This performance portrays our most famous misunderstood first lady, as shopaholic, Southern belle, devoted wife and mother, valued counselor to the beloved president and ultimately, mental patient. The one-hour show starts at 8pm with an intermission. Tickets are $20, cash only. Reservations can be made at 609-884-8409 or at the Chalfonte front desk.
Wednesday, August 14
Chalfonte Summer Concerts - Free Outdoor Concert Front Porch 8:00pm
"Stay All Night" is an ensemble formed by Gino Hannah, Nathaniel Silberschlag, Zach Silberschlag, Ari Pluznik, and Andrew Llewellyn at the 2013 Alba, Italy International Music Festival. An offshoot of their brass ensemble, this group brings together an eclectic range of influences that span from Renaissance and Classical music, to Latin Jazz, to Bluegrass, and beyond. Stay all night at The Chalfonte with Stay All Night, Wednesday 8/14!
Wednesday, August 21
Free Outdoor Concert Front Porch 8:00pm Soprano, Bonnie Hoke-Scedrov with Min-Young Kim on violin
"Sacred and Profane: 'Duets' for Voice and Violin" This fascinating array of repertoire which encompasses both sacred and secular music, all for voice and violin combinations alone.