For all reservations—
contact: Gwen Goodwin in NYC, or phone 212-592-0177

Cape May Chamber of Commerce

Beachcomber Website: Shorefront fun in New Jersey

Faxable version of this announcement.


Cape May Offers Ground Zero Vets "A Breath of Fresh Air", by Jack Fichter in the Cape May Herald, 11/21/2001


Joel Meyers

You Are Visitor

Thanks to NYC sponsor
Bob Cabrera
of Cabrera Group Architects.

Thanks to Cape May sponsor
Dolly Nash
for making our phone campaign possible.

Thanks to Cape May sponsor
Jean and John Drach
for generous donation.
A Breath of Fresh Air Campaign
Conceived by Gwen Goodwin
of New York City
Dedicated to the
Firefighters in the New York City
Rescue and Recovery
Phone: (212) 592-0177
The Innkeepers of Cape May, New Jersey, have kindly extended their facilities on a complimentary basis to the Fire Fighters of New York City for much needed relief and relaxation. This generosity is a token of appreciation for the incredible sacrifice and continual perseverance in rescue and recovery efforts. A typical stay would be 3 days and two nights, weekdays only.

Unfortunately, because of requests to extend this program and lack of funding, for the time being, a $50 fee will be required to cover administrative costs, while we work on developing alternatives. We are sorry about this inconvenience, and thank you for bearing with us.

Cape May is widely renowned as:

  • A National Historic city, landmarked for the splendor of its 600 preserved Victorian era houses and hotels, to provide a healthful, stress-free, and beautifully relaxing environment.
  • One of the “100 Best  Small Art Towns,” according to John Villani’s book of the same title.
  • The only location twice designated “America’s Prettiest Painted Place” (1928 and 2000) by Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute with Better Homes and Gardens and Architecture Magazines.
  • The Restaurant Capital of New Jersey (New York Times, New Jersey Monthly, New Jersey on Line, and many others), with an amazing variety of five-star restaurants..
  • Birding Migration Capital of N. America (Roger Tory Peterson’s Dozen Birding Hotspots, a Nature Conservancy Top Ten.)
  • One of Largest U.S. Fishing Ports, including deep-sea sport and surf fishing, and whale watching.
  • Among Top Ten Beaches in the United States (Beach Week, The Traffic Channel, March 2000).
  • And, a must-not-miss: the world famous Cape May Jazz Festival Click on image to go to the Cape May Jazz Festival website

November 9-11, 2001
                                                                                April 19-21, 2002
                                                                               November 8-10, 2002

All this can be freely at your disposal, if you are a Fire Fighter participating in the WTC Rescue and Recovery efforts. Communications are still underway to arrange complimentary full golf course access.

The following Bed-and-Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Inns and Hotels are participating sponsors (sponsor's website is "clickable" if name is underelined):

Food and Drink
  • Cabana's On the Beach, Bar and Grill, 429 Beach Avenue, 10% off on food and drinks
  • Ebbitt Room Restaurant, 25 Jackson Street.
  • Peach's at Sunset, 1 Sunset Blvd. $16.95 for appetizer, entree and dessert, Thursday thru Sundays.
  • Union Park Restaurant, 727 Beach Avenue. $50% off.
  • Washington Inn Restaurant, 801 Washington Street. 50% off on weekdays.
Other Amusements and Entertainment
(Please bring fire fighter ID
to pick up coupon package
from Fran Geores at the
Inn at Journey's End
710 Columbia Avenue.
Includes Free Lighthouse admittance,
Trolley excursion, historic Physic Estate
and Horse and Buggy Ride).
  • Cape May Carriage Company, Horse and Buggy Rides for Free, 641 Sunset Boulevard. Historic tours of Cape May leave from Ocean Street and Washington Mall

If you are a fire fighter in NYC and wish to take a few days, please contact Gwen Goodwin, at the above telephone number. Please leave your specific dates of availability and how many people will be travelling with you. This offer is only available to Fire Fighters and their immediate families.

The “A Breath of Fresh Air” Campaign has been initiated by Gwen Goodwin of New York City, with assistance from Joel Meyers. Coordinators in Cape May are Sylvia Cooper, Kate Davis-Theobold and Don Theobold, with support First Presbyterian Church of Cape May and its Pastor Cathy Stoner.