Special Events

Studio 54 Pop-Up Dance Party


Saturday, June 29


The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is hosting it's 1st "Studio 54" Dance Party in recognition of Pride Month, with a portion of all proceeds to benefit MakeItBetter4Youth.org! We are very excited and hope you can join us for a night of dancing like it's 1977! 

"Make it Better for Youth and its partners focus our attention on education and events that promote positive outcomes for LGBTQ Youth. We regularly participate in education and discussion in schools and community groups, and continue our commitment to age appropriate social events for LGBTQ youth. 

An initiative of ours over the last two years is the LGBTQ inclusive curriculum in NJ. LGBTQ students regularly report that there is little that is as important to their vision of themselves as seeing LGBTQ+ people represented in their studies. Whether in history courses, literature, as part of the biographic profile of a scientist, or the subject matter in artwork, students need to see that people like them made it into adulthood, successfully, and are part of our common history."

- Kate Okeson

 Founder MIB4Y

$20 in advance

$25 at the door

Reserve Now



FilmOneFest (the Atlantic Highlands One-Minute International Film Festival) is a celebration of the super short film and a snap-shot of the creative image making happening online and across the world. Founded in 2008, the festival takes place on third Saturday of July at the Atlantic Highlands Marina and is screened at other venues throughout the year. Films (under 2 minutes in length) from local and international film and video makers are projected on a giant screen under the stars on the historic shores of Sandy Hook Bay.  

FilmOneFest hosts 5-6 Sony Pictures Classics Movie Premieres in addition to many other events throughout the year to raise funds to produce FilmOneFest.  Your support of these events is vital!

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Mercuryan Fest


The Mercuryan Fest is a monthly series featuring music, short films, performance art and coming soon - surrealistic parties.  Founded by Chris Smith, this event brings in indie, punk, and experimental bands from all over the state and beyond. 

Check back again soon as Mercuryan Fest events will be back in May / June 2019!

Adult Interest Groups

Open Studio


Every Saturday

10 AM - 1PM

Bring your latest project and work alongside others in the studio.  Feel free to work in any medium except oil paints!

Cafe Italiano


Every Thursday

1PM - 3PM

Join us for cappuccino and conversation ... entirely in Italian!  All experience levels welcome to come practice their skills.