Strengthening Community through the Arts!

Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

Special Events

John Padovano "poesia and chanson"


Friday, October 25

7:30PM - 9PM

Singer/composer John "Giovanni " Padovano performs a solo concert series of original poetic songs  titled "Poesia and Chanson" Padovano has been performing this concert series across the state of New Jersey. Padovanno, also known as "The Ironbound Crooner", has always loved performing in Atlantic Highlands. His music is influenced by his early years in the Ironbound Section of Newark, NJ. Padovano will perform a collection of his original songs including "Innocent Waters", "solos recordings at Baroque Park", 'Poesia and Chanson", The Coffehouse Performer" and "Wandering Square Impromptu no. 12"

Register (non-members) $15

Register (members) $10




Sunday, November 3

3PM - 5PM

Violin and piano performance by Joel DeWitt and Evan Schwartzman including original compositions from the Bayshore by Evan Schwartzman .

Register (members) $25

Register (non-members) $35

"Origin of Species" Special Anniversary Event


Sunday, November 10


Celebrating the 160th anniversary of Darwin's "Origin of Species"

-a talk by Darwin expert, George Levine

- a concept of original music by Robert O'Connor inspired by a trip to the Galapagos Islands featuring Joel DeWitt and Wayne Arndt

Includes refreshments.

Register (members) $20

Register (non-members) $25 

the "Beatles "White Album 50 yr anniversary


Saturday, November 22


Selectons from the Beatles White Album performed by local musical talent, Julia Forsyth. Julia will be joined by Chris Smith on vocals as we celebrate 50 years of this amazing album!

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!

No registration required.

CaFfe Italiano


Every Thursday

1PM - 3PM 

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

No registration required.

Cafe Francais


 Tuesdays, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and or 11/19


Join us for this new French conversation and language exchange. All experience levels welcome to come practice their skills.

Register (members) $10 per session

Register (non-members) $15 per session




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.  

FILM SLAM is November 1st & 2nd!  Click the FilmOneFest link below for registration and more details!

"CLIMB" : november 17th at 9AM


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!

Join us on Sunday morning, November 17th at 9AM for breakfast, a speaker and a movie! 

Movie Premiere:  "CLIMB"

Details coming soon!