In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Peto Museum of Island Heights will be highlighting the contributions of the Women of Peto, to include his daughter Helen (who was a watercolorist); Peto’s female students (including Emily Perkins); and art and artifacts of other Peto family members. The history of Peto’s granddaughter Joy Smiley’s life growing up in the Studio will also be explored, as will the works of some of the founding members of the Peto Museum – Jean Wetta and Alice Askoff.

"Virtual" Peto Cup Celebration and Regatta 2020: Join The Fun!

8/6/2020 to 8/8/2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:59 PM ET

NEW FORMAT:  The Peto Cup Celebration and Regatta will have a new format for 2020.  We will not be at the Island Heights Yacht Club this year, but the Peto Cup Celebration will preserve the spirit of the Peto Cup and guarantee some mid-summer fun!


WHEN: Thursday, August 6 through Saturday, August 8

Plans are underway for the A Cat and MC Scow fleets to race for the Peto Cup on Saturday, August 8 as part of the BBYRA’s first race of the 2020 season. Watch the races from Wanamaker Field in Island Heights. Start times to be announced.


Starting Thursday, August 6 at 10:00 am and continuing through midnight on Saturday, August 8, participate in our online auction by visiting We will have 25+ of your most favorite auction items available:

  • Original works of art and photographs by local artists
  • Hand carved model by Don Bottomley
  • Tickets to "My Fair Lady"
  • 34” sailboat model from recycled metal
  • A night in a luxury suite at the historic Union League in Philadelphia
  • …and so much more!

Order your boxed picnic lunch for $40 and receive a red Mount Gay Rum hat with your order, plus some additional surprises from Mount Gay! 

Ordering: Picnic lunches must be ordered no later than Wednesday, August 5th at 4:00 pm.  Lunches are provided by ‘A Thyme for All Seasons’ in downtown Toms River. To order, scroll down or hit the "Register for Event" button.  

Sandwich selections include:
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Pulled pork on a Kaiser roll
  • Cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato
  • Grilled chicken bruschetta panini with mozzarella and balsamic glaze
  • Plus 3 sides with every order
Pick Up Instructions:
Picnic lunches will be available for pick-up in the Peto Museum garden, 102 Cedar Avenue, Island Heights from 11:30 to 2:00 on Saturday, August 8.

50/50 RAFFLE

Raffle tickets will be for sale soon at a cost of $20 each and will be available from Peto Board members or by email at   

We thank our sponsors for their support:
  • Silent Maid
  • Allison Systems
  • Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle, & Sacks, LLC, Attorneys
  • Garvey Ballou, Counsellors at Law
  • Morgan Engineering
  • Mount Gay Rum




Registration Type

Grilled Chicken Panini




Pulled Pork


Grilled Vegetables




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