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June 2018

Summer Concert Series: Music Under the Stars

June 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music Under the Stars in the Peto Garden with the country music of the “Due South Band.” Due South has forged a well-deserved reputation as one of the New Jersey's top country bands. Come see Due South kick into gear as they perform hits from legendary artists such as Brooks and Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, and Keith Urban, Patsy Client and Johnny Cash. The band has a growing list of Southern Rock, pop, and classic rock covers from…

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2018 Peto Cup Race Celebration A-Cat Sailboat Regatta and American Barbecue

June 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Island Heights Yacht Club, River Ave
Island Heights, NJ 08732 United States
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DATE: June 29 ADMISSION: $35 Advance - $40 at the door TICKETS: The A-Cat Sailboat Race Starts at 5:00 PM. Live Musicby the New Jersey Party Band will take place on Friday, June 29, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:30 pm at the Island Heights Yacht Club 66 River Avenue Island Heights, NJ 08732. Silent and live auctions. Open bar is sponsored by Mt Gay Rum and beer will be Miller Lite and Yeungling. Food will be burgers, hot dogs, chicken, shrimp…

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July 2018

Summer Concert Series: Music Under the Stars

July 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Summer Concert Series: Music Under the Stars Featuring the “Strictly 60’s Band”   Grounds open at 6pm. Bring your picnic baskets, refreshments, lawn chairs or rent a table and 6 chairs for $100. Get ready for a night of country’s best. No advance tickets, donations appreciated.

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September 2018

Summer Concert Series: The E Street Shuffle – POSTPONED TO 9/16, 6PM

September 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The John F. Peto Studio Museum

****THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED Until Sunday, September 16th, with the time moving to 6:00PM - Gardens open at 5PM   Summer Concert Series: Music Under the Stars Featuring the “The E Street Shuffle” Bring your picnic baskets, refreshments, lawn chairs or rent a table and 6 chairs for $100. No advance tickets, Free, donations appreciated.   ABOUT THE BAND: The world’ greatest Bruce Springsteen tribute, The E Street Shuffle has blown away audiences at Met Life Stadium, Rutgers University, BB King’s Blues…

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Gary Erbe, “A 50th Anniversary Retrospective”

September 22, 2018 - December 16, 2018

DATES: Sept 22 – Dec 16 Members Reception, Friday, September 21st ADMISSION: $5 – Members are Free TICKETS: Available at the door   The John F. Peto Studio Museum is proud to present, 24 paintings from Tromp l’oeil artist, Gary Erbe. “The 50 year Retrospective”:  has been traveling for the past year.  From The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown Ohio, The Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY, and Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA. The John F. Peto Studio museum will be…

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“Island Heights” Documentary Premiere, by I.H. resident, Peter Slack

September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
The John F. Peto Studio Museum

EVENT HAS BEEN POST PONED UNTIL 9/30 - Join us in the museum garden on September 28th to view the documentary "Island Heights" by filmmaker and Island Heights resident, Peter Slack. The film will be projected on a sail, celebrating the town's sailing history, as well as John F. Peto and his contributions to the history of Island Heights.   DATE: September 28 ADMISSION: Free, donations gratefully accepted Time: 7:30   Bring Your Own Chairs Rain Date is Sunday, September 30th

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December 2018

35th Annual Island Heights Methodist Church Christmas House Tour

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Peto Museum will be participating again in the 35th Annual Island Heights Methodist Church Christmas House Tour!  Each year, select unique homes and buildings in Island Heights beautifully decorate for the holidays.

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January 2019

Opera on a Winter’s Night: Favorite Arias

January 26 @ 7:00 pm
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The John F. Peto Studio Museum and the Garden State Philharmonic present an evening of opera favorites featuring soprano soloist, Claire Leyden, tenor soloist, Tom Mulder, and pianist, Craig Ketter.    DATE: Saturday, January 26, 2019 TIME: 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Island Heights United Methodist Church, 111 Ocean Avenue, Island Heights, NJ. DINNER DISCOUNT: Show your concert ticket to receive a 15% discount on dinner at Serenity Café and Teresa’s Osaka, starting at 5:00 p.m. Valid on…

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February 2019

Your Life As a Memoir: How to do it, Why do it, Should you do it?

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The John F. Peto Studio Museum

Join Island Heights writer William Noble as he talks about the art of memoir writing and how you can bring your own life alive!  In two hours, you will learn what to write about, what not to write about and how to make it exciting and memorable.  You will hear snippets from Bill’s writing, as well as from other familiar sources; you will be able to ask questions and realize that your life could be the model for a really…

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March 2019

What Makes a Painting a “Work of Art”?

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Art Appreciation is the knowledge and understanding of the timeless qualities that identify great art. Jean Wetta’s informal two-hour program is an art appreciation class with slides and discussion.  Its purpose is to increase our understanding of what makes great art in general and what makes John F. Peto a great artist in particular. Jean Wetta is an artist living on the Jersey Shore. Her undergraduate degree is in art from Webster College in St. Louis, MO and her masters is…

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