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Architectural Walking Tours

First & Third Saturdays each month starting at 4:00pm.
Next Tour: August 20.

Free for Members, 
$10 suggested donation

Do you know the difference between a gambrel and a gable?

Spend 45 minutes walking around town learning about the different styles that exist in the 1.25 square mile enclave.

The August tour is a walking tour focussing on the Queen Anne style. Check back for additional routes and when a motor coach tour is available. 

Funded by a grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust. Sketch by Michael Scherfen. 





An Evening of Arabic and Middle Eastern Music 

Thursday, August 25, 7:00pm

Strauss Mansion  

Audra Mariel hosts our monthly event. July will feature world-acclaimed Bassam Saba and April Centrone, co-founders of the NY Arabic Orchestra.

$15 at the door.

Bring a dish or drink to share.  

Bassam Saba of Lebanon is a musical virtuoso, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, educator and world renowned authority on Arabic music. Saba studied nay, oud and violin at the Lebanon National Conservatory, then continued on to earn music degrees in Paris and Moscow. Regarded by the world as a true pioneer of the nay and Arabic interpretation of western flute, Saba has performed with many of the greatest Arab, Western classical, and Western pop icons including Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, Alicia Keys, Santana, Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones.

April Centrone is a performer, teacher and music therapist originally from New York, residing since January 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon, and now back based on the Jersey Shore. Centrone studied classical Arabic music since 2005 and played western drums and percussion since she was 9 years old. She performed with Lebanese stars, Ziad Rahbani and Marcel Khalife. Centrone led a music education and therapy project called Juthoor or Project Roots Lebanon, largely serving youth of refugee camps and underprivileged zones, as well as music therapy and healing-through-drumming workshops in Beirut,  including all female drum and chant group,  Ikaro.  Currently she performs regularly with her jazz band Acada, an Asbury Park-based world jazz band,  and all female rock group based in Brooklyn called Jane. She intends to do additional volunteer work for refugees throughout NJ and NY. 

Bassam and April incepted the NY Arabic Orchestra in 2007, with the mission to preserve and promote classical Arabic music and promote cultural awareness in America.  They have performed and taught, via programming of the NY Arabic Orchestra, in venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall,  Detroit Symphony Hall,  Berklee college, Taipei University of the Arts and much more.  

Bassam and April will perform their music on a variety of instruments, and will speak about the music as well, for an informative and inspiring musical event. For more information about the NY Arabic Orchestra, visit this website: http://www.nyarabicorchestra.org



Flea Market

Saturday, 17 September.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society is currently preparing for its 38 th Annual Outdoor Antique and Flea Market.  This event a major fund raisers will once again be held at the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Harbor (at the end of First Ave) on Saturday September 17th from 10AM to 4PM.  The rain or shine date for this event is the following Saturday Sept. 24th. 

The cost of a single space is $30. There are no multiple space discounts.  Space size is that of a regular parking space approximately 8’ x 15’.  Set up time will start at 7:30 AM. All spaces will be numbered. There will be someone at the entrance to inform you of your space number and where your space is located. No one will be admitted to the area until someone is present to allow you access. Since people begin browsing prior to the 10AM start time be here and set before 9AM.  All space assignments will be made according to the date the reservation is received.  No Food Vendors .

There are 145 spaces. Each Vendor is limited to FOUR  spaces. 

If you wish to make a reservation, please email ahhistoricalinfo@gmail.com and mail your check to AHHS, P.O. Box 108, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.

Deadline for all reservations with a special request to be considered will be August 17. If you desire the same location as in a prior year please state the Number of the space(s) where that was.  

** No refund will be given if the Rain or Shine  date cannot be met **

At the end of the market all vendors are required to take home what they brought and place only their paper and cardboard trash in the dumpsters.

For other information please call 732-291-4313 or 732-291-9337.