Upcoming events

    • 30 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Twin Lights Lighthouse, Lighthouse Road, Highlnds, NJ

    EXHIBITION: GUNS BLAZING! The War of 1812 and the New Jersey Shore

    The War of 1812 pitted the nascent US Navy against the might of the British Royal Navy.

    There were  series of epic naval battles that are exquisitely depicted in a series of fifteen very detailed marine paintings by the renowned maritime artist Maarten Platje.

    The product of an initiative by NMHA and partnering with Cavalier Galleries of New York and the Twin Lights Historical Society, the paintings can be viewed in two galleries at Twin Lights Lighthouse through November 22nd.

    Opening hours at Twin Lights and for the art exhibition are Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Entrance is free.

    There is an Exhibition Guide describing the paintings and with essays on the various aspects of the war available for purchase at the Museum Store.

    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Bahrs Landing Restaurant, 1 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ

    Public Presentation: BLAZING GUNS! The Naval War of 1812 in 15 Exquisite Paintings

    Rik van Hemmen, President of NMHA, will describe the events of the War of 1812 as it relates to the epic naval battles between the nascent US Navy and the mighty British Royal Navy.

    Some of the ships participating in these battles have been depicted by renowned maritime painter Maarten Platje in 15 epic paintings, all of which are on display through November 22 in two of the art galleries at the Twin Lights Lighthouse museum.

    More information about the exhibition HERE

    7:30pm: Coffee and Cookies. 

    8:00pm: Presentation. 9:00pm Close. 

    FREE event, ALL are welcome. 

    Come early to Bahrs and enjoy a drink and snack at the bar or a meal in the restaurant

    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Monmouth Boat Club, 1 Union St, Red Bank, NJ 07701


    On October 12th a collection of classic and wooden boats will visit Monmouth Boat Club. Exhibit your own classic or wooden boat or come see and learn about these beauties.

    If you would like bring your wooden or classic boat, register at left.

    This event is about the beauty and history of boating. A lot of that will relate to wooden boats, but boatbuilders have been building beautiful fiberglass boats for 70 years and these vessel now are historic too and we would like to see them shown as well.


    0900: Boats arrive at MBC.

    1000-1400: Private viewing (attendees, MBC and NMHA members)

    1200-1300: Music and BBQ.  (BBQ is $15 per adult and $5 children under 12). BYOB.

    Boats will leave dock at 1345 for a short parade and return to berth at 1430.

    1400-1600 Public viewing.  Awards at 1630.

    Entry fee is $10 per small human powered boat (canoes, kayaks, row boats, car toppers). $20 for other boats. 

    If a boat is sold at or because of the festival, the seller will make a 2.5% donation to NMHA (Mariner’s Honor).

    BBQ: $15 adults, $5 children under 12.       BYOB

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Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and other maritime history; and through the experiental on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for co-ed youth age 14-21.

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