Special Events & Programs
Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters
2012 Art Exhibit Schedule
front room of the Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters for an enjoyable
experience viewing artwork and photographs from local artists.
1 - March 30
Bob Hillmann lives in Atlantic
Highlands with his wife and 3 sons. Bob is currently employed with
the National Park Service on Sandy Hook, and he is very proud of the
work he did on the restoration of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse and the
Lighthouse Keepers Quarters. While
in the army stationed in Hawaii, Bob’s interest in photography
developed, and Sandy Hook seemed like the perfect placed to continue
his love of photography. He also enjoys drawing and wood carving,
and he creates hand carved plaques for
31 – June 1
Janice’s passion for photography is
evident in her photojournalistic style.
She is influenced by imagery that focuses on feelings rather
than pictures. For more
than three decades her photographs have consistently reflected her
poetic vision, humor, and inventiveness while portraying her
subjects with honesty. Janice’s Sandy Hook Lighthouse exhibit
features colorized black and white images shot in 2011.
Several were taken at Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook.
June 2 –
Local artist Sharon Hathaway likes to
gather subject matter for her detailed beautiful paintings while
taking long walks on the Jersey Bay Shore.
“My goal in painting landscapes is to invite the viewer
into the painting. I’m
sure you will recognize many of my favorite spots from Sandy Hook
and the Bay Shore. I
invite you to take a walk with me through my paintings.”
4 – September 29
is an award winning member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society, the
Garden State Watercolor Society, and American Artist Professional
League New Jersey Chapter. She paints land and seascapes, people,
and flowers. Sally has taught watercolor classes for twenty five
years at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury New Jersey. Her
work can be seen in corporate and private collections from
California to the East coast.
is a teacher at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury. Her
students' work is also included in this show.
29 - March 31
Robert Hillmann returns…
Hillmann lives in Atlantic Highlands with his wife and 3 sons. Bob
is currently employed with the National Park Service on Sandy Hook,
and he is very proud of the work he did on the restoration of the
Sandy Hook Lighthouse and the Lighthouse Keepers Quarters.
While in the army stationed in Hawaii, Bob’s interest in
photography developed, and Sandy Hook seemed like the perfect placed
to continue his love of photography. He also enjoys drawing and wood
carving, and he creates hand carved plaques for
2012 Beach Concert Schedule
nights 6:00 PM
(In case of rain, decision to cancel made after 2:00 pm on day
of concert. Call 732-291-7733 for recording or check here.)
||Thom White and
The Rogues (Rock/RB)
||Tim McLoone &
The Shirleys (Rock/Americana)
||Brian Kirk &
The Jirks (Rock & Roll)
& the Candle Brothers (Folk Rock)
||Motor City Review
Tribute (60's British Invasion)
the Godsons of Soul (Rock & Roll)
Bahrs sign with band
wouldn't be the summer without The Sandy Hook Foundation's Beach
Concert Series. These concerts are free to the public, and each
summer thousands of people young and old come out to enjoy live
entertainment on the beach at sunset.
Dancers of all ages enjoy the shows
Tim McLoone and The Shirleys
Concert-goers bring beach chairs and pack a picnic dinner so that
they can listen, dance, and sing to the music of the Jersey Shore.
Foundation President Betsy Barrett, board member Rich Phillips,
and Concert Manager John O'Neill
Volunteer Jeanne Nicholson
Join us every Wednesday
evening at 6pm at Beach Area E
from June - August.
wheelchairs are also available on a first come first serve basis.
Weather cancellations made at 2pm day of the show. Check
our web site or call
732-291-7733 for information.
Upcoming Special Events of the National Park
Service at Sandy Hook
For a complete
listing of National Park Service activities and special events at
Sandy Hook, visit www.nps.gov/gate or call the Sandy Hook Visitor Center at
The 2011 Annual End of Summer Party
was held Friday, September 9.
Co-Chairs Ellen and Rich Phillips, Laurie and Paul Bratone,
Suzanne and Jim Lizotte
Despite the rainy forecast and the annual party changing locations
to the bayside area adjacent to the historic Post Chapel, over 400 guests showed up
to say good-bye
to summer, and celebrate with great food and friends.
Fine fare from the Lusty Lobster, the
Salt Creek Grille, Bahrs Restaurant and Marina, the Flaky Tart,
Merri-Makers Catering, and What's Your Pleasure Catering, flowers
from Sands Beach Club, and a
chance auction featuring wares
from the area’s preeminent merchants and local artists, and dancing
to the fabulous band Brian Kirk and The Jirks,
all made the night a success.
Party guests the Smiths, Foundation President Betsy Barrett,
Robin Fitzmaurice from Two River Community Bank
Proceeds from the End of Summer Party
support projects of the National Park Service at Sandy Hook,
including maintaining the historic Lighthouse Keepers Quarters.
Brian Kirk and The Jirks got the crowd moving
Other projects that the Foundation
supports are the summer beach concerts, shore bird protection,
beach wheelchairs, non-native plant removal, the oral history project (in conjunction with Monmouth
University), and more.
The Post Chapel dressed up
Sunset at the party
Many thanks to all those who attend
and support the party!
sure to mark your calendar for September 7, 2012 End of Summer