Arts in the Park, Highland Park New Jersey’s annual arts street festival, showcases fine arts and crafts from all over the region and shines a spotlight on Highland Park’s vibrant, diverse, multi-faceted arts scene. This outdoor juried art show and street fair draws thousands of people to the streets of Highland Park to enjoy top-notch art, music, and food while exploring Highland Park’s downtown as a shopping and dining destination. This year’s festival, lucky 13, is the biggest one ever, with over 220 artists and vendors selling art, food, and crafts under tents along Raritan Avenue (Route 27) in Highland Park.
Juried Art Show
This year’s art show judges represent a diverse array of artists, arts professionals, and local celebrities. The juried art show features cash awards for first, second, and third places in eight categories: Graphics/Drawing/Printmaking, Fine Crafts, Mixed Media, Textiles/Quilts/Needlework, Painting, Jewelry, Photography, and Sculpture. READ MORE
The 9/11 Day of Remembrance/Day of Discussion featured a hopeful message from Vice Mayor of Charlottesville, Va., Mr. Wes Bellamy, and a moving speech from Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler.. READ MORE
Observe and learn about the monarch butterfly migration, 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 20, Indian Queen Tavern at East Jersey Old Town Village, 1050 River Rd., Piscataway.
Main Street Highland Park presents a range of exciting activities – a mid-summer day’s and night’s dream come true for residents and retailers. READ MORE
HP’s Human Relations Commission is pursuing an active agenda during these lazy, hazy days of summer (HPP’s “No Lazy Days” series.) READ MORE
Primary races produced no shocking results but did yield some interesting analyses as Highland Park voters gear up for the November general election. READ MORE
Brandon Cox of Franklin Township pleaded guilty to kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault in the attack of the woman on February 19, 2017 on Harper Avenue in Highland Park. READ MORE
The local races are uncontested in the June 6 primary in Highland Park, but the race for governor is very much contested. So everyone should exercise – and exercise his or her right to vote.
HP Educational Foundation hosts its annual fundraiser on June 3, as a way to build support for several creative academic projects for HP students of all ages. READ MORE
New Jersey’s celebrated Highland Park Farmers Market, a project of Main Street Highland Park, is turning 21 this season and is in better shape than ever thanks to support from St. Peters Healthcare System. READ MORE