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Seeking artists and vendors to participate in renowned arts festival Sept. 16

Main Street Highland Park is seeking Central Jersey artists, crafters, businesses, vendors, and food vendors for Highland Park’s 14th annual arts street festival, Arts in the Park, on Sunday September 16, 2018.  This renowned 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. What sets this arts fair apart from a general street fair is the fact that it is a juried art show with expert judges from throughout New Jersey. This annual celebration of the arts draws thousands (last year an estimated 10,000) of art enthusiasts to stroll through downtown Highland Park and enjoy artistic offerings, live music, food, and much more. Participants in the juried art show display and sell their work under tents along Raritan Avenue (Route 27) in Highland Park. READ MORE

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“Hamilton” cast member thrills HP students thanks to Fresh Theatre Arts

Broadway performer, Thayne Jasperson, a cast member of Hamilton, visited Highland Park on Monday, May 14, when he led a theater (acting, singing, and dancing) workshop, geared towards students in the 5th through 12th grades. The workshop was facilitated by Fresh Theatre Arts, LLC., founded by Highland Park resident Tova Halpern. “Thank you, Thayne Jasperson and Fresh Theatre Arts for bringing some Hamilton: An American Musical to Highland Park, New Jersey. My kid (Lily Solomon, 5th grader) had so much fun,” said Rebecca Hersh in a Facebook post. Thayne is one of Hamilton’s original cast members. READ MORE

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New Hub City Opera with Highland Park Roots has First Show April 15

 

Hub City Opera and Dance Company Inc., founded by Highland Park resident Geza G. Schenk, springs to life on Sunday, April 15, 2018, Nicholas Music Center, with its inaugural production, Carl Orff’s Der Mond, in collaboration with Rutgers Mason Gross Music and Dance Departments and the Mason Gross Extension Division. The Highland Park Community Chorus will be playing a key role in the production. According to Géza G. Schenk, president of Hub City Opera and Dance, “the choice of Der Mond as our first production was made with our company’s purpose in mind. Hub City Opera and Dance’s mission is to bring rare and new works to the Central Jersey community, encourage community involvement and enrichment, and provide a fresh view of opera and dance. “In addition, with the inclusion of dance, Hub City Opera and Dance will be adding a new dimension to Orff’s work. READ MORE

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