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Highland Park Borough
Friday September 8th, 2023 :: 11:00 a.m. EDT


What's Happening in Highland Park!

Here's a round-up of What's New and What's Happening in Highland Park, NJ
Children's Program: Drawing Naturescapes wtih Gianni Boy Vee, Saturday 9/9
Sustainable Highland Park is offering a free drawing program for children from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center, 20 River Road, Highland Park, NJ.  Supplies will be provided.  Registration is preferred but not required. Please register by emailing [email protected].
Arts in the Park, Sunday 9/10
Join Main Street Highland Park for the 17th annual Arts in the Park street festival, juried art show, and arts and crafts sale in downtown Highland Park, New Jersey from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m on Raritan Avenue.  The festival draws thousands of art enthusiasts and visitors to enjoy artistic offerings, live music and other entertainment, food from local restaurants, children's activities, promotional booths, and much more. 

The Youth Art Show @ Arts in the Park, Sunday 9/10
Main Street Highland Park, Highland Park Guerrilla Art Club, and Over the Moon Toys will host the 2023 Youth Art Show at Arts in the Park. Open to all artists under 18 years of age.  Questions, please email [email protected]

9/11 Commemoration, Monday 9/11
The Borough invites residents and visitors to a September 11th Memorial Event, to take place this Monday, September 11th at 9:00 am at the Highland Park Community Center parking lot, 220 South 6th Avenue.

Talk and exhibit about the Lincoln Highway, Thursday 9/21
Join the Highland Park Historical Commission at 7:00 p.m. at Pino’s North 4th Avenue for an evening of history as they present the captivating history of Highland Park and how its evolution intertwined with the legendary Lincoln Highway.
Children's Program: Making Fun & Useful Items with Household Cardboard, Saturday 9/24
Sustainable Highland Park is offering a free program for children from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center, 20 River Road, Highland Park, NJ. Reimagine and reuse tissue/cereal boxes and toilet/paper towel rolls giving them a second life!  Registration is preferred but not required. Questions? Please email [email protected].
Mid-Autumn Festival, Saturday 9/30
The Borough looks forward to cosponsoring, with the Highland Park Chinese Association and the Huaxia Chinese School in Edison, a Mid-Autumn Festival on Saturday, September 30th. This traditional Asian holiday event will be held 3:00 – 6:00 the Farmers Market Parking Lot and will feature time-honored and contemporary dances, Chinese opera music, martial arts, vendors offering traditional food and snacks, and more. All residents are encouraged to participate.
Free Groceries distribution by H.P. Gives a Hoot, Tuesdays 9/12, 9/19 & 9/26 
Highland Park Gives a Hoot offers free groceries to Highland Park families in need of support.  Distributions are held every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Zone 6 Teen Center, 600 Benner Street.
Food Pantry Distribution, Thursdays 9/14 & 9/28 & Saturdays 9/16 & 9/30
The Highland Park food pantry distribution will take place at the Highland Park Community Center, 220 South 6th Avenue. Visit the Borough website for additional dates. For more information contact Nicole Huff at (732) 819-0052.

Bulk pick-up by Appointment
Reminder to residents that Bulk Waste Collection are by appointment and can be scheduled on Wednesdays during the months of September and October. To make an appointment, please call Public Works at 732-247-9379.  Each household may request up to two collections per year.

Highland Park Recreation Programs
Highland Park Recreation offers a variety of adult and youth programs.  Families that qualify for free and reduced lunch are eligible for a 60% discount on all programs offered by the Borough.
Employment Opportunities
We are hiring, apply online at Borough’s website

Highland Park Borough
Highland Park Municipal Building
Highland Park, NJ 08904

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