Welcome to the e-newsletter for the
Hightstown Cultural Arts Commission.
Please share with friends and spread the word!

Writers Group at Twin Rivers Library
Did you know that longtime librarian Nancy Demme leads a writers group at the Twin Rivers Library? Join Nancy on Saturday June 10 and June 24 from 2-5 pm. Bring 5 pages of work or try the writing prompts below.  Any other work, short stories, novels, memoirs, poetry will be reviewed, read and discussed to prepare it for publication. Copies of work can be made free at the library.

June 10 prompt: Lipstick!
June 24 prompt: You are stuck on the highway in the world's worst traffic jam for at least 2 days.  What happens?                           
Theatre in the Park is Back!
Here is a link to register students for the 4th annual Hightstown Theatre in the Park program.

Students in grades 4 - 12 can participate in two different age group programs where they will learn acting, character development, voice and movement. Both groups will perform at the Gazebo at Association Park on July 28, 29 and 30.  
Salsa Dance Party on June 17 - Dance Lesson to Warm Up! 
Get ready for some hot Latin music, dance, and food!

Saturday, June 17 from 7-11:30
St. Anthony of Padua Gym
251 Franklin St., Hightstown
Tickets: $20

Viva Dance Studio will host a salsa dance workshop from 7-7:45 just before the band starts playing at 8 pm.Food from a variety of Latin American countries will also be available. 

The Skyline Salsa Band is based at Montclair State University. Starting as an instrumental trio, the band has grown to feature two singers, six horns, three percusionists, and three rhythm artists who play primarily salsa classics as well as cumbia.  These musicians have a unique sound and are dedicated to bringing communities together. 

Get your tickets now at eventbrite. The dance party is a first for the Latino Festival Committee as a fundraiser for the free festival planned in August.

Painting Party at the First Fun Friday on June 23!   

Hightstown Parks & Rec is debuting Fun Fridays this summer filled with music, vendors, and you guessed it...fun!

On the first Fun Friday, the Hightstown Cultural Arts Commission will lead a PAINT THE ROCKS party. 

Bring a rock or we'll have some for you to paint while you're listening to great music and enjoying Memorial Park on the first summer Friday evening of the year. 

Everyone can paint! Please stop by and be creative, and have some fun with us.

Thanks for a Great Empty Bowls Event!
Thank you to everyone who attended Empty Bowls on March 24. We were overwhelmed by the community support and were able to raise $12,000 to support the Rise Food Pantry and upcoming arts and cultural events including Theatre in the Park, the arts at the Hightstown Harvest Fair and more!

We're already thinking about next year's event, but are grateful to you for your support, to our partners at Rise, to Hightstown Engine Company #1, and to our fabulous Hightstown restaurants including Byrne Cafe & Deli, Fernando's Grille, 12 Farms, Morgans Island Grill, Taco Rito, Pompier Catering, Mannino's, and Tavern on the Lake. We couldn't have done it without our incredibly generous community!             
Please Take Our Survey

We want to learn more about the cultural activities you care about.  Please take our survey and spread the word to neighbors, family and friends.  

Our next Cultural Arts Commission meeting is Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30 pm at the Caspersen History House on the Peddie School campus. Please join us! Meetings are open to the public.

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Hightstown Cultural Arts Commission