Events

See a listing of upcoming events at Blank Space Highland Park. Scroll down for more info or call/text 908-866-6576 or email blankspacehighlandpark@gmail.com.


September

- Window and In-Store Art Display (Spitz & Pollack’s Tree Stories) will be on display from Sept. 1-30. 

Thursday, Sept. 21

Lunch & Learn: Practice Your Presentation - Thursday, Sept. 21, @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Do you have an upcoming presentation, pitch or interview and need practice time or feedback from others? We’re starting up a lunchtime small group session to help you become more comfortable with presenting in front of others. We’ll maintain a positive and encouraging environment to help you build more confidence with your presentation skills. Bring your own lunch or order takeout (418 Burgers is next door, as well as lots of other great restaurants in town within walking distance or for delivery). Event fee $10 includes practice time with or without microphone, plus coffee, tea, beverage and light refreshments. More info: https://www.meetup.com/Practice-Your-Presentation-Public-Speaking/


Sunday, Sept. 24

Arts in the Park 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

1. Custom Couture Hat Decorating Class, Sunday, Sept. 24 @ 1-4 p.m. Come celebrate Highland Park's Arts in the Park festival day by creating your own unique, vintage style hat. No matter what your style, glamour, Steampunk, Rockabilly, classic, or even Kentucky derby, we can help you create a unique one-of-a-kind hat that shows your personality. All materials and trimmings will be provided along with wine and cheese for a fun artistic endeavor. Class will be taught by Stacy LoAlbo, aka The Vintage Maven at Incogneeto Vintage in Somerville. Cost: $45 incudes hat, trimmings, wine & cheese. Limited space available, so advance payment preferred by cash, check or PayPal but can also be made the day of event. All are welcome! Feel free to invite friends. If you have a glue gun, please bring it. Incogneeto (908) 722-4600, www.incogneeto.com

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2. Performance schedule at the Blank Space Highland Park booth (in front of 414 Raritan Ave. *Note: No Open Mic on Sunday, Sept. 24 - resumes Sunday, Oct. 1)

     12:30 p.m. - Fred

     1:30 p.m. - aTrampolinist.com

     2:30 p.m. - Amaria

     3 p.m. - Fania

     3:30 p.m. - Viybe



Friday, Sept. 29

Paint & Sip (BYOB) with Natalia Denissova -  Friday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - $20 advance / $25 at door. BYOB, light refreshments served. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/HFDLEc1AsipPlbI12

Saturday, Sept. 30

The Adventures of Bo Tanik #1 - A Reading for Everyone - Saturday, Sept. 30 - 7 p.m. - Free - light refreshments served. Highland Park local Gianni Boy Vee will be promoting his children’s comic book, “The Adventures of Bo Tanik #1.” It was co-created with his friend, Bobby Castle. A reading will be conducted followed by a “question and answer” session. After that, Gianni Boy Vee and Bobby Castle will give away posters and shots from the book, as well as autograph them. “The Adventures of Bo Tanik #1” will be read by aspiring voice actor and Highland Park local, Jon Turner. 

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Sunday, Oct. 1

Practice Your Presentation & Public Speaking - Sunday, Oct. 1 @ 2 - 3:30 p.m. - 

Do you have an upcoming presentation, pitch or interview and need practice time or feedback from others? We’re starting up a small group session on Sunday afternoons to help you become more comfortable with presenting in front of others. We’ll maintain a positive and encouraging environment to help you build more confidence with your presentation skills. 

Event fee $10 includes practice time, coffee, tea, beverage and light refreshments. More info: https://www.meetup.com/Practice-Your-Presentation-Public-Speaking/

- Weekly Open Mic every Sunday, 4-6 p.m. (please note: 9/24 is cancelled - resumes Oct. 1). $5 cover/entry. Performers, sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/00Hlgh32ucbUpV7X2


…more events...

- Free Photo with your Dog - Walk-in during normal business hours. We also offer hand-sketched 8" x 11” drawings of your pet from a photo for only $10 by Natalia. Call/text 908 866 6576 or email blankspacehighlandpark@gmail.com for info.

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Do you have an idea for a class, event or workshop? 

We’re interested in partnering with speakers, entrepreneurs, craftspeople, artists, musicians, presenters and groups. Call 908-866-6576 or email blankspacehighlandpark@gmail.com for details.

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PREVIOUS EVENTS at Blank Space Highland Park

Thank you to all who made our previous events a success! 

previous -  Paint & Sip (BYOB) with Natalia Denissova -  Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - $20 advance / $25 at door. BYOB, light refreshments served. 


previous - Intro to Organizing for a Yard Sale - Wednesday, Sept. 6, - 7:30-8:30 p.m. - Free - Learn how to get started organizing your household items for a yard sale with Professional Organizer Ellen Smith of iDeclutter. Perfect timing to prepare for Highland Park's Annual Garage Sale (Sept. 16-17). Fee includes handouts and refreshments. Seating is limited: RSVP 908 866 6576 or online: https://goo.gl/forms/b738lCmbueVYWWM32 

previous - Tarot Readings by Graham -  Wednesday, Aug. 30,  5 - 9 p.m. $10 for a 15-minute, no-nonsense, empowering reading. Sign up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tarotbygraham


previous - Mommy & Me Braiding Class - Wednesday, Aug. 30, 4-5 p.m. - Free - Start Ladies' Night in Highland Park with a free hair braiding workshop in Blank Space from 4-5 pm. Bring combs, brushes, hair ties... and a willing head of hair. :)


previous - Kids’ Free Color-In - Tuesdays, Aug. 8, 15 and 29 (no session 8/22), 4-5 p.m. A local HP mom is hosting a free coloring playdate for children. All ages welcome, play space available for little ones. Materials provided or bring your own. Stop by Over the Moon Toys or The Fallout Shelter: Comics, Games & Collectibles for extra coloring supplies. 



previous - Artist’s Workshop - Friday, Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m. - For teens and young adults, ages 14+ - Free - An evening of creativity, inspiration & exploration. Arts & crafts materials supplied. Open to all. Hosted by Bible Based Church Youth Ministry.


previous - Diane Perry in Concert with Todd Dennison - Thursday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m., with special guest Dave Sherman. Coffeehouse Concert and open mic in Highland Park. Suggested donation $12 - snacks and refreshments available - open mic to follow. Violinist Diane Perry Returns to Playing in the "Broke but not Broken" Tour. "Nothing is scarier for a musician than hurting her hands," says violinist, songwriter, and vocalist Diane Perry. And unfortunately for her, Perry recently broke a bone in her left hand and fractured a finger on her right hand--devastating injuries for the Juilliard-trained musician. The good news is she is expected to make a full recovery. Under the care of Dr. O. Alton Barron , who for more than 20 years has specialised in treating the hands of talented musicians such as the members of the New York Philharmonic, Perry had a pin surgically inserted into the fourth metacarpal of the left hand, and a splint put on the ring finger on the right hand. The bad news is she has no health insurance, will need hand therapy, and is already receiving some substantial medical bills. To help defray the costs, Perry is staging a series of fundraisers, which she has named the "Return to Playing: Broke but not Broken" tour. She is asking for donations, and will also have t-shirts sporting an x-ray of her broken hand, as well as copies of her long-awaited debut solo CD available for purchase. "Please mark the dates on your calendars," she says, "and help spread the word.” For more information, visit www.DianePerryFolk.com or donate at www.DianePerryFolk.com/donate.


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previous - Lauren Curtis Art - Wednesday, Aug. 9, 7:30-9 p.m. - As part of an ongoing Wednesday night celebration to encourage women in business, Lauren Curtis will be exhibiting photography & selling her unique jewelry, t-shirts & greeting cards. For more information about the artist, visit http://laurencurtisart.weebly.com/


previous - Makeup Techniques & Trends - Friday, Aug. 4,  6-8 p.m. - KatieAnn Sessa, a professional makeup artist, will demonstrate the latest makeup techniques and trends. The event is free and open to the public, snacks included.


previous - Artists’ Workshop -  Thursday, July 27, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for teens and young adults, ages 14-22 - Free - An evening of creativity, inspiration & exploration. Arts & crafts materials supplied. Open to all. Hosted by Bible Based Church Youth Ministry.


previous - Teen Gaming Night - Thursday, July 27, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. - $5 /hour includes wi-fi, snacks. You can also bring your own food or order for delivery. Bring your own laptop/gaming gear. No onsite gaming computers available. Sign up here, get $1 off hourly fee: https://goo.gl/forms/2gpMP9k3HAsQK5bt1

previous -  Professional Headshots with Mason Resnick - $40 advance/$50 at door. - Wed. July 26, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/pME4vun3EbQSSvXl1

previous - “The Talk” Parent Workshop - $10 - Monday, June 26, @ 6:30-8:30 p.m. As a parent, are you ready for “The Talk” with your kids? Join us for a fun interactive 2-hour workshop to learn skills and build confidence in talking about sexual health and sexuality with your child. Your workshop facilitator is Francesca Maresca, a Highland Park mom and college health educator. $20 per person, includes light refreshments. RSVP fmmaresca@gmail.com.

previous - Craft for children: Make a Mother's Day Card - Saturday, May 13. Offering four sessions starting at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. $5/participant, includes supplies. 

previous - Intro to Sewing - FREE - Saturday, May 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  

previous - SAT prep Q&A - FREE - Sunday, May 7, 1-2 p.m.

previous - SAT Chemistry Problem Review - FREE - Sunday, May 7, 1-2 p.m.

previous - Intro to Painting with Acrylics, all ages. Materials will be provided. - FREE - Sunday, May 7, 2-3 p.m.

previous - Pop-Up Drawing Society of Highland Park, all ages, all skill levels, BYOS (bring your own supplies) - FREE - Sunday, May 7, 3-4 p.m. - A one-hour free introductory session where you get to draw a still life composition. Bring your own supplies, such as a sketch pad, pencils, charcoal sticks, graphite pencils, or colored pencils. For all ages and skill levels. An opportunity to provide input for future pop-up drawing sessions. Josephine Giaimo, facilitator.

previous - Open Mic, all ages, all talent. $5 entry/cover fee. - Sunday, May 7, 4-6 p.m. Sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/00Hlgh32ucbUpV7X2

previous - Introduction to Sewing - FREE - (ages 12-adult) - Thur. 4/13 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m. with Stephanie McIntyre

previous - Introduction to Crocheting - FREE - (ages 8-adult) - Thur. 4/13 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with Margaret Toman

previous - Grand Opening Art Exhibit Reception - Live music, refreshments and more. - Sun. 4/9 @ 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

previous - Create Your First Website Using HTML, CSS - FREE (ages 13-17) - Fri. 4/14 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Steven Abreu

previous - News & Coffee - Open discussion about local, state and world events - $2 - Mon. 4/17 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.

previous - Tuesday Toddler Time (with parent or caregiver, $2/adult) - Tue. 4/18 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.

previous - Wednesday Open Stage - All Talent, All Ages - $5 entry/cover fee - Wed. 4/19 @ 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Sign up in advance at https://goo.gl/forms/eLlF0aJfxcDxAh773

previous - Entrepreneurs Lunch & Learn: New Ways to Market Your Business - $15 - Thur. 4/20, noon-1:30 p.m.

previous - Friday Flea Market - Free admission / $10 display table - Fri. 4/21 @ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

previous - Scrapbooking With Friends - $5 (all ages) - Sat. 4/22 @ 1 p.m.-3 p.m. with Eva Abreu

previous - Sunday Open Mic - All ages. $5 entry/cover fee - Sun. 4/23 @ 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sign up in advance at https://goo.gl/forms/eLlF0aJfxcDxAh773

previous - Decluttering and Organizing: Let’s Get Started! - FREE - Mon. 4/24 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m. with Eva Abreu

previous - Tuesday Toddler Time - with parent or caregiver, $2/adult - Tue. 4/25 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.

previous - Scrapbooking With Friends - $5 (all ages) - Wed. 4/26 @ 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. with Eva Abreu

previous - Entrepreneurs Lunch & Learn: Business Networking Tips - $15 - Thur. 4/27, noon-1:30 p.m.

previous - Friday Flea Market - Free admission / $10 display table - Fri. 4/28 @ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

previous - Sunday Swap Meet - Free admission / $10 display table - Sun. 4/30 @ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

previous - Sunday Open Mic - All ages. $5 entry/cover fee - Sun. 4/30 @ 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

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