HPCC June Virtual Community Meeting

Join us for the HPCC’s Annual Business Meeting.  The meeting will be held via Zoom. In addition to updates from Zone 5, there will be updates from HPCC’s Finance and Membership Committees, plus the opportunity to vote on the HPCC’s officers for next year and three of the nine board members. The slate includes:

  • Officers (no proposed changes)
    • President:  Stephanie Walsh
  • Vice President: Betsy Rogerson
  • Treasurer:  Howard Degenholtz
  • Secretary: Judy Beck
  • Board seats:
    • Kathleen Paola
    • Becky Marinov
    • Justin Bhagat

We look forward to seeing you! 

What: June  HPCC Community Meeting  

When: June 17, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

You MUST Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note: You may also receive an invitation via the Highland Park ListServ.  Please only register once.

June 13th – Porch Concerts

Welcome to week two of the HP porch concerts,

This week’s lineup is:

June 13, 2021, 7 – 8 P.M.

Lilly Abreu and Eric Susoeff

  •  6536 Jackson Street
  • Brazilian Jazz Porch Concert featuring Brazilian songstress Lilly Abreu and guitarist Eric Susoeff
  • note: Lilly & Eric will be performing from 6 – 8 PM – stop by early for extra music!
  • Face Painting: Lilly and Eric will be joined by Rikki The Painter who will be providing free face painting!

Jonathan Callard and Friends

  • 5811 Stanton Ave.
  • Jonathan is a professionally-trained vocalist who’ll be playing acoustic guitar & singing an eclectic mix from folk, pop, gospel, and other genres. http://www.jonathancallard.com/blog

Shrink Wrap

  • 1423 N. Euclid Ave.
  •  pared down version of band playing little blues, funk, country, and rock (something for everyone)

Michael Stang

  • 5824 Bryant Street
  • Mike Stang of “Fun Facts” acoustically playing their original tunes and some covers.

Ken Karsh:

  •  5906 Callowhill Street
  • Solo Jazz Guitar and Guitar with live loop recording.

See you there!

June 6th – Porch Concerts

The Highland Park Porch Concerts are back!  From 7 – 8 pm tonight, your generous and talented neighbors will serenade you!  We have two bands performing this week; because there are just two, we’re not providing a map.
Back by popular demand:  The Highland Park Mini-Band

  • 1112 N. Highland Ave.
  • The Bogen family will be singing and performing eclectic music from traditional folk and gospel, to a real mix of band members’ favorites like Gillian Welch, Bob Dylan, and Lyle Lovett.  They will be playing uke, banjo, bass, and guitar.

And new this year:  Fun Facts

  • 5824 Bryant Street (diagonally across from Smiling Banana Leaf)
  • Fun Facts plays pop/acoustic/reggae type of music, with originals and covers mixed.

While you’re out and about, check out your neighbors’ chalk art, too, and send us pictures of your favorites! Enjoy!

Prepare for Sidewalk Chalk-a-Palooza this weekend!

Time to put your artist hats on – Sidewalk Chalk-a-Palooza kicks off tomorrow!  The artistic among you can decorate your sidewalks and driveways this weekend; all of us can stroll the neighborhood and enjoy the clever and creative things our neighbors come up with…. perhaps on the way to the first Porch Concerts which start Sunday night. 
Sidewalk chalk will be available for free starting mid-afternoon tomorrow (Friday June 4) while supplies last at the following locations: 

  • Bryant Street Parklet (Bryant & N. Euclid)
  • Farmhouse Playground
  • Highland Park main entrance
  • Stanton Ave. Tennis Courts (6701 Stanton Ave) 
  • 937 Mellon St.
  • 5811 Stanton Ave.
  • 5513 Jackson St.
  • 1004 Farragut St.

Bryant Street Parklet Cleanup Update: Thank You!


A special thank you to all of the volunteers who showed up on Saturday, May 22 to help beautify the neighborhood parklet!  We were busy – –

  • The clay left by the gas company was broken up and the area (and a few other large bare spots) were covered with topsoil and seeded. 
  • The corner garden was planted.  
  • The front half of the wall by Casa Brasil was planted with sunflowers, tiger lilies, and other flowers.  
  • The fence line hedge was reigned in and the large shrubs by the wall cleaned.  
  • The picnic tables were washed.
  • And many old tree stumps were pulled.

Special thanks to Grounded for providing a whole trailer full of tools – and a fabulous volunteer! – and to Casa Brasil for allowing us to use their power and water!