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Half Marathon Spirit Contest April 24

2016 March 23
by HighlandAdmin

The Half Marathon Spirit Contest will take place April 24. Contact Christen Kelly for information at cnkelley@gmail.com

Thinking Taste of the Neighborhood 9/18/16

2016 March 23
by HighlandAdmin

The date for the 2016 Taste of the Neighborhood is September 18. Time is 3-7 pm.

We are looking for neighbors who would like to be part of this committee.

  • Recruit local restaurants and manage their application process
  • Music Manager
  • Set-up
  • Take-down
  • Overall Committee Chairperson

Contact the neighborhood board chair Karl at chair@highlandparkrochester.org to volunteer.

First Annual Meeting of the Year

2016 March 23
by HighlandAdmin

Save the date – March 31, 7 pm for a general meeting of the Highland Park Neighborhood Association at Southwedge Mission Church corner of Caroline and Mt. Vernon. (NOT at the Olmsted Lodge in Highland Park as previously posted.)

Topics include:

  1. Clinton Avenue Paving
  2. Highland Park South, formerly Cornell Cooperative Extension
  3. Lofts at Gold: Gold St and Mt Hope apartments
  4. Psych Center redevelopment impact
  5. Mark IV and Betlam Development at Goodman and 490

Bring your questions and comments

Winter Walk through Lamberton Conservatory: January 23 at 1 pm

2016 January 21
by Michael

Lamberton ConservatoryJoin fellow residents and Conservancy enthusiasts along with Horticulturist Noelle Nagel for the January, 23  2016 Guided Walk through Highland Park’s Lamberton Conservatory at 1 pm.  This special event is co-sponsored by the Highland Park Neighborhood Association and the Highland Park Conservancy.  The tour continues a multi-year HPNA tradition of a hosting a mid-winter visit to our indoor oasis of plants and climates.  As part of her job as Horticultural Interpreter, our guide Noelle designs the interesting signs that highlight plant life and other aspects of Lamberton’s rooms.

Just as the snow returns,  you can take a quick trip, along with your neighbors, to the tropics and desert!  This tour is free, however the usual entry charge for Lamberton Conservatory applies.

 

 

 

Updated! 7th HPNA Annual Social and Local Holiday Market: December 1, 2015

2015 November 27
by Michael

The HPNA will host its 7th Annual Social and Local Holiday Market on December 1st.   The highlight of this gathering is the our local Holiday Market, featuring the arts, crafts, food, and other products from local vendors. See Below for a List of Participants.   This free event is also a great opportunity to visit with residents, neighbors and other friends and do some holiday shopping done.  Cookies, as always, are optional (but appreciated!).

This year’s meeting will once again be held at the Artisan Church, 1235 South Clinton Ave., and will run from 7:00PM – 9:00PM on Tuesday December 1, 2015.HPNA Holiday Meeting 2015 Poster

In addition to the social, the HPNA Board and Highland Placemaking Team will provide a very brief presentation on the activities and achievements of the Association over the past year as well as news on upcoming events. read more…

Highland Park Conservancy Holiday Party – Dec 2 5:30-7:30 pm

2015 November 27
by Michael

It is that time of year to celebrate Rochester’s very special  Highland Botanical Park, and the Lamberton Conservatory. So join the Highland Park Conservancy for its Seventh Annual Holiday Party at the Lamberton Conservatory, on Wednesday, December 2, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

We will have refreshments, conversation, and an opportunity to see the Conservatory bedecked in all its holiday finery.

The party will be held at the Conservatory, 180 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY, and is free and open to the public.  It is a delightful way to begin the holiday season, and we hope to see you there!

From the Highland Park Conservancy

Highland Park Conservancy Holiday Party  Lamberton Conservatory in Highland Park December 2, 2015  5:30-7:30 pm

7th HPNA Annual Social and Local Holiday Market: December 1, 2015

2015 November 19
by Michael

The HPNA will host its 7th Annual Social and Local Holiday Market on December 1st.   The highlight of this gathering is the our local Holiday Market, featuring the arts, crafts, food, and other products from local vendors.  It is also a great opportunity to visit with residents, neighbors and other friends and do some holiday shopping done.  Cookies, as always, are optional (but appreciated!).

This year’s meeting will once again be held at the Artisan Church, 1235 South Clinton Ave., and will run from 7:00PM – 9:00PM on Tuesday December 1, 2015.HPNA Holiday Meeting 2015 Poster

In addition to the social, the HPNA Board and Highland Placemaking Team will provide a very brief presentation on the activities and achievements of the Association over the past year as well as news on upcoming events.

Check back here for a list of Holiday Market Vendors and

Note: there are still available positions on the HPNA board. If you are considering volunteering, this is a good opportunity to discuss joining our board or other teams.

Look for an updated list of vendors at our Holiday Market on this website very soon!

There are still a few tables available. Email arts@highlandparkrochester.org for more info.  We also reserve a table for local services, consider bringing any information on yours for sharing with the attendees. #ShopTheRoc

HPNA General Meeting: October 20 to discuss property assessments

2015 October 14
by HighlandAdmin

Please Join Us on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 pm for  a General Meeting of HPNA

Regarding Property Reassessment

The Highland Park Neighborhood Association invites you to hear a presentation from the City of Rochester’s tax assessor, Tom Huonker, regarding the reassessment process that will begin in December.

Tom will describe the process and you will be able to ask questions.

It’s likely that assessments will rise in our neighborhood, and therefore the tax bill.

The meeting will be held at the Olmsted Lodge on Resevoir St. in Highland Park (almost opposite the Conservatory).

Neighborhood Meeting Landscape Design with Highland Hospital Oct. 22

2015 October 12
by HighlandAdmin

Thursday October 22

5:30-7:30

Olmstead Lodge in Highland Park on Reservoir Avehh

The Highland Hospital Campus sits inside our beautiful residential neighborhood and is the backdrop to many historic homes in our area. It is adjacent to the pathway our children take on their way to school #12 as well as a major neighborhood gateway to Highland Park. The Hospital look and feel creates a lasting impression on neighbors, visitors to Highland Hospital, Lilac Festival goers and people looking to purchase homes in the neighborhood.

Recognizing that Highland plays this integral role in shaping our neighborhood, a committee of hospital administrators, landscape architects and committed neighbors is working to develop a Landscaping Master Plan to govern the landscape design around the Hospital to better integrate the campus into our neighborhood and Highland Park. Highland has hired Landscape Architect Kim Michaels from the firm of Trowbridge Wolf Michaels ( who developed plans for the Highland Park restoration in the 1990’s) to develop a landscape plan for the Highland campus.

We will meet informally to see and comment on proposals and add our own ideas.

This is an opportunity to influence how this area of our neighborhood will look in the future.

Please come and join us!

Questions may be addressed to:

Judy Hay:   Judylhay.jh@gmail.com

Michael Thompson: mthompson.hpna@gmail.com

Michael Zanghi   Michael_Zanghi@urmc.rochester.edu

 

Hardy Neighbors come out for Taste of the Neighborhood

2015 October 3
by HighlandAdmin

It was a cold and dreary Sunday, but close to 100 neighbors came out to Ellwanger and Barry Park with family and friends to celebrate the Taste of the Neighborhood. A big thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who helped make this annual event happen. VERY special thanks to the local event sponsoring businesses that offered gift bags and other items.

Special Thanks To Our  Raffle Donors!
Body Mind Float Centers
Hana Pilates and Bodyworks
Felt Queen
Stylicious Salon
Cheesy Eddie’s
Renew Massage
TRU Yoga
Monroe County Parks
ABVI Goodwill
The Cinema
David Kotok Photography
Vittorio Formalwear
Thread
Hart’s
Tap & Mallet
Yoga DrishTi
Pinnacle Wine & Liquor
Harry G’s
Hedonist
Orbs
Full Moon Vista
MGOS
Southwedge Soaps
Earthling Supply Company
Stuart’s Spices
Caverly’s Bar
Marnie Leibert Barnes
Designs
Progressive Barbershop
Aimee’s Floral Design
Isobel Salon
Good Food Collective
Kids Yoga with Katie at TRU Yoga

 

RPD Community Alerts: from August 13, 2015

2015 August 21
by Michael

RPD LogoFrom: Rochester Police Department

Goodman Section.
630 N. Clinton Ave
Rochester, N.Y. 14605
585-428-9800

Goodman NSC
320 N. Goodman St Suite 209
Rochester, N.Y. 14607
585-428-7640

The Rochester Police Department Goodman Section would like to make the community aware of a recent burglary arrest:

Canterbury Rd (245 Car Beat) between 7/31/15-8/1/15

Victim arrived at work (location is an office) and noticed that the glass on the door had been completely removed.  Victim went into the office and saw that it was ransacked and two laptops were missing.  The victim was able to provide officers with serial numbers for the stolen items.  Investigators entered the serial numbers into Leadsonline (a pawn shop database) and discovered that one of the victim’s laptops had been sold to a pawn shop.  Jaquan Scott is the person that brought the item to the pawn shop.  Investigators recovered the property and found the fingerprint of Jaquan Scott on the laptop screen.  Scott was arrested, interviewed and admitted to breaking into the building on Canterbury and stealing both laptops, one which he sold to the pawn shop and the other, he sold on the street.  In addition to his admittance of this burglary, Scott also admitted to another burglary, that being a storage unit on East Ave (July 2014).  Jaquan Scott, age 23 of 123 Griffith St was arrested and charged with burglary 3rd, criminal mischief 4th, and grand larceny 4th for the Canterbury burglary and burglary 3rd, criminal mischief 4th, and grand larceny 3rd for the East Ave burglary.

Suspect in Tuesday 8/11/15 Robbery in the early evening at “Get Caked” bakery within Village Gate

Suspect in Tuesday 8/11/15 Robbery in the early evening at “Get Caked” bakery within Village Gate

The Rochester Police Department Goodman Section would like to make the community aware of a recent strong armed robbery:

On Tuesday 8/11/15 in the early evening “Get Caked” bakery within The Village Gate Mall was robbed.  A person described as a white male, mid-40’s, 5’8”, 160#’s bald with a goatee, wearing a blue jogging suit with white stripes stole money from behind the counter while the employee was distracted.  The employee attempted to physically prevent the theft and was injured (minor).  The thief was last observed fleeing through the parking lot.  Taken was approximately $50.00.  Surveillance photos were obtained from The Village Gate area.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact The Rochester Police Department or 911.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rochester Police Department

National Night Out in Ellwanger & Barry Park: August 4 at 5:00 pm

2015 July 30
by Michael
Download Poster Here

Download Poster Here

The Highland Park Neighborhood’s 2015 National Night Out Celebration, on Tuesday August 4th, will be a fun filled few hours as well as a chance to visit with other friends & residents and any special guests who happen by. Music will be provided by the Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers​ who will also lead us in a couple of numbers as The Neighborhood Kazoo Chorus. (Kazoos will be available at the event at a friendly price).  The Rochester NY Police Department​ Mounted Patrol will be in the Park as will be the HPNA PAC-TAC Team.  Pizza will provided by Little Venice.

Don’t miss being a part of the annual “Neighborhood Reunion Photo Shoot” at 7:00 pm.  BoulevArt designer Larry Staiger will also return to do his very  popular portraits on demand.  And the Highland Placemaking Team will be there all ready to sign you up to join The Neighborhood Pace Car”  program.   Make the Pledge and immediately receive the free sticker to display.

See you there!

 

National Night Out 2015What:  National Night Out 
When: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Time:  5:00 – 8:30 pm
Where:  Ellwanger & Barry Park
Music:  Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers​
Also:  RPD Mounted Patrol, Pizza & More
By: Highland Park Neighborhood Association

Group Photo from National Night Out 2014 Celebration

Group Photo from National Night Out 2014 Celebration – Click for Gallery

Crime Prevention Bulletin for July 21, 2015

2015 July 22
by Michael

 

The Rochester Police Department would like to make all residents aware of an emerging crime pattern in the southeast portion of the city. There has been a spike in the number of burglaries during the past few weeks, particularly in the 265 car beat.

265 beat has had 9 burglaries in the last two weeks concentrated in the Highland Ave and Highland Pkwy area. Garages, sheds, and residences have been burglarized during daytime hours. Two male/black were observed possibly casing houses in the 100 block of Benton St at 9:00 am on 7/15, shortly before another burglary was reported in the same block of Benton St.  They were described as being in there 20’s. One was 6’0” medium build, bushy hair wearing a gray hoody. The other was 5’7” medium build with a black hoody.

It is critical that you keep your doors and windows locked, including garages and sheds. This applies even when you are at home.

We need your help to solve these crimes. Please report any suspicious activity or information  immediately by calling   911

Additionally, we would like to remind all city residents to follow these basic tips to deter crime:

  1. Report to 911 immediately all suspicious activity such as persons loitering, going door to door, or the sound of glass breaking.
  2. Report suspicious vehicles circling your neighborhood or parking while occupied for long periods.
  3. Report any attempt to break into your house, garage or vehicle, such as cuts on your window screens near the locks, broken auto glass or rummaging through your car.
  4. Never leave items of any value in your car unattended.
  5. Keep your doors, windows and garages locked when not at home (even when in the yard or at a neighbors).
  6. Install and use deadbolt locks on all exterior doors.
  7. Notify a neighbor when you are going to be away.
  8. Discontinue newspaper delivery when going on vacation.
  9. Keep outside lights on all night AND use motion sensor lights all around your home.
  10. Trim shrubs to deny burglars a hiding place, especially shrubs around
  11. Lock up ladders and trash toters where they cannot be used by a burglar.
  12. Don’t leave returnable cans etc. out for the “homeless”.
  13. Never open your door for a stranger. 

Be a good neighbor…watch your neighbors’ property. 

Contact your Crime Prevention Officer at the Neighborhood Service Center to schedule a free home security survey.

 

From Rochester Police Department

East Division                                 NSC – Goodman Sec

630 N. Clinton Av.                         320 N. Goodman St. Suite 209

Rochester, N.Y. 14605                  Rochester, N.Y. 14607

585-428-9800                                  585-428-7640

 

HPNA Placemaking, “Pace Car” and Meet the RPD: June 18 at 7 pm at the South Wedge Mission

2015 June 16
by Michael
The Neighborhood Pace Car Bumper Sticker

Make the Pledge to Display This Sticker!

Come to an open meeting of the HPNA that will introduce you to the new (and old) Highland Placemaking Team.   You are invited to attend, discuss issues and also to join this team. We will present an introductory preview of a new Rochester South-East area project called the ‘”Neighborhood Pace Car” which includes an exciting partnership between the City’s SE NSC Quadrant Team and Reconnect Rochester.   Learn about this novel volunteer program as well as other Traffic Calming ideas and concerns.  In addition the Rochester Police Department & NSC Commanding Officer Lt. Frank Alberti are bringing several officers from the Goodman Section (265 Car Beat) to meet the group.  The City has begun a new system of neighborhood patrols. This is a “meet and greet” type of situation for the community to meet the new officers involved and vice versa.  The meeting will include social time, refreshments and open discussion of related matters & concerns from residents.  All residents and friends of the Highland Park Neighborhood and nearby areas are welcome.

Meeting Info:

Who:  Highland Park Neighborhood Association 
What: Meeting on  Placemaking, “Pace Car” with Meet the RPD
Where: South Wedge Mission @ 125 Caroline.
When:  June 18, 2015  at 7:00-8:30 pm


Open to All Residents.
Discussion Encouraged.
Refreshments Served.

Down load the flyer by pressing this graphic:

Neighborhood Meeting: Join the Team! Download the Flyer!

 

Recreation on the Move returns to Ellwanger & Barry Park June 16-19 3:30pm-6:30 pm

2015 June 16
by Michael

The City of Rochester’s  Recreation on the Move Mobile Center returns to  Ellwanger & Barry Park  Tuesday June 16 through Friday June 19  from 3:30 pm  until 6:30 pm each day.   This program brings the offerings and benefits of City Recreation Centers for youths and their families right to city neighborhoods.
Recreation on the Move Van

The Recreation on the Move vehicles and their engaging staff bring recreation and much more to underserved neighborhoods:

  • Sports and group games like Jurassic Park, a dino-sized version of capture the flag!
  • Read-aloud program & free book giveaways
  • Health and wellness info and free fresh and healthy snacks
  • Homework help
  • Arts, music, and creative fun
  • Environmental and horticultural projects and games
  • Information about City R-Centers and youth programs, libraries, and other City facilities and services
  • And more!

For more information  on this program, see the City’s page devoted  to Recreation on the Move.   The Van will also return to Ellwanger & Barry Park  on August 25-28 from 2:00-6:00 pm for another round of healthy, educational and fun activities for youths and families.