In Nov. 2021 after ten years of our evolving mission and impact, we changed our name to Gathering Ground. You may still find reference to our old name Creative New Jersey in posts created prior to Nov. 2021.

Highlands Community Sponsors

Highlands Gathering Ground

Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Clean Ocean Action
Highland Borough Arts Council
Monmouth Arts
Monmouth County Division of Planning
New Jersey Future
Sustainable Jersey
Bay Ave Bakery & Cafe
Girls Cafe
Highlands Pancake House
The Water Witch Coffee & Tea Company


“Communities in Conversation give small entrepreneurial businesses a chance to make connections that yield big changes.”

– Lisa Charles, Author & CEO, Embrace Your Fitness, LLC (Newark)

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