Annual Address

HeightsNEXT members hear about the state of the organization presented by board members at our Annual Address. The meeting often highlights our accomplishments of the past year and speaks to our aspirations and goals for the upcoming year.

Traditionally, this address has been held as part of a larger community event, such as a pot-luck dinner or movie screening.

Other community volunteers, regardless of organization, are welcome to attend, introduce themselves, and discover new ways to partner with HeightsNEXT.

Organizers celebrate with a picnic in a park
Board Members celebrate the incorporation of HeightsNEXT as a 501(c)3 nonprofit on July 15, 2017 at Wargo Court Park.

2021 Annual Address

Picnic Cancelled, Annual Address via Zoom

Due to weather, the Dinner in Denim picnic has been cancelled. However, the Annual Address will continue online.

Dinner in Denim, Thursday August 26, 2021 @ 6:30pm, Łomianki Park, Columbia Heights, MN 55421

We were inspired by the “Diner en Blanc” that started in Paris – where everyone wears white and dines at tables festooned with white tablecloths, linen diner napkins, etc. But we figured we’d make it a little less fancy and instead have a “Dinner in Denim”! Wear your jeans, cutoff shorts, overalls, what have you!

Tables and chairs will be provided.

With the current pandemic situation, we ask you to bring your own picnic. Include your own food, plates, glassware, beverages, utensils, serving ware, etc. Dress up your table with vases of flowers, lanterns, candlesticks, or any other table decor that you’d like to share with the group. (Event details)


Thursday, August 26, 2021

6:30pm – 9pm


Łomianki Park
39th Avenue at California St NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Face masks and social distancing are required.

Łomianki Park in the City of Columbia Heights, MN
Łomianki Park