ICS Khabar 2013

November 2013

Hello ICS members!

Reminders coming your way!!!

​​Ticket Sales


Dates: November 16th, 17th - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, November 18th, 19th - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:Raritan Valley YMCA
​144 Tices Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732-257-4114
Cost:
Member Adult - $26.00, Non Member - $31.00
Member Child - $13.00, Non Member - $16.00
Participant - $11.00
Checks payable to ICS are preferred

Booster lines in our brochure


Cheer your child/children on by adding a special booster line. They love to see their name printed and those special words!! - 3 lines just for $5.00


This year we are also having an 'Alumni Corner' - Is your child an alumnus of ICS? Tell us where they are and what they are up to…a small picture and 2-3 lines for just $5.00!!


Personal or Business Ads


Reach out to the entire membership by putting in a personal Ad or business Ad in our brochure this year.


Personal ads - $50.00 for 1/2 page $100.00 for a full page.

Articles needed


We are looking for articles written by you or your kids to put in our brochure. ​ Articles on any topic are welcome, but would prefer one on how ICS has impacted your life? Please send all articles to indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com, no later than Nov 15th. Please mention 'Article for brochure' in the subject line. Articles selected per editor's discretion.


Dress Rehearsal: ​​Attendance is mandatory


Date: December 13th, Friday
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Each group will be given its time slot closer to the date)
Venue: North Brunswick High School - 86​ Raider Rd, North Brunswick, NJ

Event Venue - North Brunswick High School - 86​ Raider Rd, North Brunswick, NJ


Date: December 15th, Sunday
Time: 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Seating: Starts at 2:30 pm

Any questions or concerns? Don't hesitate to ask an ICS Committee member!


Best regards,
~Your ICS 2013 Team

October 2013

Hello ICS members!

Firstly, the ICS 2013 Committee wishes you and your family a wonderfully happy Diwali and a glorious New Year!

As you know, our choreographers and kids are furiously practising away for the big day.....so here then, are some details for our fast approaching annual function!

Booster lines in our brochure


Cheer your child/children on by adding a special booster line. They love to see their name printed and those special words!! - 3 lines just for $5.00


Personal or Business Ads


Reach out to the entire membership by putting in a personal Ad or business Ad in our brochure this year. Email back for rates ​ if interested​.


Articles needed


We are looking for articles written by you or your kids to put in our brochure. ​ Articles on any topic are welcome, but would prefer one on how ICS has impacted your life? Please send all articles to indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com, no later than Nov 15th. Please mention 'Article for brochure' in the subject line. Articles selected per editor's discretion.


​​Ticket Sales


Dates: November 16th, 17th - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, November 18th, 19th - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:Raritan Valley YMCA
​144 Tices Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732-257-4114

Dress Rehearsal: ​​Attendance is mandatory


Date: December 13th, Friday
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Each group will be given its time slot closer to the date)
Venue: North Brunswick High School - 86​ Raider Rd, North Brunswick, NJ

Event Venue - North Brunswick High School - 86​ Raider Rd, North Brunswick, NJ


Date: December 15th, Sunday
Time: 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Seating: Starts at 2:30 pm

Any questions or concerns? Don't hesitate to ask an ICS Committee member!


Best regards,
~Your ICS 2013 Team

September 2013

Good morning fellow ICS members!

We hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready to welcome autumn and all the activities that come with it!



Upcoming Events:

ICS Annual Event


Date: December 15th, Sunday
Dress Rehearsal: December 13th, Friday
Registration for the ICS Annual Event: Deadline: September 23rd, 2013
Email us at: indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com

New Members:
Mail Checks to:
Indian Cultural Society
49 Pennsbury Way, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
​​Please include your child's name, age, and grade in school year 2013 - 2014

Dance for our adult members! We are so excited to announce that this year we will include a dance for our adult members. Limited group size - so sign up quickly!

Choreographers needed so please contact us at indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com or any of the ICS Committee members if you are interested in choreographing a dance, or lending a helping hand in any way.



3rd East Brunswick Multi-Cultural Fair


Celebrate the diversity and richness of ​the community at the 3rd Annual Multicultural Fair. Enjoy multi-cultural food, music, arts and activities ​for all ages. Continuous entertainment will be featured in the theater.


Please do by the ICS table and say hello - Our members will also be performing - so do come and support ​them!

Date: October 20th, Sunday
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Community Arts Center, Cranbury Road, East Brunswick

It seems just like yesterday that 85 ICS members and friends were celebrating the End Of School Year at the Bi-centennial park! It was our second back-by-popular-demand picnic and was the perfect way to start the summer vacation. Here are some photos from that day.


Best regards,
~Your ICS 2013 Team

June 2013

Hello again!

Community Day, Bowling and the Talent Show rounded off our fun-filled April-May, and we promise you, June will be just as exciting!

Here are the details for upcoming activities and remember, teens get volunteer hours for helping out!



Upcoming Events:

Relay For Life for East Brunswick


Make a difference. Join the battle against cancer. Sign Up. Donate...

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY13EA?pg=entry&fr_id=49245

This link will take you to the East Brunswick page for Relay for to sign up to walk and make a donation.

Date: June 1st, Saturday
Time: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Venue: Heavenly Farms, 444 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick

Drop by​ anytime and get your daily walk with friends.




Atlantic City Trip


Just one bus - seats are limited and going fast!

Date: June 15th, Saturday
Departure Time: 8:45 am - East Brunswick K-Mart (Parking lot behind K-Mart)
Return Time: Leave Atlantic City at 5:00 pm Destination: Trump Taj
Cost: $30 per person. Casino Bonus: $20 in tokens (With photo ID)

Per casino rules, this ICS event is restricted to individuals 18 and over.

Each individual must have Photo Id to get casino bonus.


To reserve a seat: Call Jaya Bhambhwani @ 732-690-1357, Sunita Gaer @ 908-334-4246, Barkha Kishnani @ 732-690-4279 OR email indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com

Don't gamble? No worries, enjoy yourself at the boardwalk or take a ride on the boardwalk rickshaw to the outlet mall.


Checks can be mailed to:
Indian Cultural Society, c/o Arti Sawhney
49 Pennsbury Way, East Brunswick NJ 08816
Tickets are non-refundable

Register by June 5th, 2013



End of the School Year Picnic​


Date: June 21st, Friday
Venue: Bicentennial Park, Grove B by the Daisy Recreation Center
Cost: $5.00 per person (2 slices of pizza, chips and drink will be served)​

​This is NOT a drop off event. Chaperone needed for all kids.​ – Age no bar​.
​ Feel free to bring water guns, tennis racquets and other fun park stuff


Register By: June 19th @ indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com
Questions: Please call Rupa Rao @ ​732-257-6059 OR Arti Sawhney @ ​732-967-1269
Free: Child ID program sponsored by New York Life

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Best regards,
~Your ICS 2013 Team

May 2013

Jersey Cares 2013: May 4th

It's not yet too late to register - and get the 'I-volunteered-and-I-feel-great' feeling AND earn those precious volunteer hours!

Make a Difference:
http://www.jerseycaresday.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1056297&lis=1&kntae1056297=267112399A6C402B8114C39B988FDAC3&team=5473683




Upcoming Events:

Jersey Cares 2013


Date: May 4th, Saturday
Arrival Time: 8:45 am (Registration)
Site Assignment: Cadwalader Elementary School
Site Address: 501 Edgewood Avenue, Trenton, NJ
Parking: There is street parking available
Volunteer Activities: Volunteers will be painting classrooms, touching up the parking lot, painting canvas murals and an activity track. It is a LOT of fun!!

About Cadwalader Elementary School: The Trenton Public School District is committed to educational excellence and equity for all its students in an environment conducive to learning. The district seeks innovative partnerships, which will aid in developing productive and responsive citizens of the community and society, now, and into the twenty-first century. Cadwalader Elementary School has 255 students and 60% of the school's population is eligible for free/reduced lunch. Their motto is: Working together for one cause..... to motivate, educate and involve students, parents and the community.



Talent Show


The registration deadline looms - hurry and sign up for the annual event where everyone is a winner!


Date: May 11th, Saturday
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Light refreshments served during break. Please refrain from eating or drinking except during break time.




Family Bowling 2013


Yet another successful ICS do! Over 100 people attended this event, and it was just awesome to see our young ones, teens, dads and moms having a blast on a Sunday evening. If you missed it this time around - never fear - there were numerous requests to make this a regular feature!!


Best regards,
~Your ICS 2013 Team

April 2013

Hello again!

Hopefully, Spring has sprung for you and you are ready for some fun-filled activities with the ICS parivaar!

Here are the details for upcoming activities and remember, teens get volunteer hours for helping out!



Upcoming Events:

Community Day East Brunswick


Date: April 7th, Sunday
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Community Arts Center

Come and say hello at the ICS desk​ (Table # 38)​, and check out the different volunteer and community organizations in our township.

Cheer our members when they perform from 1:25pm - 1:45pm




Save the date:

Family Bowling


Date: April 21st, Sunday
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Brunswick Zone (Route 1 North)
Fee: $12.00 per participant - includes shoes, unlimited bowling and reserved lanes!!

A family event for all ages




Talent Show


Date: May 11th, Saturday
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: East Brunswick Public Library
Registration Fee: $10.00 per child (every participant goes home with a trophy!)

Come and support this showcase of our kids' talent where every participant is a winner!

Register asap by sending an email to indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com: stating your child/children's name, age and details of performance. If your child is too shy, how about displaying his/her artwork!

Teens in 6th grade and above may assist in compering the event - rehearsal may be required.


Best regards,
~Your ICS 2013 Team

March 2013

Just a few reminders from ICS.....

Please mark these dates - and don’t forget, teens get volunteer hours for helping out!



Upcoming Events:

Community Day East Brunswick


Date: April 7th, Sunday
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Community Arts Center

Come and say hello at the ICS desk, and re-acquaint yourself with other East Brunswick association.




Bowling


Date: April 21st, Sunday
Registration Deadline: April 17th
Cost: $12.00/person which include shoes, unlimited bowling & reserved lanes!!
Register: Send an email to indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com



Talent Show


Date: May 11th, Saturday
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: East Brunswick Public Library
Registration Fee: $10.00 per child (every participant goes home with a trophy!)

Come and support this showcase of our kids' talent where every participant is a winner!

Register asap by sending an email to indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com: stating your child/children's name, age and details of performance. If your child is too shy, how about displaying his/her artwork!

Teens in 6th grade and above may assist in compering the event - rehearsal may be required.


Best regards,
~Your ICS 2013 Team

February 2013

We at ICS started off 2013 with a spectacular celebration of Republic Day at the EBPL last month - hope you enjoyed the food, dances, henna, jewelry, and the Bollywood workshop by Nikita Shah!

Looking forward, as we always do at ICS, mark these dates - and don't forget, teens get volunteer hours for helping out!



Upcoming Events:

Fusion 2013


Date: March 3rd, Sunday
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: East Brunswick Public Library

Play Holi, and dandiya with friends at this event co-sponsored with India Association of Garden State and East Brunswick Library.




Community Day East Brunswick


Date: April 7th, Sunday
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Community Arts Center

Come and say hello at the ICS desk, and re-acquaint yourself with other East Brunswick association.





Save the date:

Bowling


Date: April 21st, Sunday

A family event for all ages - Standby for details!




Talent Show


Date: May 11th, Saturday

Come and support this showcase of our kids' talent where every participant is a winner!

Register asap by sending an email to indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com: stating your child/children's name, age and details of performance. If your child is too shy, how about displaying his/her artwork!

Teens in 6th grade and above may assist in compering the event - rehearsal may be required.


Best regards,
~Your ICS 2013 Team

January 2013

Now that the holidays are behind us, and the long winter looms ahead, here is the bright spot on your horizon - best wishes for an awesome 2013 from all of us at the Indian Cultural Society!

Joining us in our wishes are the new additions to our committee - so, it is our pleasure to introduce to you our 2013 ICS team:

President: Viraja Adur
Vice-President: Sunita Gaer
Treasurer: Arti Sawhney
Secretary: Akshata Dhodapkar

Congratulations to our new Executive Committee:
Barkha Kishnani (Ex Officio)
Manju Lulla
Vanita Nargund
Nandita Turkhud
Rupa Rao
Dolly Sadikot
Jaya Bhambhwani
Reena Pawar

We welcome our latest team members:
Tejaswini Pharande
Laxmi Ramesh
Harshita Thadhani

We bid adieu to Devyani Beltangadi and Chetna Mahapatra - we will miss you both!



Upcoming Events:

As we are not the type to be deterred by a little cold or a few snow flakes, we hope that you will join us at our first 2013 event as we celebrate India Day


FUSION 2013


Date: January 27th, Sunday
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: East Brunswick Public Library

As befits any desi event - yummy food, thumping music, and dance - both onstage, and with your participation - is on the agenda.
Hope to see you there - and stand by for our next monthly newsletter with all the khabbar as only we at CS can do it!
Once again, hope you have a wonderful 2013!


Best regards,
~Your ICS 2013 Team