ICS Khabar 2014

October 2014

The long wait is almost over and the long awaited event is just round the corner! Yup, that's right - our annual finale 'ICS Globetrotters 2014' is in the works and we are all gearing up!

Down to business...

Upcoming Events:

ICS Globetrotters 2014

Ticket Sales
November 15th - 9:30 to 12:30
November 16th - 1:00 to 4:00
November 17th - 6:00 to 8:00

YMCA of East Brunswick
144 Tices Ln
East Brunswick! NJ 08816

Preferred method of payment: Checks payable to ICS

NOTE: Each person in line will be allotted only 10 tickets at a time

ICS Presents Tartuffe: The Impostor

A play by Moliere, an Indian Adaptation
Director: Dr. Farley Richmond

A Souffle is light, delightful and yet deeply satisfying! And how better to end an evening of dance and dinner than to sit back and enjoy a French comedy -a souffle for the mind - directed by a renowned thespian, no less?! Yes indeed, with deepest pleasure and anticipation

Advertisements:Any event on this scale requires community support - so we encourage each one of you to send in ads - business, or personal - for our brochure. Remember this glossy publication is read by our members and by other sponsors - an amazing way to reach out and connect with a wide audience.

Vendor stalls:Our new BIG THING! We invite you - members and non-members - to set up vendor stalls to showcase your business (except food). It's a perfect time to inform over 400 people at your table, or display magnificent products - jewelry or clothing anyone? And all at an extremely nominal fee!

Boosters:As always, we will dedicate a page in our brochure for your shout-outs to our talented kids or anyone else you would like to recognize!

Articles:As always, we look for articles for inclusion in our brochure - so do email them to: indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com

ICS Brochure
Vendor Table form 2014

2015 School Calendar

Here's something that affects us all - not just this year, but every year, and everyone...

If we all wrote in, spread the word and got our friends and family to write in too - wouldn't it be wonderful to get an Indian holiday - maybe Diwali - to be added to the school calendar?
Not as an excused holiday - but a REAL DAY OFF?
So, you and we are on the same page, galvanize the troops, let's make a difference!

Want to influence the calendar for some other concern too? Speak up! Now is our turn!!
East Brunswick Public School students, parents, district employees, and the general public are invited to provide input regarding the development of the 2015-2016 district calendar including fall and spring conferences. Input should be emailed to Comrel@ebnet.org by Monday, November 3, 2014.
Comments should include your name and relationship to the district.
Input will be forwarded to Superintendent, Dr. Victor Valeski and will be shared during calendar development.

The school district invites our input - so let's galvanize our troops and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Happy Diwali and a wonderful Holiday Season
From our family to yours!
The Indian Cultural Society Committee 2014

ICS is strengthened by the involvement and diverse talents of its members

Best regards,
~Your ICS 2014 Team

June 2014

Summer is finally here! As we shed all those layers of warm clothing off our tired shoulders- brace yourselves for some fun-filled events from ICS!

Upcoming Events:

Theater Auditions

The first step in our very own in-house production will be taken when we complete auditions this weekend!

Date & Time : Venue: Barkha Kishnani's Residence - 34 Berkshire Way, East Brunswick

American Cancer Research Relay for Life Walkathon

Date: June 14th, 2014
Time: Noon to Midnight
Venue: Heavenly Farms - 440 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick

Remember, by your participation, you will make a difference AND earn volunteer hours. If you haven't registered or donated as yet...its not too late!

CLICK HERE to do so...

End-of-School-Year picnic

Three times makes a tradition! Our third annual End-of-School-Year picnic grows in popularity. So, mark your calendars, and we will see you there!
Date: June 20th, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Bi-centennial Park - 18 Birch Drive, East Brunswick
Fee: $5.00each (pizza and a drink will be served) - Adult/Child


You have always been there for us whenever we try something new - and it's this support that encourages us to to expand our horizons, and indulge in THE NEXT BIG THING...
So, here goes:
September 27th, 2014 Our first Navratri Dandiya!

ICS is strengthened by the involvement and diverse talents of its members

Best regards,
~Your ICS 2014 Team

April 2014

Don't forget to come to the Talent Show THIS SUNDAY and cheer on our little ones - and adults too!

Upcoming Events:

Talent Show

Date: April 6th, Sunday - THIS SUNDAY!!
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: East Brunswick Public Library

Jersey Cares

Date: May 3rd 2014, Saturday
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Raritan Bay Area YMCA, Perth Amboy
Fee: $5.00 to register online
Please access this link to register: Click Here

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers are needed to transform the playground area with line games, retouched parking lot lines, and planter murals, create no-sew fleece blankets, paint colorful and inspiring canvas murals for the pool, and give various rooms in the facility a fresh coat of paint.
Volunteers Needed: 75
Location: Perth Amboy
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Age Limit: 12+

Contact : gadvani@indianciulturalsociety.com if you have any questions

REMEMBER: You will earn volunteer hours for this event!

Last Day of School Picnic

Date: June 20th, Friday

Details to follow

Indians Helping Indians

Please lend a helping hand and be tested for a bone marrow transplant that would make a big difference.

Click at the links below for more information

Site developed by Adarsh and friends: http://www.makemestronger.com
Learn more about Bone Marrow drive, Ekata's story, donation process, testimony by matched donors, etc.

The First episode of "Shades of Shakti" is about Ekata Doshi which was aired on March 8th on TV Asia. The episode is 30 minutes long, however, a 3 minute clip is posted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsD4y2Fotzo

Autism Awareness Month

Art Speaks for Autism Book Drive
Donate Your Books

Got Books? Please donate your used books (children's and Adults') for our book drive to help spread autism awareness. ALL money raised will go towards autism research and families with autistic children. Bring books with you at ICS Talent show on April 6th at East Brunswick Library or call Yash Daftary to pick up books at: 609-254-9589.

Thank you for your Contribution!!

ICS is strengthened by the involvement and diverse talents of its members

Best regards,
~Your ICS 2014 Team

February 2014

If you are as tired of the white, powdery stuff, then you are as ready for Spring as we are! So, here is something to warm the cockles of your heart as you keep your toes warm too!

Upcoming Events:

Talent Show

Date: April 6th, Sunday
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: East Brunswick Public Library
Fee: $10.00 per participant

Deadline for registration: March 26th
To Regsiter: Email indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com
Email Akshata dhak91@gmail.com
Email Dolly dollysadikot@hotmail.com
Email Priyyanka priyyanka_taneja@hotmail.com

Our annual showcase of talent - AGE NO BAR! Paint... Sing and Dance... or can keep us in splits of laughter? At the ICS Talent Show, everyone is a winner!

India Day

Date: March 9th, Sunday
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: East Brunswick Public Library
Fee: Free Entrance

Come celebrate the colors of India! Bollywood dance workshop, mehndi, food tasting and performances by our members! This event is co-sponsored by ICS, Agraj Seva Kendra and the EB Library

Relay for Life Walkathon

Date: June 14th, Saturday
Time: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Venue: Heavenly Farms, 440 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick

You can also go to the web page to donate or register for this event: CLICK HERE

Email Arti artisawhney@hotmail.com
Email Laxmi l1jag65@gmail.com

Remember, by your participation, you will make a difference AND earn volunteer hours.

Register for Theater auditions

We are actively looking for ACTORS in our membership to be cast in a theater production. Spearheaded by a well-known professional director and to be presented at our Annual Event as Post Dinner Entertainment - after the children’s dances. If interested, Email indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com to register

Best regards,
~Your ICS 2014 Team

January 2014

A wonderfully happy 2014 from our families to each one of you! As always, we have an action packed year planned for you, so make sure you read every ICS Khabar! We present to you our 2014 committee.... at your service and extend a very warm welcome to Gulshan, Neetu and Priyanka!

Upcoming Events:

Journey 2013 DVDs

Available for purchase and will be available for pickup at the Talent Show in March. Please order via email at indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com

June 14th, 2014

American Cancer Research Relay for Life Walkathon - Remember, by your participation, you will make a difference AND earn volunteer hours. Registration information to follow soon.

January 26th, 2014

Agraj Seva Kendra celebrates India Day at the East Brunswick Public Library. On the 350th anniversary of the State of New Jersey this year, this event kick starts "NJ350 - Innovation Diversity Liberty" with a program that focuses on the contributions of the Indian American community and how Indian culture has become so much a part of New Jersey State. ICS encourages its members to kindly attend and show your support.

Best regards,
~Your ICS 2014 Team